Thirty-eight December grads in Class of 2019; twelve earn honors diplomas

Thirty-eight December grads in Class of 2019; twelve earn honors diplomas 

Jan. 17, 2020 

The following Maryville College students were awarded a bachelor of arts degree on Dec. 15, 2019: Leeanna Beeler, Kyle Bennett, Nicole Blackburn, Chris Boyd, Amanda Cable, Cole Cassise, Elijah Chenier, Deja Cotton, Tiaa Cottrell, Elizabeth Coyle, Tyjon Cuffee, Trenton Cumby, Mason Denman, Gavin Egan, Julia Gilliam, Emily Keith, Kristie Maples, MacKenzie Marcrum, David Matheson Jr., Liz Menendez, Lee Parker, Makayla Parsley, David Peters, Christian Poulsen, Peyton Sawyer, Katie Schoepke, Anna Scott, Dalton Swanger, Larry Talbert, Thomas Vineyard, Michael Westerfield and Megan Wright.

Five earn bachelor of science degrees

The following students were awarded a bachelor of science degree: Caitlin Blair, Jimmy Fowler Jr., Monali Patel, Brianne Sidner and Stevie Sullivan. 

One earns bachelor of music degree

The following students were awarded a bachelor of music degree: William McCullough.

Twelve graduate with honors

Twelve 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: Leeanna Beeler, Gavin Egan, Emily Keith, Kristie Maples, Makayla Parsley, Katie Schoepke, Jimmy Fowler Jr. and Stevie Sullivan.

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: Lee 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: Elizabeth Coyle, Megan Wright and Caitlin Blair.


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”