Martin Methodist Kicks Off 150th Academic Year
August 9, 2019
PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College (MMC) will welcome in excess of 900 traditional, non-traditional, transfer, and dual-enrollment students on campus next week to begin the College’s 150th academic year.
MMC Welcome Week will begin with Move-In Day on Saturday, August 17. Faculty, staff, and upperclassmen will greet new students, moving them into their dorms and preparing them to begin their college careers at MMC. Welcome Week activities will continue throughout the week. Students can enjoy games on the Campus Green, a cookout at East Campus, and much more!
“Faculty on campuses all over the country love this time of year,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Judy Cheatham. “We are excited to see our returning bright young scholars, and we look forward to greeting and getting to know the new faces on campus. Each year we wonder what unique gifts we’ll discover among our student body as we faculty strive to help all of our students present their best selves, both academically and personally. This year’s students are on campus at a truly historic time, the College’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, our 150th ‘birthday party,’ filled with a full year of special events.”
On Tuesday, August 20, about 450 MMC students, staff, and faculty will fill downtown Pulaski in a sea of red shirts for a day full of community service. That evening, MMC will host its annual Welcome Week concert, featuring the band Utopia. Admission to the concert is free for all. Music begins at 6:30 p.m., so bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic basket to enjoy some music under the columns before a fireworks show at dark!
“This is one of my favorite times of the year, getting to see our new students embark on their college journey as well as welcoming our returning students back to continue their education,” said Vice President of Enrollment Tyler Cox. “Each year we are amazed at the caliber of students who enroll at MMC, and I’m excited about the opportunity to watch all the successes our students will achieve this year.”
The 2019-2020 academic year will officially begin on the first day of class and will conclude with MMC’s Flock the Block party on Thursday, August 22. For more information about these and other events associated with MMC’s Welcome Week and student orientation, please call 931-363-9804.
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing. Still changing lives after 150 years.