Commodities for Communities is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. The partnership allows farmers to support the university by gifting portions of their crop to the UT Foundation.
UT Foundation News
Miller Energy Resources Inc., a high-growth oil and natural gas exploration, production, and drilling company headquartered in Knoxville has partnered with UT’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences to support a graduate fellowship in petroleum geology. The Miller Energy Fellowship is unique in terms of industrial support commonly provided by a fellowship.
The UT Foundation has recognized several Knoxville-area employees with its annual award for outstanding work in support of the foundation’s mission. They were honored at a board meeting held in October.
Last year was a record fundraising year for UT Knoxville with more than 32,700 alumni and friends contributing more than $104.7 million. The total was up $7.6 million over 2010-2011.Such private support is essential to the University of Tennessee’s goal of becoming a Top 25 public research university.