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Carmichael Earns Prestigious Alumni Award



Moxley Carmichael President Alan Carmichael has received the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information’s most prestigious alumni award for notable contributions in the field of communication and information.

Carmichael received the 2021 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award, which is named for the college’s first permanent dean, at the UT College of Communication and Information’s (CCI) recent annual awards banquet. Carmichael is a former reporter and assistant city editor at “The Tennessean” in Nashville, former senior vice president of communications at TVA and, for 23 years, president of Moxley Carmichael public relations in Knoxville.

Previous winners of the Hileman Award include former Tennessee and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning; John Noble Wilford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer for “The New York Times” who covered the first moon landing in 1969; and Richard Marius, former UT professor and historian and teacher of writing and English literature at Harvard University.

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