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Trixie Stengle

Coordinator, Pre-College Programs

Trixie Stengle moved to Tennessee from Florida in September 2021 to join the Financial Aid Department at the University of Tennessee. In December 2021, she transitioned to the position of Coordinator for Pre-College STEM programs within Undergraduate Admissions.  Ms. Stengle is an Army veteran and was stationed in Fort Riley, KS where she specialized in Aviation Operations. She brings seven plus years of higher education experience working in various administrative positions. Before joining the UT family, Ms. Stengle served as a Financial Aid Officer and VA Certifying official at Keiser University. Ms. Stengle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from Saint Leo University and a Master of Business Administration from Keiser University.

Heather McQueary

Associate, Pre-College Programs

Heather McQueary joined the team as the Pre-College Programs Associate, in October 2021. She previously worked as an Information Management Specialist at a public high school where she coordinated with high school seniors, administrators, and community donor organizations, to host a local scholarship award event. Heather and her family moved to the Knoxville area in June 2021 to be closer to family and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, welcoming community, and amazing Volunteer sports.

Dr. Lila Holt

Interim Faculty Director
Governor’s School for the Sciences & Engineering

Lila Holt

Dr. Kimberly Gwinn

Faculty Director
Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair