Returning to the Classroom: 1955 Alum Pursues Graduate Degree at TMU

By Bailey Jarnagin | 12/07/2018

In 1954, Sylvia Bowen (Palmer) drove hundreds of miles from her home in Florida to Truett McConnell [formally Truett McConnell Junior College], then in an old furniture building on the square of downtown Cleveland. Despite being painfully shy, Palmer made Truett McConnell her home and graduated from the junior college in 1955. Sixty-one years later,…

Addictions Counselor Returns for Master’s Degree at TMU

By Jenny Gregory | 12/03/2018
Marty Wilson

Seventeen years ago, Marty Wilson moved to Habersham County, volunteered at the county jail, and later became the women’s chaplain at the jail. She said, “It was there that I recognized most inmates had substance abuse issues, and I began to follow God’s lead.” Wilson wanted to make an impact outside the jail walls, so…

State Representative Recognizes TMU School of STEM

By Jenny Gregory | 11/27/2018

Truett McConnell University (TMU) congratulates The Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), with their establishment of the Women in Science scholarship which received recognition by Congressman Doug Collins. “Today, I received a package from Representative Doug Collins of the 9th Congressional District of Georgia,” said Dr. Robert Bowen, Dean of TMU’s…

School of Music Hosts Toys for Tots Drive at Christmas Concert

By Jenny Gregory | 11/25/2018
Christmas Concert

The Truett McConnell University’s Felix Manz School of Music and the TMU Collegiate National Association for Music Education are sponsoring a Toys for Tots toy drive at their annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m., at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Those who are able to donate are asked to bring a new, unwrapped and unopened toy…

Truett McConnell Unveils Paintings by Jeffrey McGhee

By Jenny Gregory | 11/16/2018

As a part of this year’s homecoming festivities,  Truett McConnell University (TMU) unveiled two paintings in the Miller building by artist and alumnus Jeff McGhee (class of 1986) on Saturday, November 10th. The two paintings have been given to TMU by his family in memory of the late alum who passed away at the age…

Truett McConnell Opens Creative Writing Competition, Winners Receive Scholarships

By Jenny Gregory | 11/14/2018
writing competition

Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Conrad Grebel School of The Humanities will be sponsoring its first creative writing contest open to any student in the university (part-time, full-time, online, dual enrolled, or graduate student). Awards will be given in poetry, short story (fiction), and creative nonfiction essay. Students who wish to enter the writing contest must…