Campus Notes

Posted 7/16/17

ETSU confers nearly

1,900 degrees at


JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University conferred nearly 1,900 degrees in two spring commencement ceremonies, one in the …

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Campus Notes


ETSU confers nearly

1,900 degrees at


JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University conferred nearly 1,900 degrees in two spring commencement ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, on May 6.

In addition to awarding bachelors, masters, and graduate certificates, ETSU bestowed doctor of education (Ed.D.), doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.), doctor of audiology (Au.D.), doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees on successful candidates.

Twelve graduates attained a 4.0 grade point average during their college careers. They are Claire Ogden Baker of Sneedville, Brooke Elizabeth Baxter of Jasper, Carly Denise Fields of Kingsport, Matthew David Gjedde of Morristown, Sarah Michelle Hyslop of Talbott, Melissa Deanne Landry of Kingsport, Holly Renee Nelms of Kingsport, Ashli Taylor Rogers of Morristown, Vivian Manley Rookard of Jacksboro, Kristy Lynn Smith of Russellville, Natalie Sorah Vaughn of Elizabethton, and Huan Zhang of Beijing, China.

Among the graduates were:

Cleveland: Cody Emerson Burrell, master of arts in teaching; Virginia Katelyn Deakins, bachelor of science in education; Kaitlin Brooke Dillard, bachelor of science in nursing; Brenda G. DiSorbo, doctor of education; Liberty Foye, master of public health; Caleb Longley, bachelor of science; Jasmine Simone Martin, bachelor of science in education; Ethan Taylor Pruitt, graduate certificate; Callie Ramin, master of education; Adam M. Spivey, master of arts; Tori Shaye Stephens, bachelor of science in nursing; Matthew Ryan Workman, master of public health

McDonald: Jasmine Elise Quailey, master of arts; Sloane Kendall Rakestraw, bachelor of science; Sally Weeks Randall, master of science in nursing

Birchwood: Kinsey Noelle Haralson, bachelor ofscience

Decatur: Davida Yvonne Asbury, bachelor of science in nursing; Timothy Neil Wilson, doctor of education

Niota: Kamiryn Anne Scalesi, bachelor of science

Ooltewah: Laura Taylor Boston, master of science; Kelsey Elizabeth Chernak, bachelor of business administration; Katherine Elizabeth Dickerson, bachelor of science; Jonathon Ray Kell, bachelor of arts; Leslie Moro, doctor of nursing practice; Lisa Marie Swearingen, master of science; Don Hatton Vanhook, bachelor of science

Riceville: Johnathan Daniel Jones, bachelor of science.

Detwiler on Dean’s List at Charleston Southern University

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston Southern University has named Rebecca Lynn Detwiler,of Charleston to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. Detwiler is a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice.

Charleston Southern names students to the Dean’s List who have earned a 3.5 GPA or better and 12 or more credit hours for the semester.


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