But then every additional step moves you further
along and closer to the goal.
The University of Tennessee began its Journey
to the Top 25 nearly four years ago, and we are
pursuing our goal with steps, strides, and leaps.
But we aren’t on this journey alone, and we aren’t
the only ones leaving footprints and making an
In this report, you’ll see how much of an impact
that you, our alumni and friends, have made along
the way. Your generosity has opened doors for
students who thought higher education was just
out of reach or who needed that extra bit of help.
You’ll read about professors who go the extra
mile for their students, cutting-edge facilities,
and programs that change lives. You’ll also read
about student-athletes who were able to overcome
injuries and earn their degrees thanks not only to
scholarships, but also to facilities and programs in
the athletics department.
We are well on our way in this journey, and we
couldn’t be happier with our traveling partners—
each and every one of you.
ON THE COVER: Student Angela Kirkpatrick stands
on UT’s iconic Rock. See her story on Page 4.
Principal photography: Steven Bridges
A Promise
for the
107 incoming
the Promise
HE STRIVES FOR IT just as much as his mother did, if not more.
Even though Wesley Fenner is a few years away from walking
across the stage to accept his college degree, he can all but taste
the accomplishment that took his mother, Memphis elementary
school principal Felicia Strickland, seven years to complete.
“She gave birth to me at nineteen, while still in college,” says
Fenner, who is the first male in his family to make it to college.
“She vowed to finish.”
He took the same oath, subconsciously, before he could barely
walk, because of his mom’s “if-she-could-do-it testimony,” Fenner
partially jokes. “College was my only option.”
Overjoyed the choice was already made for him, the twentyyear-old business student from Memphis has the Tennessee
Promise Scholarship backing his dream.
The only scholarship of its kind in the state, Tennessee
Promise ensures access to academically eligible students from
specific high schools, many in metropolitan areas of Memphis and
Nashville. Valued at up to $7,382 per year plus a $1,200 award for
other educational expenses, the scholarship shatters the financial
barrier of college enrollment.
UT might have been out of reach otherwise for Fenner, who
holds down a part-time job and manages his role as a fraternity
president in stride with late-night study sessions.
“You do what you have to do, even if it means staying up until
2:00 a.m.,” says Fenner, paraphrasing his mom. “I learned to work
really hard from watching my mom. The Promise Scholarship
gives me an opportunity to make her proud.”
A First
in the
$12.6 million for
–$9.5 million
need based
–$3.1 million
merit based
any better than telling others what it means to
bleed orange and white.
Communicating to others is something the
first-generation sophomore is passionate about and
hopes to parlay into a career.
After a foray into broadcasting, Kirkpatrick
found her niche in journalism and electronic media.
She soon began dedicating herself to her dream of
one day becoming an ESPN anchor.
It will be easier for her to pursue her goals because of financial assistance from the Regal Scholarship. Raised by a single mother surviving on less
than $40,000 annually, Kirkpatrick sees the $2,500
scholarship as a worry-free card.
“It takes care of all the extras—books, supplies,
fees—that come with being in college,” she says.
Representing an economic weight lifted, the Regal Scholarship program benefits forty UT students
from Knox County every year. The Regal Entertainment Group’s foundation invests up to $100,000
annually in the UT scholarship, which, very much
like the need-based Tennessee Pledge Scholarship,
makes higher education attainable for more students from low-income families.
“It gives me a chance,” says Kirkpatrick, “to do
what no one else in my family has done—go to college…and not just any college, but UT.”
$8.8 million
for graduate
PHYSICS HAS ALWAYS been her thing.
Hanieh Niroomand didn’t need an enrichment or afterschool
program to get her brain cells psyched for science, technology,
engineering, and math.
Growing up in Iran, she remembers that even before she
entered school that she vibed with math equations and science
problems, while her younger sister leaned toward the artsy side
of things.
“I didn’t just like math and science, says Niroomand, “I was
really good at it.”
From good to great, Niroomand exceeded the educational expectations of her parents, who were killed in a car accident when
she was in middle school.
She received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering
from Shiraz University, and then ventured to UT for her PhD.
Here, she is part of an innovative few in the crux of harvesting
solar energy using nature’s recipe.
The chemical and biomolecular engineering doctoral student
is grateful for the research support given by Jim Gibson that
allow her to tap into blue-green algae cells for the purpose of
harnessing photochemical energy through photosynthesis—the
mechanism plants and algae use to convert sunlight into chemical
“Imagine charging your cell phone by sunlight with the aid of
protein paints on the surface of the phone.”
The less scientific translation: “It’s the next generation of
green electricity,” says Niroomand.
the Glass
Private support
allows graduate
students to
travel and obtain
materials that
otherwise would
be too costly.
MOST OF US DO WELL to make sure we’ve packed our toothbrush
before traveling. Anthony Minnema, however, goes a step further:
He always travels with his handy, pocketsize magnifying glass.
With that magnifying glass, he has quite literally seen the world—
and the past. An inaugural fellow of the University of Tennessee
Humanities Center, Minnema has traveled to libraries throughout the
world, looking closely at medieval manuscripts in Paris, Rome, Florence, and Vienna.
One of Minnema’s most unique research landings was a small
library in Worcester, England, where the books and other findings
were built into the rafters.
“You had to knock on the door to gain entry and head up Harry
Potter-like stairs,” Minnema says. “It was the dinkiest library, but by
far the one with the most character and charm.”
Throughout his studies, Minnema has been enthralled by Latin
scholars who used Arabic sources to influence and cultivate European knowledge. While earning a master’s degree in medieval
studies at Western Michigan University, he focused his thesis on the
translation of several Islamic theological texts, especially the Qur’an,
from Arabic to Latin.
Now a graduate instructor and doctoral student in the Department of History, Minnema is in the thick of completing his dissertation, and private funding from John Chandler and Stuart Riggsby
has allowed him not only to travel, but also to acquire transcripts,
books, and documents that otherwise would be too costly to
For his dissertation, Minnema is using medieval manuscripts and
marginal notes to describe the readers, their interests, and how they
incorporated this work into the greater European library, despite
condemnation from some church authorities.
Minnema anticipates his scholarship will contribute to the study
of reading, censorship, and cross-cultural understanding.
“In many ways, scholars since the end of the Middle Ages have
continually drawn a line between Western and Eastern thought,”
says Minnema. “I think it’s time to reconsider this division and examine how Europeans and Arabs have read each other’s scholarship.”
He’s Got
the Voice
“I am really
fortunate to
be a business
professor. It has
afforded me a
much greater
to satisfy my...
passion for
helping others
hone their
TED STANK CAN MAKE YOUR HEAD rhythmically bounce and
your hips swerve to the sounds of “Van the Man” (Van Morrison).
Though he can be often found paying homage to the singersongwriter as the front man of a mostly faculty band, Stank also
manages to turn up the volume of learning in the minds of his
business students.
It’s easy to see how the marketing and supply chain
management professor piques note taking. He serves up a poetic,
metaphorically riddled rendition of the power of logistics:
“Logistics is like the blood that flows through your body,
bringing the required materials needed to sustain life to the cells in
the most efficient and effective way possible. We have expanded
to supply chain management, which includes logistics, but it goes
beyond that to also include purchasing—finding the best sources
of food to sustain those cells—as well as manufacturing and
service operations—the operation in the stomach that converts the
raw materials into something the body can use.”
An academic lifeline of sorts, supply chain management is
taught to every business student, logistics major or not.
With the belief that it is “a connector that drives knowledge in
all business programs,” Stank, the Henry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce
Chair of Excellence, has been schooled in logistics at companies
like Abbott Laboratories, IBM, Walmart, and Pepsi.
The former US Navy officer couples his real-world expertise
with his globally noted academic leadership “in hopes of
generating knowledge that can be used to improve organizations
and then be passed on to the next generation of organizational
Only one of four chairs of excellence in the College of Business
Administration, Stank once thought his résumé might include the
journeys of a fighter pilot and then an astronaut, “but I am really
fortunate to be a business professor,” he says.
“It has afforded me a much greater opportunity to satisfy my
intellectual curiosity and passion for helping others hone their
The rock star found the power of his song “is rooted in
A Scholar
and an
You helped
create 23
new faculty
doubt, it’s that the UT College of Law has long been a leader
in preparing its students.
As the director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute
Resolution and the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor
of Law, White sees the impact of the college on her students,
alumni, and their clients.
“We were out front decades ago in terms of blending
theory and practice in legal education,” White says.
As center director, White designs and implements a
curricular concentration for students who are interested in
pursuing careers in advocacy and dispute resolution.
The former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice also devotes
time to bringing in speakers, mentors, and advocates in
residence to augment her students’ law school experiences.
Some of those efforts have made big ripples by helping
students secure placements in nationally competitive
“The opportunities provided by our applied
curriculum combined with our extensive programming
help our students to develop the analytical, practical,
and leadership skills that are essential to success in
the legal profession,” she says. “As a result, there have
been thousands of better-served, better-represented
Because of her professorship, White also is able
to research and write about issues that are central to
the improvement of the legal system. She has authored
benchbooks for state judges and handbooks for appointed
lawyers. Most recently, she was awarded the Ritchie Service
Award for authoring the Handbook for the Defense of Capital
Cases in Tennessee, a manual for lawyers trying death
penalty cases.
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e CcHt
A Sound
MUCH LIKE THE FOUNDATION of a building’s structure, it is vitally
important to have a sound base from which to begin a career.
Forrest Reynolds (’13, A&D) began laying the foundation for his
career as an architect while he was still in high school.
