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Tusculum College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service for tenth time, recognized with distinction

Posted on 26 September 2016 by

Tusculum College has been honored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the tenth year in a row. This year, Tusculum received an additional recognition: Honor Roll with Distinction, for the first time since 2007.

The designation recognizes colleges and universities for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.

Tusculum College was selected for the Honor Roll for its work in education, hunger, homelessness, environmental stewardship, economic empowerment and youth development in the East Tennessee region. Students have worked with Rural Resources, Greene County Habitat for Humanity, the Greeneville and Greene County school systems, the Boys and Girls Club, Opportunity House, the United Way of Greene County, the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park and many other groups.

“Since 1794 Tusculum College has desired to teach its students to serve their communities and to develop strong values that included service to humankind,” said Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody.

According to Dr. Ronda Gentry, director of the Tusculum College Center for Civic Advancement, 172,301.5 hours were recorded by members of the Tusculum College community during 2015. This included community service through service learning courses, the Bonner Leader program, student athletes, Nettie McCormick Fowler Service Day, Upward Bound and many other groups associated with Tusculum College.

“The vast majority of our service hours are contributed by our students,” said Dr. Gentry. “However, the idea of service and giving back to the community is prevalent among everyone associated with the college.”

Dr. Gentry added that the hours recorded for 2015 were contributed by 2,644 volunteers.

“We calculate the average value of an hour of service at $23.07 per hour, making our contribution in 2015 a total value to the community of $3,974,995.60.

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is presented during the annual conference of the American Council on Education.

The complete list of schools recognized is at


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Deadline approaching for Finish Strong tuition-paid scholarship competition at Tusculum College

Posted on 26 September 2016 by

The deadline to apply for a full tuition scholarship to Tusculum College is approaching. The Finish Strong Scholarship Giveaway closes on Friday, Sept. 30.

“We don’t want anyone to miss this great opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree through one of our Graduate and Professional Studies programs with a tuition-paid scholarship,” said Lindsey Seal, director of Graduate and Professional Studies enrollment at Tusculum College. “The Tusculum College Finish Strong Scholarship Giveaway recognizes the hard work and sacrifices our adult students put forth when returning to school to finish their degree.”

This is the second year Tusculum College has offered the competition. This year’s winner will be able to start their program Spring 2017. Advanced registration dates have been scheduled for November 10 in Greeneville, November 16 in Morristown and December 1 in Knoxville.

“Getting people back to school to finish their degrees is life changing,” said Seal. “Through this essay contest, we learn the individual stories of our students and are able to share them with others who wish to follow in their footsteps. The bonus is that one lucky participant will receive a full tuition scholarship as a prize.”

The winner of last year’s Finish Strong contest was Aimee Teffeteller of Maryville. Teffeteller is enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and plans to major in education. “Winning the Finish Strong scholarship has been such a blessing,” said Teffeteller.  “It has enabled me to finish my degree without the financial burden that comes with continuing one’s education.  I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity.”

The Finish Strong Scholarship Giveaway is open to all legal U.S. residents age 18 or older with a valid Social Security number at the time of entry. The winner must submit the following:  an application for admission and be accepted to an undergraduate degree program at Tusculum College, an essay and official transcripts of all college level work from regionally accredited schools demonstrating a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average and the equivalent of 54 semester hours or an associate’s degree. Currently enrolled Tusculum College students are ineligible to win.

The required essay should describe how obtaining an undergraduate degree from Tusculum College will transform the entrant’s life.

There is no charge or fee to submit the essay or enter the contest. The essay submitted must contain between 250 and 500 words to be considered a valid entry. In addition to the required essay submission, entrants are encouraged to promote actively their participation in the Scholarship Contest via social media, using #finishstrong. Social media participation is not part of the criteria for eligibility or for judging the best essays.

