Jorge Roman, a UT Knoxville sports psychology master’s student, is a proud big brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee program. He visits his little brother, Josh, a fourth-grader at South Knoxville Elementary School, as often as he can despite his own school obligations.
More than a dozen golden retrievers have found a second chance at life and love, thanks to two students at UT Knoxville. Carol Newsom and Erica Eads both volunteer with the Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, which helps displaced and discarded golden retrievers find good homes.
UT Knoxville sophomore Katie Riley is co-chairing the “Fierce & Fancy Formals” fashion show to raise money for a secondary school in Boucan-Carre, Haiti. Riley is a volunteer for an organization called Haiti Outreach Program, which is an ecumenical mission of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville.