Check Out the Media Coverage of Spring Commencement

More than 3,800 students graduated from the university last week. Many of our graduates, speakers, honorees, and programs captured widespread media attention.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford spoke to graduates from the College of Communication and Information, former NPR anchor Ann Taylor spoke to graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, and financial guru Dave Ramsey spoke to graduates from the College of Business Administration.

Here’s an overview of last week’s news.

Our Students

WLVT: UT Student Turns Disability Into Possibility

WBIR: Job outlook for graduates more promising

Chattanoogan: Paige Atchley, of Hixson, Receives University of Tennessee’s Torchbearer Award

Knoxnews.com: Video about Torchbearer Katherine Waxstein

Knoxville News Sentinel (Subscription Required): Siblings complete UT law degrees after fleeing Bosnia in 1990s

Knoxville News Sentinel (Subscription Required): Theory to Practice: UT Grad Implements Positive Behavior

Knoxville News Sentinel (Subscription Required): Sex Week Founders, Graduating Friday, Reflect on Controversy

Virtual Tenby (UK): Systers Act: Koessler’s Impact Felt Well Beyond the Classroom

Southeast Green: Bredesen Center Graduates First Class, Sees Phenomenal Growth

Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Bredesen Center Graduates First Class, Sees Phenomenal Growth

World News Network: Bredesen Center Graduates First Class, Sees Phenomenal Growth

WBIR: UT Graduates 85 Student Athletes

Our Honorees and Speakers

Digital Journal: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Receives UT’s Sixth Honorary Degree

Knoxville News Sentinel (Subscription Required): Pulitzer Winner Tells UT Graduates to Practice ‘Informed Wonder’

WBIR: UT Awards Sixth Ever Honorary Doctorate

Knoxville Daily Sun: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Receives UT’s Sixth Honorary Degree

Johnson City Press: Former NPR Anchor Doles Advice to Nearly 1,000 UT Grads

Knoxville News Sentinel (Subscription Required): Former NPR Anchor Doles Advice to Nearly 1,000 UT Grads

Johnson City Press: Johnson City Native, Longtime NPR Newscaster Gives Commencement Speech at UT

WBIR: Dave Ramsey Speaks as His Son Graduates UT

 Our Traditions

Knoxville News Sentinel (Subscription Required): UT Seniors Bid Farewell in Ceremony at Ayres Hall

WBIR: Aloha Oe Campus Tradition Dates Back to 1926

Daily Beacon: Why You Should Come to Aloha Oe

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