UT Welcomes Noted Speakers for Spring Commencement Ceremonies

 

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, begins a full week of commencement ceremonies and celebrations on Wednesday, May 9.

More than 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees this spring. For information about parking, how to view the ceremonies on the Web, or other details, visit www.utk.edu/commencement.

Wednesday, May 9

  • 8:30 a.m., College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena
  • 11:30 a.m., College of Engineering, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena. Speaker: Thom Mason, director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  •  3:30 p.m., College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena. Speaker: Joe Johnson, president emeritus of the UT system

Thursday, May 10

  • 8:30 a.m., College of Communication and Information, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena. Speaker: Ken Lowe, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • 11:00 a.m., Audiology and Speech Pathology, James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building
  • 1:00 p.m., College of Nursing, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena
  • 4:30 p.m., Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena

Friday, May 11

  • 8:30 a.m., College of Arts and Sciences, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena. Speaker: John Hubbard, senior vice president and worldwide head of development operations for Pfizer, Inc.
  • 10:00 a.m., College of Architecture and Design, James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. Speaker: Carol Johnson, founder and chairman emeritus of the board of Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc.
  • 1:30 p.m., College of Social Work, James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building
  • 2:00 p.m., College of Business Administration, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena. Speaker: Agenia Clark, president and chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
  • 5:00 p.m., College of Law, Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena. Speaker: Ray Mabus, United States secretary of the Navy

Saturday, May 12

  • 10:00 a.m., College of Veterinary Medicine Convocation and Hooding Ceremony, James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building

C O N T A C T :

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

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