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.
Brenda Lewis Peel, the first Black undergraduate student to receive a degree from UT, dedicated her career to expanding access to higher education.
Jennifer Weisent and UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s Shelter medicine team partner with local shelters to provide critical services for homeless animals and hands-on surgical experience for students.
Theotis Robinson Jr. was among the first Black students admitted to the university. With a new scholarship endowment, he is removing barriers for Tennesseans to pursue a college education.
Professor Amy Mundorff identified human remains after the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. At UT, she produces groundbreaking research and mentors a new generation of forensic anthropologists.
Hundreds of UT students and staff descend on Pond Gap and Inskip Elementary Schools every week to serve children through tutoring, performing arts, and science.
Recipients of the inaugural awards are making their mark around the world.
After catching the illness as a nurse for COVID-19 patients, former Vol pitcher Travis Exum is still recovering.
Volunteering more than 880 hours, students help give around 15,900 inoculations.
For the past two decades, students in UT’s sustainable communities course have gone into the heart of Tennessee’s Appalachian communities to serve.
Developing a paddle–hike–bike trail system, landscape architecture students expand the Tennessee River’s impact within the region by helping establish the Tennessee RiverLine.
Design and nursing students collaborate with faculty on a health care simulation app.