Local students among 700-plus to graduate from UT Martin
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 05.15.13
Several Obion County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent spring commencement held in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus.
The students who received undergraduate degrees were:
• Hornbeak — James William Gookin, Amber Nicole Hall and Billie Jean Kirk.
• Kenton — Zachary C. Cochran, Brian Alan Halford, David Christopher Holloman and Mallory Caitlin Walker.
• Obion — Andrew Paul Berry, Erin Leigh Bing and Amanda L. Griffin Correa.
• Rives — Jeriann Webster.
• Samburg — Tony Oneal Woods.
• South Fulton — Erin Laine Bivens, Chelsea Leanne Crews, Tanika Lynn Dickerson, Dorothy Danielle Eaves, Brandy Ann Hutchens, Melissa Lynn McCartney, Holly Rene McClanahan, Anna Marie Seratt, William Brandt Sisson and Jing Yu.
• Troy — Kimberley E. Boldt, Joshua Clay Hart and Kaitlyn Erin O’Kelley.
• Union City — Denise Nicole Bell, Johnny Todd Dyer, Sarah Lynn Forker, Ian Everett Garrigan, Kailey Jade Hagan, Mark Cameron Hall, Jade Elizabeth Hammer, Jennifer Denise Harper, Madaline L. Harris, Emmalee Rae Harrison, Andrew Joseph Henderson, Jamie Marie Janusz, Alex Gerald McDaniel, Emily Christine McGee, Gentry Summers Reedy, William Clay Searcy, Chelsea Janee Thomas and Melinda Sue Whitt.
Among those who received graduate degrees were
• Rives — Kelli Anice VanCleave-Wisener.
• Union City — Stephanie Kirby Fletcher.
A record 707 students graduated spring semester from UT Martin. This total topped the previous record of 661 students who graduated from the university in spring semester 2012. The UT Martin Office of Academic Records reports official graduation numbers.
A live commencement webcast, streamed for the first time over the OVC Digital Network, attracted more than 1,100 views. The Ohio Valley Conference, the UT Martin Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and the UT Martin Department of Communications made the webcast possible.
Dr. Richard Rhoda, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, addressed the May graduates.