List of Graduates
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|Alma Alejandres||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Caroline McGowan Alexander||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Zachary Wayne Alford||Business Administration||Troutman, NC|
|Katie Rose Beck||Business Administration||Lake Placid, FL|
|Logan Fleming Bemis||Business Administration||Kannapolis, NC|
|Gregory Scott Brown||Business Administration||Lexington, NC|
|Alexander Ravenel Elliott||Business Administration||Asheboro, NC|
|Lauren Elizabeth Ford||Business Administration||Chesterfield, VA|
|Anthony Franco||Business Administration||Charlotte, NC|
|Trey Scott Germano||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Charles Richard Green, Jr||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Crystal L. Hodges||Business Administration||China Grove, NC|
|Michael Maddux Holshouser||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Michael André Hueitt, Jr.||Business Administration||Charlotte, NC|
|Karen Juarez||Business Administration||Wilmington, NC|
|Raymond Kowalski||Business Administration||Concord, NC|
|Carlos Lara||Business Administration||Doral, FL|
|Henderson Cole Lentz||Business Administration||Charlotte, NC|
|Jennifer M. Longwell||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Trent Montgomery||Business Administration||Harrisonburg, VA|
|Mackenzie R Reid||Business Administration||China Grove, NC|
|Mercedes Nicole Wampler||Business Administration||Browns Summit, NC|
|Kathryn Maria Webb||Business Administration||Murfreesboro, TN|
|Steffanie Jimenez West||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Yannis Wome||Business Administration||Charlotte, NC|
|Nayla Mai Anderson||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Kannapolis, NC|
|Brooke Walser Beal||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Thomasville, NC|
|Shae Brandy Belt||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Fayetteville, NC|
|Kara Elizabeth Bumgardner||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Mount Holly, NC|
|Emma Lee Cooler||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Salisbury, NC|
|Jocelyn Michele Ford||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Greensboro, NC|
|Kimberly Alyce Konen||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Rockwell, NC|
|Denise Marie McKercher||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Charlotte, NC|
|Tameeka Renee Pigford||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Charlotte, NC|
|Evan Rojas||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Melbourne, FL|
|Joe Anderson Butts||Sport Management||Lexington, NC|
|Carolina Anes Tapadas Correia||Sport Management||Salisbury, NC|
|Robert Earl Cowie III||Sport Management||Lincolnton, NC|
|Kyle Carson Eager||Sport Management||Salisbury, NC|
|Ethan Kahn||Sport Management||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Bryan Stephen Kowalski||Sport Management||Belews Creek, NC|
|Henrique Walder Leal||Sport Management||Belmont, Brazil|
|Dylan Lee Lunsford||Sport Management||Point Pleasant, WV|
|Heidi Raquel Mueller||Sport Management||Waxhaw, NC|
|Skylar Alexis Scott||Sport Management||Laurinburg, NC|
|Christopher Ryan Skibinski||Sport Management||Bristow, VA|
|Avery Smith||Sport Management||Charlotte, NC|
|Shemya Tenise Stanback||Sport Management||Mount Gilead, NC|
|Dylan McLain Wilkinson||Sport Management||Salisbury, NC, NC|
|Jade Evelyn Williams||Sport Management||Charlotte, NC|
|Brianna Paige Allred||Magna Cum Laude||9, 13||Special Education; Elementary Education||Mocksville, NC|
|Skye Ballew||English: Writing||English||Newton, NC|
|Sarah Alexandra Bissett||Cum Laude||General Studies||Winter Haven, FL|
|Finn Lucas Boettcher||Summa Cum Laude||2, 5, 15||Psychology; Business Administration||Pulheim, Germany|
|Lexi Bryant||5||Communication||Business Administration||Lexington, NC|
|Zachary Leon Bryant||Administration of Justice||Sociology||Richfield, NC|
|Madison Elizabeth Bumgarner||Magna Cum Laude||Economics and Finance||Business Administration||Lexington, NC|
|Madeline Cabe||Cum Laude||5||Accounting; Business Administration||Mooresville, NC|
|Paige Ann Carter||Summa Cum Laude||6, 9, 13||History||Secondary Education (9-12)||Advance, NC|
|Jenifer Yaneth Castillo Pacas||Magna Cum Laude||13, 14, 15||Spanish||Psychology; Humanities||Salisbury, NC|
|Michelle Anne Clark||Administration of Justice||Sociology||Greenwood, DE|
|James Dacey Crighton||Economics and Finance||Marketing||Palm City, FL|
|Lindsey Davis||18||Music||Concord, NC|
|Rebekah Ann Davis||Cum Laude||Religion||Psychology||Clemmons, NC|
|Kiyanna Zsane' Davis-Evans||Integrated Marketing Comm||Durham, NC|
|Alexandra M. Diaz||Administration of Justice||Spanish||Huntersville, NC|
|Riley Noelle Dorman||Magna Cum Laude||13||Psychology||Counseling; Individualized Curricula||Clemmons, NC|
|Kolby Easley||Sociology||Dothan, AL|
|Sierra Marie Ferguson||Magna Cum Laude||Elementary Education; Special Education||Athletic Coaching||Mocksville, NC|
|Bradon S. Finney||Magna Cum Laude||Elementary Education; Special Education||Mocksville, NC|
|Connor James Garcia||Magna Cum Laude||5||Economics and Finance; Business Administration||Durham, NC|
|Sam Granillo Romero||5||Integrated Marketing Comm||Concord, NC|
|Andrea Dawn Griffin||Psychology||Counseling; Sociology||Salisbury, NC|
|Jessica Nicole Grubb||Education: Middle School (6-9)||Lexington, NC|
|Jaylen Christopher Hall||5||Communication||Digital Media & Production||Charlotte, NC|
|Abigail Grace Harnois||Cum Laude||5, 10, 18||Mathematics||Secondary Education (9-12)||Salisbury, NC|
|Robert Jackson Hendricks, II||Administration of Justice||Sociology||Mocksville, NC|
|Bailee Elizabeth-Ann Hepler||Politics||Rockwell, NC|
|Joseph Hunt||Biology||Environment & Sustainability||Linwood, NC|
|Caleb Joshua Kent||18||Biology||Music||Jacksonville, NC|
|Benjamin Cooper King||17||Politics||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Marlow Kinslow||English: Writing||Psychology||Marion, SC|
|Jackson Lane Lambert||Administration of Justice||Sociology||Midland, NC|
|Brett Owen Laws||Administration of Justice||Concord, NC|
|Christopher James Little||Accounting||Business Administration||Wake Forest, NC|
|Tatyana Amil Long||Sociology||Mount Airy, NC|
|Bernard Weaver Malloy||Magna Cum Laude||13||Politics||English||Salisbury, NC|
|Maggie Mae Marable||Accounting||Business Administration||Pittsfield, IL|
|Maria Martinez||Cum Laude||15, 17||Psychology; Administration of Justice||Sociology||Winston-Salem, NC|
|Chandler James McClamrock||Cum Laude||Administration of Justice||Sociology||Salisbury, NC|
|Nicole Paige McGovern||Magna Cum Laude||13||Administration of Justice||Psychology||La Plata, MD|
|Aharon McKee||Magna Cum Laude||17||Politics||Travelers Rest, SC|
|Mia Marie Mercer||Elementary Education; Special Education||Lexington, NC|
|T'awna A. Miller||Biology||Environment & Sustainability||Salisbury, NC|
|Haleigh Kristian Mitchell||Cum Laude||13, 15||Psychology; Politics||Counseling||Salisbury, NC|
|Lara Elizabeth Moss||Magna Cum Laude||9||Politics||Secondary Education (9-12)||Cherryville, NC|
|Chloe Gina Mullins||Summa Cum Laude||5||Integrated Marketing Comm; Digital Media & Production||Studio Art||Kildare, Ireland|
|Skylar Payne||Integrated Marketing Comm||Marketing||High Point, NC|
|Reagan Pechy||Elementary Education; Special Education||Pfafftown, NC|
|Destiny Porter||Psychology||Counseling; Business Administration||Rockwell, NC|
|Courtney Jayne Reavis||Cum Laude||Biology||Harmony, NC|
|Lilliana Rebilas||Summa Cum Laude||2, 6, 8, 15||Religion||Psychology; Counseling||Mooresville, NC|
|Gabriela Rosario||Sociology||High Point, NC|
