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ETSU bestows more than 1,400 degrees at fall commencement

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University conferred some 1,400 degrees in two fall commencement ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, on Dec. 15. Both August and December graduates are included in the fall exercises.

Among the graduates were Callie M. Davis, bachelor of science in sport and leisure management; Matthew T. Douglas, DPT physical therapy; Jacqueline A. Howard, bachelor of science allied health; Kristy Ledford, BSN nursing; Kimberly I. Smith, bachelor of arts foreign languages, all of Cleveland; and Sydney L. Rogers, BSN nursing of Benton.

The featured speakers were James Rogers, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Eastman Chemical Co., who spoke at the morning ceremony, and ETSU’s Dr. Allan Forsman, associate professor at ETSU, within the College of Public Health’s Department of Health Sciences. The distinguished faculty marshals for the ceremony were Dr. John Yao, recipient of the 2012 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Research, and Dr. Rosalind Gann, recipient of the 2012 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Service. The Mace Bearer was Forsman, recipient of the 2012 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching.

Local students make dean’s list at Tennessee Tech University

COOKEVILLE — Tennessee Tech University has announced that approximately 3,000 of its more than 11,000 students have met the academic requirements to be included on the fall 2012 dean’s list.

Students from Cleveland included on the list were Rae Anne Allen, Blake Allison, James Barnett, Christine Beck, Tyler Brock, Brandon Caylor, Kaitlyn Ceraolo, Melissa Cumby, Frances Delaney, Shane Foley, Tanner Garland, Kayla Garren, Robert Giarla, Joby Haney, John Kimball, Cana Kirksey, Rosston McDonald, Stephenie McKinney, William Nicholas, Samantha Partin, Pratikkumar Patel, Cricket Patterson, Alex Prohaska, Amy Rauch and Jacob Rollins.

To be included on the list, a student must earn at least a 3.1 GPA on the 4.0 scale with a full course load.

Governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, TTU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees and about 20 graduate programs, including the doctoral degree in engineering, environmental sciences and education.

Local students part of Tennessee Tech University graduation

COOKEVILLE — Presiding over his first commencement ceremony, Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham awarded more than 780 degrees to graduates in December.

Jeremy Govero and Cana Kirksey of Bradley County were among those receiving degrees.

Hailing from 71 Tennessee counties, 29 states and 18 other countries, TTU’s most recent graduates join the ranks of more than 74,000 alumni.