Vols listen and learn from one another, and step forward together.
Looking for connection and community at UT, first-generation college student Abigail Thongbai discovers a passion for volunteering and launches a career helping others.
UT has built an ecosystem of student support initiatives to make sure all Vols have the best chance at success.
Five years after graduation, Azsha White reflects on how the university shaped her future.
A student organization gives students opportunities to get outside, serve others, and catch fish.
Students explore their leadership potential through the Volunteer Impact Academy.
Vols roll up their sleeves and take learning far beyond the classroom walls.
UT Researcher Dayakar Penumadu is refining the materials of the future.
A scholarship opportunity allows first-generation student Alexis Moreno (’21) to write a new story.
Veterinary public health students learn about the ways humans, animals, and the environment are all interconnected.
Maya Bian’s interdisciplinary work in global health took her to China, where she researched the thesis that led to an international research award.
Frances Garcia is one of countless UT students who have benefited from UT’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Looking to make his mark, transfer student and first-generation college graduate KoJak Wells (’20) went from the stock room to a Fortune 500 company.
Vols find growth and opportunity in lighting the way for others—on campus and around the world.
With nationwide teacher shortages causing a strain on schools and students, UT’s Grow Your Own program is helping teachers’ assistants get certified and step in front of the classroom.
Incoming nursing student and national ROTC scholarship recipient Joan Acosta prepares to lead and serve in more ways than one.
As the founder of UT’s championship-winning VEX U team, Grant Kobes forged a Volunteer legacy in robotics, achieving his vision of leaving behind a world-class program focused on STEM outreach and community service.
Through service and mentorship, graduating senior Chelsea Igbenu has made Rocky Top home—for herself and others.
Callie Canfield came to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to become a speech pathologist. Along the way, she’s creating unique opportunities to support students with disabilities.
If you really want to understand a person, the adage says, you must be willing to walk a mile in their shoes. That’s what US Air Force veteran Tom Cruise (’17, ’20) does every day at UT.