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The Alumni Executive Committee and the college’s alumni coordinator are planning for class reunions at TMC during the fall months.

A 60-year reunion luncheon for the very first graduating class of TMC—the Class of 1949—was held in early July.  It was an exciting time, for it was TMC’s very first opportunity to have a 60-year reunion.  The event was held at noon on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in the Nix Student Center on the campus.  The Class of 1950 was invited to join in the fun because their years at TMC overlapped a portion of the time spent at the college by the 1949 class. 

Plans are also being made for a 50-year reunion of the Class of 1959 on Friday evening, November 6, 2009, and a 45-year reunion of the Class of 1964 on Friday, October 2, 2009.  Plans are still in the tentative stage for a gathering of TMC alumni who met their spouses at TMC, as well.  A group of alumni from the Class of 1977 are beginning work on a reunion of their class to be held next spring.

Edna Holcomb, alumni coordinator, would be delighted to help plan and carry out class reunions or special interest group gatherings.  E-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 706.865.2134, ext. 122.


Truett-McConnell College opened the TMC Wellness Center in mid-January 2009. The center, which was established with a generous grant from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Foundation, is located in two rooms recently added to the front of the college gymnasium.

The Wellness Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until noon and from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The membership fee is $150 per year, payable at the time of application.

The center features the newest in cardiovascular equipment (six treadmills, a rowing machine, two elliptical trainers, a stationary bicycle, a
Megan Puckett on Elliptical Trainer
recumbent bicycle and a StairMaster), as well as strength-training equipment (free weights and Nautilus strength-training machines) and stretching equipment (floor mats and bands).

There will not be an attendant on duty in the Wellness Center, so every user must use the equipment at his or her own risk.

Any interested person is invited to visit the college gymnasium to see the new TMC Wellness Center. For information or a membership application, call Wellness Center director Jim Waits at (706) 865-2134, ext. 250.
 
 
 
 


Homecoming Observed at TMC
 
   Truett-McConnell College observed its annual Homecoming for the 2008-09 academic year on Saturday, November 1, 2008.  This represented a change from the usual winter homecoming schedule and permitted the homecoming activities to support the kickoff weekend of basketball season for the TMC Bears and Lady Bears.
 
   Both TMC teams came away from their games with impressive wins: the women’s team played Brewton-Parker College JV at 5:30 PM and came out on top by a score of 86-54.  At 7:30 PM the official homecoming game pitted the TMC Bears against Oxford College in a matchup in which the TMC men cruised to an easy 102-38 victory. 
 
   At halftime of the men’s game, the TMC Office of Student Services conducted the ceremonies that crowned the Homecoming King and Homecoming Queen and introduced the Homecoming Court, all elected by vote of the student body. 
  
   Aisha Moore, a senior music major from Jonesboro, GA, was crowned Homecoming Queen by last year’s queen Kate Bushey.  Meau Jones, a sophomore general studies major and men’s basketball player from Hartwell, GA, was crowned Homecoming King. 
 
   Named to the Homecoming Court were Megan Burns, a sophomore education major from Carnesville; Hannah Stanford, a sophomore education major from Douglasville; Hannah Shivar, a sophomore education major from Watkinsville; Jared Marsh, a sophomore Christian Studies major from Hartwell; Jon K. Smith, a senior history major from Lakemont; and Bryan Wisdom, a sophomore history major from Dacula. 
 
L-R:  Homecoming Queen Aisha Moore, Homecoming King Meau Jones, last year's Homecoming Queen Kate Bushey

Truett-McConnell Inaugurates Eighth President

On March 26, 2009, Truett-McConnell College will celebrate a historic event—the inauguration of its eighth president, Dr. Emir F. Caner. TMC alumni and friends of the college are invited to attend the inauguration at 9:30 AM in the college gymnasium.
Dr. Emir Caner

Dr. Caner holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to Truett-McConnell in mid-August of 2008 from Fort Worth, TX, having served as Dean of the College at Southwestern, the undergraduate division of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Director of the Center for Free Church Studies at the seminary.

He was reared a Sunni Muslim and is the first former Muslim to become president of a college or university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. At the age of 38, he is also the youngest man to take the helm of Truett-McConnell.

Featured speakers on the inaugural program will include Dr. Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Seminary; Dr. Johnny Hunt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention; Dr. Ergun Caner, brother of the TMC president and president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA; Dr. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention; Dr. Frank Cox, pastor of North Metro First Baptist Church; and Rev. Bucky Kennedy, president of the Georgia Baptist Convention.

Dr. Caner is married to the former Hana Titerova, a native of the Czech Republic. The Caners have three children: John Mark, 6; Daniela, 3; and Anna, 1.

He is the author or co-author of 16 books with several more in various stages of preparation for publishing. He and his brother are co-authors of Unveiling Islam: An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs, which has proved to be a very timely and popular explanation of Islamic belief and practice. Dr. Caner is in great demand as a speaker both nationally and internationally.
TMC News Release
                          Academic Services
Dr. Constance Nunley
English Department Chair
706-865-2134 x171
                                                                                            Tuesday, August 26, 2008
 
    Bachelor's Degree In English Added
 
   Truett-McConnell College announces the addition of a four-year degree program in English—a Bachelor of Arts in English degree.  

   The degree program was approved in mid-August by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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