Angela Kirkpatrick (JEM) is a featured student on the Vols Connect website for the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. Her story exemplifies the path to a college education for many CCI students today. Her story is also an important reminder of why our donors are so important to our students. See http://volsconnect.com/s/1341/utk/index.aspx?sid=1341&gid=2&pgid=3793&cid=5670&ecid=5670&crid=0&calpgid=3763&calcid=5637 to read about Angela’s story.
Marvyl Cockrell (BS/JEM ’13) got a big surprise as she walked across the stage at UTK’s fall Commencement. Her younger brother came from backstage to surprise her. He is stationed aboard the USS George Washington and told his sister he would be unable to get leave for her graduation. The happy reunion received a standing ovation from those in attendance. Read the full story at http://www.timesnews.net/article/9070924/reunion-of-student-and-her-solidier-brother-garners-standing-ovation-at-ut-graduation-friday