Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration wrap-up event will be October 17
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tusculum College’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program, and the milestone has been marked by anniversary celebration activities throughout the year and a final celebration event is planned for Saturday, October 17, at the main campus in Greeneville.
The final celebration includes a GPS Alumni Tailgate Party in conjunction with the College’s Pioneer Club and group seating at the Tusculum College South Atlantic Conference match-up against Catawba College.
Following the game a GPS Anniversary dance will be held in Niswonger Commons in the Chalmers Conference Center.
“We hope to see all the alumni of the GPS program come out and celebrate this milestone for a program that has helped so many attain their dream of higher education,” said Cody Greene ‘08, coordinator of alumni and parent relations.
The event is planned for all GPS graduates, including those who participated in the TALL (Tusculum Adult Leaders Learning) and TAG (Tusculum Adult and Graduate) programs, as well as for faculty, staff, current students and all who have helped this program develop into one of the top adult education programs in the state over the past 25 years.
Since 1984, more than 10,000 working adults have realized their dreams by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Tusculum College. The program is specifically designed with working adults in mind, allowing them to continue to work while achieving their dream of higher education.
“We are celebrating 25 years of making dreams of a college education come true for non-traditional students,” said Dr. Lisa Johnson, director of the Graduate and Professional Studies Program in Northeast Tennessee and assistant professor of education at the College.
“Tusculum College has helped many of us complete our degrees while working full-time. For 25 years this program has helped working adults advance their education. And, this year, we celebrate the success not only of the program, but of the students,” said Sherri Storer, site director of the Morristown Center and enrollment representative, as well as a GPS graduate in both in 2003 and 2006.
The event is free of charge, however, registration is encouraged.
The Graduate and Professional Studies portion of the Tusculum College Web site has been redesigned to provide information on the 25th Anniversary events and to allow for online registration. On the site, visitors are able to get information on the events, register and see a list of those who are planning to attend.
For more information about the celebrations, to make reservations or get updates on the events, please visit www.tusculum.edu/adult/anniversary.html or contact Greene at Tusculum College at 423-636-7303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.