Martin Methodist College On The Move

One of the great assets of the Nashville Area and in particular, the Tennessee Conference, is Martin Methodist College. Last week, I was privileged to attend the Board of Trustees meeting at their satellite campus in Spring Hill. Here are a few of the highlights from the past year:

  • Dr. Judy Blankenship Cheatham, the new and first Provost is making great contributions
  • 203 degrees were awarded to graduates
  • 943 full time students, 386 residential
  • 9 Honors students receive grants to pursue research in the fields of biology, psychology and religion
  • The National Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, chose Martin as for their newest chapter as well as Alpha Chi, the National Honor society for academic excellence
  • A balanced budget for the 9th year in a row
  • Net Assets of $26,142,125, an increase of $8,954,487 in five years
  • Martin Methodist College now contributes $74.5 million in terms of economic impact to five contiguous counties (Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury), a 20% increase since 2010.
  • Hosted 273 worship/spiritual events, 78 service events, 122 concerts/recitals, 84 convocations, lectures and panel presentations for a total 557 cultural events on campus in 2015
  • With the Discipleship Ministries, piloted “Journey to the Table,” a Young Adult Spirituality Project being undertaken by the Upper Room
  • Expanded OpporTUNEity music program in 3 public elementary schools, serving 65 deserving children who receive free piano, guitar, and violin lessons taught by Martin Methodist students
  • RedHawk athletics teams produced 10 Academic All Americans and 9 Athletic All Americans as well as conference champions in Men’s Basketball and 4 national champions in Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer and Cheer.
  • 2015 NAIA Under Armor Athletic Director of the Year was Jeff Bain and 2015 Team USA Shooting Coach of the Year was Chad Whittenburg
  • The Board of Trustees adopted the Martin 2020 Campus Master Plan with the internal fundraising to underwrite the needs of the plan with more than $7.5 million committed.

We celebrate with Martin Methodist College in their achievements and look forward to the many ways in which Martin will increase their capacity to shape the lives of young leaders across our area. Well done, Dr. Ted Brown and your team!