In 2008, Reynolds attended the Design Matters Camp, a summer
program hosted by the UT College of Architecture and Design dedicated to introducing students to design. The camp gives high school
students the opportunity to explore innovation and invention skills
through a variety of projects. It also gives them an understanding of
how design impacts spaces and human experience.
The camp is supported by donors, the Board of Advisors, and
alumni like Knoxville architect and Metropolitan Planning Commissioner George Ewart, who established a scholarship for the camp.
“The Design Matters Camp gave me a brief view into the critical
thinking of a designer. Little did I know what the next five years held
in store for me,” Reynolds says.
When Reynolds was a sophomore at UT he had the opportunity to put to use the skills and understanding he had
been introduced to at camp and was learning about in the
classroom. After an immensely destructive earthquake
struck the island nation of Haiti in 2010, the College of
$33 million for
college outreach
projects and
strategic priorities
Architecture and Design began the Haiti Project—a
collaboration between faculty and students to build
a secondary school complex in the town of Fonddes-Blancs. Reynolds was a central designer on the
“The Haiti Project has taught me more than the
process of architecture and design,” says Reynolds.
“Teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and humility are
qualities that I have taken to heart throughout the journey of the project.”
Reynolds continues to build upon that foundation he
started at UT by earning a second undergraduate
degree in civil engineering, concentrating on
structures and geotechnical engineering.
Over the past
five years, the
KLASS Center has
improved the lives
of almost 1,000
School can be even harder for students who learn differently
from others. That’s where the Korn Learning, Assessment, and
Social Skills (KLASS) Center can step in to help.
The KLASS Center—housed in the College of Education,
Health, and Human Sciences—helps students, preschool to college, who have academic or social problems that prevent them
from succeeding in the classroom. The center also reaches out
to parents and educators to help them identify, prevent, and
remediate behavioral and academic challenges.
The center also has worked during summers helping elementary school students with free reading and math tutoring
programs, while serving as a training ground for students in the
special education and school psychology programs. Work at the KLASS Center helps provide graduate students
with research and training opportunities for future careers as
educators and administrators.
“It’s a win-win situation for all involved,” says Director Brian
Wilhoit. “We provide needed services to community children
and training services to graduate students.”
Wilhoit says the creation of the center and its continuing success is due in large part to a private gift made by Tom and Pam
Korn, who saw a need for such work and sought to fill it.
“Over five years, we have been able to touch many lives in so
many positive ways,” says Wilhoit. “Service recipients improve
their skills and increase their chance for success; graduate students receive training and opportunities to hone their clinical
skills; and for the larger community, we’ve shaped the future
school psychologists who will have an exponential effect on
learning outcomes for children.”
welcomed its first residents in fall 2012 when
Sorority Village opened. The university broke
ground on the development in 2011, and eight of
the planned thirteen chapter houses opened in
2012 with three more slated to open in fall 2013.
Once completed, thirteen of the university’s
seventeen sororities will have chapter houses in
the complex.
The Sorority Village Center has offices for
professional and graduate staff members from the
Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life as well as a
conference room and a lobby area that provide
invested in
the University
of Tennessee
last year
meeting spaces for Sorority and Fraternity Life
The houses are funded through private
donations and mortgage agreements that will be
paid through residential rent and chapter fees.
Photography: Dustin Brown
Min Kao
and friends
more than $92.4
million to the
university in
A $37.5 MILLION ENGINEERING building for one of
UT’s fastest growing colleges opened at the foot of
the Hill in 2012. The Min H. Kao building streamlines
six buildings that formerly housed the Department
of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
into one 150,000-square-foot engineering building.
The centralization allows for more collaborative
research between students. The building houses:
• nineteen research laboratories and thirteen
teaching laboratories;
• nine classrooms and faculty offices; and
• a 2,500-square-foot, 147-seat auditorium.
Smaller lecture classrooms are available to
other departments as well as the Center for Ultrawide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission
Networks—a one-of-a-kind center funded by the
National Science Foundation and the Department
of Energy, which seeks to develop smart
grid technologies to overhaul our nation’s
chronically overstretched electric power grid.
Partial funding for the building came from
Min H. Kao (’77), chairman and CEO of Garmin
During the past five years, undergraduate
enrollment in the College of Engineering
increased by 27 percent—more than twice
the national average. The number of doctoral
students grew by 45 percent—more than four times
the national average.
New Home
for the Vols
THE ANDERSON TRAINING CENTER, which opened this spring,
serves as the new home for the Volunteer football program,
including offices for coaches and administrators and team and
position meeting rooms. Additionally, all UT student-athletes
benefit from new, state-of-the-art spaces for strength and
conditioning, nutrition and rehabilitation.
