April 8, 2003
Written by: Katherine Frazor, public relations student intern
Thirty-seven Maryville College juniors and seniors have been selected for inclusion in the annual directory of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2003.
Nominations for Who’s Who were gathered by Maryville College seniors and faculty and were based on the student’s academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
By being nominated, these students join an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.
“ Maryville College is proud to participate every year in the Who’s Who Among Students in America program,” said Vice President and Dean of Students Dr. Bill Seymour. “It is an excellent way for deserving campus leader-scholars to be recognized for their achievements as well as their contributions to the Maryville College community.
“ This year, there were 146 eligible seniors based on their academic achievement,” Seymour continued. “One of the things that is unique about the Who’s Who process is that all seniors along with faculty and staff help select the recipients. Based on their ballots, an excellent slate of 37 students were selected for recognition. Each and every one in their own unique way exemplifies the excellence in education that is a hallmark of Maryville College.”
The following students have been selected: Joseph Ambler of Knoxville, Tenn.; Amanda Baker of Clinton, Tenn.; April Braun of Maryville, Tenn.; Christian Brillante of Knoxville, Tenn.; Gisele Campos Leme do Prado of Miami, Fla.; Meghan Clark of Jericho, Vt.; Charles Davis of Gray, Tenn.; Preston Fields of Knoxville, Tenn.; Jessica Foster of Madison, Ala.; Valerie Freel of Maryville, Tenn.; Rebecca Garvin of Carrollton, Texas; Rachael Garza of Springfield, Va.; Melanie Jill Gibson of Maryville, Tenn.; LeeAnn Godbey of Stafford, Va.; Fairlena Googe of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; Ashley Gottschang of South Vienna, Ohio; Lois Gray of Shelby, Tenn.; Abbie Hammond of Florence, Ala.; Christopher Hixon of Largo, Fla.; D’Lisa Hopewell of Lithonia, Ga.; Jennifer LeBar of Winter Springs, Fla.; Nicholas Lollar of Maryville, Tenn.; Phoukhaothong Malyvanh of Antioch, Tenn.; Megan McCarter of Maryville, Tenn.; Raven McMillan of Montgomery, Ala.; Matthew Pennington of Jefferson, Ala.; Jodi Poore of Andersonville, Tenn.; Benjamin Robison of Birmingham, Mich.; Aja Rodriquez of Cameron, Texas; Benjamin Roe of Maryville, Tenn.; Chandler Schmutzer of Sevierville, Tenn.; Lorrie Thomas of Gainesville, Ga.; Jessica Trent of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Katie Wagner of Maryville, Tenn.; Matthew Waycaster of Maryville, Tenn.; J. Ben Wicker II of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Aaron Yarborough of Oliver Springs, Tenn.
These students will be presented a certificate for this accomplishment at the Leadership Awards Ceremony scheduled for April 30 on the college campus.
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 its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.