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New student orientation begins on Friday

New student orientation begins on Friday

Posted on 11 August 2014 by

The newest Pioneers will arrive on campus Friday to move into their residence halls and to begin Orientation 2014.

Tusculum welcomes its new students through orientation, and it is an opportunity for new students to get to know Tusculum and one another. Orientation will begin Friday, Aug. 15 and conclude on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Full of information and fun activities, orientation assists new students in adjusting to life  on campus, informs them about the College’s primary academic opportunities and introduces them to a wide range of student support services.

Check out the full schedule.



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Questions?  Learn who to contact on campus

Questions? Learn who to contact on campus

Posted on 11 August 2014 by

“My roommate is impossible. I can’t stand to be in my room.” “I just don’t understand math and definitely not what we are studying in College Algebra.” “My ID card stopped working and I don’t know what to do.”

Hopefully, these are words that you won’t hear from your student in the coming weeks. However, if you do,  there are people on campus to help your student with any difficulty they may be facing. Tusculum encourages parents to listen to their students’ concerns and then advise them in who they should contact on campus in resolving their issues, whether it be resolving a conflict with a roommate, finding academic tutoring or obtaining assistance when they are ill. Encourage your student to try to resolve the issue on his or her own, an important step in developing independence, offering them suggestions of whom to contact on campus.

Below is a listing of various topics and whom should be contacted about those topics:

- Academic advising. For questions regarding declaring majors or changing majors, please contact the Director of Academic Advising in Room 121 of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building. The Director of Academic Advising can also answer questions about academic requirements. Advisers are assigned as a student enters Tusculum. Students who are undecided as majors are assigned to general advisers until they decide which major to pursue, when they are assigned an adviser in that discipline.

- Accessibility for students with disabilities. Students who may need accommodations for disabilities, should contact the Academic Resource Center Counselors on the first floor of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building.

- Arts and Lectures requirement – the Director of Academic Advising. Please see academic advising above.

- Athletics. Any issues with the College’s varsity sports should be address to the Athletic Director in Rankin Hall. Any issues with an intramural sport should be brought to the attention of the Office of Student Affairs in Niswonger Commons.

- Automobile registration. All students should have the cars they are driving on campus registered. Contact the Director of Campus Safety on the main level of the Niswonger Commons about car registration or parking questions.

- Bills and payments issues, including deferred payments. Please contact the Business Office on the first floor of McCormick Hall.

- Campus activities and club and organization information. For campus activities, please call the Student Life Coordinator for Campus Activities, whose office is in the Pioneer Gym. Club and organization questions should be directed to the Associate Dean of Students on the main level of the Niswonger Commons.

- Computer services. For computer issues, students should contact the Computer Help Desk Assistant, located on the top level of the Niswonger Commons.

- Personal counseling. For help with interpersonal issues, please contact the Campus Counselor in the Health and Wellness Center on the lower level of the Niswonger Commons.

- Financial aid. For assistance with financial aid, please contact the Director of Financial Aid in Virginia Hall on the second floor.

- Food services. For questions about dining options or concerns, please contact the Campus Dining Manger in the Niswonger Commons cafeteria.

- Grade appeals. Tusculum has a process, outlined in the College catalog, for making grading appeals. The first person to contact is the instructor for the course.

- Hometown news. If you have questions about getting news about your student in the local newspaper, please call the Office of College Communication at 423.636.7304. The office sends releases about academic honors and other student achievement and activities to hometown newspapers.

- ID cards. If a student loses a card or the magnetic strip on the back stops working, please contact the Student Life Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Affairs on the main level of the Niswonger Commons.

- International student services. Please contact the Director of Academic Advising.

- Instructor/quality of instruction issues. The Academic Chair over that program should be contacted. Call the campus operator for contact information regarding the appropriate chair.

- Parking citation appeal. Appeals for parking tickets should be made to the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs. The Motor Vehicle Operations Guide provides information about this process and can be found online under the “documents” menu on the Student Affairs Webpage.

- Paychecks. While students pick up paychecks in the Business Office, any issues regarding them need to be directed to the Director of Financial Aid in Virginia Hall.

- Physical illness or injury. Students who are ill or who have an injury may see the campus nurse in the Health and Wellness Center on the lower level of the Niswonger Commons. For an emergency or need for care at night, contact 911, the Office of Campus Safety or Student Affairs personnel.

- Roommate, residence hall issues. The Office of Student Affairs should be contacted for any issues regarding roommates, room assignments, switching rooms, etc.

- Transfer credit. Any questions or issues with transfer credit should be addressed by the Registrar’s Office on the ground level of Virginia Hall.

For issues not listed here, please contact the Dean of Students. A listing of issues and personnel and contact information can be found in the Student Handbook, which is provided online on the Student Affairs page.



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Andy Stoll’s travel adventure presentation to kick-off annual series

Andy Stoll’s travel adventure presentation to kick-off annual series

Posted on 11 August 2014 by

Andy Stoll

A presentation by Andy Stoll on Monday, Aug. 25, about his 40-country journey of self-discovery is the first event in the 2014-15 Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series at Tusculum College.

The performance and lecture series is a program of Tusculum College Arts Outreach and will feature 14 events throughout the academic year. Acts, Arts, Academic is supported by the late Dr. Sam Miller in memory of his wife Agnes Ault Miller, Arts Outreach, Hearts for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Andy Stoll’s presentation, “How (and Why) to Travel Around the World” will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum campus. The cost is $6 per person.

After finishing college, Stoll set off on a four-year, 40-country trip in search of experiences far off the beaten path in order to get a better understanding of how the world works. During his travels, he handed out micro-loans in China, played a 19th century British soldier in a Bollywood movie, worked in a dress factory in Bangkok for 60 cents an hour, lived in a mud hut village in Zambia and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with 10 Tanzanian street kids.

Stoll’s presentation is much more than a travel slideshow. It is an insightful, inspiring, entertaining and often hilarious look at what it takes to find one’s place in the world and achieve one’s dreams.

The schedule for the remainder of the 2014-15 academic year includes:

“Birding in Northeast Tennessee: Quite an Earful,” a presentation by Don Miller, will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Behan Arena Theatre (lower level side entrance of the Annie Hogan Byrd building). The cost is $6 per person.

Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of “The Addams Family” musical comedy will be Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 20-23. All performances will be at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium except the Sunday shows, which will be at 2 p.m.

The Tusculum College Band Christmas Concert will be Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. There is free admission to the concert

The holiday events continue with Tusculum College Community Chorus’ annual Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. This year’s performance, which is free and open to the public, will be “Gaudete! A Christmas Concert.”

Central Ballet Theatre returns to the stage in January with “Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. All the performances will be in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

“Lincoln at Gettysburg” with Chris Small of the Lincoln Project will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Behan Arena Theatre. The cost is $6 per person.

