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Alumni events planned in Atlanta, Asheville and Knoxville for 2013

Alumni events planned in Atlanta, Asheville and Knoxville for 2013

Posted on 31 December 2012 by

Three alumni events are planned in the new year.

The first event will be a luncheon for Asheville area alumni and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Deerfield Retirement Community. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Galax Room of the Community Center Building at Deerfield, which is located at 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803.  Cost is $10 per person with no additional cost for Deerfield residents. Please RSVP by Friday, January 18, by emailing or calling the Office of Alumni and
Parent Relations at 423-636-7303 or 800-729-0256, ext. 5303.

The second event is a networking event for alumni and friends of the college  is scheduled in Knoxville on Thursday, January 31, at the Jefferson Federal Bank in Farragut, which is co-sponsoring the event with Tusculum. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. There is no charge for the event. The event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the bank, located at 11916 Kingston Pike  Knoxville, TN 37934. Please RSVP by Friday, January 25, by emailing or calling the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 423-636-7303 or 800-729-0256, ext. 5303.

Join Dr. Nancy B. Moody,  president of Tusculum College, on Sunday, February 17, for the third event – hors d’oeuvres at the home of  Mary Ann Turner Maxwell ’69  and her husband, Jim, at 685 Glenridge Close Drive, Sandy Springs, Ga 30328.  The Maxwells are hosting this event from 2 to 4 p.m. for Tusculum alumni, parents and friends in the Atlanta area.

There is no charge for the event. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 13, by emailing or calling the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 423-636-7303 or 800-729-0256, ext. 5303.



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Tips and information on end-of-the-year giving

Tips and information on end-of-the-year giving

Posted on 19 December 2012 by

For many alumni and friends of Tusculum College, the end of the year is a traditional time for giving. Gifts to Tusculum not only provide important support for College programs, but also yield significant and timely tax savings. Gifts may be made in a number of ways, and careful planning will assure that both you and Tusculum receive maximum benefits. The fol­lowing information may be helpful as you consider giving at this time.


Online giving is both easy and efficient. However, for your gift to be accepted as a 2012 calendar year gift, please sub­mit your online gift no later than noon eastern time, on Monday, December 31, 2012. Because IRS laws dictate that gifts must be in our control by December 31 for same-year tax credit, provisions will be made to ensure that on-line gifts are processed on the day they are received. Online gifts can be made with VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card at


If you are sending your gift through the United States Postal Service, it will need to be postmarked no later than December 31, 2012. We do not suggest using Federal Express or UPS since gifts that come from these carriers are not considered in our control until we actually receive them.


If you would like to bring your gift by the Office of Institutional Advancement (lo­cated on the third floor of McCormick Hall), our offices will be open on December 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 31 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your gift to the College, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 423-636-7303.  Staff will be available to answer your call during the dates and times listed above. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible. On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, thank you. We wish you a blessed holiday.


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Alumni welcomed to President’s House during Christmas event

Alumni welcomed to President’s House during Christmas event

Posted on 19 December 2012 by

Jeanne Morelock greets Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody, from left, Greene County Partnership President Tom Ferguson and his wife, Terry; and Tusculum Mayor John Foster and his wife, Joann.

A number of alumni, community members and Tusculum faculty and staff enjoyed the beautiful decorations, delicious hors d’oeuvres and stimulating conversation during the Holiday Open House at the President’s House on December 12.

Hosted by the College, the Greene County Partnership and the Cityof Tusculum, the event was a success as many alunmni and friends of the College stopped by. Tusculum faculty and staff also enjoyed the festive gathering.

Decorations throughout the house were by Flowers by Tammy, a Greeneville florist which also provided beautiful decorations for the commencement ceremony the following weekend. The delicious hors d’ouevres were by Sodexo, the College’s Food Service.

Tusculum students volunteered at the event to help transport visitors to the President's House as well as greet visitors, which provided opportunities to talk to a variety of business people and community leaders. Jordan Ottinger, right, above, had the opportunity to talk to John M. Jones, Jr., editor of the Greeneville Sun.

To see more photos from the Holiday Open House, please visit Tusculum’s Facebook page.

