At the college level
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 12.19.12
Several students from Obion County and from Fulton County in Kentucky were among those who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during Saturday’s fall commencement in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center (see related story, Page 6).
Among those who received undergraduate degrees were:
• Rives — Stephen Lamont Byars.
• South Fulton — Audrey E. Casey, Kassie Lynn Hughes, Kyle Andrew Jackson, Holden Ray McConnell, Jake Kyle Napier, Bret Anthony Parham, Joshua Lyn Potts, Jonathan Wade Smith and Amanda Jo Wall.
• Troy — Lauren Nicole Hayes, Reuben West Kendall, Ginger Gale Perry and Kristen Leigh Phillips.
• Union City — Debra J. Barker, April Marie Bunch, Jessica Renee Byrd, Kimberly Joyce Cruce, Joshua Edward Gatlin, Sara Brooke Gilliam, Cameron Paul Grisham, Jon-Tyler Hamil, Emmalee Rae Harrison, Christopher Dale Hendon, Ronne Sue Jones, Travis E. Laird, Tiffany Renee Logan, Carl Alan Lowrance, Alex Gerald McDaniel, Christina Lynn McMillion, Johnathan Craig Nolan, Justin R. Owens, Beth Hanks Payne, Larry Franklin “Trey” Preuett, Chelsea Lashea Smith, Sarah Alaine Stricklin, William Barrett Tanner, TeAnna Marie Thomas, William Cary Townes, Chelsea Dawn White and Krystal Hope Worrell.
• Fulton — Brenna Lea Coffey, Aaron LaMonte Ferrell and David Forrest Whitesell.
Students who received graduate degrees included:
• Troy — Laura Elizabeth Conner.
• Union City — Jennifer Ann Pergande, Matthew Gregory Raines, Jennifer Ann Roney and Thel Ward Taylor.
• Fulton — Courtney Janette Hamrick.
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Nichol Frances Pritchard of Union City graduated with a doctor of philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi during fall commencement exercises held Friday at the Hattiesburg campus.
Southern Miss interim president Aubrey Lucas conferred undergraduate, graduate and specialist’s degrees.
Rick Cleveland, director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and an alumnus of the university, served as commencement speaker at two ceremonies.
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Several students from Obion County and western Kentucky recently earned President’s List or Dean’s List honors in the ADVANTAGE Programs at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky.
The President’s List honorees included Mark Breeden of Union City, a member of the Fulton 3F Cohort; Edward Brunswick of Troy, the Fulton 2F Cohort; Michael Chandler of Union City, the Fulton 4F Cohort; Krista Costollo of Union City, the Fulton 2F Cohort; Danny Hutchins of Union City, the Fulton 3F Cohort; Mary Long of Union City, the Mayfield 20 Cohort; Timothy McClain of Union City, the Fulton 2F Cohort; Lisa Thompson of Hickman, Ky., the Fulton 3F Cohort; Dana Wright of Union City, the Fulton 3F Cohort; and Kimberly York of Troy, the Fulton 3F Cohort.
Among those named to the Dean’s List were Jerry McGowan of South Fulton, a member of the Fulton 3F Cohort; Ronnie Robinson of Troy, the Fulton 2F Cohort; Nathan Wilkins of Union City, the Fulton 4F Cohort; and Kendra Williams of Union City, the Fulton 4F Cohort.
To achieve the President’s List at Mid-Continent, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale term. For the Dean’s List, students must maintain a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
ADVANTAGE is an accelerated degree completion program. Adults ages 24 and older with about two years of college can earn the last half of their bachelor’s degrees by attending class one night per week for 18 months of instruction. Upon completion, students earn a bachelor of science in business management and/or Christian ministry.