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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee is hosting a series of meetings this fall for state high school officials to discuss UT student admissions.

UT’s 2001 Conference for Counselors will address entrance requirements, financial aid, scholarships and other aspects of student transition to college life.

The meetings will be held in September at UT’s Knoxville campus and five other locations across the state. Each session also will include a keynote address from a UT administrator on the importance of diversity and recruiting the best students.

“New admissions standards, increased competition for scholarships, higher tuition and other factors can make the college transition more difficult,” said Dr. Judith Devine, who coordinates the conference for the UT Provost’s office.

“This conference provides information on these issues to help high school counselors across the state better serve their students.”

All conferences begin at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Conference dates, locations and keynote speakers are:
— Sept. 10, UT Chattanooga University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room; speaker is UTC Chancellor Bill Stacy.
— Sept. 11, Johnson City Holiday Inn, Taylor Ballroom; speaker is Dr. Anne Mayhew, UT vice provost for academic affairs and NCAA faculty athletic representative.
— Sept. 12, UT Knoxville University Center Ballroom; speaker is Dr. Loren Crabtree, UT Provost.
— Sept. 17, Murfreesboro, Garden Plaza Hotel, Heartland Ballroom; speaker is UTC Chancellor Bill Stacy.
— Sept. 18, UT Martin University Center; speaker is Dr. Katie High, UT Martin vice chancellor for student affairs.
— Sept. 19, Memphis, UT Health Science Center Student Alumni Center; speaker is Dr. Katie High, UT Martin vice chancellor for student affairs.

High school guidance counselors, principals and superintendents are invited to attend.

UT representatives will be available to answer questions and provide information on undergraduate admissions, financial aid, new programs and other topics.

Staff members from veterinary medicine and UT’s health science programs in Memphis also will attend.

For more information, contact Jeff Gerkin at 865-974-1445.