The completion of the Anderson Training Center has allowed
the space in the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, previously
occupied by the football program, to be reprogrammed to serve
the 110 coaches and administrators that formerly resided in the
Stokely Athletics Center. This allows a majority of UT coaches and
“The Anderson
Training Center
sets the standard
of excellence for
athletic training
facilities across
the nation.”
administrators to work in one facility, enhancing service provided
— Dave Hart
Vice Chancellor and
Director of Athletics
the Anderson family, including Charlie and Moll; Terry and Susan;
to the athletic department’s more than 400 student-athletes.
The combination of the Anderson Training Center and the
existing Brenda Lawson Athletic Center, Neyland-Thompson
Sports Center, Haslam Field and Robert E. White Indoor Field
gives UT the nation’s best facilities to recruit and develop
student-athletes for all sports.
The facility is named in honor of the leadership and support of
and Charlie Sr. and Hilda Anderson.
LAST SUMMER Peyton Manning Pass received a spirited
facelift thanks to generous donations from nearly 700
graduates of the classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009. The
project, which included painting a Power T in the center
of two checkerboard end zones, was made possible from
UT’s Senior Gift Campaign fund.
Peyton Manning Pass runs from Volunteer Boulevard
to Phillip Fulmer Drive in front of Neyland Stadium. It
is the main route for the Vol Walk, a football Saturday
tradition that brings fans to each side of the road as the
“Every gift
and every
donor make
a significant
impact on the
Volunteer football team walks into the stadium.
For more than twenty years, seniors have raised
money for the Senior Gift Campaign to present the
university with a gift upon their graduation. More than
$400,000 has been raised since the program began
in 1991.
Photography: Dustin Brown
—Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek
Quite a
training here
my whole life
and the dynamic
support system
for studentathletes...it’s a
family tradition
I am proud to
handstand near the edge of a five-meter diving board in the
Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Just as casually as if she were in a leveled, grassy backyard,
she tries again after taking off her necklace.
“I usually can go much longer than a few seconds,” she says.
Plagued by injuries and illness her first two seasons at
Tennessee, Lamp’s buoyant optimism keeps her from reflecting
on which pull or tear took her out of the game. Instead her sights
are on Olympic stardom, much like her dad, who lettered in track
and field at UT and twice qualified for the US Olympic Team
Lamp’s competitive spirit landed her in Barcelona, Spain, as
the third Lady Vol diver to represent the red, white, and blue at
the 2013 FINA World Championships. She finished tenth in the
women’s 10-meter diving finals. As one of the most decorated
diving recruits in UT history, Lamp continues to add to her
awards collection with back-to-back SEC Diver of the Year and
CSCAA National Diver of the Year honors.
The senior therapeutic recreation and pre-nursing student
learned to swim at age two. By eleven, she was juggling diving
and gymnastics. A level-ten gymnast and a regional qualifier
in track and field, Lamp didn’t agonize about where she would
spend her collegiate diving career.
“Besides training here my whole life and the dynamic
academic support system for student-athletes, my grandfather,
uncle, aunt, and parents went to UT,” says Lamp, “so it’s a family
tradition I am proud to continue.”
for a Dream
his upper lip on command. He’s perfected “the look.” The mock
face mixed with anger and disgust likely stopped many a football opponent in their tracks when Lathers suited up in Neyland
With his “mean-mugging” look now on reserve because of a
second hip surgery, the NFL is a sparkle in his eye that Lathers
will chase next year. Wherever his dreams may lead him, one
thing is for certain: He’ll proudly flaunt the symbolic Vol for Life
badge in gratitude of good old Rocky Top.
UT will always be home sweet home for the Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, native. Being draped in LSU purple and gold, or the
colors of any college team, became just a fantasy when Lathers’
body turned on him at age ten.
Bone cancer stole most of Lathers’ mobility, leaving him with
only daydreams of playground football at the very most.
It would be five years of painful monthly injections before he
regained what was taken.
Like he had never been robbed, Lathers fought his way to
the Tennessee field as promising linebacker #34, only for his
body to be tattered and torn even more. First he was sidelined
by a blood disorder that resulted in the removal of his spleen,
followed by hip, shoulder, and ankle surgeries.
“The game comes with injuries,” Lathers says matter-offactly. “In school you’re taught lessons and then given a test, but
in life you’re given a test and then the lessons come. Put simply,
the injuries and obstacles are motivators.”
Sidelined by setbacks, Lathers didn’t succumb to a pity party;
instead he poured encouragement into his teammates while pursuing his sport management degree. And just like the summers
he spent working with his grandfather roofing buildings, Lathers
found his mojo in serving others. From coaching youth sports,
helping build homes to feeding the homeless, Lather says, “I will
always serve. And dream.”
“To me a dream worth having is worth fighting for,” he says,
“and I know that the good Lord has something special in store
for me.
“My best days have not been seen yet.”
