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Orientation activities for new students begin Saturday

Orientation activities for new students begin Saturday

Posted on 13 August 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Final preparations are underway to welcome the incoming class of new students to campus.

Saturday, Aug. 15, will be a significant day for new students and their families. Students who have already been through advanced registration will be able to check-in and then move into their rooms between 9 a.m. and noon. Students will go first to Pioneer Arena to check in and get their room keys.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. At 2 p.m., students and families are invited to the Opening Ceremony of Orientation and Welcome Week. Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody and members of the administration will welcome all to campus during the ceremony in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building.

Following the ceremony, new students will meet with the Campus Heroes, who will be their leaders through Orientation and Welcome Week, outside the Annie Hogan Byrd building to get further instructions about Orientation activities.

Some free time has been built into the schedule from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for families and students to spend a little time together and students to continue to settle into their rooms.

At 5:30, a picnic for new students, hosted by the administration and student organizations, will begin the Library Bowl.

Information about the Digital Scavenger Hunt will be shared at 7:45 p.m. at the steps of Library on the Bowl side. Students will have clues and tasks for the scavenger hunt both on campus and online. The hunt will continue throughout orientation and the prize for the winning team is a trip to Six Flags Over Georgia.

Students will have an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other better  (and show off their best dance moves) at the Foam Dance at 8 p.m., and then have a chance to rest and enjoy a showing of the “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Orientation activities on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will follow a similar pattern. There will be a mixture of fun activities and events to help students adjust well to college life. These activities are part of Tusculum’s new Individual Wellness through Community Engagement Initiative, a campus-wide program with the primary purpose of encouraging the Tusculum community—including students, faculty, staff and alumni—to lead and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Activities will focus on social, physical, intellectual, emotional and/or spiritual (SPIES) health, and include such topics as staying healthy in college and academic activities available on campus. Students will also attend two class meetings of their Tusculum Experience course. Tusculum Experience is a required course for all new students that meets periodically over the course of the fall semester and is designed to help students learn time management and study skills, become more informed about the College’s history and community and gain better awareness of the services provided by the College to help them succeed.

Fun events include roller skating, lawn games and giant games, zombie tag and a slip ‘n slide. On Sunday and Monday, students will have an option of riding the shuttle to Wal-Mart. The Office of Student Affairs offers this service on a regular basis to students who may not have a car or feel more comfortable going to the store with a group of people.

Classes begin on Wednesday, but there are some special events planned to complete the Welcome Week. On Wednesday, students who receive work study as part of their financial aid will need to attend a Job Fair to make sure all their paperwork is complete and that they have made a choice of where to work on campus.

On Wednesday evening, all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents are invited to attend an Interfaith Candlelight Prayer Service as part of the new Individual Wellness through Community Engagement Initiative. The service will begin at 8:30 p.m. at Pioneer Field and will be led by religious leaders reflecting religious traditions from around the world. The College will provide a candle to each person who enters field and those points of light will symbolize a commitment to our community and  to one another of our effort to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Thursday and Friday events include a poster sale, a photo booth, festival food and the performance by a hypnotist.

Students will also be encouraged to flex their creative muscles and participate in a contest to name the newly renovated game room in Katherine Hall. The winner of this contest will be announced during a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Learn who to contact about various facets of academics, student life

Learn who to contact about various facets of academics, student life

Posted on 13 August 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

“My roommate and I are just not getting along – I don’t see how this can work.” “You know I am not good at writing and I have to pass my composition class for my degree.” “My ID card won’t swipe anywhere – what am I supposed to do.”

Hopefully, these are comments 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 sean of students on the main level of the Niswonger Commons.

- Computer services. For computer issues, students should contact the Computer Help Desk, located on the top 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 manager 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 for work study 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 during the day. 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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Presentation by guitar virtuoso/inspirational speaker Aug. 24 to kick off Acts, Arts, Academia series

Presentation by guitar virtuoso/inspirational speaker Aug. 24 to kick off Acts, Arts, Academia series

Posted on 13 August 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

World class guitar virtuoso and inspirational speaker Mike Rayburn will perform 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in the Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium.

A presentation by world-class guitarist and inspirational speaker Mike Rayburn on Aug. 24 will kick of the 2015-16 Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series at Tusculum College.

Rayburn’s performance will be at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building. The Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series is a program of Tusculum College Arts Outreach and supported by the late Dr. Sam Miller in memory of Agnes Ault Miller, Hearts for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and Arts Outreach.

With his “What If …” keynote presentation, Rayburn challenges his audience to ask what is possible using his amazing guitar skills and humor to illustrate three tools that help people carry out innovative ideas and meet goals. Rayburn draws on his success as an entrepreneur and a performer to inspire others through his presentation.

Rayburn, who has received standing ovations each of the eight times he has performed at Carnegie Hall, is a certified speaking professional and  two-time TEDx presenter, has performed more than 4,000 presentations and his comedy remains in heavy rotation on Sirius/XM radio. He has been featured in USA Today, as well as Newsweek, Billboard, American Entertainment, Gig and Successful Meetings magazines. Admission for Rayburn’s presentation is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors above the age of 60 and $5 for children 12 years of age and younger.

This will be Rayburn’s third performance at Tusculum. The second presentation of the Acts, Arts, Academia series will also be by a performer who has proven popular with Tusculum and local audiences alike.

Well known Appalachian author Sharyn McCrumb will return to the Tusculum campus Tuesday, Sept. 22, to discuss her novel, “King’s Mountain,” which tells the story of the Revolutionary War battle and has received the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction. McCrumb will speak in the Behan Arena Theatre.

Everyone’s favorite flying car will come to the stage for Theatre-at-Tusculum’s fall production of the musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Performances are scheduled for Nov. 13-15 and 19-22 in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

The Christmas season will be marked by performances by the Tusculum College Band Program and Community Chorus. The Band Program’s holiday concert will be on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. The Community Chorus will perform its first concert under new director Kathy May on Monday, Dec. 7.

Events for the spring 2016 semester begin in January with Central Ballet Theatre’s presentation of “Cinderella.” The performances are scheduled for Jan. 22-24 in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Dr. David Scott will focus on lesser known Supreme Court cases that have made a significant impact in his presentation, “American Civil Rights and Liberties” in the Behan Arena Theatre.

Hilarity will reign in “The Odd Couple,” Theatre-at-Tusculum’s spring production. Performances will be Feb. 26-28 and March 3-6 in the Behan Arena Theatre.

The Tusculum Band will present its winter concert on Tuesday, March 1, in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

The FLY Dance Company will bring its brand of youthful, risk-taking, clever choreography to the stage on Sunday, March 20 in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. A group rate will be available for dance schools on request.

During the 2016 Old Oak Festival, members of GLAWPIGT (Great Literature Alive, Well and Playing in Greeneville, Tennessee) will present a showcase of varied entertainment April 15-17.

The series will conclude with the spring concerts by the Tusculum Band Program and Community Chorus. The band will perform on Thursday, April 28, in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. The Community Chorus will present its spring concert on Monday, May 2, also in the auditorium.

Admission to the events is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors above the age of 60 and $5 for children 12 years of age and under except for the “American Civil Rights and Liberties” presentation, which will have a $7 admission, the GLAWPIGT performances, which will have a $5 admission and the Band and Community Chorus concerts which have no admission charge.

For more information on any of these events, or to reserve tickets for the Mike Rayburn performance, call Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620, or email jhollowell@tusculum.edu. The schedule can also be found at this link.

 

 

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Student Support Services programs receive more than $2.5 million in grant funding

Student Support Services programs receive more than $2.5 million in grant funding

Posted on 06 August 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College was recently notified by the United States Department of Education that its two Student Support Services programs earned renewed grant funding for five years. These two federal TRIO Programs will receive $2.5 million dollars over five years to provide first-generation college students with academic support to promote retention and graduation.

Dr. David Smith, director of Student Support Services, said the funds will be used for continuation of the Student Support Services programming at Tusculum College.

“Student Support Services provides foundational academic programming designed to enrich students’ experiences at all Tusculum College sites,” said Dr. Smith. “These programs are critical to promoting retention and graduation of the institution’s sizable first-generation student population. Gaining continued funding enables our staff to maintain services vital to student success, so we are pleased to be among the Student Support Services grant competition awardees.”

