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Award bestowed and administrative appointments announced.

O’Dea receives state award from ACP

The Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians has named Dr. Gregory O'Dea, UC Foundation Professor of English and Director of UTC's interdisciplinary Honors Program, as the 2005 recipient of the Clifton R. Cleaveland Humanities in Medicine Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to humanism in medicine, as well as scholarly achievement in history, literature, philosophy, and ethics.

O'Dea is co-director and scholar-in-residence for humanities and medicine programs sponsored by The American College of Physicians. He has recently conducted multi-day workshops for physicians on "The Origin of Stories," "Plague and Community," and "Texts of Trauma."

O'Dea also delivered the keynote address at the Tennessee ACP's annual conference, entitled "Who are the Humanists?: Reading and (Re)Writing the Body."

Denniston named Assistant to the Chancellor at UTC

Chancellor Roger Brown is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Denniston as the Assistant to the Chancellor of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Denniston has served as Director of Alumni Affairs at UTC since July 1986.

In her new position, Denniston will play a key role at the University in establishing and maintaining open lines of communication with various campus, University, alumni and community constituencies. She will facilitate and promote community partnerships including city, county, state, and federal relations, as well as managing major campus events.

Denniston was voted UTC Outstanding Student Organizational Advisor for five years, and CASE Most Outstanding Advisors for two years. She is a CASE faculty member. Based on her experience as Director of Alumni Affairs, Denniston has written and presented papers at several CASE conferences.

New Director of Financial Aid named

After conducting a national search, the Provost’s Office has named Rexann Bumpus the new Director of Financial Aid.

According to Dr. David Pittenger, Acting Associate Provost for Academic Administration, Bumpus impressed the search committee with her knowledge of financial aid policies and practices, familiarity with technical resources commonly used in offices of financial aid, and commitment to providing superior services for our students.

Prior to accepting her new position, Bumpus served as Assistant Director of the Financial Aid Office.

November 11, 2005

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