News and Communication

Telling the Tennessee Tech story

 Justin Murdock (right) and Alfred Kalyanapu will lead Tech’s team evaluating wetlands enrolled in the USDA Wetlands Reserve Program.

The News & Communication staff work with local and national media contacts to tell Tech's stories. As experienced media and communications professionals, we work to promote a positive image of the university and to share information about the accomplishments of Tennessee Tech students, faculty and staff. 

Our primary responsibilities are to create and distribute news releases and to maintain relationships with media representatives. We also write for the university's alumni magazine, Visions, and produce stories and video for the university website and social media sites.

We assist with internal communications as well, and are responsible for Tech Times, the university's daily informative blog and emails.

We encourage administrators, faculty, staff and students to work with us to get the word out about the great things happening at Tennessee Tech.

  • Media Contacts

    News and Communications staff can be reached by email or phone. If you are a reporter on deadline, please include your deadline information in your message or email.

    Buddy Pearson
    News Director
    931-372-6328 (office)
    931-267-1079 (cell)
    bpearson@tntech.edu

    Dewayne Wright
    PR Director
    931-372-3215 (office)
    931-261-5742 (cell)
    dawright@tntech.edu

    Karen Lykins
    Chief Communication Officer
    931-372-3084 (office)
    klykins@tntech.edu

  • About Tennessee Tech

    Founded in 1915, Tennessee Tech is the state’s only public technological university, and offers 130 undergraduate programs and more than 50 graduate programs to more than 10,000 students. Tech students include outstanding high-school graduates, accomplished military veterans and students from around the world, nearly half of whom graduate debt free.

    Tech has been ranked as the #1 public university in Tennessee by MONEY magazine for the last two years.

    Tech had a total sponsored research amount of $16.4 million for 2017-2018, and is classified as a doctoral university, high research activity, by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

    Tech's academic programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School: Commission on Colleges.

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