Representatives of the Athletics Department staff turned out late Tuesday evening to serve Tusculum College students a finals breakfast. Traditional fare was prepared by Sodexo staff that included eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy and pancakes. The pre-exam meal was provided to students to sustain them as they put in one last night of studies for their final test for the block.
Tusculum College follows a “focused calendar” and is one of only four colleges in the nation utilizing a block system where students take one course at a time. Therefore, students experience the demands of finals eight times each year, said Dean of Students David McMahan. “For this reason, the extra support from the staff in the form of the food and especially the kind words of support they impart help the students to face the challenge,” he said.
While the breakfast in underway, the Tusculum College Tutoring Center also staffs the dining area with content area tutors to assist students with their finals preparations. And despite the unseasonably cold weather, many students came out to take advantage of the assistance and noted their appreciation for both the educational assistance and the “study fuel” as they completed their studies.