Alumna named national leader
Dr. Diane Grob Schmidt ’67 has been elected to lead the American Chemical Society (ACS). As President-Elect of the 163,000 member ACS, her honor “reflects in a most positive way on the traditions of learning, leadership, and service within the UTC Chemistry Department. We are proud of Dr. Schmidt and grateful for her past, present, and future service to the chemical and scientific community,” said Dr. Tom Rybolt, head of the UTC Chemistry Department. Schmidt was the 1995 UTC Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
Fellowship awarded to two-time alumna
Jillian Pennyman ’10, ‘12 was selected for the Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellowship for 2013 – 2014. Sponsored by The Washington State Budget & Policy Center, the fellowship provides a unique opportunity for future policy leaders. Pennyman will have the chance to work with groups from grass roots organizations to lobbyists. She will also be working on publications with the Center and she will attend a conference in Washington D.C. Pennyman has served as a research consultant in the UTC Center for Community Career Education. Read more.
Students benefit from IBM collaboration
A new UTC/IBM collaboration will give students an array of marketable skills in data analytics, one of the fastest growing sectors in the national and regional economy. Smart technologies, cloud computing, mobile platforms, social media and other new generation technologies are fueling the revolution of big data. As part of the UTC-IBM relationship, faculty have access to the resources in IBM’s Academic Initiative which provides access to technology, curriculum and learning materials at no cost. Read more.
Two commencement ceremonies scheduled
On Saturday, December 14, there will be two commencement ceremonies at McKenzie Arena. Graduates in the College of Business and the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies will walk at 9 a.m.; graduates in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computer Science will walk at 2 p.m.
Chattanooga Football honored
The University honored the UTC football team with a campus celebration for clinching a share of their first league championship since 1984. Keep up with our athletic teams at gomocs.com
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