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Campaign Continues its Successful Journey

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.

Campaign Support

Capital Campaign Breakdown Chart
  • $6,750,000 Faculty fellowships
  • $19,771,965 College and department funds
  • $33,055,871 Faculty support
  • $41,390,695 Scholarship and fellowship support
  • $110,148,586 Capital projects and programs

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New buildings opened
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Newly created awards
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Increase in number of alumni donors

Fellowship and Scholarship Support

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  • 214
    Scholarships and fellowship funds supported
  • 166
    Faculty funds supported
  • 140
    Student funds supported