Concord University celebrates the 23rd Fall | State and region


ATHENS – Concord University hosted the 23rd fall edition in three ceremonies over two days. Masters candidates for graduation were honored on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 6 p.m. Applicants for undergraduate degrees were recognized on Saturday, December 11 at the ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Ruby Webb Carter Center.

Christopher Adam Billings of Princeton, is the Class of the Fall 2021 Class. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude. Her major is Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and her minor is Entrepreneurship.

The graduation candidates participated in a ceremony based on their graduation. The recipients of the Master of Arts in Education, the Master of Education, the Master of Arts in Health Promotion and the Master of Social Work were recognized on December 10 at 6 p.m.

Applicants for undergraduate degrees from the Department of Business, the Department of Fine Arts and Communication, the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of Social Work and Sociology were honored on December 11 at 10 a.m.

The 2 pm ceremony on December 11 recognized candidates for graduation from the Department of Biology; Department of Education; Department of Health Sciences; Department of Human Sciences; Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences; Interdisciplinary Studies and Regents Bachelor of Arts.

Cydney Smith Fields, reigning Ms. West Virginia America, delivered the opening speech. Fields received both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work from Concord. As a licensed graduate social worker, she uses her platform to raise awareness and advocate for the impact of violence against adults and children.

Dr Kendra Boggess, President, delivered welcoming remarks and remarks at the ceremonies. Dr. Susan Robinett, Department Director and Professor of Commerce, served as the Grand Marshal. The candidates were presented to the President by Dr. Edward W. Huffstetler, Rector and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Kathryn Liptak, Vice-President and Acting Dean of the College of Professional and Liberal Studies, helped Dr. Boggess organize the balaclava ceremonies for master’s candidates.

In addition to West Virginia, the states represented by applicants for graduation are California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, North Carolina South, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Countries represented include the United States as well as Australia, Dominica, Ethiopia and Japan.

Of the 160 candidates who qualify for the graduation of the Fall 2021 class, 44 are masters candidates and 116 are undergraduate candidates. Forty-two graduated with honors. Six veterans are among the graduation candidates.

The ceremonies have been recorded and commemorative jump discs and DVDs of the recording are available at a cost of $ 20 each. Orders can be placed online by following this link:

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MASTER’S CANDIDATES FOR OBTAINING THE DIPLM IN THIS REGION:

ATHENS: Kathrine Gwen Heiner Paget, Master of Arts in Teaching

BEAVER: Tanya Rena Hayworth, Master of Arts in Teaching

BECKLEY: Allen Keith Dunford, Master of Arts in Health Promotion; Meghan Alyssa Gray, Masters of Social Work; Sydney Elaine Shrewsberry, Masters of Social Work

BLUEFIELD: Lindsay Violet Gouge, Masters in Social Work; Jessica Marie McConnell, Master of Social Work

BRADLEY: Mary E. Harris, Master of Social Work

BRAMWELL: Carrie Alison Carlan, Master of Arts in Health Promotion

COAL CITY: Joseph Edward Blankenship, Master of Social Work

ECCLES: Elizabeth Renee Martin, Master of Education

HINTON: Julie Anne Key, Master of Social Work

MACARTHUR: Kimberly Lynn Pauley, Master of Social Work

NAOMA: Jennifer Ann Peaytt, Masters of Social Work

OCEANE; Rebecca Danielle Stewart, Master of Social Work

PRINCETON: Andrea B. Graham, Masters of Social Work; Emily Grace Hendricks, Master of Arts in Education; Amberly Nicole Lambert, Masters in Education; Autumn Raye-Ann Thomas, Master of Social Work

SPEAKER: Jeremy Lee Starks, Master of Social Work; Timothy Monroe Ward Jr., Master of Social Work

SHADY SPRING: Stephanie Rose Randall, Masters of Social Work; Megan Marie Wheeler, Master of Social Work

WELCH: Virgil N. Green, Masters in Social Work; Emily Lynn Hicks, Master of Education

OUT OF STATE

RINGGOLD, GEORGIA: Anna Headrick Burns, Masters of Social Work

HOUSTON, TEXAS; Chikere Isikwe, Master of Social Work

BRISTOL, VIRGINIA: Amanda Nicole Weiford, Masters in Social Work

NARROWS, VIRGINIA: Kelcie Marie Lowe, Master of Education

PEARISBURG, VIRGINIA: Kiersten Shiann Shrader, Master of Social Work

UNDERGRADUATE CANDIDATES FROM THIS REGION:

