UT eclipsed its goal of receiving $2.5 million in just 24 hours during Big Orange Give, the university’s annual day of giving. Volunteers from every state and around the globe contributed more than 4,500 gifts on November 18.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Nursing celebrated another year of educating the next generation of nurse leaders and health care professionals with its 12th annual NightinGala, which was livestreamed due to COVID-19. Country music star and Academy of Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett surprised guests with a prerecorded
Chancellor Donde Plowman found out at 9:30 a.m. this morning that she is a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The chancellor has no symptoms, went immediately for a COVID test, and has gone home to quarantine for 14 days.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on toward 2021, the IEP designation both recognizes and advances UT’s ability to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our state and our nation.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has earned national recognition as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. This designation acknowledges the exceptional ways UT cultivates community engagement, economic growth and workforce development across the state of Tennessee and beyond.
In her remarks, Chancellor Plowman discussed her first year leading the university, recent successes and challenges, and the continued work of shaping a shared vision for the future.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Donde Plowman is the first woman president or chancellor in the history of the Southeastern Conference to represent the SEC on the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum.
“The chancellor talked to my dad—who didn’t actually go to UT but raised us as big Volunteer fans,” Mikayla Woltman said. “When I called the chancellor back, she was like, ‘I’ve been waiting for you! It’s so nice to hear from you.’”