Tennessee Alumnus

Civic Engagement Award

Photo: UTC students work in a garden as part of efforts to learn beyond the classroom.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was one of five colleges and universities chosen from more than 100 nominations to share in the 2014 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards presented by the Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation. At UT Chattanooga in 2012, there were 7,514 students engaged in community service (2,873 students in academic service learning and 4,641 students in community service). Total community service hours: 618,981. A 2013 inventory of partnerships revealed that faculty, staff and administrators participate in 602 unique partnership endeavors with an estimated economic impact in excess of $30 million.

National Engineering Honor

To honor his “career-long emphasis of teaching and using computer methods in chemical engineering” and his “innovation and commitment to developing remotely operated laboratory equipment,” Jim Henry, professor emeritus in UTC chemical engineering, received the CACHE Award sponsored by the CACHE Corporation and presented by the Chemical Engineering Division American Society of Engineering Education. Henry has collaborated with institutions from Mexico, Germany, Armenia, Indonesia, Romania, and Australia, as well as numerous locations in
the United States.

Professor Emeritus Jim Henry celebrates his award with Neslihan Alp, interim dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Henry was Alp’s mentor from the time she arrived at UTC in 1999 to 2005.

Innovator of the Year

Awarded for its dedication to renewable power and energy efficiency, UT Chattanooga earned the “Innovator of the Year” honor from the Tennessee Valley Authority Green Power Switch Leadership. UTC is committed to further incorporate green initiatives into facilities operations, research efforts, community partnerships and academics.

UTC was recognized by TVA for being dedicated to renewable power and energy efficiency.

Ride to Downtown


In partnership with CARTA, Chattanooga’s public transit provider, the Mocs Express recently added an extended route connecting the campus to downtown.