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Alumna wins $25,000 Tennessee Milken Educator Award

Baker, who earned both a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from UTC in 2010, is the only Milken Educator Award recipient for Tennessee and the 33rd and final honoree named nationwide for 2016-17. This season marks the 30th year of the Milken Educator Awards, hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching.”

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How ARRO arose: the tale of a graphic novel’s creation

The year is 2032, and much of the southeastern United States can best be described as a post-apocalyptic wilderness. According to the story’s overview, most of North America had been wiped away in 2029 by a gene-altering disease in the drinking water. A team of researchers working for a large global initiative called the American Research and Recovery Organization – better known as ARRO – travels across the southeastern

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UTC grad brings reading home for kids in need

Kelsey Butler, a recent UTC graduate, has created HomeBound, a non-profit focused on sending books home with kids who wouldn’t otherwise have access.

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Alumna participates in inauguration

Master Gunnery Sgt. Jane Cross, a UTC graduate, will take part in the 58th Inauguration of the President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, as a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band.

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Music’s first African American student looks back at a lifetime of musical achievement

Johnny Malone ‘74, professional musician and songwriter, was seventeen when he started his educational career at the University of Chattanooga as the first African American student in the Music Department.

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