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Faculty Appreciation: Students Say Thanks

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“Always willing to go the extra mile.” “Inspired me to work a lot harder.” “On top of her game all of the time.” Those are a few of the ways these students describe faculty members who have inspired them.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Alyssa Schroder and Jacob Arbital

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Alyssa Schroder, a senior in sustainability, and Jacob Arbital, a senior in environmental studies, have the big idea of getting UT involved in a national competition called Small Steps, Big Wins, where undergraduates on campus compete against their peers from other schools to complete social and environmental actions. UT is vying for the top spot.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Emma MacMillan

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Emma MacMillan, an alumna with a degree in journalism and electronic media, has the big idea of using compelling writing to get the public interested in science.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Nate Buchanan

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. MBA student Nate Buchanan has the idea for an online platform that helps students build good credit scores. Credit Virgin provides students with the tools necessary to make good credit decisions and manage their credit scores.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Elizabeth Tiller

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Elizabeth Tiller, a recent graduate in public administration and Spanish, has the big idea of improving the lives of the homeless and radically underprivileged through a 5K fundraiser.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Woody Paige

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Woody Paige, UT alumnus, ESPN broadcaster, and Denver Post columnist, has the idea of naming the women’s basketball Final Four trophy in honor of Lady Vols basketball head coach emerita Pat Summitt.

Video: Fall Commencement 2012

UT alumnus Chad Holliday received an honorary doctorate in engineering during UT’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 15. Holliday also gave the commencement address, in which he urged graduates to value their degrees and stay connected to the university.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Melahnie Springfield

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Melahnie Springfield, an advertising graduate student, had the big idea to start a popular blog about self-segregation in social media.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Sarah Hillyer

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Sarah Hillyer is director of the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society. She and co-founder Ashleigh Huffman have the big idea of using sport as a tool for personal and community development.