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Check out the latest about you fellow classmates

Check out the latest about you fellow classmates

Posted on 18 December 2012 by






Erik Sams ’08 of Afton, TN, has published a new book, “A Method to the Madness: 2013.” The book is an analysis of the March Madness basketball tournament from 1985 until present. The information in the book gives even the most casual basketball fan a huge advantage when it comes time to fill out brackets. The book is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million. It is also available in Kindle format.





Mr. Peter Hampton ’41 of Elizabethton, TN, passed away August 28, 2012, following an extended illness. After serving as a naval aviator in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, Mr. Hampton continued his education and earned his doctor of jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University. In 1950, he was licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and formed the firm of Hampton and Hampton with his brother. During the course of his 32-year legal career, he was a member of the Tennessee and Carter County Bar Associations and served as Elizabethton City Judge. In 1963, Mr. Hampton was elected president and CEO of Security Federal Bank, a position he held for 47 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, the Cattleman’s Association and the Elizabethton Rotary Club.


Irene Gahagan Philipp ’43 of Joppa, MD, passed away on April 16, 2012. She was the retired president of Philipp Engineering Company, Inc.


Dr. Warren G. Sarrell ’46 of Anniston, AL, passed away September 27, 2012. Dr. Sarrell was a retired internist/cardiologist, practicing at the Anniston Medical Clinic. He also served as chairman of the board for the Anniston Heflin Talladega Dental Clinics. Dr. Sarrell was a member of the American Heart Association, Kiwanis and Northeast Regional Medical Association.

Elizabeth Leming Gordonwood ’47 ’86, a long-time resident of Bartlesville, OK, passed away February 17, 2012. Mrs. Gordonwood was a former member of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees. She was born in Chester, PA, and grew up in Danville, KY. Mrs. Gordonwood worked as a secretary for Phillips Petroleum before the birth of her two children. Her and her husband, Jeff, enjoyed traveling together. The family lived in England and Holland, Utah, Montana, Texas and California while Mr. Gordonwood was employed with Phillips Petroleum. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She was an avid bingo player at the American Legion and enjoyed reading and playing the piano.


Mary Lou Carter Neas ’49 of Greeneville, TN, passed away December 15, 2012. Mrs. Neas was a retired home economics teacher. She was born on a family farm in Chuckey, TN, where she learned household trades from her mother that developed into her professional career. She was highly regarded as teacher, and many former students remember her as the teacher who taught them how to sew, launder their clothes or cook their first recipe. She spent the majority of her 38-year teaching career at Greeneville Middle School, but she also taught for a brief time at Baileyton. She was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church. Mrs. Neas was also a long-standing member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for retired teachers and the Eastern Star. She was also an active participant with the Farm Bureau Ladies Association and loved to volunteer her time visiting the sick and helping the Greene County Republican Women with local elections.



Eleanor Lyle Hamilton Cushing ’50 of Pittsford, NY, passed away March 9, 2012. Mrs. Cushing was a long-time administrator at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center of SUNY Brockport. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and other non-profit organizations.


John R. Sodoma ’50 of Cocoa, FL, passed away March 13, 2012. Mr. Sodoma was a retired school administrator and a certified public accountant.


John C. Heavey Jr. ’53 of Neptune, NJ, passed away August 27, 2012, after a long illness. Mr. Heavey was a retired attorney, concentrating in product liability defense and construction law. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corp at Camp Leroy Johnson in New Orleans. He was admitted to the bars of the state of New Jersey in 1957, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1979 and the State of New York and the United States Supreme Court in 1984. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Essex County, Monmouth County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. He served as the mayor of Oakland, NJ, in the 1960s.


Ira S. Warren, Jr. ’53 of  Princeton, NJ, passed away on March 12, 2012. He was retired from Hercules Company as a chemist. Mr. Warren was a veteran, having served in the Air Force at Cape Canaveral, FL, and worked on the missile program under Dr. Wernher von Braun during the time of the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 76, the Nassau Club and was a member of the Trinity Church in Princeton.


