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Kessel Named Dougherty Award Winner by UT College of Engineering

Longtime Knoxville and Knox County political icon Dwight Kessel was the guest of honor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering awards on Thursday night, where he received the 2014 Nathan W. Dougherty Award, the college’s most prestigious honor.

The acclaim is far from the first for Kessel, as several buildings or spaces—including the auditorium at UT’s Science and Engineering Research Facility—already bear his name. He and his wife, Gloria, also established a scholarship in his name in the Department of Industrial Engineering at UT.

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