Wednesday, May 16, 2012

[445a] June 1 MTSU Alumni Summer College Deadline Approaches

For release:  May 16, 2012

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
Alumni Relations contact: Rhonda King, 615-898-8198 or

June 1 MTSU Alumni Summer College deadline approaches

MURFREESBORO — You can experience cows being milked, wine tasting and star gazing. An array of other opportunities — from learning about the “convergence” of MTSU’s mass communication departments to the history and tradition of the military-science department and more— awaits those attending the fifth annual Alumni Summer College. 

Open to alumni and friends of MTSU age 21 and older, Alumni Summer College will be held June 20-22 at on- and off-campus venues that extend to Nashville and Williamson County. The deadline to register is Friday, June 1.

As the University’s Centennial Celebration concludes, Alumni Summer College will be a commemoration of University programs that are rooted in its history, as well as highlight the unique careers of some of our alumni, through this year’s theme, “A Century in the Making.”

Alumni Summer College is an opportunity for alumni and friends to expand their knowledge of interesting subjects with a curriculum that combines innovative classes and entertaining tours specifically created with MTSU alumni in mind, said Rhonda King, assistant director in the Office of Alumni Relations.

“Alumni Summer College is a program that many will not miss,” King said. “There are sets of siblings who attend in order to spend time together. There are some attendees each year who return to campus for the first time in a decade or more. Even if you are familiar with MTSU, there will be something new you didn’t know was happening on campus.”

King said there’s such variety in the classes that participants will be able to land a plane in Memphis in aerospace’s 360-degree air traffic control simulator, learn about smartphone and tablet technology and tour the governor’s residence in Nashville.

Attendees will visit the Tennessee Residence, home of Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Chrissy, and where alumna Casey Guimbellot Pash (’06) serves as executive residence manager. They also will dine in Conservation Hall, a 14,000 square foot underground meeting facility located on the grounds.

All are welcome to attend. Whether MTSU is your alma mater or you want to learn more about the MTSU community in which you live, Alumni Summer College is an MTSU event everyone can enjoy, King said.

“All who possess a curiosity to learn and a desire to have fun while doing so are welcome,” she said.

The tuition for the program is $225 per person. For class descriptions and to register, log onto, or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 615-898-2922 800-533-6878


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