Chambliss Law Honors Exceptional UTC Rollins College Of Business Students

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. honored the 2022-2023 John C. Stophel Distinguished Students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's (UTC) Gary W. Rollins College of Business during the firm's community reception on Wednesday. The reception was held at the Chambliss Conference Center in Liberty Tower and offered the seven award recipients an opportunity to interact and engage with members of Chattanooga's business community.

This year's recipients include:

  • Harrison Davis, Management/Business Analytics
  • Katharina Glover, Marketing
  • Luke Johnson, Finance/Investments
  • Keslin Moore, Marketing
  • Terisa Phonxaya, Management
  • Kyle Rains, Economics
  • Maggie Schulte, Management/Business Analytics

"We are privileged to have had the opportunity this semester to honor these seven deserving students for their exceptional achievements," said Chambliss President and Managing Shareholder Mark Cunningham. "It is our privilege to welcome these student leaders with community and business professionals who can provide tremendous guidance as well as serve as real-life examples of the benefit of hard work."

The Stophel Scholars program, now in its 16th year, strives to support local talent and encourage bright students to form long lasting mentor relationships with local professionals. The John C. Stophel Distinguished Student Award is given annually to high-achieving business students who have made significant and meaningful civic contributions to UTC and the Gary W. Rollins College of Business while maintaining a strong academic record. Award recipients are chosen based on their outstanding leadership, decision-making, and communication abilities, as well as a high level of self-motivation.

"We are so proud to celebrate this outstanding group of John C. Stophel Distinguished Students," said Dr. Robert Dooley, dean of UTC's Gary W. Rollins College of Business. "These students are exceptional leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to academics and community service. We certainly appreciate the commitment Chambliss has made through the John C. Stophel Award to recognize their accomplishments. Not only is this event an opportunity to introduce them to the Chattanooga community, but it gives the students a chance to connect with potential mentors and future employers."

Chambliss established an endowment at UTC in 2008 to honor the legacy of John C. Stophel, a founding member of the firm. Throughout more than 50 years of practicing law, Stophel led numerous civic, charitable, and religious initiatives to benefit the Chattanooga community. Additionally, he served as chairman of the University of Chattanooga Foundation Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004.

To learn more about the John C. Stophel Distinguished Student Award, visit:

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