As a non-dues paying alumni association, your gifts to the Fund for the Future underwrite scholarships, faculty support, career services, legislative advocacy and alumni programming.
More than 150 students annually receive a scholarship to pursue their undergraduate, graduate or professional degree. Also, included are Legacy Scholarships dedicated to children and grandchildren of UT System alumni.
"I wanted a college that felt like home. The Legacy Scholarship brought me that feeling because it acknowledges the connection I have with my mother (Victoria Seng, a Martin alumna and Martin's associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, dean of graduate studies and professor of nursing), my sister (Tori Seng, a Martin communications major) and the university. It rewards me for following in their footsteps while encouraging me to take my own." -- Holly Seng, UT Alumni Association Legacy Scholar, UT Martin
Faculty Awards and Recognition
UTAA recognizes more than 30 faculty members annually who demonstrate a passion for teaching, a commitment to public service and a dedication to each campus and its students. 2017 Faculty Award Winners »
"This award affirms that giving one's best efforts to students doesn't go unnoticed. It is especially meaningful to me, as I work toward tenure, to have received such a boost of encouragement." -- Aggie Toppins, UT Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at UT Chattanooga
In today's economy, it is important to have a professional network. Reaching thousands, Alumni Career Services offers webcasts, one-on-one career counseling appointments, job search tools and regional alumni networking events.
"The personality test I took through UT's resources, the feedback I obtained on both my resume and LinkedIn profile, and the one-on-one coaching I received, were all instrumental in allowing me the opportunity to position myself to join the digital marketing team at Slamdot. What Alumni Career Services did for me, quite frankly, changed my life." -- Aaron Killian, UT Knoxville '03
Legislative Advocacy & Legislative Internships
The UT Office of Government Affairs and Legislative Advocacy promotes a strong relationship between the Tennessee legislature and the University of Tennessee System, while leveraging grassroots efforts of our alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends. Each spring, seven students spend a semester interning with the Tennessee General Assembly, serving with either a legislative committee office or a leadership office in the House or the Senate.
"I have witnessed significant changes to laws that affect the lives of Tennesseans every day. During my time in the House Transportation committee, where I was the primary clerk, sitting beside the chairman, I saw contentious bills regarding whether or not Tennesseans should be required to wear motorcycle helmets and changes to drunk driving laws. I became further impassioned by the ideas that fuel political discourse. The internship offered an invaluable experience that has forever shaped my career path." -- Jacob Hayes, UT Knoxville '13