Ozarks awards 23 degrees during Fall Commencement

Release Date: 12/17/2010

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks awarded bachelor degrees to 23 graduates during its 2010 Fall Commencement ceremony, held Dec. 15, in Munger Memorial Chapel.

The Commencement speaker was James L. “Skip” Rutherford of Little Rock, who has served as the dean of the University of Arkansas’ Clinton School of Public Service since 2006. Rutherford, a former adjunct professor at Ozarks, also supervised the planning for the Clinton Presidential Library.

Other speakers during the ceremony were U of O President Dr. Rick Niece, University Chaplain The Rev. Nancy Benson-Nicol, and graduating seniors Amy Smedley and Yook Chin Lee. Music was provided by University Organist Dr. Sharon Gorman and the University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Mikael Lindström, director of choral activities.

The graduating seniors included:

  • Janine Armstrong, Pine Bluff, AR, BA in English and Strategic Communication, Cum Laude
  • Diane Beals, Van Buren, AR, BS in Business Administration and Management
  • Andrew Blount, Dallas, TX, BS in Economics
  • Pietro Brol Morales, Guatemala, BS in Marketing and Strategic Communication
  • Kayla Brown, Heber Springs, AR, BS in Early Childhood Education, Magna Cum Laude
  • Aaron Brueckner, Allen, TX, BS in Physical Education
  • Savannah Carter, Clarksville, AR, BS in Physical Education
  • Peter Child, Bentonville, AR, BA in Strategic Communication
  • Jennifer Fretwell, Clarksville, AR, BS in Middle Level Education
  • Jessie Heidelberg, Natural Dam, AR, BA in Art
  • Jeremy Hogan, Carthage, TX, BS in Physical Education
  • Zi Jian Khor, Malaysia, BS in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude
  • Lori Langman, San Antonio, TX, BS in Biology, Cum Laude
  • Yook Chin Lee, Malaysia, BS in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude
  • Elisabeth Malcom, Little Rock, AR, Bachelor of General Studies
  • Kenneth Millsap, Ozark, AR, BS in Business Administration and Art
  • Dustin Parsons, Lamar, AR, BS in Marketing
  • Candice Patterson, Clarksville, AR, BS in Early Childhood Education, Cum Laude
  • Amy Smedley, Pearcy, AR, BS in Biology, Summa Cum Laude
  • Man Ki Wong, Hong Kong, BS in Accounting
  • Brett Wood, Missouri City, TX, Political Science
  • Lay Hoong Yap, Malaysia, BS in Accounting and Economics, Summa Cum Laude
  • Kan Kui Yiew, Malaysia, BS in Biology, Magna Cum Laude

University of the Ozarks conferred degrees on 23 students during a commencement ceremony held on December 15, 2010.