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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A minority student fellowship fund has been created in memory of a University of Tennessee professor.

Dr. John C. Tyson, associate professor of information sciences, died Tuesday, Nov. 7. He was 44.

He is survived by his wife, Rogenia, and daughter, Natasha. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Richie and Johnson Funeral Home in Beckley, W.Va.

Tyson’s distinguished career included four years as State Librarian of Virginia and five years as University Librarian at the University of Richmond. He was a founding member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, which gave him the 1992 Distinguished Service Award.

To honor his memory, the UT-Knoxville School of Information Sciences has established the John C. Tyson Minority Student Fellowship Fund. Contributions can be sent to the fund at the UT School of Information Sciences, 804 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, 37996-4330.

Contact: Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths (423-974-3730)