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58 DeKalb County natives named to Tennessee Tech’s spring 2023 Dean’s List
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COOKEVILLE, TN - Fifty-eight DeKalb County natives were named to Tennessee Tech University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester.

The total includes 46 students from Smithville, five students from Liberty, four students from Dowelltown, two students from Sparta, and one student from Alexandria.

To be included on the Dean’s List, students must attend the university full-time and earn a grade-point average of at least 3.1 on the 4.0 scale.

“Tennessee Tech students continue to excel in the classroom and beyond. It is because of their dedication to their studies and determination to succeed that Tech remains the number one public university in the state,” said Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham. “Congratulations to all of the DeKalb County natives whose hard work earned them a place on the Dean’s List. They have made their university and their hometown community proud.”

DeKalb County students named to Tech’s spring 2023 Dean’s List include: Briona A. Agee, Kennedy Grace Agee, Alexis Grace Atnip, Eleonore Jean Atnip, Allie M. Beshearse, Chloe L. Braswell, Emily Hope Burklow, Jenna L. Cantrell, Emme K. Colwell, Grace E. Crips, Corina Mata Crook, Nathaniel P. Crook, Lydia Grace Davenport, Julia Grace Dziekiewicz, Dexton B. Emberton, Tyler C. Evans, Hunter W. Fann, Isabella G. France, Skylar Mckinlee Fuson, Jessilyn Ariel Griffith, Peyton A. Harris, Garrett B. Hayes, Jacob T. Hough, Garrett Cole Huffstetler, Emma Brooke Jennings, Jacob Lee Johnson, Trey C. Jones, Jasper D. Kleparek, Isaac D. Knowles, Emily G. Lasser, Hannah E. McBride, Christopher B. Mitchell, Evan T. Morse, Braya S. Murphy, Addison G. Oakley, Alyssa Jade Owen, Robin Pafford, Jason Anthony Perricone, Lydia Catherine Phillips, Natalie Roberts, Daniel Martin Rodriguez, Mya K. Ruch, Benjamin A. Snipes, Kiley I. Speaks, Mackenzie L. Sprague, Kiley F. Staley, Alley E. Sykes, Chloe E. Sykes, Holly Nicole Tayes, Justin D. Trapp, Steve D. Trapp, Zachary D. Vincent, Savannah M. Westbrook, Aidan G. Whitman, Hannah X. Willingham, Jathan R. Willoughby, Keri Dawn Winchester and Jordan M. Young.

Tennessee Tech is ranked as the top public university in the state, according to Money Magazine, as well as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200 programs of study and Tech graduates leave with the least debt of all public universities in Tennessee. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in the state, according to PayScale.

For the full roster of Dean’s List students searchable by name, state and county, visit