December 8, 2016

Grad Kept Her Head in the Game Despite Personal Woes

Illness and tragedy sidelined senior Diamond Rayborn for a while, but the 23-year-old Memphis native managed to stay focused on her goal. Rayborn will graduate on Friday with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a collateral in international business from the Haslam College of Business. Read more...

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Grad Came to UT after Earthquake Rocked His Haitian Home
Colby Dorcely is graduating on Friday—something he wouldn't have thought possible six years ago when his family was caught in the midst of a devastating earthquake in their home community of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dorcely is graduating from the Haslam College of Business with a degree in supply chain management. He will participate in the undergraduate commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday in Thompson-Boling Arena. Read more...
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Suspense Author to Graduate from UT Forensic Human Identification Program
Alana Joy Scudiere has written about crimes and mysteries for years, but she will soon have a hand in solving them. A published suspense novelist, she is one of the first three graduates of the UT Forensic Human Identification program. The program launched in fall 2015 and is the first graduate degree program in forensic human identification in the United States. She will take part in tonight's graduate hooding ceremony. Read more...
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Meet a Wellness Warrior: Rachel L. Debuty
Be Well's second Wellness Warrior Award recipient is Rachel L. Debuty, a staff member in the Office of the Treasurer. Debuty has been with the university for 11 years. She enjoys walking, Zumba, sewing, and spending time with family and friends. Read from the Be Well Wellness Wednesday newsletter. Read more...
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Notable UTK Woman Award 2017

The Commission for Women recognized its first Notable UT Woman in 1995 after a suggestion from then-University Historian Milton Klein that recommended that outstanding women connected with the university be honored on an annual basis. In the past, the award has recognized women from four rotating categories: administrator, alumnae, faculty, and staff. This year the commission recognizes a UT Knoxville alumna. Nominations must be received by January 19, 2017. Read more...

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Announcements
Open Forum for UTIA Chancellor Finalist Mary Holz-Clause, 2:45 p.m. Today Read more...
Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 7 p.m. Today Read more...
Open Forum for UTIA Chancellor Finalist Alan Sams, 2:45 p.m. Tomorrow Read more...

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Events
Christmas Carol at Clarence Brown Theatre, Multiple Weekend Performances Read more...
Saturday's McClung Museum Family Fun Day: Birds and Prints Read more...
The Ryan McDonald and Colt Jones Memorial Toy Drive Ends Monday Read more...

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