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Grayson College holds commencement ceremonies May 12

Mortar Boards

Date: Fri, May 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Grayson College awarded more than 500 degrees and certificates during its commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12.

Ceremonies were held in Cruce Stark Auditorium at the college’s Denison campus. Students receiving the Associate of Science, Associate of Arts and Associate of Arts Teaching degrees participated in the 10 a.m. ceremony. Students receiving certificates of completion and Associate of Applied Science degrees (except Associate Degree Nursing) participated in the 1 p.m. ceremony. Associate Degree Nursing students will complete their pinning ceremony Friday evening.

Music during the prelude was provided by Michael Brooks, Grayson College Alumnus. The processional, anthem and recessional were performed by the Grayson College Ceremonial Viking Band, directed by Dr. David R. Tercer with Mason Buckley, flute; Gabrielle Acevedo and Sean Neal, clarinet; Samantha Farmer, alto saxophone; Justin Ailshire, tenor saxophone; Leland Freer, trumpet; Christopher Evans, trombone; and Lucas Freer, percussion. The invocation and benediction were offered by Brad McClenny, International Student Advisor at Grayson.

Included among the graduates were two early college students from Tioga High School, Luis Perez and John London. Perez plans to transfer to Southeastern Oklahoma State University to complete a degree in occupation safety, and London will complete a degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Dallas.

During the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ceremonies, Dr. Jeremy McMillen announced the 2017 recipients of the President’s Award, Victoria Perry and Billy Robinson. The designation honors an outstanding graduating student who has performed well in the classroom while simultaneously engaging in service to others on and off campus.

Victoria Perry is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Honors College and Mu Alpha Theta. Additionally, Perry is a member of the All-Texas Academic Team. She volunteers with the Sherman Public Library, True Options Pregnancy Center and is an accompanist at her church.

Billy Robinson is a member of T.I.P.S.S. and served as Vice President during the 2016-2017 year. He also volunteers for Sky Ball, benefiting the Gary Sinise Foundation for Veterans; Starfish Benefit for the Child and Family Guidance Center; Dancing with the Stars, benefiting Denison Service League and others.

Grayson awards degrees in Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) and Certificates of Completion (CERT). Students with exceptional grade point averages are noted for their distinction. Those with 3.70-3.84 graduate with cum laude, 3.85-3.99 as magna cum laude and 4.0 as summa cum laude. Students earning certificates of completion with A’s in all certificate classes are listed with honors, and students completing the requirements of the Honors College program also receive designation.

Candidates for graduation (as of this printing) Spring 2017 include: 

Associate of Science

Nancy Afakule

Justin Garrett Ailshire

Marlo Deon Anderson

Susan Lanette Armstrong

Terra R Armstrong (C)

Donald F Baker (S)

Jason M Baldridge

Britnie Rene’ Ballard

Tom Kody Ballard (M)

Sarah Renee Barber (C)

Bradley Joseph Barnett (C)

Mark Cullins Barrett

Logan Andrew Beauchamp 

Mary Jean Bennett

James Rusell Berggren (S)

Brian Joe Berry

Kelsie Daneielle Booe (S)

Katelin Danielle Britton

Hannah Morgan Brown

Dwayne L Bruce

Tobie J Bunievatz  

Zachary Tyler Burns

Carrie D Burt

Ashley Danielle Burts (C)

Tassa Jo Bush

Kaitlynn Nicole Callier

Edmundo Camacho

Francisco Enriquez Carranza

Russell Wheeler Carter

Esmeralda Castillo

Mariah L Cavender

Micheline Gayle Chambers

Amber Renee Charles

Ashley Dalynn Coffman

Brenda Ellen Cooper

Jeremy R Cooper

Bretton Don Covey

Bradley Preston Cragg

Ashley R Craig

Ashley D Cruz (M)

Micah Garrett Cummings

Jordan Grace Curry

Hector Ricardo DeLuna Gutierrez

Savannah Taylor Dennis

Michael Batome Dietchou

Darrion Dequawn Dockins

Kristen Lahoma Dyer (M)

James R Echevarria

Nicholas Patrick Ellis

Blaze Nicole Fajerson

Anthony Joseph Flores

Angela L Fulce

John Dillon Gage

Andrea Galvan

Parker Ray Garrett

Kaylie E Gibson

Nathaniel Thomas Glass

Nicole Gonzalez (M)

Mark Hill Gottsacker

Mariah De La Luz Grijaldo

Christopher Lee Groseclose

Alejandra Guerrero Mendoza

Stephanie Guido

Matthew David Haas

Sheridan Marie Hall (S)

Monica Kay Hamm

Preston Wayne Hammond

Stormy N Harbin

Christine D Harding

Allison Marie Haynes

Cindy Leann Haynes

Guisela Hernandez (S)

