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Alumni News: Clark, Costa, Cowgill, Driver, Flenniken

Agenia ClarkMike CostaFred CowgillShannon DriverRobin Flenniken

Agenia Clark (BS/JEM ’87; MBA ‘89), CEO of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, was named by the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) as one of its 2015 Most Admired CEOs. She received the award at NBJ’s annual awards dinner in December.

Mike Costa (BS/JEM’85), general manager for Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, has been named chairman of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters for 2016. He is a CCI Emeritus Board of Visitors Member.

Fred Cowgill (BS/JEM ’79), sports director for WLKY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky, has been named Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Cowgill will be honored at the NSSA Awards in June along with National Sportscaster of the Year Mike “Doc” Emrick of NBC Sports and National Sportswriter of the Year Tom Verducci of “Sports Illustrated.

Shannon Jamieson Driver (BS/JEM ’99; MBA ’11), senior vice president of network marketing and creative services at Scripps Networks Interactive, has been named to the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s list of “40 under Forty.”

Robin Flenniken (BS/JEM ’88) helped UT Chancellor Emeritus Bill Synder expand a simple organ recital program at Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre into a much broader event that attracted large crowds. She also provided inspiration for a documentary created about the program and her company, Trendsetterz, Inc., helped promote the film. The regional documentary, “Mighty Musical Monday,” received a national bronze award at the 36th Annual Telly Awards.