Bethel University graduates 232 on Dec. 6
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:40 pm
Dr. Dale Henry, a renowned author, speaker, entrepreneur and educator, gave the commencement address at both ceremonies. To the graduates of the College of Professional Studies Henry talked about getting out of whack.
“All of us have to deal with whack,” Henry said. “How many of you have ever gone into work and said I’m in whack today? Henry gave examples from his own life when he got out of whack and things that happened in his life where he got his whack back.”
“Graduating this weekend…that’s your whack,” Henry said.
Henry closed his address by asking the graduates to remember two things.
“We all have opportunities to be kind – to say kinds words to others,” he said. “Take those opportunities.
“Second, share what you know. The mind is a powerful thing. Yours had just barely been whacked, and remember that it’s not what you know, it’s how happy you are with that knowledge.”
During his address to the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies, Henry talked about being innovative, and he left the graduates with a reminder that they get to live their lives as they wish.
“I hope you always choose to live it like someone is watching you.”
Graduating with a bachelor of science were: Jameson Russell Adcock, Jessica G. Aguirre, Patrick William Aldrich, Reubin Donnel Allen, Phyllis Staton Anderson (Summa Cum Laude), Thomas Wayne Arms (Cum Laude), Brittany Elaine Arnold, Amy Austin, Quinton Ayers, Deon Nicholas Barnes (Summa Cum Laude), Caroline E. Beauchamp, Sherry Lynn Hickerson Beecham, Barbara Bell, L. Teresa Berkley, Lapraisha Michelle Bishop, Patricia Arlene Black, Esther Hill Bold (Cum Laude), Karen S. Boyer (Cum Laude), Kenneth D. Boyle, Rachel Hampel Bracy, Valerie Ann Brown (Cum Laude), Brian Lamar Bryant, Natasha L. Dominique Bryant, John R. Burns, Jr., Valeria Lynn Burress, Jennifer Pruett Butler, Benjamin Francis Caldwell II, Jessie Lane Carter, Phyllis Rhea Chism, Leanna Nicole Clark, Julie A. Clouser (Cum Laude), Denise Coleman (Summa Cum Laude), Patricia Ann Collier, Susan Marie Cook, Dennis Franklin Craddock, Sr., Janene D. Crawford, Patricia Crutcher-Brown (Cum Laude), John R. Daniels, Jr., Martha Donaldson, Deana Jo Dooley (Cum Laude), Pamela K. Durbin (Magna Cum Laude), James Thomas Farmer, Jr., Tyler Hudson Faulkner, Brian Oneal Floyd, Paul Michael Frazier, Angela Freeman (Cum Laude), Eddie Will Gervin, Jr., Tammy Briley Gooch, Prencina T. Greene, Angela Vernida Green-Payne, Angela Jean Griffin, Clifton Griffin Jr. (Cum Laude), Patrick LaDelfa Griffith (Cum Laude), Robert Glyn Hames (Cum Laude), Andrea Michelle Hamilton, Carlos Wayne Hardy, Dwayne L. Hawkins, Mamie Dorise Henning, Donna H. Hetherington, David Samuel Hill (Cum Laude), Jacqueline Y. Hill (Magna Cum Laude), Gregory Lamar Hines, Sean Anthony Hines, Cathy S. Hobbs (Summa Cum Laude)Gwendolyn Jayne Presson Holland (Cum Laude), Patrick Ross Holland, Tracey Hollingsworth, Holly Hutchison (Cum Laude), Melinda Ann Humphreys Hutcherson, Rebecca Elaine Jackson, Michael L. Johnson, Jeffery W. Jones, Trevor L. Jones, LaTashia Rene Jordan, Kaye H. Jordon (Magna Cum Laude), Joshua A. Keown (Magna Cum Laude), Gloria Kinzer, Renee E. Kozan, Leah Lancaster, Martha A. Ledford (Summa Cum Laude), Cathy W. Lee, Ms. Rita Lewis, Carmela Denise Lipford, Damien M. Lyle, Deborah Ann Lyles, Kisha Denise Mack, Carl Allen Martin (Magna Cum Laude), Alvin W. Massey II, Thomas