—By Sarah Webb Just after 9:30 A.M. on a humid May morning, more than 100 prospective college students crowded into the Card Auditorium in the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science Building on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) campus. But unlike the typical campus tour groups of high school students and their parents, these students arrived on school buses from their elementary school classrooms. These 5th graders…
UTC Alumna Jillian Pennyman ’13 has been chosen for the Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellowship for 2013 – 2014. Pennyman received both a B.S. and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from UTC. She is pursuing the Master’s in Education Policy.
In the last six years more than more than 500 student mentors from UTC have volunteered to help fourth and fifth graders at Brown Academy get excited about going to college. Postsecondary Awareness With Success (PAWS) is making a difference.
Colorful vinyl banners now hang from a railroad crossing on Martin Luther King Boulevard thanks to students from Brown Academy, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, and UTC. Student mentors from the UTC P.A.W.S. (Postsecondary Awareness With Success) program assisted the fourth and fifth grade students in creating banners to hang on the sides of the railroad overpass.