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The Alumni Public Service Award honors a faculty or staff member whose work has made a significant impact on the Knoxville-area community.

The Excellence in Academic Outreach award honors those who exemplify UT’s land-grant mission by using intellectual capital to benefit the citizens of Tennessee.

The Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service awards recognize graduating students who are extraordinary campus leaders for their significant service to others.

Extraordinary Community Service (Students and Organizations) honors students and student organizations that exhibit the Volunteer spirit in the community.

The Charles R. Burchett Extraordinary Contributions to Campus Life award honors students and student organizations for extraordinary contributions to campus life.

The Extraordinary Customer Service award is given to a university employee who is consistently optimistic and serves students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with great care.

Extraordinary Service to the University honors faculty members, staff members, or friends for noteworthy service to the university.

Macebearer is the highest faculty award, celebrating and honoring a distinguished career and a solid commitment to students, scholarship, and society.

Torchbearer is the highest UT student honor. Graduating seniors are recognized for academic excellence and service to the university and society at large.