Category: Alumni News

Skyhawk alum Alec Mills makes Chicago Cubs Opening Day roster

For the first time in his budding Major League Baseball career, former University of Tennessee at Martin hurler Alec Mills has made an Opening Day roster.

UT Martin music faculty member and alum to interview Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna

Dr. Julie Hill, professor and music department chair at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and 1982 UT Martin alumnus Ed Sargent will interview legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna on “Keeping the Beat Hosted by TNMEA” at 7 p.m. CDT Tuesday, July 7.

UT Martin exceeds goal for Captain’s Challenge

The University of Tennessee at Martin exceeded its $325,000 fundraising goal for the sixth annual “Captain’s Challenge—Back to the Future Edition” in less than 24 hours.

Sixth-annual Captain’s Challenge set for June 3

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host its sixth-annual Captain’s Challenge fundraising event June 3, with the goal to raise $325,000 in 24 hours.

Newly graduated program director of ‘The Hawk’ earns position at WPSD

As she writes and edits newscasts to stream to the WPSD news website, Jillianne Moncrief understands the magnitude of the job she is responsible for as an associate news producer and social media manager.

Blankenship donation furthers fundraising efforts for Phase II construction of Fine Arts Building

The University of Tennessee at Martin received a $500,000 donation from Bill Blankenship, 1955 UT Martin alumnus and noted university donor, to continue Phase II of the Fine Arts Performance Center project.

UT Martin alumnus Michael Singer earns dream job in Alaska

As Michael Singer traveled through the Arctic Circle in Alaska for an arctic soils and permafrost soil science field tour during the summer of 2019, little did he know that by the end of the following summer, he would be living in Alaska, over 4,000 miles away from home, working as a soil scientist for the USDA-NRCS.

Somerville student overcomes challenges to earn her bachelor’s degree

Danielle Ables didn’t consider herself “college material” when she first enrolled for courses at the University of Tennessee at Martin Somerville Center in fall 2016.

Selmer Center student interns in White House office

Last year, Ansley Moore, of Selmer, waited to be rejected for an internship at the United States White House. “Over 3,000 people apply for the internship, but less than 100 are accepted,” she said.

Stuart McWhorter offers graduates four principles for success during fall commencement 2019

Approximately 348 students participated in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s fall 2019 commencement ceremony held Dec. 14 in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Stuart McWhorter, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, served as keynote speaker.



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