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28 July 2006

JSU Summer 2006 Graduation Commencement/Candidates

Jacksonville State University’s 2006 Summer commencement will be held Friday, August 4, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in Paul Snow Stadium. Dr. Kay Ivey, State Treasurer, is the commencement speaker.

The Ceremony

The faculty will lead the processional into Paul Snow Stadium where the candidates will be seated in their assigned seats. President Meehan will confer the degrees. The conferring of degrees is a special moment that includes moving the tassel on the mortar board from right to left. Candidates will be announced individually, photographed and pre­sented with a JSU diploma while crossing the stage.

The ceremony will be televised live on WJXS-TV24 (local Cable One Channel 9). Other cable companies with TV 24 include Cable One (Anniston, Oxford, Munford, Pell City, and Jacksonville); Charter (Piedmont, Southside and Heflin); Leesburg Cable; Collinsville Cable; Lookout Cable (Gaylesville); and Cherokee Co. Cable (Centre). Family and friends can also view the graduation ceremony live from their home computers. There will be a link available on the JSU website: The ceremony will be archived for two weeks after commencement.

Information for Guests

JSU welcomes family and friends of candidates to the commencement ceremony. Ample seating is available at Paul Snow Stadium. To ensure that all graduates, the last to cross the stage as well as the first, are appropriately recognized, guests are asked to remain seated throughout the ceremony. After the ceremony, President Meehan will be available to reenact the awarding of diplomas for family photographs. So that graduates and members of the audience may clearly view the proceedings, it is requested that close up photographs and taping be delayed until after the ceremony.

Traffic, Parking & Handicap Accessibility

Parking is available on the north, east, and west sides of the stadium. Handicapped parking is available on the north side of the stadium. Ample handicapped and wheelchair seating is available at the top level in the stadium. Sign language interpreting will be provided on the stage and video screen.

Inclement Weather

In the event the weather prevents an outdoor rehearsal or exercise, the commencement activity will be held in the Mathews Coliseum. Gradu­ates must assemble at 8:45 a.m. in the Mathews Coliseum for rehearsal. The commencement will remain at 7:30 p.m. with the location changed to the Mathews Coliseum.

Local radio stations and campus security will announce any decision to locate the commencement activity in the Mathews Coliseum should weather become a factor. Call the Gradua­tion Hotline, 782-8197 or go online to, for changes in the rehearsal or ceremony location.

Top Five Graduates

The top five graduates all graduate with a near-perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA).  These five distinguished graduates are Rachel Gonce of Stevenson, AL with a 3.92 GPA; Erica Taylor Haynes of Hanceville, AL, 3.92 GPA; Ebony Nicole O'Brien of Trinidad, 3.97 GPA; John Arthur Patrick of LaFayette, Indiana, 3.97 GPA; and Justin Howard Williams of Rainbow City, AL, 3.97 GPA.

Ms. Gonce receives the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) with a major in Nursing; Ms. Haynes, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) with a major in Nursing; Ms. O'Brien, the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with a major in Finance; Mr. Patrick, the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with a major in Technology; Mr. Williams, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) with a major in Political Science.

Awarding of Honors

The awarding of honors to graduates by JSU is presented as follows:  The designation "cum laude" will be engrossed upon the diplomas of graduating students who obtain a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.69 quality points on hours attempted; "magna cum laude," for a grade point average of 3.7 to 3.89; and "summa cum laude," for a grade point average of 3.9 to 4.0.  The designation "with special honors in {major}" will be engrossed upon the diplomas of those who maintain an average of 3.5 in their major field and 3.25 overall.  (Only undergraduate students are eligible for Latin or special honors.)

Graduation Candidates

Students receiving degrees are listed by program level of study completed—Undergraduate/Graduate—and also geographically by hometown/county for Alabama’s in-state students, by state and city for out-of state students, and finally by country for foreign students.  Graduates of JSU’s Summer 2006 Semester are listed below.


Eligibility for honors will be determined at the conclusion of the degree program; therefore, honors published in the commencement program do not include the last semester of enrollment.





Daphne:  Matthew Nathan Davis.




Locust Fork:  Joshua Ryan Wall.

