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Fall 2020 BESS High Honor Students

Alexander Douglass

Alexander Douglass
Cum Laude

Hometown: Maryville, TN

Alex is looking forward to working in the environmental industry while he decides on plans for graduate school.


Salera Jordan

Salera Jordan
Cum Laude

Hometown: Palmyra, TN

Salera will stay in Knoxville through May 2021 and then off to New Zealand to work at an organic farm during the summer months.


Nathan Helton

Nathan Helton
Magna

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Nathan currently works at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he will continue to work after graduation. He states that interning and working at ORNL was helped greatly by his ESS major.


Mckensie Nelms

McKensie Nelms
Magna

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

After graduation McKensie plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Biosystems Engineering.


Nathaniel Reid

Nathaniel Reid
Summa

Hometown: Riceville, TN

Nathaniel plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Pedology or Geography exploring the influence of topography on soil development and management.