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.
Dedicated to the spirit of the Volunteer, the Distinguished Alumnus/a award is the single highest alumni award given and is reserved for alumni who have excelled at the national or international level.
General J. Mike Holmes (BS Electrical Engineering 1981)
Michael C. Crabtree (BS Electrical Engineering 1973, MS Electrical Engineering 1975)
Joseph C. Cook, Jr. (BS Industrial Engineering 1965)
Chad Holliday (BS Industrial Engineering 1970)
The Alumni Professional Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have achieved a high level of success in their chosen field of endeavor.
Barbie S. Bigelow (MS Computer Science 1985)
Mitch Patel (BS Civil Engineering 1991, MS Civil Engineering 1993)
Harold Conner (BS Chemical Engineering 1968, MS Chemical Engineering 1978)
Kathy Caldwell (BS Civil Engineering 1985)
Hashem Hashemian (MS Nuclear Engineering 1977)
Ralph Heath (BS Electrical Engineering 1970, MBA Business Administration 1975)
The Alumni Service Award recognizes exceptional service or long term continuing service or leadership to The University of Tennessee.
Edwin A. McDougle (BS Civil Engineering 1969, MS Civil Engineering 1975)
Howard E. Chambers (BS Mechanical Engineering 1964)
W. Dwight Kessel (BS Industrial Engineering 1950)
Charles Wharton (BS Industrial Engineering 1965)
The Alumni Promise Award recognizes alumni no older than 40 who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in their career, civic involvement or both.
Joel B. Seligstein (BS Computer Science 2006)
Stefan Duma (BS Mechanical Engineering 1995)
Kristin Qualls (BS Civil Engineering 2003)
W. David Merryman (BS Engineering Science 2001, MS Engineering Science 2002)
Amy A. Millslagle (BS Chemical Engineering 2000)
Stephen Kennedy (BS Chemical Engineering 1997)
The Accomplished Alumni program is designed to attract alumni of note to campus to share their success stories. Alumni who are honored through this program spend time on campus teaching students, sharing dialogue with faculty and engaging with other alumni and friends of the university.
Jorge Sotolongo (BS Industrial Engineering 1988)
Shirley Pih Broadbery (BS Accounting 1979)
Alan Gottlieb (BS Nuclear Engineering 1971)
Colonel Hank Hartsfield, Jr. (MS Engineering Science 1971)
Jerry Johnson (BS Chemical Engineering 1994)
John Stevens, Jr. (BS Mechanical Engineering 1986)