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Front Page - Friday, March 3, 2017

Law firm honors UTC business students




Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel honored the 2016-2017 John C. Stophel Distinguished Students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the firm’s annual Stophel Scholars reception on Feb. 16.

The reception at the Chambliss Conference Center in Liberty Tower offered the eight award recipients the opportunity to meet and engage with members of Chattanooga’s business community.

“These students’ accomplishments span beyond the classroom,” says Mike St. Charles, managing shareholder at Chambliss. “They excel in their activities for the university and the community. We’re proud to recognize these outstanding individuals for their achievements and commitment to excellence.”

The Stophel Scholars program, now in its 10th year, aims to foster local talent and encourage promising students to build long-lasting mentor relationships with Chattanooga professionals.

The John C. Stophel Distinguished Student Award recognizes students with high potential in the UTC College of Business who are emerging leaders. Award recipients are chosen based on their strong leadership, decision-making and communication skills, as well as the presence of a high degree of self-motivation.

This year’s recipients include:

Korri Bowers – accounting

Madison Gaither – accounting and criminal justice

Jessica Henn – Master of Business

Mikaela Keene – accounting and finance

Denryl Luna – finance

Dillon Martin – finance

Daniel Taylor – entrepreneurship and marketing, and

Diem Le “Selina” Vu –  accounting

“The UTC College of Business is proud to celebrate this year’s outstanding group of John C. Stophel Distinguished Students,” says Dr. Robert Dooley, dean of UTC’s College of Business. “These young men and women are exceptional leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to 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 talk with potential mentors and future employers.”

Source: Chambliss