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Carson-Newman celebrates first generation college students

At the close of the spring semester, Carson-Newman University celebrated first-generation college students during its annual Tri-Alpha national honor society induction. The Delta Psi chapter inducted 15 new student members along with 14 faculty and staff members. Dr. Phil Young, director of Prison Ministry, MCCX, delivered the event’s keynote address. Tri-Alpha is a first-generation honor society which honors the academic achievements of first-generation students, faculty and staff.

Tri-Alpha inductees for 2024:

Mason Batts, Senior- Corryton, TN 

Lexiss Bowen, Senior- Dandridge, TN 

Zachary Byrd, Senior- Rutledge, TN 

Jianbo Chen, Sophomore- Sevierville, TN 

Ashley Collins, Senior- Kodak, TN 

Marcie Day, Junior- White Pine, TN 

Kaitlyn Denton, Sophomore- Sevierville, TN 

Maggie Hope, Sophomore- Maryville, TN 

Moriah Huss, Senior- Cosby, TN 

Tylor Rivera-Ratliff, Junior- Pikeville, KY 

I’ana Roberts, Junior- Knoxville, TN 

Macie Smith, Senior- Knoxville, TN 

Audrey Staggs, Graduate Student- Milan, TN 

Morgan Sykes, Junior- Rutledge, TN 

Fortune Woods, Senior- Hammond, IN 


Dr. Steve A. Davidson                                    

Dr. Stephen Joiner                                      

Dr. Andrew King                                        

George Miller

Dr. Jeana Partin 

Dr. Kara E. Stooksbury 

Dr. Philip Young 


Caleb Dean                                                

Tammy Hickle                                                    

Claudia Pope                                                       

Matt Pope 

Tina Rich 

Mackenzie Smith 

Gloria Walker 

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