Minneapolis-based attorney Randy Hopper has been recognized with UT Knoxville’s Accomplished Alumnus Award. The award is sponsored by the UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs and recognizes graduates who have achieved great professional success.
The UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists’ Giving Circle Grant Program is accepting grant applications for the 2010 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, departmental units and student organizations from all UT campuses are eligible to apply.
The College of Business Administration at UT Knoxville has honored four alumni and organizations for their extraordinary commitment to the college and their community. The awards were given out on Friday at an alumni gala at the James A. Haslam II Business Building.
Alumni and friends of UT Knoxville are invited to campus on Nov. 20 for an Alumni College day of learning about Tennessee history. Sponsored by the UT Office of Alumni Affairs Lifelong Learning Program, the Alumni College will feature four speakers between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The day’s activities will be held in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
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.