MTSU faculty and staff representatives appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about how the university’s dual enrollment and supply chain management programs as well as how staff are meeting the challenges of student recruitment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The details were shared during the May 18 “Action Line” program with host Bart Walker. The live program was broadcast on FM 100.5, 101.9 and AM 1450 from the WGNS studio in downtown Murfreesboro. If you missed it, you can listen to a podcast of the show here.
Guests, who were interviewed by telephone, and their topics included:
• Casey Brown, an advisor with the Dual Enrollment Program through the MTSU University College, discussed the academic opportunities for high school students through the popular program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college classes while still enrolled in high school while also getting a taste of university life. Credits earned by students can be used at almost any university, but a significant percentage choose to continue at MTSU after graduating.
• Cliff Welborn, professor of supply chain management in the MTSU Jones College of Business, discussed the university’s Supply Chain Management concentration and its role in training new generations of skilled professionals in a career field whose importance has been highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Management offers a bachelor’s and master’s degree with a supply chain management concentration for those interested in areas such as purchasing, logistics, and inventory and materials management.
• Laurie Witherow, associate vice provost for Admissions & Enrollment Services, discussed how the university is approaching student recruitment and retention amid a pandemic. MTSU is preparing to welcome a new batch of freshmen and transfer students this fall and will use the summer to host events like virtual CUSTOMS student orientation and promote three new guaranteed academic scholarships for qualified freshmen entering this fall.
Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, director of news and media relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.