Archive | May, 2015

Tusculum student lands prestigious internship at Northwestern Mutual

Tusculum student lands prestigious internship at Northwestern Mutual

Posted on 27 May 2015 by

Kevin Jerome

Kevin Jerome is a junior at Tusculum College whose hard work and determination is unmatched by most of his peers. Jerome is a first-generation American whose parents came to the United States from Haiti. He grew up in Queens, N.Y. , with 14 family members in a two-bedroom apartment. Despite these beginnings, on which Kevin looks back with fondness, he has persevered and has chosen to take full advantage of all that Tusculum College has to offer.

A former Tusculum College football player who broke a weightlifting record at Tusculum his freshman year, Jerome is an international business and economics major. Through an on-campus recruiting event, he landed a prestigious internship with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services. After only a few months, he was ranked nationally as Northwestern Mutual’s seventh leading intern in productivity.  He is currently working on his Series Six and Sixty Three certifications to obtain his securities license by the end of his junior year. His lofty career goals include becoming a certified financial advisor and building his client base at Northwestern Mutual. He dreams of one day building an organization from the ground up and being heavily involved in philanthropy.

He works an average of 30 hours a week in his internship and has a full load of classes, but he still finds time to volunteer with the Young Professionals of Tri-Cities, Habitat for Humanity and Pou Yi Mou’n Yo, a charitable organization for children.

Robin Lay, the director of Career Services at Tusculum College, helped Jerome apply for his internship and said, “Kevin has the unique confidence to ask very successful (people) for career advice—mixed with enough humility to make him teachable—which means that he will continue to grow personally and professionally.”

With the help of several mentors and leaders, each of whom he believes owns a piece of his success, Jerome has been able to say “yes” to many opportunities. But like many students at Tusculum College, he also depends on the scholarship support that is made possible by gifts from alumni and friends of the College.

Alumni and friends create opportunities for students like Kevin by giving to the Tusculum Fund.

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Class of 65 members celebrate 50th reunion with activities at Commencement

Class of 65 members celebrate 50th reunion with activities at Commencement

Posted on 27 May 2015 by

Members of the Class of 1965, the newest Golden Pioneers, were welcomed back to campus to celebrate their 50th reunion on May 8-9 with special activities that included participation in the spring commencement ceremony.

Sixteen members of the Class of 1965 returned to campus for the festivities that began with a reception hosted by Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody at the President’s House on the afternoon of Friday, May 8.

Returning were 1965 alumni Sanda Montgomery Abramson, Al Ballinger, Dixie Blake, Ray Collins, Shirley Duncan Cutshall, Dick Dufty, Elizabeth Ellis, Fred Johnson, Jim Kave, Charlie Kling, Fox Madsen, Glenn Miller, Lynn Nellius, Bob Pollock, Mort Plumb and Walter Shepherd.

Members of the Class of 1965 (and one from 1964) gather for a photo on the front steps of the President's House following the reception May 8.


During the reception, the alumni were able to reminisce and catch up with what has been happening in their classmates lives while enjoying hors d’oeuvres. A video presentation featuring photos of the class in the 1960s also gathered a crowd and sparked conversations about their classmates.

Following an update of the College from Dr. Moody, each of the members of the class were presented a medallion and pin by the President.

At the conclusion of the reception, the class members gathered for dinner at the Whistle Stop, a popular local restaurant located in the building that housed Dobson’s Grocery during the 1960s.

The activities for Saturday, May 9, began with a breakfast for the Golden Pioneers in the Pioneer Perk inside the Niswonger Commons. After enjoying the food and more fellowship, the class members donned their golden robes and wore their medallions to prepare for commencement.


The class of 1965 lead the procession into a packed Pioneer Arena for the spring commencement ceremony.

During the ceremony, the class members were recognized and asked to stand as their name was called with the crowd applauding the group.

Mort Plumb joined Class of 2015 member Ryan Barker on stage to present a combined class gift of $8, 513 to Dr. Moody. Gifts from the graduating seniors and the Class of 1965 were combined and will be used to start a scholarship for future Tusculum students.

The Class of 1965 have a history of making contributions to their Alma Mater. A gift from the class as seniors were the two brick entrance signs for the College, one near Gilland Street and the other in the side lawn of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building. The metal signage was replaced a few years through another class gift, but the plaque telling of the Class of 1965 gift is affixed to the brick of one of the signs.

Following the ceremony, the Golden Pioneers returned to the Perk for lunch before saying their farewells.

Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody accepts the class gift from Mort Plumb, 1965 Golden Pioneer Committee Chairman, and Ryan Barker, chair of the 2015 Graduate Philanthropy Council.

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Learn the latest news about Tusculum alumni

Learn the latest news about Tusculum alumni

Posted on 27 May 2015 by








Mike Fulkerson ’88 of Kingsport, TN, has been named principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in the Kingsport School System. He had served for six years as principal of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and previously been an assistant principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School and an assistant to the principal, teacher, coach and athletic director at John Sevier Middle School. Mike chaired the initial Kingsport City Schools’ Coordinated School Health Advisory Council, has served as an examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence and was named the school system’s 5th-8th Grade Teacher of the Year for 1997.


Marianne W. Lewis ’89 has been named the new dean of the Cass Business School at the City University London. Previously, she was a professor of management and associate dean of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.



Willie Anderson ’94 was recognized with the Volunteer of the Year award during the Volunteer Spirit Award ceremony hosted by the Volunteer Center of Greeneville and Greene County. Willie volunteers at least 16 hours a week or more in programs that aid youth at Free Will Baptist Family Ministries. He spearheads and runs a life skills program, which provides tools for at-risk youth to become better equipped to become productive citizens in the community. Willie has also introduced a music program to the youth, helping them to learn self-discipline and time management skills. In addition, he organizes special events and graduations at Family Ministries. Willie also serves as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County and with the Greeneville Lions Club.


Jessica Smith ’04 has been appointed as principal of Halls Middle School in the Knox County School System. Her previous position was as the interim principal at Carter Elementary School in the system. She has been with the school system since 2004 and has taught language arts at the middle school level and served as an assistant principal at that level.
Leah Walker ’04 is the new director of the Rogersville Heritage Association. Leah served as site manager for the Doak House Museum at her Alma Mater for the past seven years. She is a member of the board of directors for the Tennessee Association of Museums and chairman of the board of directors for the Northeast Tennessee Museums Association.


Jennifer Headrick ’05 of Maryville, TN, has been named special assistant to the director special assistant to the program director for PEAK Technical Institute’s Professional Household Management and Social Decorum. Jennifer recently served as the executive assistant to the founder of Blackberry Farm, where she managed both personal and professional communications and arrangements. She has also previously worked for Quintium Advisors, Blount County Library and Ruby Tuesday headquarters.


Tonia Hale ’07 has been named chief nursing officer at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, VA. She will begin her duties on June 8. Tonia has served in executive nursing positions at a number of hospitals. Most recently, she served as chief nursing officer for Tennova Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown, TN.


Anup Kaphle ’07 has been named senior world editor at BuzzFeed. Kaphle had served for the last four years at the foreign desk at The Washington Post.


Jennie Scott ’07 has been named to the 2015-16 Leadership Academy, a collaborative venture between the University of Tennessee and Knox County School System that prepares talented individuals to become new school principals through a full-time, intensive 15-month fellowship program. Jennie is an assistant principal at Adrian Burnett Elementary School and has previously served as an early literacy coach at Mount Olive Elementary School and in many roles at A.L. Lotts Elementary, including third grade teacher, professional learning community facilitator, first grade teacher, grade level chair and member of the leadership team. She has also served as a mentor for all new first grade teachers in the school system.



Tyler Bright ’13 has been promoted to business system analyst with Mountain States Health Alliance. He was previously employed with Mountain States as corporate business office follow-up representative.






Emma Eilene Kyker Grubbs ’48 of Auburn Hills, MI, passed away on January 5, 2015. Mrs. Grubbs was an elementary teacher for 19 years, teaching mostly fourth and fifth grade in the Pontiac, MI, school system. She was a charter member of Grace Brethren Church in Lakeland, FL. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, puzzles, playing pinochle and spending time with her family. Her survivors include sister and Tusculum alumna Mary Kyker ’48.



Homer H. Clevenger ’54 of Kingston, TN, passed away May 17, 2015. He had graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1983 and the Tennessee Bar in 1994. During his career, Mr. Clevenger served as director of industrial relations for Kingsport Press in Kingsport, TN, vice president of industrial relations for Arcata National in New York City and vice president and general council for Ricoh Corporation in San Jose, CA. He was a veteran of the Air Force, having served as a radar technician from 1951-55. Mr. Clevenger was a member of the Kingston Rotary Club for many years. He enjoyed golf, private aviation, building and flying remote control plans, visiting Europe with his wife and boating with his grandchildren.


Dennis E. Crow ’89 of Elizabethton, TN, passed away on April 8, 2015. Mr. Crow was retired from Sprint after 25 years of service as an equipment supervisor. He was a veteran, having served in the Air Force in Germany.



Thomas J. Harville of Johnson City, TN, passed away on March 26, 2015. Mr. Harville was a career educator, serving in public schools in Carter County as well as an adjunct instructor for Tusculum College. He was one of the directors of the first team-teaching experiment in the southeastern United States and supervised the revision of the curriculum mapping at Elizabethton High School. He was a trustee of Thankful Baptist Church and awarded its “Man of the Year.” He received a lifelong achievement award from the black faculty of East Tennessee State University, was a News Channel 11 “Hometown Hero” and a member of the Elizabethton-Carter County Educators Hall of Fame. He served on the boards of the Washington and Carter counties chapters of the American Red Cross, the Broadside TV Commission, Senior Citizen Advisory, Watauga Mental Health, Housing Authority Commission and Pro-To-Club Inc.



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Doak House Museum to present ‘Drop-In’ History Camp June 8-12

Posted on 26 May 2015 by

The Doak House Museum is offering a history camp option in June for youngsters who want to attend fun, educational activities over the summer but may not be able to commit to a week-long camp.

The “Drop-in History Camp” is scheduled for June 8 -12 and will offer participants an opportunity to enjoy fun, educational and interactive games and activities each day. The camp is designed for children ages six through 12 years of age.

Each day will offer a different focus for activities. On Monday, June 8, the focus will be on cooking and crafts as participants will make baked apples, churn butter, create recycled planters and practice the art of tin punching.

Activities on Tuesday, June 9, will provide youngsters a glimpse of what school was like for their counterparts in the 19th century. They will be making their own paper, creating a marbled paper journal and writing a story using a quill pen.

Every day life in the 1800s will be explored on Wednesday, June 10, as participants will dip their own candlesticks, craft a candlestick holder, make corn husk dolls, piece together a paper quilt and play 19th century games.

On Thursday, June 11, participants will get creative as they put on a shadow puppet play, learn the art of decoupage, cut out silhouettes and make holiday ornaments.

The camp will conclude with a day of fun and games on Friday, June 12. Participants will make a mop horse and then use their creations in a mop horse race. They will go on a marble hunt and learn to shoot marbles with their finds. Youngsters will make their own checkerboards and play jackstraws.

The camp will be led by Kim Crowell, who is a second-year student in the University of Florida’s Museum Studies Master’s program. Her disciplinary focus is in education. Crowell earned bachelor of fine arts degree in fine art with a minor in business from Columbus State University.

Parents are asked to drop off their children at the museum between 9:30 and 10 a.m. on camp days and pick them up by 3 p.m. The fee is $15 per day and no sign-up, deposit or reservations are required. A snack will be provided but participants will need to bring their own lunch.

For more information contact the Doak House 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 website at to learn more about the variety of programs offered at the museums.

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Margaret Simpson Gaut honored with Distinguished Service Award

Margaret Simpson Gaut honored with Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 18 May 2015 by

Tusculum College presented Margaret Simpson Gaut the Distinguished Service Award during the annual Tusculum College President’s Dinner on Friday, May 15. She was recognized for her service and support of Tusculum College.

Tusculum President Dr. Nancy B. Moody and Dr. Kenneth A. Bowman, chair of the Board of Trustees and 1970 alumnus of the college, presented the award. In addition to the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award, guests heard remarks from Ryan M. Barker, a 2015 graduate of the college and winner of this year’s Bruce G. Batts Award.

The Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual or individuals who have a history of outstanding support of Tusculum College. The award is presented at the President’s Dinner, which honors the college’s major donors.

