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Recognitions, February 3

Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (erin.chapin@utk.edu).

  • Dale Dickey will receive the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Artistic Achievement Award at this year’s gala.

  • Adrian Altshuler, alumnus and now an attorney in Franklin, Tennessee, has established two scholarships, each providing $3,000 per year to a UT student in the Tennessee Pledge Program.
  • Staff members from the Division of Enrollment Management visited Gatlinburg-Pittman High School to meet with 20 seniors who have been admitted to UT for the fall and replace admissions items they may have lost in the recent wildfires such as their bags with admissions packets, pens, future Vol buttons with their names, and the highly prized Welcome to Rocky Top musical cards.
  • The University of Tennessee has been named among the Princeton Review’s Colleges that Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for your Tuition Buck. UT is noted for its plentiful scholarship opportunities, its excellent Center for Career Development, and more.
  • Tom Heffernan, retiring director of the UT Humanities Center, has been honored by the naming of a new endowment that will support the academic pursuits of graduate students in the humanities after him.
  • Two UT Students are participating in the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both are Baker Ambassadors at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
    • Anita Vorhees, English major
    • Jack Larimer, economics and political science major