The late Ken and Blaire Mossman were two special alumni who loved our university. We’ve named our new laboratory and classroom building for them. Their generosity has endowed a professorship, will fund scholarships, and has created a lecture series, which kicked off last week with Bill Nye “the Science Guy.”
Opening the first phase of the Student Union helped us take a big step forward in improving the overall student experience.
Improvements in our graduation and retention rates helped UT move up in the list, but the popular annual rankings only tell part of our story.
With competition growing for the state’s best college-bound students, the Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour traversed the state to let high school students know why UT should be their first choice. Some students even received a surprise.
Here’s a list of faculty, staff, and students who have made headlines for their accomplishments in recent months.
Ron and Don Frieson’s gift will ensure the newly renamed Frieson Black Cultural Center will continue to provide “a home and a foundation where dreams can be realized” for generations to come.
You are invited to attend the inaugural Mossman Lecture, featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, at Thompson-Boling Arena. We are pleased to offer this program to our campus and greater community, and we encourage you to invite others.
John Quinn, who recently retired from UT, has received chancellor emeritus status. Quinn served as chancellor from 1989 to 1992.
Last year was the best fundraising year in UT history by far, with $235 million in private and corporate gifts. More than 39,000 donors showed their support for the work we are doing to make UT a better university for our students.
When classes began this fall more than 6,100 new freshmen and transfer students became Volunteers. And what a talented addition to the UT family they are.