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”
PR Grad Selected for Prestigious JET Program
Roston Willis (BS / PR’13) has been selected as one of only eight U.S. college graduates to participate in the 2013 Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET).
“The selection process is quite rigorous and requires even more effort than being admitted to UT,” said Willis. “I’m very honored to have been selected especially considering the small number of applicants that even make it to the selection interview process.”
The JET program has had over 4,000 participants from forty countries during its twenty-five year existence. After the initial application material is submitted, a small number of applicants are invited to meet … Read more “PR Grad Selected for Prestigious JET Program”
Two CCI Alums to Compete in 2012 Summer Olympics
Two of the eleven athletes with ties to UTK who are competing in the in the 2012 Olympic Games in London are CCI alums. . Both are competing on behalf of a country other than the United States. Jangy Addy will represent Liberia and Rhian Wilkinson will represent Canada.
The Olympics begin July 27 and continue through August 12. A schedule of the competitions can be found at here.
Jangy Addy, 27, will represent Liberia for the second time in this year’s Summer Olympics. Addy will compete in the decathlon, an event for which he won … Read more “Two CCI Alums to Compete in 2012 Summer Olympics”
Alan Wilson Featured in Alumni Memories
Alan Wilson (B.S./JEM ’80), chairman and CEO of McCormick & Co., talks about how his education at UT prepared him to lead one of the world’s most well-known and successful spice manufacturers. Wilson is the 2011 recipient of the Hileman Award from the College of Communication and Information. To view the video click here: http://www.utk.edu/tntoday/2012/05/10/alumni-memories-alan-wilson/?utm_source=tntoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2012-05-10
Haslam Aide Alexia Poe to Receive CCI Hileman Award
Alexia Poe, director of communications for Gov. Bill Haslam, will receive the 2012 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring commencement ceremony for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information.
The ceremony is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena.
“Alexia Poe has had a remarkable career in the area of public communications,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “Her distinguished public service, coupled with her communication work in the private sector, inspires our students to think big and pursue their dreams. We are proud of everything Alexia has accomplished and very pleased … Read more “Haslam Aide Alexia Poe to Receive CCI Hileman Award”