Caleb Harlan Hough

Sabrina Renee Inman

Nathan Jamal Jack

Olivia T Jambor

Sarah Mead Jennings

Tierra Nechelle Jinkins

Leandrea Kaye Johnson

Blaine Stiles Jones (M)

Rachel Elisabeth Jones

Mathew Todd Keel

Megan Lee Kelley (S)

Kendall James Kennedy

Dalton David Kerbow

Valorie Rebecca Ruth Klein

Steven Blake Kolhoff

Kortney Michelle Kosak

Caleb Andrew Lankford (C)

Kelly Olsen Lawrence

Anne Morgan Lewis

Mackenzie Ann Lewis (M)

Briston Paul Lobo

John Austin London

Christian Ava-bethia Love

Andre Dominique Marroquin (C)

Debra Ann Martinez

Marieny Martinez

John Joseph Matey III

Marshall C Mathews

Leah Marie Matthews

Dymond Nycole Mayhew

Laurine Elizabeth McAden

Charles Tyler McAllister

Mitzi Noel McCabe

Andrea Lynn McDaniel

Callie M. McDonald

William David McDonough

Sadie Elizabeth James Mexia

Susana Morales-Nieto

Emma B Moreno

Alyssa Mae Morgan (M)

Kyle Robert Morman (C)

Abdellahi Mouknass

William Hunter Mullennix

Cona K Muniz

Staci Dawn Myers

Soha Nadeem

Robert W Nderitu (C)

Adahm Bruce Neal

Stephen Michael Nelson

James R Newman (C)

Simone Brionez Nickerson (C)

Kayla Joan Nipper

Jason L Noel (C)

Tracie Janice Noel (S)

Bennett Meyer Oberstein

Skyler Ray O’Brien

Mallary Blair Pcikens

Luis Daniel Perez

Matthew Gilbert Perez

Victoria Faith Perry (S)

Mallary Blair Pickens

Caitlin Marie Pohland (C)

Elijah S Prince

Catherine E Rainbow

Alondra Ramirez (C)

Brooke Renae Rana

Jamee Nicole Rhoades (C)

Ladina Roberson

Billy Daniel Roberts (C)

Maria Mavisol Rodriguez (M)

Trenton Edwin Rohret

Easton Brian Ross

Kendall Brooke Ruffin

Florencio Santibanez

Isaac Stroud Scheibmeir

Misty D’Nae Schultz

Whitney Maye Seitz

Maraget J Shankles

Jessica Anne Shoemaker (S)

Anit Shrestha

Katherine Elizabeth Sly

Rachel Nicole Smith (C)

Isaiah Lewis Snyder

Hector Alonso Sosa

Colton Randall Stephens

Larry D Stevenson

Joshua Keith Steward

Jordan Thomas Streetman

Edward Eugene Strickland

Madison Hope Styles

Leah S Sutherland

Daniel Scott Swindle

Ian Lochlainn Talcott

Jannette Bautista Tatunay

Mohamadou Kola Thera

Elijah Shan Thomas

Brandon Scott Thompson

Anne L Torres

Siaka Toure

Ashley Tovar

Gray Thomas Trentman

Misty D Tucker

Isaiah Daniel Urqizo

Jose Jorge Vasquez

Travis G Vick

Cody Dalton Weaver

Sara Morgan Welch

Colton T Wheeler

William Chris Whisman (M)

Shalene Ann White

Bryan Daniel Wilson

Charlene Marie Witmer (M)

Nikki Kae Wood

Julia Paige Woodrum

Kyra Jordan Wright

Abigail Elaine Young

Christina Marie Young

Mindy D Zeiter

Charles Arthur Zoghbi

Associate of Arts in Teaching

Chelsea Leigh Adams

Andrea L Bratcher

Denise Danielle Burden

Aldo Adrian Dominguez

Monica Paige Eslick

Marija Cassandra Franzeo

Amy Brooks Gordon

Haley B Harbour

Aliza Ardessa Hastings

Julie Marie Hill

Kelsie Delaine Kelton

Abby Danielle Lackey

Abby Lynn Lloyd

Latoshe Lee Lucas

Kenya Avrionne Mattocks

Bridget Y Molina

Rachel Michelle Newcomb

Yessica Paloma Ovalle

Lori A Ritchie 

Megan Rose Smith

Kevin Austin Thompson

Brandy Rena Wade

Associate of Arts

Jordan C Harger (S)

LaToya W Hart (M)

Jayton Ray Hawkins 

Tabitha Renea Rushing

Averia Belynn Wilson (M)

Associate of Applied Science

Jacob Wheeler Aguirre

Memy Aktar

Jennifer Taylor Amber

Melissa Renee Anderson

David Jay Ballard (M)

