Student Alumni Associates

UT’s Student Alumni Associates (SAA) is a student organization that advances the university by enriching the lives of Vols—current students, alumni, and future Volunteers.

Support the Mary Holtman-Reed SAA Excellence Endowment
Group of Student Alumni Associates
Student Alumni Associates work at an event on campus


Serve as official host for UT at university and community events

Facilitate campus-wide programming and events that bolster students’ connection to UT, focusing on the importance and impact of philanthropy and lifelong involvement as alumni

Provide support and leadership for the Division of Advancement and Office of Alumni Relations


Work alongside distinguished alumni, university leaders, faculty, staff, legislators, and state officials

Play central roles in university activities, including Homecoming, commencement, philanthropy programs, leadership weekends, and select athletic events and tailgates

Gain invaluable interpersonal and leadership skills, professional experience and networking opportunities

Score merit-based SAA and UT alumni apparel and prizes – and more!

Join SAA

Once accepted, SAA membership lasts throughout a student’s time on campus, so long as they remain in good-standing within the organization. The minimum commitment is one full academic year. SAA membership requirements include:

  • >3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Enrollment in 12 or more credit hours, both fall and spring semesters
  • Attendance at weekly SAA meetings, every Tuesday 5:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Attendance and participation at major events as directed, including SAA Leadership Retreat, Big Orange Give, Homecoming alumni events, Celebrate a Vol, Volunteer Leadership and Alumni Board Weekends, I Heart UT Week, and Stewardship events
  • Clean disciplinary record within the university judicial system
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the university, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Student Alumni Associates program, possessing of a desire to learn, enthusiasm, leadership mindset, responsibility, dependability, maturity, innovation, dedication, and punctuality

Summer Bryant, Powell, TN

Vice Presidents of Membership
Tim Held, Cleveland, TN
Umeria Taylor, Memphis, TN

Vice President of Stewardship and Donor Relations
Mollie Sterling, Knoxville, TN

Events Co–Chairs
Alice Grace Beavers, Athens, TN
Claudia Grove, Brentwood, TN

Claire Hamilton, Knoxville, TN

Fundraising Chair
Sophie Pauti, Memphis, TN

Public Relations Chair
Kendal Wooley, Niceville, FL

Alumni Relations Chair
Allie Cooper, Knoxville, TN

Courtney Agnew, Lewisburg, TN
Gloria Alliyo, Knoxville, TN
Carson Applegate, Nolensville, TN
Spencer Belanger, Knoxville, TN
Michaela Bianco, Monterey, TN
Maddie Borrelli, Knoxville, TN
Eric Brown, Woodstock, GA
Kayla Campbell, Memphis, TN
Caitlin Carroll, Knoxville, TN
Sarah Chandler, Memphis, TN
Miller Clark, Nashville, TN
Keegan Collins, Dublin, OH
Matthew Comegna, Franklin, TN
Reagan Conger, Knoxville, TN
Caleb DeLong, Knoxville, TN
Lucy Ellis, Brentwood, TN
Reed Eslinger, Mcdonald, TN
Sadie Felton, Knoxville, TN
Haylee Ferguson, Rockvale, TN
Amy Gilmore, Nashville, TN
Dante Grayson, McMinnville, TN
Emma Greene, Maryville, TN
Addie Heehs, Memphis, TN
Allison Hunnicutt, Nashville, TN
Jalen Jackson, Marietta, GA
Casadi Keithley, Macomb, IL
Michael Kyriakoudes, Murfreesboro, TN
Emma La Charite, Knoxville, TN
Ainsley Long, Nashville, TN
Morgan Lounds, Kingsport, TN
Emma Manalac, Knoxville, TN
Ellie Mascena, North Kingstown, RI
Ashley McGlynn, Fishers, IN

Ella Miller, Memphis, TN
Emma Minar, Brentwood, TN
Alay Mistry, Athens, TN
Tom Monaghan, Memphis, TN
Jesus Montiel Otero, Shelbyville, TN
Caroline Morris, Knoxville, TN
Mary Grace Myers, LaFollette, TN
Tyler Myers, Brentwood, TN
Narisa Naidoo, Spring Hill, TN
Obinze Nwokochah, Nashville, TN
Riley O’Connor, Memphis, TN
Roman Pate, Murfreesboro, TN
Khushi Patel, Seymour, TN
Kshama Patel, Chattanooga, TN
Shreena Patel, Chattanooga, TN
Lisa Patel, Cookeville, TN
Walker Perrin, Collierville, TN
Owen Ponting, Cold Springs, KY
Tyler Porter, Bowling Green, KY
Loudon Rogers, Powell, TN
Caleb Roper, Franklin, TN
Vincent Satras, Santa Ana, CA
Philip Schutty, Woodstock, MD
Madeline Seals, Knoxville, TN
Avery Smith, Singapore
Elijah Smith, Elizabethton, TN
Garrett Staley, Knoxville, TN
Jackson Stuart, South Pittsburg, TN
Maria Thompson, Knoxville, TN
Sophia Thompson, Knoxville, TN
Eleanor Washburn, East Lansing, MI
Jahneulie Weste, Knoxville, TN
Olivia Wilson, Franklin, TN

Contact Us

Request the assistance of SAA for an event

For all other questions, please contact Gina Martin at