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The Thomas University Alumni Association is excited to announce plans for Homecoming 2017: Welcome back to Night Hawk Nation. Homecoming activities will take place on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14. To register for events, please click here, call (229) 227-6903 or visit Tickets are $35 and include all events.

Friday, October 13
Night Hawk Meet and Greet
After a long week make your way to TU’s Forbes Campus! Drop in any time between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Campus tours begin at 6:30 p.m. Make sure you stay for the Alumni Association’s brief Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. to make your vote count.

Saturday, October 14
Alumni Awards and Reunion Brunch
Help us celebrate Night Hawk Nation while honoring some of our most outstanding alumni. This event will be held at Receptions for You, located at 1200 W. Jackson St., Thomasville. The reunion brunch begins at 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 14
Men’s Soccer and Tailgate Party
Join us for tailgate food and fun as we root for our Night Hawks Men’s Soccer Team! Drop in any time between 12:45 and 2 p.m. and receive a treat from Dog World Famous Hotdogs courtesy of the TU Alumni Association.



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TU welcomes new students

Thomas University welcomed its new students during the day-long on-campus New Student Orientation on Friday, Aug. 11. TU President Dr. Andy Sheppard greets students and their family members during the opening session held in the gymnasium on TU’s Magnolia Campus. After the session, students attended break-out sessions in the Student Life Center while parents were shuttled to the Forbes Campus for separate sessions in Smith-Bonvillian Hall. The day ended with campus tours in the afternoon.


Thomas University’s 2017 new students pose for a class picture during New Student Orientation, held Friday, Aug. 11.


TU names stringfellow new director of development

The Institutional Advancement Division at Thomas University has appointed Kurt Stringfellow as its new Director of Development. In this role, Stringfellow leads TU's fundraising efforts.  

Originally from Moultrie, Georgia, Stringfellow holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Georgia. Before joining TU, he served as the chief executive officer of the Columbia YMCA in Columbia, South Carolina, and as president and CEO of the Sarasota Family YMCA in Sarasota, Florida. Stringfellow also served in leadership positions at several other YMCA locations in Georgia and Florida. 

He has been honored for his work with the 2014 Sarasota NAACP Freedom Award; the 2013 “Bulldog 100” award for a University of Georgia alumnus with one of the fastest growing businesses; and several YMCA professional excellence awards. Stringfellow also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“We are delighted to have Kurt join the TU Institutional Advancement Team,” said Dr. Grady Enlow, Vice President for Advancement. “He embraces the same values that the Y stands for: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. The Advancement team at TU knows those values fit well into our culture, and we look forward to working with him to translate his fundraising experience into the case for higher education.”

Stringfellow and his wife, Charlotte, are the parents of a 13-year-old son.

“South Georgia is a great place to call home again,” Stringfellow said. “Thomas University has a bright future with lots of potential, and I’m honored to be a part of TU.”



upcoming events

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 20: Art Faculty Exhibit, TU Art Gallery, Student Life Center, Magnolia Campus
  • Sept. 17: Sundays at Four, "Celebrate the '70s," 4 p.m. at the Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe, 427 Covington Ave.
  • Sept. 18: Book Club meeting, Dr. Diane Roberts will speak on Southern Gothic literature, 7 p.m. in Classroom A, Smith-Bonvillian Hall, Forbes Campus
  • Sept. 22: Fridays at Noon, Lopez-Tabor Duo, 12 p.m. at the Thomasville First United Methodist Church Chapel


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