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Linda Starnes

Linda Starnes (’82) has been actively involved in the disability community as a special educator, parent, and volunteer. As a … Continue reading

70 Years Later

Alma Mount Abernathy graduated from UT in 1942 with a degree in home economics. Now 96, Alma was surprised this summer by her daughters and grandson with a trip to Rocky Top. Continue reading

Norm Witek

Norm Witek (’68 & ’69) is a retired from Brevard College as a professor and cross country coach. And he is the only nonprofessional athlete
to have an athletic shoe named after him by a major shoe company. Continue reading

Educators Hall of Honor 2015

Renowned poet and Knoxville native Nikki Giovanni and six other educators who have significantly influenced students’ lives were inducted into the UT Educators Hall of … Continue reading

Out of the Debris

When a roof collapse at Jefferson County High School in July 2013 destroyed the drama department, Billie Yardley (BS ’77, MS ’82) was determined to
continue teaching her students about using their creativity. Her challenge then became how to tap into her own. Continue reading

More than Math

When the state of Tennessee named Knox County AP calculus teacher Wanda Lacy as 2013–2014 Teacher of the Year, officials … Continue reading