Winthrop University to award 232 graduate degrees

May 7, 2014 

Winthrop University will award 232 graduate degrees in commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. Thursday at Winthrop Coliseum.

Winthrop also will honor retiring faculty member Sue Lyman, an associate professor in the Department of Social Work, with the 2014 Jane LaRoche Graduate Faculty Award.

In her role as the department’s graduate program director, Lyman has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the Master of Social Work degree program from 20 students to more than 100 students.

She is the primary investigator for a four-year Paid Family Caregiver Project paid for by the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Long Term Care through the Center for Social Welfare Research and Assessment.

Lyman was named the S.C. Social Worker of the Year in 2013 and the recipient of the David Boone Advisory Award from the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department in 2013. She earned an honors degree in psychology, an M.S.W. degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

Graduates are:

College of Arts and Sciences, Master of Arts

Patrick Crawford Bryant, Merritt Leigh Droste, Jonathan Kraig Hennika, William Lawrence Moore III, Erika Lea Mooney Patterson, Joanna Lee Tepper and Courtney Leigh Wetherell.

College of Arts and Sciences, Master of Liberal Arts

Lindsay Elizabeth LaPlante and James E. Monaghan.

College of Arts and Sciences, Master of Science

Katherine Brewer Amabile, Shannon Nicole Blackley, Kathryn Lane Brown, Robert Eugene Brown III, Tracey Lynn Campbell, Brittany Renee Fatzinger, Taylor Leigh Fenig, Zachary Chase Frank, Olivia Loran Garrett, Corrie Anderson Gifford, Caitlin Conway Graft, Kathryn Noel Grier,

Elizabeth Denise Hall, Elizabeth Alexander Hesley, Amanda Ruth Hiott, Chivonne Renee Hunter, Monya Tawfek Jawharji, Deanna Delaine King, Mary Elizabeth Kiser, Caroline Rae Kluttz, Sarah Norman Lucas, Kathryn Amanda McGuinness, Jeremy Thomas Ponds, Elizabeth Ann Seward, Krista Noelle Somers, Andrea Nicole Urban, Keisha Dawn Vanlue, Kerri Ann Wittholt-Provost and Alexander David Yasneski.

College of Arts and Sciences, Master of Social Work

Gina Patricia Ager, Christal Noreen Tenorio Aquino, Stephanie M. Bennett, Katie LaShanda Blythe, Brenda Liz Caballero, Valerie L. Carlock, Nora Chambers Carter, Jessica Danielle Clark-Rice, Zachary Louis Cornacchia, Sara Da Silva, Dedra Caldwell Darby, Sarah Elizabeth Dayton, Sara Jorine English, Donnetta La’Faye Evans, Caitlin Elizabeth Exline Starr,

Tina Renee Green, Tiffani Joi Hargrave, Janet Scoggins Haywood, Shaniqua Annette Holmes, Jennifer Michelle Humcke, Ashley D. Jackson, Nakendra Denise Kinard, Jennifer Ruben Koss, Stacey Renee Krystyan, Cynthia M. Lemberg, Donine Patrice Lucenti, Christina Michelle Marko, Becky Yarbrough Norman, Julie Elizabeth Pitt, Inobeme Idegbai Polk,

Mery Ellen Rahman, Jessica Elizabeth Range, Crystal Lyn Salazar, Amber Dawn Schronce, Connie Whitley Shepard, Jennifer Lynn Story, Jacqueline Brooke Allen Totherow, Heather Leighann Vandall, Daphne Waugh, Stacy M. S. Wright and Dina Marie Young.

College of Arts and Sciences, Specialist in School Psychology

Courtney Brianne Bedell, Beatrice Bui, Jessica Hatchell Padgett, Anna Danielle Killian, Hannah Usry Leary, Tracey Lynn Lewis, Ashley Nicole McCoy, Meghan Kathleen McTavish, and Krysten Danielle Sullens.

