Class of 2014 | Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies | Criminal Justice and Psychology
Annette Scruggs is an Interdisciplinary Studies major from Nashville, Tenn. She comes to Nashville by way of Georgetown, Guyana in South America. Having been in the United States for only nine years, when she decided to continue her education, she knew that Tennessee State University was the only school for her. Her husband came from a long line of TSU alumni, including his mother, grandmother and great aunts, so it felt natural to attend. “It was a no-brainer,” said Annette. “TSU was the only school that I applied to so I knew it was the school for me.” So impressed was Annette with the school, her children followed her to the University, including her 23-year old daughter who is working toward her MBA; her 20-year old son who is a junior Human Performance and Sports Sciences major; and 17-year old freshman son, who is also a Human Performance and Sports Sciences major. The past four years, Annette only wanted to “do her best, not be the best of the best.” Along the way she has accumulated the highest GPA of her graduating class and will have the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker for the 2014 Spring commencement, Gov. Bill Haslam. “It was a wow moment when they told me,” said Annette. “I want to show my children that if I can do it, they can do it.” Following graduation, Annette plans on attending the Nashville School of Law.