UT goes to Nashville
University of Tennessee President John Petersen led a delegation of officials, faculty members, alumni, and students from all of the system campuses to Nashville on April 20 when the Tennessee General Assembly hosted UT Day in the Legislature.
A group of UTC students joined UTC Interim Chancellor Fred Obear and Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Relations Chuck Cantrell working the halls of the state capital, attending committee meetings, and visiting with legislators from the Hamilton County delegation and across the state.
UTC students participating in the program included Amy Prevost, SGA president; Cacey Lewis, SGA vice president; Lydia Grafton, SGA treasurer; James Armour, SGA past president; and Jennifer Sebren, president of the Graduate Student Association; and Chaleeta Arender, president-elect of the Graduate Student Association.
“This was a great opportunity to meet the people who make many of the decisions for our state and let them know what is on the minds of college students. We discussed tuition, the lottery scholarship, and what the state was doing to improve the economy. They were all very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in what we had to say,” said Prevost.
Sylvia Davis, UT Vice President for Administration and
Finance, UTC SGA President Amy Prevost with State
Senator Ward Crutchfield
UTC SGA President Amy Prevost with Governor Phil Bredesen
UTC Student Government Vice President Cacey Lewis (left) and UTC SGA President Amy Prevost (right) with UT Head Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt. Summitt was recognized by the Tennessee General Assembly for her accomplishments.
May 6, 2005