Methodist University Announces Spring 2015 Graduates

Methodist University announces the graduation of 205 students in the 52nd annual Spring Commencement, which took place on May 9, 2015. The commencement speaker was Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor at PBS NewsHour. During the commencement, the University also recognized Eleanor B. Manning, a longtime Fayetteville resident, community leader and volunteer, with the University Medallion.

Student Taylor Tipton was awarded the L. Stacy Weaver Award, which is given each semester to an outstanding graduate, as determined by a faculty vote. Distinguished Graduate Jessica Swartz was also recognized and addressed her fellow graduates during the ceremony.

The following list includes the graduating students’ hometown and academic honors.

Academic Honors

  • ***Summa Cum Laude: Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.90 and above
  • **Magna Cum Laude: GPA of 3.70 and above
  • *Cum Laude: GPA of 3.5 and above
NameCity and StateHonors
Ibrahim AlajlanSaudi Arabia
Anchalem AlemayehuEthiopia
Renso AlmanzarFayetteville, N.C.
Esra Al-Shawafi***YemenPresident’s List
Daylee Anderson*Fayetteville, N.C.
Jada AponteColumbus, Ga.
Cody AushermanKissimmee, Fla.President’s List
Brittany BaldersonGloucester, Va.
Christopher BargerSevern, Md.
Camay BarnesFayetteville, N.C.
Suzanne Barron**Fayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Shanita BassitFayetteville, N.C.
Kayla BeaversFayetteville, N.C.
Sharon BelflowersEastover, N.C.
Bryan Bennett**Raeford, N.C.President’s List
Joseph BlackFayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Tara Blue**Hope Mills, N.C.President’s List
Kyonghwa BouriaqueFayetteville, N.C.
Dallas Bradley*Fayetteville, N.C.
Ricky BrayboyLa Grange, N.C.
Michael BridgemanGodwin, N.C.
Heather Brock*Fayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Sharron BrownFayetteville, N.C.
Hannah BrownFayetteville, N.C.
Dylan Cain*Ipswich, Mass.Dean’s List
Erica CaineFayetteville, N.C.
Raymond CaldwellMorehead City, N.C.
Noah CampJacksonville, N.C.President’s List
Beth Carmickle**Columbus, Ga.President’s List
Christa CarrollFayetteville, N.C.
Amber CartwrightBahamas
Catherine CarusoSouthern Pines, N.C.
Erica ChamblissHagerstown, Md.
Chandler ChristensenJefferson, N.C.
Chara ChristianFayetteville, N.C.
Mindy ChungFresh Meadows, N.Y.
Christopher CieriGlenelg, Md.
Joshua Clarke*Capron, Va.Dean’s List
Robert ClaytonHilton Head, S.C.
Cara CohenFayetteville, N.C.
Mark CollinsUKDean’s List
Lazonia CooperFayetteville, N.C.
Madyson CooperFayetteville, N.C.
Carlos Cortes**Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
James CoxAtlantic Beach, N.C.
Danielle CrawfordFayetteville, N.C.
Vaughn CrossFayetteville, N.C.
Austin DangiolilloSomerset, N.J.Dean’s List
Gavin DanielsKenly, N.C.
Andrea Davids*Raeford, N.C.President’s List
Asheton DewHope Mills, N.C.
Ashlyn DiggsCharlotte, N.C.
Richard Dooley**Raeford, N.C.
Sarah Drizen**Essex, Mass.
Allison EfirdFayetteville, N.C.
Josiah ElderRaeford, N.C.
Jamie ElliottFayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Kelly FairFayetteville, N.C.
Kevin FairchildNew Providence, N.J.
Katelyn FosterLexington, N.C.
Joshua FranklinRaeford, N.C.
Michelle FreeFayetteville, N.C.
Alexandria GarciaFayetteville, N.C.
Pedro GarciaFayetteville, N.C.
Gabriel Gaweda*Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Nahom GebremariyamEthiopia
Blaze GillespieFayetteville, N.C.
Melanie Giovannetti**Fayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Melissa GravelyFayetteville, N.C.
Amanda GrayPennington Gap, Va.
Donovan GriersonHope Mills, N.C.
Allyson GriffinWilmington, N.C.Dean’s List
Travis GriffinWade, N.C.
Andres GuzmanStockbridge, Ga.Dean’s List
Stephanie HalbleibFayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Cassandra HallFayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Nicole HardinJonesborough, Tenn.
Zachary HazzardJessup, Md.
Cara HendricksMocksville, N.C.
Matthew HensleyGastonia, N.C.
John HooverWhispering Pines, N.C.
Michael HosierFayetteville, N.C.
Bethany Huff*Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Stephanie HunterSanford, N.C.Dean’s List
Brian HunzekerVerona, Pa.
Amber ImmeRaeford, N.C.
Michael InmanTar Heel, N.C.
