Dr. Phyllis Jean "Jan" Printz, who served Chattanooga through charity, classroom and community outreach, died at her home Friday at age 86.

Printz, a native of Billings, Mont., moved to Chattanooga in 1958 and taught psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The UT-system appointed her to professor emeritus after 25 years of classroom excellence.

"Dr. Printz was a dedicated educator, a distinguished researcher, and an accomplished practitioner," said Chuck Cantrell, UTC's associate vice chancellor for communication and marketing. "Those of us who worked with her remember the passion she displayed for education. In every decision, she put student interest first. After her retirement, she remained active on campus as long as she was able. She will be greatly missed.

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