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Posted June 15, 2012


TSU to Commemorate One-Hundredth Anniversary



NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) –Tennessee State University will hold a “Day of Recognition” on Tuesday, June 19 at 10 a.m., to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the school’s founding. State and local government officials as well as representatives from the Tennessee Board of Regents are expected to be present.


A proclamation from the Governor’s office will be presented to University officials in recognition of TSU’s contribution to the citizens and the State of Tennessee. Following the presentation, a tree will be planted in front of the Historical Marker on the founding of the University.


Alumni, friends of the University and public are invited to the program, which be held on the steps of the McWherter Circle on the main campus.


Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban coeducational land-grant university founded in 1912 in Nashville, Tenn. The present-day University exists as a result of the merger on July 1, 1979 of Tennessee State University and the former University of Tennessee at Nashville. Through successive stages, TSU has developed from a normal school for Negroes to its current status as a national university with students from 44 states and 38 countries.


During 2012, TSU celebrates its 100th Anniversary with events taking place throughout the year that included the Centennial Celebration Week in April. The Celebration continues this fall with Homecoming Week festivities planned for September 23-29.






About Tennessee State University


With more than 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university and is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as the Number One University in the state by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912 Tennessee State University celebrates 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.  








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