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					ARCHWAYS
      TENNESSEE                                                            SUMMER 2011




THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE   G   COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION




                                        LEADING LADIES
                                        Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group,
                                        heads an all-star cast of executive alumnae.

                                                Making the Grade
                                                Innovative undergraduate programs
                                                keep UT’s College of Business Administration
                                                at the top of the class in retaining and
                                                graduating students.

                                                Investing in the Future
                                                Masters Investment Learning Center
                                                is molding minds and making UT students
                                                more marketable.




                                                                      AMY MILES
                                                                      CEO, Regal
                                                                      Entertainment Group
            THE UNIV ERSITY OF TENNES SEE           G   COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION




Linking Supply Chain Excellence
      Around the World


                          Introducing the University of Tennessee
                       Global Supply Chain Institute
   or over 35 years, the University of Tennessee has       Our new Global Supply Chain Institute is a comprehensive
F  delivered world-renowned supply chain expertise
to both undergraduate and graduate students and
                                                           resource that links together UT’s broad-based global supply
                                                           chain offerings:

                                                           • Global Supply Chain Executive MBA     • Supply Chain Certification
executives worldwide. Our alumni run many of the           • Global Industry Forums                • Industry Partnerships
world’s most prominent supply chains, and industry         • Undergraduate and Graduate            • Supply Chain Audits
leaders look to us for the most knowledgeable                  Areas of Concentration              • Cutting-Edge Research
supply chain talent.                                       •   Focused Non-Degree Short Courses    • Award-Winning Faculty
                                                           To learn more about the institute, please visit
We now have joined together all of the diverse             http://GlobalSupplyChainInstitute.utk.edu,
University of Tennessee supply chain initiatives.          or call Paul Dittmann, Ph.D., at 865-974-9413.




                                                                                           World Class. Worldwide.
Developing mindful leaders of worthy enterprise               CONTENTS
IN THIS ISSUE                                     FEATURES
A Message from the Dean
Advisory Council to the Dean
                                             3
                                             4
                                                                               Ladies
                                                                 15 LeadingCEO of Regal
                                                                    Amy Miles,
Faculty Focus                                5                            Entertainment Group, heads an
Student Brag Book                            9                            all-star cast of executive alumnae.
Donor Profiles                              11
Awards and Recognition                      37
Returns on Investment                       39
Alumni and Department News
Contributors to the College
                                            41
                                            45
                                                                 25 Investing in the
                                                                    Next Generation
                                                                          Masters Investment Learning Center
                                                                          molds minds and makes UT
                                                                          students more marketable.


                                                                               the Grade
                                                                 31 Makingundergraduate programs keep
                                                                    Innovative
                                                                          UT’s College of Business Administration
                                                                          at the top of the class in retaining and
                                                                          graduating students.




                                                         UT C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 2
             A MESSAGE              FROM THE DEAN

                                    Welcome again to Tennessee Archways, the semi-annual publication from
                                    the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
                                    As we explained in our initial Tennessee Archways issue about six months ago,
                                    you can expect to receive this publication around the beginning of each calendar
                                    year and again in the summer. The emphasis of each issue will vary, but the




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                                                      content of each semi-annual issue will remain consistent
                                                      from year to year.
                                                         n this issue of Tennessee Archways, you have the opportunity to read
                                                         features on many of the great things going on in the college. Our feature
                                                         article is about female graduates of the college who have become leaders
                                                     in their respective companies and other organizations. We are proud to have
                                                     so many successful women who are former business students and who
                                                     have assumed these high levels of responsibility.
                                                     Recurring features in Tennessee Archways are our student brag book and
                                                     faculty profiles. In the spring issue, we focus on undergraduate students
                                                     across our areas of study who are doing interesting things above and
                                                     beyond their university studies.
                                                     I would like to comment specifically on our faculty profiles in this issue.
                                                     Harold Black and Jack Kiger are retiring this year after many years of service
                                                     to the college. Jack Kiger joined the university in 1976 to head our account-
                                                     ing department, and Harold Black joined us in 1987 to head our finance
                                                     department. Both served long and well in those capacities then returned
                                                     to regular faculty positions in which they have taught, done research, and
                                                     provided service in many different ways. They have been great assets,
                                                     and much of what we have today, particularly in accounting and finance,
                                                     can be attributed to their leadership.
                                                     Ted Stank is not retiring but decided to leave college administration
                                                     and accept the Bruce Chair of Excellence in our Department of Marketing
                                                     and Logistics. Since joining the college five years ago, Ted has served as
                                                     marketing and logistics department head and in two associate dean
                                                     positions. While we already miss Ted as an administrator, his presence is
                                                     strongly felt in logistics as the Bruce Chair.
                                                     “Never a dull moment” is probably an over-used phrase, but it is an apt
                                                     description in our college. We are constantly changing in response to factors
                                                     such as our environment and new developments in our fields.
                                                     Among our most valued assets are our relationships with you, our alumni
                                                     and friends. We greatly value your input and look to you for ideas and
                                                     direction that will make the college and our graduates even more relevant
                                                     and prepared for today’s business world.
                                                     We look forward to having a chance in the next few months to visit you
                                                     at receptions, in your office, and in other settings. And, as always, please feel
                                                     free to contact me at (865) 974-5061 or at jwilli13@utk.edu.




                                                           Dean, College of Business Administration
                                                           Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair


3 T E N N E S S E E A R C H WAY S
                                                          ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE DEAN




                                The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
                                is indebted to a host of visionary advisors who help us implement our mission
                                and keep us connected to the world in which our graduates will serve.
                                These professional and business executives meet regularly with the dean and faculty to discuss
                                current business issues and develop plans and strategies to guide the college’s future. Members of
                                the Advisory Council to the Dean also have assisted the college in numerous other ways, including
                                the recruitment and employment of top students, the placement of students in summer internships,
                                and the support of fundraising efforts that are so crucial to the college’s students and programs.
Formed in 1975, the Advisory Council to the Dean plays a vital role in guiding our college as we continually strive to improve
our performance and reputation as a national leader in developing mindful leaders of worthy enterprise.

                                                    2011 ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE DEAN

  Moll Anderson                          Joseph A. Fielden                  Reed A. Keller                          King W. Rogers III
  CEO                                    President/CEO                      President                               Attorney, of Counsel
  Moll Anderson Home, LLC                J.A. Fielden Co., Inc.             Enterprise Solutions eBenX,             Glanker Brown, PLLC
  Knoxville, TN                          Knoxville, TN                        SHPS, Inc.                            Memphis, TN
  UT                                                                        Atlanta, GA
      Edward J. Boling                   Ronald E. Frieson                                                          Jane Salter
  President Emeritus                     Senior Vice President              Ronald E. Lawrence                      SVP and Chief
  The University of Tennessee            Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta   President and CEO                         Financial Officer
  Knoxville, TN                          Atlanta, GA                        Summit Health Management, Inc.          DukeNet
                                          UT
                                                                            Knoxville, TN                             Communications, LLC
  John Boll                                  Emerson H. Fly                                                         Charlotte, NC
  President                              President Emeritus                 William Lee
                                                                                                                     UT
  G.A. Richards Group                    The University of Tennessee        Retired                                      A. Dean Skadberg
  Grand Rapids, MI                       Knoxville, TN                      Killarney Advisors, Inc.                Retired Director
                                                                            Robbinsville, NC                          of Industry Affairs
  Randal D. Boyd                         Dee Bagwell Haslam                                                         Procter & Gamble
  Chairman, CEO and Founder              Co-Owner and CEO                   Amy Miles                               Knoxville, TN
  Radio Systems Corporation              Rivr Media                         Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                     UT
  Knoxville, TN                          Knoxville, TN                      Regal Entertainment Group                   William B. Stokely III
  UT                                      UT                                Knoxville, TN                           Chairman and President
       Richard W. Cardin                      James A. Haslam II                                                    The Stokely Company
  Retired                                Chairman and President             John (Jack) Mills                       Knoxville, TN
  Arthur Andersen                        Pilot Corporation                  President
  Nashville, TN                          Knoxville, TN                      Central Equipment Leasing               Michael T. Strickland
  UT
                                                                              of Tennessee, LLC                     Chairman
      Paul A. Castagna                   Ralph D. Heath                     Knoxville, TN                           Bandit Lites
  Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO          President                                                                  Knoxville, TN
  Golden Gate Financial Group, LLC       Lockheed Martin                    Joseph M. O’Donnell
                                                                                                                    UT
  San Francisco, CA                        Aeronautics Company              Investor                                    R. Andrew Taylor
  UT                                     Fort Worth, TX                     Boca Raton, FL                          Partner
       Agenia W. Clark                                                                                              Gerber/Taylor Associates
                                         UT
  President/CEO                               Dennis R. Hendrix             Heins Kart Pedersen                     Memphis, TN
  Girl Scout Council                     Retired Chairman                   Vice President of Operations
    of Cumberland Valley                 PanEnergy                          Grundfos Pumps Corporation              Joseph Weller
  Nashville, TN                          Houston, TX                        Indianapolis, IN                        Retired
  UT                                      UT                                                                        Nestlé USA
      John Compton                           Joseph E. Johnson              Mintha E. Roach                         Knoxville, TN
  Chief Executive Officer                President Emeritus                 President and CEO
  PepsiCo North Americas Foods           The University of Tennessee        Knoxville Utilities Board               Mike West
  Purchase, NY                           Knoxville, TN                      Knoxville, TN                           Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                    Northshore Management
  Larry H. Evans                         H. Russell Johnston                Martin L. Robinson                       Company, LLC
  Managing Member-Atlanta Region         Retired                            General Partner                         Knoxville, TN
  Dixon Hughes PLLC                      Investor                           WEDGE Capital Management LLP
  Atlanta, GA                            Knoxville, TN                      Charlotte, NC



  UT   lifetime member                                                                UT C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 4
                        FACULTY FOCUS


                        Ted Stank

           Front Man
          Whether he is teaching a class
         about integrated supply chains
or singing lead in the Air Supply Chain
 faculty band, Ted Stank is comfortable




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             serving as the “front man.”

    n fact, he is now the front man for one of the College of Busi-
    ness Administration’s most well-recognized departments,
    UT’s Department of Marketing and Logistics. Stank recently
accepted the Henry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence,
 filling a role vacated over a year ago at the passing of Tom
  Mentzer. The Bruce Chair is one of only four chairs of excel-
   lence in UT’s College of Business Administration.
        “Tom Mentzer was the department’s lightning rod, cata-
     lyst, and rainmaker,” says Stank “He was a legend in supply
      chain management both here and around the world. It
       is impossible to fill his shoes, but the opportunity to con-
        tinue and build on what he created is exciting. I believe
         this is where the college now needs me most, and I’m
                                                                            Air Supply Chain members: (from left) Rich Neubert,
          honored to take on the challenge.”
                                                                            Sarah Gardial, Mandyam “Srini” Srinivasan, Ken Gilbert,
               In the past five years, Stank has stepped forward to
            lead in three quite different capacities, first as head of      Philip Daves, and Ted Stank.
             the Department of Marketing and Logistics, next as
                               associate dean of academic programs,
                                and then as associate dean of execu-      sons, Stank has coached soccer and lacrosse—a sport he learned
                                 tive education.                          at his alma mater, the United States Naval Academy—for 18
                                     In assuming his newest role as       years. In fact, in 2009, he led the Farragut (TN) High School
                                Bruce Chair, Stank brings to the          lacrosse team to a third-place finish in the state and was named
                                 task a love of teaching and research;    Tennessee Coach of the Year.
                                  his newly acquired “360-degree-            Those who know him as Coach Stank often are surprised to
                                  perspective” of what makes a            learn that he also is a well-published scholar in supply chain
                                    college work; and, most impor-        management. And both his players and students are amazed to
                                      tantly, his own personal mis-       learn that Stank is a front man for a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll band
                                         sion in life: “I love forming    comprised of several esteemed colleagues from the University of
                                           effective teams.”              Tennessee—Sarah Gardial on female vocals, Mandyam “Srini”
                                                It is a passion that he   Srinivasan on lead guitar, Ken Gilbert on rhythm guitar, Philip
                                             nurtures on campus and       Daves on bass guitar, and Rich Neubert on drums.
                                              off. As a father of three      “We have a lot of fun and have played at several venues
around town,” says Stank, “although I have to admit that Air     “We have a lot of fun and have played
Supply Chain hasn’t made the Billboard Hot 100 yet!”             at several venues around town, although
    In fact, Stank is far more concerned about helping the       I have to admit that Air Supply Chain hasn’t
                                                                 made the Billboard Hot 100 yet!”
marketing and logistics team successfully maintain its

                                                                 —Ted Stank
championship ranking. “I know for a fact that we are among
the top supply chain programs in the world,” says Stank.
“Our faculty roster is as talented as the 1927 Yankees! We are
blessed with an incredible team of people who are engaged
in our programs and are taking cutting-edge research into
the classroom. In fact, one of the crucial roles I now have is
to be what every successful band needs—a great publicist!
I’ll be spreading the good word about what is going on at
the University of Tennessee and in the College of Business
Administration.” G


                                                                         UT C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 6
                             FACULTY FOCUS


                             Jack Kiger and Harold Black

       Retirement
                                                                           “I’ve received many notes, phone calls, and emails from students
                                                                           who once complained to me about my tough exams. Now they
                                                                           tell me, ‘I got a higher score on the audit part of the CPA exam
                                                                           than I got on any of the exams in either of your classes.’”


    is Redundant!                                                              Black, who received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State Univer-
                                                                           sity, also was recruited to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
                                                                           to be a department head.
                                                                               He quickly warmed to the university. During his 10-year term
         Some people look forward to retiring                              as head of UT’s Department of Finance, he built a strong team
           so that they can quit their day jobs                            focused on the department’s core competency of financial expert-




    T
            and do whatever they really enjoy;                             ise. “We reorganized, shed some of our extraneous pursuits, and
                                                                           created a cooperative esprit de corp. We worked together on joint
     not so with Jack Kiger and Harold Black.                              projects; shared databases; put together a vibrant seminar series;
                                                                                    and became very, very productive,” describes Black,
             hese two gentlemen have been doing what                                          who points to the longevity of that team as a
             they really enjoy—teaching at the University                                           particular point of pride. “Over a 20-year
             of Tennessee, Knoxville—for 35 and 24                                                    period, we had only one person on that
    years, respectively.                                                                                  team leave for another position.
        Kiger has always loved East Tennessee, and                                                        That’s because we were all doing what
    he wanted to come to Knoxville as soon as he                                                          we loved to do, so it wasn’t like work.”
    received his Ph.D. from the University of                                                                Black’s favorite pastime is reading.
    Missouri. After a short stint at the Univer-                                                          He still remembers with utter amaze-
    sity of Georgia, Kiger was hired in 1976 as                                                          ment that teaching allowed him to“get
    head of UT’s accounting department. One                                                              paid to read and to learn.” He is still
    of his major directives was to enhance the                                                          passionate about the value of education
    research culture in the department. Since then, the                                                 and hard work.“The worst thing we can
    department has maintained an excellent reputation in the academic      do for today’s student is to accept mediocrity and a second-rate
    community for producing and disseminating high-quality research.       performance.”
        Milestones during Kiger’s leadership tenure include the creation       Holding students to a higher standard is a legacy Black is
    of Warren Slagle Accounting Day, the Accounting Roundtable, the        proud to accept. He particularly will miss teaching Ph.D. classes,
    Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) program, and gaining two new             which he describes as “great fun.”
    endowment funds whose current market value is $3.3 million.                “I’ve had a wonderful life,” he adds, “and I hope to continue
        However, his personal passion always has been connecting one-      some aspects of my work, particularly consulting with financial
    on-one with students. So, after nine years as department head,         institutions and serving as a statistical expert in court cases.”
    Kiger transitioned to a departmental full-time teaching position.          Although Kiger and Black are retiring this month with count-
    “I have loved being a part of this department, surrounded by smart     less professional accomplishments, research honors, and teaching
    people doing smart things. But my favorite moments are the times       awards to their credit, both consider the concept of retirement to
    when I’ve been blessed to touch a student’s life,” says Kiger.         be redundant. Fortunately, both men are in excellent health and
        By even the most conservative estimates, Kiger has touched         look forward to many more years of activity.
    the lives of more than 9,000 students in the classroom. He also            Don’t worry—some richly deserved R&R is in store for both
    has advised students in the audit concentration of the MAcc pro-       men. Kiger plans to do some fishing and swimming with his wife
    gram for more than 20 years and has played a key role in coor-         at their vacation home in the Florida Keys, and Black, an avid
    dinating the accounting internship program.                            hunter, will likely spend some time tracking turkey and deer on
        He cherishes the feedback he receives from his students, much      his family farm in Gray, Georgia.
    of it shared after the students have graduated from the university.        Congratulations and Godspeed, gentlemen! G


7 T E N N E S S E E A R C H WAY S
“I have loved being
a part of this depart-
ment, surrounded by
smart people doing
smart things. But my
favorite moments are
the times when I’ve      “The worst thing we can do for today’s
been blessed to touch    student is to accept mediocrity and a
a student’s life.”       second-rate performance.”
—Jack Kiger              —Harold Black




                               UT C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 8
                             STUDENT BRAG BOOK




                                             Armond Agassi
                                            “Life is an adventure” is the personal motto of Armond Agassi, who believes in embracing the
                                            learning opportunities of every day. However, with his passion for getting involved on campus,
                                            “ordinary” is not a word that likely describes many days on Agassi’s calendar.
                                                Agassi is a member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program and last year served as president
                                            of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He also served for two years on the executive committee of
                                            Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on campus. Since its founding in 1995,
                                            Dance Marathon has raised more than $900,000 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
                                                During his years on campus, Agassi has been active in intramurals and has served as
                                            a tutor at Thornton Athletic Center. He spent the summer of 2009 studying Spanish and
                                            international marketing in Barcelona, held an internship with UBS Financial Services in 2010,
                                            and will be working this summer with Caterpillar Financial Services in Nashville.
                                                A graduate of Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee, Agassi is slated to
                                            graduate in December 2011 with his bachelor’s degree in enterprise management, a collateral
                                            in international business, and a minor in Spanish. He hopes to pursue a career in international
                                            sales or management.
                                                “I certainly had a transition to make, coming from a small, private high school to the
    University of Tennessee campus,” admits Agassi, “but I learned quickly that the key to a successful transition was to get involved.”
        Agassi has two younger brothers, one of whom (Alex, logistics major) also is a student in UT’s College of Business Administration
    and another who may soon follow his elder siblings to UT. What wise, brotherly advice does Agassi have to offer? “Don’t be
    intimidated. Give it a shot. Get out there and learn something.” G




