Truett McConnell's business school partners with Habersham EMC


CLEVELAND, Ga. — Truett McConnell University’s Hans Hut School of Business announced today a new five-year strategic partnership with Habersham EMC.

Dr. Stacy Hall, Associate Professor of Business and Program Director of Strategic Partnerships for TMU’s Hans Hut School of Business said, “I’m incredibly thankful and excited about this new collaboration. HEMC has recognized the importance of investing in the new generation of business leaders and is taking an active part in helping to prepare our business students for success.”

As a new corporate partner of the Hans Hut School of Business, HEMC will have a significant impact on TMU’s business students through their involvement with on-campus business seminars, classroom speaking engagements, and by providing internship and employment opportunities. In addition, HEMC will provide critical input in business curriculum and other professional development resources that best prepare TMU business students for success after graduation. HEMC will also offer scholarship funding for qualified TMU business students.

Dr. Kimberly Maiocco, Dean and Professor of Business stated, “HEMCs investment in the Hans Hut School of Business is a testament to its dedication in developing the next generation of business professionals and we greatly appreciate this long-term partnership. “

The School of Business is Truett McConnell University’s largest school and offers a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in general business, financial accounting, marketing, management, non-profit management, sport management, and supply chain management. The School also offers an online Master’s degree in Business Administration in addition to a BS-MBA dual degree program that allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years.

Of the new partnership, Bryan Ferguson, President and CEO of HEMC said, “Habersham EMC is excited to partner with Truett McConnell University to develop our future leaders. Truett McConnell has a history of excellence in education and HEMC looks forward to bringing our experience to the young men and women furthering their education. These are our future leaders and Habersham EMC is proud to give back to our community as we support our young adults in their educational growth and future careers.”

Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC) was chartered on July 25, 1938, as a non-profit cooperative. Today, there are over 3,800 miles of line serving more than 27,000 members in six counties in Georgia: Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, and White. HEMC’s main office is located at 6135 State Hwy. 115 West, Clarkesville, GA. A branch office is located on Hwy. 129 South, in Cleveland, Ga. Habersham EMC also owns a broadband internet subsidiary, Trailwave Fiber, Inc., which provides northeast Georgia’s most reliable internet service and is the only 100% fiber optic network in the area.

Truett McConnell University is a private Christian liberal arts and sciences university located in Cleveland, Georgia, offering 50 different programs of study including baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The University boasts a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio while 100% of freshmen receive financial aid. For more information about Truett McConnell University, visit