Tag: Commencement

Farming with faith: Foulks finishes school online while farming family land

When Justin Foulks received the news during his junior year of college that his cousin had been killed in an accident, he knew the responsibilities of his family farm in Rondo, Arkansas, would now increase.

UT Martin to host multiple in-person commencements Nov. 21

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host three in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center, to celebrate the spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates.

UT Martin four-year graduation rate increases after implementing ‘Soar in Four’

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s four-year graduation rate has increased 10.8 percent since proposing “Soar in Four,” the tuition model that encourages students to take at least 15 hours per semester in order to graduate in four years, in 2015.

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.

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.

Majors, Williams receive Paul and Martha Meek Leadership awards

Savannah Williams, of Newbern, and Devin Majors, of Nashville, were each recognized as the recipients of the Paul and Martha Meek Leadership Awards during the University of Tennessee at Martin’s virtual commencement Saturday, May 2.

Majors reminds students to be hopeful, open-minded

One lesson University of Tennessee at Martin political science graduate Devin Majors learned early in his experience at college is that in order to fully become his own person, he had to be willing to try new opportunities.

UT Martin to hold virtual commencement May 2

The University of Tennessee at Martin will hold a virtual commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2, in lieu of the traditional in-person ceremony.

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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