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Jackson Graduating Class of 2011-2012 Honored in Commencement

May 1, 2012 (Jackson) - Friends and families gathered to celebrate the Graduating Class of 2011- 2012 at the Belhaven University Commencement on April 30. The graduation ceremony on took place at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS.

Because of the increase in graduating students and their families, two ceremonies honored the accomplishments of students from Belhaven’s undergraduate, adult and graduate programs. The traditional student ceremony was at 9:30 A.M., then at 2:30 P.M. the adult and graduate students held their graduation activities.

Mr. Bob Doll was the commencement speaker for the morning graduation ceremony. Doll was awarded an honorary degree by Belhaven University President, Dr. Roger Parrott. Doll is the Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm. He is also the head of the U.S. Large Cap Series equity team and has primary portfolio management responsibilities for these products.

Doll received a B.S. in accounting and a B.A. in economics from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Bob and his wife Leslie live in Princeton, New Jersey and have three children.

Judge James E. Graves, Jr. was the commencement speaker for the afternoon graduation ceremony. Judge Graves is a United States Circuit Judge in the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was awarded an honorary degree before he addressed the graduates.

Judge Graves is the first black judge from Mississippi to serve on the Fifth Circuit and was appointed by President Barak Obama. Judge Graves returned to Mississippi and served as a circuit court judge for ten years before being appointed to the Supreme Court by then-Governor Ronnie Musgrove. He won election to the same position in 2004.

Judge Graves graduated from Millsaps College with a B.A. in sociology and went on to earn his law degree as well as a master's degree in public administration at Syracuse University. Judge Graves is married to Dr. Bettye Ramsey Graves and has three sons.

Congratulations to Belhaven University's Graduating Class of 2011-2012.