|Zyricq Rufus||Accounting||Business Administration||Dalzell, SC|
|Haley Frances Sloop||Magna Cum Laude||2, 6, 9, 13, 15||Special Education; Elementary Education||Psychology||China Grove, NC|
|Caleb Andre Smith||General Studies||Charlotte, NC|
|Alice Sylven||Magna Cum Laude||Sociology||Psychology||Uppsala, Sweden|
|Kristen Paige Symonds||Elementary Education; Special Education||Greensboro, NC|
|Savannah Walker||Integrated Marketing Comm||Business Administration||Kernersville, NC|
|Sierra Ward||Magna Cum Laude||Elementary Education; Special Education||Lexington, NC|
|Jaxon Aren Wheeler||Summa Cum Laude||2, 5, 10, 13||Mathematics||Computer Science||Salisbury, NC|
|Micah White||Integrated Marketing Comm||Charlotte, NC|
|Zackery White||Communication||Ninety Six, NC|
|Hannah Wilhelm||Magna Cum Laude||18||Music||Worship Arts||Cornelius, NC|
|Abigail Nicole Williard||Cum Laude||Whitener Medal||English||Environment & Sustainability; Secondary Education (9-12)||Archdale, NC|
|Jasmine Wooten||Magna Cum Laude||Politics||Economics||Hope Mills, NC|
|William Thomas Wooten||Music||Tarboro, NC|
|Erin Nicole Young||Communication||Catonsville, MD|
|Candice Nicole Ausborne||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Lexington, NC|
|Brandy Blake Autrey||Magna Cum Laude||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Indian Land, SC|
|Debra Rudene Clyburn||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Charlotte, NC|
|Lindsey Nicole Cox||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Rockwell, NC|
|Taylor Allison DeLee||20||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Kannapolis, NC|
|Krystal Nicole Dukes||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Charlotte, NC|
|Migdy Michel González||Magna Cum Laude||20||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Kannapolis, NC|
|Jessica Lynne Gross||Cum Laude||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Charlotte, NC|
|Bernadette Keene||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Statesville, NC|
|Bailey Brianna Koontz||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Salisbury, NC|
|Cynthia Denise Lattimore||Summa Cum Laude||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Charlotte, NC|
|Fren'Tres Susaye Pryer McGhee||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Charlotte, NC|
|Meggan M. McLendon||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Stanfield, NC|
|Teresa LeeAnna Medlin Shoe||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Salisbury, NC|
|Katelyn Brianne Nesbitt||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Salisbury, NC|
|Shomika Shauntell Phillips||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Charlotte, NC|
|Nicole Shante Smith||Cum Laude||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Charlotte, NC|
|Clement Voyer, III||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Huntersville, NC|
|Ashley Doub Wilbanks||Cum Laude||20||Birth-Kindergarten Education||East Bend, NC|
|Uptoya M. Witherspoon||Birth-Kindergarten Education||Huntersville, NC|
|Katelyn Marie Alford||Cum Laude||BBA - Business Administration||Mooresville, NC|
|Ashley Anne Bartolac||Summa Cum Laude||5||BBA - Business Administration||Mooresville, NC|
|Lucy Calcagno Brown||5, 20||BBA - Business Administration||Charlotte, NC|
|Lisa Boone Godbey||BBA - Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Tyberius V. Greenwood||20||BBA - Business Administration||Winston-Salem, NC|
|Mikaela Rae Gulledge||Cum Laude||BBA - Business Administration||Charlotte, NC|
|Johnny Edward Knight||5, 20||BBA - Business Administration||Kannapolis, NC|
|Emily Leann Moody||Magna Cum Laude||5||BBA - Business Administration||Lexington, NC|
|Shaniqua Shardae Perry||BBA - Business Administration||Thomasville, NC|
|Jenny Esmeralda Pleitez||Magna Cum Laude||BBA - Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Gene Queen, Jr.||Cum Laude||BBA - Business Administration||Lexington, NC|
|Ricardo Sanchez||BBA - Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Melissa Antoinette Smith||Cum Laude||5||BBA - Business Administration||Spencer, NC|
|Devlin Solomon||BBA - Business Administration||Kannapolis, NC|
|David Duane Trexler||BBA - Business Administration||Spencer, NC|
|Julee Lynn Triplett||Cum Laude||BBA - Business Administration||Mocksville, NC|
|Ian James Verity||5, 20||BBA - Business Administration||Mooresville, NC|
|Kyndl M. Yow||BBA - Business Administration||Kannapolis, NC|
|Sarah Ann Burke||Magna Cum Laude||18||Musical Theatre||Salisbury, NC|
|Garrett Seth Jennings||18||Musical Theatre||Salisbury, NC|
|Michelle Medina Villalon||Magna Cum Laude||18||Musical Theatre||Music; Creative Writing||Denver, NC|
|Kiera Elizabeth Whittemore||18||Musical Theatre||Kannapolis, NC|
|Joseph Michael Allerton||Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||York, United Kingdom|
|Daniel Baguma||Cum Laude||Environment & Sustainability||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Marcus Marcelus Bailey||Magna Cum Laude||Environment & Sustainability||Studio Art||Winterville, NC|
|Haili Dawn Barkley||Therapeutic Recreation||Psychology; Human Biology||Thomasville, NC|
|Matthew Adam Barsody||Environment & Sustainability||Business Administration; Entrepreneurship||Harrisburg, NC|
|Victoria Beardsley||6||Exercise Science||Lincolnshire, United Kingdom|
|Rachel Marie Bentley||Summa Cum Laude||2, 6, 8||Environment & Sustainability||Sociology||Taylors, SC|
|Benjamin Bielby||Magna Cum Laude||Chemistry; Environment & Sustainability||Business Administration||Middlesbrough, United Kingdom|
|Austin O'Neal Biggs||Cum Laude||5||Info Systems & Technology||Trinity, NC|
|Bailey Wilson Birkhead||Summa Cum Laude||5||Info Systems & Technology||Interdisciplinary Data Science||Salisbury, NC|
|Alvaro Blazquez Gutiérrez||5||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Makenzie Ann Bonner||Biology||Chemistry||Trinity, NC|
|Jeffrey D. Bostian, Jr.||Information Technology||Salisbury, NC|
|Emily Marguerite Brasseur||Cum Laude||Biochemistry||History||Albemarle, NC|
|Lauren Elizabeth Brickey||Business Administration||Elizabethton, TN|
|Zachary James Brinkley||Exercise Science||Salisbury, NC|
|Clay Brown||19||Sports Management||Business Administration||Lansing, KS|
|Alejo Bzurovski||Magna Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Morganne Taylor Cartee||Summa Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Accounting||Huntersville, NC|
|Chase F. Clayton||Summa Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Marketing||Salisbury, NC|
|Caroline Victoria Cline||Therapeutic Recreation||Mocksville, NC|
|Jarod Conner||Cum Laude||5||Computer Science||Landis, NC|
|Clayton T. Crile||Cum Laude||Business Administration||Individualized Curricula||Duncan, SC|
|Saulo Dantas da Costa Junior||Business Administration||Miami Beach, FL|
|Alicia Nicole Deras-Cruz||17||Biology||Salisbury, NC|
|Summer Lynn Dobson||Biology||Psychology; Chemistry||Mooresville, NC|
|Kenneth Richard Dollenger||Biology||Chemistry||Rising Sun, MD|
|Janiya Jushone Downs||Biology||Chemistry||China Grove, NC|
|Erika Pearl Edwards||Therapeutic Recreation; Psychology||Counseling||Yadkinville, NC|
|Grant Harrison Emory||5||Business Administration||Charlotte, NC|
|Miracle Lucina Etim-Andy||Magna Cum Laude||2, 6, 8, 10, 17, 19||Exercise Science||Interdisciplinary Data Science; Computer Science||Roanoke Rapids, NC|
|Davis Brian Fields||Magna Cum Laude||5, 6, 19||Sports Management; Communication||Fuquay Varina, NC|
|Ashlyn Nicole Fleming||Cum Laude||Business Administration||Biology||Salisbury, NC|
|Gavin M. Fleming||Cum Laude||5, 10||Computer Science||Salisbury, NC|
|Ross A. Fowler||Info Systems & Technology||Newton, NC|
