Journalism PhD student Charli Kerns has fought her way through whitewater rapids and cascaded over waterfalls in her canoe. Knowing that adrenalin rush, she doesn’t get too stressed out over research, writing, or teaching a class.
UT Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis conferred degrees on 257 CCI spring graduates (213 undergraduate, 40 master’s, 4 doctoral) during CCI’s May 9, 2019 Commencement ceremony at Thompson Boling Arena. Summer graduates were also honored at the event.
UT will launch the state’s first bachelor’s degree program in information sciences in the fall, Provost David Manderscheid announced today.
The program, approved by UT’s Board of Trustees in March, received final approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in May.
Author and actress Danica McKellar will narrate The Library That Dolly Built, the first feature-length documentary about Dolly Parton’s book gifting program, The Imagination Library, produced by Land Grant Films in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
Every graduate has that next step ahead, whether walking across the stage means a journey toward further education or the launching point of a career. As graduation season returns to Rocky Top, here’s a look at the outstanding graduates from each CCI school and major including their future plans and how their majors prepared them for professional careers.
The University of Tennessee garnered five first-place honors at the annual Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors college journalism competition. Final results were announced Saturday, April 28, at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tennessee.