The 2009 Fall Young Alumni Weekend took place on Oct. 2-3. More than 150 young alums and their guests gathered on Rocky Top to take part in the weekend’s festivities.
On Friday, Oct. 2, the Young Alumni Council (pictured above) held its fall business meeting at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. That evening, the group gathered on the UT Visitors Center South Lawn for “BBQ, Bluegrass, and Bruce.” On a perfect East Tennessee fall evening, Tennessee men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl spoke to the young alumni as they dined on barbecue and listened to live bluegrass music, played by local band Will Tate & Friends.
The weekend was capped off with the annual Young Alumni tailgate party, which took place at the Tyson Alumni House before the Vols’ home football game against SEC rival Auburn. Young alums from around the region enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and plenty of pregame excitement in anticipation of that night’s clash between the Vols and the Tigers.