UT staff members, alumni and friends were recognized for service to the
community and the university at the Chancellor's Honors Banquet
Wednesday.

The Chancellor's Citation for outstanding community service by UT-Knoxville
staff went to Alan A. Hazari, director of laboratories for the chemistry
department, and Dr. Ronald B. McFadden, director of educational advancement
programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Hazari is chairman-elect of the East Tennessee section of the American
Chemical Society. He talks to students in all grades and helps organize
chemistry classes for teachers from kindergarten to high school.

McFadden serves on the Tennessee Valley Authority Human Rights Committee,
is president of the East-Side YMCA board of directors and helps elementary
and high school students attend diverse educational experiences, such as
performances by international dance troupes and ballet companies.

Chancellor's awards to alumni and friends for outstanding service to the
university went to Dr. Jonathan E. Lighter, an adjunct research associate
in the College of Arts and Sciences; Paul M. Miles, master planner for IDS
Financial Sciences and Evelyn "Lyn" Shafer Overholt, who earned bachelor's,
master's and doctorate degrees at UT-Knoxville's College of Human
Ecology.

Lighter was nationally recognized for his Historical Dictionary of
American Slang
, published by Random House in 1994. The work, the first
of three projected volumes, is the culmination of more than 20 years of
study and documentation by Lighter, who completed the project virtually
unassisted, without computers, and despite being underfunded at times.

Miles has been a strong UT supporter for many years and is a member of the
UT-Knoxville Chancellor's Associates. He is a longtime member of the
UT-Knoxville Friends of the Library and chairs the library's 21st Century
Campaign efforts.

Overholt has served as a Chancellor's Associate, and as a member of UT's
National Alumni Association Board of Governors and Women's Council, and the
UT Development Council. She is a UT Theatre board member, and is on the
College of Human Ecology steering committee.

Staff members recognized for outstanding service to the university are:
Jerry L. Adams, area coordinator for residence halls; Betty N. Bradley,
graduate studies secretary in the College of Communications; John D.
Jarrard, director of administrative information systems; and Ann L. LaCava,
consultant for graduate studies.

Charles F. Upton, security guard at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was
cited for extraordinary customer service.

The staff member receiving the Women of Achievement Award was Wylene A.
Brba, administrative assistant at the Science Alliance.