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Pioneer Club celebrates its 20th anniversary

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Pioneer Club celebrates its 20th anniversary

Posted on 19 August 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

One part of the Tusculum Fund is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing support for students and programs.

The Pioneer Club was formed in 1991 and provides athletic scholarships and program support to all athletic programs at Tusculum. Donors who wish to support Tusculum’s student athletes through scholarships or support the athletic programs in the opportunities they provide to students can designate their gift to the Pioneer Club.

All Pioneer Club members are invited to attend Pioneer Club events, such as tailgates and hospitality suites. Members who join at the Pioneer Level ($300 – $499) or above are admitted free to all Pioneer Club events. Members may also receive discounts at the Tusculum College Bookstore, game passes and public address announcement recognition during games, depending on their level of giving.

This year’s Pioneer Club Campaign has begun. The goals for the 2011-2012 campaign are $100,000 and 350 members.

Larry Coughlin, a long-time supporter of the College, is serving as Chairman of this year’s campaign. Assisting Coughlin in the campaign are a committee consisting of  Bill Henry, Thom Wood, a 1989 alumnus; Ken Earl, a 1998 and 2000 alumnus; Jackie Rose, a 1974 alumna; Doug DeBusk, a 1995 alumnus, Ray White and James Smith.

The committee members will promote and attend special Pioneer Club events and will seek to encourage others in the community to support the program and the student-athletes at Tusculum College. The committee members were selected because of their willingness to support the Pioneer Club programs and the students of Tusculum College.

For more information about the Pioneer Club, visit the Tusculum College Pioneer Athletics website at http://www.tusculumpioneers.com/page.asp?articleID=1575 or contact Kim Kidwell ’99 at 423-636-7303 or at kkidwell@tusculum.edu.

2011-2012 Pioneer Club Committee members are from left, Doug DeBusk, James Smith, Chairman Larry Coughlin, Thom Wood, Jackie Rose and Bill Henry. Not pictured are Ken Earl and Ray White.

 

 

 

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Tusculum Band program seeks instrument donations

Posted on 02 August 2011 by srichey@tusculum.edu

As the dog days of August begin, students are returning to the Tusculum College campus, including members of the Pioneer Band who are at Band Camp the week of August 15. As the program grows, so does our need of additional instruments for our students. If you are cleaning out your attic, basement or spare room and find a musical instrument no one plays, consider that Tusculum College’s band program could utilize the instrument in its program.

The Pioneer Band Program at Tusculum College began in 2010, with the creation of the Pioneer Pep Band. The Pep Band became a much-enjoyed feature of the 2010 Pioneer football and basketball seasons, as the band performed at the Pioneer Club tailgate parties before each home football game and during pregame and half-time festivities.

A Concert Band, a Jazz Band and a Handbell Choir were formed in the 2010-2011 academic year as well, each having an opportunity to play at events and venues on and off the Tusculum College campus.

This fall the program adds a Marching Band with flag corps, and the program has grown to more than 50 members from the Tusculum community. And while, most have their own instruments, not all do, which is where alumni can help through donation of a musical instrument.

So, if you do have a good, used instrument, please consider donating it to the Pioneer Band. For more information or to donate an instrument, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 423-636-7303.

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‘Up, Up and Away’ fundraiser set to take flight

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‘Up, Up and Away’ fundraiser set to take flight

Posted on 27 July 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Fantastic auction items and fun surprises are pouring in for the upcoming “Up, Up and Away” event sponsored by the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association.

The event on Saturday, Aug. 6, will feature a catered dinner from Signature Caterers, great live music from JB and the Honeybeans and the Smooth Sounds of Route 66, tethered hot air balloon rides and a live auction.

“This year we will be auctioning off items as diverse as Dollywood passes, antiques and collectables and hand woven baskets,” said Joyce Doughty, president of the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association.

“Up, Up and Away” will be from 6 – 9 p.m. at the home of Richard Scull in Afton (1595 Ripley Island Road).

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at Popcorn Video, Three Blind Mice, Main Street: Greeneville, the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library at Tusculum College and Art Space 4.

All proceeds benefit the National History Day Program in Northeast Tennessee, which is supported by the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association. Last year, more than 700 area students participated in National History Day, making the Northeast Tennessee District one of the most active and successful in the state.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kathy Cuff at 636-7348 or email kcuff@Tusculum.edu.

