Spring 2018

As you read through this issue’s stories, you’ll meet alumni near and far, overseeing the economy of a country, helping others paddle a Tennessee river or making geriatric patients’ lives better. You’ll read about our story about the UT System’s first marketing campaign in more than a decade makes clear: Everywhere you look, UT. From farm fields to athletic fields to new fields of study. From classrooms, boardrooms, hospital rooms and courtrooms. Where our alumni live and work, we are there. Where our faculty and staff touch lives, we are there.

This is UT.

Not their First Rodeo

Professional cowboys trace their start to UT Martin.

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Alternative Break celebrates 25 years of inspiring lifelong service.

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A young black bear pauses at the base of a tree

Still Roaming

UT continues 50 years of black bear research.

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Caroline Dickey

The Story of Her Life

Alumna helps others overcome through occupational therapy.

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Hands On

Hands On

Law enforcement's forensic training heads to the woods.

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Hypersonic Horizon

Hypersonic HORIZON

The new wind tunnel complex at UTSI will simulate speeds greater than 3,800 MPH.

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Thai Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong

Becoming the Fixer

Thailand’s Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong and his adviser are both guided by their education at UT.

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Jerry Bear in front of a map of the Ocoee River


A UTC alumnus engineers the Ocoee River.

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Up Close with Joe DiPietro

Learn a few of the lesser known facts about the University of Tennessee's 25th president.

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Delmont Jones runs in the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon

Running for My Life (And Theirs, Too)

In September 2013 I participated in my first 5K (3.1-mile) race.

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University Launches Marketing Campaign

Where in Tennessee can you go to find the presence or impact of the UT system?

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An attendee of the grand opening of the UT Knoxville Veterans Resource Center salutes the flag.

Veterans Resource Center Opens

The new center provides student veterans with a place to study, socialize and find access to various campus services.

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African American women in Chattanooga staged sit-ins at lunch counters as part of the civil rights movement.


UTC professor Susan Eckelmann Berghel has students engage with history beyond the textbooks by recording the stories of local women…

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Temple Grandin onstage at UT Martin

Grandin Speaks at Martin

Animal behaviorist and autism advocate Temple Grandin spoke on the value of individuals who see the world differently.

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Mobile Stroke Unit

Mobile Stroke Unit a Life Saver

Fast action by the staff of the UT Mobile Stroke Unit saved the life of a man who had a…

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Large group of professionals attending a training

Naifeh Center Trains THEC Leaders

A two-year leadership academy encourages lifelong learning for and provides opportunities for professional growth.

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Morgan Hall on the UTIA campus

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Throughout 2018, faculty, staff and alumni are celebrating the institute’s golden anniversary.

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Tennessee Alumnus Wins Top Honors

The Tennessee Alumnus took top honors at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III awards in…

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4 women from the UT Knoxville class of 2018 holding glitter-covered cardboard digits 2, 0, 1, and 8

Alumni Snapshots: Spring 2018

Tennessee Alumni, students, and employees around the state.

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