|Lexi Frederick||Exercise Science||Concord, NC|
|Rose Caroliane Garcia Badillo||Magna Cum Laude||Environment & Sustainability||Business Administration||Lexington, NC|
|Jalen Garner||Biochemistry||Strongsville, OH|
|Willow Gatewood||6, 8||Environment & Sustainability||Geographic Info Sys & Tech||Cascade, VA|
|Jordan Elijah Gregg||Sports Management||Sumter, SC|
|Gianna Gutierrez Principe||Sports Management||Business Administration||Dunedin, FL|
|Mason Scott Gwyn||Cum Laude||Sports Management||Business Administration||Mount Airy, NC|
|Emma Kate Halstead||Environment & Sustainability||Geographic Info Sys & Tech||Walkertown, NC|
|Jamison Lynn Harbinson||Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Psychology||Salisbury, MD|
|Joshua Darwin Harnois||5, 18||Mathematical Finance||Computer Science; Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Hannah Harper||Environment & Sustainability||Biology; Ecology||Molena, GA|
|Caylinn E. Helm||Magna Cum Laude||Business Administration; Accounting||Economics||Salisbury, NC|
|Kayla Nicole Henrickson||Cum Laude||Biology||Psychology||Lexington, NC|
|Jacob Hiatt||Summa Cum Laude||2, 13||Biology; Chemistry||Mount Airy, NC|
|McKenzie Marlene Hickey||Environment & Sustainability||Biology||High Point, NC|
|Fritzgerald Hilario||Computer Science||Environment & Sustainability||Vallejo, CA|
|Tyler Holland||Sports Management||Business Administration||Greensboro, NC|
|Lindsay Marie Hoos||Summa Cum Laude||Therapeutic Recreation||Winsted, CT|
|Antonio O'Neil Howard||Sports Management||Business Administration||Hampton, VA|
|Ashley Anne Howell||Exercise Science||Salisbury, NC|
|Sydney Jimmo||Biology||Shelburne, VT|
|Alexus Nishaye Johnson||5||Business Administration||Durham, NC|
|Ashley Elizabeth Johnson||Summa Cum Laude||2, 5, 9, 10||Mathematics; Mathematical Finance||Secondary Education (9-12)||Lexington, NC|
|Devyn Levi Johnson||Business Administration||Communication||Charlotte, NC|
|McKenzee J. Johnson||Environment & Sustainability||Salisbury, NC|
|William Lawrence Jones||Biology||Chemistry||Salisbury, NC|
|Emma Kluge||Therapeutic Recreation||Psychology||Salisbury, NC|
|Westley Rikard Koon||Summa Cum Laude||6||Biochemistry||Psychology||Eden, NC|
|Caroline Mae Kruger||Magna Cum Laude||2, 5, 13||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Joseph Lindner||Business Administration||Montgomery, TX|
|Marco Antonio Lopez||Exercise Science||Athletic Coaching||Hamptonville, NC|
|Brooke Lowry||Summa Cum Laude||5, 10||Computer Science||Interdisciplinary Data Science||Norwood, NC|
|Erica Marie Lugo||Therapeutic Recreation||Greensboro, NC|
|Ofek Malul||Magna Cum Laude||Whitener Medal, 2, 5, 8, 10||Computer Science||Interdisciplinary Data Science||Rishon Lezion, Israel|
|Emily Katherine Marcincavage||Magna Cum Laude||Environment & Sustainability||East Bend, NC|
|Andrew David Martin||Cum Laude||19||Sports Management||Business Administration||Mooresville, NC|
|Mackenzie Faith Martin||Magna Cum Laude||8||Environment & Sustainability; Biology||Port Tobacco, MD|
|Harmony Mason||Environment & Sustainability||Information Systems||Wake Forest, NC|
|Molly Anne Mather||Magna Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Simpsonville, SC|
|Akeena Toshae Maxwell||Exercise Science||Concord, NC|
|Keegan Maxwell||Sports Management||Center Moriches, NY|
|Sara McIntosh||Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Pinehurst, NC|
|Kasey Nicole McLamb||Magna Cum Laude||6||Biology||Chemistry; Psychology||Dunn, NC|
|Bayli Caroline Medlin||Therapeutic Recreation||Lexington, NC|
|Cameron Michael Mills||Exercise Science||Winston-Salem, NC|
|Raytchelle Dos Santos Miranda||Magna Cum Laude||19||Exercise Science||David, FL|
|Nicolas Monreal Danioni||Business Administration||Las condes|
|Lewis Moore||Magna Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Environment & Sustainability||Bicester|
|Nicolas Morillo||Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Barranquilla, Atlantico|
|Adam B. Morrison||Magna Cum Laude||Environment & Sustainability||Chemistry; Geographic Info Sys & Tech||Garner, NC|
|Graycen Margaret Murray||18||Environment & Sustainability||Theatre Arts||Salisbury, NC|
|Alen Muskic||Cum Laude||5, 19||Economics and Finance; Sports Management||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Lizbeth L. Navarrete Salinas||Therapeutic Recreation||Human Biology||Winston-Salem|
|Wandile Ngwenya||Business Administration||Newark, NJ|
|Rashaun M. Noble||Exercise Science||High Point, NC|
|Charisma Jade Nuqui||Business Administration||Grays, United Kingdom|
|Sebastian Abreu Olvera Sandoval||Cum Laude||5, 10||Computer Science||Interdisciplinary Data Science||Concord, NC|
|Joshua Shane Pinto||Summa Cum Laude||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Elvia Naomi Portillo Lopez||Therapeutic Recreation||Human Biology; Psychology||Salisbury, NC|
|Tyler Penny Elizabeth Price||Magna Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Economics||Old Fort, NC|
|Matthew Pujals||Exercise Science||Miami, FL|
|Robert Hugh Raisbeck||Magna Cum Laude||Environment & Sustainability||Communication||Mocksville, NC|
|Marshall Edward Raper||Business Administration||Kannapolis, NC|
|Everette Martin Hanson Rhymer||Biology||Chemistry||Lexington, NC|
|Caleb Richardson||Business Administration; Accounting||Aberdeen, MD|
|Alexander Rodriguez||Magna Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Logan Rogers||Info Systems & Technology||Crandall, TX|
|Erick Roldan Ramirez||Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Environment & Sustainability||Dobson, NC|
|William Nicholas Roque||Magna Cum Laude||13||Biochemistry||Davidson, NC|
|Jayland Jerome Sanders||Cum Laude||Business Administration||Salisbury, NC|
|Thomas Savigar||5||Business Administration||Environment & Sustainability||Liskeard, United Kingdom|
|Shaunae Lichelle Sawyers||Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Mount Airy, NC|
|Nico Scharinger||Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Environment & Sustainability||Altdorf, Germany|
|Alec Scheerer||Exercise Science||Huntersville, NC|
|Jesse Schronce||Sports Management||Taylorsville, NC|
|Alexander J. Seufert||Summa Cum Laude||13, 19||Sports Management||Business Administration||Sykesville, MD|
|Cameron Elizabeth Shaffner||Magna Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Chemistry; Environment & Sustainability; Nutrition||Concord, NC|
|Carine Shami||Therapeutic Recreation||Human Biology||High Point, NC|
|William Felicitas Sheehan V||Physical Education||Special Subject Areas (K-12)||Graniteville, SC|
|Devan Walker Simmerson||Information Technology||Salisbury, NC|
|Chandon Da'Quan Smith||Sports Management||Statesville, NC|
|Lea Dawn Smith||Therapeutic Recreation||Psychology; Human Biology; Counseling||Salisbury, NC|
|Riley Smith||Cum Laude||5||Business Administration||Concord, NC|
|Lilyen Morgan Soeun||17||Biology||Psychology||Lexington, NC|
|Calvin J. Stephens||Exercise Science||Mount Holly, NC|
|Giovanni Charrick Sterling||Sports Management||Holiday, FL|
|Allissa Pearl Stoops||Business Administration||Mocksville, NC|
|Yasir Stroud||Sports Management||Athletic Coaching; Business Administration||Durham, NC|
|Billie Lynn Sullivan||Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Woodleaf, NC|
|Ethan Cole Swicegood||Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Athletic Coaching||Linwood, NC|
|Izaiah Taylor||Exercise Science||Mc Graw, NY|
|Lyrik Janae' Thorne||Exercise Science||Psychology||High Point, NC|
|Michael Tishkin||Business Administration||Accounting||Estepona, Spain|
|Jasmine MacKenzie Trent||Therapeutic Recreation||Human Biology||Statesville, NC|