William P. “Bill” Carroll ’58 of Jackson Township, NJ, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at home. Mr. Carroll enlisted and served in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Sipane. After his military service, Mr. Carroll enrolled at Tusculum, earning a degree in finance and economics. Upon graduation, he entered the world of corporate banking, where he worked until his retirement. Mr. Carroll worked tirelessly as a business advocate and zoning officer for Hillsborough Township, NJ. He volunteered his time to several Hillsborough Township boards and the Rotary Club. When he moved to Jackson Township after his retirement, he continued his community service, serving as both treasurer and vice president of the master board as well as doing work for the finance committee of the Westlake Golf and County Club. In 2004, he received an award for his community work and advocacy by the community of Westlake. Mr. Carroll was an avid golfer, championship bocce player, reader, history buff, tinkerer and gardener.



Helen Anne Higbee ’65 of Cherry Hill, NJ, passed away March 2012. She had held various positions as an employee of the State of New Jersey, primarily with the Adoption Resource Center. After her retirement, she enjoyed lunches with friends and travel. Ms. Higbee was active in many organizations including the Haddon Fortnightly Woman’s Club and The Forty Club Bridge group. She was the founder and “queen” of the Red Hat Society Chapter “Beaucoup de Chapeau Rouge.” Ms. Higbee also volunteered at the Garden State Hospital for many years.


Julia Ann Hawkins Hogan ’67 of Whitesburg, TN, passed away December 15, 2012. Mrs. Hogan was a retired educator, having taught in the Hamblen County School System.



Beverly Joyce ‘Bev’ Jones ’77 of Huntersville, NC, passed away on April 26, 2012. Ms. Jones was an attorney and an executive in insurance risk management. One of her proudest business accomplishments was earning the honor to practice as an attorney in Wales. After graduating from Memphis State Law School, she went into private practice in Memphis. She eventually moved into the area of insurance law and moved to Lake Norman, NC. Her love of beaches, sun and water was legendary. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, fishing and supporting her favorite sports teams.


Roger Jackson Eggleston ’79 of Chesterfield, VA, passed away March 17, 2012. Mr. Eggleston was a tobacconist and retired from Philip Morris USA in 2011. He was a member of the Glen Oak Country Club and the Split Tail Hunt Club.



Marilynn Goebel ’88 of Knoxville, TN, passed away February 25, 2012. She was the owner of Silk Plants. Mrs. Goebel was a member of Grace Covenant Baptist Church. She was an avid lover of Southern Gospel music, her pets and her ‘adotped’ child, Michael Jeffte Louishomme, a child from Haiti she supported through Compassion International.


Teresa Kaye Spaulding Phillips ’97 of Helenwood, TN, passed away May 18, 2012, following an extended illness. She was director of marketing services for Hartco Flooring Company and a member of First Presbyterian Church-Huntsville.


Robert Wayne Phillips ’98 of Piney Flats, TN, passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2012. Mr. Phillips was the systems administrator for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Johnson City office. He was a member of Blountville Christian Church and an avid farmer.



Dana Edington Alls ’05 of Greer, SC, passed away June 23, 2012.


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Dr. Richard Thompson receives undergraduate research fellowship

Posted on 18 December 2012 by

Dr. Richard Thompson, assistant professor of chemistry at Tusculum College, has been named a recipient of the Appalachian College Association’s Faculty Fellowship Program, the longest running program of the ACA.

The Fellowship Endowment is supported by foundations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the McCune Foundation; member schools, and individual contributions.

Dr. Richard Thompson

Fellowships named in honor of Jean Ritchie, the late Wilma Dykeman Stokely and John B. Stephenson are awarded annually and policy requires that at least 75 percent of fellowship funds be given to faculty in the arts and sciences, as defined by the Carnegie Foundation.

Thompson’s fellowship will be used for developing an undergraduate research program for Tusculum students interested in chemistry. The proposed research will allow students to participate in a global effort to identify potential drug-like molecules for the treatment of neglected diseases.

According to Thompson, neglected diseases, such as malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis inflict our poorest populations and are often overlooked by large pharmaceutical companies.  Students at Tusculum, under the mentorship of Thompson, will collaborate with other colleges around the world in this effort known as Distributed Drug Discovery, or D3. The D3 strategy originated with Professor William Scott at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and has grown to include colleges globally.

