Dr. Nancy B. Moody, left, president of Tusculum College, and Dr. B. James Dawson, president of Lincoln Memorial University, sign an affiliation agreement between the two historic institutions, opening the door for a seamless transfer for students majoring in education at Tusculum. The affiliation agreement will facilitate the application process for Tusculum graduates desiring to pursue a doctor of education degree with a concentration in executive leadership at LMU. At the signing, held at LMU’s Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, both college presidents noted the importance of these types of agreements in higher education. Dr. Moody said that Tusculum welcomes the opportunity to provide additional options for its graduates for continued study and noted the Tusculum alumni who are now successful students at LMU through an earlier affiliation agreement signed with the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dawson noted that partnerships, particularly for private institutions, will be necessary for success in higher education in the future. The signing was attended by representatives from Tusculum’s Office of Academic Affairs and the School of Education and from LMU’s Cater and Moyers School of Education and graduate programs.