More than
contributed to
the Tennessee
2012–2013 Benefactors Who
Invested $25,000 & Above
A. T. & T. Inc. Foundation
Dr. Charles David Adair
Dr. Neil D. Adamson
AIC Holdings, Inc.
Dr. Donald L. and Julia W. Akers
Alcoa Foundation
Honey and Lamar Alexander
Alpha Tau Omega Alumni
Charles C. and Moll Anderson
Charles C. Anderson Sr.
Aqua-Chem Inc. /Water Tech. Div.
Robin Klehr Avia
Aramark-UT Dining Services
Atmos Energy Corporation
Judge Herbert M. Bacon
Dr. Alan and Mary Bacon
David T. and Jane O. Bailey
Stephen W. and Cynthia A. Bailey
Baker Donelson Bearman
Jonathan C. Bailey
James B. Baker
Bandit Lites, Inc.
Robert O. and Phylis K. Baron
Herbert Michael Barrett
R. Stewart Bartley
Alice Barton
Wayne G. Basler
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Charles E. and Patti H. Bass
Dr. William M. and Carol H. Bass
Dr. Kenneth L. and Wanda G. Beattie
Bechtol Corporation
D. R. Beeson III
Thomas D. and Jennifer Bell
John A. A. Bellamy
James M. and Patricia J. Bernal
Michael A. and Nancy M. Berry
Dr. Charles “Bob” Bice Jr.
Blaine Construction Corporation
Sidney A. and Jonelda W. Blalock
Todd B. and Kristen J. Blankenbecler
J. William and Melba R. Blevins
Helmut K. and Claudine Boehme
Dr. Edward J. and Carolyn P. Boling
John H. Boll
R. Stanley Bowden II
Mark S. and Karen M. Bowling
Randy and Jenny Boyd
Herbert L. and Connie W. Bradshaw
Clarence “Bo” Braswell
Ray Whitford and Jennifer Britton
Brogan Financial, Inc.
Jimmy Brooks
David A. Brown II
Martin D. and Ann R. Brown
Steven and Jill Brown
Deborah A. Brown
William Thomas Browney III
Don C. and Joan Bruce
William H. Bryce Jr.
Ralph D. and Chari C. Buckner
A. Randy Burleson
Ivie P. and Stephanie S. Burns
Betsey R. Bush
James J. and Celeste A. Butler
Benjamin W. and Amanda Cade
Warren and Patricia Carmichael
Patrick Carroll
William Y. and Clara Carroll
Dr. Samuel R. and Sharon S. Carter
Wallace A. and Mary A. Casnelli
Kenneth M. and Carol Ann Chadwell
Donald G. and Linda R. Chambers
John A. Chandler
G. Blake Chandler, M.D.
Jeff and Vicki Chapman
Jeff and Debbie Chapman
Michael D. and Donna L. Chase
Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
Dr. David H. Childers
David L. Childs
Choice Medical, Incorporated
W. Dwight Church
Citizens Bank Tri-Cities Foundation Ltd
Citizens National Bank
Clayton Family Foundation
Gary F. and Marsha K. Clayton
Kevin T. and Michelle M. Clayton
Duke B. and Karen Clement
Steve and Gail W. Clendenen
Coca-Cola Foundation
Cochran, Inc.
Michael W. and Christy Coffey
Charles H. Coffin
Michael J. Cohan
Billy J. and Carolyn C. Coleman
Carl E. Colloms
Commons at Knoxville
John C. and Cindy G. Compton
Bobbie Y. Congleton
W. Michael and Kelly Conley
Connor Concepts, Inc.
Judy and Joe C. Cook Jr.
Cornerstone of Recovery, Inc.
Reaves M. Crabtree
Michael and Mary Crawford
Dan Crockett
Sherry M. Cummings
D & S Builders
Dabora, Inc.
Paul H. and Sara E. Dangel
Joseph B. Trahern III and Kendra L. Davis
Jeffery W. and Janet P. Davis
Joshua J. Deans
Pete and Cindi DeBusk
DENSO North America Foundation
Dr. Mike L. Dillard
Dr. John P. and Brenda Dittmann
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Kerry A. Dodd
Dorchester Coal Company, LP
G. Mack and Nancy R. Dove
J. J. Dower
Charles W. Duggan
David E. and Janet B. Dugger
Jeannie H. Dulaney
Jerry and Judy Duncan
Gregory and Jennifer Dunn
Jack and Vicki Dyer
Eastman Chemical Company
Thomas R. and Elaine S. Edwards
Dr. Mark P. Elam
Industrial Electronics, Inc.
Milton H. Ellis
Emerson Process Management - CSI
EnergySolutions, L.L.C.