Thompson received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and doctorate in organic chemistry from Syracuse University. He completed postdoctoral research as a National Institute of Health fellow at The Ohio State University.

After completing his academic training, Thompson was employed by Eli Lilly and Company where he was a member of the Discovery Chemistry Research and Technology division. While at Lilly he worked in many areas of drug discovery, including neuroscience, cardiovascular, cancer and infectious diseases.  Thompson joined the faculty of Tusculum College in August 2011.

Thompson teaches general chemistry, organic chemistry, environmental chemistry and environmental science. His research interests include organic synthesis, methodology and medicinal chemistry.


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Effort results in collection of more than 100 pounds of pop tabs for charity

Effort results in collection of more than 100 pounds of pop tabs for charity

Posted on 18 December 2012 by

During the last four months, a group of nursing students at Tusculum College and students at Tusculum View Elementary School kept having to find larger containers to  hold the pop tabs they were collecting to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

As the fall semester ends for both the college and the city school system, the efforts of the nursing students and Tusculum View students have resulted in the collection of more than 100 pounds of pop tabs, enough to almost fill a 50 gallon drum. The effort has also gathered $57 in donations for Ronald McDonald House.

The effort began as an assignment in a “Theory and Practice of Citizenship” course, and a group of students in the class decided to organize an effort to collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House. The group included Allie Hartman, Jama Darnell, Tracy Morris, Bethany Farris, Brooke Sane, Cassi Ricker, Miranda Church and Katrina Holder, all of who are nursing majors.

The students decided to extend the project to last the entire semester, not just to the end of the course. As nursing majors, the students sought a charity that was medically related and they selected the Ronald McDonald House because it serves families of sick, hospitalized children by providing a comfortable place to stay.

After doing research into the charity, the students set to work making posters to promote their effort and setting up collection containers around campus. The students also held a bake sale to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House.

The effort grew again as a teacher at Tusculum View, Rebecca Irwin, and her class became involved in collecting the tabs and encouraging other students to collect tabs. At Tusculum View, the students were also encouraged to become involved by members of the college’s football team, who visited the school in the fall.

Gabby Gracias, a third grader at Tusculum View, was a champion for the effort there, making posters to encourage her fellow students to participate in the collection as well as collecting the tabs herself.

Efforts by Tusculum College nursing students and Tusculum View Elementary School have resulted in a collection of more than 100 pounds of pop tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. From left are Rebecca Irwin teacher at Tusculum View; Dr. Lois Ewen, dean of nursing at Tusculum; Eileen Shupe, lab director for the nursing program; nursing student Bethany Farris; Gabby Garcia, Tusculum View student; nursing student Jama Darnell; Dr. Greta Robinette, a nursing faculty member; Pat Donaldson, principal at Tusculum View, and Audrey Brackens, administrative assistant to the School of Nursing.

Ronald McDonald House collects pop tabs rather than the collection of aluminum cans because it is more hygienic to store tabs than cans, and collection and storage is easier, according to the non-profit organization’s website. After the tabs are collected, the local Ronald McDonald chapter takes the collection to a recycling center and the funds it receives in return are used for operations of the houses.

The tab collection is to continue in the spring at the college.

The Tusculum College football team encouraged Tusculum View Elementary School students to collect pop tabs during a visit to the school. From left are Assistant Football Coach Caleb Slover, Tusculum View teacher Rebecca Irwin, two Tusculum View students, and Tusculum football players Quentin Talley and Skylar West.

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More than 250 receive degrees during winter commencement

More than 250 receive degrees during winter commencement

Posted on 15 December 2012 by

More than 250 individuals received degrees during Tusculum College’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 15, including the presentation of an honorary doctorate to a humanitarian and friend of the college, Stan Brock.

One hundred and thirty six students earned Bachelor of Science degrees and 74 earned Bachelor of Arts degrees. In addition 56 earned Master of Arts degrees.

Stan Brock, left, former star of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” and director of Rural Area Medical, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tusculum College. He was awarded the degree by Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of the college. At left is Dr. Joe Frank Smiddy, Kingsport pulmonologist and RAM volunteer, who introduced Brock.

