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Campus Welcomes Kirk Englehardt

Members from our Campus and community recently gathered to welcome Kirk Englehardt with a reception in the University Center.

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Campus donations assist Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Faculty, staff and students generously contributed enough food items to pack three electric trucks for WRCB’s Share Your Christmas, held annually to benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.  Facilities “elves” packed up the food and delivered it with assistance from athletics personnel to the First Tennessee Pavilion.

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Chef Masa wins national competition

Chef Masa Yamashita, UTC’s executive chef, earned the gold medal in the ARAMARK Culinary Excellence (ACE) national competition held in San Francisco. Earlier this year he won the gold medal in the ACE Southern regional competition. Thirty finalists competed for a chance to win the prestigious “Copper Pot” and a medal from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the largest professional chefs association in North America. Yamashita was given 30

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Branam receives UT Foundation award

Pat Branam, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, was one of four recipients to receive the UT Foundation Board of Directors Award, selected from among more than 70 members of the development team across the entire UT system. This award recognizes outstanding achievements by development and alumni affairs staff.  Recipients are honored for their application of creative concepts to improve performance and advance fund-raising efforts.  The objective of the Board

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Restoring an American treasure

Dr. Hill Craddock, Davenport assistant professor of biology, biological and environmental sciences, calls restoring the American chestnut tree “the right thing to do,” especially since the blight that destroyed the US population of the American chestnut tree was caused by human carelessness. The blight, imported to the U.S. on Asian chestnut trees in the early 1900s, is a fungus that spreads via spores in the air, raindrops or animals.

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