Tennessee Military Institute - Radiogram Yearbook (Sweetwater, TN)

 - Class of 1939

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HISTORICAL DATA . Those who have read the foregoing pages may be interested in some addi- tional facts concerning the history of the school. We therefore give the fol- lowing brief historical sketch. Tennessee Military Institute has been built on the foundation laid for it in its predecessor, Sweetwater Military College. Sweetwater Military College was founded in 1874 by the Rev. John Lynn Bachman, a prominent Presby- terian minister. Dr. Bachman's purpose in founding the school was to provide a place where young men could have good educational advantages under safe and wholesome influences. Dr. Bachman continued as the active head of the school for twenty-six years, establishing its policies, fixing its standards of work and government, and influencing the thought, purposes, and ideals of the institution. The administrative ofiicers in charge from 1902 to 1915 changed the name to Tennessee Military Institute and inaugurated policies which brought the school into nation-wide recognition. By 1909 the school had completely outgrown its buildings. Consequently a large tract of land was purchased on the "Hill," just outside the corporate limits of Sweetwater. All buildings now used have been erected on this new campus since that date. In the early days of the school, all military drill was under some employed teacher in the faculty, just as is now the case in the rather large number of semimilitary schools. In 1911 the first army ofiicer was detailed by the Gov- ernment as instructor in military science in T. M. I. Since that time, all mil- itary work here has been directed by army oflicers. For further informa- tion about the military, see page 57. In 1919 the administrative officers now in charge became connected with the school. Since that date, a remarkably steady faculty organization has been maintained, teacher changes during the period being less than ten per cent annually. Thus there has been developed here an order of teamwork such as can be found in very few preparatory schools and such as cannot be had in any school that is continually changing officers and teachers. This ac- counts for the higher standards of scholastic work and the greater steadi- ness in governmental policies that have distinguished this school. Page Tlairleen

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Will your boy be happy in T. M. I.? The best answer is to come and see for yourself the evidences of happy student life during the session. Where this is not possible, permit us to furnish addresses of old boys and patrons in your area, from Whom you may make inquiry not only concerning the happi- ness of T. M. I. student life, but also concerning any other phase of the school about which you Wish to inquire. In the foregoing eight sections, We have sought to enlist the reader's in- terest in eight important considerations in the selection of a school, namely, SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER-MOLDING INFLUENCES, SIZE OF SCHOOL, ADEQUACY AND COMFORT OF BUILDINGS, PER- MANENCE, FAVORABLE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AND ENVIRON- MENT, FREEDOM FROM DISTRACTING INFLUENCES, and HAPPI- NESS OF STUDENT LIFE. These are the factors Which We considered when We, as parents, were selecting schools for our own children. Other parents interested in selecting a school and desiring the most satisfactory develop- ment of their boys will do Well to bear these considerations in mind. O CAMPUS SCENE Page Twelve



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SCOPE OF WORK OFFERED... COLLEGE Dating from the adoption of the present name of the school PREPARATORY in 1904, the primary objective has been the adequate prepara- tion of boys for successful work in the better colleges and technical schools. It is constantly borne in mind that adequate preparation for college comprises thorough teaching on the part of teachers, the acquiring of right habits of study on the part of students, and, still more important, the cultivation in the pupil of the fundamentals of sound character. The preparatory school course is usually thought of as a four-year course comprising the ninth to twelfth grades, inclusive. Considering our college- preparation work our chief function, and keeping the emphasis in the school in that direction, it has been natural that most of our pupils represent this group. WORK FOR Courses below high school are limited to work corresponding YOUNGER BOYS to the Seventh and Eighth Grades in the public schools. Class sections are small and very thorough instruction with close personal attention is given. PREPARATORY Since 1904, elementary courses in Bookkeeping, Com- COMMERCIAL COURSE mercial Law, Commercial Arithmetic, Commercial Ge- ography, Typewriting, etc., have been provided for pupils of high school grade who did not contemplate entering college. We con- sider this a permanent department. For outlines of courses, see page 37. SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING AND In 1930, to take care of demands arising from BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION our own graduates and those coming from other schools, we started our School of Accounting and Business Administration, comprising courses covering two years of inten- sive business training of the Junior College level. Those interested should examine the courses outlined on page 37 of this catalog and should also write for our special pamphlet describing courses offered. SPECIAL POST- Besides the advanced courses in business training re- GRADUATE COURSE ferred to above, we have likewise found it desirable for a good many years to provide advanced work in English, Mathematics, Languages, and Science for pupils who -desire to spend one additional year after completing the regular four-year course here or in pub- lic high school. The brilliant success in college of those availing themselves of this additional training is the best proof of its value. It is a further fact that many boys are now completing the high-school course at an age when they are really too young and immature to make their immediate entrance to college advisable. In recent years we are having an increasing number of pupils who enroll for this work. For further discussion, see page 47. Page Fourteen

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