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05-11-2005


Cumberland College Holds Commencement Ceremony

 


On May 7, Cumberland College held its annual commencement ceremony, celebrating the achievements of this year’s graduating class and giving the students a final challenge to make a difference in the world around them. Over 200 students walked across the stage to receive their bachelor’s degree, including the first graduating class of the Providing Adults a College Experience (PACE) program, a nontraditional degree completion program geared towards adults. Six students were also recognized for completing a master’s degree in education.

“These graduating seniors will join the long and illustrious list of distinguished alumni whom this college has helped mold and shape into successful contributors to society,” remarked Dr. Jim Taylor, president of Cumberland College.

The first graduates of the PACE program made this year’s commencement ceremony a particularly significant event. The program, implemented at Cumberland College two years ago, offers working adults the chance to complete a bachelor of science degree in organizational management in two years.

“We're so very excited over what the PACE students have accomplished, but in a way, it's hard to see them go,” remarked Dr. Garland Young, director of the adult & extended programs office. They have worked hard. In my eighteen years of college teaching, I've never seen students accomplish so much in so short a time as these students have.”

President Taylor gave a final encouraging statement to Cumberland College’s class of 2005. “Our roots go back over 117 years,” he shared with the audience,” and just as in the past, the students we honor today will flower and bear fruit, not just for a season or two, but for a lifetime.”

Cumberland College congratulates each of the graduates and wishes them success in everything they will accomplish in the future.

This year’s graduating class included:

Bachelor of Arts: Dorian W. Asher, Kiara Theresa Baugh, Alejandro Beiderman, Erica Lynn Breitenbach, Mandy Elizabeth Curry, Brenda Rae Favorite, Brooke Elizabeth Hembree, Sarah Courtney Hodges, Lindsey Rene Hufford, Lisa Joy Van Berkel, Mandy Lee Webb, Pamela Martha Woody

Bachelor of General Studies: John Marc Hensley, Tom Mejia, Jill Ann Ross

Bachelor of Music: Kevin Lee Frye, Alisha Renae Hackler, Sarah Louise Hunley, Joshua R. Vaughn