Gabrielle Isaac**Mooresville, N.C.President’s List
Mark IvansekRaleigh, N.C.
Mariama Jabati**Sierra LeoneDean’s List
Theresa JacksonFayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Gloria JohnsonFayetteville, N.C.
Jasmine JonesDunn, N.C.Dean’s List
Megan JonesReidsville, N.C.Dean’s List
Heather Joslin*Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Thomas JuneNew Bern, N.C.
Benjamin KhammarFayetteville, N.C.
Christopher KirklandSpring Lake, N.C.President’s List
Carly KlinedinstWilmington, N.C.President’s List
Andrew KocsisFayetteville, N.C.
Kaitlyn LahrFort Bragg, N.C.
Julieta Lainez-BarahonaSpring Lake, N.C.
Lorraine LamolaSouth Africa
Cheryl LittleFayetteville, N.C.
Brandon Loux*Clarksville, Tenn.
Patrina Lowrie*Miami, Fla.
Kalie LudvigsenAtlanta, Ga.
Layton LumsdenFayetteville, N.C.
David LutzGloucester, Va.
Nicholas MaestrettiNew Bern, N.C.
Charles ManessTroy, N.C.
Stefanie Mansfield**Fayetteville, N.C.
Kirsten MarkowBeaumont, Texas
Angelina MartzolffFayetteville, N.C.
Jenna May**Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Patrick McDonoughFayetteville, N.C.
Katie McDowellFayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Erin McGuffeeRaeford, N.C.Dean’s List
Bardrick McGuireHope Mills, N.C.
Michael McIverGarner, N.C.
Lorenzo McKenzieBahamas
Tara McKnightFayetteville, N.C.
Henrietta MckoyFayetteville, N.C.
Harley McLambDunn, N.C.
Dayna McLaughlin*Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Richard MeffertRaeford, N.C.
Morgan MilesSpring Lake, N.C.
Bernard MinterRaleigh, N.C.
Ariel MitchellTrinidad
Cody MoloskyBayboro, N.C.
Jamie Mulkern*Fort Bragg, N.C.
Taylor MurphyFort Myers, Fla.Dean’s List
Brandy Nalbone***Hope Mills, N.C.
Alexandria NanceFayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Velemseni NdzimandzeSwaziland
Colin NealHolly Springs, N.C.
Rachel NelsonFayetteville, N.C.
Charles NettlesEffingham, S.C.
Jessica Oder*Chesapeake, Va.
Rylie OsbornJacksonville, N.C.
Julia PabstLinden, N.C.
Adam ParkerFayetteville, N.C.
Stephanie PerezFayetteville, N.C.
Brandon PetersNewport, N.C.
Hillary PetruskaGastonia, N.C.
Leigh PhilbeeRaeford, N.C.Dean’s List
Allison Phipps**Fayetteville, N.C.
Vivian PigfordFayetteville, N.C.
Faith PletcherRoseboro, N.C.Dean’s List
Mekala Poirier**Fayetteville, N.C.
Aleksandra PrzuljBosnia and Herzegovina
Jessica Puckett**Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Ariel Rains PattilloHenrico, Va.
Fitore Rama*Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Max ReberSt. Augustine, Fla.
Patience RichardsonFort Bragg, N.C.Dean’s List
James RigsbeeColfax, N.C.
Ashley Robinson*Fayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Tashara RobinsonFayetteville, N.C.
Mildred RomeuHope Mills, N.C.
Delrico RoweFayetteville, N.C.
Daniel RoyerYork, Pa.
Komba Sam-SumanaFayetteville, N.C.
Brittany Savageau*Parkton, N.C.
Sara Self*Hope Mills, N.C.Dean’s List
Shivaksh Sharma**Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Luke SheetzGrand Rapids, Minn.
Brandon SimmonsClinton, N.C.
Caleb SimpsonMorganton, N.C.
Crystal Sloan*Cameron, N.C.Dean’s List
Shelby SmelcerFayetteville, N.C.
Lorie SmithClayton, N.C.
Derek SmithFayetteville, N.C.
Henrik SmithKernersville, N.C.Dean’s List
Bonnie SnellHope Mills, N.C.
Lindsay Stinson*Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Heather Strickland*Fayetteville, N.C.Dean’s List
Dillon SullivanWilmington, N.C.
Jessica Swartz***Fayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Michael TagliabueFayetteville, N.C.
Emily Talley*San Angelo, Texas
Miguel Tevez Rosales**El SalvadorPresident’s List
Benjamin ThomasonChapel Hill, N.C.
Rebekah Thompson**Carthage, N.C.
Lindsay Tippett**Middlesex, N.C.
Taylor Tipton***Saint Joseph, Mont.President’s List
Joshua TulledgeLakeside, Calif.Dean’s List
Tamra TurnerRiverview, Fla.Dean’s List
Sandra TylerAutryville, N.C.
Jessica VelasquezFayetteville, N.C.President’s List
Jarrod VelazquezFayetteville, N.C.
Alexandra WalterLa Plata, Md.
Cassandra WalterLa Plata, Md.
Christopher Webster*Fayetteville, N.C.
Jason WeireterRichmond, Ind.
Jeffrey WellsRedondo Beach, Calif.
Justin WellsGodwin, N.C.Dean’s List
Lisa WhalenSanford, N.C.
Joseph WilloughbyFairmont, N.C.
Benjamin WiseGodwin, N.C.
Ann ZaremskiFayetteville, N.C.
Krista ZentnerSeaford, Va.
Crystalyn ZoquierFayetteville, N.C.