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University Rewards Larry Patrick


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Alumni Board of Directors has selected Larry Patrick to receive the University’s 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Patrick will be presented with the award at a dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center on Friday night. Patrick is the Managing Partner of Patrick Communications, a leading brokerage and investment banking firm offering media, tower, and telecom financial services.

CCI Dean Mike Wirth said, “Larry Patrick has had a remarkable professional career, and he has given very generously of his time, talent, and treasure to the college, the university, and many other worthy causes. His leadership, commitment, and dedication serve as an outstanding example of the positive impact one person can have. Larry’s passion for giving back and making a difference inspires our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to strive for excellence in everything we do.”

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the UT Knoxville Alumni Board’s highest alumni honor. It is reserved for alumni who have excelled at the national or international level. Dedicated to the Volunteer spirit, the purpose of this award is to recognize alumni who have attained extraordinary distinction and success in their field of endeavor, and whose achievements have brought credit to The University of Tennessee and benefit their fellow citizens.

Patrick received the College of Communication and Information's (CCI) Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995. He is a member of CCI’s Board of Visitors (which he chaired from 1995-2005). He also chaired the college’s Capital Campaign Committee as part of the Campaign for Tennessee, served on the UT Knoxville Development Council, and has held many volunteer leadership positions for industry organizations, including president of the National Association of Media Brokers and president of the Broadcast Education Association.

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