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The university’s annual memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the UT Gardens on the Institute of Agriculture campus. The service will honor students, faculty, and staff who have passed away during this past year. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

At the service, we will also pay tribute to our alumni, retirees, and emeritus faculty and staff. Last June, the Volunteer family lost Lady Vols Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt. We will honor her incredible contributions and the impact she had on thousands of lives.

The ceremony will also include a group remembrance of all alumni and former faculty and staff who have passed away this last year.

Individuals being honored passed away between March 15, 2016, and March 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Gladden at or 865-974-9008.

The individuals to be remembered are:


Dylan Baker

William Blasius

Alexia Hill
College of Arts and Sciences

Benjamin Jernigan
Medical Laboratory Sciences

William James Jordan IV
Plant Pathology

Darda Lockley
Agricultural Sciences

Brennon Picarella
College of Law

Kristy Nicholson Shields
Arts and Sciences

Sean Settle

Justin Cole Smith

Tyler Andrew Smith
Agricultural Sciences

Andrew Vermillion

Trinity Wallace
Social Work

David Michael Western

Faculty and Staff

John Bailey
College of Social Work

Curtis French
Events Management—UT Athletics

Richard Hodson II

Jon Levin

Carlos Luttrell
Facilities Services

Judy Faye McDonald
Facilities Services

Nancy Louise Meadows
Earth and Planetary Sciences

Sara Jean Nelson
MBA Program

Lillian Northern
Parking and Transit

Myron Roach
UT Athletics

Timothy Spires
Executive MBA Program

William Smith

Tommy Clarence Tate
Events Management—UT Athletics

Katherine Elizabeth Weaver