Commencement 2010 News

UT Nuclear Engineering Graduate Aims to Inspire Youth

It takes a lot of energy to be Jackie Young, which is a good thing because energy just happens to be Young’s specialty. When the nuclear engineering major at UT Knoxville, wasn’t in class or the library, or playing her clarinet in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, she was planning science bowls and community service events.

Chinese Associated Press Videographer to Graduate with UT Fine Arts Degree

For UT Knoxville graduate student Harrison Huaqing Pang, video production is both a science and an art. Pang, who is graduating this month with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art, specializes in video art installations, using the training and experience he received as a broadcasting technician and videographer for the Associated Press.

Blind Special Forces Soldier to Speak at UT’s ROTC Commissioning

Capt. Ivan Castro, the only blind officer serving in the U.S. Army Special Forces, will speak at the ROTC commissioning ceremony at UT Knoxville on May 13. The Army ROTC Rocky Top Battalion will commission 11 current ROTC cadets as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the ceremony, which will take place at 6 p.m. in the University Center ballroom. It is open to the public.

UT Welcomes Noted Speakers for Spring Commencement Ceremonies

As the spring semester concludes, UT Knoxville will begin a full week of commencement ceremonies and celebrations beginning Saturday, May 8. More than 4,300 undergraduate or graduate students will receive degrees from UT Knoxville this spring.

UT College Commencement to be ‘All in the Family’ for Phillip Fulmer

The Spring 2010 commencement ceremony for the College of Communication and Information at UT Knoxville will be “all in the family” for Phillip Fulmer. Fulmer, head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers football team from 1992 to 2008, will give the CCI commencement address at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in Thompson-Boling Arena. Two of Fulmer’s daughters, Alison and Brittany Fulmer, are graduating from the college in the summer but will participate in the ceremony on May 12.