Ted Alling admitted that he and the co-founders of Access America Transport never created a business plan and “none of us are smart people.” What he and his two best friends from college did have were complementary skills and two goals: to create the best place in America to work, and to form a company that would make $100 million dollars.
UTC is hosting a unique exhibit featuring largely unrecognized heroes of the Holocaust on Monday and Tuesday, November 12 – 13, 8 – 5 p.m. in the Chattanooga Rooms of the UTC University Center. “Visas for Life” tells the stories of diplomats from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds who issued visas that allowed Jews to escape Nazi persecution. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
A group of UTC Sociology students recently began a mentorship program with 9th and 10th grade students at Chattanooga Girl’s Leadership Academy (CGLA). The students, from a Sociology of Education course taught by Dr. Shela Van Ness, were put through background checks and training to receive certification for the program. Each UTC student mentor was paired with one student from CGLA.
When Iveta Radicova, former Prime Minister of Slovakia, first visited the United States in the ’90s, she caught a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty from the window of the airplane. “Instead of holding a flame, she should be holding a credit card. Because the entrance to the rights and freedoms, and the standard of living we enjoy primarily relies on credits,” she said.