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Knoxville-area UT employees with at least twenty-five years of service were recognized last week at the university’s spring Service Awards Luncheon. Ninety-eight employees were honored for their continued contributions and loyalty to the University of Tennessee.

The event, hosted by UT System President Joe DiPietro and coordinated by the Office of the President and UT Human Resources, honored employees from UT Knoxville, the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, the UT System administration, and the UT Foundation. The Service Awards Luncheon is held in the spring and fall to recognize employees with service milestones of twenty-five or more years.

Among last week’s honorees were Irene Carney, UT Knoxville School of Music; Frances Gorman, Air Force Aerospace Studies/AFROTC; and David Kirkpatrick, UT Institute of Agriculture Animal Science, each with forty-five years of service.

For the full list of honorees, visit the service awards web page.


Charles Primm (865-974-5180,