Also receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters was Stan Brock. An adventurer, author and servant to mankind, Brock grew up in Wales and has adventured throughout his life across the globe, including North Africa, Gibraltar, Spain and British Guiana. With the Amazon rain forest for a classroom and Wapishana Indians for teachers, Stan became a world-renowned authority on wildlife conservation and management. He became a Research Associate of the Royal Ontario Museum with the distinguished honor of having discovered a new species of bat.

He has been frequently published and later joined the “Wild Kingdom” television series where he was a co-host. He also wrote, produced, and directed a number of action-adventure-wilderness movies and television shows.

Brock now devotes all his time – completely without pay – to directing the operations of Remote Area Medical. RAM runs about 25 clinics a year, serving hundreds of patients at a time in areas where access to medical care is limited. More than 70,000 people have donated their time and expertise to Brock’s cause over the years. Many are full-time doctors and nurses who work at their own practices or hospitals during the week and then volunteer on the weekend.

He was introduced by renowned Kingsport pulmonologist and RAM volunteer Dr. Joe Frank Smiddy who said, “Because of his tireless devotion to the well-being of others, every year, tens of thousands of impoverished people and their animals receive medical treatment or surgery, dental work, vision care and veterinary service. He is a selfless, caring and dynamic leader whose only criteria for taking a team to a tiny Appalachian mountain town or a South American Indian village is simply that they need him.”

Brock expressed his appreciation and talked about his adventures and his work at RAM. Following a horse accident that left him injured and 26 days by foot away from medical care, the seed formed then that a way should be found to provide health care to underserved regions.

The new graduates were addressed by Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody, who recognized the commencement ceremony as “an occasion of celebration and completion.” Adding, “Each of you have made sacrifices, adjustments and also made tough decisions along the way. You have worked hard and have earned the right to walk across this stage. This is a testament to your own efforts and to your persistence. Today is your reward.”

Morning Commencement speakers Marci Moore and Jessica Britton, both of Greeneville.

Jessica Britton, an education major from Greeneville, addressed the crowd as a representative of the residential college program.

She told the group, “My hope for you is that you do indeed frame the well-deserved diploma that you receive today.  I hope you provide it a place in your home where you can be reminded daily that you are a product of success. However, each time you walk past it, I hope that you are filled with the desire to do more.”

Cheri Kelley of Morristown, spoke on behalf of the college’s Graduate and Professional Studies education program. Kelley talked about the impact finishing her college degree has made in her life.

“A college education opens up the world to students. This program has given me the ability to manage my time and resources well, the ability to critically evaluate any situation, the ability to challenge the status quo, the ability to understand alternative theories, the ability to work as a team with all people and the ability to stand up for what I believe. I feel blessed to have been able to participate in this program with so many caring instructors, faculty members and classmates,” she said.

Marci Moore, a 2011 undergraduate from Tusculum College and a resident of Greeneville spoke on behalf of the Graduate and Professional Studies master’s degree program.

She told her fellow graduates, “I encourage you as a new graduate to take your fresh ideas and opinions and run with them. You have come to school to learn new practices and new knowledge. Take what you have learned, combine that with a little common sense and make the world a new place with your ideas.”

Lillian Burchnell of Greeneville spoke on behalf of the Graduate and Professional Studies program. She spoke about returning to higher education after raising her family and building a career.

“Setting out to get a college degree is not an easy thing to do, but it is a worthy challenge. As an adult considering the reasons why I wanted to go to college, one of my inspirations came from working with students at the high school and college level. It was fascinating watching college students coming in as freshmen, seeing the personal growth as they advanced through their college career, and later as seniors looking at their options either pursuing careers or graduate school..”

Also speaking was Mark Stokes, director of religious life, church and community relations at Tusculum College. Stokes presented a sermon titled, “Once in a Blue Moon.” Stokes told the story of astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the little-known story of Aldrin conducting communion on the moon.

He and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few minutes when Aldrin made the following public statement: “This is the LM pilot. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his her own way.”

He then ended the radio communication and there, on the silent surface of the moon, 250,000 miles from home, he read a verse from the Gospel of John, and he took communion.

