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Learn more about Homecoming 2014!

Learn more about Homecoming 2014!

Posted on 22 July 2014 by

The "fun photo booth" was a hit with alumni last year at the tailgate prior to the football game.

Although it is the height of summer, it is not too early to begin planning for the fall and to attend Homecoming 2014. Plans have been finalized for the annual celebration, scheduled Oct. 17-18 this year.

Check out the updated schedule below, which includes hotel information.

Friday, Oct. 17

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Registration – Living Room of Niswonger Commons


10 a.m. – Bright’s Zoo - $30 – Located in Limestone, Tenn.,  Bright’s Zoo is home to many rare species.  Transportation will be provided.  To learn more, visit   A boxed lunch will be provided.


11:30 a.m.  – Lunch with students – $10 – Enjoy lunch with students and share your Tusculum experience with the Pioneers of today.


1 p.m. – Golf Tournament – $50 – Enjoy some friendly competition on the Link Hills Golf Course.  Scramble format will be used with handicap system for a net division and gross division.  Registration is at noon pm with shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Alumni, spouses, faculty, staff and friends are invited to participate.  Dinner will be provided for participants in the golf tournament as well as those who may want to join them following the tournament.  The cost for dinner will be $20 for those not participating in the tournament.  Reservations are required.


2 p.m. – Herbs and Herblore – no charge –  Fun make and take workshop hosted at the Doak House Museum.


6 p.m. – Dinner at Link Hills – $20 – Join us for a buffet dinner beginning at 6 p.m.  Reservations are required.


Evening - Individual  Class Gatherings – cost varies

Saturday, October 18

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Registration – Living Room of Niswonger Commons

8 a.m. – Memorial Service – Join us in remembering alumni who have passed away since Homecoming 2013.


8:30 a.m. – Alumni Breakfast – $15 – Come enjoy breakfast with alumni and friends.


9 a.m. – Alumni Meeting – Learn the latest about the Alumni Association and hear an update on the College.


9:30 a.m. – Alumni Awards and Sports Hall of Fame Awards – Come celebrate the newest alumni and Sports Hall of Fame award honorees.


11 a.m. – Class Photos – $10 – In front of Niswonger Commons


11 a.m. – Student Support Services Luncheon – Alumni who were in the Student Support Services program or ARCHES are invited to a cookout and other festivities at the Patton House (near Pioneer Park).


Noon – Parade – Watch the 11th Annual Homecoming Parade along the route between the Charles Oliver Gray Complex and Pioneer Park.


Noon – Tusculum Volleyball hosts Newberry, Pioneer Arena.


12:30 p.m. – Tailgate –  $10 – Enjoy a Tusculum College Pioneer Tailgate Party.


2:30 p.m. – Tusculum Pioneer Football vs. Carson-Newman – Cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Carson-Newman at Pioneer Field.  Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth preceding the game.


7 p.m. – Alumni and Friends Dinner – General Morgan Inn – $38 – Join us for social hour beginning at 6 with dinner at 7.  A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.


Sunday, October 19

Attend the church of your choice.  First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville (110 N. Main Street) is the mother church of the College.  Early service at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., the traditional service at 10:45 a.m.  Learn more at


1 p.m. – Tusculum Women’s Soccer hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, Pioneer Field.


3:30 p.m. – Tusculum Men’s Soccer hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, Pioneer Field.


During Homecoming, you are encouraged to visit the museums, art gallery, the Presidential photo gallery at the Library and the Bookstore. Hours for each are below:

Tusculum College Bookstore
Niswonger Commons

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Saturday, October 18


Thomas J. Garland Library

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18


Allison Gallery (Rankin House behind Three Blind Mice)

The Allison Art Gallery will be hosting visiting artist, Melissa Stallard’s exhibition of digital photographs called “The Shrinking City.”  Stallard is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Akron.

3:30 – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

3:30 – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

Closed Saturday, October 18


Doak House Museum

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17


President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17



Please make every effort to make your reservations prior to Friday, October 3, in order for us to provide accurate estimates on food preparations. Make your reservation online.


If you have questions about Homecoming 2014 registration, please contact Joni Blake Parker, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at or 423-636-7303.

Greeneville Hotel Information

Econo Lodge (former Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn)

1790 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 639-4185

Days Inn Greeneville

935 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 639-2156


Quality Inn (former Jameson Inn)

3160 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 638-7511


General Morgan Inn

111 N Main St, Greeneville

(423) 787-1000


Knights Inn (formerly Charray Inn)

121 Serral Dr, Greeneville

(423) 638-1331


Hampton Inn

3130 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 638-3735


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News from alumni from six decades featured in this month’s Class Notes

News from alumni from six decades featured in this month’s Class Notes

Posted on 22 July 2014 by






Oliver Burkey, Jr. ’48 of Greeneville, TN, was presented with the Quilt of Valor recently by the Greene County Quilters group. He was nominated by his son Paul Burkey, a Navy Captain. Oliver served in the Navy during  World War II from 1943 to 1946.  For more read the Greeneville Sun article about the presentation.


Bette J. Hendrickson Walsh ’64 has recently relocated to a life-care campus in Vero Beach, FL. She is active in volunteer positions in Vero Beach, where she has lived for the past 18 years. Bette is looking forward to attending her 50th class reunion during Homecoming this year. She will be traveling with classmate Ellen Ajan Seidler ’64.



Jim Hughes ’80 of Blairsville, GA, has been elected president of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. He has retired from coaching/teaching after 33 years to follow his daughter, Angie, who is a softball pitcher for Lee University. He and his wife, Jackie (Laughner) ’81, are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary this month. His older daughter, Kellie,  is a physical therapist, who recently got married. He would like to hear from his classmates. His email is



Jim Hackworth ’94 of Clinton, TN, has  retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Married to Brenda Hackworth. Member of the Business Advisory Board for Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge and the Clinton Rotary Club.


Rev. Roxianne Sadler Sherles ’97 of Loudon, TN,  has been named the new pastor for St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church in Athens, TN.  She is also retired from CDM Federal Services, where she was an environmental scientist for 35 years.



