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From ESL to Undergrad: Winning Outstanding ESL Student of the Year is Only the Beginning for Zahraa

Let’s hear it for Zahraa, the first-ever winner of the Outstanding ESL Student of the Year Award! At the end of Spring 2020, Zahraa received a cash prize of $100. Zahraa, who is from Iraq, completed her first semester at UTC as an English as a Second Language student. She worked hard to improve her English, and this fall, she has returned to UTC as a biology major. During

Congratulations, Chenyu! CGE’s First Outstanding International Undergraduate Student of the Year

We’re so proud of Chenyu, the first-ever recipient of the Outstanding International Undergraduate Student of the Year Award! At the end of Spring 2020, Chenyu received a cash prize of $500. Chenyu is from China and just completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at UTC. He is a dedicated student and even made the Dean’s List while staying engaged with extracurricular activities, such as volunteering at the Chattanooga

Congratulations, Miette! CGE’s First Outstanding Study Abroad Student of the Year

We’re so excited for Miette, the winner of our first-ever Outstanding Study Abroad Student of the Year Award! At the end of Spring 2020, Miette received a cash prize of $500. Miette is a Chattanooga local. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from UTC and is now pursuing her MBA. Miette has spent time in a whopping eight countries during her time at UTC. In addition to

Our First Outstanding International Graduate Student of the Year

Let’s give it up for Shahab, the first-ever winner of the Outstanding International Graduate Student of the Year Award! Shahab will receive a cash prize of $500. Shahab, who is from Iran, came to UTC in Fall 2019 to pursue his PhD in computational science. His focus is computational engineering. Shahab has worked hard all year, and he is still at it. This summer, he will travel to Sweden to

Let’s Do This!

UTC kicked off the 2018 Spring semester and first day of orientation by welcoming over 30 new students from 16 different countries to our campus with a breakfast hosted by the Center for Global Education. After enjoying some hot coffee and tea to prepare for a frigid morning, the ESL students split from the graduate and undergraduate students to complete their registration. During their orientation, the new students were

Change is Good

Ahmed Mohamed Elmahi Ibrahim is a graduate student from Sudan who is currently spending his first semester here at UTC, and he is here with us to earn his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Ahmed first heard about UTC while researching different Masters programs around the world. Among his options of studying in Sweden, the UK, Germany, and the US, Ahmed ultimately decided to enroll in UTC. The top

Vive la France!

Mae Stuart is a Senior undergraduate student from Chattanooga, TN, and she is double majoring in Political Science and Humanities with a minor in French. For all of the Fall 2017 semester, Mae studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, a small city in southeastern France, to both study French and to continue research for her senior thesis. Mae’s senior thesis is on the relationship and history between France and Algeria, and

Electrifying the Future

Meet Ha Vo. Ha Vo is from Vietnam and is currently an undergraduate student at UTC. She is studying Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Power Systems and is part of UTC’s Innovation in Honors Program. Ha Vo developed an interest in electricity after an incident she experienced when she was eight. She was shocked by 220 volts of electricity,  but fortunately, she did not have serious injuries. She

A New Chapter

The UTC English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute hosted a luncheon on December 8th, 2017 to celebrate the end of the semester. The purpose of this luncheon was to commend the hard work and accomplishments of the ESL  students. All of the students worked really hard during the Fall 2017 semester to not only learn English but to also learn about the U.S. culture. It is customary for

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Expanding Horizons

Ms. Patricia Lin- Steadman joined UTC Center for Global Education (CGE) as Senior Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Services. Patricia started her journey with us on December 1, 2017. As Senior Coordinator of International Students and Scholar Services, Patricia’s responsibilities  will include ensuring that the appropriate administrative infrastructure and services are in place to efficiently support International Students and Scholars at UTC. She will serve as the Designated