When the University of Tennessee launched the “Join the Journey” fundraising campaign at the start of 2012, the Tickle College of Engineering established a goal of $150 million, funds that were planned to invigorate the college, expand facilities, provide student scholarships and faculty support, and cement its place as a driving force at UT and beyond.
Although the original target date was 2020, by 2017 the college had already surpassed its original goal and extended its aim to $200 million, with an end-of-2021 deadline. The campaign currently sits at the $211 million mark, though several individual targets remain.
Included in this remarkable run of success are the addition of two buildings, with a third in the construction phase, the creation of new initiatives and programs, and the naming of the college itself.
As the campaign marches on toward its wrap-up at the end of 2021, here is a look at what has been raised, where it has gone, and how it has transformed the college.
- » $6,750,000
- » $19,771,965
College and department funds
- » $33,055,871
- » $41,390,695
Scholarship and fellowship support
- » $110,148,586
Capital projects and programs
New buildings opened
Newly created awards
Increase in number of alumni donors
Fellowship and Scholarship Support
- » 214
Scholarships and fellowship funds supported
- » 166
Faculty funds supported
- » 140
Student funds supported