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Soldier-daughter Surprise Reunion at Arts and Sciences Commencement Brings Audience to Feet, Tears

For Jennifer Willis, a graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, Commencement was particularly bittersweet. Though she was surrounded by family and friends, one important person was missing from the audience: her father, Staff Sgt. Timothy Willis. What Jennifer didn’t know was that her father’s chain of command approved his request to start his

UTPD Chief Washington Honored for Outstanding Service in Campus Law Enforcement

August Washington, chief of the University of Tennessee Police Department (UTPD), has been recognized by IACLEA, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, for his outstanding service and improvements to the department. Washington, who has been chief of UTPD for more than four years, is the recipient of IACLEA’s 2009 Award for Administrative Excellence.