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Williamson County, Nashville await MTSU True Blue Tour

Williamson County students show enthusiasm during 2017 True Blue Tour event.

Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee, will be the next two MTSU True Blue Tour stops to recruit prospective high school students for 2019 and beyond.

With recent tour visits to Clarksville, Tennessee, and on-campus in Murfreesboro completed, the university’s caravan for the upcoming local visits is ready to travel in earnest. The next stopovers include:

• Oct. 2 — Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin.
• Oct. 4 — Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville.

The annual tour visits the major cities and regions in Tennessee and also heads to Bowling Green and Louisville, Kentucky; Atlanta, Georgia; and Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama.

Public, private school and home-schooled students from Williamson, Davidson and surrounding counties are invited.

Counselors and community college staff are welcome to attend a 12:30 p.m. luncheon, where they, too, can meet and talk to MTSU staff, obtain information and watch a video and photo slide show featuring campus activities, growth and academic offerings.

The True Blue Tour events are free. To register for the reception or counselor luncheon, visit www.mtsu.edu/rsvp.

Williamson County students show enthusiasm during 2017 True Blue Tour event.

Williamson County high school students show enthusiasm as MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee awards scholarships, iPads and other items in October 2017 during the True Blue Tour visit at the Franklin (Tenn.) Marriott Cool Springs. MTSU returns to the same location Tuesday, Oct. 2, for this year’s recruiting event. (MTSU file photo by David Foster)

“We’re looking forward to meeting students and their parents during our visits to Franklin and Nashville,” MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said. “Many of our outstanding students come from area high schools and our community college partners.”

Top university administrators, deans from MTSU’s academic colleges, advisers, admissions and financial aid staff will join McPhee in Franklin and Nashville.

MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel, left, and Makayla Lewis, right, share a laugh,

MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel, left, and Makayla Lewis, right, laugh while discussing the College of Media and Entertainment program in October 2017 during the True Blue Tour at the Millennium Maxwell House in Nashville. Lewis was a student at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. Her mother, Kimberly Lewis, is also pictured. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

Registered students have opportunities to win a certificate for an iPad, scholarships, Phillips Bookstoregift cards and other prizes at True Blue Tour events. The president also distributes two goody bags and scholarships during the luncheon, asking that the counselors and community college staff award them to deserving students.

To take a closer look at campus life, MTSU offers two more Saturday fall preview days — Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. in the Student Union — plus daily campus tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. that begin in the Student Services and Admissions Center. Also, there’s a Saturday campus tour at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Schedule a tour at www.mtsu.edu/tours.

For more information about admissions, email admissions@mtsu.edu or call 615-898-2233. For information about tours and events, email tours@mtsu.edu or call 615-898-5670.

Prospective students need to submit their application for admission and accompanying documents by Dec. 1 to meet the guaranteed scholarship deadline. To apply, visit www.mtsu.edu/applynow.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)


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