Christopher Stokes from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was recently selected to the 2021-2022 All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team.
Stokes joined representatives selected from each of the 10-member schools in the conference. Award recipients will receive an engraved plaque presented by Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus at a home men’s basketball game early this year.
“I truly appreciate the nomination and am humbled to be recognized by the Southern Conference,” Stokes said. “When people think of Mocs they think of our student-athletes. But many only see them as that, and they are so much more; they are a major part of the UTC story. I’ve just been honored to be a part of their collegiate journey.”
Stokes, the assistant director of multicultural affairs and National Pan-Hellenic Council advisor, has worked for UTC since 2004, starting as a resident director with the University Residence Life department. Through his work experience, he has ties to the student-athlete community.
Stokes’ primary role with UTC has been to engage and prepare underrepresented students for the rigors of postsecondary entry. Before taking on his current post, he worked in the Upward Bound Math Science program and Student Support Services.
A first-generation college graduate, Stokes earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from UTC in 2003.
Mark Schorr, a UC Foundation professor in the Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, was also selected to the 2021-2022 All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team.
While selections at the individual Southern Conference schools are left to each institution’s discretion, all recipients share the common characteristics of demonstrated service to the institution through vital contributions in teaching, research, service and campus life.