After a difficult transition, first-generation college student Madison Woods found place at UT through service and a passion for social justice.
Award recipients are typically celebrated during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards include the Macebearer and the Jimmy and Ileen Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence.
Seven seniors are being recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor: The Torchbearer award.
Nine seniors have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with UT’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award.
More than 95 recipients of the Torchbearer award—the highest student honor bestowed by the university—gathered on campus over the weekend to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the award. The reunion brought together Torchbearer recipients representing classes from 1945 to 2015.
Seven students received the Torchbearer award, the highest honor given to a student, Tuesday at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. The award is based on academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service.
The Volunteer statue in Torchbearer Plaza has witnessed many milestones since his 1968 debut on campus including marriage proposals, the Vol Walk, and plenty of graduation day photos. The recent renovation of the plaza has provided a unique opportunity for alumni staff to return a piece of UT history to hundreds of Volunteers.
“I’m a little bit superstitious sometimes,” said Val Tanco. “When I have hunches of something big, it usually ends up being right.” On a hunch, Tanco and her wife, Sophy Jesty, kept their daughter Emilia out of day care the morning of June 26 and asked their friend and attorney Regina Lambert to meet them
Work has begun on the renovation of UT’s Circle Park and Torchbearer Plaza. To mark the beginning of the renovation, here are a few facts that shed some light on the history of the Torchbearer.
Nine students received the Torchbearer award, the highest honor given to students, on Wednesday at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.
The companion website to Torchbearer, the university’s magazine for alumni and friends, is faster, better, and more stylish than ever after its recent redesign. Refined categories, improved navigation, and more featured articles on the home page make finding interesting content easy—and with the new layout, this content can be enjoyed anywhere, from a desktop computer
Last week the Memphis Commercial Appeal spoke with three Greater Memphis students receiving more than just a diploma from UT. Aeron Glover and Jayanni Webster of Memphis and Drew Shapiro of Germantown each received the Torchbearer award, the campus’s highest honor for academic achievement and commitment to others through activities and contributions to the university