Sandy S. Ennis
Charles W. and Cantey M. Ergen
Ernst & Young LLP Foundation
James D. and Elizabeth Estep
ExxonMobil Corporation
Farm Bureau Insurance - Tennessee
John J. and Sondra B. Faris
J. Russell and Beverly H. Farrell
Ferguson Family Foundation
William R. Ferguson
Joseph A. and Ruth Fielden
First Tennessee Bank
Matthew A. Fisher
Barry and Kay Fittes
Five Oaks Family
James K. Flood
Bill R. Flynn
Food City / K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
Gibson Family Foundation
James G. and Jill R. Gibson
Dr. Mark A. and Lillian B. Fox
John N. Foy
Donald F. and Tammy M. Francis
Dr. Chad and Dr. Camilla Frost
Functional Pathways
Dr. Jeffery L. and Cheryl A. Fuqua
David Gallaher
Dr. Tom T. and Dr. Caren Gallaher
Steve. B. Garner
General Shale Brick, Inc.
Gerdau AmeriSteel Corporation
Elizabeth Giles
Robert M. and Wendy S. Goodfriend
Dr. L. Barry and Dr. Karen E. Goss
Michael D. and Elizabeth J. Greene
Kimberly Scheibe Greene
Samuel F. and Leslie Grigsby
Dr. John W. and Dr. Cynthia A. Haas
S. Morris and Anne B. Hadden
L. Jeffrey Hagood
Raymond D. and Lucy M. Hand
Harrison Construction Company
Dr. and Mrs. Drew E. Haskins III
James A. and Natalie L. Haslam
Jimmy and Dee Haslam
Michael L. and Leilah K. Hatcher
Haven Charitable Foundation
W. Blaine Hawkins
Ralph D. and Janet S. Heath
Patrick W. and Amy Y. Heckethorn
Helen Ross McNabb Center
Robert Z. and Terri P. Hensley
Edward J. Hershewe
Robert R. Hill Jr.
Scott and Deborah Hilleary
Dr. Leonard H. and Nancye E. Hines
Jimmy Hipsher
Ronald S. Holcomb
William A. and Kimberly K. Hollin
Home Federal Bank of Tennessee
Shek C. Hong
Andy Hoover
Mary and David Howard
HR Comp Employee Leasing, LLC
HSBC Bank USA, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. John W. Hubbard
Hullco, Inc.
Stanley G. and Teresa L. Hurt
Larry R. Hyatt
IAVO Research and Scientific
II-VI Foundation
Gino L. Inman
Intel Corporation
Glenn T. and Dottie G. Irwin
John R. and Charlotte H. Israel
Dr. Richard E. Jabbour
Jeanette Travis Foundation
Jessup and Associates
Johnson Family Account
Dr. Paul H. Johnson
2012–2013 Benefactors Who
Invested $25,000 & Above
Andrew P. and Jennie S. Johnson
Joint Vue
W. Allan and Janie P. Jones
Patricia K. Jones
Clay and Debbie Jones
David P. and Jeanne Claire Jones
Homer A. & Ida S. Jones Trust
Raja J. and Michelle Jubran
Ronald A. and Joan N. Justus
Karl A. Bickel Charitable Trust
William H. and Janet M. Keith
Ronald E. and Reba M. Kennedy
Dr. Doris M. Kilgore
C. Steve and Karen Kittrell
Margaret G. Klein
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling
Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic
Michael A. and Pamela R. Koban
Paul D. and Tammy P. Koonce
Thomas and Pamela Korn
Raymond E. and Wanda N. Lacy
Christopher L. and Quinita LaPorte
Sam J. and Marlo LaPorte
Deborah F. Lauria
Thomas E. Lauria
Ronald E. and Carolyn B. Lawrence
Brenda G. Lawson
Leadership Knoxville Inc
Lederer Family
Austin Whitfield Lee, III
Dr. Eric D. and K. Renee Lee
Sherri P. Lee
Marianne Morris Leech
Mark E. and Kathlyn M. Lester
Lisega, Inc.
Michael A. and Tina A. Lobel
Mark W. Love
Denise A. Lowrie
Henry G. Luken III
Shawn D. and Laura L. Lyke
Dr. Stephen L. and Troba Mangum
Charles O. Mann Jr.
Peyton W. and Ashley T. Manning
Larry B. and Jane H. Martin
A. David and Sandra T. Martin
Massey Electric Company
Dr. Cheryl S. Massingale
Michael W. and Suzanne S. Masters
MathWorks, Inc.
Mayfield Lumber Company
Dr. John C. and Carolyn McAmis
Samuel C. and Susan M. McCamy
Jeff and Pace McCamy
Martin D. and Mary M. McCulloch
James R. and Sandra McKinley
John G. and Kathy L. McLeod
Harry McNutt
Norman C. McRae
Dr. Matthew M. and Laurel K. Mench
Merck Sharp & Dohme
James K. and Beverly Milam
Dan M. and Amy E. Miles
Miller Energy Resources, Inc.
Howells D. Miller
Jack P. and Patricia H. Mills
MiniFibers, Inc.
