Thirty-five December grads in Class of 2018; thirteen earn honors diplomas

Thirty-five December grads in Class of 2018; thirteen earn honors diplomas

Jan. 2, 2019

The following Maryville College students were awarded a bachelor of arts degree on Dec. 15, 2018: Caroline Ballinger, Jacob Barrett, Dalton Beard, Bethany Bradford, Peter Brodnax Jr., Robert Cable, Kalyn Carpenter, Ryan Cha, Yasmeen Chan, Jama Charles, Emily Fitzpatrick, Jessica Frazee, Brandi Frizzell, Logan Frizzell, Lauren Garris, Christopher Hardin, Jason Henderson, Amber Hudgens, Alix Jago, Ryan Jorgensen, Gail LaVoie, Kate Liggett, Caleb Lucas, Ron McGriff II, Nolan McNamara, Elizabeth Nuber, Emily Qualkenbush, Mac Seagle, Riley Smith and Sherilyn Smith. 

Three earn bachelor of science degrees

The following students were awarded a bachelor of science degree: Rachel Kozemko, Aaron St. John and Cody Vankerschaever. 

Two earn bachelor of music degree

The following students were awarded a bachelor of music degree: Ethan Morrison and Katelyn Parker.

Thirteen graduate with honors

Thirteen 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: Jama Charles, Emily Fitzpatrick, Brandi Frizzell, Logan Frizzell, Kate Liggett and Riley Smith.

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: Caroline Ballinger, Kalyn Carpenter, Alix Jago, Ethan Morrison, Elizabeth Nuber and Katelyn Parker.

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: Christopher Hardin.


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 1,154.