The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is welcoming more than 30,000 students for its first hybrid fall semester. More than 7,100 new students are enrolled, including first-years, transfers, and those enrolled in Volunteer Bridge, a joint program with Pellissippi State Community College.
Tymia Palmer is beginning life as a UT sophomore, having successfully completed her first year of study at Pellissippi State Community College as a Volunteer Bridge student.
For Robert Taylor, education has been a constant in a life of change. Taylor, of Nashville, is part of the incoming class of Volunteer Bridge students. The dual-enrollment program invites eligible students to live on the UT campus while completing their first year at Pellissippi State Community College.
The Volunteer Bridge Program, UT’s dual enrollment program with Pellissippi State Community College, is welcoming 210 students this year—the largest group since the program launched in 2011.
Now in its sixth year, UT̍s Volunteer Bridge program has its largest class ever. This fall, 175 invited students began the program, which allows them to spend a year and a summer studying at Pellissippi State Community College and then, upon successful completion of program requirements, transfer seamlessly to UT.
Students enrolled in Volunteer Bridge—a invitation-only dual-enrollment program between Pellissippi State Community College and UT—will now find it easier to get their associate’s degree while continuing their college studies.
This week, the first nineteen students graduate from the Volunteer Bridge program, UT’s innovative dual-enrollment program with Pellissippi State Community College.