Paul M. Campbell, the longest-serving member of the College of Social Work faculty, and director of the Social Work Office of Research and Public Service is retiring after 35 continuous years of service. In addition to this Paul worked at the college for several years previous to completing doctoral work at another university. See an article describing Paul's lifetime of achievement at http://www.csw.utk.edu/alumni/stimulus/enhanced/2014_spring/pdfs/5.pdf
Paul was honored by the College of Social Work, his work associates, family, and many friends at a reception that took place at the University Visitor's Center on June 19, 2014. David Patterson, a long-time friend and colleague of Paul Campbell addressed the crowd at the reception. Speaking for all of the guests, he described Campbell, saying, "Paul is a consummate educator. He is a professor unbounded by both classroom and narrow discipline. He is his own continuing education program, offering to those of us who have had the great good fortune to spend time with him, a vast smorgasbord of little-known, but remarkably interesting facts, vast histories, and perhaps the occasional tidbit that expands the bounds of veracity. He is a true Renaissance man. . . and a profoundly decent human being "
Among those participating in the program were Davis Tracy and Don Cassell, local musicians who performed several folk songs. Paul's wife Susan, daughter Cheryl and son Trip joined Paul for the occasion.
Dean Karen Sowers, as well as Maryanne Cunningham and JoAnna Cheatham from SWORPS, presented gifts from the college including artwork created by local artist Richard Whitehead.
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