|April 25, 2014|
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including members of Project GRAD Knoxville, students from Austin East High School and community leaders.
|April 25, 2014|
|May 4, 2014|
The University of Tennessee held a press conference this afternoon where Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced that UT is renewing its commitment to Project GRAD Summer Institutes and will provide $150,000 each year for the next five years. Chancellor Cheek explained how Project GRAD aligns with the University and the state’s goal of increasing the number of Tennesseans with postsecondary degrees and that Project GRAD helps make the college experience more accessible to students from under-represented groups.
Two Project GRAD scholars also spoke to the media as they shared information about their Project GRAD experience and the impact on their life as a result of being a Project GRAD scholar. Christie Banks spoke first and shared how Project GRAD staff assisted her with the college application process and make her comfortable when she went to college. Christie is a Class 2007 Fulton graduate and Class of 2011 UT graduate who presently works in the Admissions Department at the University of Tennessee. Jonathan Blair also spoke to the media and stated how his involvement with Project GRAD helped lay a foundation for his future path and how Project GRAD Knoxville gives students the motivation to find resources they may need.
Read more in the media release here:
Busy month with College and Career activities in February. Schools have held mini college fairs, college and career dress up days, invited special guest to speak to students about their careers, and held ACT tutoring sessions just to mention a few. This has been an exciting month!
Mark your calendars to join us on Sunday evening as we honor approximately 140 students who have worked hard to meet the requirements for graduation from Austin-East and Fulton High Schools and have earned the Project GRAD scholarship. An exciting evening has been planned for this group of scholars as we celebrate with them and their families this accomplishment.
Event will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on Sunday, April 13, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
This is an invitation only event!