Robert Fisher, a Brock Scholar and Student Government Association President at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Fisher plans to earn his undergraduate degree in political science in May 2015. He is the fourth student in the school’s history to be named a Truman Scholar.
For the first time in her life, Saba Munir traveled without her family and across the Atlantic in summer 2013 to visit London. She joined fellow Brock Scholars as they explored the fine arts and history of this major cultural center, the culmination of the Travel Seminar course.
As UTC’s student body continues to grow, more opportunities for honors-level study will be available with the establishment of an Honors College. To avoid confusion, the University Honors Program has reverted to its former name, the Brock Scholars Program.
Robert Fisher had sixty minutes warning he would meet President Barack Obama.
Fisher is a UTC Brock Scholar and the incoming Student Government Association President. He spent the summer in Washington, D.C., as an intern for the Center for American Progress, following his acceptance into The Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s prestigious summer leadership program. Fisher and his student colleagues met with lawmakers and asked for a resolution to the student loan interest rate problem.
When Kristen Stanfill collects pollen from an American Chestnut Tree, she usually sees a tree no bigger than a shrub, surrounded by other small trees in an orchard. The senior biology University Honors (UHON) student assists Dr. Hill Craddock, UTC biology professor, who has been working for years to grow a tree that is resistant to an Asian fungus which has seriously threatened the species. Chinese chestnut trees are…