First Name Middle Name Last Name Degree
Abriana Bethany Ahern Bachelor of Fine Arts
Jessica K. Akiona Bachelor of Arts
Crystal Michelle Alderman Bachelor of Science
Ashley Katrese Alexander Bachelor of Science
Bryan Marquis Anderson Bachelor of Science
Jane Hastings Armstrong Bachelor of Arts
Daryl Donta Arnold Bachelor of Science
Janelle Lynn Asher Bachelor of Arts
Christina L. Atwood Bachelor of Science
Cameron Celeste Austin Bachelor of Science
Haley Nelson Baker Bachelor of Arts in Art
Jessica C. Barlow Bachelor of Science
Holly Elizabeth Barron Bachelor of Science
Bethany Sarah Basham Bachelor of Arts in Music
Julia Evan Baskin Bachelor of Arts
Jacqueline Marie Bateman Bachelor of Arts in Music
Eleanor G. Baxter Bachelor of Arts
Barasha Lois Bennett Bachelor of Arts
Brittany Lee Bennett Bachelor of Science
Stephanie Rebecca Bishop Bachelor of Arts
Allison R. Bostrom Bachelor of Arts in Art
Clara Maxfield Bradford Bachelor of Arts in Art
Adam Micheal Bravo Bachelor of Science
Amanda Kathleen Bravo Bachelor of Science
Amanda Kathleen Bravo Bachelor of Arts
Sarah Marie Bravo Bachelor of Arts in Music
Krista Lee Rose Brizeno Bachelor of Science
Rex Alexander Brock Bachelor of Science
Christopher James Brown Bachelor of Arts in Art
Shellie Louise Brown Bachelor of Arts in Music
James Patrick Bryan, Bachelor of Science
Travis Martice-Duane Buckley Bachelor of Arts
Kirsten Melody Callahan Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kirsten Melody Callahan Bachelor of Arts
Jennifer Rosalie Morphis Cave Bachelor of Science
Ann Claridge Chestnut Bachelor of Arts
Elliott Howard Clark Bachelor of Arts
Kourtney Danelle Clark Bachelor of Science
Anna Kathryn Clarke Bachelor of Arts
Sarah Linfield Clarke Bachelor of Arts
Jolissia Sharniece Conley Bachelor of Science
Tensely Cordaryl Cowan Bachelor of Science
Hannah Marie Cross Bachelor of Arts in Music
Alexander James Crowson Bachelor of Arts
Anna Grace Cullnane Bachelor of Arts in Music
Christopher Kyle Cunningham Bachelor of Arts
Andrew Ryan Dalton Bachelor of Arts
Eleana Michele Davis Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
Peter Benjamin Davis Bachelor of Arts in Art
Rebecca Leah Davis Bachelor of Arts
Tania Sharie Davis Bachelor of Science
Tanya Rene Davis Bachelor of Science
Kimber Lee Dear Bachelor of Science
Rebekah Irene Dearmin Bachelor of Science
Taylor Danielle Deleon Bachelor of Science
Sarah Jane Deutsch Bachelor of Science
Matthew James Discon Bachelor of Science
Loviette Dixon, Bachelor of Science
Anne Chase Donnelly Bachelor of Science
Riggins Alton Dore' Bachelor of Science
Danyelle Elisabeth Dover Bachelor of Arts in Art
Lindsay Kelly Downs Bachelor of Fine Arts
Emily Potter Eastman Bachelor of Arts
Samantha Temple Edwards Bachelor of Arts
Drew Joseph Ezell Bachelor of Science
Robert Keith Fagan Bachelor of Arts
Frances Elizabeth Faulk Bachelor of Science
Shinequa Danielle Fields Bachelor of Arts in Art
Nicole Lynn Figley Bachelor of Fine Arts
Axel Philip Forsman Bachelor of Science
Richard Cole Fulton Bachelor of Arts
Allison Hart Galloway Bachelor of Arts in Art
Alfable Earl Gardner Bachelor of Arts
Benjamin Andrew Gipson Bachelor of Science
Hannah Brooke Glover Bachelor of Science
Amy Grace Grabow Bachelor of Arts
Allison Monique Gray Bachelor of Science
Rhonda Kaye Butz Green Bachelor of Science
Kevin Lorenzo Greene Bachelor of Arts
Alice Naomi Grimwood Bachelor of Arts
Corey Stevens Hardy Bachelor of Science
John Willis Harper Bachelor of Fine Arts
David Benjamin Harris Bachelor of Arts
Virginia Lee Hartnett Bachelor of Arts
Jonathan J. Hayes Bachelor of Arts
Amanda Lynn Henry Bachelor of Arts
Brenda Ann Herring Bachelor of Science
Justin Joshua Hill Bachelor of Science
Erin Elizabeth Hoover Bachelor of Arts
Ricky Earl Howard, Bachelor of Science
Mark Andrew Husband Bachelor of Arts
Bridgette A. Jackson Bachelor of Science
Christina Lynn Jaques Bachelor of Science
Hannah Lindsay Johnson Bachelor of Fine Arts
Sam Noel Johnson Bachelor of Arts in Music
Sam Noel Johnson Bachelor of Arts
Leah Beth Johnston Bachelor of Arts in Art
Brandi Nicole Jones Bachelor of Science
Christin Michelle Kaim Bachelor of Arts
Lauren MacLeod Keister Bachelor of Arts in Art
Kristen P. Kelly Bachelor of Science
