On Dec. 16, Lorina Upshaw, who officially completed her UTC coursework in August, will hear her name called as a recipient of a Bachelor of Applied Science: Applied Leadership degree (BAS-AL). Her journey toward receiving a bachelor’s degree started 53 years ago.
Brock Scholar and elementary education major Rebekah Cahill, who will be graduating from UTC in December, placed second in the 2023 Sloane Prize for Undergraduate Research poster competition at the 58th annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in Chicago. NCHC’s annual meeting is the second-largest all-discipline undergraduate research conference and the largest national gathering of honors educators, administrators and staff members.
Now in its second year as a student organization at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) chapter brings students to free pop-up clinics across the state to assist in providing vision, dental and general medical care to people in need.
Last summer, four UTC students worked with Dr. Dawn Ford and the Hamilton County Health Department on a tabletop exercise to come up with ways to respond in the event of extreme heat. In one of their newsletters this fall, the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) discussed the work they did.
The Birmingham, Alabama-based Tennessee STEM Explorers serve children throughout the Southeast by collaborating with local television stations to present weekly 30-minute STEM-driven programming.
On Friday, Nov. 10, UTC hosted a Veterans Day Luncheon for all students, faculty and staff who are veterans or active military.
The Power C Tour Chattanooga event followed October visits to Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. The four tour stops attracted 1,033 total students, parents and guests. Of the 446 students who attended, more than 30% (138) were admitted to UTC in a “Moc Minute,” an initiative allowing qualified high school seniors to apply for free to the University at the event.
Dr. John “Trey” Straussberger has been selected as director of the Office of National Scholarships at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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.
On Friday (Nov. 10), UTC commemorates Veterans Day, a day to reflect on the sacrifices and service our veterans and their families have made for our country. John Harbison and Sandra Cordell are among the many military veterans on the UTC campus.