Archive | July, 2012

Nashville alumni event scheduled in August

Nashville alumni event scheduled in August

Posted on 25 July 2012 by

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 25 by calling 423-636-7303 or 1-800-729-0256 ext. 5303 or by emailing You may also use the form below to send your RSVP.

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College announces major gift and new construction project

College announces major gift and new construction project

Posted on 25 July 2012 by

Uncovering an architectural rendering for the Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Math and Science are, from left, Dr. Ken Bowman, chair of the College's Board of Trustees and a 1970 graduate; Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum, and Verna June Meen.

A $3.875 million gift towards funding the construction of a new math and science academic facility at Tusculum College was announced on Thursday, July 12, during a news conference at the Greeneville campus.

The gift will be recognized with the naming of the new science and math facility at Tusculum College, the “Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Math.”

Mrs. Meen chose to make this gift in memory of her husband, Dr. Ronald H. Meen, who passed away in 2008 and was an organic chemist for Eastman Chemical Company, having earned a Ph.D in organic chemistry from the University of Toronto.

“I wanted to do this for Ron, as a way to honor him, to remember him,” she said of her gift to Tusculum College that will spur the construction of the new science and math academic facility on the Greeneville campus.

Dr. Meen worked for Eastman Chemical Company for many years and held numerous patents for chemical compounds developed during the course of his work for the company. He was a respected, published author in the field of organic chemistry who enjoyed riding his bike, reading, fishing and visiting his second home in Canada.

According to architect John Fisher of Fisher and Associates, the Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Math will be a three story 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art science and math facility with an estimated total project cost in excess of $15 million. Similar to other structures on the campus, the architectural design will be consistent with the historic architectural context of Tusculum College.

“Words can’t express the deep appreciation that members of the Tusculum College community have and will continue to have for the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Meen. We are honored that Verna June has chosen to leave a living memorial to her husband at Tusculum College,” said Dr. Moody. “She is an amazing person in her own right, and the gift she has given will impact the lives of thousands of students for many, many years to come.”

Dr. Moody also extended appreciation to Linda Kirkland and Terri McGuire of First Tennessee Trust Services at First Tennessee Bank and Joel Conkin of Wilson Worley law firm in Kingsport for their assistance in this effort.

Representatives from First Tennessee Trust Services helped Meen enjoy the event. From left are Terri McGuire of First Tennessee Trust Services; Dr. Moody; Meen, and Linda Kirkland of First Tennessee Trust Services.

“Today is an important day,”  said Dr. Kenneth A. Bowman, chair of the Board of Trustees and a 1970 graduate of Tusculum College who majored in chemistry. “A day in which we announce not only that we will step once more forward, but we also do so in conjunction with our community and our friends. Tusculum College would not be here today if it were not for the relationships it has forged throughout the years.”

He added, “Our alumni, our friends, our students and the community at large have joined with us on many occasions to continue the traditions Tusculum College holds dear. In good times and in rough times, we have enjoyed the support of many who have impacted this institution in significant ways.”

Fund raising to cover the additional costs of the new building, currently in the design phase, will begin immediately. Heather Patchett, vice president for Institutional Advancement, said that the project would provide many opportunities for alumni, parents and friends of the college to name labs, classrooms and offices to honor loved ones. Those interested in more information are encouraged to contact Patchett at (423) 636-7303.

A number of members of the Tusculum College community as well as the community at large attended the press conference. With Meen are Board of Trustee members, from left, Dr. Ken Bowman '70, Dr. Scott Niswonger '87 H'06, Alan Corley, Tom Fergusaon, Life Trustee Bob Bailey, Dr. Tom Garland H'86 and Life Trustee Sam Doak '49.

The architectural rendering shows initial plans for the new Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Math planned for the Tusculum College campus


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Check out what’s happening with fellow alumni

Check out what’s happening with fellow alumni

Posted on 25 July 2012 by






Nels Luthman '70 and his wife Ginny visit with Dr. Nancy B. Moody, at left, president of Tusculum, outside of Haynes Hall during their visit to campus.

Two members of the Class of 1970 visited campus within a week of each other in July. Nels Luthman ’70 and his wife Ginny of Toms River, NJ, visited Tusculum College recently after 40 years of talking about coming back. Luthman was able to visit Haynes Hall, where he lived. He reminisced about classmates and various faculty members, as well as the many jobs he had as a student on campus. Les Heggan ’70 of Littleston, PA, stopped briefly during his travels this summer. Heggan also hadn’t been back to campus since graduation. Heggan, who played soccer at Tusculum, is coaching soccer.


