A Message from the Dean
Peyton Manning Surprises CMST Students in Online Class
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students received a big surprise today when Peyton Manning dropped in on John Haas’ Communication Studies Senior Capstone class.
“I realize this a unique time and probably not the ideal way you guys expected to spend your senior year,” Manning said. “I just encourage you to keep a positive attitude, keep doing what you’re doing, and try to take advantage of the little bit of extra time you have to accomplish something else or help out somebody in need.
“There are a lot people hurting out there during this time. Be thankful for what you have … Read more “Peyton Manning Surprises CMST Students in Online Class”
Peyton Manning’s Gift Establishes the John Haas Student Experiential Learning Endowment
Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97 and an honorary member of CCI’s Board of Visitors) has donated $1 million to UT to establish the John Haas Student Experiential Learning Endowment.
The gift honors John Haas, a longtime director and associate professor in the College of Communication and Information’s School of Communications Studies. As one of Manning’s professors and his UT faculty advisor, Haas played an instrumental role in Manning’s college education.
“Exceptional teachers transform your way of learning by challenging and motivating you while teaching more than just a subject,” said Manning. “For me and so many others, that teacher was Dr. … Read more “Peyton Manning’s Gift Establishes the John Haas Student Experiential Learning Endowment”
Four Notable CCI Alumni Received UTK Alumni Board of Director Awards
Four notable CCI alumni* were among the 19 UTK alumni who received 2017 UTK Alumni Board of Directors’ awards.
This year’s award recipients from CCI were: Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97), Charlie Tombras (BS/AD ‘64), Martha “Missy” Wallen (BA/CS ‘74) and Sharrie Williams (BS/JEM ‘01). Tombras, Wallen and Williams received their awards on September 11 at the annual UT Knoxville Board of Directors Awards Dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center (KCC). Manning received his award on September 22 at a special ceremony at KCC just prior to UT’s Join the Journey Campaign Kickoff Gala.
“These award recipients have contributed greatly to … Read more “Four Notable CCI Alumni Received UTK Alumni Board of Director Awards”
Manning (BA/CS ’97) Presents Scholarships to Four Freshman
A recent Tennessee Today article highlighted the latest news about CCI graduate Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97 and 2007 recipient of CCI’s Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award).
If you follow the School of Communication Studies on Twitter, you also saw this tweet:
Haas and Wirth Discuss Peyton Manning’s CCI Legacy
As Peyton Manning and four other former Vols prepare to compete in Super Bowl XLVIII, WATE-TV reporter Drew Gardner asked John Haas, long-time director of UT’s School of Communication Studies and Peyton Manning’s academic advisor while he was at UT, and College of Communication and Information (CCI) Dean Mike Wirth to share their thoughts about Manning’s academic legacy at UT and the impact of his continued giving back to CCI and the University.
CCI Grad Peyton Manning Awards Scholarships
Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97) was on campus recently to present Peyton Manning Scholarships to this year’s recipients.
“Peyton continues to give generously of his resources and time,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “We are grateful for his continuing contributions in support of the college and university.”
The College of Communication and Information has a classroom named in honor of Manning in recognition of his generosity and many accomplishments.