College of Education Health and Human Sciences News

Commencements Feature Notable Speakers, Including Pulitzer Winner

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Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford will receive an honorary doctorate during this semester’s commencement ceremonies. Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony on May 7. He headlines the list of accomplished speakers at this spring’s college ceremonies, which begin May 7 and run through May 10. More than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees at thirteen college ceremonies this spring.

UT Honors Sevier, Davidson County Educators for Excellence in Leadership

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Two principals from Sevier County and Davidson County, respectively, are the latest recipients of awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state. Benjamin T. Clabo, principal of Pigeon Forge High School in Sevier County, is the recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. J. Terry Shrader, principal at Hillsboro High School in Davidson County, has received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Secondary Principalship for the State of Tennessee.

UT Renews Commitment to Project GRAD Summer Institute for Five Years

UT is renewing its commitment to Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) and will provide $150,000 each year for the next five years for the Project GRAD Summer Institute. Representatives from UT, Project GRAD, and the Great Schools Partnership announced the continued funding for the partnership today. This year will be the Summer Institute’s thirteenth year at the university.

UT Receives $4.9 Million USDA Grant for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

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A UT 4-H Extension initiative aimed at empowering college students to create obesity prevention programs for their peers and high school students has received a $4.9 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture. “Get Fruved” is the brain child of Sarah Colby, an assistant professor of nutrition. It is a 4-H social marketing and environmental change initiative that harnesses the power of peer-to-peer interaction in an effort to get children, adolescents, and college students to eat more fruits and vegetables and adopt healthy lifestyles.

Graduate Programs in Engineering, Business Nationally Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

One of the fastest growing graduate programs at UT has again risen in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today. UT’s graduate program in nuclear engineering now ranks fifth among all universities in the nation. The supply chain management and logistics graduate program held steady at seventh place among public universities and eleventh place nationally, the same as last year.

In Memoriam: Jean Lewis

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Jean Lewis, professor emeritus in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, recently passed away after an extended illness. Lewis served as a member of the UT faculty for more than twenty years until her retirement in 1995. She was a vital part of the physical education faculty and later, the exercise science faculty, in which she played a major role in the development of a new undergraduate major. A celebration of life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow at Rose Mortuary on Broadway.