Professional Development

An illustration rendering of a feasibility study for a marina in Savannah.

Learning to Lead

Learn how the CPM program's growth in West Tennessee is enhancing professional development for local leaders and driving significant economic…

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Ingram Scholars 2024 (second year) From left: Jay Carroll, Lincoln County; Colin Cheplen, Giles County; Aaliyah Dunavant, Lawrence County; Paige Stiles, Marshall County; Mercie Ashmore, Lewis County; Bibi Crane, Maury County; Pat Ford, director.

Leading Through Networking

The Ingram Scholars program provides an opportunity for exemplary UT Southern students to help their communities while networking with local…

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Jill Joyce assists a student in a pre-algebra class at West Valley Middle School.

Growing Her Dream

UTK alumna Jill Joyce never thought she would be where she is now: seated next to a student, helping him…

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Career Growth Through An Alumni Network

Becky Spaulding has reinvented the career services program into the UT Alumni Association Center for Career Advancement.

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UT Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena filled with graduating students during the spring 2024 commencement ceremony.

UTC’s Roundhouse Rocked Commencement

For the first time since 2019, commencement ceremonies at UT Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena were held without restraints.

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Rev. Paul Middlebrook speaks to a room of people attending the Tennessee Government Professionals Institute.

TPGI Graduates Sharpen Their Leadership Skills

55 state employees recently graduated from the Tennessee Government Professionals Institute, an initiative for emerging leaders by the Naifeh Center.

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Lathon Ross wears a shirt decorated by his students during a celebration of the first graduates from the Call Me MiSTER program at UT Martin.

Call Me MiSTER

The Call Me MiSTER program strives to increase the pool of male minority educators to be effective role models.

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Illustration of a business man reaching out for assistance.

Certified Learning

The Naifeh Center's Tennessee Certified Public Manager program allows graduates to earn graduate school credits.

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Dr. Harold Conner Jr., the son of former assistant dean of students Harold Conner Sr., speaks about his father at the naming ceremony.

Residence Halls Named for Pioneers

UT Martin named two residence facilities in honor of pioneers Jessie Lou Arnold Pryor and Harold Conner Sr..

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LEIC instructor Dereck Stewart speaks to UT Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief of Operations Mike Richardson.

LEIC to Extend Cultural Competency Training

A program that started on UT’s undergraduate campuses will go nationwide, thanks to a grant the Law Enforcement Innovation Center…

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Navy Ensign Gage Smith, Air Force 2nd Lt. Jessica Smith, Army 2nd Lt. Lincoln Mitchell, Air Force 2nd Lt. Hayden Hall and Army Capt. Chase Morris stand for a photo.

Committed to Serve

Every generation of Jessica Smith’s family has served in the armed forces since the French and Indian War. Her turn…

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UTM staff standing with Mahmoud Haddad, a UTM professor of finance honored for his commitment to student success.

OVC honors Haddad

Mahmoud Haddad was recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference as the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Commitment to Student Success…

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First Lady Visits UT, Praises ‘Grow Your Own’ Collaboration

First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited UT Knoxville in September to recognize Tennessee’s Grow…

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Becky Spaulding coaches a job seeker at the UT almni center

Connect UT

UT unites job seekers and employers.

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A Black woman in a white coat walks confidentally through the Memphis Medical District

Reflective of the Population

For Jasmine Jefferson, a mentoring program tipped the scales in favor of a career in medicine.

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Carrie Woods speaks to Crucial Conversation program participants.

Let’s Talk

Crucial Conversations delivered to domestic violence shelters.

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Pearls of Career Wisdom

The world was your oyster...Or so it seemed when you got that prized piece of paper signifying your graduation from…

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Kevin Lauer (foreground) fire management consultant with CTAS, instructs Gary West, deputy commissioner, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, State Fire Marshal’s Office (left) and Patrick Sheehan (right) executive director for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

Firefighting Teamwork

Mutual aid is ensured by IPS planning, and provides resources beyond the means of any single fire department.

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Connecting 2.0

‘Networking’ is too generic a term for what our alumni are requesting. We’re really talking about facilitating strategic and personal…

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Tyler and Emily Forrest

You’re Already Linked with 362,000 UT Alumni

The UTAA is adding two new free tools to its suite of career services.

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Fore! Alumna Helps Women in Business Learn to Play Golf

Female business students are being teed up for career success with the establishment of the Janet McKinley MBA Golf Endowment…

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