The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor spring commencement was May 10 inside Crusader Stadium on the UMHB campus. This was the university’s 158th graduating class. An estimated 388 students were awarded degrees. Of these, 334 received baccalaureate degrees, 35 were awarded master’s degrees, seven received both baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and 19 students received doctoral degrees.

Student awards given during the ceremony included the Provost Medal for highest overall GPA, which was split between 11 students who each graduated with perfect 4.0 GPAs: AshLee Bilbo of College Station, Allyson Burkhard of Richardson, Matthew Cranford of Plano, Stephanie Harris of Houston, Nicole Hurst of Cedar Park, Mary Johnston of Corpus Christi, Meredith Jones of Burkburnett, Haley Krause of Quitman, Joanna Leath of Tyler, Daniela Loera of Brownsville and Kaitlyn Roberts of Bluff Dale.

The Loyalty Cup for the student who is most representative of the ideals, traditions and spirit of the university went to Chad Manns of Mansfield. The President’s Award for meritorious service went to Collin Davies of Pasadena.

Four UMHB graduating students were commissioned during the ceremony: Garrett Barber, Anthony Camarata, Loren Gonzalez and Alicia Reid.

Bachelor’s degrees


Bethany Marie Anderson, Spanish; Garrett Allen Barber, Marketing; Tyson Seth Brower, Management; Stella Marie Canul, Management; Tyler Lane Carpenter, Pre-Physical Therapy in Exercise Science; Tyler Clay Coker, Management; Amy Lauren Connor, Nursing; Tracy Lynn Cooper, Exercise and Sport Science; Glen Aarron Gilliam, Interdisciplinary Studies; Sarah Amanda Hall, Spanish; Misha Mariah Hilman, Psychology; Lacey Jalyn Holle, Nursing; Jennifer Lauren Holmes, Interdisciplinary Studies; DaliannNardine Olga James, Exercise and Sport Science; Lindsay Lee Leissner, Chemistry & Biology; Katherine Ann Lister-Atmar, Mass Communication/Public Relations; Alexis Raquel Logan, Biology; Yessenia Martinez, Nursing; Jared Gillies Peirce, Interdisciplinary Studies; Jason Lee Ploof, Nursing; Sarah Elizabeth Rank, Mass Communication/Public Relations; Shannon Nicole Schoepf, Athletic Training; Ashley Christine Scott, Marketing & Economics; Kelsey Jane Scott, Nursing; Chelsea Brooke Seaton, Biology; Melissa Sue Severson, Nursing; Jessica Brooke Skiver, Nursing; JerahLeshell Stanford, Nursing; Jeanie Marie Stevenson, EC-6 Generalist; Slade Roy Stevenson, English; Michael Aaron Teague, Pre-Physical Therapy in Exercise Science; Amy Jo Tyler, Interdisciplinary Studies; Melinda Gayle White, History.

Copperas Cove

Alicia Ann Daymude, Social Work; Stephanie Nicole Perea, Nursing; Michele Ann Pruitt, EC-6 Generalist; Jessica Marie Ramirez, EC-6 Generalist


Lawren Ramos, Psychology

Fort Hood

Taylor Lynn Bresciani, Pre-Physical Therapy in Exercise Science; Lee Roy Jackson Kwenda, Nursing


William Newton Bryant, II, Biology; Kelsey Marie Knowles, Psychology

Harker Heights

Nicholas Buechi, English; Keneisha Nicole Byers, Marketing; Melodye Anne Dzamba, Nursing; Loren A. Gonzalez, Theology and Philosophy; April Mautrice Littleton, Mass Communication/Journalism; Season Larene Norton, Social Work; David Eugene Ohms, Nursing; Kristyn Ashley Ruth Rhorick, Exercise and Sport Science; Allegra Catherina Steinfort, Nursing


Frank R James, Economics & Business Systems ; Zachary Harrison Todd, Performance Studies


