A noted educational researcher, an accomplished business leader, and a pioneering historian will be honored in this year’s African American Trailblazer Series.
The Associated Press reports that UT alumnus and Knoxville native John Cullum has had a New York theater named in his honor. The American Theatre of Actors and The Araca Group renamed the off-Broadway repertory theater company’s largest venue, on 54th Street in Manhattan, in Cullum’s honor on October 16.
UTSI alumnus Scott Kelly will perform a six-hour space walk to repair the International Space Station.
UT has wrapped up its annual Big Orange Give online giving campaign with alumni and friends donating $1,466,207 in one week.
Homecoming is a great time to celebrate Big Orange traditions. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in activities during Mean Green Meets Rocky Top Homecoming week which leads up to the UT vs. University of North Texas game on Saturday, November 14.
UT prepared Joel Seligstein for success in Silicon Valley, and now the 2006 alumnus has given back to his alma mater.
A company’s $3.5 million expansion in Knoxville is seen in part as a reflection of one-third of its workforce being UT graduates.
Last year, nearly 1,600 donors contributed more than $765,000 to the Big Orange Give, UT’s five-day social-media-based giving campaign. This year’s Big Orange Give will run October 19–23 with a goal of $1 million.
UT will award its eleventh and twelfth honorary degrees to a leader in the world of architecture and design and the founder of one of the world’s most innovative businesses.
Nearly 300 UT alumni, spouses, families, and special guests convened at the Knoxville Convention Center October 2 for the Alumni Board Awards Dinner.
The mood was all red carpet as nineteen remarkable Volunteers from a broad spectrum of ages and professions were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world.
Terry Begley, president of the Alumni Board of Directors, served as master of ceremonies. Clay Jones, the Alumni Board vice president, gave the invocation, and Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek updated the attendees with good news from campus.