The UT Knoxville Alumni Board held its annual Alumni Awards celebration Friday, September 7, 2018. Among the 2018 UT alumni award recipients were three with ties to CCI.
Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97 and an honorary member of CCI’s Board of Visitors) has donated $1 million to UT to establish the John Haas Student Experiential Learning Endowment.
The gift honors John Haas, a longtime director and associate professor in the College of Communication and Information’s School of Communications Studies. As one of Manning’s professors and his UT faculty advisor, Haas played an instrumental role in Manning’s college education.
Maureen Taylor, UT School of Advertising and Public Relations director and Beaman Professor, was named an International Communication Association (ICA) Fellow at the 2018 ICA annual conference in Prague, Czech Republic, May 24 – 28.
Being named an ICA Fellow is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes the individual’s distinguished scholarly contributions and service to the profession. Taylor is the first ICA public relations division member elected to this elite group and the first ICA Fellow from UT.
Suzie Allard (SIS), CCI associate dean for research and director of the Center for Information & Communication Studies, has been named a Chancellor’s Professor by UT Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis. “Appointment as a Chancellor’s Professor constitutes the highest honor that can be accorded a UT Knoxville faculty member. This designation recognizes extraordinary, nationally or internationally recognized, scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field as well as a record of excellence in teaching and service to the university.”
New grants: Land Grant Films received a $10,000 award from the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation and a $7,920 grant from Humanities Tennessee to support its production of 100 Million Stories, a documentary about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
School of Information Sciences Director and Professor Diane Kelly has been elected to the inaugural iSchool Board of Directors.
The iSchool organization is dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st century and serves a large international membership of information science schools, colleges, and departments.