It has been a very good first 100 years for East Tennessee State University. From its humble beginnings as a teacher’s college, the school has grown to become the region’s premiere university. ETSU has also served as an important economic and cultural catalyst for the entire region.
ETSU has a host of unique programs — ranging from bluegrass to storytelling — to be proud of. There are the amazing fossil discoveries and learning opportunities available at the ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum in Gray.
The Quillen College of Medicine has recorded record enrollments; the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy continues to grow and the College of Public Health has become the newest jewel in the university’s health education crown.
The former normal school has definitely made a name for itself in the fields of health, education, business and the arts.
It might be hard to single out one thing that has most contributed to ETSU’s success, but that’s exactly what we are doing today. We want you to tell us what you think has been the most important event of ETSU’s 100-year history.
You can “Sound off” on this topic by sending your comments to Mailbag, P.O. Box 1717 Johnson City, TN 37605-1717, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your name, telephone number and address for verification. We will print your responses on the Opinion pages in the coming weeks.