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TMU Welcomes New Dean for The Martha Rielin and Elizabeth Salmen School of Nursing

By Jenny Gregory | 01/16/2019

Cleveland, GA – Truett McConnell University (TMU) is excited to welcome Dr. Toni Barnett as our new Dean for the Martha Rielin and Elizabeth Salmen School of Nursing. Dr. Barnett has her Ph.D. in nursing from Georgia State University and has taught at numerous institutions including Kennesaw State, Albany State, and University of North Georgia (UNG).  Dr.…

Toni Barnett

TMU Biology Major Receives Grant to Study Carnivorous Plants

By Jenny Gregory | 01/10/2019

A Truett McConnell University (TMU) biology major recently received grant funding from the Creation Research Society to assist with her capstone research project on the carnivorous Northern purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea). Brynna Humphrey, a senior in the Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) began the research as part of her senior…

Brynna Humphrey

TMU Graduate Opens Chick-fil-A Restaurant in Arkansas

By Jenny Gregory | 01/09/2019

Operating a Chick-fil-A was an unlikely path for Truett McConnell University (TMU) alum and history major Carter Tucker. Tucker, who graduated in 2009, had every intention of teaching history. Yet, God had other plans for him. His story began at a table in the TMU dining hall where representatives from WinShape Camp, a foundation created…

Carter Tucker

TMU and ACG Solutions Announce Campus Safety and Security Technology Initiative

By ACG Solutions Staff | 01/07/2019

Truett McConnell University (TMU) and ACG Solutions have announced a broad scale technology initiative to enhance ongoing campus safety and security program on the university’s campus. By adopting ACG Solution’s Synchronized Orchestrated Response (SOR™) solution, TMU expects to significantly enhance its emergency preparedness protocols and response time to potential threats. “Recent nationwide tragedies have demonstrated…

ACG Solutions

TMU Biology Professor Publishes Scientific Journal

By Dr. Diby Paul | 01/07/2019

Recently, Truett McConnell University (TMU) Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Diby Paul co-authored a research article with the recent issue of the Scientific Reports, an open access Scientific Journal published by the Nature Research. The article, Ultrasound mediated accelerated Anti-influenza activity of Aloe vera, discusses the antimicrobial activity of Aloe vera, a perennial herb. According to Paul, many such medicinal…

Dr. Diby Paul

Several TMU Business Concentrations Rank Nationally as Most Affordable

By Jenny Gregory | 01/02/2019

According to the SR Education Group’s 2019 Most Affordable College list, Truett McConnell University (TMU) ranks as the 13th most affordable bachelor’s degree in finance online program, 24th most affordable bachelor’s degree in marketing, and 25th most affordable bachelor’s degree in accounting. “I am ecstatic about TMU’s continual recognition by outside assessors of both the…

2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges Bachelor's - Accounting SR Education Group

Honor Award Recipients Fall 2018

By Jenny Gregory | 12/19/2018

Congratulations to each award recipient for the fall semester 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…


Returning to the Classroom: 1955 Alum Pursues Graduate Degree at TMU

By Bailey Jarnagin | 12/07/2018

In 1954, Sylvia Bowen (Palmer) drove hundreds of miles from her home in Florida to Truett McConnell [formally Truett McConnell Junior College], then in an old furniture building on the square of downtown Cleveland. Despite being painfully shy, Palmer made Truett McConnell her home and graduated from the junior college in 1955. Sixty-one years later,…

Sylvia Palmer

Addictions Counselor Returns for Master’s Degree at TMU

By Jenny Gregory | 12/03/2018

Seventeen years ago, Marty Wilson moved to Habersham County, volunteered at the county jail, and later became the women’s chaplain at the jail. She said, “It was there that I recognized most inmates had substance abuse issues, and I began to follow God’s lead.” Wilson wanted to make an impact outside the jail walls, so…

Marty Wilson

State Representative Recognizes TMU School of STEM

By Jenny Gregory | 11/27/2018

Truett McConnell University (TMU) congratulates The Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), with their establishment of the Women in Science scholarship which received recognition by Congressman Doug Collins. “Today, I received a package from Representative Doug Collins of the 9th Congressional District of Georgia,” said Dr. Robert Bowen, Dean of TMU’s…

M.S. in Biology

School of Music Hosts Toys for Tots Drive at Christmas Concert

By Jenny Gregory | 11/25/2018

The Truett McConnell University’s Felix Manz School of Music and the TMU Collegiate National Association for Music Education are sponsoring a Toys for Tots toy drive at their annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m., at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Those who are able to donate are asked to bring a new, unwrapped and unopened toy…

Christmas Concert

Truett McConnell Unveils Paintings by Jeffrey McGhee

By Jenny Gregory | 11/16/2018

As a part of this year’s homecoming festivities,  Truett McConnell University (TMU) unveiled two paintings in the Miller building by artist and alumnus Jeff McGhee (class of 1986) on Saturday, November 10th. The two paintings have been given to TMU by his family in memory of the late alum who passed away at the age…

McGhee Painting Unveiled

Truett McConnell Opens Creative Writing Competition, Winners Receive Scholarships

By Jenny Gregory | 11/14/2018

Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Conrad Grebel School of The Humanities will be sponsoring its first creative writing contest open to any student in the university (part-time, full-time, online, dual enrolled, or graduate student). Awards will be given in poetry, short story (fiction), and creative nonfiction essay. Students who wish to enter the writing contest must…

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TMU English Professor to Publish Third Novel

By Jenny Gregory | 11/08/2018

Senior Professor of English, Dr. Walton Young has taught at Truett McConnell University for over ten years, and has written and published short stories and novels, both nationally and internationally. Young’s first published novel, A Gathering of Eagles, is set during and after World War I primarily in Bartow County, Georgia, where Young has family…

Walton Young