L. Mathenia, Allan Tinotenda Matoushaya (Magna Cum Laude), Mary McDaniel, Rose Mary McGoughy, Bruce Allen Meade (Magna Cum Laude), Michael Joseph Meck, Jr., Lorraine Erskine Miller, Lisa Annette Moody, Derek Presley Moore, Stanley Vernon Moore (Magna Cum Laude), Tomekia Eugenia Moore, Jeffery T. Moss, William Muhammad, Dacia Elaine Murphy, Chevelle Latrese Newby, Corey Alexander Odems, Kekisha Denae Piphus, Anna Nicole Pirtle (Cum Laude), Cynthia Michelle Poe (Cum Laude), LaToya Q. Price, Matthew Ramsey (Magna Cum Laude), Shannon Renee Randles, Jennifer M. Ray (Cum Laude), Marilessle G. Reed, Michael Reed (Cum Laude), Gwendolyn Y. Richardson, Trivonda L. Richmond, Charlene Denise Robinson, Lori Lynn Sauer, Jessica Ann Sauter (Summa Cum Laude), April Hope Scarbrough, Rebecca Jane Scott (Summa Cum Laude), Susan Langley Simpson (Magna Cum Laude), Jermichael Adair Sims, Lanelle Smith, Jr., Paula Melissa Smith, Wendy Ray Smith (Cum Laude), Angela Spain, Cedrick L. Spears, Matoiri Marquel Spencer, Sherree G. Spry (Cum Laude), Tabitha Yvette Stanton, Gerald Dewayne Stubbs, Sr., Vanessa Summerville-Griffen, J. Janelle Tate, Amanda Louise Tivoli (Magna Cum Laude), Gabriel Triplett (Cum Laude), Lisa Adams Tyler, Alice Michelle Walters, Michael Brady Watlington, William C. Webb, Jr., Billy Douglas Wilkins, Sheronda Renee Smith Wilkins, Felecia Elaine Cozart Williams, Willie Frank Wilson, Dustin Thomas Whitworth, and Joseph Allen Wood.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts were: Billie Jo White Harris, Jennifer Lynn Hayes, Brandon Richard Keller, Stepanie Michelle Lifsey, and Raquel Racine Neely.
Graduating with a Master of Arts in Education were: Christina Michelle Elysa Colla, LaTesa Yvette Daniels, Rafael Simon Delgado, AN-CHI HUANG (Angel), Malang Jarju, Ian Elias-Lindsay Marshall, Jason Rance Martin, Timothy Dale Mason, Ugochi J. Opara, Joshua G. Patterson, Mrs. Sheila Yvette Rose, Anita Yvette Rutherford, Kimberly Ann Stephens, Sarah E. Tatlock, Susan M. Woods, and Christy Traywick Wren.
Graduating with a Master of Arts in Teaching were: Kelly Maynard Cooper and Ginger McElroy.
Graduating with a Master of Business Administration were: Demetry Davis Allen, Martico Juane Bailey-Draine, Cornelia LaShane Barnes, Charlie Laverne Berry, Shatika Brady, Linda Dee Claiborne Brown, Tonya L. Brown, Kevin Lee Buchanan, Michael Kenneth Burgess, Janie Burns, Jason Randall Carley Sr., John Aaron Copeland, Kertrina N. Daniel, Charles Edward Daniels Jr., Chemeka Daughtdrill, Arnette Rose Edwards, Talia S. Euell, Tiffany R. Evans, Christopher Glenn Fesmire, Deborah Jo Fisher, Andrew S. Guider, Callie Taylor Herd, Ronald C. Herd II, Elizabeth Anne Hill, Vivian Holmes, Mrs. Bonnye Pinkerton Holt, Kenneth B. Hunt, Troy Dean Jackson, Cynthia Marie Johnson, Deloris Dianne Ketchum, Carolyn M. King, Kenneth T. Kirkland, Maleia Rice Lee, Christopher H. Litle, Lara Jo McCullough, Pamela Ann McIntyre-Albaro, Diana M. Maxson, Elizabeth R. Merriwether, Ryan C. Midden, Cydney Barrett Miller, William M. Miller III, John R. Moore, Tonya J. Murphy, Michael W. Naifeh, Lydia Eileen Nicks, LaRosa T. Parks, Doretha Arlena Pruitt, Sherri M. Purvis, Jason Paul Reeder, Jon Michael Ricketts, Teresa A. Shivers, Brenda Smith, Ronald D. Stephens, Don Zellar Strong, Cheryl Lynn Anderson Trimpler, Gregory Lynn Turnbo, Lisa Kaye Vaughn, Stacie R. Wade, Danny Washington, Cheryl E. Waters, Reginald E. Weaver, Cynthia D. Williams, Charlotte Hannah Wilson, and Nicole J. Work. wcp 12-22-09