MC's Class of 2002: Prepared to take on the unexpected

Fifty-eight graduates receiving diplomas Sunday graduated with honors, requirements for which include completion of at least 64 credit hours and a minimum grade point average of 3.4 for all work undertaken.

Those students completing their requirements for the bachelor's degree with the distinction of cum laude (a grade point average between 3.40 and 3.75) included: Yoonjin Cho, Anna C. Scofield, Ashley M. Potter, Loryn C. MacKenzie, Justin P. Hensley, Michael D. Williams Jr., Justin T. Stock, Kyle D. Hooker, Adam D. Hart, Kasey G. Ellen, Nathan L. First, Ann Rice Tillett, Heather N. Hendricks, Darren M. Moffett, Emily M. Piercy, Stephanie C. Sullivan, Eunkyeong Lee, Stacey D. Hunt, Arynda L. Cogburn, Erika L. Gheen, Lori A. Winters, Allen Hunter, Diana C. Canacaris, Heather R. Thurman, Mark C. Brininstool, Paul L. Wieck, Joshua B. Noah, Danielle J. Thomas, Kristin R. Calkin, Margaret M. "Molli" White, Ryan W. Newhouse, Allyson R. Pierce, Jeremiah N. Bivins, Katie E. Pilgrim, Leslie G. Rowland, S. Suzanne Benton, Malicia T. Hitch, Joshua D. King and Margaret E. "Maggie" Daum.

Those students completing their requirements for the bachelor's degree with the distinction of magna cum laude (a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.95) included: Jeremy D. German, Aimee' K. Olivier, Christina L. Sharp, Amy M. Brantham, Erin C. Verhofstadt, Kelly J. Cannon, Vitaliy Y. Prikhodko, Paula P. Grant, Sherol E. Scott, Gina M. McFall, Jonika Dhimo, Krista D. Smith, Adrienne E. Clark and Heather C. White.

Those students completing their requirements for the bachelor's degree with the distinction of summa cum laude (a grade point average of 3.95 and above) included: Jessica M. Brown, Rachel D. Bowman, Rebecca R. Pusey, Tanya C. Thomas and Leslie S. Whitworth, who earned a perfect 4.0.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester is 1,168.