"I learned how the Latino community join together to get through some issues or conflicts.
The staff is great and everything has a great atmosphere." - from La Paz Healthcare,
Education, and FUN!day
"I gained a lot of knowledge in the history of MLK and African American culture.
I also gained a new perspective towards art. It made me more thankful for the easy
life I was blessed with. I was surprised because I didn't expect this tour to do that."
- from the Public Art Tour with Mark Making
"I learned to experience things outside the classroom and campus, and a lot of cool
places to go. I learned about the part of Georgia that for a long time was not a part
of the U.S." - from Get Out on Lookout: History and Adventure Hike
"I was very surprised that many of the paintings placed around the downtown area
were done by local people. That was very inspirational." - from the Public Art Tour
with Mark Making
"What is amazing is that kids from the projects appreciate what they have a lot more
than we do." - From Teach a Child, Save a Child
"The social leap people take to overcome diversity is a big part of the college experience."
- from the University Convocation
"I learned that busk cherries exist and taste good, I learned what a pawpaw fruit
is, and I learned that organic food is not only good for you, but it's also DELICIOUS!
I was surprised at how fast time went by and that no one had any ticks." - from the
Sustainability Garden Intro/Crabtree Farms Work and Harvest Day
"I learned how to canoe and how important it is to clean up the river. The natural
life in it is amazing and was fun to see." - from Water Travel and Clean Up on Tennessee
"From the events I attended, I learned a lot about the city of Chattanooga. I learned
that mentally ill patients painted a lot of the murals and strange but beautiful pictures
around downtown Chattanooga. On the Clean and Green event, I learned that Krystal's
and Moonpies actually started in Chattanooga. I learned how to start a garden as well.
Initially, I had no clue that these were the types of things that I would get involved
"The best thing about the experiences for me was probably the knowledge part. Sometimes
people would assume that I'm from Chattanooga as I have learned so much about this
city. I feel as though this is the best thing because I'm a strong believer that knowledge
is power and I feel like I have to know as much as possible about where I am going
to be spending the next four years of my life. As well as the knowledge being the
best part, I think the friendships I've made with other 'think achievers' is a great
thing as well."
"Being a new Junior to the Chattanooga UT campus, it can be challenging when getting
involved. Due to this Think Achieve program, I have not only learned new things about
myself, but also the world which is around me."
"I would definitely bring a friend along the next time. The experiences that I got
out of Beyond the Classroom were great and I wish others could have experienced it
along with me. I wouldn't change anything about the events they were very informative
and each provided a unique opportunity to learn something useful."
"The best thing about these experiences is that I was able to escape from homework
and the classroom for an hour or two and really learn and do something interesting."