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Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Huskey Engages for Engineering Fundamentals

Cheryl Huskey
Cheryl Huskey

Cheryl Huskey took the front desk position as administrative associate for our engage Engineering Fundamentals program this year, managing day-today operations for the office that welcomes first-year Engineering Vols to campus.

“I love to help people and I try to bring my best to my role every day,” she said. “Students, faculty, and staff can see me for almost anything. I am always willing to help and serve others.”

Huskey grew up in Knoxville cheering on UT Vols football, and loves to give her all for the university.

“I love that I work with amazing faculty and staff who are just as passionate about the University of Tennessee as I am,” she said. “I believe that resonates throughout the college as well.”

Huskey has been at UT for 22 years, and previously worked with the Volshop, at first in the general books department.

“I found a passion working with books,” she said. Then I moved to course materials, where I learned a lot of the administrative side of textbooks. I also oversaw special orders, in which I ordered books for several different departments across campus.”

Huskey is an avid reader and dabbles in creative writing. She is also is an amateur photographer and plays the piano and flute.

“Of course, I couldn’t go without saying I love my Vols!” she added.

Huskey enjoys spending time with her extensive family.

“My mom and dad have been married for 54 years,” she said. Her brother and sister and their spouses have given her 11 nieces and nephews, including two great nieces.

“My family and I are very close, and we spend a lot of time together,” said Huskey. “I love having a such a strong support system.”