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M. C. James Golf Driving Range

The M. C. James Golf Driving Range is named for former golf captain and USGA Committeeman M. C. James Jr., who lettered in 1936. It was established at Lakeshore Park in 1985 and was relocated with other golf practice facilities to the Mack and Jonnie Day Golf Practice Facility on Alcoa Highway in November 2010.

M.E.N.C.—National Association for Music Education

M.E.N.C. was an active professional organization within the College of Education beginning in the 1960s. M.E.N.C. was founded in 1907 and stands for Music Educators National Conference. The name was changed in 1998 to MENC.

Mabel’s Cafeteria

Currently located in McCord Hall on the agriculture campus, Mabel’s (its official name was originally the Agricultural Lunchroom) opened in 1946 on the lower floor of an army surplus barracks-type building erected to the west of Morgan Hall to provide additional classroom space. The facility in the army surplus building replaced a tiny lunchroom adjacent … Continued

MacArthur Fellowships

Two faculty and two alumni have been recipients of the $500,000 Sarah MacArthur Fellowships, which have been awarded annually since 1981 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Sometimes called “genius awards,” the fellowships are annually presented to between 20 and 40 United States citizens or residents of any age and working in … Continued

Mace of the University

The University Mace, carried by a member of the faculty in academic processions, was first carried in 1960 at the inauguration of Andrew Holt as the institution’s 16th president. It was designed and carved by Malcolm Rice, who was then the university architect. It was decorated by Samuel L. Nelson, physical plant general superintendent (carpentry); … Continued


In 1960 designation as Macebearer was instituted as one of the most significant honors the university can bestow upon a member of the faculty. The mace is symbolic of the faculty’s service to the university, its students, and the greater society. The faculty member designated as Macebearer is usually one who has exhibited a longstanding … Continued

MacLeod, Florence L.

Dr. MacLeod earned the BS (1919) from Simmons College in Boston and the MS (1921) and PhD (1924) from Columbia University. She joined the faculty of the university’s College of Home Economics (later Human Ecology and now within the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences) in 1931. When the Department of Nutrition was established … Continued

Madden, David

Fourteen-year-old Jerry David Madden of Knoxville submitted a one-act play in the 1950 statewide contest held jointly by the UT English Department and the Division of University Extension. The prize was having the play produced on campus, and Madden was one of four winners that year. He submitted another winning entry in a contest for … Continued

Maggart, Brandon

Brandon Maggart (Roscoe Maggart, but more commonly called “Buddy” at UT) received the BS in journalism in fall 1956. He began his acting career in school plays in his hometown of Carthage, Tennessee. He won an operatic scholarship to UT. After graduation he performed in New York for 25 years, mainly on stage, with some … Continued

Mahan, Gerald D.

In 1984 Dr. Gerald Mahan was one of the first two professors to be appointed a distinguished scientist in the new Center of Excellence, the Science Alliance. Prior to this appointment, Professor Mahan was distinguished professor at Indiana University, where he directed the Materials Research Laboratory. Dr. Mahan held appointments in the UT Physics and … Continued