This year’s Leadership Blount County class includes alumnae Amy Cowden ’01 and Joni Ann Crisp Seratt ’04, both of Maryville, TN. Cowden is the assistant to the mayor in Blount County and a member of the Keep Blount Beautiful Board of Directors. Seratt is the director of the Blount County Probation and Driving School and a member of the Blount County Drug Court Foundation Board of Directors. She currently lives in Maryville, TN

Richelle Gregory ’02 ’09 of Maryville, TN, will assume new duties on August 1 as of Director, Talent Management and GPP HQ for the Alcoa company.  She will also continue to be a member of the Global Primary Products HR Lead Team of Alcoa.  Richelle will be responsible for leading all areas of human resources for GPP HQ and she will continue to maintain her responsibilities for global GPP talent management.  She joined Alcoa in 1997 and has held positions of increasing human resources responsibility throughout her career.  This includes line and human resource roles at Tennessee Operations, GRP BU and Group level roles, and manager of the US HR shared service organization (USBS).

Amber Lynne Corn ’05 of Sevierville, TN, passed the Tennessee Bar examination in May. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tusculum and attended the Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University.

Mitch Fine ’09 of Newport, TN, is teaching sixth grade in the  Newport City School System. He attends Unity Baptist Church.

Amanda Waddell ’09 has returned to Greeneville, TN, and been named the executive director of the Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation. She and her family had temporarily moved to St. Louis, MO, where her husband worked on an assignment for his employer. Amanda served as director of career development at Tusculum before moving to St. Louis.

Rebecca Tankersley ’11 of Marietta, GA, started a new position in July. She is now Communications Officer, Enrollment Services at Georgia Institute of Technology.


Beth Wright ’13 of Powell, TN, is now working as a web development intern at Jewelry Television in Knoxville, TN.


Theo Oing ’14 of Hixson, TN, has been accepted into the psychology master’s degree program at Rutgers University.


The first MBA class to graduate from the Northeast region earned their degrees during the May 2014 commencement. They celebrated during one of their last class nights on campus and were joined for a group photo by Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody, who congratulated them on their accomplishments. On the steps, from left, are Chad Ricker, Drew Bishop, Christi Valentine, Don Burchnell, Lillian Burchnell and Dr. Moody. In the back, from left, are Timia Coffman, Chad Gregg, Brandi Shelton, Gary Glover, Lisa Jones, Paul Lee, Mark McGaha, Misty Christian and Kim Setser.




Nicholas Shaun Darnell ’06 and Emily Denise Duck were married March 22, 2014. Nicholas works at East Ridge Middle School in Russellville, TN, and now has a master’s degree in administration from East Tennessee State University. The couple are living in Morristown, TN.


Sonya Ramsey ’08 and Eric Shindler were married on June 7 on the terrace of the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville, TN. After a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, and the Caymen Islands, the Schindlers are residing in Knoxville, TN.





Geraldine E. Peeler 67 of Cleveland, OH, passed away July 17, 2014. She was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.


Dr. Bruce Horne ’88 of Knoxville, TN, passed away May 22, 2014. Dr. Horne was an educator, teaching at several colleges. For the past 11 years, he had taught online. Dr. Horne had started a new congregation, Church of God Knoxville, in January. He was a presenter on “The World Tomorrow” broadcast, presenting messages about the second coming of Jesus Christ and Bible prophecy. Dr. Horne was a gifted musician who played the trumpet, piano and autoharp. He enjoyed riding his Triumph Cafe Racer bike and restoring his 1964 Ford Galaxy 500 hard top automobile.



Tiffany L. Mullins Midyett ’03 of Knoxville, TN, passed away on July 15, 2014. Ms. Midyett had been vice president of business development of Vanquish Worldwide of Maryville. In that position, she traveled throughout the United States, the Middle East and Africa. Midyett had several extended stays in Afghanistan, participating in Vanquish’s global expansion of its operations. She was known for her sense of style, her love of animals and her passion for baking and ballroom dancing.


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‘History Night at the Greeneville Astros’ on Saturday to feature Museums of Tusculum College

Posted on 16 July 2014 by

The Museums of Tusculum College will be featured as part of “History Night at the Greeneville Astros” on Saturday, July 19, during its game with the Danville Braves.

The evening will feature the two museums on the Tusculum campus, the Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library, and several other area museums and historic groups on the concourse at Pioneer Park, also located at the college.

In addition, the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball will promote living history by bringing the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s.

The ball game will begin at 6 p.m. The evening will also feature a concert by Nikki Moulder at 4:30 p.m., and fans arriving early will receive a free Astros jersey of former Greeneville Astros MVP and MLB All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve as they enter the gates.

For more information, please visit the Greeneville Astros web site or contact the Museums of Tusculum College at 423-636-8554 or email

The Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library are operated by the Department of Museum Program and Studies of Tusculum College. In addition to the museums, the department is responsible for the College Archives and offers one of the few undergraduate Museum Studies degree programs in the country. The two museums are also part of the National Historic District on the Tusculum College campus. Follow the museums on Facebook and Twitter to learn the latest news and upcoming events or visit its Web site to learn more about the variety of programs offered at the museums.



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‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’ set for Monday, Aug. 25

‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’ set for Monday, Aug. 25

Posted on 15 July 2014 by

Alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff members are all invited to enjoy an evening at the ball park Monday, Aug. 25, “Tusculum College Night at the Astros.”

Each Tusculum alumnus,  parent, faculty member and staff member to RSVP will receive free tickets to the Greeneville Astros baseball game that night at Pioneer Park on campus (limit two per family). Additional tickets will be available at a discounted rate, $4 per person. Admission for Tusculum students is $1 with a student ID.

The Astros will be taking on the Bluefield Blue Jays at 7 p.m. in Appalachian Minor League conference play. The Astros will have a special promotion that night – fans arriving early will receive a free Greeneville Astros stadium blanket as they enter the gates.

Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 18, by calling 423-636-7303 or emailing

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High school students participate in first ‘Success and Self-Sufficiency’ summer institute

High school students participate in first ‘Success and Self-Sufficiency’ summer institute

Posted on 14 July 2014 by

A group of 18 high school students on Friday finished the first “Women’s Search for Success and Self-Sufficiency” Summer Institute at Tusculum College.

Students from Carter, Cocke and Greene counties attended the program, which was hosted and coordinated by Tusculum College’s Talent Search program. The summer institute was funded through an $11,000 grant from the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee.

The “Women’s Search for Success and Self-Sufficiency” Summer Institute was designed as a first-generation college student mentoring program. The week-long program was filled with activities providing the participants a holistic view of what is needed for success in careers and life.

The students arrived on Monday, July 7, and spent the entire week living in one of the residence halls at Tusculum, providing some insight in what it is like to live away from home and the intrapersonal skills needed to get along with others in a non-family setting.

Participants in the summer institute are all part of the Talent Search program, which helps prepare potential first-generation college students to pursue higher education. This emphasis continued throughout the institute as the students not only toured Tusculum but also toured the East Tennessee State College of Pharmacy.

Personal habits and choices that affect future success were addressed in such activities as a health and nutrition session and a seminar about personal finance and budgeting. The high schoolers had the opportunity to put their new knowledge into practice when they went grocery shopping and then cooked a meal using healthy foods.

The participants learned about diversity and career preparedness from professionals at Tusculum. One of the topics of career preparedness session was what to wear to an interview and the type of dress expected in a professional environment. Two of the fun activities for the participants were related – students learned hair and make-up tips from local professionals and went shopping for a professional outfit.

Another of the sessions focused on proper etiquette and manners, and the participants worked with staff of Tusculum College Arts Outreach to improve their presentation and public speaking skills. The participants had the opportunity practice their etiquette and manners (and wear their new outfits) at a dinner at the Martha Washington Inn and a play at the Barter Theatre.

The participants in the summer institute take a moment to pose for a group photo before traveling to the Martha Washington Inn and Barter Theatre.

On the messier end of the practical lessons, one session focused on car maintenance and how to fix minor problems such as a flat tire.

The importance of teamwork was emphasized on the group’s visit to a challenging ropes course. The students also provided three hours of community service at local non-profits such as the Humane Society.

At the closing ceremony, Jeanne Stokes, director of the TRIO programs that include Talent Search, said that the Niswonger Foundation will be providing mentors from its Niswonger Scholar program for each of the participants. Stokes added that some money from the grant remained and would be used to bring the participants back for some more activities in the fall.

Each of the participants will continue to be served through the Talent Search program in the coming year as well, she said.

A video was shown during the ceremony chronicling the week’s activities. Each participant expressed their gratitude for the program during the video and students also got up during the ceremony to express their thanks to the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee for the grant and for the Talent Search staff that had worked with them through the week.

Teamwork was one of the lessons taught by the activities at the ropes course.

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2014 spring semester Dean’s List announced

2014 spring semester Dean’s List announced

Posted on 09 July 2014 by

The Tusculum College academic honors lists have been announced for the spring 2014 semester.

Tusculum College students are recognized for their academic achievement through three academic honors lists.

The Dean’s List includes full-time students who have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher during a semester.

The President’s List includes those students who have earned a 4.0 grade point average during the semester. These students are also included on the Dean’s List.

The Charles Oliver Gray Scholars List recognizes students who have been named to the Dean’s List for two or more consecutive semesters.

Below are the listings for the the spring 2014 Dean’s List for the Residential (traditional) program and the Graduate and Professional Studies program for working adults. Students named to the President’s List are denoted with an *. Those who are listed on the Charles Oliver Gray Scholars List are noted with a +.

