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‘Tusculum Night at the Astros’ scheduled Aug. 25

‘Tusculum Night at the Astros’ scheduled Aug. 25

Posted on 23 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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August move-in dates quickly approaching

August move-in dates quickly approaching

Posted on 08 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

It is almost time for students to begin returning to the residence halls. Check below for some of the necessities students need for their rooms.

The start of the fall 2015 semester is a little more than a month away, and students will begin moving in just a few weeks.

 

Bonner Leaders will be able to move into their rooms on Aug. 5. Students are advised to check with the organization’s adviser about check-in specifics.

 

Band camp for students in the Marching Band is Aug. 7 through 14 and students will be able to move into their rooms prior to the start of camp. Please check with the band director for specifics about check-in.

 

On August 12, students involved in fall sports (football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and cheerleading) will be returning to campus.  Check-in will be 9 a.m. to noon in Pioneer Arena.

 

New students will return to campus on Saturday, Aug. 15 with check-in from 9 a.m. to noon in the Pioneer Arena. Orientation activities for new students will begin that afternoon to help them make new friends and make a smooth transition to life on campus.

 

The first day of class is Wednesday, Aug. 19.

 

The scheduled Block Breaks and other dates when your student may be traveling home include:

Block 1 Break Sept. 12 – 15,

Block 2 Break Oct. 10 – 13,

Block 3 Break Nov. 7 – 10, and

Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25 – 29.

 

The winter break at the end of the semester will be Dec. 10 through Jan. 10. Winter Commencement will be Dec. 12.

 

Parents are invited to visit campus for Homecoming activities Oct. 9-10 and for Family Weekend, Nov. 6-7.

 

Residence Hall Necessities

“Back to School” sales have already begun. While all students need basic classroom supplies, what does your student need to settle successfully into residential life on the Tusculum campus?

For students living in a residence hall, necessities include extra-long twin sheets/linens, bath towels, shower shoes, laundry detergent, shower caddy, alarm clock, pillows, toiletries, laundry basket and cleaning supplies. Students also need to have a telephone of some type, a UL-approved surge protector and an Ethernet card and cord (needed for network access).

While not necessities, these items are recommended: a 3.1-cubic-foot or smaller refrigerator, microwave, computer, a dry-erase board, a fan, a stereo with no subwoofers, a television, microwavable dishes, iron/ironing board, coaxial cable, a coffee maker, can opener, lock box, under bed storage and a crock pot.  Students who live in the apartments are also permitted to bring George Foreman grills.

Items not allowed in the residence halls for safety reasons are extension cords, candles, incense, fireworks, hot plates, popcorn poppers, space heaters, toasters/toaster ovens, air conditioners and guns of any kind including pellet, water or paint guns.

 

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Four Tusculum honorees named Capital One Academic All-Americans®

Four Tusculum honorees named Capital One Academic All-Americans®

Posted on 07 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Four Tusculum College student-athletes have been named to 2014-2015 Capital One Academic All-America® lists. They include David Cooper, who was named to the Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field team, Calley Lawson, who was named to the Women’s At-Large team, and men’s tennis team members Lukas Winkelmann and Jonas Winkelmann, who were named to the Men’s At-Large team.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-America® honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

David Cooper

David Cooper

David Cooper has been named to the 2014-2015 Capital One Division II Academic All-America® Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field first team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Cooper garners Academic All-America® honors for a third time, earning first team distinction in each of the last two years and second team honors as a sophomore. He becomes only the third Tusculum student-athlete to earn Academic All-America® accolades three times. He joins Tusculum men’s tennis All-American Lukas Winkelmann, who was a three-time Academic All-America® first team choice from 2013-2015 and fellow TC cross country great Simon Holzapfel (2008-2011).

Cooper graduated from Tusculum in May with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average while majoring in biology. Cooper will be attending medical school at the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City starting next month. He is working to become an orthopaedic surgeon.

The Greeneville, Tennessee native is a two-time South Atlantic Conference Men’s Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year honoree, becoming only the seventh two-time recipient of the award in league history. Cooper is a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society and earned the Tusculum College President’s Award this spring. He was also the recipient Tusculum Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award for a third consecutive year. In 2012, he was the winner of the Tusculum Freshman of the Year Academic Award.

On the course, Cooper was a three-time All-SAC selection earning first team honors in 2012 and finished eighth at the conference championship in each of the last two years to garner second team recognition. In 2011, he was named to the SAC All-Freshman Team and was a four-year team captain.

He accounted for one of the finest running careers in Tusculum history. He owns 10 of the top-25 running times (8,000 meters) in program history, including two in the top-10. His career-best 8K time of 26:02 at the 2014 Greater Louisville Classic is the fourth-lowest ever by a Pioneer. He recorded three individual wins in his career and led TC to a pair of team titles as well.

Cooper has been involved in numerous campus and community leadership roles, serving with the Nettie Day of Service, the Greene County YMCA, the TC Athletic Judicial Board and the Greene County Humane Society. He also served as president of the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a past participant of the SAC Student-Athlete Leadership Conference.

Calley Lawson

Calley Lawson

Tusculum College women’s golfer Calley Lawson has been named to the 2015 Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large third team.

Lawson becomes the second Tusculum women’s golfer to garner Academic All-America® distinction, joining former teammate Jillian Corum, who earned the honor in back-to-back seasons (2012, 2013).

Lawson, a native of Gaithersburg, Maryland, has a 4.00 cumulative grade point average while majoring in special education and early elementary education.

She posted an 86.21 stroke average, while competing in all 10 events this year, including a season-best eighth place showing at the inaugural Pioneer Classic.

