She’s been nominated for an Oscar and won an Emmy for her work telling the hard stories of her Appalachian home. Now, filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon is planting roots at UT to help young storytellers find their own voices.
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The Volunteer Spirit at Home in Appalachia
Volunteers bear the torch that lights the way for others. This passion to lead and serve is evident in the ways Vols roll up their sleeves and work to make our Appalachian home the best it can be.
Students and faculty from different disciplines across campus take a new approach to service-learning by helping solve community issues in one of the country’s most underserved areas.
Jamie Osborne (’08) is not quite sure why, as a child, she was never introduced to children’s literature from her native Appalachia. As a master’s student she focused her thesis on the subject and is hoping to create awareness of the genre with a new exhibition.