Spring Commencement 2017 News

Poetic Justice: Graduating Veteran Finds Satisfaction, Solace in Writing Verse

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.

Five Ways New Graduates Can Succeed in Their First Post-College Job

More than 3,000 UT seniors will embark on a new journey after they graduate next week. Many will begin their first post-college jobs, while others will take internships or fellowships or attend graduate school in the fall. UT’s Center for Career Development aims to reach all undergraduates early in their college careers to help them achieve their goals after graduation.

UT Grad to Hike 2,200-Mile Appalachian Trail to Honor Dad, Fight Cancer

wo days after Troy Galyon graduates from UT, he will embark on a 2,200-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment. This journey is a personal one for the 22-year-old Maryville native. His father was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer last fall and is in the middle of chemotherapy treatments.