Student Support Services serves first-generation college students and/or low-income or disabled students who exhibit some type of academic need. These needs vary from academic assistance such as tutoring to promotion of enrollment in graduate school programs.

The college hosts two Student Support Services programs—one serves traditional students attending the main residential college in Greeneville, and the other serves adult students in the Graduate and Professional Studies program who attend classes at sites in Knoxville, Greeneville, Morristown and Kingsport. In addition to providing academic support programming, Student Support Services promotes student engagement through workshops designed to prepare and educate students regarding a variety of educational and career topics.

For those interested in enrolling in a graduate school program, Student Support Services provides exposure to and assistance in applying to graduate school as well as referral for priority consideration for enrollment in East Tennessee State University’s Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Summer Internship.

Other components of the Student Support Services programs include exclusive “Lunch & Learn” seminars, local educational field trips to promote career awareness and a spring break graduate school excursion.

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‘Tusculum Night at the Astros’ scheduled Aug. 25

‘Tusculum Night at the Astros’ scheduled Aug. 25

Posted on 23 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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August move-in dates quickly approaching

August move-in dates quickly approaching

Posted on 08 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Block 1 Break Sept. 12 – 15,

Block 2 Break Oct. 10 – 13,

Block 3 Break Nov. 7 – 10, and

Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25 – 29.

 

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

 

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

 

Residence Hall Necessities

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

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

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

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

 

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Four Tusculum honorees named Capital One Academic All-Americans®

Four Tusculum honorees named Capital One Academic All-Americans®

Posted on 07 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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

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

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

David Cooper

David Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calley Lawson

Calley Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Lukas and Jonas Winkelmann

Lukas Winkelmann

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Jonas Winkelmann

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

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

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

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Record number of Tusculum student-athletes on conference honor roll

Record number of Tusculum student-athletes on conference honor roll

Posted on 07 July 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Student-Athlete               Sport(s)

Evan Altizer                        Football

Andrea Amettis                Volleyball

Ben Arnold                         Men’s Basketball

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

Juan Avendano                 Men’s Soccer

Kyle Bailey                          Football

Samuel Baker                     Men’s Soccer

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

Nicole Ball                           Softball

Miranda Beeler                 Softball

Alexis Berlin                       Women’s Cross Country

Hannah Berling                 Volleyball

Taylor Boone                     Volleyball

Sabrina Bradley                 Women’s Soccer

Spencer Brothers             Baseball

CJ Brown                             Baseball

Blakeley Burleson            Women’s Basketball

Lawson Burrow                 Men’s Cross Country

Lindsay Butler                    Women’s Golf

Alison Camp                       Women’s Soccer

Deryn Candelaria             Women’s Lacrosse

Hunter Cantrell                 Football

Erin Carmody                     Volleyball

Ethan Carpenter               Baseball

Cayla Cecil                           Softball

Katie Chadwick                 Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

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

Christen Craig                    Women’s Lacrosse

Heather Crouch                Women’s Soccer

Kelsey Crow                       Women’s Lacrosse

Alec Cunningham             Women’s Golf

Caleb Cutshall                    Men’s Cross Country

Eliza Davis                            Softball

Samuel Davis                     Men’s Golf

Toby de Klerk                    Men’s Tennis

Payton DeHart                  Women’s Soccer

Rachel Del Duca                Women’s Lacrosse

Kyle Dickson                       Men’s Soccer

Kelly Donnelly                   Football

Tandon Dorn                      Baseball

Savannah Elliott                Women’s Lacrosse

Joe Elphingstone              Men’s Tennis

Hunter Foreman              Men’s Soccer

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

Franziska Funke                Women’s Tennis

Rachel Garnett                  Volleyball

Shelby Gray                        Women’s Lacrosse

Ashley Gregg                     Women’s Cross Country

Renato Grgic                      Men’s Soccer

Courtney Hackney           Women’s Soccer

Allison Hall                          Women’s Cross Country

Holly Hall                              Women’s Soccer

Sierra Hanson                    Women’s Cross Country

Marius Harsjoen               Men’s Soccer

Michala Hash                     Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                     Volleyball

Brad Hawkins                     Men’s Golf

Christopher Hill                 Football

Sayre Hopper                    Women’s Golf

Kate Hutchinson               Women’s Tennis (SAC Scholar Athlete)

Zack Jones                          Football

Tashique Kader                 Men’s Tennis

Adrienne Kaye                  Women’s Tennis

Jordan Keene                    Softball

Andrew Kransberger      Men’s Lacrosse

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

Austin Kulp                         Men’s Soccer

Andreas Kvam                   Men’s Soccer

Pablo Laguna                     Men’s Soccer

Zack Lane                            Football

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

Guillermo Lazcano           Men’s Soccer

Lillian Lesniewski              Women’s Lacrosse

Mariah Lewis                     Volleyball

Madison Malone              Women’s Lacrosse

Miriah Martin                    Women’s Soccer

Erika Mayfield                   Women’s Soccer

Kelli McCalla                       Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Chad McClanahan            Football

Kristen McMillion             Women’s Basketball

Jake Mendenhall             Men’s Golf

Erin Mills                              Women’s Tennis

Brianna Mitchell               Women’s Basketball

Shannon Murphy             Volleyball

Paula Ortiz-Gomez          Women’s Lacrosse

Ross Parsons                      Men’s Lacrosse

Roberto Pimentel            Men’s Soccer

Alisha Pugh                         Women’s Soccer

Leif Ratliff                            Men’s Golf

Ciara Rattana                     Women’s Golf

Treslyn Reese                    Softball

Jenna Restivo                    Softball

Aly Rines                              Women’s Soccer

Rachel Roberts                  Women’s Soccer

Nick Rodriguez                  Baseball

Chris Ryan                           Men’s Lacrosse

Sabrina Schleuger            Volleyball

Drew Schreder                  Football

Michael Scott                     Baseball

Leon Seiz                             Men’s Tennis

David Siegle                        Men’s Tennis

Deion Sims                          Football

Erin Sims                              Women’s Lacrosse

Zach Slagle                          Baseball

Jonathan Spicher             Men’s Soccer

Danae Stauffer                 Volleyball

Robin Stoner                      Softball

Kaytlin Stroinski                Softball

Amanda Sumner              Women’s Tennis

Shannele Sunderland     Women’s Soccer

Benjamin Thompson      Men’s Lacrosse

Carlie Thornber                 Women’s Soccer

Preston Tucker                 Men’s Golf

Cheyenne Upton             Women’s Soccer

Beze Uzoma                       Football

Veronica Vineyard           Women’s Soccer

Samantha Vogt                 Women’s Cross Country

Nick Wasylyk                      Football

Emily Waters                      Women’s Tennis

Devan Watts                      Baseball

Kaily Weiss                          Volleyball

Shynese Whitener          Women’s Basketball

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

Carolyn Williamson          Softball

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

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

LJ Young                               Football

 

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Tuition Freeze at Tusculum helps Tennessee private schools initiative

Tuition Freeze at Tusculum helps Tennessee private schools initiative

Posted on 29 June 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Watch the construction progress of the new science and math facility

Watch the construction progress of the new science and math facility

Posted on 29 June 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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Student-athletes named to Spring 2015 academic honor roll

Student-athletes named to Spring 2015 academic honor roll

Posted on 08 June 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

2015 Tusculum College Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll

Student-Athlete               Sport(s)

Antoinette Allen              Women’s Soccer

Evan Altizer                        Football

Jorge Alvarez                     Men’s Soccer

Andrea Amettis                Volleyball

Cody Andreychuk            Baseball

LiRonta Archie                   Football

Cody Armstrong               Football

Ben Arnold                         Men’s Basketball

William Arrington             Football

Nikki Arthur                        Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Kellen Asmundson          Men’s Lacrosse

