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Center for Community Career Education celebrates 35 years of service


By Cheryl Toomey, University Relations Graduate Assistant The Center for Community Career Education celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2015, while two of its programs, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) and Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS), celebrated their 15th anniversaries in 2014. Since its founding in 1980, The Center has helped the University fulfill its mission, providing outreach services and programming that engages the University,

UTC’s first intern with Volkswagen in Germany enjoys experience abroad

Adrianna Eder

By Cheryl Toomey, University Relations Graduate Assistant Adrianna Eder, a senior Brock Scholar pursuing a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree with a focus on health care administration, was the first UTC student to intern at Volkswagen in Germany. Eder studied at Ostfalia University, in Wolfsburg, Germany – the location of the VW headquarters – from March 3 through July 10. “This is a newly developed partnership with VW and

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Students complete economic impact study on Ironman Chattanooga

Students Researching Ironman

The inaugural Ironman competition in Chattanooga brought thousands of participants to the city’s riverfront to swim, bike, and run for bragging rights and personal glory. When the Chattanooga Sports Committee needed to determine the economic impact of one of the biggest sporting events the city has ever hosted, they turned to Dr. Andrew Bailey, UC Foundation Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for UTC Sport and Leisure Service Administration. “Our

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Professor elected to American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives

Nicky Ozbek

Dr. Nicky Ozbek, UTC Professor of Psychology, was elected to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Council of Representatives. According to the APA website, the Council of Representatives is the organization’s legislative body, speaking for the association’s 137,000 members and affiliates “on matters advancing psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.” “Dr. Ozbek is an outstanding colleague and accomplished

UTC Honors College participates at National Collegiate Honors Council conference


A group of students, faculty, and staff attended the National Collegiate Honors Council annual conference in fall semester 2014. UTC participants presented research and offered presentations at the event in Denver, Colorado.