Ozarks confers degrees on 112 graduates

Release Date: 5/19/2009

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks awarded 112 bachelor's degrees during the university's 175th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, in Mabee Gymnasium.

 

Curtis Millsap, a 2000 Ozarks graduate and owner and operator of Millsap Farm near Springfield, Mo., provided the keynote address to a crowd of more than 300 family and friends.

Those who were recognized, which included Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 graduates, included:

Claudia Margarita Agüero
Leon, Nicaragua
BS, Business Administration & Marketing
Summa Cum Laude

Jessica Lane Allums
Plain Dealing, LA
BGS

Zachary Justin Almaguer *
Dallas, TX
BS, Marketing

Yoselin Alpina Alvarez *
Managua, Nicaragua
BS, Economics & Political Science
Magna Cum Laude

José René Argüello
El Viejo, Chinandega, Nicaragua
BS, Marketing & Management
Cum Laude

Allan Rodrigo Arroyo Castro
San José, Costa Rica
BA, Radio/Television/Video & Marketing
Summa Cum Laude

Andria Hellena Elizabeth Askins *
Marsing, Idaho
BA, Music
Magna Cum Laude

Jorge Vinicio Ávila Prera
Guatemala City, Guatemala
BS, Political Science & Business Administration
Summa Cum Laude

Bryan Alan Bacci
Dallas, TX
BA, Sociology
Cum Laude

Samuel Thomas Ballard
Dallas, TX
BA, Radio/Television/Video

Daniela Bermúdez Gardea
Chihuahua, Mexico
BA, Strategic Communication & Marketing
Summa Cum Laude

Lauren Kathleen Black **
Arlington, TX
BA, Religion

Amanda Beth *
Ponca City, OK
BS, Physical Education
Magna Cum Laude

Kyle Weddle Bost * +
Poplar Bluff, MO
BGS

Emma Catherine Bottorff
Farmington, AR
BS, Business Administration
Magna Cum Laude

Devin Joe Braswell **
Hollister, MO
BS, Marketing

Jennifer Dawn Brown
Ozark, AR
BS, Early Childhood Education

Rachel Mary Butts
Maumelle, AR
BS, Biology
Magna Cum Laude

Tanya Rose Caldwell * +
Knoxville, AR
BGS

Jessica Ivonne Carbajal
Rogers, AR
BA, Art

Joel Chan
Penang, Malaysia
BS, Psychology
Summa Cum Laude

Daniela Chavarría Tenorio
San José, Costa Rica
BS, Accounting, Marketing & Business Administration
Summa Cum Laude

Carmen Irene Chinchilla
La Ceiba, Honduras
BS, Political Science
Magna Cum Laude

Jeremy L. Clark **
Houston, TX
BS, Accounting

Margaret Suzanne Clark
Springdale, AR
BS, Early Childhood Education

Candace Ona Cole
Forrest City, AR
BS, Political Science

Joey Lance Curtis
Berryville, AR
BS, Physical Education

Patricia Raquel Daboub Rodríguez
San Salvador, El Salvador
BS, Political Science & Marketing
Summa Cum Laude

Tony Daniels **
Fayetteville, AR
BS, Physical Education

María Virginia Dávila Avila
Panama City, Panama
BS, Accounting, Marketing, & Management/Administration
Magna Cum Laude

Nayr Emilia De León Peralta **
Chitré, Panama
BS, Management & Marketing
Summa Cum Laude

Lucus Wood DeBuhr
Clarksville, AR
BA, Strategic Communication

Dan Butler DeHart **
Rocklin, CA
BS, Political Science

Brandy M. Deming **
Clarksville, AR
BS, Business Technology Education
Magna Cum Laude

Gregory James Dillon * +
Little Rock, AR
BS, Marketing

Huy Nguyen Do
Hochiminh City, Vietnam
BS, Accounting & Business Administration
Summa Cum Laude

Jeffrey Allen Earnshaw
Dallas, TX
BA, Communications

Keith Charles Edwards +
Grapevine, TX
BS, Accounting
Magna Cum Laude

Johnmark Lloyd Eneks *
Mountainburg, AR
BS, Environmental Studies

Rushawn Nicole Engleton
Belize City, Belize
BS, Economics & Management/Administration
Magna Cum Laude

Kathy Reneé Erickson
Waldron, AR
BS, Psychology
Magna Cum Laude

Thomas David Evans
Southlake, TX
BA, History

Sadie Renee Ferguson *
Hico, Texas
BA, Art

Olivia Marie Fisher
Mountain Home, AR
BS, Biology

Melanie Layne Fitts
Farmington, AR
BS, Biology

Courtney Nicole Ford **
Little Rock, AR
BA, Art
Cum Laude

Dana Lynn Frizzell *
Clarksville, AR
BS, Business Administration
Cum Laude

Erin Grace Fuller
Redfield, AR
BA, Theatre

Miriam Anne Gary
Little Rock, AR
BGS

Josué Daniel Gutierrez
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
BS, Biology
Cum Laude

Grace Anne Harnish
West Fork, AR
BA, Theatre
Cum Laude

Brittany Rose Hein
Grand Prairie, TX
BS, Political Science
Summa Cum Laude

Ivanny Lorely Hernandez *
San Andres Corozal, Belize
BS, Accounting & Management/Administration
Magna Cum Laude