                                             Jonathan Emkes
                                              Jonathan Emkes was born to be a Global Leadership Scholar. He already has lived in Brazil
                                              (his birthplace); Mexico; and Brentwood, Tennessee. Now, he hopes his recently earned degree
                                              will open up opportunities for him to travel throughout the world on behalf of a great company.
                                                  Emkes graduated in May 2011 with a major in management and an international business
                                              concentration. “I sought broad-based business knowledge—with an emphasis on leadership and
                                              decision-making skills—that would equip me for all aspects of running a business, whether it was an
                                              entrepreneurial start-up of my own or a multi-national conglomerate.”
                                                  “My educational experience at UT, especially the Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) program, has
                                              been all I had hoped it would be and much more,” he adds.
                                                  To his credit, Emkes sought out a variety of enrichment opportunities. He served as a peer mentor
                                              for the Business Administration 100 class and as a College of Business Administration Ambassador.
                                              “Ambassadors give tours to donors, students and their families and assist with some of the special
                                              events at the college,” Emkes explains. “Being an ambassador gave me an opportunity to meet
                                              some wonderful people.”
                                                  Moreover, Emkes enjoyed several incredible internship experiences, most notably with
    Firestone Natural Rubber in Liberia (West Africa) and HT Hackney and DeRoyal Industries in Knoxville. In addition, Emkes served as a Young
    Life representative at Webb School of Knoxville and played numerous intramural sports.
        “My choice of colleges was between a very small school and UT,” says Emkes. “I discovered that UT can be as big or as small as you
    choose to make it. There are an immense number of opportunities here to help you succeed and to pursue your own interests. I definitely
    made the right decision.” G



9 T E N N E S S E E A R C H WAY S
                                      Kylie Pearse
                                      "I’m living proof that you can stay in Tennessee and have a great collegiate experience,”
                                      says Kylie Pearse. The Knoxville native and graduate of Farragut High School loves to
                                      travel and admits that she was determined to go to college out of state. However, when
                                      she made a last-minute decision to switch her major from meteorology to business,
                                      she knew her best educational value was in her own back yard.
                                          “I realized I could stay home, get my degree from one of the best business schools in the
                                      nation, and also save money for graduate school—which I hope to start in the fall,” she explains.
                                          Among the many highlights of her undergraduate experience, Pearse counts her involvement
                                      in the Chancellor’s Honors Program, the PepsiCo Diversity Leadership Development Program,
                                      Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, and the Marketing and Logistics Alumni Advisory Board.
                                          She interned with WBIR-TV (Knoxville’s NBC-TV affiliate) and HoLa Hora Latina,
                                      a nonprofit organization that hosts Knoxville’s HoLa Festival every October, as well
                                      as many other events during the year.
                                          However, her favorite experience by far was studying with 24 other students in Italy
                                      last summer. “We lived in Castiglion Fiorentino, which is in the Tuscany region, not far from
                                      where the movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed,” says Pearse. “The setting for the classes
we took there—international economics and human resources—was the best ever!”
   Pearse graduated May 2011 with a marketing major, international business collateral, and a Spanish minor. Next she plans
to pursue an MBA degree.
   “I’m so glad I came to UT,” she says. “There are so many outlets on campus for any interest you may have. All you have
to do is plug in.” G


                                      Jordana Walls-Smith
                                      While attending White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, Jordana Walls-Smith
                                      had many extracurricular interests. She was a shift manager at a local retail store; participated
                                      in the National Honor Society; and was an active community volunteer, serving with Big
                                      Brothers Big Sisters, the Memphis Food Bank, and the National Civil Rights Museum.
                                          When she traveled across the state to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
                                      Walls-Smith brought along her passion for service.
                                          She is very involved in UT’s Minority Achievement Program, which helps first-year
                                      minority students get acclimated to campus. “We hold events, hosts dinners and seminars,
                                      and provide mentoring to students in all the colleges across campus,” explains Walls-Smith,
                                      who currently mentors six freshmen. “I am someone they can reach out to if they have a
                                      problem about anything on campus.”
                                          Walls-Smith also serves as a peer mentor for the College of Business Administration’s
                                      Venture Living Learning Community, a program for first-year students wanting to major in
                                      business. Students live together, take core courses together, and enjoy extra opportunities
                                      to interact with faculty and the community.
                                          “As a freshman in Venture, I served as the study group leader for our calculus class,”
says Walls-Smith. “Now, as a sophomore, I act as a resource and role model for the college's first-year students.”
   Combining her interest in business and her aptitude for mathematics, Walls-Smith has declared accounting as her major and
plans to pursue a Masters of Accountancy degree after her projected graduation in 2013.
   Motivated in part by a desire to make her parents proud, Walls-Smith says she receives more from her service than she gives:
“My mother came to UT, and I've always wanted to follow in her footsteps. I’m determined to be successful and make an impact
on others’ lives.” G


                                                                                UT C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 10
                              DONOR PROFILES


                              Mike Littlejohn

     A Tale of a Tree and Two Pennies
              To call Mike Littlejohn a “treehugger” is exaggerating things quite a bit,
            but he does like trees, especially one very significant tree on the campus of the
              University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It’s a tree that represents his proudest




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                 accomplishment during his undergraduate years in the early 1970s
                           when he was studying business administration .

               t was a very active time on campus. It                                walk from the Torchbearer to the university center,
               was the anti-war era, and activism and                                 and it warmed my heart to see that students are still
               student protests were a regular part of                                engaged and interested in civic affairs,” he says.
     student life,” explains Littlejohn. “I was a student                                On February 18, Littlejohn lunched with the
     senator—very involved in student government—and                               recipients of a scholarship made possible by his
     participated in the African American Student Liberation Force.     generosity. “I support this scholarship because I want to help
     One of my proudest accomplishments was organizing a                kids who are as I was—hardworking, brimming with potential,
     tree-planting ceremony in front of UT’s university center to       but needing a little financial support.”
     commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The            Thirdly, Littlejohn honored the college by being its May 2011
     tree and the commemorative plaque are still there today.”          commencement speaker.
        Recently, Littlejohn returned to campus for three commem-          Littlejohn reminisces about his own financial struggles. “I
     orative occasions. On February 1, 2011, he joined the march that   remember one two-week period during my junior year when the
     celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first black undergraduate   only thing I had to my name was two old pennies. The only way
     students to enroll at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.      I made it through those two weeks was through the kindness of
        “There were more than 500 people who participated in that       my friends. I remember thinking, ‘If I ever have the opportunity,




                                                                                 Mike Littlejohn Scholarship 2011 recipients:
                                                                                 (from left) Dadrien Barnes, Quinton Thompson,
11 T E N N E S S E E A R C H W A Y S                                             and Shelitha Ferraro with Mike Littlejohn
    “I remember one two-week period during
    my junior year when the only thing I had to
       my name was two old pennies. The only
         way I made it through those two weeks
       was through the kindness of my friends.
         I remember thinking,‘If I ever have the
        opportunity, I’m going to give back and
     help someone else.’ That is my motivation;
   well, that plus the philosophy instilled in me
    by my parents that a good education is the
                            ticket out of poverty.”
                                           —Mike Littlejohn



I’m going to give back and help someone else.’ That is my moti-
vation; well, that plus the philosophy instilled in me by my
parents that a good education is the ticket out of poverty.”
    Littlejohn is one of eight children raised by his parents in
Memphis, Tennessee.“Dad was a laborer with the Illinois Central
Railroad, and my mom was a maid, so with eight kids we were
very poor. But my parents taught us the value of hard work and
a good education. Going to college was expected.”
    Littlejohn says it was on the streets of Memphis that the seeds
were sewn for his life’s work.
    “I’ve always enjoyed sales. Even as a kid I had a newspaper
route and sold sweet potatoes door-to-door; I had the drive and
focus to be good at it. Plus, I enjoy people, and sales really is all
about people and relationships.”
    Littlejohn remembers taking his first airplane flight to attend
orientation at UT. “Ironically, I’ve been flying on planes ever
since,” he says.
    Shortly after graduating in 1973, Littlejohn joined IBM in
Knoxville to sell typewriters. He retired 32 years later, after log-
ging countless frequent flier miles and moving his family six
times. “I suppose it’s true what they say,” he laughs. “IBM stands
for ‘I’ve Been Moved!’” Littlejohn’s work with IBM took him to
Detroit, Michigan; White Plains, New York; Johannesburg, South          was at UT,” he adds.
Africa; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—twice.                                While he enjoys maintenance-free living (“I gave my lawn-
    Although his longest stay was in Pittsburgh, Littlejohn never       mower and leaf blower to my son—that was a great feeling!)
invested in Steelers tickets; he was too busy driving to Knoxville      and a schedule that makes him feel “as if everyday is Saturday,”
to follow the Vols! “Of course!” he says, as if there were no other     Littlejohn is still very much a productive force to be reckoned
choice. “I would pick up my two boys at school on Friday after-         with. “Let’s put it this way,” he says, “I’m on the lookout for
noon and either drive or fly to Knoxville for the games on              good things to do, and I’m busy enough to have no trouble
Saturday.” (Both sons eventually graduated from UT’s College of         sleeping at night!”
Business Administration—Karl in 2002 with a major in market-               He is particularly proud of his role on the University of
ing and Drew in 2009 with a major in logistics.)                        Tennessee’s Development Council. “I have a tremendous affec-
    Littlejohn is still an avid Vols fan, following athletic events     tion for the University of Tennessee because of what it did for
from swimming to basketball and softball to track. “If the Vols         me. It played a huge role in my life and opened a lot of doors for
had a pinochle team, I’d follow that, too,” he admits.                  me along the way. I have no hesitation in encouraging others to
    No doubt, the proximity to UT sports was a major factor             give. Every gift makes a difference.”
in Littlejohn’s decision to make Knoxville his retirement home.            One need only see Littlejohn with his tree for proof of how,
“I also have lifelong friends who live here, friends I met while I      with a little help, seedlings can blossom into bountiful blessings. G


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                               DONOR PROFILES


                               Will Pugh

                          A Head for Numbers,
                           A Heart for People
           Will Pugh is one of those rare individuals who has an amazing head for numbers—
                 particularly when it comes to taxes—and an incredible heart for people.
           To meet him is to meet a living legend, a man who is revered for his impact on his




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           beloved profession of accounting and for his personal dedication to his community.

              owever, Pugh carries himself with a                                              counsel to the department. He and his firm
              humility that belies his accomplish-                                             have established multiple endowments for UT’s
              ments. In fact, rather than talk about                                           College of Business Administration that support
     himself, he would prefer to share with you the                                            scholarships for accounting students, faculty
     articles he has posted proudly on his office                                              awards for outstanding teaching and research
     bulletin board about accomplishments at                                                   efforts, and an accounting professorship. He
     the University of Tennessee. One article, for                                             also has served on the University of Tennessee
     example, highlights the university’s national                                             Development Council.
     rankings for students passing the CPA exam.                                                   Recently, Pugh’s associates at Pugh & Company
     Another article proudly proclaims: “UT                                                    and community friends and colleagues rallied
     Students Take Second Place in National                                                    with great affection to support the naming of the
     Accounting Case Competition.”                                                             Will J. Pugh Classroom in UT’s James A. Haslam II
         Obviously, Will Pugh has a thing for UT!           Will Pugh as a senior at UT
                                                                                               Business Building. Pugh & Company President
     “It’s where I got my foundation to work in the                                            Larry Elmore headed the internal fundraising
     profession that I love and to serve the public in                                         effort, and UT President Emeritus Joe Johnson led
     accounting,” he says.                                                     the community drive. Both said it was an easy task to raise
         Pugh received his accounting degree from UT in 1961; he               $165,000 because of the high regard people have for Pugh as a
     spent seven years with the Knoxville office of the Internal               person, professional, and volunteer.
     Revenue Service before striking out on his own. He established                 Pugh has served his profession in a multitude of capacities.
     Pugh & Company, the Knoxville-based public accounting firm,               For example, he served 18 years on the Tennessee State Board of
     in 1969. The firm has become one of Knoxville’s largest and most          Accountancy, chairing the board for six of those years. By help-
     successful accounting firms, currently employing 51 CPAs and              ing craft legislation and regulatory standards, he is credited with
     83 total employees.                                                       playing an instrumental role in improving the professional and
         “We’ve hired a lot of students from UT over the years,”               ethical standards of accounting in Tennessee, a legacy that will
     Pugh is pleased to share.“I think the accounting faculty at UT are        impact many future generations. His work with State Senator
     remarkable. Their long tenure has allowed them to train                   Ben Atchley enabled Tennessee to become the first state to adopt
     thousands of professionals.”                                              the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA), which provides a uniform
         The gratitude and admiration he feels for the university              approach to regulation of the accounting profession. The UAA
     is evident in the service he has rendered. As one of the original         since has been adopted by most states.
     members of the accounting department’s Accounting Round-                       Pugh also served on the council of the American Institute
     table, he has devoted countless hours and provided invaluable             of Certified Public Accountants as well as on the boards of the


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                                                                                                                 Will and Henrietta Pugh




                                                                                   “We’ve hired a lot of students from
                                                                                   UT over the years,” Pugh is pleased
                                                                                   to share.“I think the accounting faculty
                                                                                   at UT are remarkable. Their long tenure
                                                                                   has allowed them to train thousands
                                                                                   of professionals.”
                                                                                   —Will Pugh


Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA),            the many organizations that have been blessed by the Pughs’
the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and the      generosity and service.
Knoxville Chapter of the National Association of Accountants—             There simply isn’t enough wall space in Pugh’s office to
at one time or another holding chair and presidential posts for       display the honors and awards he has received from all of the
some of those organizations.                                          organizations that have been touched by his service and gifts.
   Moreover, Pugh has left his mark on his adoptive home of           Besides, most of his shelves and countertops are full of UT
Knoxville, a community that has held his heart since he left his      memorabilia! Among his most prized mementos is a framed
home state of Alabama to attend the University of Tennessee. “I       photograph and certificate commemorating the day the Letter-
thought East Tennessee was the prettiest place I’d ever seen,” he     man’s Club made him an honorary member. “On a personal
recalls, “and I still do, even though I have visited every state in   level, being inducted into the Letterman’s Club is one of the
the nation. Plus, I married an East Tennessean, and as one of my      highlights of my life,” says Pugh.
professors told me back then, ‘If you marry an East Tennessean,           And what does he consider to be a highlight of his professional
you’ll live here forever.’”                                           career? “Simply being a CPA in public accounting,” he replies.“I’ve
   Pugh and Henrietta, his wife of 52 years who passed away           enjoyed my work—I truly love coming to work every day.”
in 2009 after a long battle with cancer, are renowned for their           Although Pugh is now “semi-retired,” you will find him most
dedication to civic and religious causes in the area. The East        days in his office at Pugh & Company sporting a shock of white
Tennessee Foundation, the Knoxville Zoo, the Knoxville Metro-         hair, an orange tie, and a twinkle in his eye, happy to share a piece
politan YMCA, Mercy Health Partners, Helen Ross McNabb                of advice from a life well-lived: “Find what you enjoy and do it
Center, and Concord Methodist Church are just a few of                to the best of your ability.” G


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                                       AMY MILES
                                       CEO, Regal
15 T E N N E S S E E A R C H W A Y S   Entertainment Group
Leading
                                                        Jennifer Banner
                                                                   CEO




Ladies
                                                Schaad Companies, LLC




                                                           Agenia Clark
                                                    President and CEO
                                                   Girl Scouts of Middle
                                                             Tennessee




                                                           Wilma Jordan




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                                                      Founder and CEO
                                                   The Jordan, Edmiston
                                                             Group, Inc.
 Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment
 Group, heads an all-star cast of
 executive alumnae.                                   Deborah Latham
                                                                 CEO
                                               Georgia Tank Lines, LLC

 f the College of Business Administration
 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
    hosted its own version of the Academy
 Awards, the carpet would be orange, not          Whitney Johns Martin
                                                  Co-founder and Chair
 red, and the superstars who would arrive        Texas Women Ventures

 to the flashing lights of paparazzi and
 the screams of adoring fans would be
 cherished alumni rather than actors.
 Among those nominated for top honors                Sharon Miller Pryse
                                                               President
 would be a host of smart, successful,               The Trust Company

 and extremely hard-working alumnae—                        of Knoxville

 including the leading ladies profiled
 on the following pages—whose
 performances as business leaders                          Mintha Roach

 and community patrons make them
                                                      President and CEO
                                                       Knoxville Utilities
 extremely deserving of the spotlight.                             Board




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                                                     plays an active role on campus through           chances for success increase exponentially.
                                                     Miles’s personal involvement on the                  “Third, take responsibility for your own
                                                     UT College of Business Administration’s          career and stand up for yourself. You have
                                                     Advisory Council to the Dean.                    to be willing to champion your own cause.”
                                                         Miles joined Regal (then known as                Nowadays, Miles is championing the
                                                     Regal Cinemas) in 1999, 10 years after           strategic vision of a company that has risen
                                                     receiving her accounting degree from the         like a phoenix. In 2001, what was then
                                                     University of Tennessee. In the interim          Regal Cinemas (along with 10 other cinema
                                                     decade, she acquired invaluable experience       companies) filed bankruptcy during a
                                                     as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand              drastic downturn in the entertainment
                                                     (which would become Pricewaterhouse-             industry. The company emerged from
                                                     Coopers) and Deloitte & Touche (which            bankruptcy in 2002 shortly after billionaire
                                                     would become Deloitte).                          investor Philip Anschutz bought majority
                                                         Miles credits her career growth to           shares in Regal Cinemas, United Artists

     Amy Miles, BS 1989
                                                     having a rock-solid foundation. “When I          Theatres, and Edwards Theatres. Anschutz

     CEO, Regal
                                                     step back and look at my life, I must say        consolidated all three companies under a