Spring 2014 Residential Program Dean’s List

James Lee Abbott+

Corrine Amelia Absher

Cynthia Paige Adkins+

Irim D. Aiken

Brian J. Alexander+

Andrea Jane Amettis

Benjamin A. Arnold+

Cheyene Leigh Arnold*+

Robert Britton Arrowood*+

Grace Ann Rose Arthur+

Nicole C. Arthur+

Juan Avendano Granda+

Sarah Ann Baker*+

Angela Nicole Ball

Toni Lyn Bates+

Elizabeth Ashley Bell

Patrick Allen Benson

Hannah Marie Berling+

Maggie Leigh Bernabei+

Emily Rae Bernin

Paige Nicole Bible

Thomas James Bitner+

Deaundra Pauline Bowker+

Andrew Tyler Bown*

Cheyenne Renee Bray

Katelyn Marie Brennan*+

Ashley Caroline Brooks

Kim Caroline Brown+

Alison Mae Buck+

Paige Buirch

Blakeley E. Burleson

Christopher Diquone Burns+

Justin Burnworth+

Lindsay Ann Butler

Ryan James Byars*+

Zachery Allen Carlson+

Callie S. Casteel*

Katharine Marie Chadwick

Mitchell Frank Lewis Chapman

Warren Henry Cheney

Sarah M. Clabo*+

Elizabeth Gail Coberly+

Denise Nicole Coffey+

Aisha Noelle Collins

John Zach Conlon+

Cynthia J Conte

David W. Cooper*+

Jacob William Countiss+

Tripper Denby Crisson+

Alec Cunningham+

Jarrod Daniel Cupp

Ricardo Alexandre Rodr Da Silva+

Eliza Lucille Davis+

Samuel George Davis*+

Derrian Danielle Debusk*

Kyle Joseph Dickson

Ashleigh Rose Dorrbecker+

Samantha M Durham+

Samantha Elizabeth Eldridge

Madilyn Joyce Elliott+

Joseph Elphingstone+

Brandon Joshua Evans

David Hamilton Fernandes

Hettige Joseph Michael Ruksha Fernando*+

Lia Theresa Fiore+

Lindsay Nicole Firster+

Thomas Codie Fleming+

Nicholas Larry Forsberg+

Kelsey Lynae Freeman+

Jennifer Michelle Frost+

Kaela MacKenzie Gardner+

Rachel Eileen Garnett*+

Zachary Joel Gass+

Sean Michael Gilbane

Megan Niquole Gililland

Kayla Leigh Gillispie+

Elizabeth Dawn Gray

Ashley Danielle Gregg*+

Amanda Marie Grempel+

Courtney Danielle Hackney+

Brock Daniel Hakalmazian

Carolee F Hale

Allison Marie Hall+

Macey Leann Hance+

Addie M. Hancock+

Edward Oliver Moore Hancock+

Paris Tanashia Hardnett

Shaquita Renee Harris*+

Tamara Denee Harris*+

Michala Katherine Hash+

Megan K Hasse*+

Mamie Britt Hassell+

Victoria Emily Hayes+

Logan Michael Haynes

James Owen Hensley+

Kristin Marie Hensley

Rachael Bethany Hensley

Dameon Franz Herring+

James Cameron High

Victoria Lael Hill+

Mindy Lee Hirsch

Carol Elaine Hogan

Zoe Elizabeth Holcomb+

Sarah Elizabeth Holly*+

Jacenta Chyeata Holtsclaw+

Kelly M. Horrell

Sara Chesnee Howard

Courtney Lynn Hutcherson

Katherine Grace Hutchinson+

Courtney Nicole Hux

William A. Jennings

Tyler Lynn Jinks

Jeffrey Tyler Johnson*

Martin Dan Jorgensen*+

Devon Aliva Justice+

Kristen C. Kelley+

Staci Nicole Knipp*+

Katheryn Michelle Kolodi

Alixandria Kruel

Pablo Laguna+

John Landers*+

Dustin Benjamin Lane

Kristen N. Lane*

Zachary Aaron Lane+

Bailey Nicole Lawson

Calley B. Lawson*+

Guillermo Lazcano Carrera

Lindsey Danielle Lewis+

Irene Inez Librado

Isiah Maurice Lyman

Yared W. Mamo

Miriah Elizabeth Martin*+

Chelsea Rene Masters

Russell Neal Matthews+

Melissa Raye Mauceri

Kelli Lynn McCalla+

Kristen Renee McMillion+

Craig R. Mills

Erin Ashley Mills*

James Curtis Moneyhun+

AAliyah Jada Montgomery+

Amy Leigh Morford+

Matthew James Moyer

McKayla Grace Myers*+

Jonathan Michael Nash*+

Amy Michelle Neltner+

Jacob Amiel Norris+

Dakota Lee Norton

Jonathan Ryan Norton

Hilary Grace Ann Nowatzki

Cierra R. Ockstadt+

Theodore C. Oing*+

Victor Olin+

Matthew Alan Olson+

Erin Christian Osborne+

Jordan Lynn Ottinger*+

Georgia Paturalski

Carly Jeanette Payne

Shaveen Perera+

Monica F. Perez

Jalesa Janae Perkins

John Perrucci+

Matthew Ralph Pierce*+

Roberto Pimentel+

Nicolas Planchard+

Leah Katelyn Powell

Bailee Lynn Price*+

Alisha Jean Pugh

Erica K. Ramsey+

Bryan Alonzo Ransom

Leif B. Ratliff*+

Tiffany L. Rednour*+

Chelsey Brooke Reed+

Jenna Marie Restivo

Leneice L. Rice+

Allyson Kathleen Rines+

Jeffrey Daniel Roberts

Jennifer P. Rossiter*+

Jamie L. Rossman*+

Ashley Nicole Sarmiento*+

Norman Cody Sauceman+

Jeffery Donovan Scott+

Michael Douglas Scott

Leon Seiz+

Tynan L. Shadle+

John-Austin Shepard

Roxanne Inez Shepard

Emily Grace Shipsey+

Zachary S. Shirah+

Melanie Renee Sigman

Jessyca Regina Simerly+

William James Sivyer

Christopher John Smith+

Garland Taylor Smith

John James Paul Smith+

Paige Nicole Sneed+

Gregg Aze Southerland

Perry Akeem Sparks

Jonathan Spicher*+

Danae K. Stauffer*

Kaytlin N. Stroinski+

Shannele Marjorie Sunderland

Meagan Elizabeth Talley*

Darian Dale Tipton+

Britney Nicole Turner+

Stephanie Marie Turner

Kassandra Marie Voelker+

Samantha Jean Vogt+

Rebekah Grace Voiles


Hung Jeremy Wagner

Alexandria Robin-Jean Walker+

Brooke Ellen Wallin

Courtney Lynn Ward

Jason Isaiah Ware

Nicholas Alexander Wasylyk*+

Emily Christine Waters+

Christopher Glenn Weems+

Victoria Kailand Weiss

Angel E. West+

Carly Leeanne White*+

Dorothy Shynese Whitener

Brad Michael Wight

Andrea Len Wilcox+

Ona Elisha Lynn Wilder+

Donna Nicole Wilkerson

Marissa J. Williams*+

Zachary James Williams+

Dawn Marie Winchester

Destini Shea Wingerter*+

Lukas Eiko Winkelmann+

Erica Denise Worrell+