Kristen Atwell                    Women’s Basketball

Juan Avendano                 Men’s Soccer

Kyle Bailey                          Football

Tyler Bailey                         Baseball

Samuel Baker                    Men’s Soccer

Sarah Baker                        Women’s Tennis

Nicole Ball                           Softball

Dalton Barrier                    Football

Brandyn Bartlett               Football

Miranda Beeler                 Softball

Deres Benn                        Football

Alexis Berlin                       Women’s Cross Country

Hannah Berling                 Volleyball

Paige Bible                          Women’s Cross Country

Brandon Black                   Baseball

Taylor Boone                     Volleyball

Dalton Boslooper             Baseball

Sarah Bouley                      Volleyball

Ben Boyd                             Men’s Lacrosse

Sabrina Bradley                 Women’s Soccer

Cheyenne Bray                 Women’s Lacrosse

Spencer Brothers             Baseball

CJ Brown                             Baseball

Blakeley Burleson            Women’s Basketball

Lawson Burrow                 Men’s Cross Country

Lindsay Butler                    Women’s Golf

Alison Camp                       Women’s Soccer

Deryn Candelaria             Women’s Lacrosse

Corey Cantrell                   Football

Hunter Cantrell                 Football

Erin Carmody                     Volleyball

Ethan Carpenter               Baseball

Darius Carter                      Men’s Basketball

Ben Cash                             Baseball

Cayla Cecil                           Softball

Katie Chadwick                 Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Mitch Chapman                Men’s Lacrosse

Warren Cheney                Men’s Golf

David Cooper                     Men’s Cross Country

Logan Cornelius                Football

Christen Craig                    Women’s Lacrosse

Heather Crouch                Women’s Soccer

Kelsey Crow                       Women’s Lacrosse

Bailey Culler                       Softball

Alec Cunningham             Women’s Golf

Caleb Cutshall                    Men’s Cross Country

Maelyn Cutshaw              Women’s Basketball

Ricardo Da Silva                 Men’s Soccer

Eliza Davis                            Softball

Samuel Davis                     Men’s Golf

Zach Davis                           Men’s Basketball

Evan Dansby                      Football

Drew Davidson                 Football

CJ Dawson                          Football

Toby de Klerk                    Men’s Tennis

Payton DeHart                  Women’s Soccer

Seth DeHaven                   Baseball

Rachel Del Duca                Women’s Lacrosse

Kyle Dickson                       Men’s Soccer

Kelly Donnelly                   Football

Tandon Dorn                      Baseball

Savannah Elliott                Women’s Lacrosse

Joe Elphingstone              Men’s Tennis

Cory Fagan                          Men’s Basketball

David Fernandes              Men’s Lacrosse

Vinny Ferrara                     Baseball

Zach Finchum                    Baseball

Hunter Foreman              Men’s Soccer

Nick Forsberg                    Men’s Golf

Jordan Fuller                      Men’s Lacrosse

Franziska Funke                Women’s Tennis

Rachel Garnett                  Volleyball

Max Gaubert                     Football

Emmanuel Gbunblee     Football

Sean Gilbane                     Men’s Lacrosse

Guillem Giro                       Men’s Soccer/Cheerleading

Coleman Glick                   Men’s Golf

Shelby Gray                        Women’s Lacrosse

Ashley Gregg                     Women’s Cross Country

Renato Grgic                      Men’s Soccer

Courtney Hackney           Women’s Soccer

Kevin Haggerty                 Men’s Lacrosse

Jessica Hairston                Women’s Basketball

Brock Hakalmazian          Baseball

Allison Hall                          Women’s Cross Country

Holly Hall                              Women’s Soccer

Tyler Hall                              Baseball

Sierra Hanson                    Women’s Cross Country

Jesse Harrell                       Men’s Cross Country

Marius Harsjoen               Men’s Soccer

Harrison Harvey                Men’s Soccer

Michala Hash                     Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                     Volleyball

Brad Hawkins                     Men’s Golf

Cameron High                   Baseball

Christopher Hill                 Football

Sayre Hopper                    Women’s Golf

Justin Houston                  Football

Kate Hutchinson               Women’s Tennis

Chris Hutson                      Men’s Golf

Dominic James                  Football

Zack Jones                          Football

Tashique Kader                 Men’s Tennis

Cody Kammerzell             Men’s Soccer

Adrienne Kaye                  Women’s Tennis

Jordan Keene                    Softball

Calyn Kelly                          Women’s Lacrosse

Jaylynn Kesterson           Football

Michael Khoury                Football

Alexander Kleinberg       Men’s Lacrosse

Andrew Kransberger      Men’s Lacrosse

Alix Kruel                             Softball

Adam Kulbat                      Men’s Soccer

Austin Kulp                         Men’s Soccer

Andreas Kvam                   Men’s Soccer

Pablo Laguna                     Men’s Soccer

Zack Lane                            Football

Calley Lawson                    Women’s Golf

Guillermo Lazcano           Men’s Soccer/Cheerleading

Neil Lee                                Football

Lillian Lesniewski              Women’s Lacrosse

Matt Levine                        Football

Mariah Lewis                     Volleyball

Taylor Lewis                       Women’s Soccer/Softball

Ryan Logan                         Baseball

Madison Malone              Women’s Lacrosse

Luke Manning                   Football

Miriah Martin                    Women’s Soccer

Erika Mayfield                   Women’s Soccer

Kelli McCalla                       Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Chad McClanahan            Football