“Kaleidoscope of Indian Classical Dance,” featuring Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak classical dance, will be 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

The Tusculum College Band Winter Concert will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. Admission is free.

Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of the musical comedy, “How to Eat Like a Child,” will be 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and March 5-7 in the Behan Arena Theatre. Sunday matinees will be presented at 2 p.m. on March 1 and 8.

“Back on Broadway,” dazzling production numbers performed by the next generation of Broadway stars, will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

“5 x 10,” five 10-minute plays by Tusculum students under the direction of English professor Wayne Thomas, will be presented at 7 p.m. on April 17-18 and 24-25 with Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 19 and 26. Admission for the plays, to be presented in the Behan Arena Theatre, is $6 per person.

The Tusculum College Band Spring Concert will be Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The series will conclude with the Tusculum College Community Chorus Spring Concert on Monday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. Admission is free.

Unless otherwise noted, admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 years of age and older) and $5 for children 12 and under.

For more information on these events, please contact Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620 or visit its website at


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Make reservations today to attend Tusculum College Night at the Astros

Make reservations today to attend Tusculum College Night at the Astros

Posted on 11 August 2014 by

The Astros will be taking on the Bluefield Blue Jays at 7 p.m. in Appalachian Minor League conference play. The Astros will have a special promotion that night – fans arriving early will receive a free Greeneville Astros stadium blanket as they enter the gates.



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Tusculum to host “Grills Gone Wild” barbecue contest and festival

Tusculum to host “Grills Gone Wild” barbecue contest and festival

Posted on 07 August 2014 by

Going for the hardwood smoked, tasty goodness prize, those who think they know barbecue will be on the Tusculum College campus in September for the first-ever Grills Gone Wild barbecue cook-off and festival.

The event is scheduled for September 12-13 on the Tusculum College campus. The Grills Gone Wild Barbecue Festival is organized by the Inferno Group of Harrogate, Tenn., and will feature top-flight barbecue masters competing for the $5,000 competition prize.

This is the first year for the event, and organizers hope to draw people from around the region to participate and attend the festivities. The event has previously been held in London, Ky.

Grills Gone Wild is a family-friendly event, which will include a barbecue cook-off, a car show, a 5K fundraiser run and many other activities. The event will be held in front of Pioneer Park.

The public is cautioned that professional barbecuers will not be offering samples of their barbecue, but there will be food vendors available during the Festival.

On Saturday, the car show begins at 2 p.m. and will include awards for Best of Show, Best Engine, People’s Choice and many others.  The “Run in Glow Motion” 5k Run/Walk begins at 8 p.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m.  A post-race party will be held at 9:30 p.m. Registration for the race includes a gift bag with t-shirt, glow glasses and various glow products.

Other weekend activities include vendors, inflatable attractions for children, live music and a cornhole tournament.

This is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event, where the teams will prepare their best ribs, chicken, beef brisket and pork.

Grills Gone Wild activities will be tied in to Orange Rush weekend on campus, a series of events on the Tusculum campus to encourage engagement among new students joining Tusculum as freshmen or as transfer students.

“We are very excited to blend the events of this festival with those set for Orange Rush Weekend,” said Dr.  Lisa Johnson, interim vice president for Academic Affairs. Encouraging our students to become part of the community is a big part of what the Orange Rush Weekend wants to achieve.”

For more information on the event, contact David Martin, director of facilities at Tusculum College at 423.636.7300.


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‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’ set for Monday, Aug. 25

‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’ set for Monday, Aug. 25

Posted on 15 July 2014 by

Alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff members are all invited to enjoy an evening at the ball park Monday, Aug. 25, “Tusculum College Night at the Astros.”

Each Tusculum alumnus,  parent, faculty member and staff member to RSVP will receive free tickets to the Greeneville Astros baseball game that night at Pioneer Park on campus (limit two per family). Additional tickets will be available at a discounted rate, $4 per person. Admission for Tusculum students is $1 with a student ID.

The Astros will be taking on the Bluefield Blue Jays at 7 p.m. in Appalachian Minor League conference play. The Astros will have a special promotion that night – fans arriving early will receive a free Greeneville Astros stadium blanket as they enter the gates.

Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 18, by calling 423-636-7303 or emailing


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2014 spring semester Dean’s List announced

2014 spring semester Dean’s List announced

Posted on 09 July 2014 by

The Tusculum College academic honors lists have been announced for the spring 2014 semester.

Tusculum College students are recognized for their academic achievement through three academic honors lists.

The Dean’s List includes full-time students who have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher during a semester.

The President’s List includes those students who have earned a 4.0 grade point average during the semester. These students are also included on the Dean’s List.

The Charles Oliver Gray Scholars List recognizes students who have been named to the Dean’s List for two or more consecutive semesters.

Below are the listings for the the spring 2014 Dean’s List for the Residential (traditional) program and the Graduate and Professional Studies program for working adults. Students named to the President’s List are denoted with an *. Those who are listed on the Charles Oliver Gray Scholars List are noted with a +.

Spring 2014 Residential Program Dean’s List

James Lee Abbott+

Corrine Amelia Absher

Cynthia Paige Adkins+

Irim D. Aiken

Brian J. Alexander+

Andrea Jane Amettis

Benjamin A. Arnold+

Cheyene Leigh Arnold*+

Robert Britton Arrowood*+

Grace Ann Rose Arthur+

Nicole C. Arthur+

Juan Avendano Granda+

Sarah Ann Baker*+

Angela Nicole Ball

Toni Lyn Bates+

Elizabeth Ashley Bell

Patrick Allen Benson

Hannah Marie Berling+

Maggie Leigh Bernabei+

Emily Rae Bernin

Paige Nicole Bible

Thomas James Bitner+

Deaundra Pauline Bowker+

Andrew Tyler Bown*

Cheyenne Renee Bray

Katelyn Marie Brennan*+

Ashley Caroline Brooks

Kim Caroline Brown+

Alison Mae Buck+

Paige Buirch

Blakeley E. Burleson

Christopher Diquone Burns+

Justin Burnworth+

Lindsay Ann Butler

Ryan James Byars*+

Zachery Allen Carlson+

Callie S. Casteel*

Katharine Marie Chadwick

Mitchell Frank Lewis Chapman

Warren Henry Cheney

Sarah M. Clabo*+

Elizabeth Gail Coberly+

Denise Nicole Coffey+

Aisha Noelle Collins

John Zach Conlon+

Cynthia J Conte

David W. Cooper*+

Jacob William Countiss+

Tripper Denby Crisson+

Alec Cunningham+

Jarrod Daniel Cupp

Ricardo Alexandre Rodr Da Silva+

Eliza Lucille Davis+

Samuel George Davis*+

Derrian Danielle Debusk*

Kyle Joseph Dickson

Ashleigh Rose Dorrbecker+

Samantha M Durham+

Samantha Elizabeth Eldridge

Madilyn Joyce Elliott+

Joseph Elphingstone+

Brandon Joshua Evans

David Hamilton Fernandes

Hettige Joseph Michael Ruksha Fernando*+

Lia Theresa Fiore+

Lindsay Nicole Firster+

Thomas Codie Fleming+

Nicholas Larry Forsberg+

Kelsey Lynae Freeman+

Jennifer Michelle Frost+

Kaela MacKenzie Gardner+

Rachel Eileen Garnett*+

Zachary Joel Gass+

Sean Michael Gilbane

Megan Niquole Gililland

Kayla Leigh Gillispie+

Elizabeth Dawn Gray

Ashley Danielle Gregg*+

Amanda Marie Grempel+

Courtney Danielle Hackney+

Brock Daniel Hakalmazian

Carolee F Hale

Allison Marie Hall+

Macey Leann Hance+

Addie M. Hancock+

Edward Oliver Moore Hancock+

Paris Tanashia Hardnett

Shaquita Renee Harris*+

Tamara Denee Harris*+

Michala Katherine Hash+

Megan K Hasse*+

Mamie Britt Hassell+

Victoria Emily Hayes+

Logan Michael Haynes

James Owen Hensley+

Kristin Marie Hensley

Rachael Bethany Hensley

Dameon Franz Herring+

James Cameron High

Victoria Lael Hill+

Mindy Lee Hirsch

Carol Elaine Hogan

Zoe Elizabeth Holcomb+

Sarah Elizabeth Holly*+

Jacenta Chyeata Holtsclaw+

Kelly M. Horrell

Sara Chesnee Howard

Courtney Lynn Hutcherson

Katherine Grace Hutchinson+

Courtney Nicole Hux

William A. Jennings

Tyler Lynn Jinks

Jeffrey Tyler Johnson*

Martin Dan Jorgensen*+

Devon Aliva Justice+

Kristen C. Kelley+

Staci Nicole Knipp*+

Katheryn Michelle Kolodi

Alixandria Kruel

Pablo Laguna+

John Landers*+

Dustin Benjamin Lane

Kristen N. Lane*

Zachary Aaron Lane+

Bailey Nicole Lawson

Calley B. Lawson*+

Guillermo Lazcano Carrera

Lindsey Danielle Lewis+

Irene Inez Librado

Isiah Maurice Lyman

Yared W. Mamo

Miriah Elizabeth Martin*+

Chelsea Rene Masters

Russell Neal Matthews+

Melissa Raye Mauceri

Kelli Lynn McCalla+

Kristen Renee McMillion+

Craig R. Mills

Erin Ashley Mills*

James Curtis Moneyhun+

AAliyah Jada Montgomery+

Amy Leigh Morford+

Matthew James Moyer

McKayla Grace Myers*+

Jonathan Michael Nash*+

Amy Michelle Neltner+

Jacob Amiel Norris+

Dakota Lee Norton

Jonathan Ryan Norton

Hilary Grace Ann Nowatzki

Cierra R. Ockstadt+

Theodore C. Oing*+

Victor Olin+

Matthew Alan Olson+

Erin Christian Osborne+

Jordan Lynn Ottinger*+

Georgia Paturalski

Carly Jeanette Payne

Shaveen Perera+

Monica F. Perez

Jalesa Janae Perkins

John Perrucci+

Matthew Ralph Pierce*+

Roberto Pimentel+

Nicolas Planchard+

Leah Katelyn Powell

Bailee Lynn Price*+

Alisha Jean Pugh

Erica K. Ramsey+

Bryan Alonzo Ransom

Leif B. Ratliff*+

Tiffany L. Rednour*+

Chelsey Brooke Reed+

Jenna Marie Restivo

Leneice L. Rice+

Allyson Kathleen Rines+

Jeffrey Daniel Roberts

Jennifer P. Rossiter*+

Jamie L. Rossman*+

Ashley Nicole Sarmiento*+

Norman Cody Sauceman+

Jeffery Donovan Scott+

Michael Douglas Scott

Leon Seiz+

Tynan L. Shadle+

John-Austin Shepard

Roxanne Inez Shepard

Emily Grace Shipsey+

Zachary S. Shirah+

Melanie Renee Sigman

Jessyca Regina Simerly+

William James Sivyer

Christopher John Smith+

Garland Taylor Smith

John James Paul Smith+

Paige Nicole Sneed+

Gregg Aze Southerland

Perry Akeem Sparks

Jonathan Spicher*+

Danae K. Stauffer*

Kaytlin N. Stroinski+

Shannele Marjorie Sunderland

Meagan Elizabeth Talley*

Darian Dale Tipton+

Britney Nicole Turner+

Stephanie Marie Turner

Kassandra Marie Voelker+

Samantha Jean Vogt+

Rebekah Grace Voiles


Hung Jeremy Wagner

Alexandria Robin-Jean Walker+

Brooke Ellen Wallin

Courtney Lynn Ward

Jason Isaiah Ware

Nicholas Alexander Wasylyk*+

Emily Christine Waters+

Christopher Glenn Weems+

Victoria Kailand Weiss

Angel E. West+

Carly Leeanne White*+

Dorothy Shynese Whitener

Brad Michael Wight

Andrea Len Wilcox+

Ona Elisha Lynn Wilder+

Donna Nicole Wilkerson

Marissa J. Williams*+

Zachary James Williams+

Dawn Marie Winchester

Destini Shea Wingerter*+

Lukas Eiko Winkelmann+

Erica Denise Worrell+

Morgan Nicholas Wright

Rebecca Sue Wynne+

Dakota Lee Younce

Jeffery Tyler Yount


Spring 2014 GPS Dean’s List

Margot Elizabeth Abbott*+

Janet De la Caridad Acosta*+

Natalia Acosta+

Brett Michael Adams+

Scott Eugene Adams

Melissa Ann Alsip*+

Lisa Nachelle Anderson+

Robert Alexander Anderson

Kellie Marie Armstrong+

Rena Belle Arwood+

Michelle M. Autry+

Steven Leighton Ayers+

Tori Nicole Bacon

Jaime Nicole Bagwell

Ashley Diane Barger+

Melissa Anne Batson*+

Candace Angelique Baxter

Christine M Bealer+

Morgan Leschae Beckler+

Gregory Dale Belcher+

Brittney Sue Bellars+

Shelly Louise Biddinger+

Adam James Bishop

Danielle Nichole Bishop

Aretha Paige Blizzard+

Matthew David Bosse

William Scott Bowman

Fredrick Eugene Brabson+

Jennifer LeeAnn Brackett

Carrie Bradley+

Mindy Dawn Bradley

Kathryn Elizabeth Branam+

Ashton Brannon*+

David M Breeden+

Stephanie Michelle Brennan+

Crystal Dawn Brewer

Nykaya Lea Britton+

James Derek Brock*+

Terry Dean Brooks+

