Students calling Knoxville home featured in new TV series

Students calling Knoxville home featured in new TV series

The Knoxville Focus | December 9, 2021

The College Tour episode is running on Roku and Apple TV, Amazon Prime to come

Carson-Newman University is one of a limited number of universities in the southeast featured in the TV series, The College Tour. The program is created by Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning producers. Hosted and produced by Amazing Race winner Alex Boylan, each episode highlights one college or university from across the country.

“It was awesome to get to travel to Jefferson City to visit campus,” Boylan said. “The warm sense of Christian community along with Carson-Newman¹s beautiful location, makes it easy to see why students choose this university. We are so excited to have them as part of The College Tour.”

The episode is comprised of 10 segments each featuring a different C-N student discussing a variety of topics. Of the 10 segments, four students hail from Knoxville. These are Emma Denton, a junior elementary education major; Alex Derusha, a junior finance and economics major; Antwon Harris, a senior nursing major; and Taylor Pritchett a senior child and family studies major.

Carson-Newman joins other schools including University of Cincinnati, University of Central Florida, Utah State University and Miami University as part of newly released Season 3. Each segment features a current C-N student with the final segment highlighting University President Charles A. Fowler sharing the mission and vision of the institution.

Danette Seale, acting vice president for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Financial Aid, said she is excited to share why Carson-Newman is a place to be considered when looking for colleges. “Carson-Newman is a place where when you visit our campus, you not only feel at home, but you find a vibrant, beautiful campus community with faculty and staff that pour into our students to help them reach their full potential. Our episode is an innovative way to help prospective students and families really see the fabric of our mission in a more authentic way than ever before. Anyone considering attending a Christian University will get to see what it¹s truly like being a student at Carson-Newman.”

Already showing on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and The College Tour App, Carson-Newman’s episode explores the University’s location, various programs, affordability, athletics and other areas of interest. The episode is slated to launch on Amazon Prime in February.

To watch the full Carson-Newman episode, as well as individual segments, visit:

For more information on The College Tour, visit:

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. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The institution’s website is