Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award
This award recognizes the outstanding, pro-active contributions of students who serve the campus community and promote diversity and inclusion. The recipient will have demonstrated service, leadership, social advocacy, and/or a commitment to the spirit of cultural enrichment and the appreciation of differences on campus.
Anyone who has received the award in the preceding five years is ineligible for consideration.
A current biographical sketch of the nominee is requested along with the nomination form and letter.
The honoree will be selected by Commission for Blacks members.
- The nominee must be currently enrolled as a full-time UT Knoxville student.
- The nominee must be in good standing, in both academics and student conduct.
- The nominee must be openly pro-active in his/her beliefs in a diverse & inclusive university community.
- The nominee must be actively involved within the UT community, including participating in an organization/group that promotes diversity.
Deadline for 2020: Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Please download the form to your computer first and then complete it.
|1998||Gene Mitchell Gray|
|1999||Spruell Driver, Jr. and Patricia Ann Littlejohn|
|2003||Sherica A. Matthews|
|2004||Ronnie Clark, Jr.|
|2005||Vanessa Larella Thomas|
|2006||Jeffery Charles Cohran|
|2007||Joseph McArthur Cole|
|2009||Quiteka L. Moten|
|2012||Jayanni Elizabeth Webster|
|2013||Melanie L. Barron|
|2015||Summer Lead Institute Action Committee|
|2017||Michael D. Oliver, II|
|2018||Amber Danielle Hale|