The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Interim Chancellor and Mrs. Fred Obear and Former Chancellor Bill Stacy and Mrs. Bill Stacy

Ladies of the Ball, l-r: Lorraine Brown, Brenda Purcell, Dr. Mary Tanner, Dr. Sue Stacy, Lynn Anderson, Ruth Obear, Cheryl Whitfield, Missy Crutchfield

The Town and Gown Ball was celebrated in the beautiful Sheraton Read House Silver Ballroom


Town and Gown Ball provides good music, good food, good company, and good support

The Chattanooga Jazz Quartet and the Shani Hedden Review provided the backdrop for a lovely evening at the fourth annual Town and Gown Ball, held in the Silver Ballroom of the newly renovated Sheraton Read House.  The event raised over $20,000 for the Chattanooga Classroom Enhancement Fund. 

Since its inception, the Town and Gown Ball has raised over $100,000 for classroom and laboratory enhancements. Some of the campus projects receiving Town and Gown Ball support include upgrades to the zoology and physiology labs, renovating painting studios and photography darkrooms, and improvements to the auditorium in Grote Hall.

The “Ladies of the Ball” planning this year’s event included Lynn Anderson, Lorraine Brown, Margaret Card, Beverly Cosley, Missy Crutchfield, Ruth Obear, Brenda Purcell, Sue Stacy, Mary Tanner, and Cheryl Whitfield.

“This year's Town and Gown Ball was a wonderful event, and we appreciate all of the hard work that was put into making it a success. The UTC campus is fortunate to have so many generous, caring friends,” said Bob Lyon, Vice Chancellor of University Advancement.