Tennessee Alumnus

Alumni in Photos: Fall 2015

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2015 left its mark on The Rock before graduating.

Photo (above) The UT College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2015 left its mark on The Rock before graduating.

Students attended the annual 4-H Congress at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, where they
focused on speaking competitions and mock Congress.
Students in the UT Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences met College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources alum and UTIA Alumni Advisory Board member Isaac Bennett, center, at a conference
in Houston.
UT Health Science Center 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Max Ray (HSC ’66, ’69) recently received the Distinguished Service to Pharmacy Award. He is pictured with Stephanie Phelps (HSC ’82).
While attending the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association conference in College Station, Texas, the UT Institute of Agriculture advancement team met with Jim Heird, center, a 1971 UT College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus and current Texas A&M executive professor and coordinator of the Equine Initiative.
Tom Gill, center, who recently joined the UT Institute of Agriculture as the Donald and Terry Smith Endowed Chair for International Sustainable Agriculture and director of International Programs, receives a Big Orange welcome from UTIA and UT Foundation staff.
Thanks to the generosity of Cornelia Holland of Franklin, Tennessee, the UT Gardens in Knoxville has added a hosta garden featuring more than 500 hosta varieties. Holland, who has been collecting hosta plants since 1995, allowed UT Gardens personnel to collect divisions from her extensive personal garden of both species and hybrid plants. Tranquility is open to the public and was formally dedicated June 7.
The 2015 UT Gardens Gala raised $96,590 through event tickets, auction sales and sponsorships, which resulted in $65,082 returning to the gardens to support more hands-on student internships, enhance garden planting material and broaden teaching and outreach programs.
UT Martin alum Richard W. James teaches a class in the Fine Arts ceramics studio during the spring semester. James received his BFA from UTM in 2001 and is currently an MFA candidate in ceramics at the University of Kansas. While visiting UT Martin, James produced sculptures and led students in hands-on work.
John Barker, a Humboldt, Tennessee, native, spoke during UT Martin’s spring commencement in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Barker is the chief accountability officer for Chicago Public Schools and is a 1989 UT Martin graduate.
From left, Jason (Martin ’02) and Sarah (Martin ’04) Sullivan, of Martin, and Kristy (Martin ’92) and Tony (Martin ’99) White, of Jackson, Tennessee, attended the WestStar Leadership Program’s graduation June 18 in Jackson. Jason and Tony graduated as members of the 2015 WestStar class.
Jim Clark, North Atlanta UT Knoxville Alumni chapter president, and Smokey show their Volunteer spirit.
ade Newton, Chicago UT Knoxville Alumni chapter president, accepts the Accomplished Chapter Award from UT Knoxville Chancellor Cheek.
Sharing their pride, UT Knoxville students share why “I Heart UT.”
Trey Moore proclaimed his future Vol status during Young Alumni Weekend. He is the son of Young Alumni Council vice president Alan Moore (Knoxville ’06, ’10).
A sold-out Butch & Barb’s Women’s Football 101 clinic got hundreds of women into the game. The event was co-sponsored by the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists and Tennessee Athletics.

JB Blalock practiced her football drills during the interactive Women’s Football 101 clinic hosted by the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists and Tennessee Athletics.
Erin and Charles Mitchell (Chattanooga ’02) enjoyed the UTC volunteer appreciation picnic.
From left, Brandon Abney (Chattanooga ’02, ’07), UTC Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs Jayne Holder (Chattanooga ’74) and Rebecca Cecil, UTC Student Alumni Council president, are all smiles.
Celebrating during the annual Legends & Leaders dinner, from left, UTC Alumni Board Immediate Past President Mike Griffin (Chattanooga ’85), 2015 UTC Distinguished Alumnus Bill Landry (Chattanooga ’72), 2015 UTC Outstanding Service Award recipient Kim White (Chattanooga ’82) and UTC Chancellor Steve Angle.
UTC GOLD President Anne Widener (Chattanooga ’12), Ryan Widener, William Widener, Ed Lawrence (Chattanooga ’84), Lexie Lawrence and UTC Alumni Board President-Elect Donna Lawrence (Chattanooga ’81) make the annual GOLD Barbecue & Blues a family affair.
Tyler (Chattanooga ’10) and Emily Forrest (Chattanooga ’09) enjoy the annual UTC Legends & Leaders event.
Juan Moreno (Chattanooga ’08, ’13) celebrates “I Love UTC Week.”
Former UTC athletes celebrate “C” Club weekend.
From left, David Lewis (Knoxville ’77, ’84), Stephanie Luntz (Knoxville ’04), Lucinda Hall (Knoxville ’63), Tom Losh (Chattanooga ’71, ’74) and Howard Burns (Knoxville ’63) gathered for financial lessons presented by First Tennessee Bank, the official bank of the UT Alumni Association. The event was hosted by the Nashville UT Alumni Network.
UT Health Science Center College of Nursing Alumni Board President Patti Ketterman (HSC ’06), left, joins Judy Martin (HSC ’88, ’94), recipient of the College of Nursing Outstanding Alumna Award, and UT Health Science Center College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes (HSC ’99, ’04, ’09).
Once a nurse, always a nurse was the sentiment during the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Reunion.
James Wyrosdick (Knoxville ’64) and Richard Redano (Knoxville ’85) get their hands dirty during a fingerprint analysis at the Institute of Public Service’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center. The alumni event was hosted by the Knoxville Region UT Alumni Network.