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Spotlight Article
Date: 2012-09-23
Article Title: Tennessee State University To Hold 2012 Centennial Celebration
Article: With 100 years to its credit, Nashville-based normal school, Tennessee State University (TSU), founded in 1912, has become one of the nation’s most recognized Historically Black Institutions attracting students from at least 42 states and 45 countries to further their education in more than 75 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral educational programs.
  This week, the institution is expected to bring in and celebrate thousands of alumni exceeding the 2011 homecoming festivities which brought more than 50,000 alumni, friends, and supporters to Nashville.
  From September 23 - 29, 2012 alumni, friends, and supporters of the university will have an opportunity to participate in a number of events scheduled throughout the week. The TSU parade’s Grand Marshall will be Mrs. Ivanetta Davis, Former First Lady at Tennessee State University (1943-1968).
  For nearly a century, TSU has impacted the world by training its students to excel in medicine, technology, the arts, law, media relations and engineering to name a few. Impacting the world one student at a time. In addition, U. S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” has consistently listed TSU, for more than a dozen years, as maintaining one of the highest graduation rates among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and the highest in the Tennessee Board of Regents(TBR) system.
  Highlights of Tennessee State University include: the exceptional marching band — internationally known as the Aristocrat of Bands; an award-winning NCAA Division I and I-AA athletic program; one of the best forensic debate teams in the nation; and distinguished alumni, including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, U.S. Air Force four-star general Lloyd “Fig” Newton, Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon Dr. Levi Watkins, cell phone microchip inventor Jesse Russell, and Wilma Rudolph- 3-time Olympic Gold Medal winner.
  This year, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center will serve as the hostel hotel for Tennessee State University. For more information regarding upcoming events for the week, please call 615-963-5831 or visit for event updates