The University of Tennessee System plans to extend the qualifying income level for UT Promise scholarship recipients to $75,000 from $60,000 (adjusted gross income).
UT Promise also will guarantee a minimum $500 award per semester for qualifying students. These changes go into effect for fall semester 2024.
“UT Promise is more than a scholarship program; it’s a promise that we make to the young people of Tennessee. It’s a promise that their dreams, ambitions and hard work will not be limited by financial barriers,” UT President Randy Boyd says. “Through UT Promise, we are investing in the next generation of leaders, innovators and change-makers who will shape the future of our state and beyond.”
UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship program that guarantees free tuition and fees after other financial aid is received (such as Pell Grants, HOPE Scholarship or other institutional scholarships) for qualifying undergraduate Tennessee residents at University of Tennessee campuses located in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, Memphis and Pulaski.
President’s Awards Recipients Honored
UT System President Randy Boyd honored the recipients of the 2023 President’s Awards during a luncheon in August. Fourteen faculty and staff members from across the UT System were selected for their accomplishments and dedication to the Be One UT values.
“Our Be One UT values are not just a philosophy but a concrete way we define our culture and way of doing business,” Boyd said. “These award recipients exemplify who we are as well as who we continually aspire to be in serving the people of Tennessee.”
The President’s Awards are the highest honor UT employees can receive from the university. Winners receive $3,000 and a commemorative plaque.
The 2023 recipients are:
Bold and Impactful: James Bailey, UT Health Science Center, and Melissa Smith, UT Health Science Center
Embrace Diversity: Henrietta Giles, UT Martin, and Michelle Rigler, UT Chattanooga
Optimistic and Visionary: Nan Gaylord, UT Knoxville, and Destin Tucker, UT Martin
Nimble and Innovative: David Rausch, UT Chattanooga, and Patricia Page, UT Health Science Center
Excel in All We Do: Stephanie Kolitsch, UT Martin, and Abeer Mustafa, UT Chattanooga
United and Connected: Clinton Smith, UT Martin, and Tomi Rogers, UT Institute for Public Service
Transparent and Trusted: Heather Sedges, UT Extension, and Charles Primm, UT System
Streiffer Names ORNL Director
UT-Battelle, a partnership of the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute, appointed Stephen Streiffer as the new director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Streiffer served as interim director at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center National Accelerator Laboratory and previously spent 24 years in research and leadership positions at Argonne National Laboratory.
Streiffer earned his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in materials science from Rice University. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the Materials Research Society and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.