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|Monday, Oct 25th||College of Business to host a free estate planning seminar from 3p.m.--5p.m conducted by Joanie Sompayrac ’87 & ’02. This seminar will be open to UTC alumni, faculty, and staff. For additional information, contact the College of Business at 423/425-2688.|
|Tuesday, Oct 26th||Reception honoring Dr. John Petersen, President, University of Tennessee. This event is sponsored by the UTNAA Hamilton County Chapter and will be held at the Loveman’s Building on Market Street in Chattanooga at 6 p.m. To register, download the information and registration form or call Jennifer Wallace at 423-296-0775. Parking is available at both Cherry Street and Broad Street parking lots or on Market Street. Cost of event is $20 per person, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres.|
|Monday, Nov 8th||College of Business to host a golf tournament at Black Creek Golf Club at Cummings Cove - 11:30 a.m. Lunch and check-in, 12:15 p.m. tee-off (four-person select shot). For more information, contact the College of Business at 423-425-2688.|
Order your alumni labels today!Veterans Salute Website Info - Your UTC Alumni Office would like to honor you or your family members who are currently serving our country in the Armed Forces. We would like to hear your story! If you are an alum serving our country, or an alum with a family member serving our country – We Want To Hear From YOU! In an effort to show you our appreciation of your hard work and dedication we are saluting our veterans in a special way on our website. We would like for you to tell us your Armed Forces story. Please email your name, graduation year, relationship to person serving (if someone other than the alum), quote/story (50 words or less), and a digital photograph (if possible) to Sheri-Parker@utc.edu. Once we have your information, we will put it on our website for others to see. Be sure to check our site often (www.utcalumni.com) for other stories like yours of those serving our country. We appreciate your service to America, we support you, and we SALUTE YOU!!!
By spring semester, a newly formed search committee hopes to name a new chancellor to replace Dr. Bill Stacy, now headmaster of The Baylor School. Dr. Frederick Obear has accepted the interim position until the new chancellor arrives.
q: What does it mean to you to be chancellor of UTC again?
a: For Ruth and me, it’s a wonderful opportunity to give something back to an institution that has been so good to us. We still know many of the “players” and look forward to meeting and working with new faculty and staff hired since 1997, with currently enrolled students, and with loyal alumni and supportive community members. Although I have stayed active in development for the past seven years, I have not been directly involved with broader university issues. Climbing a steep learning curve is a definite challenge, but we both are excited to help out during this transition period and to maintain the momentum created by Bill and Sue Stacy and those colleagues and friends they engaged on behalf of UTC.
q: Why are alumni so important to the University?
a: Alumni represent a special constituency for a university. They often are the “constant” where other stakeholder groups change. Beyond being program organizers and volunteers, alumni typically serve as advocates, donors, advisers, fans, and recruiters; they also help to transform friends who otherwise would remain unconnected with an institution into “adopted” alumni. I have always believed in the old adage that alumni are made, they are not born. Satisfied students who grow into active alums are the best marketing and public relations team a campus could assemble.
State funding under the “Repairs to Building Exteriors” program was secured to replace mortar between the bricks of John A. Patten Chapel and the Development Building.
“UTC is the first to get exterior repairs paid for by the government,” said Janet Spraker, Director of Engineering Services at UTC. “We have led the way for other colleges to apply for funding.”
Patten Chapel , built in 1917 and gifted to the University in 1919 by Edith Manker Patten and her children. Mortar between the bricks of the historic chapel had nearly turned to sand in some places, structurally weakening the building.
Improvements also continue on the exterior of the building that houses the Office of Development, which is responsible for raising funds for a variety of University needs.
Renovation continues on the concert hall and lobby of the building housing Cadek Conservatory. Private donations are being used to address problems associated with an aging space and extensive water damage at Cadek Conservatory.
The Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series presents Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies. Amos will speak at noon, October 28 in the Benwood Auditorium of the UTC Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building, located on the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.
This free event is open to the public, and seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Amos’ speech is titled “The Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success” and will relate to portions of his most recent book “The Cookie Never Crumbles.”
Amos’ accomplished career includes authorship of four books, acting as TV teacher/host of 50 episodes of state-of-the-art programs aimed at helping adults learn to read that air on PBS stations nationally, and guest appearances on hundreds of TV talk and news shows and sitcoms. He also maintains a website dedicated to messages of inspiration and education at www.wallyamos.com.