Stokes said, “It reminded me that for the fruit of God to ripen in our lives, we have to recognize the journey involved in getting there. That journey takes time, diligence, patience, hard work and God’s cultivation to produce a vine that is mature, productive and successful.”

Graduates earning degrees during winter commencement included:

ME156 – Gray
Rusty Ferril Harrison

ME169 – Greeneville
Lindsey Hope Barrett, Honors
Cassandra Louise Beeler
Kathy Walters Coleman
Pamela Gail Foister, High Honors
Timothy Daniel Foshie, High Honors
Stacey Leigh Skillman
Jennifer DeAnn Slover

ME170 – Knoxville
Amanda Helton Boyd
Laura Christine Randolph
Kimberly Shun Watkins*

ME171 – Knoxville
Leigh Elizabeth Edmonds
Hollie Christine Hillard
Jacqueline Noelle Money
Melissa Ann Parks
Julie Crossman Redden
Jessica Michelle Valentine*
Amanda Rachel Waggoner, High Honors*
Darla Fraker Williams, High Honors*

ME172 – Morristown
Brittany Rae Bradley, Honors
Olivia Reneé Breeding, Honors
Lindsay Paige Davenport, High Honors
Matthew Brent Davenport, Honors
Sharon Ann Grooms
Jennifer Mae Justus
Brian Andrew McLaughlin, Honors
Robin Elizabeth Moore
Kasey Paige Shropshire

MH020 – Knoxville
Amparo Carmen Atencio, Honors
Rhonda Vanessa Cinnamon
Amber Lee Goins
Melissa Ann Jackson, Honors
Stephanie Coward Jinkins, Honors
Brandon Wayne Salley, High Honors

MH021– Greeneville
Chassity Dawn Bird
Lynette DeMay Britton
Lori Cassell Clarke
Eric Chandler Conley
Susan Lori Davis*
Jamie Garrett Housewright
Deidre Renee Johnson, Honors*
Hannah Marie Laposky*
Lisa Marie Lobdell
Marci Elizabeth Moore*
Cory Nathaniel Pratt
William Brandon Steele
Samuel Clay Wilkerson*

MT001 – Knoxville
Jonathan Andrew Arnold
Allison Desiree Beard
Jeremiah Lawson*
Angela G. Roberts, Honors*
Jennifer Goodwin Roberts*

MT002 – Greeneville
James Alexander Gray, Honors
Dawn Elizabeth Mason

Thomas J. Abounader
Justin Wendel Arrington
Linda Renee Aughburns
Deznic O’Neill Blakeney
Jessica Lee Britton, Summa Cum Laude
Jabari Ali Bunch
Cassandra Joy Burchnell
Kimberly Christine Carter, Cum Laude
Sarah Anne Chait
James Arthur Charron III
John Michael Clarke
Courtney Alyse Conley, Cum Laude
Kendra Deanna Dunn, Magna Cum Laude**
Sarah Danielle Edens
Heather Denise Genereux
Javier Portillo Gonzalez
Nathan James Grabowski
Preston Hugh Halstead
Clinton R. Haun
Allegra Lynn Herrera
Staci Marie Hicks, Cum Laude
Branfy Mariano Infante Arias
Jasen Wayne Keplinger
Catherine Elizabeth Kolb
David Lamar Little Jr.
Angie Marie Michaud, Cum Laude**
Jessica Nicole Miller
Kaitlyn Dian Morgan, Magna Cum Laude**
Amber Nichole Pool
Kate Lynn Prisco
Jordan Tucker Reams, Cum Laude**
Elizabeth Christian Reed
Haley Lynn Rhoad
Crystal Darlene Roark, Magna Cum Laude**
Alexander Franklin Spivery IV
Joshua Eugene Stone
Lauren Elizabeth Taylor
Kevin T. Vest
Joseph John Vogt
Priscilla Marie Wampler, Magna Cum Laude**
Erika Nicole Witt
Melanie Amber Wolfe
Antionette Elizabeth Young

