CCI Celebrates 50 Years with Anniversary Gala
Approximately 350 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends attended the College of Communication and Information’s 50th Anniversary Gala, October 11 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The evening celebrated the past, present, and future of the college, which was founded in 1969. Alumni spoke on the evolution of CCI through the decades, and students told stories of alumni experiences. “Then and Now” videos shared how students and faculty experienced events like graduation and emerging technologies in the past and present.
Longtime Tennessee news anchors Anne Holt Blackburn (JEM ’73, WKRN-News 2 in Nashville) and Josh Smith … Read more “CCI Celebrates 50 Years with Anniversary Gala”
Nannette Baker Receives 2019 Hileman Award
To celebrate a career that has spanned the newsroom and the courtroom, Nannette Baker (JEM ’78) was honored with the 2019 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award at the CCI 50th Anniversary Gala on October 11 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The Hileman Award, established in 1994, is the highest alumni award presented annually by the college.
Baker began her career as a broadcast journalist before making an about-face and entering the legal profession. Today she serves as chief magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis.
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2019 CCI Alumni & Faculty Awards
Five college alumni and six members of the faculty were honored for their accomplishments at the CCI 50th Anniversary Gala, which was held October 11 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The school and program alumni awards have been given annually since 2013, and the oldest CCI faculty awards were presented in 1982.
Nannette Baker (JEM ’78), the 2019 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award winner, was also honored at the gala.
2019 CCI School/Program Alumni Award Winners
Leslie Osborne (’97)
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Watauga Group/CyBear Interactive
Graham Thomas (’08)
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