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Shawnee State University announces spring graduates

July 19, 2014

Shawnee State University held commencement on Saturday, May 3, conferring degrees on 579 students with 338 receiving Bachelor’s Degrees, 234 receiving Associate’s Degrees and seven graduates receiving Master’s Degrees.


• 33 are graduating Summa Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.9 or above;


• 35 are graduating Magna Cum Laude with a grade average of 3.75 to 3.89


• 93 are graduating Cum Laude with an average of 3.50 to 3.74.


• 13 of our graduates today are in the University Honors Program.


• 28% of this class is graduating with honors.


President Rita Rice Morris challenged the graduating students to be an everyday hero and make a difference in the world.


“There are everyday heroes with us today – people who have served our country at great personal risk; those who take care of others; those who serve in food banks; those who stand for what they believe in,” SSU President Rita Rice Morris said to the graduates at commencement. “They are the everyday heroes and they make a difference in the world. Each of you has the potential to make a difference in the world, and I challenge you to make that difference.”


Students graduating from this area are:


* Jack Freeland, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology Management.


* Kelly Williams, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.


* Katie Cornett, of Franklin Furnace, earned an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration.


* Carrie Hayslip, of Stout, earned an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting.


* Anastasia Benner-Iiames, of Peebles, earned an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting.


* Heather Ramey, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.


* Sara Bentley, of South Shore, earned an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting.


* Trent Thompson, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.


* Kayla Walters, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.


* Kaylee Riggs, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration.


* Jonathan Lavender, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Tiffany Bradford, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Matthew Sainopulos, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Thomas Clark, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* Heather Shoemaker, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Angie Renn, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* John Morris, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* Megan Conn, of Manchester, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Eric McClintic, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Stephanie Mullins, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Alison Staggs, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Tracy Rawlins, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Carrie Berry, of Winchester, earned an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.


* James Barber, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.


* Lauren Stout, of West Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Holly Porter, of Sciotoville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Cherie Horner, of South Webster, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Patrick Gregory, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Allison Pistole, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Kristina Owen Garrett, of Peebles, earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory.


* Shanna Anderson, of Ironton, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Jay Jones, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Evan Kennedy, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.


* Amanda Adams, of Franklin Furnace, earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development.


* Ian Kelley, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Courtney Harris, of New Boston, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Charles Swain, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* Drew Robbins, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Gavin Dillow, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Molly Montgomery, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Melissa Montavon, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.


* Leslie Baxter, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory.


* Ted Honaker, of West Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* Willard Bailey, of Franklin Furnace, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Tamara Davis, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Jamie Clevenger, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Alexa Pratt, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Christina Schlueter, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Briana Otworth, of West Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Kaylee Ross, of Peebles, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Sarah Eichenlaub, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.


* Jane Plummer, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.


* Megan Spriggs, of West Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Stacie Howard, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Jade Strickland, of Oak Hill, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Benjamin Martin, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* April Luther, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Abigail Donahoe, of Minford, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Ashley Dyer, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.


* Jacob Murphy, of Ironton, earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer Aided Drafting & Design.


* Frances Hook, of West Union, earned an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Medical Technology.


* Brandon Malone, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Andrea Piguet, of McDermott, earned an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.


* Brittany Chandler, of Peebles, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Kasey Roth, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Wesley Loop, of Franklin Furnace, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Braden Ruth, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* Bailey Frowine, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Brooke Baker, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Stephanie Bentley, of South Shore, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Judy Breeze, of Manchester, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Christopher Stewart, of Stout, earned an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.


* Britani Messer, of Minford, earned an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.


* Shelby Ellis, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Brady Carter, of Minford, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Andrea Brown, of Otway, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Kaleigh Porter, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Tiffany Buckle, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Brooks Snyder, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* Brennan Ridout, of Friendship, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Ashley Bentley, of South Shore, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Morgan LeBrun, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Charles Ranly, of Manchester, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* Amanda Nickel, of West Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.


* Brittany Breech, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.


* Amber Holbrook, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.


* Bradley Craft, of Franklin Furnace, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* McKenzie Irwin, of West Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.


* Tammy Short, of Lucasville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Jerrod Bricker, of Stout, earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.


* John Reedy, of Sciotoville, earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory.


* Haylee Kendall, of Winchester, earned an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.


* Russell Weeks, of Minford, earned an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.


* Jessica Lane, of Peebles, earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory.


* Kayla Wampler, of South Shore, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Corey Pertuset, of Seaman, earned an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.


* Krystal Walker, of Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.


* Lyna Kelley, of Aberdeen, earned an Associate’s Degree in Arts / Humanities.


* Cherie Horner, of South Webster, earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies.


* Ronald Greene, of West Portsmouth, earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies.


* Katlyn Bell, of Wheelersburg, earned an Associate’s Degree in Social Science.


* Cherie Horner, of South Webster, earned an Associate’s Degree in Natural Science.


* Franklin Wallbrown, of Minford, earned an Associate’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences.


* Cindy Tolle, of Peebles, earned an Associate’s Degree in Natural Science.


Shawnee State University is a student-focused university offering a highly personalized, affordable and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas. The university has graduated nearly 15,000 students since 1986.


SSU offers more than 80 bachelor’s and associate degree programs and four master’s degree programs. Shawnee State is both academically challenging and affordable.


“In honor of everyday heroes, I will leave you with the words of Batman,” Morris said. “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.”