Oklahoma Baptist University

OBU December Honor and Predicate Graduates

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees on 75 students Friday, including 18 who will receive academic predicates.
Three students have maintained at least a 3.95 grade point average on all work offered for the degree and have qualified for the predicate summa cum laude. They are: Jala Diane Chesser, Allen, Texas, bachelor's degree in Spanish; Brendon Scott Hollingsworth, Oklahoma City, bachelor's degree in international business; and Kerri Kathleen White, Ponca City, bachelor's degree in mathematics education.

Eight students have maintained at least a 3.70 grade point average and will graduate with the predicate magna cum laude. They are: Emily Christine Ball, Milan, Tenn., bachelor's degree in cross-cultural ministry; Douglas Andrew Jones, Aurora, Colo., bachelor's degree in cross-cultural ministry; Megan Lorraine Tinley, Abilene, Texas, bachelor's degree in Spanish education; Jennifer Leah Brand, Spring, Texas, bachelor's degree in instrumental music education; Joy Beth Stewart, Norman, bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education; Robyn Reine Trent, Dallas, Texas, bachelor's degree in recreation administration; Kitty Racquel Cupp, bachelor's degrees in health, physical education and recreation and religion; and Lisa Lynn Tennell, Bartlesville, bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education.

Seven students earned the predicate cum laude by maintaining at least a 3.40 grade point average. They are: Daphne Ann Capps, Bixby, bachelor's degree in youth ministry; Melina May Hilfiker, Carmel, Ind., bachelor's degree in elementary education; Kersten N. Walters, Shawnee, bachelor's degree in special education; Matthew Braden Crutchmer, Oklahoma City, bachelor's degree in international business, William Francis Hill, Denton, Texas, bachelor's degree in computer information systems; Lisa Ann Dill, San Antonio, Texas, bachelor's degree in early childhood education; and Carla Joy Jones, Aurora, Colo., bachelor's degree in family psychology.

The ceremony will be Friday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel. Dr. Mark Brister, president of OBU, will be the speaker.

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