     Entertainment Group
                                                     that I have been the beneficiary of incredi-     new parent company, Regal Entertainment
                                                     ble support: first from my parents, who          Group (NYSE:RGC).
     Knoxville, TN                                   gave me confidence; then the University              The future for Miles and Regal is
                                                     of Tennessee, for a great education; and,        exciting. This year, Regal announced its
                                                     of course, my husband Dan, who has               partnership with AMC Theatres (the
     Like many of the actors she meets               supported me every step of the way.              second largest theatre chain in the U.S.) to
     (an admitted perk of her position),                 “Also, here at Regal, I am indebted to       form Open Road Films, a domestic
     Amy Miles never dreamed her                     Mike Campbell, who has stood by me as            theatrical distribution company.
     career would take the course that               my mentor and championed me for the                  Also on the horizon are initiatives
     it has. She is absolutely thrilled              job of CEO when he decided to step back          designed to enhance the “premium experi-




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     to have the chance to play the “role            from the day-to-day responsibilities and         ence” of theatre patrons. For example,
     of a lifetime” as CEO of Regal                  become executive chairman of the board.”         Regal is adding more locations for its new
     Entertainment Group.                                Miles credits Campbell for nurturing         giant screen, all-digital format branded
                                                     a “genderless” professional environment.         the Regal Premium Experience in which
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            ounded by Mike Campbell as a             “I can’t really talk about my struggles as a     patrons enjoy a custom-built environment
            single movie theatre in 1989, Regal      woman in the workplace because I’ve never        featuring luxurious seating; a giant, 60-foot
            now operates the largest and most        really felt that being a female was an           screen; and a state-of-the-art sound system.
     geographically diverse theatre circuit in the   obstacle. The question at Regal always has           Miles cites numerous initiatives that are
     United States, consisting of 6,761 screens      been ‘who is the best person for the job,’ and   being tested across the country, including
     in 545 theatres across 38 states and the        gender never enters into the discussion. I       reserved seating options; enhanced con-
     District of Columbia.                           know how fortunate I am—it is certainly          cessions such as upscale menus, in-theatre
        Throughout the United States, Regal          not this way everywhere—and I know that          dining, and adult beverages; and mobile
     gives back to the communities that it           I have benefited from the achievements of        ticketing via smartphone applications.
     serves through its contributions to numer-      so many women ahead of me.”                          “Our perpetual challenge is to stay a
     ous national and local philanthropic                Miles does not hesitate to assert that her   step ahead in the minds of the consumer
     groups. In Knoxville, for instance, it has      advancements were earned through years           when it comes to perceived quality of exper-
     been a strong supporter of the University       of hard work and dedication. “When I             ience,” says Miles. “Fortunately, we have a
     of Tennessee, giving generously to the UT       share my experiences with students today,        great management team comprised of
     Athletic Department, the UT Graduate            I feel that I have several hard-won pieces       people who are the best in the business at
     School of Medicine, and the UT College of       of advice to offer. First, be prepared to take   what they do. My role is simply to keep us
     Business Administration.                        risks. For me, leaving public accounting         all going in the same strategic direction.”
        Most recently, the company made a $1         when I had a partnership within my grasp             “I love being a part of an industry that
     million contribution to UT’s College of         was a risk that really paid off. It was the      has so many interesting challenges and
     Business Administration to establish the        right decision for me.                           opportunities,” continues Miles.“That is the
     Regal Entertainment Group Endowed                   “Second, find your passion and pursue        best part of my job; well, that plus meeting
     Distinguished Professorship. Regal also         it. When you enjoy what you do, your             an occasional movie star!” she laughs. G


17 T E N N E S S E E A R C H W A Y S
                                                                         Jennifer S. Banner, BS 1981
                                                                         Master of Accountancy 1983
Once a competitive swimmer and still a swimming
enthusiast, Jenny Banner admits she hasn’t been in the
                                                                         CEO; Schaad Companies, LLC




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water as much as she would like during the past few
years. That’s largely because she has been immersed in                   Knoxville, TN
a whole new career.

        ince 2005, Banner has served as CEO of Schaad Compa-              As part of its commitment to ZEBRAlliance, Schaad Compa-
        nies, LLC, a holding company comprised of businesses           nies built four green homes in an otherwise traditional
        owned and controlled by descendants of John H. Schaad          neighborhood in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near ORNL. Outfitted
Jr., who immigrated to East Tennessee from Switzerland in 1870.        with the latest in energy-efficient solutions, the homes use about
Banner is married to James Schaad, one of eight siblings who           55 to 60 percent less energy than conventional houses while
operate the Schaad portfolio of businesses that includes residen-      maintaining similar amenities. After the homes are studied by
tial and commercial construction, residential and commercial           ZEBRAlliance for 30 months for their energy efficiency, they will
development, real estate brokerage and management services,            be sold to the public.
equipment leasing, and investments.                                       Throughout her career, Banner personally has devoted her
    Prior to assuming the helm of the family business, Banner          time and talent to her industry, community, and alma mater. A
worked for 18 years at Pershing Yoakley & Associates in Knoxville,     recipient of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s 2009 Alumni
where she was a shareholder, principal, and, notably, the firm’s       Service Award, Banner currently is a member of two College of
first female partner. Previously, she was employed as a certified      Business Administration advisory boards—for the Department
public accountant at Ernst & Whinney in Tampa, Florida.                of Finance and the Department of Accounting and Information
     The opportunity to explore new waters has been an exhila-         Management—and she regularly speaks to classes. Most recently,
rating experience for Banner. Her ability to bring to the table both   Banner generously established two endowments for the college—
an insider’s and an outsider’s perspective has been a unique bless-    the Richard L. Townsend Excellence Endowment and the John
ing as she has helped the enterprise articulate core values, estab-    Wachowicz Excellence Endowment—in honor of two of her
lish a cohesive identity, and streamline its operating processes.      former educators who greatly impacted her life.
    She especially relishes the company’s role in giving back to the      Today, Banner encourages young people to “dive right in” and
community. For example, Schaad Companies is a lead sponsor of          seek out their own life-long mentors among the business faculty:
the Clarence Brown Theatre’s main stage productions. In addi-          “I hear some students worrying that UT is too big for them. I say
tion, the company has taken a visible role in green building           ‘no way.’ Your experience is what you make it. Faculty members
initiatives, partnering with Oak Ridge National Laboratory             in UT’s College of Business Administration are remarkably
(ORNL) and other public and private institutions in the Zero-          accessible. Take it upon yourself to get to know your professors,
Energy Building Research Alliance, or ZEBRAlliance.                    and they will make an incredible difference in your life.” G


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     Agenia Walker Clark,
     BS (Broadcast Communications) 1987, MBA 1989
     President and CEO, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
     Nashville, TN


    When Agenia Clark was in high                    She points to education as one of the          “Charles and I firmly believe the MBA
    school, she was one of those envi-           most important tools in the kit, and she is    program is a jewel in the crown of excel-
    able, young superstars who already           happy to share the crucial role that educa-    lence at UT, and we wanted to support the
    knew what she wanted to be when              tion has played in her life. For example,      program that so hugely impacted our
    she grew up—an OB/GYN. But                   when she wanted to transition from             lives.” In addition to supporting the college
    shortly after enrolling at the Uni-          broadcasting to a corporate career, Clark      financially, Agenia Clark lends her time
    versity of Tennessee, she made a             “retooled herself ” by enrolling in the        and expertise to the College of Business
    life-altering discovery—she had no           full-time MBA program at the University        Administration’s Advisory Council to the
    interest in the physician’s lifestyle of     of Tennessee.                                  Dean.
    being on call 24/7! That’s when she              “An MBA is the perfect degree for              “Giving back” has long been a part of




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    traded in the dream of carrying a            preparing yourself for the challenges of a     Clark’s toolkit, even before she took on the
    medical kit and opted to build a             broad and diverse career,” says Clark. “The    role of president and CEO of a high-
    “toolkit” instead.                           curriculum allows you to understand all        performing, high-capacity Girl Scout
                                                 the basic tenets of business operations, and   Council. (Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
          rom her first foray into broadcast     you can apply those tenets to corporations,    serves more than 14,500 girls and engages
          journalism to her current role         nonprofits… even your personal life.”          more than 7,000 volunteers.) In fact, prior
          as head of a nonprofit agency—             Clark says the University of Tennessee’s   to joining the staff, Clark served as a Girl
    as well as her notable roles at Nortel       MBA program is “phenomenal.” She and           Scout volunteer herself. “If you have the
    Networks, Vanderbilt University, and the     her husband Charles, also a graduate of        time, there is nothing like volunteering.
    Tennessee Education Lottery Corpora-         UT’s MBA program and currently serving         You meet the finest people, you test your-
    tion—Clark’s well-stocked “toolkit” has      as process controller of Volkswagen            self and develop new leadership skills, and
    paved the way for her success at each step   Corporation, endowed the Charles Clark         you share your gifts and blessings with
    along a diverse and challenging career       III Memorial Scholarship in memory of          others. Volunteering always provides the
    path.                                        their son, Charles E. Clark III.               greatest return on investment.” G



19 T E N N E S S E E A R C H W A Y S
                          Wilma Jordan, BS 1970
                              Founder and CEO
                The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.
                                   New York, NY


As a young lady growing up in the Halls neighborhood
of Knoxville, Tennessee, Wilma Jordan’s interest in
publishing was spawned by an aunt who valued
education and loved to read magazines. Later, as a
student at the University of Tennessee, she discovered




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“an instinctive ability to negotiate with people and to
move projects forward.”

        efore Jordan had her diploma in hand, she had unleashed
        those talents on her chosen profession. In 1970, along with
        several of her UT classmates, Jordan co-founded 13-30
Corporation, a publishing company named for the age of its
publications’ target market.
   13-30’s pièce de résistance was its revitalization of Esquire mag-
azine, which it acquired in 1979. At that time, Esquire was losing
$500,000 per month, but, by the time the magazine was sold seven
years later, it was nicely profitable, and the sale provided its share-
holders with returns in excess of 50 percent. Similarly, after 15
years of running 13-30, Jordan sold her stake in the company,
earning a return in excess of 100 percent per year.
   Shortly thereafter, Jordan founded The Jordan, Edmiston
Group, Inc., the U.S.’s most successful investment bank for
media, information, marketing services, and related technologies.
Although her New York-based company is now 23 years old,
Jordan is still energized by her work.
   “I still have a passion for this business and enjoy the constant
challenge of client service,” says Jordan. “Each business challenge
we face in divesting a company is like looking at great art—rarely
do you find exactly the same dynamics at work from one master-
piece to the next.”
   Jordan is invigorated by her extensive board involvement and
community service. She has served on the boards of numerous
public companies, including LinBroadcasting, an owner of tele-            Guideposts magazine and a leading provider of other inspirational
vision stations throughout the U.S. and cellular franchises in five       magazines, books, and related products and ministry programs.
major cities, and its buyer McCaw Cellular, before the latter was             At the University of Tennessee, Jordan is a source of inspira-
sold to AT&T for $13 billion and became the platform for AT&T             tion in her own right. She has established an endowment to
wireless. She served on the board of LinTV—a spinoff of                   support stipends for graduate students and has been honored
LinBroadcasting listed on the NASDAQ until Hicks Muse                     as a Distinguished Alumna of the college. She often speaks to
purchased it and took it private—and Clayton Homes (NYSE),                classes and is happy to pass along some of her favorite words of
until it was purchased by Warren Buffett. Today she serves as the         wisdom, such as to always go into a meeting over-prepared, even
lead director at Blyth (NYSE), a consumer products company.               if others on your team are responsible.
   On a personal note, she is passionate about land conservancy               Specifically for future alumnae she adds, “Any ambition is
in East Tennessee and owns about 515 acres in the Foothills               within your grasp, so set your goals as high as you can.” Finally,
Conservancy Program. Furthermore, for more than 20 years,                 a bit of advice from a consummate publisher: “Read every-
Jordan has served as a director of Guideposts, Inc., publisher of         where!” G



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                                                                                                     Whitney Johns Martin
                                                                                                     BS 1979, JD 1981
                                                                                                     Co-Founder and Chair
                                                                                                     Texas Women Ventures
                                                                                                     Dallas, TX




     Don’t let the Texas address fool you. Private equity                  one in the professional services industry. “At that time, it was
     investor Whitney Johns Martin has orange blood and                    nearly impossible to get a bank loan, and less than one percent of
     cheers for UT—that would be volunteer orange and                      private equity investments went to women,” she recalls. “That was
     the University of Tennessee. Although Martin has                      one glass ceiling that definitely needed to be shattered.”
     thrived in the energetic, entrepreneurial environment                     Since the mid 1990s, through the work of the organizations




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     of Texas where she has made her home for the past 10                  she has founded, Martin has created over $50 million in capital
     years, the sixth generation Tennessean says she’ll                    for women-owned companies. “I love advising women on how
     always be a volunteer at heart.                                       to significantly change their business trajectory with the use of
                                                                           capital,” she says. She is particularly proud that companies within
              amed in 2008 to the Dallas Business Journal’s inaugural      the TWV portfolio provided employment to more than 1,000
              list of the Most Influential Women in Dallas, Martin is a    individuals during the recent recession.
              co-founder of and a charter investor in the Texas Women          Martin was a Presidential delegate to a White House Confer-
     Ventures Fund (TWV); she currently serves as its co-chair and         ence on Small Business and has testified before the U.S. Senate
     managing director. TWV invests capital in high-growth, women-         on the topic of women’s access to capital. Furthermore, she was
     led companies in Texas and the Southwest.                             appointed by then Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to
         “We have more than 70 investors—men and women—                    chair the board of directors of the Nashville branch of the Atlanta
     who want to invest in women-owned businesses and watch these          Federal Reserve Bank, which she chaired for an unprecedented
     businesses transform,” explains Martin. “When we invest in            three terms.
     companies, we work to see revenues grow from $15 million to               In her spare time, Martin enjoys back-country skiing and
     $150 million; employee numbers go from 200 to 500; and enter-         fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park and competing in the
     prise values increase from $5 million to $40 million—that’s what      occasional triathlon. She believes that staying fit gives her a clear
     I love about my work!”                                                head for making decisions and giving good advice, such as the
         Martin practiced law for two years in Nashville after receiving   counsel she recently gave to UT students: “Don’t be intimidated
     both her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her law     by graduates of Ivy League schools,” she told them. “My degrees
     degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She then          from UT stand toe-to-toe with theirs. Plus,” she adds, “there is
     launched her own company in 1984, an advisory services firm           something to be said for knowing the best bargain. My degrees
     specializing in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions.      were the best value in education at that time, and my role as an
     Soon thereafter, she discovered first-hand the difficulty of secur-   alumna is to keep it that way for future generations.” G
     ing financing to expand a woman-owned business, particularly


21 T E N N E S S E E A R C H W A Y S
                  Sharon Miller Pryse, BS 1972
                                    President
               The Trust Company of Knoxville
                                 Knoxville, TN


To celebrate each of their 12th birthdays, Sharon




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Pryse’s niece, nephew, and four grandchildren
received an educational adventure compliments of
their “Sha Sha.”

        rey wanted to see old things, so he visited Stonehenge
        and Loch Ness. Duncan chose bird watching in Costa
        Rica. Ian explored castles in Wales. Cameron went snow
skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland, and then attended the 2006
Olympic opening ceremonies in Torino, Italy. Anna went to
cooking school in Italy, and Richard went fishing for peacock
bass in the Amazon. In each case, Pryse was right there, soak-
ing up the fun. As if that travel log isn’t amazing enough, Pryse
has added a few personal adventures of her own, such as bungee
jumping in New Zealand and rappelling off the Great Wall of
China!
    Surprisingly, Pryse will tell you it is not as much the adven-
ture but the “growth opportunity” that she values. In fact,
growing and nurturing are her true passions, and she has quite
a “green thumb” in both her personal and professional pursuits.
This is readily evident in her beautiful garden, a backyard plot
she has tended for almost three decades, and in the success of
The Trust Company, a 401(k), trust, and investment service
firm she has headed for approximately 25 years.
    Pryse began her career in 1972 as a file clerk at the former
Valley Fidelity Bank. She worked her way up to become the
youngest senior vice president in the company’s history. In
1987, she parlayed her experience with trusts and 401(k) plans
into the formation of The Trust Company, a state-chartered
bank that now employs 54 people and manages assets exceed-
ing $1.5 billion.
    An avid supporter of numerous worthwhile causes, Pryse
encourages students to generously give back.
    “Time is a priceless commodity, especially when you are
beginning your career, but the busier you are, the more
efficient you become. So I encourage young people to get
involved in community organizations as soon as possible. Not          campus,” says Pryse. “I remember trying to organize my
only is it the right thing to do, but you’ll also find it immensely   punch cards in the basement computer lab in the old Glocker
rewarding both professionally and personally.”                        building, while today’s students are enjoying the phenomenal
    A faithful alumna, Pryse has served the University of             technology and facilities of the new Haslam Business Building.
Tennessee in many different capacities. She is on the UT              And yet, so much has stayed the same: loving what you do,
Foundation Board, is a member of the UT Development                   having a good attitude, being willing to work your way up from
Council, and is a member of the Department of Finance                 the ground level, and remembering that it’s not the situation
Advisory Council in UT’s College of Business Administration.          but how you respond to it that is important—those are still
    “Some things have changed a great deal since my days on           the cornerstones of a successful career.” G


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     Deborah Latham, BS 1974
     CEO; Georgia Tank Lines, LLC
     Doraville, GA




