Sharon John, 1986 communications and advertising alumnus, shares her success story with the New York Times. John is the CEO of Build-A-Bear. “After high school, I enrolled in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where I majored in communications and advertising.,” she said. “I liked advertising because it meshed two of my favorite subjects, art and
The College of Business Administration will hold its fifth annual Alumni Awards Gala to celebrate the accomplishments of alumni and friends of the college on October 18. The event will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Marriot, 501 East Hill Avenue. The evening will include a reception and silent auction followed by dinner and an awards program.
Ken Huntsman, who received his master’s degree in computer science UT, was right in the middle of things when e-mail got its start. This week, UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek presented Huntsman with an Accomplished Alumni Award. Huntsman was on campus speaking to the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program about “Creating ‘the Internet on Training Wheels.'”
Bill Galvin says the key ingredient to career success is perseverance. As CNN International’s vice president for business development and sports programming, Galvin says this “never say die” attitude was crucial to starting his career. The College of Communication and Information recently presented Galvin with an Accomplished Alumni award.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Emma MacMillan, an alumna with a degree in journalism and electronic media, has the big idea of using compelling writing to get the public interested in science.
Wade Guyton, the first UT alumnus to have work featured in the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, received an Accomplished Alumni award yesterday evening. The 1995 graduate of the College Scholars Program, who focused his last two years of study in the School of Art, was presented with an Accomplished Alumni award in New York on December 12.
Though some of Santa’s elves spend their days putting together toys, special “scout” elves are adopted by families to watch over boys and girls during the day and report back to Santa at night. That’s the premise behind one of the holiday’s newest crazes—Elf on a Shelf. And it’s the brainchild of Carol Aebersold, a UT alumna.
Alumnus Charles O. “Chad” Holliday—chairman of the board of Bank of America, former CEO of DuPont, and a leader in business sustainability—will receive the fourth honorary degree granted by UT. The degree was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting today. Holliday will receive an honorary doctorate in engineering at the December 15 commencement ceremony, where he will be the featured speaker.
A. B. Culvahouse’s legal expertise has helped political leaders make Supreme Court nominations, pick vice presidential candidates, and write treaties. Now, he can add “Accomplished Alumni” to his list of achievements. Friday, the former White House counsel was honored by the university with an Accomplished Alumni award.
More than 1,000 Vol fans joined alumnus and football legend Peyton Manning, University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, and alumni donors today to officially dedicate Peyton Manning Pass. The road, named for Manning fourteen years ago, was recently painted to resemble Shields–Watkins field. The custom asphalt stamping and painting project was made possible by UT’s Senior Gift Campaign fund.