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TMU’s School of Music to Present Christmas Concert

By Jenny Gregory | 10/22/2020

Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Felix Manz School of Music will present the 2020 Christmas concert on Tuesday, November 17th at 9:30 a.m., during chapel service, and 7:00 p.m. in the George Blaurock Student Wellness Center, located on the university’s campus. The program will include several Christmas selections featuring the Chorale, Wind Ensemble, TMU Jazz, and…


Local Pastor Improves Counseling Abilities through TMU’s Biblical Counseling Certificate

By Jenny Gregory | 10/21/2020

Pastor Doug Porter of Habersham Baptist Church in Demorest said his pursuit of a Biblical Counseling Certificate, and currently a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, has equipped him to better pastor and counsel his church. “The desire for me was to know more and realize there are other issues besides spiritual,” said Porter. “You…

Doug Porter

Truett McConnell University Cancels Annual Treats at Truett Event

By Jenny Gregory | 10/12/2020

Truett McConnell University (TMU) recently made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Treats at Truett event initially scheduled for October 31, 2020. While the university regrets to inform the community of the cancellation, the decision was made in an effort to maintain the health and safety standards in place in order to combat the…


Dorough Brings New Perspective to TMU Board of Trustees

By Jenny Gregory | 10/07/2020

Throughout Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) 74-year history, many have served faithfully on the board of trustees. Mrs. Julie Dorough is one of the newest Trustee members elected by the Georgia Baptist Convention. Dorough brings a perspective to the group she feels is very important. “I am a mom, and I want to know that as…

Julie Dorough at recent trustee meeting.

TMU Receives Top 10 Ranking in Best Christian Colleges & Universities in Georgia

By Jenny Gregory | 10/07/2020

According to the latest 2020 U.S. Department of Education ratings, Truett McConnell University (TMU) was recently ranked as the ninth best Christian college in the state of Georgia by EDsmart, a company that provides college rankings, reviews, and ratings. To be considered for this ranking, EDsmart assesses Christian colleges in Georgia based on data that…



Multi-Talented Creative Writing Major to Publish First Novel

By Jenny Gregory | 10/01/2020

Sophmore Morgan Lomax says her life passions of writing, art, piano, and animals have been enriched while attending Truett McConnell University (TMU). “At first, I had no idea where I wanted to go to college,” said Lomax. “My entire homeschool education was based on Christianity, and I wanted a college that would help me continue…

Morgan Lomax

TMU Receives National Recognition from U.S. News and World

By Jenny Gregory | 09/14/2020

According to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report education rankings, Truett McConnell University (TMU) ranks as #47 in Best Regional Colleges in the South and #46 in Top Performers of Social Mobility for Regional Colleges in the South. Best Regional Colleges The new ranking, which considerably increased from 2020’s listing, compares bachelor’s degree-granting institutions from across…

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Updated TMU Fall Semester Q and A (9/2)

By Jenny Gregory | 09/02/2020

Quarantine/COVID-19 Testing: If any member of the campus community (students, faculty or staff) experiences symptoms that warrant a COVID-19 test, or the member chooses to be tested for COVID-19, then he or she will be required to quarantine from home. On-campus students will be provided a temporary (less than 24-hours) safe place to quarantine on…


Updated TMU Fall Semester COVID-19 Q and A (8/25)

By Jenny Gregory | 08/25/2020

Masks: Masks are not required in many areas of campus. However, students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to wear masks in any setting in which they are with other people and social distancing is not possible. Masks are required for those attending events in our larger, private venues, including the SWC (Chapel services, sporting…


UPDATED TMU Fall Semester 2020 COVID-19 Q and A

By Jenny Gregory | 08/20/2020

  New Updates for COVID protocol as of August 20, 2020  Masks: Masks are not required in most areas of campus. However, students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to wear masks in any setting in which they are with other people and social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Masks are required for those attending events in our larger,…


TMU Fall Semester 2020 COVID-19 Q and A

By Jenny Gregory | 08/20/2020

Truett McConnell University Fall Semester 2020 COVID-19 Q and A  As of August 20, 2020  (Updates are underlined)  The onset of the COVID-19 in early 2020 has altered college life for everyone. As we finalize preparations for the beginning of the fall semester that starts on August 12th, the TMU faculty and staff are extremely excited…


TMU Announces Anabaptist Tour for 2021

By Jenny Gregory | 08/06/2020

Truett McConnell University (TMU) announces the Anabaptist Tour 2021, led by Dr. and Mrs. Emir Caner. Participants will travel June 13-28 with five Anabaptist scholars on a tour through the sacrificial steps of those who gave it all for the Gospel. Locations included in the tour are Vienna, Austria; Mikulov and Prague, Czech Republic; Bonn,…


TMU Announces Lighting Systems for Outdoor Athletic Venues

By Joan Suggs | 07/21/2020

The Truett McConnell University athletic department has announced the addition of a LED Ephesus Lighting System installed by Georgia Power for all outdoor athletic venues. The project is set to be completed by the middle of August 2020. “What an exciting day for Truett McConnell University,” Athletic Director Jenni Shepard said. “This addition to our outdoor…

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Fall Semester 2020 Update

By Jenny Gregory | 07/09/2020

Fall Semester 2020 Update 7/7/2020 The administration and staff of Truett McConnell University (TMU), in keeping with Governor Kemp’s Statewide Executive Order: Guidelines for Businesses, are prayerfully considering modifications to be made for fall semester to assure the health of our students, employees, and visitors to TMU. While this is a fluid situation, we wanted…


TMU’s Criminal Justice Degree Receives National Ranking as Most Affordable

By Jenny Gregory | 06/30/2020

According to the CrimeSceneInvestigatorEDU.org 2020-21 most affordable list, Truett McConnell University (TMU) ranks as one of the most affordable bachelor’s programs in Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science in the nation. With only five universities in the state of Georgia on the list, TMU was the only private institution to be awarded the ranking. “The…

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