Caitlin Priester loves a good challenge. As one of this year’s 15 freshman Haslam Scholars, Caitlin’s next challenge is starting classes at UT, where she is majoring in animal sciences with a goal of one day becoming a veterinarian.
For Alonie Sutton, giving up music as well as basketball, a sport she had played since third grade, to focus on track and field was one of life’s tough decisions. Fortunately, her sacrifice paid off and led her to an easy decision—coming to Tennessee.
UT is preparing to welcome its largest freshman class on record—about 5,180 students.
Karalise Nikuze is starting college with a goal already in mind—help others like the doctors who helped her when she was a young child in Tanzania. Nikuze, of Knoxville, a freshman who aspires to a career in medicine, is part of the university’s incoming Class of 2022.
Since she can remember, freshman Ashlyn Anderson has been the cook in her family. Pursuing her passion for food, Anderson has volunteered to cook nutritious food for cancer patients, and she comes to UT with the hope of pursing a degree in food science and finding more ways to make a difference in the world.
If you ask trombone player Trystan Fritts which his favorite song is to play, you won’t get a straight answer.
Four years ago, UT freshman Kinley Koontz founded the Garden Project, a nonprofit that nurtures at-risk schoolchildren through the visual and performing arts. Now, as an entrepreneurial college student, Koontz is planting her roots at UT with plans to grow the Garden Project while pursuing a degree in engineering.