New National Rankings Show TSU Education “Best for Your Buck” When it Comes to Career Outcome

ETC-Rankings-Logo-MediumNASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – When it comes to educational attainment with a good career outcome, Tennessee State is certainly the place to be.

For the second year straight, the University has been listed as one of the top four-year schools in the nation that offers the best return on investment.

Educate to Career, a national non-profit that helps high school students and parents make informed, objective college and career planning decisions, has ranked TSU No. 76 in its ETC College Rankings Index.

No other Tennessee four-year institution ranked in the top 100 of the more than 1,200 schools on the list compiled by ETC, which describes its rankings as an effort to deliver on the promise of the federal government’s College Scorecard by providing “actual college outcomes data.”

According to the ETC, the Index analyzes the quality of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college, and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market. The rankings results are determined by which schools did the best job of improving the earnings and attainment of quality employment of their students.

The Index empirically determines the economic value added by each of the over 1,200 colleges ranked within our system,” said Michael R. Havis, founder of Educate to Career. “We calculate the improvement in earnings and employability of persons who attended specific colleges, relative to persons who are similarly situated in other colleges.”

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked first on the list.

“Not so surprisingly,” Havis concluded, “local public colleges tend to offer the best value in a college education based on our criteria.”

Last year, the College Database, a free, non-commercial website that provides future and post-secondary students and their families with “accurate and valuable” college and career-related information, gave TSU a top ranking among colleges and universities in Tennessee with tuition rates below $20,000.

Saying that the University offers the best return on financial investment when compared to other post-secondary institutions in the state, the CD also said that TSU graduates enter the workforce at an even higher earning average of $42,000 per year, the best among all the other Tennessee institutions.

If these reports are any indication, then TSU is fulfilling its mission to graduate job-ready students, University officials say.

“I can assure you that Tennessee State University is in the forefront of providing job-ready students who are capable to compete for the best jobs anywhere in the world,” TSU President Glenda Glover said during a groundbreaking ceremony on campus last year.

She challenged potential employers to look to TSU to supply graduates who are ready for the job market.

In May of the same year, and immediately after the President’s pronouncement, the institution reported that among its core program offerings were preparations for four of the nation’s top 11 “Best Jobs” as reported in the U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2013. These jobs – registered nurse, physical therapist, dental hygienist and occupational therapist – the report showed, “offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable-work-life balance, and job security.”

Karon Uzzell-Baggett, director of the TSU Career Development Center, upon hearing of the ETC ranking for the University, described it as “truly well deserved.”

“This is all a result of our continuing efforts to work with faulty, staff and the administration to prepare students and new alumni to succeed in the global workforce,” Uzzell-Baggett said.  “We appreciate the partnerships of dedicated employers who have been with us for years and welcome new partners interested in diverse talent.”

Touting the reliability of its listing, ETC referred to the College Ranking Index as a compilation of facts, to be used as benchmarking data when selecting a college and major. It added that the same data are used by thousands of college career centers and career planners, higher education advocacy organizations, student loan servicers, corporate recruiters, and more than 4,800 employers.

“Young people are entitled to reliable facts upon which to make informed decisions regarding college selection,” Havis said. “ETC is interested in real-world outcomes for college graduates – based on their majors and the colleges that they graduated from.”

 

 

 

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About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

16 TSU Students Take in the Beautiful European Summer During a Study Abroad Program in Germany

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Some of the Tennessee State University students on a study-abroad program in Germany, take in the sites in Berlin on a bright summer day. (Courtesy Photo)


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (
TSU News Service) – It is summer, classes are over, ….or so you would think. For16 Tennessee State University students, classes just started, but this time, with a mixture of academics, culture and fun in a faraway land. Read the account of their amazing experience, courtesy of TSU Sports Information.

BERLIN – Classes started early Wednesday morning, May 14, for the 16 students attending Tennessee State’s study abroad program in Germany. Among the topics covered was the history of the Berlin Wall, which also happened to be the first destination on the morning’s itinerary.

“The purpose of the trip is to learn about German history and culture,” Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Dr. Joel Dark, said. “But it is also intended to help the students think about their own identity in the world.”

The group of TSU scholars and representatives boarded a train headed toward Alexander Plaza at the nearby station, and then took the subway to reach what was left of the Wall.

Dr. Dark filled the crowd in with further insight on the construction and eventual destruction of the barrier, before taking the class toward the Capitol Building.

After seeing the Capitol and grabbing lunch, the contingent rode out beyond Berlin to one of its suburbs to see a concentration camp, Sachsenhausen, firsthand.

It seemed everything in Germany was new and different, and it all had a unique story to tell.

“All of the buildings and churches are really pretty,” TSU women’s golfer Natalie Spicer said. “You can see the history just by walking past. I am so excited to see more, take a lot of pictures and learn about the German way of living.”

Outside of the new sights, a handful of students had to rely on their senses of taste and feeling when they ate at the famous Dark Bar on Tuesday night. The restaurant was pitch black to where diners could not even see the food being served to them.

“At first I was skeptical and scared about eating without seeing, but I eventually got the hang of using your fingers to feel around for the utensils. Also, being able to talk to our group while dining helped calm me down,” Spicer said.

Classes will continue on Thursday and the delegation will visit Humboldt University and see the Brandenburg Gate.

Germany Update Day 1: From Nashville to Newark

NEWARK, N.J. – After leaving the Nashville airport at 4 a.m. for a 6 o’clock flight, the 29 Tennessee State representatives arrived in Newark to await their connecting flight to Berlin, Germany.

The small passenger plane, which barely had enough room to fit the traveling party, touched down at 9 a.m., but not before giving passengers glimpses of the Statue of Liberty and MetLife Stadium. The group then went to eat at the airport food court as they waited to board another plane for their final destination in eight hours.

In the meantime, students and administrators played games, slept and read to kill some time before the nine-hour flight.

This page will serve as an update for the athletic department’s study abroad trip to Europe. Be sure to check back for updates every couple of days including pictures of many historical landmarks.

 

 

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Tennessee State University
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About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

TSU Engineering Students Take Part in Annual Air Force Design Competition

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A team of engineering students from Tennessee State University representing the fields of mechanical design, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science joined 15 other universities and three service academies at Arnold Air Force Base recently for the annual Air Force Research Laboratory Collegiate and Service Academy Engineering Design Competition. This year’s challenge centered on a problem routinely faced by Air Force pararescuemen and other military units — lifting up of heavy armored vehicles to rescue fellow soldiers pinned or trapped inside, similar to the vehicle pictured. (courtesy photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A team of engineering students from Tennessee State University joined 15 other universities and three service academies at Arnold Air Force Base recently to find a solution to a problem routinely encountered by members of the military…designing a portable one-man heavy lifting device capable of lifting 45,000 pounds.

The teams came together April 14-17 at Arnold Engineering Development Complex in middle Tennessee for the annual Air Force Research Laboratory Collegiate and Service Academy Engineering Design Competition. TSU fielded a 12-person team and joined forces with Prairie View A&M University. Students represented the fields of mechanical design, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science.

Now in its third year, the competition revolves around a single engineering challenge aimed at fostering innovative and creative solutions. This year’s challenge centered on a problem routinely faced by U.S. Air Force pararescuemen and other military units. The weight of armored vehicles and frequent encounters with improvised explosive devices or damage from combat operations occasionally require these up-armored vehicles be lifted to rescue fellow soldiers pinned or trapped inside. These heavy lift devices are also routinely used in rescue operations of collapsed structures or downed aircraft.

The challenge this year was to design a lifting device that was portable, lightweight, and could lift a structure, aircraft or armored vehicles at least 24 inches high that would effectively lift a 45,000-pound vehicle sufficient to retrieve trapped personnel.

“The current constraint is the inability to make kits available in small enough volume and weight factor,” said Dr. Fenghui Yao, professor of Computer Science and the team’s leader. “A successful rescue is a controlled operation that is immediately deployed to prevent crushing or further damage to equipment and personnel. Our mindset was to ‘lift an inch, shore an inch’ for stability of lifting the heavy load.”

Devon Parker, a senior Air Force mechanical engineer at AEDC, was the host and manager for the national competition on behalf of the Air Force Research Laboratory. In addition to managing the competition, he provided regular feedback to the design teams throughout the academic year during design reviews. While this was designed principally to ensure the teams fully understood the problem, it also allowed him to ensure the trial phase conducted at AEDC could safely accommodate all of the various design entries during demonstration.

“The challenge was a 40,000-pound bulldozer resting on an deep incline deep within the Tennessee Guard Volunteer Training Site,” said Parker. “The competition and the teams were supported by a number of experienced Air Force pararescuemen from around the country – who performed work under the load for the student teams, as instructed by the respective student team leader.”

The team from Tennessee State University developed and designed two solutions to the problem. According to Yao, the first solution was entered and competition along with the solution provided by the Prairie View students. Both were able to execute the required lifting task successfully.

Ultimately, the team from Auburn University delivered a design solution that met the objective while also achieving significant progress in many of the additional design constraints. Their solution consisted of a mixed air bag system, built of Kevlar and Vectran in their own laboratory.

Regardless of their performance on the field trial, there were portions of each entry that offered further opportunity for creative development. There were mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and hybrid solutions developed and demonstrated, said Parker.

“Engineering designs and team creativity were all put to the test,” he said. “Regardless of individual results, every team came away with a more profound understanding of why it is essential that engineers leave their office desks and get their hands dirty when working on a problem.”

Even though the joint TSU/Prairie View A&M team did not win the competition, it provided valuable design experience for the students.

“It is this type of first-hand experience that enables engineers to fully comprehend the scope of any problem,” said Yao. “It allows them to work more effectively as part of any product development or problem solving team.”

Dr. Landon Onyebueke, professor of Mechanical Engineering; and Dr. Saleh Zein-Sabatto, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, assisted Yao and the Challenge team.

