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College of Communication and Information

February 2012

College News

Celebrating a Campaign and Embarking on a Journey

campaign pie chart

It is with great pleasure that the College of Communication & Information (CCI) looks back at the recent Campaign for Tennessee while also looking forward at “what’s next.” The University of Tennessee and CCI successfully met their respective campaign goals, completing UT’s largest and most comprehensive development campaign since its founding in 1794. + read more


CCI in the Big Apple

New York City

CCI’s January 2012 NYC field trips provided 49 CCI students with an eye-opening, career-impacting experience. Two groups, one from the School of Advertising and Public Relations (AdvPR) and one from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM), met and talked with industry professionals, and returned to Knoxville with invaluable knowledge, insights and contacts that will help them pursue media-related careers after graduation. + read more


Avon Rollins Keynotes 2012 CCI Diversity Banquet

Joan Rentsch

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information will hold its annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, in Knoxville.
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Two CCI professors Highlighted during Faculty Appreciation Week

Mark Littmann Virginia Kupritz

Big Orange. Big Ideas. They’re fueling UT Knoxville on its journey to become a Top 25 public research university. Here are two CCI faculty members who are bringing big ideas to life in the classroom through their research and through community service. Mark Littman, JEM Professor and Virginia Kupritz, CS Associate Professor+ read more


Alumni & Friends

BOV Spotlight: Fishing for Social Media Innovation

Classic Winner

CCI alumnus and Board of Visitors member Jim Sexton (B.S. / JEM ‘ 81) recently traded in his executive suite job for the rock-show world of bass fishing. As Chief Digital Officer for B.A.S.S. in Birmingham, his duties culminate each year with the Bassmaster Classic. The annual tournament is the Super Bowl of bass fishing. Held this year in Shreveport, Louisiana, on the Red River, the event came off flawlessly thanks to the hard work and creative initiative of Sexton and his team.
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TOP Dog Alumni Stories

Smokey Brad Parkin

Brad Parkin (M.S./ C&I ’85) has been honored by Utah Business for his work as Associate Zoo Director, Marketing Services for the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. This is the inaugural year for the SAMY award program recognizing top sales and marketing professionals for having “measurable impact on their company’s bottom line.”
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