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Hiwassee College, founded in 1849 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is a liberal arts and applied science institution of higher education providing quality instruction to residential and commuter students in a community that promotes learning, faith, and service.

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Tiger Tales

Eric Wolfe, a junior honor student and SGA President, has led his baseball team to back to back World Series. 

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Faculty & Staff

Hiwassee College’s Dr. Robert Allen was one of three local writers to win the K-Town Caper Contest.

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Congratulations to the new Hiwassee Alumni Association President Kris Loggins!

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News & Events


A Season of Lent

Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. The Lenten season is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial and spiritual discipline. The purpose of the Lenten season is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial, and resurrection (Fairchild, 2017).

Two things occur during Lent - fasting and prayer. It used to be that fasting was the giving up of food, but today many Christian teens give up other items such as television or the Internet. Orthodox Christians give up both meat and dairy products during Lent. The fasting is used to remind Christians of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert fasting and being tempted by Satan (Mahoney, 2014).

Advent and Lent are periods of preparation and repentance and are represented by the color purple. Purple is used for two reasons: firstly because it is associated with mourning and so anticipates the pain and suffering of the crucifixion, and secondly because purple is the color associated with royalty, and celebrates Christ's resurrection and sovereignty.


Equine Events Management Class Hosts Fall Fusion

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Hiwassee College Equine students hosted their first horse show: The Fall Fusion Dressage and Combined Training Show. Offering classes in Dressage, Gaited Dressage, Cowboy Dressage, and a Combined Test judged by Laura Wolfe. Students ran the entire show! From hiring the judge, securing sponsorships, marketing and advertising, managing entries, scheduling ride times, coordinating volunteers, even building and painting jumps; our students put on an excellent show for their equine events management class. This is just one example of the hands-on experience offered through the Equine Program at Hiwassee College.

Be on the lookout for the second show of the academic year.

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