Golden Pioneers Fundraising Goal

It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that your Tusculum College 1968 Golden Pioneer Reunion Committee invite you to attend a celebration of our 50th year college graduation. You will want to reserve the weekend of May 4th and 5th to experience this once in a lifetime event.

At this year’s October 2017 Homecoming, excitement was in the air. With a young and vibrant new president, a change of Tusculum College to Tusculum University, additional new doctorate programs and a new degree program School of Optometry and School of Health Services/Physician Assistant and the opening of the impressive and “state of the art” Meen Center Complex, Tusculum certainly has a bright future.

The committee and college are planning a reception/dinner on Friday night, May 4th with the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 5th. Rooms have been reserved at the General Morgan Inn for the Class of 68 alumni (early reservations are encouraged) and a reservation form for the weekend is attached. Also, a committee member will be contacting you by phone, email or letter to personally invite you to the festivities and even if you didn’t graduate in 1968, but did attend Tusculum anytime from 1964-1968, we would love to have you participate.

The committee would like to ask you to consider giving a gift to the Tusculum Fund in honor of our Class of ’68. Gifts from the Class of 2018 (Residential and GPS), combined with our monetary contribution would be presented to the College President, Dr. James Hurley, in the form of a ceremonial check at the May commencement. More information about the class gift will be forthcoming.

The college that we attended has seen many new improvements over the past years, yet still has the landmarks and college atmosphere that we all remember and cherish as an important part of four years of our lives. Your committee is excited about the opportunity for all of us to come together, reconnect and celebrate!

For more information on the Golden Pioneers celebration, contact Nicole Rader, Director of Alumni Engagement, at 423-636-7303 or

MAY 3-5, 2018

Thursday, May 3

General Mogan Inn – Host Hotel
Class of 1968 Hotel Host Reception at Brumley’s 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 4

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Class of 1968 Golden Pioneer Breakfast Celebration(Dutch Treat) at Chalmer’s on the Golden Pioneer Patio
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration in Lobby of Annie Hogan Byrd
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tours of Campus – leaving from AHB
5 – 6:00 p.m. Reception and Medallion Ceremony with Dr. James and Kindall Hurley in the Board Room of the Meen Center (Level 4)
6:30 p.m. Dinner at The Brumley’s Restaurant in The General Morgan Inn (Dutch Treat)

Saturday, May 5

8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Chalmer’s West End, Niswonger Commons
10 a.m. Commencement Ceremony – Pioneer Areana, Niswonger Commons
Lunch following Commencement – Golden Pioneer Luncheon, Chalmer’s West End, Niswonger Commons