The Excellence in Academic Outreach award honors those who exemplify UT’s land-grant mission by using intellectual capital to benefit the citizens of Tennessee.
Angela J. Wozencroft is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies. Her research focuses on professional issues in therapeutic recreation, spiritual well-being, and compassion fatigue of therapeutic recreation professionals, and the benefits and outcomes of two major service-learning programs. She is also the program director for Camp Koinonia, Camp Oginali, Koinonia Retreat, Funtastic Field Day, and Project TRiPS.
What does being a Volunteer mean to you? How has UT empowered you to make a difference in a way you might not have imagined elsewhere?
Being a Volunteer means bringing UT students and those with disabilities together through programs that promote positive, meaningful, and therapeutic learning experiences. These programs promote the Volunteer spirit by fostering a community-service and advocacy mentality within UT students. UT has empowered me to make a difference by supporting the service-learning opportunities and outreach programs that provide a diverse and profound impact within our campus and East Tennessee community.