Morgan Nicholas Wright

Rebecca Sue Wynne+

Dakota Lee Younce

Jeffery Tyler Yount


Spring 2014 GPS Dean’s List

Margot Elizabeth Abbott*+

Janet De la Caridad Acosta*+

Natalia Acosta+

Brett Michael Adams+

Scott Eugene Adams

Melissa Ann Alsip*+

Lisa Nachelle Anderson+

Robert Alexander Anderson

Kellie Marie Armstrong+

Rena Belle Arwood+

Michelle M. Autry+

Steven Leighton Ayers+

Tori Nicole Bacon

Jaime Nicole Bagwell

Ashley Diane Barger+

Melissa Anne Batson*+

Candace Angelique Baxter

Christine M Bealer+

Morgan Leschae Beckler+

Gregory Dale Belcher+

Brittney Sue Bellars+

Shelly Louise Biddinger+

Adam James Bishop

Danielle Nichole Bishop

Aretha Paige Blizzard+

Matthew David Bosse

William Scott Bowman

Fredrick Eugene Brabson+

Jennifer LeeAnn Brackett

Carrie Bradley+

Mindy Dawn Bradley

Kathryn Elizabeth Branam+

Ashton Brannon*+

David M Breeden+

Stephanie Michelle Brennan+

Crystal Dawn Brewer

Nykaya Lea Britton+

James Derek Brock*+

Terry Dean Brooks+

Charles A. Brown

David Bryan Brown

Jennifer Jeanne Broyles

Joshua Adam Broyles

Megan D. Bruce

Victoria Jacqueline Bryant+

Keith Chrisopher Buch

Seth Jay Bull

Lara Gail Burchfield*+

Peggy Jill Burgner*+

Samuel Lee Burke*+

Linda Gail Burton+

Judith Cahansa Butler

Barbara Michelle Buxton

Carrie Chae Cagle+

Jeffrey David Campbell*+

Misty Davis Campbell+

Dustin Michael Cansler*+

Emily Beth Carroll+

Felicia Waynette Carter*

Heather Lynn Carty+

Ashley Carver+

Sarah Marie Cedillo+

Erika Marie Chamberlin*+

Yvonne Sue Champlin+

Nathaniel Ross Chandler

Brent Eugene Chapman*+

Cynthia Michelle Chesney

Floyd Alden Cheyne+

Seongja Song Chung

Adam Wayne Clair+

Charlene Susie Clark

Morgan Gail Clark*

Katie Lee Clendenen+

Casey Lynnice Cline*

Candace Lee Cody+

Nathan Dale Coffman

Mandy Lachelle Colburn+

Linda Darlene Coleman*+

Kody Elizabeth Collingsworth*+

Hannah Sidney-Nicole Collins

Paula Renee Conley

Mary Beth Connard

Angela Nicole Conner

Jennifer Ann Conner

Kimberly Michelle Cook

Sarah Allison Cookenour

Amber Lawson Cooper+

Mark Houston Copas

Heather Natasha Cope

Tresa Rae Cowell+

David Michael Cox+

Lacci Nicole Cox+

Michael Adam Cox+

Olivia Cox

Stephanie Lynn Cox+

Tara A. Cox+

Timothy Scott Croft*+

Charlene Artemisa Crosby

Casey Renea Cummings*+

Susan Kaye Cutshall+

Kristen Marie Dalton+

Lindsey Nicole Daniels+

Angela Ruth Daniels-Taylor

Jamie Davenport+

Heather D. Davis+

Kelly Frances Davis+

Kayla Gabrielle Dearstone

Jamie Elizabeth Depriest+

Joy Sabrina Devault

Logan James Disney

Athena Dison

Kelsey Danielle Dockery+

Sara Len Douglas

Jessica L. Drinnon+

Stanley Edward Drozdowski+

Carolyn Sue Dudek*+

Amber Christine Duke*+

Brittney D. Dye

Matthew Shane Dyer+

Emily Rebekah Elkins*+

Melissa Jeannette Emerson

Robert Patrick Espinoza

Stormi Heather Estep+

Donna Carol Ewing+

Maria Rose Farnham+

Lisa Josephine Feezell+

Kristoffer Mykell Fernandez

Hayley Elizabeth Fields+

Brian Wayne Fletcher

Elizabeth Jean Fletcher

Nichole Marleah Fletcher

April Suzanne Floyd+

Logan Brian Foust

Rachael Beth Foust+

Gary Allen Fryman

Daniel John Gagnon

Marty Beth Gamble*+

Katrina Melissa Garcia*

Angela Gibby*

Haley Lynn Glandon+

David Allen Glasscock+

Tiffany Marie Golden*

Joel Gosnell

Mendy Lynn Goss+

Trisha Lear Gossett*+

Tyler J Govert+

Michael Anthony Graves

Jill Annette Grayson*

Heather Elaine Greene+

Kristy Gail Greene+

Emily Greenier+

Christian Grumbach+

Debra A. Hall+

Jeremy Allen Hall

Michael Harry Hall*+

Christie Lynn Hamlet*

Laurie Denise Hannah+

Matthew Joseph Harrell

Ronda Kay Harrell+

Cecil Leroy Hartline+

Karen Jane Hatfield+

Jonathan Hayes

Lindsey Brooke Hayes*+

Valerie Leeann Heater*+

Eric Lee Henderson

Todd Raymond Henrich+

David Lynn Hensley

Robin H. Herbert+

Brent Aaron Hickman

Ruth Ann Hickman*

Richard Tyler Hill+

Timothy Andrew Hill*+

Amy Darlene Hinkle

Eric Lynn Hinkle

Emily Nicole Hodge

Traci Leann Hodges+

Maggie Danielle Holbert+

Zachary Hunter Holcombe+

Steven Chadwick Holder+

Tim Holseberg+

Michelle Leigh Hoskins-Slaven

Marvin Shane House

Joseph Timothy Houser+

Rachael Jeanette Howerton*+

Ryan Wesley Hudson*

Matthew James Hughes+

Lori A. Hull*+

Adam Darren Hunley+

Steven Jerry Hutson*+

Jason Michael Hykle+

Chanc Milton Jackson+

Charlotte Nicole Jackson+

Bertrane Jarvis Jennings

Kendra Danielle Jennings*+

Barbara Ann Johnson+

Eric Barton Johnson*+

Kiana Raelene Johnson

Matthew Jerry Johnson

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Student athletes reap conference, All-American honors

Student athletes reap conference, All-American honors

Posted on 09 July 2014 by

Tusculum College student-athletes continue to make news as conference and All-American honors have been announced this summer.

Ashley Sarmiento was named the 2014 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Presidents Award recipient. David Cooper and Lukas Winkelmann were named to Capitol One Academic All-Americans and Sara Howard, Calley Lawson and Alec Cunningham have been named to the 2013-2014 Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American Scholar Team.

