Ethan Self of Chuckey, 2018 Student of The Year at TCAT Elizabethton who majored in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology, headlines a group of students now “job ready” for employment as warranted by the college and the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Commencement exercises were held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, in Seeger Chapel on the campus of Milligan College for 307 students in the 2019 graduating class.
There are 291 students who enrolled in full-time training programs that may be completed in four to 20 months. Among them were 133 students who majored in Practical Nursing, 35 in Welding, 22 in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology, 19 in Industrial Electricity, 15 in Administrative Office Technology, 13 each in Millwright Skills and Phlebotomy, 10 each in Machine Tool Technology and HVAC-Refrigeration, nine each in Automotive Technology and Pipefitting, and three in Computer Information Technology.
Among graduates of full-time training programs, 81 were from Carter County, 75 from Washington County, 57 from Sullivan County, 26 from Unicoi County, 12 from Greene County and 11 from Johnson County, 10 from Hawkins County, seven from North Carolina and five from Virginia.
Another 16 students completed the online Dietary Manager Training Program. The program, which may be completed in eight months, prepares students for the national credentialing exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager.
Students in the 2019 graduating class, by program and county of residence, include:
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY (15)
Carter: (8) Cari Arzola, Heather Brickey, Maggie Buckles, Kendra Fields, Cassidy Guinn, Theresa Johnson, Haley Sparks, Ashley Vance. Sullivan: (3) Victoria Allshouse, Amy Mauk, Ruth Moore. Washington: (4) Luis Fregoso Hernandez, Lourdes Hernandez Gonzalez, Alexandria Lee, Jennifer Richmond.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (9)
Carter: (2) Emma Gregory, Anthony Glass. Sullivan: (3) Brogan Presley, Tyson Fouch, Justin Hampton. Washington: (4) Jared Allen, Austin Baron, Westley Moore, Tyler Legg.
COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3)
Carter: (2) Michael Cavalieri, Adam Lyons. Sullivan: (1) Rick Toombs.
DIESEL POWERED EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY (22)
Carter: (6) Paul Beal, Ethan Howell, Kevin Mullins, Dayton Rainbolt, Jacob Rash, Austin Taylor. Greene: (2) Austin Cooter, Ethan Self. Hawkins: (2) Jordan Christian, Chase Poe. Johnson: (1) Dakota Crumley. Sullivan: (3) Terry Dalton, Tanner Duncan, Dakota Judge. Unicoi: (2) Kevin Higgins, Seth Price. Washington: (4) James Bright, Charles Harris, Robert Jones, Jeffery Roberts. North Carolina: (1) Benjamin Woodie Newland. Virginia: (1) Mason Cruise Wythe County.
Carter: (1) Chris Wagnor. Johnson: (1) Brandon Wlkerson. Sullivan: (5) Chris Artrip, Tyler Hale, Christian Justice, Austin Keen, Cameron Spiva. Washington: (3) Sammy Gouge, Houston Ward, William Whaley.
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY (19)
Carter: (12) Daniel Bolognese, Matthew Canter, Don Doyle, Stefen Fuller, Keelan Hall, Justin Houghton, Logan Ingram, Gabriel Maupin, Dalton McKinney, Erik Newell, Amy Perry, Gavin Peters. Sullivan: (1) Michael Harrington. Unicoi: (1) Rick Toney. Washington: (5) Nick Archer, Richardo Hernandez, Andrew Parsons, Zachary Smith, Nathan Swenson.
MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY (10)
Carter: (5) Noah Blair, Alijah Egolf, Dustin Hurley, Chadwick Rambo, Alec McKinney. Greene: (1) Daniel Shelton. Johnson: (1) Lincoln Mclver. Sullivan: (1) Austin Williams. Washington: (2) Austin Elem, Derek Shugart.
MILLWRIGHT SKILLS (13)
Carter: (4) Fathon Cable, Kyle Banks, Dustin Curtis, Job Eggers. Sullivan: (6) Brian Adams, Adam Cox, Antonio Fortune, Jonathon Hargroves, Micah Johnson, Seth Johnson. Unicoi: (2) Jaysen Johnson, Brinton Smith. Washington: (1) Austin Carter.
Carter: (3) Sara Grace Inman, Krystal LaDawn Rose Atkinson, Makayla Woodby. Greene: (2) Ashley Nicole Gammons, Aliesha Magan Stetler. Johnson: (1) Chelsea Guy Johnson. Sullivan: (2) Bridgitt Leigh Carver, Dylan Cody Ison-Crisp. Unicoi: (2) Whitney Rebecca McNabb, Chasity Brooke Osborne. Washington: (3) Gary Lee Kenny, Kris McNalley, Cari Amanda Ogle.
Carter: (2) Joshua Deloach, Donovan Turner. Sullivan: (2) Will Malone, John Morrell. Unicoi: (1) Daniel Hopson. Washington: (4) Jerry B. Dryden, Juan Forney, Anthony B. Napier, Todd Page-Gilmore.
