Pictured (l,r): Jimmy Tosh, April Armstrong and Cody Alcorn

Alcorn, Armstrong, Tosh to receive UT Martin homecoming alumni awards

Cody Alcorn, of Atlanta, Georgia; April Armstrong, of Bartlett; and Jimmy Tosh, of Henry, will be honored with alumni awards from the University of Tennessee at Martin during homecoming festivities Oct. 1.

The awards will be presented during the annual Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards Program before the opening of Quad City, and award-winners will later be recognized after the first quarter of the of the homecoming football game against Tennessee Tech. The game begins at 2 p.m. in Hardy Graham Stadium, and tickets are available in advance through the Skyhawk Ticket Office and at the gate on game day.

Alcorn, a native of Sikeston, Missouri, will receive the 2022 Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which honors a university alum under 40 years of age for outstanding achievement in his or her chosen profession. Alcorn is a 2005 UT Martin graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications. In his 17-year, award-winning career in TV news, he has covered a presidential inauguration, a Super Bowl, and numerous breaking news and weather stories. He is currently a journalist for 11Alive, WXIA, in Atlanta.

Armstrong is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award, which honors a university alum for outstanding achievement in his or her chosen profession. Armstrong is a second-generation alumna of UT Martin and 2004 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a systems technology auditor for Memphis Light, Gas, and Water and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.  Armstrong has most recently been named the president of the UT Martin Black Alumni Council.

Tosh, the owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, will receive the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for University Service, which honors an individual for exemplary service to the university. He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1972. He now owns and operates the 24th largest swine operation in the country. He has been a key driver of the Captain’s Challenge Campaign with his $50,000 match to the UT Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Science.

To view the complete schedule of homecoming events, visit alumni.utm.edu/homecoming. For more information on university homecoming awards, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 731-881-7610.


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