Advisory Council

Envisioning the Future

2015-2016 Fund for the Future Impact Report


"The Legacy Scholarship will be consequential in helping cover the expenses of textbooks and materials while pursuing my nuclear engineering degree. Receiving scholarships bolsters students' confidence and reignites their inspiration to complete their undergraduate studies, despite the challenges. Thank you for choosing me as a Legacy Scholar, and alleviating some of the financial stress on my parents and me. Thank you for giving students the tools we need to chase our dreams."

Brummel Wall (Nuclear Engineering ’20)
UT Alumni Association Legacy Scholar, UT Knoxville

By the Numbers

Donors: 2,592
Dollars Raised: $262,585
Average Gift: $101.31

"My grandparents were grocery store owners who worked hard for their living and wanted a better life for my dad and his siblings. My dad wanted that same thing for my sister and me, so at a young age I was taught the importance of learning so I could make a better life for myself. Being a Joe & Pat Johnson Scholar gives me an opportunity to become a clinical geneticist and counsel people when they need it most."

Lisa Ong (Biology ’17)
UT Alumni Association Joe & Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholar, UT Chattanooga

By the Numbers

Outstanding Teachers (since 1966): 480
Public Service Awards (since 1973): 109
Distinguished Service Professorships (since 1962): 91

"Dr. Airee was the first chemistry professor I ever had, and he gave me many tools to learn a subject I had always considered beyond my reach. He also encouraged me to become a chemistry major, which I later did, and I will always be grateful for his initial instruction and also his support throughout the years that I was a chemistry major at UTM." -- Mary Layne Harrell (Martin'12)

S.K. Airee
UT Alumni Association Distinguished Service Professor, Retired Chemistry Professor, UT Martin

By the Numbers

Distinguished Service Professorships*: $36,000
Outstanding Teacher Awards: $10,000
Public Service Awards: $4,000
Total: $50,000

* Named every three years, the Distinguished Service Professorship award is $3,000, disbursed over three years.

"I never wanted to go to UT as a kid. At my mother's insistence, I took a tour of the Knoxville campus. And once I weighed the pros and cons, my heart pointed me toward UT. I studied under some of the most intelligent people I have ever met. I met some of my best friends. I got to watch the Vols beat Georgia with 102,454 of my closest friends, and I got to watch them lose, too. And I graduated with no student loan debt because of donors like you. Four years later, I am in dental school, and I look forward to being a dentist in Tennessee. I want you to know that I am a UT convert, and I have converted my family into Vol fans, too. I owe so much to UT."

Wesley Whisenant (Dentistry '20)
UT Alumni Association Andy Holt Scholar, UT Health Science Center

By the Numbers

Andrew D. Holt Scholarship: $159,500
Campus Scholarships: $170,000
Joe & Pat Johnson Scholarships: $12,500
Legacy Scholarships: $8,000
Total Scholarships: $350,000

"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 in Knoxvillle. What Alumni Career Services did for me, quite frankly, changed my life."

Aaron Killian (Knoxville '03)
Alumni Career Services Advocate

By the Numbers

Legislative Relations & Internship Program: $49,000
Alumni Career Services: $19,035
Alumni Special Projects*: $40,000

* Alumni Special Projects included expenses for three annual UT Alumni Association Board of Governors meetings, travel of officers to official functions as well as miscellaneous expenses.

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