UTC’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs commemorates the 50th reunion of the University of Chattanooga Class of 1968 on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, as part of the 2018 Homecoming celebration. Alumni from this class, as well as preceding classes, are invited to this time-honored tradition to reconnect with classmates and friends from the University of Chattanooga.
University officials said the year 1968 marked a pivotal stage in the school’s history. Students graduating that year were among the last classes of the University of Chattanooga before it merged with the University of Tennessee in 1969. This group also witnessed notable events, such as the retirement of beloved football coach A.C.
“Scrappy” Moore, the completion of the Pfeiffer-Stagmaier dormitory and the founding of the world-class Chattanooga Singers and Singing Mocs under the direction of Glenn Draper.
“We are thrilled to host this reunion event for alumni of the University of Chattanooga,” says Jayne Holder, assistant vice chancellor for Alumni Affairs. “UTC is committed to preserving the history of our alma mater, and each alumnus plays a role in telling the university’s story, no matter when they graduated. Once a Moc, always a Moc.”
Reunion activities for the Class of ’68 begin on Friday, Oct. 26, with a luncheon and interactive tour of the campus and a private dinner that evening. On Saturday, Oct. 27, they will be formally inducted into the UTC 50-Plus Society by administrators and alumni officials at 10 a.m. in Patten Chapel. Reunion activities will culminate with a 50-Plus luncheon and tailgate at First Tennessee Pavilion leading up to UTC’s Homecoming football game against VMI at 3 p.m. The class also will also be recognized during the game.
Alumni from the entire community are invited to the Homecoming celebration during the week of Oct. 22-27. For more information about the reunion or homecoming activities, contact Andrea Lyons at 423-425-2345 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.