Susan Moore:  Miranda Jill Long; Joshua Creg McGill.




Alexandria:  Katrina Lynn Burris.

Anniston:  Ann Porteous Angell, cum laude/special honors in Exercise Science and Wellness; Stephanie Raye Bohn; Daniel Ray Buckhannan; Lauren Arianne Cote; Arthur Lee Cottingham; Thomas Wayne Ford, Jr.; Katharine Lynn Fuller; Amy Elizabeth Gannon; Joan Elizabeth Garrett, special honors in Music; Stephanie Ann Gilmer; Amy Rebecca Goodro; Mary Lauren Gray; Tammy Woodard Moreno, special honors in Social Work; Kerinza Dawn Payne; Andrea Michelle Reaves; Angela Denise Reid, magna cum laude/special honors in Communication; Keith Lamar Richmond; Vivian Gravitt-Conner Roberts, magna cum laude/special honors in Occupational Safety and Health Technology and Technology; Lara Kileff Sisk; Tiffany Nicole Tarrance; Brenda Kay Young.

Bynum:  Amber Jolene Gillies, special honors in Marketing.

Jacksonville:  Shawn Bailey; Nathanael Franklyn Camp; John Brandon Caples; Julia Melinda Copeland; Allison Ryan Elmore; Jackie Isom Johnson; Kendra Suzanne Monroe; Lisa Marie Pope, special honors in Family and Consumer Sciences; Jill Deanne Rainer, cum laude/special honors in Psychology  and Sociology; Lesley Edwards Roper, cum laude; Cheneil Lanette Sanders, magna cum laude/special honors in Computer Science; Justin David Sollohub; Joseph Jackson Stewart; Kelly Nicole Summers; Joshua Andrew Turner; Marlo Lyvette Willingham.

Ohatchee:  Echo Michelle Dunaway; Jennifer Lynn Weathington.

Oxford:  Tiffani Alaine Carmichael; Eric D. Green; Jason Quinn Head, special honors in Exercise Science and Wellness; Mai Lynn McCary; Ashley Michelle Stedham; Jarrod Harlan Troup.

Piedmont:  Phillip Jarvis Brown; Kenneth E. Conn; Wayne Addison Coppock; Tonya Jean Curtis; Krista Leigh Ingram; William Lee Pentecost; Valene Marie Singleton; Linda G. Tyree.

Weaver:  Jeffery Dwayne Christopher; Heather SaraAnn Hase.




Valley:  Stephanie Nicole Brand; Abigail Lorena Terry.




Cedar Bluff:  Cory Steven George.

Centre:  Jamie Lynn LeCroy, special honors in Management.

Sand Rock:  Carolyn Christian Gault.

Spring Garden:  Phillip David Cox.




Ashland:  Matthew Stephen Weathers, magna cum laude/special honors in Biology.

Hollins:  Joanie Sherie Thomas, magna cum laude.




Heflin:  Beverly Yvonne Ervin, special honors in Management; Shirley Michelle Frames; Paula Carol Harlan-East; Dustin William Norton; Brooklyn Amelia Smith; Jennifer Ingram White, special honors in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Ranburne:  Casey Scott Anglin; Velda Sprayberry Cash; Casey Leigh Waddell.




Enterprise:  Sean Christopher Creech, special honors in Social Work.




Cullman:  Elizabeth Caroline Fine; Natalie Rebecca Shearer.

Hanceville:  Erica Taylor Haynes.

Holly Pond:  Mark Adam Narrell.




Sardis:  Benjamin Jeffery Blevins; Josh A. Washburn.

Selma:  Bradford Carl Fondren.




Crossville:  Jeremy Morris Colvin; Lindsey Jordan Dalrymple; Destin Nicole Griffin; Leslie Heather McCreless, special honors in Elementary Education.

Fort Payne:  Janet Lusk Berry; Daphne Bufford Greenwood, special honors in English Language Arts; Robert Thomas Horton.

Henagar:  Crystal Leigh Kyle; Emily Adline Rollins.

Rainsville:  Derek Neal Golden, cum laude/special honors in Political Science.

Valley Head:  Jacob Lewis Gibson.




Attalla:  Britannia Celeste Graham; Kristopher Ray Puckett; Kelli Lyn Reid, magna cum laude/special honors in Spanish.

Gadsden:  Nathan Daniel Brown, special honors in Political Science; R. Keith Burgess; Brandon Eric Casey, special honors in Accounting; Alison Michelle Del Carmen, cum laude/special honors in Family and Consumer Sciences; Candace Patrice Dupree; Tracy E. Dyer, special honors in Nursing; Rickey Lee Gwin II; Erin Rebecca Henson; Tamala Denise Horton; Tricia Lynn Huff; James Ethan Jaynes; Gelaine Fleetwood Kelley; Kristen Nichole Kirkland; Jimmy Martin Lancaster; Letitia King Lucas; Nicole Louise McClellan; Royce Heath McGlaughn, special honors in Psychology; Jacob Allen Millican; Stephanie Jae Mitchell; Wanda Johnson Nowell; Victoria Ruth Phillips; Adrian Jemar Ragland; Dwayne Cordell Rowe; Jami Leigh Shirley; Jamie Lenora Steele; Taneshia LaShae Timmons; Conteria D. Williams.

Gallant:  Tyler Scott Lutes.

Glencoe:  Joshua Craig Colvard; Robin R. Mayhall; Jessica Ann Owens.

Hokes Bluff:  Kristen Danielle Belyeu; Kristi Danae Clough.

Rainbow City:  James Matthew Byers; Hollie Michaela Colvin, cum laude/special honors in English; Keri Renea Lee; Justin Howard Williams, summa cum laude/special honors in Political Science.

Southside:  Kelly Diane Symonds; Laura Pruitt Walker.

Walnut Grove:  Thomas Michael Thompson.




Slocomb:  Roy Lee Harrell.




Flat Rock:  Samantha Lee Schweda.

Stevenson:  Kassie Michelle Britton; Rachel Ann Gonce.




Birmingham:  Regina Ezell; Danielle Denise Henderson; Kyteria Haynes Holmes; Ráchel VáShea Jackson; Sharonta Monique Jackson; Clifford Ford King; Lindsey Nichole McAnnally; Clifshaun McElroy; Alice LaTerma Smith; Alan Clinton Swindle; Melissa Deon Thompkins; Steven Ronaldo Williams.

Gardendale:  Kendall Andrew Taylor, special honors in History.

Hoover:  Courtney Elaine Stone.

Leeds:  Jacob Thomas Hogan.

Pleasant Grove:  Cedric Jamaal Hunt.

Trussville:  Susan Denise Jackson; Melissa Ann Johnson; Anquannetta Monte Pierce.




Florence:  MeYori Jenae Brown.

Killen:  Cherish Lyne Jackson Burchell.




Opelika:  Janice E. Phelps; Dexter O'Bryan Sistrunk.




Athens:  Clarke Louis Bedingfield.




Huntsville:  William Benjamin Brinkley; Maximilian Michael Janis; Cynthia Ann McLaughlin; Jennifer Margaret Wentworth; Matthew Grant Whitaker.




Demopolis:  Fredric' D'Wayne Mack; Remington Bret Pettus.

Linden:  Steven Jason Cannon.




Albertville:  Stephanie Pauline Brewer; Marsha Lea Carroll, special honors in Social Work; Jason Eugene Collins; Jonathan Shane Dobbins, special honors in Technology; Leah Johnston Hawkins; Joanie Michelle League; Jody Franklin Lester; Jonathan Emil Lindblad, cum laude; Archie Guy McClendon; Dustin Massey Raines.

Arab:  Jennifer Renee Estes Miller; B. Renae Turner.

Boaz:  Bobbie LeCole Bartlett; Bethany Marie Joy Garrard; Misty Lynne Holcomb; Joy Elizabeth Mosley; Michael Keith Mosley, summa cum laude/special honors in Nursing; Crystal LaShay Roberts.

Guntersville:  Jerimy Dave Buchanan; Jonathan Brent Foster; Julie Leigh Graham; Jeannene Juanita Vines.




Mobile:  Jason Poe.




Montgomery:  Rachel Hendrix.




Decatur:  John Brian Wilson.




Roanoke:  Kristen Lynn McCowan; Charlene Lalita Rowland.




Odenville:  Stacy Patton.

Pell City:  Lisa Rebecca Bowers; LaToya Lanette Threatt.

Steele:  John Denman Wilcox, Jr., magna cum laude/special honors in Marketing.




Chelsea:  Anthony Wayne Mills.




Alpine:  Naquisha Lanell Calhoun.

Munford:  Christopher Glen Smith; Cassandra Ramey Tillman.

Sylacauga:  Jessica Latronia McNealey; Jessica Brook Smith.




Alexander City:  Justin Marquis Buchanan; Jessica Erin-Hayley Stewart; Kawarya Sharree Tuck; Leigh Amber Williams, cum laude.




Jasper:  Zachry Clark McCumber.




CALIFORNIA:  Charlotte Janie-Lorraine Foster, Los Angeles.

CONNECTICUT:  Kevin Patrick Simon, Stratford.

GEORGIA:  Robert Carlos Alvarado, Cedartown; Kimani Yero Brown, Savannah; Chelsea Kate Buchanan, special honors in Marketing, Ellijay; Jonathan Price Dalton, Douglasville; Olaniran Titilola Fajobi, Atlanta; Dynva Marshon Floyd, Carrollton; Rachel Elizabeth Haddix, Bremen; Kendra Suzanne Hammond, special honors in Communication, Calhoun; Brandie Michelle Highfield, Rome; Tiffany LaShone Hollis, Macon; Drew Henry Hook, Douglasville; Rebekah Delphia Johnson, Sharpsburg; Jessica Rae Kidd, Duluth; Chesley Lauren Lewis, Carrollton;  Matthew Webster Little, Marietta; Mitchell Darnell Lofton, Augusta; Kristy Lyles McKinzey, Tallapoosa; Lindsay Dean Spurgin, special honors in Economics, Trenton; Wesley Evan Todd, Newnan; Cory Ray Tucker, magna cum laude, Rome; Jennifer Marlisa VanHo, Peachtree City; Lisa Cordle Wilder, Summerville, Ricardo Antrezz Lumpkin, Winder.

ILLINOIS:  LaNiece Janeen Thomas, Chicago.

INDIANA:  Dodie Lynn Atwell, Fort Wayne; John Arthur Patrick IV, summa cum laude/special honors in Technology, LaFayette.

KENTUCKY:  Freddricka LaTonya Embry, Lexington.

MINNESOTA:  Tiffany Ann Kurpiel, Lindstrom.

NORTH CAROLINA:  Krissy Lea Williams, Robbinsville.

NEW JERSEY:  Jason Bernard Lewis, Union.

NEW YORK:  Christopher Mark Caputo, Glens Falls.

SOUTH CAROLINA:  Avis M. Gregg, Mount Pleasant.

TENNESSEE:  Bryan Lee Pigg, Pulaski.

TEXAS:  Mitchell Ted Hunt, Longview.

WASHINGTON:  Elizabeth Ann Hendricks, special honors in Communication Des Moines.



  BRAZIL:  Christian Rybertt.

  HONG KONG:  Echo Chan.

  JAMAICA:  Theresa Christine Thomas.

  MALI:  Dado Sica Sankare.

  SERBIA:  Danilo Šuput.

  THE BAHAMAS:  Anwar Elliott Cyril Mitchell; Ari Eric Andre Mitchell.

  THE GAMBIA:  Ahamat Jah.

  TRINIDAD:  Ebony Nicole O'Brien, summa cum laude/special honors in Finance.

  VIETNAM:  Dung Thi Trang Le, magna cum laude/special honors in Finance.





Cleveland:  Brannon Glenn Smith.

Oneonta:  Courtney Anne Cochran.




Alexandria:  Darrell Davis; GaQuila Shonta Loveberry; Sara E. Wheeler.

Anniston:  Patrick Kyler Acker; Calvin Bowie; Gigi Marie Clausen; Deborah Faye Elston; Sonja Morrison Jackson; Jan Jacob Kolar; Angela Bachus McVeigh; Brandi Dishman Miller; Christopher Lynn Phillips; William Everett Pink; Abby Scruggs Quinn; Kelli Moore Roberts; Deborah Ann Scheer; Heather L. Stedham; Brandy Chaneka Tarrance; Laura Howard Tutor; Courtney Jayne Wilburn.

Jacksonville:  Tara Roper Hood; Karen L. Maxwell; Allison L. Newton; Shawn Peter Ryals Keller; Martin H. Weldon.

Ohatchee:  Regina Gower Jinks; Joe L. Nance; Jessica D. Saxon.

Oxford:  Christopher Freeman Bailey; Norbert Keith Bergstresser; Linda B. Finch; LeAnne Wesley Jenkins; Robert Wendell McLendon; Robert M. Owen; Erika B. Sullivan; Bobby Ray Tittle; Destini Marie Trusty.

Piedmont:  Sherry Shows; John Grady Triplett.




Valley:  Angela Carter Cooks.




Cedar Bluff:  Kathy A. Bond.

Centre:  Pamela Jordan Gossett; Kelly Faye Hopper.

Leesburg:  Dax Ryan McDonald.

Sand Rock:  Lori Ann Earp.




Delta:  Kristina W. Clarke.

Lineville:  Jodi Leigh Yates.




Heflin:  Craig Stephen Bryant; Andrew Kendall DuHon; Elaine Moore Rutherford; Sebastian H. White.

Ranburne:  Amy Paige Salmon.




Fort Payne:  Jolene Carlisle Arnold; Emily Nicole Ferguson; Tracy Renee Fraley; John David Guice; Brandee Conner Hughes; Crystal Jade McWilliams; Tanya Sparks Nichols; Andrea Nicole Oliver.

Fyffe:  Jason Brent Barnett; Joseph H. Blackwell.

Geraldine:  Leah Moehr Smallwood.

Groveoak:  Lee H. Dalton.

Henagar:  Jared Shane Carson; Anthony Lamar Dabbs.

Rainsville:  Brian Lane Jett; Wayne Carter Lyles; Daniel Weston Smith; Anthony Scott Timmons.

Valley Head:  Michelle J. White; Ronald Jason Willoughby.




Gadsden:  Alice Allen Abernathy; Heath Belyeu; Molly Hill Gann; Karen D. Kilgo; Brandy Lynn King; Patricia Dianne Stargell Owensby; Paula Christine Phillips; Charles E. Posey.

Hokes Bluff:  Christopher Dee Nolen.

Rainbow City:  Kenny Wayne Clevenger; Matthew David Ford; Kristy Shay Frost.

Southside:  Carolee A. Ausborn; Genny F. Ball; Terri Crossley Beecham; Henry Westbrook Finlayson, Jr.; Candice Robertson Kohute.




Dothan:  Nancy Elizabeth Bowers.




Bridgeport:  Samuel Christopher Houston.

Bryant:  Johnny W. Holman.

Scottsboro:  Kimberly J. Hass; Kenneth M. Holder.




Bessemer:  Quinton Joel Morris.

Birmingham:  Nina Alberta Clem; Katheryn Lyons Foreman; April Cherie' Johnson.

Fultondale:  Erwin Jamar Fields.

Trafford:  Christopher Donald Lakey; Shannon Smith Lakey.




Florence:  Blake Alan Lawson.




Athens:  Argenia Dawn Keeling.




Huntsville:  Raycheal Kathrine Drake; Alan Lynn Gastler; Tina Reed Putman.

New Market:  Angela Malone Ancell.




Albertville:  William B. Buchanan, Jr.; Leesa P. Culbert; Kimberley Dawn Kelley.

Boaz:  Matthew Daron Holderfield; Dorothy Jean Kandziorski.




Montgomery:  Kirneshia Michelle Capleton; Jason Anthony White.




Roanoke:  Chandice Lashea Potts.




Ashville:  Angela Davis Cornutt.

Margaret:  Teresa Glenn Holston.

Pell City:  Sara Webb Howe; Bekina Lounita Lane; Miranda Bryant Myrick.

Ragland:  Roy Glenn Bliss; Kimberly Allison Phillips.

Steele:  Angela Kelley McHugh.




Chelsea:  Corrie Hurst Weiss.

Helena:  Davy Allan Lott.




Lincoln:  Andrew F. Tarver, Jr.

Sylacauga:  Tenicia Rochelle Garrett.

Talladega:  Kristin Lynn Harrell; Shannon Cook Hill; Keria L. Parker.




Tuscaloosa:  Gerald Reed.




            FLORIDA:  Karen Nelson Scherich, Titusville; Laconya Pinkston Williams, Miami.


GEORGIA:  Libritta Renae Anderson, McDonough; Heather L. Barton, Kingston; Emily Mae Blanton, Rome; William Joseph Carnes, Whitesburg; Bernard DeSales Cordial, III, Dallas; Dannison Rhodes Curtis, Hiram; Randall Scott Dean, Douglasville; Katherine E. Dunagan, Rome; Vivian Sakethia Dunn, Decatur; Kandace Nicole Edwards, Rome; Lindsay Renee Elkins, Dallas; Kristy Jan Elliott, Carrollton; Vickie Elaine Gaines, Lithia Springs; James Matthew Gibson, Chatsworth; Sonya K. Gilliam, Newnan; Amanda Lindsey Gravett, Cedartown; Amanda A. Green, Rome; Nanci K. Griggs, Cartersville; Cynthia Stoker Gross, Rome; Amy Ingram Heater, Emerson; Dennis Rowan Hicks, Rome; John R. Howard, III, Acworth; H. Scott Jackson, Jefferson; Christopher H. Jacobs, Cave Spring; Rebecca Thompson Lindsey, Rockmart; Rachel Christine Loftin, Dallas; Stacy Lynn Lueken, Cartersville; Kyla Diane Mayo, Rome; Kimberley Brooke McKelvey, Carrollton; Joshua Lawayne Miller, Temple; James Albert Neal, Jr., Hiram; Leanne R. Newton, Newnan; Jared Raymond Noblet, Dallas; Amanda Leigh Oates, Rome; Holly Anne Odom, Cedartown; Scott Andrew Peavey, Tallapoosa; Holly E. Petty, Rockmart; Catherine Pike, Douglasville; Artesza Lavonne Portee, Lithia Springs; Megan Farrow Ray, Summerville; T. Maya Revere, Atlanta; Angela K. Richardson, Villa Rica; Ricky Charles Riordan, Rome; Mollie Milam Roberson, Rome; Betty Eunice Robson, Stone Mountain; William R. Sauls, Jr., Villa Rica; Russell Scott Savage, Armuchee; Jason Grant Self, Rome; Jennifer Spake Shirley, Temple; Haley Keaton Taylor, Buchanan;  Kimberly Waddell Thompson, Dallas; Elizabeth A. Tuck, Cartersville; Debra P. Warren, Cartersville; Arlinda Octavia Wilson, Lithonia; Jamie Lynn Wittenberg, Dallas; Brent Leon Womack, Dallas; Kellie J. Woods, Summerville.


ILLINOIS:  Jacqueline Novella Johnson, Chicago; Steven Daniel Stone, Belleville.

INDIANA:  Bruce Edward Hamm, Rushville.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Tyrone Anthony Denson, Springfield; Melanie J. McCarthy, Falmouth.

MISSISSIPPI:  Tawan Rosha Nevels, Baldwyn.

NORTH CAROLINA:  Quadethia Pierce Burton. Fayetteville.

OKLAHOMA:  Sharlet Ann Keilman, Mangum.

SOUTH CAROLINA:  Clarence William Blalock, West Columbia.

TENNESSEE:  Anissa Elizabeth Delecki, Summertown; David Allen Delecki, Jr., Hohenwald.

WASHINGTON:  Aliya Nailah Rashid, Kent.


WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Michael Allen Smith, Jr.



  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS:  Cill Rozzeto Gordon, Sr.

  CANADA:  Charmaine Vivian Ronney.


  INDIA:  Sirish Kumar Velkour.


  PAKISTAN:  Fiam Khan.

  SPAIN:  Nuria Sala Carral.

  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS:  Lindra James-Gordon.