Alumni

  • A skeleton found in an abandoned house haunted Jennifer Love (’99 & 01) for months. As the forensic anthropologist for Shelby County, Tennessee, it was her job to piece together clues from those bones to figure out who this person was and return the remains to their family.

  • David Hunt (’83 & ’89) remembers visiting the Dickson Mounds State Museum, not far from his home in Washington, Illinois, as early as age six and being fascinated by the skeletons that had been excavated—some of them with arrow points still in them.

  • Jan Parks Cornett (’10) was born paralyzed, but that didn’t stop her from becoming an equestrian and participating in 5ks. Her two role models—Pat Summitt and Peyton Manning—inspired her along the way.

  • French may soon be taught in a new way thanks to a multidisciplinary team of students and professors developing a new app

  • She speaks with the quick energy of a longtime New Yorker, but Constance Shulman (’80) keeps a bit of East Tennessee with her—a lilt from the hills that’s part of…

  • Bradley and Meredith Holtz are alumni who exemplify the Volunteer spirit. Watching the devastation caused last year by the wildfires in Gatlinburg, they knew they had to find a way…

  • From her vantage point in the Pi Beta Phi Elementary School library, with a wall of windows looking over downtown Gatlinburg and the surrounding national park, librarian Pat Gunn saw nothing but gray darkness and a red glow.