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Tusculum College kicks-off $25 million capital campaign

Tusculum College kicks-off $25 million capital campaign

Posted on 17 October 2014 by

Tusculum College kicked off a $25 million dollar capital campaign Thursday night in a gathering of college alumni and friends at the General Morgan Inn.

More than 150 people attended the dinner held in conjunction with Homecoming 2014 and the October meeting of the Board of Trustees. The campaign, Tusculum First, is designed to strengthen the college and what is offered by the institution to the community and the region.

Campaign Chairman Scott Niswonger, an alumnus of the college and member of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees, announced that to date, $18 million had been raised.

“By giving to the Tusculum First Campaign, donors will provide resources that enable Tusculum to continue to grow and thrive,” said Niswonger. “To reach our goal, we are appealing to everyone in our community – alumni, students, parents and friends of the college – to join us in making our community first in education.”

According to Niswonger, 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.

The campaign, which follows the college’s long line of firsts, “was initiated to improve and expand Tusculum College and its programs for the benefit of both the internal and external community. It is designed to improve the areas that most affect student success and inspire them to be contributing members of society,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, the college’s president.

Moody went on to explain that the campaign is a continuing effort to keep Tusculum first, and that it will provide improved academic programs and scholarship opportunities to help students develop as global citizens. The overall goal of the campaign is to give the Tusculum community the best education environment possible.

“Tusculum College is in a state of becoming, one we hope to continue for centuries more. Tusculum First will make these transformational opportunities a reality,” added Moody. “The success of Tusculum First depends on every member of the Tusculum community joining together to set the next stage of transformation.”

Dr. Ken Bowman, a 1970 alumnus of the college and chair of Tusculum’s Board of Trustees, told the group how proud he was to be part of continuing the tradition of firsts that is so prominent in the institution’s history.

“We have a duty, a responsibility, to be stewards of what has been passed forward to us since the days our founders chose to take on the task of providing higher education to those on the frontier,” said Bowman. “We are up to the task, and if we stand together, can provide for our future through what we can offer to generations to come.”


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Tusculum College to host a Remote Area Medical clinic, on Nov. 8-9

Tusculum College to host a Remote Area Medical clinic, on Nov. 8-9

Posted on 14 October 2014 by

Responding to a regional need, Tusculum College will host a Remote Area Medical (RAM) free-health care clinic, Nov. 8-9.

RAM is a Knoxville-based organization providing free medical care for the uninsured and underinsured.

“This is an event that suits the Civic Arts mission of Tusculum College. It’s a documented need in the area, with more than 600 people expected over the weekend,” said Mark Stokes, Tusculum chaplain and organizer of the event. “We are hosting the event in conjunction with the community. We have hundreds of volunteers, not only from the RAM organization but from Greeneville and Greene County.”

During the two-day, weekend clinics, commonly called expeditions, RAM provides basic medical services, dental work and optometry services and glasses on-site free that day. Health care services provided include comprehensive screening for diabetes and hypertension, procedures such as mammography, colon cancer screening, retinal screening using telemedicine technology, chest x-rays, pulmonary function studies and some gynecological procedures.

On both days, the parking lot will open at midnight and RAM will begin handing out numbers to patients at 3 a.m. The doors open at 6 am.

RAM, founded by adventurer Stan Brock in 1985, is dedicated to providing medical and veterinary access in rural and remote areas to anyone who needs it, both domestically and abroad.

For more information, visit RAM’s website at or email, or call (423) 636-7450(423) 636-7450.


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Tusculum class raising funds to help fund an ‘ark’ to help a family become self sufficient

Tusculum class raising funds to help fund an ‘ark’ to help a family become self sufficient

Posted on 08 October 2014 by

A Tusculum College class has started a project to fund an “ark” from Heifer International to help a needy family become more self-sufficient and is seeking assistance from the community.

Dr. Nancy Thomas’s “Theory and Practice of Citizenship” class has initiated a service-learning project to raise $5,000 to fund an ark from Heifer International, which will include two of everything from goats to cooking stoves. Dr. Thomas is an associate professor of English at Tusculum.

