Current Students News

Medal of Honor Involvement Very Special for PhD Student and Her Dad

Peter-Laura-Lemon

Graduate teaching associate Laura Lemon found herself in an interesting spot at last week’s Medal of Honor Town Hall at UT. On one side of her sat her public relations students, eagerly taking notes to write a press release about the event. On the other side sat her father, Medal of Honor recipient Peter Lemon.

Two Students are UT’s First National Geographic Young Explorers

NatGeo-NancyLi

Two graduate students are traveling the globe for research while making UT history as the university’s first recipients of National Geographic Young Explorers Grants. Yanan (Nancy) Li, a doctoral candidate in geography, and Todd Pierson, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, are the first UT students to receive the grant which supports students pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.

Section of I-75 to be Renamed for Iraq War Casualty, Son of UT Employee

A ceremony will be held Saturday, September 13, in Lenoir City to rename a section of Interstate 75 in honor of the deceased son of a UT employee. The section of highway will be named in honor of Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr., who died while serving in the US Marine Corps in Iraq. His mother, Bernice Koprince, works in the UT Department of History.

New Faces in Student Life: Libby Hicks

Libby Hicks

Libby Hicks is the newest staff members to join the Division of Student Life, starting her position as wellness coordinator in the Center for Health Education and Wellness earlier this month. Libby will coordinate the Volunteers Speak Up! initiative and will oversee the Vols 2 Vols peer health educator group.

College of Architecture and Design to Host Open House September 20

The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house on Saturday, September 20. The event will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture.