Lakeway Area students among Tusculum graduates

Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Two hundred and seventy-six students were graduated during commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 14, at Tusculum College.

Earning master of arts degrees in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction were Laura S. Cobb of Morristown, Amber B. McAnally of Russellville, Stephanie D. Davidson of Thorn Hill, Tammy E. Dudley of White Pine, Drew L. Garland and Miranda J. Garland of Rutledge, Rebecca L. Gorenflo and Whitney T. Spurgeon of Newport, Tara L. Kinsler of Bean Station and Melinda J. Shillington of Jefferson City.

Jessica J. Darnell and Keima S. Talley of Morristown earned master of arts degrees in education with a concentration in human resource development.

Charles A. Burton of White Pine earned a master of business administration degree.

Todd Bennett of Rogersville and Jonathan K. Davis of Bean Station earned master of arts in teaching degrees.

Laura Cobb, Miranda Garland, Amber McAnally and Melinda Shillington graduated with high honors in recognition of maintaining a 4.0 grade point average during their graduate studies. Stephanie Davidson, Jonathan Davis, Tammy Dudley, Rebecca Gorenflo and Tara Kinsler graduated with honors, a designation given to students in the master degree programs who maintain a 3.95-3.99 GPA. Cobb, Davidson and Gorenflo are also members of the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society. Members of Omicron-Psi are selected from those students in master degree programs with GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

Several students from the Lakeway area are among the first cohorts to graduate from Tusculum with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a concentration in behavioral health. They include Robin J. Barnett, Bonnie J. Patterson, Paula R. Stokes, Raymond M. Thompson, Christina N. Walton and Pamela J. Yount of Morristown; Carla C. Turner of Russellville; Ricky G. Varney of Talbott; Kelly L. Carter of Newport; Jessica L. Collins of Sneedville; Shonda L. Johnson of Bean Station, and Aurlin J. Kelley, Taylor B. Kelley and Larry S. Lamb II of Rogersville.

Graduating with bachelor of arts degrees in human growth and learning, elementary K-6, were Lillie T. Bullard and Amanda C. Kite of Morristown; Tammy Y. Brewer, Linda J. Burchett, Cathy R. Rich and Misti N. Smith of Bean Station; Laura E. Cribley of Talbott; Kristy M. Daugherty and Angela J. Stevens of Speedwell; Sharon E. Galford, Scott D. McGaha and Carla M. Nelson of Newport; Kelly L. Ownby of Dandridge; Jamie D. Smith of White Pine, and Stella C. Yeary of Tazewell.

Also graduating with bachelor of arts degrees were Casie S. Cope of Bean Station in human growth and learning, elementary K-6 and in special education, modified and comprehensive; Ginger N. Kelley of Del Rio in business administration with a concentration in general management, and Samantha N. Lyons of Rogersville in history.

Stacy B. Gibson and David L. Wolfe II of Morristown earned bachelor of science degrees in business administration.

Christina M. Dugger of Dandridge earned a bachelor of science degree in organizational management with a concentration in applied information technology.

Christina R. Hollaway and Glenn H. Morgan of Russellville earned bachelor of science degrees in organizational management with a concentration in financial management.

Jenny L. Allen of Bulls Gap and Rebecca S. Barbee of Jefferson City earned bachelor of science degrees in organizational management with a concentration in human resource management.

Among those earning bachelor of science degrees in organizational management were Edie M. Rhoads, Autumn R. Smith and Jenny R. Turpin of Morristown; Billie J. Jones of Whitesburg, and Ashley A. Johnson of Bean Station.

Sharon Galford graduated with summa cum laude honors. Robin Barnett, Amanda Kite, Scott McGaha, Cathy Rich, Jamie Smith, Jenny Turpin and Stella Yeary graduated with magna cum laude honors. Rebecca Barbee, Tammy Brewer, Laura Cribley and Kelly Ownby graduated with cum laude honors. Students graduating with a 3.95 to 4.0 GPA received summa cum laude honors; students graduating with a 3.75 to 3.94 GPA received magna cum laude honors; and those graduating with a 3.5 to 3.74 GPA received cum laude honors.

Galford, Rich and Turpin are also members of the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society. Members of Omicron-Psi are selected from the top 5 percent of the graduates of the bachelor degree programs offered through Tusculum’s Graduate and Professional Studies program for career-minded adults.

- From Contributed Reports

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