Tusculum hosting orange carpet event to premiere episode of “The College Tour”

TUSCULUM, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tusculum University is hosting an orange carpet event on Feb. 8 to celebrate and premiere the institution’s episode of “The College Tour.”

The premiere event takes place at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Greeneville from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The Tusculum community is encouraged to attend and wear orange and black.

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According to the show’s website, The College Tour is an award-winning television series that streams on Amazon Prime, Tubi TV and on its website and app. Each episode of the show features one institution, and aims to illustrate campus life, education methods and more through the lens of current students.

During the event, attendees will have the chance to view the episode before it hits the web and streaming, meet people featured in the episode and hear a performance from the Tusculum Band.

“We are ecstatic to showcase how Tusculum equips our Pioneers in a caring Christian environment to be career-ready, civically engaged professionals,” said Dr. Scott Hummel, the university’s president.

“The region can be proud of our students’ achievements and the active and experiential learning we provide these Pioneers during their studies. Join us for this terrific event and learn further why Tusculum is such a tremendous asset for our region.”

Along with a band performance, attendees can walk the orange carpet and have their photos taken if they choose. Additionally, Greene County Mayor Kevin Morrison will present a proclamation declaring Feb. 8 as Tusculum University Day.

Several people in the Tusculum community were featured in the episode, including students David Bowlin, Stephen Brewer, Isabelle Delbridge, Kobe Funderburk, Josie Norton, Grayson Patterson, Xavier Velazquez, Maggie Vickers and Todd Wallin, as well as 2012 graduate Diont Grey.

The show’s host Alex Boylan said the orange carpet event is a can’t-miss gathering for the Tusculum community.

“This is an incredible opportunity to be among the first people ever to watch this episode and celebrate what makes Tusculum so special,” he said.

More information on Tusculum University can be found at site.tusculum.edu.

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