Interim Provost John Zomchick conferred degrees on 338 CCI spring and summer graduates at the CCI Commencement held May 12, 2018 in Thompson Boling Arena. Six students received their doctorate degrees and 53 received Master’s degrees.
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.