Faces of UTM

Teresa FowlerTeresa Fowler

Camden, Tenn.

Becoming a nurse is challenge enough for most any college student, but Teresa Fowler doesn’t mind pushing her limits. The junior from Camden, Tenn., has added “University of Tennessee student trustee” to her growing resume as she serves a two-year term on the UT Board of Trustees while completing her UT Martin nursing degree.

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Samba DiopSamba Diop

Dakar, Senegal

All students at the University of Tennessee at Martin come from different backgrounds, but Samba Diop's background is particularly unique. Samba was born in Carbondale, Ill., and when he was only a few months old, his family moved back to Senegal, Africa. Having spent most of his life in Senegal, Samba decided to venture to the United States to further pursue his education.

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Dr. Angie MacKewnDr. Angie MacKewn

Associate Professor of Psychology
Coming from a small Canadian town with a population of only 5,500, Dr. Angie MacKewn continually is motivated to work toward the betterment of the UT Martin community by performing two important tasks for the campus: recycling and teaching. These two passions keep her motivated throughout her everyday life.

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Travis HenryTravis Henry

Lexington, TN

Travis Henry is no stranger to the University of Tennessee at Martin. Both of his parents, Archie and Marcella Henry, and his sister, Megan Henry, are graduates of the university. While attending high school at Jackson Christian School in Jackson, Tenn., Travis participated in the UT Martin Dual Enrollment Program.

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Jacob MaluginJacob Malugin

Culleoka, TN

Jacob Malugin had to make several decisions before pursuing his collegiate career. After choosing to follow his dreams to study veterinary medicine, he chose the college that he knew was the best fit - the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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Katie SniderKatie Snider

Gleason, TN

Katie Snider easily gives credit where credit is due. She thanks her father, Mike Snider, a Grand Ole Opry member since 1990, for her musical talent. Meanwhile, her mother, Sabrina, a 1984 business graduate, receives the credit for Katie's attending UT Martin.

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Eric MaupinEric Maupin

Dyer County

Each time Eric Maupin looks out over a green field, sees his wife, Jo Ann, coming down the road bringing lunch in the field or recalls that one of his toddler Cara's first words was 'tractor,' his decision to return to farming is reinforced.

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Brandt GibsonBrandt Gibson

Martin, TN

Brandt Gibson can’t remember a time before UT Martin. “When both your parents work on campus, you sort of grow up on the campus attending all kinds of activities. For Brandt, now a UT Martin sophomore biology major, that included football games, science fairs and Governor’s School for the Humanities.

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Kara KidwellKara Kidwell

Martin, TN

Moving outside of her comfort zone is nothing new for Kara Kidwell. Truth be known, her willingness to take risks brought this non-traditional student to UT Martin where she's on track to earn a communications degree.

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Dr. Daphne HendersonDr. Daphne Henderson

Assistant Professor of Social Work
While social work was actually not her first choice of study, apparently it was the right choice for Dr. Daphne Henderson, an assistant professor of social work.

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