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Take-a-Seat! – The Campaign for the Larry Patrick Auditorium

Don’t be left without a seat! As the College of Communication & Information continues the renovation of its auditorium and lobby areas, you have the chance to be among an exclusive group of CCI supporters. This space—the “front door” to the College—presents us with an opportunity to make much needed updates to our building and brings us closer to our vision for the future.

The Campaign

Our programs and faculty are highly regarded and the academic caliber of our students has continued to increase over the past few years. Enrollment has never been higher. But our facilities have not kept pace with those of our competitors. These building updates—the auditorium and the lobby—begin to put our current facilities more on par with other top-ranking institutions. Your commitment to this project will help us toward that aim.

Now fully renovated the auditorium space provides:

  • A state-of-the art auditorium with seating for 98;
  • Much needed space for large classes, speaker forums, college and community events, and
  • Opportunities for the College to host conferences and lectures—bringing important recognition and exposure for our programs, students and faculty.

Our plan also includes—as funding becomes available—interactive displays in the lobby to showcase the work and life of the College.

Your Gift

With a contribution of $2000, a nameplate on the seat will recognize your valuable commitment to this project. You may choose your seat number (while available) and the inscription.

To reserve your seat, simply send your check made to University of Tennessee, including “Take A Seat” in the memo line, to:

Development Office
College of Communication & Information
1345 Circle Park
432 Communications Building
Knoxville, TN 37996

You may also include the inscription you would like included on the seat’s nameplate, or we will contact you upon receipt of your check.

Take-a-Seat Recognition Opportunities

In addition to supporting the College’s efforts to renovate the Auditorium, each seat—98 in all—affords you or your group a meaningful opportunity to recognize a loved one, friend or colleague, or celebrate a special event.

Your $2000 gift for a seat will be acknowledged with a nameplate attached to each seat. Here are just a few options for wording:

  • Leslie & Bob Fausler in honor of their 25th Wedding Anniversary
  • Shondra & Malek Evans in memory of Tyson James
  • Verna & Kyle Thoms ‘89
  • Class of 2009

Students and organizations may also participate by combining their gifts with those of their classmates or others. For more information, contact the CCI Development Office at 865-974-3211.


No problem! Call the CCI Development Office at 865-974-3211 and we’ll be happy to help.