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Civil Rights Leader to be Honored at CCI's Diversity Banquet

Rev. Dr. Harold MiddlebrookThe 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.

Masters Endows Jackson Professorship in UT School of Advertising and PR

DeForrest JacksonWith a gift of $500,000, Suzanne S. Masters, a 1989 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's School of Advertising and Public Relations, has established the DeForrest Jackson Endowed Professorship, named after her favorite professor.  

The gift, tied for the second largest ever received by UT's College of Communication and Information, creates the first professorship for the School of Advertising and Public Relations. 

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