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.
Tickle Engineering Building News
This morning the university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new John D. Tickle Engineering Building. Tickle and his wife, Ann, joined Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, President John DiPietro, and other officials to celebrate the state-of-the-art building. Check back with Tennessee Today later in the day for more from the festivities.
UT Knoxville broke ground Tuesday on the John Tickle Engineering Building, a cutting-edge facility that will house two key departments in the university’s College of Engineering. The five-story, 110,000-square-foot building, named for Tickle, president and owner of Strongwell Corp. and a 1965 alumnus of the college, will contain laboratory space, classrooms and offices. In addition, the building also will anchor a new gateway to campus and provide a new link between Neyland Drive and the Hill.