Charles A. Brown

David Bryan Brown

Jennifer Jeanne Broyles

Joshua Adam Broyles

Megan D. Bruce

Victoria Jacqueline Bryant+

Keith Chrisopher Buch

Seth Jay Bull

Lara Gail Burchfield*+

Peggy Jill Burgner*+

Samuel Lee Burke*+

Linda Gail Burton+

Judith Cahansa Butler

Barbara Michelle Buxton

Carrie Chae Cagle+

Jeffrey David Campbell*+

Misty Davis Campbell+

Dustin Michael Cansler*+

Emily Beth Carroll+

Felicia Waynette Carter*

Heather Lynn Carty+

Ashley Carver+

Sarah Marie Cedillo+

Erika Marie Chamberlin*+

Yvonne Sue Champlin+

Nathaniel Ross Chandler

Brent Eugene Chapman*+

Cynthia Michelle Chesney

Floyd Alden Cheyne+

Seongja Song Chung

Adam Wayne Clair+

Charlene Susie Clark

Morgan Gail Clark*

Katie Lee Clendenen+

Casey Lynnice Cline*

Candace Lee Cody+

Nathan Dale Coffman

Mandy Lachelle Colburn+

Linda Darlene Coleman*+

Kody Elizabeth Collingsworth*+

Hannah Sidney-Nicole Collins

Paula Renee Conley

Mary Beth Connard

Angela Nicole Conner

Jennifer Ann Conner

Kimberly Michelle Cook

Sarah Allison Cookenour

Amber Lawson Cooper+

Mark Houston Copas

Heather Natasha Cope

Tresa Rae Cowell+

David Michael Cox+

Lacci Nicole Cox+

Michael Adam Cox+

Olivia Cox

Stephanie Lynn Cox+

Tara A. Cox+

Timothy Scott Croft*+

Charlene Artemisa Crosby

Casey Renea Cummings*+

Susan Kaye Cutshall+

Kristen Marie Dalton+

Lindsey Nicole Daniels+

Angela Ruth Daniels-Taylor

Jamie Davenport+

Heather D. Davis+

Kelly Frances Davis+

Kayla Gabrielle Dearstone

Jamie Elizabeth Depriest+

Joy Sabrina Devault

Logan James Disney

Athena Dison

Kelsey Danielle Dockery+

Sara Len Douglas

Jessica L. Drinnon+

Stanley Edward Drozdowski+

Carolyn Sue Dudek*+

Amber Christine Duke*+

Brittney D. Dye

Matthew Shane Dyer+

Emily Rebekah Elkins*+

Melissa Jeannette Emerson

Robert Patrick Espinoza

Stormi Heather Estep+

Donna Carol Ewing+

Maria Rose Farnham+

Lisa Josephine Feezell+

Kristoffer Mykell Fernandez

Hayley Elizabeth Fields+

Brian Wayne Fletcher

Elizabeth Jean Fletcher

Nichole Marleah Fletcher

April Suzanne Floyd+

Logan Brian Foust

Rachael Beth Foust+

Gary Allen Fryman

Daniel John Gagnon

Marty Beth Gamble*+

Katrina Melissa Garcia*

Angela Gibby*

Haley Lynn Glandon+

David Allen Glasscock+

Tiffany Marie Golden*

Joel Gosnell

Mendy Lynn Goss+

Trisha Lear Gossett*+

Tyler J Govert+

Michael Anthony Graves

Jill Annette Grayson*

Heather Elaine Greene+

Kristy Gail Greene+

Emily Greenier+

Christian Grumbach+

Debra A. Hall+

Jeremy Allen Hall

Michael Harry Hall*+

Christie Lynn Hamlet*

Laurie Denise Hannah+

Matthew Joseph Harrell

Ronda Kay Harrell+

Cecil Leroy Hartline+

Karen Jane Hatfield+

Jonathan Hayes

Lindsey Brooke Hayes*+

Valerie Leeann Heater*+

Eric Lee Henderson

Todd Raymond Henrich+

David Lynn Hensley

Robin H. Herbert+

Brent Aaron Hickman

Ruth Ann Hickman*

Richard Tyler Hill+

Timothy Andrew Hill*+

Amy Darlene Hinkle

Eric Lynn Hinkle

Emily Nicole Hodge

Traci Leann Hodges+

Maggie Danielle Holbert+

Zachary Hunter Holcombe+

Steven Chadwick Holder+

Tim Holseberg+

Michelle Leigh Hoskins-Slaven

Marvin Shane House

Joseph Timothy Houser+

Rachael Jeanette Howerton*+

Ryan Wesley Hudson*

Matthew James Hughes+

Lori A. Hull*+

Adam Darren Hunley+

Steven Jerry Hutson*+

Jason Michael Hykle+

Chanc Milton Jackson+

Charlotte Nicole Jackson+

Bertrane Jarvis Jennings

Kendra Danielle Jennings*+

Barbara Ann Johnson+

Eric Barton Johnson*+

Kiana Raelene Johnson

Matthew Jerry Johnson

Sarah Lynn Johnson*+

Tammy Renee Johnson+

Valerie Marie Johnson+

Frankie Kay Jones+

Jessica Briann Jones

Shawna Jones

Tammy Louise Jones*+

Will Garrett Jones+

Wesley Justice

Kerri A. Keaton+

Melissa Sue Kelley

Steven James Kelley+

Chad Cantrell Kennedy

Sarah Kenny+

Renee Eileen Khan+

William Thomas Kidwell+

Brandon Michael King

Kevin King

Toni Michelle Kingery+

Frankie Lorine Kington

Thomas Robert Kosidowski

Christie Deanna Lamb

Tatum Elizabeth Lambert

April Michelle Lane

Daniel Quentin Lane+

Jennifer Lane+

Kandi M. Lantz+

Melissa June Lanzafame

Jason Ledford+

Gera Michele Lee+

Stephanie Nicole Lee+

Margaret Lynn Lemasters+

Tracy Marie Leonard+

Gordon Anthony Lewis+

Dale Allen Linkous+

Tokena Decia Love

Yancey Britte Lynch*+

Amy Patrice Lyon

Jennifer Anne Mann*+

Ashley Nicole Marshall+

Whitney Brianna Marshall+

David Carson Mays+

Brandi Michelle McAmis

Kevin Ray McAmis

Chaunquita Lanee McCallie

Sam McClanahan*

Ryan Pete McCord*+

Josette McGaha*

Kerrie Anne McGaha

Sven McGaha

Nanette Louise McLain

Tara Mary McMurtury

Garrett Meek+

Rebecca Lashea Melton

Dana Ruth Mihovch+

Denna Lee Miller

Erica Miller+

Jessica Mitchell

Joseph Christopher Moffitt*+

Tia Moua+

Steven Donald Mull+

Tyler Pittman Neal

John Timothy Nelson+

Jody Lynn Nix+

Ryan Clifford Ogle*+

Tiffany Nichole Ogle+

Tracy Michelle Olson

Orvil Johnathan Ownby

Joel Ray Paden

Laurence James Palais+

Anthony Neal Palmer+

Ashley Dawn Palmer+

Marisa Austin Parkes

Courtney Campbell Parton*

Tever Louise Parton

Derrick Patterson

Frances Melissa Patterson+

Tonya Renae Patterson

Ashley Ann Paulson+

Christina Louise Paxton+

Courtney Leann Payne*+

Christopher Wayne Penley*+

Perna Lou Perkins+

David Jackson Perryman

Randall Steven Pettiford+

Patricia Ann Polfus+

Tommy Lee Price*+

Nancy Denise Proske*+

Marissa Lynne Pullins+

Janet Louise Purcell

Jill Elizabeth Purkey

Amber Brooke Pyle+

Roe B Rainey+

Brenden Andrew Rapp

Jessica Leigh Raxter*+

Jennifer Renee Reaves+

Justin Mark Reaves

April Danielle Renner+

Abby Caitlin Reynolds

Jeanna Edington Reynolds+

Kendra Irene Rickard+

Brandi Lea Ricker

Tammy Annette Ricker*+

Joy Daniele Riddle*

Andrea Lee Ridley

Ashley Brooke Roberts

Brian Wayne Roberts

Mark Timothy Roberts+

Sharon S. Roberts

Stephanie Wave Robinson

April Danielle Rodriguez+

Heather Juette Rollins

Regina Sue Rose+

Skyler E. Ross

Barbara Lynn Rowntree*+

Evan Joseph Rudd*+

Jessica Lynne Ruppel

Jessica Andrea Russell

Rodney Lynn Russell*

Trena R Russell

Brittany Michelle Sain

Maria Antonia Salami Tobuasiche+

Roger Grant Sams

Heather Michelle Sanders

Regina Starr Sandidge+