     B
     Deborah Latham must have an affinity for the word around the person,” Latham explains. “If you have a great person
     “anomaly” because professionally, at least, she epito- who is doing well at 75 percent of his or her job, play to that
     mizes “a deviation from the common rule.”              individual’s strengths. Change the job and help the person reach
                                                                           100 percent of his or her potential.”
              eing CEO of Georgia Tank Lines, LLC, Latham heads one           Latham also works hard to demonstrate that she values her
              of only three woman-owned hazardous materials carriers       employees’ lives beyond the job. “The drivers do consider me
              in the country. Georgia Tank Lines specializes in the        ‘Mom’,” she laughs, “but I want my employees to love their work
     delivery of gasoline, diesel, and chemicals to convenience stores     and the company they work for. Let’s face it: if you don’t like your
     and commercial businesses.                                            job, you’re probably not doing a very good job at it!”
         “In comparison to some of the largest, national trucking             But don’t mistake Latham for a softie; quite the contrary. She’s
     empires, we’re an ant to an elephant,” admits Latham, “but when       been in the trucking business since the 1970s when the road for
     those elephants meet to talk about their competition, they talk       working women was considerably rockier than it is today. “My
     about us.”                                                            way of dealing with those ‘annoyances’ always has been just to
         The company Latham launched in 1996 with three trucks and         work harder and not sweat the small stuff. Even today, I feel the
     four employees is now considered one of the premiere trucking         pressure to be smarter and better and work twice as hard as the
     companies in the petroleum hauling industry; it is renowned           next guy—literally.”
     for its off-the-charts customer satisfaction ratings and incredibly      Her advice to women (and men, too!) is to be willing to
     low employee turnover (six percent last year compared to an           step outside the box: “Small companies, in particular, can land
     industry norm of 400 percent).                                        big accounts by listening to customers and finding ways to give
         Needless to say, Latham finds herself a woman in a man’s          customers what they really want. Often the big corporations
     world. She certainly has demonstrated that her female sensibili-      only offer what they think customers should get. Being willing
     ties can be a huge asset in a traditionally gritty business.          to take risks to do things differently is what makes a good
         “My number-one principle in business is to always, always,        entrepreneur.” G
     always put people first. For example, I believe in building the job


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                               Mintha Roach, BS 1974
                                  President and CEO
                              Knoxville Utilities Board
                                         Knoxville, TN


It is no coincidence that the person who heads the




M
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is a powerhouse with
a seemingly endless supply of energy and enthusiasm
for her work.

             intha Roach, the first female CEO of KUB, credits her
             parents for instilling in her a strong work ethic that
             has served her well, and she advises students at the
University of Tennessee to make hard work a part of their own
formula for success. “When I have the opportunity to talk with
students, I encourage them to acknowledge their strengths, iden-
tify what they love, and then work very hard at it.”
    Roach fondly recalls her own “lightbulb moment” when she
discovered her passion: “It was a class on predictive behavior
and the employee selection process. In other words, it was about
helping people play to their strengths and find fulfillment in their
work, and I absolutely loved it!” explains Roach.
    She found the perfect outlet for her passion when she joined
the City of Knoxville Civil Service Merit Board, eventually
serving as its executive director from 1987-1992. She then joined
KUB and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility
before assuming the role of president and CEO in 2005.
    “At Civil Service, I had one goal—identifying the highest
quality employee for each job,” explains Roach. “Here at KUB, we
balance a myriad of goals, and often those goals seem to be in
direct conflict with one another. We are a unique blend of public
service and business—we are providing a service that is critical
to individuals and businesses, and so a primary responsibility is
to keep rates low and service quality high. However, at the same
time, we are responsible for operational integrity, regulatory com-
pliance, environmental conservation, economic development,
and, of course, generating sufficient revenue to invest back into
sound and modern infrastructure.”
    Balancing a variety of worthwhile objectives comes naturally
to Roach, who also manages her commitments to career, family,
and innumerable civic and professional organizations, not
the least of which is the University of Tennessee. In addition to
her frequent appearances in the classroom, Roach often is on
campus to contribute to the College of Business Administration’s
Advisory Council to the Dean and the Chancellor’s Associates.
She currently is vice president of the UT Alumni Board of Direc-
tors and a member of the strategic planning committee for the
UT Alumni Association.
    “I am deeply honored to contribute to the university and feel
as if I get back more than I give. I encourage alumni to look for
opportunities to get engaged on campus, especially in the class-
room. Everyone has something to share.” G


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                                       Mike Masters stands in
                                       front of the Bloomberg
                                       screen, which is the
                                       centerpiece of the
                                       Masters Investment
                                       Learning Center.




25 T E N N E S S E E A R C H W A Y S
                                                                       MASTERS INVESTMENT LEARNING CENTER




INVESTING IN

The Next
  +Generation         When Mike Masters and his wife Suzanne
                      decided to make a significant contribution
                      to the University of Tennessee’s Campaign
                      for Tennessee and specifically to UT’s College
                      of Business Administration, they had a definite
                      objective in mind: molding the minds of the




“H
                      next generation of financiers.




            opefully we can help the next generation of finance      commodity markets are reflective of excessive speculation by
            professionals develop a deeper understanding of          the financial community rather than the forces of supply and
            capital and commodity markets and their effects on       demand, people around the world are hurt,” he says.
 the broader society,” says Mike Masters (1989, finance), who            The complexities of the commodities markets are just one
 is an expert on the topic of commodities speculation and            example of the thought-provoking challenges that Masters
 a passionate advocate for financial reform. He has testified        tosses out for discussion when he regularly visits students
 before many congressional committees and government                 either on-campus or through videoconference.
 agencies and made numerous media appearances worldwide.                 “We spend a good bit of time talking about what’s going
     Masters is founder and managing member of Masters Cap-          on in the markets, but I also try to provide them with new
 ital Management, an Atlanta-based investment management             ways of thinking, expand their perspectives, and teach them to
 firm. He also is a partner in Masters Capital Nanotechnology,       question everything and think critically. I think the best skill we
 a venture capital fund, and a founder of Better Markets, a          can teach the next generation of financial professionals is how
 Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization          to look deeper into how things really work.”
 established to promote public transparency and accountability           Masters says he is compelled to give his time and financial
 in the financial markets.                                           resources to UT’s College of Business Administration. “There
     Masters insists that “the financial markets need to work        is no question that UT helped me do what I do today—it gave
 for everyone, not just for the elite and not just for the banks.”   me the foundation for building a very successful business.
 For instance, Masters is concerned about the influence that         I’ve been blessed, and it is my privilege and honor to give
 large pools of money are having on commodities prices. “When        back.” G


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+         The Masters Investment Learning Center
                                                         Masters Investment Learning Center student ambassadors: (back row, left to right)
                                                         Julian Wood, Ian Harman, John Kerrigan; (front row, left to right) Masters ILC
                                                         Director Laura Cole, Phil Payne, Michael Knapp




    Named in recognition of the Masters family’s generous gift, the Masters
    Investment Learning Center (Masters ILC) is a high-technology learning hub
    located off the atrium in the James A. Haslam II Business Building. Funded
    entirely through the generosity of private donations, this high-profile center
    provides experiential learning, research opportunities, and enrichment activities
    that are transforming the academic experience and marketability of UT students.



     Bloomberg Terminals—
     the Cornerstone of the Masters ILC
                                                                          one in the finance department, one in the accounting department,
                                                                          and 10 in the Masters ILC.
     The cornerstone of the center is its cache of Bloomberg terminals,       “Typically, if a university offers access to a Bloomberg terminal,
     accessible to students and faculty university-wide. Bloomberg        it is housed in an obscure corner of the library,” says Laura Cole,
     terminals enable users to access the Bloomberg Professional®         director of the Masters ILC.“We are incredibly unique in the num-
     information service, which provides historical and real-time         ber and accessibility of our Bloomberg terminals. Currently, UT is
     financial market data on more than five million securities. The      the only SEC school that requires Bloomberg Essentials Online
     service also streams news, price quotes, and analytics.              Training for our undergraduate and graduate finance majors.”
        Although more than 250,000 Bloomberg terminals are in             Moreover, any UT Knoxville student—from any major or college—
     use by investment professionals worldwide, few colleges and          and any university staff or faculty member may receive Bloomberg
     universities offer access to the technology to the extent that the   training at his or her own pace for free. One-on-one assistance is
     University of Tennessee does. Thanks to a gift from Chris LaPorte    provided by a staff of Masters ILC student ambassadors.
     (BS 1975; JD 1978) of Coastal Securities in Houston, Texas, UT’s         Since the Masters ILC opened, hundreds of individuals have
     College of Business Administration currently boasts 12 terminals:    taken the Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program to


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become Bloomberg “Acknowledged” in one of four specialty
areas: Equities, Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, and Commodi-
ties. An elite group of individuals (less than eight percent) have
                                                                                   +       “Bloomberg fluency also
                                                                                           comes in handy when
                                                                                           you’re trading your own
                                                                                           investment portfolio.
earned status as a “UT Bloomberg Master” by earning all four

                                                                                           The Masters ILC brings
Bloomberg Acknowledgments.

Great First Impressions,                                                                   Bloomberg’s power and
Even Greater Lasting Impact                                                                usefulness to life.”
“People walk by these windows, see the massive Bloomberg                                   —John Kerrigan
display, and are intrigued, if not overwhelmed, by technology in                            BS 2011
                                                                                            Major: Finance
                                                                                            Minor: Statistics
the Masters ILC,” says Julian Wood, a Masters ILC Ambassador
and full-time MBA student. “But with a little bit of training                               Collateral: Economics
and practice on the custom Bloomberg keyboard, everyone on
campus can have this unparalleled resource at their fingertips.”
   As one of five current managers of the Haslam Torch Fund,
Wood particularly appreciates the breadth of information avail-
able on Bloomberg: “It’s a one-stop shop for information ranging
from macroeconomic trends, economic data, news, corporate
analyses and reports, SEC filings and all documents released by
                                                                                   +        “Finance internships are
                                                                                            very competitive—there
                                                                                            are a lot of students with
companies, and more…and all the information is provided in                                  4.0 GPAs competing for
standard formats. It would take you hours to gather this infor-                             limited spots. But through
mation on the Internet, but with Bloomberg it’s easily available in                         Bloomberg training and the
real time. Knowing how to use Bloomberg helps students be more                              other opportunities provided
productive and more marketable when they graduate.”                                         through the Masters ILC, UT
   “Bloomberg fluency also comes in handy when you’re trading                               is giving its students a way
your own investment portfolio!” says John Kerrigan of Gallatin,                             to stand out from the crowd.”
Tennessee, who used Bloomberg during his tenure at UT. “The                                 —Diego del-Castillo-Negrete
Masters ILC brings Bloomberg’s power and usefulness to life.”                                BS 2012
   Kerrigan graduated May 2011 with a degree in finance; his                                 Major: Finance
collegiate resume includes participation in the UT Investment
Group (UTIG), the Financial Management Association, the
TVA Investment Challenge, and the CME Commodities Trading
Challenge, in which he made it to the semi-final round.
   “I almost talked myself out of applying for the CME Com-
modities Trading Challenge but am so glad that I didn’t,” recalls
                                                                                  +        “One of my first tasks at
                                                                                           Horizon Investments was
                                                                                           putting together a spread-
Kerrigan. Now, as he pursues a career in investments, Kerrigan                             sheet on a large group of
has no doubt that “the skills I have acquired, the opportunities I                         indices using the Bloomberg
have had, and the people I have met” through his participation in                          terminal that sits five feet
Masters ILC programs will be instrumental in his success.                                  from my desk. I was able to
   Kerrigan served as a Masters ILC Ambassador during his                                  get all of that information
                                                                                           without being trained. It
senior year and was impressed with the widespread use of the
                                                                                           was a great way to kick
facility. He introduced Bloomberg not only to business students

                                                                                           off my career.”
but also to students from other colleges across campus—includ-
ing communications, engineering, nursing, and law. He regularly
                                                                                           —Austin Fitch
                                                                                            MBA 2010
assisted faculty and Ph.D. students, too.
                                                                                            Major: Finance
   Explains Masters ILC Director Laura Cole: “A large number
of our faculty, particularly those in the accounting and finance                            Horizon Investments, LLC
departments, develop classroom materials that require students to                           Charlotte, NC
use the Bloomberg terminals. Faculty and Ph.D. students also are
increasingly using the Bloomberg terminals to conduct their own
research. In fact, I know of more than 10 working papers that have
been developed using data unique to Bloomberg.”


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                         +        “People walk by these
                                  windows, see the massive
                                  Bloomberg display, and
                                  are intrigued, if not over-
                                  whelmed, by technology
                                  in the Masters ILC.”

                                  —Julian Wood
                                   MBA 2011
                                   Major: Finance
                                                                          Investment Group.”
                                                                              Wilkerson is pursuing a collateral in finance and hopes to
                                                                          continue her studies in UT’s Master of Accountancy program.
                                                                          “The Masters ILC is a great example of how UT provides enrich-
                                                                          ment opportunities that open up new worlds to students,”



                         +
                                                                          she adds. “My favorite part of being here is having so many
                                                                          opportunities to learn and apply that knowledge.”

                                  “The Masters ILC is a
                                                                              Other students, such as Diego del-Castillo-Negrete, are so

                                  great example of how
                                                                          eager to acquire Bloomberg expertise that they undertake the

                                  UT provides enrichment
                                                                          training long before it is required in the curriculum. A junior

                                  opportunities that open
                                                                          from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, del-Castillo-Negrete says that

                                  up new worlds to
                                                                          “I wanted in early, so I did self-paced training on my own.

                                  students.”
                                                                          Mastering Bloomberg is like learning to drive a car: taking a
                                                                          written exam is one thing, but to become a really good driver,
                                  —Brittany Wilkerson                     you need a lot of time behind the wheel.”
                                   BS 2012
                                   Major: Accounting
                                                                              An ambitious student who aspires to a career in investment
                                   Collateral: Finance                    banking, del-Castillo-Negrete has seized many other opportun-
                                                                          ities offered through the Masters ILC. A Global Leadership
                                                                          Scholar and event/speaker coordinator for the UT Investment
                                                                          Group, del-Castillo-Negrete was one of 10 students selected for
                                                                          the spring 2011 CME Commodities Trading Challenge and one
                                                                          of nine chosen for the 2011 TVA Investment Challenge team. He

     Masters ILC Attracts
                                                                          also spent his last winter break in New York participating in

     the Best and Brightest
                                                                          Barclays Capital’s by-invitation-only “Wall Street Scholars Boot
                                                                          Camp.” He believes the Masters ILC gave him the competitive
     Brittany Wilkerson, a junior majoring in accounting from Clinton,    edge to succeed.
     Tennessee, says the Masters ILC definitely played a role in her          “I believe that the University of Tennessee is becoming well-
     decision to attend UT, although she originally did not have an       known for producing cream-of-the-crop finance professionals,”
     interest in finance. “I was impressed by the college’s investment    says del-Castillo-Negrete. “Finance internships are very compet-
     in facilities and technology, particularly the ‘wow’ factor of the   itive—there are a lot of students with 4.0 GPAs competing for
     Masters ILC,” says Wilkerson. “The Masters ILC has had a direct      limited spots. But through Bloomberg training and the other
     impact on me. As I learned how to use the Bloomberg terminals,       opportunities provided through the Masters ILC, UT is giving
     I got interested in the stock market and even joined the UT          its students a way to stand out from the crowd.”



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                                                                     In Brief:
                                                                     Bloomberg terminals are the
                                                                     cornerstone of the Masters Investment
                                                                     Learning Center and serve as a
                                                                     powerful resource for many other
                                                                     enrichment opportunities made
                                                                     possible through the Masters ILC:

                                                                     Haslam and LaPorte Torch Funds: Due to the generosity
                                                                     of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II (Pilot Corporation,
                                                                     Knoxville, TN) and Mr. and Mrs. Chris LaPorte (Coastal
                                                                     Securities, Houston, TX), teams of full-time MBA students
                                                                     are able to manage real-world security portfolios. The teams
                                                                     compete against one other and the S&P 500, and, at the
                                                                     end of 12 months, make formal presentations on their
                                                                     results to the fund benefactors.


Real World, Real Advantage
                                                                     CFA Institute Global Investment Research Challenge:
                                                                     In this challenge, university teams worldwide compete in
UT graduates are quite willing to testify that their Masters ILC     the areas of equity analysis and research report writing.
experiences translate into advantages in the real world, too.        Each team of five undergraduate and/or graduate business
                                                                     students prepares a comprehensive analysis of a publicly
Austin Fitch, a research analyst with Horizon Investments, LLC,
                                                                     traded company that is evaluated by a high-profile global
in Charlotte, North Carolina, says the impact on his career is       panel of portfolio managers, heads of research, and chief
undeniable. “I knew I wanted a job in portfolio management or        investment officers.
investment banking,” recalls Fitch, “and my Bloomberg experi-
ence at UT allowed me to hit the ground running.”                    CME Commodities Trading Challenge: This two-part
                                                                     competition is open to all UT Knoxville undergraduate and
   Fitch, a Lexington, Kentucky, native who had finance and
                                                                     graduate business students. In part one, teams compete
mathematics undergraduate degrees from Wofford College,              against one other in a mock trading scenario with a virtual
received his MBA from the University of Tennessee’s full-time        $100,000 investment. Next, individuals compete in the
MBA program in December 2010. “Within my first weeks on              techniques of exchange-floor “open outcry” commodities
campus, I sought out Laura Cole and got started on my training,”     trading in a university setting and at the NYNEX exchange
recalls Fitch. “I used the center nonstop during my time at UT—      in New York.
for classes, as a Haslam Torch Fund manager, and as a member of
                                                                     TVA Investment Challenge: A team of up to 10 undergradu-
the CFA Institute Global Investment Research Challenge team.”        ate business students compete against other universities
   “I chose UT—despite the grief I took from my relatives in         located in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area.
Kentucky—in part because I believed the College of Business          Teams manage TVA stock portfolios worth more than $10
Administration had invested in the technology that would             million. Participating on and off since 1998, UT has won
                                                                     $115,303 in awards; its annualized 1998 to 2007 total return
prepare me for my future, and that certainly proved to be true,”
                                                                     was 12.9 percent versus 3.6 percent for the S&P 500.
says Fitch. “In fact, one of my first tasks at Horizon Investments
was putting together a spreadsheet on a large group of indices       UT Investment Group: Founded fall 2010, this student-
using the Bloomberg terminal that sits five feet from my desk. I     managed organization boasts more than 100 members
was able get to all of that information without having to be         university-wide. The group hosts guest speakers, provides a
trained. It was a great way to kick off my new career.”              forum for student discussion about investing, and conducts
                                                                     a “Battle of the Traders” competition with a mock portfolio
   Although only six months have passed since Fitch received
                                                                     of equities and options.
his MBA, he already feels a strong sense of gratitude for the
education he received at UT. “I had such a great experience at       Stock Market Game: The Masters ILC administers the
UT that I want to do what I can to give back,” he says.              Masters Investment Learning Center Stock Market Game in
   “Feedback like that,” says Cole, “is invaluable. We are deeply    partnership with the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Newspapers
                                                                     in Education (NIE) program. The center’s graduate-student
grateful to our donors for investing in the next generation. With
                                                                     staff provides training in stock analysis and portfolio
donor support, we can expand the experiential learning and           management to teams of East Tennessee middle and high
enrichment activities available to UT students, faculty, staff,      school students and faculty. In fall 2010, 64 teams from 19
and the business community.” G                                       schools participated.


