ThinkAchieve Graduates

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ThinkAchieve Graduates earn the distinction of being recognized by the University at:

  • The UTC Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony
  • The Commencement Program
  • On their official UTC Transcript
  • The SGA Senior Leadership Awards Banquet (if graduating in the Spring Semester)

How does a student earn this recognition? 

Any UTC undergraduate who earns 120 ThinkAchieve points and completes a senior synthesis of all point earning experiences can be a ThinkAchieve Graduate.

How does a student earn points?

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Please see our Points and Awards page for and explanation of point earning experiences. 

What is a Senior Synthesis and when is it due? 

A Senior Synthesis is an integration of all the reflective materials that a student completes through the point earning experiences listed above.  This Synthesis is usually presented in the form of an eportfolio, and is due by the mid-term of the semester in which the student plans to graduate.  Here is a template to give an idea of what this synthesis can look like. 

The rubric used the assess these Senior Syntheses should be followed by students seeking designation. More information about e-portfolios can be found at: 

Examples of Senior Syntheses from among recent Graduates:

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Samara Davis
Recon Johnson
Garrett Allen
Jay Nguyen
Grace Mcpherson
Nailah Littlejohn
Spenser Ryan
Jessica Neill
Noah Reeves
Kelsey Weaver
Savannah Wexler
Caroline Waldron

Note: In order to receive the graduation recognition, graduates must complete at least one point earning element from outside of their academic discipline and notify before the beginning of the semester when they anticipate graduating.