This week, I had the opportunity to return to the Knoxville campus of The University of Tennessee as part of the Accomplished Alumni program. I met with students and faculty and gave a talk at the Hodges Library. This program is directed by Patrick Wade in the Office of Alumni Affairs and provides a way for UT Alumni to give back to the university. After graduating nearly twenty-five years ago, it was enjoyable to meet with students and discuss their plans for the future.
Back to the library. Twenty-five years ago, I was a frequent visitor to the central library on campus. I was pre-med. I went there to study. Seems like the only other students there were meeting to decide what party they were headed to next.
Well, the library has changed. The John C. Hodges Library is a six-story, 350,000-square-foot building completed in 1987. The place is now packed with students. It seems the place on campus to be. I particularly enjoyed the centrally-located Starbucks.
While in Knoxville, I was invited to be a guest on Live at Five at Four, a live afternoon television program on the NBC-affiliate, WBIR. You can click the link (not the picture) below to see the 4 minute interview.