|Simone Trentin||5||Business Administration||Environment & Sustainability||Portogruaro, Italy|
|Nicholas Edward Trovato||Environment & Sustainability||Geographic Info Sys & Tech||Cornelius, NC|
|Andrew Twamley||Physical Education||Dublin 16, Ireland|
|Alana Eriksen Van Schaick||Cum Laude||13||Therapeutic Recreation||Psychology||Burlington, NC|
|Isobel Verbrugge||Environment & Sustainability||Geographic Info Sys & Tech||Wendell, NC|
|Barja Walter, Jr.||Exercise Science||Charlotte, NC|
|Makayla Ward||Cum Laude||Exercise Science||Lexington, NC|
|Faith Mckenzie Watson||Chemistry||Secondary Education (9-12)||China Grove, NC|
|Bailey Brooke Webster||Summa Cum Laude||13, 19||Therapeutic Recreation||Psychology||China Grove, NC|
|McKenzie Kate Webster||Biology||Business Administration||Mount Holly, NC|
|Rachel Reese Webster||Summa Cum Laude||5, 13||Business Administration||Communication||China Grove, NC|
|MeKayla Lenaye White||Therapeutic Recreation||Psychology||Burlington, NC|
|Roman White||Business Administration||Monroe, NC|
|Malik Wilkes||Business Administration||Bonaire, GA|
|Aaron Williams||Magna Cum Laude||Sports Management||Business Administration||Mocksville, NC|
|Ivan Damon Williams, Jr.||Computer Science||Covington, GA|
|Abigail Williamson||Summa Cum Laude||2, 8, 13, 19||Therapeutic Recreation||Psychology||Cape Coral, FL|
|Marshall Bryce Williamson||Sports Management||North Augusta, SC|
|Kaitlyn Marie Wright||Summa Cum Laude||2, 8, 13, 19||Therapeutic Recreation||Business Administration||Wilkesboro, NC|
|Faith Benton||Nursing - Prelicensure||Kannapolis, NC|
|Camryn Mae Bost||Summa Cum Laude||8||Nursing - Prelicensure||Human Biology||Salisbury, NC|
|Tiffany Renee Darr||Summa Cum Laude||Nursing||Asheville, NC|
|Chantina Lavette Dawkins||Magna Cum Laude||Barbara Andrews Award, 20||Nursing||Salisbury, NC|
|Crystal Blalock Harris||Summa Cum Laude||Nursing||Pittsboro, NC|
|Lauren Ivey||Summa Cum Laude||Nursing||Lexington, NC|
|Shelby Hendrix Jefferies||Cum Laude||Nursing - Prelicensure||Advance, NC|
|Eleisha Anne Leach||Nursing||Charlotte, NC|
|Ashley Hicks Long||Cum Laude||Nursing||Roxboro, NC|
|Oryan Malul||Magna Cum Laude||Nursing - Prelicensure||Mint Hill, NC|
|Michelle Fowler Sota||Summa Cum Laude||Nursing||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|Merideth Peyton Walker||Magna Cum Laude||20||Nursing||Gastonia, NC|
Active duty or military veteran
In addition to having at least a 3.5 GPA, Graduates and Scholars must complete at least 40 hours of community service, successfully complete a portfolio and narrative of their honors work, present their original work at an on campus event or off campus academic conference, and travel domestically or internationally with the College. Honors Scholars must also complete 21 semester hours of honors coursework (up to 6 of the hours can be honors thesis hours) and successfully complete and present an honors thesis. Honors Graduates must also complete 21 hours of honors coursework (in “regular” honors classes).
HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATES
- Davis Fields
- Willow Gatewood
- Westley Koon
- Kasey McLamb
HONORS SCHOLARS & THESIS TITLES
- Victoria Beardsley: “The Mental and Physical Effects of Being a Female Collegiate Athlete”
- Rachel Bentley: “From the Hills: Culture and Climate Change in Southern Appalachia”
- Paige Carter: “Whores and Holy Women: Understanding the Interconnected Relationship between Society and Religion Through the Lives of Medieval Women”
- Miracle Etim-Andy: "An Examination of Wearable Fitness Technology and the Usage of WHOOP in Division II Collegiate Athletics"
- Jacob Hiatt: “Mismanagement of the AIDS Epidemic: How Societal Perception of Human-Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Damaged a Public Health Response”
- Michelle Medina Villalon: “'She's Alive!’: Devising a Horror Narrative for the 21st Century Theatre”
- Lilliana Rebilas: “Silencing the Silence: Process Theology and Metaphysics as a Reconciliation Between Holocaust Theology and Talmudic Judaism”
- Haley Sloop: “School-Aged Systemizers: Exploring the Presentation of a Cognitive Style Associated with Autism in Mathematically Gifted Learners”
Kannapolis North Carolina
Special thanks to: Thank you so much to David Loudermilk and Nicholas Fuqua for giving me chances to shine and helping me grow.
|Courtney Reavis||UG||Special thanks to: Alison Atwater, Rachel Sinz, Carmony Hartwig, Amanda Rushing|
Denver, North Carolina
Special thanks to: Dr. Elizabeth Homan, Professor David T. Loudermilk, Professor Nicholas Fuqua, Dr. Phillip Burgess, Dr. Jamie Henthorn
- I am from Davidson, North Carolina
Special thanks to: Dr. Rushing, Dr. Macri, and Dr. Saner have all given me an incredible amount of confidence in myself and my work, and they always push me to be the best version of myself.
|Ofek Malul||UG||Special thanks to: Johnathan Bolles, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Baker, Dr. Clapp, Dr. Sullivan, Coach Matthew Gearing, Coach Regan Nolan|
|Allissa Stoops||UG||Special thanks to: Professor Ashley Pierce|
I am from Salisbury North Carolina. My major is Environment and Sustainability with a minor in Theater Arts. I have participated in SGA, ENV Union, Eco Club, Chapel Scholars, Blue Masque, and been a Resident Assistant. The Catawba environmental department has provided a unique, personal experience that has helped me to grow immensely during my time here. After graduating, I will be attending the University of Georgia pursuing a Master of Urban Planning and Design as a part of the school’s College of Environment and Design.
Special thanks to: Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, Monda Griggs, Dr. Kaitlin Mueller, Luke Dollar, Sandra Abbey, and every member of Public Safety but especially night shift.
|Skylar Payne||UG||Special thanks to: Sarah Jackson, or Dr. Jackson has had such an impact on me as a student she has allowed me to explore my creative side in every class of hers. I am allowed to expand my abilities in every project and it was always something new. She has appreciated my work and has shown gratitude towards me that I have not gotten with a lot of professors. I see myself in her and will forever know her as a great professor|
Hi! My name is Maggie Marable. I am from Pittsfield, IL. I am graduating with a Bachelors in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration. I am a member of the indoor and beach volleyball team. I am a Residential Assistant and I am a member of FCA. I also serve as Vice President for both ECO Club and NSLS.
Special thanks to: Chris Walden, John Davidson, Christy Lowder, Brenda Jones, Patrick Nicholas
- from Madrid, Spain
Special thanks to: Dr. Bitzer, Dr. Feeney, and Professor Bolin - for pushing me to achieve my full potential.
|Michelle Clark||UG||Special thanks to: I would like to shed a spotlight on Kimberly Konen. Since my arrival at catawba college. She has been one of the most helpful people in my experience at Catawba College, and I cannot express enough how much she has helped me in these four years. I also would like to Thank Meredith and Leigh (my work study crew) for always being positive and making me laugh! You all will be truly missed.|
|Mackenzie Martin||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, Dr. Carmony Hartwig, Dr. Amanda Rushing, Dr. Andrew Jacobson, Dr. Jay Bolin, Dr. Sue Calcagni, Dr. Erin Witalison, Dr. Richard Macri, Dr. ChaMarra Saner|
|CJ Stephens||UG||Special thanks to: Had a great time with my teammates on the football field.|
I will be attending graduate school at Wake Forest University where I will peruse a masters in Mathematics, with my ultimate goal being to obtain a PhD in Mathematics.
