EKU announces fall graduates and dean’s award recipients

Published 3:10 pm Monday, March 25, 2019


Press release

Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,072 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2018 semester.

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The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 at Alumni Coliseum.

Local EKU graduates include:

Boyle: Bryan Everett Jones, Danville, BS, applied engineering management; Jamie M. Moreland, Danville, MS, justice policy and leadership; Denise Nicole Henderson, Junction City, BA, general studies; William Benjamin Carter, Danville, BS, elementary education teaching; Jordan Craig Gabel, Perryville, BS, psychology; Taylor Elizabeth Camic, Danville, MAED, special education; Hunter Morgan Mountjoy, Danville, BBA, marketing; Megan Lee Jones, Danville, BS, psychology; Alexandria Elaine Payton, Danville, BS psychology; Amy Lee Woolum, Danville, BA, general studies; Alexandria Lynnae-Rayne Butcher, Perryville, BS, psychology; Lindsey Nicole Wilson, Danville, BBA, business; Haley Nicole Lanham, Perryville, BS, agriculture; Alexis Michelle Kerbaugh, Danville, BS, public health; Rachel Katherine Gause-Coulter, Danville, BS, psychology.

Casey: Melissa Marie Richards, Hustonville, BA, general studies; Emily Renee Ursprung, Yosemite, MAED, special education; Dakota J. Roberts, Liberty, BSN, nursing;  Madison Alexandra Edwards, Liberty, BA, general studies; Tasha Marie Propes, Liberty, BA general studies.

Garrard: Shannon Michelle McSorley, Lancaster, BBA, management; Emily Marie Hunter Cravens, Lancaster, MPH, public health; Jacob Mitchell Ratliff, Lancaster, BA, general studies; Hope Leann Deaton, Lancaster, BS, public health; Alexandra Riley Hulett, Lancaster, BS, agriculture; Makenna Rose Staggs, Lancaster, BS, elementary education teaching; William Paul Price, Lancaster, BBA, business.

Lincoln: David Wayne Bridgman, Stanford, MS, safety/security/emergency management; Carrie Peyton Underwood, Stanford, ASN, nursing; Leslie Raylina Gibson, Stanford, BA, Chemistry; Alicia Mae Henderson, Stanford, MAED, special education; Kelcey Sierra Helm, Stanford, BS, criminal justice; Erica Noel Huffman, Stanford, BBA, business; Elesha Ann Hilbert, Hustonville, BS, recreation and park administration; Clayton Andrew Sponcil, Stanford, BS, aviation; Boone Douglas Baird, Stanford, BS, agriculture; Megan Rayeanna Sponcil, Stanford, BA, English; Matthew Ruggless, Stanford, BA, Geography; Joshua Shaddox, Stanford, BA, History.

Mercer: Kimberly Rena Curtis, Harrodsburg, MAT, teacher education; Michael Ray Long, Salvisa, BS, occupational safety; Bret D. VanWinkle, Harrodsburg, BS, environmental studies; Haley Danielle Dean, Harrodsburg, BSW, social work; Travis Lee Jenkins, Harrodsburg, BS, emergency medical care; Morgan Paige Banks, Harrodsburg, BA, general studies; Cheyanne Nichole Brown, Harrodsburg, BS, middle grade education; Ethan Coy Steele, Salvisa, BS, wildlife management; Samantha Jo Travillian, Harrodsburg, BA, English.

The new degree holders join more than 140,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.

Fall 2018 dean’s award

Eastern Kentucky University has announced 735 Dean’s Award recipients for the Fall 2018 semester.

Award recipients include:

Boyle: Denise Nicole Henderson, Junction City, senior; Maria C. Bristow, Danville, senior; Jarrod Wade Angel, Danville, senior; Casey Payne Craiger, Danville, junior; Joshua Phillip Bishop, Danville, junior; Marlee Rae Neal-Smith, Danville, senior; Shelby Marie Brandenburg, Danville, sophomore; Kylie Suzannah Thompson, Danville, junior.

Casey: Jessalyn Rene Buis, Liberty, junior.

Garrard: Makenna Rose Staggs, Lancaster, senior; Cassandra Danyelle Robbins, Lancaster, senior; Lauren S. Wilson, Paint Lick, senior; Tyler Grayson Anderson, Lancaster, sophomore; Mason River Delili, Lancaster, sophomore; Mendy Garrard Poynter, Lancaster, senior.

Lincoln: Michelle Rene New, Crab Orchard, senior; Garrett Wayne Napier, Stanford, senior; Megan Rayeanna Sponcil, Stanford, senior; Kensey Logan Godbey, Stanford, junior; Haylee Page Floyd, Waynesburg, sophomore; Christa Nichole Vera Hicks, Hustonville, sophomore.

Mercer: Hallie Denise Cannon, Harrodsburg, senior; Morgan Paige Banks,  Harrodsburg, senior; Madeline Marie Bartley, Harrodsburg, junior; Blake Austin Quinton, Harrodsburg, junior; Alexis Marie Claunch, Harrodsburg, sophomore; Carson Drury Barnett, Harrodsburg, junior; Victoria Nichole Long, Harrodsburg, junior; Hannah Rae Williams, Harrodsburg, junior.

To earn the dean’s award, students must achievedean’s list honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.

To achieve dean’s list honors at EKU, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.