Ninety-nine student athletes at Tusculum were named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


Sarmiento honored

Ashley Sarmiento

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 18 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 SAC Presidents Award.

Sarmiento, a native of Dayton, Ohio, earns this award in back-to-back seasons, marking the ninth time that a SAC student-athlete has garnered this recognition on two occasions.  She joins Tusculum two-time winners Jarrell NeSmith (Football 2008-09, 2009-10) and Taylor Rakes (Baseball: 2011-12, 2012-13). This also marks the sixth straight year and seventh of the last eight that a Tusculum student-athlete has garnered SAC Presidents Award honors.  Tusculum’s nine total SAC Presidents Award winners are the second most by one school.

Sarmiento graduated magna cum laude this past May with a 3.92 GPA in mathematics and math education. She was honored with the Tusculum College President’s Award, which is the college’s top student honor in addition to being named to the SAC Commissioner’s honor roll for a fourth consecutive year.  The two time SAC Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and made the Dean’s and President’s Lists during her entire career at Tusculum.

On the court, the setter and team captain guided Tusculum to a 21-11 overall record, a second-place finish in the league and her fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Sarmiento ended her career second all-time in assists (3,849) at Tusculum and eighth in digs (1,154) and is the only player in school history to end her career with 3,000 assists and 1,000 digs.

An active member of the Greeneville community, Sarmiento has served with groups that include Nettie Day of Service, Ride for Life, St. Charles Church, Phoenix Rising volleyball camp, Greeneville Humane Society and “The Point” Christian group. On campus, she has had roles as an elementary school mentor, a leader with service learning classes, and as a member of the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s leadership team – including a term as president.


All-American honors

All-American honors for five Tusculum student-athletes were announced in June.

David Cooper

David Cooper was named to the 2013-14 Capital One Division II Academic All-America® Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field first team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He garners Academic All-America® honors in consecutive seasons, earning second team distinction last year.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. 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 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

Cooper, a native of Greeneville, Tennessee, boasts a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average while majoring in biology. The Chuckey-Doak High School graduate is a three-time member of the Tusculum Dean’s List, Tusculum President’s List and the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.  He is also a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society and the Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.  He is a two-time winner of the Tusculum Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award and was the 2011-12 recipient of the Tusculum Freshman of the Year Academic Award. On the course, Cooper is a two-time All-SAC selection, earning first team honors in 2012 and finished eighth at this year’s championship, garnering second team recognition.  In 2011, he was named to the SAC All-Freshman Team and is a three-year team captain.

Lukas Winkelmann

Lukas Winkelmann, a member of the men’s tennis team, was named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large first team for a second straight season, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Men’s at-large sports include volleyball, crew, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

Last year, he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® first team, becoming the first sophomore in school history to garner first team Academic All-America® accolades.

In the classroom, Winkelmann sports a 3.97 cumulative grade point average as a pre-medicine major. He has earned selections to the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the College’s President’s List, the Charles Oliver Gray Honors List, the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the ITA All-Academic Team.

Winkelmann posted a perfect 23-0 singles record this year and posted a 20-3 record in doubles, including 19-2 with his younger brother Jonas at the No. 1 flight. He swept the top two South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis awards for a second straight year, sweeping the SAC Player of the Year and SAC Scholar Athlete of the Year awards, becoming the first player in league history to achieve the feat. He did not lose a set in singles in his 11 conference matches, and in the process became the first Tusculum player to be a two-time SAC Player of the Year and just the second in league history to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards. He has been named the Tusculum College Male Athlete of the Year in each of the last two seasons.

Winkelmann serves in numerous leadership roles, including as team captain and as a representative on the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He has also volunteered with Tusculum fundraisers and assisted the school in hosting the 2012 SAC Cross Country Championship.  He has volunteered with the local “Tennis in Schools” project, the Alpha Chi Angel Tree project, holiday adopt-a-family events and with a local hospital.

Cooper and Winkelmann are among the eight student-athletes in school history to earn Academic All-America® honors on two or more occasions in their career, joining Denise Fliesser (women’s soccer), Jarrell NeSmith (football), Simon Holzapfel (men’s cross country), Taylor Rakes (baseball), Ashley Sarmiento (volleyball and Jillian Corum (women’s golf).

Tusculum College women’s golfers Sara Howard, Calley Lawson and Alec Cunningham have been named to the 2013-2014 Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American Scholar Team.

Criteria for the WGCA All-America Scholar Team include: having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and have participated in 66 percent of the team’s competitive rounds.

Howard returns to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team for a fourth straight year with her 3.58 GPA, majoring in biology. Lawson, a sophomore from Gaithersburg, Maryland, has a 4.00 cumulative grade point average while majoring in special education and early elementary education.  She returns to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team for a second straight year.  She was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Women’s At-Large first team. Cunningham, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn. (Catholic HS), is making her third appearance on the WGCA All-America Scholar Team. Cunningham is majoring in journalism with a 3.83.

Alec Cunningham, Sara Howard and Calley Lawson, from left, were named to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team.

SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Ninety-nine Tusculum College student-athletes have been named to the 2013-2014 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll announced league officials.

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, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.

Tusculum’s 99 honorees are the sixth-most of the 12 league members.  Lenoir-Rhyne led the way with 137 honorees, followed by Queens (133), Wingate (110), Catawba (108), Newberry (104), Tusculum (99), Anderson (89), Brevard (88), Coker (85), Carson-Newman (79), Mars Hill (78) and Lincoln Memorial (62).