BA067 – Knoxville
Melanie Dawn Henry, Cum Laude*
Leah Elyse Kane, Cum Laude
Jason Richard Kirkpatrick
Angela Michelle Patrick
Sophia Amjid Qureshi
Veronica Lynne Stott
Tyler Michael Wolfenbarger

BA068 – Morristown
Brittany Nichole Bowlin
Monica Danielle Cooper, Cum Laude
Misty Paulette Rasnic
Agatha Megan Simpson, Cum Laude
Sarah Beth Underwood, Cum Laude

BA069 – Knoxville
Cheryl Denise Arp
Rebekah Marie Bays, Cum Laude
Jessie Leigh Evans
Courtney Line Luttrell
Julia Monday, Cum Laude
Amanda Dawn Overbay
Leigha Marie Rudd, Cum Laude
Joyce Anna Thomas

BA070 – Morristown
Lesa LeShea Allen, Magna Cum Laude
Lisa Renee Barnett, Cum Laude
Jaymie LaShea Graham
Alfreda Faye Gregg
Brooke Nicole Hall
Lisa Ann Miller
Amanda Mackinze Rigney
Tiffany Lynn Romines, Magna Cum Laude*
Christen Renea Woodson, Magna Cum Laude*

BS566 – Knoxville
Jeffrey Michael Bowles
Patricia S. Headrick, Cum Laude*
Kyle Brian Hodges
Susan Carole Johnson
Morgan Page LaRue
Beth Reneé Lawson
Sharon Rebekah Morgan
Adam Cole Pipkin, Cum Laude
Angela Connell Reynolds
Sondra Reneé Sarten
Claude Jacob Tippens
Sierra Anne Trame
Shakeenah Qmar Watson

BS567 – Gray
Benjamin Jacob Crawford, Cum Laude
Joseph Arthur Dunn
Delores Ann Greer, Magna Cum Laude
Stephanie Lauren Griffin
Joshua Michael Ison, Magna Cum Laude
Jana Michelle Smith, Magna Cum Laude
Ashley Marie Stewart, Magna Cum Laude
Laura Lynn Tipton

BS568  – Greeneville
Randy L. Ball, Summa Cum Laude
Melissa Dawn Fritts
Courtney Nicole Humphreys
Tamatha Delane Jones
Michael Rex Leonard, Cum Laude*
Johnny C. Williams

BS569 – Knoxville
Lee Michael Ellam, Cum Laude
Samuel Kent Ford
Teresa Anne Fritz-Powers, Cum Laude*
Darrell Dewayne Fuqua
Ryan Swain Holliday
Whitney Suzanne Holliday
Kimberly Ann Mialback-Houk
Eric Benjamin Roop
Joseph Adam Thornhill
Joseph Lynn Tollett, Cum Laude
Sonia Lynn Vance
Joshua Sean Yarbrough

BS570 – Knoxville
Marc Rhea Chattin
Andrew Lamar Chesney
Daniel Wayne Dresser
Dale Andrew Harold
John Emmett Higgins, Magna Cum Laude
Michael Doyle Johnson
Jennifer Brooke Kirby
Andrea Marie Miles
Angela Joyce Parrott, Cum Laude
Stacy Nicole Reed
Kimberly D. Shirley
Aristidis James Tampasis
Clara Handly Toomey
Mary Jane Watson

BS571 – Greeneville
Johnny Ray Bowling II, Cum Laude
Tammy Stubblefield Clevinger, Cum Laude
Tammy Michele Combs, Cum Laude*
Christopher Ryan Hicks
Feather Letisha Holt Payne

BS572 – Morristown
Sorka Sheenn Blanton
Donna Cunningham
Chelsie Kasandra Dalton
Michael Wayne Dyke
Shawna Lee Fultz
Cheri McGuire Kelley, Magna Cum Laude
John Thomas Lowry Jr.
Jessica Lynn McClaughry
Abigail Jane Messer
Mark Lee Rich
Melissa Dawn Williams

BS573 – Knoxville
Joseph Keith Hickey
Katelyn Morgan Hodge
Brittany Lauren Joy, Cum Laude*
Meredith Joy Raths
Angela Suzzanne Reeves-Kramer
Tiffany Dee Thiel-Rose
Warren Lee Wiser
Heather Chaffin Word

