UT’s 10th Annual Blackshear Scholarship Banquet is April 17

KNOXVILLE — The 10th annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Banquet, sponsored by the College of Law and the Black Law Students’ Association at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be held on April 17.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive.

Tickets are $30 and reservations are needed by April 11. To reserve a ticket, contact Alexis Bell at abell8@utk.edu or (865) 974-6691.

Keynote speaker will be Peyton T. Hairston Jr., senior vice president of diversity and labor relations at Tennessee Valley Authority.

Founded by Julian Blackshear Jr., one of the first African-American graduates from UT’s College of Law, this scholarship program has helped recruit and retain outstanding African-American students to the UT College of Law. All proceeds from ticket sales and money raised at the banquet directly support the Blackshear Scholarship, helping realize the University of Tennessee’s commitment to diversity.

C O N T A C T :

Clarence “Bo” Odom (865-603-9343, codom4@utk.edu)

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