JOHNSON CITY—Several local residents were among the nearly 2,000 students receiving degrees from East Tennessee State University during two spring commencement ceremonies held May 4.

Cocke County residents earning degrees included Clay L. Blanchett, Doctor of Medicine; Cara Marie Baker, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Taylor Sue Dunn, Master of Arts; Zachary Twain Finchum, Bachelor of Science; Erika D. Fine, Bachelor of Science in Education; Austin Taylor Ford, Bachelor of Business Administration; Madilynn McCamy Gregg, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bailey Renae Hansel, Bachelor of Science; Zachary Lee Phillips, Bachelor of Science; Koby Ty Ramsey, Bachelor of Business Administration; Elexis D. Smith-Crowe, Bachelor of Science; Rachel Lynne Sneed, Bachelor of Science; and Jacie Dean York, Bachelor of Science; all of Newport; and Kaley Reanna Daniel, Bachelor of Science; Catlin Brooke Gregg, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Breshay Jade Helton, Bachelor of Business Administration; Markeyla Sabre Helton, Bachelor of Science; Abigail Ashton Hooper, Bachelor of Science; and Kaitlyn RayAnne Martin, Bachelor of Science in Education, all of Parrottsville.

Also earning degrees were Hunter Lee Shaver, Bachelor of Business Administration, of Baneberry; Kyle Wesley Briggs, Bachelor of Science; Jenna Suzanne DeForest, Bachelor of Science in Education; Harold Eugene Doughty, III, Bachelor of Arts; Heather Gayle Rollar, Bachelor of Fine Arts; and Kellie SueAnne Thornton, Bachelor of Science in Education, all of Dandridge; and Ellisyn Kay Avarett, Bachelor of Social Work; Madison Shay Burnett, Bachelor of Science; Brooke Leshaye Morris, Bachelor of Science; Austin Trey Musick, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and Haley Brooke Sims, Bachelor of Science in Education, all of White Pine.

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