Homecoming October 16 - 18, 2015

Tennessee Wesleyan College

Office of Alumni Relations
204 East College Street
Athens, Tennessee 37303
423-746-5331 | alumni@twcnet.edu

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 16


Alumni and Friends Golf Tournamant

Springbrook Golf and Country Club

Registration and Lunch begin at 11 a.m.

4-7 p.m.

Student Art Exhibit, Opening Reception

Sherman Dining Hall Lobby

6 p.m.


Golden Anniversary Induction Ceremony for Classes of '55 and '65

Sherman Hall, Glenn Lowe Dining Room

*RSVP Required

5-6:30 p.m.

Dining Hall is open for dinner to public and students

Sherman Hall, Harris Dining Hall

7:30 p.m.


Lip Sync and Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen

Townsend Hall Auditorium

10 p.m.-Midnight


Young Alumni Reunion-All Alumni Welcome

Open Door Restaurant, downtown Athens

Music and light hors d-oevures


Saturday, October 17

8:30 am.m-11:30 a.m.


Homecoming Registration

Old College

9 a.m.


Golden Club Breakfast

Blakeslee Hall-Alumni Office

10-10:30 a.m.


Alumni and Student Choir Rehearsal

Sherman Hall, Houts Choir Room

11 a.m. 


Alumni and Student Choir concert

Townsend Hall Auditorium

11:30-1:30 p.m.

BBQ Lunch and Decade Reunions

Food, fellowship, and music in Nocatula Gardens

Homecoming banner display



Women's soccer vs St. Andrews

Soccer/Lacrosse field

2 p.m.


Ice cream tailgate sponsored by Mayfield Dairy

Mayfield tasting van

Soccer/lacrosse field

2 p.m.


Men;s soccer vs St. Andrews

Soccer/lacrosse field

2-3 p.m. 

Town Hall Meeting-History and Future of TWC

Dr. Harley Knowles

Townsend Auditorium

4 p.m.


Women's basketball-Blue vs Gold scrimmage

Dwain Farmer Court in James L. Robb Gymnasium

5 p.m. 


Women's basketball alumni game

Dwain Farmer Cour in James L. Robb Gymnasium

5 p.m. 


Hall of Fame reception

All members of TWC Hall of Fame are invited to come receive a special gift. 

Sherman Hall, Sullins Board Room

6 p.m. 


Blue and Gold Awards Banquet

Homecoming Awards and Hall of Fame inductions

Sherman Hall, Harris Dining Hall

6 p.m.


Men's basketball alumni game

Dwain Farmer Court in James L. Robb Gymnasium

7 p.m.


Men's basketball-Blue vs Gold scrimmage

Dwain Farmer Court in James L. Robb Gymnasium


Sunday, October 18

11 a.m


TWC Day at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church

800 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN

Featuring Dr. Harley Knowles, TWC President

Special music by TWC choir


*Schedule subject to change


Special Events

Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament

This annual golf tournament is a fundraising event that benefits Tennessee Wesleyan athletics. Share the green with alumni, friends, or your favorite coach. More than 50 golfers in 4-player teams enjoy a round of golf in the afternoon at Springbrook Golf and Country Club. Registration and Lunch begin at 11am with Tee-Time set for Noon. An awards ceremony with light hors d’ oeuvres will be served after the round. Registration is $75 per golfer, and mulligans will be sold for an extra $10 per 2(max 2 per person). 

Lip Sync!

TWC Students will take the stage for an entertaining show, complete with lip syncing to Today’s and Yesterday’s Hits, dance moves, and creative costumes. The 2015 TWC Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the close of the show. 

Young Alumni Reunion

Join us after Lip Sync! at Open Door Restaurant in Downtown Athens on Friday night from 10pm- Midnight. Come reconnect with your classmates and enjoy music and light hors d’ oeuvres.   

Golden Club Breakfast- Classes members of the 60s, 50s, 40s, and before 

Members of the Golden Club are invited for a complimentary breakfast in Blakeslee Hall- Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations on Saturday morning at 9am. The menu will consist of sausage biscuits, scones, danishes, fruits, juice and coffee.

Alumni and Student Choir Rehearsal and Concert-

All former members of the TWC Choir and Chorale are invited to perform with the 2015 choir members Saturday October 17th at 11am in Townsend Hall. A change to the 2015 choir rehearsal schedules moves the rehearsal for those interested in participating to Saturday morning at 10am in the Jack Houts Choir Room. 

Decade Reunions and Annual Barbeque Lunch

Members of the classes of 1945, 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2005 come enjoy lunch and spend time with your classmates to reminisce about your memories of your time at TWC. Our annual Barbeque Lunch will be served in Nocatula Gardens with music, fellowship, games for the kids, and the TWC Market. The market will feature our student groups offering various products and information about their role on campus.

Ice Cream Tailgate sponsored by Mayfield Dairy Farm

Please join us at the Soccer/Lacrosse Field for the Men’s and Women’s home soccer games as well as Mayfield Ice Cream. The big Mayfield Tasting Van will be present with some of their new flavors. Come cheer our teams to victory and enjoy FREE ice cream.

Town Hall Forum

TWC President, Dr. Harley Knowles will be hosting a Town Hall Forum about the Proud Heritage and Strong Future of Tennessee Wesleyan College. Highlights of our incredible history as well as the bold future will be discussed. Join us in Townsend Hall for this special event 2-3pm. 

Hall of Fame Reception

Attention all TWC Athletic Hall of Fame members: Please join our Athletic Director, Donny Mayfield, and the Hall of Fame committee in Sullins Board Room for a social reception at 5pm before the Blue and Gold Awards Banquet at 6pm. Those members present will receive a special gift to recognize their Hall of Fame membership. 

Blue and Gold Awards Banquet

Please join us Saturday evening for the annual awards banquet where the Alumni Association awards the J. Neal Ensminger Distinguished Alumnus, Outstanding Young Alumnus, and Robbie J. Ensminger Friend of Wesleyan Awards. The TWC Athletic Hall of Fame will also be inducting the 2015 class of honorees. The cost is $18.00 and tickets are required. 

Award Recipient Listing

Homecoming Awards presented by TWC Alumni Association

Robbie J. Ensminger Friend of Wesleyan............Mike Bevins 

Outstanding Young Alumnus..............................Amy Jo Castor Billings ‘11 

J. Neal Ensminger Distinguished Alumnus..........Quinten Howard ‘67


TWC Athletic Hall of Fame

Baseball....................Billy Berry 

Supporter.................Sharon Brown 

Baseball....................Tom Browning ‘82 

Basketball.................Jimmy “Hawk” Bryant ‘85

Softball.....................Tori Raby Gentry ‘00 

Baseball....................Ash Lawson ‘96 

Local Accommodations

Located in Athens at Exit 48 off Interstate 75

Comfort Inn..................423.252.8030

Hampton Inn...............423.744.9967

Holiday Inn Express......423.649.0003

*Please mention TWC when making reservations for possible discounts.

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