More than 150 alumni and friends gathered in October to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Alumnus magazine. The celebration honored the 100 Centennial Alumni who were featured in the three 2017 issues of Tennessee Alumnus. Distinguished alumni in attendance included Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee (Knoxville ’75, ’78), actor Dennis Haskins (Chattanooga ’15), author and “Elf on the Shelf” creator Carol Aebersold (Knoxville ’70) and physician-attorney Paul Blaylock (Martin ’68, Health Science
“Tennessee Alumnus is something of a UT family album, where the university’s history comes to life,” says UT President Joe DiPietro. “On the pages of the magazine, we can see how far UT has come and the momentous changes that made the university the great institution and resource that it is.”
Linda Martin Joins UT
Linda Martin began her role as the University of Tennessee’s vice president for academic affairs and student success on Nov. 1. Martin came to UT from Ohio State University as the director of the second-year transformational experience program.
“Linda brings expertise, energy and vision that will help us advance strategic plans and achieve our goals,” says Tonjanita Johnson, UT executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Martin succeeds Katie High, who retired in July 2017 after 35 years of service to the university.
This Just In: News App
In 2017, the UT System Office of Communications and Marketing launched the UT News app, which brings UT news directly to smart phones.
Through this app, UT combines multiple campuses’ individual news sites into a single on-demand news feed from each UT campus’ website. The app also provides a quick way for all the university’s followers to visit the UT System YouTube Channel and keep up to date on various UT outreach programs.
The UT News app is available for download in the App Store, with an Android version coming soon.