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Four Cumberland County students were among those who were recently honored by Tennessee Tech University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Austin Pernell, son of Tammi and Jerry Pernell, received the Computer Science Outstanding Senior Award. The senior computer science major created an android phone application called "selective hearing" for his senior capstone project. A 2006 graduate of Cumberland County High School, Pernell graduated magna cum laude and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He plans to attend graduate school.

Charles Baldwin Cobble, son of Patricia Cobble and grandson of Bonnie Imogene and Charles Baldwin, received the Mookherjee Sociology Senior Award. Cobble was a member of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Club and the Non-traditional Student Organization. He plans to pursue a career in social work working with an underrepresented population.

Brian Cooper, son of Teresa Cooper, received the Alvin Boyd Endowment Scholarship. The freshman pre-pharmacy major is a 2009 Stone Memorial High School graduate. He is a member of the Chem-Med Club and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society.

Forrest Garwood, son of Bruce and Janis Garwood, received the Stanley W. Erwin M.D. Scholarship. The senior mathematics major is a 1995 graduate of James Wood High School. He plans to pursue a master's degree.