CLEMSON, S.C. — Hailey McCall Brock of Cleveland graduated from Clemson University Dec. 19, 2013, with a master of public administration degree.
Brock was among more than 1,100 students who received degrees from Clemson President James F. Barker, who presided over his final graduation ceremony before stepping down after 14 years at the helm of the university.
Ranked No. 21 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit and a competitive drive to excel.
Lincoln Memorial University
HARROGATE — Lincoln Memorial University conferred the degrees of 652 graduates on Dec. 14, 2013, at its annual winter commencement exercises.
Retired Lt. Gen. E.R. "Buck" Bedard gave the commencement address during the ceremony. A total of 30 associates degrees, 130 bachelor's degrees, 149 masters, 312 educational specialists, five doctor education and eight juris doctor degrees were awarded.
Among the graduates were:
- Loren Chastain of Delano, who earned a master of science degree;
- Stacey Smith of Turtletown, who earned an educational specialist degree;
- Janet Robbins of Cleveland, who earned an educational specialist degree; and
- Christopher Douglass of Cleveland, who also earned an educational specialist degree.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate. For more information, visit www.lmunet.edu.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Timothy Lay of Cleveland has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
Lay earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in history, and was one of nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in the Dec. 15, 2013, graduation ceremony at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee.
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university that draws its more than 11,500 students from all 50 states and more than 75 different countries.
In addition to its nationally recognized academic programs, Marquette is known for its service-learning programs and internships, as students are challenged to use what they learn to make a difference in the world. For more information, visit www.marquette.edu.
Tennessee Tech University
COOKEVILLE — Approximately 700 students earned their degrees from Tennessee Tech University and began another chapter of their lives this past fall semester.
The following area students graduated from the college:
- Athens — William Tarry Nelson;
- Chattanooga — Jordan C. Akins, Christopher W. Burton, Arielle Garcia Hayes, James Scott Leverette, Jayson Nicholas Moulton, Jennifer E. O’Dell and Kyle Patrick Sharp;
- Cleveland — Blake A. Allison, Chance Andrew Holt, Marion Dwaine McPhail, Cricket Elizabeth Patterson and Mark Daniel Straussberger;
- Etowah — Matthew Blake Aderhold;
- Hixson — Kristin Annette Dotson, Caitlin Leigh Harrison, Alexander Grant Mitchell, Pamela Marie Pike, Suzanne Nichole Skyles and Kevin Jansen Tindall;
- Ooltewah — Christopher Vernard Brown;
- Red Bank — Sarah L. Williams;
- Signal Mountain — Samuel Wallace Dowlen; and
- Soddy Daisy — Hunter Bradley Brown, William Cody Clark and Gregory Allen Evans.
The university’s newest graduates represent 72 Tennessee counties, 27 states and 13 other countries. They joined the ranks of more than 76,000 alumni across the globe. Their degrees were in 39 fields of study.
A comprehensive university, TTU offers more than 40 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs, including the doctoral degree in engineering, environmental sciences and education. It is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA — Several Bradley County natives graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during its 242nd commencement exercise this past fall.
The following local students received their degrees: Christian Chavez, bachelor of science in business — finance; Max Cordell, bachelor of arts in communication; Giselle Corder, master of business administration; Nicole Cullins, bachelor of science in nursing; Karen Curry, bachelor of science in psychology;
Beau David, bachelor of science in business — finance; Karen Dees, master of business administration; Kelsey Dill, bachelor of science in criminal justice, Brant Donlon, bachelor of science in health and human performance — sports administration; Brandon Elrod, bachelor of science in health and human performance — exercise science; April Gatlin, bachelor of science in early childhood education;
Madisen Hendricks, bachelor of science in business — marketing; Bridget Hooker, bachelor of science in middle grades education — natural sciences and mathematics; Paul Hubbard, bachelor of science in geology — environmental geology; Cody Hurst, bachelor of science in business — marketing;
Kenneth Kibble, bachelor of science in business — general management; Kenneth Kibble, bachelor of science in business — marketing; Jane Kidwell, bachelor of science in political science — legal studies; Amanda Koons, bachelor of science in early childhood education;
Charity Moore, bachelor of science in psychology; Anna Ostapenko, bachelor of science in nursing; Erica Parris, bachelor of science in middle grades education — English and social sciences; Ashleigh Powell, bachelor of science in nursing; Amber Pritchett, bachelor of science in early childhood — child and family studies;
Andrew Ray, bachelor of science in biology — preprofessional; Eric Spencer, bachelor of science in nursing; Rhonda Torbett, bachelor of science in health and human performance — K-12 health and exercise science pedagogy; Taylor Van Gorp, bachelor of science in nursing; Rebecca Wilson, bachelor of science in secondary English; and Carrie Wolf, master of education in counseling — school.
More than 800 students graduated from UTC during its most recent commencement.