Realizing that water buffaloes, bee hives and llamas can jump start the economy of villages around the world, as well as pockets of poverty in Appalachia, Heifer International has worked to distribute animals, as well as other means of assistance, since 1944. The non-profit organization also trains farmers to care for the animals in order to become self sufficient. The organization only asks that recipients share their new knowledge and some of the livestock offspring with others. Heifer International has distributed animals and other aid to 20.7 million families in more than 125 countries.

The Tusculum students were treated to a lecture on the art of raising chickens to better acquaint them with Heifer’s focus on animal husbandry. Dr. Michael Bodary, an assistant professor of English at the college, brought several of his baby chickens to Tusculum and shared with students the value of raising chickens.

The focus of Dr. Thomas’s course has been building community through kindness.  Students have in particular focused on Robert Bellah’s book, “Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life,” as they learn how to overcome obstacles when trying to build community.

The class has come up with numerous fund raising ideas, including a bake sale; learned the difference between a focus on individualism and one on creating community and studied various techniques involving fundraising. The students are also inviting the community to help fund an ark.

If you would like to be part of this project, please send contributions to Dr. Nancy Thomas, English Department, Tusculum College, 60 Shiloh Rd., Greeneville, TN  37745, by the end of October. Checks should be made out to Heifer International. Dr. Thomas noted that grandchildren enjoy learning at Christmas that a flock of chickens or a cow has been donated in their name to the organization.


Tusculum College students in a “Theory and Practice of Citizenship” course taught by English professor Dr. Nancy Thomas are seeking community assistance with a project to fund an “ark” through Heifer International to help a family become more self sufficient.


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Family Weekend – Check out the planned events – October 31 – November 1

Family Weekend – Check out the planned events – October 31 – November 1

Posted on 02 October 2014 by

You can feel the excitement in the air as preparations are underway for our upcoming Family Weekend, set for October 31-November 1! We encourage you to join the excitement and be a special part of this weekend and share in the good time for families and their students as these parents did in years past.


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Tusculum College named to Top Military-Friendly School List

Tusculum College named to Top Military-Friendly School List

Posted on 30 September 2014 by

For the fifth year, Tusculum College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list for 2015. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and dependents and to ensure their academic success.

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

“Through the Yellow Ribbon program the college acknowledges the commitment of those who have served our country by providing them with financial support to complete their education,” said Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody. “With the variety of locations, programs, majors, degrees and scheduling options offered at Tusculum College, we are uniquely suited to serve those whose educational path was interrupted or who are considering beginning or continuing their higher education.”

The Military Friendly Schools list is a key resource in letting military personnel, veterans and their families know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience.

Tusculum College began participating in the Yellow Ribbon program in August 2009. Under the program, the school matches dollars put in by the Veterans Administration so veterans or their spouse or dependents can work toward their advanced degree, as well as qualify for money to help with housing. There are more than 35 students enrolled in Tusculum degree programs who are receiving the Yellow Ribbon benefits.

“Tusculum College is committed to helping military service personnel, U.S. veterans and their families find the right program and format to best suit them in completing their college degree in both our residential and Graduate and Professional Studies programs,” said LeAnn Hughes, vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Tusculum College.

She added, “It is a priority of Tusculum College to provide access to military and their families who are seeking higher education opportunities and to make that access as simple and affordable as possible. We are pleased with the number of military who choose Tusculum College because of the personalized program that helps them every step along the path to graduation.”

The Yellow Ribbon program is applicable towards all Tusculum College degree programs, which include traditional undergraduate programs, as well as the Graduate and Professional Studies programs. Tuition benefits under the program are also available to both full and part-time students.

In addition, Tusculum College has a long standing relationship with the United States Navy through its partnership with the U.S.S. Greeneville submarine. Since its christening, Tusculum College has partnered with the crew members, offering an annual scholarship to crewmen and/or members of their family. To date, three people benefiting from that relationship have become Tusculum College alumni and there are currently three students receiving this scholarship in the residential program.

Additional, Tusculum has a site location at the McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Blount County to serve the needs of students in that area.

Tusculum College has long offered assistance to veterans returning to higher education and Veterans Affairs Coordinator Pat Simons is available to specifically support veterans with their admissions and financial aid questions. For more information on the Yellow Ribbon program or other assistance provided by the college, contact Simons at 423-636-7300423-636-7300.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.