Hazen and Brettany D. Mirts
Doyle R. and Susan J. Monday
Dr. John R. Moore
Ronald T. and Jessica M. Morris
M. Steven and Laura C. Morris
Lee M. and Susan O. Moss
James F. and Regina B. Murray
Lee K. and Hilda S. Murray
Mary LeAnn Mynatt
Dr. Eric R. Nease
Gerald T. Niedert
Leonard E. North
Jack D. and Faun Norton
Robbie Nutt
Joseph M. and Barbara L. O’Donnell
Linda N. Ogle
James D. Ogle
Allen and Lea Orwitz
Roger Osborne
F. Perry and Elaine J. Ozburn
Park West Physicians
Stephen W. and Melissa T. Parker
Mitul (Mitch) Patel
Dr. W. Lawrence and Susan Patrick
Charles W. Pearson III
Dr. Robert D. and Dr. Andrea R. Pedigo
Frank R. Pellerin
PepsiCo Foundation, Inc.
John and Dawn Perks
Richard H. and Deborah L. Perry
Pershing Yoakley & Associates
Robert E. and Margaret E. Petrone
Richard and Mary Ann Peugeot
Phillips & Jordan, Incorporated
The Pictsweet Company
Pilot Corporation
Dr. James S. Plank
James J. and Sandra G. Powell
Larry F. Pratt
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Dr. Joseph L. and Sharon M. Pryse
Radio Systems Corporation (PetSafe)
David L. and Sharon R. Ramsey
Ronnie Range
Dr. Richard A. and Carmen R. Raths
Richard B. and Jane M. Ray
Dr. William Stuart and Katherine B. Riggsby
Jon G. and Mintha E. Roach
Martin L. and Carol F. Robinson
Roddy-Holden Foundation
Gary L. and Donna L. Rose
Richard L. Rose
Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.
William O. Ross
Saks Incorporated Foundation
Dr. William K. Salmons
William L. and Jane O. Salter
William B. and Elisabeth S. Sansom
Ann S. Schaad
Dane and Margaret E. Scism
Dr. Timothy C. and Leigh Anne Scott
Patricia F. Scruggs
Dr. D. Anthony and Kathy L. Seaton
W. Allen Separk
Larry E. Shell
Dr. E. Dorinda Shelley
Wayne and Betty Shirley
John E. and Linda Shoemaker
Shadab A. Siddiqi
Rita Freeman Silen
Taylor and Jean Simonton
Bill H. Sims Jr.
Edward B. and Jeanie S. Sims
Mike Sisk
A. Dean and Ann H. Skadberg
Stephanie L. Slater
Robert C. Sledd
Kirby B. Smith
Johneta L. Smith
Gregory L. Smith
C. Gibbs and Linda W. Smith
Mark. E. Smith
Isabelle F. Smith
Richard A. and Ann S. Smith
Aaron J. Snyder
Michael D. and Melinda C. Sontag
South College
Steve and Becky South
Southeast Bank
Southeast Precast Corporation
David L. and Lynne C. Sparks
Daniel and Susan Speraw
Jay St. Clair
Manfred and Fern Steinfeld
William B. and Kay H. Stokely
William B. Stokely, Jr. Foundation
Michael D. Stone
J. Michael Stone
Richard D. Strachan
Buster and Lea Stuart
Melvin S. Sturm
Gerald H. Summers
Dr. Keith P. Taylor
Sharon M. Taylor
Robert Andrew Taylor
Jamie M. Thomas
Mike Thomas
J. Bradley and Ginny Thompson
John D. and Ann M. Tickle
Strongwell Corporation
Spike and Lisa R. Tickle
Tracy and Summer B. Tucker
In Memory of Harold D. Turley
Ronald L. and Catherine Turner
University Industry Research Corporation
Urban Child Institute
UT-Battelle L.L.C.
U.T. Surgical Associates
Vanquish Worldwide LLC
VMware, Inc.
Volkswagen Chattanooga
Vulcan Materials Company, Midsouth Div.
Charles A. and Nancy G. Wagner
Michael S. Walden
S. G. and Rose Walker
Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis
Nancy E. Walls (Mrs. Jimmy Walls Sr.)
Paul A. Warren
Karen Christine Warrington
Angela K. Washington
Joseph M. and Carol Weller
Michael R. and Tiffiny A. West
Charles E. Wharton
Trey and Bonnie White
David F. White
Whitehead Construction, Inc.
Gordon D. Whitener
John D. and Melanie Willcutts
Mark K. and Kristin L. Williams
John Wilson
Alan D. and Wendy Wilson
Judith Ann Bank Windsor
Kent C. Withers Jr.
Lowell L. Woods
World Wide Technology, Inc.
Benefactors With More
Than 55 Years of Giving
Jack H. and Constance E. Addington
Cola L. and Adelyn Edwards
Betty M. Lawson
David A. Roberson Sr.