Gaut, a 1940 graduate of Tusculum College, has lived most of her life less than half a mile from Tusculum College. She grew up on the ancestral family farm in Tusculum, and her dedication to education and community has changed the lives of innumerable students and others fortunate enough to cross her path.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in home economics and went on to post graduate study at the University of Tennessee. While at Tusculum, she was a member of the Cicero Society. She spent a life dedicated to education in the East Tennessee region, retiring after serving 31 years with the educational systems of Bristol, Va. and Greeneville. She served at the state level on the Board of Tennessee Classroom Teachers and remains an active member of the Retired Teachers Association.

From her early youth Gaut was a dedicated member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she began her career of teaching in Sunday school classes. She later became a member of the Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was active in its Sunday school program. She served as the Worship Committee Chairman and established and chaired the Heritage Ministry for the church.

Throughout her life, she maintained a connection with Tusculum College, supporting its students and programs, and serving as president of the Alumni Association. She remains an active member of the Alumni Executive Board. She has served on a presidential search committee and was a member of the External Relations Committee of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees. She has served as a class representative and as a phonathon volunteer. In 2001, she received the Pioneer Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association.

“With her commitment to education in the community and at Tusculum College, Mrs. Gaut has made a significant impact on the education of students, said Dr. Moody “She is an amazing person, and her legacy will continue to impact the lives of thousands of students for many, many years to come.”

In his remarks to guests, Barker talked about how his life had been changed at Tusculum College and how those he encountered during his time there has imprinted upon him the importance of working to improve the world around him.

Presented in memory of a beloved educator at Tusculum who helped define the college’s civic arts curricular focus, the Bruce G. Batts Award is presented to a student who clearly demonstrates the qualities that reflect the civic arts ideals. The Civic Arts embrace such things as active and empathetic listening, the ability to present one’s thoughts clearly in speaking or writing, the ability to analyze situations carefully and solve problems creatively, consistent use of the virtues embodied in the traditions for personal and public decision making and respect for one’s own cultural heritage, as well as those of others.

“This desire to influence my environment, to create the place I want to live in, is possibly the most distinguishing trait of my Tusculum experience. More than the experiences in and out of the classroom, the civic arts notion that one should create the environment he wants to live in is one of the strongest beliefs I have taken from Tusculum,” he said.

Barker graduated cum laude as a double major in history and English: creative writing. Coming to us from Laurens, S.C. Barker has repeatedly earned spots on both the Dean’s List and the Charles Oliver Gray List. He was named to the Alpha Chi National Honor Society for his academic achievement, one of the highest academic honors offered at Tusculum College.

Among his other successes, Barker served as the 2013-2014 president for Tusculum’s Student Government Association and as SGA Senior Senator. He presented three research papers at conferences, while also completing several internships. He has taken the initiative to study abroad with a class on Medieval Europe in 2013. He is the type of student who was fully engaged in the Tusculum College experience, enriching his academic and extracurricular success.

“I went out of my way to be active and involved in my time at Tusculum. As a result, Tusculum paid me back for my time and energy. I’m now getting ready to move to Charleston, South Carolina and enter a master’s program in history,” he added.

“This was an amazing night, featuring two particularly amazing people who, while graduating 75 years apart, both embody the civic arts and the desire to serve their communities, and who both credit Tusculum College in large degree with helping to develop these value systems,” said Dr. Moody.

Also recognized at the event were Dr. Angelo and Dr. Jeannette Volpe and Dr. Judy and Fred Domer, both of whom recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversaries. Dr. Angelo Volpe and Dr. Judy Domer are members of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees. Dr. Domer graduated from Tusculum College in 1961.


Margaret Simpson Gaut (center) was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by Tusculum College at the annual President’s Dinner. At right is Dr. Ken Bowman, chair of the Board of Trustees. At left is Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College.


Ryan M. Barker, 2015 graduate of Tusculum College, spoke to guests at the Tusculum College President’s Dinner about the impact his college education had on his development into a civically engaged adult.

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Museum hosting traveling exhibit about Emancipation and Reconstruction through June

Museum hosting traveling exhibit about Emancipation and Reconstruction through June

Posted on 15 May 2015 by

Kim Crowell, a graduate student intern at the Doak House Museum this summer, reads one of the "Free at Last!" exhibit panels now on display at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has expanded its traveling exhibition, “Free at Last!” to include the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library at Tusculum College. The exhibit expansion comes with the concluding year of the multi-year celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

“Free at Last!” tells the story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African-Americans. Doubled in size to eight banner stands, the exhibition now has panels focused on each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions.  “Free at Last!” will be on view at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library on the Tusculum College campus from May 4 to June 30.

“As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, we are gratified to be continuing the exploration of our history,” said Dollie Boyd, director of museum program and studies at Tusculum College. “In this region we are still feeling the effects of the Reconstruction period even 150 years later, this exhibit helps us understand why. We want to thank the outstanding staff at the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University for creating such an outstanding exhibition. We are pleased to host it this summer and offer it free of charge to visitors.”

More than 40 venues across Tennessee have hosted “Free at Last!” Sites will now have the opportunity to share even more of the story with visitors.  New panels on East Tennessee look at that region’s legacy of emancipation before the Civil War and consider how emancipation has been remembered in the region since the war.

The Heritage Area has also published a driving tour of Reconstruction sites across the state.  “The driving tour goes hand in hand with the expanded exhibition to provide Tennessee residents and visitors with in-depth knowledge about this significant and often misunderstood period in Tennessee’s history,” says Leigh Ann Gardner, interpretive specialist for the Heritage Area.

For more information, please contact Boyd at 423-636-8554 or

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area receives funding from the National Park Service and is administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University.  For more information about the exhibition, please contact Antoinette van Zelm at (615) 494-8869.

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More than 270 receive degrees Saturday during spring commencement

More than 270 receive degrees Saturday during spring commencement

Posted on 11 May 2015 by

Graduating from Tusculum College during spring commencement were 277 individuals in a ceremony held on Saturday, May. 9.

On Saturday 72 students earned Bachelor of Science degrees and 144 earned Bachelor of Arts degrees. In addition 46 graduates earned Master of Arts degrees and 15 received Master of Business Administration degrees.

Graduates included 14 who represented the first class at Tusculum to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and three representing the first class at Tusculum to graduate in the new criminal justice major.

Walking with this spring’s graduates were 16 representatives of the Tusculum College Class of 1965 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary year. Representatives walked in the procession, clothed in golden caps and gowns and were recognized during the ceremony by Dr. Moody.

