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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science


Department Graduates Six Students

May 26, 2009

The Department of Political Science is graduating three majors and three minors today and we wish them the best as they begin the next stage of their careers.
Alexandria Scarbrough of Germantown, TN will start Vanderbilt Law School in the fall. While at Union, she was President of Pi Sigma Alpha (the Political Science Honor Society), co-authored a published article with Dr. Cooney, worked on a grant with Dr. Evans, was a student ambassador, and member of Kappa Delta, L'Alliance Francaphone, and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society). Besides getting into Vanderbilt, she was accepted into the University of Virginia Law School (A Top 10 Law School in the Nation), received a graduate fellowship to attend the College of William & Mary Law School, and a full scholarship to attend Baylor University Law School.
Jordan Scott of Clarksville, TN will attend University of Alabama football games this fall as a One L at Alabama's Law School where he is on a full scholarship. Jordan was also offered a half tuition scholarship to attend Vanderbilt and was accepted into Georgetown Law School and the University of Tennessee Law School. During his time at Union, Jordan was active in the student government association serving as Vice President of the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class, an active member of Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature including one term as a State Supreme Court Justice, managed the mayoral campaign of Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris, and worked on a grant with Dr. Evans.
Nathan Tilly of Dyersburg, TN will start the University of Tennessee Law School this fall after being accepted into the University of Kentucky, Ole Miss, and University of Memphis Law Schools. While at Union, Nathan was President of the Union Pre-Law Society, active in the student government association, and a Life Group Leader.
Carl Harken, History Major and Political Science Minor, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is applying for a medical redshirt and hopes to pitch one more season for the Union University baseball team while starting an MA in Education at Union.
Andrew Jackson, History Major and Political Science Minor from Gleason, TN, will work for the Social Security Administration as a claims rep while working on his MBA at Bethel College. While at Union, he was a member of Lambda Chi fraternity, went on Go Trips to Germany, led a Life Group, and worked as a runner for Pentecost and Glenn Law Firm.
Austin McClain, Philosophy Major and Political Science Minor from Cordova, TN, will enter the US Army after graduation. assigned to the 19th Calvary Division. A K really enjoys music and spends a good deal of his time, playing, listening, and writing music. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha, the music fraternity, and always impresses everyone with his performances at Variety Show, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, etc.