Fall 2017 Alumnus

Alumnus: A Battle Worth Fighting

For 651 miles, the Tennessee River twists, turns and winds across the state of the same name, and even spills—metaphorically—across the fall issue of Tennessee Alumnus, the magazine for alumni of all University of Tennessee campuses.

Present problems and possible plans for the river—some proposed by UT students—make up the issue’s cover story, which is complemented by additional pieces on protecting, preserving and sharing an increasingly precious resource—water.

The fall issue is the award-winning magazine’s third in its centennial year for the publication. The Alumnus began in 1917 and has published continuously since then, putting it in a small group of university alumni publications. Each of the three 2017 issues has commemorated the 100th anniversary by publishing profiles of “Centennial Alumni,” 100 of the most-distinguished graduates of any UT campus. These luminaries from all fields represent more than 370,000 alumni across the country and around the world.

“Commemorating the magazine’s centennial has been a labor of love for all of us involved with it,” said Gina Stafford, UT assistant vice president and director of communications. “It’s been a pleasure to revisit highlights in the University’s history, to engage with alumni in seeking their recommendations for the ‘Centennial Alumni,’ and to be able to tell the stories of some of the both well-known and less-familiar, highly accomplished UT graduates.”

Read the fall issue of Tennessee Alumnus at alumnus.tennessee.edu.