Bryan Offers Services as Teach-Out for Temple-Piedmont Merger

March 4, 2015

Bryan Serves as Teach-Out

March 4, 2015 * – Bryan College has agreed to serve as an optional “teach-out” college for the recent merger between the nearly 70-year-old Tennessee Temple University (TTU) in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Piedmont International University (PIU) in Winston-Salem, N.C. This merger will take place April 30, 2015, and Temple students who do not wish to continue their education at PIU will have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degrees at Bryan College, or at Shorter University in Rome, GA.

Bryan College president Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said, “We hope to be able to serve those students who desire to take advantage of this opportunity. Tennessee Temple has a long history serving students through their schools equipping them to serve our Lord in many different vocations, and we wish to help them in whatever ways we are able.”

Vice President of Finance and Enrollment and Tennessee Temple alum, Rick Taphorn, said, “Our hearts go out to the TTU students so we are making it possible for these students to transfer to a regionally accredited institution and pay a comparable cost of what the students were paying at TTU.”

Tennessee Temple University students interested in transferring to Bryan College can email or call 423.775.7570.

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206;

*Edited 3/9/15 for revisions.