TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama awarded some 2,400 degrees at joint May-August commencement ceremonies held May 6-7 in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Sela Ward, award winning actress and UA alumna, was the featured speaker. Ward, best-known for her television roles as Lily Sammler on “Once and Again” and Teddy Reed on “Sisters,” is a 1977 graduate of the UA College of Communication and Information Sciences.
Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, gave the commencement address for the UA Law School.
With this graduating class, UA has awarded more than 193,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university.
The following students from the Anniston area were listed as candidates to receive degrees:
JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE
PIEDMONT-James Alan Todd
ALEXANDRIA-Melinda Odom Staubs
ANNISTON-Angela Knapp Forbus, Marcia Edwards Hardney, Grady Allen Lacher, Harry Pharr Long
ASHLAND-Marianna Lea Sellers
CEDAR BLUFF-Robert S. Green
HEFLIN-Vincent Lee Webb
JACKSONVILLE-Stephanie Skye Weathers
OXFORD-Stephanie Charlene Bain, Jeremy Bryan Haynie
TALLADEGA-Pamela Fuller, Amanda Jean Milford
ALEXANDRIA-Christopher M. Alldredge, Jonathan Stafford Page
ANNISTON-Frances Chen, Charles Robert Davis, Maryann Bagley Deason, Robert William Downing, Lauren Rosanna Housand, Adam Michael Hurd, Reginald M. Miller, Andrew Perry Reynolds
CENTRE-Stephen Hunter Hyche, Shanna M. McDaniel, Mary H. McMichen
CHILDERSBURG-Jessica Leigh Cumbee, Michael S. Magouyrk, Tara J. Magouyrk
DELTA-Joshua Cleve Smith
HEFLIN-Toddrekius Jermain Bates, Christopher Lee Parker, Candice Nycole Prichard
JACKSONVILLE-Theodore Harvey Turgeon, Kathryn Hallby West
LINCOLN-Ashley Michelle O’Dell
LINEVILLE-Brooke Nicole Crenshaw
OXFORD-Octavia Monique Ammons, Carolyn M. Crane, Rana M. Harris
RANBURNE-Wesley Drew Kilgore
SYLACAUGA-Jennifer Marie Bussie
TALLADEGA-Miriam Kelly Matson, Jenifer A. Wallace
WEAVER-Joseph Wesley Young
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.