HUNTINGTON – More than 1,500 students graduated from Marshall University Sat., May 10, in a pair of commencement ceremonies at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington.
Among the 1,528 students receiving degrees were 1,039 undergraduates, 426 graduate students and 63 from the School of Medicine.
Marshall Registrar Roberta Ferguson said 438 students graduated with honors. Seventy-two graduated summa cum laude (3.85 to 4.0 GPA), 138 graduated magna cum laude (3.6 to 3.84 GPA), and 216 graduated cum laude (3.3 to 3.59 GPA). Three students receiving associate degrees graduated with high honors and nine receiving associate degrees graduated with honors.
Local students graduating were:
• Boone — Crystal Marie Fowler of Chapmanville; Linda Lou Cabell of Danville; Brittani L. Adkins, Stephanie Jo Ferrell, Amy Jo Griggs, Juliana Lea Jarrell and Jacob Randall Potter, all of Madison; Jordan Thomas Mitchell of Ottawa; Caleb Andrew Hensley, Kristi Lynn Matthews and Alan Keith Robinson, all of Seth; Jordan Eliot Maynor of Uneeda; Ashley Lauren Ball of Van
• Lincoln — Alkol: Trena Lynn Kish; Alum Creek: Brent D. Griffith; Branchland: Glen A. Midkiff, Rebecca Lynn Roy, Pauline Shelton; Hamlin: Joshua Blake Bell, Chelsea Dawn Caldwell, Rachael Julia Hager, Andrew M. McLaughlin. Melanie Dawn Midkiff, Amy Lynn Stratton; Harts: Julia Rena Abbott, LaRissa Danielle Adkins, Seth A. Baisden, Jereme Allen Browning, Kelsey Faye Gore, Brittani Shantel Lowe, Lori Irene Mitchell; Ranger: LeAnna Dawn Lambert; West Hamlin: Alexander Phillip Collins, Emily Layne Cooper, Marlana Frances King, Bethany Kaye Porter
• Logan — Chapmanville: Casey Karena Collins, Laura Ann Hatfield, Laura Ann Hatfield, Ashley Dawn Ledson, Leila E. Sanders, Jasmine Brooke Shriver, Brent Jaeger Tomblin, Brittany Nicole Vance, Jenna Chantae Vance, Lydia N. Vance, Thomasa L. Vance; Chauncey: Briana M. Brown, Dustin Garrison Crisp; Holden: James Zachary Hunter, Bradley Vernon Roeher, Shaun D. Wagner, Kristen Nicole Dingess; Logan: Megan Elizabeth Wolford; Mallory: Mariah A. Herman, Andrew Christopher Lusk; Man: Macel Aileen Adams, Kayla Diane Robertson; Mount Gay: Kevin J. Queen; Peach Creek: Amanda Ellen Watts; Switzer: Angela M. Adkins, Miranda Lee Marcum; Verdunville: Randi Rachelle Bowen, Angela Michelle Butcher, Andrew Derron Vess; Whitman: Denise Marie Crum, Stephen Cody Vinson
• Mingo — Kermit: Steven Darol Alley, Jenta Lea Cheung, Stacie Lea Dials; Lenore: Sarah Ann Carey; Matewan: Anthony Keith Blankenship, Kathy Elaine Hatfield; Naugatuck: Katrina Lea Brewer, Alicia Renee Smith; North Matewan: Justin Robert Gooslin, Courtney Paige Runyon; Varney: Kevin Michael Whitt; Williamson: Reuben Hayes Ford, Sarah Beth Holzapfel, Shirley Anne Mounts, Sean Douglas Robinette, Kimberly Paige Smith, Charlotte Dawn Stewart
• Wyoming — Matheny: Patrick Lee Stewart; McGraws: Landon Jay Blankenship; Oceana: Kyle Reece Lusk