Matthew C. Kirkpatrick graduated cum laude from Lyon College at Batesville with a Bachelor of Arts in history, according to a news release.

Kirkpatrick has been accepted into Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in the master’s program in global history.

The son of the Rev. Daniel and Barbara Brabston Kirkpatrick of Nashville, he is the grandson of Evelyn and the late Bill Brabston of the Watson Chapel community, and great-grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Brabston and Mr. and Mrs. T.F. McCarthy.