John Kuhn ’90 of South Fort Myers, FL, has joined the Fort Myers Miracle baseball organization as senior director of business development. He was a part of the original front office for the organization from 1992-95. Following his original experience with the Miracle, Kuhn and his family owned the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Kodiaks and the London (Ontario) Werewolves of the Frontier League where he served as general manager. From 2005-2009, John was President of the Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Canaries. He has also been involved in various front office capacities with baseball clubs in Madison, Wisconsin; Joliet, Illinois; St. Paul, Minnesota; O’Fallon, Missouri; and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. His first year in baseball was 1990 with the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association (SPBA). The 2012 campaign marks his 22nd in professional baseball. John, his wife Jennifer and son TJ, are enjoying all the outdoor activities that Southwest Florida has to offer and volunteer at the Harry Chapin Food Bank.


Jason Knight ’03 of Greeneville, TN, has been named principal of DeBusk Elementary School in the Greene County School System. Knight has nine years of experience as a teacher at Glenwood and McDonald elementary schools and also served as acting principal at Glenwood.




Whitney Claire Duncan ’12 and Eric Michael Idell were married on June 16, 2012. Following a honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, SC, the couple is living in Greeneville, TN.



Ray and Natasha (Jones) Mehaffey ’96 ’00 of Harriman, TN, are celebrating the birth of twin boys, Halden Jarnigan and Halston Jameson, who were born June 27, 2012. The boys were 6 lbs. 1 oz., 19 inches long, and 6 lbs. 6 oz., 18.5 inches long, respectively.





Jeannette Meldrum Shanks Shotwell ’45 of Fern Park, FL, passed away July 12, 2012. Mrs. Shotwell was a retired homemaker. She was the daughter of longtime Tusculum College professor Dr. Cecil Shanks. She and her husband of almost 67 years, Earle Shotwell ’47, met as freshman at Tusculum. Her survivors include sister and brother-in-law and Tusculum alumni Bill and Jane (Shanks) Pilloni ’60 ’59. Her brother and Tusculum alumnus John Shanks ’54 passed away a few months ago.



J. Roman Cutshaw ’55 of Bogart, GA, passed away on July 11, 2012. A retired business owner, Mr. Cutshaw was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II. After his retirement, Mr. Cutshaw graduated from Liberty University Home Bible Institute. He was an active member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.



Jerry A. Hammontree ’73 of Greeneville, TN, passed away July 20, 2012, after a brief illness. Mr. Hammontree was the retired executive director of the Lakeway Achievement Center. He was known for his strong faith in God, his love for his family and friends and his pride in his work. Mr. Hammontree enjoyed a variety of sports and read extensively.  His survivors include wife and Tusculum alumna Wendy McAmis Hammontree ’75.


Friends of the College

Dr. Hardy Liston, Jr., of Knoxville, TN, a life trustee of Tusculum College, passed away on July 10, 2012. He is remembered as a man whose life was devoted to education, not only in the classroom, but through his life as an example. Dr. Liston was a trustee and long-time servant at Shiloh Presbyterian Church. He was a tenured professor and chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, after which he joined the faculty and administration in academic affairs at the University of Tennessee. In his honor, the University of Tennessee names an annual recipient of the Dr. Hardy Liston, Jr. Symbol of Hope Award.

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New Enrollment staff announced for GPS program

Posted on 18 July 2012 by

Tusculum College recently announced the addition of two new representatives to the Enrollment Management staff. Clay Wilkerson and Amanda McQueen have joined the office at the Greeneville and Tri-Cities locations, aiding enrolling with the Graduate and Professional Studies Department. They, along with Lindsey Seal at the Morristown site, make up the new enrollment team for the Graduate and Professional Studies program.

Wilkerson will serve the Greeneville area and McQueen will be based at the Gray site, co-located with Northeast State Community College. Along with Lindsey Seal at the Morristown site, these two will make up the new enrollment team for the Graduate and Professional Studies Program.


When asked about the GPS program and Tusculum College, Wilkerson said, “Both my sister and I are earning our degrees through Tusculum’s GPS program. While the classes are intense, there is truly no better way for someone with adult responsibilities to further their education.”


