Four Bledsoe County natives were honored at Tennessee Tech University’s 37th Annual College of Business Scholarships and Awards Banquet.
Pikeville natives Robert Denn, Steven Pendergrass and William Pendergrass and Graysville native Buster Shadwick each received the 2012 Grady P. Williams endowed scholarship from TTU’s College of Business. Steven Pendergrass also received the Greater Chattanooga Area Business Alumni Award.
Denn, Steven Pendergrass and William Pendergrass are senior accounting majors at TTU. Shadwick is a senior general management major.
Scholarship donors, recipients and their families, faculty and College of Business alumni packed the Multipurpose Room of the Roaden University Center as 129 students received scholarships totaling almost $143,000. Seventeen honor students with a perfect 4.0 GPA were acknowledged for their scholastic achievements. In addition, 10 of the university’s Captain Anderson Scholars, one recipient of the university’s Tommy Burks Memorial Business Scholarship, one Alex Cassetty Memorial Intern and one Ladies Auxiliary BusinessMedia Intern were recognized.
“We are proud of this outstanding group of students,” said James Jordan-Wagner, Dean of the College of Business. “We are also extremely pleased with the support we receive from businesses and alumni in supplying the private funds for scholarships. In trying times, they have responded by increasing the amount that we could award this year. These awards both recognize achievement and help us attract high-quality students to the College and the University.”
The College of Business and its accounting program were recently reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, making it among the fewer than 5 percent of business programs worldwide to hold the distinction of having both the college and accounting department accredited.