Congratulations and welcome to Tennessee Technological University. As an undergraduate, you are joining our university and pursuing a degree at an exciting, challenging time.
Because of the growth in technology and the speed with which we share information, universities are preparing students to perform jobs that don’t yet exist, to use technologies that haven’t been invented and to solve problems we don’t yet know.
We will help you approach these opportunities as Golden Eagles, long the symbol of Tennessee Tech, by fostering the following traits.
- Focus. Eagles have impeccable vision with the ability to see small prey a mile away while flying 60 miles an hour at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. We will help you focus on what is important to you.
- Fearless. Eagles are the rulers of the sky. They are tenacious and efficient predators. Like the eagle, be bold, fearless, and swift to successfully compete in a rapidly changing environment.
- Family. Eagles mate for life and will continue building and using the same nest for many years. Similarly, we want you to think of TTU as home for a lifetime.
- Future. Eagles do not dwell in the past. They actively live in the present and continually prepare for the future. Let us help you aggressively prepare for new challenges.
You have joined the company of an esteemed group – those who have chosen TTU to prepare them for success in their careers and in their life experiences. Our alumni hold positions as Fortune 500 CEOs, NASA astronauts, government leaders, renowned professors, respected researchers and other prestigious leaders.
You too will make a positive impact here and throughout your life. Congratulations for choosing to become an important part of Tennessee Tech University.
Philip B. Oldham