Who: Rebecca Smithey is an accounting specialist for UT Libraries. She’s worked at UT for 18 years, accounting for every penny the Libraries spend. She pays invoices, balances budgets, and keeps accounts of the Libraries’ $10 million in yearly expenditures. About her: Smithey grew up on a farm in Blount County as the youngest of
About her: Teresa Gheen is an administrative specialist for UT’s telephone services and networks warehouses located in the Communications Building and the Kingston Pike Building. She began working for UT in 2013. “I love working for UT because everyone is so nice, and they have been since the day I started,” she said. Her day
Who: Renée D’Elia-Zunino is a distinguished lecturer in Italian studies and faculty advisor of UT’s Italian Club. She said she loves sharing not only the Italian language but Italian culture with her students. “Everything my students learn has a purpose.” D’Elia-Zunino and her students also participate in an annual Italian immersion weekend in Kingston, Tennessee.
Who: Joe Payne is an assistant professor of sound and digital media in the Department of Theatre. He also works on sound effects and live reinforcement (microphones and other amplification technologies) for Clarence Brown Theatre productions. He composes music for some of the plays, including the recent production of The Crucible. He also does projection
Who: Sue Hamilton is director of the UT Gardens. She’s also a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and teaches three courses: Management and Operations of Public Gardens, Botanical Garden Practicum, and Plant and Garden Photography. The last is a very popular course, she said, because people who go into public garden management tend