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In commencement ceremonies will last week, the university awarded 3,113 undergraduate degrees, 923 graduate degrees, 109 law degrees, and 82 veterinary medicine degrees.

Noted aviation businessman and philanthropist Scott Niswonger received an honorary degree, the 19th awarded by UT. Read about the other 18.

News about commencements and several of our exceptional students’ stories were shared by local media outlets.

From the News Sentinel:

Nearly 1,000 UT Graduates Urged to Remember Those Who Inspired Them

Tennessee Rowing’s Katie Porter Is 27th Student-Athlete to Be Torchbearer

How Parker Henry Went From Vols Equipment Manager to Walk-On Starter to SEC Award Winner

UT Graduating Senior Struggles Searching for a Job

From WBIR: 

Local Woman Overcomes Breast Cancer to Graduate at 38

UT Senior Crafts Path to Graduation, New York through Pottery

Several Women Veterans Graduating from UT Received Quilts of Valor to Honor Their Service

Service & Sacrifice: Move Over, Men

Clear Bag Policy in Effect for Thompson-Boling Graduations

From WATE:

UT Law School Grad Remembers Immigration to U.S.

16 Graduating Women Veterans Surprised with Quilts of Valor

UT Holds Agricultural Sciences Graduation

UT Spring Graduation Schedule