At this year’s South Atlantic Conference championship, Lawson was named the 2015 recipient of the Bob Dibble Spirit of the Game Award, which is named in honor of the long-time Tusculum coach and is selected by the league’s women’s golf coaches.  The award recognizes the SAC women’s golf team member that demonstrates a genuine love of the game, outstanding character, leadership and places team before self.

 

Lawson has been named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholar Team in each of the last three seasons and is also a two-time recipient of the Tusculum Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award.

 

In her rookie season, she was named the winner of the Tusculum Freshman of the Year Academic Award.

Lukas and Jonas Winkelmann

Lukas Winkelmann

Tusculum College men’s tennis student-athletes Lukas and Jonas Winkelmann have been named to the 2014-2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large team.

Lukas Winkelmann garners Academic All-America® first team honors for a third consecutive year, while his brother Jonas Winkelmann makes his debut on the Academic All-America® squad, receiving third team recognition.  This marks the first time in Tusculum and South Atlantic Conference history that two siblings have earned Academic All-America® distinction in the same academic year.

Lukas Winkelmann is the first Tusculum student-athlete to earn Academic All-America® honors on three occasions in a career. He was named this year’s recipient of the South Atlantic Conference Presidents Award, the most prestigious honor the league awards to its student-athletes.

 

In the classroom, the elder Winkelmann sported a 3.96 cumulative grade point average as a pre-medicine major.  The three-time SAC Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year graduated from Tusculum last month with summa cum laude honors.

Lukas Winkelmann finished the season ranked 19th in the ITA singles rankings, becoming the first player in program history to garner All-America distinction.  He also becomes only the ninth SAC singles player to earn ITA All-America honors, fifth during the NCAA II era (since 1994) and the first since 1996.  He finished the season with a perfect 18-0 singles record at the top flight and finished his collegiate career with a 50-match regular season winning streak.

He was named the SAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year for a third consecutive season, becoming the first three-time winner in league history. He finished his collegiate career with a 70-7 singles record and was a four-time All-SAC performer and was the SAC Freshman of the Year in 2012.

Lukas Winkelmann was also named the 2014-15 Tusculum College Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the first three-time winner of the award in school history and only the second Tusculum student-athlete overall to be named Athlete of the Year three times.

Jonas Winkelmann

Jonas Winkelmann, who has just completed his junior campaign with the Pioneers, sports a 3.61 cumulative GPA and is majoring in business administration.

On the court, the younger Winkelmann has posted a 15-5 singles record, including 8-3 in league play to earn All-SAC honors for a third consecutive year.  He owns a 47-13 career singles record and was selected as the SAC Player of the Week earlier this year.  He is also 53-8 in doubles as a Pioneer.

The Winkelmann brothers earned a doubles spot on the All-SAC first team for a second-consecutive season. This season was another stellar year for the Pioneer duo as they compiled a perfect 19-0 record. Only two teams have won at least six games against them and they have won five matches by surrendering three or less games.  The Winkelmanns finished the year listed ninth in the ITA Southeast Region doubles rankings.

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Record number of Tusculum student-athletes on conference honor roll

Record number of Tusculum student-athletes on conference honor roll

Posted on 07 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

One-hundred-and-twenty-nine Tusculum College student-athletes have been named to the 2014-2015 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.  The conference had 1,329 student-athletes honored for their achievements in the classroom.

 

The SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes those student-athletes who carry at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least one season in the sports of football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.

 

The 129 SAC Commissioner Honor Roll student-athletes are the most by Tusculum since joining the conference in 1999.  The College has finished in the top-half of the league in regards to honor roll selections every season in its 16-year association with the conference.

 

Tusculum’s 129 honorees are the fourth-most of the 12 league members.  Queens University of Charlotte led the way with 138 honorees, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne University (136), Carson-Newman University (136), Tusculum, Wingate University (123), Mars Hill University (118), Coker College (114), Catawba College (110), Anderson University (98), Lincoln Memorial University (95) and Brevard College (83).

 

The SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll showcases the SAC member institutions’ commitment to achieving high levels of success both academically and athletically, as multiple sport-related award winners also garnered the distinction.

 

Tusculum honorees include Capital One Academic All-Americans® Lukas Winkelmann (men’s tennis), Jonas Winkelmann (men’s tennis), Calley Lawson (women’s golf) and David Cooper (men’s cross country).  Lukas Winkelmann and David Cooper were named their respective sport’s SAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, as were Nick Forsberg (men’s golf) and Kate Hutchinson (women’s tennis). Lukas Winkelmann also received the SAC President’s Award, the highest honor the conference bestows on a student-athlete.

 

2014-2015 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll Tusculum honorees

Student-Athlete               Sport(s)

Evan Altizer                        Football

Andrea Amettis                Volleyball

Ben Arnold                         Men’s Basketball

Nikki Arthur                       Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse (CoSIDA Academic All-District)

Juan Avendano                 Men’s Soccer

Kyle Bailey                          Football

Samuel Baker                     Men’s Soccer

Sarah Baker                        Women’s Tennis (CoSIDA Academic All-District)

Nicole Ball                           Softball

Miranda Beeler                 Softball

Alexis Berlin                       Women’s Cross Country

Hannah Berling                 Volleyball

Taylor Boone                     Volleyball

Sabrina Bradley                 Women’s Soccer

Spencer Brothers             Baseball

CJ Brown                             Baseball

Blakeley Burleson            Women’s Basketball

Lawson Burrow                 Men’s Cross Country

Lindsay Butler                    Women’s Golf

Alison Camp                       Women’s Soccer

Deryn Candelaria             Women’s Lacrosse

Hunter Cantrell                 Football

Erin Carmody                     Volleyball

Ethan Carpenter               Baseball

Cayla Cecil                           Softball

Katie Chadwick                 Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

