The Top 10 Things You DO NOT Want to Forget When Packing for College

By Jenny Gregory (with some helpful advice from TMU upperclassmen) | 08/03/2020

Packing for college can be pretty overwhelming, especially if this is your first time. It requires a lot of foresight to get everything you need for a year away from home! Aside from the usual suspects (sheets, shower shoes, fridge, etc.), our college veterans weighed in on items they wish they remembered. Here are the top…

Advice from Parents: Preparing for the College Goodbye

By Jenny Gregory (with the help of some veteran moms and dads) | 08/02/2020
Family on Campus

It seems like yesterday your son or daughter was saying their first words and taking those first steps. Fast forward what feels like a few hours, and he is embarking on one of the biggest journeys – college. As a mom, the thought of my kids leaving the nest only calls for one thing –…

My College Experience: Five things I learned my first year

By Zach Walker | 07/27/2020

I had a great first year at Truett McConnell University, and I also learned a lot. There are several lessons that I would like to share with students entering college this fall. My hope is that you will heed my advice and have an even greater year than I!  Attend student events. I loved going…

We Can Be United in the Midst of Our Diversity

By Javier Chavez | 07/06/2020

Diversity is always a positive experience only if it is accompanied with respect, understanding, gratitude, and hope. It is not a surprise to any of us that the United States has become a highly multicultural and ethnically diverse country. As a nation, America has embraced, through the years, peoples of different languages, ethnicities, colors, and…

Sports Psychology, The Hidden Boost to Athletic Performance

By Dr. Rick Fowler | 06/30/2020

When I was growing up, I never heard from any coach statements like: “From a mental perspective, here are some tips that will help your free throw percentage;” or “I know you are in a batting slump, so I’d like to give you some mental tricks that you can implement when you are two batters…

What I Wish I Could Have Told My Freshman Self

By Jenny Gregory (with the help of TMU seniors) | 06/11/2020

As graduates from the class of 2020 begin their next steps, many will look back on their college experience, thinking, “There are so many things I would have done differently.” While challenges and mistakes shape us, we can often learn from others and avoid making the same mistakes. With the help of several TMU graduates,…