 

 

 

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Tennessee State University
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About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

TSU Student Affairs Administrators Receive State, National Career and Professional Development Opportunities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Two senior staff members of the Division of Student Affairs at Tennessee State University have been selected to participate in separate prestigious state and national programs that offer career-enhancing and professional development opportunities.

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Dr. Cheryl Green

Dr. Cheryl Green, assistant vice president of Student Affairs, has been named a Maxine Smith Fellow with the Tennessee Board of Regents; while Dr. Jame’l Hodges, assistant dean of Student Life and Engagement, has been selected to participate in the Mid-Manager’s Institute at Texas Christian University this summer.

As a Maxine Smith Fellow, Green will have the opportunity to experience how decisions are made at the TBR senior administrative and governing board levels.

The fellowship, established as a TBR central office Geier initiative, is designed to provide African-American TBR employees the opportunity to participate in a working and learning environment that enhances work experience and career development. The objective is to increase the academic and professional credentials of the fellows, as well as help to increase the number of qualified applicants from underrepresented groups for senior-level administrative positions at TBR institutions.

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Dr. Jame’l Hodges

For Hodges, his summer experience with the Mid-Manager’s Institute will give him and other mid-level professionals from around the nation the opportunity to develop skills, relationships and dispositions that distinguish them, as well as help them make more meaningful contributions to the programs and people they serve.

“This institute is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best in higher education,” Hodges said, upon hearing of his selection. “I am excited to learn about innovative programs, policies and procedures from those who will attend and I am equally eager to teach others about the best practices here at TSU.”

The institute is sponsored by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and the Southern Association for College Student Affairs.

Called the 2014 NASPA Region III/SACSA Mid-Managers Institute, the five-day (June 1-5) program will discuss topics such as navigating politics and campus climate, strategic planning, synergy between academic affairs and student affairs, and exploring professional competences and career planning.

 

 

 

Department of Media Relations
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615.963.5331

 

About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

University Welcomes New Graduates During Spring Commencement May 10

Students enter Hale Stadium at the start of Spring Commencement 2014. More than 1,100 students received their degrees in various disciplines including 827 students earning undergraduate degrees, 353 receiving graduate degrees and graduate certificates, along with 71 doctoral candidates. (photo by Rick DelaHaya, TSU Media Relations)
Students enter Hale Stadium at the start of Spring Commencement 2014. More than 1,100 students received their degrees in various disciplines including 827 students earning undergraduate degrees, 353 receiving graduate degrees and graduate certificates, along with 71 doctoral candidates. (photo by Rick DelaHaya, TSU Media Relations)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University’s Class of 2014 crossed the stage at Hale Stadium in cap and gown Saturday, May 10 to receive their hard-earned degrees. After a brief rain delay the University dodged an inclement weather forecast to hold its spring commencement at the packed stadium. 

More than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees in various disciplines under a clear, sunny day, with their names and faces in digital displays projected on two massive jumbotron screens during the outdoor ceremony on the main campus.

Candidates eligible for graduation included 827 students earning undergraduate degrees, 353 received graduate degrees and graduate certificates, along with 71 doctoral candidates.

Also notable is a total of 211 students eligible to graduate with honors including 32 earning summa cum laude (GPA of at least 3.75), 60 magna cum laude (GPA of at least 3.50) and 119 earning cum laude (GPA of at least 3.25).

Students eligible for degree included: 

 

Graduate Degree Candidates

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Ann Bohannon-Stewart Biological Science
  • Christianna Howard Biological Science
  • Krupa Rana Biological Science
  • Sparkle Williams Biological Science
  • Lisa Battle Psychology
  • Shenita Head Psychology
  • Kisha James Psychology
  • Heather Joppich Psychology
  • Ariane Narain Psychology
  • Kenya Newby Psychology
  • Daniel Upchurch Psychology
  • Maria Walton Psychology
  • Kenyatta Lovett Public Administration
  • Everett Miller Public Administration
  • Amjad Alkilani Computer and Info Systems Engr
  • Vinayak Elangovan Computer and Info Systems Engr
  • Mohammad Habibi Computer and Info Systems Engr

Doctor of Education

  • Nancy Damron-Litchford Administration and Supervision
  • Deborah Gentry Administration and Supervision
  • Miriam Harrington Administration and Supervision
  • Tenisha Odom Administration and Supervision
  • Christy Robinson Administration and Supervision
  • Jason Smith Administration and Supervision
  • David Gerth Curriculum and Instruction
  • DeAndre Hambrick Curriculum and Instruction
  • Alisha Hayes Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ashlee Hover Curriculum and Instruction
  • Erin Lynch Curriculum and Instruction
  • Janet Parker Curriculum and Instruction
  • Gina Smallwood Curriculum and Instruction
  • Joseph Zajdel Curriculum and Instruction

Education Specialist

  • Deborah Alexander Instructional Leadership
  • Alexis Gatson Instructional Leadership
  • Denise King Instructional Leadership
  • Anastasia Parrish Instructional Leadership
  • Zakeisha Smith Instructional Leadership

Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Heather Ahler Physical Therapy
  • Michael Alcorn Physical Therapy
  • Jonathan Brown Physical Therapy
  • Travis Castleberry Physical Therapy
  • Jeff Cobble Physical Therapy
  • Melvin Ewell Physical Therapy
  • Molly Foster Physical Therapy
  • Sara Foster Physical Therapy
  • Christopher Griffin Physical Therapy
  • William Hickman Physical Therapy
  • Jason Hull Physical Therapy
  • Joshua Maloney Physical Therapy
  • Carmen Mitchell Physical Therapy
  • Casey Moye Physical Therapy
  • Courtland Murrell Physical Therapy
  • Christopher O’Brien Physical Therapy
  • Joshua Orendorf Physical Therapy
  • Brooks Parker Physical Therapy
  • Timothy Phelps Physical Therapy
  • Audrey Pinner Physical Therapy
  • Richard Prentiss Physical Therapy
  • Bradley Robbins Physical Therapy
  • Crystal Smith Physical Therapy
  • Emily Stegeman Physical Therapy
  • Emily Stein Physical Therapy
  • Alexandra Stover Physical Therapy
  • Whitney Thompson Physical Therapy
  • Gena Thurston Physical Therapy
  • Kayla Vance Physical Therapy
  • Joshua Vaughn Physical Therapy
  • Tara Walter Physical Therapy
  • John Wood Physical Therapy
  • Jocelyn Woodason Physical Therapy
  • Wesley Yates Physical Therapy
  • Michael Young Physical Therapy

Master of Science

  • Abdulrahman Al Qahtani Agricultural Sciences
  • Alicia Aldridge Agricultural Sciences
  • Ankit Bansal Agricultural Sciences
  • Karen Bateman Agricultural Sciences
  • Foaziatu Bukari Agricultural Sciences
  • Sherri Degraphenreed Agricultural Sciences
  • Azubuike Ezeadum Agricultural Sciences
  • Charlette Goodin Agricultural Sciences
  • Joy Groves Agricultural Sciences
  • Krisden Ingram Agricultural Sciences
  • Michelle Page Agricultural Sciences
  • Mia Sullivan Agricultural Sciences
  • Grija Vijayan Agricultural Sciences
  • Michael Warren Agricultural Sciences
  • Shyretha Brown Biology
  • Wedad Hawsawi Biology
  • Catherine Jackson Biology
  • Mailene King Biology
  • Joshua Ohair Biology
  • Bukola Oke Biology
  • Ashley Payne Biology
  • Sha’Mere Walker Biology
  • Rachel White Biology
  • Ibrahim Farah Chemistry
  • Astiney Franklin Chemistry
  • Olisa Menakaya Chemistry
  • Khushikumari Patel Chemistry
  • Nabil Saleh Chemistry
  • Rabia Syed Chemistry
  • Lauren Tyler Chemistry
  • Darell Crawford Professional School Counseling
  • Brittany Hargrove Professional School Counseling
  • Kelby House Professional School Counseling
  • Sparkle Smith Professional School Counseling
  • Sokari Atkins Psychology
  • Joshua Boyce Psychology
  • Carla Brookins Psychology
  • Courtney Evans Psychology
  • Ashley Gittens Psychology
  • Lakishia Harris Psychology
  • Britney Holder Psychology
  • Chieko Hughes Psychology
  • Ashley Johnson Psychology
  • Tequila Johnson Psychology
  • Jordan Joyner Psychology
  • Amanda Kimbrell Psychology
  • CaSondra Lyons Psychology
  • Apryl Mitchell Psychology
  • Janelle Rucker Psychology
  • Ronellis Tunstill Psychology
  • Amira Walker Psychology
  • Makeda Watson Psychology
  • Hannah Baisley Speech and Hearing Science
  • Helen Bell Speech and Hearing Science
  • Christina Bruno Speech and Hearing Science
  • Jennifer Dilbert Speech and Hearing Science
  • Ashton Doane Speech and Hearing Science
  • Robert Flatt Speech and Hearing Science
  • Victoria Fuellgraf Speech and Hearing Science
  • Kristin Knight Speech and Hearing Science
  • Stephen Lawrence Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sarah Levine Speech and Hearing Science
  • Chareva Mccullough Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sarah Mcswain Speech and Hearing Science
  • Lauren Moser Speech and Hearing Science
  • Jodie Newton Speech and Hearing Science
  • Lauren Prather Speech and Hearing Science
  • Kaylee Rinehart Speech and Hearing Science
  • Quilona Robertson Speech and Hearing Science
  • Tali Schussler Speech and Hearing Science
  • Kristina Stubblefield Speech and Hearing Science
  • Amy Watkins Speech and Hearing Science

