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8 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Jenny Gregory | 06/20/2018

By Jenny Gregory What differentiates regular reading from “summer reading?” It’s hard to say, maybe it’s the added bonus of enjoying a good read in a lounge chair by the ocean, a front porch swing on a warm summer morning, or a hammock under your favorite shade tree. With that in mind, our favorite TMU…


Fox News Radio Host Todd Starnes to Speak at TMU Commencement

Jenny Gregory | 05/07/2018

by Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND, Ga. – Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) 2018 commencement ceremony will be held for the first time in the George Blaurock Student Wellness Center (SWC) on Saturday, May 12th at 10 a.m. Todd Starnes, American conservative columnist, commentator for Fox News television and syndicated talk radio host for Fox News Radio will…


2018 Honors Award Recipients

Jenny Gregory | 05/02/2018

President’s Club Students whose academic load is not less than 12 semester hours of courses counting toward graduation and who achieve a semester grade-point average of 4.0 are named to the President’s Club.  Students recognized on Honors Day for this award have been on the President’s Club list for five consecutive semesters. Andrew Jonathan Bundrum…

Front lawn and water fountain in the spring

TMU Mission Team Uses Science to Spread the Gospel in Alaska

Jenny Gregory | 04/19/2018

By Corley Humphrey CLEVELAND, Ga. – “These students get to hear the word of God from a fresh voice, and it’s like hearing the message for the first time,” said Savannah Whaley, a junior Education major at Truett McConnell University (TMU), about a recent mission trip to Anchorage, Alaska. During their time in Alaska, they…


New Digital Cadaver Brings TMU Students to a Deeper Understanding of Anatomy, Physiology

Jenny Gregory | 04/17/2018

By Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND, Ga. – This fall, the Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Truett McConnell University (TMU) will implement the institution’s first innovative imagining tool–Anatomage, an interactive virtual anatomy dissection table. To date, the Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system for anatomy education and…


TMU to Host Tomb of Unknown Replica at Faith & Freedom Celebration

Jenny Gregory | 03/25/2018

CLEVELAND, Ga. – Truett McConnell University (TMU) will host an exhibit honoring our military’s service to this country during the Faith and Freedom Celebration with Lt. Col. Oliver North and Todd Starnes on April 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. This design of the tomb is a half-scale, exact replica of the Tomb of the Unknowns…



Truett McConnell Continues to Expand with Local Purchases

Jenny Gregory | 02/20/2018

By Dr. Gary Jarnagin Cleveland, Ga. –Truett McConnell University (TMU) continues to expand its campus to include additional student housing and classroom space, which will accommodate the Peter and Gredel Walpot School of Education. In April of 2016, TMU and the Cleveland Worship Center (CWC), entered into a three year lease/purchase agreement on two facilities…


Continuing to Sing Throughout the Years: Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, Down in my Heart!

Jenny Gregory | 02/13/2018

by: Dr. Gary Jarnagin Cleveland, Ga. – Anyone who has walked through the Nix Student Center in the past nine years has probably heard singing. In August 1978, 39 years ago, Gloria Pruitt Sutton, known throughout the campus as Ms. Gloria, began a career at Truett-McConnell College, now Truett McConnell University. When asked to describe…


TMU to Name Campus Roads After Honorees

Jenny Gregory | 01/25/2018

By Jenny Gregory Truett McConnell University [TMU] President Dr. Emir Caner announced the naming of four campus roadways in honor of significant university supporters during an unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, January 23. “The cabinet and I prayed about how can we honor those to whom honor is due,” Caner said. “Not only are you not…

TMU Names new roads

TMU Receives Largest Private Donation in School History

Jenny Gregory | 01/23/2018

By Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – During Truett McConnell University’s [TMU] weekly chapel service on Tuesday, the Georgia Baptist Foundation presented the university with a check for over $3.7 million, the largest single private donation in the school’s history. The gift comes from the estate of the late Ms. Mildred Ruth Brown, who passed away…


Blessed are the Music Makers

Jenny Gregory | 01/18/2018

by Jenny Gregory When watching a favorite movie, we find ourselves connected with the characters, fascinated by the visual effects or even repeating the scripted lines word for word after seeing the film a hundred times. For Phillip Simmons, a 2016 Truett McConnell University graduate, what fascinates him is the score – the instrumental masterpieces…

Phillip Simmons

We Are TMU: Lillian Firth

Jenny Gregory | 12/05/2017

By Jordan Haney CLEVELAND, Ga., “The Lord has blessed me with compassion for people who are hurting because I can relate to them. I want to be there for someone who is hurting,” says Lillian Firth, a sophomore Nursing major at Truett McConnell University (TMU). Firth shares how she hopes to use her past experiences…


Called to Teach: Kelcie Johnson

Jenny Gregory | 11/07/2017

by Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga., – For many youngsters, childhood role-play is a part of growing up. For Kelcie Johnson, the youthful imagination was a natural calling in her life that led her to choose the Bachelor of Education degree at Truett McConnell University (TMU), where she graduated in 2015. “I come from a family…


We are TMU: Brandon Long

Jenny Gregory | 10/19/2017

By Jordan Haney CLEVELAND, Ga., – “My personality now is totally different from the person I was on Move In Day as a freshman,” said Brandon Long, a senior at Truett McConnell University (TMU). “In high school, I wasn’t the most social person,” he added. “Now I can approach people I don’t know and at…

Brandon Long

TMU Students Participate in Disney Leadership Week

Jenny Gregory | 10/18/2017

by: Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND, Ga. – This month, over fifty students from Truett McConnell University (TMU) participated in a Leadership Development Class, part of Disney’s Youth Education Series (YES program), in Orlando, Florida. This three-hour course provided students with a chance to learn Walt Disney World professionals’ approach to leadership and business. Bryan Wisdom, First…


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