Paul Troy ('15)

Paul Troy

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 master's student in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, I am following your path in pursuit of my dream of a career as a high school social studies teacher.

This is a career goal I wouldn't have dreamed possible without the support and encouragement of my professors and peers. I'm learning the best methods to both teach and inspire the next generation of students.

I'm also gaining valuable experience as a resident assistant – guiding and advising freshmen during their transition to college – and promoting diversity in the classroom while recruiting minority students as a member of ME4UT, Minority Enhancement for UT.

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!

For Tennessee,
Paul Troy, '15
Master's student in Secondary Education

Paul was recently named one of 12 Torchbearers, the university's highest award bestowed to students for academic excellence and service to the university and society at large.