The Golden Pioneers, represented by Mort V. Plumb, and the Class of 2015, represented by Ryan Barker, creative writing and history major from Laurens, S.C., presented a check to Dr. Moody for $8,513 as a gift to the college.

The new graduates were addressed by Tusculum Chaplain Mark Stokes, who recognized the hard work of the path to graduation, saying “you have made a commitment and stuck with it to the point that you have forever changed the direction of your life for the better.” Adding, “I am confident that you learned to think critically, not to accept at face value everything you read, hear, or see. You demonstrated your ability to debate ideas and to see both sides of an argument before making judgment. These are a few of the qualities of an educated person.”

He told the group, “May you be fortunate enough to earn in the years ahead, and may you be wise enough to return some of your blessings to those who aspire to follow in your footsteps.”

Two student speakers addressed the graduates, representing the graduating class. Anjelica Bolden is a member of the very first nursing class to graduate at Tusculum College. She lives in New Tazewell with her husband, Brandon. Bolden’s goal is to become a registered nurse working with children, and she has accepted a position with the East Tennessee’s Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.

Bolden told the graduates while the journey was long, they have been rewarded. “We have made friendships that will last a lifetime and obtained an education that will set us up for success.” She talked about her path to becoming a nurse, learning to deal with the emotions of the health care experience, as well as the technical skills. “I have become what I wanted to be when I grew up.”

Also speaking was Steven Hutson, representing the Graduate and Professional Studies programs. Following his graduation from high school, Hutson briefly attended Walters State Community College before going into manufacturing where he experienced much success. Having been with Phoenix Closures, Inc. for 10 years, Hutson was informed that if he wished to achieve a manager’s position he would have to either have a degree or be actively working on one.

This incentive brought him to Tusculum College where he began classes in June 2010.  In December 2011 Hutson was promoted to plant manager.

His advice to graduates was to keep learning and sharing what they have learned with others. He said that education is the one thing that can never be taken away, and graduates should share what they know freely. “Having the opportunity to learn is a gift, and it’s never too late.”

Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer, the first woman to receive a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, was the keynote speaker. Kramer earned the aerospace engineering degree from The University of Virginia in 1967. She holds an undergraduate degree from Sweet Briar College, where she majored in physics.

Kramer’s mother, Mabel F. Soderquist, is a 1937 graduate of Tusculum College, and Kramer attended Tusculum as well.

She began her career as an aerospace engineer with Martin Marietta Corp. in Orlando, Fla., then with Lockheed Martin Corp. in Burlington, Vt. She retired in 2011 from her position as director of air and naval defense system programs for General Dynamics Corp. in Burlington.

Kramer is affiliated with Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, the National Defense Industrial Association, and Women in Defense. She has worked on the Board of Directors for Sweet Briar College and the North Country Federal Credit Union, and also served on the Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association Board.

Recently, Kramer served on the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors and has been a leading fundraiser for the College. With the school’s recent announcement of its closure, she is heading the efforts of the “Save Sweet Briar College” campaign.

In her career, she told the graduates, she had spent a good deal of time reflecting on what made a good leader and what skills the leaders she admired possessed. Among them, she said, were honesty and personal integrity, the ability to “cut to the chase” and speak clearly and that they were passionate about everything they did, both in and out of the realm of work.

Receiving the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership award for the Residential College was Dr. Brian Pope, faculty moderator, chair of the psychology department and professor of psychology. Receiving the award for the Graduate and Professional Studies program was Dr. Jennifer Harper, associate professor of psychology.


Walking with this spring’s graduates were 16 representatives of the Tusculum College Class of 1965 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary year. Representatives walked in the procession, clothed in golden caps and gowns and were recognized during the ceremony.



Tusculum College graduation speakers representing the Class of 2015 included from left Anjelica Bolden, Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer and Steven Hutson.

Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody accepts the class gift from Mort Plumb, 1965 Golden Pioneer Committee Chairman, and Ryan Barker, chair of the 2015 Graduate Philanthropy Council.













Dr. Brian Pope, left, professor of psychology, left, and Dr. Jennifer Harper, right, assistant professor of psychology, received the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Awards. Dr. Lisa Johnson, associate vice president for student success, presented the awards.



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Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer advises Tusculum College graduates on becoming leaders

Posted on 11 May 2015 by

Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer, the first woman to receive a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at the  University of Virginia, was the keynote speaker at the Tusculum College May Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9.

Kramer earned the aerospace engineering degree from The University of Virginia in 1967, making her the first female from UVA to earn any type of degree in engineering. She holds an undergraduate degree from Sweet Briar College, where she majored in physics.

Kramer’s mother, Mabel F. Soderquist, is a 1937 graduate of Tusculum College. Kramer also took several courses at Tusculum College.

During her time at UVA, Kramer was the only female in the engineering department, but said she always felt confident and prepared because of her undergraduate experience at a liberal arts college.

JoAnn Soderquist Kramer, the first woman to receive a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, advised Tusculum College graduates on becoming leaders at Spring Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday.

“I was treated with a great deal of respect,” she said. Adding, “There is nothing like a liberal arts education. If you have that you are able to speak and talk and write, and you will succeed. If you perform well, you will be respected.”

She began her career as an aerospace engineer with Martin Marietta Corp. in Orlando, Fla., then with Lockheed Martin Corp. in Burlington, Vt. She retired in 2011 from her position as director of air and naval defense system programs for General Dynamics Corp. in Burlington.

During her commencement speech, Kramer focused on the key traits that she has admired through the years that were shared by successful leaders. Among those traits were honesty and personal integrity, being able to “cut to the chase” and communicate clearly, the ability to speak and write well, being available and accessible and treating people fairly.

“Nothing is more important than personal integrity,” she said. “You never get a second chance to be trusted and respected.”

She added that while work should be taken seriously, that is not the same as taking oneself seriously. “Enthusiasm and optimism is contagious,” she said. Likewise, she added, negativity and pessimism spreads in the same way.

She encouraged the graduates not to be afraid to make tough, unambiguous decisions that will impact the fate of their organizations and to encourage conflict in order to promote an environment that is open to opposing opinions.

“Embrace change and uncertainty. Use your best judgment and act quickly. Good leaders realize if you ask enough people for permission, you will inevitably find someone to say no.”

Recently, Kramer served on the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors and has been a leading fundraiser for the College. With the school’s recent announcement of its closure, she is heading the efforts of the “Save Sweet Briar College” campaign. She resides in Essex, Vermont.

For the past two months she has put in innumerable hours in the effort to save her alma mater. “We believe we will prevail,” she said. “Sweet Briar alumnae are very passionate.”

She added, “If you go into business – any business – and talk to the leaders, they will tell you that their best performers come from a liberal arts education. All the talk about it being endangered is wrong.”

Kramer is affiliated with Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, the National Defense Industrial Association, and Women in Defense. She has worked on the Board of Directors for Sweet Briar College and the North Country Federal Credit Union, and also served on the Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association Board.

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Spring 2015 Commencement program

Spring 2015 Commencement program

Posted on 09 May 2015 by

Congratulations to all the students who earned degrees today during the spring commencement ceremony.

Thanks also to all those families and friends who came out to celebrate with the Tusculum College community and for your patience and  cooperation as we took measures to accommodate our larger than capacity crowd for the ceremony.

Below is a link to a printable version of the commencement program for those who may not have received one or may want to have multiple copies.

Spring 2015 Commencement Program

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Tusculum College offering scholarships for transfer students

Posted on 08 May 2015 by

Community college students interested in continuing their education at a baccalaureate school will now be eligible for a transfer student scholarship program at Tusculum College.

Jose Guerrero of Knoxville, will be one of the first students benefiting from this program. Guerrero, who has completed a certificate of pre-allied health at Pellissippi State Community College, was awarded the scholarship and will begin the Bachelor of Science in nursing program at Tusculum College in the fall.

Guerrero, a first generation college student who is juggling his educational commitments with working full-time, said that the transfer scholarship helped him make his commitment to continue his education.

“I have known since high school that I wanted to work in health care. The scholarship helped relieve some of the financial worries about continuing my education,” he said. “It’s a huge deal for college students. Every dollar makes a difference.”

Currently an orderly at Park West Hospital, Guerrero said working with the nurses there and talking to them about their jobs and educational preparation led him to the decision that nursing is where he would like to focus his energies.

“I’m taking it a step at a time, but eventually I would like to get my master’s degree and work as a nurse anesthetist or as a physician’s assistant.”

Students who wish to pursue their bachelor’s degree at Tusculum College and are transferring from a qualifying community college may receive a one-time $500 scholarship. In addition to the opportunity to receive this one-time $500 transfer scholarship, students that are members of Phi Theta Kappa or a similar academic honors organization are eligible to receive an additional one-time $500 scholarship, totaling to a one-time $1,000.

“The Tusculum College scholarship for transfer students will help them to make an easier transition,” said Andrew Starnes, admission representative at Tusculum. “Our hope is that it will make the transition from the two-year program to the four-year program a smooth one.”

For more information on admission or to request an application for a transfer scholarship, contact the Tusculum College Office of Admissions at 1.800.729.0256 or email

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Students named to Fall 2014 Dean’s List recognized during Honors Convocation

Students named to Fall 2014 Dean’s List recognized during Honors Convocation

Posted on 08 May 2015 by

Among the students recognized during the Honors Convocation on April 30 were the students named to Tusculum’s three academic achievement honors lists for the fall 2014 semester.

Students are recognized for their achievements on the Dean’s List, the President’s List and the Charles Oliver Gray Scholars List.

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 fall2014 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 +.