Rory McClure                     Men’s Basketball

Caleb McCormick             Football

Chandler McGlohon       Cheerleading

Kristen McMillion             Women’s Basketball

Rachel Medley                  Softball

Jake Mendenhall             Men’s Golf

Erin Mills                              Women’s Tennis

Brianna Mitchell               Women’s Basketball

Shelby Moon                     Women’s Lacrosse

Brandon Mosley               Cheerleading

Pauline Muiruri                 Women’s Cross Country

Hunter Mullican                Football

Billy Munker                       Football

Shannon Murphy             Volleyball

Kora Neyland                     Women’s Soccer

Paula Ortiz-Gomez          Women’s Lacrosse

Ross Parsons                      Men’s Lacrosse

Anthony Patrick                Football

Mark Patterson                Men’s Soccer

Roberto Pimentel            Men’s Soccer

Nic Planchard                     Men’s Tennis

Alisha Pugh                         Women’s Soccer

Matt Ramsay                     Baseball

Leif Ratliff                            Men’s Golf

Austin Raynor                    Football

Treslyn Reese                    Softball

Jenna Restivo                    Softball

Brooke Rhodes                 Softball

Aly Rines                              Women’s Soccer

Rachel Roberts                  Women’s Soccer

Cody Poarch                       Baseball

Ciara Rattana                     Women’s Golf

Jay Roberts                         Football

Nick Rodriguez                  Baseball

Christopher Ryan             Men’s Lacrosse

Tyler Schafer                      Men’s Lacrosse

Nathaniel Scere                Men’s Soccer

Sabrina Schleuger            Volleyball

Drew Schreder                  Football

Michael Scott                     Basebal

Leon Seiz                             Men’s Tennis

David Siegle                        Men’s Tennis

Jaelyn Shoemaker           Cheerleading

Jalen Shuffler                    Baseball

Deion Sims                          Football

Erin Sims                              Women’s Lacrosse

Zach Slagle                          Baseball

Taylor Smith                       Men’s Golf

Jonathan Spicher             Men’s Soccer

Danae Stauffer                 Volleyball

Robin Stoner                      Softball

Chaz Story                           Football

Rainey Story                       Women’s Basketball

Kaytlin Stroinski                Softball

Amanda Sumner              Women’s Tennis

Shannele Sunderland     Women’s Soccer

Lizzie Talley                         Cheerleading

Jenique Thombs               Women’s Soccer/Lacrosse

Benjamin Thompson      Men’s Lacrosse

Carlie Thornber                 Women’s Soccer

Preston Tucker                 Men’s Golf

Danny Tufariello               Baseball

Jim Tolle                               Baseball

John Topoleski                  Baseball

Chaneyra Tucker              Cheerleading

Cheyenne Upton             Women’s Soccer

Beze Uzoma                       Football

Eric Varlas                            Men’s Lacrosse

Veronica Vineyard           Women’s Soccer

Samantha Vogt                 Women’s Cross Country

Brooke Wagner                Women’s Lacrosse

Justin Ware                        Football

Nick Wasylyk                      Football

Emily Waters                      Women’s Tennis

Devan Watts                      Baseball

Kaily Weiss                          Volleyball

J.J. Wesley                          Baseball

Shynese Whitener          Women’s Basketball

Creighton Wilke                Baseball

Marissa Williams               Women’s Soccer

Carolyn Williamson          Softball

Jonas Winkelmann          Men’s Tennis

Lukas Winkelmann          Men’s Tennis

Travis Winnon                   Baseball

LJ Young                               Football

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Winkelmann receives South Atlantic Conference President’s Award

Winkelmann receives South Atlantic Conference President’s Award

Posted on 08 June 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Lukas Winkelmann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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