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Circle Park News: May 2013


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May 2013   

Langley Inspires Graduates at CCI Commencement

CCI’s Spring Commencement took place on May 9 marking the end of another academic year. The more than 300 graduates in attendance received an inspirational send off from UT highlighted by the commencement address given by Monica Langley (BS/JEM ’80), senior special writer for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), who shared her three guiding principles: people, persistence, and passion.   Read more

2013 Commencement



Internships: Key Factors in Future Success

CCI alumni continue to provide pivotal support for students by being catalysts within their organizations for hiring UT students as summer interns. Students and alumni point to internship experiences as highlights of their college careers and important learning opportunities for their education.   Read more


JEM Grad Injured in Afghanistan Attack

On April 6, Kelly Hunt (MS/C&I ’08), a public diplomacy officer with the U.S. State Department, was severely injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. The deadly attack, which killed six people including U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff, took place when Hunt and her group were walking from a military base to deliver books to a nearby school.   Read more

Tony Farina

Farina Returns to WUTK

Tony Farina (MS/C&I ’07 & BS/JEM ’91) recently rejoined WUTK as its new Underwriting and Digital Media Sales Director.  Read more

Dr. Margie Morrison

The Dr. Margie Morrison Legacy Fund

The Dr. Margie Morrison Legacy Fund announced in March has been given an official allocation designation, MORRI_M08. Donors contributing to this fund can use this designation to ensure their gifts are properly credited.  Read more

SCOOP Spring 2013

Get the Spring SCOOP!

The latest edition of SCOOP magazine is posted at The spring edition features articles about the new JEM Converged Newsroom, the Today Show’s stop on campus last fall, and much more. Class Notes and a list of fiscal year 2012 CCI Donors are also included in this e-edition.  Read more



Student News: JEM Students Win Awards, Work for ESPNU and Produce Book

Read the latest news about JEM students: working with ESPNU, winning an AP award, co-producing a book on Butch Jones’ first searson, and turning a class project into an article for the Knoxville News Sentinel.   Read more

Alumni News

Alumni Top Dogs: Ballard, Skinner, Griffin and Ogden

Read about recent awards and accomplishments of four CCI alums (Tom Ballard (BS/JEM ’69), Lisa Hood Skinner (BS/JEM ’80), Taylor Giffin (BS/PR ’11), and Melissa Ogden (BS/JEM ’93).   Read more

Faculty News

Faculty and Doctoral Student News: Haley, D’Arcy, Grower

Read about recent accomplishments, honors, and awards received by Eric Haley (AdvPR), Denae D’Arcy (C&I doctoral student) and Howard Grower (CS).  Read more

5 Tips

Five Tips for Hiring and Managing a Summer Intern

The following five tips from the Small Business Administration for hiring and managing a summer intern were provided by Caron Beesley. Read more

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