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SWU Celebrates December 2023 Graduates

SWU Celebrates December 2023 Graduates

    01.03.24 | Academics Graduation by SWU Marketing

    CENTRAL, S.C. — On Friday, December 8, 2023, Southern Wesleyan University celebrated its on-campus and online graduates at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the main campus.

    Vice Provost of Academic Initiatives at SWU, Dr. Chad Stutz, gave the commencement address. Reflecting on the event afterwards, he observed: “Commencement, as President Barker reminded us, is a sacred occasion in the life of each student and the university community. I was truly honored when the president invited me to be the December commencement speaker, and it was an immense privilege to share this sacred moment with our amazing graduates as they prepared to embark on a life of faithful service to the Lord.”

    The University Brass Ensemble and University Singers provided music during the ceremony. Rev. Mike Hilson led the invocation, and Rev. Quint Pitts led the Litany of Servanthood. Dr. Robert McFarland presented the graduates, and Dr. William Barker conferred the degrees.

    General Studies

    Associate of Arts: General Studies

    Tiffany Ann Cole
    W.A. Dennis
    Angela Hawkins
    Terence Hill
    Willie V. Sutton III

    Benson School of Business and Social Sciences

    Bachelor of Science

    Business Administration

    Eric Lee Abercrombie
    Faith Danielle Bouch
    Julian Patrick Brockman
    Caleb A. Caulder
    Alexia Cheagle
    Sierra Renee Coleman
    Gerri Singleton Drain
    John Christian Farmer II
    Joshua Cole Fenton
    Michael Gibson
    Katrina Corene Hawkins
    Leslie Hileski
    Christina D. Howard
    Noah Yannick Koch
    Melissa Bayne Laughter
    McKenzie Shane Patterson
    Moranda Ridgway
    Kelly Michelle Stone
    Kelly Renee Williams

    Criminal Justice

    Hayley Brooke Baldwin
    Nicholas Earle Hightower
    Caitlynn Ann Holder
    Kamryn Reece Marcengill
    Emily Matherlee
    Hannah Wallace

    Human Services

    Hunter Blaine Henderson
    Johna’e Lewis
    Latoria A. Mayes
    Jessica Raether
    Kentavious T. Rayford
    Matthew Van Marm


    Rebecca Ruth Fetters 

    Recreation and Sport Management

    Arthur Dwight
    Tyrin Hollis
    Jon-Luke Maldonado Rodriguez
    Sophie Thiel

    School of Education and Music

    Bachelor of Arts


    Emily Madalyn Garrett

    Bachelor of Science

    Early Childhood Education

    Skyler Alexis Albright (Elementary Education)
    Alyssa Kilpatrick
    Natasha Faye Levesley
    Kelsey Arlene Lewis

    Early Childhood and Family Studies

    Christy Jolley
    Nekeila Samone Manigault
    Christy Watkins Prochaska
    Emma Renee Stimmell
    Kimberley Weeks Tankersley
    Jayna Weichmann
    Tyreesha Denise Williams

    Elementary Education

    Hannah McCall Bentz
    Kailey Nicole Demorest
    Rachel Mae Knight

    School of Religion and Humanities

    Bachelor of Arts


    Alexis Marie Mammarello (Religion)
    Cedric Isaiah Walker


    Bryson Lee Caviness
    Jordan Sockriter

    School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

    Bachelor of Arts


    Brinton James Leidy

    Bachelor of Science


    Meghan Kathleen Kondroski


    Dylan Thomas Carter

    Computer Information Systems

    Caleb Covert
    Claire Abbigail Hill


    Caden Chad Cotton (Biology)
    Gabrielle Kidder (Biology)

    Benson School of Business and Social Sciences

    Master of Business Administration

    Graham Michael Adcox
    Brittany Beaumont
    Heather Elizabeth Green Bennett
    Seth Weatherly Caldwell
    Dar'ia Chastain
    Jocelyn Cosgrove
    Katherine Bilan Ibanez
    Marion Sanders Johnson
    Eric Christopher Jones
    Courtney Johnson Moore
    Russell Lee Perkins
    Janice Ann Stephens
    Chandler Whittle
    Tanganika H. Williams

    Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

    Shenita LaShawna Carter
    Jeannie-Louise Katrina Foster Davis
    Allycia Danette Griebno
    Brian Ray Humphrey
    Danielle Denise Keels
    Jordan Leigh McDaniel
    Stacie Reagan Peterson
    Denise M. Powers
    Jasmine Marie Sloan
    Massiel Mariela Steadman
    Bridgette Yolanda Wideman
    Hannah V. Wiggins
    Traci Delores Williams

    Master of Science in Management and Leadership

    Cory Joseph Castellano
    Amber M. Cook

    School of Education and Music Studies

    Master of Education

    Administration and Supervision

    Kelly King Anderson
    Dena Marie Mixon
    Tiffany Murrill Nelson
    Zachary M. White

    e-Learning and Instructional Design

    Angela Gray
    Anita Rhodes

    Doctor of Education

    Curriculum and Assessment

    Christopher Todd Burnett
    Tracie Marie Howe
    Tiffany Pamela Jefferies Mayes
    James Adam Osborne

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to swu.edu.

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