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HGTV Founder Receives Honorary Degree, Tells Grads to Listen, Learn, Love

Ken Lowe receiving Honorary Degree

Ken Lowe, CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive and creator of HGTV, told UT graduates that he built his career by combining things he loved—home remodeling, television, and electronic media.

Lowe received an honorary doctorate in humane letters during the College of Communication and Information ceremony on Thursday.

Lowe spoke to graduates about his own career and some of the life lessons he’s learned along the way.

HGTV Founder to Receive Honorary Degree at CCI Commencement

Ken Lowe

Ken Lowe, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tennessee at the College of Communication and Information’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on May 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Thompson Boling Arena. Lowe will also deliver the commencement speech to the graduates.

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