News Archive

TMU Athletics Announces Addition of Mountain Biking

By Joan Suggs | 09/17/2018

Truett McConnell University Athletics announced the addition of a new Life Sport, mountain biking, on Monday morning. The Bears’ first season is set to begin fall 2019 with a team of 20. Cross-country is the discipline of mountain biking that TMU will compete in. TMU Athletics has been in communication with USA Cycling and the…

Mountain Biking

Truett McConnell University Drops Nike Apparel in Protest over Kaepernick Ad

By Jenny Gregory | 09/07/2018

In light of the recent marketing ad by Nike, Inc., Truett McConnell University President, Dr. Emir Caner, officially announced Friday morning the school will no longer purchase or carry apparel by an athletic company that uses someone to market their products who “mocks our troops.” The announcement comes on the heels of Nike airing its…

TMU Protests Nike

Bailey Jarnagin: A Love for Literature, Teaching and Her Students

By Jenny Gregory | 09/06/2018

As Dr. Seuss once wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Diving into a good book opens up a whole world of knowledge starting from a very young age. For Bailey Jarnagin, a 2016 graduate of Truett McConnell University (TMU),…

Bailey Jarnagin Spotlight

TMU to Host STEM Day

By Jenny Gregory | 08/31/2018

STEM education is vitally important in today’s market. To highlight its importance, Truett McConnell University (TMU) will host STEM Day on Thursday, October 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m. STEM Day, sponsored by the Pilgram Marpeck School of STEM and the office of Undergraduate Admissions, is a one-day event providing prospective students a preview of the…


TMU Awarded NAIA Five-Star Gold Institution

By Joan Suggs | 08/31/2018

Truett McConnell University was named a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for the 2017-2018 academic year on Thursday. TMU was one of 74 institutions awarded the gold star distinction while 97 other institutions were named to the silver and bronze levels. “Being named a Five-Star Gold Institution is…

Truett McConnell University Prevails in U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

By Dr. Gary Jarnagin | 08/23/2018

The 2011 Obama healthcare abortion/contraception mandate, which resulted in legal challenges from more than 90 religious nonprofit organizations, was struck down in a final judgment on July 17, 2018, by an Oklahoma federal judge. This final judgment was announced on August 8, 2018, by GuideStone, the Southern Baptist Convention’s health and financial benefits entity. After…

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Criminal Justice Initiative for First Responders

By Gary Jarnagin | 08/20/2018

For a limited time, Truett McConnell University (TMU) is offering a 50% tuition scholarship after other qualified scholarships and grants, to all first responders who are interested in obtaining their Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. This program may be taken on campus or online, offering flexibility as well as affordability. Eligible recipients of this…

Criminal Justice Ad

TMU Welcomes 300 New Students

By Valarie Reeves | 08/15/2018

Last Saturday, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers from the community and local churches welcomed approximately 300 new students to the campus of Truett McConnell University (TMU), which will bring total enrollment (including dual enrollment, undergraduate, and graduate students) to a projected 2,900 students. Parents, siblings, and new students began their day in the Nix Student…

Move In Day 2018

Ten Years of Growth, Employees Honored

By Valarie Reeves | 08/13/2018

The administration of Truett McConnell University (TMU) honored nine employees for years of service this week during employee orientation. Among the honorees was Dr. Emir Caner, who has served as president for ten years. In the last decade and under the leadership of President Caner, Truett McConnell has experienced many improvements and growth. The Baptist…

TM Bears Looking for Another Successful Year

By Joanie Suggs | 08/07/2018

With the 2018-19 academic year drawing near, the Truett McConnell University Bears are ‘cautiously optimistic’ and are working tirelessly towards another successful campaign. The 2017-18 Bears campaign was one of the most successful in TMU history. Men’s soccer won their first ever Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament Championship while softball also won their first ever AAC…

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Called to Teach: Kelcie Johnson

By Jenny Gregory | 08/06/2018

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 at Truett McConnell University (TMU), where she graduated in 2015.  “I come from a family of teachers,” shared the Gwinnett county native.…

Kelcie Johnson

Praise Through the Storm: The Shepard Family

By Jenny Gregory | 07/30/2018

AFTER EVERY STORM COMES A RAINBOW. A sentiment that couldn’t be truer for Jenni Shepard, TMU Athletic Director and Head Women’s Softball Coach, and her husband, Josh, welcoming life after experiencing a loss. Shepard, who grew up the youngest of four, found herself struggling with poor health during a significant part of her childhood. However,…

8 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

By Jenny Gregory | 06/20/2018

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 Cofer librarians delved…

Fox News Radio Host Todd Starnes to Speak at TMU Commencement

By Jenny Gregory | 05/07/2018

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 give the commencement…

2018 Honors Award Recipients

By 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…

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