Gentry Lauren Brinton Kerger Bachelor of Arts
Mary Carole Kiewit Bachelor of Arts
Rachel Leigh Kurtz Bachelor of Fine Arts
Matthew Stephen Lavalley Bachelor of Arts
Kevin Ford Lindsey Bachelor of Arts in Art
Mia Joy Lorusso Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kayla Rene Maldonado Bachelor of Science
Carla Ruth Martinez Bachelor of Science
Alexander Hall McConnell Bachelor of Arts in Art
Alan George McHenry Bachelor of Science
Aaron Thomas McLoughlin Bachelor of Science
Laura Katherine Meek Bachelor of Arts in Art
Katherine Anne Miller Bachelor of Science
Rachel Lauren Miller Bachelor of Arts
Laura Suzanne Mitchell Bachelor of Arts
Mary Rachel Mittwede Bachelor of Arts
Angela Joy Morgan Bachelor of Fine Arts
Ashley Nicole Mottola Bachelor of Science
Vincent Jarod Mullen Bachelor of Science
Aubry Ann Myers Bachelor of Arts
Lisette Otero Bachelor of Arts in Art
Grace Jael Owens Bachelor of Science
Mary Beth Patten Bachelor of Science
Amy Michelle Paules Bachelor of Fine Arts
Amy Michelle Paules Bachelor of Arts in Art
Jessica Lauren Polson Bachelor of Science
Lauren Julia Pratt Bachelor of Arts in Music
Rebecca Jean Riley Bachelor of Arts in Art
David F. Robinson Bachelor of Science
Jacob A. Rowan Bachelor of Arts in Art
Nathan Russell Saeli Bachelor of Arts
Mckenzy S. Saint-Jean Bachelor of Science
Erik Coleman Sampson Bachelor of Fine Arts
Emily Paige Schreck Bachelor of Science
Cirby Roberta Scott Bachelor of Arts
Rebecca Marie Seelhorst Bachelor of Fine Arts
John S. Sima, Bachelor of Science
Kevin Andrew Simpson Bachelor of Science
Elissa Rose Sklover Bachelor of Arts
Brittion Marquette Smith Bachelor of Science
Leanna Jane Smith Bachelor of Science
Wesley Allen Sumrall Bachelor of Arts in Art
Lacey Elaine Sutton Bachelor of Arts in Art
Martha Rachel Thomas Bachelor of Arts in Art
Ellen Lavonne Thombley Bachelor of Arts
Willie Benny Tobias, Bachelor of Arts
Isaiah Ezra Tolo Bachelor of Science
Gautier Troch Bachelor of Science
Octavius Lamar Truman Bachelor of Science
Grace Marie Varland Bachelor of Arts
Remington Ian Vickers Bachelor of Arts
Brandon D. Ware Bachelor of Science
Elizabeth Barkley Weltin Bachelor of Science
Melissa Erin Wenhold Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kimberly Gail Weninger Bachelor of Science
Thomas Gene Wertz Bachelor of Science
Andrietta White Bachelor of Science
Abigail Erin Wiggins Bachelor of Arts in Music
Billy Wayne Williams Bachelor of Science
Nicole Danielle Williams Bachelor of Arts
John Michael Williamson Bachelor of Science
Larissa Anne Womack Bachelor of Arts
Anna Mosby Woods Bachelor of Science
Oliver Stewart Woods, Bachelor of Arts
Rachel Charlene Wright Bachelor of Science
Mabior Malek Yai Bachelor of Science
Jacob Thomas Yarborough Bachelor of Arts
Mary Khristyne Young Bachelor of Arts in Art
Shaven Shantrice Abney Master of Public Administration
Theresa Lynn Afanador Master of Public Administration
Tiffany Michelle Alexander Master of Science in Leadership
Jaecelyn Bianca Armstrong Master of Education
Angela LaShun Baggett Master of Business Administration
Balys Bieliauskas Master of Business Administration
Terrance Edward Bowie Master of Science in Leadership
Ya'Meki M. Brakefield Master of Public Administration
Edna Mae Braxton Master of Science in Leadership
Larenda E. Breland-Franklin Master of Arts in Teaching
Joseph Broger Master of Business Administration
Joycelynn Greateal Brooks Master of Science in Leadership
Jessica Daniell Brown Master of Arts in Teaching
Christopher T. Bullin Master of Business Administration
DaShunda Roshelle Bunton Master of Public Administration
Lynn Anne Caldwell Master of Arts in Teaching
Ann Marie Buckner Carlyle Master of Education
Debbie Rena Carter Master of Public Administration
Lucretia Johnnette Mannie Causey Master of Public Administration
Jody Cleveland Chance Master of Public Administration
ChiQuita I. Collins Master of Science in Leadership
Amanda Courtney Master of Public Administration
Nzinga Afiya Cummings Master of Public Administration
Lanikia Meche' Curtis Master of Business Administration
Rachel Moak Day Master of Science in Leadership
Rochelle Felisha Day Master of Arts in Teaching
John Benedict Dillon Master of Business Administration
Trinea Duck Master of Arts in Teaching
