What do you enjoy most about working with UT undergraduate scholars? One of the things that I love about working with undergraduate students is their enthusiasm and energy. Their excitement about their future and the Vol experience is truly contagious. I love being part of their journey and I am certain that I learn as much from them as they do from me.
What is one piece of advice you would provide to new scholars at UT? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. College can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. There are so many people on campus who can help you no matter what the problem is. Just reach out, you won’t regret it!
What is your favorite UT Tradition? I love the energy around Homecoming. Students get so excited to celebrate being a Vol!
Why should scholars take advantage of the programs, services, and resources offered by the Office of Academic Inclusive Initiatives? Being a first-year student is exciting, but it’s also overwhelming, especially if you are first-generation or minority. Our Aii programs provide a safe space for all students to explore the ins and outs of being a student on Rocky Top. In our programs we discuss issues that are relevant to the student experience both inside and outside of the classroom. We help students see that they belong, that they are valued, and that they make Rocky Top a better place.
What is your favorite quote? “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’. Mary Ann Radmacher
Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Tennessee