Twenty-nine December grads in Class of 2016; nine earn honors diplomas

Twenty-nine December grads in Class of 2016; nine earn honors diplomas

Jan. 10, 2017

The following Maryville College students were awarded a bachelor of arts degree on Dec. 15, 2016:

Morgan Paige Beckett, Daniel Scott Blevins, Shea Jeanette Bradley, Misty Nicole Branton, Mandee Lynn Carroll, Rachael Elaine Chesnutt, Hannah Noel Chretien, Edwin Leroy Cloud, Allan Benjamin Davis, Christopher James Ervin, Kelby Scott Fruecht, Janet Ann Hastings, Tyler Allen Hopkins, Mackenzie Paige Hutton, William Russell Kinion, Liam JD Leahy, Eric Coleman Lewis, Sarah Elizabeth Morrison, Sarah Kathryn Potter, Kenzi Nicole Sawyer, Melissa Sueann Sizemore, Robert Richard Tatum, Danielle Jade Taylor, Jonathan David Taylor and Jordan Ashley Thomas.

One earns bachelor of science degree

The following student was awarded a bachelor of science degree: Sean Allan Hagstrom.

Three earn bachelor of music degrees

The following students were awarded a bachelor of music degree: Megan Elyse Kolb, Ashley Marie Norwood and Elizabeth Weeks Ruch. 

Nine graduate with honors

Nine graduates receiving diplomas Dec. 15 graduated with honors, requirements for which include completion of at least 64 credit hours and minimum grade point average of 3.4 for all work undertaken.

Those students completing their requirements for the bachelor’s degree with the distinction of cum laude (a grade point average between 3.40 and 3.75) included: Shea Jeanette Bradley, Allan Benjamin Davis, Ashley Marie Norwood, Robert Richard Tatum and Jordan Ashley Thomas

Those students completing their requirements for the bachelor’s degree with the distinction of magna cum laude (a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.95) included: Rachael Elaine Chesnutt, Hannah Noel Chretien and Mackenzie Paige Hutton.

Those students completing their requirements for the bachelor’s degree with the distinction of summa cum laude (a grade point average of 3.95 and above) included: Megan Elyse Kolb.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.