Published: April 16, 2021


ON FRIDAY MORNING AT GILES COUNTY FURNITURE IN DOWNTOWN PULASKI, THE UNVEILING AND DEDICATION OF THE UT EVERYWHERE MURAL WAS HELD. MAYOR PAT FORD OPENED THE CEREMONY WELCOMING THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE INTO THE PULASKI COMMUNITY.

FORD STATED, "THE WORDS THAT YOU SEE ON THIS BUILDING TODAY WILL SOON BE SEEN ALL ACROSS OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE. BUT THIS MURAL REPRESENTS SO MUCH MORE FOR PULASKI  AND THE SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE REGION. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SYSTEM HAS A GROWING PRESENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THIS... IS JUST THE BEGINNING."

PRIOR TO THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY, FIREWORKS, AND CONFETTI, UT PRESIDENT RANDY BOYD, MARTIN METHODIST PRESIDENT MARK LA BRANCHE, AND THE CARPENTER FAMILY ADDRESSED THE CROWD AND EXPRESSED EXCITEMENT FOR THE NEWLY UNVEILED MURAL AND THE PENDING MERGER OF MMC AND THE UT SYSTEM - AND WHAT THIS CHANGE WILL MEAN TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE STATE AND TO THE GILES COUNTY COMMUNITY.