Former DeKalb County High Graduate Receiving Honors at TTU

April 26, 2013
Stephanie Knowles

Stephanie Knowles will soon receive her Master's Degree in the Science of Nursing with a specialty focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, May 11 at Tennessee Technological University Cookeville. Stephanie graduated among the top of her class in 2003 from DeKalb County High School. A recipient of the prestigious University Service Scholarship and Gladys Owen's Nursing Scholarship, she chose Tennessee Tech to continue her education. With a culimination of awards and honors such as appointment to Tennessee Tech Mortar Board, Tennessee Tech Honor Society, National Honor Society, Tennessee Tech Dean's List, and National Dean's List, Knowles graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007 receiving her Bachelor's Degree in the Science of Nursing.

After gaining clinical experience, Knowles decided to further her career and professional education. With hard work and determination, Knowles will once again obtain high honors as she graduates from Tennessee Tech in May. Knowles may soon become a published author as well with research articles submitted for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Stephanie would like to thank her Heavenly Father for his unfailing love and guidance as well as her husband, Darrell Knowles, family, and friends for their continued encouragement and support. She would like to give a special thanks to Dr. James Wall of Smithville, Dr. Robert Treece of Cookeville Pediatric Associates, Dr. Kalyani Kumar of Highland Women's Healthcare, and Gionna Owens, ANP of Smithville for their clinical expertise, guidance, and support in the pursuit of her degree.

With great revelry and pride, we send our graduate into the future.....

The friends and family of Stephanie Summers Knowles would like to say congratulations on her upcoming graduation from Tennessee Tech University. Stephanie will graduate with honors on May 11 and receive her Master's Degree in the Science of Nursing with a specialty focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Congratulations Stephanie! We are so proud of you!

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