Black Faculty and Staff Association



Ms. Debra Ann Lawrence

Food Service WorkerDebra Ann Lawrence
Aramark Services

Hometow: Knoxville, TN

What brought you to UT? Needed a job

What is your favorite book or current reading? The Bible

What is the best advice you have ever received? I can achieve anything if I put my mind to use.

Who has had the biggest influence on your life and why has that person played such an influential role? My aunt and grandmother has played the biggest impact on my life.  I watched my grandmother go to work every morning and help raise other people children in Oak Ridge.  The family really loved her and their kids would come and play with me sometimes.

What is one thing you would like people to know about you? I would like people to know that I am a very nice person and willing to help anyone in need.

What are top three items on your bucket list? Travel to Africa, and Rome. I would like to go see the Holy Grounds where Christ’s tomb was.

What is favorite location on campus? Still looking.

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