Congressman Zach Wamp (R-3rd District), who announced in January his intentions to seek the office of Governor of Tennessee, visited the Tusculum College campus on Monday, meeting with President Nancy B. Moody, members of the Tusculum College Cabinet and other campus leaders. Wamp, who has previously worked with Dr. Moody on efforts to support higher education in the State of Tennessee, was in Greene County on a campaign stop that also included meetings with local government officials and the local Republican organization. During his visit, Wamp spent part of the morning with campus leaders discussing legislation and answering questions regarding education, economic development and Hope Scholarship funding. Wamp was also provided a “mini-tour” of the campus in which he had the opportunity to visit the Thomas J. Garland Library and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.
Dr. Troy Goodale, assistant professor of political science, and his “State and Local Government” class took advantage of the stop at Tusculum College and spent a few minutes at the end of the visit discussing campaign strategy and party politics and hosted members of Congressman Wamp’s campaign team in their classroom. Before leaving campus, Wamp took a few minutes from his busy schedule to talk to Goodale and his students.
“It was a hands-on learning experience for the class to get the perspective on the governor’s race for more than one hour from two important members of Congressman Wamp’s Campaign Team,” Dr. Goodale stated. “We then met briefly with the Congressman. This is just one advantage of the Block System and longer class meeting times: to be able to fit in unconventional, interactive learning at the spur of the moment when opportunities present themselves.”