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New meditation garden dedicated at ceremony Tuesday afternoon

New meditation garden dedicated at ceremony Tuesday afternoon

Posted on 23 September 2014 by

A dedication ceremony was held for the meditation garden located at the Honor Program House at Tusculum College on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The garden was a service project of several Tusculum classes, including students in the biology and visual arts programs. The garden was designed not only as a beautiful campus space, but as an ongoing project in support of ASafeHarborHome, an organization that assists domestic abuse victims and homeless with a disability. With the help of Office of Institutional Advancement, the biology class solicited donations to purchase plants and supplies. With each group donation, a plant identification marker will be placed to represent organization or departments/group on campus. Students from the “Service Learning in the Arts” class repaired, cleaned and re-tiled the benches; repainted the bird feeder; and created the stepping stone that is a feature in the garden. Students in service-learning classes taught by Robin Fife have worked with ASafeHarborHome for several years and continue to work the non-profit organization.


The meditation garden was created as a partnership between Tusculum College and ASafeHarborHome.

Lilly Gonzelez and Daniel Velez

The dedication ceremony included a welcome from Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College. Denise Coffey, student intern at ASafeHarborHome, shared what the meditation garden means to her. Dr.Melissa Keller, assistant professor of biology; Aurora Pope, assistant professor of art, and Fife described what their students did as part of the project. Daniel Velez, chief executive officer of ASafeHarborHome, Inc., and his wife, Lilly Gonzalez, expressed their appreciation of the Tusculum students and College community for their work. Velez said it is an example of people working together to meet a common goal to better the lives of others. Tusculum Chaplain Mark Stokes offered a prayer of dedication for the garden. Rev. Ronda Gentry, director of the Center for Civic Advancement, invited those in attendance to explore the garden.


Lowe's of Greeneville provided donations of some of the landscaping elements used in the garden.


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Tusculum announces 2014 Sports Hall of Fame class

Tusculum announces 2014 Sports Hall of Fame class

Posted on 18 September 2014 by

The 2014 Tusculum College Sports Hall of Fame class has been announced and three new members will be inducted next month.  This year’s inductee class includes: Pioneer golf coach Bob Dibble; 2003 All-American football linebacker Craig Pritchett; and 2007 South Atlantic Conference women’s golfer of the year Shannon Palenkas Stone.

The induction ceremonies will take place Saturday, October 18th during the College’s Homecoming weekend festivities.  The ceremony is part of the alumni breakfast, which will be held at the Chalmers Conference Center in the Niswonger Student Commons on the Greeneville campus.

The 2014 induction class will also be honored prior to the homecoming game against Carson-Newman University.


For the past quarter of a century, Bob Dibble has directed the golf fortunes at Tennessee’s oldest college. Dibble, a native of Peoria, Illinois has coached the men’s team for 25 years and started the women’s program in the 1997-1998 season.

His teams have captured seven conference titles and two region championships during his tenure. He guided the TC men’s squad to five consecutive national tournament appearances from 1993-1997. In the women’s inaugural campaign, the Pioneers placed 13th at the NAIA National Tournament.  In all, he has guided the Tusculum golf programs to an amazing 45 team tournament titles during his tenure.

He has been honored by his peers as conference coach of the year on nine occasions during his career, including the 2011-2012 campaign as he was named the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Coach of the Year for a second time (He earned the inaugural SAC Coach of the Year accolade during the 1999-2000 season).  He led that team to a berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament as his team finished third or better in six of its 11 events, including two tournament titles.

He has mentored three All-Americans, 45 All-Conference players, four conference players of the year and three SAC Freshmen of the Year.  He has coached eight players who qualified for NCAA Division II region play, including three-time All-Conference standout Rachel McFarland who advanced to the 2003 NCAA II National Championship where she finished 16th individually.

Dibble’s players have also excelled in the classroom as 24 players have garnered All-America Scholar Athlete recognition, while five of his squads have captured the SAC Team Academic Award. He has also coached five SAC Scholar Athletes of the Year.

