Throughout the year, events like the Big Orange Tailgate Tour, the Tennessee Apprentice Program, Alumni Summer College, and alumni tours to places like southern France and Antarctica help UT alumni stay linked to their alma mater and each other.
Staying connected is easy to do when UT alumni are present in nearly every career field and many countries around the world. Vols hold leadership positions in companies like PepsiCo North American Foods and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and have served in other prestigious positions, including as deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama and as a justice of the Tennessee State Supreme Court. Alums can be found in Mexico, France, Jordan, Germany, and many other countries.
The shrinking job market has led to an excess of qualified candidates for nearly every open position; now more than ever, personal networking is essential for individuals looking to begin or advance their careers. UT has developed several devices to help alumni connect with fellow alums in their fields, including a job search tool informing alumni about openings listing fellow UT alumni as contacts, and an online database with information about alumni in various career fields; conversely, UT alums looking to hire can use these sites to find any fellow Vols who fit their desired candidate profile. In addition, the Alumni Association offers regional career fairs, industry-specific networking events, and career-counseling services.
To find fellow alumni in your area, keep up to date with the latest reunions and other alumni events, and find out how you can contribute to ensuring future Vols have the best academic and career resources, visit volsconnect.com.
Ongoing private support from a global network of alumni and friends helps to advance our best programs, attract the most talented faculty, and support our brightest students.
More than 75,000 alumni and friends have contributed more than $860 million to the Campaign for Tennessee, the most ambitious fundraising effort in university history. The campaign concluded in 2011 with $1.3 billion dollars raised systemwide.
Our campus has reaped the benefits of additional resources and has strategically invested in our strengths and areas targeted for improvement.
“Private support is vital as UT moves toward our goal of being a Top 25 public research university,” Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said. “Every gift supports our educational mission and improves the experience for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and fans.”
Although the campaign concluded, the momentum continues to make a difference in our goals for faculty endowments and professorships and scholarships. Private support has made the endowed professorships for the Pride of the Southland Band Director and the Doug and Brenda Horne professorships within the College of Business Administration possible, to name just a few. Faculty opportunities such as these help attract and retain world-class faculty.
With less than 30 percent of UT's budget being provided by the state, private gifts allow us to continue to improve and enhance our programs for students. Be a friend of the University of Tennessee and help us better serve our students, alumni, community...and you.
U.S. News & World Report ranks us forty-sixth among all public universities for 2012.
UT's graduate and professional programs in supply chain management and logistics, nuclear engineering, and printmaking rank in the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report (2013).
Forbes magazine listed UT in its 2012 edition of "America's Best Colleges" based on the quality of education and student experiences and achievements.
Forbes consistently ranks UT’s full-time MBA program as one of the best in the country.
The Princeton Review listed UT in its 2012 edition of "150 Best Value Colleges" for academic quality, affordability, and financial aid. UT also was recognized for its commitment to diversity and civility, the "great program diversity of a major university," and opportunities for research or original creative work in every degree program.
The Princeton Review also named UT a "Best Southeastern College" in 2011 for its high standards and outstanding reputation among higher education institutions in the Southeast.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine called UT one of the best values among public colleges in its 2012 list based on affordability and academic quality.
...for scholarships to honor students for academic achievement and eliminate economic barriers for students who dream about attending the state's flagship university. These funds help create programs such as the Haslam Scholars, the Kline Music Scholars, and the Morris Honors Scholarship Fund—all important tools in recruiting the world's best undergraduate and graduate students. The Regal Scholarship program makes it possible for all qualified students to be Volunteers by contributing up to $100,000 annually in need-based aid.
Private support has fueled a transformation of our campus, marking several record-setting years of new construction and renovation. Our students are learning in new state-of-the-art academic facilities like the James A. Haslam II Business Building and the Min. H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building.
Our student athletes have access to advanced training and practice facilities like the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center and Pratt Pavilion, and additions to the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center are currently underway. Volunteer fans now cheer on our teams from new and improved venues like the Regal Soccer Complex and the recently renovated Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena.
Now under construction are the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center and John Tickle Engineering Building. Both new facilities will significantly enhance opportunities and learning environments for engineering and music programs.
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