ATHENS: Jamie Kristin Allen, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Zachary David Hirsh, Bachelor of Science; Hayden Michael Woyan, Bachelor of Science

BALLARD: Patrick Graham Mullins, Bachelor of Science

BEAVER: Madison Rae Lilly, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Peyton Rachelle Wiseman, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

BECKLEY: Christopher Paul Cohenour, Bachelor of Arts; Brian Cartiss Copney, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Makenzi Nichole Coulter, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies; Katelyn Lucille Gration, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude; Caitlin Leigh Hilton, Bachelor of Social Work; Christopher Tyler Houchins, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Rhonda Lyndell Martin, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Colin Patrick Terry, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude; Vashawn Hakeem Wood, Regents Bachelor of Arts

BLUEFIELD: Melanie A. Burnette, Regents Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; Zoe Alana Colley, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Nichole Shyann Copenhaver, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Remington Trevor Scott Darago, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Nathan Kyle Nichols, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; TiAnn Scales, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Jamaikah C. Wallace, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science;

CHARMCO: Rebecca Elizabeth McClung, Regents Bachelor of Arts

COOL RIDGE: Sydney Paige Lawson, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude

CRAIGSVILLE: Blake Angela Fillinger, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

DANIELS: Breanna Nicole Akers, Bachelor of Science in Education

EDMOND: Kayleigh D. Humphreys, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

GARY: Betty Sue Church, Regents Bachelor of Arts

GLEN FORK: Steven Chase Brown, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude

HANOVER: Caleb Samuel Lester, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

HARPER: Benjamin David Dheel, Regents Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude; Stephani Jo Styer, Regents Bachelor of Arts

HINTON: Kendall Paige Trainum, Bachelor of Science in Education

JUMP BRANCH: Tucker Clay Lilly, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

LERONA: Rebekah Faith Skeens, Bachelor of Science

LEWISBURG: Christina Marie Frazer, Regents Bachelor of Arts

MEADOW BRIDGE: Teaira Amber Hicks, Regents Bachelor of Arts

MOUNT HOPE: Abigail Grace Cooper, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Allana Jeane Dickens, Bachelor of Social Work, Cum Laude; Brandy Nicole Lawrence, Regents Bachelor of Arts

OAK HILL: Stacey Rae Daniels, Bachelor of Social Work; Karona Isadora Matthews, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Abagale Kristen Ramsey, Bachelor of Science; Colten Thomas Ramsey, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts; Samuel A. Shepard, Regents Bachelor of Arts

OCEANA: Ricki LeAnn Stewart, Regents Bachelor of Arts

PETERSTOWN: Logan Edward DeHart, Bachelor of Science; Christopher Gabriel Dunn, Bachelor of Science; Hannah Kinsey, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Isaac Lee McKlarney, Bachelor of Science; Hannah Mackenzie Williford, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

PINEVILLE: Andrea Nicole Blankenship, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Brett Lee Laxton, Regents Bachelor of Arts

PRINCETON: Taraea Ariell Anthony, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Bre Faith Bailey, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude; Kaitlyn Marie Bailey, Bachelor of Science; Christopher Adam Billings, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude; Courtney Danielle Hernandez, Bachelor of Social Work; Brendon Jacob Jones, Bachelor of Science; Kaitlin Paige Nowlin, Bachelor of Science; Selena Mariah Rivera, Bachelor of Social Work; Destin Lei Robertson, Bachelor of Science; Kristen Michelle Wade, Regents Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude

QUINWOOD: Kenneth Bradley Starcher, Regents Bachelor of Arts

RHODELL: Crystal Gale Zornes, Regents Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

ROCK: Kameron Jeffary Doughty, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude

SHADY SPRING: Morgan Renee Ballard, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude; Jeffrey R. Bragg, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Amanda F. Carrico, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Grace Alandreth Combs, Bachelor of Science; Tyler Wade Miller, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

SOPHIA: Olivia H. Wood, Bachelor of Social Work

SUMMERSVILLE: James Adam Petry, Regents Bachelor of Arts; Amanda Renee Williams, Bachelor of Social Work, Cum Laude

UNION: Jessica Lynn King, Bachelor of Science; Grant Harrison Mohler, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Roseanna Raquel Robinson-Adwell, Regents Bachelor of Arts

WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS: Brittany Nicole Pickles, Bachelor of Social Work

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