Two Anderson County students graduated from Maryville College in May 2018. Kourtney Blackburn of Clinton earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and graduated cum laude. Grace Costa of Oak Ridge earned a bachelor of arts degree in international studies and graduated magna cum laude.
Approximately 230 seniors participated in commencement exercises held May 20.
Shirley Carr Clowney, a 1958 Maryville College alumna and civil rights advocate, community leader, author and historian, was the commencement speaker and was also awarded an honorary doctor of public service degree during the ceremony. In her address, titled “Rise Up,” Clowney encouraged graduates to “rise up” and follow their dreams.
Five students from Anderson County made the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester at Maryville College: Kourtney Blackburn of Clinton; Nathaniel Kiernan of Andersonville; and Grace Costa, Kaitlyn Henry and Allison Parton of Oak Ridge.
Consideration for the Dean’s List is open to full-time students who have a grade point average of at least 3.6 in all work undertaken, no grade below a “C” and no incompletes for the semester.
Maryville College is located in Maryville, Tenn., and is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation.