A University of Tennessee Extension professional has been recognized by national organizations for his contribution to national Cooperative Extension programs. Matthew Devereaux, a human development specialist in Family and Consumer Sciences and interim assistant dean of UT Extension, has been honored with the National Excellence in Extension Award.
Recognitions, October 2
Tyvi Small, who has been serving as the interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement since December, will take on the role permanently.
“Tyvi has proven himself to be a compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leader who has built strong relationships based on trust and respect across our campus and the broader community,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Through his experience as a first-generation student and his various roles on campus, he understands the importance that mattering and belonging play in student success.”
Recognitions, September 18
Rosalind I. J. Hackett, a Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and professor of religious studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, is starting the school year with two new titles.
In August, Hackett received an honorary chieftaincy in Nigeria, an honor that only more recently has been accorded to foreigners, especially women. During the chieftaincy ceremony, she was told the honor would come with blessings. Days after the event, she was named a University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Professor.
“The timing was very meaningful to me,” said Hackett. “It comes at a time in my career when I was taking stock of all the research, teaching, mentoring, and conference planning I have conducted in Africa and beyond over the years. It’s a delight to get this recognition.”
Recognitions, September 4
Jay Whelan, head of UT’s Department of Nutrition, has been recognized with the Golden Achievement Award by the World Acrobatics Society and induction into the Gallery of Legends Hall of Fame.
The award is given to accomplished athletes who have gone on to have successful careers outside of their athletic accomplishments.
Recognitions, August 21
Assistant Professor of Architecture Maged Guerguis traveled to Erfurt, Germany, during the summer of 2019 to exhibit the design of AMIE (Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy) at the fourth annual 3D Pioneers Challenge (3DPC) and came away with a coveted international fellowship residency with Autodesk. 3DPC is an international competition that brings together experts in additive manufacturing technologies who present projects that go beyond ordinary thinking.