Monah Ahmad, interior designer stands in the family room for a condo project she designed

Transitional Design

By Elizabeth A. Davis Photography by Adam Brimer Mona Ahmad got her first college degree in business and accounting. Today, she deals more in the realm of space planning, colors and textures. While her family’s home was under construction several … Continue reading Transitional Design

Chris Cooper works outdoors with 3 master gardeners

Be a Master Gardener

If learning about plants, soil and pests and volunteering to spread that information sounds like fun, you, too, can be certified to be a master gardener. The program is offered in most Tennessee counties through UT Extension and across the nation through other extension organizations. Continue reading Be a Master Gardener

What is a Nurse?

Nursing on the Cover

The inspiration for this issue’s cover story on nursing originally came from UT Chattanooga, and some information provided a while back about the nursing program there. Since each UT campus has a nursing program, it seemed natural to include every … Continue reading Nursing on the Cover

Press OK

The sound and the smell are the first things that signal you are entering a printing press plant. It’s loud, and ink has an almost intoxicating but industrial aroma. Then you see the big machine and the humongous rolls of … Continue reading Press OK

Alumnus Mailbag

Here are more honors and achievements of UT alumni. Congratulations to them! UT Knoxville alumna Charlotte Farmer of The MITRE Corporation was recognized at the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. From the MITRE release: … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Alumnus Mailbag

We have received several emails from alumni in the last few weeks. Jim Summers (in the photo above) reports he was selected to Best Lawyers in America in construction litigation in 2014, Mid South Super Lawyer in 2014 and selected … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Best of 2014

            Four issues in 2014. All different. All fun to make. What was the best? The most read stories of 2014 were the cover stories, which makes sense and confirms why they were on the … Continue reading Best of 2014

Alumnus Mailbag

Westminster College reports that James Perkins, professor of English emerita, published four books over the past year. Perkins earned his doctorate at UT Knoxville. His books include: Decembers: Poems, a collection of poems written over a 40-year span, usually one … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Joe Jones, Dominick Adkinson and UTC professor David Ross

UT Impact

The story of the impact of the University of Tennessee on our state and beyond is long and varied. Impact happens in many ways. It could be faculty at the UT Health Science Center who are working on a new … Continue reading UT Impact

Change in Schedule

The Tennessee Alumnus is nearing its 100th birthday, and during that long tenure there have been changes along the way. Some changes are good. Some don’t work out so well. One change we implemented last year was a new publication … Continue reading Change in Schedule


“The magazine is at the printer” might be one of the most soothing sayings to the ear of an editor. It means all the hard work in writing, editing, photographing, designing and approving is all complete, and now the magazine … Continue reading Anticipation

Alumnus Mailbag

The work of North Carolina artist Angelique Droessaert, who is a two-time UT Knoxville alumna, will be on exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City. The artwork is part of an exhibit called Modalities of Expression and will run … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag