Although we couldn’t celebrate in person, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, sent a little piece of Rocky Top home to its 4,625 newest graduates.
“As a nurse, you show up, even though it’s scary,” Laura Phelps says. “Volunteers do the same. You come together in times of need. You show up for each other.”
“Along with the educational learning UT has provided, this program has been a life-changing experience for me,” Jazmynn Hardy says.
To celebrate the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s 225th anniversary, the Jones Center for Leadership and Service designed a three-tiered medallion system to recognize students who log over 100 hours of community service during their time at UT.
When Geghie Alayna Davis applied for her Fulbright, she wanted to use design to promote rural internet access initiatives, including her Union County home.
Conlan Burbrink’s professional resume includes grounds work at the highest level of soccer, cricket, and baseball, where he interned for a summer with his hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds.
Invested in local outreach programs and community service, Pride of the Southland Color Guard squad leader Uriah Richey plans to dedicate her career to helping others.
Adam Larkey, a spring 2020 industrial and systems engineering graduate, will join the workforce soon, but his first career began when he picked up the fiddle as a six-year-old.
Although in-person commencement ceremonies in May had to be postponed for safety, UT will recognize graduates and their outstanding achievements over the next few weeks.