Category Archives : EVENTS


From the Rough, Based on Former TSU Coach Catana Starks in Theaters April 25

Former Tennessee State University golf coach Catana Starks’ story will be featured in the movie ‘From The Rough’ starring Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. The film is inspired by the life of Dr. Catana Starks, who became the first African-American woman to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. The movie opens in theaters on April 25…

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TSU Top Graduating Senior Selected to Introduce Gov. Haslam as Commencement Keynote Speaker

When Annette Scruggs started her education at Tennessee State University, she only intended to do her best, not be the best. Four years later she has the highest GPA average of her graduation class and will now have the opportunity to introduce the Commencement Keynote speaker, Gov. Bill Haslam…


Commercial Real Estate Conference Kicks off at TSU Avon Williams Campus Thursday, April 17

Brian Bailey, senior financial policy analyst at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, will be the keynote speaker at a one-day conference on “Commercial Real Estate Opportunities and Obstacles.” The conference will take place Thursday, April 17 on the Avon Williams Campus at Tennessee State University…

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TSU, MADD Host Power Conference Wednesday, April 16

Marriott-Olsen, a program specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Tennessee, will bring her message of hope and inspiration to Tennessee State University as colleges and universities across Middle Tennessee join forces with MADD to tackle underage drinking Wednesday, April 16 from 10:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Cox-Lewis Theater..


TSU Athletic Director Named to Tennessean’s Legendary Ladies Elite Eight

As Nashville prepared for the NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball championship series last week, The Tennessean took a look back at eight women, all with ties to Middle Tennessee, who have helped put women’s basketball on the map in the United States. One of those legendary figures is none other than Tennessee State University’s Athletic Director, Teresa Phillips..

Tennessee State University Athletic Director Teresa Phillips talks with Jeremy Jackson during the men's team practice on Feb. 12, 2003.
(Photo: Ricky Rogers, The Tennessean)

Gov. Bill Haslam to be TSU Commencement Speaker May 10

Bill Haslam, the 49th Governor of the State of Tennessee, will deliver the keynote address during Tennessee State University’s spring commencement exercise on Saturday, May 10. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in Hale Stadium, with the Gentry Center serving as an alternate location in case of inclement weather…

Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam