Maier – Retired Frisch’s VP/Board Member Receives UT Accomplished Alumni Award
Karen Maier (BS/JEM ’74), recently retired vice president of marketing and board of director’s member with Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants in Cincinnati, received the UT Accomplished Alumni Award on September 24, 2015 from CCI Dean Mike Wirth. The ceremony took place at UT’s Tyson Alumni House.
After graduating from UT in 1974, Maier returned to Cincinnati to begin work as a manager trainee at her family’s business, Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants. She worked her way up to shift manager and then unit manager at the company before transferring to the advertising department in 1975 where she became director of advertising … Read more “Maier – Retired Frisch’s VP/Board Member Receives UT Accomplished Alumni Award”
Abbott – Trivial Pursuit Inventor Receives Accomplished Alumni Award
On September 10, 2015, CCI Dean Mike Wirth presented Scott Abbott (MS/C&I ’78), best known as the co-inventor of the incredibly successful board game Trivial Pursuit, with the UT Accomplished Alumni Award.
Additional notable accomplishments by Abbott include: his work as a sports journalist with the Canadian Press and other journalistic outlets, his long-time ownership of the North Bay Battalion OHL junior ice hockey team (formerly the Brampton Battalion), his service as a member of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Board of Governors, his ownership of C. Scott Abbott Racing Stable LTD, his ownership of two world-ranked golf courses (Devil’s … Read more “Abbott – Trivial Pursuit Inventor Receives Accomplished Alumni Award”
Nissan Americas Communications Exec Receives UT Accomplished Alumni Award
Travis Parman (BS/PR ’94), director of corporate communications for Nissan Americas and a graduate of the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, returned to campus on Thursday, Feb. 19, to talk with students about careers in public relations and to receive a UT Accomplished Alumni Award.
From his office at company headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, Parman oversees Nissan’s corporate communications strategies throughout the Americas. A native of Greeneville, Tennessee, he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at UT in 1994 and joined Lockheed Martin in Knoxville as a public affairs representative before moving into employee … Read more “Nissan Americas Communications Exec Receives UT Accomplished Alumni Award”
Paul Finebaum '78 Renowned Sports Journalist Honored
He has been called the “Voice of the SEC,” one of the most powerful people in sports media, the “King of the South,” and the “Oprah Winfrey of college football.”
Now, Paul Finebaum can be called a University of Tennessee accomplished alumnus.
The 1978 political science graduate was honored with the Accomplished Alumni Award, which recognizes notable alumni for their success and distinction within their field.
Finebaum, considered the leading sports authority in the South, joined ESPN in 2013. He does a regional radio show from Charlotte, N.C., and appears on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including … Read more “Paul Finebaum '78 Renowned Sports Journalist Honored”
Wendell Potter – Communicator and Advocate Honored
Wendell Potter, a veteran journalist, public relations executive, author, and advocate for health care and insurance reform, received an Accomplished Alumni award yesterday.
The 1973 journalism graduate was honored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with the award. The Accomplished Alumni program recognizes notable alumni.
Potter is a senior analyst at the Center for Public Integrity, an organization that produces investigative journalism on issues of public concern. He also is a senior fellow on health care for the Center for Media and Democracy, and serves as a consumer liaison representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Potter began his … Read more “Wendell Potter – Communicator and Advocate Honored”
UT Honors CNNI Vice President with Accomplished Alumni Award
Bill Galvin says the key ingredient to career success is perseverance.
As CNN International’s vice president for business development and sports programming, Galvin says this “never say die” attitude was crucial to starting his career.
Galvin, a 1986 UT graduate, is in charge of all sports programming and special programming for CNN International, including the network’s coverage of the Olympics and the World Cup, as well as its “Special Projects” reports from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
UT’s College of Communication and Information (CCI) presented Galvin with an Accomplished Alumni Award February 20. The program recognizes … Read more “UT Honors CNNI Vice President with Accomplished Alumni Award”