Plans underway for year-long celebration of 25th anniversary of Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies program
Plans for a year-long celebration for the 25th Anniversary of the Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies program are underway.
With activities and events planned for the Greeneville, Knoxville, Morristown and Tri-Cities locations, the Silver Anniversary celebrations are set to include students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the long-established adult education program.
“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 and assistant professor of education at the College.
To plan the celebrations, volunteer planning groups of alumni, staff and students are organizing events at each of the four individual GPS sites and are seeking input from anyone involved in the program since its inception as the TALL program 25 years ago.
“We want this to be about the alumni and students who have been part of this program,” said Cody Greene, coordinator of development and alumni relations for TC’s Department of Institutional Advancement.
“Anyone who has ideas or input is encouraged to get in touch with us to help plan the events. Our former and current students, along with faculty and staff are what have made the program such a success.”
While planning is still in the early stages, Greene said that events could range from receptions reuniting former students with current and former faculty, to golf outings to a GPS “reunion” at a fall football game.
“This is a year-long celebration of all the successes of GPS, and there are many exciting things being discussed. Greene added that the group is also trying to track down as many of the original class as possible in order to recognize them during the events.
For more information on the GPS 25th Anniversary Celebration or to volunteer for one of the planning committees, contact Greene at 423-636-7303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1984, Tusculum College created the Graduate and Professional Studies program to combine the values and ideals of its founders with the needs of today’s busy adult learner. This uniquely focused and practical program has enabled thousands of men and women to obtain the degrees they need to succeed professionally and personally.