• Keep Knoxville Beautiful and leaders of the Hardin Valley “Team Up to Clean Up” recently received awards from Keep Tennessee Beautiful and Tennessee Department of Transportation. They won one award for America Recycles Day and the other for public education.
• Pellissippi State Community College’s Business and Community Service department recently won an International Award for Excellence in Brochure Design from the Learning Resources Network.
LERN is the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning offering information and consulting expertise to providers of continuing education and customized training.
It’s the second international award for Marketing specialist Danielle Dreeszen since she joined Pellissippi State in June 2019. She won a LERN award for an e-mail newsletter that fall.
• Vol for Life Inquoris “Inky” Johnson, known for his inspiring life journey overcoming a tragic football injury, will address University of Tennessee, Knoxville, undergraduate students as the keynote speaker for the 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, fall commencement in Thompson-Boling Arena.
• Autism in Motion Clinics is hosting a socially distant Sensory-Friendly Santa Claus event for the Knoxville autism community from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, in AIM Clinics therapy center, 6722 Malone Creek Drive, Knoxville.
AIM Clinics is a leader in the field of ABA therapy and boasts a two-year accreditation from Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence. Its Sensory-Friendly Santa Claus event is open to the public and is free for all community members.
Children will be able to get an optional picture with Santa Claus, play reindeer games and receive festive holiday treats, sensory toys and other therapeutic items in a sensory-free environment.
AIM Clinics therapists will be stationed throughout the event to provide support and share information on autism services and therapy.