Roston Willis (BS / PR’13) has been selected as one of only eight U.S. college graduates to participate in the 2013 Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET).
“The selection process is quite rigorous and requires even more effort than being admitted to UT,” said Willis. “I’m very honored to have been selected especially considering the small number of applicants that even make it to the selection interview process.”
Two of the eleven athletes with ties to UTK who are competing in the in the 2012 Olympic Games in London are CCI alums. . Both are competing on behalf of a country other than the United States. Jangy Addy will represent Liberia and Rhian Wilkinson will represent Canada.
The Olympics begin July 27 and continue through August 12. A schedule of the competitions can be found at www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results.
Alan Wilson (B.S./JEM ’80), chairman and CEO of McCormick & Co., talks about how his education at UT prepared him to lead one of the world’s most well-known and successful spice manufacturers. Wilson is the 2011 recipient of the Hileman Award from the College of Communication and Information. To view the video click here: http://www.utk.edu/tntoday/2012/05/10/alumni-memorie
Alexia Poe, director of communications for Gov. Bill Haslam, will receive the 2012 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring commencement ceremony for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information.
The ceremony is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena.
"Alexia Poe has had a remarkable career in the area of public communications," said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. "Her distinguished public service, coupled with her communication work in the private sector, inspires our students to think big and pursue their dreams. We are proud of everything Alexia has accomplished and very pleased to present her with the college's 2012 Hileman Award."
Submitted by Donna Silvey on August 24, 2011 - 9:01am