Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer is Here!

Welcome back! This week is the last week of classes at TFC so this is my last weekly blog for this school year.  Overall, I would say that my freshman experience here has been a blast!  I really enjoyed living in a new state, joining a sports team, and working in the admissions office.  

Take a look at the other tabs and stay tuned!  Like us on Facebook: "Toccoa Falls College: Admissions," or find us on Twitter: "TFC Admissions."  There you will learn who the new Social Media Coordinator is for the 2013-2014 school year!  Have a great summer and see you on campus next fall! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mr. TFC!

Every year, each class nominates a guy from their class that they think best represents their class.  Those four guys then have an intense competition to see who the new “Mr. TFC" is!

This year, the nominees were:
Matthew Thorpe -Freshman
Tahd Adams -Sophomore
Kristan Castro -Junior
Phil Stice –Senior

The four representatives! 
Matt, the freshman rep for the class of 2016!

These guys tried their best at completing challenges in the gym last Thursday.  It was an awesome event that included an introduction (a guy asked a girl to court them and they got to pick out a song to play in the background).  Many of the guys picked one of their good girl friends.  Tahd, the winner, went into the introduction playing the imperial march in the background; he even dressed up as Darth Vader!  Tiffany Rowlett, his lovely escort, was dressed up as Princess Laya. Next, there was a question and answer session.  The Mr. TFC candidates were asked personality questions about their close friends and roommates.  The contestants then proceeded to compete in various physical, athletic-based activities.  Fourth was a talent competition that included a sing off.  Finally, the guys picked out their final punch line and attempted to sway the crowd one last time!
Tahd and Tiffany!
Tahd singing his heart out!

It was a good time where a lot of students got to see their friends do crazy activities.
Tahd, Mr. TFC.  2013!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Campus Preview Weekend!

Admissions Team!
Campus Tour!
During the weekend of April 4th-6th, many prospective junior and senior high school students came to visit the campus! We were excited to see over a hundred new faces throughout the weekend. I really enjoyed getting to meet the students and was privileged to have a previewer from Florida named Lisa stay in our room! 


TFC president, Dr. Bob at Check-in!
Some of the highlights from Campus Preview Weekend included a talent show that was put on by one of our student organizations (called Student Missions Fellowship), an evening game of capture the flag, a hike with the Outdoor Club, a question and answer time with the college president and his cabinet, a bonfire and s’more night at the Toccoa Falls, and a vintage street fair and carnival. The students who visited also attended classes of their choice throughout the day on Friday, took tours of the campus, and met with their personal Admission’s Counselors. Check out the other tabs to see more photos from Campus Preview Weekend!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Back from Spring Break!

Winterjam 2013: RED! 
Welcome back! I can't believe spring break is already over, but it was
awesome!   I loved being able to go home and spend time with family
and friends.  Some of the highlights of my break were that I got to go
to Witnerjam 2013 in Cleveland, OH, I got to go home for the first
time in about four months, and I got to relax! I really enjoyed being
home again and attending my home church too!  On one of the Sunday nights, I even got to help out with the youth group and talk to my leader back home about a student ministry opportunity! 

What did you do for spring break?

A few weeks before break I remember a group of TFC students attended
Winterjam 2013 in Atlanta, GA so it was really cool to see the same
concert except back home with my youth group! I'd have to say Toby Mac
and Red were the best groups on the tour.  Have you been to Winterjam?
If so, in what city?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Almost Time for Spring Break!

On Saturday, a group of us took a study break and went to Currahee Mountain in Toccoa!  I have been there once earlier for a 5K race, but this time it was to see the sunset and get some cool photos. Currahee is a great place to go to in town if you want some quiet time or want to take a hike.

Currahee was great, but it was a short trip because this week is midterm week which means lots of homework.  I have a test in all my classes so every night I will be making coffee and studying away!  The only nice thing about midterms is that once this week is over, I'll get to go back home to Ohio for the week and see friends and family! What are you doing for Spring break?
Trip to Currahee! 

Friday, March 8, 2013

The City of Toccoa!

Friday, March 8th
 Toccoa has some neat areas on and around campus! A lot of students come to North GA for hiking, camping and the great outdoors! One of our professors, Dr. Penland, said that you could hike a different local trail every weekend of the school year and never see the same place twice! Some popular hikes on campus are the path to Little Falls and Dead Man’s Trail which leads to Contentment Falls. Off campus, there’s Tallulah Gorge State Park, trails by broken bridges, Currahee Mountain and Panther’s Creek. There are also plenty of local camping areas for overnight trips and adventures.

McDonald's run with a friend!

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, Toccoa has lots of great places to re-fuel we students like to frequent. There’s McDonalds, Walmart, the Java Station, BJ’s Diner , Taco Bell and much more! If there’s one area in which Toccoa surpasses expectations, it’s the fantastic variety of restaurants! Sometimes the girls in LeT go out to eat as a dorm and we get to split the cost: it’s a great night out!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Harlem Shake!

Friday, March 1st

Are you excited about Campus Preview Weekend (CPW)? The admissions office here at Toccoa Falls College is!  There are a lot of amazing events being planned for CPW and we’re want to see you on April 4-6th! Don’t forget to sign up and get more information on

Have you ever heard of Harlem Shake?  It originated in Harlem, New York in 1981.  AI B, a Harlem resident, said it comes from the ancient Egyptians and describes it as what the mummies used to do.  Due to being all wrapped up, they couldn’t really move, all they could do was shake around.

This said, do you want to see the admissions office create our own Harlem Shake video?!  Comment below or tell us your thoughts. Hope to see you soon!