One grand prize will be awarded. The grand prize package consists of a tuition-paid scholarship to one of Tusculum College’s undergraduate degree-completion programs which can be redeemed at any of the Knoxville, Morristown or Greeneville locations or used for an online program. The scholarship may be applied to pay all of the regular tuition charges for an undergraduate degree-completion program in business administration, management, interdisciplinary studies (education, K-5) and psychology,  behavioral health concentration.

Enrollment into one of the four undergraduate degree programs is subject to availability at the respective class location.  The winner is responsible for paying all other charges, fees and amounts payable by a student enrolled in the program and will not be eligible to receive any additional institutional-based scholarships.

The prize may be combined with other forms of financial aid available through Tusculum College.

To enter, the essay must be submitted in writing to the Tusculum College admissions office. Entrants may visit Tusculum College’s “Finish Strong Scholarship” website at to submit the online entry form.

The Finish Strong Scholarship Giveaway is provided by Tusculum College in partnership with Food City and WIVK-Radio. Both Food City and WIVK continue to promote the contest in the greater Knoxville area during the term of the event

A complete copy of the rules may be obtained at the Tusculum College Admissions Office, 60 Shiloh Road, P.O.  Box 5051, Greeneville, TN 37743, during normal operation hours, Monday through Friday, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address.


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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to “Rock the Vote” with Tusculum College on Wednesday, Sept. 28

Posted on 21 September 2016 by

Helping students and the community get registered to vote is the goal of Tusculum College’s Rock the Vote event, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Pioneer Arena in Niswonger Commons. The event will feature keynote speaker Tre Hargett, Tennessee Secretary of State.

The event will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Secretary Hargett will also be available to answer questions about voter registration and Tusculum College will provide an opportunity for voter registration on site. Also during the event a mock vote will be held and plans are also to have interactive games on the democratic system.

Hargett was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to serve as Tennessee’s 37th secretary of state in 2009 and reelected in 2013. He is the chief executive officer of the Department of State with oversight of more than 300 employees.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett

In order to help increase voter registration, turnout and awareness across Tennessee, Secretary Hargett launched the GoVoteTN campaign. Through this program, during the month of September, which is National Voter Registration Month, Tennesseans should have someone take a picture of them holding an “I’m registered to vote. Are you?” sign, then post it using the hashtag #GoVoteTN.

A flurry of posts is expected on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day.

“This is a great educational opportunity for our students and our community,” said Courtney Washburn, program coordinator for the Center for Civic Advancement at Tusculum College. “We want to educate and also get people registered to vote, and this is an open, fun way to reach those goals.”

The Rock the Vote event is a project in support of Constitution Day and is supported by the Center for Civic Advancement, the Bonner Leader Program and Tusculum’s Service Learning program. Additionally, it is part of the S.P.I.E.S. initiative, a campus-wide Individual Wellness through Community Engagement initiative.

For more information, contact Courtney Washburn, program coordinator for the Center for Civic Advancement, at


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Tusculum College’s Travis Williams publishes several articles

Posted on 19 September 2016 by

Tusculum College’s Dr. Travis B. Williams, assistant professor of religion, will have several academic articles published in the next few months.

“Intertextuality and Methodological Bias: A Prolegomena to the Evaluation of Source Materials in 1 Peter” will be published in the December issue of the “Journal for the Study of the New Testament,” while “Reciprocity and Suffering in 1 Peter 2,19-20: Reading Xάρις in Its Ancient Social Context,” is scheduled to appear in the upcoming issue of “Biblica.”

He has also been invited to contribute an essay to a forthcoming reference series, “The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries” (Bloomsbury T&T Clark). His contribution will be entitled, “The Reception of Jesus in the Petrine Epistles and Jude.”

“Intertextuality and Methodological Bias: A Prolegomena to the Evaluation of Source Materials in 1 Peter” attempts to expose some of the methodological problems surrounding the consensus view on the similarities of 1 Peter and other New Testament epistles, and seeks to establish reliable criteria which can be used to determine literary relationships between New Testament documents.

“Reciprocity and Suffering in 1 Peter 2,19-20: Reading Xάρις in Its Ancient Social Context” looks at the ancient social dynamics which underlie 1 Peter 2:19-20. By interpreting χάρις within the framework of reciprocity and gift-exchange in the Greco-Roman world, the study not only brings fresh perspective to a problem which has long divided scholarship, it also suggests a new direction for understanding the letter’s theology of suffering.

Williams has taught for the college since 2010 and has several previous books and articles written on 1 Peter. Williams’ received a Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.


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Tusculum Access Grant at Tusculum College now available for high school students

Posted on 16 September 2016 by

Students considering dual enrollment options at Tusculum College have additional financial assistance available with the announcement of the Tusculum Access Grant being offered by the college.

The grant is specifically for students who have already taken or who will have completed two dual enrollment courses through Tusculum College and would cover the $400 gap in state funding that students who are eligible receive.

Tusculum offers a variety of courses and course options for high school students wanting to get a head start in their college career or needing specific classes. The courses are offered online, a convenience for students in not having to drive to campus during the school day.

High school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit through the dual enrollment program at Tusculum College. Through the program, high school students can take a variety of courses, including in English, math, history, psychology, sociology, art history, computer science, religion and speech.

Students are eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program beginning the summer before their junior year in high school. Individuals must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their dual enrollment college course work.

While the Tusculum Access Grant is specifically for students who are seeking to take their third or fourth dual enrollment course at Tusculum College, other financial assistance may be available for others who are interested in Tusculum’s dual enrollment program.

For more information about the new program or to apply, please visit Individuals may also call 423-636-7349 or email to learn more about the program.


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Fall enrollment numbers up from previous year

Fall enrollment numbers up from previous year

Posted on 16 September 2016 by

The first weeks of Tusculum College enrollment for 2016-2017 has passed last year’s numbers. This year’s entering residential class totals 368 incoming freshman and transfer students, an increase of 15 percent over 2015-2016.

The official registration total was announced by LeAnn Hughes, vice president for enrollment management and marketing and director of the Graduate and Professional Studies program for Tusculum College, who said that the number includes 296 entering freshmen, 52 transfer students and 20 new international students.

“Tusculum College’s residential program continues to grow for a number of reasons,” said Hughes. “Our unique Civic Arts focus takes the liberal arts a step further in a nationally recognized approach to educating individuals of integrity and ideals. Additionally a wide range of majors – from museum studies to nursing – are combined with service learning and travel opportunities to create a completely unique environment.”

Officials at the college are pleased to see the fruits of its expanded enrollment and retention efforts, furthering the goal of serving the region with accessible, affordable higher education opportunities.

Dean of Students David McMahan also reported that housing numbers are up for this fall at the college.  There are currently 792 in-residence students, up 46 from fall 2015.

“Tusculum College was founded in 1794 to serve a population that had no other access to the opportunities of higher education,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College. “Today we continue that tradition by continuing to provide access and opportunity to many students who would not otherwise be able to further their dreams through higher education.”

Hughes said the college will continue to recruit new students and is still accepting applications and registrations for students who will be able to start classes in either Block Two or in January, the beginning of the spring semester.

Enrollment numbers also reflect an increased focus on keeping enrolled students on campus until graduation. Tusculum’s support service for students provides everything from tutoring to book loan programs to help students achieve their dream of a college education. To this end, Tusculum College retained 68.2 percent of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled during fall 2015.

“We are reassured that students and their parents are realizing that even in difficult economic times, an education is a valuable investment, and we are pleased that so many of those families have chosen Tusculum College as a place where they feel confident their student can be successful,” said Hughes.

In addition to the college enrollment, Tusculum College currently has 63 students from high schools across the region enrolled in dual enrollment courses. Tusculum offers a variety of courses and course options for high school students wanting to get a head start in their college career or needing specific classes. The courses are offered online, a convenience for students in not having to drive to campus during the school day, and scholarship and financial aid assistance is available.

Anyone interested in enrolling at Tusculum College, may still register. For registration information, contact the Office of Enrollment at 423-636-7374.


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Acclaimed storyteller performs at local school through Doak House Museum partnership

Posted on 15 September 2016 by

Storyteller Oba William King performed for students at Doak Elementary School on Sept. 15, engaging the students through an interactive style that included rhythm, singing and hand motions. King performed at Doak through a partnership between the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough and the Museums of Tusculum College. As part of the partnership, storytellers in the center’s Tellers in Residence program perform for local school children each year. King, who is the Teller in Residence this week at the International Storytelling Center is known as the “Poetic Storyteller” and tours nationally presenting programs of story, song and drum for all ages. His school- and library-based assembly presentation and Family Reading Night program have received acclaim nationally.

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Nearly 700 put in day of service as part of Tusculum College “Nettie Day”

Posted on 14 September 2016 by

Getting the prop room organized and cleaned out was the task of volunteers who assisted with the Theater Guild of Greeneville.


Nearly 700 students, faculty, staff and alumni fanned out into the region on Wednesday to provide a day of service through helping others and improving the community.

All freshmen and first-year transfer students participated in Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day as part of the Tusculum Experience course. Many other students, faculty, staff and alumni also pitched in totaling 651 participants, the largest group to take part in a decade, according to Ronda Gentry, director of the Center for Civic Advancement and coordinator of the event.

Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day is one of the longest-held traditions on the Tusculum campus and involves students spending time in service to others. Some of the projects that the students will undertake include working with local non-profit organizations and schools.

“Today we celebrate what Tusculum does,” said Gentry. “Nettie Day serves as an introduction to our new students and a reminder to our entire community of the importance and value of community involvement.”

In the morning kick-off session, Gentry told the group that what they would do today would impact tens of thousands of lives.

This year, Nettie Day participants helped numerous organizations, including Rural Resources, the Greeneville Boys and Girls Club, the Greeneville/Greene County Humane Society, local parks and several schools. Service activities will be conducted at all the Tusculum sites and campus in Greeneville, Knoxville and Morristown.

Additionally, one group of students travelled to Johnson City to help set up the city’s first Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day, which is conducted under the auspices of the Center for Civic Advancement, honors the memory and altruistic way of life of Nettie Fowler McCormick, widow of reaper inventor Cyrus McCormick, who was a 19th century supporter and advocate of Tusculum College. The McCormicks, staunch Presbyterians from Chicago, learned of Tusculum College through Tusculum graduates who attended their McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and became some of the most significant donors in the college’s history.

Nettie McCormick is recognized as the college’s first Benefactor, a term that in Tusculum usage denotes a donor whose cumulative gifts total at least $1 million. Nettie McCormick funded construction of several of Tusculum’s historic structures, including Haynes Hall, Rankin Hall, Welty-Craig Hall, Virginia Hall and McCormick Hall, which is named after the McCormick family.

McCormick Day, now often informally called Nettie Day at the college, began as a day of cleaning the campus in reflection of Nettie McCormick’s insistence on clean living environments. The day has evolved to take on a more generalized community service emphasis.

This year’s Nettie Day was made possible through a gift from the estate of Nancy and Leon Leslie. Leon “Moose” Leslie was a key member of the last football team at Tusculum College prior to it being reinstated in the 1990s. He graduated from Tusculum in 1951 with a major in economics. He married his Westwood, New Jersey high school sweetheart, the former Nancy Hill. Mr. Leslie was elected a trustee of his alma mater in 1990 and served with distinction on the Athletic Committee until his death in 1996. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie served in the Bicentennial Campaign as members of the East Coast Advance Gifts Committee. In recognition of their generous support of Tusculum College throughout the capital campaign, the Leslie Resident Apartment in Craig Hall was named in their honor.

Members of the Tusculum College Men’s Tennis Team and their coaches worked with community volunteers to install new landscaping at the Greeneville-Greene County Tennis Center.

Volunteers clear headstones at the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Nettie Day volunteers repainted structures on the playground at the Boys and Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County.

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Finding art in the everyday world to be topic of lecture Sept. 20 by Dr. Deborah Bryan

Posted on 13 September 2016 by

“False Turkey Tail” by Dr. Deborah Bryan, associate professor of art at Tusculum, is an example of the topic of her lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 20, which will encourage audience members to “see” the art around them. Dr. Bryan’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Behan Arena Theatre in the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on campus.

Discovering inspiration for art in everyday surroundings will be the topic of a lecture by professor and artist Dr. Deborah Bryan on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Tusculum College.

“Looking: Art Around You” will be the topic for a presentation by Dr. Bryan, associate professor of art at Tusculum. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Behan Arena Theatre on the lower level (side entrance) of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building.

Dr. Bryan’s presentation is the first for this academic year in the Cicero Lecture Series, which is part of the Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series. Acts, Arts, Academia is a program of Tusculum College’s Arts Outreach that features outside performers and lecturers, as well as those from the college, for the enrichment of campus and community.  The Acts, Arts, Academia series is supported by the late Dr. Sam Miller in memory of Agnes Ault Miller, Hearts for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Outreach and generous donors and volunteers.

In her lecture, Dr. Bryan will encourage audience members to “see” things in their surroundings that they might typically ignore through showing them artworks based on those ignoble things. She will also introduce the audience to art media with which they may be unfamiliar and demonstrate some of the technical side of those media.

A professor at Tusculum since 2007, Dr. Bryan teaches such courses as Introduction to Art, Drawing, Printmaking, Service Learning in the Arts and Art History. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from East Tennessee State University. She also holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Kent State University and was a practicing clinician before deciding to make a career change. Prior to coming to Tusculum, Dr. Bryan taught for several years as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Design at ETSU and worked as a studio artist specializing in etchings, monotypes and book arts.

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Her work has been shown in over one hundred regional, national and international juried exhibitions and is in numerous private, university and museum collections. Dr. Bryan has exhibited at the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, the New Orleans Triennial at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Prints USA at the Springfield Museum of Art, the Wrexham Print International in Wrexham, Wales, the Society of American Graphic Artists Juried Members’ Exhibition in Prague, the Halpert Biennial at the Turchin Center in Boone, North Carolina, the International Biennial Juried Print Exhibition at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan, and the Southeastern Juried Exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama. Examples of some of her artwork can be found at

Admission for the lecture is $7. For more information about the lecture, call Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620, or email

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Tusculum College receives $100,000 Tusculum First gift from Eastman Credit Union

Posted on 13 September 2016 by

Tusculum College has received a $100,000 gift from Eastman Credit Union to be used for the new Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Math. The gift is part of the Tusculum First capital campaign.

The gift will assist with the construction costs of the new 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Meen Center for Science and Math. The gift also helps to bring the Tusculum First campaign to more than $23.3 million in commitments.

“The new center will enhance academic programs with the goal of graduating students who will strengthen the capacity of the people of Appalachia to compete in the global economy through STEM education,” said Heather Patchett, vice president of institutional advancement at Tusculum College. “Strengthening STEM education requires engaging instruction from learned and innovative faculty in a flexible and well designed facility.”

The Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Math will replace Tredway Hall, long known as Science Hall, on the Tusculum College campus as the home of science and math. Tredway was constructed in 1928 for a much smaller student population, at a time when scientific research and instrumentation was much different.

“We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to this great facility. With a new branch in Greeneville, it’s important to us that you realize our dedication and desire to support the growth of Greene County,” said ECU President and CEO Olan O. Jones. “I think it will be.”

Jones explained that he is supportive of Tusculum College as a member of their Advisory Board, and that the Meens for whom the building is named were long-time ECU members.

According to Patchett, in spite of the limitations of the current building, science majors at Tusculum College have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in scientific research, health-related fields. “Our students have been admitted to first-rate graduate and professional programs and have contributed to the body of knowledge in their chosen profession. They have made discoveries that have improved lives and have saved lives thanks to the quality education received from dedicated professors at Tusculum College.”

