Greetings from
Big Orange Country!

What an exciting time to be a Tennessee Volunteer! Students are back on campus, the fall semester is under way, and in just a few short days, it will be Football Time in Tennessee!

I hope you enjoy this issue of Young Alumni MinUTe, which is centered on Careers. Our young alumni are doing amazing things with their degrees from UT Knoxville. From building a fashion company fit for the stars to testing food quality for a national restaurant chain, we are proud to highlight two of many success stories in this issue.

Be sure to also check out the information on the UT Alumni Association's Career Services program, which provides our graduates with valuable job searching, networking, and career counseling assistance.

We hope to see you back on campus soon, perhaps for the upcoming 2012 Fall Young Alumni Weekend.


Eric Haag
Director of Alumni Programs


Young Alumni Features

From Rocky Top to NYC: Young alumna Diana Warner married her talents in art and fashion to create a design company fit for the stars.

Want to know the latest food innovation?
Chances are UT young alumna Charity Howard has the scoop.

UTAA Career Services

Meet Mike McCay, UT Alumni Association senior director of "finding the right the job."

Young Alumni Weekend

Join us for the 2012 Fall Young Alumni Weekend, Sept. 14-15, as we celebrate all things Big Orange and cheer on the Vols against the Florida Gators in Neyland Stadium. Register now!


Young Alumni News & Events

  Young Alumni Council names new members for 2012-13
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is pleased to welcome 13 new members to its Young Alumni Council.

  Tiller named 2012 Young Alumni Scholarship recipient
Elizabeth Tiller has been awarded the 2012-13 University of Tennessee, Knoxville Young Alumni Scholarship. Since 2009, the scholarship has been awarded to a young alumnus or alumna who is pursuing a graduate course of study at UTK.

  It's Football Time in Tennessee
Head coach Derek Dooley and the Big Orange are just days away from kicking off the 2012 football season in Atlanta against the N.C. State Wolfpack. Click here to go inside the orange: read all about the upcoming season, find out who stood out in preseason camp, and view some great photos and videos of this year's team.
Are you going to be in Atlanta for the big game? Join UT young alumni and fans at the Big Orange Tailgate Tour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday at STATS, just steps away from the Georgia Dome. Click here for complete details.

Interested in hitting the road with the "Traveling Vols" this season? Click here for complete details.

  Get inVOLved!
As advocates and investors, Young Alumni can play a crucial role in our exciting journey to become a Top 25 public research university.

  Upcoming Young Alumni Events
View a list of upcoming young alumni events. More are being added each month, so check back often. If you have an idea for an event in your area, send your suggestions to

  Young Alumni City Facebook Pages
Become a fan of the official Young Alumni fan pages on Facebook. It's the perfect way to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and news.

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