Yearly Archives: 2015

Innovation Scholars Help UTC Get the green|light on Sustainability

The Honors College has been growing over the last two years, expanding to encompass new communities and tackle local, real- world issues. Spearheading this growth has been the Innovation Labs, student driven learning classrooms centered around a particular problem or real world objective. On Wednesday, November 18th this important new program bore its first tangible fruits. The green|light  Innovation Lab, in concert with their community partner green|spaces, received official green|light

Alumni Table Talk!

Sometimes the best advice comes from people who have walked the path you’re walking, and then take the time to double back and guide you along the way. That’s what happened Thursday, October 29 when a dozen Brock Scholar alumni returned to campus to meet with Honors College students at our first annual Alumni Table Talk event. Each alumnus led a “topic table” in the Reading Room, ready with a topic of

Ideathon 2015

This week UTC Honors College students are teaming up with students from other area honors and leadership programs as pioneer participants in a new kind of problem-solving activity: the 2015 Ideathon! This event is being co-sponsored by the UTC Honors College, the Chattanooga Innovation District, and Company Lab; all of which have one big thing in common: we like the idea of bringing college students together to provide new insights into some

PARK(ing) DAY

Park(ing) Day takes place annually in cities around the world, always on the third Friday of September. Honors students have embraced the concept and will be the first representatives of UTC to participate in Chattanooga’s event. What is Park(ing) Day? The idea originated in 2005 in San Francisco as a way to highlight the need for more urban open spaces and to help people think about how urban space

First Annual Honors College Play Day!

On Saturday, August 29, Honors Students in Brock Scholars, Innovations in Honors and the High-Achieving Mocs Living Learning Community gathered for a day of fun and frolic at Camp Vesper Point in Soddy Daisy, TN. To start off the day, students were divided into teams: purple, red, green, pink, and blue. Each team was assigned a station: ultimate Frisbee, soccer, or a puzzle. The teams squared off in fierce competition vying

Chattanooga-as-Text

Honors College freshman took to the highways and byways of Chattanooga on Saturday, August 22 to explore their new home. Together with the High-Achieving Mocs freshman, 65 students spent the day participating in the City-as-Text™ program, a national project designed to get students off campus and into the community in a way that allows them to immerse themselves in the city. Students began their day with a panoramic introduction to the City’s

Brock Scholar Wins Gilman Scholarship

Photo of DaiMeshia Seay

DaiMeshia Seay has won the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, completing a very successful freshman year as a Brock Scholar in the Honors College. Meshia is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Studies, combining her interests in biology, public administration, and business to prepare for a career in health care administration following graduate school. The Gilman Scholarship program was founded in 2000 in honor of retired New York

From the Dean

When I came to Chattanooga in July of 2013, the Brock Scholars Program was thriving, as it has for almost 40 years, and the Honors College was little more than a former provost’s fantasy and a task force report. Once I showed up, we added a new dean to that list. It seemed pretty clear what the College needed to accomplish: the creation of more honors opportunities in order

Freshman Civic Engagement

Each year, a new batch of wide-eyed and slightly panicked freshmen descends upon college towns across the nation. In just four short years these newcomers will become the “citizens of tomorrow,” bravely leading us into the future, but when they arrive they are still strangers in a foreign place who often need a gentle nudge to realize their full potential. Courses are taught in the classroom, credits are earned

Brock Scholars Freshman Class Profile

We are bringing another stellar group of students into the Fall 2015 Freshman Class of Brock Scholars. The 48 new Brock Scholars include 17 males and 31 females, and represent 38 different high schools in the Southeast. The group also brings some ethnic diversity to the program; almost 19% are non-Caucasian, including five of Asian descent and four African-Americans. The academic credentials continue to be strong; the average ACT