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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 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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Branyon steps in as TMU Head Cycling Coach

By Joan Suggs | 06/28/2020

Truett McConnell University Athletics recently announced Jeff Branyon as the new TMU head cycling coach, effective immediately. “We are very excited about the future of the cycling program under Coach Branyon,” Athletic Director Jenni Shepard said. “His knowledge of the sport, experience, and involvement in the cycling community are qualities that we know will make…

A Season of Learning: One Alumna’s Story

By Jenny Gregory | 06/25/2020

Alexa Miller’s senior year at Truett McConnell University (TMU) was a whirlwind of victories and challenges, which ended abruptly due to the impact of COVID-19. Through it all, God has continued to be faithful to her. Intrigued by the human mind In high school, Miller said she can recall an advanced placement (AP) general psychology…

Alexa Miller

President of Amistad Cristiana International to teach at TMU

By Jenny Gregory | 06/24/2020

Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions will welcome Pastor Javier Chavez as Visiting Professor of Missions and Evangelism this fall. “We are thrilled to welcome Javier Chavez as Visiting Professor of Missions and Evangelism,” said TMU President Emir Caner. “As a missionary in Peru for more than a decade and…

TMU Hires Associate Vice President for Advancement

By Jenny Gregory | 06/15/2020

On July 1st, Marty Carnes will join Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) staff as Associate Vice President (AVP) for Advancement. In this new position, he will continue to implement a comprehensive, results-oriented development plan that will connect people to the vision God has for the institution. “I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that Marty Carnes is…

Marty Carnes

Truett McConnell University Held On-Campus Graduation Ceremonies

By Jenny Gregory | 06/15/2020

Truett McConnell University (TMU) welcomed 130 bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates back to campus on Saturday, June 13, to take part in one of two commencement services held in the George Blaurock Student Wellness Center. Since the pandemic began, graduate candidates were not sure if they would have the opportunity to walk across the stage…

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CARES Act Relief Grant Application – DEADLINE June 10, 2020

By Valarie Reeves | 05/27/2020

TMU is currently accepting Applications for CARES Act Relief Grants. Based on rules set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, students must have been enrolled and attending courses on-campus during the Spring 2020 semester. The Department of Education is no longer requiring students to be eligible for Title IV funds, in order to receive…

Return to Campus Announcement

By Jenny Gregory | 05/22/2020

In an effort to keep our Truett McConnell family (both current and future) informed, we wanted to share some exciting news and useful information about our plans for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our plan is to reopen for a full residential experience this fall. This includes in-person classes along with student life events and residential…

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TMU Adds New Concentration to its Business Administration Degree Program

By Jenny Gregory | 05/20/2020

Truett McConnell University (TMU) has expanded its highly ranked business program to include a nonprofit management concentration and a minor in nonprofit management­, a move aimed at preparing graduates to become effective leaders of nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit management concentration is one of seven options designed for students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree…

Inspiring Chapel Speakers Scheduled for Fall 2020

By Jenny Gregory | 05/19/2020

Truett McConnell University will be back to normal this fall! As preparations for the 2020-2021 Truett McConnell University (TMU) academic year are underway, President Emir Caner recently released the fall semester chapel speakers who will share expository sermons, personal testimonies, and apologetic seminars. Dr. Frank Turek, President of, is a dynamic speaker and award-winning…

New GALILEO Password

By Jenny Gregory | 05/18/2020

The GALILEO password is set to change at the beginning of each new semester. It changed today (May 18, 2020), and will be valid until August 24, 2020. Please call or email the library at to request the new password. Also, the current password is always posted in the BrightSpace online classroom.


TMU Nursing Alumna Shares of Her Unforgettable First-Year Experience

By Jenny Gregory | 05/18/2020

Truett McConnell University (TMU) nursing alumni are finding themselves on the front lines treating patients with COVID-19 in hospitals around the country. Mary Newell, a 2019 graduate of the Rielin & Salmen School of Nursing, recently shared her personal account of working as a medical-surgical nurse in an oncology, respiratory, and hospice floor during the coronavirus…

Truett McConnell University to Hold Commencement Ceremony on Campus, June 13

By Jenny Gregory | 05/14/2020

Truett McConnell University President, Dr. Emir Caner, announced today that the university commencement ceremony will take place on campus, Saturday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m. Although the details and health precautions are still yet to be determined, Caner said the upcoming graduation ceremony, “will be special, yet also a place where we can social distance.”…

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Dr. Barry McCarty to Lead New Programs in Rhetoric and Communications at TMU

By Jenny Gregory | 05/11/2020

“In whatever I teach, my watchword for all my students is this: ‘Literate people read widely, live observantly, and look up stuff.’” This watchword, along with other essential philosophies of Dr. Barry McCarty, will soon be shared with Truett McConnell University (TMU) students as the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) chief parliamentarian for over 35 years…

Dr. Barry McCarty