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Meet A Bagpiper Who Plays Near The UTC Campus

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

(aired Mon 5/02/22)

Most weekdays, you might hear the notes of bagpipes emanating from the Citizen Cemetery near our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The bagpiper works for UTC as a senior instructional designer - and you can trace his family back to Scotland.

Our own Josh Nelson introduces us to him.

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