Williamson County natives receive scholarships from TTU

Posted by Lori Shull - Tuesday, June 26 2012

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

Molly Casaletta, a sophomore basic business major from Fairview, received the Building a Foundation for the Future Endowed Scholarship.

Franklin native Andrew Hill, a sophomore basic business major, was awarded the Louis Johnson Endowed Scholarship.

Akash Patel, a sophomore basic business major from Brentwood, received the College of Business Board of Trustees Diversity Endowed Scholarship.

Brentwood native Lauren Ward, a junior accounting major, received the James R. Ross Annual Scholarship.

They were among 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.

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