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Longmire reflects on how JEM program shaped her into a Torchbearer

Elizabeth Longmire receives 2019 Torchbearer awardGrowing up in Corryton, Tennessee, just 15 miles north of Knoxville, senior Elizabeth Longmire always knew where she wanted to go to school.

The Volunteer Spirit at the University of Tennessee is more than just about wearing orange and white. It is about being challenged by peers and professors to grow into the best possible individual and collaborating with others to make positive societal changes.

Now preparing to graduate in May with a degree in journalism and electronic media and a minor in political science, Longmire is being honored for exemplifying those very qualities.

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