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This May, at an auditorium, arena, or gymnasium near you,
hundreds of teenagers celebrated a rite of passage,




Making the
proudly taking their high school diploma in hand...
...and jubilantly tossing their mortarboard into the air.




Grade                             High school graduates are standing
                                  at the threshold of a bright and promising
                                  future, more than a million of them
      anticipating the day when four, five, or six years down the road they
      will repeat this process on a grander, baccalaureate stage and enter
      the world as a college graduate, primed for success and sufficiently




      A
      armed to achieve the American Dream. Unfortunately, for nearly
      40 percent of the college-bound, that dream never will come true.
              ccording to the U.S. Department of Education, nearly two-thirds1 of high school
              graduates immediately enroll in college, but fewer than four in 10 graduate within
              four years; only six in 10 graduate in six years. More sobering still, among public
      institutions, the average six-year graduation rate is only 55 percent2.
         Thus, hundreds of thousands of students—despite their noble dreams, accumulation
      of debt, and investment of time and effort—never make the grade.
         A wide variety of factors may contribute to this problem. Are primary and secondary
      educational systems insufficiently preparing students for the rigor of collegiate studies?
      Maybe financial aid is too meager and hard to get. Or, are parents and society not
      cultivating a strong work ethic and character of perseverance in today’s young people?
         However, one fact cannot be denied. Institutions of higher education play a role in this process,
      and some colleges and universities perform much better than others when it comes to retaining
      and graduating their students. It should come as no surprise that the University of Tennessee
      College of Business Administration has its sights set on ranking among the top in its class.

      1 Sixty-nine percent in 2008
      2 National Center for Educational Statistics, 2010
UT C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 32
                                                                                                                                           University of
                                                                           100
                                                                                                 91%                                       Tennessee,


     The Chancellor’s Top 25 Initiative
                                                                                                          90%                              Knoxville (UTK)
                                                                           90           84%                                 86%
                                                                           80                                                       75%    UTK College




     A
                                                                                                                                           of Business
     In January 2010, then Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen                70                                                              Administration
                                                                                                                   60%
     challenged the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to become          60
     a Top 25 public research university within 10 years.                                                                                  Top 25
                                                                           50                                                              Target

                                                                           40
               lthough there are several parameters to becoming a Top
                                                                           30
               25 institution—including expenditures and endowments
                                                                           20                                                              2009 Data
               per student, ACT averages, research expenditures, Ph.D.s
     awarded, faculty salaries, and faculty awards—two criteria were       10

     specifically targeted by the chancellor for improvement—reten-                      Retention Rate         Six-Year Graduation Rate
     tion and graduation rates. (Retention rate is the percentage of

                                                                           College of Business Administration
     first-year students who return for sophomore year; graduation


                                                                           Takes the Lead
     rate is the percentage of first-year students who graduate within
     a specified number of years, typically four, five, or six.)
         Currently, UT Knoxville’s six-year graduation rate of about 60
     percent is the lowest among UT’s Top 25 peer institutions, whose      On the UT Knoxville campus, the College of Business Adminis-
     graduation rates average 75 percent. UT Knoxville’s retention rate    tration is taking the lead, posting retention and graduation rates
     is much better—84 percent compared to an average of 90 percent        of 91 percent and 86 percent, respectively; both exceed Top 25
     among the Top 25 peer institutions.                                   targets. Fred Pierce, director of undergraduate programs, points
         “Improving graduation and retention rates is key to moving this   to several strategic initiatives that have driven this success.
     institution forward,”says UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.        “Well before the chancellor’s Top 25 challenge was issued, the
     “While we’ve made notable strides, we’re focused on a long-term,      College of Business Administration was benchmarking peer
     comprehensive effort that will lead to more significant results. We   institutions regarding retention and graduation rates and adopt-
     will graduate our students in a more timely manner and provide        ing best practices,” explains Pierce.“Our extensive advising services
     them better resources during their education at UT Knoxville.”        and innovative programs such as BA 100, the Venture Living
                                                                           Learning Community, our Sophomore Experience, and the Global
                                                                           Leadership Scholars Program have helped us deliver these results.”

                                                                           BA100 Business Administration 100 (BA 100) is a one-credit-
                                                                           hour seminar course specifically designed to help any first-year
                                                                           student who is interested in business explore career options,
On the UT Knoxville campus,                                                integrate into university and college communities, and develop
the College of Business
                                                                           sound academic practices.

Administration is taking the
                                                                              Taught by professional advisors and administrators in the

lead, posting retention
                                                                           College of Business Administration, and supported by a team of

and graduation rates
                                                                           student peer mentors, the seven-week seminar is taught in three
                                                                           modules:
of 91 percent and                                                          1 Planning for Success (time management and study skills)
86 percent,
respectively.
                                                                           2 Becoming a Professional (communication, teamwork,
                                                                             problem-solving, personal growth, integrity, and ethics)
                                                                           3 Mapping Your Future (leadership, networking, and career paths)
                                                                              When the course was first introduced in 2003, less than
                                                                           10 percent of future business majors enrolled; today, more than 60
                                                                           percent of future business majors participate.
                                                                              “BA 100 works,” says Pierce. “Students who participate are
                                                                           retained at a higher level than those who do not. In addition, a larger
                                                                           percentage of those who take BA 100 (as opposed to those who do
                                                                           not) go on to hold positions of leadership in campus organizations,
                                                                           receive scholarships, and participate in studies abroad.”
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Venture Living Learning Community members at the ropes course
kick-off event, where the students get to know one another
and learn leadership and teamwork skills.




Venture Living Learning Community                                          “The Venture program demonstrates that the college provides
“When we realized the impact that BA 100 was making on getting         the academic support to help students succeed,” says Pierce, who
students more engaged in academic life, we set out to expand on        adds that the program also provides an invaluable recruiting tool.
that concept and create a full-year program,” says Pierce.             “With Venture, we are able to say to prospective students, ‘We can
   The Venture Living Learning Community (Venture) was                 support, retain, and graduate you.’”
launched in the fall of 2009 to create an engaging first-year              In the fall of 2011, a new living learning community will be
experience. Participating students live on the same residence hall     launched. Open to students university-wide but managed by the
floor, take core courses together, participate in study groups with    College of Business Administration, the Entrepreneurship Com-
peer mentors, and enjoy a wide variety of targeted social and learn-   munity will feature courses, workshops, and guest speakers on the
ing activities. The program promotes student success, leadership       topic of entrepreneurship; an exclusive residential community;
and teamwork skills, service learning, and intellectual engagement.    and social activities specifically geared to the interests of budding
   To date, 135 students have participated in the program.             entrepreneurs.
Student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.                         “This will be an opportunity for us to test the living learning

  “Venture is what made this year successful for me.
                                                                       community model on a university-wide scale,” says Pierce. “Par-

  I learned so many things about leadership, motiva-
                                                                       ticipating students will come from a variety of colleges, but they

  tion, and professionalism. I have grown not only
                                                                       will share a common interest in entrepreneurship. By providing

  as a student but also as a person.”
                                                                       them with a strong connection to others with similar interests,
                                                                       we expect to enhance their academic and social experiences.
  “As a business student at UT, my best bet was to                     Who knows? Perhaps we’ll even spawn the next Facebook-type
  be in Venture, where I would be looked out for and
  encouraged to reach and set higher goals in school
                                                                       entrepreneurial success story.”

  and in life.”                                                        Global Leadership Scholars Program
                                                                       The college’s enrichment and academic support programs
   Data from the inaugural 2009-2010 academic year suggests            certainly are not limited to first-year students. In fact, the Global
that the Venture program is working well.                              Leadership Scholars (GLS) program—one of the college’s most
                                                                       coveted opportunities—begins sophomore year.
I Venture students achieved an overall GPA of 3.14 for their
                                                                          “We select up to 25 students in the second semester of their
   freshman year as compared to the university average of 2.90.
                                                                       freshman year,” explains Pierce. “For the next three years, these
I Venture students taking Math 125 (a required course for all          students follow a special honors-level curriculum that empha-
   UT business students) averaged a 3.11 GPA as compared               sizes international business and leadership.”
   to a 2.50 university-average GPA .                                     “GLS has been the cornerstone of my college experience and
                                                                       my proudest accomplishment as a student at the university,” says
I Venture posted a 100 percent retention rate for students
                                                                       Nicholas M. Stewart, who graduated May 2011 with a major in
   who remained in the business college.

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                                                                            Global Leadership Scholars at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland
                                                                            (front row from left) Kristen Kerr, Christina Boyer, Hannah
                                                                            Alexander, Brianna Milam, Jillian Cherry; (back row from left)
                                                                            Kathryn Hamlin, Rebecca Keyes, Genna Rossi, Margaret Ross




             “The unique opportunities of
    the program have cultivated me as a
                                                                            international legal and accounting firms.

      leader and challenged me to think
                                                                               “The unique opportunities of the program have cultivated me


          critically while teaching me the
                                                                            as a leader and challenged me to think critically while teaching
                                                                            me the importance of global awareness, teamwork, and public

        importance of global awareness,
                                                                            speaking,” continues Stewart. “Beyond the classroom, GLS has

        teamwork, and public speaking.”
                                                                            been an incredibly enriching experience on a personal level,
                                                                            allowing me to forge deep, lifelong relationships with 25 of
                                                                            the most wonderful people I've ever met, while bringing out a
                                   —Nicholas M. Stewart
                                                  BS 2011
                                                                            confidence I never knew I had. I look back with great respect and

                                          Major: Finance
                                                                            fondness, honored to be called a Global Leadership Scholar.”

               Dual Concentration: International Business                   New! Sophomore Experience:
                                                                            Professional Development
     finance and dual concentration in international business. “It has
                                                                            Certification Program
     provided me an unwavering foundation for my own development            One of the college’s newest initiatives aimed at increasing gradua-
     and a better understanding of who I am both personally and             tion rates is the Professional Development Certification Program.
     professionally.”                                                       Sponsored jointly with UT Career Services, the program is designed
        Each Global Leadership Scholar participates in enrichment           to provide career development and guidance to sophomores.
     opportunities and cultural events such as field trips, private audi-       “We want to equip our students with every competitive
     ences with thought-provoking business leaders, and community           advantage we possibly can,” explains Pierce, “This program is
     service projects; completes a thesis; and—the pièce de résistance—     designed to help students polish their ‘personal brand’ so they can
     studies in London for a semester during sophomore year.                distinguish themselves when they apply for internships, scholar-
        While in England, students take courses from resident UT            ships, and the most-coveted employment opportunities.”
     faculty who travel to London, participate in cultural excursions,          Participating students complete a series of activities—taking
     and are engaged in a highly memorable seven-week internship.           part in resume critiques and mock interviews to participating in
     Placements during spring 2011 included Parliament, Zurich              the university-wide Business Plan Competition—to help them clar-
     Financial Services Group, Maxus UK (ad agency), Harvey Nichols         ify career goals and improve their preparedness upon graduation.
     (department store), The Hub (start-up incubator), nonprofit                Depending upon the activities completed, students receive a
     organizations Fair Share and Teach a Man to Fish, as well as           resume-enhancing Silver Level or Gold Level Certification.


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   “We unabashedly boast the most
   involved advising office on campus.
   Our dedicated staff of advisors
   is committed to establishing
   an ongoing relationship with
   students to help them
   emerge as confident,
   well-equipped graduates
   positioned for success
   in the workplace.”
   —Jan Williams, Dean
    College of Business Administration




“One-on-One” is Still the Priority
Needless to say, the College of Business Administration is deeply
committed to innovative programming to maintain its upward
trajectory in retention and graduation rates. However, when it
comes to combating attrition, one-on-one advising is still the
most powerful weapon in the college’s arsenal.
   Jan Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration,
has said: “We unabashedly boast the most involved advising office
on campus. Our dedicated staff of advisors is committed to
establishing an ongoing relationship with students to help them
emerge as confident, well-equipped graduates positioned for
success in the workplace.”
   According to Pierce, developmental advising is still the most
critical service provided by his staff. In the years leading up to
graduation, advisors meet with each business student at least          Global Leadership Scholars at the London Eye ferris wheel
                                                                       (from left) Margaret Ross, Audrey Webster, Genna Rossi
seven times (far exceeding numbers posted by other UT colleges
and peer institutions)—but students can meet with advisors as
many times as needed.                                                   “After all, the real objective of all of our efforts is not to
   In the beginning, the advisor’s role is primarily to help         improve a statistic or a ranking in a magazine; rather, the real
students pick out courses and map their academic path. Advisors      objective is to provide a better education,” reinforces Pierce.
also provide copious advice about internships and study-abroad       “When we enable our students to have a more meaningful edu-
opportunities. Eventually, however, the advisor’s objective is to    cational experience, they become lifelong carriers of our brand.
teach students how to take ownership of their own educational        We succeed through their success. They strengthen our brand and
pursuits.                                                            reinvest in future students. It’s the educational circle of life.” G


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                                AWARDS AND RECOGNITION




     2011 College of Business Administration
     and University-Level Awards Each year, the University of Tennessee
     and College of Business Administration honor our college’s faculty, students, and staff for
     their extraordinary achievements. Those from UT’s College of Business Administration
     earning these prestigious honors in 2011 are detailed below.

     The College of Business Administration 2011 Honorees
     Faculty Awards




                                       Allen H. Keally               Richard C. Reizenstein         Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teacher
                                       Graduate Teaching Award       Outstanding Commitment         Anne Smith (left), Flaskerud Professor in
                                       Joshua White, Finance         to Students                    Business, Management
                                                                     Thomas Graves, Management      Marianne Wanamaker, BB&T Scholar in
                                                                                                    Markets and Ethics, Economics




    Martin and Carol Robinson          Richard D. Sanders Award      Volunteer Spirit Award         William L. Vallett Jr. Outstanding Researcher
    Outstanding Teaching,              for Leadership in Executive   Jack Kiger, Slagle Professor   Andy Puckett (left), Finance
    Research and Service               Education                     in Accounting, Accounting      Christian Vossler, Economics
    Terry Neal, Hendrix Professor      Michael Stahl, Stokely        and Information Management
    in Accounting, Accounting and      Distinguished Professor in
    Information Management             Management, Management


     Staff Awards                                                                                                            Student Award




    Superior Customer
                                       Professionalism               Innovation and Creativity                             Top Graduate
    Responsiveness
                                       Jennifer Hicks                Ramsey Valentine                                      Lindsey Martin
    Kerry Roehr, Technology
                                       Marketing and Logistics       Technology Integration                                Public Administration
    Integration Services
                                                                     Services
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University of Tennessee 2011 Honorees
  2011 Chancellors Honors

JEFFERSON PRIZE The Jefferson Prize was established                          TORCHBEARERS             The Torchbearer is the highest honor the univer-
to honor a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has                    sity gives to its students. It is awarded to seniors who have served their
demonstrated excellence in research and creative activity.                   alma mater with overall excellence. Of the eight seniors chosen for this
                                                                             award in 2011, four were from UT’s College of Business Administration.
                           Dan Flint is the Proffitt’s Associate Professor
                           of Marketing. In the past three years, his                               Nick Averwater, a Chancellor’s Honors student
                           research has focused on the emerging field                               from Lakeland, TN, majored in management. He
                           of shopper marketing, in which he is quickly                             was as an Ignite Team Leader, Emerging Leader,
                           becoming a leader. His creative efforts have                             All Campus Events director, fraternity president,
                           resulted in the 2009 launching of UT’s Shop-                             admissions ambassador, and honors peer
                                                                                                    adviser. His most notable contribution to
                           per Marketing Forum, which explores con-
                                                                                                    UT was the work he did for his honors thesis.
                           temporary shopper marketing strategies and
                                                                                                    He saw a need to prepare our student leaders
                           shares that knowledge with students at all                               to become citizens and leaders of the world. He
                           levels. The forum has brought resources,                                 devoted much of his senior year to researching,
visibility, and prestige to both the university and the College of                                  proposing, and preparing learning outcomes for
Business Administration. This is due in no small part to Flint’s             a new senior capstone leadership course that he will never have a
passion, creativity, and tireless effort.                                    chance to take, but will benefit the students who follow him.

                                                                                                    Cory Hipps, an enterprise management major
                         2011 EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE                                                 from Hermitage, TN, served the Volunteer
                         TO THE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                    community through his work with Student
                                                                                                    Government Association (SGA), Alpha Phi Alpha
                                                                                                    fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity,
                         Tom Cervone (Professional MBA 2010)                                        and as a mentor for the Boys & Girls Club. As
                         is the managing director of the Clarence                                   director of diversity affairs for the SGA and a
                         Brown Theatre and has worked his way up                                    member of the university’s Council for Diversity
                         the ranks since he graduated from UT in                                    and Interculturalism, Hipps led programs that
                         1993 with an MFA in acting. He is a tireless                               promoted civility, minority participation, global
                         supporter of arts education and keeping the                                learning, and diversity. He also served as SGA
                         community involved in the arts. He has either       vice president, serving as a positive role model for students on
                                                                             campus. His leadership motivated students to explore and form their
served or is serving in leadership positions for 13 organizations that
                                                                             own thoughts about social issues.
serve the arts, the university, and the community, including the
Leadership Knoxville Class of 2011, the UT Cultural Affairs Board,                                 Tommy Jervis, a logistics major from Franklin,
the UT Exempt Staff Council, and the Chancellor's Administrative/                                  TN, was a student leader who truly made a
Advisory Board. His nominator details his achievements but also                                    difference, doing everything he could for the
says that none of it truly addresses "the kind of person that Tom is:                              betterment of the university. He lobbied the
a kind and caring person who quietly does good for others                                          state legislature for funding, worked tirelessly
without accolades."                                                                                on behalf of the student body, and helped plan
                                                                                                   community-building programs through All
                                                                                                   Campus Events. He was involved in student
                                                                                                   government; student activities; a social
                                                                                                   fraternity; and student alumni, academic,
                                                                                                   service, and community organizations. Since
                                                                             arriving on campus, Jervis was involved with the Student Government
  Office of Student Orientation and Leadership                               Association (SGA), from being a member of Freshman Council to its
  Development, and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Office                    president. He approached each role with diplomacy, insight,
                                                                             and creativity.
                            2011 RON LAFFITTE
                            OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER
                                                                                                       Micah Johnson was a marketing major from

                            OF THE YEAR
                                                                                                       Kodak, TN. She was president of her sorority
                                                                                                       and Panhellenic president, overseeing the
                                                                                                       governance of 13 Panhellenic chapters
                            Tyvi Small, coordinator of diversity                                       consisting of 2,400 women. She was a leader
                            initiatives for UT’s College of Business                                   in UT’s College of Business Administration’s
                            Administration, earned this student-                                       Venture Living Learning Community and Senior
                            nominated award for his accessibility                                      Gift Campaign and was elected 2010
                            and willingness to help students succeed                                   Homecoming Queen. Johnson worked closely
                                                                                                       with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
                            and for the lasting, positive impact he
                                                                                                       and created three new events to raise money
                            has had on them.
                                                                             and awareness for the organization. In 2009, she was selected as
                                                                             a legislative intern for Senator Bob Corker in Washington, D.C.,
                                                                             a position that further fueled her love for leadership and service.


