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 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 2012 semester was 1,093.