Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
College of Education Health and Human Sciences News
A Greene County principal is the latest recipient of a UT Knoxville award that recognizes outstanding secondary school leaders in the state. Cindy Bowman, principal of South Greene High School in Greeneville, Tennessee, has received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Secondary School Leadership.
UT Knoxville teemed with aspiring high school scientists last weekend during the annual Tennessee Science Olympiad State Tournament. Thirty-six middle and high school teams from across the state competed in the event to determine the state’s preeminent science scholars. Teams from Knoxville and Nashville took top honors. More than a hundred UT faculty and students served as coordinators and judges for the twenty-three academic events.
Five educators, including a husband-and-wife team, who have significantly influenced students’ lives will be honored Thursday, March 29, when they are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor at UT Knoxville. The 6:30 p.m. event will take place at the UT Visitors Center, near the corner of Neyland Drive and Kingston Pike. WBIR Channel 10 anchor Moira Kaye will preside over the ceremony.
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for 2012-2013. A collaborative venture between the university and the Knox County Schools, the Leadership Academy prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program.
Longtime actor, director, and producer Bill Landry will be honored on March 31, at the tenth annual Appalachian Spring gourmet dinner and auction being hosted by the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. The student-led event will include a wine-and-beer reception, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a four-course banquet with wine pairings.
College kudos: Get to know Professor Brian Barber and Professor Carol Costello from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
A group of UT Knoxville students and one faculty member will help prepare special events and conduct other behind-the-scenes work at this year’s NFL Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. TEAM UT, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, will work directly with the Indianapolis Host Super Bowl XLVI Committee for the February 5 event.
When South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics, Kyunsuk Kim hopes to be at the forefront of helping his country plan the international event. Kim, 36, a retired competitive alpine skier, this fall studied at UT Knoxville through the Next Generation Sports Talent program, an initiative designed to prepare retired South Korean elite athletes to be coaches and international sports diplomats.
Talented educators who aspire to be principals in the Knox County Schools are encouraged to apply to be a part of the third cohort of the Leadership Academy, a collaborative effort between the Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012.