Stories from homecoming: JU alumnus focuses on worship as he returns for homecoming

This year’s homecoming saw the return of many Johnson alumni, including Ben Abbott, a 2009 Johnson graduate.Abbott said he returned for homecoming to see people, put aside responsibilities and to relax and be a worshiper. “My responsibility here is to focus on God,” he said. “Not worry about all the fine details of lights and … Read moreStories from homecoming: JU alumnus focuses on worship as he returns for homecoming

Stories from homecoming: Chairman positive about university’s future

KNOXVILLE — Homecoming week is a time for past and present students to interact and build on the foundation of what it means to be a part of the Johnson University community. For L.D. Campbell, Chairman of the board of trustees and a 1965 graduate of JU, homecoming promised the chance to see familiar faces and an … Read moreStories from homecoming: Chairman positive about university’s future

Stories from homecoming: A lot has changed at JU in half a century

Lemuel Hardison and his wife Maryland arrived on Johnson University’s campus Tuesday afternoon for Homecoming. Hardison graduated from JU in 1966 and now works as pastor at Northspray Christian Church in Eden, North Carolina. He has been coming back for Homecoming for many years now and said he enjoys it. “It is refreshing to hear … Read moreStories from homecoming: A lot has changed at JU in half a century

President Weedman presents annual report  

KNOXVILLE —Johnson University President, Gary Weedman presented his annual financial report last Wednesday, including updated information on JU’s achievements and future plans. Weedman began the session by mentioning the recent SACSCOC 10 year reaffirmation. “It represents an enormous amount of work that goes on throughout the ten year period,” he said. “There are a lot … Read morePresident Weedman presents annual report  

Johnson to host homecoming 2017

KNOXVILLE — Johnson University’s annual homecoming celebration is just a few weeks away. Each year the campus takes on a different energy as alumni return to campus. Homecoming is slated for Feb. 21-23. The theme of this year’s homecoming will be “A Heart for God.” “This week, we celebrate the school’s history and future with alumni, … Read moreJohnson to host homecoming 2017

JU alumni Graffs return for homecoming

KNOXVILLE – Throughout homecoming week, many alumni returned to their alma matter: Johnson University. Among these alumni were Bruce and Mary Ann Graff, class of ’77 and ’76, respectively.  The Graffs reflected on the sense of community they felt at Johnson, and discussed friendships that have lasted since they were students. Mr. Graff said, “Johnson … Read moreJU alumni Graffs return for homecoming

Alumni, students fellowship yearly over competition

It’s a normal weekday evening at the Old Gym where a group of about 15 area high school kids have gathered for an impromptu basketball game. A handful of their peers lounge in the balcony, watching as their friends goof off in-between shots. Soon, though, the teenagers hit the sidelines and call it quits. The gym has been reserved … Read moreAlumni, students fellowship yearly over competition