Wright-Bentley Scholars 2004-2005

The Wright-Bentley Scholarship is awarded to students that have demonstrated strong academic skills and service to the community and university. Selected students have proven themselves to be highly motivated, intellectually strong and civic-minded.

Listed below are the 2004-2005 Wright-Bentley Scholars.


James Alexander

B.S. Business Administration: Accounting
B.S. Business Administration: Finance 

James was active in the UTC chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting and finance honors society. He was a member of the American Foundrymen Society. James spent six years in the National Guard and two years active duty in the Army. He enjoys reading military books, scuba diving, learning and playing with his children.
After graduation James plans to continue working in the private sector.


Rob Bettis

B.S. Business Administration: Marketing

Rob was active in “The House” – the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at UTC. He was a member of the American Marketing Association, Mortar Board and Golden Key honor societies. He enjoys tennis, photography and is a huge sports fan. 

After graduation Rob pursued a Master’s of Business Administration at UTC.


Ashley Buckels

B.S. Business Administration: Marketing

Ashley was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key, and Alpha Mu Alpha honor societies at UTC. She was also a member of the American Marketing Association. Ashley is a health fanatic and likes to stay active by playing golf, tennis and exercising. She is a volunteer with Make-A-Wish foundation. 

After graduation Ashley would like to pursue a career in event planning in Chattanooga.


Lori Ann Clark

B.S. Business Administration: Finance
B.S. Economics 

Lori Ann was vice president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was also president of the Economics club and a member of the UTC’s Honors Program. Lori Ann enjoys running, dancing, baking and scrapbooking. 

After graduation Lori Ann would like to pursue a career in finance.


Cassie Cooper

B.S. Business Administration: Accounting 

Cassie held leadership positions in Sigma Kappa sorority including vice president of scholarship, alumni relations and president. She enjoys swimming and reading. 

After graduation Cassie plans to enroll in law school and return to Chattanooga to practice family law.


Kayla Lowery

B.S. Business Administration: Finance 

Kayla was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She loves sports and enjoys playing basketball, golf and softball. Kayla was an intern at Merrill Lynch and also worked for the Chattanooga Lookouts. 

After graduation Kayla will finish graduate school at Middle Tennessee State University and hopes to work in Nashville for a financial brokerage firm.


Cara Neighbors