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TICUA Hall of Fame
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Tennessee’s Independent Colleges and Universities have been home to some of our state’s most distinguished and impressive residents— from Nobel laureates, Grammy-winning artists and Pulitzer Prize winners to faith leaders, entrepreneurs and government leaders. 

The TICUA Hall of Fame recognizes these distinguished alumni, their indelible contributions to our state and country, and the institutions who helped shape them.

Selection Criteria
Each member institution may select one alumnus each year who:

  • Embodies the values and mission of your institution
  • Has contributed to the betterment of humanity through remarkable service, work, leadership, or other achievement
  • May or may not already have been recognized by your institution for their life and work
  • Earned a degree from your institution (this may include any academic or professional degree, but excludes honorary degrees)
  • Can be living or deceased
For more information contact Dr. Claude Pressnell, TICUA President ( or Dr. Diane Berty, TICUA VP (