Alan Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of spice manufacturing giant McCormick & Co., remembers how much he wanted to attend UT Knoxville and how tough it was for his family, financially, to help him achieve that dream. That was the inspiration that prompted Wilson and his wife, Wendy, to pledge $200,000 for endowed programs.
UT alumnus Chris Grabenstein, an acclaimed writer of adult and children’s books, will visit UT Knoxville on Oct. 1 for a lecture and book signing. The event, sponsored by the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, will be at 7 p.m. in the Frank H. McClung Museum auditorium. The UT Office of Alumni Affairs will sponsor a short reception during the book signing after the lecture.
The James A. Haslam II Business Building at UT Knoxville will be open for tours prior to the Sept. 12 UT-UCLA football game. The building will be open from 1 to 3 p.m., and College of Business Administration faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served, and a drawing will be held for door prizes.