Current Students News

Bryan Hilbert Named Coordinator of UT’s Disability Careers Office

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Bryan Hilbert is the new coordinator for UT’s Disability Careers Office. Hilbert assists students and alumni with disabilities by providing career planning and guidance. He previously served as a testing and assistive technology coordinator in the Office of Disability Services.

Annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle Kicks Off Monday


Tennessee and Kentucky fans will have another chance to compete just days after the two football teams meet at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, November 15. The twenty-seventh annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle will take place Monday, November 17, through Friday, November 21.

Student Veteran Who Aided in Somali Pirate Rescue Now Works with UT Vets


Five years ago, as a US Navy petty officer on the USS Bainbridge, Melina Gardner—now a UT senior in sociology—found herself in the middle of a four-day standoff between the Navy and Somali pirates during the now-famous rescue of the ship’s captain Richard Phillips. As Veterans Day approaches, Gardner reflects on her experiences and how she now helps other veterans in the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs.

Paciello Named UT’s Clery Act Compliance Coordinator

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Jillian Paciello has been named the university’s Clery Act compliance coordinator. Paciello, formerly the records manager for the UT Police Department, will monitor and ensure Clery Act compliance at the university.