2019 CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?
Every graduate has that next step ahead, whether walking across the stage means a journey toward further education or the launching point of a career.
As graduation season returns to Rocky Top, here’s a look at the outstanding graduates from each CCI school and major including their future plans and how thier majors prepared them for professional careers.
OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING GRADUATE
Matthew Meyers (Memphis, Tennessee)
“I am waiting to hear back from agencies to get quality assurance job, but ultimately move to New York.”
How did your program prepare you for your career?
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Larry Patrick to Deliver 2018 CCI Commencement Speech
Larry Patrick (MS/C&I ’73) will deliver the 2018 College of Communication and Information commencement speech at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 in Thompson Boling Arena.
He is managing partner of Patrick Communications, a media investment banking and brokerage firm based in Maryland with over $7.5 billion worth of deals to its credit. The firm has sold over 600 radio stations and 160 television stations. Patrick also owns Legend Communications, a group of 22 small-market radio stations in Wyoming, and an interest in 14 major market television stations.
Patrick served as chairman of the board of ION Media Networks, a … Read more “Larry Patrick to Deliver 2018 CCI Commencement Speech”
Edelman Urges Grads to Make a Difference
Civil rights and social equality advocate Marian Wright Edelman urged UT graduates to do their part to make America “more just, more hopeful, more peaceful, more productive, inclusive, and unified.”
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek awarded Edelman an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters —the ninth honorary degree given by UT—at the College of Communication and Information commencement ceremony on Friday. Edelman then addressed graduates.
“This may be the first time in our history when our children and grandchildren will be worse off than their parents and grandparents unless we correct course and do whatever is necessary to get them to safe … Read more “Edelman Urges Grads to Make a Difference”
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Receives UT's Sixth Honorary Degree
Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist John Noble Wilford has told some of the world’s biggest stories since he graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, almost 60 years ago.
The first walk on the moon. The search for life on Mars. The Challenger disaster.
Wilford—who received UT’s sixth honorary doctorate and spoke at the College of Communication and Information commencement ceremony on Wednesday—won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his reporting of science and space exploration and again in 1987 as part of the reporting team that covered the space shuttle Challenger disaster. His New York Times front-page story about the … Read more “Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Receives UT's Sixth Honorary Degree”
2013 CCI Commencement
CCI Commencement on May 9, 2013 marked the end of another academic year for the college. Over 300 students graduated this spring and many will soon be starting their new careers.
Monica Langley, esteemed Wall Street Journal writer, gave the commencement address to the students and guests attending the ceremony. In her address she shared her three guiding principles: people, persistance and passion. With her stories from 25 years at the WSJ and her early days as an intern copy clerk at the Knoxville News Sentinel, she captured the graduates attention with her practical and timely guidance. Click here … Read more “2013 CCI Commencement”
WSJ Journalist Langley to Speak at CCI Commencement
Monica Langley, senior special writer for the Wall Street Journal, will deliver the spring 2013 commencement address for the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Langley will address graduates and their families at 8:30am on Thursday, May 9, in Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena.
“As one of the top journalists of her generation, Monica Langley has interviewed many of the richest and most powerful people in the world,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “Her remarkable career has been characterized by honesty, integrity and an extraordinary ability to both get and tell the story. … Read more “WSJ Journalist Langley to Speak at CCI Commencement”
Scripps Networks Interactive CEO Ken Lowe to Address UT College Grads
Ken Lowe, chairman, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., will deliver the commencement address for the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Lowe will address graduates and their families at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena.
“As one of the communication and information industry’s top executives, Ken Lowe’s remarkable career has been characterized by innovation, across-the-board excellence and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said CCI dean Mike Wirth. “We are very fortunate to have Ken as our commencement speaker, and we know that the … Read more “Scripps Networks Interactive CEO Ken Lowe to Address UT College Grads”