From: Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek
Before the holiday rush distracts us all, I want to make you aware of an important milestone we’ll begin celebrating at the start of the next semester. January 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American undergraduates admitted to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
We’ll commemorate this important anniversary all year with special events and speakers, starting with a kickoff event at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. In tribute to these students’ brave walk to integrate UT, we will march from the Torchbearer statue to Ayres Hall. A celebration on the Hill will follow with our special guest, Olympian and UT alumna Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley.
If you need further information on the kickoff event or the year-long celebration, please contact Charles Houston (974-3011) or Annazette Houston (974-6087) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that you will take the opportunity to attend and participate in as many events and activities as you can in the coming year.