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).
A recent Tennessee Today article highlighted the latest news about CCI graduate Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97 and 2007 recipient of CCI’s Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award). To view the full article, visit http://tntoday.utk.edu/2015/06/22/manning-presents-scholarships-freshmen/?&utm_source=tntoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015-06-25.
As Peyton Manning and four other former Vols prepare to compete in Super Bowl XLVIII, WATE-TV reporter Drew Gardner asked John Haas, long-time director of UT’s School of Communication Studies and Peyton Manning’s academic advisor while he was at UT, and College of Communication and Information (CCI) Dean Mike Wirth to share their thoughts about Manning’s academic legacy at UT and the impact of his continued giving back to CCI and the University.