Alumni News

Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Dinner

The 2016 Alumni Board Awards winners, standing with Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, are (l-r) Linda Starnes, Sharon Price John, Shannon Driver, Joel Seligstein, Jerry Summers, Larry Carroll, Janice McKinley, Chris Kirkland (son of Bob Kirkland), Edwin McDougle, Denning Rodriguez, Nannette Baker, Jim Murphy, Mintha Roach, Ashley Kerns, Ben Weprin, Mitch Patel, and Alumni Board President Clay Jones.

Seventeen remarkable Volunteers were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world. at the 2016 Alumni Board Awards Dinner.

A Tennessee Love Story


As more than 100,000 fans fill Neyland Stadium for the first football game of the season on September 1, two Volunteers will be celebrating their own special kind of kickoff—the beginning of the rest of their lives together.

Alum to Join Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Joseph Lengyel, an Air Force general and UT graduate, was confirmed by the Senate for promotion to the rank of four-star general June 30.

Alumna Curates McClung Exhibit on Alaska Native Art


Following her graduation from UT, Christine Dano Johnson turned her focus to polishing her curatorial experience. This led her to curate her first solo mini exhibition, Land, Sea, and Spirit: Alaska Native Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, at the McClung Museum.

UT’s ‘Be a Hero’ Day Funds Seven Projects

UT’s second annual “Be a Hero” Day was a great success. Some 350 alumni and friends participated in the special day on April 27 to support student, faculty, and staff UT projects via VOLstarter, UT’s crowdfunding site.

Students Show Love for UT During Annual I Heart UT Week

From wearing orange, to cleaning up campus and enjoying special events, students are invited to celebrate their love for the University of Tennessee during I Heart UT Week April 25–29. Hosted by Alumni Affairs and the Student Alumni Associates, the annual celebration provides students a chance to relax and have fun during the last week of class with events, activities, and giveaways.