In the aftermath of the 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires, the Dollywood Foundation launched the My People Fund to help. What was the overall impact of that relief effort, and how is the affected population faring nearly a year and a half later?
UT’s Land Grant Films has announced its most ambitious documentary yet: telling the story of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
What is the best way to help someone after they’ve lost everything? Money? Clothing? Shelter?
In 2009, east Tennessee native Dolly Parton gave a memorable commencement address at UT that became a YouTube sensation. In her speech, Parton urged graduates to “dream more, learn more, care more, and do more.” Parton has turned that message into a new book, Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You.
Dolly Parton’s speech to the 2009 graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences was one of four commencement videos featured on the front page of YouTube.com recently, resulting in great exposure for UT Knoxville.
UT Knoxville will give East Tennessee native and acclaimed musician Dolly Parton an honorary doctorate degree during the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremony, 9 a.m. Friday, May 8, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Graduates and their guests are expected to fill the arena to capacity.