Welch College Flames to Play NCAA Division I Presbyterian College

GALLATIN, TN—Welch College men’s basketball team has agreed to play Presbyterian College next season according to Greg Fawbush, Athletic Director and head men’s basketball coach. This will be the first time in the history of the college that a Welch athletic team will play an NCAA Division I team. The game will be played on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, at 7:00 p.m. on November 12.

Welch College is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association division II and primarily plays NAIA and NCAA III colleges for out-of-conference games. Presbyterian College is a member of the Big South Conference and plays some of the top teams in the nation. “Our student-athletes work hard, and this gives them an opportunity to showcase their God given talents,” Coach Fawbush said. “We hope this opportunity not only gives us the chance to display our testimonies through competition but also demonstrates the uniqueness of Welch College.”

Welch College Announces Strong and Courageous Event

Welch College President Matt Pinson announced today a new event to celebrate the Christian faith in our community: Strong and Courageous. The event, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. on the Welch College campus, will include entertainment, inspirational speakers, and the awarding of the Strong and Courageous award.

“The inspiration for the event comes from the charge given to Joshua in Joshua 1:9 for him to be strong and very courageous as he leads the children of Israel,” Pinson remarked. “Likewise today, Christians who continue to be strong and courageous in their faith positively affect their work, neighborhood, and community with Kingdom values.”

Headlining the entertainment for the evening will be Ricky and Sharon Skaggs. Also featured will be musical performances by the Welch College ensemble Rejoice! and other musical talent at Welch. These musical performances will provide a setting for inspirational challenges by individuals such as noted physician and scientist Dr. Ming Wang.

Pinson said, “Ricky and Sharon Skaggs are residents of Sumner County who have dedicated their lives not only to writing and producing outstanding music, but also to sharing with others the impact of Christ upon their lives. They are great examples of combining faith, work, and life. We are also privileged to hear from Dr. Ming Wang, a compelling speaker whose career has ably demonstrated the integration of faith, science, and community impact.”

Sponsorship opportunities as well as individual tickets remain available. To learn more, contact Derek Altom at 615.675.5262 or go to the event website at welch.edu/strongandcourageous/. Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships at Welch College.

Welch College offers over 40 different programs of study with degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. The college partners with other higher education institutions to offer unique programs of study in traditional and online settings. Welch participates in both the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect scholarship financial aid programs. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Welch as one of the outstanding colleges in the South.

Welch College Announces Expanded Summer School

Welch College recently announced a new expanded summer school program for the Summer of 2018, according to Dr. Charles Lea, Special Assistant to the President at Welch College.

“College students who are home for the summer from both public and private colleges and universities or new students waiting to begin in the fall can attend Welch and improve their chances of completing a bachelor’s degree in only four years,” Lea said. “Welch College is expanding offerings, simplifying the admission process, and reducing tuition for new students, as well as transient students from other colleges or universities while home in Sumner County for summer break.” Courses will also be available for high school juniors and seniors who wish to obtain dual enrollment credit.

General education, Bible, and selected science courses will be offered in two five-week and two two-week summer sessions. College officials said that the admission process for the summer terms has been streamlined, making it easier to enroll.

“In addition to the expanded offering, Welch will introduce a new instructional delivery option, which allows students to attend class five days a week for two weeks and complete the remainder of the course through an independent study option during either five-week term,” said Welch Provost Matthew McAffee. “Most importantly, credits are transferable.”

The lower tuition structure will make Welch the most cost-efficient Christian college in the mid-state. Welch College is a Christian college that offers over 40 programs of study and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the South’s “Best Colleges.”

“This summer, students can have it all: lower cost, highest quality, transferable credits, innovative instructional delivery, and a Christian environment,” Lea said. “Don’t waste the summer break. Experience a summer at Welch and see the difference!”

Those interested in applying can visit the Welch College website at welch.edu/summerschool or call 615.675.5336. Classes begin for the first five-week term May 21.

Welch College Expands Enriched Adult Studies Program to Gallatin and Hendersonville

NASHVILLE, TN—With the opening of its new campus in Gallatin this spring, Welch College will launch its new Enriched Adult Studies Program, according to Dr. Charles Lea, special assistant to the president for adult education. “Beginning in April, Welch will start offering classes leading to associate’s and bachelor’s degrees tailored for adults who want to go back and complete their degree,” Lea said. Plans call for the offering of degrees in Biology, Business, Christian Ministry, Teacher Education and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure.

Lea said, “For those interested in learning more about the Enriched Adult Studies Program, Discover Welch sessions are scheduled for January 26 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce (100 Country Club Drive #104, Hendersonville, TN 37075) and February 28 at the Welch College campus off of Bison Trail, Gallatin.”

Classes will meet one night per week and will have both flexible on-campus and online components. The program features value-priced tuition for working adults with full federal financial aid, and credit for life experience is available. Each student in the program will receive a specific and individualized degree pathway, and internship options and placement assistance will be offered. Applications are now being accepted at welch.edu/EnrichedAdultStudies.

Welch College is both regionally and nationally accredited and ranked one of the South’s best colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The college is slated to relocate to its new campus on Bison Trail in February. Welch has been part of Middle Tennessee’s educational community since 1942, where around 400 students from 23 states and three other countries study in a Christian community of faith and learning.

For more information or to apply: Call 615.844.5000 or go online to welch.edu/EnrichedAdultStudies.

Welch College Ranks #31 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional (South) Colleges

Welch College received notification that it ranks 31st among “Best Regional Colleges” (South Region) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of America’s Best Colleges guidebook according to President Matt Pinson.

“We are so pleased that Welch College is not only ranked among America’s best colleges but is moving up in the rankings,” President Pinson said. “This respected national study confirms that the college’s academic programs are recognized by the broader academic community as well as our supporters. It’s also another reminder to prospective students and their parents that Welch College remains a top-quality institution of higher learning that delivers its educational promise.”

The “Best Regional Colleges” category where Welch College is ranked includes 334 institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in the liberal arts, and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education. Colleges in this category are ranked within four geographic regions: North, South, Midwest, and West.

U.S. News rankings offer opportunity to judge the relative quality of institutions based on widely accepted indicators of excellence: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and more.

Welch College received especially high marks in three strategic areas—percent of classes under 20 students (89%), average first-year retention rate (69%), and freshmen in top 25% of high school class (52%).

Provost Greg Ketteman said, “This marks the tenth time that Welch College has been included in U.S. News’ list of best colleges. This is a testimony to the hard work our faculty and staff pour into our students. Their commitment to excellence is paying off in national recognition among professional educators that Welch provides a rigorous collegiate academic setting for serious students. Our goal is to create a stimulating learning environment where education is more than books and classes. We are truly a community of faith and learning.”

Please go to this link if you would like to read more about Welch’s ranking. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/free-will-college-30018