Special thanks to: Dr Zerger has been a great mentor and has had a huge impact on my experience at Catawba. He recognized my passion for mathematics and has spent a lot of time with me individually answering any questions I may have that are outside the scope of some classes. He has continued to introduce problems to me which not only challenge me to think critically, but also give him an opportunity to show me something new. My goal is to be the kind of professor that he was to me. Dr Baker, Dr Hunt, as well as Dr Zerger have given me so many opportunities to be a resource and a role model to students through recommending me for positions like the SMART Center, or asking me to be the Supplemental Instructor or Teaching Fellow for their classes. All three of these professors have given me great advice and advised me in various ways, and I am very thankful to have built a personal relationship with all them.
-Hometown: Sykesville, MD
Special thanks to: Dr. Duane Aagaard, Dr. Troy Carlton, and Dr. Jean King, all professors of Sport Management, have had a huge impact on my career and personal development. I'd also like to thank Jim Lewis, Sports Information Director, for allowing me to shadow him in the athletic department for the past 4 years, which has only grown my passion for working in sports.
|Savannah Walker||UG||Special thanks to: Scott Morton|
Hi! I am Bailee Hepler and I am from Rockwell, North Carolina. I am graduating with a major in Politics. I am planning to go on to teach and hopefully end up working in educational policy! Catawba College has been family since I first met with my freshman seminar class back in August of 2019. I would like to thank Dr. Feeney and Dr. Bitzer for being the best professors anyone could ask for. Fair Catawba, My Catawba!
Special thanks to: Dr. Feeney, He has been incredibly understanding, kind, and someone who has helped shaped my Catawba experience. There are absolutely no words to describe just how grateful I am to have had Dr. Feeney. Dr. Bitzer, He has pushed, not only me, but every student his classes to think at a higher level than we thought possible. Dr. Bitzer has taught me how to think deeper than surface level, ask the questions I have no matter what, and most importantly, showed me type of teacher I want to be in the future.
|Bailey Koontz||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Stringfield and Professor Donna James had a huge impact on my experience at Catawba College. As a first generation college student, I felt lost. Stringfield and James both led me in right direction. I couldn’t have done it without them!|
Going to play professional volleyball
Special thanks to: Dr. Bowser and Dr Romano
-Hometown Kampala, Uganda
Special thanks to: Dr. Luke Dollar, Dr. Mercedes Quesada, Dr. Andrew Jacobson
I plan to go into the workforce with my Biology degree.
Special thanks to: Dr. Poston (I enjoyed very much working on our independent study during my senior year!); Dr. Forrest Anderson & Dr. Sheila Brownlow (The two people I will forever cherish for being every step of my journey from being an Unanue student to Unanue graduate to a Catawba graduate);, Dr. Bolin (As a first-gen student, Dr. Bolin was an amazing advisor leading me the correct way and giving me options and advice to help me succeed.); Miss Octoria (I did not know her so personally, but every time I saw her or crashed into her, she made me feel like i was seen/known on campus. Made me feel like i was somebody and i really appreciate her compliments and the smiles she would just share when there was no conversation happening).
|Faith Benton||UG||Special thanks to: Mrs Sinz sat with me during my hardest times in pharmacology and really helped transform my outlook on time management.|
|Sarah Ann Burke||UG||
-Salisbury, North Carolina
Special thanks to: David T. Loudermilk, Nicholas Fuqua, Beth Homan
I am currently an associate teacher in Kindergarten at Koontz Elementary, for the Rowan Accelerate Lab School, I plan to continue teaching Kindergarten and I credit the Lab School at Koontz for first hand experience an helping me to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed!
Special thanks to: Donna James
Archdale, North Carolina
Special thanks to: Octoria Ridenhour, Leslie Dent-Lockhart, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Debbie, Dr. Hand, Dr. Aagard, Dr. Carlton, Every English professor, Dr. Randall, Regina Simmons, Hannah McNeely, Pastor Kendra, Dr. Azmy, Dr. Cartner
I am studying for the praxis II and hope to be an elementary music teacher in the fall.
Special thanks to: Dr. Burgess, Dr. McCachren, Dr. Etters. They all made my classes very wonderful and have amazing senses of compassion. I will never forget meeting them the first time during high school visit events.
After graduation, I plan to use my degree to find a teaching job within Rowan County, or to create my own tutoring business. I am originally from Liberty, NC. My major is Mathematics with a minor in Secondary Education. During my time at Catawba, I was heavily involved in the different Ensembles within the Music Department, such as Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Chamber Ensemble. "The experiences I have had with Catawba College are ones that will be with me for the rest of my life as well as the people I have met along the way as they will be my lifelong friends, family, and colleagues."
Special thanks to: Dr. Barry Sang: During my time at Catawba, Dr. Sang officiated my wedding, and helped me marry my best friend. Daniel Allen: Daniel has been with me all four years, starting as my success coach Freshman Year, and has been an active listener whenever I needed something and he has helped me with any problems I have had in my four years here.
My Hometown is Philadelphia, Pa but I currently live in Charlotte, NC. I majored in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Catawba College. My experience in the Clinical Mental Health program continuously reminded me of my strength and dedication. I am proud to be a part of the Catawba family.
Special thanks to: Dr. Betters' lectures have always enabled me to have a "real world" perspective on the information being taught. His stories bring the foundational information from the textbook to life, and for that, I am forever grateful. Dr. Brejcha and Dr. Randall have always been very encouraging during the times when it's needed the most. The entire faculty of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is amazing and I am honored that I had the opportunity to learn from each of them.
|Caleb Kent||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Jones, Dr. Burgess|
|Billie Sullivan||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Kim Smith, Dr. Hand, Dr. Bowser, Dr. Fairall, Dr. Romano, and many others!|
|Carine Shami||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Mueller Kaitlin, Dr. Saner ChaMarra, Dr. Chamberlain|
|Nico Scharinger||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Victor Romano, Dr. Suzanne Bowser, Dr. Ryan Fairall, Dr. Kimberly Smith (Former Faculty), Christopher Skibinski (GA-Sports Performance Coach)|
|Crystal Hodges||G||Special thanks to: Each professor had a meaningful impact. They each stand out individually as coaches and advocates; I thank all of them for their support and guidance.|
|Camryn Bost||UG||Special thanks to: Allison Atwater|
|Emma Kluge||UG||Special thanks to: Kimberly Creamer, Elizabeth Homan, Amanda Grieshaber|
|Kristen Symonds||UG||Special thanks to: Shannon Axell Martin|
After college, I plan on working with CLEAN AIRE NC in Charlotte, North Carolina and then eventually returning to a graduate program for my masters in Environmental Engineering.
Special thanks to: Dr. Mercedes, Dr. Dollar, Dr. Macri, Dr. Jacobson, Dr. Thompson
|Emily Brasseur||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Witalison, Dr. Rushing, Dr. Hartwig, Ms. Waggoner|
|Matthew Pujals||UG||Special thanks to: Everyone involved in the Exercise science program has helped me in every way possible and I’d like thank them for that.|
|Jeffrey Bostian||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Pam Thompson, Mary Beth Messner, Rodney Rymer, Mary Sewell, John Sullivan, Dr. Jeff Bowe, Holly Sawyers, and Dr. Gary Freeze.|
|Devyn Johnson||UG||Special thanks to: I would like to thank all the faculty and staff, that I had great relationship with. Without them I would've had a hard time getting through college, and that is why I'm grateful for their help.|
|Isobel Verbrugge||UG||Special thanks to: At Catawba College many people had a meaningful impact on my Catawba Experience. Dr. Poston, Dr. Dollar, Dr. Wear, Dr. Jacobson, Dr. Quesada-Embid, Dr. Calcagni, Dr. Saner, Dr. Miderski, & Sandra Abbey all played a large role in giving me a meaningful experience. As well as the staff who worked at the Catawba bookstore and Blue 51.|
|Rose Garcia Badillo||UG||
-Lexington, North Carolina
Special thanks to: Joanna Trammell has been there for me as I seek the career path I want to pursue. She is a great professor in class, and I can always visit her during office hours to discuss new ideas. Doctor Trammell is an amazing professor and I will always admire her, too.
