All Motlow College locations - including the Smyrna center - will be closed part of the day Aug. 17 to permit faculty and staff to attend fall convocation. The Smyrna Center will open at 2 p.m.
Faculty and staff from all Motlow sites will meet on Motlow's Moore County campus for the annual assembly, during which preparations are made for the fall semester. The convocation agenda includes welcoming remarks by Dr. Anthony Kinkel, president of the college, introduction of new employees, updates on college programs, recognition of faculty and staff accomplishments, presentations of service awards, and faculty discipline meetings.
This year's convocation will mark the first academic year under Dr. Kinkel, who was recently selected to lead the College by the Tennessee Board of Regents following Dr. Marylou Apple's retirement.
"We are looking forward to bringing the Motlow family together for the convocation," said Dr. Cynthia Kelley, vice president for academic affairs. "The 2015-16 year is going to be exciting and convocation will be a great way to kick it off. Faculty and staff from all campuses will have the opportunity to come together and share ideas for the coming year."
The final day that applications will be accepted for the fall 2015 semester is Aug. 17. Regular classes on all campuses begin Aug. 24.