Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards
The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually April 9.
Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. served as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion were presented with the 2021 CCI Diversity Award: Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, and Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.
The theme of this year’s event was “Rise Up!” A variety of multicultural performances took place throughout the evening, including dramatic performances by members of the Diversity Student Leaders … Read more “Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards”
Cohen Honored with 2019 CCI Diversity Award
Longtime Knoxville social justice and civil rights pioneer Arnold Cohen was presented with the CCI Diversity Award at the 11th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet on February 22 at Bearden Banquet Hall.
The evening’s theme, “We Are the World, We Are the People,” was captured throughout the evening with dramatic performances, dance, music, and talks by both Cohen and keynote speaker Stan Bowie, associate professor from the College of Social Work.
The banquet was hosted by the CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS), led by Communication Studies Lecturer and DSLS Director Alice Wirth. A total of $6,500 was raised … Read more “Cohen Honored with 2019 CCI Diversity Award”
Civil Rights Leader to be Honored at CCI's Diversity Banquet
The College of Communication and Information will honor the Rev. Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and Civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet on Friday.
The banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at Buddy’s Banquet Hall in Knoxville. The banquet is a key fundraiser for CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society field trips and other activities students have the opportunity to participate in throughout the year.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased by contacting Beth Cole at email@example.com or 865-974-1540.
Middlebrook first became involved in … Read more “Civil Rights Leader to be Honored at CCI's Diversity Banquet”
2016 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet Will Feature Nashville TV Meteorologist Statom
The College of Communication and Information will hold its eighth annual Experience Diversity Banquet tonight at Bearden Banquet Hall. The event is sold out.
The keynote speaker and 2016 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award recipient will be UT alumnus Lelan Statom. He is a meteorologist for NewsChannel 5 in Nashville and co-host of Talk of the Town, the station’s top-rated talk show.
Statom earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from UT in 1986 and has a certificate of broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University.
He is the treasurer and past president of the Nashville Association of Black … Read more “2016 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet Will Feature Nashville TV Meteorologist Statom”
UT CCI Banquet to Honor Free Medical Clinic Founder Tom Kim
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will hold its seventh annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Bearden Banquet Hall. The event is open to the public.
The keynote speaker is John Onuoha, an inspirational speaker and performer and Air Force Academy graduate. Onuoha is the director of project and product portfolio management at OptumInsight in St. Louis, Missouri.
Tom Kim, founder and director of Free Medical Clinic of America, will receive the 2015 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award. Kim, who earned his medical degree from Severance Medical … Read more “UT CCI Banquet to Honor Free Medical Clinic Founder Tom Kim”