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Accounting major Ashley Humphrey, of Lakesite, was one of five finalists for Tennessee Tech University’s most prestigious student award, the Derryberry Award.

Humphrey, daughter of Eugene and Sharyl Smith, will graduate this spring after an impressive career at the university.

She has served on a variety of university committees and has been involved with the TTU Student Government Association, serving as its treasurer and current vice president.

She was selected this year to be the sole student representative on the Tennessee Board of Regents. One student regent is selected every year to represent the more than 200,000 students enrolled at TBR universities, community colleges and technology centers.

She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, and she volunteers to give campus tours. She belongs to the Mortar Board and Order of Omega honor societies.

Humphrey is an intern with Cravens & Company Wealth Management and has done volunteer work with Prevent Child Abuse America and American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

She is a graduate of Soddy Daisy High School.

The Derryberry Award, named for the long-serving former university president Everett Derryberry, goes annually to a graduating senior who has exhibited characteristics that demonstrate potential for future service and effective leadership in American society.