business briefs

• Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Jodi Brantley, MSN, APRN, NP-C, to Tennova Primary Care & Occupational Health – East Towne. A certified nurse practitioner, Brantley specializes in caring for men, women and young adults ages 18 and older. She is accepting new patients at her office, 4711 Centerline Drive, Knoxville.

• The University of Tennessee broke records with $2.55 million in donations in 24 hours, exceeding its initial goal of $2.25 million. The funds raised will go to support students and programs across the campus, including a $1 million challenge gift to help Tennessee students access an education at the state’s flagship land-grant university.

• University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Class of 2018 graduate Hera Jay Brown recently was named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar. A current Fulbright-Shuman Research Fellow, she is the ninth current or former UT student to earn the Rhodes scholarship.

• University of Tennessee System has selected Brian Dickens as chief human resource officer. His duties began Dec. 1. Dickens led human resources at several universities and consulted with a wide range of business clients.

• Knox County Health Department has promoted Kelsey Leyrer to division director of communications. She will oversee the department’s internal and external communications, which include serving as public information officer.

• Glenn Phillips, CEO of Lake Homes Realty, which has affiliates in Tennessee, has been named a finalist for the Birmimgham Business Journal’s CEO Award. Finalists are selected from a public pool of nominations, which were submitted through the Birmingham Business Journal’s website earlier this year. The winners were scheduled to be announced in early December.

• University of Tennessee junior Natalie Campbell, currently serving as student body president, is the first UT student to be named a Mitchell Scholar. Campbell has earned accolades for her work advocating alongside people with disabilities.