Tennessee Alumnus

Alumni in Photos: Spring 2016

Cindy (Chattanooga ’82) and Mark Hixson (Chattanooga ’81) celebrate “I Love UTC Week.”
Veterinary students joined dozens of UT College of Veterinary Medicine alumni, including from left, David Ratliff, Gram Johnson and Gina Johnson at February’s Music City Veterinary Conference in Murfreesboro.
UTC December graduates Haley Moses, Sabrina Currey, Briana Reid, Katelyn McGee and Nicholas Payton pose during the Senior Ring Ceremony.
UTHSC College of Dentistry first-year student Forrest Driver, center, receives the UT Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship from the College of Dentistry Dean Tim Hottel, left, and UT Alumni Association President Alan Ledger, at the 2016 College of Dentistry Scholarship Banquet in Memphis.
UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean Tim Hottel, left, and UT Alumni Association President Alan Ledger, right, present the Andy Holt Scholarships to dental students, from left, Ashton Monks, David Young, Richard Law and David Fesmire at the 2016 College of Dentistry Scholarship Banquet in Memphis.
The MidSouth Dental Congress celebrated 20 years in 2015 by naming the conference the William F. Slagle Dental Meeting. The name is in honor of UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean Emeritus William F. Slagle, pictured with his wife, Barbara.
UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean Caula Beyl, far right, was a panelist on Women in Agriculture at the University of Georgia Athens campus in February. She discussed how to increase leadership roles for women in agriculture. “Leadership is not something that somebody appoints you to,” Beyl says. “Leadership is when you see something that needs to be fixed or improved, and you step up to the plate and you do it.”
Dr. Catrina Herd (CVM ’07), owner of Nashville’s Animal House Vet Clinic, was interviewed for the documentary, “A Southern Fix,” that explores pet overpopulation. The film also features the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee and Veterinary Social Work. Learn more at: rescuedocsmedia.com
Stacy (Chattanooga ’96, ’00) and Erik Gray (Chattanooga ’96) with their children, Lucy and Rigby, cheer on the Mocs during the NCAA Football Championship Series playoffs.
Students network with UT Knoxville Alumni Board Vice President Clay Jones.
UT Knoxville’s all-male a cappella group, VOLume, performs for graduating seniors.
The 2016 UTC Hall of Fame Inductees and Special Award winners include, from left, UTC Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn, Woody Henderson (Chattanooga ’79, Knoxville ’81) representing his father Porter Henderson (Chattanooga ’57), Mike Makins (Chattanooga ’86), Susan Bednar Kirby (Chattanooga ’87), David Atkins (Chattanooga ’71), Alex Emerson (Chattanooga ’74), Lynn Trent (Chattanooga ’70), Jacob Huesman (Chattanooga ’15), Stewart Lawwill (Chattanooga ’83) and David Barden (Chattanooga ’96).
The UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists 2016 Brenda G. Lawson Legacy of Leadership Award honoree, Janet McKinley, center, with her family and friends, from left, Suzanne and Ted Bennett, Connor Bennett, Bob and Barbara McKinley and Pat Curtis.
James Cheatham (Knoxville ’04), Jamey Sanders (Knoxville ’96), Kelly Sanders (Knoxville ’98) and Ben Allen (Martin ’08) enjoy an educational tour and networking at the Full Throttle S’loonshine Distillery in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
Mike Makins (Chattanooga ’86), Crystal Makins, Reggie Solomon (Chattanooga ’87), Yvonne Ervin (Chattanooga ’87) and Zach Ervin enjoy a Meet the Coaches reception, sponsored by the Chattanooga Alumni Chapter, before a Mocs basketball game.
UTHSC’s 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award honorees Phil Wenk, left, and Justin Towner, right, with the College of Dentistry Dean Tim Hottel.
UT Knoxville student Laura Moribe and Smokey show their Volunteer pride during the 2015 Senior Toast.
Samuel Weber and Frank Sutton pose with their UTHSC College of Medicine composite photo from December 1965. The two were reunion volunteer leaders for the Golden Graduate Homecoming.
UT Martin alumni Lt. Gen. Dennis Cavin (U.S. Army, retired), center, and Col. Henry “Hawk” Ruth III (U.S. Army, retired), second from right, have been nominated to join the U.S. Army Cadet Command Hall of Fame, located in Ft. Knox, Kentucky. They were locally honored for their service to the nation and UT Martin in February during halftime of the UT Martin basketball game against Tennessee State University. Also pictured, from left, ROTC adviser Capt. David Hadzima, Interim Chancellor Bob Smith and professor of military science and leadership Lt. Col. Lowell Howard Jr.
Kim White (Chattanooga ’82), Jayne Holder (Chattanooga ’74), Claire Smith (Chattanooga ’74) and Belva Farmer enjoy a Mocs playoff tailgate.
Mary Saffell, Rosemon Leonard and Virginia McBath enjoy a UT Retirees holiday reception at Neyland Stadium’s West Club.
Dr. Nell Gullett (center), professor of finance at UT Martin, receives one of two 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Awards for Distinguished Academic Service during the OVC Tournament March 2 in Nashville. The award, selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), was established in 2013 to recognize individuals (e.g., academic advisor, professor, tutor, etc.) with at least five years of service at one or more OVC member institutions, for their outstanding contributions to OVC student-athletes’ academic success, learning and development, as well for his or her overall commitment to the institution’s athletics program. Also pictured are Thurston Banks, left, and OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche.
UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists Executive Board members, from left, Deborah Brown, Debbie Ingram, Donna Davis, Peggy Emmett, Marilyn Elrod and Rita Freeman Silen with UT Martin senior and currently reigning Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison, center, during the Alliance’s Women & Philanthropy Symposium “UT Women Shaping Our World.”
The UT Chamber singers perform during the Alliance of Women Philanthropists “UT Women Shaping Our World” symposium in Knoxville.
UT President Joe DiPietro gets a lesson in cheese making by graduate assistant Thomas Patrick during UT Day on the Hill in Nashville. “All Vol Cheese” is produced at Sweetwater Valley Farm and marketed by the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Food Science and Technology Department. A real-life lesson in an entrepreneurial venture, All Vol Cheese teaches students about market demand, pricing, profitability, logistics, marketing and selling.
Reunited: 1965 UTHSC College of Nursing graduates.