College of Business, Master of Business Administration

Claire Florence Alexandre, Abdulmajeed Abdulaziz Almutairdi, Ahmad Mueedh Alqahtani, Saeed Ali Alshahrani, Sharida Jenay Anderson, Teresa L. Antonucci, Travis Mitchell Beck, Krista Elizabeth Beechy, Sergey S. Belov, Charlotte Lee Brown, John William Cook, Nicolas Deboeuf, Charles Bertrand Dumolard, Ieesha Odetta English, Deja Davita Frederick,

James Lee Guidry Jr., Lorin Elizabeth Hamilton, Leigh Elizabeth Hampton, Steven Kirk Howell, Timothy Shane Hughes, Veronica Chaunelle Joe, Robert Benjamin King, Portia Fontaye Myers, Sarah Bramlett Nuckles, Jay Suryakant Patel, Patrick Shelburne Paul, Megan Michele Rudnik, Eduardo Jose Venegas Mejias, Heather Lewis Wingo and Rachel M. Wood.

College of Business, Master of Business Administration – Accounting

Quatillia Latae Byrd, Quanrong Cai, Meghan K. Edwards, Brian John Ewalt, Matthew William Jameson Keith Ryan Lane, Su Liu, Mark Andrew Mattingly, Pang Xia Moua, Harold Bowman Salem, Jue Shao, Carson Allen Steen, Bryan James Swartz and Jing Zhang.

College of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching

Bianca Rochelle Victoria Adams, Carletta Nelson Akomolafe, Amanda Suber Boatwright, Meghan B. Campbell, William Eugene Celmer Jr., Ma’Kelle Devette Chaplin, Catherine Anne Davies, Sonia Patricia Garces, Jason Darrell Gayheart, Brady Lee Hanes Jr., Brendan White Harty, Desirae Gianna House,

Zachary Alan Lemhouse, Catherine Campbell Lowery, Amy Christina Moore, Matthew Harrison Neal, Kinsey Brooke Parrish, Morey James Reinblatt, Whitney Anne Taylor, Elizabeth C. Threatt, Andrew T. Walker and James Marshall Woody.

College of Education, Master of Education

Traci Lynn Allen, Heather Norman Anderson, Ashley Elizabeth Bagwell, Cameron Leigh Beaty, Vanita Jamese Beavers, Amber Nicole Blackwood, Jennifer Bonack, Jasmine Keshay Brown, Amanda Amy Budd, Candice Alexia Caldwell, Stephanie Virginia Camillieri, Brandi Cheree Campbell, Lisa Canzater, Marni Alayne Cartiff, Leisa J. Christian, Tiffany Amaris Conner, Lindsay Michelle Craddock, Rebecca Curtiss Crawford,

Julia Brooke Deal, Patrick Alan Elias, Heather Lynn Ernst, Clair Molony Forsberg, Jacqueline Foster Hahn, Kristin Victoria Hahn, Sixta Teresa Hall, Shannon Elizabeth Hamilton, Jennifer Aldridge Harris, Rachel Lauren Harris, Amber Nicole Hiott, Ashley Breanne Karow, Lynn Jordan Kelley, Jennifer Maryl Kelly, Sara Katherine Kent, Allison Jeanne Knapp, Sarah McLaughlin Lang, Lisa Louise Kelley Lemaster, Margaret Sumner Lowery,

Patricia Ann Mack, Elizabeth Bollman Mitchell, John Edward Nabors, Anselita DeYonna Newkirk, Jalissa Chaqana Newton, Laura M. O’Loughlin, Joi Nichelle O’Neill, Monique LaShell Overstreet, Rebecca K. Pennington, Alexis Nicole Picciano, Stephanie Taylor Poag, Vernette Corrine Porter, Deanna Marie Powell, Jillian S. Powers,

Shannon Marie Radford, Margaret Brennan Moore Roberts, Megan Brooke Romer, Jessica Hart Savage, Linda Mae Rhyne, Ray Anthony Singleton Jr., Gabriel Adam Smith, Jennifer Alison Steedman, Tina Joneé Stukes, Kathleen Brasley Trepanier, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Warren and Toni Lee Wooldridge.

College of Education, Master of Science

Haider Tawfeeq Salih Alshukoor, Ashley Marie Andrews, Whitney R. Baker, Marchavis Tyrone Caldwell, Dana Mohammed Ghareeb, Erin Nicole Hamilton, Brian Michael Pille and Kobeyeh Rasaan Riley I.

College of Visual and Performing Arts, Master of Fine Arts

Johnathan Andrew Davis and James Drake Stratakos.

College of Visual and Performing Arts, Master of Music

Brittani Ashlin Copeland, Anthony Michael Oliver-Paull, Jaenna Catherine K. Peralta, Nicholas Todd Shumate and Joshua Lawrence Wall.

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