Melissa came back to her alma mater in July 2001 working first in the Chancellor's office. In September 2003, she joined the athletics department and serves as administrative assistant for athletics administration as well as several sports.
In addition to her work with athletic administration, Melissa also works with men's and women's golf as well as men's and women's cross country and track and field teams. She also aids senior associate athletics director Matt Pope with bookkeeping and purchasing practices.
Prior to UTC, Melissa was Pharmacy over the Counter Manager at Wal-Mart in Chattanooga. She worked 11 years for the well-known chain. During her collegiate studies, she worked as an intern with Girls INC providing office support and event assistance.
Cate earned a bachelor's degree in Human Services Management from UTC in December 1989. A Chattanooga native, she graduated from Tyner High School.
Her husband David works for the health care provider Unum. The couple has been married for more than 20 years and resides in Harrison. Both are avid Mocs fans working football contests and are always seen at basketball and wrestling contests.