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It's official: Carson-Newman College is now a university

2:30 PM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
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On Monday Carson-Newman College becomes Carson-Newman University.

"It has been a joy to watch excitement build on campus as we've approached this milestone," said C-N President Randall O'Brien, adding that he has been impressed with the effort given by campus groups to planning celebration events. "Our campus community is doing a wonderful job in helping to mark this occasion by developing unique opportunities to celebrate where we've been, where we are, and the exciting future that lies before Carson-Newman University."

The school, located in Jefferson County, has a number of events planned to mark the occasion.

Monday evening, during a 7:00 pm ceremony, officials and students will seal a time capsule that will no be opened for 100 years.

"We want Carson-Newman University to know who Carson-Newman College was 100 years ago," said senior Devin Gosnell, who also noted that students are excited about the new name. "We understand how important this is in our school's history, and we're all very proud to be a part of it," he said. "I truly believe there's not been a better time to be a part of Carson-Newman."

Other celebration events include a community tree planting, March 11; an unveiling of a permanent display, April 11; ribbon cutting and the distribution of commemorative coins, May 3; and alumni participation during Spring Commencement 2013.

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