Dibble served as head professional at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn. from 1978 to 2000. He turned pro in 1957 and became a Professional Golf Association member in 1964. Dibble also squeezed in a stint serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Dibble served as Midwest PGA President from 1971-73 while living in Missouri and was a club pro in Florida as well. A veteran of the PGA Winter Tour, Dibble has qualified for the PGA National Club Pro Championship on three occasions. Junior golf has been Dibble’s passion for over 20 years. He has built one of the state’s strongest youth programs at Link Hills. Dibble has been honored on four occasions with the Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award. In 1982, he won the Tennessee PGA Horton Smith Award for his contributions to the game of golf.

Dibble played his collegiate golf at Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, Mo. He also attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he lettered on the basketball hardwood for the Kangaroos.

Dibble has been married to his wife Cindy for over 50 years and the couple has three grown children: Sandy, Tim and Chris. His son, Chris, is the head golf professional at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville. The Dibbles are also the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.

CRAIG PRITCHETT (Tusculum, 2003)

From 1999-2003, Craig Pritchett was the epitome of the ideal college student-athlete.  He shined both on the Tusculum football field as well as in the classroom.

In his 43-game career, he recorded 277 tackles, which are the sixth-most all-time and the fourth highest tally by a TC linebacker.  He also amassed 39 tackles for loss, which are sixth in the TC record book, while his five fumbles forced and five fumble recoveries are the third and fifth most ever by a Pioneer, respectively.

The two-time All-South Atlantic Conference selection earned second team honors in 2002 and first team accolades in 2003.  He was a four-time team captain and led the Pioneers to a 31-12 combined record, which is one the most successful four-year periods in program history.  His teams recorded wins over three nationally-ranked opponents, including two times against arch-rival Carson-Newman.

During his 2000 rookie season, he posted 66 tackles, including nine for loss, two sacks and four interceptions, which are tied for the third most in a TC single-season.  He also forced two fumbles, recovered two more and tallied seven passes defended.  For his efforts, he was named the 2000 SAC Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Pritchett recorded 82 tackles in 2001 as the Pioneers posted an 8-2 record and finished the season ranked 21st in NCAA Division II.

In 2002, he finished with 90 tackles, including 17 hits behind the line of scrimmage, which are the third most tackles for loss in school history.

In his 2003 senior campaign, Pritchett made 39 tackles, while leading Tusculum to a 9-2 record, a No. 19 national ranking and the program’s first South Atlantic Conference championship.  He was named to the Daktronics All-Region Team and the All-America team.

In the classroom, Pritchett finished his undergraduate career with a 3.76 cumulative grade point average while majoring in visual arts.  He was named the SAC Football Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2002 and again in 2003.

The two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection was also recognized for his numerous community service endeavors with his selection to the 2003 American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team® and was one of only 11 players from NCAA Division I FCS, NCAA II, NCAA III and the NAIA to be chosen.

In 2003, he was also the recipient of the Tusculum College President’s Award and the Walter T. Dette Spirit Award.

He graduated from Tusculum in 2003 with magna cum laude honors and was a nominee for the Eisenhower Scholar Society.

Pritchett is in his 10th season on the football coaching staff at his prep alma mater Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Georgia.  He has served the last five years as RHS co-defensive coordinator and has guided Ridgeland to playoff appearances in eight of his 10 seasons, including 2012 where his squad advanced to the state championship game.

He is married to the former Susanne Chesney, who is a 2003 Tusculum graduate and they are the parents of a seven-year-old son, Braylon and five-year-old daughter, Chesney.


Shannon Palenkas Stone accounted for one of the best playing careers in the history of the Tusculum women’s golf program.

From 2003-2007, the Maryville, Tenn. native posted a career scoring average of 83.44, which was a school record upon her graduation and is currently the fifth lowest in the Tusculum record book.

She garnered All-South Atlantic Conference honors on three occasions, including two times on the first team.  In her senior campaign, she shot a then-school record 78.28 scoring average, which is the fourth best currently by a Pioneer.  In the 2006-2007 season, she won two individual tournament titles and was named the SAC Player of the Year.

She claimed the 2006 Tusculum Fall Classic crown with her two-day score of 148, which is the sixth-lowest 36-hole score in school history. Included in that tally was a career-best 71 (-1).  She would later cap off her stellar career by winning the 2007 SAC Tournament title.  She is the only women’s golfer in TC history to sweep SAC Player of the Year and SAC Tournament MVP honors in the same season.

