Current Students News

Turfgrass Science Student Interning in Wimbledon

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Ryan Hammitt is an undergraduate student in Plant Sciences in the turfgrass science program, and he’s interning this summer as a groundskeeper at the All England Club in Wimbledon.

Students Rewarded for Impact on Community

Many college students would like to make a difference in the world through volunteering but need a job or paid internship to cover living expenses. Four UT students have sidestepped this problem, thanks to a program called Impact Internships.

Cheek’s Legacy Includes Many Points of Pride

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UT Knoxville is a much better university than it was seven years ago when Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek arrived. He has initiated and overseen a lengthy list of improvements—some visible on our campus landscape and others woven into the fabric of our university.

From Undergrad to Grad, Student Leader John Keny Says Thanks

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John Keny worked with Chancellor Cheek as both an undergraduate, as the chief of staff for Student Government Association, and graduate student, as the Graduate Student Senate president. In a personal letter, Keny says he will always be thankful for the opportunities he had to work closely with Cheek.

Chancellor Cheek Announces Plans to Step Down, Transition to Faculty

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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced Tuesday, June 21, that he will step down as chancellor and transition to a faculty position teaching higher education leadership sometime in the next academic year. President Joe DiPietro will begin the search for a new chancellor immediately with the goal of filling the job by spring semester 2017.