Category: Alumni News

UT Martin hosts virtual Civil Rights Conference throughout February

The University of Tennessee at Martin 21st annual Civil Rights Conference will feature virtual events throughout the month of February, including presentations from five world-renowned social justice activists to discuss this year’s theme “Power, Protest and Privilege: Examining the Fractured State of America.”

Clark family gift benefits new Beef Cattle Research Facility

The University of Tennessee at Martin has received a $150,000 pledge by John Clark, a 1975 UT Martin alumnus and the interim director of the UT Martin Horace and Sara Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking, and his wife, Janie, to support the new Beef Cattle Research Facility.

From people to wildlife, Mecklin remains dedicated to serving those in need

From Tennessee to Washington, D.C., and even Bulgaria, Isaac Mecklin, of Munford, has proudly served the United States as a soldier in the Tennessee Army National Guard while completing his degree in natural resources management from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Fine Arts Building Phase II renamed Northwest Tennessee Arts Center

Phase II of the University of Tennessee at Martin Fine Arts Building construction project has been renamed the Northwest Tennessee Arts Center.

In-person commencement a time to celebrate for print journalist

Peggy Reisser enjoyed a successful journalism career that included many years covering the news for the Nashville Banner and then the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The Ole Miss graduate added another credential to her impressive resume when she received her Master of Arts in Strategic Communication on Nov. 21 from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

League of Striving Artists to host annual holiday art bazaar Nov. 19-21

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s League of Striving Artists is hosting its annual Holiday Art Bazaar from 5 – 8 p.m., Nov. 19; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Nov. 20; and 10 a.m. –  4 p.m., Nov. 21, in the Fine Arts Building Gallery.

17th-annual Empty Bowls event continues amidst pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed many traditional events at the University of Tennessee at Martin, the 17th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, co-hosted by UT Martin and We Care Ministries, Inc. to help fight food insecurity in the Martin community, will continue its cause through online bowl sales during the week of Nov. 15-20.

UT Martin 2020 homecoming features virtual and in-person events

While the University of Tennessee at Martin annual homecoming festivities will be hosted virtually this year, the Office of Alumni Relations is ensuring students, alumni and employees stay connected through social media events to celebrate UT Martin’s history by “Soaring through the Decades” Oct. 18 – 25.

Finding a better way: UT Martin alum receives patent

“There’s got to be a better way to do this,” Shawn Butler muttered to himself as he hand sprayed cover crops with herbicides to prepare the field for cotton planting.

‘Return of the Living Grad’ exhibit to feature alumni art

The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is hosting an alumni art and design exhibition in the Fine Arts Building Gallery titled “Return of the Living Grad.”



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