Dr. Yancy Freeman

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.

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Dr. Bill Stacy

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.

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Dr. Andy Walker

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?

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Dean Valerie Rutledge

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.

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Bucky Wolford

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.

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Dennis Haskins

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.

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