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CCI Honors School/Program Alumni and Faculty

CCI honored a notable graduate from each of its schools and programs at its annual awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, October 13. CCI’s 2017 faculty award winners were also recognized at the event.

“CCI alumni provide significant contributions to their organizations and communities,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “It is an honor and privilege to annually recognize the accomplishments of some of our best graduates.”

2017 CCI Alumni AwardsThis year's honorees are:

Four Notable CCI Alumni Received UTK Alumni Board of Director Awards

2017 UT Alumni Awards - CCI WinnersFour 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).

College of Communication and Information to Honor Martha Rogers with Hileman Award

Martha RogersMartha Rogers, one of the world’s leading authorities on customer-focused business strategies, will receive the 2017 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Communication and Information at the college’s awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, October 13.

CCI Experts Weigh in on Recent Fake News

Fake NewsCCI doctoral student Brandon Boatwight and JEM Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer were recently interviewed by WVLT-TV about the fake news circulating after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The story captures the interrelation and connection between the communication and information disciplines within CCI and highlights CCI’s Adam Brown Social Media Command Center. To top it off, the multimedia journalist reporting the story, Sarah Jane Anderson, is a 2015 JEM graduate.

CCI’s Diversity and Inclusion Week 2017 Recap

2017 D&I Week KeynotersThe College of Communication and Information’s eighth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week - September 25–28 - featured keynotes by UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, nine panel sessions and a diversity festival.

Respect Is Focus of CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week

D&I WeekThe College of Communication and Information’s eighth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 25–28, will feature keynote addresses by Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero along with eight panel sessions and a diversity festival.

The four-day event offers participants an opportunity to learn about diversity and inclusion issues and best practices through dialogue with leaders and experts from inside and outside the college, university, and community.

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