The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department celebrated the school’s 241st Commencement at the McKenzie Arena today. The Mocs had 47 student-athletes, managers and staff earn degrees at the packed ceremony at the Roundhouse.
A total of 13 student-athletes graduated with distinction, led by Maria Juliana Joza (Women’s Golf), Jenna Nurik (Women’s Tennis), Morgan Buchanan (Track & Field/Cross Country) and Christina Teter (Volleyball) who all Summa Cum Laude.
Magna Cum Laude student-athlete graduates included Irvin Hernandez (Football), Adam Miller (Football), Ethan Poe (Football), Lucas Cotter (Track & Field/Cross Country) and Matt Kenwrigh (Cross Country).
Hernandez, Nurik and Teter were all elected to the Alpha Society. The Alpha Scholastic Honor Society of UTC is one of the University's oldest and most prestigious honor societies. The Alpha Society was organized on the UTC campus in 1918 to recognize outstanding achievement. The Alpha Society elects new members annually from graduating seniors, faculty, administrators, distinguished alumni and community members.
Below is a list of 2013 May and Summer graduates from Mocs Athletics. Be sure to check out the accompanying photo gallery from the Student-Athlete Graduation Reception prior to the Commencement Ceremonies.
Kylie Lambert – Criminal Justice
Chris Awuah - Communications
Bo Dyer – Health & Human Performance
Justin Galyon – Master of Education (Special Education)
Mike Hammons - Education
Shane Heatherly – Engineering Technology Management
Irvin Hernandez – Political Science – Magna Cum Laude (Alpha Society)
Adam Miller – Engineering Technology Management – Magna Cum Laude
Steven Nease – Biology – Cum Laude
Graham Nichols – Business Administration
Ethan Poe – Economics – Magna Cum Laude
Jeff Veres – Business Administration
Josh Williams – Health & Human Performance
Alex Ratliff – Business Administration
Maria Juliana Loza – Mechanical Engineering – Summa Cum Laude
Track & Field/Cross Country
Lucas Cotter – Business Administration – Magna Cum Laude
Morgan Buchanan – Education – Summa Cum Laude
Matt Kenwright – Communications – Magna Cum Laude
Jenna Nick - History
Sarah White-Woerner – M.S. (Health & Human Performance)
Tommy Chadwell (Athletic Performance) – Health & Human Performance
Lewis Flannery (Athletic Training) – M.S. (Health & Human Performance)
Jacqui Neal (Athletic Training) – M.S. (Health & Human Performance)