Oklahoma Baptist University

Friday's Winter Commencement Concludes Fall Semester

Forty-two students will receive diplomas during Oklahoma Baptist Universityís 2006 Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m., in the universityís Raley Chapel.

Dr. Joyce Aldridge, OBU assistant professor of theatre and recipient of OBUís 2006 Most Promising Teacher Award, will deliver the commencement address. The program also will include greetings by officials from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the OBU Alumni Association.

Two students will graduate with the scholastic predicate Summa Cum Laude for maintaining at least a 3.95 grade point average on all work offered for their degrees. They are Amy S. Burk, a theory and composition major from Shawnee, Okla.; and Sarah Joy Martin, an English, secondary education major from Shamrock, Texas.

In addition to the summa cum laude designation, several students will graduate with scholastic predicates. Seven maintained at least a 3.70 GPA on work toward their degrees and will be designated Magna Cum Laude.

These students are Kendra Danielle Biffle, an early childhood education major from Sapulpa, Okla.; Danielle Brooke Blount, an elementary education major from Lindsay, Okla.; Laura Marie DeBerry, an elementary education major from Renton, Wash.; Kimberly Erin Hystad, an art education major from Houston, Texas; Bethany Jean Monhollon, a marketing major from Eufaula, Okla.; Jennifer Carrie Morris, an elementary education major from Humble, Texas; and Jesslyn Cody Stull, a family relations major from Shawnee, Okla.

Six students are designated Cum Laude, maintaining at least a 3.40 GPA on work toward their degrees.
They are Mistie Dawn Best, a musical arts: voice major from Blue Springs, Mo.; Eric Alan Farmer, a marketing major from Spring, Texas; Lawrence Edgar Guest, an applied ministry: cross-cultural major from Jones, Okla.; Caleb Wayne McCary, a Bible/family psychology major from Shawnee, Okla.; Kathryn Elizabeth Pence, an early childhood/elementary education major from Conroe, Texas; and Kyle Wade Willis, an international business major from Tulsa, Okla.

From the College of Arts and Sciences, candidates for bachelorís degrees include: Franklin Ray Atchley, a family psychology major from Shawnee, Okla.; Lauren Michelle Augustine, an early childhood education major from Coppell, Texas; Donna Rhea Barton, a childcare administration/family relations/business administration major from Shawnee, Okla.; Ashley Ranae Beck, an early childhood/elementary education major from Lawton, Okla.; Christopher Martin Carter, an anthropology and museum management major from Owasso, Okla.; Dustin Lane Davis, a family psychology major from Tulsa, Okla.; Laura Marie DeBerry, an elementary education major from Renton, Wash.; Rachelle Marie Hammond, an exercise and sports science: pre-physical therapy major from Muskogee, Okla.; Carrie Elizabeth Huston, a sociology major from Shawnee, Okla.; Marc Nelson Johnson, an exercise and sports science major from Albuquerque, N.M.; Sarah Joy Martin, an English, secondary education major from Shamrock, Texas; Nathan Edward Moore, a leisure service management: recreation administration major from Shawnee, Okla.; Fabio Dos Santos Pires, an exercise and sports science: sports medicine major from Itanhaem, Brazil; Jennifer Prado, an exercise and sports science: sports medicine major from Dallas, Texas; and Keith Thomas Rogers, a social science and secondary education major from Shawnee, Okla.

From the Paul Dickinson School of Business, candidates include: Bryce Allen Biggs, a finance major from Yukon, Okla.; Marcelo Augstroze Rutter Drummond, a management major from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Richard Brock Henderson, a finance/marketing major from Edmond, Okla.; Chandra LíKaye Huckabay, a marketing major from Duncan, Okla.; and Joshua Ryan Walker, a management major from Yukon, Okla.

From the Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service, candidates include: Amy Daneile Fuller, an applied ministry: cross-cultural major from Lawton, Okla.; January Leigh Goins, an applied ministry: youth major from Chesapeake, Va.; KaraBeth Howard, an applied ministry: childrenís ministry major from Oklahoma City, Okla.; Jason Todd Hughey, an applied ministry: youth major Prague, Okla.; Justin Matthew Wells, a Bible major from Henryetta, Okla.; and Summer Nicole Wilson, a Bible major from Franklin, Tenn.

From the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, candidates include: Cari Ashley Ray, a music education major from Edmond, Okla.; Joab Michael Somerville, a music major from Tulsa, Okla.; and Lindsey Anne Zachry, a music education major from Dallas, Texas.

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