Archive | June, 2007


Kelley Simpson to lead ETCA during 2007-2008 academic year

Posted on 20 June 2007 by

kelleysimpson2.jpgKelley Simpson, Director of Enrollment and Marketing for Tusculum College, Graduate and Professional Studies Programs, was recently nominated as President of the East Tennessee College Alliance. She has accepted the position and will serve the alliance during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Founded in 1992, the East Tennessee College Alliance (ETCA) is a consortium of colleges and universities committed to the presentation and delivery of post-secondary educational programs to employees of area businesses and industries.

Defined as non-profit colleges and universities that provide programs specific to adult students, hold regional accreditation, and have main campuses within a 13-county area proximate to Knox County, the members of ETCA are dedicated to promoting higher education opportunities for adults.

For additional information on ETCA, visit the website at

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Two ‘Acting Presidents’ Meet Students During Tusculum College Advance Registration

Posted on 19 June 2007 by

kormondy_volpe.jpgVisitors to Tusculum College’s Advance Registration Day on Monday, June 18, had the unusual experience of meeting not just one chief executive of the College, but two.

Tusculum College Trustees Dr. Ed Kormondy, left, and Dr. Angelo Volpe are both providing presidential leadership for the College, on an alternating basis, as the College begins the process of seeking an interim president.

Dr. Kormondy, a 1950 Tusculum College graduate who was a university president in the University of Hawaii system, arrived at Tusculum on Monday, which was the last full day of service for Dr. Volpe during the month of June. Dr. Volpe is president emeritus of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

Both “acting presidents” took part in greeting new students and their families during the Advance Registration taking place that day.

In three Advance Registration days held so far this summer, Tusculum College has registered about 150 students. Two more Advance Registration days will be hosted by the College on July 23 and 27. Classes begin Aug. 20.

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Tusculum’s Glen Black Earns SAC Presidents Award

Posted on 10 June 2007 by

glen_black_interview.jpgTusculum College kicker Glen Black has been named the 2006-07 recipient of the South Atlantic Conference Presidents Award announced officials at the league’s annual meeting in Asheville. The SAC Presidents Award is presented annually to the top male and female student-athletes in the conference as chosen by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of each member institution at the end of each academic year.

Black, a native of Bristol, Tenn., becomes the second student-athlete in Tusculum history to earn this prestigious honor. Former Tusculum women’s basketball standout Julie Maples earned the SAC Presidents Award in 2004-05. Black also becomes only the second football player in the 19-year history of this award. Presbyterian College’s David Nelson was the first gridiron standout to earn the honor in 1990-91.

Black was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® College Division Football Second Team last fall, becoming the first player in the program’s history to earn Academic All-America® distinction.

Black graduated this past fall with a 3.82 cumulative grade point average, while earning a degree in Accounting. He was also named the SAC Scholar Athlete for football the last two seasons (2005 & 2006).

Black enjoyed a solid season on the gridiron leading the Pioneers in scoring with 43 points. The Tennessee High School graduate went 22-of-24 on extra points and 7-of-11 on field goals earning All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team honors. Black was named the SAC Special Teams Player of the Week twice during his career, including once in 2006.

The Tennessee High School graduate is ranked second in Tusculum history with 111 career points (kicking) and is the all-time leader in extra points (69) and extra point attempts (77).

Black was a campus leader, serving as vice president of student government association. He led weekly Bible studies with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as worked with a local church to develop a Tusculum Baptist College Night. He volunteered with numerous community service projects through Nettie Day at Tusculum College and through church activities.

Black was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team last fall and was tabbed to the 2006 American Football Coaches Association of America Good Works Team which recognizes community service, along with athletic and academic achievement. He was one of only 22 collegiate football players in the country to earn this prestigious honor.

Nominees for the SAC Presidents Award include the SAC Scholar Athlete recipients from the sports year, representing all 14 sponsored sports by the conference. Nominees exemplify the finest combined qualities of athletic and academic ability. A minimum GPA of 3.30 is required and nominees must hold at least junior status. Nominees must also possess and exhibit outstanding character and qualities which are in keeping with the most prestigious student-athlete recognition within the league.

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Susan Vance

Susan Vance given interim vice presidential appointment

Posted on 07 June 2007 by

Susan VanceSusan D. Vance as been named Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Tusculum College, Acting President Dr. Angelo Volpe has announced. Vance, a 1991 Tusculum alumna, had been fulfilling duties of that role on an acting basis since February.

Vance, a Greene County native with extensive experience in working with nonprofit community organizations, joined Tusculum College in October 2003 as Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. She was promoted to Director of Development and Alumni Relations in July 2005 and was named Acting Vice President in February 2007.

In making the announcement, Dr. Volpe said, “We are fortunate to have Ms. Vance in this leadership role. In addition to being a 1991 alumna of Tusculum College, she has more than 10 years of experience in fund raising. I am delighted to welcome Ms. Vance to her new position, and I look forward to working with her.”

Even before joining Tusculum College, Vance was well known in Greene County for her successful work in community service organizations, including Family Ministries, a nonprofit Christian child and family care ministry located in the Camp Creek community. She was marketing and corporate development manager for Family Ministries.

At Family Ministries, Vance assisted in raising $1.1 million dollars in a capital campaign, organizing key events and orchestrating a Campaign Operations Committee consisting of key individuals from across the region.

She also generated a donor base of more than 500 individuals and corporations from Knoxville to Southwest Virginia, the primary marketing area for Family Ministries. Vance was also instrumental in efforts to increase the Family Ministries visibility in the community and its participation in other community programs such as Greeneville-Greene County Promise and Partners In Education. One of her major accomplishments was the creation of a Greeneville Christian Leadership Roundtable this spring, based on similar organizations in the Tri-Cities.

Vance also organized a 2003 fundraiser for the Hope Center, a crisis pregnancy center and division of Family Ministries, that generated more than $25,000 for the center, which operates entirely on donations.

Vance is active in the community, having been a chairman of the Kidney Walk for Greeneville and Greene County, serving on the steering committee for Kid’s Day and as chairman of the Champions Dinner, both projects of the Boys and Girls Club.

She serves or has served on the boards of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County, the Volunteer Center of Greeneville and Greene County, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Mountain Empire Chapter, and the National Kidney Foundation. She has also served on the National Philanthropy Day Committee, Interagency and in the Kiwanis Club of Greeneville.

Vance was named a “40 Under Forty” designee in 2002, an award presented to 40 young men and women throughout East Tennessee under the age of 40 who are considered rising business leaders.

She has also been named a “Successful Single” in Northeast Tennessee by Marquee Magazine.

During Homecoming 2006, Susan received The Frontier Award, presented annually to an outstanding alumnus or alumna in recognition of meritorious advancement in his or her career.

Vance’s professional experience also includes six years of service at the Greene County Partnership, including three years as director of Keep Greene Clean, now Keep Greene Beautiful. Keep Greene Clean/Keep Greene Beautiful program was named the number one program of its kind in the country in 2000 under Vance’s leadership.

She also served as director of EcoQuest International’s first internal public relations department during 2001-02.

Vance lives in the South Greene community with her son, Austin Dale, and attends Victory Church of God, where she is the organist.

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Tusculum Bookstore announces “The Big One!”

Posted on 04 June 2007 by

The TC Bookstore is bringing back the Mother of all Sales!

Buy two, and get one for a penny on all clothing items!

For example, if you buy two of our popular hoodies, you get a third one for 1 penny! Or, if you buy two of our trendy Rainbow Tees, get the third for a penny!

The sale applies to clothing items only. This is limited time offer so drop in and check us out. Items are available to ship, so if you can’t make it in, give us a call we’ll send it to you!

The TC Bookstore is located in Niswonger Commons next to the Post Office. We are open Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm. We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

This spectacular sale ends Friday June 15th at the close of Business. No other discounts apply.

TC Bookstore
PO Box 5056
Greeneville, TN. 37743
(423)798-1639 Fax

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