Service News

Smart Communities Initiative Working on Projects for Downtown Lenoir City

From seeking new uses for old buildings to finding ways to stimulate tourism, UT students are putting classroom lessons into practice in collaboration with Lenoir City, Tennessee, as part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative (SCI). “Our Smart Communities Initiative is now in its third year and we’re excited to collaborate with our program partner, Lenoir City, on a cluster of projects focused on the downtown area,” said Kelly Ellenburg, director of UT’s Office of Service-Learning, which oversees the SCI.

Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Dinner

The 2016 Alumni Board Awards winners, standing with Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, are (l-r) Linda Starnes, Sharon Price John, Shannon Driver, Joel Seligstein, Jerry Summers, Larry Carroll, Janice McKinley, Chris Kirkland (son of Bob Kirkland), Edwin McDougle, Denning Rodriguez, Nannette Baker, Jim Murphy, Mintha Roach, Ashley Kerns, Ben Weprin, Mitch Patel, and Alumni Board President Clay Jones.

Seventeen remarkable Volunteers were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world. at the 2016 Alumni Board Awards Dinner.

Campus Chest Campaign Kicks Off

The Campus Chest Campaign is a university outreach effort to support our community, provide assistance to those in need, and show what the Volunteer spirit really means.

Precious Prints Project Now Serves All Major Hospital Systems in Knox County

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Tennova Health Care in Knoxville is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families. The student-led project provides silver fingerprint charms to families who have experienced the loss of a child. “The Precious Prints Project now serves all of the major hospitals in Knox County, providing—at no cost to the family or hospital—a lasting remembrance of a precious life lost all too soon,” said Lynne Miller, nursing instructor and director of the project.