Joseph Christian Satterfield+

Audrey Lynn Sauls

Steven Douglas Scott*+

Jessica Nicole Seals+

Chad William Seay

Justin Grant Sewell+

Deborah Rolen Sharp*+

William Robert Sharp+

Deanna Dolores Sheffey+

Stephen Grant Sherrod*+

Mandi Suzanne Shropshire

Brandon Loyd Sizemore*+

Megan Nicole Slack

Amanda Nordman Smith+

David Grant Smith+

Johnny Max Smith*+

Joshua Cori Smith*+

Michael Jason Smith

Monica L Smith*+

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Student athletes reap conference, All-American honors

Student athletes reap conference, All-American honors

Posted on 09 July 2014 by

Tusculum College student-athletes continue to make news as conference and All-American honors have been announced this summer.

Ashley Sarmiento was named the 2014 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Presidents Award recipient. David Cooper and Lukas Winkelmann were named to Capitol One Academic All-Americans and Sara Howard, Calley Lawson and Alec Cunningham have been named to the 2013-2014 Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American Scholar Team.

Ninety-nine student athletes at Tusculum were named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


Sarmiento honored

Ashley Sarmiento

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.

Sarmiento, a native of Dayton, Ohio, earns this award in back-to-back seasons, marking the ninth time that a SAC student-athlete has garnered this recognition on two occasions.  She joins Tusculum two-time winners Jarrell NeSmith (Football 2008-09, 2009-10) and Taylor Rakes (Baseball: 2011-12, 2012-13). This also marks the sixth straight year and seventh of the last eight that a Tusculum student-athlete has garnered SAC Presidents Award honors.  Tusculum’s nine total SAC Presidents Award winners are the second most by one school.

Sarmiento graduated magna cum laude this past May with a 3.92 GPA in mathematics and math education. She was honored with the Tusculum College President’s Award, which is the college’s top student honor in addition to being named to the SAC Commissioner’s honor roll for a fourth consecutive year.  The two time SAC Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and made the Dean’s and President’s Lists during her entire career at Tusculum.

On the court, the setter and team captain guided Tusculum to a 21-11 overall record, a second-place finish in the league and her fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Sarmiento ended her career second all-time in assists (3,849) at Tusculum and eighth in digs (1,154) and is the only player in school history to end her career with 3,000 assists and 1,000 digs.

An active member of the Greeneville community, Sarmiento has served with groups that include Nettie Day of Service, Ride for Life, St. Charles Church, Phoenix Rising volleyball camp, Greeneville Humane Society and “The Point” Christian group. On campus, she has had roles as an elementary school mentor, a leader with service learning classes, and as a member of the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s leadership team – including a term as president.


All-American honors

All-American honors for five Tusculum student-athletes were announced in June.

David Cooper

David Cooper was named to the 2013-14 Capital One Division II Academic All-America® Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field first team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He garners Academic All-America® honors in consecutive seasons, earning second team distinction last year.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. 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.

Cooper, a native of Greeneville, Tennessee, boasts a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average while majoring in biology. The Chuckey-Doak High School graduate is a three-time member of the Tusculum Dean’s List, Tusculum President’s List and the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.  He is also a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society and the Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.  He is a two-time winner of the Tusculum Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award and was the 2011-12 recipient of the Tusculum Freshman of the Year Academic Award. On the course, Cooper is a two-time All-SAC selection, earning first team honors in 2012 and finished eighth at this year’s championship, garnering second team recognition.  In 2011, he was named to the SAC All-Freshman Team and is a three-year team captain.

Lukas Winkelmann

Lukas Winkelmann, a member of the men’s tennis team, was named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large first team for a second straight season, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Men’s at-large sports include volleyball, crew, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

Last year, he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® first team, becoming the first sophomore in school history to garner first team Academic All-America® accolades.

In the classroom, Winkelmann sports a 3.97 cumulative grade point average as a pre-medicine major. He has earned selections to the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the College’s President’s List, the Charles Oliver Gray Honors List, the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the ITA All-Academic Team.

Winkelmann posted a perfect 23-0 singles record this year and posted a 20-3 record in doubles, including 19-2 with his younger brother Jonas at the No. 1 flight. He swept the top two South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis awards for a second straight year, sweeping the SAC Player of the Year and SAC Scholar Athlete of the Year awards, becoming the first player in league history to achieve the feat. He did not lose a set in singles in his 11 conference matches, and in the process became the first Tusculum player to be a two-time SAC Player of the Year and just the second in league history to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards. He has been named the Tusculum College Male Athlete of the Year in each of the last two seasons.

Winkelmann serves in numerous leadership roles, including as team captain and as a representative on the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He has also volunteered with Tusculum fundraisers and assisted the school in hosting the 2012 SAC Cross Country Championship.  He has volunteered with the local “Tennis in Schools” project, the Alpha Chi Angel Tree project, holiday adopt-a-family events and with a local hospital.

Cooper and Winkelmann are among the eight student-athletes in school history to earn Academic All-America® honors on two or more occasions in their career, joining Denise Fliesser (women’s soccer), Jarrell NeSmith (football), Simon Holzapfel (men’s cross country), Taylor Rakes (baseball), Ashley Sarmiento (volleyball and Jillian Corum (women’s golf).

Tusculum College women’s golfers Sara Howard, Calley Lawson and Alec Cunningham have been named to the 2013-2014 Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American Scholar Team.

Criteria for the WGCA All-America Scholar Team include: having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and have participated in 66 percent of the team’s competitive rounds.

Howard returns to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team for a fourth straight year with her 3.58 GPA, majoring in biology. Lawson, a sophomore from Gaithersburg, Maryland, has a 4.00 cumulative grade point average while majoring in special education and early elementary education.  She returns to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team for a second straight year.  She was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Women’s At-Large first team. Cunningham, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn. (Catholic HS), is making her third appearance on the WGCA All-America Scholar Team. Cunningham is majoring in journalism with a 3.83.

Alec Cunningham, Sara Howard and Calley Lawson, from left, were named to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team.

SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Ninety-nine Tusculum College student-athletes have been named to the 2013-2014 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll announced league officials.

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.

Tusculum’s 99 honorees are the sixth-most of the 12 league members.  Lenoir-Rhyne led the way with 137 honorees, followed by Queens (133), Wingate (110), Catawba (108), Newberry (104), Tusculum (99), Anderson (89), Brevard (88), Coker (85), Carson-Newman (79), Mars Hill (78) and Lincoln Memorial (62).

2013-2014 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Tusculum Honorees

Student-Athlete               Sport(s)

Brian Alexander                  Football

Andrea Amettis                  Volleyball

Ben Arnold                           Men’s Basketball

Nikki Arthur                         Women’s Soccer

Victoria Ashley                  Volleyball

Juan Avendano                  Men’s Soccer

Sarah Baker                         Women’s Tennis

Nicole Ball                            Softball

Mason Ballinger                 Men’s Soccer

Josh Beam                            Baseball

Hannah Berling                  Volleyball

Maggie Bernabei                Women’s Cross Country

Taylor Boone                       Volleyball

Sarah Bouley                        Volleyball

Katie Brennan                      Softball

Izzy Brito                              Baseball

Spencer Brothers               Baseball

Kim Brown                            Women’s Cross Country

Blakeley Burleson              Women’s Basketball

Lawson Burrow                   Men’s Cross Country

Lindsay Butler                     Women’s Golf

Katie Capel                            Women’s Soccer

Ethan Carpenter                  Baseball

Elise Coberly                         Women’s Basketball

David Cooper                        Men’s Cross Country

Alec Cunningham                Women’s Golf

Eliza Davis                               Softball

Samuel Davis                         Men’s Golf

Zach Davis                              Men’s Basketball

Caitlyn Dean                           Volleyball

Kyle Dickson                          Men’s Soccer

Joe Elphingstone                 Men’s Tennis

DJ Evans                                 Men’s Lacrosse

Nick Forsberg                       Men’s Golf

Rachel Garnett                     Volleyball

Ashley Gregg                        Women’s Cross Country

Courtney Hackney             Women’s Soccer

Allison Hall                            Women’s Cross Country

Tyler Hall                                Baseball

Michala Hash                        Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                          Volleyball

Dameon Herring                   Football

Patrick Holleran                   Baseball

Sara Howard                          Women’s Golf

Kate Hutchinson                  Women’s Tennis

Moriah Jones                         Volleyball

Martin Jorgensen                Men’s Basketball

Courtney Hutcherson        Softball

Adrienne Kaye                      Women’s Tennis

Adam Kulbat                         Men’s Soccer

Pablo Laguno                        Men’s Soccer

Calley Lawson                      Women’s Golf

Guillermo Lazcano            Men’s Soccer

Moriah Martin                    Women’s Soccer

Kelli McCalla                        Women’s Soccer

Kristen McMillion              Women’s Basketball

Jake Mendenhall                Men’s Golf

Erin Mills                               Women’s Tennis

Amy Morford                      Women’s Soccer

Amy Neltner                        Women’s Soccer

Dakota Norton                    Men’s Golf

Victor Olin                            Men’s Soccer

Ross Parsons                       Men’s Lacrosse

Monica Perez                      Women’s Soccer

Roberto Pimentel              Men’s Soccer

Nicolas Planchard             Men’s Tennis

Leah Powell                          Softball

Alisha Pugh                          Women’s Soccer

Leif Ratliff                              Men’s Golf

Jenna Restivo                      Softball

Ally Rines                             Women’s Soccer

Nick Rodriguez                    Baseball

Ashley Sarmiento              Volleyball

Drew Schreder                     Football

Michael Scott                       Baseball

Leon Seiz                                Men’s Tennis

John-Austin Shepard        Baseball

Zach Shirah                           Baseball

David Siegle                          Men’s Tennis

Billy Sivyer                           Baseball

Zach Slagle                           Baseball

Taylor Smith                        Men’s Golf

Paige Sneed                          Softball

Jonathan Spicher              Men’s Soccer

Kaytlin Stroinski                Softball

Amanda Sumner                Women’s Tennis

Jose Maria Talegon           Men’s Soccer

John Topoleski                    Baseball

Kassie Voelker                    Volleyball

Jason Ware                           Football

Nick Wasylyk                       Football

Emily Waters                        Women’s Tennis

Kaily Weiss                            Volleyball

Shynese Whitener              Women’s Basketball

Carly Whitman                     Women’s Soccer

Marissa Williams                 Women’s Soccer

Carolyn Williamson            Softball

Jonas Winkelmann             Men’s Tennis

Lukas Winkelmann             Men’s Tennis


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Students to begin returning to campus in early August

Students to begin returning to campus in early August

Posted on 09 July 2014 by

“Back to School” sales will begin soon. While paper, pencils and pens are essentials for students regardless of their age, what items should you make sure you have to best settle your student into residence hall life at Tusculum College?

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.

Students begin returning for the fall semester during the first full week of August. The first to return are resident assistants, orientation leaders and students in PALS training on Monday, Aug. 4.  On Friday, Aug. 8, students scheduled to move in are athletic training students, conditionally-admitted students return, as well as band and color guard members who will be attending band camp.

