Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Alfieri Hired as GEE Director of Operations

April 6, 2020

Stephen Alfieri has been named director of operations for Graduate and Executive Education in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He began his new role August 5. Alfieri recently served as the director of regional operations for Wyndham Destinations in Sevierville. In that position, he managed an operations group of 90 team members and a budget of $220M in top-line revenues.

Smith Global Leadership Scholars Alumna of the Year Announced

March 30, 2020

Lauren Latture’s dedication to her alma mater is one reason she was named the 2019 Greg and Lisa Smith Global Leadership Scholars Alumna of the Year at the Haslam College of Business. Despite a busy work schedule since graduating from Smith GLS in 2014, she periodically returns to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to deliver presentations, lead breakout sessions, mentor students and conduct recruiting events for PepsiCo. 

Fast COVID-19 Test Being Produced by Company Led by Haslam Alum

March 23, 2020

Integrity Laboratories, headed by CEO Christian Clevenger, is distributing a test for people possibly infected by the coronavirus. Clevenger says that the test uses real-time polymerase chain reaction (a sophisticated  technology that makes copies of a specific RNA region in vitro and converts it to DNA) to perform rapid testing and identification of suspected coronavirus (2019 novel Coronavirus nCoV, COVID-19). The FDA issued Integrity Laboratories an Emergency Use Authorization to begin testing on March 16, 2020.