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Student Entrepreneurs Named Finalists in Statewide Pitch Competition

Four UT student startups were named among the 13 finalists in Launch Tennessee’s 36|86: Student Edition Pitch Competition. The competition brings together student companies from universities across Tennessee as part of the agency’s statewide University Venture Challenge (UVC) program. GeoAir, SimPath, In With the Old, and the Sorority Guide will pitch June 4 in Nashville as part of the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference.


UT Names 14 Incoming Freshmen Haslam Scholars

Two have founded nonprofit organizations. One is a sign language interpreter. Another was a high school offensive lineman who also served as a head teacher for an English tutoring program. These are just a few of the accomplishments of the 14 high school seniors who will be attending UT this fall as Haslam Scholars, UT’s premier academic program.


Seven Seniors Receive UT’s Highest Honor

Seven UT students have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award. The students were recently notified of their selection with surprise visits from Chancellor Beverly Davenport and other UT administrators while in class, in student organization meetings, and even in their coach’s office. They will receive a Torchbearer medal during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 19. The event is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.


Meet Our Volunteer Family: Ovi Kabir

Ovi Kabir, a junior in political science with a concentration in pre-law, grew up in Jellico, Tennessee, then later moved to Oak Ridge, so East Tennessee has always been home for him. During his first year on campus, he was involved with many different organizations including SGA, Clement Hall Residence Association, and Tennessee crew. This year he has dialed it back to focus hon community service around Knoxville and serve as the president for Tennessee Crew.