Four 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).
Communication Studies Professor Virginia Kupritz has been named the inaugural William H. Swain Professor.
The professorship was made possible by a generous gift from Martha S. “Missy” Wallen (BA/CS '74) in honor of her father, William H. Swain, who was also a UT alum.
Missy Wallen (BS/ CS '74), Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) State President and College of Communication and Information Board of Visitor member was featured in a Knoxville News Sentinel article January 27.
Wallen is pictured here with Dean Mike Wirth at the dedication of the CCI classroom named in her honor.