Stan Ray Easterling Master of Public Administration
Bertha Deloise Edwards Master of Public Administration
Sandra Denise Elrod Master of Business Administration
Trishawn Monique Epps-Weakley Master of Public Administration
Shameka Latonya Culver Ficklin Master of Arts in Teaching
Servia Levette Fortenberry Master of Business Administration
Keion R. Franklin Master of Arts in Teaching
Sermetrius Diane Grant Master of Science in Leadership
Felice O'Quinn Gray Master of Public Administration
Marilyn Lisandra Guice Master of Public Administration
Cory D. Guyton Master of Science in Leadership
Kenneth A. Hamilton Master of Public Administration
Wendie D. Hood Master of Business Administration
Adrienne Lashaun Hudson Master of Public Administration
Genice V. Hughes Master of Science in Leadership
Markessa Vinyette Hughes Master of Public Administration
April Joy Jackson Master of Public Administration
Dedrick D. Jackson Master of Science in Leadership
Kristy R. James Master of Arts in Teaching
Jennifer R. Jasper Master of Public Administration
Jennifer Zolona Jones Master of Science in Leadership
Mary Alease Jones Master of Public Administration
Adrian Simone King Master of Arts in Teaching
Shanta N. Kitchens Master of Science in Leadership
Derian L. Knox Master of Arts in Teaching
Tomice Kateale Lanier Master of Arts in Teaching
Carla Lenoir Master of Public Administration
Kimberla Marie Little Master of Science in Leadership
Krystal Danielle Logan Master of Public Administration
Teresa Ann Mack Master of Public Administration
Cassandra Malone Master of Business Administration
Jennifer Lee Todd McCaskill Master of Arts in Teaching
LaToya D. McHarris Master of Science in Leadership
Christie Melissa Milton Master of Science in Leadership
Catrice Shennell Seals Mitchell Master of Arts in Teaching
Evelyn Faye Moore Master of Arts in Teaching
Pamela R. Moore Master of Science in Leadership
Terkedia LaShae Morgan-Martin Master of Arts in Teaching
Sheilia Glover O'Bannon Master of Public Administration
Rickey Van O'Quinn Master of Arts in Teaching
Sherry Le-Ann Traxler Overby Master of Science in Leadership
Keith Edward Parker Master of Science in Leadership
LeShunda D. Parks Master of Science in Leadership
Whitney Clair Payne-Merchant Master of Education
Mary Ann Peoples Master of Arts in Teaching
Poala Phillips Master of Public Administration
Rena J. Poston Master of Arts in Teaching
Brian Christopher Quick Master of Arts in Teaching
Arias Zakia Ross Master of Arts in Teaching
Tracy Raquel Rudd Master of Science in Leadership
Valerie Annice Skinner Master of Business Administration
Aqila Sadiqa Smith Master of Public Administration
Bruce Ryan Smith Master of Arts in Teaching
KeJuan D. Smith Master of Science in Leadership
Pamela D. Smith Master of Business Administration
Ashley Dawn Sullivan Master of Arts in Teaching
Tosha Taylor Master of Science in Leadership
Rickey L. Thigpen Master of Science in Leadership
Bridgette Lemele Thomas Master of Arts in Teaching
Jessica Jordan Vaughn Master of Public Administration
Danderia Philesa Walker Master of Arts in Teaching
Courtney Janai Ward Master of Science in Leadership
Demetrice Catrice Watts Master of Science in Leadership
Shermika Lanette Watts Master of Public Administration
Jennifer Latrina Weathersby Master of Arts in Teaching
Kevin Terrell Wilbert Master of Science in Leadership
Lorenzo Demond Williams Master of Science in Leadership
Shimacha Latoya Williams Master of Arts in Teaching
Mackey Lee Wright Master of Public Administration
Ebony Pernina Anderson Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
John A. Arterberry Bachelor of Health Administration
Gregory Kyle Ball Bachelor of Science in Management
Reges R. Beasley Bachelor of Science in Management
Tianna C. Bennett Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Adrianne Dorrette Brown Bachelor of Business Administration
Latasha Shanta Brown Bachelor of Health Administration
Sheneka La'Toya Brown Bachelor of Science in Management
Angela Michelle Bullie Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Cherrie C. Burks Bachelor of Business Administration
Ethel M. Chapman Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Mathew William Clem Bachelor of Science in Management
