Alumni News

North Texas ‘Mean Green’ Meets Rocky Top During Homecoming

This year, thousands of students, alumni, faculty, and staff will show their Volunteer spirit during Homecoming, scheduled for November 8–14. The Vols will take on the University of North Texas at noon Saturday, November 14, in Neyland Stadium.

Choral Student Places Eighth in International Quartet Competition


UT senior Hailey Myatt joined a barbershop music group last year after responding to a Facebook message from three members searching for a bass singer to complete their quartet in St. Louis, Missouri. Last month, her group placed eighth in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Finals in Las Vegas.

McNeely Pigott and Fox Owner Mark McNeely to Receive Hileman Award


Mark McNeely, owner and senior partner of McNeely Pigott and Fox, will receive the 2015 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donation appreciation banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6.

New York Theater Named After UT Alumnus John Cullum


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.

Celebrate Traditions During Homecoming Week

Horn section of the Pride of the Southland Band. 2013 Homecoming parade, TN vs Auburn - Photo taken by Nick Myers, University of Tennessee, Office of Video and Photography

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.