During commencement week, notable alumni are sharing their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top. John Cullum, two-time tony award winner and known for his role in the TV show Northern Exposure, speaks about his time at the Clarence Brown Theatre.
Spring Commencement 2012 News
During commencement week, notable alumni are sharing their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top. Alan Wilson, chairman and CEO of McCormick, Co., talks about how his education at UT prepared him to lead one of the world’s most well-known and successful spice manufacturers.
After devoting four years to completing their degrees within the College of Veterinary Medicine, three graduates will segue into a life of service. Renee Womack, Peggy Hsu, and Whitney Vickery are graduating this week as doctors of veterinary medicine and will then join the ranks of the US Army Veterinary Corps.
During commencement week, notable alumni are sharing their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top. Dale Dickey, an actress known for her roles in the TV series “My Name is Earl” and the movie “Winter’s Bone,” recalls her time on and off the stage at the Clarence Brown Theatre.
During commencement ceremonies this week, some students will be wearing special graduation cords in honor of their service in the US Armed Forces. There are more than fifty veterans, reservists, and National Guard members graduating from UT Knoxville this spring and summer in various colleges as undergraduates, graduates, and law students.
During commencement week, notable alumni are sharing their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top. Nancy-Ann DeParle, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the administration of President Obama, says her favorite times were football game days—but not for the reason you would expect.
Next month, the first class of Haslam Scholars will graduate. These students arrived at UT four years ago as part of the inaugural class of the Haslam Scholars Program, a premier four-year scholarship program created with generous contributions from Jimmy and Dee Haslam and Jim and Natalie Haslam.
Ken Lowe, chairman, president, and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., will deliver the commencement address for the College of Communication and Information. Lowe will address graduates and their families at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena.
UT Knoxville begins a full week of commencement ceremonies and celebrations on Wednesday, May 9. More than 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees this spring.
Alexia Poe, director of communications for Governor Bill Haslam, will receive the 2012 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring commencement ceremony for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information. The ceremony is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena.