The Medal of Honor Project, Knox County

2014 Award of Distinction

The only university-based program dedicated to preserving the stories and legacy of this medal, the project is involving students in preparations for Knoxville’s 2015 Medal of Honor Convention.  Students have had the privilege of covering the 2013 convention at Gettysburg, interviewing Medal of Honor recipients, and creating professional media products.  The long term goal is to create a military reporting emphasis within the School of Journalism.  Students’ work can be seen on the Medal of Honor website.  Director of the project, Nick Geidner, accepted the award.