UTS and Boys and Girls Club: An Enduring Partnership

Since the beginning of the Boys and Girls Club of Pulaski, UT Southern has felt a special pride and companionship towards this small rural children’s program. Many UTS employees and students have been involved with the club and sat as board of directors through the years.

“I am proud to say that the University of Tennessee Southern has historically supported our Boys and Girls Club of Pulaski … . In addition, we have supplied four advisory committee members, just since 2018, and I myself am honored to have served as Advisory Committee chair,” Provost Judy Cheatham says.

During the pandemic, UTS supplied the club with books, tutors, materials, snacks, interns, even tables and chairs—to the tune of more than 500 volunteer hours donated by 55 UTS students, four faculty and several staff.

“This organization, founded in 1860, has always put children at the core of their mission, helping all young people reach their full potential—clearly, what an appropriate and wonderful partner for UT Southern, an institution also committed to helping young people become their best selves as productive, caring, responsible citizens,” Cheatham says.

UTS “Masters” Criminal Justice

UT Southern Criminal Justice
UT Southern’s Master’s of Criminal Justice offers a wealth of real-world experience.

Richard Schoeberl leads the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security division at UT Southern as director and coordinator, including its Master of Criminal Justice degree. He brings with him a wealth of real-world knowledge related to the field and has put together a teaching staff that offers students an opportunity to acquire a degree from those who have worked in the field and know where the needs lie. Recent presentations allowed insight into current criminal justice and homeland security topics.

Fine Arts Program Showcases Many Talents

The UT Southern Fine Arts program annual showcase
The UT Southern Fine Arts program annually showcases its faculty and students’ talents.

The University of Tennessee Southern Fine Arts Program recently showcased its many talents. The showcase featured students, faculty and alumni in music, art and drama. Part of the Victoria and Thomas Martin School of Arts and Humanities, the Fine Arts Department now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, with concentrations in music, art or drama, in addition to minors in art, dramatic arts, graphic design and music.