Crime doesn’t pay. But a criminal justice degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga can. Just ask Lt. Adam Emery with the Chattanooga Police Department. Born and raised in Harrison, Tennessee, Emery received a criminal justice degree from UTC in 2003.
Dr. Zibin Guo began the Wheelchair/Adaptive Tai Chi program in 2016 to train health care workers to teach the smooth, fluid movements of the martial art to veterans with disabilities. The program showed the veterans that, although they might feel powerless and weak, that was never the case, whether they were wheelchair-bound or suffered from PTSD, anxiety or other conditions that veterans sometimes experience.
On Friday, Nov. 10, students in the UTC Criminal Justice program and University High juniors came together for a day-long collaboration called “Pouring for Purpose: Building Pathways to Ethics and Equity,” a pour-painting project and community gallery event at the UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center.
Approximately 600 veterans, military-affiliated students, spouses and dependents of veterans are enrolled at UTC this fall, comprising more than 5% of the student population. Among that group are a trio who have become fast friends: Kyra Daley, James Sellers and Joe Rowell.
About 70 people stepped tens of thousands of years into the past, learning to hunt with darts chunked by spears, make tools from stone and join a badminton-like game played by an ancient Peruvian civilization. Taking place Nov. 4 on Chamberlain Field, the fifth annual Paleo Skills Workshop was organized by Assistant Professor Brooke Persons, director of the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology at UTC.
Dylan Rivera, a 2020 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is the director of policy planning and implementation for the city of Chattanooga. His work directly influences Chattanooga’s minority neighborhoods by bridging the disparities in generational health, safety and prosperity.
Students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Criminal Justice program and University High students will soon collaborate for a pour-painting project and community gallery event. On Friday, Nov. 10, the college and high school students will come together to launch “Pouring for Purpose: Building Pathways to Ethics and Equity,” a gallery and partner-building event taking place from 1-3 p.m. at the UTC Challenger Center.
Students in University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Professor Lori Waite’s Social Problems class have the opportunity for service-learning work every year. This year, they have expanded that work to include the East Lake Salvation Army site.
Thanks to several internship opportunities, senior Faith Burkhardt—a double major in criminal justice and social work—has gained real-world experience during her time at UTC.
Dr. Cynthia Orozco, an award-winning and best-selling author, historian, consultant and public speaker, is coming to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the University’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.