He needed a moment to let the question sink in and collect his thoughts. Once the moment passed, he waxed eloquent.
The question: “What does being a Moc mean to you?”
For Dr. Yancy Freeman, UTC’s Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Success, being a Moc means … well … everything.
“Being a Moc … it really is just the entire evolution of a person,” said Freeman, who is now in his 24th year as a full-time UTC staff member after attending the institution as an undergraduate. “I came to school here at 17; I am now 48 and this is the place where I really grew up. You know, it turned a boy into a man in many ways – because I've been around the campus for so long.
He is talked about in often reverential terms.
Even though he hasn’t been UTC’s chancellor for nearly 15 years, it’s obvious that people still adore Dr. Bill Stacy and the work he has done for the university. Stacy is very popular among alumni and the administration, and he continues to volunteer his time in raising money for the institution.
Bill and his wife, Dr. Sue Stacy – who developed and taught computer applications for UTC’s College of Business – often are found on campus attending Mocs athletic events or supporting academic and alumni programs.
It’s something you probably never think about.
When there’s a medical emergency situation, you go to the emergency room – and the emergency physicians are doing everything they can to fight for you.
When emergency physicians need assistance, though, who is leading the fight for them?
It’s not often that a student can say his or her biggest cheerleader in college was, in fact, a cheerleader.
But there might not be a bigger academic or athletic supporter on the UTC campus than Dr. Valerie Rutledge, Dean of the university’s College of Health, Education and Professional Studies.
The wall supports the Foundation Room, located on Level 2 of the University Center in the heart of campus.
Adorning the wall are pictures of all the past chairs of the University of Chattanooga Foundation, business-style portraits surrounded in suede blue matting with gold frames – the blue and gold colors of the university. Below each picture is a metal plate announcing the name of the board chair and the years that person served in that prestigious position.
For nearly 30 years, Dennis Haskins has been recognized for his role as Principal Richard Belding on Saved by the Bell. Now, he’s equally recognized for earning his bachelor’s degree as a 65-year-old.
For some people, doing one thing at a time is tough to accomplish.
For others, multi-tasking is the norm – but some items get pushed aside in order to complete different actions.
Then, there is Dr. Melanie Blake – who probably makes juggling look easy.
There was a point in time in which the last thing Scott LeRoy thought he would be doing was receiving an Outstanding Service Award from UTC. That point was seconds before finding out he was the school’s latest honoree.
Haven’t been in Chattanooga for a while? The downtown area has a different look and feel.
From the UTC campus, take Mabel Street toward E. 3rd Street and make a left. Around three quarters of a mile down the road, you’ll find ‘The Block’ – a large structure off 3rd and Broad (the site of the old Bijou Theater) with an 11,000 square foot public art piece and 5,000 square feet of functional climbing space on the face.