The UT Board of Trustees voted today to name the College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle.
It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.
“My goal is for the University of Tennessee to be known for their education and the product they put out,” said Tickle. “[My wife] Ann and I both believe that education is what fuels success—not just our own success, but the success of UT and the state as well.
“I’m deeply honored and will try to live up to the billing,” he said of the naming recognition.