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Tackett named TN Tech Trailblazer

Kaden Tackett, a senior business management major, is among the select group of Tennessee Tech Trailblazers for the 2023-24 school year.

The Trailblazers program brings together Tennessee Tech students to lead personalized campus tours for prospective students and their families, connecting them to campus in a more personal way.

“Trailblazers represent the best of our campus community,” said Karen Lykins, vice president for enrollment and communication at Tech. “They are dedicated students who exude Tennessee Tech’s spirit of hospitality and welcome, and are an integral part of how we communicate Tech’s story to future Golden Eagles.

“By leading personalized campus tours, Trailblazers foster genuine connections with prospective students

and their families, helping them discover

all that Tech has to offer.”

Tackett said the best part of being a Trailblazer is “connecting with new people and making the transition into this next step of their lives easier.”

Tackett, an Anderson County High School graduate, says he first came to Tech for American Legion Boys State, and the visit made an impression on him.

As a student, Tackett says the faculty in Tech’s history department has been a highlight of his university experience.

“Drs. [Philip] Davis, [Jeffery] Roberts, and [Troy] Smith are all such amazing guys and, being such a fan of history all my life, made it easy to really dive into the material in each class,” Tackett said.

Following graduation, Tackett plans to attend law school and become a practicing attorney.

He challenges current and future students to find ways to get involved.

“Finding time to do something you love is going to make the college experience way more enjoyable,” he said.