Elliotts and Ken Elliott legacy honored at Homecoming

Posted on: October 24, 2013

The Elliott family was honored for their continuous generosity and dedication to Tennessee Wesleyan College at the college's 2013 Homecoming.

The Elliott family was honored for their continuous generosity and dedication to Tennessee Wesleyan College at the college’s 2013 Homecoming. In 2007 the college dedicated Elliott Hall in honor of Col. John Elliott, Mary Ada Adams Elliott and their four children, Drannan, Herschel, Kenneth, and John B., who were TWC graduates. Utilized for business and art programs, Elliott Hall has been a critical part of the revitalization of Tennessee Wesleyan.

In addition to 2007’s donations to reconstruct and update Elliott Hall, the Elliotts recently funded upgrades for instructional technology throughout the facility. The enhancements made possible by the Elliotts created a state-of-the-art environment for TWC students to learn in. In honor of their generosity, the college dedicated an Elliott Hall conference room to the family, naming it The Kenneth M. Elliott Conference Room.

Ken Elliott is a 1940 TWC alumnus who served for a number of years on the Tennessee Wesleyan Board of Trustees as a member of the Finance Committee and received the college’s the J. Neal Ensminger Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. Retiring from Mobil Oil after 44 years of service, 22 serving as Vice President of Engineering, Elliott’s TWC legacy is greatly appreciated by the college.

More than 50 Elliott family members gathered in front of Elliott Hall for the dedication, celebrating the partnership between their family and Tennessee Wesleyan that has made such a positive impact for TWC and its students.

“We can never thank the Elliotts enough for the impact they have had on the lives of hundreds of students and their careers each year,” said Dr. Knowles, TWC president.

“We were honored to have so many members of the Elliott family back on campus to dedicate this conference room in honor of Ken Elliott. The Elliott family has continued to bless us with their faith in our mission and their generosity to support the latest technology for our faculty and students.”

TWC’s business and art departments housed in Elliott Hall have benefited immensely from the Elliotts’ generosity.

"The Business Administration Department at Tennessee Wesleyan College is very fortunate to have been given these gifts from the Elliott family,” said Dr. Martha Maddox, TWC associate dean and char of the business administration.

“Mrs. Elliott's recent donation has allowed our students and faculty members to have the latest technology in Elliott Hall. We are very appreciative of Mrs. Elliott's generosity. The Elliott family has such a love and respect for TWC, and we are very thankful."