Tristan Drey McPherson, son of David and Lisa McPherson, has graduated with highest honors from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis.
He was awarded the Anthony S. Ficalora Award, given to the individual who has shown unusual sensitivity to and respect for patients.
McPherson also received the Faculty Medal for Academic Achievement, being in the top 5 percent of his class. While at UT, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.
He will continue his education with a four-year residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He is the grandson of Pickard and LaFon Griner of Hohenwald, and Betty and the late David Alvie McPherson.
doctorate of jurisprudence
Daniel James Barnes, son of Rick and Rebecca Barnes, received his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law on May 11.
Barnes had previously received his bachelor’s degree from The University of the South in Sewanee.
Some of Tennessee’s best and brightest high school juniors and seniors attended the four-week long Governor’s School for the Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Martin. WCHS student Newby Parton was one of those students.
UT Martin has hosted the GSH program since 1985, and this was the ninth year students were able to earn college credit.