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Western Carolina University has announced its list of graduates for fall semester 2019.

The university conferred the degrees of 801 students – 62 from Jackson County – who completed their studies during the fall semester. A total of 324 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 98 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 123 magna cum laude (with high honor) and 103 graduating cum laude (with honors). Below is a list of the Jackson County graduates.

 

Cullowhee

Caleb Aaron Alberts, bachelor of science, magna cum laude; Zachary Scott Alexander, bachelor of fine arts, art, magna cum laude; Ahmed Abdullah Alshamrani, bachelor of science, emergency medical care; Sean Luther Banks, bachelor of science-business administration, management; Jordan Nicholas Bowman, bachelor of science, criminal justice; Fiona Jane Buchanan, bachelor of arts, political science; Chloe Leann Bunn, bachelor of science, biology; Ashley Ann Cox, master of health sciences, health sciences; Willie Zachary Daniels, bachelor of arts, political science; Miller Olivia Earnhardt, bachelor of arts, philosophy; Dylan Christopher Eggers, bachelor of science, communication; Forrest Macpherson Greenway, bachelor of science-business administration, innovation leadership and entrepreneurship; Joseph Carl Guseman, masters project management, project management, Christopher Willis Holcombe, bachelor of science, criminal justice; Kristian Tyson Hooker, masters project management, project management; Lane Jay Kennedy, bachelor of science, chemistry; Jacqueline Elizabeth Lanner, bachelor of science, parks and recreation management; Ashley Nicole Mabe, bachelor of science-education, English; Sarah Elizabeth Matthews, bachelor of science-business administration, management; Rachel Ashley Murfello, bachelor of science, anthropology; Joseph Peter Nacy, master of science, biology; Yesenia Yazmin Navarro, bachelor of science-business administration, business admininstration and law, cum laude; Olivia M. Penny,  bachelor of science-education, special education inclusive ed, cum laude; Chelsea Brooke Reavis, bachelor of science, criminal justice; Hanna Reinhart, bachelor of science, athletic training, cum laude, Sierra Noel Rice, bachelor of science, biology; Matthew Evan Schulman,  bachelor of fine arts, theatre; Onno  Steger, bachelor of science-business administration, innovation leadership and entrepreneurship, cum laude; Ivie Dayton Teems, bachelor of social work, social work, magna cum laude; Heather Nicole Warriner, bachelor of arts, English; Caityn McKenzie White, bachelor of science, communication science and disorders, magna cum laude; Jamie Whitfield, bachelor of science, criminal justice; Christopher Michael Wilson, bachelor of science, chemistry; Brandon Lee Wooten, bachelor of science-business administration, computer information systems, cum laude.

 

Dillsboro

Emily Grace Alexander, bachelor of science-education, elementary education; Ross Kelly Bonnewell, master of science, sport management

 

Sylva

Prem Devendra Bengali, bachelor of science, computer science; Katya Marie Busenitz, bachelor of science, biology, magna cum laude; Anna Elizabeth Carter, bachelor of science, communication science and disorders; Kevin Matthew Cottingham, bachelor of science, geology; Brittney Paige Davis, bachelor of social work, social work, magna cum laude; Brian Stone Ferrell, bachelor of science, psychology; Jessica Elizabeth Hester, bachelor of science, sociology, Morgan Kyle-anna Kilby, bachelor of social work, social work, magna cum laude; Lisa  Martin, bachelor of science, nursing, nursing - capstone; Whitney Massingale, bachelor of science, hospitality tourism management; Crystal Smith McFalls, bachelor of science, nursing, nursing - capstone; Mackenna Leigh Omer, bachelor of science, psychology, cum laude; Mackenize Courteney Queen, bachelor of science-education, elementary education, cum laude; Michael Ray Rivera, bachelor of science, communication; Gabrielle Nicole Robinson, bachelor of science, nursing, nursing - capstone; Ted William Shuler, bachelor of science-business administration, business administration and law, magna cum laude; Alana Deann Starnes, master of arts in teaching, computr education/special education general; William Devin Tipton,  bachelor of science-business administration, computer information systems; Barrett Michael Wall, bachelor of science, parks and recreation management; Bradleigh Skyler Wykle, bachelor of science, political science; Garner Cole Young, bachelor of science-education, health and physical education, cum laude; 

 

Whittier

William Hayes Johnson, bachelor of science-business administration, accounting; Kimberly Dawn Lyons, bachelor of social work, social work, cum laude; Taylor McLeod, bachelor of science, chemistry; Michael David Redman, master of arts, English; Blake John David Ward, bachelor of science-business administration, marketing.