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                              RETURNS ON INVESTMENT




     T
     Dean’s Circle Business and Basketball Event
             his past February 26, members of the College of Business Administra-
             tion Dean’s Circle gathered at the Chris Lofton Recruiting Lounge in
             Pratt Pavilion before the UT men’s basketball game. Hosted by the
     college’s alumni annual giving chair, Michael T. Strickland, Dean’s Circle members       Michael T. Strickland        Pat Summitt
     were joined by special guests, including Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, legendary Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt, Lady Vols
     Associate Head Coach Holly Warlick, Lady Vols Athletic Director Joan Cronan, Tennessee basketball legend Dane Bradshaw, and
     Tennessee football standout Jeff Hall.
        Guests had the opportunity to meet all of these legendary Tennessee supporters and obtain photographs and autographs.
     Following the reception, guests proceeded to Thompson Boling Arena to watch the Vols take on Mississippi State. After the game, every-
     one was invited to stay in the arena and watch a press conference with former Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl as he and several players
     spoke to the media.
        The day was a special opportunity for the college
     to express its gratitude to those who support our
     students each year with gifts to the College Fund for
     Business Administration. G
     For more information on this event and/or the Dean’s
     Circle, please contact the college’s annual giving
     coordinator, Lance Taylor, at blt@utk.edu.



     Scholarship Luncheons Bring


     T
     Students and Alumni Together
          he College of Business Administration at the
          University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is continually        Pictured above are David and Sandy Martin, who fund scholarships for
     looking for ways to bring business students and                accounting, information management, and finance students. The Martins
     alumni together. The ultimate thank you that              support the College of Business Administration in numerous ways including these
                                                               scholarships, which currently provide financial assistance to seven students.
     graduates can give the college is to “learn, earn,        The Martins enjoyed meeting “their” students over lunch in the Haslam
     and return” by contributing toward the success of         Business Building this past February.


                                                                  NEWLY ESTABLISHED ENDOWMENTS
     today’s students. Donors who provide scholarship
     opportunities for future business leaders take this
     motto to heart by giving back to the college that
                                                                 Cameron Burnette MBA Endowed Fellowship
     helped them build their professional foundations.           Clement Business Administration Endowed Scholarship
        In recognition of scholarship donors’ generosity,        Economics Excellence Endowment
     the college’s Department of Development & Alumni            Roy and Audrey Fancher Excellence Endowment
                                                                 Sam Perry Marketing Excellence Endowment
     Affairs sent letters inviting all scholarship donors
                                                                 Steve & Jill Brown Accounting Excellence Endowment
     to meet the students they are currently benefiting.         Tim Williams Endowed College of Business Administration Award
     Rather than gathering all donors and students               William A. Witherspoon Entrepreneurship & Innovation Endowment
     together in a large group, they were invited to meet        Donald O. Mirts Endowed Scholarship
                                                                 Mark Johnson Endowed Scholarship
     separately over lunch, giving individual donors and         A. David Martin Endowed Investments Fellowship
     recipients the opportunity to get to know each              First Tennessee Foundation MBA Symposium Endowment
     other better. G                                             Ronald E. and Carolyn B. Lawrence Endowed Business Scholarship
                                                                 Don W. Freeman MBA Endowed Scholarship
     For more information on scholarship luncheons,              Lie Jen "Alan" Fan MBA Endowed Scholarship
     please contact the college’s director of stewardship        Winsights Marketing/Mary Ann Janiga Memorial Endowed MBA Fellowship
     and alumni affairs, Meredith Hulette, at
     mhulette@utk.edu.


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                                THE 2010 DEAN’S CIRCLE The Dean's Circle was founded in 2009 to recognize
                                leadership-level donors who provide ongoing support to the college through annual gifts to the
                                College Fund. Alumni and friends gifting $1,000 or more and young alumni (those who have
                                graduated within the past 10 years) gifting $500 or more to the College Fund during the current
                                calendar year become year-long members of this valued group of supporters.
                                    In an effort to continue the college's legacy of excellence, alumni and friends are encouraged
                                to make a Dean’s Circle-level gift each and every year.
                                    Members of the Dean's Circle are recognized on the college's "Donor Wall of Fame," as well
                                as in other ways such as being invited to special events. We hope everyone will consider making
                                a yearly commitment to be a part of this esteemed group. G
Please join us in recognizing those who made leadership-level gifts in 2010 to join this year’s Dean’s Circle:

 Charles C. & Moll Anderson Jr.        Cato Ellis                         Andrew LaPorte                          Paul M. Robinson
 Todd E. Archer                        Mark & Conchi Emkes                Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain PC      John P. Roddy
 Kelvin M. Ault                        Jere M. & Linda M. Ervin           Tillman L. Lay                          Richard L. Rose
 Joe & Carole Ayres                    Alan Fan                           Michael A. & Tina A. Lobel              Brett W. Rousch
 Kevin Bandy                           Lester E. Finnell Jr.              William M. & Brenda G. Locke            Katherine Schonert
 R. Stewart Bartley                    First Tennessee Bank               David W. & Susan Long                   Jimmie R. & Billie Shelby
 Blanding J. Beatty                    Neil & Suzanne R. Fischer          Richard & Patricia Mallicote            Edward B. & Jeanie S. Sims
 Leonard J. & Laura B. Berlik          Shirley A. Flynn                   Bob & LeAnn P. Marshall                 A. Dean & Ann Skadberg
 Michael A. & Nancy M. Berry           James & Joanne Ford                Martin & Company                        James F. & Mimi Smith Jr.
 Randy Blackburn                       Rowland S. & Margaret P. Funk      Lynn & Cheryl Massingale                Emily Blair Steakley
 Bill & Melba Russell Blevins          G.A Richards Company               Mary H. McCalla                         Virgil & Clara Stephens
 John H. Boll                          Stephen Gaby                       Timothy McKeon                          Jeff & Carol Stratton
 R. Stanley Bowden II                  Sarah Gardial                      Katherine M. Newman                     Michael T. Strickland
 Randal D. & Jenny H. Boyd             G. Gregory Gilbert                 Robert M. Neyland                       Michael Taber
 William R. Bright                     Joseph W. & Sandra Grant           Northshore Management Co., LLC          Herman J. & Karen Tallman
 Shirley Pih Broadbery                 William T. Graves                  Linda N. Ogle                           Steve & Sabra A. Tatum
 Steven R. & Jill Brown                Edward D. Gray Jr.                 John C. & Jennifer L. Oswalt            Lance Taylor
 Charles K. & Bettye Brumit            Greeneville Federal Bank           Rudy Pelle                              R. Andrew Taylor
 Fred D. Bryan                         P. Jeffrey Hall                    PepsiCo Foundation, Inc.                R. Marshall & Anne E. Taylor
 Bush Brothers & Company               Haslam Family Foundation           Richard H. & Debbie Perry               Sharon M. Taylor
 Betsey R. Bush                        John T. & Pat Harper               Pershing Yoakley & Associates           Craig & Lyannae Thompson
 Jeff D. & Stephanie J. Dahlstrom      Kenneth M. & Gayla S. Harris       Pilot Corporation                       Neal & Cathy Townsend
 Richard W. & Nancy S. Cardin          James A. & Natalie L. Haslam II    Patricia Postma                         Willie O. Turner Jr.
 Charles T. Carlisle Jr.               John D. & Renee D. Hawkins         PricewaterhouseCoopers                  Ronald W. & Linda F. Upchurch
 Ronnie H. Carroll                     Christine Henderson                Joseph L. & Sharon M. Pryse             William L. Vallett Jr.
 David J. & Penny S. Carver            Robert R. & Sharon Huette          Pugh & Company, PC                      Frank & Jane H. Venable Jr.
 Howard & Debra Chambers               David A. & Deborah A. Ingram       Will J. Pugh                            Frank Venable III
 Gary F. & Marsha K. Clayton           J.A. Fielden Co. Inc.              Thomas C. & Kimberly A. Quillen         Harold E. & Janice C. Walker
 Peter J. & Doris C. Coode             Richard Jackson                    Radio Systems Corporation/PetSafe       Michael Wellham
 Kathleen Davis                        Philip C. & Margo M. Jacobs        Howard W. & Agatha Ray                  George R. & Diana West
 Dixon Hughes, PLLC                    Kevin H. & Tammi Janiga            Richard B. & Jane M. Ray Jr.            Jan R. & Elaine A. Williams
 Kerry A. Dodd                         Joseph E. & Patricia P. Johnson    Jarrell A. & Connie R. Reeves           Timothy W. Williams
 Thomas J. Dorich                      Bob Joy                            Regal Entertainment Group               Lang Wiseman
 Daniel Dougherty                      Tara Kruse                           Foundation                            Joseph T. Wyrick
 John W. Dudney                        Kevin C. Krushenski                Jon G. & Mintha E. Roach                William M. Yates
 Charles W. Duggan                     Robert T. & Karen S. Ladd          Dan L. & Carla B. Robbins               Morgan & Kathryn Zook
 Sharon E. Edwards                     Barney L. Lane                     Martin & Carol Robinson




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                                   ALUMNI AND DEPARTMENT NEWS




       AL UMN I NEWS

     Eric L. Allen (EMBA 2008) is director of sales/   Chad Eichelberger (2004) was promoted              Christoph Loch (MBA 1986) was appointed
     marketing at Aphena Pharma Solutions, Inc.        to president of Access America Transport in        director (dean) of the University of Cambridge’s
     in Cookeville, TN.                                Chattanooga, TN.                                   Judge Business School.
     Jenny Banner (1981, MAcc 1983) talked to          William B. Greer (Ph.D. in economics 1999)         Ken May (EMBA 1994) is the chairman of
     students in UT’s Economics 300 class about        was appointed president of Milligan College,       Warehouse86 Ventures, a third-party logistics
     corporate and personal ethics.                    located in northeast TN.                           provider based in Memphis, TN.
     Allen Broyles (Ph.D. in marketing 2005) at        Pat Guy (EMBA 2008) is senior HR generalist        Mukesh Patel (2005) was promoted to
     Cal State Fullerton and Duke Leingpibul (Ph.D.    with Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN.    community banking district manager for Wells
     in logistics 2006) at Western Michigan won the                                                       Fargo Bank in the Highlands District
     2010 Highly Commended Award for an article        Chris Harrington (EMBA 2007) is head of            (Bristol, VA).
     appearing in The Journal of Product and Brand     operations for Draeger Safety Incorporated,
     Management.                                       based in Pittsburgh, PA.                           Mary Katherine Rawls (2010) was accepted
                                                                                                          to UT Law School for the fall 2011.
     Tom Carpenter (1983) graduated from               Buzz Johnson, LCMDR (MBA 2008) is
     Nashville School of Law and was admitted to       stationed at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters         Eric Siegel (EMBA 2008) started Zebra
     the Tennessee Bar.                                in Washington, D.C.; he manages $98 million        Financial Group, a financial investments
                                                       of American Recovery & Reinvestment Act            company, in Knoxville, TN.
     Jill Caviglia (Ph.D. in economics 1998),          funds, improves shore facilities nationwide,
     professor of economics at Salisbury University,   and repairs high-endurance cutters.                James Parker White III (2006) was promoted
     was awarded the 2010 Kenneth G. Elzinga                                                              to national sustainability manager for Greater
     Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern      Stu Laubenstein (EMBA 2003) works in               China (China proper, Hong Kong, Taiwan,
     Economic Association.                             the risk assessment area for the Willis Group      Macau) and head of business development for
                                                       in Atlanta, GA.                                    energy and sustainability services for Jones
     Stacy S. Chow, CPA (2006, MAcc 2007)                                                                 Lang LaSalle in Shanghai.
     joined Joseph Decosimo and Company PLLC           Jessica Lindner (2009) was promoted from
     in Memphis, TN.                                   HR generalist at Georgia Pacific in Brewton, FL,
                                                       to regional HR manager over four facilities
                                                       in Iowa.

       DEPAR TMENT NEW S

     Accounting and Information Management (AIM)                                 The department honored the following faculty members: Jack Kiger,
                                                                                 Slagle Professor in Accounting, received the 2010 Beta Alpha Psi
     Joseph Carcello, Ernst & Young Professor in Accounting and director         Excellence in Teaching Award; Harry Hughes received the Customer
     of research for UT's Corporate Governance Center, was reappointed           Service Award; Terry Neal, Hendrix Professor in Accounting, received
     for a third term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s         the Dixon Hughes, PLLC Outstanding Scholarship Award; Bruce Behn,
     (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group. Carcello is one of five academics in       Ergen Professor of Business, received the Pugh & Company Accounting
     this group of 35 members; he is the first accounting academic member        Faculty Excellence Award; and Dan Murphy, Deloitte Professor in
     to be reappointed to three terms.                                           Accounting and department head, received the Linda & Herbert Rhea
                                                                                 Excellence in Teaching Award.



        The American Institute of Certified
     Public Accountants (AICPA) awarded
      four UT students $5,000 and second
     place in a national case competition
          for demonstrating excellence in
                sustainability accounting:
                               (left to right)
           Daniel Aycock, accounting and
                   international business;
            Camille Crumpton, accounting
               and international business;
                   Richard Lusk, logistics
               and international business;
                          Johannah Reed,
                   environmental studies.



41 T E N N E S S E E A R C H W A Y S
Fourth Annual Business Plan
Congratulations to the winners of the                 LIFESTYLE CATEGORY:                                  TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED CATEGORY:

Competition, sponsored by the college’s
                                                      First Place: Colleen Cruze                           First Place: Joey Natour (management ’11)
                                                      (agricultural science ’11) for Farm Made Ice         and Seth Elliott (computer science ’11)
Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and
                                                      Cream, an upscale ice cream made from                for Dine Touch, a sophisticated at-the-table
Innovation. The top three plans in each
                                                      high-quality milk obtained from a local dairy        restaurant ordering system
category won $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000,
respectively; first-place winners also received       Tie for Second Place:                                Second Place: Tevin Manuel (’13) for
complimentary start-up accounting services             Emily Ryan (architecture ’13)                       Academic Pathways, software to assist high-
from Brenda Boyd, CPA (1990 college alum).             for Project Architect, a social-cause               school guidance counselors manage students
                                                       foundation to introduce minority women              through the college-application process
Above (left to right): Colleen Cruze, Seth Elliott,    to the world of architecture through
Joey Natour, Kristine Palmer, Emily Ryan,                                                                  Third Place: Nate Buchanan (management ’11),
                                                       one-week summer camps
Tevin Manuel, Jordan Peace, Austin Eldridge,                                                               Austin Eldridge (aerospace engineering ’12),
                                                       Kristine Palmer (management ’12)
and Nate Buchanan                                                                                          and Jordan Peace (management ’11) for Social
                                                       for Mane Match, a sophisticated algorithm
                                                                                                           Legends, a method of connecting fans with
                                                       to match horses with potential buyers
                                                                                                           sports legends




Center for Executive Education                        The Executive MBA for Strategic Leader-             The center has four new operations
                                                      ship program was re-tooled to better prepare        excellence and leadership courses: TOC for
Kitty Cornett, program coordinator, earned her        business leaders for global challenges. The         Project Management, Finance, and Measures;
MPA from UT and is entering UT’s Ph.D. in             program includes more time spent on leader-         The TOC Solution for Distribution and
higher education administration program               ship development, an increased emphasis on          Replenishment and the TOC Philosophy;
summer 2011.                                          global supply chain, and additional content         TOC in Operations and The TOC Thinking
                                                      on organizational competitive strategy.             Process; and Shopper Marketing Leadership.
Tim Eason, logistics administrative specialist,
passed the Certified Professional Secretary’s         Poets & Quants ranked the college’s                 CEE’s Healthcare Business Solutions (HBS)
Exam.                                                 executive-level MBA programs #45 among              course portfolio provides physicians and other
                                                      all universities in North America and #20           medical professionals with American Medical
Lea Anne Law joined the center as assistant           among all public universities. This composite       Association CME credits or CEUs. The Lean
director, Healthcare Business Solutions               ranking considers rankings from Business            for Healthcare course also provides dentists
programs; Brian Wright joined as National             Week, The Wall Street Journal, Financial            with Academy for General Dentistry (AGD)
Defense Business Institute contracts and              Times, and U.S. News & World Report.                credits and pharmacists with Accreditation
business manager; Mark Bucco joined as                                                                    Council for Pharmacy Education credits.
operations manager; Joyce Cotner was                  The Professional MBA Lunchtime Lecture
promoted to program resource specialist;              series featured Ted Stank, UT’s Bruce
Libby Magill was promoted to program                  Chair of Excellence, speaking about
coordinator; Susie Hill was promoted to               global trends in supply chain manage-           Corporate Governance Center
the center’s director of technology.                  ment and how organizations are                  Most recent guests to the Ruby Tuesday
                                                      changing to prevent increased cost to           Corporate Governance Center Speaker Series
Lea Anne Law was named 2011 Campaign                  consumers and disruption in the global          included Robert Hodgkinson, executive
Chair for United Way of Blount County,                delivery of goods.                              director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
returning to the board of directors to serve                                                          in England and Wales (ICAEW); Page Davidson,
a seventh term.                                       UT launched the UT Global Supply
                                                                                                      partner in Bass, Berry & Sims PLC; Jay Seliber,
                                                      Chain Institute, combining under one
Matt Myers, Nestlé USA Professor in                                                                   assurance partner and partner in the National
                                                      comprehensive umbrella the college’s
Marketing, was named associate dean                                                                   Accounting Consulting Services Group for
                                                      array of supply chain programs, vast
of executive education.                                                                               PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Bob Kueppers,
                                                      international network of industry and
                                                                                                      deputy CEO—regulatory and public policy
                                                      university partnerships, unparalleled
                                                                                                      and vice chairman, Deloitte LLP.
                                                      faculty expertise, and global impact.



