Hawaiian Tropic Founder Ron Rice, a 1964 UT alumnus, returns to campus this week to talk to students, meet with alumni and receive an Accomplished Alumni Award.
Twenty-three years ago, Marshall Ramsey was a UT student, drawing cartoons for The Daily Beacon.
Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and a proven expert in corporate turnarounds, will receive the 2014 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, November 14.
Christi Branscom, a City of Knoxville official and noted businesswoman, has been honored with the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT.
The university will honor six alumni tonight with Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Awards, the highest honor given to alumni who have excelled at the national or international level in their field.
Jack Helmboldt, president and chief executive officer of the largest DENSO operation in North America and executive director on DENSO’s global board of directors, has received the Accomplished Alumni award from UT’s Haslam College of Business.
UT has wrapped up its annual Big Orange Give online giving campaign. Alumni and friends helped the university more than triple the campaign goal by giving $766,330 online in one week.
The College of Engineering recently took another step forward by creating the J. Michael Stone Engineering Professional Practice Leadership Program.
The university will celebrate Homecoming with an in-state football match-up against the UT Chattanooga Mocs at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, in Neyland Stadium. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Tennessee Traditions.” The campus will host a variety of activities this week filled with traditions for students, alumni, and fans to enjoy leading up to the game. The annual Homecoming parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The parade will begin at Fiji Island beside Fraternity Park and will travel east on Volunteer Boulevard.
NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore and his Russian cosmonaut counterparts arrived at the International Space Station early Friday morning in their Soyuz capsule, beginning a six-month stint aboard the station.
Wilmore, who graduated from the University of Tennessee Space Institute with a master’s degree in aviation systems in 1994, will serve as the next commander of the space station, beginning when the current crew returns to earth in early November.