McQueen graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication and a minor in advertising. Previously, she worked as a graphic designer.

Wilkerson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Carson-Newman College in 2006 and is currently enrolled in the master’s degree program at Tusculum College. Before this position, Clay was a full-time youth minister and worked in Financial Aid at Tusculum College before joining the GPS staff.

We are excited to announce the new enrollment team for Northeast Tennessee,” said Karen Sartain, executive director of enrollment management for the Graduate and Professional Studies Program. “The new team is in place and ready to assist working adults who want to begin or complete their college undergraduate degree or those who are ready to begin their master’s degree program.”

Tusculum’s Graduate and Professional Studies provides working adults the opportunity to earn a college degree through a uniquely focused and practical program offered at convenient locations and on a flexible, accelerated schedule. Undergraduate degree programs include Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration and organizational management and Bachelor of Arts degrees in education and psychology with a concentration in behavioral health. Master’s degrees are offered in education, business administration and teaching.


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Pickin’ with the Arts set for Friday, July 27

Posted on 18 July 2012 by

On Friday, July 27 at 6 p.m. the Doak House Museum at Tusculum College is to host, Pickin’ with the Arts. Pickin’ with the Arts is to be the formal end of the Doak House’s summer art camp, Color my World held that week. The event will showcase artwork the campers made during their time at camp and after an awards reception will offer guests an opportunity to listen to free music.

Pickin’ is held every 4th Friday at the museum. The music offered is an informal jam session that consists of local pickers and players of acoustic stringed instruments. All who play an instrument are welcome and invited to join the event A few instruments expected to be heard at the event include acoustic guitars, banjos, bass, dulcimers and fiddles. Pickers will play a variety of traditional mountain music.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Doak House museum at 690 Erwin Highway in Greeneville. For more information please contact Leah Walker, site and events manager for the Doak House Museum at (423) 636-8554, or at


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Bachman-Bernard provides car for use of Tusculum College president

Posted on 17 July 2012 by

Myron Bernard, co-owner of the Bachman-Bernard dealership in Greeneville, presents  Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College, the keys to a 2012  Chevrolet Volt, as a gift to the college. The new Volt is an environmentally-friendly electric car, which has two sources of energy, the battery and a backup generating system fueled by gasoline. The Volt is designed to enhance efficiency in all systems and gets 94 miles to the gallon when run in electric mode.

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Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies program to host open house event Tuesday, July 24, in the Tri-Cities

Posted on 17 July 2012 by

The Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies program invites the community to attend an open house at its Tri-Cities Center on Tuesday, July 24.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Tri-Cities Center is located at 120 Dillon Court inside the Gray Industrial Park on Highway 75 South off exit 13 of Interstate 26.

The open house is designed to provide prospective students an opportunity to meet with Tusculum faculty, students, alumni and enrollment and financial aid staff.

Information will be provided on all Graduate and Professional Studies programs. These programs, designed with the working adult in mind, offer one course at a time with once-weekly class meetings.

Offerings for Graduate and Professional Studies students include the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Organizational Management, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-6 teacher licensure), the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Behavioral Health concentration, the Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, Modified and Comprehensive K-12, the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction, Human Resource Development and Organizational Training and Education.

Information will also be available about the new Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The new program is projected to begin in August in Knoxville and January 2013 on the main campus in Greeneville.

For more information call 1-888-488-7285.


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Rakes awarded distinguished conference award

Rakes awarded distinguished conference award

Posted on 11 July 2012 by

Taylor Rakes

Tusculum College baseball standout Taylor Rakes is this year’s recipient of the South Atlantic Conference (sAC) Presidents Award, following a vote of the league’s Faculty Athletic Representatives at the annual SAC Business Meetings in Asheville, N.C.

Rakes becomes the sixth Tusculum student-athlete in school history to earn this honor and the fourth baseball player in the 24-year history of the award to be recognized.  This also marks the fourth straight year and fifth of the last six that a Tusculum male student-athlete has garnered this accolade.

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 14 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 Presidents Award.

Rakes, a 6-1, 160-pound redshirt junior pitcher from Norcross, Ga., boasted a 3.89 cumulative grade point average with a double major in Business and Economics and was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Baseball First Team

Rakes earned his Bachelor’s degree in May from Tusculum, graduating with honors and earning magna cum laude distinction.   The Norcross High School graduate was named the 2012 South Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete for Baseball, while also earning a spot on the All-SAC Second Team.

