Baker Scholars News

Baker Center Honored Graduating Scholars, Ambassadors

Pictured, left to right, back row: Brandon Prins, Chase Pritchett, Justin Hickerson, Zachariah Hethmon, Taylor Odle, Matt Murray, Kelsey Parkman, Bill Park and Nissa Dahlin-Brown. Front row: Hannah Bailey, Charleigh Cagle, David Clark, Lisa Dicker, Abigail McKamey, Chris Schwartz, and Amanda Tranum.

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has honored its 2014 Baker Scholars and Baker Ambassador graduates. Twelve graduating students were honored as Baker Scholars and Baker Ambassadors and for living in the Baker Living and Learning Community. The scholars were awarded a medallion to celebrate the completion of an independent research project on a policy issue.

Baker Center to Host Panel on Transportation Issues

A panel of transportation experts and economists will meet on Wednesday, April 17, to discuss “Taxes, Green Vehicles, and the Death of Tennessee Transportation.” The panel discussion will be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium in the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. The discussion will be moderated by Baker Scholars Eric Dixon, senior in philosophy, and Caleb Williford, senior in logistics.

Vines Establishes Endowed Scholarship Fund at Baker Center

UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has established its first scholarship endowment thanks to a gift from Georgiana Vines, adjunct faculty member and Knoxville News Sentinel political columnist. Vines has established the Georgiana Vines Endowed Scholarship Fund to reflect her interest in journalism and public policy.

UT Hosts Baker Scholars Research Presentation

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is hosting its first annual Baker Scholars Research presentation. The undergraduate scholars will display and discuss their research projects and other initiatives, which are mentored by UT faculty and staff.

UT Students Sought for UT Baker Center Scholar Program

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville is seeking high-achieving students interested in public policy, politics, government and public service. Baker Scholars attend Baker Center events throughout the year and assist with promotion of these events to peers and faculty. The scholars also complete a project, prepare an end-of-the-year summary of the project and participate in the end-of-the-year Baker Scholar Symposium and celebration dinner.