Local residents receive degrees from UT Martin


Two receive scholarships to attend UT Martin for 2020-2021

Several Chester County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during fall commencement held Nov. 21, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UT Martin hosted three in-person commencements to promote safety for graduates and their families while recognizing the class of 2020’s accomplishments. Spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates were invited to participate in the in-person ceremonies and were recognized virtually if not in attendance. Each commencement was livestreamed via Facebook Live and YouTube for those unable to attend.
The students receiving undergraduate degrees were Mercedes Dawn Tomlin of Enville and Kason Garrett Emison, Hanna Jo Hopper, Caitlin Elise Jones, Brandi Yvonne Browder and Angela Ellen Wilson of Henderson.
UT Martin is a comprehensive regional institution in the University of Tennessee System offering 18 bachelor’s degree programs and five master’s degree programs. The main campus in northwest Tennessee is one of four primary UT campuses, and UT Martin regional centers are located in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, Selmer and Somerville. For more information, visit utm.edu.
Two Chester County students have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2021-2022 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement.
The upcoming freshman students are Hailey Hess, of Henderson, daughter of Tomcie Hess, who received the Deans Scholarship, and Matiann Smith, of Henderson, daughter of Stephanie Smith and Christopher Smith, who received the Achieve Scholarship.