BOSTON, Mass. — Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,321 students during its May 2014 commencement.
Among the graduates was Cleveland resident Christopher J. Golden, who received a master of science in computer information systems.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research consisting of 16 schools and colleges and offering more than 250 programs of study in a variety of professional disciplines.
With more than 33,000 students, BU is the fourth-largest private university in the country and a member of the American Association of Universities.
JEFFERSON CITY — Sara Kelley of Birchwood was among those in Carson-Newman University’s May 2014 graduating class.
Kelley graduated with a bachelor of science degree.
Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is located in Jefferson City, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The university has 2,045 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.
East Tennessee State University
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 10.
The following local students took part in the university’s graduation exercises:
Calhoun: Nicholas Leslie Wiltse, bachelor of science;
Charleston: Elizabeth Ann Triplett, bachelor of science
Cleveland: Bianca Gabrielle Augustino, bachelor of science; Yesenia Cruz Pascual, bachelor of science; Emily Claire Davis, bachelor of science in education; John Curtis England, bachelor of science; Rachael Dannielle Gates, bachelor of arts; Chelsea Lane Gondek, bachelor of science in nursing; Charles Aaron Holden, bachelor of science in nursing; Morgan Laney Isom, bachelor of science in sursing; Rebecca Lynne Kennedy, bachelor of science in nursing; Phylicia Le'Til McCastle, bachelor of social work; Joshua Logan McDaniel, bachelor of science; James Tyler Ridgeway, bachelor of fine arts;
Copperhill: Holly Rebecca Smith, master of education; and
Georgetown: Jennifer Elizabeth Hanson, bachelor of science in nursing.
Graduating students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average during their undergraduate careers included Morgan Isom of Cleveland.
University of Memphis
MEMPHIS — The University of Memphis awarded 2,278 degrees during commencement ceremonies May 10.
Candy Allen and James Stone of Cleveland are both among the thousands of recent graduates from the university.
The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.