UT Announces Fall Semester Top Graduates

KNOXVILLE — Fifteen students have been named top graduates at the University of Tennessee for fall semester.

Three of the top graduates are from the Knoxville area. They are: Airel Ruth Canright, a computer science major in the College of Arts and Sciences; Regina Marie Curran, a family studies major in the College of Human Ecology; and Cynthia Marie Masters, from Powell, a marketing major in the College of Business Administration.

Top graduates have the highest undergraduate grade point averages in their colleges. The minimum GPA requirement to be a top graduate is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

All the top graduates will be recognized at commencement ceremonies December 16 in Thompson-Boling Arena. Maps of the parking areas adjacent to the arena are available here.

Other top graduates, by college, hometown, and major, are:
— College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: Adrienne Lea Dabbs, Nashville, ornamental horticulture and landscape design.
— College of Arts and Sciences, Humanities: Sigrid Ruth Deweese, English, Detroit, Mich; and Shannon Elizabeth Williams, Spanish, Shelbyville.
— College of Arts and Sciences, and Social Sciences: Frances Lee Palin, Pretoria, South Africa, psychology.
— College of Business Administration: Melody Sarah Taylor, marketing, Germantown, Tenn.; Gregory Martin Thompson, finance, Memphis; Richard Lee White, accounting, Chattanooga; and Jason Daniel Wilkinson, general business, Murfreesboro.
— College of Communications: Jennifer Hope Boyce, advertising, Johnson City.
— College of Education: Sarah Ford Goodfellow, human services, Winston-Salem.
— College of Engineering: Jeffrey Ted Taylor, mechanical
engineering, Kingsport.