Debbie Mackey News

Faculty Member Earns National Advisor Award

Debbie Mackey, senior lecturer of management, has been selected as the 2014 National Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mackey was selected from more than sixty nominees nationwide. She is the first person from UT to win this award since its inception in 1997.

Team Heads to New Jersey to Help with Super Bowl XLVIII

From left to right: Erika Morris, Destini Long, Andrew Pankratz, Courtney Bowditch, Inky Johnson, Dani Polk, Debbie Mackey, Vincent Johnson, Whitely Rowlett, and Lizzy Van Dyke.

A group of UT students, a faculty member, and an alumna will head to East Rutherford, New Jersey, next week to work behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLVIII, one of the largest one-day mega-sporting events in the world. This year’s game, on February 2, will feature the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.

Inky Johnson to Speak at Fundraiser for Students Working Super Bowl

Former Vol football player Inky Johnson will share the story of his career-ending injury and his inspirational message of perseverance next month during a fundraiser for UT students going to work at Super Bowl XLVIII in February. Johnson will appear at the 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, event, which will be held in the Haslam II Business Building. Tickets are $40, and the fundraiser will include a three-course dinner and silent auction.

UT Team Wins Regional Human Resources Business Case Competition

A team of UT undergraduate students has won the 2013 Southeast Regional SHRM Business Case Competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. The team won $2,500 and a chance to be recognized at the national Society of Human Resource Management Student Conference this June in Chicago. They will use the money to pay their way to the national conference. UT’s winning team was coached by Debbie Mackey, director of the UT Human Resource Management master’s degree program.

UT Team Wins Regional Human Resources Business Plan Competition

A team of UT Knoxville graduate human resource management students has won a Southeast regional business plan competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. The five UT students competed against fifty students from fifteen universities.