You have paved the way for me.
Thank you for supporting the University of Tennessee! The campus
mission and spirit are energized with your involvement.
My classmates and I are fortunate to have access to the faculty,
facilities and resources supported by generous alumni and donors. As
a sophomore in the College of Communication and Information, I am
following your path in pursuit of my dream of a career as television
news desk anchor in a major market.
This is a career goal I wouldn't have dreamed possible without the
support and encouragement of my professors and peers – especially
my advisor, Dr. Sam Swan. As a result of Dr. Swan's advice, I plan to
complete five internships during my time at UT including one in New
Through amazing opportunities within my college, I have received
hands-on experience – including a few on-air appearances – through
UT's student TV station, The Volunteer Channel. I also had the chance
to meet local news anchor Alan Williams of WVLT and sit in on a
newscast. Those exciting moments in front of the camera and behind
the scenes make me certain I'm following the right career path.
Your gift can make real-world experiences like mine possible. Alumni
contributions sustain scholarship aid, faculty support, technology
and academic opportunities outside of the classroom.
On behalf of all of my fellow students, we are grateful for your
support. Go Vols!
Reed Perryman, '17
Sophomore in Broadcast Journalism