Talent Search

PRE-COLLEGE
EDUCATION SUPPORT

Talent Search is a college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education. We assist students interested in any postsecondary institutions, two and four year colleges and universities, as well as technical/vocational schools.

Talent Search serves 1242 students from 11 high schools and 22 middle schools. An educational advisor visits each school bi-weekly or monthly to meet with program participants. Program services are provided at no cost to qualified participants, including college visits and cultural trips.

WHAT WE OFFER

Founded in 1965, the Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Our services include:

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or reentry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Visits to college campuses

  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants

 

RESOURCES

for current Talent Search students

What's Happening

VIRTUAL

April 6 – Marine Mammal Exploration

Let’s take a trip to the Florida Keys. Educators will take students on an underwater experience that will amaze and educate. We will have a drawing for either a Wal-Mart or Amazon gift card.

April 13 – The New School & Fashion Institute of Technology

Join us for a tour of these two schools in New York. An experienced tour guide will provide us with a tour of both campuses and the surrounding area. Students in attendance will be eligible for a random drawing to win either a Wal-Mart or Amazon gift card.

April 19 – Fun Weird Science

A hands-on workshop where you will explore the chemical reactions and create substances that bubble up and stretch out. You will also explore the transfer of food energy by observing what an owl consumed. Students who attend will be entered into a drawing to win either a Wal-Mart or Amazon gift card. The signup deadline is March 19.


HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY


MIDDLE SCHOOL WEEKLY

CONTACT

(423)636-7325
talentsearch@tusculum.edu

Talent Search
P.O. Box 5053
Greeneville, TN 37745

Annie Hogan Byrd 106

DAVID SMITH
TRIO Programs
Director

dsmith@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7300 ext. 5225

 

KAYLA MILLER
Talent Search Middle School Advisor

kjmiller@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7442 ext. 5275

 

LYN BRITTON
Talent Search High School Advisor

lbritton@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7442 ext. 5138

HEATHER TUNNELL
Talent Search Assistant Director

htunnell@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7442 ext. 5232

 

MELISSA DIXON
Talent Search Associate Director

mdixon@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7442 ext. 5217

 

TERRI MORGAN
Talent Search High School Advisor

tmorgan@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7442 ext. 5219

AMY FRANKLIN
Talent Search Middle School Advisor

afranklin@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7300 ext. 5689

 

STEPHEN THOMPSON
Talent Search Middle School Advisor

sthompson@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7442 ext. 5646

 

SANDI BIBLE
Talent Search High School Advisor

sbible@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7442 ext. 5222