Many of you have asked how you might meaningfully memorialize Dr. Gavin Townsend, Professor of Art History and former honors director, who recently passed away after a brief illness. The family requests that donations be made to the Gavin Townsend Travel Fund, which will support study travel for honors students with financial need.
Donations can be made online at http://give.utc.edu/townsend, or by sending checks payable to the UC Foundation. In the memo section of your check please put Gavin Townsend Memorial Travel Fund and mail to Development and Alumni Affairs at 615 McCallie Ave Dept. 6806, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
Dr. Jessica Auchter’s honors seminar advocates for scholars and journalists at risk in foreign countries. Read more about it in the Chattanooga Times Free Press!
The Honors College was featured recently in Chattanooga Magazine, which calls us the city’s “Educational Gemstone.” Read more about it here!
Sound Engineer Ben Williams (Brock Scholars Class of 2003) was recently featured in the New York Times for his innovative theatrical sound design: https://goo.gl/TGgFvD
UTC signs official Honors transfer agreement with Chattanooga State Community College! Read more about it here
Rising Senior and Brock Scholar Heather Murray is one of only 48 American students chosen to participate in this year’s Humanity in Action (HIA) fellowship programs in the United States and Europe. Read more about it here!
This semester, twelve Honors College students spent their spring break in the Bahamas snorkeling, hiking, and studying Tropical Island Ecology and Geology as part of an honors science course. Read more about it here!
Dr. Gregory O’Dea, Associate Dean of the Honors College and UC Foundation Professor of English, has been awarded The Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of medical internists. Read more about it here!
High Achieving Moc freshman Alex Durham garnered two important honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)! Read more about Alex here.