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UT Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena filled with graduating students during the spring 2024 commencement ceremony.

UTC’s Roundhouse Rocked Commencement

For the first time since 2019, commencement ceremonies at UT Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena were held without restraints.

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From left, UTC Vice Chancellor for Access and Engagement Stacy Lightfoot, Bernice King, Ilyasah Shabazz and UTC Student Government Association President Chamyra Teasley participate in UTC MLK Day 2024.

UTC Celebrates MLK Day

UT Chattanooga celebrates MLK Day with daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

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Conceptual rendering of the Dorothy and Jim Kennedy Health Sciences Building, the future home of the UTC School of Nursing.

UTC School of Nursing Celebrates $8 Million Gift

UT Chattanooga received an $8 million gift from the Kennedy Foundation to name the UTC School of Nursing the Dorothy…

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Sara Marc (UT Chattanooga, '22)

Grad Makes Très Grand Decision

UT Chattanooga graduate Sara Marc was accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) and was also awarded a…

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Representatives from the London Parade office, the city of London and UTC representatives watch footage of the London Parade in the Hayes Concert Hall before presenting the Marching Mocs with its official invitation to participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

Marching Mocs Headed to London

The UTC Marching Mocs have been invited to participate in the 2024 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.

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Angela Davis Speaks to Full House

Prominent educator, author and lecturer Angela Davis highlighted UT Chattanooga Martin Luther King Day 2023 festivities, speaking to a standing-room-only…

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Fine Arts Center Reopens After Four Years of Renovations

The 456-seat Roland Hayes Concert Hall and the 256- seat Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre are finished, and performances are returning.

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Hunter Hall

Hunter Hall Unveils a New Modern Look

The $13.9 million upgrading of the 65-year-old Hunter Hall, which began in December 2020, is almost complete at UT Chattanooga.

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Chattanooga Council Representative Demetrus Coonrod.

City Council Member Earns UTC Degree

Ten years and two Chattanooga City Council elections after she enrolled, Demetrus Coonrod graduated from the UT Chattanooga.

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Cornel West

West Speaks at UTC

Headlining MLK Day 2022 at UT Chattanooga, West, the commentator with opinions on race, social justice and activism, spent 90…

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memorial bronze sculpture dedicated to the memory of Ed Johnson

Remembrance, Reconciliation at the Walnut Street Bridge

UT Chattanooga was involved in the dedication of bronze sculptures honoring Ed Johnson, a Black man falsely accused of rape…

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Stacy Lightfoot on the UT Chattanooga campus

UTC Hires Diversity and Engagement Vice Chancellor

Stacy Goodwin Lightfoot has been appointed as the first vice chancellor for diversity and engagement at UTC.

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Five students and their professor pose in Downtown Chattanooga

Team Wins Statewide Competition for Fifth Time

For the fifth consecutive year, a team of UTC students has won the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Greater Tennessee Research…

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A man in an archival room holds up a stray full of indexed insect specimens

Beetle-Mania: Project IDs New Species in Tennessee Valley

A UTC professor uncovered 53 species of beetles never before found in the Tennessee Valley.

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Lyn Miles and Chantek

Inducted into International Hall of Fame

UTC professor Lyn Miles has been selected as part of the inaugural group of 10 inductees into the international Interspecies…

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Kaylin Underwood

Allergy App Wins Competition

Senior Kaylin Underwood is developing an app that automatically scans grocery items and tells shoppers whether the item contains an…

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packed room in the UTC Guerry Center

UTC Chancellor Notes 50-Year Milestone With UT System

Chancellor Steve Angle celebrated the university's anniversaries, achievements and success before a standing-room only crowd in September.

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A woman carries the American flag across a walkway on UTCs campus. She is wearing a navy blue shirt and gold pants

UTC Offers Program to Assist Military Spouses

Military spouses can receive financial assistance to attend UTC.

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Martin Luther King Blvd or Historic East 9th Street

From the Big 9

In honor of Black History Month, UTC students created the podcast series Stories from the Big 9, focused on M.L.…

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UT Chattanooga’s student rocket team

Rocketing to No. 1

UTC’s student rocket team—the Rocket Mocs—are the No. 1 team in the country.

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Rollins College of Business Dean Robert Dooley skydives for a cause.

Jumping for a Reason

Rollins College of Business Dean Robert Dooley jumped out of a perfectly good airplane while it was about two and…

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African American women in Chattanooga staged sit-ins at lunch counters as part of the civil rights movement.

‘Her’stories

UTC professor Susan Eckelmann Berghel has students engage with history beyond the textbooks by recording the stories of local women…

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Cooper Thome

Nanoscale Internship

Cooper Thome, a UTC Honors College student, spent the summer in Japan working on an internship in nanotechnology at the…

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