2013-2014 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Tusculum Honorees

Student-Athlete               Sport(s)

Brian Alexander                  Football

Andrea Amettis                  Volleyball

Ben Arnold                           Men’s Basketball

Nikki Arthur                         Women’s Soccer

Victoria Ashley                  Volleyball

Juan Avendano                  Men’s Soccer

Sarah Baker                         Women’s Tennis

Nicole Ball                            Softball

Mason Ballinger                 Men’s Soccer

Josh Beam                            Baseball

Hannah Berling                  Volleyball

Maggie Bernabei                Women’s Cross Country

Taylor Boone                       Volleyball

Sarah Bouley                        Volleyball

Katie Brennan                      Softball

Izzy Brito                              Baseball

Spencer Brothers               Baseball

Kim Brown                            Women’s Cross Country

Blakeley Burleson              Women’s Basketball

Lawson Burrow                   Men’s Cross Country

Lindsay Butler                     Women’s Golf

Katie Capel                            Women’s Soccer

Ethan Carpenter                  Baseball

Elise Coberly                         Women’s Basketball

David Cooper                        Men’s Cross Country

Alec Cunningham                Women’s Golf

Eliza Davis                               Softball

Samuel Davis                         Men’s Golf

Zach Davis                              Men’s Basketball

Caitlyn Dean                           Volleyball

Kyle Dickson                          Men’s Soccer

Joe Elphingstone                 Men’s Tennis

DJ Evans                                 Men’s Lacrosse

Nick Forsberg                       Men’s Golf

Rachel Garnett                     Volleyball

Ashley Gregg                        Women’s Cross Country

Courtney Hackney             Women’s Soccer

Allison Hall                            Women’s Cross Country

Tyler Hall                                Baseball

Michala Hash                        Women’s Basketball

Megan Hasse                          Volleyball

Dameon Herring                   Football

Patrick Holleran                   Baseball

Sara Howard                          Women’s Golf

Kate Hutchinson                  Women’s Tennis

Moriah Jones                         Volleyball

Martin Jorgensen                Men’s Basketball

Courtney Hutcherson        Softball

Adrienne Kaye                      Women’s Tennis

Adam Kulbat                         Men’s Soccer

Pablo Laguno                        Men’s Soccer

Calley Lawson                      Women’s Golf

Guillermo Lazcano            Men’s Soccer

Moriah Martin                    Women’s Soccer

Kelli McCalla                        Women’s Soccer

Kristen McMillion              Women’s Basketball

Jake Mendenhall                Men’s Golf

Erin Mills                               Women’s Tennis

Amy Morford                      Women’s Soccer

Amy Neltner                        Women’s Soccer

Dakota Norton                    Men’s Golf

Victor Olin                            Men’s Soccer

Ross Parsons                       Men’s Lacrosse

Monica Perez                      Women’s Soccer

Roberto Pimentel              Men’s Soccer

Nicolas Planchard             Men’s Tennis

Leah Powell                          Softball

Alisha Pugh                          Women’s Soccer

Leif Ratliff                              Men’s Golf

Jenna Restivo                      Softball

Ally Rines                             Women’s Soccer

Nick Rodriguez                    Baseball

Ashley Sarmiento              Volleyball

Drew Schreder                     Football

Michael Scott                       Baseball

Leon Seiz                                Men’s Tennis

John-Austin Shepard        Baseball

Zach Shirah                           Baseball

David Siegle                          Men’s Tennis

Billy Sivyer                           Baseball

Zach Slagle                           Baseball

Taylor Smith                        Men’s Golf

Paige Sneed                          Softball

Jonathan Spicher              Men’s Soccer

Kaytlin Stroinski                Softball

Amanda Sumner                Women’s Tennis

Jose Maria Talegon           Men’s Soccer

John Topoleski                    Baseball

Kassie Voelker                    Volleyball

Jason Ware                           Football

Nick Wasylyk                       Football

Emily Waters                        Women’s Tennis

Kaily Weiss                            Volleyball

Shynese Whitener              Women’s Basketball

Carly Whitman                     Women’s Soccer

Marissa Williams                 Women’s Soccer

Carolyn Williamson            Softball

Jonas Winkelmann             Men’s Tennis

Lukas Winkelmann             Men’s Tennis

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Students to begin returning to campus in early August

Students to begin returning to campus in early August

Posted on 09 July 2014 by

“Back to School” sales will begin soon. While paper, pencils and pens are essentials for students regardless of their age, what items should you make sure you have to best settle your student into residence hall life at Tusculum College?

For students living in a residence hall, necessities include extra-long twin sheets/linens, bath towels, shower shoes, laundry detergent, shower caddy, alarm clock, pillows, toiletries, laundry basket and cleaning supplies. Students also need to have a telephone of some type, a UL-approved surge protector and an Ethernet card and cord (needed for network access).

While not necessities, these items are recommended: a 3.1-cubic-foot or smaller refrigerator, microwave, computer, a dry-erase board, a fan, a stereo with no subwoofers, a television, microwavable dishes, iron/ironing board, coaxial cable, a coffee maker, can opener, lock box, under bed storage and a crock pot.  Students who live in the apartments are also permitted to bring George Foreman grills.

Items not allowed in the residence halls for safety reasons are extension cords, candles, incense, fireworks, hot plates, popcorn poppers, space heaters, toasters/toaster ovens, air conditioners and guns of any kind including pellet, water or paint guns.

Students begin returning for the fall semester during the first full week of August. The first to return are resident assistants, orientation leaders and students in PALS training on Monday, Aug. 4.  On Friday, Aug. 8, students scheduled to move in are athletic training students, conditionally-admitted students return, as well as band and color guard members who will be attending band camp.

Members of the football team and student teachers return on Monday, Aug. 11. A large group of students will be moving back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 13. They include members of the cross country, volleyball and soccer teams as well as members of student leadership groups, such as the President’s Society, Pioneer Ambassadors, Bonner Leaders and Student Government Association executive office holders.

Freshmen and transfer students will have move-in day on Friday, Aug. 15, and orientation activities will begin that day. New and transfer students who have not previously participated in an Advanced Registration Day will be able to register for classes that morning and take care of other necessary tasks during an abbreviated advanced registration session.  The remainder of returning students will return to campus on Monday, Aug. 18.

The first day of class for the fall will be Wednesday, Aug. 20.


