Audrey Hawkersmith, Endia Butler, and Rob Liddell in the Center for Career and Leadership Development presented at the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina this month.
Their session was entitled, “Start Your Engines: Scaling a Developmental Framework for Student Employment and Leveraging Peer Advising to Facilitate Career Decision Making.” The presentation shared early steps and lessons learned from Mocs GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) and the Career Peer program offered through the Center.
The Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and New Student and Family Programs co-sponsored a group visit of Hamilton County K-12 guidance counselors this semester.
The group was delighted to have a space to meet and plan their upcoming year and the visit provided Undergraduate Admissions and New Student and Family Programs the opportunity to network with local public school employees.
Two students from Ukraine enrolled at UTC this fall thanks to the Center for Global Education. Global Education created the UTC Global Response Assistantship in response to the impact of the war in Ukraine.
The assistantship offers paid tuition, free room and board and a $600 monthly stipend while students pursue a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, computer science or engineering management at UTC from August 2022 through May 2024. Read more about the Ukrainian students, Arsen Martyshchuk and Nina Klimenkova, on the UTC website.
The Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and New Student and Family Programs organized a series of new events for prospective students and their families this past fall. The UTC Road Trip: The Power C Tour brought blue and gold spirit to four Tennessee cities: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Attendees enjoyed light refreshments, a presentation from the Chancellor, Dr. Steven Angle and the opportunity to win prizes like scholarships, housing stipends and Orientation fee discounts.
Many EMSA offices and campus departments participated and helped to make these events a success.
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships hosted their annual FAFSA Friday events in October. For several hours every Friday, staff members met with students and their families to answer questions and offer advice for completing the FAFSA.
Multiple EMSA offices hosted events this past semester celebrating and promoting diversity. The Office of Multicultural Affairs planned events and initiatives for Native American Heritage Month and Hispanic Heritage Month.
Student Success Programs hosted First Gen Week, a celebration for first-generation students at UTC. Students enjoyed The Center for Global Education hosted International Education Week, an annual event that recognizes the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
- An additional administrative closing is scheduled for Friday, December 23. Have a great holiday break!
- Before you leave for the holiday break, make sure to complete your assigned compliance training by Saturday, December 31. Complete the training by logging in to K@TE through the UTC website.
Emily Rosenquist, Assistant Director of Advocacy and Education in the Center for Women and Gender Equity, recently won the Chancellor’s Blue Ribbon Award. The Chancellor’s Blue Ribbon Award recognizes employees who have gone above and beyond to display excellent job performance, dependability and innovation, and promote a pleasant working environment.
“Since Emily joined the staff at the Center for Women and Gender Equity she has worked diligently to center not only the students she serves but all students on campus,” Lauren Ouwerkerk, Associate Director of Programming for Center for Women and Gender Equity, said. “Emily has developed many outreach programs and trainings along with increasing access to Survivor Advocacy Services. She has a very difficult and taxing job but each day she shows up to work with the same passion for those who need her. Anyone who works with Emily knows that her laughter is contagious and her passion for serving students is always present, even on the hard days.”
Appointments, Promotions and Retirements
- Rebecca (Becky) Lloyd started as the Administrative Associate for the Office of Student Conduct, Office of Student Outreach & Support and Office of the Title IX Coordinator.
- Wesley Bolton was promoted to Associate Director of Student Conduct.
- Morgan Gattis joined the University as the NCAA Academic Athletic Eligibility Coordinator in the Office of the University Registrar.
- Ally Wills is the new administrative assistant in the Disability Resource Center.
- Mary Beth Ondrusek returned to the University as the Assistant Director for the Center for Academic Support and Advisement.
Fall Commencement Ceremonies
The commencement ceremony for Fall 2022 graduate students is Friday, December 16 at 2:30 p.m. at McKenzie Arena. Undergraduate students will have two ceremonies on Saturday, December 17 at McKenzie Arena.
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering and Computer Science will graduate at 9 a.m. Students in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business and the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies will graduate at 1 p.m. More information about commencement can be found on the UTC website.
Spring 2022 Orientation
The Office of New Student & Family Programs will host a virtual orientation for incoming freshmen and transfer students on Thursday, January 5, 2022. Students can register for Orientation on the UTC website.
Spring 2022 Semester Begins
The first day of classes for the Spring 2023 semester is Monday, January 9. This Thursday, December 15, is the official deadline to pay Spring 2023 fees.
Once the semester starts, students have until Sunday, January 15 to add or drop classes and until Sunday, January 22 to withdraw from classes.
Winter Welcome is scheduled for Monday, January 9 to Friday, January 13, 2023. The 2023 Winter Welcome calendar is filled with tons of programs and events to help welcome everyone back in the spring. If you have an event you would like added to the calendar, please complete this form. The priority deadline to submit events is Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Dr. Martin Luther King Day
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Students and Family Engagement, the Center for Women and Gender Equity will join the Honors College and Department of History to host the University’s Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day event on January 23, 2023. This year’s event is a campus discussion with Dr. Angela Davis.
Dr. Davis is the author of ten books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years, a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. Register for this event on MocSync.
Help Us Add to the Flock!
Those who know and love UTC are the best ambassadors and recruiters for our University. That’s where you come in. We rely on everyone in the EMSA division to help us find great students to welcome to our campus community. Here’s how you can make a difference and help us add more Mocs to our flock.
- We’re still accepting new Mocs in the spring! Students can apply online at utc.edu/apply.
- The housing application for Fall 2023 opened earlier this month. Students interested in living on campus can apply online.
- Know a student who is interested in UTC? Refer them to our online interest card.
- The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has plans for events, give-aways, contests and more on social media in the coming weeks. Make sure to follow along at @utcnewmocs on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.
- For parents who want to learn more about UTC, point them to the UTC Parent and Family Association online and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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