Members of the football team and student teachers return on Monday, Aug. 11. A large group of students will be moving back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 13. They include members of the cross country, volleyball and soccer teams as well as members of student leadership groups, such as the President’s Society, Pioneer Ambassadors, Bonner Leaders and Student Government Association executive office holders.

Freshmen and transfer students will have move-in day on Friday, Aug. 15, and orientation activities will begin that day. New and transfer students who have not previously participated in an Advanced Registration Day will be able to register for classes that morning and take care of other necessary tasks during an abbreviated advanced registration session.  The remainder of returning students will return to campus on Monday, Aug. 18.

The first day of class for the fall will be Wednesday, Aug. 20.



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Online, non-credit math skills modules now available

Online, non-credit math skills modules now available

Posted on 23 June 2014 by

Tusculum College is now offering online mathematics modules to remediate math skill weaknesses prior to the start of fall semester.

The non-credit hour modules are available free of charge to all currently enrolled Tusculum students, as well as new students who have submitted their enrollment deposit.

.The modules are being funded through the federal Investing in Innovation (I3) technology grant and a partnership with the National Repository of Online Coursework.

Modules are non-credit, skill-building programs that if completed successfully can eliminate the need for students to take remedial courses during the regular academic term.

After completion of the online program, students will have the opportunity to complete an assessment to demonstrate that skill weaknesses have been remediated.

For more information, contact Deborah Gietema, instructor of mathematics at


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Mark your calendar with these important dates for the 2014 fall semester

Mark your calendar with these important dates for the 2014 fall semester

Posted on 10 June 2014 by

Although summer officially begins this month, it will not be long until students start returning for the beginning of the 2014 fall semester.

In preparation for the new semester, Advanced Registration Days for new and transfer students continue in June and July. Advance registration allows new students to Tusculum the opportunity to register for classes, pay bills, meet faculty and staff members and much more in one day. New students also receive their Tusculum College student email and network account information, have their Student ID Photos taken and register their vehicles with campus security during advanced registration. The next Advanced Registration Day is scheduled for Friday, June 20, and in July, it will be on Monday, July 28.

Students begin returning for the fall semester during the first full week of August. The first to return are resident assistants, orientation leaders and students in PALS training on Monday, Aug. 4.  On Friday, Aug. 8, students scheduled to move in are athletic training students, conditionally-admitted students return, as well as band and color guard members who will be attending band camp.

Members of the football team and student teachers return on Monday, Aug. 11. A large group of students will be moving back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 13. They include members of the cross country, volleyball and soccer teams as well as members of student leadership groups, such as the President’s Society, Pioneer Ambassadors, Bonner Leaders and Student Government Association executive office holders.

Freshmen and transfer students will have move-in day on Friday, Aug. 15, and orientation activities will begin that day. New and transfer students who have not previously participated in an Advanced Registration Day will be able to register for classes that morning and take care of other necessary tasks during an abbreviated advanced registration session.  The remainder of returning students will return to campus on Monday, Aug. 18.

Monday, Aug. 18 is also the first day for the Tusculum Experience course, which is taken by all new and transfer students during their first semester at Tusculum.  The interactive course assists students in making the academic and social transitions associated with life at Tusculum. Skills and resources essential for students’ academic success and personal growth are emphasized during the course, which also serves as an introduction to the Tusculum community.

The first day of class for the fall semester will be Wednesday, Aug. 20, which will also be the beginning of Block One. Block one ends on September 12. Special “Orange Rush” activities are scheduled for new students during the block break.

Block Two will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 17 and end on Friday, Oct. 10.

Block Three begins Wednesday, Oct. 15 and ends Friday, Nov. 7. Homecoming and Family Weekend will both occur during this block. Homecoming will be Oct. 17-18 and Family Weekend will be Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Block Four will be Wednesday, Nov. 12 through Wed. Dec. 10. The College will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26 – 28. Winter Commencement ceremonies will be Dec. 13.

Classes for the 2015 spring semester will begin on Monday, Jan. 12. The College will be closed to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19. Block Five will end on Thursday, Feb. 5.

Block Six will be Monday, Feb. 9, through Wednesday, March 4. Spring Break follows from March 5 -13.

Block Seven will be Monday, March 16 to Thursday, April 9. The College will be closed for Good Friday on April 3.

Block Eight will begin on Monday, April 13 and the block will end on Wednesday, May 6. Spring Commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, May 9.


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193 student-athletes recognized for academic achievements

193 student-athletes recognized for academic achievements

Posted on 10 June 2014 by

One-hundred and ninety-three student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Tusculum College Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll announced Frankie DeBusk, Tusculum College director of athletics.

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 39 honorees.  The Pioneer baseball team was second on the list with 25 honorees, while the Pioneer women’s soccer team was third with 20.  The volleyball  team was fourth with 16 honorees, followed by softball (15), men’s soccer (15), men’s lacrosse (13), men’s golf (nine), men’s tennis (seven), women’s basketball (seven), men’s basketball (seven), women’s golf (six), women’s tennis (six), women’s cross country (six) and men’s cross country (two).

The Tusculum women’s cross country team had the highest cumulative grade point average of the 15 sports sponsored by the College with a 3.5716 team GPA, edging out volleyball who boasted a GPA of 3.5132.  Of Tusculum’s 15 athletic programs, 10 boasted team GPAs of 3.00 or better.  The women’s tennis team was third with a 3.5059 GPA, followed by men’s golf (3.4949), men’s tennis (3.4540), women’s golf (3.4133), softball (3.3465), women’s soccer (3.2571), men’s soccer (3.0733) and women’s basketball (3.0378).

Tusculum  is a NCAA Division II member of the South Atlantic Conference and sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports, including women’s lacrosse, which will be competing in its first season during the 2014-2015 academic year.


