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Maggitt Maggitt and Teammates Complete Habitat for Humanity House

Curt Maggitt (CS) and a number of his teammates helped build a Habitat for Humanity house this summer in Knoxville.  Maggitt, representing the football team, gave the homeowner, Yuvette Ballinger, the keys to her new home July 30.

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GreggAdvertising Grad Featured by UTAA

Lauren Gregg (BS/ADV ’14)  is featured in the current UT Alumni Association newsletter.   Gregg was a Chancellor’s Honors student and scholarship recipient during her time on campus. 

Since her May graduation, Gregg has joined the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as its member relations coordinator.  She looks forward to being an involved CCI alum!


RoelofsStudents Bike U.S. for Human Trafficking Awareness

A group of UT Knoxville rising seniors spent this summer biking cross-country to raise awareness about human trafficking and money to fight modern-day slavery. They traveled through Knoxville on July 18.

The Freedom Cyclers team includes accounting majors Jason Elliott, Taylor Carlisle and Jeff Maier, and Matthew Roelofs, a public relations major.

The UT students set off on a 3,100-mile journey across the U.S. on June 11. They are spending 45 days on the road as they bike from Los Angeles, California, to Savannah, Georgia, in an effort to educate people along the way about the fact that slavery still remains an issue around the globe. 

The Freedom Cyclers also are raising money during their ride to benefit three organizations leading the global fight to end slavery: The Mekong Club, ONEless Ministries and the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Modern-day slaves can be found in factories, construction sites, fisheries and the sex industry. They suffer silently, often out of sight in business supply chains and in communities. It is estimated that 21 million people are still in slavery around the world.

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