Bachelor of Science: Ashlee Lachele Alcorn, Jessica Renee Anderson, Emily Jan Atchley, Katarzyna Teresa Aziewicz, Tiffany Dawn Bailey, Barry L. Baird, Carrie Elizabeth Baird, Bethany Rosenau Baker, Ashley Lee Ball, Jennifer Marie Barton, Benjamin Wayne Beeler, William Matthew Bishop, Jamie Michelle Bowling, Jordan Joseph Britton, Caleb Thomas Brooks, Jamison Joan Buerger, Amanda Nichole Bullman, Jessica Lynn Bullock, Eleshia Gail Caldwell, Ronald Canella, Tiffany Nicole Carby, Roger Dale Carpenter, Thomas Kyle Cato, Linda Ellen Chapman, Derek Todd Christerson, Erin Lee Clouse, Richard Wesley Conley, William Kenneth Conn, Ashley Monique Cornett, Lauren Michelle Cosentino, James Roman Cox, Jessica Lynne Cox, Kellie Ann Craig, Joel Edward Crawford, Tracey Lyn Crawley, James Brandon Creekmore, Angela Ruth Crigger, Andrew Michael Critchfield, Danielle Merrie Danley, Brandy Michelle Davis, Jeremy Todd Deaton, Michal Renee Deaver, Steven Rupe DeGeorge, Thetlon Hugh Geraldo Detry, Patrick Emitt Deveney, Bradford Dexter Dobney, Blake Thomas Dougan, Heather Marie Douglas, Stephanie Dawn Duncil, Joseph Clinton Durham, Dennis Lynn Earls, Jacob Charles Elder, Aaron Logan Ellis, Andrea Nichole Ellis, Lindsey Donielle Engle, Tonya Elaine Forrester, Brittany Paige Frank, James Brian Frank, Catherine Victoria Gandy, Tiffany Fagioli Gay, James David Gay, Jr., Heather Nicole Gilliam, Jacqueline Nichole Godsey, Nathan Phillip Goodpaster, Susan Gilreath Griffith, Rebecca Faith Hackler, William Franklin Hackler, Jonathan David Hall, Alyssa Ann Harmon, Marla Alonna Harris, Kelly Samantha Hart, Shona Vaughntella Hatfield, Sara Elizabeth Hawkins, Jason Breon Heath, Elizabeth Denise Heatherly, Wesley Adam Heim, Lindsey Cathern Helton, Daisuke Hirata, Matthew Howard Holder, Adam Conrad Honnold, Kourtney Cornell Howard, Dustin Randell Huffaker, Lindsey Renee Huffman, Jolene Nichole Hughes, Wendy Carlene Hunter, Stephanie Louise Isaacs, Jared Wilburn Jackson, Lewis Collen Jackson, Kenneth Jackson James, Jeremy Scott Jarvis, Dara Eileen Johnson, Carl Albert Jones, Mandie Zarbano Jones, Mark Adam Jones, Amanda McKinsey Karr, Laura Catherine Kegan, Jennifer Alissa Kelley, Jessica Rene Kelly, Christopher Kyle Kersey, Wai Kin Khoong, Christel Brooke Kidd, Christin Alicia Kidd, Steven Thomas Kissinger, Jonathan Ray Lawson, Rebecca Jill Lawson, Patricia Ann Lay, Elizabeth Edwina Lweis, Sarah Beth Lovegrove, Jill Marie Lowery, Roy Matthew Lusk, Duncan Ian Mackie, Addie Renee Maiden, Ashlie Nichole Malcolm, Brandon Earl Mann, Raven Danielle Maples, Dawn Marie Marshall, Jeremiah Phillip Massengale, Brenda McDaniel, Matthew Keith McQueen, Andrea Beth Medaugh, Matthew Phillip Mikolajczyk, Christopher James Mills, Angela Rose Miniard, David Morris, Steven Jay Moses, David Tyler Mullins, James Weston Mullins, Misty R. Murray New, Shawna Jo New, Justin Lee Nierengarten, Zachary William Nolan, Ryan Keck Norvell, Brittany Lachelle O’Neal, Jackson Onkoba Ochako, Barbara Jean Owens, Jennifer Michelle Parham, Aaron Douglas Pauley, Eric Lyn Pawlish, Phillip Heath Payne, Joshua Ray Peek, James Wesley Penny, Jessica Moneen Perko, Natasha T. Perry, Kenneth Craig Peters, Sarah Whitney Phillips, Shayne C. Phillips, Wendy Michelle Pietrowski, Vernon Jerome Pinckney, John David Poorman, David Alan Powers, Nicole Suzanne Powers, Trisha Jean Price, Star Leta Pugh, Qiana Michelle Rains, Jamie Nicole Ratliff, Renwick Richardson, Jr., Larissa David Roark, Hannah Renee Rogers, Tiffany Leann Roper, Casey Lynn Russell, Kelly Sue Sandbrink, Thomas John Scheithauer, Rebecca Ann Schoolcraft, Rebecca Suzanne Shanks, Jessica Lee Shirley, Adam Troy Siler, Leslie Lynn Terry Slaven, Ashlee Dehnae Smith, Brandy Amber Smith, Tabitha Rose Sprague, Ernest Gregory Spreitzer, Michelle Renee Stump, Jacob Alan Sumner, Amy Heather Surber, Stephen Dean Taylor, Kristin Tepe, Anthony Robert Thompson, Emily Lauren Tillett, Erin Leigh Toner, Anna Marie Trautwein, Holly Brooke Valentine, Jose Enrique Vazquez, Brent Vernon, Justin William Waters, Brandon Douglas Watkins, Erica Leigh Weaver, Kristen Lee Webb, LeNita Sheryl White, Jennifer Dyane Wigginton, Katherine TeNeal Wilcox, Christopher Dallas Wilkes, Justin Alan Williams, Marsee Anne Williamson, Abbie Nicole Wilson, James Floyd Wilson, Christina Ann Winebrenner, Harlan Lindsey Winston, II, Ashley Suzanne Wolf, Paul Zachary Woodard, Kristi Jo Wright, Stephanie Elizabeth Wright, Matthew Tyrus York

Bachelor of Science: PACE Nancy Ruth Abbott, Sonya Parrott Akers, Anna Meadors Baird, Angela Devona Bignell, Douglas Aaron Brock, Janet Lee Jones Brown, Peggy Gail Robinson Byrd, Terina L. Widner Collins, Barbara Jane Cox, Barbara Sue Duncan, Walter Chris Harp, Belinda Joy Honeycutt, Carl Albert Jones, Claudia R. Males, Ronald Ralph Moses, Portia Leann Mozingo, Alan Brian Sutton, Susan Ray Walls, Susie Combs Williams

Master of Arts in Education: Christel Renee Hoskins, Bobby J. Lawson, Amanda Susan Meadors, Brian Nicklas Rosario, Jacqueline Daphene Thompson, Stephanie Denise White