 

Tethered hot air balloon rides and an auction will be part of the “Up, Up and Away” fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 6, to benefit the National History Day Program in Northeast Tennessee.

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Learn more about the Tusculum Fund, your way to help your Alma Mater!

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Learn more about the Tusculum Fund, your way to help your Alma Mater!

Posted on 26 July 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Providing technology resources for students is one of the areas of the Tusculum Fund.

You may have seen the Tusculum Fund mentioned in a magazine or other communication from the College and wondered what it is.

The Tusculum Fund is very important to the success of the College and provides resources to the College to meet its mission of providing a quality education to your student.

The Tusculum Fund is the primary fund through which alumni and friends provide unrestricted support to the College, allowing Tusculum to use the funds where they are most urgently needed while at the same time supplementing the overall operating budget.

This support benefits current students in continuing to reach their educational goals and serves as a benchmark of the involvement of our alumni with their Alma Mater for funding decisions made by foundations and corporations.

Areas of the Tusculum Fund include scholarships, academic programs, technology, the library, Pioneer Club (athletics) and area sof greatest need.

 

Every gift to the Tusculum Fund matters. Participation in the Tusculum Fund, no matter the size of the gift, is viewed as a measure of alumni satisfaction, demonstrating alumni loyalty, which influences the  College’s ability to secure grants from corporations and foundations.

Gifts of ANY and ALL sizes from alumni, parents and friends of the College are critical to Tusculum’s current and future success as a renown liberal arts college. Colleges that achieve a higher percent in alumni giving participation are, in general, more highly respected and receive more funding opportunities.

There are annual campaigns that reach different constituencies of the College. The Phonathan focuses on alumni and the annual Faculty and Staff Campaign involves current employees of the College. The Senior Class Gift Campaign involves current students, who give for a specific project on campus. Recent Senior Class Gift campaigns have resulted in refurbished campus entrance signs, new lamps for the Arch, a case to display academic awards and a sidewalk from Katherine Hall to Shiloh Road.

 

The Parent Campaign invites current students to go above and beyond tuition and enhance the everyday and immediate needs faced by Tusculum. The Tusculum Fund allows parents to designate their gift to a particular program, providing Pioneer parents with another opportunity to directly impact the quality of their child’s education today and to ensure the  continued growth of Tusculum College in the future.
To learn more, visit the Tusculum Fund page on the Tusculum website.

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Alumni phonathon now under way

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Alumni phonathon now under way

Posted on 23 June 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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New campus entrance signs unveiled; result of gift from senior class

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New campus entrance signs unveiled; result of gift from senior class

Posted on 08 June 2011 by tcrabtree@tusculum.edu

At the unveiling ceremony were Senior Class Gift Committee members, from left, Tiffany Colbaugh, Sierra Sims, Marci Moore and Nikki Taylor, along with Tusculum College President Dr. Nancy B. Moody, in back.

Students, faculty and staff unveiled new entrances signs at both the Gilland Street and Shiloh Road entrances to the Greeneville campus on Friday, May 6. The updated signs were a gift from the Class of 2011.

The graduating Class of 2011, represented by the Senior Class Gift Committee, chose to leave their mark on the Tusculum campus by giving the entrance signs an updated look, according to Senior Class Gift Campaign Co-Chairs Marci Moore of Parrotsville and Nikki Taylor of New Tazewell.

The entrance signs which have greeted faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends of the College since 1968, has more than 40 years of exposure to the elements which has taken its toll on the signs. The campaign committee raised funds to update the lettering and give the sign a modern appearance.

The students presented a check for $500 to Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody during the unveiling ceremony, attended by more than 30 people.

According to Cody Greene, coordinator of the Tusculum Fund, the 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign provided a new way for students to participate in the senior gift.  Thanks to GreenBank, all participating seniors received a piggy bank in which to collect donations for the campaign.

The students collected change in their banks and returned them on several collection days throughout the spring semester.

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Generous donation to support spring landscaping efforts on Greeneville campus

Posted on 27 April 2011 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Due to a generous donation to the College, landscaping work is being done around the campus to improve the appearance of the grounds prior to the Commencement services on Saturday, May 7.  Landscaping improvements have begun around the Greeneville campus, including at the entrance signs at the Shiloh Road and Gilland Street entrances, at the Arch and at the entrance to the Niswonger Commons. Work should continue into next week and be completed by Commencement weekend.

