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 Knoxville will give former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore an honorary doctorate at the Spring commencement exercise for the College of Arts and Sciences. The ceremony will be held in the Thompson-Boling Arena and Assembly Center at 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 14.
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.
Judge and author Glenda Hatchett will deliver the keynote address at the Multi-Cultural Graduation Celebration on Saturday, April 24, at UT Knoxville. Doors open at 4 p.m. at the University Center Auditorium. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to UT students and the Knoxville community.
Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will be honored by UT Knoxville with only the third honorary degree granted by the campus. Gore will receive the degree — an Honorary Doctor of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology — at the spring commencement exercises of the College of Arts and Sciences on May 14. He will be the featured speaker at the ceremony, addressing graduates and their families along with the gathered faculty.
This story from WATE-TV featured the UT Knoxville Fall 2009 commencement ceremony. The story reported that many graduates are choosing to go to graduate school rather than face a tough job market.
Listen to an audio report on Thom Mason’s Fall 2009 Commencement address.
Our world has big problems and we need intelligent, educated people to solve them. That was the message shared by Thom Mason, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who addressed approximately 1,000 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, undergraduate students who participated in fall commencement today at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Col. Robin Akin, the first former UT female cadet to be selected for the rank of brigadier general, will return to campus on Friday, Dec. 11, to commission two current ROTC cadets as second lieutenants in the Army. Akin also will speak during the ceremony, which will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event is open to the public.
Thomas Mason, director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and president and CEO of UT-Battelle, LLC, will be the featured speaker at UT Knoxville fall commencement. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, in Thompson-Boling Arena. More than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who have completed degree programs during the summer or fall semester will be awarded diplomas.