Tennessee Alumnus

Grandin Speaks at Martin

Temple Grandin, internationally known animal behaviorist and autism advocate, spoke Feb. 13 at UT Martin as part of the Ed and Llew Jones Distinguished Lecture Series. Grandin focused her presentation on the value of individuals who see the world differently than those around them, such as those on the autism spectrum and those with other learning difficulties such as dyslexia.


Deal Receives President’s Award

Charley Deal, right, is pictured with UT President Joe DiPietro, center; fellow 2018 President’s Award winners, left to right, Trevor Sweatman and Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, both with the UT Health Science Center, and Elizabeth Strand, with UT College of Veterinary Medicine.

Charley Deal, UT Martin interim director of research, grants and contracts, is passionate about serving the people of West Tennessee and helping others realize their dreams. Deal was instrumental in the funding of UT Martin’s fifth and latest educational outreach center in Somerville. He is the fourth UT Martin nominee to receive a UT President’s Award since the program’s inception in 2016.


Cavalier Chosen as Provost

Philip Cavalier

Philip Cavalier, formerly provost of Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, is the next UT Martin provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Cavalier has worked in higher education administration since 2004 and is expected to assume his new duties July 1.