Pete Cooper, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, will be interviewed by Grant Law, prominent businessman and philanthropist, during the next Connor Society Conversation.  The event will take place November 22 at 6 p.m. in the Chattanooga Room of the UTC University Center.   The theme for the occasion, which is open to the public, is “Chattanooga: Challenges and Opportunities.”

A Southern barbecue buffet will precede the conversation. Charge is $20 per person.  Checks should be made payable to the Connor Society and mailed to the Connor Society, 732 Cherry Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.   Deadline for registration is November 18. For information, email verbie-prevost@utc.edu or call 423/425-4627.

The Connor Society was formed in 2003 to celebrate George Connor, the late Guerry Professor of English at UTC, by presenting programs in the areas of interest to which he dedicated his life. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was keenly interested in bettering the community and took an active role in civic affairs.

Past speakers in the Connor Lecture series include theologian and author Dr. Frederick Buechner, novelist and teacher Allen Wier, Shakespearean scholar Susan Willis and author and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor.

Participants in the Connor Society Conversation Series include Chattanooga Times Publisher Emeritus Ruth Holmberg and Jack Murrah of the Lyndhurst Foundation.

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