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Winter Commencement 2017

Commencement Celebrates Past and Future


Submitted on December 15, 2017

Georgetown College celebrated student accomplishments by awarding degrees during its 2017 Winter Commencement held Friday evening, Dec. 15, in John L. Hill Chapel. The campus-wide event is a time for graduates, family members, and friends to gather to celebrate past and future.

The undergraduate and graduate education combined ceremony awarded 18 Bachelor’s degrees and 149 Master of Arts in Education degrees. President M. Dwaine Greene presided, noting the event as a milestone, one of life’s landmark occasions, for those individuals who had met all requirements for graduation.

Christine Deel receives Graduate Dean's AwardA special part of the evening was the bestowing of the Graduate Education Department’s prestigious Dean’s Award. It was presented to Christine Deel of Ludlow, pictured left, who has completed her Rank One, School Principalship certification in Georgetown College’s new Principal Program. Deel is a teacher and guidance counselor with Boone County Schools and at North Pointe Elementary there, a position she has held for 16 years.

“She is an outstanding student, often taking assignments to the next level in order to reach a greater depth of knowledge and preparation as an aspiring school administrator,” said Dr. Joy Bowers-Campbell, Dean of Graduate Education, as she prepared to announce the name of the award recipient. “Most importantly,” added Dr. Bowers-Campbell, “she is fully committed to servant leadership and making education decisions that are best for kids in the P-12 environment.”

Drs. Allen, Bowers-Campbell, Coleman, and President GreeneThe Commencement address was given by Dr. Carmen Coleman, pictured second from right, a Georgetown College alumna who is the acting chief academic officer for the Jefferson County Public Schools. Also in the photo, L-R, Dr. Rosemary Allen, Provost; Dr. Bowers-Campbell, and President Greene. Dr. Coleman holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Georgetown College and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Kentucky.

In her inspiring remarks, Dr. Coleman suggested five important rules for graduates to follow in their careers, elaborating on each:

  1. Seek to learn from those who are the very best at what they do.
  2. As you seek to learn, reach out and ask questions.
  3. Rise above day-to-day turbulence – those little ‘fires’ we battle daily – and seek ways to move forward.
  4. Evaluate. When something doesn’t make sense, maybe it isn’t sensible.
  5. Be nice. Be humble. Respond and give others the benefit of the doubt. In short, apply the Golden Rule.

Following Dr. Coleman’s remarks, degrees were awarded to the individuals listed as follows:

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Shelby Campbell, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Sociology

Griffin Link Gillis, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; Political Science/Business Administration; Magna Cum Laude

Melanie M. Griffin, Georgetown, Kentucky; Psychology; Summa Cum Laude

James Dylan Haraway, Madison, Alabama; Mathematics; Cum Laude

Kody Tolentino Kasey, Pickerington, Ohio; Sociology

*Noah Joseph Krieger, Mount Washington, Kentucky; History/Economics; Magna Cum Laude

Kyle Daymon Longworth, Springboro, Ohio; Sports Administration; Cum Laude

Mckenzie Moore, Pleasureville, Kentucky; Psychology

Jordan Harrison Nicoll, Springboro, Ohio; Sociology

*William James Thomas, Utica, Kentucky; Religion; Summa Cum Laude

Mimu Towaki, Mie, Japan; Communication and Media Studies; Cum Laude

Mitchell Lawrence Wessel, Louisville, Kentucky; Economics

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Titoriano J. Broadus, Lexington, Kentucky; Computer Science

Shakera Rasheen Butler, Frankfort, Kentucky; Management

Aaron Brett King, Stanton, Kentucky; Accounting

Ryan Simms, Kingston, Jamaica; Exercise Science

Jacob Everett Stewart, Louisville, Kentucky; Environmental Science

*Ashton Marie Trunnell, Owensboro, Kentucky; Elementary Education/Art; Summa Cum Laude

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION

Mary Ann Adams, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Sydney Lynne Allen, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Ashly Rebecca Anderson, Louisville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Catherine Marie Benz, Louisville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Ashley Elizabeth Bergelt, Erlanger, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Tiffany Luette Boehnlein, Louisville, Kentucky

Rodney T. Borders, Louisville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Amanda Elizabeth Bruce, Taylorsville, Kentucky; Rank One, School Principalship

Katelyn D. Burke, Florence, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Patrick Kevin Burke, Erlanger, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Thomas J. Burns, Booneville, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Gifted and Talented

Ashlee Noelle Callam, Louisville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Amanda Kelley Carr, Benton, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Carla Kaye Carr, Hebron, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Travis A. Caudill, Winchester, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Instructional Technology

Lekieta Louise Chinn, Louisville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Alison Dawn Christ, Owensboro, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Brittany Danielle Coleman, Nicholasville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Gifted and Talented

Kisha Lynn Combs, Hazard, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Natasha Renea Conlee, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Shauna M. Cooper, South Shore, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Fahryn Rose Crenshaw, Louisville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Kelley Georgel Dargavell, Richmond, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Mica Rae Tolliver Davis, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist

*Christine Lee Deel, Ludlow, Kentucky; Rank One, School Principalship

Jacob R. Delph, Florence, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Faith Duke, Versailles, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, English as a Second Language

James Michael Dummer, Georgetown, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Instructional Technology

Annabeth Benton Edens, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, English as a Second Language

Sara Jean Elmore, Shelbyville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Patti A. Embry, Leitchfield, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist

Benjamin David Everley, Beaver Dam, Kentucky; Rank One, School Principalship

Elizabeth Morgan Ewing, Owensboro, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Literacy Specialist

Rachael Renee Fannin-Ryster, Georgetown, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Jennifer Marie Finke, Melbourne, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Tara A. Fischer, Hebron, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Tyler Clay Flatt, Russell Springs, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Gifted and Talented

Lauren Elizabeth Frey, Louisville, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Julia Garrison-O'Dwyer, Louisville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Christopher Gast, Georgetown, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Carolyn Anne Gates, Frankfort, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, English as a Second Language

Gila Nicole Gay, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Nancy Elizabeth Graham, Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Katrina Antonia Graves, Louisville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Austin Ryan Green, Cincinnati, Ohio; Teacher Leader

Monique Alene Greene, Cincinnati, Ohio; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Joshua Keller Gumm, Louisville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Kayla Gennice Hatton, Stamping Ground, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Kristian Nicole Hellard, Frankfort, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Kelly Elizabeth Hereford, Milton, Kentucky

Stacey Jo Hickey, Loretto, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Candace Blair Hicks, Covington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

David Emmanuel Higuera, Upland, California

Michael Taylor Hill, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Chelsea Allyssa Hisel, Butler, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Kimberly Winchester Honeycutt, Monticello, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Literacy Specialist

Ariel Renee Hoskins, Georgetown, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Carla L. Howard, Royalton, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Aaron L. Howell, Bridgetown, Ohio; Teacher Leader, English as a Second Language

Kristin Anne Hughes, Lexington, Kentucky

Deanna Marie Jacobs, Pippa Passes, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Ashley Marie Johns, Nicholasville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Garry C. Jones, Louisville, Kentucky

Shalyn Braden Jones, Fort Thomas; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Katrina Frias Kausing, Frankfort, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Melita Dee Kelsey, Collierville, Tennessee; Teacher Leader

Donovan Scott Kerns, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Brittany Lynn Kincer, London, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Christy O’Daniel King, Prospect, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Dawn R. Kinner, East Point, Kentucky; Rank One, School Principalship

Rachel Lynn Kintner, Cold Spring, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Teresa Lynn Knapmeyer, Hebron, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Nicholas Ross Lafferty, Frankfort, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Elizabeth Lehman, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist

Christin Michelle Lewellyn, Carrollton, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist

Emily Kettring Liles, York, South Carolina; Rank One, School Improvement, Literacy Specialist

Monica Lynay Lincoln, Florence, Kentucky

Emily Parrish Linton, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Ashley George Little, Lexington, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Gifted and Talented

Orville Ray Lockwood II, La Grange, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Amy J. Lyle, Greenville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Julia Erin Lyles, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Linda Carole Marcum, Versailles, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Literacy Specialist

Courtney Lynn Marshall, Lexington, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Megan E. Master, Lexington, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Cindy S. Matthews, Russellville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Whitney Paige Merriman, Stanton, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist

Julia Lynn Messer, Walton, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Devon Christina Miller, Nicholasville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Robert Miller, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Joshua Mutter, Mount Washington, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Lauren Nicole Mutter, Mount Washington, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Pamela Kaye O'Nan Nicholas, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Instructional Technology

Shelby Lynne Oakley, Benton, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Amanda Kay O’Callaghan, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Joseph Philip Ogonek, Erlanger, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Beth Purdy Ortegón, Lexington, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Dana Page, Lexington, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Kathleen Park, Georgetown, Kentucky

Elizabeth Ann Pelgen, Dayton, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Paula Anne Christine Perkins, Frankfort, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Grace Ann Pumpelly, Lexington, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Tanya L. Queen, Ashland, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Courtney Lynn Reimer, Walton, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Noelle C. Ricketts, Louisville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Alyssa Lane Riedy, Louisville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Taylor Renee Roden, Lexington, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Tina Combs Rose, McKee, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Chasity Rose-Prater, Campton, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Jo-Hannah Elizabeth Rosevear, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Gifted and Talented

Chrystal Mesheal Rowland, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; Rank One, School Principalship

Brooke Linette Rudd, Benton, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Andrew A. Sauls, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Julianna Alexander Shehan, Union, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Hannah Marie Shufflebarger, Independence, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Courtney Baughman Sizemore, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist

Carrie B. Slocum, Hardinsburg, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Instructional Technology

Zachary Lowell Slone, Nicholasville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Ashleigh Nicole Snapp, Winchester, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Amanda Cathyleen Stalnaker, Verona, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Jordan Michelle Stevens, Ashland, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Charlotte Lynn Stewart-Abney, Richmond, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, English as a Second Language

Pamela Strassel, Cincinnati, Ohio; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Amanda Renei Talbert, Louisville, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

James Steven Taormina, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Colleen Moloney Taylor, Augusta, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Terianne Denise Teague, Williamsburg, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Tracey Michelle Tevis, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Stephanie Nicole Thompson, Frankfort, Kentucky

Kara Hope Tolliver, De Mossville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Nena Rae Tucker, Clarkson, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Jay VanRyzin, Florence, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Instructional Technology

Lauren Elysia Vasser, Frankfort, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Gifted and Talented

Ashley Warren, Shelbyville, Kentucky; Rank One, School Principalship

Kara Watkins, Lexington, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Catherine Elizabeth Webb, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Tiffany Dawn Wells, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Tracey Lynn Werkheiser, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Instructional Technology

Chelsea Leigh West, Georgetown, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Gifted and Talented

Sarah Katherine Whitlock, Nicholasville, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, English as a Second Language

Robert Todd Wiegele, Lexington, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Brandon Ronnell Wilburn, Lexington, Kentucky; Rank One, School Principalship

Adora Leann Williams, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement, Instructional Technology

Hannah T. Williams, Lexington, Kentucky; Rank One, School Improvement

Rachel Hobbs Williams, Georgetown, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Susan DeMoss Williams, Winchester, Kentucky; Teacher Leader

Kayla Dianne Wilson, Tyner, Kentucky; Learning and Behavior Disorders

Karlie Danielle Workman, Ashland, Kentucky; Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist

             Amanda Zou, Loveland, Ohio; Rank One, School Improvement, Instructional Technology


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