Manning, a UT alum himself, then addressed the students, acknowledging how difficult it must be to attend the end of their senior year virtually.
“I just wanted to drop in and say hello to all the communication students there. I realize this is a unique time, and probably not the ideal way you guys expected to spend your senior year,” he said. “But I just encourage you to keep a positive attitude, keep working like you’re doing and try to take advantage of the little bit of the extra time you have to accomplish something else or help out somebody in need. A lot of people hurting out there during this time.”
“Be thankful for what you have and just know the University of Tennessee is proud of you and is going to support you every way you can,” he continued. “And you know Dr. Haas and his department is going to do the same thing.”
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