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Walters State Awards Degrees, Certificates to 467
December 13, 2019

Walters State Community College conferred degrees or certificates to 467 graduates during commencement ceremonies. 

The college awards associate of science, associate of applied science, associate of science in teaching, associate of arts and associate of fine arts degrees and technical certificates.

The associate of applied science degree prepares individuals to work immediately following graduation. Forty-two students received this degree in nursing. Other popular majors include engineering technology, computer and information technology, culinary arts, business, clean energy, paramedic and law enforcement.

Students earning the associate of science, associate of science in teaching, associate of arts and associate of fine arts generally plan to transfer to a four-year college and complete a bachelor’s degree. 

The most popular major for student receiving the associate of science degree this semester was general studies. This provides the foundational freshman and sophomore studies for many different majors at four-year universities. Other popular majors were Pre-imaging science, psychology, accounting, business administration, Associate of arts degrees were given in art education, studio arts, history, mass communications and political science. Associate of fine arts were given in art and music. Two students 

received the associate of science in teaching.

Technical certificates enable individuals to go to work immediately after graduation or develop special skills. The majority (91) of technical certificates went to fall graduates of the basic law enforcement academy. Forty-three students earned technical certificates in emergency medical technician. Students earning

From Blount County 

From Maryville: Malexus Jermiya Deshae Cole, AAS Nursing; Joel R. Hurst, AAS Nursing; Arianna Noel Vanderwende, AAS Culinary Arts/Baking; Loren Victoria Young, CER Emergency Medical Tech. From Seymour: MaKayla Renee Berrier, AS General Studies; Jake Austin Carr, AS General Studies, Tony Owens, CER Emergency Medical Tech.

From Campbell County

Lounicia Dawn Bolton of Jacksboro, AAS Law Enforcement.

From Carter County

From Elizabethton: Olivia Sapp, AAS Law Enforcement. From Johnson City: Henry Lewis Blake Flesher, CER Emergency Medical Tech, and Melissa Ann Dye Saylor, AAS Paralegal Studies.

From Claiborne County

From Cumberland Gap: Jeffery S. Ball, AAS Nursing; Michael Hunter Dane Collett,

AS Secondary Education; Tristany Grim, AS Elementary Education; Abby Gail Pearman, AS General Studies. From Harrogate:  Breanna Augusta Barnett, AAS Nursing; Megan Cheyenne Daniels, AAS Advanced Emergency Medical Services Tech; Emily Marie McFarland, AAS Nursing; Hunter K. Moore, AAS Nursing; Asher Douglas Redmon, AS Agriculture Option, Hannah Faith Wilhoit, AS General Studies. From New Tazewell: James Alexander Bledsoe, AS General Studies; Brooklyn Nicole Bowen, AS Psychology; Janie Alexus Henegar, AS Accounting; Emily Racheal Holt, AS Elementary Education; Spencer T. Orick, AS General Studies; Randi Ramsey, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Breiah Yoakum, CER PS Emergency Medical Tech; Abigail Susanne York, AS General Studies. From Rogersville: Destiny Morgan Lawson, A.S. General Studies. From Sneedville: Allison Haley Hopkins, AS Business Option; Michelle Joann McGeorge,

AS Business Administration. From Speedwell: Jason Alexander Ausmus, 

AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Bethany Hunter Barnett, AS General Studies; Jacob Landon Crawford, AAS Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic; Theodore Logan Fortner, AS General Studies; Charlotte Marie Johnson, AAS HP Nursing; Kenzy Michaela Mason, CER Emergency Medical Tech, Detra Corryn Robertson, AAS HP Nursing. From Tazewell: Marissa Amy-Ruth Billingsley-Bunch, AS Business Administration; Emily Ann Cupp, AS Psychology; Justin Samuel Duncan, CER Emergency Medical Technician; Christopher Blake Fleeman, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Caleb Nicholas Gerding, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; James William Lovin, AS Marketing; Alexandria Michelle Majors, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Kasey Amber Mozingo, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Lafayette Stone Payne, AS General Studies.