David Cooper                     Men’s Cross Country (CoSIDA Academic All-America®/SAC Scholar Athlete)

Christen Craig                    Women’s Lacrosse

Heather Crouch                Women’s Soccer

Kelsey Crow                       Women’s Lacrosse

Alec Cunningham             Women’s Golf

Caleb Cutshall                    Men’s Cross Country

Eliza Davis                            Softball

Samuel Davis                     Men’s Golf

Toby de Klerk                    Men’s Tennis

Payton DeHart                  Women’s Soccer

Rachel Del Duca                Women’s Lacrosse

Kyle Dickson                       Men’s Soccer

Kelly Donnelly                   Football

Tandon Dorn                      Baseball

Savannah Elliott                Women’s Lacrosse

Joe Elphingstone              Men’s Tennis

Hunter Foreman              Men’s Soccer

Nick Forsberg                    Men’s Golf (CoSIDA Academic All-District/SAC Scholar Athlete)

Franziska Funke                Women’s Tennis

Rachel Garnett                  Volleyball

Shelby Gray                        Women’s Lacrosse

Ashley Gregg                     Women’s Cross Country

Renato Grgic                      Men’s Soccer

Courtney Hackney           Women’s Soccer

Allison Hall                          Women’s Cross Country

Holly Hall                              Women’s Soccer

Sierra Hanson                    Women’s Cross Country

Marius Harsjoen               Men’s Soccer

Michala Hash                     Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                     Volleyball

Brad Hawkins                     Men’s Golf

Christopher Hill                 Football

Sayre Hopper                    Women’s Golf

Kate Hutchinson               Women’s Tennis (SAC Scholar Athlete)

Zack Jones                          Football

Tashique Kader                 Men’s Tennis

Adrienne Kaye                  Women’s Tennis

Jordan Keene                    Softball

Andrew Kransberger      Men’s Lacrosse

Adam Kulbat                      Men’s Soccer (CoSIDA Academic All-District)

Austin Kulp                         Men’s Soccer

Andreas Kvam                   Men’s Soccer

Pablo Laguna                     Men’s Soccer

Zack Lane                            Football

Calley Lawson                    Women’s Golf (CoSIDA Academic All-America®)

Guillermo Lazcano           Men’s Soccer

Lillian Lesniewski              Women’s Lacrosse

Mariah Lewis                     Volleyball

Madison Malone              Women’s Lacrosse

Miriah Martin                    Women’s Soccer

Erika Mayfield                   Women’s Soccer

Kelli McCalla                       Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Chad McClanahan            Football

Kristen McMillion             Women’s Basketball

Jake Mendenhall             Men’s Golf

Erin Mills                              Women’s Tennis

Brianna Mitchell               Women’s Basketball

Shannon Murphy             Volleyball

Paula Ortiz-Gomez          Women’s Lacrosse

Ross Parsons                      Men’s Lacrosse

Roberto Pimentel            Men’s Soccer

Alisha Pugh                         Women’s Soccer

Leif Ratliff                            Men’s Golf

Ciara Rattana                     Women’s Golf

Treslyn Reese                    Softball

Jenna Restivo                    Softball

Aly Rines                              Women’s Soccer

Rachel Roberts                  Women’s Soccer

Nick Rodriguez                  Baseball

Chris Ryan                           Men’s Lacrosse

Sabrina Schleuger            Volleyball

Drew Schreder                  Football

Michael Scott                     Baseball

Leon Seiz                             Men’s Tennis

David Siegle                        Men’s Tennis

Deion Sims                          Football

Erin Sims                              Women’s Lacrosse

Zach Slagle                          Baseball

Jonathan Spicher             Men’s Soccer

Danae Stauffer                 Volleyball

Robin Stoner                      Softball

Kaytlin Stroinski                Softball

Amanda Sumner              Women’s Tennis

Shannele Sunderland     Women’s Soccer

Benjamin Thompson      Men’s Lacrosse

Carlie Thornber                 Women’s Soccer

Preston Tucker                 Men’s Golf

Cheyenne Upton             Women’s Soccer

Beze Uzoma                       Football

Veronica Vineyard           Women’s Soccer

Samantha Vogt                 Women’s Cross Country

Nick Wasylyk                      Football

Emily Waters                      Women’s Tennis

Devan Watts                      Baseball

Kaily Weiss                          Volleyball

Shynese Whitener          Women’s Basketball

Marissa Williams               Women’s Soccer (CoSIDA Academic All-District)

Carolyn Williamson          Softball

Jonas Winkelmann          Men’s Tennis (CoSIDA Academic All-America®)

Lukas Winkelmann          Men’s Tennis (CoSIDA Academic All-America®/SAC Scholar Athlete/SAC Presidents Award)

LJ Young                               Football

 

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Tuition Freeze at Tusculum helps Tennessee private schools initiative

Tuition Freeze at Tusculum helps Tennessee private schools initiative

Posted on 29 June 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Students and parents of students at Tusculum College welcomed good news when it was announced in October that there will be no increase in tuition and room and board fees for Tusculum College students in the 2015-16 year.

Members of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees voted to freeze fees for the upcoming year at their fall meeting on the Greeneville campus.

“We are pleased that tuition, room and board at Tusculum College will remain at the same rate,” said President Nancy B. Moody. “It is our challenge and our duty to control costs for our students to the best of our ability.”

