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  • Office of Communications and Marketing took home eight top-tier honors last week at the 2016 Tennessee College Public Relations Association awards for writing, public relations, design, social media, and video production work, including the Best in Show award for the “Because We’re Vols” video.
  • Law Professor Douglas A. Blaze recently received the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
  • Best Colleges has ranked the College of Social Work online master’s program in social work fifth in the country.
  • Anton Reece, executive director of the Student Success Center, has been named associate vice provost and director of the Student Success Center. His promotion comes as part of a larger reorganization of Student Success. Associate Provost Ruth Darling announced the changes and said the restructuring “embraces our current strategies and successes, best practices in student success, and the recommendations made in Vol Vision 2020.”

George Kabalka, a chemistry professor whose research has helped in the advancement of imaging techniques used in the medical field, will retire from UT after a forty-six-year career.

Karen Sowers, dean of the College of Social Work was recently named the recipient of Mental Health America’s 2016 George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award.

John Prados, a UT vice president and University Professor emeritus, has been named the inaugural member of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hall of Fame for his sixty years of service to the department as a teacher, administrator, and university icon.

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