SCC graduation

Susan Burrell of Sylva receives her degree from SCC President Don Tomas.

More than 380 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College in the spring 2018 semester.

Among the graduates, 71 earned Cum Laude honors (3.50-3.69 GPA), while 52 were named Magna Cum Laude (3.70-3.89 GPA) and 35 were Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00 GPA).

Thirty-three graduates are New Century Scholars, who were identified as “high-potential” students when they were in the seventh grade. 

The following list includes Jackson County graduates, field of study, type of academic credential earned and – when applicable – academic honors. 

Sylva: Josiah Christopher Akers, Associate in Arts, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Emily D. Alligood, Associate in Applied Science, Advertising and Graphic Design, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma; Andrew Douglas Anderson, Associate in Applied Science, Electronics Engineering Technology; Isaac Salvador Arellano, Associate in Arts, Early College; Madelyn Marie Bailey, Associate in General Education, National Technical Honor Society; Kerrigan Isabella Beauchemin, Associate in Arts, Early College; Nathan Lee Beck, Associate in General Education; Valerie Lynn Beck, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, New Century Scholar; Naomy Esther Bravo, Cosmetology (1,500 Hours), Certificate; Michael B. Bray, Associate in Applied Science, Therapeutic Massage, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Holly Elizabeth Brock, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, National Technical Honor Society; Keri Lynette Buchanan, Medical Assisting Certificate; Jessica Casey Bumgarner, Associate in Arts, Early College, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Susan L. Burrell, Associate in Applied Science, Respiratory Therapy, Summa Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Allie Elizabeth Lane Cagle, Associate in Arts, Early College; Rebecca Lynn Chap, Therapeutic Massage, Diploma, Summa Cum Laude; Arlene D. Christian, Nurse Aide Certificate; Shannon Alta Cogdill, Business Administration, Certificate; Lindsay Jane Cross, Therapeutic Massage, Diploma, Cum Laude; Alexander Jason Cunningham, Associate in Arts; Tyler V. Desormeaux, Associate in Applied Science, Information Technology – Software and Web Development; Jenna Lynn Eyler, Associate in Arts, Early College; Nicholson C. Fisher, Outdoor Leadership Certificate; Christian Michael Gammariello, Associate in Applied Science, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Certificate, Mechatronics Engineering Technology – General Education, Certificate, Mechatronics Engineering Technology – Advanced; Steven E. Grady, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration, Cum Laude, Alpha Beta Gamma, National Technical Honor Society; Devon Na Grizzle, Associate in Arts, Early College; Destiny Lynn Hall, Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate; Michael Andrew Hall, Associate in Arts, Early College; Isaac Clayton Hensley, Associate in Arts, Early College, Certificate, Business Administration, Cum Laude; Anna Ruth Hill, Associate in Arts, Early College, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Dao Hanh Hua, Cosmetology (1,500 Hours), Certificate; Nicholas Christopher Jacobs, Associate in Arts, Early College, National Technical Honor Society; Victoria-Isabel Linnea Johnson, Associate in Applied Science, Medical Sonography, Cum Laude; Kennedy Danielle Jones, Associate in Applied Science, Respiratory Therapy, Summa Cum Laude; Matthew Montgomery Jones, Associate in Applied Science, Therapeutic Massage, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Adam Lee Kelly, Welding Technology, Certificate; Jason Andrew Kilby, Associate in Applied Science, Automotive Systems Technology, Certificate, Automotive Systems Technology Basic, Certificate, Automotive Systems Technology Advanced; Scarlett Elizabeth Kinkaid, Associate in Arts, Early College, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Jessica Dawn Knecht, Associate in Applied Science, Therapeutic Massage, Alpha Beta Gamma; Thomas Edward Lass, Culinary Arts Certificate; Taylor Jade Moranda, Associate in Arts; Matthew Christoper Nelson, Therapeutic Massage, Diploma, Summa Cum Laude; Jonathan Allen Painter, Associate in Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Magna Cum Laude; Hailey Camille Parris, Associate in Arts, Early College; David Alexander Pope, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Medical Science; James Alexander Powell, Associate in Applied Science, Cyber Crime Technology, Summa Cum Laude; Madalynn Maria Price, Associate in Applied Science, Medical Assisting, New Century Scholar; Isabella Bradyn Saunooke, Associate in Arts, Early College, National Technical Honor Society; Marissa Catherine Seagroves, Health Information Technology – Medical Coding, Certificate; B. Austin Sherman, Associate in Arts, Early College; Heather Ann Sitton, Associate in Arts, Early College; Kayla Elaine Sloan, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Medical Science, Associate in Arts, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society, New Century Scholar; Blake L. Smith, Associate in Applied Science, Automotive Systems Technology, Certificate, Automotive Systems Technology Advanced; Rayah Jenay Smith, Associate in Arts, Early College, Cum Laude; Wendy Taylor Smith, Business Administration Certificate; Casey Lee Taylor, Associate in Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Summa Cum Laude; Dereka Marie Taylor, Associate in General Education, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa; Samantha Velasquez, Culinary Arts, Certificate, Alpha Beta Gamma; Danielle Marie Vesely, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration – Entrepreneurship Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma; Nathaniel Thomas Vogler, Associate in Applied Science, Culinary Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Beta Gamma, National Technical Honor Society; Kristen Jordan Wells, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing – RIBN; Joshua Lyn Wolfrey, Associate in Applied Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science, Geomatics Technology, Cum Laude; and Abigail Elizabeth Zuelch, Associate in Arts, Summa Cum Laude.

Tuckasegee: Emilee Layne Ashe, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing – RIBN; Amy M. Brown, Office Administration, Certificate; Tabitha Leann Brown, Medical Office Administration, Diploma, New Century Scholar; Jeremy Nathan Farmer, Associate in Applied Science, Information Technology – Software and Web Development, Summa Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Madai Osorio Guzman, Accounting Certificate; Nicole Louise Leber, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Christine Taylor Massingale, Associate in Science, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Tina C. McCall, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Medical Science; and Daniel Brady Powell, New Century Scholar, Associate in Arts.

Balsam: Dianna Christine Joy Farrell, Associate in General Education.

Cherokee: Emily Roseann Helmer, Associate in Applied Science, Early Childhood Education – Traditional.

Cullowhee: Kaitlyn Elise Anthony, Associate in Arts, Early College; Cecilia Elaine Bell, Associate in Applied Science, Paralegal Technology, Summa Cum Laude; Joshua Monroe Berry, Automotive Systems Technology Basic, Certificate, Automotive Systems Technology Advanced, Certificate; Grace Kathleen Brassard, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, National Technical Honor Society; Kayley Ann Bryson, Associate in Arts, Early College; Madison Reyanne Cox, Associate in Arts, Early College, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Alissa Renee Depasquale, Associate in Arts, Early College, National Technical Honor Society; Aindrea Grace Hopkins, Associate in Arts, Early College; Linda Avery Hopson, Associate in Science, Early College, Summa Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Skyler Dawn-Rose Jones, Cosmetology (1,500 Hours), Certificate; William Jacob Mallonee, Automotive Systems Technology Basic Certificate; Bobbierae Marie Maslo, Associate in Arts, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Diedre Leanne Mathis, Certificate, Accounting – Payroll, Certificate, Accounting – Tax, Certificate, Accounting – Bookkeeping; Cristian Angel Mireles, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Medical Science; William Gerald Morris, Associate in Science, Early College; Victoria Abigail Oroz, Associate in Science, Early College, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Natashya Penley, Associate in Arts; Madison Elizabeth Rogers, Associate in Arts, Early College, Magna Cum Laude; Lucas Leonard Sanders, Associate in Science, Cum Laude; Holly Annabeth Sink, Associate in Arts, Early College, National Technical Honor Society; Zane Anderson Sink, Automotive Systems Technology Advanced Certificate; Samantha Brooke Stewart, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing; Spencer D. Suttle, Associate in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant; Marilyn Jamiel Melton Tollie, Associate in General Education; and Katlin Rose Watson, Associate in Arts, Early College, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society.

Dillsboro: Madison Grace Bailey, Associate in Arts, Cum Laude; Dallas B. Knight, Automotive Systems Technology, Certificate; and Autumn Elena Pine, Associate in Arts, Early College, Magna Cum Laude.

Webster: Natalie Marie Brewton, Therapeutic Massage, Diploma, Magna Cum Laude; and Trevor Mark Gates, Associate in Applied Science, Human Services Technology, Associate in Applied Science, Human Services Technology – Substance Abuse, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society

Whittier: Sarah Jane Ammons, Associate in Arts; Nathan Charles Buchanan, Welding Technology, Certificate; Kacey Leigh Fontenot, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Beta Gamma, National Technical Honor Society; Brandy Beck Helton, Associate in Applied Science, Medical Assisting, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society, New Century Scholar; Noah Leamon, Associate in Applied Science, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Certificate, Mechatronics Engineering Technology – General Education, Certificate, Mechatronics Engineering Technology – Intermediate, Cum Laude; Jamie Brooke Long, Therapeutic Massage, Diploma, Magna Cum Laude; Mandee Gail Marlowe, Associate in Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Starla D. Ramirez, Early Childhood Education, Certificate; Alma Gail Russ, Outdoor Leadership - Wilderness Therapy, Certificate; Gabriel David Sessoms, Associate in Arts, Early College, Cum Laude; Jessica Gladden Watkins, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society, National Society of Leadership and Success; and Dakota Alexander West, Associate in Applied Science, Culinary Arts.

Cashiers: Dona Lynn Ampova, Associate in Arts; Lorie Ann Bengivenga, Cosmetology (1,500 Hours), Certificate; Wyatt James Holden, Associate in Applied Science, Automotive Systems Technology, Certificate, Automotive Systems Technology Basic; Anthony Edward Cope McCall, Associate in Applied Science, Computer Engineering Technology; Alicia Renee Minnihan, Associate in Arts, Early College; Annabell Plush, Associate in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Magna Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Jonathan R. Poznanski-Galvez, Associate in Applied Science, Computer Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, Summa Cum Laude; Lyle Arnold Pressley, Associate in Science, Summa Cum Laude, National Technical Honor Society; Kimberly Ann Robinson, Nurse Aide Certificate; Angel Lynn Rogers-Coleman, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration, New Century Scholar; Aleksandra Tabakova, Associate in Applied Science, Civil Engineering Technology; Associate in Applied Science, Geomatics Technology, Summa Cum Laude; and Bobby James Wilson, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Medical Science, Magna Cum Laude, New Century Scholar.