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Chancellor: UTC poised for growth and new successes

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga may be ready for future expansion, according to UTC Chancellor Roger Brown. Brown made his remarks Thursday at a Rotary Club meeting downtown as first reported by Channel 3 Eyewitness News.

UTC has students living in hotels again this year. According to UTC spokesman Chuck Cantrell, "Because of the way student housing must be funded, we must have several years of capacity to ensure that the revenue stream is consistent  to secure a construction approval from the State Building Commission."

Brown told Chattanooga community leaders the University has 10,874 students this fall which is another record enrollment year.

The UTC Chancellor also announced they are taking applications for candidates to begin their fourth doctoral program—the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Classes for the program begin in January 2011.

At the same time the University is celebrating a major award for Dr. Greg Grant from the Chemistry Department. He received the 2011 American Chemical Society National Award for Undergraduate Research. The ACS awards only one of these per year. It is based on his outstanding research and particularly his efforts to allow undergraduate students in assist his research.

Chancellor Brown told the group of the free Special Audit program at a discounted rate. According to UTC, "Tennessee residents who are at least 60 years of age may audit classes on a space available basis without paying a fee. Similar arrangements are available for Tennessee residents who are totally disabled. Tennessee residents who are 65 years of age or older and persons totally disabled who meet admission requirements may enroll for credit for a fee of $7.50 per semester hour to a maximum of $75 per semester." 

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