For a man whose favorite meal of the day was breakfast, it seems fitting that the tree planted on campus in honor of former interim chancellor Dr. Grady Bogue has a great view of the sunrise over Lookout Mountain. The dedication of the tree took place at this year’s Blue and Gold Memorial Service. The Blue and Gold Memorial Service is a tradition on campus, which honors and remembers UTC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees who have passed away this year.


from left to right: Dr. Keith Carver, Executive Assistant to the President of the University of Tennessee System, Mike Griffin, President of the UTC Alumni Board, Linda Bogue, wife of former UTC Interim Chancellor Dr. Grady Bogue, and Dr. Richard Brown, UTC Executive Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations.

The service, featuring music from the Chattanooga singers, lighting of candles, and a moment of silence, took place in Patten Chapel. To read a list of this year’s honorees, click here

“We gather here on the very spot where this campus began more than 125 years ago—where this light upon a hill first flamed—and together we shine lights of hope and remembrance for those who have been lost, because as long as we carry on as a campus, then they are never truly gone from us,” Dr. Richard Brown, UTC Executive Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations, said.

The tree is located in the quadrangle by Founder’s Hall, close to McCallie Avenue.

“It seems fitting that this tree overlooks the campus to one side and the city of Chattanooga to the other. Dr. Bogue truly embraced the town and gown relationship and challenged all of us to do the same,” Brown said.

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