Rutherford County natives recognized by TTU

Posted by Lori Shull - Tuesday, June 26 2012
lshull@tntech.edu

Four Rutherford County natives were recently recognized at Tennessee Tech University’s 37th Annual College of Business Scholarships and Awards Banquet.

Callie Beavers of Murfreesboro, a sophomore basic business major at TTU, received the Allan Murphy Annual Scholarship.

Smyrna native Brandon Rollins, a senior marketing information systems major at TTU, received the Garnett Murray Endowed Scholarship.

Murfreesboro native Kellie Wesley, a senior international business and cultures major at TTU, received the Welch Bowling Endowed Scholarship.

Linda Yang of Smyrna, a junior international business and cultures major at TTU, received the Paul L. Scarlett Family Endowed Scholarship.

They were among a group of 129 students to be recognized in front of donors, award recipients and their families, faculty and business alumni as nearly $143,000 in scholarships was distributed. Seventeen honor students with a 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.