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.
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.
Now in its fifth year, “Still Images of Trust” is a dual project—held in the social work course “Pre-Field I”—between Mary Andrews, associate lecturer in the Department of Social Work, and Laurie Melnik-Allen, executive director, professor of practice and Lyndhurst Chair of Excellence in Arts Education.
RAM tough: Volunteer opportunity brings UTC students, staff and faculty together ‘to make an impact and be engaged in the community’
Over the weekend of Sept. 9-10, volunteers around the region offered their services to the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic—including approximately 75 students, staff and faculty from the UTC Social Work, Music Therapy, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Master of Public Health and Nurse Practitioner programs and the UTC RAM Chapter student organization.
Older adults living in rural Tennessee counties are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases, cognitive disorders and poor health outcomes due to a lack of access to health care, continuity of treatment and resources. A grant awarded to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing aims to mitigate those risks by delivering health care and social services professionals to rural communities.
‘It is possible to move forward in life’: Katie Streber overcame drugs, jail and uncertainty to earn a bachelor’s degree and pursue a master’s
In May 2023, Katie Streber graduated summa cum laude from UTC with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies, focusing on social work and criminal justice. She has been accepted into the UTC graduate school and plans to pursue a master’s degree in public administration.
Dr. Tommie Brown, former UTC professor, department head and state legislator, donates her personal papers to the University
Dr. Tommie Brown, a former state legislator and professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has donated her personal papers to the UTC Library Special Collections.
State commissioner visits UTC to advocate for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Brad Turner visited the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Tuesday, Jan. 31, to discuss expanding opportunities for students with disabilities and to bring awareness to career paths in early intervention, child and family studies and social work.
Lynne Marchetti, who will participate in UTC commencement ceremonies this Saturday, May 7, will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in social work—40 years after obtaining an associate’s degree.
“Trust is not something you can touch. It’s something you feel emotionally.”