Rakes enjoyed a stellar campaign after redshirting the 2011 season due to “Tommy John” surgery.  He emerged as the No. 2 starter in Tusculum’s weekend rotation, where he posted a 10-1 record with a 3.18 earned run average.   His 15 mound starts are tied for the most in a TC single-season and are the 11th- most in NCAA II this year and his 10 pitching wins are tied for the third most by a Pioneer and currently 12th-best in the country.

For his career, Rakes has a sterling 19-6 record and is tied fourth all-time in career victories and is tied for third with his 32 career starts.  His six career complete games are eighth in TC history, while his 195.2 career innings pitched are seventh all-time.

Rakes is a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Charles Oliver Gray Honors List, President’s List and is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.  He is very active in leadership and community service in the Tusculum College and Greeneville community.  He has been active with the Pioneer Student Athlete Advisory Council’s fundraising efforts for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and the St. Baldrick’s “Basebald” program to aid childhood cancer research.  He has volunteered as a Greeneville Youth Baseball Mentor, served a guest speaker in Tusculum Athletic Training and his experiences with his “Tommy John” surgery and, along with his father, provided free lawn care services for stationed armed forces personnel.

Three-time Academic All-America® cross country runner Simon Holzapfel was last year’s male recipient of the SAC Presidents Award.  Former Tusculum All-America and Academic All-America® tight end Jarrell NeSmith captured this honor in back-to-back years in 2008-09 and again in 2009-10.  Former Academic All-America® placekicker Glen Black was the 2006-07 recipient of the SAC Presidents Award, while three-time SAC Women’s Basketball Scholar Athlete Julie Maples was the first TC student-athlete to earn the league’s top honor in 2004-05.


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Community partnerships bring opportunities to business students

Community partnerships bring opportunities to business students

Posted on 11 July 2012 by

Tusculum students David Talley and Kirstie Gust, standing, address the Greene County Partnership board of directors during its meeting. To their left is Dr. Michelle Freeman, associate professor of business administration.

Students in the Tusculum College School of Business are utilizing the surrounding community as a classroom through a variety of programs that allow collaborative, mutually-beneficial partnerships to develop. Opportunities have ranged from working with the Greene County Partnership to expand their career options to conducting a surplus vehicle assessment for the local county government.

“Students in the Business Club and in our business program have been engaged not only on campus, but are making a difference in the community,” said Dr. Michelle Freeman, associate professor of business administration.

Students in the accounting program recently undertook a project to provide data and analysis for the Greene County Commission on ways for the county to dispose of surplus vehicles. The study was requested by Commissioner David Crum who visited the cost accounting class earlier in the year.

Students conducted a cost analysis to see if the county could generate more revenue or decrease costs by looking at alternative markets.

As part of the project, the students, Beth Anne Collins, a junior from Greeneville, Kirstie Gust, a recent graduate from Rutledge and Trey Whitfield, a senior from Greeneville, made a presentation with their recommendations before the full Greene County Commission. The group presented five alternatives, two of which showed strategies to yield higher return on the sale of vehicles.

In another project, the Tusculum College Business Club signed a partnership agreement with the Greene County Partnership, committing to work together to provide resources and support for Tusculum College Business Clubs’ initiatives. The Greene County Partnership is composed of the county’s economic development organization, Chamber of Commerce, tourism program, Partners In Education and Keep Greene Beautiful organization.

“The Greene County Partnership will support the Tusculum College Business Club in a variety of ways, establishing a positive relationship among students and faculty,” said Tom Ferguson, president of the Greene County Partnership. High on the priority list was getting soon-to-be-graduate resumes in front of local employers.


“We want to encourage our local employers to take a look at some of the bright and talented students in our own back yard before they take advantage of opportunities somewhere else,” Ferguson added. Ferguson is also a member of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees.


The club will continue to offer its entrepreneurial program, “Help Me Help You,” for small business owners, and, according to student David Talley, a junior from Bristol, Va., the Business Club will also offer other services through their Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship to support local business and those who have completed the “Help Me Help You” program.


“We want to continue to expand on the support we can provide to help businesses grow and be successful after leaving the initial phase of the program,” said Talley.


