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CCI Commencement

  • Larry Patrick to Deliver 2018 CCI Commencement Speech

    Larry PatrickLarry Patrick (MS/C&I ’73) will deliver the 2018 College of Communication and Information commencement speech at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 in Thompson Boling Arena.

    He is managing partner of Patrick Communications, a media investment banking and brokerage firm based in Maryland with over $7.5 billion worth of deals to its credit. The firm has sold over 600 radio stations and 160 television stations. Patrick also owns Legend Communications, a group of 22 small-market radio stations in Wyoming, and an interest in 14 major market television stations.

  • Edelman Urges Grads to Make a Difference

    Civil rights and social equality advocate Marian Wright Edelman urged UT graduates to do their part to make America “more just, more hopeful, more peaceful, more productive, inclusive, and unified.”

    Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek awarded Edelman an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters —the ninth honorary degree given by UT—at the College of Communication and Information commencement ceremony on Friday. Edelman then addressed graduates.

  • WSJ Journalist Langley to Speak at CCI Commencement

    Monica LangleyMonica Langley, senior special writer for the Wall Street Journal, will deliver the spring 2013 commencement address for the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Langley will address graduates and their families at 8:30am on Thursday, May 9, in Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena.

  • Scripps Networks Interactive CEO Ken Lowe to Address UT College Grads

    Ken LoweKen Lowe, chairman, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., will deliver the commencement address for the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Lowe will address graduates and their families at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena.

    "As one of the communication and information industry's top executives, Ken Lowe's remarkable career has been characterized by innovation, across-the-board excellence and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion," said CCI dean Mike Wirth. "We are very fortunate to have Ken as our commencement speaker, and we know that the wisdom and advice he shares will provide our graduates with an inspirational send-off as they leave UT to pursue professional careers."

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