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CCI Development and Donor Recognition

CCI DevelopmentRenovated Lobby

The University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information (CCI) is relatively young by UT standards. Formed by combining existing programs, the College evolved in response to the rapidly changing fields of communication and information. As new forms of media, communication formats and information needs emerged, the College continued to grow and expand.

Today, the College has four schools and the CCI family includes a significant number of alumni from the majors previously housed in other Colleges. Because the need to learn and grow does not stop with graduation, CCI recognizes that alumni of all current day CCI fields of study need to have the opportunity to associate with faculty, students and alumni who share their interests and areas of expertise.  The CCI Annual Report is available here and chronicles CCI's yearly activities, achievements and goals for the future.

Many of CCI’s alumni give back to the College by sharing their knowledge and insights with our students through classroom lectures and special events.  In addition to giving of their time and knowledge, many CCI alumni choose to give back to CCI through monetary donations to reduce the financial barriers to education faced by many students and/or to providing the funding required to help CCI maintain the high quality of its programs and facilities.

CCI alumni and their families are invited to contact us for a visit and/or to discuss ways you can give back to your alma mater in a meaningful and lasting way.

Mark Geller
CCI Director of Development

CCI Donor Recognition

In 2013 the College of Communication and Information created new annual and lifetime giving societies to recognize the generosity of CCI’s largest donors. The new giving societies are as follows:

Lobby Donor Panels 

CCI Dean’s Circle

Annual Cash Giving – July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

CCI Dean's Circle

Frank Ahlgren Society
$5K+
1969 Society
$2.5K-$4.9K
CCI Leadership Society
$1K-$2.4K
William & Martha Boals
David & Linda Bohan
Bonnie Carroll & Roy Cooper
City Parking
Amy Corn
Danny Dance
Philip Dance
Elsevier
ExxonMobil Foundation
James Fitzwater
Stephanie Frazier
Governor’s Books from Birth
Drs. John & Cynthia Haas
Alisa Harrison
Tonya & Charles Holmes
Ed & Arezu Ingle
Karen Isaac
Chuck & Aprill Jones
Karen Maier
Suzanne Masters
Microsoft Corporation
Hilda & Lee Murray
Danuta Nitecki
Dr. Larry & Susan Patrick
Alexia & Charley Poe
Rex Repass
Salesforce Foundation
Tim & Carrie Sellers
Gloria & Dave Sharrar
Southern Company
Dwayne Summar
Drs. Maureen Taylor & Michael Kent
Unum
Missy & Joe Wallen
Mary Beth & Charles West
John & Patty Williams
H. W. Wilson
Dr. Mike & Alice Wirth
Isaac Wright

Dr. Neil Adamson
Frank & Betsy Costa
inferno
Austin Whitfield Lee III
Wallene & Thomas Leek
Randy & Glenda Neely
Travis Parman
Phenise Poole
Joe & Kris Scholz
Suzanne Shelton
Sylvia & Col. Harvey
Sproul
Deb Woolley

Anne Holt Blackburn
Alan Carmichael &
Cynthia Moxley
Melissa Carter
Bob & Mary Clement
Dan Conaway
Joseph G. Cook
Dominion Foundation
Carol Downs
Willis Grant
Dr. Peter & Vera Gross
Sharon Price John
Kelly Leiter
Mark Littmann
Ryan & Erica McGee
Mike McCloud
Wanda McMahan
Dr. Barbara Moore
New York Life Fdn.
Lynda Newton
Nissan North America, Inc.
James & Wandena Norvelle
Julia & Michael Rafter
Jimmy Rayburn
Dr. Joan Rentsch
Donald Reynolds
Cathy Smith
Georgiana Vines
Walt Disney Co. Fdn.
Martha Wilcox
Dr. Pat Wirth

Circle Park Society
Lifetime Giving of $100K+

Circle Park Society

Karl A. Bickel Society
Lifetime Giving of $25K - $99K

Bickel Society

Cathy Ackermann
Frank Ahlgren
BB&T
Tom and Diane Ballard
Dr. Ben Bates
Karl & Madira Bickel
Karl A. Bickel Charitable Trust
David & Linda Bohan
Kenneth & Francis Bomar
Tutt & Elizabeth Bradford
Adam Brown
Bonnie Carroll & Roy Cooper
Amy Corn
Jacqueline & Steven Cavnar
Myron & Josephine Chambers
Frank & Betsy Costa
Dialog Corporation
Elsevier
Judy Flanagan
Chris & Jennifer Grabenstein
Drs. John & Cynthia Haas
Kenneth & Dianne Hamrick
Tom & Julia Hill
Mary & Raymond Holton
Dr. Herb Howard
Hugh Hefner Foundation
Iavo Research and Scientific
Ed & Arezu Ingle
Barbara Goddard Johnstone
Chuck & Aprill Jones
Drs. Faye & WJ Julian
Stephen & Nancy Land
Leslie Linebaugh
Peyton Manning
Suzanne Masters
Edward Meeman
Hilda & Lee Murray
Nashville Banner
Richard & Suzanne Ott
Dr. Larry & Susan Patrick
Carol Poston
Jane & Richard Ray
Janis & Dr. Bruce Robinson
Salesforce Foundation
Scripps Howard Foundation
Gloria & Dave Sharrar
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Dwayne Summar
Tennessee Press Association Foundation
Drs. Carol Tenopir & Gerald Lundeen
Missy & Joe Wallen
Whittle Communications
John & Patty Williams
Alan & Wendy Wilson
WIVK AM-FM
Deb Woolley

Dr. Neil Adamson
AEJMC Publications
James Armistead
Susan & John Barnes
Anne Holt & Kenny Blackburn
William & Martha Boals
Karen & Fred Buchsbaum
Alan Carmichael & Cynthia Moxley
Melissa Carter
Coca-Cola Foundation
Je & Lissa Copeskey
Danny Dance
Phil Dance
Kay Dempsey
Educational Media Group
Dr. Mickie Edwardson
Ethics & Excellence Journalism Fdn.
ExxonMobil Foundation
Dr. Mark & Sherry Finchum
Freedom Forum
Alan & Joy Greenberg
Roger Harb
Alisa Harrison
Tonya & Charles Holmes
Information Access Company
Sharon Price John
Kellogg Company
Don King & Dr. Jose-Marie Griths
Knoxville Ad Federation
Knoxville News Sentinel
Austin Whitfield Lee III
Wallene & Thomas Leek
Paul Lyle
Karen Maier
McCormick Foundation
Shelley McCoy
Wanda McMahan
Drs. Sally McMillan & James Fields
Mark & Janis McNeely
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Microsoft Corporation
Suzanne Molley
Dr. Danuta Nitecki
Edward Parker
Travis Parman
Patrick Communications
Ed Patterson
Sandra Plant
Alexia & Charley Poe
Phenise Poole
Eva Posner
Sammie Lynn & Eugene Puett
Betty & John Randt
Claude & Mary Reeder
Rex & Theresa Repass
Scripps Financial Service Ctr.
Scripps Networks Interactive
Tim & Carrie Sellers
Susan & Paul Siler
Steve Slagle
Laura Arnett & Jerey Smith
Society of Professional Journalists
Avron & Daisy Spiro
Steve & Shelley Spiro
Ed & Donna Spray
Sylvia & Col. Harvey Sproul
Patalia Tate
Drs. Maureen Taylor & Michael Kent
Charlie Tombras
Willis Tucker
Georgiana Vines
WBIR-TV
Mary Beth & Charles West
Jerry and Sandra Whitener
John Noble Wilford
H. W. Wilson Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Mike & Alice Wirth
Christopher Wohlwend
Isaac Wright