Short Takes

Kellie Jolly Harper with fan

Kellie Jolly Harper Keeps Her Winning Ways

Always sporting her signature French braid, Kellie Jolly Harper played for Pat Summitt’s Lady Vols during their run of three consecutive national championships, and now she has enjoyed great success in her first year as head coach of the women’s basketball team at North Carolina State University.

Chalking up yet another recognition, she recently was presented the Accomplished Alumni Award by Donna Thomas, UT senior associate athletics director, at a White County Alumni Association event in her hometown of Sparta. Harper then entertained the group with tales from the trenches of basketball, as both a player and a coach.

Pictured above: Kellie Jolly Harper with a young Lady Vols fan (and perhaps future athlete?)

Brent Hubbs

Brent Hubbs, MVP (Most Valuable Publisher)

Brent Hubbs is known around East Tennessee as a UT athletics and recruiting expert. He publishes and is a two-time recipient of the Tennessee Sportswriter of the Year Award.

As part of the Accomplished Alumni Program, Hubbs visited campus recently to keynote the KTA Honors Society induction and speak to a print and web news-writing class about his college experience and his career covering athletics up close.

Pictured above: Brent Hubbs surrounded by CCI students

Clint Boyd Jr.

Clint Boyd Jr. Pays It Forward

Clint Boyd Jr., an industrial engineering grad, has worked with such clients as the Tennessee Titans, Nissan North America, and a variety of religious and educational groups through Higher Ground Training Inc., a personal and professional training company he started with his wife and business partner in Nashville.

Last June, as a participant in the Accomplished Alumni Program, Boyd visited campus to meet with members of faculty and staff of the College of Engineering and to keynote a UT LEAD Summer Institute dinner program. The 85 first-year students at the dinner came away inspired by Boyd to make the most of their college experience as they prepare for life after college.

Pictured above: Clint Boyd Jr. with UT Knoxville Provost Susan Martin
Visit the Accomplished Alumni website for more information!

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