Master of Business Administration

  • Benjamin Adewuyi Business Administration
  • Tahani Alajmi Business Administration
  • Kani Amoah Business Administration
  • Jonathan Bolston Business Administration
  • Hsi-Lu Chen Business Administration
  • Christopher Conner Business Administration
  • Justin Greene Business Administration
  • Ivan Greenfield Business Administration
  • Joash Kiombe Business Administration
  • Kashmira Kundargi Business Administration
  • Crystal Liverpool Business Administration
  • Veronica Mason Business Administration
  • Gbemileke Ogunranti Business Administration
  • Olukayode Oke Business Administration
  • Jenekia Searcy Business Administration
  • Angelica Tillery Business Administration
  • Terrance Turner Business Administration
  • Rebecca Watson Business Administration
  • Eric Williams Business Administration

Master of Education

  • Contessa Mcneal Adv Studies in Tchg and Learni
  • Manirah Alsunaid Curriculum and Instruction
  • Jimmy Arredondo Curriculum and Instruction
  • April Banks Curriculum and Instruction
  • Christopher Barber Curriculum and Instruction
  • James Bowen Curriculum and Instruction
  • Rosalyn Cannon Curriculum and Instruction
  • Crystal Degregory Curriculum and Instruction
  • Chasity Dumas-Robertson Curriculum and Instruction
  • Iris Ferguson Curriculum and Instruction
  • Lisa Fernandez Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ashley Francois Curriculum and Instruction
  • Reem Halasa Curriculum and Instruction
  • Quanita Hastings Curriculum and Instruction
  • Katrice Heyward Curriculum and Instruction
  • Reginald Holt-Robinson Curriculum and Instruction
  • Candise Jones Curriculum and Instruction
  • Rachel Jordan Curriculum and Instruction
  • Brenda Kibbel Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ambere Lewis Curriculum and Instruction
  • Bernard Lewis Jr Curriculum and Instruction
  • Rodrick Lyons Curriculum and Instruction
  • Kellie Marks Curriculum and Instruction
  • Jonatalyn Mercer Curriculum and Instruction
  • Omotayo Ojetola Curriculum and Instruction
  • Tavia Patton Curriculum and Instruction
  • Jasmine Thompson Curriculum and Instruction
  • Chelsey Bradley Elementary Education
  • Faryal Farrukh Elementary Education
  • Thomas Lavallais Instructional Leadership
  • Sarah Bruce Special Education
  • Chantre Fair Special Education
  • Denise Gaither Special Education
  • Ashley Hayes Special Education
  • Kimberly Morrow Special Education
  • Lacretia Murray Special Education
  • Crystal Wilkerson Special Education
  • Stephen Williams Special Education

Master of Engineering

  • Ehab Alsaad Engineering
  • Steven Berryhill Engineering
  • Keaton Browder Engineering
  • Nathan Carmack Engineering
  • Jerrika Cox Engineering
  • Kawa Kareem Engineering
  • Jatinkumar Prajapati Engineering
  • Yvette Rankin Engineering
  • Lore’al Spear Engineering

Graduate Certificate

  • Shelita Boone Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Carol Campbell Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Elizabeth Knox Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Alicia Krawczak Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Jacqueline Lewis Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Tony Smith Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Miakka Thompson Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Karen Yates Holistic Nursing
  • Jamie Adams Nursing Education
  • Gretchen Morris White Nursing Education
  • Michael Armour Health Administration and Plan
  • Derrick Boswell Health Administration and Plan
  • Maya Foster Health Administration and Plan
  • Roderick Hulett Health Administration and Plan
  • Kelley Mathis Health Administration and Plan
  • Traci Patton Health Administration and Plan
  • Andhini Retnowulan Health Administration and Plan
  • Jennifer Sparks Health Administration and Plan
  • Toya Steward Health Administration and Plan
  • Jorge Tacuara Health Administration and Plan
  • Oluwatomilola Assan Non Profit Management
  • Christopher Barber Non Profit Management
  • Amber Clemons Non Profit Management
  • Ashley Guillory Non Profit Management
  • Tequila Johnson Non Profit Management
  • Diana Lewis Non Profit Management
  • Chieloka Okonkwo Non Profit Management
  • Patrick Reese Non Profit Management
  • Travis Saine Non Profit Management
  • Kimberly Tucker Non Profit Management
  • Stacy Webster Non Profit Management

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Hodan Abdi Nursing
  • Jamie Adams Nursing
  • Monnie Adereti Nursing
  • Kammie Anderson Nursing
  • Bonaventure Anikwe Nursing
  • Ellen Apple Nursing
  • Jaimee Arroyo Novak Nursing
  • Arleshea Atmore Nursing
  • Lacey Austin Nursing
  • Fernanda Azevedo Nursing
  • Mareesha Banks Nursing
  • Amor Battad Nursing
  • Kristen Bentley Nursing
  • Wendy Biggerstaff Nursing
  • Amy Black Nursing
  • Johanna Blaschko Nursing
  • Lisa Booth Nursing
  • Patricia Bowers Nursing
  • Alexis Braddock Nursing
  • LaRica Brady Nursing
  • Patricia Brinkley Nursing
  • Malea Bryan Nursing
  • Janice Callahan Nursing
  • Leah Campbell Nursing
  • Sheila Carlton Nursing
  • Jennifer Carman Nursing
  • Margaret Ceips Nursing
  • Patricia Clark Nursing
  • Juliette Clifton Nursing
  • Tammy Coffin Nursing
  • Sarah Cole Nursing
  • Denise Corley Nursing
  • Jeremy Cote Nursing
  • Joseph Cotten Nursing
  • Leigh Counts Nursing
  • Natoshia Courtland Nursing
  • Kristina Crocker Nursing
  • Yovondya Cutler Nursing
  • Shannon Davis Nursing
  • Nancy Delamere Nursing
  • Brook Denhertog Nursing
  • Leah Dickey Nursing
  • James Eldridge Nursing
  • Jordan Ellis Nursing
  • Marci Etheridge Nursing
  • Mary Feulner Nursing
  • Nhouphaphanh Filson Nursing
  • Charles Flynn Nursing
  • Sawanarry Forrest Nursing
  • Melissa Fulkerson Nursing
  • Jessica Fuqua Nursing
  • Amanda Furline Nursing
  • Kara Gamble Nursing
  • Dayna Gerring Nursing
  • Shannon Grace Nursing
  • Chassity Greer Nursing
  • Maegan Griffin Nursing
  • Jamey Hagan Nursing
  • Michelle Hagan Nursing
  • Darlene Hammond Nursing
  • Stacey Hartley Nursing
  • Chevon Heath Nursing
  • Lisa Hitt Nursing
  • Terancita Horn Nursing
  • Barbara Howard Nursing
  • Misti Howell Nursing
  • Misti Howell Nursing
  • Erin Howington Nursing
  • Melissa Howorth Nursing
  • Mary Hubbard Nursing
  • Melissa Hurst Nursing
  • Amanda Hutson Nursing
  • Grace Ibine Nursing
  • Nkeiru Icheke Nursing
  • Rita Jakpor Nursing
  • Mercy Jaramillo Nursing
  • Kimberly Jay Nursing
  • Stacy Jervis Nursing
  • Crystal Johnson Nursing
  • Meleah Johnston Nursing
  • Chassity Jones Nursing
  • Casey Keen Nursing
  • Milly Kim Nursing
  • Mercy Kopulande Nursing
  • Michael Kuol Nursing
  • Amanda Larson Nursing
  • Lindsey Lattimore Nursing
  • Tia Layton Nursing
  • Gabriela Lee Nursing
  • Michele Lee Nursing
  • Jennifer Lockhart Nursing
  • Kimberly Lynch Nursing
  • Cetessa Mack Nursing
  • Immaculate Madondo Nursing
  • Jennifer Madu Nursing
  • Magdalena Makarucha Nursing
  • Stacy McAuley Nursing
  • Heather McDonald Nursing
  • Ryann McGuire Nursing
  • Jessica McNeil Nursing
  • Jonathan Miller Nursing
  • Brian Miser Nursing
  • La Shanda Montgomery Nursing
  • Heather Moon Nursing
  • Janet Mooney Nursing
  • Haylee Morphew Nursing
  • Gretchen Morris White Nursing
  • Kelly Mullins Nursing
  • Jason Murphy Nursing
  • Nicole Nde Nursing
  • Aida Negash Nursing
  • Kyemberlyn Nickens Nursing
  • Lilian Obiefuna Nursing
  • Ada Olatunji Nursing
  • Folarin Olatunji Nursing
  • Esther Ono Emmanuel Nursing
  • Denise Oram Nursing
  • Magnolia Pafford Nursing
  • Brian Paramore Nursing
  • Daniel Penick Nursing
  • Syretta Perkins Nursing
  • Jessica Pernell Nursing
  • Julie Perry Nursing
  • Michelle Pitts Nursing
  • Tricia Rapp Nursing
  • Sarah Ray Nursing
  • Frank Reedus Nursing
  • Veda Richmond Nursing
  • Terri Roach Nursing
  • Melissa Roberts Nursing
  • Belinda Romer Nursing
  • Amanda Smith Nursing
  • Tony Smith Nursing
  • Katherine Soto Nursing
  • Audrey Stewart Nursing
  • Ronnika Stewart Nursing
  • Jakeisha Taylor Nursing
  • Nequila Thomas Nursing
  • Latasha Todd Nursing
  • Vanja Trubajic Nursing
  • George Tsibu Nursing
  • Jasmine Tucker Nursing
  • Rachel Tyler Nursing
  • Elisa Walker Nursing
  • Michelle Walker Nursing
  • Lauren Weldy Nursing
  • James West Nursing
  • Karina Wilkerson Nursing
  • Halima Williams Nursing
  • Ada Wilson Nursing
  • Jacqueline Wilson Nursing
  • Inas Winchester Nursing
  • Jackie Winfrey Nursing
  • Jaquetta Wolf-King Nursing
  • Charlton Woosley Nursing
  • Angela Wright Nursing
  • Karen Yates Nursing
  • Selam Yosef Nursing
  • Miranda Young Nursing
  • Mouna Yussuf Nursing
  • Jason Zeller Nursing

