Today we recognize the contributions of workers across our campus and community who make the University of Tennessee great. It has always been the dedication of our employees, particularly frontline workers, that has propelled our university forward, and that has never been more true than during this unusual year.
Normally we celebrate Labor Day at home with our family and friends. But in the face of this unprecedented pandemic, we are spending today engaged in our work and supporting our students.
Thank you for your flexibility and for your commitment to our mission of educating students no matter the circumstances. It is our spirit of service that continues to shine through during even the most challenging times. You all make me proud to be a Volunteer.