UTC Provost Dr. John Friedl, Chattanooga City Councilman Leamon Pierce, Patsy Hazlewood and Nancy Viagas of BellSouth, Hamilton County Commissioner William R. Cotton, Jr. and Hamilton County Executive Claude Ramsey unveil UTC's Fletcher Hall on the cover of the new BellSouth Real Yellow Pages.

UTC Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations Richard Brown discusses the campus planning meeting.

BellSouth Regional Director Patsy Hazlewood congratulates UTC for being featured on the Real Yellow Pages.

UTC Covers BellSouth Real Yellow Pages

Have you noticed UTC’s Fletcher Hall is featured on the cover of the new BellSouth Real Yellow Pages? Last week, city and county officials joined Patsy Hazlewood, BellSouth Regional Director and Nancy Viagas, Regional Marketing Manager of BellSouth on the UTC campus for the official unveiling of the phonebook cover.

"UTC is an icon of the Chattanooga community, and at BellSouth we believe in the University’s sense of community and values. We are so proud to feature UTC on the phonebook cover, and we look forward to our partnership with the University for many years," Viagas said.

Representative Tommie Brown and others received a framed photo of Fletcher Hall as it appears on the cover of the phone book. Brown’s office was in Fletcher during her tenure as a UTC professor, and she expressed her pride in the progress of institution.

Following the BellSouth presentation, UTC Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations Richard Brown announced details of an upcoming campus planning meeting.

"We are inviting input from Fort Wood, Erlanger, Unum Provident and our faith-based neighbors into the ongoing planning and development of East Third, Fourth, Fifth and Vine Streets," Brown said.

The two-day meeting will be held August 29-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in McKenzie Arena. Through the Lupton Renaissance Fund, consultant Rick Wood from The Trust for Public Land has been hired, and he will steer the discussion while working with the Regional Planning Agency and other entities. Topics to be discussed include: vehicular and pedestrian circulation on the UTC campus; division of the Engel Stadium property and landscaping, lighting and signage on campus.

In 2001, The Lupton Renaissance Fund was established by Chattanooga philanthropist Jack Lupton and his wife, Alice. The couple donated $25 million to UTC.

In 1999, the University engaged in a similar planning process, and a dialogue began with the MLK neighborhood. The results were UTC Place apartments and the new elementary schools.


State Representative Tommie Brown speaks with a television photographer.