2014 Tusculum College Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll

Student-Athlete               Sport(s)

Justin Albertson                   Men’s Lacrosse

Brian Alexander                    Football

Andrea Amettis                     Volleyball

Thomas Armstrong              Football

Alvin Arnold                           Football

Ben Arnold                              Men’s Basketball

Nikki Arthur                            Women’s Soccer

Victoria Ashley                     Volleyball

Kellen Asmundson               Men’s Lacrosse

Juan Avendano                     Men’s Soccer

Sarah Baker                             Women’s Tennis

Nicole Ball                               Softball

Mason Ballinger                    Men’s Soccer

Dalton Barrier                        Football

Seth Bartsel                            Football

Brad Barwick                         Baseball

Josh Beam                              Baseball

Miranda Beeler                     Softball

Patrick Benson                     Football

Hannah Berling                    Volleyball

Maggie Bernabei                 Women’s Cross Country

Paige Bible                             Women’s Cross Country

Tucker Bolton                       Football

Taylor Boone                        Volleyball

Sarah Bouley                        Volleyball

Ben Boyd                               Men’s Lacrosse

Katie Brennan                      Softball

Izzy Brito                              Baseball

Spencer Brothers              Baseball

Kim Brown                           Women’s Cross Country

Blakeley Burleson             Women’s Basketball

Lawson Burrow                  Men’s Cross Country

Lindsay Butler                    Women’s Golf

Devin Call                             Men’s Basketball

Katie Capel                          Women’s Soccer

Ethan Carpenter                Baseball

Ben Cash                               Baseball

Katie Chadwick                  Women’s Soccer

Mitch Chapman                 Men’s Lacrosse

Douglas Chappell              Football
Warren Cheney                 Men’s Golf

Elise Coberly                      Women’s Basketball

David Cooper                     Men’s Cross Country

Bo Cordell                            Football

Logan Cornelius                Football

Alec Cunningham             Women’s Golf

Maelyn Cutshaw                Volleyball/Women’s Basketball

Ricardo Da Silva                 Men’s Soccer

Mia Damico                          Women’s Soccer

David Davis                          Football

Eliza Davis                            Softball

Samuel Davis                      Men’s Golf

Zach Davis                           Men’s Basketball

CJ Dawson                            Football

Caitlyn Dean                       Volleyball

Jonathon Dennis               Football

Kyle Dickey                         Football

Kyle Dickson                       Men’s Soccer

Johnathan Diliberto        Football

Joe Elphingstone              Men’s Tennis

Brandon Evans                  Football

DJ Evans                               Men’s Lacrosse

Cory Fagan                          Men’s Basketball

David Fernandes              Men’s Lacrosse

B.J. Fisher                           Men’s Basketball

Nick Forsberg                   Men’s Golf

Taylor Foster                    Baseball

Nicole Fyffe                       Women’s Soccer

Rachel Garnett                 Volleyball

Nyssa Garrison                Women’s Soccer

Max Gaubert                     Football

Sean Gilbane                     Men’s Lacrosse

Gillem Giro                         Men’s Soccer

Coleman Glick                   Men’s Golf

Ashley Gregg                     Women’s Cross Country

Courtney Hackney           Women’s Soccer

Jessica Hairston                Women’s Basketball

Brock Hakalmazian          Baseball

Allison Hall                          Women’s Cross Country

Tyler Hall                             Baseball

Michala Hash                     Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                      Volleyball

Logan Haynes                    Football

George Hempenstall       Men’s Soccer

Dameon Herring               Football

Cameron High                   Baseball

Patrick Holleran               Baseball

Kelly Horrell                      Women’s Golf

Justin Houston                  Football

Sara Howard                      Women’s Golf

Kate Hutchinson               Women’s Tennis

Dominic James                  Football

Justin Jardeleza                Football/Men’s Lacrosse

Moriah Jones                     Volleyball

Patti Jordan                        Women’s Soccer

Martin Jorgensen            Men’s Basketball

Courtney Hutcherson    Softball

Chris Hutson                      Men’s Golf

Adrienne Kaye                  Women’s Tennis

Jaylynn Kesterson           Football

Alexander Kleinberg       Men’s Lacrosse

Alix Kruel                             Softball

Adam Kulbat                      Men’s Soccer

Pablo Laguno                     Men’s Soccer

Taylor Lambertsen         Women’s Golf

Dustin Lane                        Football

Zack Lane                            Football

Calley Lawson                   Women’s Golf

Guillermo Lazcano          Men’s Soccer

David Lee                            Baseball

Matt Levine                        Football

Ryan Logan                        Baseball

Trevor Lund                      Men’s Soccer

Moriah Martin                  Women’s Soccer

Kelli McCalla                      Women’s Soccer

Caleb McCormick             Football

Courtney McDevitt         Volleyball

Kristen McMillion           Women’s Basketball

Rachel Medley                  Softball

Jake Mendenhall             Men’s Golf

Erin Mills                            Women’s Tennis

Amy Morford                   Women’s Soccer

Aaron Morris                   Baseball

Chase Mounce                 Men’s Basketball

Amy Neltner                    Women’s Soccer

Dakota Norton                 Men’s Golf

Ian O’Grady                       Football

Victor Olin                         Men’s Soccer

Troy Owens                       Football

Tavi Parris                         Softball

Ross Parsons                    Men’s Lacrosse

Mark Patterson                Men’s Soccer

Monica Perez                    Women’s Soccer

Eddie Perkins                    Baseball

Akeem Peoples                 Football

John Perrucci                    Men’s Lacrosse

Roberto Pimentel             Men’s Soccer

Nicolas Planchard            Men’s Tennis

Leah Powell                         Softball

Alisha Pugh                         Women’s Soccer

Bryan Ransom                   Football

Ryan Ransom                     Football

Leif Ratliff                            Men’s Golf

Austin Raynor                   Football

Jenna Restivo                    Softball

Brooke Rhodes                 Softball

Hannah Riddle                  Women’s Soccer

Ally Rines                            Women’s Soccer

Nick Rodriguez                 Baseball

Ashley Sarmiento           Volleyball

Drew Schreder                 Football

Michael Scott                   Baseball

Leon Seiz                            Men’s Tennis

John-Austin Shepard    Baseball

Zach Shirah                        Baseball

Jalen Shuffler                    Baseball

David Siegle                       Men’s Tennis

Billy Sivyer                         Baseball

Zach Slagle                         Baseball

Jake Smith                          Men’s Lacrosse

Taylor Smith                      Men’s Golf

Terrence Smith                 Football

Paige Sneed                        Softball

Jonathan Spicher             Men’s Soccer

Danae Stauffer                   Volleyball

Robin Stoner                      Softball

Kaytlin Stroinski               Softball

Amanda Sumner               Women’s Tennis

Shannele Sunderland      Women’s Soccer

Jose Maria Talegon          Men’s Soccer

John Taylor                         Men’s Tennis

Jenique Thombs                Women’s Soccer

Jack Timerson                    Men’s Lacrosse

John Topoleski                  Baseball

Dana Van Dyck                  Volleyball

Kassie Voelker                  Volleyball

Samantha Vogt                 Women’s Cross Country

Jeremy Wagner                Football

Jason Ware                         Football

Justin Ware                        Football

Nick Wasylyk                    Football

Emily Waters                    Women’s Tennis

George Weber                  Baseball

Kaily Weiss                        Volleyball

Carly Whitman                 Women’s Soccer

Shynese Whitener           Women’s Basketball

Jackson Williams             Baseball

Marissa Williams             Women’s Soccer

Carolyn Williamson       Softball

Lukas Winkelmann        Men’s Tennis

Jonas Winkelmann        Men’s Tennis


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