Jason Harville, Assistant Director of Student Success Programs, received past fall’s EMSA Brilliant Award, a division-wide honor recognizing exceptional work. Jason was honored for the time and care he put into designing the showrooms for Housing and Residence Life.
The Office of New Student and Family Programs has hired student Orientation leaders to help with welcoming new students and assist with summer programming. The students are: Mitaire Arhagba, Emaan Aziz, Ava Bailey, Chandler Baker, Michael Berry, Kaitlyn Brown, Sarah Chesek, Mackenzie Clark, Ashlynn Cobb, Faiza Ferej, Chello Gardner, Sydney Gleaves, Ashleigh Godley, Zuriel Hampton-Coffin, Analisa Keegan, Maggie King, Kaci Landham, Reggie Marshall, Isaiah Owens, Mallary Quaderer, Chris Rivera, Jessica Smith, Travis Smith, Julia Stranhan, Elliot Szymanski, Daniel Taylor, Stephen Thomas, Madison Tyler, Alex Vadil, Madison Van Horn, Leslie Wallin and Jaden Webster.
The Office of New Student and Family Programs hosted a late spring event called “What’s the Scoop.” EMSA staff enjoyed ice cream while getting an inside look at upcoming summer programming and fall welcome events.
Mandy McAllister was recently accepted into UTC’s Leadership and Decision-Making Doctoral Program. She started classes in May.
Dr. Crystal L. Edenfield, Director of The Office of Student Success Programs, and Jason Harville presented two sessions at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) annual conference on student success in higher education this month. The sessions are: “Faculty-Led Experiences: A Unique Take on Collaborative Learning” and “Creating Signature Experiences: Moving an Isolated Program to an Established Tradition.”
Hannah Turcotte, Assistant Director for Student and Family Engagement, was selected to serve on the AHEPPP National Conference Planning Committee as Chair of the Volunteer and Recognition Committee. AHEPPP is the Association for Family Engagement in Higher Education.
University Health Services (UHS), in partnership with the Employee Wellness Team, had a very successful first employee biometric screening event this past spring. They plan to offer more group clinics this summer for employees for their State of Tennessee insurance plans. Employees can also schedule individual visits as well for the screening at UHS at no cost. Please call 423-425-2266 to schedule an appointment.
UHS also continues to offer COVID-19 testing and evaluations for employees and students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please call for an appointment if you need testing.
As the Assistant Director of Occupancy Management in Housing and Residence Life, Orie Hubbard is all about the details. He oversees and administers the housing assignments process, runs the front office and much more. Carling Wilson, Associate Director of Administrative Services in Housing and Residence Life, describes Orie as “the engine in the car.” “You can’t see the engine, but it’s what makes the car run. Orie is what makes our office run,” she said.
Carling also describes Orie as someone who cares deeply about students. “During a phone call with a student, he will not only help students with our processes but will also explain other University processes, answer questions and connect them with resources,” she said. “He won’t get off the phone until all their questions are answered and the student feels confident.”
Appointments, Promotions and Retirements
- Endia Butler joined the Center for Career and Leadership Development as the Assistant Director for Professional Development.
- Hannah Turcotte was recently promoted to Assistant Director for Student and Family Engagement in March 2022.
- Joe Riddle is a new Specialist in the Office of Strategic Enrollment Technology.
- Mak Tompkins was promoted to Associate Director of Student Conduct in the Office of Student Conduct.
- Wesley Bolton is the new Coordinator of Student Conduct & Student Conduct Investigator in the Office of Student Conduct.
- June Matthews, RN, will retire at the end of June after 17 years of service to the university.
- Sarah Daniels joined the Center for Women and Gender Equity as the Assistant Director for Programming and Inclusion
New Student Orientation
After a two-year break, the Office of New Student and Family Programs is hosting in-person Orientations for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Multiple sessions are scheduled for June and July. You can find out more info on Orientation on their website.
Groups of incoming students will have a multi-day campus residential experience with Moc Up this summer. Hosted by the Office of Student Success Programs, Moc Up is designed to familiarize students with campus, student resources and current students, faculty and staff. A total of four sessions will be hosted this summer. Learn more about Moc Up.
To assist in the transition and overall student success of incoming male students of color, the Office of Student Success Programs created a new summer program called MOC Academy. The program will take place at the end of June and run through July 30. Learn more about MOC Academy.
The Office of Student Success Programs will host a pre-welcome week experience this August called First Flight. First Flight will connect students with campus resources, host game nights and cook-outs, hand out give-aways and more. To see the full schedule, visit Student Success Programs’ website.
Join the UTC family in welcoming new Mocs to campus by volunteers for Fall Opening! Events you can volunteer for include Operation Move-In on August 17 – 20, 2022 and First Flight on August 17 – 21, 2002. Visit the Fall Opening website to sign up.
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