The three-time SAC All-Tournament honoree finished in the top-20 on 24 occasions, including 14 times in the top-10 along with six top-5 performances.

At the end of the 2006-2007 academic year, she was named the Tusculum College Female Athlete of the Year, becoming the first women’s golfer to earn the College’s top athletic honor.

She graduated from Tusculum in 2007 with a degree in business administration.  Shannon is a creative service manager with the Pilot Travel Centers Corporation.

Shannon is married to Cody Stone, who was a point guard on the Pioneer men’s basketball team and graduated from Tusculum in 2004.  The Stones live in Maryville, Tennessee and they are the parents of two daughters, Ella and Harper.



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Tusculum to experience an ‘Orange Rush’ Sept. 12-16

Tusculum to experience an ‘Orange Rush’ Sept. 12-16

Posted on 10 September 2014 by

Tusculum will begin experiencing an “Orange Rush” on Friday.

“Orange Rush” is five days of activities to help students enjoy the first Block Break of the 2014-15 academic year as well as serve others and learn valuable life skills.

Friday’s activities include a presentation by “Mentor Guy” and best-selling author Bert Gervais, “Do’s and Don’ts of Professional Attire” fashion show, the kickoffs of the Intramural Cup/Hall Wars competition and Stadium Arcadium, 48 hours of gaming on big screens and multiple platforms.

One Saturday, events include a showcase of Tusculum musical and literary talent in a Coffee House series event at the Perk, the “zombie tag” kickoff, a cookout in the Library Bowl, and a late night pancake breakfast. Student are also encouraged to take part in the Grills Gone Wild BBQ Festival, which is taking place on campus Friday and Saturday. Events include an eating contest, a 5K Glow Run and a street party/costume contest.

On Sunday, there will be a worship service, giant games and a camp out at the upper practice field.

Monday’s events include an etiquette dinner and archery expo and a foam dance party.

Orange Rush concludes on Tuesday with Nettie Service McCormick Service Day activities in the morning, tie-dye and lunch in the Bowl, the intramural and zombie tag championships, a pig roast and academic fair and pool party.

Below is the full schedule of activities.



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Students to serve throughout the community as part of ‘Nettie Day’

Students to serve throughout the community as part of ‘Nettie Day’

Posted on 10 September 2014 by

Tusculum College students scrape the entrance gate at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery to prepare it for repainting during last year's Nettie Day.

Tusculum students will be found throughout the community on Tuesday, Sept. 16, continuing one of the longest held traditions for the College.

Students will be taking part in Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day, also known as “Nettie Day.”  Participation in “Nettie Day”  is required for all new students as part of the Tusculum Experience course, and upperclassmen from various student organizations also take part.

The service projects for the students in the past have varied  from painting playground equipment for a local school to  grilling and serving lunch at a senior-citizen apartment complex to building a bridge for a dog walk at the local human society.

“Nettie 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 donors to the Northeast Tennessee school.

Nettie McCormick is recognized as the college’s first benefactor, a term that denotes a donor whose cumulative gifts total at least $1 million to the college. Nettie McCormick funded the 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 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, Nettie Day is also part of “Orange Rush” week on campus. Activities planned ranged from career preparation sessions to intrumaral/hall war competitions  to an academic fair to live entertainment.


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Next Pioneer Pete Tailgate Party to be Saturday, Sept. 20

Next Pioneer Pete Tailgate Party to be Saturday, Sept. 20

Posted on 10 September 2014 by

The National Guard tent at the Sept. 4 tailgate was popular as people of all ages, especially Tusculum students, were drawn to try the punching bag game that measures speed and force

A Pioneer Pete Tailgate Party featuring music, games, food and activities for all ages will precede to each Tusculum football game this year.

Designed as an event for Tusculum students and the community, the Pioneer Pete Tailgate Party began last year and has grown this year.

The tailgate includes games, inflatables, face painting, special displays and other activities.  A tailgate also means food and there will be concessions from local vendors.

