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Author, Actress Danica McKellar to Narrate Imagination Library Documentary

Danica McKellar and Dolly Parton work on the Imagination Library DocumentaryAuthor and actress Danica McKeller will narrate The Library That Dolly Built, the first feature-length documentary about Dolly Parton’s book gifting program, The Imagination Library, produced by Land Grant Films in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media. 

2019 CCI Outstanding Graduates: What's Next?

2019 CCI Grad FeatureEvery graduate has that next step ahead, whether walking across the stage means a journey toward further education or the launching point of a career. As graduation season returns to Rocky Top, here’s a look at the outstanding graduates from each CCI school and major including their future plans and how their majors prepared them for professional careers.

Longmire reflects on how JEM program shaped her into a Torchbearer

Elizabeth Longmire receives 2019 Torchbearer awardGrowing up in Corryton, Tennessee, just 15 miles north of Knoxville, senior Elizabeth Longmire always knew where she wanted to go to school.

The Volunteer Spirit at the University of Tennessee is more than just about wearing orange and white. It is about being challenged by peers and professors to grow into the best possible individual and collaborating with others to make positive societal changes.

Wallen to Deliver CCI Commencement Address

Missy WallenChairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners and University of Tennessee graduate Martha S. “Missy” Wallen will deliver the commencement address at the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information’s commencement ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena on May 9 at 4 p.m.

Wallen is a longtime member and former chair (2015-2017) of the CCI Board of Visitors and has been an influential leader in the Knoxville community during her more than 40 year career in the financial services industry.