Torchbearers are seniors who embody the Volunteer spirit while demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to serving others.
“To lead the country in Goldwater Scholars is a credit to these five outstanding future STEM research leaders,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor David Manderscheid.
Suresh Babu, the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing, was nominated to serve in shaping policy and research for the National Science Foundation.
With Pat Summitt’s legacy as a guide, Tamika Catchings started her own nonprofit 15 years ago to help underserved children.
UT ranks seventh among public research universities for student Fulbrights and is the top-ranked SEC school.
From the dawn of TV sports in the 1950s through the 1980s, “Hello everybody, I’m Lindsey Nelson” were familiar words for viewers across the nation. In so many ways, Nelson ascended along with his medium.
The spirit that UT President Emeritus Joe Johnson found when he first walked into Ayres Hall in 1956 still pervades the Knoxville campus.
Every university is judged by its alumni, and former UT students have distinguished themselves all over the world in the sciences, literature, and performing arts.
Rising from a first-generation college student to serve as UT’s interim chancellor, Wayne Davis believes in helping others reach their full potential.