The partnership will also work to foster deeper relationships with companies in the community through the Greene County Partnership, opening doors for job shadowing, internships and other meaningful opportunities for students that can also provide benefit to the participating company or organization.


“We have a very bright, talented and community-minded group of students in our program that has for too long been a ‘best-kept’ secret in the community. We don’t want it to be a secret any longer,” said Freeman.

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Grant named Academic All-American

Grant named Academic All-American

Posted on 11 July 2012 by

Jenny Grant

Tusculum College’s Jenny Grant has been named to the 2011-2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Women’s Cross Country/Track Third Team, as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Grant, a junior from Franklin, Tenn., becomes the third female runner in Tusculum cross country history to garner Academic All-America® distinction, joining Heather Rhoton (1999-2000) and Sarah Alston (2006-2007).

Grant boasts a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average while majoring in Psychology.

Grant proved to be Tusculum’s most consistent competitors on the Pioneer squad in 2011.  She finished in the top-30 on two occasions, including a 17th place finish at the Maryville Invitational and 26th at the Guilford College Cross Country Festival.  The two-time team most valuable runner followed with her best 5K time of the year at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational with a time of 23:13.3 to finish 49th.  She was also Tusculum’s top finisher at the South Atlantic Conference Championship posting a 54th place finish.

She is a member SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the Dean’s List, Charles Olive Gray Honors List, the Tusculum President’s List and Alpha Chi Honor Society.  She is a two-time recipient of the Duffield Award, which honors the Tusculum student-athlete the highest GPA.

In the classroom, she is involved in research with the Psychology Department and presented her findings at the 2012 Southeastern Psychology Association (SEPA) National Conference.

In the community, Grant serves as a peer tutor and is a member of the President’s Society where she serves as a student ambassador, provides campus tours to prospective students and represents students at Presidential board meetings.  She also serves as president of the Resident Hall Association and is a member of the TC Track & Field Club.

Other community service activities includes: Voices Against Violence, Psychology Club, International & Multicultural Club, Plaza Towers Retirement Home volunteer, New Hope Cemetery volunteer and the Southeastern Guide Dogs Association, where she has assisted with the raising of a guide dog for those in need.

Within the athletic department, she serves as vice president of the Pioneer Student Athlete Advisory Council and is also on the Tusculum Student Government Judicial Board.

Grant becomes the sixth Tusculum student-athlete to earn Academic All-America® honors this year, joining Cody Coffman (baseball), Jillian Corum (women’s golf), Taylor Rakes (baseball), Ashley Sarmiento (volleyball) and Luis Zamora (men’s tennis).

This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

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 2011-12 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

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Eighty-one student-athletes named to academic honors list

Eighty-one student-athletes named to academic honors list

Posted on 11 July 2012 by

Eighty-one  Tusculum College student-athletes have been named to the 2011-2012 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll .  The conference had 757 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, and men’s and women’s golf.


Tusculum’s 81 honorees are the third-most of the 10 league members.  Lenoir-Rhyne led the way with 95 honorees, followed by Mars Hill (84), Tusculum, Newberry (75), Catawba (74), Carson-Newman (70), Lincoln Memorial (70), Wingate (70), Brevard (69) and Anderson (69).


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 2011-2012 Capital One Academic All-Americans® Cody Coffman (baseball), Jillian Corum (women’s golf), Jenny Grant (cross country), Taylor Rakes (baseball), Ashley Sarmiento (volleyball) and Luis Zamora (men’s tennis).


SAC and Southeast Region Baseball Pitcher of the Year Craig Goodman is listed among the honorees, while two-time Volleyball All-American Caitlyn Dean is also mentioned.  The Tusculum list also includes SAC Freshmen of the Year Emee Herbert (women’s golf) and Lukas Winkelmann (men’s tennis).


2011-2012 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Student-Athlete Sport(s)

Nikki Arthur                        Women’s Soccer

Ashley Bagley                    Softball

Nicole Ball                           Softball

Andre Bissmark                Men’s Soccer

Taylor Boone                     Volleyball

Katie Brennan                   Softball

Lindsay Bridges                 Softball

Kim Brown                          W Soccer/W Cross Country

Alesha Buckner                 Softball

Blakeley Burleson            Women’s Basketball

Katie Capel                         Women’s Soccer

Aly Carrino                          Women’s Soccer

Cody Coffman                   Baseball

Courtney Conley              Women’s Tennis

Eric Conley                          Baseball

David Cooper                     Men’s Cross Country

DeMarcus Copeland       Football

Jillian Corum                       Women’s Golf

Blair Cowley                       Baseball

Alec Cunningham             Women’s Golf

Caitlyn Dean                       Volleyball

Katie Doane                       Women’s Golf

Claire Duncan                    Women’s Soccer

Joseph Elphingstone      Men’s Tennis

Natalie Gaudreau            Volleyball

Melanie Gibson                Volleyball

Andy Goellner                   Men’s Soccer

Craig Goodman                 Baseball

Jenny Grant                       Women’s Cross Country

Ashley Gregg                     Women’s Cross Country

Katie Gross                         Softball

Jama Hammontree         Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                     Volleyball

Emee Herbert                   Women’s Golf

Staci Hicks                           Women’s Basketball

Carol Hogan                        Women’s Cross Country

Pat Holleran                       Baseball

JD Howard                          Baseball

Sara Howard                      Women’s Golf

Kate Hutchinson               Women’s Tennis

George Jackson                Football

Clay Jarrell                           Men’s Soccer

Martin Jorgensen            Men’s Basketball

Kourtney Kavic                  Women’s Soccer

Drew Kiser                          Men’s Tennis

Adam Kulbat                      Men’s Soccer

Alix Kruel                             Softball

Brooke Lauritzen              Softball

Jessica Lee                          Women’s Soccer

Steven Lin                           Men’s Tennis

Devan McIntyre               Women’s Soccer

Michelle Meade               Women’s Soccer

Sam Miller                           Women’s Soccer

Colleen Moloney             Women’s Soccer

Amy Morford                    Women’s Soccer

Dakota Norton                  Men’s Golf

Daniel O’Conner               Men’s Basketball

Georgia Paturalski           Volleyball

Monica Perez                    Women’s Soccer

Roberto Pimental            Men’s Soccer

Aly Pugh                              Women’s Golf

Taylor Rakes                       Baseball

Alyssa Raterman              Volleyball

Leif Ratliff                            Men’s Golf

Haley Rye                            Women’s Golf

Ashley Sarmiento            Volleyball

Brittan Shaw                      Baseball

Jalen Shuffler                    Baseball

Billy Sivyer                           Baseball

Kekona Soon                     Men’s Cross Country

Danny Stokes                    Men’s Soccer

Katie Stroinski                   Softball

Katy Stuckwish                  Softball

David Talley                        Men’s Golf

Lindsey Umberger           Softball

Sam Underwood              Volleyball

Kassie Voelker                  Volleyball

Marissa Williams               Women’s Soccer

Lukas Winkelmann          Men’s Tennis

Luis Zamora                        Men’s Tennis


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Larsen named assistant to the president for planning and institutional effectiveness

Posted on 01 July 2012 by

Dr. Carlton K. Larsen has been named assistant to the president for planning and institutional effectiveness at Tusculum College.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Larsen join us at Tusculum College and coordinate our institutional effectiveness efforts,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College. “His wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of planning and assessment made him the perfect fit for what we were seeking in this position.”

He will begin his new duties at Tusculum on July 1.

Larsen comes to Tusculum from Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College, where he served as assistant dean for policy and planning, as well as program coordinator for political science. Previously at Penn State Altoona, he served as associate director of academic affairs.

In his career he has also taught political science at Drake University, Centre College and at Seaton Hall University.

Dr. Carlton K. Larsen

In his position at Penn State Altoona, he assisted in the development of a standing committee on planning and led in the development, collection and analysis of strategic indicators and strategic action items to ensure follow-through on goals and objectives. He also led the preparation of the institution’s strategic plans.

In his new role at Tusculum, Larsen will be responsible for the collection of institutional effectiveness data for decision making and manage accreditation activities related to regional and specialized program accreditation. He will oversee all college wide external reporting requirements, as well as testing, surveys and student learning assessments. He will provide data support to the administrative leadership and will assist with the forecasting of fiscal and other resource needs for budget development.

Dr. Larsen has a Ph.D. in political science and international relations and a master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of California at San Diego.

He has been widely published including articles in Food and Foodways, The Journal of Developing Societies and the Latin American Anthropology Review. He has also served as former chair of the membership committee of the New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association.


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