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Darren DunlapDarren Dunlap

Pellissippi Coordinator

Based at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus, I help students from all PSCC campuses transfer to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I have been working with transfer students for five years and I find it rewarding because I like helping people achieve their dream of earning a college degree.

I am a first-generation college, a military veteran and a non-traditional student. The GI Bill enabled me to get an education that I thought was out of reach financially. I have a lot in common with the students who come my way, and I draw on my experience as both student and transfer coordinator to assist them with questions regarding admission, transfer credit, financial aid, scholarships and housing, for instance.

I am also proud to represent the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s top public universities. In particular, I love the location. UT is in the heart of Knoxville, a thriving city with a lot of charm and hospitality.

If you are a Pellissippi State student with questions about transfer, please contact me. It doesn’t matter if you are in your first semester or your last semester at Pellissippi State. I am always glad to talk to prospective students about their hopes and aspirations at UT Knoxville.



Kerry HinesKerry Hines

Transfer Admissions Counselor

In-State: Middle & Northwest TN
Out-of-State: AL, AK, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI | 615-905-6747

I have been working in admissions since 2007, and I have been regionally based in Middle Tennessee since 2010. I am passionate about helping students through the college admissions process, and I find it so rewarding to see students succeed! I love to shop, and I think Knoxville has one of the best selections of boutiques and locally-owned shops in the state. I also like to travel, and enjoy cheering on the Vols any chance I get! I love meeting new people and trying new things.

We are family at UT. This is so important when making your college selection. We value every student and want them to have a great admissions experience from start to finish. Everyone is so friendly and inviting! Maybe it’s the history, the traditions or the construction happening but I always feel like I am a part of something greater than myself when I am on campus. I can’t wait to share with you what Rocky Top is all about.



Sarah HopperSara Hopper

Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment

In-State: East TN
Out-of-State: AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, NB, ND, NV, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY | 865-974-1111

I grew up in Etowah, Tennessee, and I graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2007 with a degree in Human Resources. I received my master’s degree in Educational Psychology at UT. I love re-purposing furniture and I’m an avid yard sale shopper. I love the fall season in Knoxville, and you can count on me to cheer on the Vols every year. I love living in East Tennessee and telling prospective transfer students about what Knoxville and the campus have to offer.


Shenay Nolan

Regional Admissions Representative – Freshman and Transfer

In-State: Southwest State Community College | 901-448-4180

I’m a native Memphian who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. I earned my master’s degree from the University of Memphis. I have been working in higher education since 2014, and I love working for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. My favorite things about UT include the traditions and campus pride. I enjoy working with prospective students, telling them about Knoxville and all that our institution has to offer!


Larry Long

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment | 865-974-1111

I have been involved with our transfer efforts in some fashion for the past eight years. My experiences as a transfer student and teaching many transfer students have given me a passion for making the University of Tennessee the most transfer-friendly institution that it can be. While I enjoy working behind the scenes on transfer student procedures and policies, the occasions where I get to sit with a student and counsel them on their journey are what have had the most lasting effect on me during my career.