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Tri-Alpha induction celebrates first-generation students

Tri-Alpha President Kari Pierce congratulates C-N sophomore Berenice Garcia Perez of Jefferson City on being inducted to the University’s Delta Psi chapter.

Carson-Newman University celebrated first-generation college students during its second annual Tri-Alpha national honor society induction. The Delta Psi chapter inducted 16 students along with eight faculty and staff members.

First-generation students are students whose parent(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree. At Carson-Newman, 45% of students are first-generation. Carson-Newman President Charles A. Fowler was inducted into Tri-Alpha in the inaugural installation in 2022.

Tri-Alpha Inductees 2023


Samantha Ball, Sophomore – Morristown, TN

Brittany Byers, Senior – White Pine, TN

Hannah Carr, Junior – Sevierville, TN

Mackenzie Conn, Senior – Estill Springs, TN

Matthew Davis, Senior – Speedwell, TN

Madilyn Griffin, Junior – Dandridge, TN

German Lemus Guzman, Junior – Maryville, TN

Makenna Harmon, Sophomore – Seymour, TN

Taylor Holt, Junior –  Talbott, TN

Jared Lawson, Senior – Corryton, TN

Sienna Money, Senior – Knoxville, TN

Berenice Garcia Perez, Sophomore – Jefferson City, TN

Harrison Travis, Senior – Soddy Daisy, TN

Ashton Veals, Junior – Knoxville, TN

Skylor Weaver, Junior – Katy, TX

Angela Wilson, Sophomore – Kodak, TN


Dr. Philip Bailey

Dr. Christine Dalton

Sheila Hartsock

Susan Price

Lori Thornton


Vicki Green

Shane Lawson

Michael Van Bruggen

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