East Tennessee State University conferred some 1,300 degrees in two fall commencement ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, on Dec. 19, and in an additional ceremony on the afternoon of Dec. 23. Both August and December graduates are included in the fall exercises.
Graduating student Sabrina Satterfield of Kingsport achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her undergraduate career.
In addition to awarding bachelors, masters, and educational specialist (EdS) degrees, as well as graduate certificates, ETSU bestowed doctor of education (EdD), doctor of philosophy (PhD), doctor of medicine (MD), and doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degrees on successful candidates.
The featured speaker was Dr. C.H. Charlton, pastor for 32 years at Johnson City’s Friendship Baptist Church.
The Distinguished Faculty Marshals for the ceremony were Dr. Yue Zou, recipient of the 2009 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Research, and Dr. Amber Kinser, recipient of the 2009 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Service. The Mace Bearer was Dr. Jamie Kridler, recipient of the 2009 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching.
Cody Martin of Troutville graduated with a BS Engineering Technology.