Carson-Newman University announces spring 2020 graduates

The following students graduated from Carson-Newman University at the conclusion of

the institution’s spring semester.

Commencement ceremonies, postponed due to the pandemic, are proposed for Aug. 7.

From Anderson County and surroundings areas are:


Jess Bumgardner, bachelor of science, physics and mathematics;

Jasmine Rizk, bachelor of arts, mathematics;

Jasmine Rizk, bachelor of science with honors, biochemistry;

Kira Treadway, bachelor of arts, communication studies.


Olivia Bray, bachelor of science, biochemistry;

Derick Marlow, bachelor of arts with honors, political science and religion;

MacKenzie Payne, bachelor of arts, liberal studies;

Autumn Provins, associate of science, general studies.


Raven Aiken, bachelor of music, music education;

David Bennett II, doctorate of education, educational leadership.

Oak Ridge

Christian Mitchell, bachelor of science, business administration;

Victoria Qiu, bachelor of arts, biology;

Courtney Simpson, master of education, educational leadership;

Tracey Sizemore, master of education, educational leadership.

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal artsbased university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The university is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has more than 2,700 students. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.