College of Law

Alumnus Al Separk honored for lifetime of volunteer service to UT Law

Posted May 11, 2017

UT Law alumnus Al Separk (’69) was recently honored for his lifetime of volunteer service to the College of Law.

Separk, who had served as Chair of the College of Law Dean’s Circle for nine consecutive years, stepped down from his position in January.

Separk remains a member of the Dean’s Circle and is one of only five alumni to have the distinction of being a “Life Member” of the advisory board. He served a total of 13 years, over two terms, as chair of the board and has been a board member for 34 years. He first joined the college’s Alumni Council in 1983 and has been serving UT Law continuously since then.

Separk made his first multi-year gift commitment to the College of Law in conjunction with the Tennessee Tomorrow Law Campaign in 1981. He has since been a leader in every major fundraising initiative undertaken by the college, including the current Journey to the Top 25 Campaign, in which the College of Law is seeking to raise $45 million by 2020.

“Al exemplifies all that is great about UT College of Law and our alumni,” said Dean Melanie Wilson. “He has selflessly given of his energy and resources for more than four decades. We are incredibly grateful for all his contributions.”