Fall 2014 Residential Dean’s List

James Lee Abbott *+

Corrine Amelia Absher +

Cynthia Paige Adkins +

Erika L. Allison *

Jorge Alvarez

Thomas Cody Armstrong

Hannah Beth Arnett

Benjamin A. Arnold +

Cheyene Leigh Arnold *+

Nicole C. Arthur +

Kristen MacHel Atwell

Juan Avendano Granda +

Charles Tyler Bailey

Samuel Ray Baker

Sarah Ann Baker *+

Angela Nicole Ball +

Ryan Matthew Barker

Brandyn Christopher Bartlett

Justin Edward Baskette

Toni Lyn Bates +

Miranda Leeann Beeler

Elizabeth Ashley Bell +

Hannah Marie Berling +

Jonathan Blaylock *

Taylor R. Boone

Mercedes L. Boyd

Sabrina Nicole Bradley

Spencer Darris Brothers

Victoria Nicole Browder

Alison Mae Buck +

Megan Lorraine Buczek

Autumn Cheyenne Bunch

Blakeley E. Burleson +

Justin Burnworth +

Paige Naomi Burnworth +

Lawson Henry Burrow

Lindsay Ann Butler +

Alison Faith Camp

Deryn Elizabeth Candelaria

Jessie Leonard Carey *

Ethan Wayne Carpenter

Darius O’Neil Carter

Benjamin T Cash

Mitchell Frank Lewis Chapman +

Denise Nicole Coffey +

West Thomas Connor

Bridget Conte

Cynthia J Conte +

David W. Cooper *+

Jacob William Countiss +

Kelsie Elizabeth Cox

Emily Lynne Cross

Kelsey Layne Crow

Alec Cunningham +

Caleb Michael Cutshall *

Jacob Ryan Cutshall

Jennifer Leeann Dalton

Eliza Lucille Davis +

Samuel George Davis +

Derrian Danielle Debusk *+

Nicole Anna Deegan

Payton Alexandra Dehart

Tandon Gregory Dorn

Ashleigh Rose Dorrbecker *+

Samantha M Durham +

Samantha Elizabeth Eldridge +

Madilyn Joyce Elliott *+

Meagan Olivia Ellis

Joseph Elphingstone *+

Bryana Diane Thomas Ezell *

Kasey Blake Fawbush

Miranda Kate Ferguson

Hettige Joseph Michael Ruksha Fernando *+

Lia Theresa Fiore +

Karli Payten Fisher *

Nicholas Larry Forsberg +

Kelsey Lynae Freeman +

Zachary Hamby Freeman

Jennifer Michelle Frost +

Franziska Funke *

Kaela MacKenzie Gardner +

Rachel Eileen Garnett +

Travis Maxwell Gaubert

Haley Morgan Glenn

Elizabeth Dawn Gray +

Ashley Danielle Gregg *+

Shannon Mae Grimes

Allison Marie Hall +

Holly Brooke Hall

Macey Leann Hance +

Edward Oliver Moore Hancock +

Sierra Paige Hanson

Marius Skyrud Harsjoen *

Megan K Hasse +

Mamie Britt Hassell +

Bradley Daniel Hawkins

Dyer Keith Hendricks

James Owen Hensley *+

Rachael Bethany Hensley +

Kristina Victoria Hernandez *

Bradford Blaine Hinkle *

Mindy Lee Hirsch +

Andrew Colby Hollingshead

Sarah Elizabeth Holly *+

Sayre Catherine Hopper *

Karalea Danielle Hord

Katherine Grace Hutchinson *+

Addison Lawrence Ingram

George F. Jackson

Tyler Lynn Jinks +

Jeffrey Tyler Johnson *+

Kenleigh A. Johnson

Patrick Cullen Jones

Devon Aliva Justice +

Tashique Kader

Briana Michelle Kaltenmark

Craig Richard Kastner

Jordan Hayley Keene

Torrey Elizabeth Klee

Toby De Klerk

Staci Nicole Knipp *+

Andrew D Kransberger

Kenneth Austin Kulp

Pablo Laguna *+

Kathryn Anne Lamons

John Landers *+

Zachary Aaron Lane +

Bailey Nicole Lawson +

Calley B. Lawson *+

Shane Allen Lawson

Guillermo Lazcano Carrera +

Lilian Briane Lesniewski

Lindsey Danielle Lewis +

Makenna Noel Lewis *

Mariah Lynn Lewis

Ryan Logan

Daniel Ray Lowery

Yared W. Mamo +

Miriah Elizabeth Martin +

Shawna Ann Martin

Kelli Lynn McCalla +

Joseph Bryson McCarter

Chad Logan McClanahan

Kiah B. McIsaac

Jacob Edward Mendenhall

Whitley Jane Miller

Erin Ashley Mills +

AAliyah Jada Montgomery *+

Tracy Regina Morris

Margaret Ann Moss

Selena Renee Mounger

Pauline Jebet Muiruri

Shannon Rose Murphy

Corey James Neece

Kylee Jordan Nolan

Paula Marcela Ortiz-Gomez

Robert Clayton Owens

Ross Gregory Parsons

Carly Jeannette Payne +

Brandon Mikel Peak

Loren Danielle Peeters

Shaveen Perera +

Jalesa Janae Perkins +

Matthew Ralph Pierce +

Roberto Pimentel +

Alisha Jean Pugh +

Matthew Ryne Ramsay

Erica K. Ramsey +

Leif B. Ratliff *+

Ciara Rattana

Matthew Amon Redic

Tiffany L. Rednour +

Chelsey Brooke Reed *+

Haylee Dean Reed

Treslyn Kelley Reese *

Jamie Rebecca Rhea

Anna Marie Louise Rice

Allyson Kathleen Rines +

Rachel Elizabeth Roberts

Carrie Leigh Rose

Ciara Leigh Ryan

Norman Cody Sauceman +

David Braswell Serodino

Roxanne Inez Shepard *+

David Felix Siegle

Melanie Renee Sigman +

Erin Janae Sims

Terrence Alexander Smith

Carey L. Sommers

Danielle Ilene Spencer

Jonathan Spicher *+

Danae K. Stauffer +

Robin Marie Stoner *

Kaytlin N. Stroinski +

Amanda Lynn Sumner *

Shannele Marjorie Sunderland *+

Meagan Elizabeth Talley *+

Carlie Amanda Thornber *

Darian Dale Tipton +

Jim Leonardo Tolle

Danielle Rosealee Tolley

Breanna Lynn Tolliver

Preston R Tucker

Stephanie Marie Turner *+

Cheyenne Upton

Azubeze Uchenna Uzoma

Kassandra Marie Voelker +

Samantha Jean Vogt +

Brooke Ellen Wallin +

Nicholas Alexander Wasylyk *+

Emily Christine Waters +

Devan Scott Watts

Victoria Kailand Weiss +

Amanda Marie Werder *

Brianna Michelle Werder

Nathaniel Gerome West

Bryce Butler Whaley

Carly Leeanne White +

Timothy Dwight Whitley

Kristen Faith Wiggins

Marissa J. Williams +

Zachary James Williams +

Jonas Burkhardt Siegfried Winkelmann

Lukas Eiko Winkelmann *+

Travis Steven Winnon

Erica Denise Worrell +

Rebecca Sue Wynne +

Dakota Lee Younce +


Fall 2014 Graduate and Professional Studies Dean’s List

Natalia Acosta +

Cynthia Carol Adams

Scott Eugene Adams +

Shawn Travis Adcox

Kimberly Kay Anderson

Lisa Nachelle Anderson +

Robert Alexander Anderson +

Tiffany Headrick Andrews *

Kellie Marie Armstrong +

Rena Belle Arwood +

Mark James Attanasio

Steven Leighton Ayers *+

Tori Nicole Bacon +

