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Health Care Executive, Entrepreneur Receives Accomplished Alumni Award

Gary Pratt, an entrepreneur and chief executive officer of an internationally recognized health care nonprofit, has received the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT. The 1977 business administration graduate was honored during a UT visit to speak to new venture creation classes Thursday. Lee Patouillet, associate vice chancellor for alumni affairs, presented the award to Pratt.

Commencements Feature Notable Speakers, Including Pulitzer Winner

Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford will receive an honorary doctorate during this semester’s commencement ceremonies. Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony on May 7. He headlines the list of accomplished speakers at this spring’s college ceremonies,

Energy Secretary Moniz Visits UT

US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was on campus Friday to give the Baker Distinguished Lecture on Energy and the Environment. During a press conference and his lecture, Moniz praised the work happening at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will lead to clean-energy developments such as more fuel-efficient vehicles, advanced biofuels, and lower-cost batteries for

Faculty Recognized for Teaching at Annual Honors Banquet

Last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Debora Baldwin, associate professor of psychology; Bruce MacLennan, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Anthony Nownes, professor of political science; and Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics, each received the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.