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2018 Haslam Scholars Program Finalists

The Haslam Scholars Program is glad to announce the 30 finalists of its 2018 selection process. The finalists will join members of the Haslam Scholars community for a round of on-campus interviews over the first weekend of March. While on campus the finalists will interact with current Haslam Scholars, learn more about the academic opportunities available to them, and explore what it means to be a Volunteer. Join us in congratulating the finalists listed below!

  • Ashlyn Anderson of Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Gagana Borra of Martin L. King Jr. Magnet High School in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ford Brewer of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Lucy Buck of Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Keri Burge of Pope John Paul Catholic High School in Madison Alabama
  • Benjamin Chenot of Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Taylor Dempsey of Arlington High School in Arlington, Tennessee
  • Bryson Garrett of Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Lauren Gateley of Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Missouri
  • Kyler Groner of Morristown-Hamblen High School in Morristown, Tennessee
  • Rachel Harville of J Frank White Academy in Tazewell, Tennessee
  • Blair Johnson of West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Simon Jolly of Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Isabella Killius of Hume Fogg Academic High School in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Kinley Koontz of West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Meg Marshall of Girls Preparatory School in Signal Mountain, Tennessee
  • Clara Miller of Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Logan Miller of Dyersburg High School in Dyersburg, Tennessee
  • William Nearn of Evangelical Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Caitlin Priester of Arlington High School in Arlington, Tennessee
  • Varun Rangnekar of Johns Creek High School in Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Deanna Riley of Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tennessee
  • Joseph Roebuck of Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Isha Sahasrabudhe of White Station High School in Collierville, Tennessee
  • Juli Stanford of Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee
  • Denee Stewart Freeman of University School of Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Athena Tran of Blue Valley North High School in Leawood, Kansas
  • Ellie Whisenant of University School of Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Maiya Workman of Baylor School in Hixson, Tennessee
  • Cynthia Yue of Central Magnet School of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lunch with an Alumna!

Dr. Christen Fleming grew up in a suburb of Chattanooga, TN. She attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for undergraduate studies and graduated summa cum laude with a pre-medical curriculum and double majors in Finance and International Business. Dr. Fleming then attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and completed her third and fourth year clinical medical rotations in Knoxville at UT Medical Center. Following medical school graduation she completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville.

Join Dr. Fleming for lunch, and learn more about her journey and her accomplishments. AS OF JAN. 29th, THIS EVENT IS FULL. To sign up for the waitlist, fill out the form below:

Coffee with CHP Alumnus Jason Fletcher

Tuesday, January 23rd at 5 p.m.

CHP Alumnus and recent author of The Genome Factor, Jason Fletcher is a Professor of Public Affairs, Sociology, Applied Economics and Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A specialist in health economics, economics of education and child and adolescent health policy, Fletcher focuses his research on examining social network effects on adolescent education and health outcomes, combining genetics and social science research, estimating long-term consequences of childhood mental illness, and child and adolescent mental health policy.

His recent book shows how genomics is transforming the social sciences—and how social scientists are integrating both nature and nurture into a unified, comprehensive understanding of human behavior at both the individual and society-wide levels.

Join us for afternoon coffee and snacks, and learn more about some of Fletcher’s most recent findings and his journey as an alumnus of UT. Sign up on the form below:

“Approaches to Well-Being Across Cultures” CHP Staff Lecture with Dr. Kristina Cantin

Staff Lecture RSVP

CHP Plain Language: A Style Workshop RSVP

Plain Language: A Style Workshop Lecture & Group Revision

Tuesday, January 30th | 5: 30 p.m. Honors Seminar Room 118

Do you want to write prose that is precise and easily understood?

If so, this workshop is for you! Dr. Barrow-Nichols will explain the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and demonstrate its application through a revision workshop.

Attendance is limited to 25 students. Students should bring a sample of their writing and RSVP is required.

Dr. Barrow-Nichols specializes in 19th-century British literature, focusing primarily on the novel and its historical context. She regularly teaches Composition, Workplace Writing, and Technical Writing.

Alumna Profile: Elizabeth Hagler

by Kevin Webster

Elizabeth Hagler has a unique personal story that revolves around her lifelong passion: running. “Running provides a means for me to connect with the present moment. It gives me the sense that I can do anything, and it provides me with grit,” she said. Yet running is more than a hobby for her; it is the common thread that intersects her experience with the Haslam Scholars Program, service to her community, and the University of Tennessee at large. She, along with her best friend and Haslam Scholar peer Chelsea Knotts (2008 cohort), was a four-year member of UT’s track team. Continue reading

Unified Diversity

By Michaela Faunce

With our extensive work at Pond Gap and Inskip Elementary Schools as Haslam Scholars, we are often recognized for our service in those communities. Collectively, we serve in a Robotics Club, Lego League, a French Club, Science Saturday, two bicycle clubs, a cooking club and two cultural Saturday clubs. We work in classrooms, community gardens, and a circus club. However, we are equally passionate about our leadership development. We have served as class presidents, founders of high school clubs and church organizations, board members, and team captains. These roles have prepared us well for managing the responsibilities of being a Haslam Scholar. Continue reading

My Summer in Scotland

By Catherine Moore

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

I remember first seeing these wise words of Socrates when interviewing in March 2015 for a coveted spot in the Haslam Scholars Program. They hung on a wall in the conference room of the Honors & Scholars suite and delivered a silent message to the 30 students gathered at UT that weekend. Quite frankly, however, I recall being more focused on answering the interview question pertaining to poetry than I was on the quote. Fast forward to two and a half years later, I have passed the quote countless of times without ever giving it much thought—until now. Continue reading

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