Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments and service last night during the annual Honors Banquet. The banquet is the university’s largest honors event of the year. Distinguished Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor Harry “Hap” McSween was named as the 2014 Maceberaer, the highest faculty award. Twelve graduating seniors received the Torchbearer award, UT’s highest student honor.
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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments and service Monday during the annual Honors Banquet. The banquet is the largest UT honors event of the year. It was held in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center. Top awards presented included Professor Bill Fox being honored as Macebearer, and nine of the university’s top students being named 2013 Torchbearers.
For many students, studying abroad is something to dream about after their freshmen year. But one group of UT students studied abroad even before taking their first class on campus. Sixteen new first-year Chancellor’s Honors students studied ecotourism and sustainability in Costa Rica during summer 2012.