Accomplished Alumni

Noteworthy UT alumni are returning to campus to share their stories with students, other alumni, and the campus community as part of a new series that began this past fall. The University of Tennessee Office of Alumni Affairs started this new program to encourage these highly successful alums to stay engaged with the campus community.

Through this effort, a diverse array of UT alumni and the colleges they represent have been spotlighted. Hundreds of students, alumni, and community members have enjoyed the opportunity to meet the speakers and learn about their unique stories and achievements.
Participants so far have included

  • Tonya Hinch (’85), former Fortune 500 executive, now a consultant and speaker
  • Al Williams (’87), CFO of Bush Brothers and Co., and Dave Freeman (’94), VP of Activision
  • Chief Judge Curtis Wagner, Jr. (’51), chief administrative law judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Deedee Trotter (’05) and Jangy Addy (’07), 2008 Olympians
  • Phillip Moffitt (’68, ’71), former editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine, now a lay Buddhist priest and author
  • Kerry Madden (’84, ’86), author of children’s and young adult literature
  • David Freeman (’84), Chairman of the Nashville Predators (NHL)
  • Dave Ramsey (’82), national radio show host and author

More events are being planned for the spring semester. To learn more about the Accomplished Alumni program and the alumni who have participated, please visit the program website:

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