Giving Back To My Alma Mater


Today I was on campus for an Alumni Board of Governors meeting at my alma mater Hiwassee College in Madisonville, TN. It was good to spend time with fellow alums and to do work to advance our group and the college as a whole. I have been serving on the Board for a long time. It’s good to give back when I can. 


Fall Finals and Graduations


Many college students are taking their fall finals at this time and I hope the very best for them as they prepare to take those exams. I remember those days very well.

I graduated in the Spring from Hiwassee College in 1992 with an associates degree. In the Fall of 1994 I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with my bachelors. So I have done both major seasonal graduations. I kind of like fall better.

So to all those preparing for a next semester or the next chapter of your lives may you have peace and grace for the days to come.. God bless.


Throwback Thursday – This picture was taken at the Hiwassee College Homecoming Parade a few years ago. I am with my friends Marlin Curnutt and Todd Littleton. Marlin and I graduated from Hiwassee in 1992 and Todd graduated a year later in 1993. This weekend is Homecoming 2014 at my alma mater.

Hiwassee College gives former foster youths a place to call home | The Tennessean |


This is a great article on my alma mater Hiwassee College and how it is helping former foster children find a place to call home and to get an education. Hiwassee is setting an example of what it means to help the least of these. I am proud to be a Hiwassee Tiger!

Hiwassee College gives former foster youths a place to call home | The Tennessean |


Church At Buckner Memorial United Methodist Church

This morning we went to church on campus at Hiwassee College. Buckner UMC has been serving the community and campus for a very long time. This morning’s service was held in the Rapking Meditation Chapel which is across the hall from the main sanctuary which is much bigger. It was more intimate and allowed for an unplugged experience (other than a CD player used when the choir sang). We needed no sound system, no big screens, no frills. This was a refreshing change. Most churches these days are about how flashy they can be and how many bells and whistles they have. This service was special with people who were there to worship God and have fellowship with each other. It was a time of blessings. Thanks to Pastor Tricia for a great service.


Special People of Hiwassee College Homecoming 2013

These are some special people I made some memories with at this years Homecoming. I appreciate them for their friendship and our common bond of Hiwassee.


Hiwassee College Homecoming 2012, In Pictures

This is a special time of year for alumni of Hiwassee College. It started with a pep rally, a gathering of alumni, a parade downtown, and an alumni luncheon.