In Honors Day ceremonies on Thursday, April 23, 2009, the following awards were presented
While he was on the campus, college officials learned in conversation with him that he had left Truett-McConnell in 1973 and transferred to a four-year college without receiving his degree. Following his bachelor’s degree, he continued with his master’s degree and eventually was awarded his doctorate.
The college surprised him on commencement weekend in May by presenting him his long-overdue Associate in Business degree from Truett-McConnell. In accepting the presentation, Dr. Malcom spoke about the sentimental value of the degree, since he has many fond memories of his years at TMC.
Truett-McConnell College Inaugurates Eighth President
In a very special service attended by approximately 700 people on Thursday, March 26, Truett-McConnell College officially installed its eighth president, Dr. Emir F. Caner.
Attended by TMC trustees, faculty, staff and students, as well as local area residents, friends of the college and family and friends of the Caner family, the service featured remarks by a number of Southern Baptist and Georgia Baptist leaders.
At 38, Dr. Caner is the youngest president to serve Truett-McConnell and the first former Muslim to be elected president of a Southern Baptist-affiliated college. He is married to the former Hana Titerova of Prague, Czech Republic; the couple are parents to John Mark, 6; Daniela, 4; and Anna, 1.
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