Through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s unique philanthropic competition, Man & Woman of the Year, “six motivated, passionate and dedicated local professionals raised $346,754 for LLS’s cutting-edge cancer research and patient services,” a LLS press release stated.
Mark Packer of Farragut, owner of Pack Man Productions and former anchor at WVLT-TV 8, raised the most funds among men, earning him the title of “Man of the Year.”
This honor “is a 10-week philanthropic competition among a group of motived and dedicated individuals in the community,” the press release further stated.
Maryann Azambuja of Lenoir City, senior account executive at Choice Home Warranty, raised the most funds among women, earning her the title of “Woman of the Year.”
Farragut High School Class of 2004 alumnus Michael Camp’s master’s degree thesis led to him recently authoring a book, “Unnatural Resources.”
The book focuses on energy and environmental issues arising out of the 1970s.
“There’s a chapter on an experimental reactor on the Clinch River near Oak Ridge that was never actually built, but it illustrates a lot of things about the conflict between energy production and environmental priorities,” he said.
Camp also wrote about the Tellico Dam controversy in Loudon County, and he wrote about the administrative restructuring of TVA from a board of directors consisting of three full-time federal employees to 15 part-time members made up of private-sector lawyers, bankers and other businessmen.
Published through the University of Pittsburgh Press, “It’s a book that tries to have a dialogue between these things happening nationally … and with the Tennessee state government, but especially the administrators of these very local projects and what it meant for the Knoxville community to become this very intense focus of federal tension as a site of potential energy production,” the author said.