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CCI Experience Diversity Banquet & CCI Diversity Award

The CCI Experience Diversity Banquet is an annual event hosted by the Diversity Student Leaders Society. The purpose of the banquet is to provide an inspirational diversity experience for students, faculty and all others in attendance. The banquet also raises funds to support the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Program.

Multicultural dance, music and performing arts are showcased during the evening. Donated items are “sold” via a silent auction. The keynote address is typically given by the CCI Diversity Award winner. The banquet offers an opportunity for community leaders and CCI students and faculty to experience a fun, social event that encapsulates the diversity experience.

Each year tickets are available for purchase for the banquet. Table sponsorships and silent auction donations are also welcome. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made by contacting us at diversity@cci.utk.edu.

CCI Experience Diversity Banquet & Award Winners

YearAward Winner
2020Robert Booker
2019Arnold Cohen
2018Cylk Cozart
2017Harold Middlebrook
2016Lelan Statom
2015Tom Kim
2014Robin Wilhoit
2013Madeline Rogero
2012Avon W. Rollins Sr.
2011Jose Aponte
2010Phyllis Y. Nichols
2009Theotis Robinson Jr.