Alumni Volunteers

UT alumni live the Volunteer Creed: “One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.”

Gregory E. Cox Jr. (’95, ’96)

Gregory Cox, a senior financial analyst in Georgia Pacific’s consumer products group, continues his involvement with UT by serving as a member of the UT Foundation Board of Directors.

Tom Edwards (’72)

Tom Edwards has been involved with the Tickle College of Engineering, the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, and Tennessee Athletics, while also establishing several endowments to support student scholarships.

Howard E. Chambers (’64)

Howard Chambers, winner of the Amelia Earhart Award for mentoring and the Nathan W. Dougherty Award, has served on the Tickle College of Engineering Dean’s Board of Advisors.

Jim Murphy (’77, ’81)

As vice chair of the UT Board of Trustees, Jim Murphy was instrumental in passing the Vol Vision strategic plan and in the creation of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.

Mike Littlejohn (’73)

Mike Littlejohn has served on the UT Development Council, the UT Alumni Association Board of Governors, and established the Mike Littlejohn Scholarship in the Haslam College of Business.

Richard L. Rose (’71, ’73)

Along with establishing the College of Law’s Rose Dean Excellence Endowment, Rick Rose helped develop the Rose Distinguished Jurist in Residence Program. A founding member of the College of Law’s Dean’s Circle and Alumni Council, he has taken a leadership role in every campaign.

Ann Holt Skadberg (’62)

Along with establishing the Andrew D. Holt Endowed Professorship in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences in honor of her late father UT President Andy Holt, longtime Lady Vols fan Ann Skadberg has supported several athletics initiatives.

Don Bruce (’73)

American Home Design CEO Don Bruce speaks to classes at the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and helps students learn to network. He’s also a small-plane pilot who flies patients to medical facilities around the country.

Janet McKinley (’80)

As founding president of the BellSouth (now AT&T) Women’s Networking Alliance, Janet McKinley helped serve more than 3,000 women in a nine-state area. She went on to establish UT’s program encouraging female business students to learn golfing and networking.

Don and Ron Frieson

The Frieson Black Cultural Center was renamed in 2015 in honor of brothers Don and Ron Frieson. Their $1 million gift helped the Office of Multicultural Student Life provide additional academic support, diversity workshops, and leadership development opportunities.

Mason Jones (’04, ’07)

Mason Jones, owner of Volunteer Traditions apparel company, has worked with the College of Law’s Alumni Council as well as guest lecturing for the Haslam College of Business and the College of Law.

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