From Cocke County:

From Cosby: Jeffrey Jacob Hoover, AS Business Administration; Jose Avelino Morales, AAS EET Automation Specialization; Alpha M. Parton, AS Elementary Education. From Del Rio: Angela Renee Daniels, CER Early Childhood Education. From Hartford: Ariane Isabella Frazier, AS Pre-Imaging Sciences. From Newport, Barbara Ann Baird, AS Psychology; Charley Rheann Barger, AS General Studies; Sydney RaeAnn Brooks, AAS Nursing; Caleb Paul Lynn Byington, AFA Art; Candace L. Campbell, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Isaac Campbell, AS Business Option; Austin Crum, AS General Studies; Malerie Elizabeth Fancher, AS Pre-Veterinary Medicine-Animal Science; Jacob Ryan Frazier, AAS Computer IT- Programming; Lance M. Holt, AS General Studies;

Rachel Morgan Holt, AAS Early Childhood Education, Jamie AnnMarie Knoll, CER Pharmacy Technician; Katelyn A. Morehouse, AAS Nursing; Billie Victoria Ellen Ogle, AAS Nursing; Cody Strom, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Tristan Lee Stuart, AAS EET Electromechanical Specialization; Ronnie Jacob Sutton, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Dakota Alexis Tallman, AS Social Work; Kenzie Ciara Templin, AS Psychology;

Emily L. Thompson, AAS Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic; William L. Thompson, AAS Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic; Megan Taylor Van Meter, AS Business Option. From Parrottsville:  Maylee Suzanne Dalton, AS Social Work; Marissa Burton, CER Emergency Medical Tech.

From Grainger County:

From Bean Station:  Bryson Blevins, AS Business Option, Noah Keith Coffey, AS Sociology; Dylan Collins, AS General Studies, Rebekah Louise Etter, AS Agri-Animal Science; Marvin Rich, AS History. From Blaine:  Kesia Brianna Kitts, AAS Nursing; Alexis Brooke Patterson, AAS Nursing. From Rutledge: Cassie Greene, AS Pre-Imaging Sciences; Kenneth Reaux Hill, AS Psychology; Landon Isaac Holt, AAS ENG Electromechanical; Victoria Howard Rutledge, AS Agriculture Option. From Thorn Hill: Jason Brian Lawson Jr., AS Agriculture Option. From Washburn: Andrew M. Cook, AAS Accounting; Cassie Michelle McGinnis, CER Emergency Medical Tech.

From Greene County:

From Afton: Bailey Cheek, AS Health Sciences - OTA Path; Joel D. Cline, AS History; Noah Scott Jones, AS General Studies. From Bulls Gap: Justin Lynn Good, AS Business Administration; Laura Jane Hal, AS Pre-Dental Hygiene; Alexis Renee Ramsey, AS Business Administration; Maria Katlynn Scearce, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path. From Chuckey: Kanah B. Bare, AS Pre-Imaging Sciences; Dustin E. Barr, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Lindsey Danielle Bowers, AAS Nursing; William Isaac Campbell, AS History; Valerie A. Cutshaw, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Casandra D. G'Fellers, CER dvanced Emergency Medical Tech; Alexandria L. Long, AAS Nursing;

Amber LeAnn Osborne, AAS Nursing; Micayla Vallie, AS General Studies. From Fall Branch: Tahlia Richardson, AS General Studies. From Greeneville: Jakob Amyx, AS General Studies, La Breeska Elayne Berryhill, AS Psychology; Marcus Lee Cameron, CER EET Industrial Electricity; Jacquelin Castillo-Meza, AA Mass Communication; Courtney Michell Cross, AS Business Administration; Hailey Morgan Davis, AS Criminal Justice; Whitney Lee Dressler, AS General Studies; Jerry Austin Goforth, AAS Law Enforcement; Jamie Greene, AS Psychology; Justin Harrison, AAS Computer IT- Programming; Rylee C. Hicks, AS General Studies; Heather Renea 

House, AS General Studies, Amber LeAnne Jones, AS General Studies; Brynne Alexandra Jones, AS General Studies; Tanya Marie Charles, AAS Occupational Therapy Assistant; Roxanne Kight, AA Art (Studio); Brandon Andrew Kinser, CER Emergency Medical Technician; Jessica Megan Inez Landers, AAS Nursing; LeAnna Maray 

Neas, AS Early Childhood Education; Nathan Todd Ochsner, AS Computer Science; Russell D. Ramsey, AS Business Option; Caitlyn Elizabeth Rector, CER Pharmacy Technician; Allison Ann Louise Reidnauer, AAS Business – Management; Jared William Ricker, AS History; Mason M. Salyers, A S Pre-Dental Hygiene; Dillon Shane 

Seaton, AS Exercise Science; Michael Keith Stapleton, AS General Studies, Connor Logann Starnes, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; John Stewart,           CER Emergency Medical Tech; Kimberly Lynn Taylor, CER Early Childhood Education; Amber Lee Weir, AST Teaching- K-5; Jeffery Adan Zavaleta, AS Business Administration. From Midway: Tracy Nicole Hoard, AAS =Nursing; Erik Partin, AAS Agriculture Business. From Mohawk: Kaitlyn Drew Turner, AAS Paralegal Studies. From Mosheim:  Victoria E. Barnes, AS Pre-Imaging Sciences, Anthony Lucas Pratt, AS Business Administration.

From Hamblen County

From Morristown: Tyler Grant Baxley, AS Mass Communications; Courtney D. Bazzle,

AS General Studies; Eric Maghen Browne, CER Adv Emergency Medical Tech; Alyssa Ann Chiappetta, AS Pre-Imaging Sciences; Noah Shane Collins,

AS Agriculture Option; Abigail Elizabeth Dalton, AS General Studies; Sarah J. Frazier,

AAS Nursing; Linda Galvan, AS General Studies; Nic Haag, AS General Studies; Larry W. Hance, Jr, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Dustin Andrew Hayes, AS General Studies; Ethan Jesse Hearn, AS Pre-Dental; Mateo Hernandez, AS General Studies; Nicolette Marie Potter, AS Special Education; John Richard Hutchins V, AS Management; Roger Lee Kanipe II, AAS Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic; Abigail B. Kimbrough, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Chandler Alexander Kimbrough, AAS EST-Mechanical Design Specialist; Selena Lashay Knight,

AST Teaching- Pre K-3; Maci Lynne Lancaster, AS Accounting; Chun Lu, AAS Accounting; Jovonna Christle Elizzabeth Mawk, AS General Studies; Connie S. Miller,

AS General Studies; Ryan A. Miller, AS General Studies; Olivia Grace Orrick,

AAS Nursing; Kindall Nicole Painter            , AFA Art; Samantha Rines, AS General Studies;

Meghan E. Sallah, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Tech; Jaime Leigh Scott-Jonesm

AAS Nursing; Hunter Michael Smith, AS Psychology; Aleia Grace Swint, AAS Nursing;

Erika Brooke Dotson, AS Elementary Education; Kaitlyn Grace VanderVere,

AS Pre-Clinical Lab Sciences, Rusila Vargas Huipe, AS General Studies; Amber Brook Walker, AAS Nursing; Sean Michael Wilder  , AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Stephen Alexander Wilder, AS General Studies. From Russellville:  Alexis Aguirre, AS General Studies; Benjamin M. Gentry, CER Emergency Medical Technician; Stephen Cole Horner, AS Political Science; Zachery Owens, AS General Studies; Brittany Grace Starr, AS Accounting. From Talbott: Darann Danene Cox, AS Social Work; Spencer C. Jones, CER Emergency Medical Technician; Jonah E. Morie, AS Agriculture Option; Karrie C. Poling, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; William Russey, AS Business Administration; Connor Alexander Smith, AS General Studies; Sinead Page Tipper,

AAS Nursing; Haden Whitelaw, AS General Studies; Kaylan Wolfe, AS Psychology. From White Pine: Phillip Dale Kesterson Jr.; AS History. From Whiteburg: Emily Grace Taylor, AS Pre-Dental Hygiene.

From Hancock County

From Sneedville: Samantha Paige Riley, AS History. From Thorn Hill:  Maria North, CER Emergency Medical Technicians.

From Hawkins County

From Bulls Gap: Jacob Hall, AS General Studies; Chelsey Rainey, AS Criminal Justice.

From Church Hill: Mahala Rae Kinkead, AAS Paralegal Studies; Grace K. Leeman, AAS Nursing; Richard P. Peters, CER Emergency Medical Technician. From Mooresburg: Samantha K. Cook, AS General Studies; Marisa Danielle Purkey, AAS Nursing; David Rios, AAS Architectural Design Specialst. From Mount Carmel: Elizabeth Melanie Angel Tatem, AS History. From Rogersville: Alexis Baker,  AS General Studies;

Hannah Burns, AS General Studies; Abby M. Chesser, AAS Management; Cristin N. Jones, AAS Law Enforcement; Andrew W. Price, AAS Engineering Tech – Electromechanical; Jeremiah Kyle Shearer, AS General Studies; Mitchell Young, AAS Agriculture Business. From Surgoinsville: Alex Hunter Morgan, AS Business Option.

