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1 May 2006

Photo Feature by Steve Latham

Largest Graduating Class in JSU's History

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Jacksonville State University's largest graduating class in history, with more than 700 students in attendance, assembled at Paul Snow Stadium on Friday, April 28. The evening began with a reception in the Gamecock Center to honor the keynote speaker, Mr. Bobby N. Kennamer of Anniston, and the university's top five undergraduates, who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The occasion included presentation of the Daugette family awards to seniors who achieved notable academic honors (see photos below). Above, President William A. Meehan poses with top graduates (from left to right) Catherine S. Cox of Oneonta, Valerie Erin Garrett of Albertville, Talia Hagan of Muscadine, Emily Suzanne Prisoc of Greensboro, and Angie Carlene Pate of Gadsden.



President Meehan positions Mr. Bobby Kennamer's academic hood, which signifies the honorary doctorate degree.


From left, Mr. Jim Bennett, Dr. Rebecca Turner, Mr. Bobby Kennamer, and JSU President Bill Meehan converse moments after Mr. Kennamer was presented the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.


Mr. Daugette presents the Dr. Clarence William Daugette Award to senior Robert L. Cochran III of Boaz, who graduated magna cum laude with special honors in mathematics. The award is presented to the male graduate with the highest grade point average. Mr. Cochran received a Bachelor of Science in education with majors in secondary education and mathematics.


Mr. Daugette presents the Mary C. Forney Award to Catherine S. Cox of of Oneonta. The award is presented to the student selected as the most outstanding female graduate in education. Ms. Cox received the Bachelor of Science in education; she majored in elementary education.


Mr. Daugette presents the Annie Forney Daugette Award to senior Dana Carol Jackson of Oneonta. The award is presented to the female graduate with the highest grade point average in art. Ms. Jackson graduated cum laude with special honors in art. She received the Bachelor of Fine Arts.


Mr. Daugette presents the General John H. Forney Award to Daniel Preston Burford of Anniston. The award is presented to a student commissioned into the United States Army with the highest grade point average. Mr. Burford received a Bachelor of Science degree; he majored in criminal justice.


From left, JSU Board Chairman Jim Bennett and JSU President Bill Meehan present a gift to Mr. Bob Kennamer.


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