This past Saturday, December 13th, UTC celebrated our 246th Commencement. Nearly 800 candidates for graduation were presented and entertainer Dennis Haskins was among them. Former University of Chattanooga student and celebrated entrepreneur Charles Cofield received an honorary degree – one of only six honorary degrees granted since UTC joined the University of Tennessee system in 1969.
Commencement is such a special time – a culmination of years’ worth of work. Thank you to all of the faculty and staff who celebrated with us.
Congratulations to our football team for winning its third-straight Southern Conference Championship and advancing to the NCAA-FCS Playoffs. Also congrats to the volleyball team for bringing home the Southern Conference Regular Season title for the first time since 1998. Both men’s and women’s cross country represented UTC at the NCAA Regionals and the soccer team had a great season. Thanks to everyone for your support of athletics during the past semester. Please continue to show your Mocs pride for our winter and spring sports. GO MOCS!
Finally, this will be the last Chancellor’s Update until 2016. I hope you have a happy and restful winter break and a joyous holiday season. Thank you for all that you do.