Southern Wesleyan University

05/11/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/11/2022 13:51

SWU Celebrates May 2022 Graduates

05.11.22| AcademicsGraduationbyStephanie Fox

CENTRAL, S.C. - On May 6, 2022, Southern Wesleyan University held graduation exercises in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center. The ceremony was live streamed on the Southern Wesleyan University YouTube Channel for friends and family who wanted to join the celebration from afar.

US Senator Lindsey Graham served as Commencement speaker to an overflow audience on campus in Central, SC, the town in which he grew up. Graham was presented with the President's Citation by Dr. William Crothers, SWU Interim President, assisted by Dr. William Barker, President-Elect of SWU.

Graham addresses graduates stating, "You've gotten a degree from a special place. Southern Wesleyan University is a special place. It used to be Central Wesleyan. You know why it's special? Because you actually get to know each other. You come here with a common purpose, common values, and you're surrounded by people who love and care about you… the theme of this is that whatever challenges you face you will not be alone. Your number one helper will be the Lord Jesus Christ."

Both the University Brass Ensemble and University Singers provided special music for the ceremony. Reverend Ken Dill, Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life and University Chaplain, led the class devotion. Dr. Barker led the Litany of Servanthood. Dr. April White Pugh, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented the graduates and Dr. Crothers conferred the degrees of the graduates.

Pastor Vadym Kylenchenko of the Ukraine was honored by the SWU Board of Trustees with the Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) in recognition of his brave example to the world of his defense of freedom and democracy in the Ukraine, for his service as a pastor taking extreme risk of entering the war-torn areas to relocate the suffering Ukrainian people and by providing food, clothing, and shelter, and for demonstrating the love of God during the crisis of war.

Barker concluded the commencement ceremony encouraging graduates saying, "Go from here to serve the world in the name of Christ and for His good purposes."

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION

Curriculum and Assessment

Deva Cathryn Stevens

BENSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Angela Denuse Allen
Roger Bayne
Brennan Cameli
Sawyer Price
Rebecca S. Sterner

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Laura Tossey Austin
Tammy Davis Butler
Brandy N. Pilgrim
Jami Colleen Wright

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MASTER OF EDUCATION

Classroom Leadership

Sarah Carter
Emily Southern

e-Learning and Instructional Design

John Norton Broda
Kelli S. Horne
Brittany Towe Martin
Roderick Patterson
Michael Tapper
Nicole M. Urbaniak

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Chemistry

Nytashia Crosby
Ty Matthew King Richards
Briannah Lea Woodhams

English

Joya Leilani Lewis

History

Tyler Brooke Bennett
Casey Frock
Bailey Faith Legacy
Anita Rene Rhodes
Jacob Standridge

Media Communication

Carrie Ann Barton
Delaney Mila Byers
Jonathon Duane Hofstetter
Leonard Hughes
Lydia Grace Perry
Brian William Roach
Jesse Holland Soles

Music

Trevon Bacon
Elyanah Grace Xiang Chen
Jeremy David Rish

Religion

Abril Avendano Alfaro
Taylor Bumgarner
Rhianna Elizabeth Elrod
Aaron J. Gray
Jacob Harris
Matthew Thomas Hofstetter
Andrew Michael McClung
Carter Thomas Rains
Eric Shelton
Dessie Lynn Smith
Sean Sutay
Eric S. Thompson
Richard Tysinger
Walter Barron Wilson

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Biology

Malachi Christianno Beck
Taylor Grace Broadwell
Kelsey Mae Hawkins
Bethannie Perrine
Cassandra Leslie Scrimpsher
Kaitlyn Bryanna Stewart
Gabriela Sutay
Meghan Harrison Tew
Jake Wisniewski

Computer Information Systems

Brian-Reid Eugene Doty
Isaac Farsht

Criminal Justice

Tabitha Joy Beecher
Marcus Alexander Greene
Rasy Taylor Groesbeck
Brooklyn Shaniah Kinmore Scott
Payton Irene Woolbert

Environmental Studies

Dylan Gary Bryant
Bethannie Perrine
Dawson Raymond Posick
Cassandra Leslie Scrimpsher
Seth William Stillwell

Exercise Science

Kensley Elizabeth Bailey
Lydia Grace Clanton
Makala Kaiulani Latsch
Hattie Pitts
Peyton E. Shelton
Avonlea Elizabeth Smith
Matthew Ryan Turner

Forensic Science

Shekinah Shyann Sade Brown
Briannah Lea Woodhams

Human Services

Antonio Basilio Armijo
Mary Bolden
Terria McCaskill Dawkins
Tamera Alaina Ervin
Amber Nicole Henderson
Amelia Jernigan
Joy Namyst
Jennifer Pence
Makayla Lashay Robinson
Ronda D. Rogers
Trinity L. Smith
Michelle Sterner
Kari H. Sutton
Kaylyn Woods

Mathematics

Ashley Lauren Latham

Pre-Medicine/Dentistry

Haley Marie Bertie
Ashlyn Holford
Donald Joseph Ludwick
Falon Elexis Mathis
Katherine Kaeleigh McDaniel
Mark Seth Reece Stevenson

Psychology

Trevon Bacon
Hayden Hughes
Kheisha Joseph
Anya King
Madison Mae Lewellen
Misha Abigail Mercius
Tricia Sands

Recreation and Sport Management

Demarcus Addie
Jordan Blue
Emma Nicole Collins
Hunter Michael Davis
Tranard Ferrell Jr.
Nick Howell
Mycherie Onwuzuruike
William Stewart Pitts
Jiras Singnoi

Social Science

Alana Nicole Edwards

BENSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Business Administration

Bess L. Athens
Lauren Taylor Avant
Josiah Edward Bolding
Cody Michael Bohemier Boynton
Charlie Ponsy Carpenter
Nick Collins
Jocelyn Marie Cosgrove
Marcus Anthony Eisen
Daniel Scott Fisher
Rebecca Tamea Freeze
Joshua Michael Galloway
Katina A. Green
Joseph Michael Grups
Brendan M. Hoban
Arusha Hunter Jr.
Ashton Aleigh Irby
Marion Sanders Johnson
Lynda Mae Knox
Trent Adam Kokay
Leslie Lynette Lagos Alaverz
Dylan McDonagh
Jordan Montgomery
Emma Louise Paige
Parker Reilly Pillsbury
Naomi Patricia Portilla
Joshua L. Price
Lewis Schaller Jr.
Sasha Garrison Schoenborn
Makayla Lee Sexton
Hannah Lee Smith
Solomon George-Willford Smith
Ainsley Avant Stanley
Isaac Stanley
Gregory Zayn Sutton
Leonard Allen Traynum
Jonesha Tribble
Brandon Trimby
Dylan Tsirkas
Chandler Whittle
Jonah Bradley Williams

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Early Childhood Education

Meredith Ashlyn Alexander
Nyeshia Monai Crosby
Harley Owen Gibson
Dallace Nicole Mae Graham

Early Childhood and Family Studies

Ashley Nicole Clayton
Anna M. Genzer
Emilee M. Jones
Tarra Nikitia Danielle Hayes
Savanah Kimble
Ashton Mikayla Martin

Elementary Education

Derrik O'neil Cook
Hannah Dennis
Elicia N. Hughes
Alexis-Lee Maude McMillian
Cassidy Dawn Pittman
Mary Ashly Sikes

Special Education

Kaitlin M. Potter

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

General Studies

Lauren Blakely
Hannah Gleason
Deon Cherrell Jackson
Jerry A. Norris Sr.

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to swu.edu.

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