KNOXVILLE — Eleven University of Tennessee students have been named 2003-2004 recipients of an African-American Academic Achiever Award sponsored by the Coca-Cola Co. and the Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
The award winners, 10 from Tennessee and one from Kentucky, are:
Lorrie Brooks, a sophomore in communication from Antioch.
Robyn Chaplin, a freshman in chemical engineering from Hermitage.
Gabrielle Grundy, a senior in psychology from Springfield.
Nikol Hall, a junior in biological sciences from Nashville.
Jessica Henry, an undeclared freshman from Clarksville.
Chidinma Iwueke, a junior in nuclear engineering from Antioch.
April Knight, a junior in Psychology from Huntingdon.
Jhasta Moore, a senior in speech communication from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Erin Raines, a sophomore in business from Danville, Ky.
Joshua Simmons, a sophomore in management interest from Smyrna.
Ashley Ssebikindu, a freshman in computer engineering from Cordova.
Each student will receive full tuition plus a book stipend for the 2003-2004 school year. The scholarship is renewable.
The students were honored Nov. 1 at UT-s Homecoming Pre-game Showcase.
The Coca-Cola Minority Scholarship assists UT-s African-American scholarship effort and has helped leverage additional funding from the state of Tennessee.
The scholarship is one part of a joint $500,000 gift from the Coca-Cola Co. and the Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co.