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Tusculum class makes donation to CHIPS domestic violence shelter, hosts Women’s Fair on campus

Posted on 13 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

A Tusculum College class presented a donation to the CHIPS (Change Is Possible) organization on Wednesday, April 6, following its studies and activities focusing on gender issues.

Students in Dr. Angela Keaton’s “Theory and Practice of Citizenship” course hosted a Women’s Fair on Monday and Tuesday, April 4 and 5, in the Niswonger Commons to provide information about these issues. As part of the Women’s Fair, one group of students from the class hosted an unique bake sale to highlight the gender pay gap. The proceeds from the bake sale were donated to the CHIPS program, which is dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse. Keaton is an assistant professor of history and director of the Honors Program at Tusculum.

To help illustrate differences between pay for men and women, the students sold baked goods at different prices, $1 to males and 75 cents to females. The packaging for the baked goods also contained information about gender pay issues.

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As part of the Women’s Fair, another group of students collected a large box full of old wireless phones and accessories to donate to HopeLine, Verizon Wireless’ program that works to prevent domestic violence and raise awareness about the issue. The HopeLine program has awarded more than $7.9 million in grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country and has distributed more than 90,000 phones with the equivalent of more than 300 million minutes of free wireless service to victims of domestic violence.

A third group of students developed interactive activities for the Women’s Fair to provide information about women’s heart health.

Following the presentation of the donation, Carolyn McAmis, the executive director of CHIPS, talked to the students about the organization’s service. The CHIPS organization provides a free, confidential and safe shelter to victims of domestic abuse in Carter, Greene and Unicoi counties. In addition, the organization provides individual and group counseling, case planning and referral to appropriate support services and criminal justice/legal advocacy for help through the legal process.

While CHIPS receives grant funds for operating expenses and revenue from its thrift store in Unicoi County, McAmis said, donations such as the one from the Tusculum students are also important to provide for special needs of those it serves.

She explained that some victims leave an abusive situation with only the clothes they are wearing, some have had to leave essential medications or have had a pair of glasses broken by their abuser, and CHIPS helps provide for those and similar needs.

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Tusculum College class makes donation to CHIPS domestic violence shelter

Posted on 12 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

A Tusculum College class presented a donation to the CHIPS (Change Is Possible) organization on Wednesday, April 6, following its studies and activities focusing on gender issues.

Students in Dr. Angela Keaton’s “Theory and Practice of Citizenship” course hosted a Women’s Fair on Monday and Tuesday, April 4 and 5, in the Niswonger Commons to provide information about these issues. As part of the Women’s Fair, one group of students from the class hosted an unique bake sale to highlight the gender pay gap. The proceeds from the bake sale were donated to the CHIPS program, which is dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse. Keaton is an assistant professor of history and director of the Honors Program at Tusculum.

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To help illustrate differences between pay for men and women, the students sold baked goods at different prices, $1 to males and 75 cents to females. The packaging for the baked goods also contained information about gender pay issues.

As part of the Women’s Fair, another group of students collected a large box full of old wireless phones and accessories to donate to HopeLine, Verizon Wireless’ program that works to prevent domestic violence and raise awareness about the issue. The HopeLine program has awarded more than $7.9 million in grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country and has distributed more than 90,000 phones with the equivalent of more than 300 million minutes of free wireless service to victims of domestic violence.

A third group of students developed interactive activities for the Women’s Fair to provide information about women’s heart health.

Following the presentation of the donation, Carolyn McAmis, the executive director of CHIPS, talked to the students about the organization’s service. The CHIPS organization provides a free, confidential and safe shelter to victims of domestic abuse in Carter, Greene and Unicoi counties. In addition, the organization provides individual and group counseling, case planning and referral to appropriate support services and criminal justice/legal advocacy for help through the legal process.

While CHIPS receives grant funds for operating expenses and revenue from its thrift store in Unicoi County, McAmis said, donations such as the one from the Tusculum students are also important to provide for special needs of those it serves.

She explained that some victims leave an abusive situation with only the clothes they are wearing, some have had to leave essential medications or have had a pair of glasses broken by their abuser, and CHIPS helps provide for those and similar needs.

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