Fall commencement is nearly here. Congratulations to the more than 700 undergraduates and 100-plus graduate students who will receive their degrees this fall. The graduate student ceremony is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 10, in McKenzie Arena. Two undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 11, with the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 9 a.m. and Rollins College of Business and College of Health, Education and Professional Studies at 1 p.m., both in McKenzie Arena.
UTC is participating in EDGE Magazine’s “Best Places to Work” program. As part of the process, all faculty and staff members will be asked to partake in an online survey during the December 3–December 17 timeframe. Your voice is critical, and we are hoping for significant participation in this survey. We look forward to achieving the goal of being recognized as one of Chattanooga’s best places to work.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Center for Professional Education recently celebrated the launch of the National Security Agency-sponsored Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate Training Program. The CWCT program helps address the cybersecurity workforce needs of the state and the nation and increases the value of the UTC brand. Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this critical NSA partnership to UTC.
MOC Forward was a proud partner of this week’s Chattanooga Human Rights Day Virtual Celebration. The “One Chattanooga—Moving Our City Forward” event commemorated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and speakers included Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement Stacy Lightfoot.
For the second year in a row, the UTC student delegation to the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature was designated best overall for excellence in all areas of the mock congress. What a tremendous honor! UTC group members won numerous individual accolades, with political science majors Miles Mosby and Nicki Messer earning the Carlisle Award—TISL’s most prestigious honor. Congratulations to the student participants and the group’s faculty advisor, Assistant Professor of Public Administration Chris Acuff.
Esports continues to grow on campus, and we have a player at UTC ranked as one of the top participants in Call of Duty. Junior Ryan Johnson was recently featured by eFuse News as one of the Top 10 returning Call of Duty College League players. Way to go, Ryan!