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2020 Commencement: Additional Graduates

Sarah Ali

Shahirahlyn Sarah Ali

BS, Communication
Journalism & Electronic Media
Magna Cum Laude

شكراً ماما و بابا

Thank you mom and dad. Your love and support mean more than the world to me. Onto the next chapter.


Ansley Bancroft

BA, Communication
Communication Studies


DeAirrius Berryhill

BA, Communication
Communication Studies
Diversity Student Leaders Society VP of Recruitment


Rachel Erin Bish 

BS, Communication
Public Relations (Minor: Business Administration)
She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. – Proverbs 31:25

Jacob Collins

BA, Communication
Communication Studies

Max Ray Amaru Davenport

BA, Communication
Communication Studies
Undergraduate Honors Student
Exposure changes expectations.

Kelsey Davis

BS, Communication
Public Relations, Psychology

Emma Dew

BS, Communication
Advertising

Kyle James Domkowski

BA, Communication
Communication Studies

Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association Honor Society

Thank you, Mom, Dad, and my family for the love and support through the past few years! Rocky Top will always be home sweet home. Go Vols!


Carolyn C. Donahue

BS, Communication
Public Relations
Cum Laude
I want to thank the University of Tennessee and especially the incredible professors in the Public Relations department who challenged me and pushed me to be my best. I will always be grateful for the role that each of you played in helping me prepare for my future. I want to thank my parents for sticking by my side, cheering me on, and always supporting me, I love you. Thank you, Tennessee for these incredible years filled with unforgettable memories, you will always be home sweet home to me.

Hailey Gravitt

BS, Communication
Journalism and Electronic Media
“You must always have faith in people but most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”- Elle Woods

Elizabeth Connelly Hoots

BA, Communication
Communication Studies

Ashley Koszarek

BA, Communication
Communication Studies
Lamba Pi Eta
I’m like a cockroach, not even the apocalypse could stop me.

Hannah Lagoski

BS, Communication
Advertising (Minor: Business Administration)
Magna Cum Laude
Thank you to everyone who’s kept up with my constant changing, new projects, and nonstop movements.

Pender Victoria Lanam

BA, Communication
Communication Studies

Kelsey McDonald

BS, Communication
Journalism and Electronic Media
Graduating with Honors, Summa Cum Laude

Elinor McNally

BA, Communication
Communication Studies
Thanks Mom and Dad!

Amanda Restaino

BS, Communication
Public Relations
Summa Cum Laude, Bronze Service Medallion
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I am grateful for all that I have learned thanks to the amazing CCI faculty. I am excited to bring this knowledge into the world and help change it for the better!

Grant Rittenberry

BA, Communication
Communication Studies

Katelyn Robinson

BS, Communication
Public Relations (Minor: Business Administration)
College of Communication and Information Global Scholar, National Society of Leadership and Success, Order of Omega Honor Society

Jasmine Rogers

BS, Communication
Advertising, Business
Ad Club President


Julia Sachs

BS, Communication
Advertising (Minor: Business Administration)
Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.

Cory Sanning

BS, Communication
Journalism and Electronic Media
Extraordinary Professional Promise Citation
Over 150 games as a student-reporter. Countless road trips, late nights, and a plethora of blood, sweat and tears. Tennessee turned me from a wet-behind-the-ears kid from Ohio to the 23-year-old man you see today. Rocky Top will ALWAYS be home sweet home to me.

Marcella Tocco

BS, Communication
Journalism and Electronic Media (Minor: Italian Language)
Cum Laude
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Marilyn Brooke Willett 

BS, Communication
Public Relations (Minor: Business Administration)

Lindsey Willette 

BS, Communication
Advertising (Minor: Business Administration)
Thank you Mom, Dad, and Nan for allowing me to attend UT. Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me the past 5 years. I am grateful for the friendships that I’ve made in my time here, and I look forward to seeing what my future holds.