Classes of 1952 & 1962 Alumni Dinner
'52 and '62 reconnect at alumni dinner
Friday, May 4, Tennessee Wesleyan College hosted an alumni dinner for the classes of 1952 and 1962. The classes were recognized during this year's commencement ceremony.
TWC graduates more than 230 students at 155th Commencement
Tennessee Wesleyan College’s 155th
Commencement started with
Friday evening’s Baccalaureate service in Townsend Memorial Hall and
concluded Saturday morning at the college’s 155th
Commencement service where more than 230 students celebrated their
graduation and received their degrees. Held in McMinn County High
School’s gymnasium because of inclement weather, the graduates were
cheered on by more than 5,000 family members, friends and college
faculty and staff.
62 TWC nursing students receive pins at graduation ceremony
Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Fort Sanders Nursing Department pinned 62
graduates at Thursday evening’s senior convocation and pinning ceremony.
Faculty, students, friends and family gathered at Cokesbury United
Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., to celebrate the academic
achievements of the 62 graduates. Class President Afeni Henderson
delivered the student address while the keynote address was given by
Diane Oliver, vice president and chief nursing officer of Parkwest
TWC Rise N Shine Quarterly Alumni Breakfast
Students, faculty and staff honored at Honors Convocation
Thursday was a morning of celebration at Tennessee Wesleyan College.
Students, faculty and staff gathered in Townsend Memorial Hall to
celebrate academic achievement, hard work and dedication. President
Harley Knowles and faculty and staff members presented more than 100
awards recognizing individuals on campus who have exceeded expectations
and excelled in their work at the college.
Partnerships and Pajamas: TWC students offer "story time" to community children
Tennessee Wesleyan College education students have turned their passion
for teaching into play and story time for community children.
Partnering with E.G. Fisher Public Library, TWC Professor Nancy Gregg
created "Pajama Storytime," a monthly event held at the library that
serves community children and provides a service-learning opportunity to
students in her Literacy and Language Acquisition class.
Education Angels donate supplies to local schools
“Every student matters” is the slogan of Tennessee Wesleyan College’s
Education Angels, a student organization that provides students an
environment for developing fellowship, personal growth, service
opportunities and involvement in activities pertaining to education.
Education Angels annually raises funds for and distributes “We Care
Packages” to local schools. This year the organization donated packages
full of markers, pens, paper, highlighters, crayons and other supplies
to local schools including E.K. Baker, Englewood, Mountain View,
Riceville, Rogers Creek, Niota, Westside, North City and Calhoun.
Nursing department holds health awareness event
Saturday, April 14, the Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders
Nursing Department focused its efforts on addressing childhood obesity,
holding its first "Fit-N-Fun" event.
“This event truly came out of the hearts and minds of the nursing
students,” said Penny Neal, TWC assistant professor of nursing.
Nate Davis '01
, is releasing his first official CD titled "Born 2 Win." It is available for purchase on zerodoubtmusic.com, iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify and Facebook.
Sid Derrick '76
, and his wife Sandra,
of Dalton, GA.,
recently celebrated the
college graduation of their daughter, Lindsey Derrick.
Lindsey graduated in December 2011 from the
University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Lindsey received a degree in magazines with a
minor in history.
She is freelancing
with the Daily Citizen News in Dalton in the sports department.Hartwell Ray Hatfield '70
, will retire May 31 from his position as Warden of the Tennessee Department of Corrections as well as from his position as a criminal justice instructor at Walters State Community College. He was with the Tennessee Department of Corrections for 25 years and was with Walters State for 17 years.Jaclyn Reynolds Martin '02
, and her husband Jeremi C. Martin gave birth to their second child, Walker Reynolds Martin on July 2, 2011. He is the brother of Annabeth Martin.
Fred Zeigler '69, will retire in July after 42 years as the United Methodist
minister in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Zeigler lives in Montgomery, Alabama and will be part of the FUMC Montgomery Congregational
Care Ministry Team as of Sept. 1.
Post-Graduation Career Survey
Tennessee Wesleyan Career Services wants to know where you've landed
since graduation. The Post-Graduation Survey helps us in planning the
future of the college so that more young people can achieve the bulldog
Take a few minutes to complete the online survey to update your
contact information and to tell us about your current career situation
(employed, grad school, volunteering, job searching, etc.).