Services set for Dr. Faye Julian

Sandra ClarkAround Town, Feature

A memorial service for a noted UT teacher and administrator will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30. The family of Dr. Faye D. Julian will receive friends at a reception following the service.


Dr. Julian, 81, of Knoxville, died June 17. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.J. Julian, longtime director of the Pride of the Southland Band. Faye Julian received the first doctorate awarded by the College of Communications at UT, according to a press release from the university.

When the College of Communications and the School of Information Sciences merged in 2002, she became dean of the College of Communication & Information and remained in that role until her retirement in 2005.

After retirement, Julian was elected to the corporate board for the InterFaith Health Clinic. She served a three-year term on the Bishop’s Council for the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee and in a variety of roles for the Ossoli Circle including a term as president. She loved her students and colleagues at the University of Tennessee, her lifelong friends at the Church of the Good Samaritan and Ossoli Circle, and most of all, her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Nelson, and husband Michael of Cary, North Carolina; son, Jeffrey Julian, and wife Brandie of Knoxville and grandchildren Claire Hollingsworth Nelson, Julian Robert Nelson, Audrey Lynne Julian and William Johnathan Julian.

Memorial donations may be made to the Faye D. Julian Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment in the School of Communication Studies, the Faye D. Julian Graduate Fellowship Endowment in the College of Communication & Information 1345 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville TN 37996 or the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan.

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