B.S. Others
Lucas Andrew Clift
Kenya Nicole Cutshall
Jeremy Edward Earl
James Riley Glasgow
Lee Alan Haines
Pamela Jo Holt
Robert Brandon Holt
Tammy Darlene Kimery
Melissa Carson Patrick
Christopher Aaron Posey
David Robert Roller

BB001 – Knoxville
Joshua David Johnson
Rachel Coulter Livesay

BB002 – Knoxville
Kenneth Michael Brown
Debra Darlene Clark
Kristie Schifferer Cziep
Craig Aaron Eichelberger
Brenda Lee Gilpatrick
Joshua Wayne Graham
Lindsey M. McMillen
Steven Daniel Sitton
Craig Michael Strange
Kimberley Diane Ammons Trimble,
Magna Cum Laude*
Joshua Aron White
Alysyn Cusick Williams

BB003 – Morristown
Donald James Burchnell, Summa Cum Laude*
Lillian June Burchnell, Summa Cum Laude*
Mark Casey Collins, Cum Laude
Samantha Ann Horner
Kimberly Dawn Livesay
Charlotte Duke Lowe
Shay Elizabeth Roberts McAmis
Jeremy Dwayne Messer
Adam Keith Parks
Christy Leigh Paysinger

BB004 – Gray
Travis Stuart Adams
Misty Mae Christian
Ashley Evelyn Gilliam
Mark Hugh McGaha
Carrie Rachel Sutphin
Jessica Lynne Tankersley
Anthony James Thompson, Magna Cum Laude
Tanya Lynn Trull
Carrie Lee Woodley, Cum Laude*

BB005 – Knoxville
Danielle LeeAnne Anderson
Amanda Arp Bookout
Chad Edward Davis
Danny Winston Harkins, Cum Laude*
Tyler Michael Schaefer
John Hatcher Sewell III
Seth Aaron Stieferma

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Mark your calendars with the important dates for the spring semester

Mark your calendars with the important dates for the spring semester

Posted on 15 December 2012 by

Tusculum College wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Looking to the new year, please mark your calendar with these important dates for the spring 2013 semester.

The spring 2013 semester begins on Monday, January 14, and the College will be closed on the following Monday in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Block Five will end on Thursday, February 7.

Block Six will be Wednesday, February 13 through Friday, March 8.

Spring Break will be Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15.

Monday, March 18, will be the first day of Block Seven, which continues through Thursday, April 11. The College will be closed for Good Friday on March 29.

Block Eight will be Monday, April 15, and end on Wednesday, May 8. Spring commencement will be on Saturday, May 11.

Two summer terms are scheduled for 2013. The first will be from Monday, May 13, through Friday, June 21. The second is scheduled for Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2.


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ASafeHarborHome, Inc. and Tusculum College students to launch massive community-wide domestic violence awareness campaign

Posted on 04 December 2012 by

Starting this week, ASafeHarborHome, Inc. and Tusculum College Bonner Leaders will launch the most significant local non-profit domestic violence awareness campaign of the year.  The campaign, “Stop. Turn on the Lights!” aims at engaging the whole community in taking a stand and a concrete step toward eradicating domestic violence.

This week, the whole Tusculum College community will become part of a massive social media campaign focused on sharing the support toward the fight against domestic violence.  In doing so, every supporter will be wearing ASafeHarborHome’s official “Stop Domestic Violence” wristband, taking individual and group pictures and uploading them to ASafeHarborHome’s Facebook page.

From athletic teams, to student organizations, and the student body at large as well as faculty and staff, the Tusculum community is joining together to provide support for the cause.

In addition, ASafeHarborHome volunteers will be out in the community, sharing information and looking for individuals and/or groups wanting to take a stand against domestic violence.

If you are a student and/or community member who wants to support the cause and be part of this massive community-wide movement and campaign, make sure to call 423-289-4547 or visit ASafeHarborHome’s thrift store, Charity Treasures, located at 112 Austin Street, off of Tusculum Blvd. in Greeneville.

Domestic violence is not a private matter, it is a crime.

For more information call 423-289-4547 or by e-mail


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