Going Back for Gold

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After completing her undergraduate degree in Marketing, Jamie Alexander returned to UTC to pursue an MBA in Healthcare Administration and stay involved on campus.

For many graduates, their college journey is a four-year sprint to a diploma. But for Jamie Alexander, the path to success involved a detour – a return to the halls of UTC.

Jamie’s initial foray into UTC resulted in a flourishing undergraduate career in Marketing. However, her thirst for knowledge and a desire to specialize in a specific field propelled her towards a unique decision – pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Administration. This wasn’t just a change in program; it was a strategic investment in her future.

“My time as an undergrad at UTC was phenomenal,” Jamie reflects. “I was involved in countless organizations, from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. to the Financial Aid Office. But there was always this nagging feeling that I could do more, that I could specialize in a field that truly resonated with me.”

Jamie During Her Commencement Ceremony

UTC’s MBA program in Healthcare Administration presented the perfect opportunity. The program’s focus on leadership, finance and the intricacies of the healthcare industry resonated deeply with Jamie. Moreover, her past experiences at UTC proved invaluable. “The soft skills I gained through my involvement in various organizations – communication, teamwork, leadership – those were crucial during my MBA program,” she acknowledges.

Jamie with the Alumni team

Working with Jamie over the last couple years has been nothing short of awesome. She is constantly staying in touch with friends she made at UTC and staying engaged with her sorority, the Zeta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I know she will continue to be an even stronger asset for UTC now that she is a two-time Alumna!

Lane Gutridge, (’22)

Alumni Engagement Coordinator


Beyond academics, Jamie’s return to UTC wasn’t just about acquiring knowledge. It was about reconnecting with the vibrant campus community. This time around, her role wasn’t just that of a student, but also a mentor and a guide for younger students. “Being a Graduate Assistant at UTC Alumni Affairs allowed me to share my experiences and give back to the university that had given me so much,” she says.

Today, Jamie stands on the precipice of a promising career in the healthcare industry. Her sights are set on the Pharmaceutical Sales Industry or the Medical Device Industry, where she can leverage her combined expertise in marketing and healthcare administration.

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