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KNOXVILLE — Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will be a featured speaker on the Tennessee Campus Compact (TNCC) conference to be held Thursday through Friday at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Made up of representatives from Tennessee colleges and universities, the TNCC’s mission is “creating solutions for higher education challenges of access, equity and accountability while promoting engaged citizenship.” The theme of this conference, co-sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, is “Service Learning in Higher Education: Faculty Roles and Rewards.”

Registration for the conference is closed. However, it can be viewed via live webcast at

For a conference schedule, see

In addition to Graham, the conference will feature Janet Eyler of Vanderbilt University, speaking on “The Power of Doing: Service Learning, Civic Engagement and Learning” and state Rep. Kevin Brooks, who serves on the Committee on Higher Education, speaking on “Civic Engagement and Service Learning: A View from the Tennessee State Legislature.”

Graham will speak at 10 a.m. on Friday on “Answering the Call of Service: Campuses as a Focal Point of Civic Education and Engagement.” He will offer comments from his book, “America: The Owner’s Manual,” a book written for college students, which uses case studies of successful efforts by citizens to influence the political system.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Graham will be available for brief media interviews at 11 a.m. Friday, following his presentation. To schedule, please call Amy Gibson at 865-974-3816 or 865-974-0931.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,