From Jefferson County

From Dandridge: Abigail Lynn Anderson, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Stephanie Elizabeth Carr, AS General Studies; Marque Dakoda Cody, AS Social Work; Courtney Marie Deatherage, AAS Culinary Arts/Baking; Katelyn Rose Foraker, AS Social Work; Ashley Amber Adkins Hammer, AAS Nursing; Cindy R. Hensley, AS Accounting; Ty Andrew Hodges, AS Plant/Soil Science; Zachary Jennings, AS Accounting; Tara Jean Lindner, AS General Studies; Joshua Russell Lindsey, CER Emergency Medical Technician; Zackery Rogers, AAS EET Electromechanical; Destiny Alyse Shepard, AAS Nursing; Joshua E. Starr, AAS Nursing; Andrew Marcos Steele, AAS EST-Architectural Des Spec; Benjamin E. Sutton, AAS Agriculture Business; Whitney Bernice Ward, AS Mass Communications; Bret Steven Williams, AAS Computer IT- Programming; Haley Nicole Williams, CER Emergency Medical Tech. From Jefferson City: Carlie Damron, AS Special Education; Pamela R. DeWitt, AS Psychology; John Tyler Housley, AS General Studies; Jacob Micah Pickle, AS General Studies; Joshua B. Wolff, CER Emergency Medical Tech. From New Market: Emily Suzanne Harper, AAS Nursing;

Kristal Walaina King, AAS Nursing; Hayden Moore, AS Management; Jimmy Wayne Murray Jr, AAS EET Electromechanical Spec; Morgan Elizabeth Slomski, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. From Strawberry Plains: Keira M. Luttrell, AAS Management. From Talbott: Kaitlyn Michelle Hill, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Jacob Hoover, AS General Studies. From White Pine: Lizbeth Guerrero Lorenzo, AS General Studies; Haeden Willis, AA Art Education; Evann A. Wilson, AS General Studies.

From Knox County

From Kimberlin Heights: Garrett Russell Childress, AS General Studies;

Kenneth Carl Christy, CER Emergency Medical Tech. From Knoxville: Zachery G. Benedetti, AAS PS Law Enforcement; Bryson Brantley, AS Marketing; Logan M. Keck, AS General Studies; Noah T. Keck, AS Accounting; Erin Danielle Thomas, AAS Emergency Medical Service -Paramedic; Brittney Leana Tinsley, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Tech; Charlton Ward, AAS Culinary Arts/Hot Food. From Mascot: Jake Stone Phillips, AS General Studies; Salena Marie Shipley, AS Pre-Dental Hygiene. From Powell: Jesse Levi Everett, AS Business Option. From Strawberry Plains: Bryan D. Blake, AS Pre-Engineering; Julia Claire Hundley, AS General Studies.

From Putnam County

 From Cookeville: Kayla Nicole Patrick, AS General Studies.

From Scott County

From Huntsville: Sierra Dawn Hutson, AAS Culinary Arts/Baking.

From Sevier County

From Cosby: Hannah Clinton, AS Health Sciences - PTA Path; Allison Lynn Marbet, AS Psychology. From Dandridge: Charles Zachery Batson, AAS Computer IT-Programming. From Gatlinburg: Abigail Marie Robillard, AS Business Option; Mary Tinker, AS Psychology; Christopher J. Whaley, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Technician;

Kiley Anna Wilson, CER Emergency Medical Tech. From Kodak: Allyson Diane Bilas, AS Agriculture Option; Frankie Renee Burghart, AAS Management; Jessie C. Johnson II, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Laura Kayli Diane Kinsey, AS Philosophy; Zachary Paul Punke, AS Business Option; Daniel Wolfe, AS Accounting. From Pigeon Forge: Sukhrob Akbarov, AS Business Administration; William David Curtis Green, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Tech; Sierra Harris, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path; Randle Ogle, CER Emergency Medical Technician; Karlie Nicole Ward, AAS Management.

