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Remembering Dexter Jameson

dexter-jamesonDexter C. Jameson, who taught in the Civil Engineering Department for 30 years, passed away November 2, 2016, at age 89. He had served briefly in the U.S. Navy, and after R.O.T.C. in college, he served four years in the U.S. Army. During his time at UT, he primarily taught surveying courses and courses related to highway design. He will be remembered by a large number of former students as the faculty member responsible for the annual surveying camp at the Clyde Austin 4H camp near Greenville, Tennessee. This three-week camp was required for all Civil Engineering graduates until and for many years was in charge of the annual surveying camp until that requirement was removed in the mid-seventies. For several years he was also the departmental contact with the Tennessee Road Builders (TRB), an organization which provided and continues to provide significant support to the departmental undergraduate program through several scholarships awarded each spring. As an extension of this relationship with TRB, Prof. Jameson taught the required undergraduate course in Construction Methods and Equipment. For the last 18 years of his tenure at UT, Prof. Jameson served as national secretary of the Civil Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon. He continued in that office for the last two years of his professional teaching career at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. He retired in 1986 and moved back home to Knoxville to his farm in the Karns area.

Read his obituary here.