Huntsville Area Residents Among UA Graduates

  • May 9th, 2005

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 Huntsville area were listed as candidates to receive degrees:

JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE

ARAB-Jacob Alan Maples

DECATUR-Matthew T. Dukes

HUNTSVILLE-Shauna Renee Barnett, Kevin Wayne Blackburn, Anne E. Borelli, Rebecca Brinkley, Jason Lynn Britt, Jeremy Daniel Cameron, Mary Virginia Shasteen

MASTER’S DEGREE

ALBERTVILLE-Angela West Otinger, Rissa Arrianna Parrish, Patricia Ann Warren

ARAB-David Wayne Jones, Richard Andrew Lescarini, Amber Nicole Malone, Jason Ernest Malone, Diane Lao Moon, Jessica Walker Quillin, Kevin Michael Serrett, Mitzi E. Wiggins

ATHENS-Kristin Nicole Brock, Jessica Fae Crosby, Gina Denise Demuro, Eric D. Olson, Jennifer Leigh Whitt

BOAZ-Jennifer Leigh Beck, Karen Lindsey McCurley, Rachel Dawn Noles, Jeniffer Thrasher Powell

BROWNSBORO-Kristen Annette Mann

DECATUR-Courtney Tereia Clark, John P. Garrett, Nathaniel David Holaway, Christopher Thomas Inman, Carol Davis McKelvey, Daniel Allen Ray, Thomas Newton Thrasher

GRANT-Le Shell Smith

GUNTERSVILLE-Leah Schell Gunter, Jacqueline R. Hardaway

HARTSELLE-Robert Christopher Blaylock, Robert Matthew Brechtel, Emily Garnett, Jack R. Napier Jr., Lavonda Jean Napier

HARVEST-Elizabeth Briglia Helleson

HUNTSVILLE-Ronald Keven Bufford, Rebekah Kathleen Luzar, Joe Edward Midgett Jr., David Earl Noe, Theron F. Stallworth, Wesley Joseph Stoddard, James Caldwell Troupe, Brook Jamison Weeks

MADISON-James Keith Baird, Nikki Lacole Bhones, Michael Allan Blaylock, Brooke Lanise Elliott, Cecil Brian Goodwin, Stephanie Scogin Ledbetter, Amanda Karen Mitchell, James Trent Nix, Joshua Ray Quick, Rebecca Elaine Street, Gary Duane Wilson

NEW MARKET-Amanda Parr

OWENS CROSSROADS-Kelly Berry Kessler, David John Massey, Jennifer Lynne Sudnik,

PISGAH-Wendy Heather Bryant, Barbara Allen Kilgore

SCOTTSBORO-Jimmy Wain Hodges, Elizabeth Franklin Loyd, Elizabeth Suzanne Moore, Teresa Lynne Zimmer

SOMERVILLE-David Wayne Estes

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

ALBERTVILLE-Tammy Michelle Campbell, Alison Kay Landers, Kimberly Danielle Smith, Anna Kathryn Walley

ARAB-Jonathan D. Beuoy, Joshua Murphy, Jeffrey Andrew Perlaky, Jeffrey W. Taylor, Karen Lee Torres

ATHENS-Thomas Bradley Clem, Tamara Harris, Melessa D. Hood, Alison N. Long, Joshua M. McDonough, Laura Kei Simmons, Thomas Lloyd Turpin, Samantha Nicole Van Kirk, Janet Leigh Waggoner

BOAZ-Shannon Lea Ainsworth, Jessica Lee Gillilan, Lauren Denise King, Jennifer Renee Miller

BROWNSBORO-Jennifer Pauline Burge

BRYANT-Jennifer L. Moore, Sara Elizabeth Watkins

DECATUR-Clint Stephen Abbott, John Randolph Adams, Bryan L. Beltran, Herman Nathan Clark III, Nicholas Stanley Davidson, John Brett Dean, Christopher Michael Descher, Nneka M. Egbe, Stefan Louis Mancuso, Brandi Deanne McCown, Emily Jennings Pace, Tracy Michelle Peek, Manisha Quiauna Redus, Brandon Gregory Stewart, Alaina C. Thibadoux, Jordan W. Tubb, Andrew Blake Winton

DUTTON-Ray Thomas Clemens

ELKMONT-Alissa Colleen Johnson

FALKVILLE-Amy Lee Green, Marcus A. Hume

FLAT ROCK-Farrah Meshon Tullis

GUNTERSVILLE-Jonathan K. Flanagan, Joshua Paul Gulley, Adam Nathaniel Williams

HAMPTON COVE-Brooke Emelia Turner

HARTSELLE-Kristi Leann Crow, Amy Marie Lumpkins, Bethany R. Lusk, Jonathan Curtis Stone

HARVEST-Theresa Gaye Deacon, Kendrea Dijuanna Looney, Will Matthew Taylor

HAZEL GREEN-Kasey L. Birdsong

HOLLYWOOD-Lori Rhea Keller

HUNTSVILLE-Jesse Evan Booth, Crystal Angelic Bradbury, Jennifer Lucille Bulak, Victor Robert Burlingame, Ashley Leanne Carr, Andrew Christopher Coley, Carolyn Nell Crackel, Matthew Ronald Creel, Justin Ryan Currie, Ryan Patterson Davis, Alex Martin Dieterich, Samuel Summers Fleming, Christopher C. Fletcher, Laeh Julianna Hardin, Geoffrey M. Harriman, Jessica Faye Hovis, Jason B. Jendro, Jennifer Lyn Joyner, Michael Ryan Kuffner, Miranda Ann Landman, Christine Ann Lorentz, Laura Ellen Lowman, Allen Rees Mayer, Andrew Miles McCauley, Holly Elizabeth McCauley, Nathan Lee Miller, Nicholas D. Millitello, Jeremy Blake Mullins, Laura Kay Patterson, Kimberly Ann Peters, Stefanie Anne Peterson, Sarah Rose Reppucci, Cassandra H. Robinson, Emily Beth Roth, Andrea Heath Serio, Grace Deniece Shelby, Megan Dione Smith, James T. Spinoso, Blair Marie Strong, Derek Michael Tokaz, Antony Tran, Gary Wayne Turner, Amy Leigh Venable, Jeffery Alan Whatley, James Brady Winn, Craig Stephen Wysock

MADISON-Lindsey Carlson, Charles Martin Carson, Tracy Erin Cockrell, Lauren Melissa Davidson, Julianna Kernan Edwards, Brannon S. Flores, James Earl Forsyth III, Tara M. Kettell, Jared Michael McKee, Stephanie E. Nance, Tandy Barrett Nicholson Jr., Latina Tenise Rivers, Clint Dean Rushing, Michelle Jacqueline Ryan, Amy Elizabeth Smith, Misti Dawn Waters

MERIDIANVILLE-John Carson Williams

OWENS CROSSROADS-Karli C. Berkowitz, Richard Gregory Smith

PISGAH-William Daniel Hall, Cassandra Leanne Steeley

SCOTTSBORO-Ryan Franklin Thompson

SECTION-Gregory Ryan Culpepper, Joshua Jeremiah Smith

SOMERVILLE-Gaven Scott Ballinger

TRINITY-James Richard McCulloch

UNION GROVE-Erin Amanda Camp

Contact

Linda Hill, UA Media Relations, 205/348-8325, lhill@ur.ua.edu

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