Thomas Edison State University celebrates 50 years by unveiling new logo

In celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary, Thomas Edison State University unveiled a new logo Wednesday.

The icon represents forward thinking and forward movement while shining a light on education, school officials said. They feel the new logo preserves the distinguished burgundy of its predecessor while infusing it with spirited hues of gold and deep gray, reminiscent of the university’s rich heritage. The block lettering of “TESU” strengthens the identity while maintaining the integrity of our history and full name, they said.

TESU President Merodie Hancock was thrilled by the new look.

“As we proudly unveil Thomas Edison State University’s new logo, we celebrate five decades of transformative education and embark on a bold journey into the future,” she said. “Rooted in our commitment to innovative education, we continue to blaze new paths in the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, shaping a brighter tomorrow for our students and the communities we serve.

“My greatest appreciation to the numerous stakeholders who provided their feedback throughout the logo design process.”

TESU hopes that the logo will cherish its history and remains focused on current innovation and progress.

Some recent achievements for the university include securing the largest competitive grant in its history, a $2.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Nursing Expansion Grant Program, aimed at enhancing the diversity and capacity of the nursing workforce. Additionally, TESU was recognized as a finalist in edX’s 8th Annual Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning for its MicroBachelors Program course in information literacy. Three national awards were also announced for TESU student success.

Thomas Edison State University was established in 1972 and remains among the top schools in adult online education, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. University officials said the school aims to find innovative approaches in credit recognition for prior learning as well as offering flexible courses and customization for meeting individual needs.