Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, residence halls will be renamed in honor of Theotis Robinson and Rita Sanders Geier, African American trailblazers whose fight for equity and social justice transformed the university and the state’s higher education system.
After the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, community leaders took notice of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, nursing students volunteering at testing sites, helping with campus saliva testing, and providing health screenings at campus events. After the vaccine rollout began, communities asked the College of Nursing to help with distribution.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has entered into a collaborative partnership with two regional postsecondary institutions: Knoxville College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville. Strengthened by a letter of intent in the summer of 2020, the partnership reinforces UT’s commitment to connect the university’s knowledge and resources with the community in mutually beneficial ways.