MTSU Administrators and Deans to travel the state

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In this file photo, MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer, left, discusses options prospective students have with Victoria Coates and her mother, Nikita Radmond, during a fall 2013 True Blue Tour stop in Memphis. The university's top administrators, deans and other staff will soon embark on its 2014 six-city tour, recruiting students from Chattanooga (Sept. 17), Johnson City (Sept. 22), Knoxville (Sept. 23), Nashville (Sept. 30), Oct. 22 (Memphis) and Jackson (Oct. 23).

Middle Tennessee State University's top administrators and deans will meet with prospective students in six Tennessee cities in September and October as part of the university's annual True Blue Tour.

The statewide tour, organized by the university's Admissions Office, will include student receptions in Chattanooga on Wednesday, Sept. 17; Johnson City on Monday, Sept. 22; Knoxville on Tuesday, Sept. 23; Nashville on Tuesday, Sept. 30; Memphis on Wednesday, Oct. 22; and Jackson on Thursday, Oct. 23.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and other administrators will join deans of the university's eight academic colleges and counselors from the financial aid and admissions offices to answer questions from prospective students, transfer students and their parents.


"We look forward to these trips each year," McPhee said. "They allow us to meet top-notch students across the state and tell them about all our university has to offer."

MTSU's admissions counselors will also meet with high school counselors at each tour stop and provide them with campus and program updates, said Deb Sells, vice president for student affairs and vice provost for enrollment and academic services.


Each True Blue Tour reception starts at 6 p.m. local time. The events are free, but students should register in advance at

Fall True Blue Tour reception sites are:

Sept. 17: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga;

Sept. 22: The Millennium Place, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City;

Sept. 23: The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville;

Sept. 30: Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville;

Oct. 22: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis;

Oct. 23: The Jackson Country Club, 31 Jackson Country Club Drive, Jackson.

Students who apply for MTSU admission by Dec. 1 receive priority consideration for scholarships, Sells said. MTSU is also reaching out to about 15,000 Tennessee high school seniors with ACT scores of 19 and higher by mailing a brochure inviting them to attend a tour stop and visit the Murfreesboro campus, Sells said.

"We're hoping to see many of them at our recruiting events across the state, as well as at our special preview days on campus," she said.

Fall Preview Days have been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 1, both starting at 8 a.m. in the Student Union, Sells added. High school and community college students and counselors, as well as parents, can register to attend any MTSU Admissions events by going to

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