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UT MARTIN CLASSROOM DEDICATED TO MATT BARNES

UT MARTIN CLASSROOM DEDICATED TO MATT BARNES

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 11:50 am

UT MARTIN CLASSROOM DEDICATED TO MATT BARNES | UT MARTIN CLASSROOM DEDICATED TO MATT BARNES
UT MARTIN CLASSROOM DEDICATED TO MATT BARNES — Rod, Dolly Jane and Linda Barnes, all of Selmer, join Dr. Jerry Gresham, interim dean, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, in unveiling a nameplate for the Matthew Hurst Barnes Classroom in Brehm Hall at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The classroom was dedicated March 17 in memory of Matt, an agricultural business major, who died April 5, 2002, in a traffic accident near Martin. The classroom is located in the Brehm Hall expansion that was officially opened in fall 2009. While at UT Martin, he was named Outstanding Freshman for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and received the Aspiring Leader Award from the UT Martin Undergraduate Alumni Council. Matt was also a member of the university’s award-winning livestock judging team. To honor his memory, family and friends established the Matthew Hurst Barnes All-American Scholarship Endowment. Published in The WCP 3.22.12