Staff

The University of Tennessee Office of Undergraduate Admissions maintains offices in Knoxville and Memphis, although our main office is in Knoxville. If you have questions that haven’t been answered here, or if you’d just like to speak to one of our staff, we’d love to talk to you.

Admissions Counselors

Christie Banks

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I love speaking with students and helping them see that if they truly desire to attend UT, it is attainable! I receive questions daily on the application process, and I enjoy when my answers help prospective students get closer to being a Vol.

Sara Hopper

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I love that I get to help prospective students in their college decision and let them know all the wonderful things that the University of Tennessee can offer them. UT is such an exciting place to go to school. I love that I can be a small part in helping someone get here.

Tyler Lewelling

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I love talking to prospective students and their families. Because of the great experience I had as an undergraduate at UT, I love being able to tell them about the experience that awaits. Selecting a university is one of the most important decisions you can make and I’m so glad to be a part of that!

Richard Spencer

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Get to know your professors and other staff on campus. You’re surrounded by people who want to help you. UT offers such a great support system, and the more connections you make the happier you’ll be and the more involved you’ll be on campus.

Taylor Thomas

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I met more people while I was an undergraduate than I ever thought possible, and they became my best friends. I also discovered what I truly care about and how to make a difference. UT is responsible for who I am today and who I will be in the future.

Assistant Directors

Kelly Bryan

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I really enjoy helping high school students through the college search experience and playing a part of their college journey—especially if I end up seeing them on campus in the fall.

Charlie Folsom

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I received many college admissions and scholarship offers, but my campus visit to UT finally convinced me that it was the place I wanted to go to college. Make an official visit to UT and hopefully you’ll feel the same way I did.

Laura Stansell

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There is truly something here for everyone. With so many outstanding programs, you can find your passion and live it fully for your whole life. Whether you want to be a teacher, a social worker, a politician, or a doctor, UT can give you the education and experience you need to make your dreams come true.

Andrew Wood

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What I enjoy most about being an Admissions team member is assisting young people in their future educational decisions. This is an exciting time for families and we are blessed to be a part of it.

Associate Directors

Oana Harrison

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Responsibilities: Develop, implement, and assess strategic and integrated communications and marketing plans.

You have to embrace learning new things not just because they are required by your major but out of sheer curiosity. Some of the best skills I have came from classes I took as extras.

Director of Undergraduate Academic Advancement

Dr. Tom Broadhead

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I have about forty great colleagues in the Admissions Office, and I enjoy meeting prospective students and families and sharing with them information about the great opportunities offered at UT.

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Kari Alldredge

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I enjoy working with prospective students and families about furthering their education at the University of Tennessee. The UT experience is life changing! And, we get to help students find their college fit and achieve their goals.

Events Coordinator

Brooke Cross

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Responsibilities: Undergraduate Events

I love applying my professional experience along with my enthusiasm for all things orange to create fun and informative events for future Vols! I can’t wait to see you on campus!

Regional Counselors

Christian Brown

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We welcome Christian Brown as our new Regional Counselor for IA, IL, IN, MN, and WI.

Richard Long

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UT is a place where a student can be challenged academically, while enjoying the robust culture of the surrounding Knoxville community. It is not often you visit a foreign place and immediately feel at home, but from the first day on campus at University of Tennessee, I felt right at home.

Kimberly Norfork

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College is one of the most memorable times in your life. It’s imperative that you take advantage of opportunities such as internships, study abroad, student organizations, and great academic courses. You don’t want to graduate and wish that you had done this or that.

Ariana Sanders

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I am so excited to be a part of the Big Orange family and I can’t wait to meet you. My advice to you, as you are preparing for college, is to visit college campuses! When you’re in the right place you will know it. Come to our campus for a tour and one of our events and see what Rocky Top is all about!

Sammy Stevens

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Take the time to figure out what really sets you apart from others, and use those skills and attributes to your advantage in everything you do. Whether it’s when you’re applying to schools or when you’re applying for jobs, figure out your story, find your voice, and own it.

Rachel Wyant

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The college process is such an exciting time for both students and parents. I love being a part of the journey and helping students become a part of the UT family.

Senior Assistant Directors

Eric Stokes

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I am truly passionate about encouraging young people to pursue higher education. Be it a high school classroom, a college fair, or even speaking with middle and elementary kids, it’s a blessing to inspire students to success through education.

Senior Associate Directors

Connie Harmon

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I have a passion for education, and I enjoy making it easy for students to pursue a higher education at UT.

Norma Harrington

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What I enjoy about being an Admissions team member is the united effort among our staff to encourage resident and non-resident high school graduates to explore the uniqueness that is the University of Tennessee and feel the sense of community our campus generates.

Transfer Admissions Counselors

Kerry Hines

Transfer students are a unique component to the admissions process but play such a valuable role here at UT. I will be working with you every step of the way because I am committed to making sure you have a seamless transfer but also an enjoyable experience to UT!!!

Larry Long

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I work with transfer students, and I enjoy interacting with the diverse student population that can be found in the community college system. It is great to be able to give people options that will ultimately change the future not only for themselves but for future generations who follow them.