Chaquitia D. Cobbins Bachelor of Science in Management
Teresa Lynn Coleman Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Letitia S. Cook Bachelor of Business Administration
Earnestine Cooper Bachelor of Health Administration
Kennita Tywanza Cotton Bachelor of Science in Management
Bryant D. Davis Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Paulette Davis Bachelor of Business Administration
L.C. Day Bachelor of Health Administration
Alisa Ann Dinger Bachelor of Business Administration
Monica Lynn Donaldson Bachelor of Science in Management
Derdia Denise Doyle Bachelor of Science in Management
Casey Barr Duncan Bachelor of Business Administration
Corey Lane Ezell Bachelor of Science in Management
Pamela Brenetta Flowers Bachelor of Business Administration
YuLynn De'Marco Fomby Bachelor of Science in Management
Alicia Da'Shon Gainwell Bachelor of Health Administration
Bessie Luruth Grant Bachelor of Science in Management
Martha Fay Green Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Ministries
Cassie K. Greer Bachelor of Science in Management
Annie Marie Grisba-Thedford Bachelor of Science in Management
Angela T. Hamilton Bachelor of Science in Management
Valerie Joyce Hannah Bachelor of Science in Management
Tasha Lashaun Holly-Glover Bachelor of Science in Management
Crystal Catrell Jackson Bachelor of Science in Management
D'Awana Lasha Jackson Bachelor of Science in Management
Christy L. Johnson Bachelor of Science in Management
Ini Afong Jones Bachelor of Business Administration
Terran Michelle King Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Derrick C. Lacy Bachelor of Science in Management
Camecia Rochun Lazard Bachelor of Business Administration
Roslyn Mechellle Lott Bachelor of Science in Management
Eula Louise Mack Bachelor of Health Administration
Patricia Darlene Martin Bachelor of Health Administration
Latoya Vurnet McClendon Bachelor of Science in Management
Cheryl Denise McCoy Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Petrina Rolanda McGee-Redmond Bachelor of Health Administration
Shanna Lynn McLaurin Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Stephan A. Melgar Bachelor of Science in Management
Roshunda Mignon Mitchell Bachelor of Health Administration
Promise Rolynn Moore Bachelor of Science in Management
Valerie Lafaye Moore Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
David S. Morris Bachelor of Science in Management
Linda Kay Nelson Bachelor of Science in Management
Lawanda Mechelle Noel Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Rukiya M. Noel Bachelor of Science in Management
Tabitha Veronica Norwood Bachelor of Science in Management
Patricia W. Parker Bachelor of Science in Management
Barbara E. Parker-Thornton Bachelor of Science in Management
Tamika Shenay Penn Bachelor of Health Administration
Joshua A. Phillips Bachelor of Science in Management
Mary Joyce Pickett Bachelor of Science in Management
Tawana D. Powell Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Toylasa Shemere Ross Bachelor of Health Administration
Eryn Melissa Shaw Bachelor of Health Administration
Angela Shoemaker Bachelor of Business Administration
Jerome Shoto Bachelor of Business Administration
Freddie L. Singleton Bachelor of Science in Management
Janika Maria Smith Bachelor of Science in Management
Sharon Grant Smith Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Shelby A. Smith Bachelor of Health Administration
Hattie Mae Starks Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Yvonne P. Stephenson Bachelor of Business Administration
Tekena R. Tate Bachelor of Science in Management
Sherry V. Taylor Bachelor of Science in Management
Stephanie Erin Thigpen Bachelor of Business Administration
Bradley Glynn Thomas Bachelor of Science in Management
Heather Latona Thompson Bachelor of Health Administration
LuSheila Dawn Thompson Bachelor of Health Administration
Von L. Ware Bachelor of Science in Management
Michael LaVenski Wells Bachelor of Science in Management
Stephanie M. Wells Bachelor of Business Administration
Franklin B. Winfield Bachelor of Science in Management
Danielle D. Booker Associate of Arts
Ronnie C. Dykes Associate of Arts
Annika Brigitta Taylor Associate of Arts

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