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Alumni Recognized at Awards Dinner

Group photo of all the award winners during The University of Tennessee 2015 Alumni Board Awards Dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center on October 2, 2015 (l-r): Kim C. Bush, Nathan Sam Dougherty, C. Keith Boswell, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Howard E. Chambers, Ellie Holcomb, Terry Begley, Rachel Cruze, Amy Miles, Inky Johnson, Carol V. Aebersold, Richard L. Rose, Ann Holt Skadberg, Alan D. Wilson, Robert Bellenfant, Dwight "Book" Hutchins, Mike Littlejohn, and Senator Bob Corker. (Credit Image: Steven Bridges - http://knoxphotog.com)

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.

Students from UT and India Partner to Promote Clean Drinking Water

Ernie Cadotte

Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business are partnering with college students in India to promote clean drinking water through Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. This international program provides water-cleansing packets to developing countries.

Frieson Black Cultural Center Named in Honor of Alumni Brothers


When the rigors of college life were intense, Don and Ron Frieson found a home away from home at the Black Cultural Center. The Frieson brothers returned to their alma mater Friday for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renaming of the building to the Frieson Black Cultural Center. The Friesons recently gave $1 million to the center in tribute to their family.

Volunteer Value Offers Admissions Information for Employees’ Families

The campus community is invited to attend Volunteer Value, a unique undergraduate admissions program designed for UT employees with high school- and college-aged children. The program will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, in the Wolf-Kaplan Room at Neyland Stadium.

UT Joins China Town Hall on Chinese Investments in the US

China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving seventy-five cities throughout the United States on Monday, October 5. This year’s program will feature a live webcast panel and a talk on campus with Ryan Ong, director of the US-China Business Council’s Business Advisory Services division.