The tuition freeze will be applied to both the residential and the Graduate and Professional Studies programs. Students from both programs have responded positively.

Tusculum’s efforts support an initiative of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities that show private, non-profit, four-year colleges and universities in Tennessee are committed to holding down student debt.

Students at these institutions across Tennessee will see a modest increase in tuition and fees next year, and they will continue to pay thousands of dollars less than students attending similar institutions in most other states.

Average undergraduate tuition and fees for 2015-16 at the member institutions of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association will increase by 2.95 percent, the lowest such increase in more than a decade.

“TICUA institutions are steadfast in their commitment to educational opportunity and choice,” said Dr. Gary Weedman, Chair of TICUA Board of Directors and President of Johnson University. “Our institutions are affordable. In addition, we provide generous financial aid, making it possible for students to attend the college or university that best fits their individual needs.”

Through their commitment to provide affordable access to higher education, TICUA institutions serve many low-income students. Approximately 91 percent of first-time, full-time students attending private, non-profit colleges and universities in the State receive some form of financial support. The majority (75%) of this aid comes directly from the 34 college and university members of TICUA, of which Tusculum College is one.

The State of Tennessee provides another 13 percent and the federal government the remaining 12 percent of the aid.

More than 42 percent of Tennesseans attending TICUA institutions receive the federal Pell Grant, targeted to support students from low-income families.

The State’s need-based aid program, the Tennessee Student Assistance Award provided $21.1 million to more than 5,400 low-income students attending TICUA member institutions.

Thousands of TICUA member institution students also benefit from the State’s education lottery program. In the 2014-15 academic year, more than 12,000 students attending private colleges and universities participated in the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship award program, which provided more than $54.7 million in grant aid to students at private colleges and universities.

“It is important to recognize that almost every student attending a TICUA member campus receives some form of financial aid either from the state or federal government or, more typically, directly from the institution,” said Dr. Claude Pressnell, President of TICUA. “When you combine institutional, state, and federal aid, the actual price paid by students can be substantially lower than the published price.”

For academic year 2015-16, the average published tuition and fees, not including room and board, for undergraduate students attending a TICUA member private, non- profit, four-year institution in Tennessee will be $24,190 per year. This is expected to be considerably lower than the national average. Last year (academic year 2014-15), average tuition at Tennessee’s private, non-profit, four-year institutions was 25 percent less than the national average. After considering the contribution of financial aid, many students ultimately pay significantly less than the either the national or southern regional averages.

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Watch the construction progress of the new science and math facility

Watch the construction progress of the new science and math facility

Posted on 29 June 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

There is quite a bit of excitement on campus as the construction of the Dr. Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Mathematics is well underway!

At this point most of the foundations are in place and work is underway preparing for site utilities. The sewer connection has been made to existing service. The most visible element at this point is the block construction of the first of two elevators. Additionally, the steel package has been ordered and is scheduled to arrive in July.

According to David Martin, director of facilities, the project is on schedule and going well so far. If you are interested in watching construction progress for the Meen Center for Science and Math, you may do so via web cam feed on the Tusculum website http://my.tusculum.edu/cam.

Work on the building began in early May. The projected date of completion is September 27, 2016.

Above is an artistic rendering of the new science and math facility.

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Student-athletes named to Spring 2015 academic honor roll

Student-athletes named to Spring 2015 academic honor roll

Posted on 08 June 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Two-hundred and twenty student-athletes have been named to the 2015 Tusculum College Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll.

 

To be selected to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must accumulate either a semester or cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

 

The Tusculum football team boasted the most student-athletes on the honor roll with 41 honorees.  The Pioneer baseball team was second with 29 selections.  The Tusculum women’s soccer team was third on the list with 24 honorees, while the Pioneer men’s soccer team was fourth with 20.  The women’s lacrosse team is fifth with 18 honorees, followed by softball (15), men’s lacrosse (14), volleyball (12), men’s golf (10), women’s basketball (9), men’s tennis (8), women’s tennis (7), women’s cross country (7), women’s golf (5), men’s basketball (5) and men’s cross country (4). The Tusculum cheerleading squad also had seven (7) members recognized on this semester’s honor roll.

 

The Tusculum men’s tennis team had the highest cumulative grade point average of the 16 sports sponsored by the College with a 3.662 team GPA.  Of Tusculum’s 16 athletic programs, 13 boasted team GPAs of 3.00 or better.  The women’s cross country team was second with a 3.580 GPA, followed by women’s tennis (3.565), men’s golf (3.488), volleyball (3.454), women’s golf (3.451), softball (3.423), men’s cross country (3.273), women’s basketball (3.214), men’s soccer (3.189), women’s lacrosse (3.176), women’s soccer (3.150) and baseball (3.037).

 

 

2015 Tusculum College Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll

Student-Athlete               Sport(s)

Antoinette Allen              Women’s Soccer

Evan Altizer                        Football

Jorge Alvarez                     Men’s Soccer

Andrea Amettis                Volleyball

Cody Andreychuk            Baseball

LiRonta Archie                   Football

Cody Armstrong               Football

Ben Arnold                         Men’s Basketball

William Arrington             Football

Nikki Arthur                        Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Kellen Asmundson          Men’s Lacrosse

