Press Release                                                                                                                                                   
June 22, 2023

One Hundred and Forty-Eight Students Named to Tri-County’s

Academic Distinction List for Spring 2023   

PENDLETON --- One hundred and forty-eight students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for spring 2023.

To be eligible for the Academic Distinction List, a student must be enrolled in six to eleven credit hours for two consecutive terms and earn at least twelve credit hours during the two consecutive terms, with a grade of A in each attempted course.

Based on information at the close of the spring 2023 semester, the following individuals met the requirements for the Academic Distinction List.

Anderson County

From Anderson

Carlee Maribel Ayala, Business Administration - Entrepreneur Emphasis; Madelyn Bailey, University Studies; Stephen Mark Braswell, Associate in Science; Cylan Davison Brissey, Mechatronics Technology; Rush Wayne Brownell, Mechatronics Technology; Aleah Monique Butler, University Studies; Brian Austin Cain, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Kinsley Kate Canter, University Studies; Mary Frances Chambers, Associate in Science; Kaylee Rae Coakley, University Studies; Falon Misti Copeland, Mechatronics Technology; Dustin Lynwood Dillard, Mechatronics Technology; Shereai Raquel Greenlee, Criminal Justice Technology - Paralegal Studies Emphasis; Adam Gregory, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Brynden Guido, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Reece William Hawkins, Mechatronics Technology; Ashlyn N. Hemelgarn, Associate in Science; Christopher M. Henderson, Mechatronics Technology; Joseph Hamilton Hicks, University Studies; Anna Riley Hulme, Nursing; Christopher Holden Hunt, University Studies; Austin Brody Linker, University Studies; Malina R McCann, Nursing; Maeve Leslie Morrell, University Studies; Edward Joseph Mugerdichian, CNC Programming and Operations; Carleigh Elisabeth Parker, Veterinary Technology; Logan Alexis Perry, Nursing; Audrey Elizabeth Poole, Associate in Science; Katherine Elizabeth Posey, Nursing; Jennifer Rodriguez Vargas, Nursing; Jennifer Rae Rutledge, Nursing; Edward A. Shiffler, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Anthony Bryant Shirley, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Tristan Garrett Stone, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Alexander Charles Strang, Mechatronics Technology; James Noah Sturkie, Welding Technology; Keith Brian Toomer, Mechatronics Technology; Ian William VanderVeen, Mechatronics Technology; Morgan Elizabeth Wendt, Transition Nursing; Caleb Lee Parnell Wilkinson, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; and Savannah Taylor Wurst, University Studies

From Belton

Shannon Attaway, Nursing; Matthew Charles Brooks, Mechatronics Technology; Taylor Nichole Hendrix, EMT Advanced; Tanner Colie Knight, Mechatronics Technology and Jacquelyn A. Prosser, CNC Programming and Operation

From Honea Path

Barrett Dennis Gambrell, Mechatronics Technology; Kristen Marie Gambrell, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Ashley Taylor Graham, CNC Programming and Operations; Daniel Michael Guest, Mechatronics Technology; Alyssa Holly Hongying Louel Taylor, University Studies; and Jacob Chandler Wood, Veterinary Technology

From Iva

Eli Robert Bishop, University Studies; Brantley Claire Davis, University Studies; Abigale Reed Payton, University Studies; Jacob Lee Powell, University Studies; Laylah Faith Richey, University Studies; and Blakely Cecilia Russell, University Studies

From Pelzer

Azalianna Absalom, Mechatronics Technology; Mckyla R. Attaway, Business Administration - Operations Management Emphasis; Tiffany Ruth Cox, Nursing; Preston Elvis Dexter McCreary, Mechatronics Technology; and Ashby Matthew Winner, Mechatronics Technology

From Pendleton

David Andrew Christian, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; and Justin Cole Clemones, Mechatronics Technology

From Piedmont

Caleb McDavid Clement, Mechatronics Technology; Jayden Daniel Martin, University Studies; James Connor Merck, Associate in Science; Adaijah C. Simpson, Nursing; Joshua Hilton Smith, University Studies; and Evan W. White, University Studies

