Aspiring documentarian Cassandra Castillo sums up her double major in communication and humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga like this. “Communication answers the question of how I become a journalist. And humanities answers the question of why I should become a journalist,” said Castillo, who is minoring in Spanish.
A memorable Homecoming Week 2023 at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga came to a close on Saturday, Oct. 7, with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Mocs’ football game against Western Carolina—seniors Tred Hill and Dominique Harris.
The humanities are an interdisciplinary field of study that explores the human experience through the lens of history, literature, philosophy, art, languages and other disciplines. The undergraduate humanities program at UTC is customizable, allowing students to choose almost any classes for their nine hours of electives.
Two UTC juniors, Emma Sprayberry and Jannat Saeed, have been awarded Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) fellowships, a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers.
Junior Lake Best, a Brock Scholar and communication major at UTC, was accepted into the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink program—an international education experience under the Fulbright umbrella for U.S. students interested in traveling to Canada to undertake advanced research projects in their area of interest.
Thanks to the Killam Fellowships Program, UTC student Emma Sprayberry is spending the fall semester at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Angela Foster.
A new UTC student organization, the Asian Student Association, is helping spread the word about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month—a celebration recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans.
A trio of UTC students will be spending the summer participating in distinguished university research programs.
Students will be studying in South Korea and Japan.