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                              ALUMNI AND DEPARTMENT NEWS




                                                                                                         PepsiCo and the college partnered in a
       DEPA RTM ENT NE WS                                                                                groundbreaking educational diversity
                                                                                                         initiative. Twenty-four business students
     Full-Time MBA                                          spent spring semester 2011 learning about today's globally diverse workplace. This
                                                            inaugural offering of the PepsiCo Diversity Leadership Development Program prepared
     The college’s Shopper Marketing Forum
                                                            juniors and seniors to work in organizations where workplace diversity is a reality.
     has created an Excellence in Shopper
     Marketing Fellowship for an incoming                   Students were exposed to leadership soft skills and sensitivities that they might not
     Class of 2012 MBA student, who will begin              otherwise learn in the classroom.
     the program August 2011.

     The MBA program is recruiting for its sec-
     ond class of Entrepreneur Fellows, offered         Economics
     in partnership with the college’s Anderson
                                                        Don Clark, Beaman Professor in Business, was elected executive vice president of the
     Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
                                                        International Trade and Finance Association.
     These Class of 2012 students (beginning
     the program August 2011) are committed             Melanie Cozad, Ph.D. candidate, was selected to attend the 4th Lindau Meetings of Nobel
     to starting a technology-related business          Laureates in Economics where young researchers nominated by a worldwide network of
     while in the program.                              academic partners interact with Nobel Laureates.

     Poets & Quants ranked the program                                            William (Bill) Fox, Stokely Distinguished Professor in Business
     #71 among all universities in the U.S. and                                   and director of the college’s Center for Business and Economic
     #34 among all public universities. This                                      Research, was appointed a 2011 Chancellor’s Professor, the highest
     composite ranking considers rankings from                                    lifetime honor for a University of Tennessee faculty member. There
     Business Week, The Wall Street Journal,                                      are 11 Chancellor's Professors; two have been from the College of
     Financial Times, and U.S. News & World                                       Business Administration, Fox and the late John “Tom” Mentzer
     Report.                                                                      from the Department of Marketing and Logistics.

     The 2012 U.S. News & World Report                                            Undergraduate Gregg Rader was named one of 12 finalists in the
     ranked the college’s supply chain and logis-                                 Pearson National Economics Insider Symposium contest for writing
     tics graduate program #10 in the nation                                      an essay proposing a nationwide field experiment on K-12 student
     and #5 among all public institutions. The                                    incentives; he will travel to Washington, D.C. in June 2011 to pres-
     full-time MBA program ranked #60 nation-                                     ent to Pearson’s “Economics Insiders,” including Ben Bernanke.
     ally and #30 among public universities.
                                                                                  Marianne Wanamaker, BB&T Scholar in Markets and Ethics,
     The full-time MBA, Department of                                             was awarded the Outstanding MBA First Year Faculty Award.
     Management, and Anderson Center for
                                                                                  The Knoxville Economics Forum welcomed Atlanta Federal
     Entrepreneurship and Innovation collabo-               William (Bill) Fox    Reserve President Dennis Lockhart.
     rated to deliver “Innovation in Practice,”
     an applied, out-of-the-classroom learning
     experience for the class of 2011. Teams
     of five students plus a faculty member
     devoted 5,600 hours in outreach to 16              Finance
     not-for-profit organizations to address            Ramon P. DeGennaro, CBA Professor in            Financial Management Association
     real-world organizational opportunities.           Banking and Finance, was elected to the         students visited the Caterpillar Financial
                                                                Academic Board of Directors of the      (CF) headquarters in Nashville, TN; CF is the
                                                                Midwest Finance Association for         financial arm for Caterpillar, Inc.—the world's
     Construction Industry                                      a three-year term.                      largest manufacturer of construction and
     Research and Policy Center                                                                         mining equipment, natural gas and diesel
                                                                 Andy Puckett co-authored the           engines, and industrial gas turbines.
     John P. Wagner moved from                                   Financial Management Association’s
     Research Associate II to Research Associate III.            Best Paper; topic was market micro-    After a three-year hiatus, UT is participating
                                                                 structure.                             in the 2011 TVA Investment Challenge—
     Burnette N. Crombie moved from                                                                     a unique partnership between TVA and
     Research Assistant I to Research Associate II.               Tracie Woidtke, David E. Sharp/       universities in its service area. Students
                                                                  Home Federal Bank Professor of        manage TVA stock portfolios worth approxi-
                                                                  Banking and Finance, presented        mately $250,000 each. To support the 2011
                                                        new corporate governance research at Drexel     competition, the college created a TVA
                                                        University’s 4th Annual Academic Conference     Investment Challenge finance course taught
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                                                        on Corporate Governance.                        by Darren Williams, securities analyst at
                                                                                                        investment firm Martin & Company.
                                                   Zach Linn, a senior majoring in retailing, won the
                                                   spring 2011 Vol Court pitch competition and $500
                                                   to invest in his business idea of a squishable water
                                                   bottle. Former UT Knoxville students Kelly Burke,
                                                   Jeff Nichols, and Jeff's daughter Rebecca, won the
                                                   $250 second-place prize for an idea of an online
                                                   coupon site that connects local businesses to local

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                                                   fundraising causes. The semi-annual Vol Court
                                                   competition is sponsored by the college’s
                                                   Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and
Management                                         Innovation.                                                  Statistics, Operations,
Russell Crook co-authored research that                                                                         and Management Science
discovered a positive relationship between how much a business school faculty publishes in
                                                                                                                Hamparsum Bozdogan, Toby McKenzie
the top academic journals and the salaries of the school’s MBA graduates.
                                                                                                                Professor, serves on the international advi-
Jeannie Goodman joined the department as administrative assistant.                                              sory board of Istanbul University School of
                                                                                                                Business (Turkey). He was invited to speak
Franz Kellermanns, one of the world’s leading scholars in family-owned businesses,
                                                                                                                at the International Conference of the Turkish
co-edited the Handbook of Research on Strategy Process and published two articles that
                                                                                                                Statistical Association and be a panelist on
were among the 10 most downloaded articles in Family Business Review during 2010.
                                                                                                                Istanbul University’s Conference of Future
Debbie Mackey works with over 50 companies in placing students in internships and                               Visions in Cross-Disciplinary Fields in Busi-
full-time jobs; she recently placed about 60 interns.                                                           ness for Students; he serves on the Interna-
                                                                                                                tional Program Committee and chair of the
                                                                                                                Special Invited Session of the International
                                                                                                                Bayesian Learning Conference.
Marketing and Logistics                                                                                         Chanaka Edirisinghe was nominated for the
Chad Autry and former Ph.D. student                                                                             2011 Chancellor’s Award in Research and
Susan Golicic are finalists for the Journal of                                                                  Creative Achievement.
                                                   Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson,
Operations Management Best Paper of 2010.                                                                       Frank Guess published three papers in the
                                                   Caterpillar, and Honeywell have joined
Jon Birkholz, Christian Bozarth,                   European logistics giant Geodis as founding                  2011 Encyclopedia of Statistical Science,
Ryan Pack, and Ryan Pamplin received UT            members of UT’s Global Supply Chain                          which includes two Nobel Prize winners and
Outstanding Marketing Student Scholarships         Forum, a collaboration between UT and                        600 authors from 108 countries.
from the Knoxville American Marketing              ESSEC Business School (Paris and Singa-
                                                                                                                Robert Mee, Clark Professor in Business,
Association.                                       pore). The forum’s inaugural meeting was
                                                                                                                presented a workshop at Harvard Univer-
                                                   June 2011 in Paris; the forum brings together
Terry Esper won the department’s inaugural                                                                      sity’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
                                                   world-class industry and faculty leaders to
F. Perry and Elaine Ozburn Award for                                                                            and was an invited speaker at the University
                                                   discuss global supply chain issues,
Innovative Research. He also became a                                                                           of London—Queen Mary campus and at
                                                   opportunities, and best practices.
member of the Greater Knoxville Business                                                                        the University of Antwerp.
Journal's "40 under 40” for contributions          Four undergraduates won the 3rd Annual
to the profession and community.                   IANA Logistics & Supply Chain Management
                                                   Case Competition at the University of North
Mary Holcomb won the department’s                  Florida; Ben Hyman, senior from Knoxville,
inaugural F. Perry and Elaine Ozburn Award         and Katherine (Katie) Nichols, Jillian
for Excellence in Teaching.                        Olsson, and Samir (Sammy) Shah, seniors
Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Excellence,              from Nashville.This was the second time UT
was chosen as a 2011 Outstanding Reviewer          participated in the competition.
at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for         (see photo below)
Excellence for his “impressive and significant
contribution” as a reviewer to the International
Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics
Management during 2010.

Supply Chain Digital ranked the college’s
supply chain management and logistics
program #2 among all universities in the U.S.
The online publication recognized only five
academic institutions.



                                                            2011 IANA Winners (from left to right) Faculty Advisor Diane Mollenkopf, Ph.D.; Ben Hyman;
                                                          Katherine (Katie) Nichols; Jillian Olsson; Samir (Sammy) Shah; Faculty Advisor Terry Esper, Ph.D.


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                              CONTRIBUTORS TO THE COLLEGE




                                                                              W
                                                                              1914 Society



    T
                                                                                        hen UT’s School of Commerce began in 1914, it had
    Glocker Society                                                                     only 11 students and one faculty member. While student
                                                                                numbers were few, the students’ shared passion for leadership in
                                                                                business practices and education was strong.
          he University of Tennessee must
                                                                                    As UT’s College of Business Administration has grown and
          have seemed an unlikely choice for                                    changed, the passion that was shown by the college’s original
    Theodore Glocker when he arrived in 1913                                    students and faculty has remained a constant. Each year,
    because there was no business school or                                     hundreds of future business leaders graduate and join the ranks
                               even a business                                  of our loyal alumni, reaffirming the importance of a continuing
                               program for him                                  legacy to inspire future growth and success for the college.
                                                                                Fittingly, the name given to the college’s society for planned gift
                               to lead. But by
                                                    benefactors is the year of the college’s founding.
                               1914, under              Members of the 1914 Society reflect the values of the college’s founders, and they
                               Glocker’s vision-    understand the importance of continuing the legacy that began in 1914. These members
                               ary leadership,      demonstrate their commitment through bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable
                               UT’s School of       gift annuities, life insurance gifts, or retirement beneficiary designations. Members of the
                               Commerce had         1914 Society embody the foresight demonstrated by the college’s founders, and their
                                                    gifts will enrich this precious legacy for future students who seek to excel in business
    been formed to educate students on
                                                    education and practice. G

                                                    David L. and Judy Aiken                          Robert C. and Judy McMahan
    issues relating to banking and corporate

                                                    Greg Alford                                      Gregory H. Meyer
    finance.

                                                    Martha Arnold                                    Roger M. Moore Sr.
        Glocker’s dynamic leadership carried
    the school from humble beginnings               Jeff and Denise Barlow                           Charles W. and Sherry R. Morgan
                                                    Alvin G. and Sally M. Beaman                     Ray Scott and Joan Stroud Myatt Jr.
                                                    John Boll                                        Pamela C. Neal
    through countless transitions and student

                                                    Randal D. and Jenny H. Boyd                      Gordon H. and Camoline D. Newman
    enrollment growth, facilitating the school’s

                                                    Charles W. and Sherry Brinkley Jr.               James and Kathy Newsome III
    accreditation as UT’s College of Business
    Administration in 1947.                         Harry J. Bruce                                   Dennis H. Owen
                                                    Robert L. Bryan and Delores Lyons                Robert G. and Mary L. Parks Jr.
                                                    Cameron Burnette                                 Johnny and Kimberly S. Pitts
        In 1952, the Glocker Business Adminis-

                                                    Andrew Burns                                     Patricia D. Postma
    tration Building was dedicated in honor of
                                                    Paul A. and Beverly Castagna                     Will J. Pugh
    the college’s first dean and loyal leader,
    Dr. Theodore Wesley Glocker Sr.                 William R. Clark                                 Richard E. and Ann P. Ray
                                                    David D. Coleman                                 W. Harold and Elizabeth Robinson Read
                                                    John Charles Compton                             Martha Butler Rector
        Members of the Glocker Society share

                                                    Joe R. and Wendy E. Crafton Jr.                  Jon G. and Mintha E. Roach
    the vision, passion, and commitment to
    excellence in education that the college’s      Anne-Todd Eisner                                 James B. Selleh
                                                    Kenneth L. and Gina R. Evans Jr.                 A. Dean and Ann E. Skadberg Sr.
                                                    Larry W. Felts                                   Sarah Ellen Skinner
    beloved dean demonstrated almost 100

                                                    John W. and Janice B. Fisher                     Fred W. and Lynn H. Smith III
    years ago. Those who are part of this

                                                    Ron D. & Kim B. Ford                             George A. Spiva Jr.
    prestigious group stand out among their
    peers and are recognized for lifetime           Donald W. & Suzanne H. Freeman                   Connie Dorrough Steinmetz
                                                    Leslie D. Galloway                               David and Deborah Stevens
                                                    Sarah F. Gardial                                 Robert S. Talbott
    giving of $1 million or more to the college.

                                                    Edward D. Gray Jr.                               Herman Jesse and Karen Tallman
    Because of these great leaders, UT’s Col-

                                                    Gregory A. and Katherine R. Hamilton             Joe P. and Sheryl S. Teague
    lege of Business Administration’s next 100
    years will be even brighter than the first. G   E. Jane Hazlewood                                John N. and Cathy Townsend
                                                    Frances B. Houston                               Neal and Cathy Townsend
     THE GLOCKER SOCIETY                            Lynn C. Johnson                                  James H. and Connie P. Vavalides
                                                    Hendon R. and Florence L. Johnston Jr.           Mark L. Venrick
    ANONYMOUS                                       Ben S. and Margaret Kimbrough Sr.                James W. and Candy P. Wansley
    CHARLES W. AND CANDY ERGEN                      Ron E. & Carolyn B. Lawrence                     William Way
                                                    Fred R. and Sharon Lawson                        Charles R. West
    JOHN W. AND JANICE B. FISHER II
                                                    William E. and Pamela R. Lee                     Bill and Kay Whitman
    JAMES A. AND NATALIE L. HASLAM II
                                                    Ed Lester                                        Jan R. and Elaine Williams
    METASYS INCORPORATED                            Carl F. Maples Sr.                               Kenneth L. and Shari Wills
    WILLIAM B. STOKELY JR. FOUNDATION               Mary Louise Maples                               Morgan M. and Kathryn Zook
                                                    A. David and Sandra Lee Martin
                                                    Janet L. McKinley                                *List as of May 10, 2011

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                                           T
                                           Archway Society
                                        hroughout the history of UT’s College of Business Administration, the arches of its Glocker
                                        Business Administration Building have welcomed countless students eager
                                    to excel academically and become successful leaders in their chosen fields. The tradition
                                    continues with today’s students, who pass through the original, well-preserved stone arches
                                    of Glocker as well as through the new steel arches that connect the restored Glocker Wing to
the newly built classrooms of the James A. Haslam II Business Building.
   The Archway Society recognizes private support and development of the college’s programs. Its members understand the
importance of bridging the gap between the past and the future, as do the business building’s arches. Archway Society members
have established active endowments benefiting the students of UT’s College of Business Administration. Through their
unwavering support, these generous alumni and friends of the college uphold the tradition and provide tomorrow’s
graduates with the opportunity to pass through these regal arches into a brighter future. G

AAA Cooper Transportation                                      John H. Dove Transportation Excellence Endowment
F. Whit Addicks                                                Addicks Family Accounting Excellence Endowment
Frank M. Addicks                                               Addicks Family Accounting Excellence Endowment
W. Mark Allen                                                  W. Mark Allen Accounting Excellence Endowment
Howard B. & Wendy C. Allenberg                                 Howard B. and Wendy C. Allenberg Accounting Excellence Endowment
American Society of Women Accountants, Knoxville Chapter #92   American Society of Women Accountants Endowment
Amway Corporation                                              Amway Corporation Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship in Business
Charles C. & Moll Anderson                                     Anderson Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Endowment
                                                               Moll Anderson Scholarship Endowment
Terry & Susan Anderson                                         Anderson Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Endowment
AT&T Company                                                   AT&T Endowment In CBER
Bank of America                                                Bank of America Faculty Leadership Award Endowment
                                                               Bank of America Student Leadership Award Endowment
                                                               Bank of America Technology Finance Endowment
Jennifer Banner                                                Richard L. Townsend Excellence Endowment
Brodie & Grace Baynes                                          Grace and Brodie Baynes Scholarship in Accounting Endowment
BB&T                                                           BB&T Endowment in Finance
Randall S. Beard                                               Bobby Beard Scholarship Marketing Endowment
Robert H. Bebber                                               Robert H. Bebber Scholarship Endowment
James Garrett Begley                                           J. Garrett Begley Scholarship Endowment
James & Patricia Bernal                                        Williamson County Endowed Graduate Student Award
Bible Harris Smith, P.C.                                       Bible Harris Smith Student Development Endowment
Harold A. Black                                                Finance Department Endowment for Student Programs
Jennie K. Bonham                                               Walter Melville Bonham Memorial Endowment
Randal D. Boyd                                                 Randal D. Boyd Venture Fund for Student Entrepreneurs Endowment
Parks & Kertrina Brame                                         Parks & Kertrina Brame MBA Endowed Fellowship
Thomas E. & Sarah Alice Bronson                                Sarah Alice and Tommy Bronson Excellence Endowment
Brown Stove Works, Inc.                                        Brown Stove Works, Inc. Free Enterprise College of Business Administration
                                                                 Scholarship Endowment
Herbert C. & Joan Brown                                        Carey and Joan Brown Scholarship Endowment
Christopher Burgin                                             Robert A. Burgin Scholarship Endowment
Renda J. Burkhart                                              Renda J. Burkhart Scholarship Endowment
Rhea & Ada Burns                                               Rhea and Ada Burns Scholarship Endowment
C.H. Butcher                                                   C.H. Butcher Senior Finance Endowment
Jane E. Campbell                                               John W. Campbell and Cecil M. Campbell Endowment
Joseph V. & Terri Carcello                                     Corporate Governance Center Database Endowment
Richard W. & Nancy S. Cardin                                   Arthur Andersen and Co. Professorship Endowment
Paul & Beverly Castagna                                        Paul and Beverly Castagna Professorship Endowment
Mary O. Chambers                                               David Smith Chambers Scholarship Endowment
Charles E. & Agenia Clark                                      Charles Edward Clark III Memorial MBA Endowment
William R. & Sara B. Clark                                     William R. and Sara B. Clark Endowment
Kevin & Michelle Clayton                                       Michelle and Kevin Clayton MBA Fellowship Endowment
Steve & Gail Waters Clendenen                                  Steve and Gail Waters Clendenen U.S. Military Scholarship Endowment
Charlene Connell                                               Singleton Wolfe Scholarship Endowment
E. Terry Cowles                                                E. Terry Cowles Accounting Endowment
James A. Crossman                                              Mary and James A. Crossman Finance Endowment
CSX Corporation                                                CSX Corporation Endowment in Logistics and Transportation
Joe & Rachel Decosimo                                          Joe and Rachel Decosimo Scholarship in Business Administration Endowment
Delta Nu Alpha Volunteer Chapter 135                           Delta Nu Alpha Scholarship Endowment
Friends and Family of Todd Shelton Denson                      Todd Shelton Denson Memorial Endowment
*List includes active endowments as of May 10, 2011

