Mark Dean, an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, will be the
commencement speaker at Saturday's commencement ceremonies.
Dean graduated from UT in 1979 in the Minority Engineering Program, and was
recently honored by being inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of
Following graduation, Dean went to work at IBM, where he has been ever
Dean has acquired 20 U.S. patents, including three of IBM's nine original
patents, according to the Fall 1999 issue of the Tennessee
In 1995, Dean was named an IBM Fellow, which is IBM's technical honor,
according to the magazine.
He has also been awarded the "Most Distinguished Engineer" Golden Torch
Award from the National Society of Black Engineers early this year.
Dean grew up in Jefferson City, Tenn., where his father managed several
dams for TVA.
Commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. in Thompson-Boling
IBM Fellow Dean to speak at graduation
Published: Thu Dec 09, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:05 p.m.