The Centennial Alumni of the University of Tennessee

  • Author(s): Sicking, Jennifer and Gina Stafford, eds.
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  • Imprint: The University of Tennessee
  • Publication Date: 2017-11-01
  • Status: Active
  • Available in Hardcover - Cloth: Price $34.95 | Buy Now


What do former NFL star Peyton Manning, astronaut Margaret Rhea Seddon, former University of Tennessee President Joe Johnson, and the winningest basketball coach in Division I history, Pat Summit, have in common? They are all alumni of one of the campuses of The University of Tennessee. In July 2017, the staff of Alumnus Magazine asked members of the nationwide UT Alumni Association—which includes graduates of all UT campuses—for nominations of alumni whose accomplishments and/or service and support to their alma maters made them worthy of inclusion among the 100 most significant alumni ever. The result was a well-received three-part feature in Tennessee Alumnus magazine—and this wonderful keepsake. Each of the 100 alumni featured here has an extensive profile, often written by fellow alumni, and an accompanying portrait, and together their stories provide a representation of the immense range of UT alumni. The University of Tennessee has produced lawyers, entrepreneurs, athletes, philanthropists, environmental activists, and so many others who embody a unique spirit—a spirit shared by 370,000 other alumni who will find this book a fitting tribute to their own support and service.

 Jennifer Sicking is the assistant director of communications and marketing at the University of Tennessee.

 Gina Stafford is an assistant vice president and director of communications at the University of Tennessee.