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Congratulations to the College of Business Administration May Graduates

May 11, 2014

Congratulations to the UT College of Business Administration May 2014 graduates. Of the 590 students who graduated—which represented both spring and summer graduations—there were

  • 174 students who majored in supply chain management.
  • 104 students who majored in accounting.
  • 76 students who majored in finance.
  • 71 students who majored in management.
  • 69 students who majored in marketing.
  • 32 students who majored in logistics.
  • 25 students who majored in business analytics.
  • 20 students who majored in human resource management.
  • 18 students who majored in economics.
  • 1 student who majored in public administration.

Three business graduates became commissioned military officers. Thomas Chitwood (supply chain management) and Daniel Leininger (finance) were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army while Brandon Abrao (logistics) was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.




May commencement also presents an opportunity for the college to celebrate students and faculty for their academic, leadership, and professional accomplishments.

The college’s top graduate was James Darlington, a business analytics major from Knoxville, Tennessee; he received the Delta Sigma Pi key for this outstanding academic accomplishment.



Martin Leamon (supply chain management major, entrepreneurship minor) from Clarksville, Tennessee, received the Bank of America Undergraduate Leadership Award. Besides graduating cum laude, Leamon served as president of the Student Forum on Learning, president of the VolAware Campus Committee, was a Peer Mentor in the Venture Living Learning Community, and served on several college committees.

The 2014 Bank of America Faculty Leadership award was presented to Joseph (Joe) Carcello, E&Y and Business Alumni Professor. Carcello is a nationally prominent scholar in the field of accounting, an award-winning teacher, an exemplary college and university citizen, and department head of the UT Department of Accounting and Information Management. He also is cofounder and executive director of the University of Tennessee’s Corporate Governance Center.

Carcello has published over 60 articles in academic and professional journals on audit committee performance, financial fraud, going-concern reporting, and audit quality. His primary teaching interests are in auditing, corporate governance financial accounting, and financial statement analysis. Carcello has taught undergraduate, Master of Accountancy, executive-level MBA, and PhD courses and has received college-level awards for his teaching and research performance.


Browse through images of the Commencement here.

Watch the entire 2014 Commencement here.