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2021 Torchbearers stand with Chancellor Donde Plowman at the banquet

2021 Torchbearers and Chancellor Donde Plowman at the 2021 Chancellors Honors Banquet (not pictured: Trey Smith).

The Chancellor’s Honors Banquet is held each spring to recognize students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of Tennessee for their extraordinary achievements.

The Academic Honors Banquet was created in 2021 to recognize the accomplishments of the university’s faculty, staff, and students in academia and research.

The Volunteers of Distinction program, also created in 2021, recognizes graduating seniors and graduate students for academic achievement and professional promise.