For more information about Amos’ UTC speech, please call 423/425-4118.
|Sept. 25th||Georgia Southern||Scout Night||6 p.m.|
|Oct. 2nd||at Wofford||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 9th||at Tennessee Tech||8 p.m.|
|Oct. 16th||Elon||Homecoming/Family Day||4 p.m.|
|Oct. 23rd||at Western Carolina||2 p.m.|
|Oct. 30th||Appalachian State||Band Day||6 p.m.|
|Nov. 6th||at The Citadel||2 p.m.|
|Nov. 13th||Liberty||KidsFirst/Hamilton Co. Schools||1:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 20th||at Furman||2 p.m.|
|Dec. 17th||NCAA I-AA Championship||TBA|
Although the men's basketball team will be under the direction of first-year Head Coach John Shulman, the program's goals remain the same -- to win the Southern Conference Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
The Mocs, who have played for the SoCon title each of the last two seasons, lose three starters from last year's team but welcome back starting senior forwards Chris Brown and Mindaugas Katelynas. Junior forward Alphonso Pugh and sophomore guard Casey Long will add valuable experience to this year's roster.
Named head coach in April, Shulman wasted little time assembling an outstanding recruiting class. The Mocs welcome three junior college players and two high school standouts to the squad. Guards Steve Cherry and Jerice Crouch were both conference players of the year in the junior college ranks in 2004. Freshmen guards Jaycen Herring and Kenny Hunt were each highly-regarded recruits coming out of high school. Hunt was the prep player of the year in the State of Virginia.
Reserve forward Charles Anderson, redshirts Ricky Hood, a guard, and Matt Malone, a center, and newcomer A.J. Mastin will all have a chance to make an impact as the Mocs challenge two-time defending conference champion East Tennessee State in 2004-05.
Perhaps the biggest question facing Chattanooga women's basketball coach Wes Moore and the Lady Mocs in the 2004-05 season is what will they do for an encore? The Lady Mocs raised the bar to new heights because of unprecedented success last season.
Chattanooga had the No. 1 winning percentage in the nation (90.6).
The Lady Mocs won 27 consecutive games, the longest in the nation last season and the 17th-longest winning streak in the history of NCAA Women's Basketball.
Chattanooga set SoCon and school records for overall wins (29), league wins (20) and regular-season wins (25).
UTC captured the first NCAA Women's Tournament victory in SoCon history.
The 2004-05 version begins with four starters returning as UTC seeks an unprecedented sixth consecutive SoCon Championship. Moore added what could be the best recruiting class in Chattanooga history.
SoCon Player of the Year and SoCon Tournament MVP Katasha Brown headlines the list of returnees, plus All-SoCon pick Tiffani Roberson is back. Chattanooga's entire front line returns with a trio of talented seniors center Tiffany Patton and forwards Shamya Sermons and Lyndi Sippel. Wing Nicole Mattison and point guard Holly Talley give Chattanooga stability on the perimeter.
Chattanoogan Nancy Noblit has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor Development at UTC. Noblit began her position recently after serving for almost four years as Director of Athletic Fundraising here. She also served as an Assistant Athletics Director.
The hiring of Noblit followed a four-month national search to replace Bob Martin who had been in the assistant vice chancellor position since 1999. He currently is employed in development at Auburn University. Noblit’s responsibilities include working with current and prospective donors and daily management of the Development Office staff.
Noblit graduated from Tyner High School and received her undergraduate degree in Sports Administration from UTC in 2000. She and husband, David Noblit and four children live on Lookout Mountain.
Former Director of External Operations in Athletics David Cope has been named Director of Athletic Development and Assistant Athletic Director. He succeeds Nancy Noblit who has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development.
Cope, of Chattanooga, served as the external operations director for UTC athletics and worked in ticket operations, marketing, media sales and advertising in the Athletics Department. He received a B.S. degree in Sports Administration from UTC. The Tullahoma, Tenn., native and his wife, Jennifer are parents of a 3-year old daughter. They live in Chattanooga.
Cope recently moved from offices in the McKenzie Arena to the Development House on campus where he can be reached during normal business hours. He can be reached by email at David-Cope@utc.edu or call (423) 425-4233.