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Hybrid Last Mile Delivery Fleets Offer Sweet Spot Between Cost Efficiency and Service Quality

November 24, 2021

Speedy home delivery isn’t just a nice-to-have proposition in today’s competitive marketplace – it’s what most consumers expect. Large retailers such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy now offer same-day delivery for many products, raising new questions about how to balance cost with quality of service in the persistently inefficient last mile of delivery.

PEMBA Grad Redesigns Emergency Department’s Behavioral Health Care Delivery

November 23, 2021

Before 2020, if you entered Ericka Powell’s emergency department (ED) with a minor injury, you’d be seen in about two hours. If you had a more serious illness requiring admission, you’d stay four to six hours before transferring to a hospital bed. However, if you came in with a behavioral health emergency, you’d endure 13 or more stressful hours before you were routed from the ED toward proper treatment.

Nelson Pratt


An internship opportunity announced in a finance class in the Haslam College of Business changed Nelson Pratt’s (Finance, ’00) life. Pratt began interning for the Bob Hodges Company his senior year at UT, hoping to gain insight into the real estate business. He found much more.

“That opportunity essentially turned into a career,” Pratt says.

Jared Worsham


Jared Worsham’s (Marketing, ’19) favorite time of year on campus is the beginning of the fall semester. 

“We’re welcoming people back and bringing in new students. It’s always fun,” says Worsham.

For Worsham, it’s also an extremely busy time of year. As student engagement coordinator for the Haslam College of Business Center for Student Engagement and Success, he works to help students find their home within Haslam.

Amber Heatherly


Each year, Amber Heatherly creates three calendars – one for academics, one for UT athletic events and one for volunteer work.

The senior accounting student uses these calendars to manage her busy schedule, making room for her passions: cheering on the Vols and volunteering as a coach for Knoxville Challenger Sports, a non-profit offering team sports for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The group organizes basketball, baseball, swimming, golf and bowling teams on a seasonal schedule.

Haslam Alumni and Corporate Partner Honored at Gala

November 18, 2021

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business recognized the achievements of three alumni and one corporate partner at its 12th annual Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, November 12.

Approximately 300 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college attended the event, which included cocktails, dinner and the awards presentation.

This year’s award winners were:

TennCare Study: Fewer Children are Uninsured as COVID-19 Pandemic Eases

November 17, 2021

The number of uninsured children in Tennessee fell from 2.8 percent in 2020 to 2.5 percent in 2021, according to a new study by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Among adults, the uninsured rate held steady at the 2020 rate of 9.9 percent, and the uninsured rate across all ages remained the same as last year at 8.3 percent as well.