Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TTU Alumni To Be Honored At Reception Friday

A nurse, lawyer, accountant, musician, astronaut, and recreation director will be honored as Tennessee Tech University Outstanding Alumni at a dinner and reception on Friday. The six TTU alumni, representing each academic division, will receive recognition at a celebration in the Leslie Town Centre. They includeBarbara S. Jared, assistant professor of nursing, who is being recognized by the College of Agricultural and Human SciencesMike Winchester, recognized as one of the top banking lawyers in Knoxville, and a noted alumnus of the College of Arts and SciencesMike Ingram, director of quality control at KraftCPAs, being recognized by the College of BusinessDon Jackson, world-renowned orchestral conductor, who is the choice of the College of EducationBarry Wilmore, pilot of NASA’s STS-129 space shuttle mission, the College of Engineering's outstanding alumni choice. And Kent Johnson, center director for the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department, who was chosen by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies A reception in their honor will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The public is invited, and reservations are required. The cost is $20 per person. To register online, go to and choose the "events" page or call Alumni Relations at 372-3205.