Meghann E Bancewicz (M)

Ashley Nicole Barrera

Brandon Michael Barrow (C)

Cristina Quintanilla Beamesderfer

Michelle L Beckcom (C)

Beverly Ann Bethel (S)

Molly Kay Bethel (S)

Annabelle Rose Blevins

Scott Alan Bruton

Brittney ALexis Buchanan

Michelle Lee Buchanan (S)

Christina Marie Bullock

Grant Vernon Buxbaum (S)

Jacqueline Louise Canny (C)

Rosio Cardenas

Laura Elizabeth Cerbin

Anthony Thomas Cervi

Savannah Chacon

Hillary Ann Childress (C)

Hyesuk Choi (M)

Joshua A Clarke

April Dawn Clement

Melissa Kay Coder

Alexander Everett Connors

Mickey Mishelle Cook

Danielle Marie Corbitt (C)

April Maureen Corrigan (M)

Eric Bradley Cragg (C)

Brinlee Ashton Crump

Trina Cummings

Karli Breanne Curtius

Richard Clayton Davis

Ashley Denise DeLeon

Debbie Delynn Dolezalek

Balenda JoLean Dorsey

Patricia Sue Dunegan

Cyndi Lee Ann Eason

Emily Ann Fagan

Kelsey Anne Ferguson

Kylee Annette Flores

Cindel Leigh Freeman

Joshua Don Gardner

Sandeep Kaur Grewal

Joshua David Griffin

Hunter Lee Grisham

Danielle Lanette Hamm

Desiree’ Gayle Harston

Tyler Hawkins

Kelsey E Hayes

Willium Marshall Heil IV

Carmen Hernandez

Sam Jones Hester

Morgan Mackenzie Hicks

Erica Paige Hollowell

Franklin Gilbert Hotchkiss III

Jeremy David Hudson

Leeta Marie Hyatt

Maragaret Ann Jackson

Natalie S Jackson

Jessica April James

Enoch Aareon Johnson

Shauntae Ellette Johnson

Dakota A Jones

Ashley J Kidd

Lori Anne Kooiman (S)

Lucas Ford Lemons

Melanie Ann Lofgren

Leslie Dawn Long

Sonya Maria Lowery

Breanna Lyn Lowrey (S)

Ellen Lynn Malone (S)

Megan Danielle Marks

Rita Yadira Martinez-Quiroz

Veronica Mata

Alicia Lea Matthews

Lindsay Dawn Maxey

Tierra Riki McAlpin (M)

Wendy Lynne McCullough

Jessica Lynn McLain

Tina LaRue Meade

Brenda Lissette Mejia

Nicole Machelle Mills

Bailey Brooke Moore

Paul Joseph Moore (C)

Laci Nicole Moreland (C)

Nancy G Moreles

Christine Marie Morgan

Misty Marie Morris

William Shelton Morris (S)

Genesis Chamreun Moul

Cheyeene Elizabeth Murphy

Ralph Glen Muse

Grey Dawn Nehring (S)

Sean Michael Noel

Sellenga Seya Nyagawa (S)

Angelia Christina Ogelsby

Stephenie D. O’Neal

Damaris B Ongeri

Tanya D Orellana

Tusca Marie Orr

Spencer W Pelfrey

Robert Cory Petty

Stacey Ellane Petty (C)

Arthur S Phea (S)

Leaodus Lynn Phea (C)

Ray-Lee Brook Pierce (M)

Donna Kay Pittman

Lane Scott Pollan

Emily Katherine Pope

Valeria Yesenia Porras

Collin Michael Powers

Adrienne   Prince

Russell Joe Pritchett

Emran Mohmad Rasul

Crystal Marie Rendon

Megan Karol Ripley

Christopher E. Robbins (C)

Dominique Jermale Roberts

Shannon Andraea Robinson 

Jamie L Robison

Cierra Michelle Rodriquez

Jacquelyn Jeannine Ross

Summer Danielle Russell

Crista Dion Salinas

Cynthia A Sanchez

David Earl Sanders

Irma O Santaniello

Bri’Ana LaCree Savage

Justine Detta Schuler

Charlynda A Seales

Demeatrice Renee Sheppard

Caleb Don Shoemake

Arshvir Singh (S)

Erin Kathleen Smith

Ezekiel Smith Smith

Angeleen Michelle Speegle

Carol Lee Staley

Brandon Michael Stockton (C)

Robert Daniel Sweat

Courtney Neashea Taylor

Justin Coby Taylor

Sara Ann Taylor

Dillon Mackenzie Terry

Christina Desiree Thompson (C)

Jared Michael Underwood

Rosa Isabel Vasquez

Cassandra Yuridia Velazquez

Jamie Lynn Venegas

Kayla Delayne Vest

McKala Pearl Walls

Charles W Wangeci

Rusty Lee Weatherly (S)