Quentin M. and Nancy B. Alexander
James D. and Elizabeth Estep
Harvey A. and Nancy T. Mahlman
Robert L. and Phyllis K. Rose
Robert E. and Joan G. Alexander
Dr. Nathan F. and Mary B. Ford
Arthur H. Marks Jr.
John G. and Jerry L. Sample
Robert S. and Anne W. Allison
Robert H. Foster
Jack R. Martin
A. Donald and Eleanor M. Sellstrom
Alex and Edwina R. Anderson
Dave and Joyce M. Foster
Oaklie K. McConnell Jr.
Paul K. Shirley
Walter I. and Patricia Y. Anderson
William Ray and Yvonne M. Foster
John F. McCrary Jr.
John M. Smartt
Philip W. and Ellen B. Barnhart
Grady B. and Irene D. Fox
George T. McGuire Jr.
Martha M. Smartt
Samuel E. and Mary A. Beall
Michael A. Frassrand
Ruth S. McMartin
James F. Smith Jr.
Thomas L. Belton
Dr. Richard E. Fuchs
James L. McPhetridge
Robert L. Smith
Vivian G. Beretta
Frances R. Gardner
Walker E. Meacham
Thomas M. and Mary J. Snodgrass
James M. and Patricia J. Bernal
James S. and Maryann F. Gillespie
Russell A. Messick
Col. Harvey L. and Sylvia M. Sproul
Ruth Anne Blakely
Robert A. and Patsy S. Glascott
Dr. Homer F. Mincy, Jr. and Ila R. Mincy
Dr. John H. and Nancy L. Spurgeon
Janie R. Bragg
Charles Lynn Gobble
James R. and Mary B. Montgomery
Alexander Stevenson
Harry E. and Martha P. Brown
Dr. Gordon C. and Mrs. Dianne Fraser Goodgame
Betty E. Moore
Gene P. and Cecil P. Stickle
Caroline B. Buckner
LTC Donal H. and Janice Henry
Mary Nelle Veazey Moreland
Dr. C. Marzel and Nancy F. Stiefel
Barbara R. Bullen
Jean C. Harlan
Charles and Betty Jane Morgan
Austin P. and Ann R. Stubblefield
Jonathan H. and Nancy McCrary Burnett
Donald C. and Ida R. Harris
Maurice G. and Johnnie S. Msarsa
Howard L. Taylor
O. D. Cagle Jr.
Alice S. Haygood
George C. Newcomer Jr.
L. Clay and Mary Ellen Thomas
James C. Campbell Jr.
Herbert A. Henry
Robert R. Neyland Jr.
Alfred L. and Lois Thomason
Roy T. Campbell Jr.
Col. Robert E. and Mary Lou Hite
James L. Nicholson
Mylus J. Walker
Janella A. Carpenter
William C. and Frances Holt
Dr. Michael Y. Nunnery
Campbell and Joan E. Wallace
James G. Cavalaris
Barbara A. Hoskins
Gordon A. Osborn
John B. Waters Jr.
George P. Chandler
Dr. Robert P. and Mrs. Mary Jo Hughes
Prentice N. O’Steen
James Ray Weatherly
James P. Chandler
Tom and Judith L. Hughes
Peggy J. Pankey
Doris D. Webster
John M. Childress
Nancy N. Irvine
Jerry T. and Mattie B. Pass
Jackie S. Weinstein
Dr. Sam D. and Doris J. Clinton
Harold L. Jackson
George B. Phillips
Rev. Fred E. West, Jr. and Joy G. West
Raymond L. and Frances J. K. Copeland
R. Harold Jenkins
John F. Phillips
James H. Whiteaker
James A. Cotton
Floyd A. and Jean H. Johnson
George W. and Geneva Swafford Pomeroy
Bill G. and Patricia R. Williams
Eugenia H. Curtis
Harold F. and Patricia L. Johnson
Dr. John W. and Lynn B. Prados
Dr. Darwin W. and Mary Ellis Womack
Dr. John B. d’Armand
Ann W. Johnson
Eleanor M. Pratt
Charles Frederick and Rosalyn H. Wyatt
Elizabeth R. Davies
Norma A. Kelley
Donald B. and Nancy O. Preston
Winston J. and Edna S. Daws
Jim and Roberta W. Kidd
Charles E. and Elma P. Price
George E. and Jane M. Dominick
Alice F. Kincaid
Phyllis Trenholm Rainwater (Mrs. Chester S.)
Coleen W. Dorris
Donald L. and Veronica J. King
Eugene P. Reams
James W. and Billie J. Doty
James E. Kirk, Jr. and Mary F. Kirk
William F. Regas
Robert L. and Rosemary G. Droke
Blair Moody Lake
Grady W. and Emmalee W. Renfro
James R. Eckel Jr.
Barney L. Lane
Margaret Riggsbee
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