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Wayne Davis with the Nathan Dougherty Award

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

Tennessee engineering alumni are powerful leaders throughout the world and we are proud to recognize them for their great achievements. The following lists recognize those who have received university- or college-level awards. These awards are given based on a variety of requirements including leadership, career excellence, and service.

Tickle College of Engineering Awards

Nathan W. Dougherty

The Nathan W. Dougherty Award has been presented since 1957 in recognition of engineers who have brought honor and distinction to the college through their achievements and who have made significant contributions to the engineering profession in Tennessee through their professional activities.

Leaders and Innovators

Tickle College of Engineering alumni worldwide embody the Volunteer spirit and help shape the quality of our lives. We recognize here some of our alumni whose leadership and innovation have made far-reaching impact.

Departmental Alumni Recognition

The departments of the Tickle College of Engineering also recognize alumni for their accomplishments and significant contributions to their profession.

Click on the links below to see some of the alumni featured by our departments.

UT Alumni Association Awards

The UT Knoxville Alumni Board of Director’s Alumni Awards Program began in 2008. Since then, the program has expanded to include four categories, Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna, Alumni Professional Achievement, Alumni Service, and Alumni Promise. The Alumni Board of Directors’ awards selection committee is responsible for the review and selection of the alumni awards each year.

Share Your Story!

Are you an alumnus/a wanting to share a personal or professional accomplishment? Add your story to the Vol Notes board.

Want to recognize a UT alumnus/a for making an extraordinary difference in their community?  Nominate Vol Greats today.