Dr. Paula Haynes and Dr. Greg
Grant after their canoe commute.
Oak tree in front of the Guerry
Center succumbed to wet weather.
Dedication—Professors Opt for Canoe Commute
It was the ultimate commute for two married UTC professors, Dr.
Greg Grant , chemistry, and Dr. Paula Haynes, marketing, when flood
waters in Brown’s Ferry Landing left them living on an island
with no power.
"We lost power Wednesday night, and after sitting around we
decided we needed to do something Thursday morning," Grant
Haynes said a transformer blew behind their home, and the explosion
left three homes without power, and approximately 60 homes in the
neighborhood accessible only by watercraft.
"By Thursday morning, we decided we needed to get to civilization,"
So they paddled their canoe to dry ground. They asked Dr. Rob Mebane
to meet them about a half mile from their home, since Mebane had
the necessary canoe rack atop his vehicle for transport.
On campus, leaky roofs at the Racquet Center, Maclellan Gym and
the Siskin trailers are being addressed, and stopped up drains caused
some flooding problems in the Patten Carriage House Studios and
the Jones Observatory. Bad weather uprooted two trees, one at Siskin
Chapel and an old oak tree fell at the Oak Street entrance to Guerry