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     Thomas E. Desmond                                       Rachael & Thomas Desmond Endowment
     Dixon Hughes, PLLC                                      Dixon Hughes PLLC Endowment
     G. Mack & Nancy R. Dove                                 G. Mack and Nancy R. Dove Foundation Scholarship Endowment
     Duke Energy Corporation                                 Duke Energy Scholarship Endowment
     Theresa Sharp Dyer                                      David C. Duckett Scholarship Endowment
                                                             Dawn Michelle Marsh Scholarship Endowment
     Equality Coalition for Housing Opportunity              ECFHO African American Scholarship Endowment
     Charles W. & Candy Ergen                                Ergen Professorship Endowment
                                                             Ergen MBA Fellowship Endowment
     Ernst and Young Foundation                              Ernst and Young Accounting Professorship Endowment
     Norman D. Estep                                         Estep/Garland Marketing Scholarship Endowment
     Don C. & Sandra H. Fancher                              Roy and Audrey Fancher Excellence Endowment
     Federal Express Corporation                             Federal Express Leadership Service Award Endowment
                                                             Christine M. Garcia Scholarship Endowment
     Financial Management Association of Greater Knoxville   FMA of Greater Knoxville Fellowship Endowment
     First Tennessee Foundation                              First Tennessee Foundation MBA Symposium Endowment
     John W. & Janice Fisher                                 Ball Corporation Faculty Development Endowment
     Lyle M. & Marcella J. Flaskerud                         Lyle M./Marcella J. Flaskerud Endowment
     Richard D. & Kim J. Fletcher                            Kim J. and Richard D. Fletcher Business Endowment
     James B. & Joanne Ford                                  Joanne and James B. Ford Business Endowment
     Ronald D. & Kim Ford                                    Ron and Kim Ford Business Scholarship Endowment
     Duncan M. Fort III                                      Thomas P. Nelson III Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     Family and Friends of Liston Marshall Fox               Liston Marshall Fox Scholarship Endowment
     William F. Fox                                          William F. Fox Endowment
     James C. & Marsha S. Foxworthy                          James C./Marsha Foxworthy Scholarship Endowment
     Winston D. Frazier                                      Jack G. Frazier Scholarship Endowment
     Charles Garrison                                        P. David Qualls Endowment in Economics
     Phyllis N. Garrison                                     Charles B. Garrison Fellowship Endowment
     Gary N. Given                                           Gary N. & Nan M. Given Scholarship Endowment
     Nan M. Given                                            Gary N. & Nan M. Given Scholarship Endowment
     Family and Friends of Janet Gochberg                    Janet Gochberg Memorial Endowment
     James M. Gower III                                      James M. Gower Excellence Endowment
     Lara Robinson Green                                     Worrick G. Robinson III Family Scholarship Endowment
     William C. Greer                                        John L. Greer Visiting Distinguished Professorship in Economics Endowment
     John Hajjar                                             Dr. and Mrs. John Hajjar PEMBA Endowment
     Roy L. Harmon Jr.                                       Roy L. Harmon Jr. Endowed Accounting Schoalrship
     Jerre & Barbara S. Haskew                               J. Fred Holly Excellence in Economics Endowment
     James A. & Natalie L. Haslam II                         James A. II & Natalie Haslam Distinguished Professorship
                                                               in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
                                                             James A. and Natalie L. Haslam Endowment
                                                             James A. and Natalie L. Haslam Scholarship Endowment
                                                             Haslam Torch Fund Endowment
     Jimmy & Dee Haslam                                      Jimmy and Dee Haslam Endowment
     Ralph D. & Janet K. Heath                               Ralph D. & Janet K. Heath Endowment
     Jeff L. & R. Diane Hemphill                             Mr. and Mrs. Jeff L. Hemphill Scholarship Endowment
     Dennis and Jennie Hendrix Foundation                    Dennis Hendrix Professorship/Faculty Scholars
                                                               in Accounting & Information Management Endowment
     Robert Z. Hensley                                       Hensley Family Scholarship Endowment
     William K. Hensley                                      Hensley Family Scholarship Endowment
     J. Fred & Wilma D. Holly                                J. Fred and Wilma D. Holly Fellowship Endowment
                                                             John Fred Holly Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     Home Federal Bank of Tennessee                          David E. Sharp-Home Federal Bank of Tennessee Endowment
                                                             Home Federal Bank of Tennessee Excellence Endowment
                                                             Home Federal Bank of Tennessee Scholarship Endowment
     Douglas A. & Brenda Horne                               Douglas A. and Brenda Horne Business Endowment
     Cornell C. & Frances B. Houston                         Cornell & Frances Bradshaw Houston Endowment-Bus
     Humbolt Express                                         David D. Dortch Scholarship Endowment
     John F. Humphrey Metal Fabricators, Inc.                John F. Humphrey / Metal Fabricators Endowment
     Robert P. & Barbara H. Hunter Jr.                       Barbara H. Hunter and Robert P. Hunter Jr. Endowment
     Edwin Huster                                            E.E. Garrison Memorial Excellence Endowment
     Edwin & Elizabeth Huster                                William Hooper Caffey Jr. Memorial Endowment
     Illinois Central Gulf Railroad                          William J. Taylor Endowment
     William & Elaine Jenkins                                William and Elaine Jenkins Endowment
     George R. Johnson                                       George Robert Johnson Scholarship Endowment
     Lynn C. Johnson                                         Lynn C. Johnson Scholarship Endowment
     David P. & Jeanne C. Jones                              David/Jeanne Claire Jones Justus Scholarship Endowment
     Fred A. Jones                                           Tennessee Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment
     Wilma Jordan                                            Wilma H. Jordan MBA/CEO Intern Program Endowment


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Ronald & Joan Justus                            Ronald & Joan Justus Scholarship Endowment
William H. Keith                                FirstExpress Logistics Excellence Endowment
Reed & Cathey Keller                            Reed and Cathy Keller Endowed Global Scholarship/Fellowship Fund
Friends and Family of Jack Key                  Jack Key Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Ben & Margaret Kimbrough Sr.                    Margaret and Ben Kimbrough Scholarship Endowment
John Rutledge King                              E. Ward King Transportation Scholarship Endowment
Martha W. King                                  Martha W. King Scholarship Endowment
James S. Lattimore Jr.                          James S. Lattimore Jr. Business Endowment
Brenda G. Lawson                                Toby and Brenda McKenzie Professorship Endowment
Fred R. Lawson                                  Fred R. Lawson Family Endowment
Thomas S. Lewis Jr.                             Thomas S. Lewis Jr. Scholarship Endowment
Michael K. Littlejohn                           Mike Littlejohn Scholarship Endowment
Howard H. Lunsden                               Howard H. Lumsden Quasi Endowment
Clifford F. Lynch                               Joe Frye Transportation Endowment
Ella Mae Marsh                                  Dr. James D. Marsh Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Walter C. & Elizabeth K. Marshall               Walter and Elizabeth Marshall Scholarship Quasi-Endowment
A. David Martin                                 A. David Martin Investment Management Scholarship Endowment
                                                A. David Martin Scholarship Endowment
Beverly Martin                                  A. David Martin Scholarship Endowment
Helmer & Elizabeth Martin                       James E. Martinson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Jeanne P. Martinson Statham                     James E. Martinson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Michael W. & Suzanne S. Masters                 Masters Investment Learning Center Fund
John M. McCall II                               G. W. McCall Sr. Scholarship Endowment
McCormick & Company, Inc.                       McCormick Logistics Professorship Endowment
S. Lloyd McCulloch                              S. Lloyd McCulloch Scholarship Endowment
Jack B. McKamey                                 McKamey Business Professorship Endowment
                                                McKamey Business Scholarship Endowment
Toby McKenzie                                   Toby and Brenda McKenzie Professorship Endowment
David E. & Nancy H. McKinney                    Nancy and David E. McKinney Endowment
James C. McSpadden                              Frank A. McSpadden Endowment
J. Tom & Brenda Mentzer                         Tom and Brenda Mentzer Marketing and Logistics Endowment
Jack M. Miller III                              Mumford Miller Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Leanne Miller                                   Mumford Miller Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Margie Miller                                   Mumford Miller Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Timothy Miller                                  Mumford Miller Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Virginia Sliger Milligan                        Henry L. Sliger Award Endowment
Jack & Trish Mills                              Marvin W. and Jean P. Mills Memorial Business Endowment
Anne Y. Modlin                                  Anne Y. and Herman L. Modlin Jr. Scholarship Endowment
Phillip W. Moffitt                              Tony Spiva Scholars in Economics Endowment
                                                George A. Spiva Scholarship Endowment
Fulton Beverly Moore Jr.                        Fulton Beverly Moore III Scholarship Endowment
John R. Moore                                   Pearl E. and Edward R. Moore Memorial Endowment
Richard L. Moore Jr.                            Richard L. Moore Jr. Graduate Fellowship Endowment
Roger M. Moore Sr.                              Roger M. Moore Sr. Quasi Endowment
Thomas F. & Linda L. Morris                     Tom and Linda Morris Endowment
Mortgage Bankers Association of Knoxville       Howell C. Curtis Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Friends and Family of Allen H. Keally       Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award Endowment
Humbolt Express                                 David D. Dortch Scholarship Endowment
Ray & Joan Myatt                                Ray & Joan Myatt Endowment
Terry L. & Robin A. Neal                        Corporate Governance Center Database Endowment
C. Warren Neel                                  Check & Ena Neel Scholarship Endowment
C. Warren & Annelle Neel                        Warren and Annelle Neel Endowment
Nestle USA                                      Nestle USA Endowed Professorship
Charlie & Carolyn Newcomer                      Charlie and Carolyn Newcomer Endowment
James I. Newsome III                            James I. Newsome Jr. Scholarship Endowment
Joseph & Barbara O'Donnell                      Joseph and Barbara O'Donnell PhD/MBA Endowed Fellowship
Linda N. Ogle                                   Jerry W. Ogle Memorial Scholarship Endowment
F. Perry Ozburn Jr.                             F. Perry & Elaine Ozburn Teaching Award Endowment
John Wallace Page                               Colonel John Wallace Page Quasi Endowment
Robert G. & Mary L. Parks Jr.                   Mary Lu Bodkin Parks / Robert G. Parks Jr. Endowment
Kiran M. Patel                                  Kiran Patel Global Awareness Endowment
Friends & Family of Pete Patton                 Edwin "Pete" Patton Memorial Endowment
Kenneth W. & Wanda N. Patton                    Ken and Wanda Patton Scholarship/Fellowship Endowment
J. Thomas & Suzanne Perry                       Perry Scholarship Endowment
Edward V. Pershing                              Pershing, Yoakley and Associates Endowment
David Peters                                    Southern Peters Endowment in Business
J. Daniel Pressley                              LBMC Accounting Excellence Endowment
Proffitt’s Inc.                                 Proffitt's, Inc. Professorship in Marketing Endowment
Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company   William W. Voight Memorial Professorship Endowment

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                               CONTRIBUTORS TO THE COLLEGE




     Pugh and Company                                 Pugh and Company Scholarship Endowment
                                                      Pugh and Company Accounting Faculty Award Endowment
                                                      Pugh and Company Professorship in Accounting Endowment
     David & Sharon Ramsey                            Ramsey Global Leadership Scholarship Endowment
     W. Harold Read                                   W. Harold Read Scholarship Endowment
     Regal Entertainment Group Foundation             Regal Entertainment Group Distinguished Professor Endowment
     Regions Bank                                     Regions Bank Faculty Scholars in Banking Endowment
     Reliance Water Heater Company                    David Ferrell Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     S. Herbert Rhea                                  Rhea & Ivy Excellence in Teaching Endowment
     Worrick G. Robinson IV                           Worrick G. Robinson III Family Scholarship Endowment
     Martin L. & Carol Fri Robinson                   Martin L. & Carol Fri Robinson Teaching Award Endowment
     King W. & Judy P. Rogers III                     King W. Rogers Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     William T. & Gayle M. Rogers                     Ralph T. and Louise Rogers Endowment
     Michael D. Rose                                  Michael D. Rose MBA Endowment
     Brett W. Rousch                                  Rosemary Snyder Rousch Memorial Endowment
     Charles S. Runnion Jr.                           Carl McNabb Runnion Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     Sampson Enterprises                              Sampson Enterprises Endowment
     Dane & Meg Scism                                 William A. Witherspoon Entrepreneurship and Innovation Excellence Endowment
     Aileen Seilaz                                    Emile Seilaz Scholarship Endowment
     David G. & Swannee Sexton                        Finance Department Endowment for Student Programs
     Eugene T. Seymour                                Jeff Seymour Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     Jimmy R. & Billie M. Shelby                      Shelby Accounting Career Scholarship Endowment
     Stewart G. & Ann T. Siewert                      Stewart G. and Ann T. Siewert Endowment
     Toby C. & Betsy Silberman                        Betsy and Toby Silberman Scholarship Endowment
     A. Dean & Ann H. Skadberg                        Dr. Andrew D. Holt Marketing Scholarship Endowment
     Frederick S. Slagle                              Warren Slagle Accounting Day Endowment
                                                      Warren Slagle Endowment for Accounting Excellence
     James F. Smith Jr.                               James F. Smith Jr. Professorship Endowment
     Orville N. Smith                                 Clarice and Orville Smith Scholarship Endowment
                                                      Arthur Andersen and Co. Professorship Endowment
     Thomas S. Smith                                  Thomas S. Smith Finance Scholarship Endowment
     David H. Stacey III                              David and Beverly Stacey Accounting Excellence Endowment
     Stage Stores Inc.                                Tom Mentzer Endowed Ph.D. Fellowship
     Andrew H. & Emily B. Stallings                   Andrew H. & Emily B. Stallings Scholarship Endowment
     William B. Stokely III                           James C. Cotham III Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     William B. Stokely Jr. Foundation                William B. Stokely Jr. Foundation Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Endowment
                                                      William B. Stokely Jr. Foundation Venture Fund Endowment
                                                      William B. Stokely Jr. Foundation Dean's Chair Endowment
                                                      William B. Stokely Chair of Management Endowment
                                                      William B. Stokely Jr. Foundation MBA Fellowship Endowment
                                                      William B. Stokely Jr. Scholarship Endowment
                                                      Stokely Entrepreneur and Innovation Excellence Endowment
                                                      Stokely ENT Management Excellence Endowment
     Joseph W. Sullivan III                           Joe Sullivan III Scholarship Endowment
     SunTrust Bank of East Tennessee                  SunTrust Bank Professorship Endowment
     R. Andrew Taylor                                 Tennessee Business Education Partners Endowment
     Sharon M. Taylor                                 Tennessee Business Education Partners Endowment
     Tennessee Executive Development Program Alumni   James H. Healey TEDP Endowment
     The Berkline Corporation                         Berkline MBA Graduate Fellowship Endowment
     The GAR Foundation                               GAR Foundation Logistics Transportation Endowment
     The Quaker Oats Company                          Quaker Oats Minority Scholarship Endowment
     Third National Bank                              John C. Cox Sr. Memorial MBA Fellowship Endowment
     Karen Trent                                      Michael Shaffer Memorial Fellowship Endowment
     Mary Trotter                                     Stephen R. Trotter Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     William L. Vallett Jr.                           William L. Vallett Jr. Teaching Award Endowment
     Arthur Van Buren                                 LBMC Accounting Excellence Endowment
     The Family of Roland C. Van Dorselaer            Roland C. Van Dorselaer Scholarship Endowment
     A.L. Viles                                       Warren Slagle Endowment for Accounting Excellence
     George A. Wagoner                                George A. Wagoner Graduate Scholarship Endowment
     James W. & Candy P. Wansley                      Finance Department Endowment for Student Programs
     Carolyn G. Ward                                  Dean Frank B. Ward Memorial Scholarship Endowment
     William Way                                      William Way Jr. Scholarship Endowment
     Alan R. Whitman                                  Alan R. Whitman Endowment
     Tim Williams                                     Tim Williams Endowed College of Business Administration Award
     Willis Corroon Corporation of Tennessee          Willis of Tennessee Inc. Endowment in Finance
     John Q. & Wanda W. Wisecarver                    John Quincy and Wanda Weems Wisecarver Endowment
     Ronald H. Wolf                                   Ronald H. Wolf Excellence Quasi Endowment
     H. Pat Wood                                      Pat Wood Family Marketing Endowment


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