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Alumnus, former US Marine begins medical school

During former US Marine Aaron Evans’ second tour of duty in Iraq he was part of the humanitarian effort to help rebuild the city of Rutbah, Iraq.  He helped provide security and logistical assistance for people living in “really bad conditions,” and he became frustrated when civilians needed medical help.   Their one hospital was being rebuilt and only one small clinic remained.

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Recent graduate attends national disability summit

Alumna Jean Lawrence, a 2010 political science graduate, was invited to attend the first National Summit on Disability Policy: Living, Learning & Earning, in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by the National Council on Disability and marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) becoming law. “There was so much learned and so much celebrated. I was able to speak with many people in the

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Tom Losh becomes new Alumni Board of Directors President

This year Alumni Board of Directors took the theme “Advocacy for the University”  to their companies, their communities, and the people they came in contact with every day, according to Mike Purcell, outgoing Alumni Board of Directors President.

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Chemistry faculty and students provide flood relief

Chemistry department faculty and summer undergraduate research students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga collected clothes for flood relief in Nashville.  Desiree Benefield, a graduate student at Vanderbilt and a 2009 graduate of UTC’s Chemistry Department, will take the supplies to a shelter in Nashville.

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Pearson named UTC Distinguised Alumnus

The University’s newest Distinguished Alumnus wanted to become a police officer when he was a boy.   J. Michael Pearson achieved his dream and much more.  In the Secret Service, he protected the Queen of England, Pope John Paul, and President George H. W. Bush and his work took him to 26 foreign countries.  Today, there are greater demands for his skills–he oversees the development of new technologies for Homeland

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