TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 13, 2019
The University of Tennessee College of Law honored two of its alumni and three current students during the 19th Annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Gala on Feb. 8. Alumna Danielle Whitworth Barnes, commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, served as keynote speaker. Adjunct professor and attorney Brooklyn Sawyers Belk was recognized with the RBJ Campbelle Award for her “courageous, selfless, and ongoing commitment to fairness and equality for all people.” Students Shannador McClain, Daniel Zydel and Chidimma Nwaneri were recognized by the Black Leadership Student Association for their commitment to leadership and diversity at the College of Law. The Blackshear Gala, named for one of the college’s first African American graduates, serves as a fundraiser for diversity education.