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Ronda Gentry named director for Tusculum College’s Center for Civic Advancement

Posted on 09 July 2014 by

Ronda Gentry

Ronda Gentry joins Tusculum College in the Center for Civic Advancement (CCA) as the director of the center.

Gentry comes to Tusculum from Virginia Intermont College where she most recently served as vice president for institutional advancement. She has a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Campbell University, a Master of Divinity from the Duke Divinity School. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Union Institute and University and is working on her dissertation.

Previously Gentry has also worked as an adjunct professor and served as dean of student development at Virginia Intermont College. In addition, she served as chaplain at the college.

“It is great to have Ronda join us in the Center for Civic Advancement, and I’m certain she will be inspiring to students, staff and faculty who participate in the various service projects and programs of the CCA,” said Dr. Lisa Johnson, interim vice president for academic affairs.

The Center for Civic Advancement is dedicated to effecting positive change by promoting social responsibility, social justice and equity through civic engagement and service learning partnerships involving students, campus and the community. The CCA promotes service-learning on Tusculum’s campuses by connecting students to volunteer opportunities in the local area. The Center also provides faculty with resources to incorporate course-related service projects into their classes.

In her new role, Gentry will lead efforts to support academic service, including action research, service-learning and public scholarship and initiate dialogue about issues of social concern through trainings, lectures, and forums. She will also assist in providing students with a variety of community-based service and learning courses and project opportunities that emphasize the virtue competencies, build moral character, encourage compassion and promote social justice and civic engagement.

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‘Around the World’ history camp to be hosted by Doak House Museum July 21 – 25

‘Around the World’ history camp to be hosted by Doak House Museum July 21 – 25

Posted on 03 July 2014 by

Participants in the “Around the World” history camp at the Doak House Museum July 21-25 will use their imaginations and creativity as they learn about history. A group from a previous camp, above, pose for a photo in their paper hats prior to racing their homemade boats on Frank Creek.

Children will have a chance to discover what life was like 200 years ago during the “History Around the World” history camp July 21-25 at the Doak House Museum.

Reservations are still being accepted for the history camp at the museum, located on Erwin Highway and the Tusculum College campus.

The camp is open to children ages 6 -12, who will learn about different aspects of world history and explore through imaginative games, crafts and activities.

The deadline to register for the camp is Thursday, July 17. Tuition for the camp is $85, which includes the costs for all materials and a daily snack.

To make reservations or for more information, please contact the museum at 423-636-8554 or email

The Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library are operated by the Department of Museum Program and Studies of Tusculum College. In addition to the museums, the department is responsible for the College Archives and offers one of the few undergraduate Museum Studies degree programs in the country. The two museums are also part of the National Historic District on the Tusculum College campus. Follow the museums on Facebook and Twitter to learn the latest news and upcoming events or visit its Web site at to learn more about the variety of programs offered at the museums.

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Volunteers still needed for RAM Clinic, Nov. 7-9

Volunteers still needed for RAM Clinic, Nov. 7-9

Posted on 02 July 2014 by

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) free-health care clinic, scheduled to be held at Tusculum College, Nov. 7-9.

RAM is a Knoxville-based organization providing free medical care for the uninsured and underinsured. Volunteers are needed for all three days. Tusculum College, which is hosting the event, and coordinators are recruiting volunteers to sign up to help.

According to Rachel Edens, director of the Center for Civic Advancement, general volunteers are needed to assist in setting up Friday afternoon, Nov. 7. On Saturday and Sunday, helpers are needed to register patients and work in the kitchen area, serving food, snacks and drinks to those who are working at the expedition. Others may be asked to direct traffic, help keep order in lines and do other duties.

Young adults under 18 may volunteer with some restrictions. Children under 14 are not allowed to work.

The RAM organization will also recruit skilled workers and students in the medical, dental and optometry fields to provide care to hundreds of people.

During the two-day, weekend clinics, commonly called expeditions, RAM provides basic medical services, dental work and optometry services and glasses on-site free that day. Health care services provided include comprehensive screening for diabetes and hypertension, procedures such as mammography, colon cancer screening, retinal screening using telemedicine technology, chest x-rays, pulmonary function studies and some gynecological procedures.

Volunteers for Saturday and Sunday will need to be at the college by 5:30 a.m. and plan to work all day, possibly 10-12 hours.

If you would like to be involved in event-planning and coordination, or if you would like to be a volunteer of any sort, please e-mail, or call (423) 636-7450(423) 636-7450.

On both days, the parking lot will open at midnight and RAM will begin handing out numbers to patients at 3 a.m. The doors open at 6 am.

RAM, founded by adventurer Stan Brock in 1985, is dedicated to providing medical and veterinary access in rural and remote areas to anyone who needs it, both domestically and abroad.

For more information, visit RAM’s at All volunteers must officially register to participate.

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Alumnus to return to Tusculum to serve in academic leadership role

Alumnus to return to Tusculum to serve in academic leadership role

Posted on 01 July 2014 by

Dr. Ron May has accepted the invitation to serve as interim vice president of academic affairs at Tusculum College. Dr. May, who served Tusculum College as dean of faculty from 1985 to 1988, will be rejoining Tusculum College on Monday, August 11, and has agreed to serve as vice president of academic affairs through June 30, 2015, while a national search is conducted.

Dr. May, a 1968 graduate of the college, has had a distinguished career in higher education, retiring in June 2014 as president of Ancilla College in Donaldson, Ind. In his career he has taught public school, as well as served as a college professor, department head, dean, vice president and twice as a college president, at Ancilla and at Louisburg College in St. Louisburg, N.C.

Dr. Ron May

He has been recognized by numerous organizations, including by the Leadership Marshall County program with their Leader of the Year Award in 2011. He also served for a time as the president of the Tusculum College Alumni Association.

He earned a Doctorate of Education from Indiana University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from East Tennessee State University and an Associate in Science from Vincennes University.

As a Tusculum alumnus, Dr. May was honored to be considered and is anxious to give back to his Alma Mater. Tusculum College is fortunate to have the opportunity for his leadership in academic affairs.

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