Truett-McConnell marks record enrollment for 2nd year
By Vicky Kaniaru
CLEVELAND, Ga. (TMCNews)—More than 180 new students enrolled at Truett-McConnell College (TMC) in Cleveland, Ga., Aug 20. When returning students enroll early next week, projected total enrollment should push the 1,000 mark.
Coming from different parts of the world -- including the Bahamas, Canada, and India – students with parents in tow began arriving at TMC's Nix Student Center at 9:00AM, where students enrolled in record time using the school's new online system.
"It's thrilling to see the campus come to life with our new students," said Vice President of Student Services Chris Eppling. "We're excited to see what the Lord is going to do in us and through us this year."
Cody Thomas (right) and Rebekah Matthews (left) prepare their dorm room in anticipation of the new school year.Incoming student, Cody Thomas, expressed enthusiasm about the opportunity she now has to study under the leadership of TMC President Emir Caner. She met Caner at a pizza supper, where she and others inquired about different aspects of the college. "We just asked him a bunch of questions. I was really interested in the quality of professors and how missions-minded everything is."
Among the new students are Ashlyn Williams, granddaughter of Jerry Vines; Jacob Spencer, son of Georgia Baptist Convention President, Dan Spencer; and John Michael Dorough, son of TMC's Board of Trustees Chairman, Mike Dorough.