Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments and service Monday during the annual Honors Banquet. The banquet is the largest UT honors event of the year. It was held in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center. Top awards presented included Professor Bill Fox being honored as Macebearer, and nine of the university’s top students being named 2013 Torchbearers.
Juniors Melissa Lee and Alex Houck have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, which awards students studying mathematics, science, and engineering.
Five current students or recent graduates from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have received grants from the Fulbright US Student Program to work and study abroad. This is the largest number of student Fulbright winners that UT Knoxville has had in at least twenty years.
High school seniors from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas have been selected as finalists for the 2011 class of Haslam Scholars at UT Knoxville. The finalists will be on campus next month to interview. Fifteen will be invited to be part of the 2011-2012 class of Haslam Scholars.
James K. Galbraith, an economist and frequent contributor to a number of national publications, will give the inaugural Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture on Oct. 5 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave.
Two UT Knoxville undergraduates have been named 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. Michael Jungwirth and Nathan Stebbins, both juniors, will receive scholarships from the Goldwater Foundation for their final year at UT.
The Office of the Chancellor is seeking nominations of outstanding teachers and academic advisors. Nominees will be considered for a “Chancellor’s Teaching Award” or a “Chancellor’s Advising Award” to be announced at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
Faculty, students and staff were recognized at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet Monday night at the University Center. The banquet is the largest UT honors event of the year, and the first for Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, who saluted the accomplishments of key members of the campus community.