Nobody does a better job of illustrating the value and impact of a college education for students than students themselves. That’s why more than forty of UT’s best students from every campus joined President Joe DiPietro, administrators, and other UT staff members in Nashville on March 9 for the sixth “UT Day on the Hill.”
Hailing from throughout the state, the students personified the university’s purpose as they helped to staff displays representing UT campuses and the Institute of Agriculture, Vol athletics, the Institute for Public Service, the UT Alumni Association, and the fiftieth anniversary of racial integration of the student body.
Legislators heard, in person, from the passionate young advocates about high hopes for their future as UT graduates.
“This is a great opportunity, both to talk about how my education is preparing me to pursue my dreams and to help remind legislators that I’m just one of thousands of current and future UT students with dreams to pursue,” said Carey Smith, a UT Knoxville senior and student member of the UT Board of Trustees.