Working Together: UT Martin is Home for the McCulloughs

Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and children. Many UT employees go to work every day with relatives. When Jeffrey and Desiree McCullough finished their graduate studies at Oklahoma State University in 2001, they were looking for a university where they could both teach. And they wanted it to feel like home. Twelve years … Continued

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Bring the Family: Kids U offers a unique summer experience

Employees say UT is a great place to work. Benefits such as insurance, annual leave and sick leave are competitive and, in some cases, better than those offered by private companies. More perks of working for UT include taking advantage of day care, classes, camps and other activities for children right where you work. Rockets, … Continued

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Retirement Made Simple

Whether you are years away from retirement or a few days short, one thing is certain—a secure retirement requires thoughtful planning and disciplined saving. If you are employed in a regular full-time position, upon employment, you are required to participate in a retirement plan. Regular means your employment is expected to be more than 12 … Continued

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

Working at the University of Tennessee at Martin is all about personal relationships for Diedra Walker, senior admissions specialist. She enjoys the relationships she shares with professors, faculty and students. It is these relationships that prompted Walker to return to the University after several years working in the banking industry. Walker’s relationship with UT began … Continued

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

In his 19-year career at the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, Chuck Shoopman considers himself blessed to have worked in a variety of positions with a multitude of bright people. The current assistant vice president for public service began his career with IPS in 1981 as a reapportionment specialist with the County Technical … Continued

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

Coming home again is how Donna Collier describes her return to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Although she now works in a different role, Collier felt a sense of coming home when she returned after eight years in the private sector. Collier worked in the bursar’s office at UT Knoxville for 12 years beginning … Continued

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

Chandra West-Alston is always looking for opportunities to learn. These opportunities have led her to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center more than once. West-Alston is assistant dean for administration in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Currently, she also is serving as interim in the same position for the College of Nursing. West-Alston … Continued

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Make the Most of UT Benefits

Dale Willis For nearly 20 years, Dale Willis, a senior refrigeration technician at UT Martin, has used his employee benefits to help those who are less fortunate. Willis uses his annual leave and comp time to take time off from work to go on mission trips to rebuild or repair homes. He also uses this … Continued

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