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Dominic Maneen

How many years have you been involved with the FIG Program and in what capacity?

This will be my fourth and final year. I was a FIG student my first year and have been the FIG mentor for that same FIG ever since! They must have thought I did something right because this last year, my senior year, they designed UT’s first Athletic Training FIG that I get to mentor.

Why is this program important to you?

This program is important to me because I truly believe in the mission that it has set out to accomplish. As a first-year student, whether from a small town or not, it can be intimidating to walk onto such a large university without any sort of support network. Being a part of a FIG instantly connects first-year students to other students in their college, an upper division peer mentor in their college, as well as a professional at the University. A sup