Several Tusculum College students were recognized for their academic achievements by the Humanities Division at the school.
The Humanities Division annually honors its students, and more than 50 students and faculty attended this year’s awards.
Graduating seniors majoring in Art and Design, Film and Broadcasting, English, and Journalism were all recognized and presented with a gift, along with those students minoring in Religion. These students included Art and Design majors Caitlin Castainca of Greeneville, Ronnie Harris of Cincinnati, Ohio and Justin Pollom of Ooltewah; Film and Broadcasting majors Lucas Craig of Fairfax, Va., Cody Jennings of Greeneville, Matthew Ripley of Greeneville and Cody Wiggin of Greeneville; English majors Telmo Dantes of Stone Mountain, Ga., Valerie Foote of Napierville, Ill., Amanda Kyker of Telford, Ashley (Miranda) Nitzberg of Knoxville and Nina Roettger of Greeneville, and Religion minor Wesley Spurgeon of Piney Flats.
Senior medallions to those graduating with at least a 3.75 grade point average were presented to Amanda Kyker and Nina Roettger.
Each department also presented awards to deserving students. These included Art & Design — outstanding upperclassman, Ryan Sandmeyer Fayetteville and outstanding lower classman, Tylan Adams of Greeneville; Film & Broadcasting — outstanding upperclassman, Cody Jennings, and outstanding lower classman, Thad Kanupp of Newtown, N.C., as well as an award for production leadership to Cody Jennings; English — outstanding junior, Andy English of Greeneville; outstanding sophomore, Danielle Armstrong of Blountville; and outstanding freshman, Kenneth Hill of White Pine; as well as journalist of the year, Zach Smith of Granville, Ohio; Religion: excellence in religious studies, Wesley Spurgeon.
English students inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society, were Danielle Armstrong, Rochelle Johnson of Afton, April Jones of Kingsport, Ashley (Miranda) Nitzberg and Nina Roettger.