After earning his Executive MBA from UT Knoxville in 2008 at the age of 64, Bill F. Breeding Jr., former mayor of Johnson City, Tenn., said he felt compelled to give back to the program. His gift is being used to support the Executive MBA program and the technology in the new James A. Haslam II Business Building.
Wayne T. Davis, dean of the College of Engineering at UT Knoxville has been elected vice chair and chair-elect of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Engineering Research Council for 2009-2010. Davis will serve a two-year term in the post.
The Jazz for Justice Project, which originated at UT Knoxville, has gotten a little unexpected national publicity, thanks to a photo in the current issue of Newsweek magazine. Jazz for Justice was created in 2006 and its mission is to help raise awareness and funding for the plight of women and youth trying to rebuild their lives after 22 years of brutal civil war in northern Uganda.
National Public Radio member station WUOT 91.9 FM received 10 awards at the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Golden Press Card Awards, including the group’s highest honor for community service.
The latest addition to the University of Tennessee Libraries’ digital collections provides an intimate look into the daily life of a Civil War soldier. Three journals kept by Union soldier Henry Pippitt describe life in Company G of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which fought in battles in Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., during the American Civil War.
Twenty-one semi-finalists competed for $20,000 in prize money in the second annual Business Plan Competition sponsored by the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration. Two winners already have used their prize money to start their companies.
Chris Cimino, assistant vice president for budgeting for the University of Tennessee system, has been named vice chancellor for finance and administration for the Knoxville campus, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today. Cimino, 37, has worked for the University of Tennessee for 12 years and has served as assistant vice president and chief budget officer for the UT system for the past two years.
Carrie Fuller of Franklin and Joshua Leko of Knoxville are the recipients of the second annual Amway Endowed Scholarship in Sales Forecasting in the College of Business Administration at UT Knoxville. Fuller and Leko will share $3,500 in scholarship funds. The company last year established a $50,000 endowment in the college to support students who either study sales forecasting or have a specific interest in sales forecasting careers.
As the school year draws to an end for local students, many parents may be looking for fun and educational programs to get their children through the summer break. Camp and class opportunities abound at the University of Tennessee. From forensics to athletics, UT offers programs for students in elementary through high school.
August Washington, chief of the University of Tennessee Police Department (UTPD), has been recognized by IACLEA, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, for his outstanding service and improvements to the department. Washington, who has been chief of UTPD for more than four years, is the recipient of IACLEA’s 2009 Award for Administrative Excellence.