A virtual panel discussion featuring Black alumni from various graduation years and professional backgrounds took place as part of the UTC’s celebration of Black History Month.
Fisher named Truman Scholar
Robert Fisher, a Brock Scholar and Student Government Association President at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Fisher plans to earn his undergraduate degree in political science in May 2015. He is the fourth student in the school’s history to be named a Truman Scholar.
Catching up with SGA President Robert Fisher
Most UTC students stay busy in fall semester, but Student Government Association President Robert Fisher became known as a master of time management to conquer his schedule. Fisher, a Brock Scholar, works with his team leaders in SGA to affect positive change. He also began his tenure on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), serving as the student representative of the University of Tennessee System; he visited Washington D.C. as a Presidential Fellow with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC); and he was appointed to a leadership position on the UT Advocacy Council Oversight Committee by UT President Joe DiPietro.
SGA President appointed to THEC
Robert Fisher, Student Government Association (SGA) President and a Brock Scholar, recently added yet another addition to his already lengthy lists of achievements. After a nearly unanimous nomination by the SGA executive board followed by a thorough interview process, Fisher was recently appointed to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) as the student representative of the University of Tennessee System.
Washington D.C. internship yields big returns
Robert Fisher had sixty minutes warning he would meet President Barack Obama.
Fisher is a UTC Brock Scholar and the incoming Student Government Association President. He spent the summer in Washington, D.C., as an intern for the Center for American Progress, following his acceptance into The Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s prestigious summer leadership program. Fisher and his student colleagues met with lawmakers and asked for a resolution to the student loan interest rate problem.