University of Tennessee chancellor reflects on her life experience
University of Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman explains how the loss of her son caused her to reevaluate her priorities in work and life.
Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel
I just finished my Christmas shopping. And all it cost me was column space.
Brenna McDermott: Another rung on the ladder.
Dr. Danielle Malin: Another life saved.
Tyler Whetstone: My gratitude.
Dale Wolfe: A refresher course in German.
Tammy Wagner: Refresher course in algebra.
SEC Football Officials: A rules refresher course.
Adam: Tennessee Vols inspire their fans with poetry. And it’s a great Christmas read
Becca Wright: Better layout.
Marcos Garcia: 30 hour days.
Calvin Mattheis: An Uber ride with David Weech.
David Wech: A car roof big enough for two pumpkins.
Phillip Fulmer: His own restaurant.
Jeremy Pruit: What he deserves.
Tennessee Football Fans: Amnesia by Jeremy Pruitt.
Isabelle Lohman: A loyalty program in 12 steps.
Caitie McMekin: Fewer transient tenants.
Dr. Peter Emanuel: A bumper sticker that reads: “You are so lucky. »
Carmela Gosnell: A Rapunzel cardboard cutout.
Lisa Kefer: A bigger house.
Julie Leonard: Another hearty Christmas,
Linda Brantley: A big happy family.
Lucy Vandergriff: A long ride in the Brain Train.
Ashley Draper: All the squash she knows how to cook.
David Drapeur: A Mickey Mantle rookie card.
Dr Amit Patel: A part-time radio gig.
Adam: Tennessee’s football program has come a long way since the cheating scandal was made public
Shirley Rogers: Answered prayers.
Adam Sparks: A second job as an undercover student.
Andy Bowser: A Grammy award.
Chloe Flowers: A stethoscope.
Anderson Farmers CO-OP: Boxes big enough for a 6-foot-6 employee to hide in.
ETCH nurses: Increases in the size of Parkwest.
TomRobert: His sixth hole in one.
Dr. Paul Jones: Farragut baseball discount coupons.
Tony Headrick: A year without cancer.
Wise Ramage: A Stitch cardboard cutout.
Udit and Sumita Chaudhuri: A second home in Palm Coast, Florida.
Tennessee Football: Audience drama.
Foot Vanderbilt: Rust removal services for her anchor.
Georgian football: A January parade.
Soccer in Florida: A defense that can keep Samford under 50 points.
Kentucky Soccer: A non-conference schedule that can be taken seriously.
South Carolina Football: A sticker that reads: “We own Vanderbilt.”
Missouri Football: A season where his group attends all home games.
Brian Kelly: A consciousness.
Arch Manning: A Stetson hat.
Hanna Wright: A different ending to “The Game of Thrones”.
Mike Wilson: A roommate of high caliber.
Kentucky Basketball: A sweet 16.
NASCAR: A fraud scandal.
Walter Nolan: A NIL agreement the size of Texas.
Blake Topmeyer: Roach-free hotels.
Phil Kaplan: Students eager to learn.
Adam: Why Tennessee Sports Vols could be heading for a big school year
Tony Basilio: More musical interludes.
Troy Provost-Heron: A work of trainer of miniature horses.
Daniel Gentry: Shorter jackets.
Collins Patterson: Advanced dance lessons.
Bryson De Chambeau: Earplugs.
Jessy Cook: A “Who’s the boss” t-shirt.
Amanda Farmer: Car windows always rolling down.
Kason Patterson: A motocross course in his garden.
Tennessee Titans: A Super Bowl that stretches a meter longer than the last.
Weird Mike: A gentle ride on the Rhine.
Bailey Arnold: Kindling wood.
Adam: As Tennessee Vols bolster roster, they could win nine games in 2022
Kayla Sturgeon: A freezer.
Brian Rice: Boxing gloves.
Jimmy Hyams: Multiple interviews with Pat Forde.
WNML: A threat-free work environment.
Dave Hooker: A new start.
Penny Shock: A slumber party with Winnie the Pooh.
Chris Thomas: A response service.
Margie Holbert: One year supply of ping pong balls.
Matlock Johnson: A lifetime supply of tennis balls.
Miss Johnson: A new dog trainer.
Josh Heupel: A Season’s Supply of Gum.
Adam: Tennessee football signed half of the top 10 with little to show
Titans Invoice: A date with Shirley Jones.
William Holbert: A blue Dodgers cabinet.
Ava Ramage: Another little brother.
Kelly Canon: More friendly bear shows.
Zack Greene: An island.
Kelly Kinder: A rare archaeological find in his garden.
David Powell: A step forward.
Annette Moore: The best fall Christmas ever.
Cody Bellinger: Eyeglasses.
Max Scherzer: Curt Schilling’s playoff mentality.
Tampa Bay Rays: A complete game of a starting pitcher.
Continued: Tennessee football can move from the Music City Bowl to the Sugar Bowl next season…yes, really
MLB: A limit of five pitchers per game.
Rob Sterling: A manatee in his backyard pool.
Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady longevity.
Sarah Miller: 365 storms.
Hendon Hooker: A bargain NIL.
Claire Rain: A better deal NIL.
Nick Saban: A forearm protector for road casualties.
Ben Simons: Self-awareness.
Rick Barnes: A post-season as good as his regular season.
Preston Hood: A summit of the Rockies.
Bev Sparks: Press accreditation at Neyland Stadium.
Adam: Tennessee Vols Tony Vitello looks forward to another ‘routine’ Christmas
Grant Ramy: An additional parking pass for Neyland Stadium.
Charlie Anderson: A figure of Jeremy Pruitt.
Craig Jenkins: A Ric Flair action figure.
Donna Colburn: A Mark Stoops action figure.
James Miller: A figurine of Aaron Rodgers.
James Miller’s Patients: Sense of humor.
The Smokies: Tony Vitello Bobblehead Night, part 2.
Cody Cooper: A knuckleball-inspired throwing return.
Littons: A second counter.
Canaan Lindsay: A union of nurses.
Matt Dixon: A week’s vacation in Kentucky.
Adam: Want to make some extra cash this college football season? These are safe bets
First watch: A lottery for parking spaces.
Fountain City Chop House: A place reserved in his safe for my Visa card.
Judge Aaron: 162 games.
Giancarlo Stanton: 162 games.
Evan Russell: Good catch.
Brian Hartman: Full recall.
Allie Neely: A trip to the Clogging Hall of Fame.
Peggy Spruell: Butter and nut aroma.
Crystal Blake: No more dates with her “wedding date”.
Lindsey Nelson Stadium: Nothing but sold-out sales.
Neyland Stadium Water Bottles: Parachutes.
Rosie Metcalf: More time with Minnie Mouse.
Larah Ramage: A louder horn.
Tom Wilson: A bumper sticker that reads: “ETSU 23, Vanderbilt 0”.
Neyland Stadium Security: Golf ball detectors.
Ongoing : A win at the Kentucky Oaks.
John Adams is senior columnist. He can be reached at 865-342-6284 or [email protected] Follow him at: twitter.com/johnadamskns.