Members of the Class of 1966, are celebrating their 50th anniversary since attending Tusculum College, and will be honored Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the spring commencement ceremony at the College.

The Golden Pioneers celebration began in May 2006 and will include a variety of activities that include recognition and social celebration.

Donning a golden cap and gown, each participant will be presented a commemorative medallion marked with the year 1966 and will be recognized by Dr. Moody for their dedication and loyalty to the College for the past 50 years.

The class members participating will join the Commencement processional and be recognized from the podium by Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of the College.

For more information, contact Joni Parker, assistant director of alumni relations, at 423-636-7303 or


The agenda for the Golden Pioneers for May 2016 Commencement:


Friday, May 6 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Tours of Tusculum


Friday, May 6, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Reception with Dr. Nancy B. Moody

and Mr. Tom F. Moody at the President’s house

with Medallion Ceremony


Friday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.

Dinner (Dutch Treat)


Saturday, May 7, 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast in Pioneer Perk, Niswonger Commons


Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m.

Commencement Ceremony

Pioneer Arena, Niswonger Commons


Saturday, May 7, Following Commencement

Golden Pioneer Luncheon

Pioneer Perk, Niswonger Commons


Register for the Golden Pioneers Event.


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