Kristen Atwell                    Women’s Basketball

Juan Avendano                 Men’s Soccer

Kyle Bailey                          Football

Tyler Bailey                         Baseball

Samuel Baker                    Men’s Soccer

Sarah Baker                        Women’s Tennis

Nicole Ball                           Softball

Dalton Barrier                    Football

Brandyn Bartlett               Football

Miranda Beeler                 Softball

Deres Benn                        Football

Alexis Berlin                       Women’s Cross Country

Hannah Berling                 Volleyball

Paige Bible                          Women’s Cross Country

Brandon Black                   Baseball

Taylor Boone                     Volleyball

Dalton Boslooper             Baseball

Sarah Bouley                      Volleyball

Ben Boyd                             Men’s Lacrosse

Sabrina Bradley                 Women’s Soccer

Cheyenne Bray                 Women’s Lacrosse

Spencer Brothers             Baseball

CJ Brown                             Baseball

Blakeley Burleson            Women’s Basketball

Lawson Burrow                 Men’s Cross Country

Lindsay Butler                    Women’s Golf

Alison Camp                       Women’s Soccer

Deryn Candelaria             Women’s Lacrosse

Corey Cantrell                   Football

Hunter Cantrell                 Football

Erin Carmody                     Volleyball

Ethan Carpenter               Baseball

Darius Carter                      Men’s Basketball

Ben Cash                             Baseball

Cayla Cecil                           Softball

Katie Chadwick                 Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Mitch Chapman                Men’s Lacrosse

Warren Cheney                Men’s Golf

David Cooper                     Men’s Cross Country

Logan Cornelius                Football

Christen Craig                    Women’s Lacrosse

Heather Crouch                Women’s Soccer

Kelsey Crow                       Women’s Lacrosse

Bailey Culler                       Softball

Alec Cunningham             Women’s Golf

Caleb Cutshall                    Men’s Cross Country

Maelyn Cutshaw              Women’s Basketball

Ricardo Da Silva                 Men’s Soccer

Eliza Davis                            Softball

Samuel Davis                     Men’s Golf

Zach Davis                           Men’s Basketball

Evan Dansby                      Football

Drew Davidson                 Football

CJ Dawson                          Football

Toby de Klerk                    Men’s Tennis

Payton DeHart                  Women’s Soccer

Seth DeHaven                   Baseball

Rachel Del Duca                Women’s Lacrosse

Kyle Dickson                       Men’s Soccer

Kelly Donnelly                   Football

Tandon Dorn                      Baseball

Savannah Elliott                Women’s Lacrosse

Joe Elphingstone              Men’s Tennis

Cory Fagan                          Men’s Basketball

David Fernandes              Men’s Lacrosse

Vinny Ferrara                     Baseball

Zach Finchum                    Baseball

Hunter Foreman              Men’s Soccer

Nick Forsberg                    Men’s Golf

Jordan Fuller                      Men’s Lacrosse

Franziska Funke                Women’s Tennis

Rachel Garnett                  Volleyball

Max Gaubert                     Football

Emmanuel Gbunblee     Football

Sean Gilbane                     Men’s Lacrosse

Guillem Giro                       Men’s Soccer/Cheerleading

Coleman Glick                   Men’s Golf

Shelby Gray                        Women’s Lacrosse

Ashley Gregg                     Women’s Cross Country

Renato Grgic                      Men’s Soccer

Courtney Hackney           Women’s Soccer

Kevin Haggerty                 Men’s Lacrosse

Jessica Hairston                Women’s Basketball

Brock Hakalmazian          Baseball

Allison Hall                          Women’s Cross Country

Holly Hall                              Women’s Soccer

Tyler Hall                              Baseball

Sierra Hanson                    Women’s Cross Country

Jesse Harrell                       Men’s Cross Country

Marius Harsjoen               Men’s Soccer

Harrison Harvey                Men’s Soccer

Michala Hash                     Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                     Volleyball

Brad Hawkins                     Men’s Golf

Cameron High                   Baseball

Christopher Hill                 Football

Sayre Hopper                    Women’s Golf

Justin Houston                  Football

Kate Hutchinson               Women’s Tennis

Chris Hutson                      Men’s Golf

Dominic James                  Football

Zack Jones                          Football

Tashique Kader                 Men’s Tennis

Cody Kammerzell             Men’s Soccer

Adrienne Kaye                  Women’s Tennis

Jordan Keene                    Softball

Calyn Kelly                          Women’s Lacrosse

Jaylynn Kesterson           Football

Michael Khoury                Football

Alexander Kleinberg       Men’s Lacrosse

Andrew Kransberger      Men’s Lacrosse

Alix Kruel                             Softball

Adam Kulbat                      Men’s Soccer

Austin Kulp                         Men’s Soccer

Andreas Kvam                   Men’s Soccer

Pablo Laguna                     Men’s Soccer

Zack Lane                            Football

Calley Lawson                    Women’s Golf

Guillermo Lazcano           Men’s Soccer/Cheerleading

Neil Lee                                Football

Lillian Lesniewski              Women’s Lacrosse

Matt Levine                        Football

Mariah Lewis                     Volleyball

Taylor Lewis                       Women’s Soccer/Softball

Ryan Logan                         Baseball

Madison Malone              Women’s Lacrosse

Luke Manning                   Football

Miriah Martin                    Women’s Soccer

Erika Mayfield                   Women’s Soccer

Kelli McCalla                       Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Chad McClanahan            Football

Rory McClure                     Men’s Basketball

Caleb McCormick             Football

Chandler McGlohon       Cheerleading

Kristen McMillion             Women’s Basketball

Rachel Medley                  Softball

Jake Mendenhall             Men’s Golf

Erin Mills                              Women’s Tennis

Brianna Mitchell               Women’s Basketball

Shelby Moon                     Women’s Lacrosse

Brandon Mosley               Cheerleading

Pauline Muiruri                 Women’s Cross Country

Hunter Mullican                Football

Billy Munker                       Football

Shannon Murphy             Volleyball

Kora Neyland                     Women’s Soccer

Paula Ortiz-Gomez          Women’s Lacrosse

Ross Parsons                      Men’s Lacrosse

Anthony Patrick                Football

Mark Patterson                Men’s Soccer

Roberto Pimentel            Men’s Soccer

Nic Planchard                     Men’s Tennis

Alisha Pugh                         Women’s Soccer

Matt Ramsay                     Baseball

Leif Ratliff                            Men’s Golf

Austin Raynor                    Football

Treslyn Reese                    Softball

Jenna Restivo                    Softball

Brooke Rhodes                 Softball

Aly Rines                              Women’s Soccer

Rachel Roberts                  Women’s Soccer

Cody Poarch                       Baseball

Ciara Rattana                     Women’s Golf

Jay Roberts                         Football

Nick Rodriguez                  Baseball

Christopher Ryan             Men’s Lacrosse

Tyler Schafer                      Men’s Lacrosse

Nathaniel Scere                Men’s Soccer

Sabrina Schleuger            Volleyball

Drew Schreder                  Football

Michael Scott                     Basebal

Leon Seiz                             Men’s Tennis

David Siegle                        Men’s Tennis

Jaelyn Shoemaker           Cheerleading

Jalen Shuffler                    Baseball

Deion Sims                          Football

Erin Sims                              Women’s Lacrosse

Zach Slagle                          Baseball

Taylor Smith                       Men’s Golf

Jonathan Spicher             Men’s Soccer

Danae Stauffer                 Volleyball

Robin Stoner                      Softball

Chaz Story                           Football

Rainey Story                       Women’s Basketball

Kaytlin Stroinski                Softball

Amanda Sumner              Women’s Tennis

Shannele Sunderland     Women’s Soccer

Lizzie Talley                         Cheerleading

Jenique Thombs               Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Benjamin Thompson      Men’s Lacrosse

Carlie Thornber                 Women’s Soccer

Preston Tucker                 Men’s Golf

Danny Tufariello               Baseball

Jim Tolle                               Baseball

John Topoleski                  Baseball

Chaneyra Tucker              Cheerleading

Cheyenne Upton             Women’s Soccer

Beze Uzoma                       Football

Eric Varlas                            Men’s Lacrosse

Veronica Vineyard           Women’s Soccer

Samantha Vogt                 Women’s Cross Country

Brooke Wagner                Women’s Lacrosse

Justin Ware                        Football

Nick Wasylyk                      Football

Emily Waters                      Women’s Tennis

Devan Watts                      Baseball

Kaily Weiss                          Volleyball

J.J. Wesley                          Baseball

Shynese Whitener          Women’s Basketball

Creighton Wilke                Baseball

Marissa Williams               Women’s Soccer

Carolyn Williamson          Softball

Jonas Winkelmann          Men’s Tennis

Lukas Winkelmann          Men’s Tennis

Travis Winnon                   Baseball

LJ Young                               Football

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Winkelmann receives South Atlantic Conference President’s Award

Winkelmann receives South Atlantic Conference President’s Award

Posted on 08 June 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Lukas Winkelmann

Tusculum College men’s tennis student-athlete Lukas Winkelmann is this year’s recipient of the South Atlantic Conference Presidents Award, following a vote of the league’s Faculty Athletic Representatives.

Winkelmann is the male recipient of the SAC Presidents Award, while Newberry College volleyball player Elayni Stokes is this year’s female honoree.

The SAC Presidents Award is the most prestigious honor the conference awards to its student-athletes. It exemplifies the finest combined qualities of excellence in athletics, academics and community leadership. During the year, the league recognizes 18 Scholar Athletes, representing each of the conference-sponsored sports. The top male and female SAC Scholar Athletes from each represented member school are then nominated for the SAC Presidents Award.

In the classroom, Winkelmann sported a 3.96 cumulative grade point average as a pre-medicine major. The three-time SAC Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year has earned selections to the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the TC President’s List, the Charles Oliver Gray Honors List, the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the ITA All-Academic Team. He graduated from Tusculum last month with summa cum laude honors.

Winkelmann finished the season ranked 19th in the ITA singles rankings, becoming the first player in program history to garner All-America distinction. He also becomes only the ninth SAC singles player to earn ITA All-America honors, fifth during the NCAA II era (since 1994) and the first since 1996.

The Böblingen, Germany native spent most of the season ranked in the top-20 of the ITA/NCAA Division II national singles rankings, including as high as 10th this spring. He finished the season with a perfect 18-0 singles record at the top flight and finished his collegiate career with a 50-match regular season winning streak.

He was named the SAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year for a third consecutive season, becoming the first three-time winner in league history. He also ended the year listed sixth in the ITA Southeast Region singles rankings.

On the doubles side, Lukas teamed with his brother Jonas as the duo compiled a perfect 19-0 record while earning All-SAC first team doubles honors in back-to-back seasons. The Winkelmann brothers also finished the year listed ninth in the ITA Southeast Region doubles rankings.

Winkelmann finished his collegiate-career with a 70-7 singles record and was a four-time All-SAC performer and was the SAC Freshman of the Year in 2012.

Winkelmann is a two-time Capital One Academic All-America® At-Large first team selection and is a national nominee again this year.

Winkelmann has served in numerous leadership roles, including as team captain and as a representative on the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

In the community, Winkelmann has served as a volunteer at a local hospital and has spent time with Project “Tennis in Schools” to promote the sport of tennis at area elementary schools. Winkelmann assisted in caring for a local community member’s horse after they were in a car accident during his sophomore season and has helped with the Tusculum Tennis Adopt-a-Family initiative to help a local family during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. A member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Winkelmann donated and delivered Christmas presents to children in the community.

Winkelmann has also stayed busy helping out on the Tusculum campus. He served as a volunteer with the Tusculum College Haunted House as a freshman to assist a TC athletic department fundraiser. During his senior year, Winkelmann volunteered with the Remote Area Medical Clinic hosted by Tusculum College as a dental assistant and was a member of the Biology Club and the President’s Society. Winkelmann also served as treasurer of Alpha Chi during his junior and senior years.

Winkelmann has been accepted to the Pennsylvania School of Medicine to continue his pursuit of becoming a dentist.

During his collegiate career, Winkelmann led the Pioneers to a combined 63-22 overall record, including 32-8 on South Atlantic Conference play.

He was named the 2014-15 Tusculum College Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the first three-time winner of the award in school history and only the second TC student-athlete overall to be named Athlete of the Year three times (woman’s basketball player Susan Starnes was a four-time winner).

This marks the seventh straight year and eighth of the last nine that a Tusculum student-athlete has garnered SAC Presidents Award honors. Tusculum’s 10 total SAC Presidents Award winners are the second most by one school and tied for the most since the College joined the league during the 1999-2000 academic year.

Past Tusculum honorees of the SAC Presidents Award include: Julie Maples (Women’s Basketball: 2004-05), Glen Black (Football: 2006-07), Jarrell NeSmith (Football: 2008-09, 2009-10), Simon Holzapfel (Men’s Cross Country: 2010-11), Taylor Rakes (Baseball: 2011-12, 2012-13) and Ashley Sarmiento (Volleyball: 2012-13, 2013-14).

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Tusculum named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service for ninth time

Tusculum named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service for ninth time

Posted on 01 June 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

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 ninth year in a row. 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.

She added that service projects and service learning experiences are part of the core of Tusculum College’s mission that includes the Civic Arts and service to others as part of its overall mission.

“I am delighted Tusculum has been honored with this distinction; service and civic engagement are an integral part of campus life and campus culture,” said Ronda Gentry, director of the Center for Civic Advancement at Tusculum College.

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.

In addition, numerous projects have been completed by staff, faculty and other volunteer groups associated with Tusculum College.

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.

College students make a significant contribution to their communities through volunteering and service, according to the most recent “Volunteering and Civic Life in America” report. In 2012, 3.1 million college students dedicated more than 118 million hours of service across the country — a contribution valued at $2.5 billion.

The complete list of schools recognized is at http://www.nationalservice.gov.

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Tusculum student lands prestigious internship at Northwestern Mutual

Tusculum student lands prestigious internship at Northwestern Mutual

Posted on 27 May 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Kevin Jerome

Kevin Jerome is a junior at Tusculum College whose hard work and determination is unmatched by most of his peers. Jerome is a first-generation American whose parents came to the United States from Haiti. He grew up in Queens, N.Y. , with 14 family members in a two-bedroom apartment. Despite these beginnings, on which Kevin looks back with fondness, he has persevered and has chosen to take full advantage of all that Tusculum College has to offer.

A former Tusculum College football player who broke a weightlifting record at Tusculum his freshman year, Jerome is an international business and economics major. Through an on-campus recruiting event, he landed a prestigious internship with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services. After only a few months, he was ranked nationally as Northwestern Mutual’s seventh leading intern in productivity.  He is currently working on his Series Six and Sixty Three certifications to obtain his securities license by the end of his junior year. His lofty career goals include becoming a certified financial advisor and building his client base at Northwestern Mutual. He dreams of one day building an organization from the ground up and being heavily involved in philanthropy.

He works an average of 30 hours a week in his internship and has a full load of classes, but he still finds time to volunteer with the Young Professionals of Tri-Cities, Habitat for Humanity and Pou Yi Mou’n Yo, a charitable organization for children.

Robin Lay, the director of Career Services at Tusculum College, helped Jerome apply for his internship and said, “Kevin has the unique confidence to ask very successful (people) for career advice—mixed with enough humility to make him teachable—which means that he will continue to grow personally and professionally.”

With the help of several mentors and leaders, each of whom he believes owns a piece of his success, Jerome has been able to say “yes” to many opportunities. But like many students at Tusculum College, he also depends on the scholarship support that is made possible by gifts from alumni and friends of the College.

Alumni and friends create opportunities for students like Kevin by giving to the Tusculum Fund.

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Museum hosting traveling exhibit about Emancipation and Reconstruction through June

Museum hosting traveling exhibit about Emancipation and Reconstruction through June

Posted on 15 May 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Kim Crowell, a graduate student intern at the Doak House Museum this summer, reads one of the "Free at Last!" exhibit panels now on display at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has expanded its traveling exhibition, “Free at Last!” to include the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library at Tusculum College. The exhibit expansion comes with the concluding year of the multi-year celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

“Free at Last!” tells the story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African-Americans. Doubled in size to eight banner stands, the exhibition now has panels focused on each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions.  “Free at Last!” will be on view at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library on the Tusculum College campus from May 4 to June 30.

“As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, we are gratified to be continuing the exploration of our history,” said Dollie Boyd, director of museum program and studies at Tusculum College. “In this region we are still feeling the effects of the Reconstruction period even 150 years later, this exhibit helps us understand why. We want to thank the outstanding staff at the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University for creating such an outstanding exhibition. We are pleased to host it this summer and offer it free of charge to visitors.”

More than 40 venues across Tennessee have hosted “Free at Last!” Sites will now have the opportunity to share even more of the story with visitors.  New panels on East Tennessee look at that region’s legacy of emancipation before the Civil War and consider how emancipation has been remembered in the region since the war.

