Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism and Communications Honorary)

UT’s chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha was installed on June 8, 1952. Four students—Pan Dodd Wheeler, Billie Sager, and Jackie Kersch (undergraduates) and alumnus Jack K. Westbrook, then on the staff of WUOT—were the charter members of the chapter. The top 10 percent of seniors, second semester juniors, and graduate students in journalism and communications are invited to membership in Kappa Tau Alpha, UT’s chapter of the national honor society for journalism studies. The UT Knoxville chapter is named for Willis Tucker, who founded the School of Journalism in 1949. The organization annually presents a lecture in mass communications, named for longtime professor and KTA advisor John M. Lain.

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  • Access Date January 30, 2023
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  • Date of Last Update October 10, 2018