Left to Right: Mariah Beane, Erika Sanders, Suzannah Ward, Michael Craig, and Xylina Marshall (not pictured).
Five Chancellor’s Honors Students (Mariah Beane, Michael Craig, Xylina Marshall, Erika Sanders, and Suzannah Ward) recently received financial sponsorships from the Honors & Scholars Programs to attend the Center for Leadership and Service’s LeaderShape® Institute beginning on May 10th until May 15th. This year will be the fifth year the “highly competitive and high selective” institute has been offered at UT. “The LeaderShape® Institute is an intensive and energizing six-day program committed to producing extraordinary results in an organization while also helping college students to develop a commitment to lead with a high level of integrity.”
“The opportunity to further understand and develop my leadership skills in a team setting is the primary reason why I am excited to attend the LeaderShape Institute.” -Mariah Beane.
“For me, the most exciting part of Leadershape is that I will get to learn about how to lead when I am out of my comfort zone. The Leadershape Institute and the Chancellor’s Honors Program at UT go hand-in-hand because, as honors students, we know that Leadership involves not only our hearts but also our minds.” -Suzannah Ward
“I know the LeaderShape Institute will help me tap into leadership skills that I never knew I had while building lifelong bonds with fellow future leaders; as Honors students, we have the responsibility to help the world around us, and to me, that means being as well rounded as possible in interpersonal skills, particularly leadership.” -Michael Craig
Recently, three Chancellor’s Honors students, Kyle Goodrick (electrical engineering), Aaron Young (computer engineering), and Andrew Messing (computer engineering), were highlighted (see insert) in the Torchbearermagazine for their efforts in helping to design one of the world’s first functioning 3D printed car. The Chancellor’s Honors Program sat down with them to learn about their experience.
Aaron Young explained that the students worked collaboratively with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Dr. Lonnie Love, a Group Leader, Automation, Robotics, and Manufacturing engineer at the the laboratory to complete the project. In their high school years, the group of students founded the robotics club at Hardin Valley Academy, a high school located just outside Oak Ridge, TN, and recruited Dr. Love to be their mentor, so the partnership was a natural fit.
Jack Kang, a University of Tennessee, has been recognized by UT’s Division of Student Life for the Courage to Climb Award. Students nominated for the Courage to Climb award “show promise in the areas of research, community service, promotion of civility and inclusion, leadership development, and/or campus involvement.
Jack is a senior Microbiology major from Memphis, TN. A member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program, Jack has been involved in many aspects of campus serving as VP for the Student Dental Association, a Welcome Week Leader and a biology/chemistry tutor with the Student Success Center. Jack is also a member of the Educational Advancement Program and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. Additionally, Jack has spent a significant amount of time volunteering in the Knoxville Community.