Anthony Maurice Bagwell

Jason Baker

Kiersten Elise Baker

Ashley Diane Barger *+

Jacqueline Barnard

Christopher Barnett

Joshua Jay Barnett

Candace Angelique Baxter +

Leslie Deanna Ruth Beach *

Gregory Dale Belcher +

Shelly Louise Biddinger +

Maecie Blackburn

Aretha Paige Blizzard +

Kimberly Renee Boles

Matthew Tyler Booth

Matthew David Bosse +

Stacie Lynn Botts

Brittany Bowers

Bryan Allen Bowers

Elizabeth Anne Nicole Bowman *

William Scott Bowman +

Carrie Bradley *+

Casey Elizabeth Bradley

Mindy Dawn Bradley +

Ryan Christopher Brady

Ashton Brannon +

Morgan Maechelle Brewer

Daniel Clifford Britton

John Tyler Brock

Megan L. Brooks

Terry Dean Brooks +

Charles A. Brown +

David Bryan Brown +

Jennifer Jeanne Broyles +

Joshua Adam Broyles *+

Megan D. Bruce +

Janie Danielle Bryant

Keith Chrisopher Buch +

Lara Gail Burchfield +

Amber Nicole Burgner

Samuel Lee Burke +

Brandon Reid Burnett

Kristi Darlene Burnette

Robin Annette Burnette

James Allen Butler

Barbara Michelle Buxton +

Casey Preston Byrd

Amber Spring Campbell

Deanna Roshelle Campbell

Misty Davis Campbell +

Darla Louise Carr

Claire D. Carter

Ryan Matthew Cate

Kelsey Marie Chamberlain

Hannah Lynn Champlin

Yvonne Sue Champlin +

Brent Eugene Chapman +

Cynthia Michelle Chesney +

Floyd Alden Cheyne +

Seongja Song Chung +

Charlene Susie Clark +

Connie Jean Claxton

Katie Lee Clendenen +

Candace Lee Cody +

Dawn Trista Cody

Mandy LaChelle Colburn *+

Kelly Marie Coleman

Kody Elizabeth Collingsworth *+

April Dawn Collins *

Robert Earl Colquitt

Paula Renee Conley +

Mary Beth Connard +

Angela Nicole Conner +

Jessie Denise Cooke

Sarah Allison Cookenour +

Amber Lawson Cooper +

Gary Robert Cooper

Jeremy Brent Cooper

Heather Natasha Cope +

Robert Dewayne Cowden

Tresa Rae Cowell +

Colleen Joy Cox

Lacci Nicole Cox +

Olivia Cox +

Stephanie Lynn Cox *+

Stephanie Marie Cox

Tyler Robert Cox

Israel Paul Crawford

Joshua Chase Cress

April D. Cruey

Christy Lee Cruey

Casey Renea Cummings *+

Jamie Cunningham *

Mary M. Cupp

Melanie Ann Cusmano

Angela Ruth Daniels-Taylor +

Laura Elizabeth Davenport

Allison Roxie Davis

Aundrea Lashaye Davis

Heather D. Davis +

Kelly Frances Davis *+

Haylee Michelle Day

Kayla Gabrielle Dearstone +

Emily Marie Delacruz *

Alaina Christen Demay

Athena Dison +

Jessica Angela Dockery

Kelsey Danielle Dockery +

Patrick Edwin Douthat

Carolyn Sue Dudek +

Amber Christine Duke +

Brittney D. Dye +

Melanie Ann Edwards *

Jessica Lea Elkins

Tabitha B. Ellenburg

Melissa Jeannette Emerson +

Daniel Casey England

Stormi Heather Estep +

William Paul Evans

Donna Carol Ewing +

Joseph Hall Exum

Justin Dale Fain

Todd P Fairbanks

Maria Rose Farnham +

Lisa Josephine Feezell +

Tracy Lynn Feist

Elizabeth Jean Fletcher +

Nichole Marleah Fletcher +

Chrissy Camelle Florian

April Suzanne Floyd *+

Natalie Paige Foland

Christie D. Forbis

Amy Laurel Foreman

Amber Brooke Fortner

Tommy Jason Foster

Logan Brian Foust *+

Robert Shane French

Taylor Victoria Fritz

Katrina Melissa Garcia +

Roben Andrea Garland

Jamie L. Gass

Monica Jo Gibbs

Tiffany Marie Golden +

Stevie Nicole Gorrell

Trisha Lear Gossett +

Tyler J Govert +

Michael Anthony Graves +

Charlotte Arlene Gray

Jill Annette Grayson *+

Haley Green

Heather Elaine Greene +

Michelle Amber Greene

Emily Greenier *+

Debra Lynn Gregory

Tatum Elizabeth Gregory +

Brittany Danielle Grizzle

Christian Grumbach +

Adam Michael Guinn

Otis Ted Hackney

Jeremy Allen Hall +

Michael Harry Hall +

Audrey Heather Hammack

Lindsay Denise Harbin *

Tracy Hardiman

Charles Leffie Harmon

Matthew Joseph Harrell +

Ronda Kay Harrell +

Rachel Leigh Harris

Brittney Harrison

Dustin Tyler Hayes

Heather Denise Hayes *

Jonathan Hayes +

Tanya Marie Hayes

Amie Nicole Helton

Robert Edward Helton

Jureen Solano Hendrickson

Robin H. Herbert +

Lorie K. Hibbs

Brent Aaron Hickman +

Ruth Ann Hickman +

Jessica Hope Higdon

Timothy Andrew Hill +

Amy Marie Hodge

Emily Nicole Hodge +

Misty Dawn Hodge

Zoe Elizabeth Holcomb *+

Michael Scott Holtsclaw

Arnold Keith Hooper *

Todd Hopkins

Cathleen Marie Hopson

Joseph Timothy Houser *+

Ryan Wesley Hudson +

Diana Hundley *

Gregory Mitchell Hurd

Laura Elizabeth Hurley

Maleah Linda Huskey

Ashley Sherstine Huss

Andrea Lauren Hutchins *

Steven Jerry Hutson *+

Chanc Milton Jackson +

Charlotte Nicole Jackson *+

Emery Nichole Jackson

Micky Ray Jackson

Jessica Bermes Jemison

Beverly Norton Jenes

Angel M Jennings

Bertrane Jarvis Jennings +

Carol S. Jennings *

Jeffrey Adam Jennings

Denise Lee Johnson

Kiana Raelene Johnson +

Mattie Renee Johnson

Rebecca Leann Johnson *

Christopher David Jones *

Shawna Jones +

Tabbitha Mari Jones

Tammy Louise Jones +

Will Garrett Jones +

Iris Colleen Jordan

Wesley Justice +

Angela Marie Kagley

Derek Ryan Kee

Courtney Michelle Kelly *

Chad Cantrell Kennedy *+

Sarah Kenny *+

Justin Marc King

Frankie Lorine Kington +

Mitchell Elvis Kitts, II

Thomas Robert Kosidowski +

Christie Deanna Lamb +

Daniel Quentin Lane +

Elissa Ruth Lane *

Kendra Michelle Lane

Melissa June Lanzafame +

James Adam Large

Rori Leigh Lawrence

Brandy Rose Lawson

Heather Le Ann Lay

Crystal Annette Laymance

Jason Ledford +

Mary Carol Ledford

Lina Dawn Leonard

Tracy Marie Leonard +

Shyista Latoya Leslie

Olivia Lobertini

Rachel Hope Looney

Amy Patrice Lyon +

Alfred Emanuel Mahan

Brooke Danielle Maloney

Caleb Marlow

Marcy Lee Marriott

David Michael Mathis

Shawn Michael Mauer

David Carson Mays +