Connie Lee Wetzel

Anthony John Williams (S)

Julie Claire Williams (S)

Ashleigh Michelle Wood

Donnie Garland Wood

Christopher Allen Yancey

Paul Dean Yarwoord

 

Certificates of Completion

Bessie Lee Andrews

Aaron Joseph Aukes

Collin Noah Baker (S)

Stephanie Baker

Tessa Cheranne Baker (C)

Amber Bonnetta Balfe

Chris Anthony Barbour

Stephanie Lynn Bice

Phyllis Kay Ashley Billmeier 

Gary Lynn Boston

Clayton Lee Bowles

Lacy Katelyn Lashae Brown (C)

Michelle Dawn Burns

Troy Daniel Burns (S)

Branden Lawrence Butler

Yesina Falcon Chavez

Jan Dante Clark

Landon Michael Collum

Hunter Lane Craig

Christy J Crockett

Haylee Lynn Crockett

Coleman Gregory Crook (S)

Dustin W Crook

William Justin Davidson

Amber Nicole Davis

Trevor D Deaton

Senyasse DeLaFuente

Edward Jesse Delphin III

Andrew Wayne Derrick

Susan Lucretia Dickerson

Caleb Christian Dimas

Chuck Colby Dowell

Nicholas David Engelke

Nathan Lee Ernst (C)

Brandon Keith Ernst 

Elizabeth Danielle Essary (C)

Cassandra Nicole Estep

Aaron Colton Ewing

Michael Alyn Ferguson

Benjamin Adam Ford

Efren Fuentes

Joel Cade Gaddis

Joshua Ray Gallardo

Jami Breiana Garcia

Catherine Margaret Gearinger

Angel Leigh Giddings

Luke Nathaneal Giebel

Quenton Drew Golston

Ruben Rodriguez Gonzales (S)

Cristal Aylin Gonzalez

Payton Mark Grisham

Payton Danielle Guymon

Francis Vain Hammond

Montana Shane Hammons (S)

Layne Sheridan Harris

Malik Siani Harris

Christopher Lynn Healy

Kendal R Hendricks (C)

Jairo B Herrera

Miranda Eljuan Hess

Kenneth Ray Hinson

Evelin Yasmin Interiano

Alvaro Jacquez

Kelsin Dewayne Jay

Gordon Scott Jebens (S)

Kristen Nicole Johnson (S)

Ty Allen Johnson

Austin M Jones

Christopher Lowell Jones (S)

Chelsea Kindle

Kevin Douglas Kissinger

Noah Garrett Lacy (S)

Desiree Desha Langley

Rowdy James Latty (S)

Christi Lee Lenning

Manuel Uriel Longoria Saucedo (C)

Michael Cole Lowery

Michael Ray Maddera-Hearn

William Hobson Marshall

Luis Alonso Mata (S)

James Jacob Matl (S)

Lisa Mauldin (S)

Hannah Brooke Maynor

Alex Lee McCloud

Megan Ann Mclain (M)

Alfredo Castro Melo (S)

Jonathan Meraz

Taylor Alise Milam (C)

Ben Lee Minter (S)

Joe A Mize

Ryan Luke Mock (S)

Daniel J Myles

Shelby Lee Neal

Lacy Nichole Nichols

Jeromy Alan Nixon

Jasmine Rae Olivarez

Tracy Earl Oppermann

Eylin Nataly Orellana

Ashley Dale Ottinger

Michelle Lin Parnell

Deloyce Ray Paulk

Sierra Nicole Pell

Yunince T Perez

Michael Wayne Perry (C)

Gwenetta LaRuth Phea (M)

Carter James Preston

Rebecca Joy Prikryl

Anna Nicole Probst

Destinee Aerabella-Nicole Raisor

Robert Dale Ramsey

Adam Parker Regalado (S)

Koby Ryan Rhoden

Josiah Shaphan Richardson (S)

Brandie Nichole Robertson

Billy Lynn Robinson (S)

Wesley Garrett Russell

Jose Rafael Salazar

Jordan Freeman Sawyer

John K Skipworth

Michaella Katherine Smith

Luis Alan Solis

Leesa Nicole Stewart

Jared Abram Suarez

Jaelen S Summers

Joshua P Tai (M)

Olivia Clare Talley (C)

Kayla Nicole Terry

Caylen Blake Thomas 

Kendall Jo Thompson

Phillip Dewayne Todd

Jorge William Torres (C)

Pius Obasi Totty (M)

Derik Clinton Vaughn

Brandon Luis Vazquez

Lindsey Nicole Wood

Aimee Diele Woodman

Presley Grace Word

 

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