Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and City Council Chairman Chip Henderson came to campus to meet with members of the UTC Student Veterans Organization and UTC faculty members who served in the military to discuss the issues veterans face during service and upon their return home.
After Beau Sidell spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, she became a dental hygienist, and followed up with two years of pre-med classes. She became interested in alternative medicine, and it has inspired her to begin her own business—a non-profit organization called Wild Mane Ranch, where veterans will help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to learn eco-friendly, sustainable skills and alternative therapies.
When Ezekiel Jones’s doctor diagnosed him with pre-diabetes and warned him of the serious health risks he could be facing, the former military serviceman took action and lost more than 50 pounds. In an effort to help others live a healthier lifestyle, Jones is working on his idea to create a gym geared especially toward senior citizens in this summer’s UTC Veterans Entrepreneurship (VEP) program.