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Giving to the Department

The Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management is grateful for the continued generosity of its many supporters. This generosity plays a large part in the department’s ability to provide financial support for our students and faculty. Interested parties may contribute to the department’s general enrichment fund or to more specialized funds.

Unrestricted Funds

The Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management Enrichment Fund was established for the purpose of supporting faculty and student exploratory research and new instructional initiatives. The funds are distributed by the Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management Department Head only when faculty (and students who are working with faculty) submit proposals and budget justification statements that describe the purpose and need for the project and what the outcomes will be if the project is funded. Often, enrichment funds are used as seed money to support new research and teaching initiatives that lead to the preparation of much larger proposals.

Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management Enrichment Fund

Restricted Funds

The hard-working faculty and the bright, energetic students in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management have placed our programs at the forefront of their disciplines. The department has specific funds which support particular aspects of its programs. Restricted gifts may be made to the funds below.

UTK Food & Lodging Program Fund

Established in 1981.

John Antun Endowed Memorial Scholarship

John Antun was an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from August 2004 until his passing in July 2011. He was the Founding Director of the Culinary Institutes at the University of Tennessee and the University of South Carolina. Antun was not only an eminent scholar and researcher, but was also an extraordinarily gifted teacher, mentor, and life coach. To honor his memory, an effort was begun on June 7, 2013 – the date of John’s birthday – to seek contributions to create an endowed student scholarship.