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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– A gift to the University of Tennessee’s 21st Century Campaign will provide scholarships to communications graduate students at UT-Knoxville.

 The Reeder-Siler Graduate Fellowship in Communications will go to academically talented and creative students in the College of Communications. It was established by Mary Cook Reeder, Claude S. Reeder Jr., Susan Reeder Siler and Theodore Paul Siler Jr., all UT alumni.

 The college’s fellowship selection committee will choose the recipients each spring.

 Mary Cook Siler is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and has been active in several community and civic organizations. Claude Reeder, retired chairman of Reeder Chevrolet, was captain of the 1932 Vol basketball team. Both are members of the University’s Heritage Society and former members of the UT Development Council.

 Susan Reeder Siler, an adjunct faculty member in UT’s School of Journalism, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications. Paul Siler, president of Reeder Chevrolet, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at UT-Knoxville.


 Contact: Laura Simic (423-974-5045)