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Earlier this month, high school students from Blount, Knox, and Sevier counties wrapped up a six-week college experience at UT as part of the Pre-College Upward Bound (PCUB) project.

PCUB, a program through UT’s College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center, provides potential first-generation college students from low-income households with guidance, support, and enrichment opportunities that better equip them to make postsecondary education decisions.

During their time at UT, the students resided on campus and enrolled in a mini-term curriculum to better understand what to expect as a college student. In addition to exploring residence hall life and college classes, students participated in activities that grew and developed their social and communication skills.

Since its creation in 1981 by Professor of Educational Administration Ernest Brewer, PCUB has served more than 2,500 program participants, with some entering the medical and legal fields.

For more information about PCUB, visit the website.

C O N T A C T :

Ernest Brewer (865-974-4466, ewbrewer@utk.edu)