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Cassandra Sproles

  • Sometimes we all need a little help from friends to succeed in life. For Rusty Mowery, the opportunity that helped him break into the world of theater came from a professional actor who was in a show with him at the Clarence Brown Theatre.

  • A century ago, the world was at war. The United States’ 1917 entry into World War I rippled across the country leaving its mark, certainly on families, but also on institutions of higher learning, including the University of Tennessee.

  • Since she can remember, freshman Ashlyn Anderson has been the cook in her family. Pursuing her passion for food, Anderson has volunteered to cook nutritious food for cancer patients, and she comes to UT with the hope of pursing a degree in food science and finding more ways to make a difference in the world.

  • Whether they are in front of the camera or behind it, on stage or in the wings, UT alumni have been entertaining the world for decades as actors, writers, choreographers, producers, directors, and documentarians. Read all about our Vols who honed their skills in the classroom and on our theatre stages and find out where you can see their work in action.

  • Increasingly, faculty and students are crossing the silos of academic disciplines. Interdisciplinary collaborations are key to solving some of society’s greatest challenges. Here are a few of the Volunteers striving to make a difference through unique and sometimes surprising partnerships.

  • In 1992, X-Men: The Animated Series took the world by storm, and three UT alumni were the creative forces behind its success.

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