FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2020
PULASKI, Tenn. – On June 8, Martin Methodist College (now the University of Tennessee Southern) supporters came together to bring in over $61,000 in response to the second annual Martin Methodist Monday, surpassing last year by over $34,000.
Similar to popular movements such as #GivingTuesday, Martin Methodist Monday is a social-media-driven day of giving that promotes UTS (formerly MMC) and backs the College’s vision to operate as an exceptional higher education institution that provides students with varying opportunities to learn and grow both in and out of the classroom.
Alumnus Brandon Baker ’06 kicked off the event with a generous donation of $5000 to be used as a matching gift. By the end of the day, 11 states and 26 Tenn. counties participated in Martin Methodist Monday, bringing the total number of individual gifts to 156.
“Our UTS (formerly MMC) alumni, community members, faculty, staff, trustees, and advocates who contributed had their voices of support heard loud and clear,” said Director of Alumni Relations & Martin Methodist Fund, Jaymi Ray. “We are so incredibly thankful.”
“The dedication and passion that was shown on Martin Methodist Monday was phenomenal,” said Vice President of External Affairs and Director of Development Edna Luna. “Even during these challenging times, this display of unwavering support is the perfect testimony that, together, we are Martin Methodist strong.”
“UTS (formerly MMC) has faced many challenges in its 150-year history,” said UTS (formerly MMC) President Dr. Mark La Branche, “and the recent pandemic could be considered as one of the greatest. However, those who have given support to our mission have always responded in extraordinary ways, particularly in the face of difficulty. The result of Martin Methodist Monday is a great example of that.”
The University of Tennessee Southern, formerly Martin Methodist College, is the newest member of the University of Tennessee System. Founded in 1870 , UTS offers (number of degrees) associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees. UTS is located on an historic campus in Pulaski, among the beautiful rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Southern is convenient to both Nashville (70 miles north) and Huntsville, Alabama (40 miles south).
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