I will be attending graduate school to pursue a PhD in Microbiology, focusing on research in bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions.
Special thanks to: Dr. Amanda Rushing has been an incredible professor throughout my four years. From the time I took microbiology with her, she has strived to help me in my career aspirations. She helped me develop an undergraduate research project and constantly took time out of her day simply to talk with me. I'll always appreciate what she did for me. Dr. ChaMarra Saner is a wonderful person who has always been supportive of me. I knew I could walk into her office just to talk and if I ever had a problem, she would work with me to help solve it. She reviewed every personal statement I wrote and helped me secure a prestigious research internship. I am so thankful for everything she did to aid me in my college career.
Special thanks to: Dr. Aagaard, Dr. Carlton, Dr. Hand, Dr. King, Dr. Vandergriff-Avery, Dr. Feeney, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Smicker, Dr. Morton, Jim Lewis, Michelle Caddigan, Andrew Sandifer, Trae Harrell
|Brooke Lowry||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. John Zerger, Dr. Katherine Baker|
|Fren'tres McGhee||UG||Special thanks to: I would like to thank, Miss. Holly Sawyers and Dr. Donna James!|
|Emily Moody||UG||Special thanks to: Jeremiah Nelson has had the biggest impact on me and my academic career because of the support, encouragement, and assistance during my time at Catawba!|
|Kayla Henrickson||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Amanda Rushing was my advisor when I transferred into the biology major. I was her only advisee at the time, and she was so kind and helpful! She made sure I was caught up with all my required classes and helped ensure so would graduate on time my senior year. I couldn’t have made it through these last two years without her!|
|Kenzie Webster||UG||Special thanks to: Dr.Witalison, Dr.Hartwig, Dr.Rushing, Dr. Macri, Dr. Miderski, Dr. Saner, Dr. Poston, Mrs. Wagoner|
- Winston-Salem, NC
Special thanks to: Kaitlin Mueller, Amanda Grieshaber, Valerie Rakes
I am from salisbury North Carolina! I have a major in psychology and minors in counseling and sociology. My Catawba experience was one of a kind and taught me many things about myself. I will truly miss my college experience!
Special thanks to: Dr. Brownlow had a very important impact on my life at Catawba and still does. She taught me many things and I still apply those to my everyday job and future masters degree!
Michael is from a military family background and was born and raised in the Ft. Bragg area of Fayetteville, NC. He has earned a Master of Business Administration. During his time at Catawba, he played on the Men's Basketball team and was asked to serve on the Student Athletic Advisory Council. He looks forward to a continued career in athletics and pursuing his entrepreneurial goals.
Special thanks to: Coach Derrick Wall had a meaningful impact on my Catawba experience.
My future plans include attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). UNCG features a Master of Science in Sustainability and Environment which is a subject that I am interested and passionate about. I hope to gain opportunities to work further in the scientific and environmental fields!
Special thanks to: A faculty member who had a significant impact on the quality of my education was Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid. She was always passionate about social justice and advocacy, and she encouraged me to approach various subjects in unexpected ways. I am glad that there are people like Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid who are striving for greater equity in our society!
|Alma Alejandres Vergara||G||Special thanks to: A staff member that had a meaningful impact on me was Dr. Pamela Thompson. During my studies at Catawba her daughter passed away. She continued to lecture courses and offered all the help anyone could ask for during that time. She is so strong and has a lot of courage to be able to keep on going. This just shows how dedicated she is to her students and to Catawba College. Catawba College is blessed to have her as a faculty member. I was lucky to have her as a professor during my studies at Catawba College.|
Special thanks to: Coach Tripp - he kept me going each and everyday, he seen the best in everyone and wanted the best for you. "Control what you can Control"
|Kimberly Konen||G||Special thanks to: The entire faculty for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Betters, Dr. Brejcha, Dr. Randall, and Dr. Gay all provided an inclusive, supportive and compassionate space to grow into the future counselor I hope to be. Without their support I would not feel nearly as confident as I do now heading into the career of counseling. I am grateful to have worked with them for 3 years and hopefully in the future!|
|Chantina Dawkins||G||Special thanks to: The understanding of instructors and willingness to assist.|
|Jaylen Hall||UG||Special thanks to: Dr Morton, Dr Jackson, Dr Smicker, Dr Carlton & Dr King. Every class I had with them was amazing and engaging. We were able to be ourselves and use current events to help further the class more ways than one. I appreciate them for all that they do and are.|
|Avery Smith||G||Special thanks to: Dr.Aagaard and Dr.Carlton have been amazing during my time at Catawba college. The sports management master's program has been a privilege to be apart of.|
After graduating from my undergrad, I will be continuing my education in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program at Catawba!
Special thanks to: Dr. Brownlow and Dr. Feeney
|Abbie Williamson||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Sheila Brownlow, Dr. Kaitlin Mueller, Counselor Lauren Stephenson, Dr. Forrest Anderson, Dr. Patrick Swaney|
|Joshua Harnois||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Ben Jones, Dr. Jason Hunt, Dr. John Zerger, Dr. Barry Sang|
|Bailey Birkhead||UG||Special thanks to: Faculty: Dr. Pamela Thompson, Staff: Amanda Bosch, Zachary Trivett, Earl Givens, Jr.|
I will be a high school math teacher at Davie County High School. I am from Lexington, NC. I am a double-major in Mathematics and Mathematical Finance with a minor in Secondary Education. I am a member of the volleyball program at Catawba, and I have also participated in SNCAE and SAAC during my time at Catawba. I am so grateful to be part of the Catawba family. At Catawba, I have had the opportunity to prepare for my career as a math teacher while playing the sport that I love.
Special thanks to: Christina Azmy Bissada
|Sierra Ward||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Azmy (Bissoda)|
|Sierra Ferguson||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Tapp, Dr. Azmy, Dr. Creamer|
**Quick note! I've included details from both my Undergraduate and Graduate years at Catawba, I wasn't sure if that was necessary or not but I'd rather be safe than sorry.**
Special thanks to: Both Dr. Aagaard and Dr. Carlton have had a profound impact on my graduate experience specifically. Dr. Aagaard is the one that encouraged me to apply for the program and Dr. Carlton is the one that guided me through my thesis completion. They both were very flexible and understanding in allowing me to accept a full-time position while finishing the program. Not many places have professors that will do that, so I'm very thankful for them.
Special thanks to: Chase Tripp, God sure knew that I needed him when I met him. He was so influential in getting me to start lifting and finding the passion I have for it now. Our talks during the football seasons and the daily check ins were always at a time I needed to be picked up a motivated. He was one of the most influential person I met and made me enjoy my time at Catawba.
Faith Watson is graduating in May of 2023 with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and a minor in secondary education. She is from China Grove, NC and during her time at Catawba she has been involved with NSLS, and has been heavily involved with the chemistry department. After she graduates she plans to teach chemistry at a Rowan-Salisbury High school.
Special thanks to: Dr. Saner has been my mentor and confidant since almost day one. Her classes are enriching and challenge you. Throughout my time at Catawba, I have always known that she was here for me and was going to support me toward my goals! The chemistry department has been a family that I did not know that I needed. This department has held me up during hard times and praised my accomplishments. I am so thankful for them all!
|Shelby Jefferies||UG||Special thanks to: Rachel Sinz is our biggest cheerleader my junior year in the nursing department. She is always so positive and strives for students to reach their goals no matter what obstacles lay in front of them. She is a great listener and role model for future nurses.|
Special thanks to: Drs. Betters, Randall, and Brejcha
|Garrett Jennings||UG||Special thanks to: David Loudermilk, Beth Human, David Pulliam, Nicholas Fuqua, Scott Morton|
|Ethan Kahn||G||Special thanks to: Thank you to Dr. Aagaard and Dr. Carlton for all their help over the past two years!|
|Caleb Smith||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Saner|
|Tatyana Long||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Vandergriff-Avery and Dr. Smith from the sociology department.|
|Bailey Webster||UG||-I will be attending graduate school for occupational therapy in the Fall.
