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A Recipe From The Arts For Enhancing Student Success

Irene Hillman with students at UTC.
Irene Hillman with students at UTC.

On our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Irene Hillman is director of student success at the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Her work with students, faculty and community partners includes the Arts Based Collaborative here at UTC: abc@utc.

For more information about the Arts-Based Collaborative here at UTC, visit utc.edu/arts-based-collaborative.

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