The new Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Math will also bring changes to the teaching of math and the sciences at Tusculum College. More spacious classrooms will accommodate students comfortably, with ready access to technology. Labs will incorporate the latest instrumentation and safety features. With additional labs, all students will have the opportunity for hands-on experiences in scientific research.

Tusculum First is designed to address the college’s areas of greatest need including a new center for science and math, growth of academic programs, endowed scholarships, student life improvements, technology, an environmental resources and facilities center and support to the Tusculum Fund.

Chairman of the ECU Board Fielding Rolston (left) and President and CEO Olan O. Jones present a $100,000 gift to Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody. The gift will support the construction of the Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Math.



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Doak House Museum to host wool rug hooking workshop on October 8

Posted on 12 September 2016 by

The Doak House Museum will offer a workshop in October to teach the American folk craft, wool rug hooking. The workshop will teach the basics of this rug-making technique.

The workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

“Overlooked and undervalued for almost two centuries because they were produced by poor women, hooked rugs are an important part of American history and culture. Hooked rugs have persisted as a craft since the mid-19th century but were not appreciated as works of art until the 1970s” said Dr. Angela Keaton, instructor for the workshop. “In fact, many scholars consider hooked rugs to be America’s only original folk art.”

The cost is $25 per person and all materials are provided. Class members will start a project and take home enough materials and a rug hooking tool to finish the piece on their own. Space is limited, registration is required. Contact Boyd at 423-636-8554 or for more information or to pre-register.


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First class to graduate from Tusculum College in fully online degree program

First class to graduate from Tusculum College in fully online degree program

Posted on 07 September 2016 by

The first students to complete a fully online degree program at Tusculum College are set to graduate in December with a Master of Arts in education, human resource development concentration.

According to Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of the college, this will be the college’s first graduates in a fully-online degree program, although Tusculum has a successful history of the delivery of online coursework.

Graduates will include 24 students from a variety of locations in Tennessee, from Memphis to the Tri-Cities, as well as one student from Fairburn, Georgia. In the online format, the program participants are able to complete the program in 12 months.

The HRD concentration is designed to prepare professionals with the practical wisdom they need to be effective in helping organizations, groups and individuals work more effectively. As part of their degree program the students completed a consultant/client focused capstone project.

“One of the wonderful things about the HRD program is the variety of experiences our students bring,” said Dr. Jeff Burleson, assistant professor of education. “Our HRD students bring unique skills from local and global companies including Eastman Chemical Company, McGhee Tyson Air Force Base, Pepperidge Farms, the U.S. Pentagon, Jewelry Television, Wilderness of the Smokies, Knox Catholic Schools, Whirlpool, and many more. This diversity creates an engaging learning environment. Their client/consultant capstone projects are always interesting. There is always something new.”

The curriculum addresses the major segments of HRD by focusing on concepts, models, skills and methods. Courses are designed so that theoretical foundations are complemented with practice and application that enable students to build skills and competence. And while the curriculum is identical to the program taught in the traditional in-class format, the entire program has been transitioned to an online delivery system.

“The current trends in education and the need to provide accessible programs to adult and non-traditional students have led the college to decide that the time had come to develop a program that could be offered fully online,” said Dr. Moody. “Tusculum is making strong investments to offer fully online degree programs. Over the last three years, the college has spent $2.2 million dollars on technology, including software programs and data management systems, as well as the hardware to support college-wide wireless access.”

The online format has been popular with adult students as well.

“Being an older adult student at Tusculum College has been an amazing experience for me because I did not expect to feel so welcomed by the entire student body due to my advanced age as an enrolling freshman.,” said Lori Vance, a master’s program student who is part of the group graduating in December as the first fully-online degree recipients from Tusculum. “Deciding to stay to do my graduate studies was an excellent choice for my educational and career goals, as well as my very busy family life because the program had very supportive instructors and it was 100 percent online.”

For more information on any of Tusculum’s academic offerings or degree programs, contact the Tusculum College Admission Office at 1-800-729-0256.


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