School of Music to Perform Handel’s Messiah

By Jenny Gregory | 11/13/2019

The Truett McConnell Felix Manz School of Music, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Gabrielse, will perform Handel’s Messiah Tuesday, November 19, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Cleveland. Truett McConnell University chorale, community choir, soloists, and string orchestra will perform portions of Messiah by George Frideric Handel, one of the most performed choral…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Speak at Todd Starnes Faith & Freedom Event at TMU

By Jenny Gregory | 11/12/2019
Sarah Huckabee

The Todd Starnes Faith & Freedom Celebration hosted by Truett McConnell University with guest keynote speaker Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 18, 2020 in the Truett McConnell University George Blaurock Student Wellness Center. Sanders, former White House Press Secretary, served in the administration of President Donald Trump from…

Called to Teach: Jose Santana

By Maggie Reeves | 11/11/2019
Jose Santana

Jose Santana, Junior Early Childhood Education Major, has been inspired to become a teacher by his own teachers throughout the years. Growing up, the Hall County native says he always enjoyed school and had some amazing teachers who made him want to pursue teaching as his vocation. “Mrs. Leslie Frierson, my fourth grade English and…

“Readin’ Writin’ and no Rithmetic”

By Jenny Gregory | 11/05/2019
Walton Young

(A celebration of the written word featuring TMU English and Creative Writing Faculty) On Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Odell Hall, Truett McConnell University English professors Cierra Winkler, Nan Allen, Dr. Connie Nunley, and Dr. Walton Young will read from their published works. Professor Winkler is working on her Master of Fine Arts degree in…

TMU Graduate Student Releases First Music Single

By Jenny Gregory | 09/25/2019
Melanie Beeman

A Truett McConnell University (TMU) master’s student is using her time between classes to pursue a lifelong passion for music with her first released single, “Even Here.” Melanie Beeman, a 2018 graduate of TMU, and current Master of Arts in Professional Counseling student, said this song stems from the “many seasons of unknowns and waiting…

TMU Alumna and Lady Bear Equipped for Ministry in East Africa

By Maggie Reeves | 09/23/2019
Christina Charles

Christina Charles, a former Truett McConnell University (TMU) women’s soccer player, and 2018 Bachelor of Arts in World Missions graduate, has been serving in East Africa since September of her graduation year. Looking back on her time at TMU, the former Lady Bear attributes much of her growth to Women’s Head Soccer Coach David McDowell,…