News from Our Colleges

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Niederhausers Both Love Nursing, Education, Kids

Niederhauser_featured

This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on our campus. For Victoria Niederhauser and her daughter, Emily, nursing is a family affair. They come from several generations of health care providers and are continuing the tradition. Niederhauser is dean of the College of Nursing and Emily is a neonatal nurse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Life Lessons: Mom is Teacher, in More Ways than One

stephensonfeatured

This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on our campus. Rachel Simmons, a UT grad who teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing preschoolers in Georgia, remembers the wonderful—and sometimes awkward—experience of having her mom, Senior Lecturer Brenda Stephenson, as a teacher in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

Gold Star Moms: History Department Moms Share Pain of Losing Sons in War

Bernice Koprince and grandson, Billy (named after William Koprince) plant flags at a veterans memorial celebration.

Kim Harrison and Bernice Koprince are both Gold Star moms; both of their sons died in the line of duty overseas. They both work in the  Department of History.

Army Specialist G. Daniel Harrison died on December 2, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq. He was in the 293rd Military Police Company and was killed in combat, saving the lives of other soldiers on patrol that day. He was 22.

US Marine Corps Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr. was serving his third overseas deployment, and his second in Iraq, when he was killed by an improvised explosive device on December 27, 2006, in the city of Habbaniyah during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was 24.

This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on campus. Mother’s Day is a tough day for Kim Harrison and Bernice Koprince, both administrative specialists in the Department of History. Both are Gold Star moms: their sons died while serving in the US military overseas. And both say they’ll get through the day by focusing on good memories and gratitude rather than grief.

Just Like Your Mother: Wyatts Found their Niche in the College of Nursing

wyatt

This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on our campus. Nursing Professor and HITS Lab Co-Director Tami Wyatt grew up knowing she wanted to be a nurse. Her daughter, Rachael, was determined to be anything but a nurse—until she got to UT. Now Rachael, who graduated last year, is a NICU nurse in Chattanooga, and she says it makes her happy to know that people think she’s just like her mom.

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Honors Faculty, Staff

CEHHS award recipients

Dean Bob Rider celebrated faculty and staff in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health and Human Sciences for their accomplishments and service Wednesday at the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony. The event was held in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agricultural campus.