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Board of Trustees Approves Honorary Degree for Pulitzer Prize Writer Meacham
The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal Wednesday to award a UT Knoxville honorary degree to Jon E. Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, editor, and scholar.

UT Board Approves Big Data Doctoral Program
The UT Board of Trustees approved a new data science and engineering doctoral program at its meeting held on the Chattanooga campus Wednesday.

Trustees Vote to Name Graduate School of Education for David T. Bailey
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees voted today to name the Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences for David T. Bailey, a longtime supporter of the college and the university.

Confronting Global Challenges—Engineering Honors Endowed by Cook Family
Students in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering will soon benefit from someone who has always carried a torch for his alma mater.


College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle.

It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.

“My goal is for the University of Tennessee to be known for their education and the product they put out,” said Tickle. “[My wife] Ann and I both believe that education is what fuels success—not just our own success, but the success of UT and the state as well.

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