UT Welcomes Noted Speakers for Spring Commencement Ceremonies

 

KNOXVILLE — As the spring semester concludes, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will begin a series of commencement ceremonies and celebrations beginning Wednesday, May 11.

More than 3,900 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees from UT Knoxville this spring. For information about parking, viewing the ceremonies live on the Web, or other details, visit http://www.utk.edu/commencement/spring11/.

Wednesday, May 11

8:30 a.m., College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Dr. Joe DiPietro, president of the University of Tennessee system

11:30 a.m., College of Engineering, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Spruell Driver, a Nashville attorney and member of the UT Board of Trustees. Driver also is a graduate of the college.

3:30 p.m., College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Tamika Catchings, former Lady Vols basketball player, Women’s National Basketball Association All-Star player, and Olympic Gold Medalist. Catchings also established the Catch the Stars Foundation, which provides academic and sports-related programs for at-risk youth.

Thursday, May 12

8:30 a.m., College of Communication and Information, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Alan Wilson, CEO of McCormick Spices and a graduate of the college. Wilson will receive the college’s Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award and also serves as the president of the UT Knoxville Alumni Board of Directors.

10:00 a.m., Chancellor’s Honors Graduation Ceremony and Reception, University Center Ballroom

Speaker: Theotis Robinson, UT Vice President for Equity and Diversity

11:00 a.m., Audiology and Speech Pathology, Alumni Memorial Building

Speaker: Student representatives from each of the college’s degree programs

1:00 p.m., College of Nursing, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Student representatives from each of the college’s programs.

4:30 p.m., Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Dr. Lydia Pulsipher, UT professor emeritus of geography

Friday, May 13

8:30 a.m., College of Arts and Sciences, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Jennifer Santoro Stanley, founder of OX1 Consulting, a Chattanooga-based firm specializing in improving sales force effectiveness and stimulating profitable sales growth through consulting services. Santoro-Stanley graduated in 1995 and is UT’s most recent Rhodes Scholar and a recipient of the university’s Alumni Promise Award.

1:30 p.m., College of Social Work, Alumni Memorial Building

Speaker: Representatives of the faculty and graduating class

2:00 p.m., College of Business Administration, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: Mike Littlejohn, retired IBM executive and graduate of the college

5:00 p.m., College of Law, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Speaker: U.S. District Court Judge Todd J. Campbell

5:00 p.m., College of Architecture and Design Hooding Ceremony, Alumni Memorial Building

Speaker: Student representatives from each of the college’s programs

Saturday, May 14

10:00 a.m., College of Veterinary Medicine Hooding, Alumni Memorial Building

Speaker: Representatives of the faculty and graduating class

CONTACT:

Beth Gladden (865-974-9008 or bgladden@utk.edu)

 

 

 

 

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