As of Fall 2015, there were 27,845 students enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Obviously this is a big school and it’s not easy to find your niche or the group you belong to. I’ve been able to be really involved in service opportunities through my sorority, but sororities aren’t for everyone and that’s … More How To Get Involved at UTK
We came, we saw, we conquered. After a year of hard work and ruthless fundraising, we raised $63,335.78 for the kids at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Last night was one of the best nights of my college career and I couldn’t be happier to have dedicated so much of my time to this amazing organization. … More FTK Diaries: The End!
Yes. You heard me right. Only 2 more days until the event we’ve been working so hard to plan for an entire year. We’re so close to our goal and as of yesterday, we’re up to 595 participants. Even though we’re thrilled to have 195 more participants than last year, but this unexpected spike in registration … More FTK Diaries: 2 DAYS!
It’s been a long process, but this week I finally feel like everything is coming together perfectly! We’re so close to $70,000 I can almost taste it and we’re at a whopping 484 members, which is 84 more than last year. We have one more executive committee meeting on Tuesday and then we’re all set to … More FTK Diaries: 8 DAYS!
One of the many ways For The Kids at UTK raises money is through canning events. Canning is when we go out into the public with jars and ask for spare change. We have canned at football and basketball games, on campus during classes and at Walmart. Walmart is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital partner, … More FTK Diaries: Canning
We’re 20 days out and I only have $333 until I reach my personal fundraising goal. In other news, our registration push from last week really pulled off and we’re at 454 general members! Our goal this year was to hit 500 members and as you can see we’re well on our way to reaching … More FTK Diaries: 20 Days
Hey everyone! Starting today, I’ll be doing a series of “diary” entries as a countdown to my favorite philanthropy event, For The Kids at UTK 2016. We’re 27 days out from the main event and the executive committee is in full force. As a reminder, I serve as the Vice President of Community Outreach for … More FTK Diaries: 27 Days
Alex Card completed her undergraduate degree in communication disorders in 2014 at the University of Tennessee and is currently a second-year graduate student studying audiology. I initially met Alex through my sorority and now I know her as my boss a.k.a Facilities Graduate Assistant at the Tennessee Recreation Center for Students (TRECS). Everyone who knows … More Alex Card & Disability/Ability Awareness
Jessica Thompson grew up in a small town surrounded by selfless people who were always looking out for others. She credits her family and her community for her volunteer spirit. As a sophomore in high school, Jessica went on a mission trip to Nicaragua with her church. There she served on the medical team, fell … More Jessica Thompson & Travel Nursing
Camp Koinonia is an outdoor education program for kids ages 7-21 who have multiple disabilities. The University of Tennessee offers the program for students of any major on a first come, first serve basis. Students are enrolled in a course during the spring semester where they learn about the different disabilities they might see at … More Hannah Creasey & Camp Koinonia