-I am from China Grove, NC.
-I am a Therapeutic Recreation major with a minor in Psychology.
-During my time at Catawba, I have been on the cheerleading team, competition dance team, played intramural basketball, and am also a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society, and Phi Epsilon Honor Society.
-I am so grateful for the time I have spent at Catawba over the last 2 years! I have made so many friends and memories. I am so thankful for all the experiences and am excited to continue on my journey!
|Nayla Anderson||G||Special thanks to: Dr. Rachel Brejcha|
|Lewis Moore||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Romano, Dr. Bowser|
|Chandler McClamrock||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Bitzer was a great academic advisor for my major and an exciting and caring professor.|
- Wilkesboro, NC
Special thanks to: Dr. Kaitlin Mueller, Professor Amanda Grieshaber, Dr. Chad Betters, and Dr. Victor Romano
Special thanks to: Dr. Hierholzer, Dr. Bowser, Dr. Romano, and Dr. Fairall we’re the best professors I could ever imagine having. They’re so knowledgeable & supportive.
|Aaron McKee||UG||Special thanks to: Norris Feeney: great, dedicated, and hard working advisor who knows the system well and sets you up for success; Christina Azmy: a great personal friend who I can talk to about anything and know she is there for me; Michael Frederick: great life coach who has prepared me for a professional career and set me up for success.|
Special thanks to: Dr. Christine Lynn
|Jamie Harbinson||UG||Special thanks to: I would say Ashley Spearman because she had faith in me and took a chance on me with being a Head Resident Assistant. I would also say Emily Schneider for believing in me.|
|Jack Lambert||UG||Special thanks to: Kimberly Boling, Shelly Palmer, Michael Bitzer, Norris Feeney|
|Adam Morrison||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Mercedes, Dr. Jacobson, Dr. Poston, Dr. Bolin, Professor Ashely Peirce Love, Dr. Saner, Dr. Macri, Mrs Wagner, Dr. Sang, Dr. Clapp, and Dr. Hartwig|
High Point, NC
Special thanks to: Brianne Morith - always supporting and looking out for the health of all student athletes, Mr. Al - he’s always been a heavy supporter. He continuously brings love and great energy. Dr. King, Dr. Carlton, Dr. Erin Wood
I was born and raised here in Salisbury, NC. I am graduating with a major in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. In the fall I will be starting a Masters in Public Administration program to concentrate in Local Government Administration. During my time at Catawba I have been heavily involved in the Student Government Association as well as an active member of the Order of the Blue and White. Catawba has become a second home for me and the relationships I have formed with other students as well with faculty and staff will last a lifetime.
Special thanks to: Dr. Bitzer, Dr. Bitzer has challenged me to become a better student both in and outside of the classroom. His classes have been some of the most interesting explorations of the field of political science and have taught me both a theoretical and practical understanding of the realm of politics and government. He is an expert in the realm of southern politics and never fails to blow my mind every class. Dr. Feeney, Dr. Feeney is a genuinely kind person who takes interest in how his students are doing in and out of the classroom. He is an expert in his field, and it translates to the courses he offers.
|Hannah Harper||UG||Special thanks to: The staff in the financial aid office.|
Special thanks to: Dr. Sang: for enriching me academically, personally, and spiritually
|Madi Bumgarner||UG||Special thanks to: Dr Ken Clapp, Dr Eric Hake, Dr Jamie Slate, Sharon Newsome, Debbie Insley, Teresa Bivins, Allison Barringer Wilson|
Lexington, North Carolina
Special thanks to: Dr. Bissada (Azmy): she always puts her students, first and makes all of her 8:00ams worth it. She inspires me to be the best teacher I can be. , Coach Jason Bryan: He is a great person on and off the course and track, and overall he always knows what is best for his athletes. I wouldn’t be the runner and person I am today if it wasn’t for him.
Special thanks to: Pamela Thompson was my advisor and professor for a few courses before changing my major had a huge impact on my college career. She always said we have to get you to graduation. She believed in me more than I could believe I could keep pushing. Then there was Jeremiah Nelson my current advisor and professor he works so hard for me you guys I don't know how I could ever repay him hard work is an understatement. Thank you Eric Hake as well for all that you do! To my professors I know sometimes I was a handful but look now I made it. Thank you, Catawba.
I will begin my MBA this summer before moving to Orlando in the fall for an internship with Walt Disney World.
Special thanks to: Dr. Clapp, Dr. Slate, Dr. Hiatt
Plans after College is to begin his career in Public Administration
Special thanks to: Dr. Darryl Bruner- My freshman FYS leader who was always there if you needed someone to talk to, or ask questions. No matter the day or time he didn't mind me coming by to sit down and chat or look at making plans for my future. He always had a smile on his face and was never to busy to stop what he was doing and help.
|Alana Van Schaick||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Mueller, Amanda Greishaber, Dr. Brownlow|
|Tonio Howard||UG||Special thanks to: Jason Bryan, Sterling Jones, Ernest Moss, Duane Aagaard, Troy Carlton, Jean King, Chase Tripp, Troy Johnson|
|Bayli Medlin||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Mueller. She has had a big impact on my final semesters at Catawba College as not only my professor but my advisor helping me anyway she could in meeting my goals and to graduate. She has pushed me to where I needed to be for my future career in recreational therapy and has been a very big supporter to further my career and finish strong. I appreciate everything she has done for the therapeutic recreation field and for me.|
|Zack White||UG||Special thanks to: Scott Morton|
My name is Jayland Jerome Sanders and I was born in Mooresville, North Carolina & raised here in Salisbury for all of my life. I am a Business Administration Major with a Concentration in General Management & I’m also a member of the National Society for Leadership & Success (Sigma Alpha Pi). My time at Catawba College really aided me in coming up with plans for my life once completing my undergraduate studies. It allowed me to establish meaningful connections with fellow students, professors, & other faculty on campus and gave me a much needed since of direction professionally and academically speaking. I am now a Personal Banker with F&M Bank & the President & CEO of J.J. Sanders LLC, and I plan on using the things I’ve learned during my time at Catawba College to advance in my career(s) & make a positive impact on the world.
Special thanks to: Dr. Eric Hake, Dr. Christine Lynn, Dr. Stephen Hiatt, Dr. Kenneth Clapp, Dr. Suzanne Bowser, & Dr. Joanna Trammell
|Jarod Conner||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Katherine Baker and Dr. Paul Clifton. Both of these people helped me find my love to program and also have helped me learn and challenge myself, as well as help create good habits that I can carry into a future career.|
|Maddie Cabe||UG||Special thanks to: Yan Gibson, Dr. Gibson has been an excellent professor, advisor, and mentor. She pushes all her students and works with them to be successful. One of the best attributes of Dr. Gibson is that she is currently the only accounting professor and she has done a great job trying to keep the accounting program afloat. She sacrifices for her accounting students and always has a solution to help us. She has a passion for accounting and helping the next generation of accountants.|
|Connor Garcia||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Slate, Jim Gantt, Ms. Ellie Whittington|
High Point, North Carolina
Special thanks to: All environmental Professors have been very helpful and impactful. They went above and beyond to help me build my education and prepared me for my future career.
|Maria Martinez||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Sheila Brownlow|
Graniteville, South Carolina
Special thanks to: Corey Ready was someone who had a tremendous impact on me here at Catawba. Great coach, great mentor, and a great friend and I’ll never be able to thank him enough for bringing me to Catawba. Big shoutout to my man Chase Tripp, until we meet again!
|Matt Mitchell||UG||Special thanks to: Chase Tripp|
|Lilyen Soeun||UG||Special thanks to: Miderski: She has been a great advisor and has helped me through all of my classes and scheduling,|
-Taylors, South Carolina
Special thanks to: Dr. Joe Poston, who encouraged me to pursue an independent research study, allowed me to be his FYS teaching fellow for two semesters, and helped me overcome my fear and find a love for birding. My Honors thesis committee, Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, Dr. Anne Marie Martin, and Dr. Sue Calcagni, whose belief in me never wavered when I doubted myself and whose advice and encouragement helped me to become a capable researcher, writer, and scholar.