Anjail Siddiqa Abdullah-Arthur, Social Work; Meghan Lynn Sutton Alkins, Biology; Cheryl Jermaine Brooks, Interdisciplinary Studies; Tanya Marie Brunk, Nursing; Anthony Christopher Camarata, Interdisciplinary Studies; Rochelle Charisse De Vastey, Accounting; Michael Leon Gray, Engineering Science; Codi Diane Hammons, Biology; Julio Alberto Hinkson Sr., Spanish & Sociology ; Bryan Robert Holloway, Exercise and Sport Science; Alycia Marie Jones, Psychology; Jasmin Magaña-Cheeks, Nursing; Latosha Johnson Martin, Nursing; Charlotte Ann Morrison, EC-6 Generalist; Gerald Xavier Nicholas, Music Education; Esther Carol Nuckols, Nursing; Gregory Michael Palmer, Biology; Kimberly Josephine Pearson, Pre-Physical Therapy in Exercise Science; William Joseph Price, Jr., History & English ; Rebecka Ann Reatherford, Nursing; Erica Marina Richardson, Biology; Sean Christopher Rinehart, Computer Science; Shana Marie Ross, Nursing; Berta Alicia Ruscio, Nursing; Meghan Elyse Sage, Accounting; Francine Marie Singer, Interdisciplinary Studies; Damien Ross Steinrich, Computer Science; Quentin Eugene Sterling, Interdisciplinary Studies; Shamaeka Nicole Wilson, Nursing


Stephanie Patricia Graham, Biology; Katherine Elizabeth Kruger, EC-6 Generalist


Brittany Cheyenne Blank, Nursing


Nathan Ridgley Adams, Theology and Philosophy; Mana Zuyeali Agbonghae, Nursing; Erika Alverio, Art; Chance Martin Alvis, Art; Caroline Hope Brown, Nursing; Whitley Morgan Coker, Nursing; Desaree Ghanet Davis, Nursing; Amy Michelle Diaz, Nursing; John Matthew Droemer, Business Computer Information Systems; Molly Elaine Dutton, EC-6 Generalist; Courtney Charmaine Gaines — General Studies; Stephanie Rafael Gloria, Nursing; Mary Elizabeth Henderson, Nursing:; Jessica Nicole Heskett, Psychology; Marina Inocencio, Nursing; Jacquelyn Jameelah Rasheed Jackson, English, Reading & Social Studies; Laurel Annette Keller, Interdisciplinary Studies; Jaclynn Lauren Koinm, Christian Studies; Rachel Nicole Love, Nursing; Jordan Dean Mattke, Biology; Victor Hugo Olvera, Sport Management; Casey Leanne Paul, Nursing; Algin Robert Poteet, Computer Science & Psychology ; Elise Andrea Potts, Nursing; Carrie Ann Ramos, Exercise and Sport Science; Alicia Nichole Reid, Interdisciplinary Studies; Adrian Miguel Rodriguez, Exercise and Sport Science; Sasha Seay, Exercise and Sport Science; Alisha Ann Slusher, EC-6 Generalist; Dylan Patrick Snyder, Nursing; Jamie Michelle Stephens, Art; Aimee Rose Vasquez, Nursing; Katherine Marie Webb, EC-6 Generalist

master’s degrees


Wyite Randal Butler Jr., Business Administration; Todd M. Denton, Business Administration; Maria Botello Franco, Business Administration; Feifei Huang, Academic Specialization; Alejandro Sergio Manuel, Business Administration; Jonathan Michael Pilgrim, Business Administration


JophenaMarika Strong, Business Administration


Kimberly Ann Bolden, Business Administration; Benjamin David Carder, Business Administration; Matilde Hernandez Flammond, Exercise and Sport Science; Kevin Bryce Green, Business Administration; Matthew James Kolakowski, Business Administration; Christina Michelle Krause, Business Administration; Joshua John Paul Sollano, Business Administration

Doctoral degrees


Rebecca Sue O’Banion, Educational Administration


Sarah Moyers Coy, Educational Administration


Brent Ray Burks, Educational Administration; James Morgan Lewing, Educational Administration; Elizabeth Ann Tanaka, Educational Administration

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