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Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award

Nomination Form

Nomination Deadline

  • February 1, 2019

This award recognizes the outstanding, pro-active contributions of students who serve the campus community and promote diversity and inclusion. The recipient will have demonstrated service, leadership, social advocacy, and/or a commitment to the spirit of cultural enrichment and the appreciation of differences on campus.

A current biographical sketch of the nominee is requested along with the nomination form and letter.

The honoree will be selected by Commission for Blacks members.


  1. The nominee must be currently enrolled as a full-time UT Knoxville student.
  2. The nominee must be in good standing, in both academics and student conduct.
  3. The nominee must be openly pro-active in his/her beliefs in a diverse & inclusive university community.
  4. The nominee must be actively involved within the UT community, including participating in an organization/group that promotes diversity.

Nomination Procedure

Please download the nomination form to your computer first and then complete it. Please send the completed nomination form, your nomination statement, and a current biographical sketch of the nominee via email to the Commission for Blacks at

For more information, please visit Commission for Blacks website or send an email to