Brandi Michelle McAmis +

Kevin Ray McAmis +

Betsy Ann McClain

Sam McClanahan *+

Joshua Dylan McClure

Ryan Pete McCord *+

Keema Andrea McDowell

Josette McGaha +

Sven McGaha +

Amanda Rae McIntosh

Jada Lynn McKay

Nanette Louise McLain +

Sandra McMahan

Ashley Nicole McPeek

Matthew Edward Meese

Rebecca Lashea Melton +

Emily Ann Menner

Matthew Michael Midkiff

Alicia Rae Miller

Denna Lee Miller +

Jessica Mitchell *+

Evan Dewayne Monroe

Jason Randal Monroe

Benjamin Jason Moore

Kristen Leigh Morgan

David Wayne Morris

Michael Brett Morris

Alicia Nichole Morrison

Tia Moua +

Daisy Tamara Mullins

Christina Marie Murrell

Aaron Jon Mynatt

Tyler Pittman Neal +

Craig Newman *

Pamela Sue Nichols

Steven Shane Norman

Juana Iris Nunez-Morillo

Christy Danelle Nutter

Tiffany Nichole Ogle *+

Tracy Michelle Olson +

Orvil Johnathan Ownby +

Joel Ray Paden +

Laurence James Palais *+

Ashley Dawn Palmer +

Mindy Ann Palmer

Marisa Austin Parkes +

Tever Louise Parton +

Derrick Patterson +

Frances Melissa Patterson *+

Tonya Renae Patterson +

Christina Louise Paxton +

Christopher David Payne

Holly Marie Pearce

Candy Denise Pelham

Christopher Wayne Penley +

Heather Dawn Perry *

Randall Steven Pettiford +

Juliana Cecelia Pressley

Janet Louise Purcell +

Amber Brooke Pyle +

Cinnamon Elizabeth Rader

Jacqueline Nicole Rader

Macy Makenzie Raines

Roe B. Rainey +

Brenden Andrew Rapp +

Allison Gail Ray

Dakota Ryan Ray

Bethaney Reagan

Johnathan Hugh Reagan

Jennifer Renee Reaves *+

Justin Mark Reaves +

Annette Dione Reneau

April Danielle Renner *+

Abby Caitlin Reynolds +

Jeanna Edington Reynolds +

Kendra Irene Rickard +

Cortney Mercedes Ridenhour

Shalynn Wallace Rippetoe

William Scott Ritter

Rachael Elizabeth Roach

Ashley Brooke Roberts +

Sharon S. Roberts +

Stephanie Wave Robinson +

Lloyd Stephen Rose

Skyler E. Ross +

Sarah Elizabeth Rowland

Barbara Lynn Rowntree *+

Evan Joseph Rudd +

Tabitha Ann Rue

Jessica Lynne Ruppel +

Rodney Lynn Russell +

Stephen Paul Sabatino

Roger Grant Sams +

Mark Lee Sandburg

Heather Michelle Sanders +

Regina Starr Sandidge +

Audrey Lynn Sauls +

Kelly Schlitz

Jessica Nicole Seals *+

Chad William Seay +

Clinton D. Serman

Talor Elizabeth-Broo Shaddix

Deborah Rolen Sharp *+

William Robert Sharp +

Esther Manuela Shem

Kaliah Alexis Sheppard

Briley Nicole Shinlever

Christopher Lynn Silcox

David Grant Smith +

Deborah D Smith

Joshua Cori Smith +

Stacie Lorene Smith +

Rebecca Hildegard Smith-Gregg +

Lisa Jane Snowden +

Adam Tyler Solomon +

Candice N. Spradlin

Katherine Sprinkle *

Megan Nicole Starnes *+

Suzanne Michelle Starnes

Michaela Anne Stephens

Evelyn Rose Stone +

David Eric Stott +

Amanda Carroll Strange

Kendall John Strumpf

Christopher Randall Sutton +

Russell Talley

Lisa Gail Tankersley

Jason Tarbet +

Angela Marie Taylor +

Denise Lynn Taylor

Kenny Leon Taylor +

Michelle Leigh Templin

Elizabeth Thomas

Kristi Ann Thomas +

Miranda Lin Tobler *+

Kristin Nicole Townsend

Daniel Joseph Tremaine

Joshua Daniel Trivette

Larry F Tyree *

David Anthony Underwood

Dolores Lynne Vance

Angela Diane Vaughn +

Joshua Scott Wallace +

Christina Kropff Wallen

Misty D. Wallen

Samantha Laynea Wallen

David George Walton *+

Kayla R Ward

Brian Glenn Watkins +

Miranda Brooke Watson

Joshua Aaron Weaver

Jordan Welch

Steven Welden

Jessica Renee Wells *+

Melissa Kim Whaley

Monica Pauline Whaley *+

Brendan Phillip Whelan +

Jennifer Nicole Whitlock

Martin Lewis Whorley *

Kathy Diane Wiles

Brooke Danielle Wilhoit +

Leslie Kaye Wilhoit

Leslie Camera Wilkerson

Taylor R. Williams

Mark Steven Williamson

Amanda Dorene Willis +

Darrin Christopher Willis +

Dylan Gabe Willis *+

Brandi Nichole Wilson

Erica Monique Wilson

Sheena Lachelle Wilson +

Jennifer Turner Winkle *

Susan Carol Winkler

Kimberly Ruth Wise *

Shaniqua Shauntae Woods

Amanda Leann Worley

Courtney Lynn Worthington

Travis James Wright *+

Shauna Jane Wrinkle

Heather Elizabeth Young






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Doak House Museum to host history, art camps this summer

Posted on 07 May 2015 by

The Doak House Museum, located on the campus of Tusculum College, will be offering two exciting summer camps for area children, “Art Camp” and “History Camp.”

History Camp will be held June 8-12 and Art Camp will be held July 13-17. The camps are designed for children ages 6-12.

In History Camp, children will explore the Tusculum College campus and the Doak House Museum site through a variety of interactive games, crafts and activities. The camp will feature a new instructor with all new activities and curriculum.

Art camp will be a mixture of sculpture, drawing, color mixing and other fun activities. Campers can let their imaginations run wild and make fantastical figures out of paper mache or draw from nature at the beautiful five-acre Doak House site.

Tuition for each camp is $85 with all materials and a daily snack included. Camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Sibling and Tusculum College employee discounts are available. A deposit and registration are required. Reserve a spot by Friday, May 15, and receive the special discount rate of $75.

“We pride ourselves on having fun, engaging, affordable camps for the families in our community,” said Dollie Boyd, director of Museum Program and Studies at Tusculum College.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Boyd at or by phone at 423-636-8554.

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