Thirty-one December grads in Class of 2017; eleven earn honors diplomas

Thirty-one December grads in Class of 2017; eleven earn honors diplomas

Jan. 31, 2018

The following Maryville College students were awarded a bachelor of arts degree on Dec. 15, 2017: Kailer Arnold, Courtney Ball, Wesley Blevins, Gabrielle Craig, Aaron Dickson, Allyson Freiermuth, Kelsey Hanko, Bryan Horton, Kori Jacot, Lauren King, Jacob Lilburn, David McFarland, Rachel Pilkay, Janelle Piper, Trey Prestridge, Rebecca Reitwiesner, Erin Roberts, Jessica Sharp, Trenton Shuler, Sawyer Smith, Dalton Stone, Alaina Tipton, Gregory Vourloumis, David Walker and Alicia Yarlett.

Five earn bachelor of science degrees

The following student was awarded a bachelor of science degree: Gabrielle Billstrom, Benjamin Buell, Adrianna Felix, Abrianna Jones and Julie Waddell.

One earns bachelor of music degree

The following students were awarded a bachelor of music degree: Emily Randles.

Eleven graduate with honors

Eleven graduates receiving diplomas Dec. 15 graduated with honors, requirements for which include completion of at least 64 credit hours and 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: Aaron Dickson, Kelsey Hanko, Jacob Lilburn, Rachel Pilkay, Trenton Shuler, Alicia Yarlett,

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: Janelle Piper, Emily Randles, Erin Roberts and David Walker.

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 Sharp.


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 2018 semester is 1,146.