The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga raised $1,734,947.42 from 2,131 donors during its fourth annual Mocs Give Day on Oct. 3. The day’s original fundraising goals to raise $1,000,000 from 1,500 donors were exceeded by nearly 73% and 42%, respectively.
In its fourth year, Mocs Give Day—a one-day digital forward fundraising campaign for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga—is happening on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with the goal of raising $1,000,000 from 1,500 donors.
Innovative, embracing and excelling in all they do: UTC trio to be honored as 2023 UT System President’s Award recipients
Three members of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga family—Executive Director of the Disability Resource Center Michelle Rigler, Associate Dean of the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies David Rausch, who also is a professor and director of the Learning and Leadership program, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Abeer Mustafa—are being honored this week for the work they do by UT System President Randy Body and his Be One UT cabinet.
Bliss Murphy’s freshman year, along with the usual load of classes, was filled to the brim. During the academic year, she was a member or involved with 18 different on-campus groups or organizations, including the Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Wildlife and Zoology Club, the Ecological Decisions for a Global Environment (EDGE), Healing Through Harmony music therapy group and Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (URaCE).
Three UTC faculty and staff members were announced as 2023 President’s Award recipients—the highest accolade an employee can receive from the UT System. President Randy Boyd announced that Dr. Michelle Rigler, Dr. Abeer Mustafa and Dr. David Rausch are among 14 award winners from across the UT System recognized for their accomplishments and dedication to Be One UT values.
An initiative that Hayleigh Weissenbach—now a campus coordinator for the UTC Mosaic program—began during her undergraduate days as a student-athlete changed her career path.
UTC mechatronics student Fatimah Musa was born with cone-rod dystrophy—a type of inherited retinal degeneration affecting the retina’s photoreceptor cells. Musa said “visually impaired” is usually the correct term for her case, “but I generalize myself as blind because blind does include the visually impaired.”
Over 1,000 people came together at Coolidge Park Saturday, April 15, to celebrate the 10th annual Chattanooga Autism Celebration Walk. One of the walk’s participants was University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman psychology major Ella Dunkelberger, who grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee, playing soccer, riding bikes and enjoying the outdoors.
From the pages of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine: A look at recent graduate Chris Bogans, who—thanks to the UTC Mosaic program—learned how to advocate for himself during his college years.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam visits UTC Thursday morning when he will receive the fifth annual report by the Employment First Task Force. This report documents the work done by the Employment First Task Force to increase competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities.