April 24, 2019
Tickets are available for the East Tennessee State University National Alumni Association’s 2019 Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting, which will be held Friday, May 3.
The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Millennium Center.
Dr. Brian Noland, ETSU president, will provide remarks, and a select group of distinguished ETSU alumni and friends will be honored. This year’s award recipients include Dr. Flora Joy (’63 and ’67), retired ETSU professor and founder of the university’s renowned Storytelling Program, Outstanding Alumna, and Dr. Scott Lillibridge (’77), senior medical advisor for the International Medical Corps, Outstanding Alumnus. Awards of Honor will be presented to retired ETSU photographer Larry D. Smith (’78) and Julie “Jules” Wortman (’89). Honorary Alumni status will be given to A.R. Freddy and Susan E. Gonzalez of Chaparral Buick GMC of Johnson City and ETSU men’s golf coach Fred Warren.
Special recognition will also be given to the reunion class of 1969 and other members of the university’s Golden Fifties Club.
The ETSU National Alumni Association, the university’s longest-operating organization of graduates and former students, was created in 1915. The gathering of alumni on the evening before spring Commencement dates back to a candlelight ceremony to welcome the Class of 1929 diplomats in preparation for their graduation.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be reserved online at www.etsualumni.org or by calling the ETSU Alumni Office at 423-439-4218. The price includes sales tax, and tickets are non-refundable.
For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.