From Powdersville

Nicholas L. Brewer, Computer Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensics Emphasis

From Starr

Marisa Brooke Minyard, University Studies; and Abigail Grace Rainey, University Studies

From Williamston

Gabriel Logan Boyd, Mechatronics Technology; Antonio Santos Escalante, Welding Technology; Saniya Renae Fields, University Studies; Aubrey Kate Green, University Studies; Hunter Zarek Hughes, Mechatronics Technology; Ethan Lane Osborn, University Studies; Matthew David Owens, Mechatronics Technology; Brianna Marie Quintanilla, University Studies; Forrest Hunter Vickery, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; and Leon Maurice Wardlaw, Mechatronics Technology

Oconee County

From Fair Play

Maria Rose Owens, Nursing

From Seneca

Owen Curtis Beesley, University Studies; Jack Carter Bryson, Mechatronics Technology; Tarra Michelle Holloway, Accounting; John Stanley Robert Jachna, Associate in Science; Frantz Elijah Jean, Mechatronics Technology; and Jacob Dylan Lusk-King, Nursing

From Walhalla

Gracie Leigh Crenshaw, Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Operations Emphasis; and Kole Alexander Partin Owens, Technical Operators II

From West Union

Landon Dru Covington, Mechatronics Technology; Keith Cruz, Industrial Electronics Technology; Shelby Elizabeth Hunter, Nursing; Travis Jay Kreuzberger, Nursing; and Zac Maysen Shepard, Mechatronics Technology

From Westminster

Benjamin Nathaniel Brock, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Darleen Mechelle Buchanan, Medical Laboratory Technology; Jackie Butts McGuffin, Administrative Office Technology; and Lee Franklin Rogers, Veterinary Technology

Pickens County

From Central

Raven E. Bennett, Veterinary Technology; Justin Cabrera, Mechatronics Technology; Kirsten Craft, Nursing; Jordan Nicole Miller, Nursing; and Vance Thomas Pressley, Associate in Arts

From Clemson

Sandra Martina Effert, Non-Degree Seeking; Shelbie Gorton, Nursing; Caroline Bryant Graydon, Associate in Science; and Lindsay Paige Hamilton, Nursing

From Easley

Anna Layne Bishop, University Studies; Zackery Dupree Cely, Mechatronics Technology; Emma Brooke Clements, Associate in Arts; Amy Rene Easlick, University Studies; Robyn Easlick, Accounting; Catherine Elise Hardy, Veterinary Technology; Keith Garrett Bittinger, Mechatronics Technology; Katelin Taylor Bridges, Nursing; Thomas Collier Grant, HVAC Installer; Brittany Montez Hudson, Accounting; Carter Joseph Kaye, Technical Operators II; Joseph Alfred Kelley, Administrative Office Technology; Lauren Rebecca King, Early Care and Education; Alexis Caroline Lively, University Studies; Bailey Thomas Masters, University Studies; David Ryan Pope, University Studies; Shayne Elizabeth Pruitt, University Studies; Jace Bryan Ramey, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Benjamin Luke Rimer, Mechatronics Technology; and Landon Dean Walters, University Studies

From Liberty

Lesia Lynch Bryant, Nursing; Elijah Colie, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Brandon Haguewood, Computer Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensics Emphasis; and Jacob Reed Lewis, Mechatronics Technology

From Norris

Jacob Nathaniel Beasley, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology

From Pickens

Steven Krauszer, Accounting; and Ruth Webb Wylie, Nursing

From Six Mile

Dalton Cole Gray, Welding Technology; and Crystal Faith Vaughn, Practical Nursing

Out of County

From Greenville

Adam Armando Molina Alvarado, University Studies; and John Luke Hendrix, Mechatronics Technology

From Leesville

Gracie Lynn Howard, Nursing

From Lexington

Jarrett McCrae Black, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; and Malina Emily Cobb, Nursing

From Loris

Joshua Mark Causey, Engineering Design Technology

From Marietta

Karlee Rae Underhill, Nursing

From Spartanburg

Donna Jewel Gregory, Nursing

About Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, industrial electronics, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, visit