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Truett McConnell Ranks as One of Georgia’s Best Christian Colleges & Universities

By Jenny Gregory | 01/27/2020

Just released by EDsmart, a company that provides college rankings, reviews, and ratings according to the latest U.S. Department of Education, Truett McConnell University (TMU) is ranked as fifth best Christian college in the state. To be considered for this ranking, EDsmart assesses Christian colleges in Georgia based on data that covers four main areas:…

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Online Theology Degree Receives National Ranking

By Jenny Gregory | 01/22/2020

Truett McConnell University (TMU) was recently ranked in the top 35 of the nation’s best online Master of Arts in Theology degree programs for 2020 by Online Schools Report (OSR). “We are thrilled once again to be nationally recognized as one of the top universities for students to be equipped for ministry through an online…

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TMU Student Named Semifinalist for 2020 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup

By Joan Suggs | 01/15/2020

Rachel Barnett, of the Truett McConnell University women’s soccer team, is one of 27 athletes across the world to become a semifinalist in the 2020 Coach Wooden Citizen Cup (CWCC). The CWCC is an award formed by Athletes for a Better World (ABW) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) to honor John Wooden, a…


Truett McConnell University Appoints Former GBC President as Campus Pastor

By Jenny Gregory | 01/02/2020

Truett McConnell University (TMU) announces Evangelist Bucky Kennedy as Campus Pastor to begin Spring semester 2020. “Our TMU family recognized earlier this academic year the incredible need of a campus pastor,” said TMU President Dr. Emir Caner.” The position will reach those on campus­–staff and students–who need a word of encouragement and who need spiritual…

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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

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…

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Called to Teach: Jose Santana

By Maggie Reeves | 11/11/2019

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…

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“Readin’ Writin’ and no Rithmetic”

By Jenny Gregory | 11/05/2019

(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…

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TMU Graduate Student Releases First Music Single

By Jenny Gregory | 09/25/2019

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…

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TMU Alumna and Lady Bear Equipped for Ministry in East Africa

By Maggie Reeves | 09/23/2019

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,…

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TMU Athletics Announces Addition of Competitive Gaming

By Joan Suggs | 09/19/2019

Truett McConnell University announced the addition of Competitive Gaming, beginning the fall of 2020, as its’ second Life Sport within the TMU athletic department on Thursday. Competitive gaming, also referred to as Esports, has grown rapidly over the past few years due to the increased availability of media streaming platforms. TMU will seek membership within the…

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School of Theology and Missions Hosts Archaeological Lecture Night

By Jenny Gregory | 09/16/2019

Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions will host a lecture event entitled Archaeological Lectures: Expedition Israel this Thursday, September 19th in Room 121 of Miller Hall. Speakers for the event will include Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Dr. Jeremy Lyon, Professor of Biblical Languages Dr. Sam Pelletier, and…

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TMU Ranked Among Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Religious Studies and Theology

By Jenny Gregory | 09/11/2019

Truett McConnell University (TMU) was recently ranked among the most affordable online bachelor’s degree programs in both religious studies and theology for 2019 by Great Value Colleges. “Theological education is not simply the impartation of knowledge,” said Dr. Maël Disseau, Dean of The Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions. “It’s not about a grade or…

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President Caner Shares Recent and Upcoming Campus Improvements

By Jenny Gregory | 09/11/2019

With the new fall semester underway, students and visitors have enjoyed campus improvements made over the summer. Before the semester began, President Emir Caner and Director of Facilities Management Justin Coalley announced these additions as well as plans for the coming year. Dorm upgrades Merritt and Otwell Halls, both female dorms, received new faux wood…

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TMU Receives Ranking in Best Regional Colleges in the South

By Jenny Gregory | 09/09/2019

According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report education rankings, Truett McConnell University (TMU) ranks as #51 in Best Regional Colleges in the South and #36 in Top Performers of Social Mobility for Regional Colleges in the South. Best Regional Colleges To be considered for the Best Regional Colleges ranking, schools are ranked according to their…


Truett McConnell Alumnus Starts Filmmaking Company

By Maggie Reeves | 09/09/2019

Eric Robbins, a 2013 Felix Manz School of Music graduate, learned considerably both during and after his time at Truett McConnell University (then College) as he planned now to start his own business. Robbins, who earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, says he attained his dream job as Associate Production Director at Ingleside…

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