This Award is named after Emeritus Professor Grayfred Gray. During his 28 years on the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Grayfred Gray practiced as a mediator and was the founder of the well-regarded UT mediation clinic and other programs in which law students mediated cases referred by Tennessee courts and federal, state and local agencies. He has demonstrated a lifelong dedication to public service and pro bono work. As a leader and educator he helped to set the standard for mediation excellence as the field was just emerging, and he continues to be a powerful voice in shaping the future of mediation in Tennessee and beyond.
With the Grayfred Gray Award, we seek to honor individuals whose commitment to peacemaking, empowerment, and service have impacted our state in profound ways. This is awarded to stellar peacebuilders regionally, rotating each year so every area of Tennessee has opportunity to have a recipient of the award. This year’s award is for an individual in the Western section of the state. We need your help in identifying our state’s leaders in peacebuilding. Please nominate members from Western TN who you believe are suited for the Grayfred Gray award.