Marcus Rudolph with Chancellor Cheek accepting the African American Hall of Fame Award and Dr. Marva L. Rudolph award plate on behalf of his mother, Dr. Marva L. Rudolph
We are proud of the accomplishments of UT’s faculty, students and staff, and we would like to recognize all who received honors for advancing diversity and inclusion at the 2014 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.
African American Hall of Fame
Dr. Marva L. Rudolph was inducted to the African American Hall of Fame to honor her decades of distinguished service, leadership and advocacy for a diverse and inclusive campus.
Dr. Rudolph passed away on February 6, 2014. She worked in the areas of diversity, inclusion and human rights for over thirty years, and she left a lasting legacy at the University of Tennessee.
Marcus Rudolph, Catherine Luther and Chancellor Cheek
Dr. Marva L. Rudolph Diversity and Interculturalism Unit Excellence Award
The College of Communications and Information is the recipient of the first Dr. Marva L. Rudolph award for their breadth and depth of diversity efforts on both the college and campus levels. Catherine Luther, Professor and Associate Dean, accepted the award on behalf of the college.
Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope
Amadou Sall, lecturer of Africana studies, received the Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award for advocating internationalism and interculturalism at UT.
LGBT Advocate Award
Joseph Miles, assistant professor of counseling psychology, received the LGBT Advocate Award for his work in advancing LGBT issues on campus.
LGBT Student Leadership Award
Michael Porter, a senior majoring in political science with a concentration in public administration, received the LGBT Student Leadership award for his commitment to advancing LGBT issues on campus.
Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award
Brittney Jackson, a communication major, received the Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award for promoting diversity and enrichment on campus.
Margaret Lazarus Dean
Angie Warren Perkins Award
Margaret Lazarus Dean, assistant professor of English, received the Angie Warren Perkins Award for her outstanding leadership and engaging style of teaching.
Notable UT Woman Award
Susan Reichert, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was recognized with the Notable UT Woman Award. During her forty years of service at UT, she has demonstrated her leadership and her dedication to education.
For more information on the awards and award winners, click here.