The Connor Society presents a conversation with General B. B. Bell, Tuesday, March 16, 6 p.m., in the UTC University Center Tennessee Room. The event will feature a dinner buffet with chicken, beef, and vegetables for $25 per person.
B. B. Bell, General, US Army and native Tennessean, retired in 2008 following 39 years of military service. He graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1969 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation, General Bell was commissioned in the Army as a participant in the University’s ROTC program and designated a Distinguished Military Graduate. He was named UTC Distinguished Alumnus in 2003.
Bell served fifteen years deployed overseas during both peace and war times. As a two star general, he commanded the Army’s Armor Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and later, as a three star general, he commanded the Army’s Third Corps, headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas. As a four star general, General Bell commanded the US Army in Europe, as well as NATO’s Land Component Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. Subsequently he served as the Commander of US Forces in Korea, as well as commander of all Allied forces in Korea. General Bell is a veteran of the Iraq Desert Storm Campaign where he served as General Norman Schwarzkopf’s Executive Officer, as well as the Balkans Campaigns in southern Europe. He is a lifetime member of the New York based Council on Foreign Relations, has a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and holds two honorary doctorate degrees.
For more information please email, Verbie-Prevost@utc.edu or call 423-425-4627.
George C. Connor joined the University in 1959. He was head of the English Department from 1963-69 and executive assistant to the Chancellor from 1967-70. When he retired from UTC in 1985, the George Connor Professorship in American Literature was established in recognition of his 26 years of service. The Connor Society honors his life and service to the University.