Press Release                                                                                                                                                   
June 14, 2024

One Hundred and Thirty-One Students Named to Tri-County’s

Academic Distinction List for Spring 2024   

PENDLETON --- One hundred and thirty-one students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for spring 2024.

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 2024 semester, the following individuals met the requirements for the Academic Distinction List.

Anderson County

From Anderson:

Kenadee Janel Allen, University Studies; Jordan Rylee Ashley, University Studies; Jessica Lynn Bleyl, Nursing; Cylan Davison Brissey, Mechatronics Technology; Robert William Brownell, CNC Programming and Operations; Rush Wayne Brownell, Mechatronics Technology; Tommy Kevin Burdette, Mechatronics Technology; Shuntell Dominique Campbell, Nursing; Alicia Deniece Cantu, Administrative Office Technology; Robert Henry Colburn, University Studies; Cadence Leighanna Cribb, University Studies; Mikhi Armon Dacus, University Studies; Reagan Shae Gallagher, Nursing; Daniel Mehdi Ghobadi, Mechatronics Technology; Shereai Raquel Greenlee, Criminal Justice Technology - Paralegal Studies Emphasis; Adam Gregory, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Olivia Nicole Hawkins, Mechatronics Technology; Ashlyn N. Hemelgarn, Associate in Science; Joseph Hamilton Hicks, University Studies; Nikolai Thomas Korte, General Technology - Pre-Pharmacy; Lauren Landis, University Studies; Caroline Elise Looney, University Studies; Annalisa Bradlee Mccall, University Studies; Riley Elise Meinte, University Studies; Ansley Nicole Moore, Nursing; Audrey Elizabeth Poole, Associate in Science; Owen Bernarte Powers, Associate in Science; Jennifer Rae Rutledge, Nursing; Hannah Nicole Sahms, Accounting; Ariel Erikah Smith, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Lydia Carolyn Stovall, Associate in Arts; Jesse Ross Stowers, Mechatronics Technology; Alexander Charles Strang, Mechatronics Technology; Kamdyn Lucy Terry, University Studies; Mikayla Vallecillo, Associate in Science; Olivia Carmen Vallecillo, Associate in Science; Abigail Marie Wickham, University Studies; and Lindsey Danielle Wooten, Associate in Arts

From Belton:

Shannon Attaway, Nursing; Natalie Morgan Boggs, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Molly Elizabeth Bryant, University Studies; Maggie Odell LeCroy, University Studies; Chloe Addison Maness, University Studies; Emily Ann McDowell, University Studies; Paisley Ann Minton, University Studies; Jacquelyn A. Prosser, CNC Programming and Operations; and Quawonicka S. Thompson, Nursing

From Honea Path:

Jakeira Maree Anderson, University Studies; Luana Burdette, Data Entry Clerk; and Eva Kate Carwile, University Studies

From Iva:

Rainah Hope Richey, University Studies

From Pendleton:

Justin Cole Clemones, Mechatronics Technology; Sydney Leanne Elizabeth McConnell, Nursing; Anna Katherine Siler, University Studies; and Leigh A. Sudduth, Associate in Arts

From Piedmont:

Aniston Leigh Brooks, University Studies; Cassidy L. Davenport, Nursing; Natalie Zoe Huerfano, University Studies; Daniel Miles Lewis, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Nathan Lee Morrison, University Studies; Adaijah C. Simpson, Nursing; Karissa Grayson Sonen, University Studies; and Dajuan S. Wardell, Mechatronics Technology

From Starr:

Amberlyn Grace Christenbury, University Studies; and Sarah Rose Turner, Nursing

From Williamston:

Austin Tyler Beers, Mechatronics Technology; Gabrielle Eden Black, Mechatronics Technology; Savannah Rose Forrester, University Studies; Davis Douglas James, Mechatronics Technology; Katelyn Rose Nall, University Studies; Nicholas Robert Owens, Mechatronics Technology; Julia Partain, University Studies; and Colin William Porter, Mechatronics Technology

Oconee County

From Seneca:

Maxwell DeSellier, Non-Degree Seeking; Victoria Kathryn Fouchey, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Thomas Alexander Parkin, University Studies; Yaminah Soleil Ragwar Hayes, Nursing; and Taylor Brooke Whitfield, Mechatronics Technology

From West Union:

Landon Dru Covington, Mechatronics Technology; Clayton Scott Curlee, CNC Programming and Operations; Shelby Elizabeth Hunter, Nursing; and Tyler Steven Thomas Wholey, Mechatronics Technology

From Westminster:

Matthew John Patterson, Mechatronics Technology; and Levi Chase Watkins, Mechatronics Technology

Pickens County

From Central:

Lilly Sue Brake, Administrative Support; Hunter Rose Coriell, Nursing; Alexandria Suzanne Hamilton, Mechatronics Technology; Jamie Christopher Landers, Welding Technology; Jordan Nicole Miller, Nursing; Mckenzie Schaupp, University Studies; and Tatyana Joy Thompson, Audio Production

From Clemson:

William Jackson Bonds, Mechatronics Technology; Lindsay Paige Hamilton, Nursing; Summer Michelle Hudson, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; and Ashley Nicole Wright, Nursing

From Easley:

Zuhair A. Adnan, University Studies; Keith Garrett Bittinger, Mechatronics Technology; Cole Elton Brewer, Mechatronics Technology; Kristin Elaina Brooks, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Kelly Ysabel Carver, Computer Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensics Emphasis; Elicia S. Hansen, Nursing; Kevin Spencer Hofius, Mechatronics Technology; Joseph Alfred Kelley, Administrative Office Technology; John Luke King, Mechatronics Technology; Katherine Kline, University Studies; Hope Rebecca Lesley, Associate in Science; Traci Ann Littleton, Nursing; Johnathan Michael McCoy, University Studies; Sydney Lane McKee, University Studies; Thomas Joseph Miller, University Studies; Brandon David Passetti, Mechatronics Technology; Aidan Thomas Queen, Mechatronics Technology; Callie M Rutland, Nursing; Josiah Schvaneveldt, University Studies; Makayla Marie Thobe, University Studies; Joshua Grayson Thompson, University Studies; Kendall Jane Watts, University Studies; and Edward Wedgewood, University Studies

From Liberty:

Caleb Nicholas Howard, Mechatronics Technology

From Norris:

Andrea Rene Shead, Nursing

From Six Mile:

Emily Christine Evatt, Nursing; and Tabatha Beth McGuffin, Surgical Technology

From Sunset:

Lanai Gillespie, Nursing

Out of County

From Duncan:

Anna Claire Jenkins, Surgical Technology

From Greenville:

Briana Brown Ryans, Associate in Arts

From Leesville:

Gracie Lynn Howard, Nursing

From Rock Hill

Wellesley Ann Depass, Criminal Justice Technology - Paralegal Studies Emphasis

From Simpsonville:

Anaston Caroline Bell, University Studies; Iris Audreanna Johnson, Nursing; and Spencer Garrison Ross, Nursing

From Summerville:

Hannah Faith Swicord, 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, business administration, 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