Faces of UTM

Dylan PowleyDylan Powley

Paris, Tenn.

Dylan Powley always loved the outdoors, but it was not until he set foot on the UT Martin campus that he realized he could turn his passion for the outdoors into a potential career.

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Megan BurchamMegan Burcham

Martin, Tenn.

Megan Burcham, of Martin, didn’t think she wanted to be an engineer when she began her freshman year at UT Martin, but upon changing majors she found it was a perfect fit.

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Kiara ChampionKiara Champion

Humboldt, Tenn.

Choosing to attend UT Martin for her two undergraduate degrees was an easy decision for recent graduate Kiara Champion, but she didn’t know how much the school she would call home would affect her.

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Tamias JohnsonTamias Johnson

Trenton, Tenn.

Tamais Johnson always knew he wanted to be an educator. Through service-learning opportunities from his classes and fraternity at UT Martin, Johnson has been able to motivate and mentor young minds before setting foot in the classroom.

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Sarah JohnsonSarah Johnson

Savannah, Tenn.

Sarah Johnson was actively involved in the agricultural courses in her high school. After attending a preview day, Sarah knew UT Martin was the place to discover career opportunities in the animal sciences.

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Michael Katrutsa Michael Katrutsa

Camden, Tenn.

UT Martin agriculture student Michael Katrutsa was 14 when he moved to the United States from the Ukraine and settled in Camden, Tenn. The long process began to gain U.S. citizenship, which finally happened in 2012. This milestone was followed by his first opportunity to vote as a U.S. citizen in the recent elections.

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Jocelyne BarchetJocelyne Barchet

Kingston Springs, Tenn.

Graphic design major Jocelyne Barchet has a passion for art and design, and her choice to attend UT Martin has opened doors for her endeavors.

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Mark HarrisMark Harris

Millington, Tenn.

Ask Mark Harris what a typical day in his life is like, and he will say that he enjoys hanging out with friends, fishing, or playing video games. He sounds like an average college student, only instead of simply playing video games, Harris plans to one day program them.

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Tyler HolmesTyler Holmes

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Tyler Holmes is a health and human performance major with a variety of interests who appreciates the University of Tennessee at Martin for its small class sizes and close relationships with professors.

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Ashleigh MorrowAshleigh Morrow

Nashville, Tenn.

Having trained as a ballerina since she was seven years old, Ashleigh Morrow has been consumed with the ballet for most of her life. She discovered UT Martin's dance education program, a program unique in the state of Tennessee and an up-and-coming major at UT Martin, and knew that she would be able to pursue her dreams of one day opening her own studio.

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