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amaya linsey and jerald linsey jr at 2018 ut graduation

Graduate Shares Tears of Joy and Surprise on Graduation Day

Amaya Linsey, December 14, 2018 graduate of the Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Managements‘ Retail and Consumer Science program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, had many reasons to cry as she walked across the stage at graduation.

Amaya, who was unaware, had one of her biggest possible surprises waiting for her.  Not only was she the second in her family to graduate college, but her brother, Airman First Class Jerald Linsey, Jr. was able to make the trip from his airbase in North Dakota to surprise her on her special day.

Enjoy these many articles as shared by our local networks and the University of Tennessee as we celebrate Amaya’s unexpected surprise and relive the joyous moments that followed.

As shared by WBIR-10, as shared by Knox News, University of Tennessee News, and WATE.Com.