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January 2020

CCI Student, Alumnus Inspires Organ Donation Policy

UT employees Frankie McGinnis (MSIS Student) and Tom Satkowiak (PR ’02) advocated for an employee policy on organ donation after their respective experiences as a donor and recipient. The University’s new Laura McGinnis Policy on Organ Donation, named for Frankie’s daughter, goes into effect March 1. Read More


Booker Named CCI Diversity Award Winner

The College of Communication and Information will present civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker with the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, February 21 at 7 p.m. at Bearden Banquet Hall. Read More


Larry Patrick: A Giant of Broadcasting

CCI alumnus and Honorary Board of Visitors member Larry Patrick (MS/C&I ’73) was honored as one of the 2019 Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation. Read More


The Cartoon World of Marshall Ramsey

If Marshall Ramsey (Marketing ’91) were to draw a cartoon about his time at UT, he’d doodle a picture of himself sitting with his dad in Neyland Stadium watching his first UT football game in 1980. It was the moment he knew he wanted to be a Volunteer. Read More


On to the Next Assignment

Kylie Hubbard (JEM ’19) concluded her third semester as editor-in-chief of UT’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Beacon, and graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media. Though she’s all in now, Hubbard stumbled into journalism. Read More


Listen to the Vol Music

From folk to country and rock to opera, UT alumni span the music industry. That list of talented musicians features several CCI graduates, including singer-songwriter Erick Baker (PR ‘01) and the Dirty Guv’nahs’ Kevin Hyfantis (PR ’05). Read More


Alumnus Ehrlich Receives AAF Memphis Silver Medal Award

Acclaimed Memphis-area advertising agency executive and CCI Emeritus Board of Visitors member Jerry Ehrlich (AD ’73) received the 2020 Silver Medal Award from American Advertising Federation Memphis. Read More


Class Notes

Bruce Colbert (JEM, ’70) released a new novel, Words of Our Enemies, a look at the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Doug Edlund (JEM ’86) is serving a one-year term as president of the Association for Communications Excellence (ACE), a professional development organization serving communicators at land grant universities.

Add Seymour (JEM, ’95) is the Director of Media Relations for the Clark Atlanta University Athletics Department in Atlanta, Georgia.