Coaches Summitt and Pearl Encourage Students on the VolWalk of Life

KNOXVILLE — Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will take the VolWalk of Life on Tuesday, Feb. 16: an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the many resources available on campus to aid in their academic success.

Representatives from colleges and campus organizations, along with campus life and graduation resources, will be on hand in the University Center ballroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss offerings and assistance with students. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Provost Susan Martin will speak to students at 11:30 a.m. Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt and men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl will join Cheek and Martin in addressing students about the importance of their UT experiences and academic success.

Modeled after the popular Milton Bradley board game The Game of LIFE, the VolWalk of Life will provide students with the opportunity to plan the paths they wish to take during their undergraduate careers. Students who complete a set of activities during the event will be able to register for door prizes including a Jostens class ring, a Kaplan test prep course and items autographed by UT coaches.

As The Game of LIFE represents the progression of an individual’s life, VolWalk of Life will represent the progression through a student’s time at UT Knoxville — picking a major, registering for classes, becoming involved on campus, graduating and even post-graduate plans.

Event organizers believe the VolWalk of Life will be an entertaining and educational way for students to learn the options available for helping them succeed at UT Knoxville.

Upon arriving, students will receive a game card to complete as they circulate through the event. To complete their card, students must first visit representatives from their college and the university registrar. Students also must visit one organization from each of the following five categories: Get InVOLved, Get Help, Health and Safety, Campus Resources and Opportunities. The graduation and post-graduation areas also are required in order to complete the game cards.

The VolWalk of Life is sponsored by the Student Government Association’s Academic Affairs Committee and the Student Success Center. The event is open only to UT students.

C O N T A C T :

Rebekah Winkler (865-974-8304, rwinkler@utk.edu)

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