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Georgia Southwestern State University’s Fall 2015 graduates

AMERICUS — The following area residents were among 277 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony held on Dec. 12 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.
• Kerby Anderson of Montezuma earned a master of education in early childhood education.
• Rachel Arnold of Americus earned a master of education in early childhood education.
• Deborah Beckler of Oglethorpe earned a bachelor of arts in music.
• Nikolas Bentley of Ellaville earned a bachelor of science in history with teacher certification.
• Gwendolyn Brown of Americus earned a bachelor of science in psychology.
• Brandon Bryan of Americus earned a bachelor of arts in history.
• Chen Chang of Xi’an earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting.
• Elizabeth Cole of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in middle grades education cum laude.
• Yolanda Coley of Americus earned a master of education in early childhood education.
• Dakota Dodge of Americus earned a bachelor of arts in dramatic arts.
• Wesley Downs of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in exercise science and wellness.
• Marlin Foster of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in middle grades education.
• Jasmine Greene of Americus earned a bachelor of business administration in management.
• James Griffith of Americus earned a bachelor of science in psychology.
• Roland Hancock of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in exercise science and wellness.
• Tanesha Hill of Americus earned a bachelor of business administration in management.
• Matthew Hulen of Americus earned a bachelor of science in mathematics magna cum laude.
• Angela Jordan of Americus earned a bachelor of business administration in human resource management.
• Archina McRae of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in early childhood education magna cum laude.
• April Owen of Americus earned a bachelor of science in psychology.
• Joni Owens of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in exercise science and wellness.
• Bobby Payne of Americus earned a bachelor of science in psychology.
• Jessica Phillips of Americus earned a master of education in early childhood education.
• Brandon Ray of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in exercise science and wellness.
• Tiesha Reed of Americus earned a specialist in education in early childhood education.
• Yi Ren of Zhengzhou earned a master’s degree in business administration.
• Melanie Rico of Ellaville earned a master of education in early childhood education.
• Joshua Roberts of Andersonville earned a bachelor of business administration in management.
• Letita Robinson of Ellaville earned a bachelor of science in education in early childhood education.
• Caitlin Segroves of Americus earned a bachelor of fine arts in fine arts summa cum laude.
• James Shaw of Ellaville earned a bachelor of science in psychology.
• Mitzi Shufflebarger of Americus earned a master of education in early childhood education.
• Margaret Simpson of Americus earned a bachelor of science in psychology.
• Megan Sleeth of Americus earned a bachelor of science in psychology.
• Paul Smith of Americus earned a bachelor of business administration in management.
• Victoria Smith of Americus earned a bachelor of science in nursing cum laude.
• Colton Taunton of Americus earned a bachelor of science in psychology cum laude.
• Jeffrey Taylor of Americus earned a bachelor of arts in dramatic arts.
• Brittany Toole of Americus earned a bachelor of science in education in exercise science and wellness.
• Shabrea Walton of Americus earned a bachelor of business administration in human resource management.
• Jialiang Wang of Americus earned a master of science in computer science.
• Michael Weir of Americus earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting.
• John Wilson of Ellaville earned a bachelor of science in education in middle grades education.
• Joshua Worth of Ellaville earned a bachelor of business administration in management.
• Sue Yang of Americus earned a bachelor of arts in psychology.
• Alexis Young of Ellaville earned a bachelor of arts in dramatic arts.
• Xiaoman Zhang of Xi’an earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting.
The commencement speaker was Sen. Dean Burke, M.D. (Bainbridge, District 11).