This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tusculum College’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program, and the milestone is being marked by anniversary celebration activities and events planned for Knoxville, Morristown, Tri-Cities and Greeneville.
The first event in Tusculum College’s year-long celebration will be the Knoxville event. A cookout will be held on Thursday, April 30, from 5:25 to 8:25 p.m. at the College’s Knoxville Regional Center at 1305 Centerpoint Boulevard near the intersection of Lovell Road and Pellissippi Parkway.
The Graduate and Professional Studies portion of the Tusculum College Web site has been redesigned to provide information on the events and to allow for online registration. On the site, visitors are able to get information on each of the events, register for one or more events and see a list of those who are planning to attend each event. An online registration for email updates on year-long celebration is also available.
All former and current faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
For more information about the celebrations, to make reservations or get updates on the events, please visit this Web page http://www.tusculum.edu/adult/anniversary.html.
Alumni, faculty, staff and students from the four locations have been involved in planning the activities and events, and while all the details of the events have not been finalized, dates have been confirmed. Other event dates include: June 20 in the Tri-Cities, June 26 in Morristown at The Country Club and October 17 in Greeneville on the Tusculum College campus.
All of the scheduled GPS 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.
While planning is still in the early stages for the remaining three events, activities range from receptions reuniting former students with current and former faculty, to a GPS “reunion” at a fall football game, said Cody Greene, coordinator of development and alumni relations for the College’s Department of Institutional Advancement.
“This is a year-long celebration of all the successes of GPS, and there are many exciting things being discussed,” he said, adding that the group is also trying to track down as many of the original class of 1986 as possible in order to recognize them during the events. If you are a member of that original class, want more information about the GPS celebrations or would like to volunteer with one of the events, please contact Greene at 423-636-7303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.