There is no charge for any of the tailgate activities except for food and a ticket to the game. The tailgates begin about two and a half hours prior to kickoff.

The Pioneer football team was victorious in its home opener against the College of Faith, setting two NCAA defensive records and tying another.

The remaining home games are on Sept. 20, Oct. 11,(Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and Nov. 6.

Tusculum hosts North Greenville at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, as the Pioneers will be celebrating Local Heroes Night and Take-A-Kid the Game Night at Pioneer Field.  Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free.  It will also be Youth Football Night as all players of the Boys & Girls Club, Greene County YMCA Flag Football League, and the Greeneville/Greene County Youth Football Association will  be admitted free.  All youth players are asked to wear their game t-shirt or game jersey to gain free admittance. (All youth must have adult supervision).  All youth football players will lead the Tusculum team out onto the field prior to kickoff.

The Tusculum Baseball Team ran one concession stand as a fundraiser during the first tailgate. Local favorites Creamy Cup and Auntie Ruth were also on hand with delicious ice cream, donuts and soft pretzels.

As Local Heroes Night, the College is inviting all law enforcement, fire and emergency medical professionals and members of the Armed Forces to attend the Sept. 20  game free of charge. Members of the aforementioned agencies may either present their ID badge or be in uniform for free admission to the game. The ID badge admits the public servant and one (1) guest.

Tusculum hosts South Atlantic Conference foe Newberry College at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, for Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Local Church Day.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as the Pioneers and their fans will be donning pink and will be raising funds and awareness in the battle against breast cancer.  Tusculum will also be recognizing and honoring churches in the community as the Pioneers take on the Wolves at 2:30 p.m.

The Pioneers will take on arch-rival Carson-Newman on Saturday, Oct. 18. for Homecoming 2014 as the game is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.  Be there for all the pageantry and tradition of homecoming weekend with the parade, alumni reunions and the homecoming court.  It is also Sports Hall of Fame weekend as members of the 2014 induction class will be honored.


Carson Peters, a 10-year-old fiddler who has been on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Grand Ole Opry, performed during the first tailgate.

Tusculum hosts 2013 NCAA Playoff participant UNC Pembroke at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, for Senior Day.  The Pioneers will honor its senior members of the football team as well as the senior members of the cheerleading squad and the Pioneer Marching Band prior to kickoff.  It is also Family Weekend on the Greeneville campus.

The Pioneers conclude their season at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 against conference foe Brevard.  There will be a fireworks display following the game.





The inflatable slide is a favorite with youngsters and college students.


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Free medical care to be available during RAM health clinic Nov. 8 and 9 at Tusculum

Free medical care to be available during RAM health clinic Nov. 8 and 9 at Tusculum

Posted on 10 September 2014 by

Tusculum College will be the host for a Remote Area Medical (RAM) free health-care clinic on November 8 and 9.

RAM is a Knoxville-based organization providing free medical care for the uninsured and underinsured. The RAM organization recruits skilled professionals and students in the medical, dental and optometry fields to provide care to hundreds of people.

During the two-day, weekend clinics, commonly called expeditions, RAM provides basic medical services, dental work and optometry services and glasses on-site free that day.

On both days, parking will be available on campus. The doors open at 6 a.m.

RAM, founded by adventurer Stan Brock in 1985, is dedicated to providing medical and veterinary access in rural and remote areas to anyone who needs it, both domestically and abroad.

For more information, visit RAM’s at



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Two Events Set for September at the Doak House

Two Events Set for September at the Doak House

Posted on 08 September 2014 by

Join staff and volunteers at the Doak House Museum on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Fall Fun Day. The museum is hosting this family-friendly event featuring make-and-take learning stations, live animals, living history and more.

There will be art demonstrations, costumed historic interpreters, a dance performance, a booth sponsored by Hands On! Museum and several interactive learning stations. There is no charge to attend the event; donations will be accepted for make-and-take activities.

Later in September, the museum will host a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic for all who have given their time to the museum in the past and those who would like to volunteer in the future. The picnic will be Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided and RSVPs are requested.

For more information about either event or to RSVP to the picnic invitation, contact the museum’s Facebook page, call 423-636-8554423-636-8554 or email


Children learn how to write with a quill pen at the Doak House Museum.



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