HGTV Founder Receives Honorary Degree, Tells Grads to Listen, Learn, Love
Ken Lowe, CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive and founder of HGTV, received an honorary doctorate in humane letters during the College of Communication and Information ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Lowe spoke to graduates about his own career and some of the life lessons he’s learned along the way.Find out more
Palenchar Named CCI Associate Dean Advertising & Public Relations (ADPR) Associate Professor Michael J. Palenchar has been appointed as CCI’s new Associate Dean for Academic Programs effective July 1, 2017. Palenchar is an internationally known scholar whose research and teaching interests include risk and crisis communication, issues management, community awareness of emergency response protocols and manufacturing risks, community right-to-know issues, front groups, and social media during risk situations. Find out more.
TAB Brings Radio Talent Institute to JEM The inaugural Tennessee Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Radio Talent Institute was held in CCI’s Scripps Convergence Lab, May 15 –24, 2017. Twenty-five student attendees from UT, Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay University and the University of Mississippi gained invaluable information, skills and networking contacts as part of a unique 10-day experience.Find out more.
2017 CCI Commencement Highlights After the presentation of an honorary degree to SNI CEO Ken Lowe (see above) and his commencement address, UTK Chancellor Beverly Davenport conferred degrees on 331 CCI spring and summer graduates. Find out more.
CCI Faculty Receive Summer Research Funding Seventeen CCI faculty members received funding support to work on a variety of summer research projects. “Having the block of time in the summer to focus on research projects is critically important to our faculty,” said CCI Associate Dean for Research Suzie Allard. “This research work will lead to publications and grant proposals well beyond the summer projects.” Find out more.
2016 CCI Annual Report Now Available The 2016 CCI Annual Report is available in digital format on the college webpage and includes interactive links. 2016 represented an extraordinary year for faculty, student and alumni achievement. Read more about some of those achievements in the online version, 2016 CCI Annual Report (pdf).
Student News Read the latest news about Claudia Coco, Baker Donahue, Trennie Williams and seven CCI student athletes who made the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Find out more
Faculty/Staff News Read the latest news about CCI faculty and staff Stuart N. Brotman, Mike Martinez, Erin Whiteside, Rob Heller, Barb Kaye, Nick Geidner, Cindy Welch, Gary Peterman, and Wilbert McDaniels.Find out more
Alumni News Read the latest news about CCI alumni: Julia Bonner, Jackie Cavnar, Jerry Ehrlich, Whit Lee, Peyton Manning, Mark McNeely, and Wendell Potter. Find out more