Paul M. Jarvis *
Fort Smith, AR
BS, Political Science

James Frederick Johnston *
Oklahoma City, OK
BS, Marketing

Wilson Bennett Jones
Sulphur Springs, TX
BS, Physical Education
Cum Laude

Habeeb I. Kareem *
Houston, TX
BS, Physical Education

Jessica Brianne Kasper
Elkins, AR
BA, Psychology of Human Behavior
Cum Laude

Todd Douglas Koch
San Antonio, TX
BA, Sociology & Strategic Communication

Stephen William Landrum
Mountain Home, AR
BA, Radio/Television/Video

Spencer Mark Layne
Greers Ferry, AR
BA, Radio/Television/Video

Jenny Lea Levin
Clarksville, AR
BS, Environmental Studies & Spanish
Cum Laude

Lendall Arnold Martin, Jr.
Wickes, AR
BGS

Jeremey Daniel McCain
Clarksville, AR
BS, Management/Administration

Janna Edwina McClain
Bryant, AR
BS, Early Childhood Education
Cum Laude

Bristle Lorena McIntare
Jasper, AR
BA, English
Summa Cum Laude

Trudy Elaine McNanna
Hot Springs, AR
BS, Business Education

Luis A. Medrano
Guatemala City, Guatemala
BS, Management & Marketing
Magna Cum Laude

Lauren Middleton *
Dallas, TX
BS, Marketing

John Edward Miller *
Rockwall, TX
BS, Business Administration

Barbara Ann Mitchell
Yellville, AR
BA, Theatre

Joanna Stephania Macin Zajac de Moore *
Houston, TX
BA, Art
Magna Cum Laude

Michael Avery Moore *
Houston, TX
BA, Radio/Television/Video

Robert Aldridge Mummey *
Flower Mound, TX
BS, Physical Education

Sarah Ellen Murphy *
Magnolia, AR
BS, Marketing

Nur Nadia Musidin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BS, Business Administration & Management

Kasie Leigh Osmond
Pierce City, Missouri
BA, Strategic Communication

Carrie Victoria Parsons
Dallas, TX
BS, Marketing

Kayla Daniela Pennebaker
Booneville, AR
BS, Early Childhood Education
Magna Cum Laude

Dustin Lynn Perry
Plano, TX
BS, Political Science
Magna Cum Laude

Travis Clyde Perusich
Clarksville, AR
BA, Music & History
Magna Cum Laude

Jessica Rachelle Pianalto *
Springdale, AR
BS, Early Childhood Education

Brandon Dean Pierson +
Allen, TX
BS, Political Science

Rachelle Alana Prince *
Cane Hill, Arkansas
BA, English & Philosophy

Samantha J Puent
Bangor, WI
BA, Music
Cum Laude

Lea Hummel Rana
Duncanville, Texas
BS, Marketing

Gildamaria Rangel Carrera *
Guatemala City, Guatemala
BS, Marketing
Magna Cum Laude

Isabel Rendon *
Houston, TX
BS, Marketing

Amy Priscilla Rogers +
Glen Rose, AR
BS, Biology

Eduardo Salinas
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
BS, Biology
Summa Cum Laude

Brian William Sarber
Allen, TX
BS, Accounting
Summa Cum Laude

Amy Matthews Scaccia
Clarksville, AR
BS, Early Childhood Education
Summa Cum Laude

Ashley Brooke Senter
Clarksville, AR
BA, Strategic Communication
Cum Laude

Cody Dean Shannon
Topeka, KS
BA, English

Heather Colleen Shoffit *
Cleburne, TX
BGS

Leah Nicole Short *
Port Neches, TX
BA, Theatre
Cum Laude

Opal Elisabeth Slaughter
Springdale, AR
BS, Biology & Business Administration

Travis Scott Smith
Kaufman, TX
BS, Management

Ruth A. Southwell * +
McKinney, TX
BS, Political Science

Quentin Hollis Starnes
Vandervoort, AR
BS, Biology
Magna Cum Laude

Danielle Cherí Stover
Waldron, AR
BA, Theatre

Natalie Louise Suarez Cardenal
San Salvador, El Salvador
BA, Art
Magna Cum Laude

Courtney Anne Taylor
Tulsa, OK
BGS

Victor Sebastian Teeling
Stockholm, Sweden
BS, Business Administration
Cum Laude

Charles Edward Tefertiller *
Tulsa, Oklahoma
BS, Management

Herbert Leon Thomas IV
Memphis, TN
BGS

Kayla Marie Vanderbilt **
Dover, AR
BA, English

Victoria Ann Vanderwoude *
Dallas, TX
BS, Marketing

Gladys Geraldina Vásquez Guillén
La Ceiba, Honduras
BS, Marketing & Management

Martha Eugennia Vásquez Aparicio
El Salvador
BS, Economics & Marketing
Magna Cum Laude

Kelli Leigh Welsh *
Plano, TX
BS, Early Childhood Education

Kayla Sue Yother
Hot Springs, AR
BS, Accounting

Cum Laude honors those whose cumulative grade point averages are between 3.25 and 3.49. Cum Laude honors are signified by gold honors cords.

Magna Cum Laude honors those whose cumulative grade point averages are between 3.50 and 3.84. Magna Cum Laude honors are signified by white honors cords.

Summa Cum Laude honors those whose cumulative grade point averages are 3.85 or higher. Summa Cum Laude honors are signified by purple honors cords and medallions.

Membership in the academic honor societies is signified by honors cords of blue and green for Alpha Chi, red and green for Tri-Beta and purple and green for Kappa Delta Pi.

* Fall 2008 graduate
** Summer graduate

+ Indicates a University of the Ozarks legacy graduate – these students carry on the tradition of family members who are U of O alumni.