The Martina Leach who was a freshman at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga four years ago is not the same Martina Leach who will graduate on May 6. “I don’t know if this would make sense, but I saw personal growth in myself. I just feel like who I was coming into this is not the same person who’s leaving from here.”
Juan Carlos Aponte Ortiz’s experiences at UTC led him to become deeply involved with student-oriented, peer-mentoring programs on campus. He has worked with Student Support Services, Student Success Programs, the Office of Student and Family Engagement, the Center for Women and Gender Equity, and the Center for Wellbeing.
Moc Up offers activities and fun for new UTC students.
UTC’s new freshmen transition program, Moc Up, kicked off with cookouts, scavenger hunts and living in the dorms for about 140 incoming freshmen. Success at UTC was the ultimate goal of the program as students learned about managing their finances, locating campus resources and creating good study habits.