Students, Professors Honored with Service Awards

KNOXVILLE — Five University of Tennessee students and faculty are recent recipients of the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award.

The recipients are students Michele Gourley and Tiffany Deaderick and professors Michael Combs, Robert Kronick and Felicia Felder-Hoehne.

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission give the awards to students, faculty and staff who excel in community service.

“This award is for students, faculty and staff in higher education who have excelled in serving their community,” said Michelle Blackwell, honors advisor of UT.

Michele Gourley, a third-year honors program student developed Red Cross Clinics in two area elementary schools.

UT law student Tiffany Deaderick serves as coordinator of the Saturday Bar Project, which provides legal representation to people in need of adequate counsel.

Combs, professor of music, is founding president of the Joy of Music Youth Music School that provides a quality music education program for financially disadvantaged youth. He is also current president of the UT Faculty Senate.

Professor Robert Kronick, of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, has worked with at-risk youth and the rehabilitation of convicted offenders for the past seven years. He implemented “Full Service Schools” in four Knoxville schools.

Felica Felder-Hoehne, professor of library, established LARKS (Librarians Linking with At-Risk Students), a program that provides instructional outreach services to at-risk boys in inner city Knoxville.

The community service award is named after Harold Love Sr. of Nashville, who distinguished himself through his community service.