About 700 graduates walked across the stage at Tennessee Tech University's Hooper Eblen Center this fall, bringing TTU's overall graduation total to more than 61,000 since 1915.
TTU was ranked this year in U.S.News and World Report magazine's 2007 America's Best Colleges as a Top Public University in the South for its category and included among the Best Universities, including both private and public schools, in its category for the South.
In addition, TTU was one of only 165 schools from across the country to recently be included in The Princeton Review "America's Best Value Colleges" guidebook. The university was also named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc.
A member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the university offers 44 undergraduate degree and 21 graduate degree programs, including the Ph.D. in engineering, environmental sciences and education.
The university's newest alumni came from 45 states including Tennessee, 67 Tennessee counties and 63 other countries.
Graduates from Marshall County included Tyler Jefferson Whorton of Chapel Hill and Lesley Allison Durand of Chapel Hill.