Local students robed in Sewanee: The Univ. of the South ceremony
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Local Residents inducted into Order of Gownsmen at Sewanee

Sewanee — Tyler Johnson, son of Beverly and Gene F. Johnson of Harrison, and Whitney Sehnert, daughter of Lisa and Dana C. Sehnert of Ooltewah, were inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at Sewanee University, during the Opening Day Convocation.

The Order of Gownsmen is a unique student government body among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875 the Order of Gownsmen has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions and ideals of the University of the South. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions of the University.

Sewanee: The University of the South is a nationally recognized liberal arts university comprising a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. Located on 13,000 acres in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee enrolls 1,500 undergraduates and approximately 100 seminarians.