UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was at his alma mater today to award scholarships to four incoming freshmen. This year’s scholarship recipients are Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.
From working at food banks in multiple states to sprucing up neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Atlanta to working at a summer program for kids in rural Tennessee, students and alumni around the country are joining forces this summer to underscore UT’s volunteer tradition.
UT’s Culinary Institute is offering a variety of cooking classes this summer.
The McClung Museum has teamed up with Knox County Public Library and other area partners to offer summer enrichment opportunities for children and teens.
The Student Health Center is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to spread the word about mosquito bite prevention.
The spring 2017 dean’s list has been posted online.
Recent UT graduate Jordan Bakke has received a Fulbright award to spend the next year as an English teaching assistant in Kazakhstan.
Three students have been awarded scholarships to travel abroad to study critical languages that are imperative to the United States’ future security and stability.
Tom Winston is not your typical UT grad. The 73-year-old has been the associate dean of the medical school and the director of the hospital and clinics at the University of California–Davis, and he’s served as CEO of several health care organizations. “I decided to go to law school because I was bored with retirement,” he said.
Amber MacDonald grew up playing sports and thought she wanted to be a personal trainer. But her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis when she was 15 changed the course of her life forever. This week, she’s receiving her master’s degree in cellular molecular nutrition, earned in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. MacDonald has spent the past three years researching the link between nutrition and cancer.