Master of Criminal Justice

  • Vankita Beckley Criminal Justice
  • Kiana Key Criminal Justice
  • Loren Poole Criminal Justice

Master of Professional Studies

  • Tamara Burnett Professional Studies
  • Renita Hamilton Professional Studies
  • Ashley Hendricks Professional Studies
  • Lynda Mason Professional Studies
  • Bryan Porter Professional Studies
  • Jennifer Robinson Professional Studies
  • Dyanne Williams Professional Studies
  • Sandra Williams Professional Studies

Master of Public Administration

  • Michael Armour Public Administration
  • Oluwatomilola Assan Public Administration
  • Brittany Britnell Public Administration
  • Amber Clemons Public Administration
  • Jimmy Dumas Public Administration
  • Tiffany Everett Public Administration
  • Nathan Frisbee Public Administration
  • Shauna Hammonds Public Administration
  • Kelley Mathis Public Administration
  • Chieloka Okonkwo Public Administration
  • Patrick Reese Public Administration
  • Kenneth Sessions Public Administration

Master of Social Work

  • Alicia Fayne Social Work
  • Artesia Hart Social Work
  • Clara Kelly Social Work
  • Jamie Mcafee Social Work
  • Rebecca Olson Social Work
  • Jennifer Reason Social Work
  • Dana Scott Social Work
  • John Thurman Social Work

 

Undergraduate Degree Candidates

 College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

  • Elgin Adams Agricultural Sciences
  • Tevin Brown Agricultural Sciences
  • DiJuana Davis Agricultural Sciences
  • David Fussell Agricultural Sciences
  • Ariel Harrell Agricultural Sciences
  • Rickey Jackson Agricultural Sciences
  • Christian Ransom Agricultural Sciences
  • Chloe Robinson Agricultural Sciences
  • Quintin Robinson Agricultural Sciences
  • Jennifer Williams Agricultural Sciences
  • Jessie Wilson Agricultural Sciences
  • Karri Allen Biology
  • Ebonie Armstrong Biology
  • Miranda Ash-Shaheed Biology
  • Chinazor Azubike Biology
  • Tor Beaird Biology
  • Ashley Blair Biology
  • Gena Botros Biology
  • Ryan Bruce Biology
  • Aziah Chavers Biology
  • Jerel Crew Biology
  • Shamiya Dotson Biology
  • Jalysa Erskine Biology
  • Johnathan Fitzgerald Biology
  • Dominique Garner Biology
  • Annedra Gladney Biology
  • Quinton Hamilton Biology
  • Cynithia Harris Biology
  • Yasin Hasan Biology
  • Christian Hicks Biology
  • India Hudson Biology
  • Teresa Illobre Biology
  • Devonte Johnson Biology
  • Jerika Johnson Biology
  • Brandi Jones Biology
  • David Kellman Biology
  • Tiera Kimball Biology
  • Lisa Lockett Biology
  • Jessica Lozada Biology
  • Alice Meeks Biology
  • Karen Menakaya Biology
  • Camerra Miller Biology
  • Hassan Mohamed Biology
  • Roman Moss Biology
  • Candice Nelson Biology
  • Torian Nickelberry Biology
  • Kristy Pleasant Biology
  • Jasmine Smith Biology
  • Christopher Strawter Biology
  • Melissa Thompson Biology
  • Randy Toranzo Biology
  • Ashley Traughber Biology
  • Bria Wells Biology
  • Kimber White Biology
  • Misha White Biology
  • Shatara Williams Biology
  • Morgan Zialcita Biology
  • Frederick Akins Chemistry
  • Jennifer Benbow Chemistry
  • Jalysa Erskine Chemistry
  • Breia Jefferson Chemistry
  • DeAndra Peoples Chemistry
  • Linda Quinones Chemistry
  • Jade Readus Chemistry
  • Melissa Thompson Chemistry
  • Angelo Uyath Chemistry
  • Maria Witherspoon Chemistry
  • Tierra Wyatt-Young Chemistry
  • Mari-Moriah Ezell Early Childhood Education
  • Amanda Puckett Early Childhood Education
  • Missmollie Thomas Early Childhood Education
  • Kimberly Williams Early Childhood Education
  • Lauren Baker Family and Consumer Science
  • Pamela Brooks Family and Consumer Science
  • Angel Carter Family and Consumer Science
  • Maurice Collier Family and Consumer Science
  • Tinita Coulter Family and Consumer Science
  • Ashli Hall Family and Consumer Science
  • Angela Lafferty Family and Consumer Science
  • Tiana Lavender Family and Consumer Science
  • Ravyn McCollins Family and Consumer Science
  • Denise McKell Family and Consumer Science
  • Jasmyne Norris Family and Consumer Science
  • Shakerah Olivera Family and Consumer Science
  • Dolores Phillips Family and Consumer Science
  • LeNesha Roberts Family and Consumer Science
  • Kiya Savannah Family and Consumer Science
  • Ciera Scott Family and Consumer Science
  • Tangeia Smith Family and Consumer Science
  • Olivia Takla Family and Consumer Science
  • Kelci Thomas Family and Consumer Science

College of Business

  • LaNaye Brown Accounting
  • Cleo Childress Accounting
  • Jonathan Craycraft Accounting
  • Adriana De Leon Accounting
  • Stephen Gillard Accounting
  • Macy Golden Accounting
  • Joshua Hibbitt Accounting
  • Natallia Hill Accounting
  • Amy Hussey Accounting
  • Marlon Lipscomb Accounting
  • Brittani Logan Accounting
  • Katelyn Pewitt Accounting
  • Rachel Powe Accounting
  • Sabriya Rasheed Accounting
  • Shivon Saban Accounting
  • Gabrielle Todd Accounting
  • Andrew Warner Accounting
  • Marico Andrews Business Administration
  • Cekell Barnes Business Administration
  • Erik Benton Business Administration
  • Mia Black Business Administration
  • Phillip Brown Business Administration
  • Tameka Brown Business Administration
  • Chevez Chatman Business Administration
  • Aubrey Cummings Business Administration
  • Keenan Hardy Business Administration
  • Shawanda Harris Business Administration
  • Chantal Hernandez Business Administration
  • Barbara Jackson Business Administration
  • Jonathan Jenkins Business Administration
  • Brian Matheney Business Administration
  • Erika Moss Business Administration
  • Karen Munoz Business Administration
  • Diane Ortiz Business Administration
  • Terrell Pritchett Business Administration
  • David Rawles Business Administration
  • Caroline Ray Business Administration
  • Christopher Rizzie Business Administration
  • Rachel Russell Business Administration
  • Renaloski St Fleur Business Administration
  • Orlando Tittle Business Administration
  • Dorian Vauls Business Administration
  • Jasmine White Business Administration
  • Matthew Williamson Business Administration
  • Brittney Woods Business Administration
  • Kyle Blackshere Business Information System
  • Tayla Blake Business Information System
  • Deborah Moore Business Information System
  • Lisa Outen Business Information System
  • Debbie Pillow Business Information System
  • Ashley Smoot Business Information System
  • La Quiche Allen Economics and Finance
  • Hunter Amonett Economics and Finance
  • Kendall Brooks Economics and Finance
  • Daniel Carter Economics and Finance
  • Jessica Cooley Economics and Finance
  • Jamial Horner Economics and Finance
  • Mary Keel Economics and Finance
  • Patrick Miller Economics and Finance
  • Patrick Reid Economics and Finance
  • Phfait Watson Economics and Finance

College of Education

  • Reham Abdillahi Psychology
  • Jaron Adams Psychology
  • Kaneesha Arnold Psychology
  • Whitney Barner Psychology
  • Alexandra Battle Psychology
  • Monteaka Bennett Psychology
  • Deon Bolden Psychology
  • Shaundrea Bowen Psychology
  • Antonio Boyd Psychology
  • Asia Boyd Psychology
  • Brooke Brooks Psychology
  • Brandon Bruton Psychology
  • Brandy Buggs Psychology
  • Stanley Burnette Psychology
  • Mariyah Bush Psychology
  • DeAndre Caldwell Psychology
  • Shelby Cooksey Psychology
  • Shanade Copeland Psychology
  • Nicia Cortez Psychology
  • Erica Davis Psychology
  • Felicia Dempsey Psychology
  • Jordon Douglas Psychology
  • NaToya Douglas Psychology
  • Miasha Easley Psychology
  • Ramon Fisher Psychology
  • Chasity Flagg Psychology
  • Victoria Fraley Psychology
  • Franko Fykes Psychology
  • Jasmine Gibson Psychology
  • Destiny Hadley Psychology
  • Eryn Hall Psychology
  • Iesha Harris Psychology
  • Ashley Haynes Psychology
  • Clarke Howard Psychology
  • Denisha Jackson Psychology
  • Kristen James Psychology
  • Victoria Madihalli Psychology
  • Denario McGraw Psychology
  • Martina Mitchell Psychology
  • Kayla Moore Psychology
  • Gregory Morrissette Psychology
  • Ketra Muldrow Psychology
  • Ashley Nunnally Psychology
  • Richard Okojie Psychology
  • Tiera Perry Psychology
  • Caylon Petway Psychology
  • Christopher Richards Psychology
  • Niagara Richardson Psychology
  • Derien Rivers Psychology
  • Tyerian Roberts Psychology
  • Scharonda Rose Psychology
  • Tiffany Scales Psychology
  • Allyson Scott Psychology
  • Balqisa Sharif Psychology
  • Cornellius Smith Psychology
  • LaKesha Smith Psychology
  • Joy Stewart Psychology
  • Kevina Straughter Psychology
  • Miranda Sweatt Psychology
  • Ericka Taylor Psychology
  • Valesha Temple Psychology
  • Brittany Thompson Psychology
  • Leslie Vassar Psychology
  • Manasseh Warner Psychology
  • Erin White Psychology
  • Sheena Williams Psychology
  • LeAnne Zaire Psychology

 College of Engineering

  • Marcus Dawson Aeronautical and Industrial Te
  • Alex Gomez Aeronautical and Industrial Te
  • Christal Horne Aeronautical and Industrial Te
  • Brandon Sims Aeronautical and Industrial Te
  • Michael Smith Aeronautical and Industrial Te
  • Rodrick Vann Aeronautical and Industrial Te
  • Amanuel Befecadu Architectural Engineering
  • Lisa Clem Architectural Engineering
  • Michael Crayton Architectural Engineering
  • Dez Green Architectural Engineering
  • Dominique Jones Architectural Engineering
  • Brittany Myles Architectural Engineering
  • Deborah Cole Civil Engineering
  • Joshua Davis Civil Engineering
  • Stanley Franklin Jr Civil Engineering
  • Justin Harris Civil Engineering
  • Jeremy Jones Civil Engineering
  • Ethan Kluding Civil Engineering
  • David Martin Civil Engineering
  • Jon Michael Civil Engineering
  • Hameed Salih Civil Engineering
  • Terry Smith Jr. Civil Engineering
  • Juacall Bernard Computer Science
  • Sitko Carpenter Computer Science
  • Holt Claiborne Computer Science
  • Jeremey Covington Computer Science
  • Michael Edwards Computer Science
  • Shakita Enge Computer Science
  • Brittany Jones Computer Science
  • Troy Jones Computer Science
  • Quaker Manuel Computer Science
  • Latreze Townsend Computer Science
  • Docterryome Wilkins Computer Science
  • Andre Woodley Computer Science
  • Ryan Duncan Electrical Engineering
  • Sameeruddin Lodhi Electrical Engineering
  • Dominique Paschal Electrical Engineering
  • Joshua Pike Electrical Engineering
  • John Smith Electrical Engineering
  • Angelina Berry Mathematics
  • Chinetha Casper Mathematics
  • Ashley Featherstone Mathematics
  • Jena Holt Mathematics
  • Jodi Wright Mathematics
  • Daniel Allen Mechanical Engineering
  • Ramon Gonzalez Mechanical Engineering
  • Chelsea Harrison Mechanical Engineering
  • Tiara Hitchcock Mechanical Engineering
  • Thomas Holman Mechanical Engineering
  • Austin Hylick Mechanical Engineering
  • Jeffery Ingram Mechanical Engineering
  • Jonathan Mallard Mechanical Engineering
  • Henry Nicholes Mechanical Engineering
  • Oluwasina Osodipe Mechanical Engineering
  • Ira Pickering Mechanical Engineering
  • Daniel Scobey Mechanical Engineering
  • Daniel Seelhorst Mechanical Engineering
  • Mark Thelen Mechanical Engineering
  • Terrence Thompson Mechanical Engineering

College of Health Sciences

  • Youstina Aiyad Dental Hygiene
  • Micah Alexander Dental Hygiene
  • Rebekah Allen Dental Hygiene
  • Zelalem Amare Dental Hygiene
  • Deven Fussell Dental Hygiene
  • Erica Guest Dental Hygiene
  • Oluwat Aye King Dental Hygiene
  • Nabila Kwaga Dental Hygiene
  • Sarah Moore Dental Hygiene
  • Lauren Morgan Dental Hygiene
  • Jaclyn Parham Dental Hygiene
  • Kayerra Patterson Dental Hygiene
  • Kiara Rainey Dental Hygiene
  • Kayla Renard Dental Hygiene
  • Rebekah Sindell Dental Hygiene
  • Monica Sorensen Dental Hygiene
  • Pamela Abad Nursing
  • Bertha Aguilar Nursing
  • Israa Algatrani Nursing
  • Erica Anderson Nursing
  • Lisa Anderson Nursing
  • Katheryn Bailey Nursing
  • Laura Barajas Nursing
  • Martha Biggs Nursing
  • Sherri Bissing Nursing
  • Yaa Boachie Nursing
  • Natalie Bouie Nursing
  • Stephanie Bowen Nursing
  • Julia Bowers Nursing
  • Beth Boyer Nursing
  • Melvin Bradley Nursing
  • Rebecca Briggs Nursing
  • Marsha Bush Nursing
  • Hope Chrisawn Nursing
  • Diana Christmus Nursing
  • Janice Clarida Nursing
  • Jessica Conner Nursing
  • Mihaela Constantin Nursing
  • Todd Decker Nursing
  • Yatrea Dennis Nursing
  • Ashley Dickens Nursing
  • Melinda Dickens Nursing
  • Vicky Dillon Nursing
  • Jocelyn Dobson Nursing
  • Micha Dodson Nursing
  • Aishia Ellis Nursing
  • Keyosha Gaines Nursing
  • Sarah Garton Nursing
  • Linda Gawel Nursing
  • Penny Gentry Nursing
  • Jamie Gilpatrick Nursing
  • Angelita Goolsby Nursing
  • Stephenie Hargrove Nursing
  • Madia Hendricks Nursing
  • Rebecca Hill Nursing
  • Kandace Hollins Nursing
  • Kelly Huffman Nursing
  • Hailee Jackson Nursing
  • Tonya Jackson Nursing
  • Kaylee Jansen Nursing
  • Jennifer Johnson Nursing
  • Keiko Johnson Nursing
  • Christopher Jones Nursing
  • Jessica Jordan Nursing
  • Kateresa Kirby Nursing
  • Amber Klunk Nursing
  • Kimberly Lowe Nursing
  • Angeline Madondo Nursing
  • Lemuel Mason Nursing
  • Christie Mcswain Nursing
  • Jamie Moore Nursing
  • Onochie Nnodu Nursing
  • Olusiji Ogunyemi Nursing
  • Maria Orourke Nursing
  • Jennifer Owens Nursing
  • Ketche Parker Nursing
  • Daniel Persich Nursing
  • Chasity Phillips Nursing
  • Sherissa Phillips Nursing
  • Amy Ray Nursing
  • Paula Reynolds Nursing
  • Sher’Re Richmond Nursing
  • Kim Rippeteau Nursing
  • Lori Schroeder Nursing
  • Brittany Scruggs Nursing
  • Heather Sheucraft Nursing
  • Heather Shingleton Nursing
  • Jamie Simmons Nursing
  • Jimmy Sinks Nursing
  • Ashley Smith Nursing
  • Chasity Snider Nursing
  • Sean Sullivan Nursing
  • Gary Swaim Nursing
  • Melinda Thiele Nursing
  • Pamela Thomas Nursing
  • Brittani Totty Nursing
  • Veronda Tucker Nursing
  • Amy VanAuken Nursing
  • Katherine Vandiver Nursing
  • Gislaine Wallace Nursing
  • Jennifer Williams Nursing
  • Laurisa Williams Nursing
  • Kristie Woodard Nursing
  • Elizabeth Woodcock Nursing
  • Jonathan Adams Nursing
  • Olatunde Adewole Nursing
  • Jessica Balbin Nursing
  • Vatara Battle Nursing
  • Ashley Carter Nursing
  • Kai-L Cobb Nursing
  • Jennifer Coffin Nursing
  • Cameron Cook Nursing
  • Amber Dickerson Nursing
  • Chrishanna Edgeston Nursing
  • Jasmine Gibson Nursing
  • Stephanie Golden Nursing
  • Olivia Harvell Nursing
  • MarKisha Hollands-Peoples Nursing
  • Kiyana Hurt Nursing
  • Yeabu Koroma-Kanu Nursing
  • Ashley Love Nursing
  • Keisha Mabry Nursing
  • Breon Moore Nursing
  • Kara Murr Nursing
  • Noel N’dri Nursing
  • Bria Norris Nursing
  • Amanze Nwokochah Nursing
  • Nneka Okoro Nursing
  • Jessalyn Osborn Nursing
  • Khadija Osman Nursing
  • Kristopher Owens Nursing
  • April Porter Nursing
  • Lauren Preston Nursing
  • Gabrielle Qualls Nursing
  • Kerry Ann Robinson Nursing
  • Quincene Stirgus Nursing
  • Katie Stokes Nursing
  • Sheila Storey Nursing
  • Mashelle Tate Nursing
  • Leanna Walker Nursing
  • Rebecca Webber Nursing
  • Heather Young Nursing
  • Lauren Achtien Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Jaky Boulos Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Joseph Elliott Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Shirah Ellison Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Madonna Fahmy Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Nirmaya Gurung Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Jameris Hannah Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Dejanae’ Holley Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Derrius Johnson Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Phidomise Leveque Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Staci Morris Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Busra Musa Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Latoya Robinson Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Sara Saeed Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Ghazal Sindy Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Michael Smith Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Christen Strader Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Teric Tibbs Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Janae Wallace Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Lauren Whitaker Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Danielle White Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Lara Wooten Cardiorespiratory Care Science
  • Shanese Dismukes Dental Hygiene
  • Mikaela Gray Dental Hygiene
  • Naomi Halkis Dental Hygiene
  • Quinton Hamilton Dental Hygiene
  • Kelsy Miller Dental Hygiene
  • Amanda Pittman Dental Hygiene
  • Corterrius Pittman Dental Hygiene
  • Dechin Rejab Dental Hygiene
  • Ashley Rogers Dental Hygiene
  • Dinh Tran Dental Hygiene
  • Chantele Wells Dental Hygiene
  • Jessica Wood Dental Hygiene
  • Megan Woods Dental Hygiene
  • Alisha Barbee Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Lamonte Burton Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Martrae Godard Health Care Admin and Planning
  • William Lane Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Makaila Laymon Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Alexes Madison Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Tyera Mcfarland Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Ashley Moore Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Aundrea Porter Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Melissa Souffrant Health Care Admin and Planning
  • Erica Allen Health Information Management
  • Ashley Banks Health Information Management
  • Carlita Cane Health Information Management
  • Tammy Dukes Health Information Management
  • Adnan Hashi Health Information Management
  • Patricia Jackson Health Information Management
  • Denille James Health Information Management
  • Sepal Kerim Health Information Management
  • Kenisha Ladler Health Information Management
  • Clarissa Lewis Health Information Management
  • Lawanda Love Health Information Management
  • Anasious Martin Health Information Management
  • Aamina Mohamed Health Information Management
  • Johura Oni Health Information Management
  • Abdullahi Said Health Information Management
  • Kierra Shirley Health Information Management
  • Latray Speight Health Information Management
  • Shadia Uma Health Information Management
  • Katelynn Walters Health Information Management
  • Kelsea Akers Health Sciences
  • Abbas Al-Humaidi Health Sciences
  • ShaCarolyn Alexander Health Sciences
  • Lashunda Atkins Health Sciences
  • Shequila Beamer Health Sciences
  • Deidre Brooks Health Sciences
  • Morgen Brooks Health Sciences
  • Brittany Burnett Health Sciences
  • Tamara Crockett Health Sciences
  • Jazmin Curney Health Sciences
  • Victor Cutillo Health Sciences
  • Victoria Davis Health Sciences
  • Jordan Deloach Health Sciences
  • Tiauna Dorsey Health Sciences
  • Tamara Douglas Health Sciences
  • Tannera George Health Sciences
  • Chandre Golden Health Sciences
  • Nathan Jackson Health Sciences
  • Ashley Jones Health Sciences
  • Tiffany Jones Health Sciences
  • Ayanna Morton Health Sciences
  • Lucia Nkem Health Sciences
  • Tochukwu Ogbunwezeh Health Sciences
  • Pashae Peterson Health Sciences
  • Lonnell Rogers Health Sciences
  • Jasmine Siler Health Sciences
  • Kerisha Tidwell Health Sciences
  • Kimberly Turner Health Sciences
  • Ashley Tyler Health Sciences
  • Kymiah Walton Health Sciences
  • Tonya Watson Health Sciences
  • Megan Wear Health Sciences
  • Devin Wilson Health Sciences
  • Delaina Young Health Sciences
  • Rocile Cain Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Amarah Carter Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Claudia Curry Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Meredith DeBerry Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Kadeem Edwards Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Tiphanie Farmer Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Marquez Foxx Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Michael Frazier Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Vernon Frett Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Olivia Gamache Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Joseph Harris Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Tracey Hightower Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Adrien Hill Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Kiana Hughes Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Ashontae Jackson Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Jasmine Johnson Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Kaoun Kaihani Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Tamarron Key Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Adrian Lee Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Ryan Lee Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Michael Marlin Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Ashley Martin Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Adrian Mcdaniel Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • LoRiell McHenry Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Matthias McNeal Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Jasmin Moore Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Stephanie Myers Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Rakeem Nobles Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Arieyelle O’Neal Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • April Ogburn Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • James Overton Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Porshla Reid Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Gabrielle Reynolds Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Brandon Russell Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Dejeen Salih Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Wesley Samuels Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Robert Savage Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Hewar Shemssulldin Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Stanley Sheppard Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Eden Shirey Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Ladarius Stevenson Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Gehin Tahir Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Nicholas Tate Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Ashley Teague Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Emanuel Thornton Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Diamond Townsend Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Chaed Wellian Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Jocelyn Wide Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Jeremy Williamson Human Performance and Sport Sc
  • Laquesha Woodard Human Performance and Sport Sc

 

College of Liberal Arts

  • Brandon Haskins Communication
  • Joshua Henderson Communication
  • Brandon Neal Communication
  • Justin Nixon Communication
  • Andrea Pascasio Communication
  • Charles Anderson English
  • Dakota Bowen English
  • Brian Browley English
  • Jade Brown English
  • Arica Brydie English
  • Essence Davis English
  • Areej Dwikat English
  • Kaneisha Hancock English
  • Darisa Hardiman English
  • Alysia Lee English
  • Kelcey Mooney English
  • Destiny Spencer English
  • Dustin Beckman History
  • Christopher Cain History
  • Camberleigh Davis History
  • Brigette Jones History
  • Parris Malone History
  • Joseph Taylor History
  • Elaine Jackman Africana Studies
  • Omari Booker Art
  • Marquis Guthrie Art
  • Cheryl Pinkard Art
  • Benjamin Wittwer Art
  • Devin Amar Arts and Sciences
  • Gregory Barksdale Arts and Sciences
  • Taylor Bennett Arts and Sciences
  • Ashli Beverly Arts and Sciences
  • Sallie Booker Arts and Sciences
  • Jershua Brandon Arts and Sciences
  • Darien Brewer Arts and Sciences
  • Jerrica Brown Arts and Sciences
  • Monica Bryant Arts and Sciences
  • Cedric Burns Arts and Sciences
  • Gregg Cane Arts and Sciences
  • Quintin Coleman Arts and Sciences
  • Victoria Cothron Arts and Sciences
  • Audrey Deberry Arts and Sciences
  • Tiffany Drew Arts and Sciences
  • Princeton Duckett Arts and Sciences
  • Heather Dunn Arts and Sciences
  • Christy England Arts and Sciences
  • Takia Faniyi Arts and Sciences
  • Jennifer Ford Arts and Sciences
  • Jacquelyn Fowler Arts and Sciences
  • Bradley Frisbey Arts and Sciences
  • Sharon Garner Arts and Sciences
  • Vincent Gartin Arts and Sciences
  • Cara Glenn Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Green Arts and Sciences
  • Jarron Guthrie Arts and Sciences
  • Melvin Hannah Arts and Sciences
  • Antonio Harper Arts and Sciences
  • April Harris Arts and Sciences
  • Christina Hayman Arts and Sciences
  • Brandi Hellem Arts and Sciences
  • Symfonee Henderson Arts and Sciences
  • Ke Arin Hill Arts and Sciences
  • Bridgett Holder Arts and Sciences
  • Christopher Holifield Arts and Sciences
  • Antwan Holman Arts and Sciences
  • Holly Hord Arts and Sciences
  • Tracy Hunter Arts and Sciences
  • Marquaveus Jackson Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Jenkins Arts and Sciences
  • Daniel Jones Arts and Sciences
  • Chanel Lake Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Leah Arts and Sciences
  • Jullian Leggs Arts and Sciences
  • Demetrik Lewis Arts and Sciences
  • Sherry Main Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Marsh Arts and Sciences
  • Deborah Martin Arts and Sciences
  • Lanita McClain Arts and Sciences
  • Melinda McDaniel Arts and Sciences
  • Shanae McFerrin Arts and Sciences
  • Nathan McGill Arts and Sciences
  • Joteshia Medaries Arts and Sciences
  • Cherish Meriwether Arts and Sciences
  • Elizabeth Merryman Arts and Sciences
  • Melanie Mootry Arts and Sciences
  • Lucresia Neal Arts and Sciences
  • Donna Patton Arts and Sciences
  • Latoya Poore Arts and Sciences
  • Mary Potts Arts and Sciences
  • Allen Price Arts and Sciences
  • Stacey Pruitt Arts and Sciences
  • Katie Racki Arts and Sciences
  • Jo Ross Arts and Sciences
  • Jelisa Sanders Arts and Sciences
  • Anette Scruggs Arts and Sciences
  • Destiny Smith Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Smith Arts and Sciences
  • Marcus Snow Arts and Sciences
  • Abigail Spaziani Arts and Sciences
  • Christina Stacey Arts and Sciences
  • Kayla Stutzman Arts and Sciences
  • Meghan Thibodeaux Arts and Sciences
  • Cecil Tiller Arts and Sciences
  • Tiffany Trawick Arts and Sciences
  • William Turner Arts and Sciences
  • Amanda Vaughn Arts and Sciences
  • Ronnie Vinson Arts and Sciences
  • Amanda Warren Arts and Sciences
  • Erica Watson Arts and Sciences
  • Jamie Watson Arts and Sciences
  • Rachel White Arts and Sciences
  • Sherry White Arts and Sciences
  • Rodrick Williams Arts and Sciences
  • Shameka Williams Arts and Sciences
  • Stephanie Williams Arts and Sciences
  • Shanell Wilson-Poole Arts and Sciences
  • Erin Wolf Arts and Sciences
  • Ka Nisha Young Arts and Sciences
  • Gilbert Armour Communication
  • Alicia Bailey Communication
  • Ayabami Bass Communication
  • Alexander Bates Communication
  • Valencia Bins Communication
  • Wilvor Butler Communication
  • Wilbert Cummings Communication
  • Michael Curtis Communication
  • Jasmine Dial Communication
  • Subhadra Dial Communication
  • Jenna Dorian Communication
  • Jasmin Freeman Communication
  • Melanie Guillory Communication
  • Virginia Hatchett Communication
  • Wil Herrmuth Communication
  • Ariana Heslup Communication
  • Ce’Dra Jackson Communication
  • Derrick Johnson Communication
  • Donnie Johnson Communication
  • Aric Jones Communication
  • Delvin Jones Communication
  • Tevin Lanier Communication
  • Julia Lawrence Communication
  • Brayden Letwin Communication
  • Patrick Lewis Communication
  • Kevin Lomax Communication
  • Jeremy Martin Communication
  • Dominique Parks Communication
  • Malcolm Rhett Communication
  • Jasmine Scarber Communication
  • Erica Smith Communication
  • Krystal Spencer Communication
  • Leslie Stewart Communication
  • Thomas Street Communication
  • Tierra Troupe Communication
  • Brandon Ward Communication
  • Tamara Wilson Communication
  • Erika Applin Criminal Justice
  • Kimani Bonner Criminal Justice
  • Antonio Boyd Criminal Justice
  • Deven Brackens Criminal Justice
  • Marie Clark Criminal Justice
  • Jarvis Corder Criminal Justice
  • Mario Curry Criminal Justice
  • Julie Ellison Criminal Justice
  • Rosalyn Fitzgerald Criminal Justice
  • Ebony Gordon Criminal Justice
  • Tony Haten Criminal Justice
  • Stephanie Head Criminal Justice
  • Tony Howse Criminal Justice
  • Lauren Hunt Criminal Justice
  • Teara Jackson Criminal Justice
  • Crystal James Criminal Justice
  • Michael Johnson Criminal Justice
  • Irvin Jones Criminal Justice
  • Cierra Joshua Criminal Justice
  • Kaniesha Lewis Criminal Justice
  • Jerrica McBride Criminal Justice
  • Natasha Mccord Criminal Justice
  • Yeselin Melendrez Criminal Justice
  • Quorneshia Milner Criminal Justice
  • Shansa Neils Criminal Justice
  • Ricky Patrick Criminal Justice
  • Frekyla Perkins Criminal Justice
  • Trakevia Powell Criminal Justice
  • Anita Ransom Criminal Justice
  • Mikael Reed Criminal Justice
  • Kelsi Ross Criminal Justice
  • Tashara Sain Criminal Justice
  • Heather Sanson Criminal Justice
  • Imann Smith Criminal Justice
  • Marcus Smith Criminal Justice
  • Yancey Sullivan Criminal Justice
  • Peter Takla Criminal Justice
  • Heather Weber Criminal Justice
  • Elizabeth Williams Criminal Justice
  • Michael Williams Criminal Justice
  • Sean Williams Criminal Justice
  • Jasmine Williamson Criminal Justice
  • Victoria Wilson Criminal Justice
  • Laura Winston Criminal Justice
  • Breann Allen Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Jessica Bowman Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kristi Dowden Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Jamin Godfrey Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Leshaun Johnson Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mignon Matthews Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Jonathan Penn Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Byron Harvey Music
  • MeLan White Music
  • Chassidy Askew Political Science
  • Shallonda Betts Political Science
  • Nakita Burns Political Science
  • Jada Flowers Political Science
  • Stephanie Gardner Political Science
  • Talessya Johnson Political Science
  • Leroy Martin Political Science
  • Autumn McConnell Political Science
  • Nathaniel Nabaa Political Science
  • Krysten Petty Political Science
  • Ashley Scott Political Science
  • Je-Marc Sears Political Science
  • Nacole Taylor Political Science
  • Michael Walker Political Science
  • Pamella Daniel Professional Studies
  • Ironetta Jenkins Professional Studies
  • Yolanda Manning Professional Studies
  • Richauna Okojie Professional Studies
  • Tunisia Scott Professional Studies

College of Public Services and Urban Affairs

  • Diyar Abdulkader Social Work
  • Barin Abdullatif Social Work
  • Asia Ashley Social Work
  • Jasmine Baynham Social Work
  • Janet Combs Social Work
  • Abby Conner Social Work
  • Candice Douglas Social Work
  • Gelila Feyisa Social Work
  • Jada Gregory Social Work
  • Iana Mullen Social Work
  • Erica Orr Social Work
  • Ashley Phillips Social Work
  • Vanessa Robinson Social Work
  • LaTorrace Sawyers Social Work
  • Kendra Sutherland Social Work
  • Natosha Word Social Work
  • Lashaye Allen Sociology
  • Gerald Ball Sociology
  • Allencia Blackburn Sociology
  • Brandy Buggs Sociology
  • Jerrica Colvin Sociology
  • Tamica Davidson Sociology
  • Tamika Harvey Sociology
  • Aisha Matthews Sociology
  • Naomi Matthews Sociology
  • Alisha Starks Sociology
  • Jessica Thomas Sociology
  • Carmen Williams Sociology
  • Khamaria Wright Sociology
  • Austin Wyatt Sociology
  • Corie Bailey Urban Studies
  • Victoria Franklin Urban Studies

Academic Honors

 Cum Laude

  • Tor Beaird
  • Cekell Barnes
  • Docterryome Wilkins
  • Kierra Shirley
  • Joseph Harris
  • Tannera George
  • Elaine Jackman
  • Martha Biggs
  • Kendra Sutherland
  • Stephanie Golden
  • Jerika Johnson
  • Phidomise Leveque
  • Kadeem Edwards
  • Erica Orr
  • Amanda Pittman
  • Ghazal Sindy
  • Amy Ray
  • Katie Stokes
  • Marie Clark
  • Stephenie Hargrove
  • Matthias McNeal
  • Jennifer Coffin
  • Allencia Blackburn
  • Aamina Mohamed
  • April Ogburn
  • Jessica Wood
  • Iesha Harris
  • Mark Thelen
  • Chandre Golden
  • Yancey Sullivan
  • Rebekah Allen
  • Victor Cutillo
  • Alicia Bailey
  • Angelina Berry
  • Kayla Renard
  • Tiara Hitchcock
  • Erica Smith
  • Devonte Johnson
  • Lonnell Rogers
  • Christen Strader
  • Ayabami Bass
  • Oluwat Aye King
  • Quorneshia Milner
  • Stanley Burnette
  • Diyar Abdulkader
  • Megan Wear
  • Youstina Aiyad
  • LaTorrace Sawyers
  • Sepal Kerim
  • Latoya Robinson
  • Erin White
  • Natalie Bouie
  • DiJuana Davis
  • Barin Abdullatif
  • Nirmaya Gurung
  • Lauren Morgan
  • Keiko Johnson
  • Michael Williams
  • Carlita Cane
  • Scharonda Rose
  • William Turner
  • Cherish Meriwether
  • Marico Andrews
  • Mia Black
  • Monica Sorensen
  • Nneka Okoro
  • Jonathan Mallard
  • Tonya Watson
  • Mary Potts
  • Lauren Whitaker
  • Quaker Manuel
  • Adrian Lee
  • Tangeia Smith
  • Quintin Robinson
  • Madonna Fahmy
  • Lori Schroeder
  • Tony Howse
  • Marsha Bush
  • Israa Algatrani
  • Terrence Thompson
  • Kristy Pleasant
  • Tiffany Scales
  • Essence Davis
  • Jamie Moore
  • Bria Norris
  • Tierra Wyatt-Young
  • Mikaela Gray
  • Ketra Muldrow
  • Michael Johnson
  • Parris Malone
  • Tamika Harvey
  • Lauren Achtien
  • Rebecca Hill
  • Kim Rippeteau
  • Kimani Bonner
  • Rebecca Webber
  • Kristie Woodard
  • LaKesha Smith
  • Sharon Garner
  • Zelalem Amare
  • Ke Arin Hill
  • Khamaria Wright
  • Linda Quinones
  • Lucia Nkem
  • Heather Sanson
  • Gabrielle Qualls
  • Jershua Brandon
  • Stephanie Bowen
  • Ashley Tyler
  • LeAnne Zaire
  • Kayla Moore
  • Jaron Adams
  • Vicky Dillon
  • Breia Jefferson
  • DeAndre Caldwell
  • Hailee Jackson
  • Alysia Lee
  • Rickey Jackson
  • April Porter

Magna Cum Laude

  • Erica Allen
  • Maria Witherspoon
  • Rachel White
  • Dejeen Salih
  • Deven Fussell
  • Annedra Gladney
  • Alice Meeks
  • Ramon Gonzalez
  • Valencia Bins
  • Chelsea Harrison
  • Michael Marlin
  • Ryan Duncan
  • Tracey Hightower
  • Kiara Rainey
  • Tiffany Trawick
  • Dinh Tran
  • Ashley Jones
  • Mihaela Constantin
  • Patrick Miller
  • Yasin Hasan
  • Brandi Hellem
  • Cheryl Pinkard
  • Victoria Cothron
  • David Kellman
  • Lauren Preston
  • Christopher Rizzie
  • Martina Mitchell
  • Ashley Traughber
  • Jonathan Craycraft
  • Mari-Moriah Ezell
  • Vanessa Robinson
  • Areej Dwikat
  • Lemuel Mason
  • Kristi Dowden
  • DeAndra Peoples
  • Christina Hayman
  • Johura Oni
  • Jessica Balbin
  • Jaclyn Parham
  • Erica Watson
  • Donnie Johnson
  • Chevez Chatman
  • Kerry Ann Robinson
  • Pamela Brooks
  • Ashley Banks
  • Amy VanAuken
  • Teresa Illobre
  • Manasseh Warner
  • Thomas Holman
  • Cierra Joshua
  • Natosha Word
  • Ashley Haynes
  • Wil Herrmuth
  • Natallia Hill
  • Dustin Beckman
  • Ce’Dra Jackson
  • Paul Marsh
  • Abigail Spaziani
  • Derien Rivers
  • Kayla Stutzman
  • Katelynn Walters

Summa Cum Laude

  • Kelsea Akers
  • Sameeruddin Lodhi
  • Jessica Lozada
  • Jerrica McBride
  • Arieyelle O’Neal
  • Karen Menakaya
  • Katie Racki
  • Rebekah Sindell
  • Jacquelyn Fowler
  • Victoria Wilson
  • Jaky Boulos
  • Bradley Frisbey
  • Daniel Scobey
  • Sarah Moore
  • Joshua Davis
  • Mikael Reed
  • Jade Readus
  • Adnan Hashi
  • Amanda Puckett
  • Katelyn Pewitt
  • Jasmine White
  • Sherry Main
  • Ethan Kluding
  • Lanita McClain
  • Amanda Vaughn
  • Destiny Smith
  • Elizabeth Williams
  • Johnathan Fitzgerald
  • Tamica Davidson
  • Anette Scruggs
  • Joseph Taylor
  • Dakota Bowen
  • Amy Hussey

 

 

 

 

Department of Media Relations
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615.963.5331

 

About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

In Spite of Inclement Weather Threat, TSU Outdoor Spring Commencement Goes on Without a Hitch

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A graduating senior at TSU’s Spring Commencement Ceremony Saturday holds a sign that expresses the sentiments of the more than 1,100 who received their degrees at the program. (Photo by Rick Delahaya, TSU Media Relations)


NASHVILLE, Tenn.
(TSU News Service) – After a brief delay Saturday, Tennessee State University dodged an inclement weather forecast to hold its spring commencement at a packed Hale Stadium.

More than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees in various disciplines under a clear, sunny day, with their names and faces in digital displays projected on two massive jumbotron screens during the outdoor ceremony on the main campus.

Prior to the commencement, students, family members and other invited guests who had arrived early for the planned ceremony in the stadium, took cover in nearby Gentry Center to wait out a rain shower. The crowd went back to the “Hole” after the brief downpour and the commencement went on without a hitch.

“We got exactly what our family came here for,” said Gina Benton, of Dayton, Ohio, responding to an apology from TSU President Glenda Glover about the brief inconvenience posed by the weather. “We came here with about 20 family members to watch my son graduate and that’s exactly what we got. With such a beautiful outcome, the weather was a minor issue.”

Benton’s son, Erik, received his degree in Business Administration with honors.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, the commencement speaker, apparently not fazed by the weather threat, told the graduates that 55 percent of available jobs in the state would need people with college degrees and the necessary skills to fill those positions.

“Tennessee State University has prepared you to compete for those those jobs and the challenges in life,” Haslam said. “Those challenges will help you handle potential disappointments that come with success.”

The Governor reminded the students to face life with humility and remember those who helped them achieve their higher education goals.

“You did not get to this day by yourself. Thank those who were there with you,” Haslam added.  “Learn to celebrate others. You have been called to play a role that will require your full potential. To fulfill that role will require you to continue to improve yourselves by being lifelong learners.”

Before the conferring of degrees, President Glover presented Gov. Haslam with a special plaque for “accepting our invitation and for inspiring not just these graduates but all of us.”

The President also recognized and presented special awards to this year’s group of Vintagers, former TSU graduates who celebrated their 50th year of graduation from TSU.

Dr. Glover announced an over $55,000 contribution from the group to their alma mater.

“We thank you for your generous contribution and for returning to celebrate with us,” the President said.

 

 

Department of Media Relations
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615.963.5331

 

About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

TSU Grad Becomes “Inside Man” With CNN Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

Remziya Suleyman, policy and administration director for the American Center for Outreach, and TSU grad  (left) had the opportunity recently to work with CNN documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock for an upcoming episode of "Inside Man" airing Sunday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET.
Remziya Suleyman, policy and administration director for the American Center for Outreach, and TSU grad (left) had the opportunity recently to work with CNN documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock for an upcoming episode of “Inside Man” airing Sunday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET. (courtesy photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A Tennessee State University graduate was seen recently in Nashville with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and CNN is keeping vague about his visit to the Music City.

Remziya Suleyman, policy and administration director for the American Center for Outreach and an advocate for Muslim rights was spotted with Spurlock, and most assume it has something to do with the city’s broad religious landscape.

“It was definitely an incredible experience working with him,” said Suleyman, who holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and certificate in Nonprofit Management from TSU.

Spurlock, who is best known for his documentary Supersize Me, now hosts “Inside Man” on CNN, and gives viewers an insider’s view of diverse sectors of American life, delving deep into hard-hitting issues like medical marijuana, the elder care industry, migrant farm workers, gun ownership, union workers, bankruptcy, education and the drought.

According to Suleyman, Spurlock spent a few days in Nashville during the legislative session in February lobbying with her for an upcoming segment that will focus on religion in America. The program will air Sunday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET.

“Not only did he accompany me to the legislative sessions, he also visited local mosques and really learned about our community,” said Suleyman, who is known for her political activism on immigration issues, interfaith organizing, and her work in the Kurdish community to raise awareness on the ‘Kurdish genocide.’ “He was very down to earth and cared about the issues.”

While Suleyman could not give out many details about the program, CNN did confirm the filming, stating that they “like to keep the specifics of the episodes under wraps until the show is edited.”

“It was exciting to be recognized as an advocate for our community,” added Suleyman. “He was able to get a good grasp on the issues facing the Muslim community today.”

 

 

Department of Media Relations
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615.963.5331

 

About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

TSU Looks To Move Spring Commencement Indoors If Rain

Ceremonies could take place in Gentry Complex Saturday, May 10

 

commencement_alertNASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) Tennessee State University 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremony could move indoors due to the strong possibility of rain this Saturday.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 70-100 percent chance of thunderstorms and rain through Friday night, with showers and thunderstorms in the area Saturday morning. If commencement is moved, the ceremony will still start at 9 a.m. but will take place in the Howard C. Gentry Complex instead of Hale Stadium. Both Hale and Gentry will be set up for graduation. However, the weather will determine which venue will be used.

Moving to the Gentry Complex will also require two ceremonies, one for Undergraduates and one for Graduate Degree Students because the facility, the school’s largest capacity seating building, cannot accommodate both groups and their invited guests with a single commencement.

Approximately 850 undergraduates students are expected to walk across the stage, while just under 300 graduate degree students will participate. Undergraduates should still arrive at 7:30 a.m. and Graduate Students should arrive at 10:15.

If the ceremony is moved to the Gentry Complex, Undergraduate degrees will be conferred at 9 a.m. with Graduate degrees conferred following immediately. Officials are asking all Undergraduates and their invited guests to leave Gentry Center as soon as the Undergraduate Ceremony is over to provide seating for Graduate Degree Participants and their families.

Parking will remain the same. General parking will be available in parking lots throughout the campus. Shuttle services will be provided to transport guests from parking lots to the Gentry Center. Parking lots are:

  • Lot J – Engineering parking lot
  • Lot K – Power Plant parking lot
  • Lot L – Tiger Bell and 37th
  • Lot P – Queen Washington parking lot

More information on commencement can be found at http://www.tnstate.edu/records/commencement/.

 

 

 

 

Department of Media Relations
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615.963.5331

 

About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

TSU Professor Helps Provide Solutions to Future Challenges of Natural Resources

Researcher Coauthors Roadmap to Guide Nation’s Research, Education and Policy Decisions

 

Dr. Dalia Abbas
Dr. Dalia Abbas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A professor from the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences at Tennessee State University has coauthored a report that helps outline solutions to the challenges facing natural resources in the U.S. with a “roadmap” to help guide policymakers over the next 10 years.

Dr. Dalia Abbas, assistant professor of Forestry, coauthored the report, Science, Education and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources released by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on May 1. The report outlines six “grand challenges” facing the U.S. in the areas of sustainability, water, climate change, agriculture, energy and education, and recommends a series of research, education and outreach activities to help meet those challenges.

“This is a unique project in that it deals with natural resources as an integrated network,” Abbas said. “Many of the existing strategic plans focus on specific disciplines, neglecting their interrelation and function as a whole.”

Part of a 35-scientist team who authored the roadmap after receiving feedback from more than 130 scientists at public and land-grant institutions across the country, Abbas worked specifically on the sustainability portion of the roadmap due to her forestry expertise.

“There’s an extraordinary opportunity to improve the sustainability of our forest ecosystem,” she said. “For instance, a more balanced approach to forest ecosystems could help compensate for decades of high-grading practices and respond to an emerging market for lower quality wood.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture sponsored the report through a grant to Oregon State University, which then partnered with APLU.

“Scientists at our public and land-grant universities have developed this report to more clearly identify the challenges we face and prioritize our research, education and outreach efforts,” APLU President Peter McPherson said. “It provides a needed framework and should help guide policy decisions in the coming years.”

Founded in 1887, the APLU is a research, policy and advocacy organization representing 235 research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems and affiliated organization, with member institutions in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, Canada and Mexico.

 

 

 

Department of Media Relations
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615.963.5331

 

About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

TSU History Professor, Author Wins Humanities Fellowship to Study Medieval Religious Spaces in England

Dr. Elizabeth Dachowski
Dr. Elizabeth Dachowski

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A Tennessee State University History professor will participate in a four-week seminar on “Arts, Architecture and Devotional Interaction” at the University of York in York, England, this summer.

Dr. Elizabeth Dachowski is one of 16 teachers selected nationwide as National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH.

The Endowment is a federal agency that supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions each summer to help faculty work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Dachowsky, author of First Among Abbots: The Career of Abbo of Fleury, who also teaches world history and upper-division courses in pre-modern Europe, said the seminar will focus on medieval religious spaces.

“York’s archival resources will be very useful in my current research project, which grew out of my book on Abbo of Fleury,” Dachowski said. “Recent research on how communities used spaces is very exciting, and this seminar will give me a chance to develop materials that will fill out my medieval and early modern history courses.”

Her research interests include ecclesiastical politics in France around the year 1000, cross-cultural interactions in monastic communities, and hagiographical writings as historical sources.

At the York Seminar, Dachowski will work on cross-cultural interactions among medieval monks, as well as study the alien priories and cells of Yorkshire, and search for references to foreign monks in English houses.

“York is an incredible city, and I’ve long thought that it would be a great base for exploring the historical sites of Britain,” Dachowski added.

Topics for the 30 seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers this summer include Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: literature, the arts, and cinema since independence; American Maritime People; America’s East Central Europeans: migration and memory; arts, architecture, and devotional interaction in England, 1200–1600; black aesthetics and African diasporic culture; and bridging national borders in North America, among others.

According to the NEI, the nearly 437 summer scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 113,925 American students the following year

Additionally, Dachowsk and her fellow scholars participating in the summer program will each receive a stipend of $3,300 to cover travel, study and living expenses.

 

 

Department of Media Relations
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
615.963.5331

 

About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university, and is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University celebrated 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.