PRACTICAL NURSING (133)
April Graduates (41)
Carter: (9)-Brandon T. Burkhart, Rachel A. Burkhart, Jessica A. Coffey, Macie D. Dugger, Abigail B. Fleenor, Lisa A. Grover, Lucas A. Morton, Chelsie L. Peters, Erin G. Tuthill. Greene: (1) David R. Cureton. Johnson: (5) Anthony D. Barker, Joshua D. Finney, Brenna L. Jones, Naomi A. King, Casey D. Lowery. Sullivan: (7) Kayla M. Banks, Chantelle R. Combs, Lea C. Durnin, Kim S. Fraser, Megan E. Griffith, Nichole A. Leu, Susan M. Rankin. Unicoi: (3) Kelly N. Edwards, Ashton E. Willis, Morgan A. Withers. Washington: (12) Michelle L. Campbell, Ashley C. Fillers, Cheyenne P. Foster, Hannah N. Francis, Cassandra M. Fuller, Mohammed A. Kromah, Joseph J. Miller, Push Morris, Ashley M. Parks, Makayla L. Pinkston, Gorlon M. Teah, Kendon D. Tester. North Carolina: (3) Ashe County--April W. Reed, Avery County-Marissa D. Oaks, Cynthia E. Walker. Virginia: (1) Washington County-Anna M. Honaker.
August Graduates: (45)
Carter: (8) Shereen Campbell, Leslie Cofield, Julie Hambrick, Keisha Harmon, Megan Jarrett, Ardith Lynch, Gary Wright, Sierra Wright. Greene: (2) Amanda Hamby, Anna Hensley. Johnson: (2) Amanda Harris, Samantha Johnson. Sullivan: (11) Charles Bales, Morgan Barton, Brandi Davis, Lexi Dingus, Jonya Ebrahim Sensabaugh, Anna Mink, Joshua Owens, Kali Parks, Joscyln Pearson, Shady Smith, Jacqueline Woodruff. Unicoi: (4) Breanna Clawson, Lora Ollis, Sandra Peake, Emily Simmons. Washington (15) Terri Archer, Laurel Bryant, Michelle Campbell, Megan Frazier, Ravyn Grayer, Caitlin Hampton, Bailey Hochhalter, Amy Lacy, Heather Lawless, Virginia Osborne, Stephanie Privette, Beverly Proudlove, Christina Sawyers, Alexis Tipton, Trevor Wright. North Carolina: (3) Tabatha Bowman, Jesse Ennis, Avery; Savannah Honeycutt, Durham.
Prospective December Graduates (47)
TCAT Elizabethton will have another graduation in December 2019 for students enrolled in the nursing program offered on the ETSU campus at Allendale in Kingsport.
Carter: (5) Skyla Campbell, April Davis, Justin Fuqua, Kristen Polhemus, Bethany Stonebraker. Greene: (4) Cora Gillenwater, Rikki Jones, Brittany Price, Echo Tickle. Hawkins: (8) Jennifer Austin, Danielle Christian, Jaime Hawkins, Sarah Iles, Sue Shrove, Karina Sim, Brittany Ward, Brandi Williams. Sullivan: (14) Jean Blaise, Brooke Collins, Diamond Daniels, Heather Dowell, Johnna Epperson, Ariele Saint Elin,Yolanda Fluellen, Zieleyanne Fong, Brittany Hall, Betsy Linkous, Dream Peak, Jennifer Templeton, Bobbi Wilson, Brandi Workman. Washington: (12) Janellepaz Lorenzo-Brenner, Princess Buckman, Kelsey Cloyd, Tifani Cooke, Keely Crawford, La Tori Fitzgerald, Dawn Fowler, Hilary Hensley, Cody Hill, Kara Mitchell, Rachel Palmer,Toni Smith. Unicoi: (1) Katie Wells. Scott County,Va.: (3) Heather Crabtree, Jennifer Mancia, Candice Tackett.
Carter: (15) Billie Arnett, Austin Babb, Chris Baker, Corey Bowers, Josh Estes, Robert Fields, Elijah Fleenor, Austin Gibson, Austin Hamby, Roy Hill, Jacob Houghton, Nicholas Hughes, Jerry Kramer, Joshua Shurgin, Nathaniel Stevenson. Johnson: (1) William Hawkins. Sullivan: (3) Jacob Keck, Forrest Swiney, Caleb Tester. Unicoi: (10) Kaden Allen, Thomas Bryant, Michael Harris, Brandon Lusk, Owen Nicholson, Javier Perez, Joel Saldana, David Seabock, Bryant Strother, Dalton Wheeler. Washington: (6) Max Burgner, Tyler Carter, Mathew English, Patrick Fitzgerald, Alexis Garland, Peyton Howren.
CERTIFIED DIETARY MANAGER (16)
(Graduates listed alphabetically by county of residence)
Stephen Arnold (Hawkins County)
Ativa Avery (Gibson)
Fraley Brandon (Hamilton)
Priscella Carter (Knox)
Sharee Curtis (McMinn)
Karl Davenport (Bradley)
Courtney Frechette (Rhea)
Linda Gentry (Johnson)
Brenda Hall (Carter)
Holly MacFaarland (McMinn)
Donna Mosley (Washington)
Jackie Nelms (Moore)
Charisma Rose (Shelby)
Brenda Stidham (Washington)
Tonia Wyrick (Crockett)
Tiffany Waymon (Muhlenberg, Ky.)
For additional information, contact TCAT Elizabethton, 423-543-0070, or visit www.tcatelizabethton.edu.