U.S. News and World Report has highlighted a recent study from UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research that confirms that persistence pays when it comes to higher education. The study shows that students who complete their bachelor’s degree in four years earned $10,000 more than non-completers seven years after entering college. Read the full
Two staff members from the Division of Student Life have been recognized by their peers and named to leadership positions in professional organizations. Ashley Blamey, director of the SEE Center, has been selected to serve as the first president of the Higher Education Case Managers Association. Frank Cuevas, executive director of University Housing, will co-chair
The Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase the number of Hispanic library science faculty members. The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as two of the thirty-two Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
UT has posted its dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester. The dean’s list can be viewed online. To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.80–4.00 (summa cum laude), 3.65–3.79 (magna cum laude), or 3.50–3.64 (cum laude).
UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has established its first scholarship endowment thanks to a gift from Georgiana Vines, adjunct faculty member and Knoxville News Sentinel political columnist. Vines has established the Georgiana Vines Endowed Scholarship Fund to reflect her interest in journalism and public policy.