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  • College of Communication and Information Honors Ackermann with Hileman Award

    Cathy AckermannCathy Ackermann, president and CEO of Ackermann PR, received the 2016 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Communication and Information at the college's campaign kickoff and awards gala on Friday, Nov. 11.

    Ackermann founded her PR firm in 1982. It has grown to be one of the top 100 firms in the country, with client service offices headquartered in Knoxville. Ackermann began her career as director of corporate marketing and promotions for the 1982 Knoxville World's Fair.

  • Advertising Executive Tombras Receives CCI Hileman Award

    Charlie Tombras

    Charlie Tombras, president and CEO of the Tombras Group advertising agency, received the 2013 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award at the UT Knoxville, College of Communication and Information's awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on November 8.

    The banquet was held in conjunction with the college's Fall 2013 Board of Visitors meeting.

  • Haslam Aide Alexia Poe to Receive CCI Hileman Award

    Alexia PoeAlexia Poe, director of communications for Gov. Bill Haslam, will receive the 2012 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring commencement ceremony for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information.

    The ceremony is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena.

    "Alexia Poe has had a remarkable career in the area of public communications," said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. "Her distinguished public service, coupled with her communication work in the private sector, inspires our students to think big and pursue their dreams. We are proud of everything Alexia has accomplished and very pleased to present her with the college's 2012 Hileman Award."

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