As we approach the end of the semester and look ahead to 2022, I would like to wish our students, faculty and staff a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for all you do to make UTC a special place. Together with our alumni and community partners, we are The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga!
The UTC Center for Global Education’s International Education Week 2021 festivities continue through Friday, November 19. Every year, UTC and other colleges across the country celebrate International Education Week—a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of State and Education—by offering students, faculty and staff an opportunity to engage in cross-cultural understanding through special events focused on international learning, leadership and exchange.
Our Mocs football team will honor veterans during Military Appreciation Day ceremonies this Saturday at Finley Stadium. The kickoff for the home season finale against The Citadel is at 1:30 p.m. Gameday events also include Senior Day festivities, so come on out and show your support for our team. Go Mocs!
Congratulations to women’s soccer team defender Maggie Shaw on being named a first-team all-Southern Conference selection for the second straight season and a member of the SoCon all-tournament team for the second time in three years. Way to go, Maggie!
Neshawn Calloway, a UTC alumna with a master’s of music education, was one of 13 teachers nationwide honored for educational excellence at the recent Country Music Awards in Nashville. Calloway is a vocal music instructor at Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts.
I hope you take the opportunity to read the fall 2021 edition of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga magazine. The theme, “UTC in the Community,” reflects how our campus and community partner together to offer an engaging educational experience for our students. Although there have been several digital editions since the pandemic began, it has been a pleasure to hold a physical magazine, read the stories and see the images of the people of UTC. The publication is also available online – view it here.
Finally, speaking of community, the leadership of the UTC Alumni Board recently gathered to celebrate the official unveiling of Mocs Alumni Drive (formerly East Fifth Street), a main campus thoroughfare that runs from McKenzie Arena to Palmetto Street. Thank you to Drew Holland and Richard Johnson, who led the charge to change the name!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!