18 Moc Student-Athletes Earned Degrees Saturday

Saturday, December 14, 2013
UTC football graduates.
UTC football graduates.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga celebrated its 242nd Commencement at McKenzie Arena today.  There were 18 student-athletes who earned their degrees as a part of the ceremonies. 

Men’s cross country and track & field standout Mark Cole led the way, earning Magna Cum Laude honors as a Chemistry major.  Soccer’s Andria Aurand also earned Cum Laude recognition with her degree in Education.

There were 12 members of the football program to walk across the stage today, including All-American’s D.J. Key, Wes Dothard and Kadeem Wise.  A full list of the 2013 fall graduates, along with photos from the student-athlete reception, is available below.    

Women’s Basketball
Kayla Christopher – Health & Human Performance

Cross Country/Track & Field
Mark Cole – Chemistry – Magna Cum Laude

Football
Jarrett Burns - Psychology
Don Cope – Business
Wes Dothard – Political Science
Dean Haynes – Integrated Studies
D.J. Key - Psychology
Gunner Miller – Integrated Studies
C.J. Murrell – Civil Engineering
Kevin Revis – Integrated Studies
Michael Slowey – Engineering Technology Management
Patrick Sutton – Health & Human Performance
Josh Williams – Business
Kadeem Wise – Health & Human Performance

Women’s Golf
Marion Duvernay – Mechanical Engineering

Soccer
Andria Aurand – Education – Cum Laude

Men’s Tennis
Chris Smith - Biology

Wrestling
Josh Condon - Psychology


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