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Bucky Wolford, Joe and Barbara Waters to be honored at Legends and Leaders Dinner

Bucky Wolford,
President & CEO of
Wolford Development, Inc.
Bucky Wolford, President and CEO of Wolford Development, Inc., will be named Distinguished Alumnus and Joe and Barbara Waters will receive the Outstanding Service Award at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2005 Legends and Leaders event, to be held Friday, May 6, 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club Ballroom. Both awards are given by the UTC Alumni Board.

Wolford has given years of service to UTC athletic programs and alumni programs. He serves on the UT Board of Trustees and on the University of Chattanooga Foundation.

Through his numerous professional contacts, Wolford has championed the UTC cause across the country.

A 1969 graduate, Wolford was a member of Blue Key Society, captain of the UC Football Team, and College Little All-American in football. After serving as a 2nd Lieutenant, Wolford was honorably discharged to Retired Reserve. He has served as Tennessee State Director of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and he is currently a member of the organization. He has also served on the board of Boy Scouts of America Cherokee Area Council.

Wolford and his wife Diane are the parents of two sons, Clint and Chad.

Established in 1969 by the UTC Alumni Council to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to the community and society, and whose accomplishments and career activities have "reflected glory on the University," the Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest award bestowed upon an alumnus of Chattanooga’s University.

Joe and Barbara Waters
Joe and Barbara Waters, who are receiving the Outstanding Service Award, have been strong supporters of women’s athletic programs at UTC for almost 30 years. The two avid fans travel with the teams, even if overnight and weekend trips are required.

The Waters’ support of men’s and women’s athletic teams is greatly appreciated by the University. The couple established the Joe and Barbara Waters Trust for Athletics, to fund scholarships for five sports and to provide support for other athletic needs. Mr. Waters serves on the UC Foundation.

The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1985 by the UTC Alumni Council to honor an individual who has given outstanding service to the University and community.

To make reservations for this event, please call the UTC Alumni Office at (423)425-4785. Tickets are $30 each.

April 15, 2005

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