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Barnett receives highest UT student honor

Congratulations to JEM senior Kristen Barnett on being selected as a 2014 Torchbearer. Awarded at the Chancellor's Honors Banquet, the Torchbearer is the highest UT student honor. Barnett and 11 students were recognized on April 23 for academic excellence and service to the university and society at large.

Barnett is an anchor, reporter and producer for the UT Today television program. She has served for four years at the Volunteer Channel along with her work as a student alumni associate and member of the College of Communication and Information Diversity Student Leaders Society. She volunteers with Rock the Vote and Long Distance Voter to promote voter registration among college students. She has also been alumni chair of the Mortar Board honor society.