Five from Cumberland County receive awards from TTU

Posted by Lori Shull - Thursday, May 16 2013


thumb AS-CumberlandFive Tennessee Tech University students from Crossville received scholarships from the College of Arts and Sciences this semester.

Whitney Stevens received the Sheila Officer Scholarship. The sophomore English major is a 2008 graduate of Gateway Christian Schools. Daughter of Lisa and Mark Stevens, she is also a member of the foreign language honor society Alpha Mu Gamma for her French studies. She plans to attend graduate school and teach English as a second language internationally.

Brandon Davenport received the Senior Award for Academic Excellence from TTU’s sociology and political science department. Davenport, who graduated this semester, hopes to get a job in investigative law enforcement to save money for law school. Son of Scott and Pam Davenport, he graduated from Stone Memorial High School in 2009. He is brother to TTU alumnus Spencer Taylor and husband of alumna Alli Brewer.

Junior chemistry student Rachel E. Rich received the James R. and William L. Headrick pre-health studies scholarship. Rich is a pre-med student who hopes to attend Lincoln Memorial’s physician assistant program for osteopathic medicine. She is a 2010 graduate of Cumberland County High School. Her parents are Mark and Beth Rich and her sister is Melissa M. Rich.

Biology student Mallory Miles received the Bartoo award. Miles graduated from TTU in May and attended the Performance Learning Academy for high school. Miles plans to pursue a Ph.D. in neurobiology. Her parents are Deborah and Kirk Miles and her sisters are Emily and Haley.

Recent graduate and math major Ashley Marie Lawson received the Stenley Erwin, M.D., scholarship. Lawson plans to attend graduate school for math. Her parents are Jeff and Mary Lawson.