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Spring Reception

Unfortunately, the Spring Reception was unable to be held at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year. But 12 students did receive a combined total of nearly $20,000 in scholarships and awards this year. Partners has awarded nearly $250,000 to more than 175 students since its inception in 1998.

Recipients for the Buck Jones Award for Professional Promise were Bailey Alexander and Sydney Snoddy. The Dr. Joy T. DeSensi Award for Professionalism was presented to Brandy Moss. The Service Award recipient was Alexandra Pelletier.  Scholarship recipients were Kenzi Campbell, Scott Daughty, Jacob Hintzman, Jessica Huth, Ryan Jacob, and Luke Tucker. The recipients of the Emile Catignani Award for Active Living were Anna Brock Hawkins and Peyton Woods.

Spring Reception Speakers

2021No Reception Held
2020No Reception Held
2019John FulkersonStudent-Athlete, Tennessee Basketball
2018Joan CronanAthletic Director Emeritus, Tennessee Athletics
2017Alison OjedaHead Coach, Tennessee Women’s Tennis
2016Missy Kane
Tim Mack
1984 Olympian
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist
2015Phillip FulmerMember, College Football Hall of Fame
2014Butch JonesHead Coach, Tennessee Football
2013Antone DavisDirector, Vol for Life Program
2012Dr. Buck JonesFounder, Partners in Sports
2011Justin WilcoxDefensive Coordinator, Tennessee Football
2010Mike KeithDirector of Broadcasting, Tennessee Titans
2009Jim ChaneyOffensive Coordinator, Tennessee Football
2008Steve EarlyGeneral Manger, Vol Network
2007Dane Bradshaw Student-Athlete, Tennessee Basketball
2006Bruce PearlHead Coach, Tennessee Basketball
2005Tamika Catchings
Lawrence Johnson
Tim Mack
4-time Olympic Gold Medalist – Women’s Basketball
2000 Olympic Silver Medalist – Pole Vault
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist – Pole Vault
2004Tyler Johnson Business Operations, Tennessee Athletics
2003Buzz PetersonHead Coach, Tennessee Basketball
2002Phillip FulmerHead Coach, Tennessee Football

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