Tennessee Alumnus

Centennial Alumni: Winter 2017

“So many men, so little time,” the witty, bawdy Hollywood star Mae West once observed.

Without embracing her sentiment, the Alumnus certainly faced something akin to that challenge when trying to comb through about 370,000 alumni to select a sliver of 100 illustrious grads to reflect the whole as the magazine celebrates 100 years of publication.

This year the magazine will reflect on where the university has been, where we are now and where we’ll be going in living up to and strengthening the proud tradition of academic excellence. In part, that excellence is reflected in the stories of 100 grads to be featured as part of the next three issues, starting with 33 in this issue.

We invite you to read the stories of your classmates and colleagues and enjoy the innate sense of pride that comes from being part of the UT alumni family.




Paul Blaylock
NEUROSURGEON
UT Martin ’68, Health Science Center ’72








Tom Griscom
COMMUNICATION STRATEGIST
UT Chattanooga, ’71








Allan Houston
PHILANTHROPIST AND FORMER NBA BASKETBALL PLAYER
UT Knoxville, ’93




Joe Johnson
UT PRESIDENT EMERITUS
UT Knoxville, ’60, ’68


Van Jones
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST
UT Martin, ’90


Lowry Kline
ATTORNEY AND PHILANTHROPIST
UT Knoxville, ’62, ’65



Sharon Lee
TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
UT Knoxville, ’75, ’78


Johnny Majors
FORMER UT KNOXVILLE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
UT Knoxville, ’57






Pat Summitt
FORMER UT LADY VOLS BASKETBALL COACH
UT Martin ’74, UT Knoxville ’75



Phil Wenk
DENTIST AND BUSINESS LEADER
UT Knoxville, ’73
UT Health Science Center, ’77



Learn more about our magazine’s selection process, and look for more profiles in the upcoming issues later this year.