The Heritage Area has also published a driving tour of Reconstruction sites across the state.  “The driving tour goes hand in hand with the expanded exhibition to provide Tennessee residents and visitors with in-depth knowledge about this significant and often misunderstood period in Tennessee’s history,” says Leigh Ann Gardner, interpretive specialist for the Heritage Area.

For more information, please contact Boyd at 423-636-8554 or dboyd@tusculum.edu.

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area receives funding from the National Park Service and is administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University.  For more information about the exhibition, please contact Antoinette van Zelm at (615) 494-8869.

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More than 270 receive degrees Saturday during spring commencement

More than 270 receive degrees Saturday during spring commencement

Posted on 11 May 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Graduating from Tusculum College during spring commencement were 277 individuals in a ceremony held on Saturday, May. 9.

On Saturday 72 students earned Bachelor of Science degrees and 144 earned Bachelor of Arts degrees. In addition 46 graduates earned Master of Arts degrees and 15 received Master of Business Administration degrees.

Graduates included 14 who represented the first class at Tusculum to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and three representing the first class at Tusculum to graduate in the new criminal justice major.

Walking with this spring’s graduates were 16 representatives of the Tusculum College Class of 1965 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary year. Representatives walked in the procession, clothed in golden caps and gowns and were recognized during the ceremony by Dr. Moody.

The Golden Pioneers, represented by Mort V. Plumb, and the Class of 2015, represented by Ryan Barker, creative writing and history major from Laurens, S.C., presented a check to Dr. Moody for $8,513 as a gift to the college.

The new graduates were addressed by Tusculum Chaplain Mark Stokes, who recognized the hard work of the path to graduation, saying “you have made a commitment and stuck with it to the point that you have forever changed the direction of your life for the better.” Adding, “I am confident that you learned to think critically, not to accept at face value everything you read, hear, or see. You demonstrated your ability to debate ideas and to see both sides of an argument before making judgment. These are a few of the qualities of an educated person.”

He told the group, “May you be fortunate enough to earn in the years ahead, and may you be wise enough to return some of your blessings to those who aspire to follow in your footsteps.”

Two student speakers addressed the graduates, representing the graduating class. Anjelica Bolden is a member of the very first nursing class to graduate at Tusculum College. She lives in New Tazewell with her husband, Brandon. Bolden’s goal is to become a registered nurse working with children, and she has accepted a position with the East Tennessee’s Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.

Bolden told the graduates while the journey was long, they have been rewarded. “We have made friendships that will last a lifetime and obtained an education that will set us up for success.” She talked about her path to becoming a nurse, learning to deal with the emotions of the health care experience, as well as the technical skills. “I have become what I wanted to be when I grew up.”

Also speaking was Steven Hutson, representing the Graduate and Professional Studies programs. Following his graduation from high school, Hutson briefly attended Walters State Community College before going into manufacturing where he experienced much success. Having been with Phoenix Closures, Inc. for 10 years, Hutson was informed that if he wished to achieve a manager’s position he would have to either have a degree or be actively working on one.

This incentive brought him to Tusculum College where he began classes in June 2010.  In December 2011 Hutson was promoted to plant manager.

His advice to graduates was to keep learning and sharing what they have learned with others. He said that education is the one thing that can never be taken away, and graduates should share what they know freely. “Having the opportunity to learn is a gift, and it’s never too late.”

Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer, the first woman to receive a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, was the keynote speaker. Kramer earned the aerospace engineering degree from The University of Virginia in 1967. She holds an undergraduate degree from Sweet Briar College, where she majored in physics.

Kramer’s mother, Mabel F. Soderquist, is a 1937 graduate of Tusculum College, and Kramer attended Tusculum as well.

She began her career as an aerospace engineer with Martin Marietta Corp. in Orlando, Fla., then with Lockheed Martin Corp. in Burlington, Vt. She retired in 2011 from her position as director of air and naval defense system programs for General Dynamics Corp. in Burlington.

Kramer is affiliated with Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, the National Defense Industrial Association, and Women in Defense. She has worked on the Board of Directors for Sweet Briar College and the North Country Federal Credit Union, and also served on the Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association Board.

Recently, Kramer served on the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors and has been a leading fundraiser for the College. With the school’s recent announcement of its closure, she is heading the efforts of the “Save Sweet Briar College” campaign.

In her career, she told the graduates, she had spent a good deal of time reflecting on what made a good leader and what skills the leaders she admired possessed. Among them, she said, were honesty and personal integrity, the ability to “cut to the chase” and speak clearly and that they were passionate about everything they did, both in and out of the realm of work.

Receiving the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership award for the Residential College was Dr. Brian Pope, faculty moderator, chair of the psychology department and professor of psychology. Receiving the award for the Graduate and Professional Studies program was Dr. Jennifer Harper, associate professor of psychology.

 

Walking with this spring’s graduates were 16 representatives of the Tusculum College Class of 1965 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary year. Representatives walked in the procession, clothed in golden caps and gowns and were recognized during the ceremony.

 

 

Tusculum College graduation speakers representing the Class of 2015 included from left Anjelica Bolden, Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer and Steven Hutson.

Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody accepts the class gift from Mort Plumb, 1965 Golden Pioneer Committee Chairman, and Ryan Barker, chair of the 2015 Graduate Philanthropy Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Brian Pope, left, professor of psychology, left, and Dr. Jennifer Harper, right, assistant professor of psychology, received the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Awards. Dr. Lisa Johnson, associate vice president for student success, presented the awards.

 

 

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