Doing Business with UTC:












Based out of historic Selma, Alabama, the Freedom School strives to teach the techniques of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to create social change. Nonviolence Training aid participants in applying transformative techniques of conflict management to their daily lives through engaging in presentations on the core principles of nonviolence, classroom exercises and activities, and group discussions.







2015 Business Opportunity Conference:


 In partnership with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, UTC hosted the 2015 Business Opportunity Conference. The Business Opportunity Conference featured presentations on How to Do Business with Major Employers, such as UTC, BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Erlanger Health System, Volkswagen, TVA, SunTrust Bank, Tennessee Department of Transportation, UNUM Hamilton County Government and the City of Chattanooga (among others). Participants also met one-on-one with purchasing officials and took part in a panel discussion on state and federal diverse business certifications. As an added bonus to this year’s conference, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann provided an update on the U.S. Department of Energy’s $6.5 billion Y-12 Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project in Oak Ridge, TN; and emphasized his commitment to increasing the participation of diverse businesses. Dr. Richard Brown, UTC’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Information Technology, welcomed attendees to the UTC campus and presented UTC’s Campus Master Plan. Mrs. Shelia Simpson, Program Director,  Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise brought greetings from the Governor’s Office and served as a panelist on Diverse Business Enterprise Certification emphasizing the importance of state certification. One hundred and sixty-nine attendees participated in the 2015 Business Opportunity Conference;. 60% of participating businesses were minority, women and veteran owned.

National Diversity CRNA Workshop held at UTC:      


                                          UTC School of Nursing hosted a national workshop as part of a three-year federal grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. UT Chattanooga was selected as one of 14 universities across the United States for the Nursing Workforce Diversity award in 2014. The Diversity CRNA Workshop drew current nurses and nursing students interested in becoming Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The Workshop was led by Dr. Lena Gould, national speaker and founder of the organization, Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program. The Workshop informed and empowered underserved diverse populations to prepare for a successful career in Nurse Anesthesia. The Office of Equity and Inclusion sponsored the opening reception. Workshop Photos



University hosts Sisters of the Academy Institute:



The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Office of Equity and Inclusion partnered with Sisters of the Academy Institute (SOTA) to host a writing retreat for UTC faculty. At this retreat, participants had access to coaches and facilitators who provide advice and feedback on dissertations, manuscripts, reports or book chapters.


Sister Of Academy Institute





 Marian Anderson String Quartet Panel Discussion:


         The Music Department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is pleased to present the Marian Anderson String Quartet to the Chattanooga community, February 20 – 22,2014. This group has won major classical music competitions and performed at the White House during a Presidential Inauguration. These four gifted and accomplished women are passionate about their musical art. They will perform a concert for the public, work with local music students, and conduct a workshop for young composers from around the Southeast.