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Townsend’s Guidebook: A Tribute to Dr. Gavin Townsend

by Meghan O’Dea (Brock Scholar ’10) I was 10 years old when Gavin Townsend came into my life. He was there for my first trip to Europe, along with his wife Bonnie, my parents, a dozen Honors College students and, delightfully, his son Evan, who was just my age. In many ways, it was Gavin who taught me the somewhat relentless approach to travel that I still embrace, as

Brock Scholar Named Finalist in Business Startup Competition!

Brock Scholar Kenzie Butera has been named a finalist for the student startup competition at the state-wide 36|86 Entrepreneur Festival, for her “Birds + Bees” sex education business plan! Read about Kenzie’s business plan and the competition here!

Honors Students Advocate for Scholars at Risk

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!

Honors College Students Win Most Awards at National Conference

Competing against a group of about 500, three students in UTC’s Honors College came out as winners in the National Collegiate Honors Council’s national meeting—the largest number of winners from any university at the conference. Read more about it here

Honors College Featured in Chattanooga Magazine!

The Honors College was featured recently in Chattanooga Magazine, which calls us the city’s “Educational Gemstone.” Read more about it here!

Brock Scholar Alum Featured in New York Times!

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

Easy Honors Transfer Pathways!

UTC signs official Honors transfer agreement with Chattanooga State Community College! Read more about it here

Brock Scholar begins prestigious human rights fellowship in Warsaw

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!

Honors Students Study Environmental Impact of Hurricanes in the Bahamas

  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!

Associate Dean Greg O’Dea Wins National Award from American College of Physicians

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!