Come and celebrate UTC’s 125th anniversary on September 15!
The University will honor its past and celebrate its future with a convocation at 12:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Dr. Horace Traylor will give the keynote address.
Traylor was the first African-American graduate of the University of Chattanooga when he earned a master’s degree in education in 1965. He later played a pivotal role in the merger of between University of Chattanooga, University of Tennessee, and Zion College. The three entities came together to form what is now UT-Chattanooga in 1969.
A fun birthday party will take place at Heritage Plaza at 1:15 p.m. Hotdogs and cake will be served.
Chattanooga’s time to celebrate with culiminate with a 125th Anniversary Celebration Gala at the Chattanoogan Hotel Ballroom. For more information, call 425-1257.
The Special Collections and University Archives of Lupton Library has mounted two exhibits for the 125th Anniversary of this university. Titled “Cultivating our Legacy: 125 Years of University History,” the exhibit traces our 125 years, through the four different names this university has had. The exhibit includes historical university artifacts, pictures, and items on the first and second floor (inside the Special Collections) of the library. The starting point for this exhibit begins at the display case directly past the doors as you enter the library. This exhibit will run through the fall semester.
The other exhibit is an online exhibit which features mostly photographs from the pictures in the University Archives as well as photographs scanned from yearbooks over the years. Part of the library’s new Digital Collections (http://digital.library.utc.edu/cdm/), this site features nearly 500 historical photographs of this university. It is also searchable, and by clicking on the thumbnail of each photograph you can see a larger image with information about the picture. Click here to see this collection.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Happy 125th Birthday!
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