John Tickle News

UT and John Tickle Dedicate New Engineering Building

Today, UT alumnus and Strongwell Corporation founder John D. Tickle helped dedicate the new engineering building named in his honor—a state-of-the art and much-needed addition to UT’s fastest-growing college. The ceremony also commemorated 175 years of engineering at the university and forty years of diversity programs. John Tickle and his wife, Ann, joined Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, UT President Joe DiPietro, and other officials to celebrate the building.

College of Engineering Presents Dougherty Award to John D. Tickle

The College of Engineering has awarded its most prestigious honor, the Nathan W. Dougherty Award, to the namesake of its new building, John D. Tickle. Tickle is in the company of other award recipients such as IBM’s Mark Dean, who helped invent the first computer keyboard, and Howard Chambers, a vice president at Boeing.

Alumni Board of Directors Honors Outstanding Alumni

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An inventor, a connector, a legend. These are just a few of the outstanding alumni who were honored by the university at its alumni board of directors awards dinner on Friday, September 7. UT recognized eighteen outstanding alumni in four categories: Alumni Promise Award, Alumni Service Award, Alumni Professional Achievement Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor given.