The Nolan Fowler Constitution Day Celebration commemorates
the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Named in honor
of Nolan Fowler, a retired history professor at TTU who taught constitutional
development at the university from 1962 to 1979. This planned annual event is
made possible each year due to his commitment to establish the Constitution Day
Celebration at TTU.
The Stonecipher Lecture was created to invite leading scholars and thinkers to address the relationship between science and contemporary society. Harry Stonecipher, a 1960 Tech graduate, is the former president and chief operating officer of The Boeing Co. and worked for major industrial firms including General Motors, General Electric and McDonnell Douglas.
The Winchester Lecture Series is
in its second decade. Typically held in the spring, it has featured
presenters on a wide array of topics. Its sponsor, Mike Winchester, is a
History Department graduate, an attorney in Knoxville, and a member of the
Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
The Womack Southern History Lecture series began in 2016. The sponsor, Dr. Charles Womack, former mayor of Cookeville, endowed the series in honor of his mother, a lifelong history teacher. It is held every fall, typically in early November, the time of Ms. Womack's birthday.