The Ruth S. Holmberg Grant for Faculty Excellence awards funds to deserving faculty for professional development.
Of the 20 proposals received in 2015, six faculty members earned awards—selected tenured or tenure track faculty who are promoting “innovative or creative research and engagement or advancement of an academic discipline.”
David McPherson was homeschooled in Chattanooga, finished high school by age 15, and collected his UTC bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in May 2015 at 19 years old. His brother Andrew also graduated in May at age 21 with a software engineering degree.
“CK, Now! was created because there are thousands of 4th and 5th graders in our region who will be the first in their family to go to college. After operating the PAWS project for nearly 8 years, we needed to be able to reach more children,” said Cole, Executive Director for Community Career Education.