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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…

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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…


We are TMU: Amy Hayes

Jenny Gregory | 10/10/2017

By Jordan Haney CLEVELAND, Ga. – Almost every Truett McConnell University (TMU) student is familiar with the email address, ahayes@truett.edu, but just who is this A. Hayes? The mysterious email belongs to Mrs. Amy Hayes, TMU Coordinator of Online Learning, or as she jokingly stated, the “C.O.O.L.” Growing up, Hayes did not live in a…


TMU Senior Experiences Life-Changing Mission Opportunity in Tanzania

Jenny Gregory | 09/29/2017

By Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND, Ga. – Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) World Missions Center prepares students to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. This summer, TMU students, faculty and staff, teamed up with Helen First Baptist Church (HFBC) to help fulfill that mission in Tanzania. Abby Johnson, a senior Psychology major at TMU,…


TMU Sophomore Experiences Memorable Summer as Camp Counselor

Jenny Gregory | 09/27/2017

By: Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND, Ga. – Each summer, TMU sophomore Lauren Flowers spends her summer working as a counselor at Camp Kaleo, a Georgia Baptist camp in Forsyth, Georgia. This summer, the music education major found her time to be one she would never forget. Camp Kaleo, which provides a retreat setting for children, youth,…


Changing Lives in Chiang Mai

Jenny Gregory | 09/21/2017

By: Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – Each year, Truett McConnell University (TMU) students, faculty and staff spend countless hours spreading the gospel, locally and abroad. This summer was no exception as one group embarked on a 20-hour flight to Chiang Mai, Thailand, for two weeks in mid-July. While in Thailand, the team of 21 TMU…


Truett McConnell University Ranks #2 in the South for Lowest Student Debt  

Jenny Gregory | 09/18/2017

By Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – According to the U.S. News & World Report’s (USN&WR) 2018 Best Colleges list, Truett McConnell University [TMU] ranks the second highest Regional College in the South for least student debt. According to the report, the average amount of debt upon graduation at TMU is $15,542. There are 324 Regional…


TMU Biology Major Interns at Zoo Atlanta

Jenny Gregory | 09/05/2017

By: Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – For most zoo patrons, the thought of working behind the scenes with the animals is simply a dream. For biology major Kayla Weeks, that dream became a reality during her summer break interning for Zoo Atlanta. “I wanted to do an internship over the summer that involved working with…


TMU Students Receive Over $100K in Scholarships from Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation

Jenny Gregory | 09/05/2017

By Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – Congratulations are in order to this year’s Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation scholarship recipients. The benevolent foundation was named after Lettie Pate Whitehead, a philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman who was married to Joseph B. Whitehead, one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. After her husband’s passing, Whitehead assumed management of…


TMU to Offer Free ADD Workshop to the Community

Jenny Gregory | 09/01/2017

By Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – Truett McConnell University’s Leonhard Schiemer School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling will be offering a free attention deficit disorder (ADD) workshop to the community on Thursday, September 28. The workshop, titled “How to Minimize Distractions and Study More Effectively: Coping with ADD,” will be led by TMU Professor of…


TMU Student Participates in Black Bear Conservation during Summer Internship

Jenny Gregory | 09/01/2017

By: Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – While most students spent their summer relaxing and resting their minds, biology major Elise Lombard spent three months encountering wild black bears at the North American Bear Center (NABC) in Ely, Minnesota. After being selected for the internship, Lombard packed her bags and headed to Northeast Minnesota where she…


TMU Celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Student Wellness Center

Jenny Gregory | 08/21/2017

By: Jenny Gregory Cleveland, GA – On Saturday, August 19, it was a great day to be a Truett McConnell University (TMU) Bear! TMU students, employees, alumni, trustees and friends gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the opening of the multi-million dollar George Blaurock Student Wellness Center (SWC), the largest capital project undertaken in the history…


TMU Student Wellness to Offer Community Memberships

Jenny Gregory | 08/10/2017

By: Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND, Ga. – Truett McConnell University is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newly constructed George Blaurock Student Wellness Center (SWC), a 69,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art building, on Saturday, August 19. The Student Wellness Center will offer several opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to develop a stronger community within…


Truett McConnell University Opens New Campus Restaurant

Jenny Gregory | 08/08/2017

By: Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND, Ga. – Truett McConnell University (TMU) ushers in the new academic year with the opening of a new restaurant, The Georgia Public House. This addition compliments TMU’s existing campus dining spots, Carol Anne’s Café (formerly The Dining Hall) and The Daily, to broaden the options for the campus community and create…


New Parking Lots at TMU Provide More Than 175 New Parking Spaces

Jenny Gregory | 08/01/2017

By: Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – New construction at Truett McConnell University (TMU) means additional parking. Crews are working to develop over 175 new parking spaces on the university campus just in time for fall semester. The new parking spaces will be located adjacent to the George Blaurock Student Wellness Center (SWC), across from the…


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