After several years working for WalMart corporate headquarters, Robert Pellegrino was hungry for a different type of challenge.
Graduate School News
WiSTAR3 kicks off the fall semester with a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Schulz Brau Brewery, 126 Bernard Avenue. Interested students are encouraged to attend and discuss possible events for this school year.
Master of Fine Arts student Dana Potter grew up working beside her mother, a ceramic artist, in an arts center in her small Iowa hometown of Okoboji. “I saw her bringing people together and creating a sense of community through art,” said Potter, who will be attending UT’s highly ranked printmaking program as part of the first class of recipients of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence.
The first recipients of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence have been chosen. The new $4 million fellowship program, administered by the Graduate School, was designed to help UT recruit top graduate students from around the world.
At commencement events around the country, college graduates are getting more than just their diplomas; they’re receiving inspiration and bits of advice from the speakers at their ceremonies.
Amber MacDonald grew up playing sports and thought she wanted to be a personal trainer. But her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis when she was 15 changed the course of her life forever. This week, she’s receiving her master’s degree in cellular molecular nutrition, earned in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. MacDonald has spent the past three years researching the link between nutrition and cancer.
As a poet and military veteran, MFA candidate Jeb Herrin has found success—and solace—drawing on his five years as a medic with the third infantry division during Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Herrin, who will participate in the graduate hooding ceremony on Thursday, has won awards for his poetry and had his work published several journals and an anthology. His thesis is a compilation of war poems.
The Haslam College of Business Master of Science in management and human resources program can help accelerate management opportunities in your career.
Vidya Kishore represented UT at Legislative Plaza in Nashville as part of Graduate Education Week earlier this month.
Graduate and professional students are invited to participate in the Three Minute Thesis competition during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7.