Larry 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.
Journalism & Electronic Media Emeritus Professor Herb Howard passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 89. He is remembered as a legendary broadcaster and educator.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumnus Larry Patrick has given $1 million to the College of Communication and Information, the largest single cash gift in the college's history, to establish a distinguished professorship to honor a longtime professor and administrator. Patrick also increased his estate gift to the college to $5 million.