Brittany (Hall) Haun
Brittany (Hall) Haun, C-N class of 2008, works for the Department of Defense at the Patuxent River Naval Air Stationin Patuxent River, Maryland. She is an operations research analyst in the Warfare Analysis and Integration Department. Building on the foundations of her Carson-Newman mathematics degree, she applies her skills to help solve real-world problems for the Navy. She uses warfare simulations to analyze the effectiveness of Naval aircraft and to model future operations of manned and unmanned air vehicles.
Luke Morton graduated in 2010 as a physics/math double major. He is an honors scholar and received numerous academic honors and awards. Additionally, he was very active at the college and in the community by serving as class president (SO and JR years), tutoring, and volunteering at the Appalachian Outreach Ministry. In the fall of 2010, Luke departed C-N for the University of Wisconsin at Madison to work toward a Ph.D. in plasma physics. He received an all-expenses-paid package, including a stipend, worth over $150,000.
Teaching Trigonometry in Spanish and Other Challenges
Aaron Hedges graduated with honors in 2006 as our most outstanding mathematics/computer science major. Throughout his four years at C-N, he was not only an exceptional scholar in our honors program, but was also a leader of 757, a student religious organization that meets regularly for worship and ministers to neighborhood children. By his own admission, his days at C-N opened both his mind to the world of ideas and his heart to a world of hurting humanity, especially those of Latin America.
Following graduation, Aaron accepted a one-year internship with Kids Across America, a Christian sports camp in Missouri for inner city youth ages 10 – 18. Afterwards, he departed the U.S. for Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where he served as a mathematics instructor for children of missionaries, tutored local school students, and was invited to teach the tenth grade trigonometry class (in Spanish) at the Buenas Nuevas School.
Perhaps it was the indescribable beauty of the towering Andes, or maybe it was the inestimable Spirit of God already within the Quechua before he arrived. Whatever the source, Aaron found an indigenous people with a generous and hospitable heart. He has returned now to the U.S. a changed man for all he has experienced - and all the more convinced of the truths expressed in I Cor. 3:7.
Math Students Become Area Teachers
Allison Hopkins (Math '11) was offered a position by West View Middle School in Morristown, TN, even before she completed her student teaching assignment.
Kent Erickson (Math '11) is teaching math at Morristown-Hamblen (TN) High School - East.
Anna Davis (Math ’08) completed her Master’s degree in statistics at East Tennessee State University. She is now teaching math at Virginia Intermont.
Emily Brann (Math ’08) Garcia is teaching 7th grade at Meadowview Middle School in Morristown.
Brian McLaughlin (Math ’08) is teaching algebra at Morristown-Hamblen (TN) High School - West.
Brittany Morrisett (Math ’08) is teaching at Morristown-Hamblen (TN) High School - West.
Stephanie Taylor (Math ‘07) graduated from C-N again recently, this time to earn a Master of Arts in teaching. She is now teaching mathematics at Cocke County High School (TN).
Students Attend Graduate School
Lata Kodali (Math '11) is pursuing a Master's degree at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Lata was chosen by the department faculty as this year’s outstanding graduate in mathematics. After earning her master’s degree, she anticipates a career in teaching.
Terry Rogers (Computer Science '11) is the last of our computer science majors. A member of the college honors program, Terry was offered a research assistantship to pursue a graduate degree in computer science at North Carolina State University.
Brittany Gentile (Math '10) earned the award as the top graduate at the December ceremony. She enrolled at North Carolina State University, where she received a substantial financial aid package to work toward a graduate degree in mathematics.
Luke Morton (Physics/Math '10) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Adam Baxter (Applied Physics '10) is pursuing a Master's degree in Structural Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Jake Allen (Math ’09) is finishing graduate school at East Tennessee State University.
J.R. Byrd (Biology/Applied Physics '09) is enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Medicine in Georgia.
Andrew Stubblefield (Applied Physics '09) received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2011. He is currently working for an auto glass manufacturer in the Knoxville area.
Other Recent Graduates
Mickey Alley (Applied Physics '11) has decided to play soccer professionally and will be trying out in hopes of landing a spot on a team.
Jonathan Stanfill (Math '11) has enlisted in the U.S. Army as he launches his career in the service of our country. He was a member of the C-N ROTC corps throughout his four years at CN.