‘Take Flight with Freeman Tour’ to end Nov. 28

The “Take Flight with Freeman Tour” that has introduced University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Dr. Yancy Freeman to people across West and Middle Tennessee will come to an end on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Shelby County.

Freeman began his administration as the university’s 12th chancellor on Aug. 9.

The day will begin with a visit to City University Schools at 11 a.m.

During the afternoon, Freeman will make his first stop to Wildwood Farm in Germantown. He will also make a stop to Autozone Corporate Headquarters.  

The commitment of Wildwood Farm to the university by Melanie Smith Taylor and her family on June 24, 2021, was the largest single gift to UT Martin and the University of Tennessee System. The farm will be transferred to the university upon Taylor’s death and will allow UT Martin to increase educational program offerings in veterinary health technology and other agricultural disciplines in the near future. The gift will also provide opportunities for UT Martin to collaborate with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

The Take Fight with Freeman Tour concludes with an open alumni reception at 5:30 p.m. at The Great Hall and Conference Center.

This will not be the first Memphis stop for the Take Flight with Freeman Tour. Freeman – who grew up in Memphis and graduated from Central High School – paid a visit to his hometown a few weeks ago and toured a number of schools during that visit.

For more information, call 731-881-7610.

Photo: UT Martin Chancellor Yancy Freeman speaks with students at Fayette-Ware High School in Somerville on Oct. 6 as part of the “Take Flight with Freeman Tour.” The tour that helped to introduce the new chancellor to West and Middle Tennessee ends Nov. 28 in Memphis.

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