category: Campus News University offering a 3-night getaway to the Smokies By Marketing and Communications On November 17, 2020 Carson-Newman University is accepting nominations of high school seniors who have overcome adversity during this difficult year. The winning student’s family will receive a three-night getaway to the Smoky Mountains. The Lodge at Five Oaks is one of three lodges from which the student may choose. (Nov. 17, 2020) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University is offering a three-night getaway in a Smoky Mountains lodge to the family of a high school senior who overcame adversity and persevered during this difficult year. Many families are facing unforeseen challenges and disappointments due to the pandemic. To help counter that disappointment, the University seeks to share encouragement and an opportunity to rest and recharge. Anyone can nominate a deserving high school senior through December 6 at: amazingstudentnomination.com “We are blessed to live, work and study on such a beautiful portion of God’s creation,” said Aaron Porter, vice president for Enrollment Management. “Carson-Newman’s proximity to our nation’s most-visited national park and the area lakes brings opportunities for adventure and beauty to our students’ lives every day. We want to share that blessing during what we know has been a challenging time for many families.” Carson-Newman will recognize students who have stepped up and relied on the strength of God to persevere. The University will highlight accomplishments from among those nominated, giving more than just the winning student the opportunity to receive recognition. The University will announce the winner on December 8. The winning high school senior will receive a three-night family getaway to one of three lodges situated within the Smoky Mountains. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and has over 2,900 students. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.