|NIk Hughes||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Thompson, Dr. Baker, Ken Klifton|
|Krystal Graham||UG||Charlotte, NC
"Life was lifing but Catawba kept me lifted"
|Grant Emory||UG||Special thanks to: All members of Catawba have played an important part in my further development as a young man. Dr. Eric Hake and Dr. Jeremiah Nelson are two professors who I thoroughly enjoyed.|
|Elvia Portillo||UG||Special thanks to: Thankful for Professor Brownlow, Sinz and Mueller for keeping me motivated, giving me great advice and encouraging me not to give up!|
|Emily Marcincavage||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Sang, Dr. Witalison, Dr. Saner, Nick Brown, Lisa Pope|
|Riley Smith||G||Special thanks to: All business, and Dr. Azmy|
|Ethan Swicegood||UG||Special thanks to: Kim Smith and Jim Hand|
|Janiya Downs||UG||- China Grove, NC
- Major Biology and minor Chemistry
- Catawba womens basketball and TriBeta National Biology Honor Society
- It's been a phenomenal 4 years here at Catawba! Best community to be a part of everyone is so welcoming and loving.
|Summer Dobson||UG||Special thanks to: Mr. Corriher was the best professor I have ever had. I had him for A&P 1, A&P 2, and Human Biology and in each of those classes he truly made the learning experience something exciting and enjoyable.|
|Lauren Brickey||UG||Special thanks to: Chad Betters, Jennifer Yurchisin, Joanna Trammell|
|Shemya Stanback||G||Special thanks to: Coach Mac|
|Zach Bryant||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Feeney|
|Malik Wilkes||UG||Special thanks to: I had a great experience here at Catawba, I met some great people who i can tell will be lifetime friends of mine. Although it was challenging leaving home for a new state and knowing nobody here at the time. Everyone I came across during my time here made it worth while, thank you.|
|Trent Montgomery||G||Special thanks to: Dr. Pamela Thompson, Dr. Duane Aagaard, Dr. Troy Carlton|
Special thanks to: Dr. Hand, Dr. Graham, Dr. Betters, Dr. Randall, Dr. Brejcha, Ms. Jean Hall, all the Athletic Trainers during the years of 2016-2020!
|Kyle Eager||G||Special thanks to: Dr. Troy Carlton and Dr. Duane Aagaard|
|Joe Hunt||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Poston|
Special thanks to: Dr Jeremiah Nelson has helped me greatly and provided excellent advise.
|Kiyanna Davis-Evans||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Smicker was hands down my favorite professor at Catawba, I wish him the best of luck with his new opportunities.|
Special thanks to: Dr. Joshua Smicker, Dr.Sarah Jackson, for being the best advisors
I live in Harrisburg, NC and will be graduating with an MHSCMHC. I am looking forward to being able to provide clinical mental health counseling services to the adolescent population after graduation and licensure. Catawba has helped make a lifelong dream finally become a reality as I enter this mid-life career change. The friends I have made within my cohort and among the faculty are relationships I will cherish and continue to cultivate. #MentalHealthMatters
Special thanks to: Dr. Chad Betters, You rolled the dice on a middle-aged woman in need of a career and life change and I hope that I have done you proud. You are my favorite wizard.
|Aaron Williams||UG||Special thanks to: Troy Carlton, Duane Aagaard|
|Logan Bemis||G||Special thanks to: Jason Bryan, Head Cross country and Track Coach. Jason Bryan has been a mentor, role model, and family to me since I have been at Catawba and I am beyond thankful for everything he has done.|
|Mason Gwyn||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Troy Carlton and Dr. Duane Aagaard|
|Makayla Ward||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Smith, Dr. Romano, Dr. Hierholzer, Dr. Fairall, Dr. Bowser|
|Everette Rhymer||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Carmony Hartwig has been amazing during my time at Catawba and I can’t thank her enough for all she’s done to help me. Whether that help being for graduate school, my independent research, or even life advice. All the things she’s done for me has been phenomenal.|
|Makenzie Bonner||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Hartwig was a huge mother figure to me, she always made me feel welcome and at home. Dr.Witalison and Dr. Rushing made a huge impact on me while I was a student and taught me almost everything I know. They are the best professors ever!|
Special thanks to: Dr. ChaMarra Saner, Dr. Amanda Rushing, Dr. Carmony Hartwig, Dr. Erin Witalison, Janet Waggoner, and Kerstin Rudolph. I would like to thank them for believing in me and always being there for me, no matter the situation.
High Point, North Carolina
Special thanks to: I would like to thank all of my professors for pushing me to become the man I am today. I learned many lessons from them all in.
Special thanks to: Dr. Quesada-Embid has been incredibly helpful with finding what I’m passionate about and would like to do the rest of my life. She’s been a great advisor and has always been someone I can turn to when I’m struggling.
|Finn Boettcher||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Sheila Brownlow, Dr. Jennifer Klebaur, Dr. Kerstin Rudolph|
After college I will pursue my masters in History centralizing in the study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of Virginia Tech.
Special thanks to: Dr. Anne Marie Martin, Dr. Lydia Hayes, Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, Coach Chardonae Fuqua, Coach Jennifer Stamp, Dr. Christina Bissada, Mrs. Marvie Cartner, Prof. Kimberly Nelson, and without question, Dr. Kim Creamer. I love and appreciate all the women who have continuously taught me what it means to be a woman.
|Emma Halstead||UG||Special thanks to: Dr. Bolin and Dr. Jacobson have both been incredibly influential in my Catawba experience.|
|Sara McIntosh||UG||Special thanks to: Suzanne Bowser, Kim Smith, Terence McCutcheon, Jameel Taylor|
|Haili Barkley||UG||From Thomasville, North Carolina. Therapeutic Recreation Major with Minors in Human Biology and Psychology. Previous member of the Dance team and Delphi. Soon I will be sitting to take my CTRS exam and becoming a certified and licensed Recreational Therapist.|
China Grove, NC
Special thanks to: Dr. Azmy, Dr. Klebaur, Dr. Creamer, Dr. Cartner
UG - Undergraduate
G - Graduate
Read Catawba stories from the Class of 2023 and learn about how they have been pursing their passions through experiences both in and outside of the classroom.
Graduates who meet the requirements of the faculty in quality of work will be graduated:
- CUM LAUDE (3.5- 3.69 grade point average)
- MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.70-3.89 grade point average)
- SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.90-4.00 grade point average).
This designation is reflected on the graduate’s official diploma, and on the website in the detailed list of graduates (see above).
The small numbers by the names denote membership in honor societies. The following lists indicate the color of each society’s cord which is worn with the academic gown:
- ALPHA ALPHA ALPHA - first generation honor society, grey and navy
- ALPHA CHI - academic honor society, blue and green
- ALPHA PSI OMEGA - honor society in Theatre Arts, urban blue and amber
- BETA BETA BETA - honor society in Biology, red and green
- BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION HONOR SOCIETY - copper and drab
- COLLEGE HONORS PROGRAM - crimson, gold, and white
- GAMMA SIGMA EPSILON - honor society in Chemistry, navy blue and white
- JUNIOR MARSHALS - medallion
- KAPPA DELTA PI - honor society in Teacher Education, purple
- KAPPA MU EPSILON - honor society in Mathematics, pink and grey
- LAMBDA PI ETA - honor society in Communications, red and white
- NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS - leadership honor society, black and platinum
- PHI EPSILON - honorary scholastic society, blue, white, and gold
- PHI SIGMA IOTA - honor society in Foreign Languages, purple and gold
- PSI CHI - honor society in Psychology, silver and blue
- SIGMA TAU DELTA - honor society in English, black and red
- STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA) - royal blue and red
- MUSIC ENSEMBLE(S) member
- PHI EPSILON KAPPA - honor society in the sport and health sciences, black and gold
- ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA - honor society for online and graduate degree students, gold