Thursday, June 2, 2011

TC named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Tusculum College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.

“Tusculum College is proud to have been recognized for the efforts that our staff, faculty and students put into the Civic Arts and community service projects,” said Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody.
She added that service projects and service learning experiences are part of the core of Tusculum College’s mission that includes the Civic Arts and service to others as part of its overall mission.

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

Poverty, homelessness and hunger were among many of the issues addressed by the most recent group of students participating in service projects in the East Tennessee region. Students have worked with the George Clem Multicultural Association, Greeneville-Greene County Community Ministries, Greene County Habitat for Humanity, the Greeneville and Greene County school systems, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Mission Soup Kitchen at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church and many other groups.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To Register, you must first...

Hi everyone!

Do you know what completes the above statement?  The answer is: pay your enrollment deposit!

Tusculum will hold 3 Advance Registration Days this summer: May 27 (which is already booked!) June 24 and July 22.  Advance Registration is when you'll come to Tusculum, meet with your Advisor, and register your classes for your Freshman year.  You'll also meet with all the offices on campus (we'll all be in one convenient location: the Pioneer Arena) to make sure everything is ready to go for you for the Fall!  You must make an appointment, and you can contact your Admission Counselor to do so.  We schedule between 9am and 2:30pm, and plan to be here around 2-2.5 hours for the process.

Remember, before you can sign up to Register, you need to take care of your enrollment deposit.  As you may be aware, the enrollment deposit for Tusculum College is $300.  It's not an extra fee, it will come off your bill.  This will be some great news to you: for the month of May, your deposit is only $150!  I highly encourage you to take care of your deposit before May 31 to take advantage of this offer.

You can pay your enrollment deposit one of three ways:

- online at
- mail in a check or money order to The Office of Admission, PO Box 5051, Greeneville, TN   37743
- call the Office of Admission at 800-729-0256, and we can take care of that over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard.

I look forward to seeing you on campus soon for your Registration Day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tusculum Awards Degrees to 263 Graduates

There was much to celebrate on Saturday, May 7, for 263 individuals who received degrees during Tusculum College’s spring commencement ceremony.

Ninety-seven students earned Bachelor of Science degrees in organizational management and 129 earned Bachelor of Arts degrees. In addition 37 earned Master of Arts degrees.

Walking with this spring’s graduates were representatives of the Tusculum College Class of 1961 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary year. Representatives walked in the procession, clothed in golden caps and gowns and were recognized during the ceremony by Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College.
The new graduates were addressed by Moody, who recognized the commencement ceremony as “an occasion of celebration and completion.” Adding, “Each of you have made sacrifices, adjustments and also made tough decisions. This is a testament to your own efforts and also to your persistence. Today is your reward. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments.”

Read the rest of the story by clicking on this link.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Fond Farewell... and a Welcome!

Commencement ceremonies for Tusculum's most recent graduates will be held tomorrow. It's hard to believe another year has passed us by! Our students who are not graduating are moving out of the dorms this week, and going home for the summer (or off on other adventures!). Campus will be quiet without them!

The good news: this summer we get to welcome all of our NEW students to campus! Advanced Registration Days (ARD) will be held this summer on May 27, June 24, and July 22. On these days our new students join us to sign up for classes, take care of paperwork, and get all of their loose ends tied up before August arrives. If you're planning to join us at TC this fall, be sure to make an appointment for registration! You can schedule a time by calling 800.729.0256. Hope to see you there!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tusculum Signs Affiliation Agreement with LMU College of Medicine

Representatives of Tusculum College and Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine signed an affiliation agreement on Wednesday, April 20, opening the door for a seamless transfer for students majoring in selected academic programs at Tusculum College.

The agreement becomes effective immediately for students enrolled at Tusculum College.

“We are very pleased to announce this new partnership and affiliation agreement that offers Tusculum College students a seamless transition into the osteopathic medical college at LMU,” said Moody. “This affiliation agreement provides a pathway to launch our best and brightest students into a career as an osteopathic physician.”

The two colleges have been working out the details of the affiliation agreement for several months and have come up with a program that allows for Tusculum College undergraduate students who meet the guidelines to be given provisional acceptance into the LMU-DCOM.

Once recommended by Tusculum College, representatives of the program will interview the student in their junior year at Tusculum. Those who have a successful interview will be offered provisional acceptance into the program.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cheerleading Tryouts to be held April 30

Tusculum College will be holding cheerleading tryouts, Saturday, April 30th at Pioneer Arena on the Greeneville campus.  Tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 1 p.m. The application to join the squad may be found by clicking this link.

Check-in and registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m.  Tryouts will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the teaching of the cheer, followed by judging of stunting, tumbling, jumps, stunting, and cheer.

For additional information, please email Tusculum cheerleading coach Aubrey Gordon at:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Decision Time!

It's hard to believe, but it's coming down to decision time for students across the nation! The National Deposit deadline is May 1, and many students have already decided that Tusculum is the place for them in August! We're excited about the students who have chosen to become Pioneers in 2011.

How about you? Have you made your decision on where to attend this Fall? If you want to become a Pioneer, there's still plenty of time! You can pay your enrollment deposit here:

Once we receive your deposit, we can move forward to a couple of things that are a little more fun: housing and registration! :) 

If you're ready to take that next step at TC, call our office, and we'll be happy to welcome you to the Tusculum family!


Monday, March 28, 2011

March Madness!!!

March Madness is almost over and so is the $150 enrollment deposit special.  If you are planning on attending Tusculum this fall, be sure to take advantage of this deal before March 31st.  You can pay your deposit in three ways:

·         Over the phone (800.729.0256) with a debit/credit card
·         Mail a check or money order to PO Box 5051 Greeneville, TN 37743
·         Online with a debit/credit card at:


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Looking for a Good Deal?