From Sevierville: Hannah Ayers, AS General Studies; Dallas C. Beasley, AS Engineering Technology, Logan Nicholas Beaudreau, AFA Music; Mary Mae Elizabeth Booth,

AAS Management; Eryn Cate Boyd, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Tech; Jessika E. Brandenburg, AS General Studies; Austin Byrd, CER Emergency Medical Tech,

Chelsea Joanna Cathey, AAS EET Biomedical Equip Spec; Melissa D. Cobb,

AAS Nursing; Shana Coleman, AS Psychology; Benjamin Thomas Dawson, AS General Studies; Devin M. Denault, AAS Law Enforcement; Brandon Nathaniel Estep, AS Management; Angelia Kaye Finley, AAS Nursing; Bryan J. Hamilton,

AS Criminal Justice; Micah Joseph Hanson, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Jason Andrew Hauser, AAS Clean Energy Electricity; Justin K. Hays, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Tech; Blake E. Lane, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Kimberly Amelia Laymon, AS Business Option; Olan G. Loveday, AS General Studies; Sammy Lee Loveday, AAS Fire Science; Jessica LeAnn Macklin, AS Health Science - Nursing Path; Sarah Ann Maples, AS Psychology; Olga Martinova, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Taylor Elizabeth McCarter, AS General Studies; Savannah Cheyenne Moore, AAS Nursing; Zachary A. Nichols, AAS Fire Science; Trenton Matthew Ogle, AAS Nursing; Michelle Ownby, AS General Studies; Stephanie Carol Ownby, AS General Studies; Anna Catherine Parton, AS Music Industry; Amita Rajendra Patel, AAS Nursing; Anit Patel, AS Criminal Justice; Jacob Robert Pierc, AS Criminal Justice; Gary R. Reagan,

AAS HP Nursing; Sakaylea Elise-Marie Sanders, AS Marketing; Cheyanne Etta Sands,

AAS Culinary Arts/Baking; Austin Thomas Smith, AS Management; Erinn K. Smith, AAS Nursing; Ashlee Spurgeon, AS Agriculture Option; Emilee Faith Spurgeon, AS Pre-Occupational Therapy; George Kyle Stevenson, CER Advanced Emergency Medical Tech; Bailey Noel Styles, AS Pre-Imaging Sciences; Lacoda Beth Styles, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Chase Suit, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Blake Alexandria Trotter, AS General Studies; Stephanie Villagran, AFA Art; James Kristian Ward,

CER Emergency Medical Tech; Dalton Rogers White, AS Speech Communication; Tristan Keith Williams, AAS Restaurant Management; Austin T. Willis, AS Accounting;

Colin Michael Wyvill Sr., AA History; Stephanie Lynn Wyvill, AS History. From Seymour: Julia Allison Clifton, AS Business Administration; Kaitlyn Alexis Curtiss, AAS Culinary Arts/Baking; Lydia Rose Linkes Johnson, AA Political Science; Whitney Danielle King, AAS Nursing; Elijah Kingery, AS General Studies; Joseph Connor Lipsey, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Liberty Maples, AS Psychology; Maxwell James Michaels, AAS Clean Energy Building Technology; Stone Moore,

AS General Studies; Katie Brooklyn Palmer, AS General Studies; Lindsay Marie Ruiz, AAS Culinary Arts/Baking; Alexander Shields, AAS Clean Energy Electricity;

Rebekah Taylor, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Willow Fayth Tetting, AS Health Sciences- Nursing Path. From Strawberry Plains: Savannah Marie McCloud, AAS Nursing.

From Sullivan County

From Bluff City: Sheena Beth Crosswhite, AAS Nursing. From Kingsport: Daniel L. Chase, AAS Emergency Medical Services- -Paramedic; Stacey Cope Greer, AAS Nursing.

From Unicoi County

From Unicoi: Ginger N. Franklin, AAS Nursing. From Andersonville:  Heather Renee Flatford, CER Emergency Medical Technician.

From Union County

From Luttrell: Bethany C. Yadon, AAS Nursing. From Sharps Chapel: Sarah J. Edwards,

]AS Criminal Justice; Melba Renee Williams, AS Psychology. From Washburn: Isaac Stone Boothh, AAS EST-Mechanical Design Specialist.

From Washington County

From Chuckey: Cody Turner, CER Emergency Medical Technician; Melinda V. Valentine, AAS Culinary Arts/Hot Foods; Tiffany Laura Marie Brown, AS Health Sciences - Nursing Path. From Jonesborough: Kristen Leanne Hall,

AS Criminal Justice; Spencer Logan Hughes, CER Emergency Medical Tech; Jessica Robinson, CER Emergency Medical Tech. From Linestone: April Anne Bingham, CER Emergency Medical Tech; From Telford: Kristen Michelle Westmoreland, AS, General Studies.


From Duffield, Virginia: Edward Michael Strohofer, AS Mechanical Engineering.

From San Bernadino, California: Lisa Leigh-Ann Ayala, AAS, Law Enforcement.

From Marshall, North Carolina: Allison Brooke Reece, AS, Pre-Veterinary Medicine.