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Care Team

Allison Cole, Care Manager

Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider

What I love about what I do: I love being a helper, and I especially like working with students. I think this is such an important time in their lives when they are on the threshold of going into the adult world and also figuring out what they want to do with their life and career.

How long I have worked at UT: I have been at UT since October of 2017.

What I love most about UT: The resilience of the student population at UT is really special.


Trey Farmer, Intake Coordinator 

What I love about what I do:  I love knowing that I can improve the life of someone just by giving them someone to listen to and actively care about their well being

How long I have worked at UT: I have now worked at UT for 4 weeks! So the middle of September 2021.

What I love most about UT:  I like all the resources it has for it’s students. I went to a small private Christian university that didn’t have many resources regarding any forms of inclusivity etc.


Madisien Howard, Care Manager

What I love about what I do: I love the opportunity to connect with students and to support them with actualizing their goals and holistic wellness.  In this capacity, we are able to bridge students with the vast array of support services, organizations, and opportunities here at UT and the broader community.  Not only that, I am also able to have an amazing time doing what I love! This is just an all-around amazing way to serve!

How long I have worked at UT: Since August 2018!

What I love most about UT: I am most appreciative of the family spirit of UT.  Since joining the team, it has felt just that—a team.  This spirit of unity and connectedness transcends my department into the larger body of UT, from administrators to staff and students.  This is a great place to be!


Joe Pierce, Associate Dean of Students

What I love about what I do: Meeting students where they need support, encouragement, and connection.

How long I have worked at UT: Began full time in August of 2021. Served as an intern August 2020-May 2021.

What I love most about UT: The VOLUNTEER SPIRIT is contagious and feels electric on campus.


Leda Porter, Care Coordinator 

What I love about what I do:  I love engaging the students and being a support for them. The work that we do is pivotal to the well-being of the students. I also love how this job allows me to foster relationships with other UT staff and faculty outside of my department. I believe fostering those relationships are important because they are a part of helping the students become successful.

How long I have worked at UT:  I have worked at UT since May 3, 2021.

What I love most about UT:  I love the sense of unity and camaraderie. There is something special, almost magical in the UT atmosphere. I am so grateful to be a part of it.


 

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