If so, great news! For the month of March only, Tusculum is reducing the enrollment deposit for new students from $300 to $150. If you're interested in becoming a Pioneer next year and have not yet taken this crucial step to enrolling, take advantage of this deal!

Remember, the enrollment deposit goes directly towards your student account; it is not an added fee! Once we receive your enrollment deposit, we can move forward to the fun things, like housing and class registration. :)

You can pay your deposit one of three ways:
     1) Online at
     2) By phone (call your admission counselor at 800.729.0256)
     3) By mail (PO Box 5051... Tusculum College... Greeneville, TN 37743)


Friday, February 25, 2011

Interested in Studying Abroad?

Studying abroad is something many college students are interested in.  With our unique Block structure, students are able to travel abroad for just a few weeks or for entire semester.  Our Center for Global Studies recently sponsored a Study Abroad Fair to display different opportunities that were available to students.  Representatives from Academic Programs International, American Institute for Foreign Study, International Studies Abroad, Knowledge Exchange Institute, Semester at Sea and Veritas Study Abroad were on hand to discuss their programs. In addition, information from 10 well-known study abroad companies who offer study abroad travel experiences to more than 50 different countries were available.

The Study Abroad Fair included information about Tusculum College's London study abroad program from program director Dr. John Paulling, professor of mathematics; information about the College's Study Abroad and Global Awareness (SAGA) Club and information on financing the studying abroad experience.

If you are interested in learning more about the international travel opportunities, visit our Center for Global Studies webpage or contact our director at


President's Society Member Named "Student of the Block"

JohnDavid “J.D.” Howard, a senior accounting and economics major from Perry, Ga., has been named “Student of the Block” for the Fifth Block of the 2010-11 academic year at Tusculum College.
The Student of the Block Award is presented each block by the Office of Student Affairs to recognize students for academic achievement, leadership on campus and contributions to the college community. A plaque describing Howard’s accomplishments will join those describing past honorees prominently displayed in the Niswonger Commons and other campus buildings.
Howard has made an impact on the Tusculum College community, giving his best whether he is in the classroom, on the athletic field or serving in campus organizations.
For further details, visit

Friday, February 11, 2011

You're getting warmer...

Hi everyone!

Who else is happy that Spring is right around the corner?  I am!  Spring brings warmer weather, picnics, Financial Aid packages, and decisions from students like yourself on where you plan to further your education!

Please be sure that when you complete your FAFSA that you include Tusculum's school code (003257) so that once you're accepted we can send you your Financial Aid package.  After you've have a chance to look over it with your parents, and everything looks good, it's time to make your next step into becoming a TC Pioneer!  The enrollment deposit for Tusculum is $300.  It's not an extra fee, it'll come off of your bill.  Making your enrollment deposit tells us you plan on attending this Fall, and your name goes on the list to be housed for your dorm room.

You're so close to making your decision on where to attend college!  Should you have any questions or want to talk more about your deposit, please contact your Admission Counselor.  We'd be happy to help!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Every Penny Counts!

Have you finished your FAFSA?  If you have, Tusculum is usually one of the first to send out Financial Aid Packages to students and families.  We know this is a very valuable component in your decision making process and try to get it in your hands as soon as we can.  We even call each student to make sure you received your package and understand it.  If you receive this letter and have any questions, go ahead and call your counselor and we’ll be glad to explain it in more detail.  

This is also the time to apply for outside scholarships! Your high school guidance office is a great resource for these awards. You can also search online at In fact, here are some details on a new outside scholarship, if you are looking for an extra $10,000.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, in cooperation with General Electric (GE), has launched a new scholarship program in the president's honor which will provide $10,000 for twenty college-bound high school seniors. The renewable award gives students the potential to accrue $40,000 over four years to use toward the pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
Successful candidates should display exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship in all aspects of life.
"Like President Reagan, candidates use their formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of progress, both individually and for their communities," writes Erin Korsvall, program officer of the scholarship program.
In addition, candidates must:
  • Be nominated by an eligible community leader (eligible leaders include high school principals, elected officials, or directors of nonprofit organizations)
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Graduate from high school in winter 2010 or spring 2011
  • Use the funds disbursed by the scholarship program for tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2011
According to the award website, "GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars are among America’s foremost young leaders who personify the values that President Reagan took to Washington and inspired a nation with three decades ago. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve and pursue a life of progress, both individually and for their communities."
To apply or learn more about the program, visit the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship website. Applications are due no later than March 18, 2011.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Meet TC's Student Ambassadors!

If you've visited Tusculum College, you may have had the pleasure to meet some of our student ambassadors. These students are members of The President's Society, and work very closely with the Office of Admission to help introduce students and families to TC. This elite group of students undergo an extensive application process to be admitted to the program. Take a moment to meet our students by checking out their website, which you can find here:

Also, if you haven't had a chance to visit TC yet, there's still time to check us out! You can schedule one on our website here:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Welcome Back!

After a week of exciting weather, campus is starting to settle in to the Spring semester.  Many of you have been in similar situations.  As you pick up your college search process, remember that the FAFSA priority deadline is right around the corner (February 15th).   

The Office of Admission is teaming up with the Office of Financial Aid to provide FAFSA workshops at area high schools.  If you or your parents need help completing the FAFSA, be sure to stop by one of the workshops listed below:

South Greene High School – January 20th 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
North Greene High School - January 24th 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Greene High School – January 27th 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Greeneville High School – January 31st 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM