UT-Knoxville Names Fall Top Grads (295)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Fall semester top graduates at the University of Tennessee include three Knox County students. They are Nina Jean Roberts, Dorothy Joann Kemp and Linda Meer Fischer.

 Roberts, daughter of Dallas and Joretta Harrell, 6208 Stormer Road, is the top graduate in the College of Education. She studied industrial training and works at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

 Kemp, 11808 Autumn Leaves Lane, received the highest honors in the College of Human Ecology. She majored in family studies and psychology and was a member of the Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in public health.

 Meer, 527 E. Copeland Road, Powell, is the top grad in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She is the daughter of Richard and Susan Fischer of Sparta and is a member of Pi Alpha Xi, an honor society for horticulture students.

 Students honored by their colleges as top graduates must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. More than one person listed as top graduate indicates a tie.

 UT-Knoxville’s fall graduation is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Thompson-Boling Arena. The commencement speaker is Wilma Dykeman, author and Tennessee historian.

 Other top graduates and their colleges, majors and hometowns are:

 Arts and Sciences — Sarah Jayne Ashworth, English literature, Louisville; Anne St. Clair Bartholomew, College Scholars, Nashville; Stephen Michael Byers, computer science, Monteagle; Shawn Patrick O’Neal, academic philosophy, Nashville.

 Business Administration — Benjamin Clete Cordero, logistics and transportation, Conyers, Ga.

 Communications — Bradley Allan Lampley, broadcasting, Louisville, Ky.

 Education — Alicia Kennedy Rorie, exercise science, South Daytona, Fla.

 Engineering — Carolyn Kay Rezler, civil engineering, Titusville, Fla.

 Human Ecology — Randy Dale Fort, industrial education, Nashville.

 Social Work — Sibylle Maria Gsell, social work, Eichstatt, Germany.

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 Contact: Alfred Crews (423-974-2101)