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 Dothan area were listed as candidates to receive degrees:
JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE
ANDALUSIA-Erin Leslie O’Kane
ANDALUSIA-Kristen Renee Messick
DOTHAN-Kenneth Scott Farmer, Bethany Brooke Ramsey, Mylesa Myers Weatherford
ENTERPRISE-Ben Samuel Godwin
EUFAULA-Catherine Elizabeth Bedsole, Sandra Caprice Fowler
FLORALA-Kristin Andrea Donaldson
NEWTON-Leslie Cloye Scarbrough
ABBEVILLE-John Chandler Lindsey
ANDALUSIA-Jessica Brooke Kelley
ASHFORD-Jeremy M. Vinson
CLAYTON-Allison Denise Cordell, Brady F. Jackson
COLUMBIA-Laura Agnes Summerlin
COWARTS-Dustin Chad Whaley
DALEVILLE-Bruce Laymon Blair
DOTHAN-Charles Joseph Alford, Alyson Lane Bennett, John Anthony Brown, Jeremy Ladon Buckley, Darcy Lee Bullard, Jordan Marshall Cook, Phillip Jordan Dean, William Albert Deloach, Brandon W. Evans, Abby C. Fields, Anna M. Fields, Bradford Page Hester, Richard Berney Ledyard Jr., Katherine Elizabeth Lester, Melinda Danielle Page, Tonyetta Pruitt, Daniel Jared Stokes, Lacey Nicole Valeska
ENTERPRISE-Chasity Marie Bell, Ben Avery Henson, Aaron Lee Jones, Jason Dean Miles, Laura Elaine Pangallo, Brett Lawson Simmons, Sharon Marie Wasden
EUFALUA-Sunnie Leigh Corcoran, Sarah Christie Edwards, Anwar Javah Smith
FORT RUCKER-Harold Dale Robinson III
GENEVA-Karol L. Fleming, Jared Brian Galloway, Rafael Devon Tyrues
GORDON-Matthew Golson Kiser
HARTFORD-Phillip Jefferson Hamm, Melanie Michelle Simmons
HEADLAND-Hannah Melinda Jones
NEWVILLE-Mary Allison Taylor
OPP-Laura Lee Bundrick, Allen Steakley Burgess
OZARK-Roy L Fuqua III, Ray Harvey McLaughlin Jr.,
TROY-Holly Lynn Graham, Meredith L. Griffin, Lydia Ruth Yancey
WEBB-Allyson Devry Gordie
WING-Joshua E. Elliott
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.