Personal dedication to education will pay off this Saturday for nearly 700 students as Motlow holds its graduation in two separate commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Both will be held at Nisbett Center, Copperweld Arena on Moore County’s campus. This is the largest graduating class ever from Motlow and the 2011 class represents six different states and 32 counties in Tennessee.
Students graduating from the nursing program and those who primarily attend the Moore County campus are scheduled for the 10 a.m. graduation.
Students attending the Fayetteville Center, McMinnville Center and Smyrna Center are slated for the 2 p.m. ceremony.
The commencement speaker for this 41st graduation ceremony will be J. Stanley Rogers of Manchester. As a former member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, he chaired the committees for the hiring of Motlow’s last two presidents – former Dr. Art Walker and present Dr. MaryLou Apple – and has been a friend to all five of its presidents.
Local graduates from Warren and Van Buren counties include:
Warren County – Rex S. Aclipen, Nathan Robert Bombard, Gina Lynn Boyd, Jeana L. Boyd, Janice Blanche Broyles, Matthew Glenn Bryant, Joshua Ryan Burton, Nicholas Ryan Cantrell, Kara BreAnne Carmack, Tonia Lynn Copley, Christy J. Cox, Cory Ladarell Craven, Aubrey Lakeshia Curry, John Marshall Davis, Holly LeShea Denton, Dedria Denice Dixon, Brenda Kay Duggin, Kayla LaNae Freeman, Jessica Nicole Gillespie, Angela R. Greene, Micaela Larissa Grieves, Lauren Faith Grissom, Melvia Roxanna Groce, Kayla Tenay Hale, Lara Katelyn Haley, Kristen E. Hankal, Christopher Jared Hennessee, Laura Faith Herman, Wesley Caroline Hillis, Ashley Dawn Hobbs, Valerie Dawn Hobbs, Shelby Leeann Holland, Matthew Jonathan Horn, William Lynn Hudson, Tabitha Sue Jefferson, Rebekah A. Johannsen, Joseph Dewayne Johnson, Erica Shae Jones, Tambitha Elleen Kight, Jared Lee Kirby, Joely Carol Lance, Justin Allen Lanier, Lia Rochelle Lorance, Georgie L. Madewell, Kyle Alan McCurry, Kimberly NikkitlaNichole Miller, Candace M. Moore, Mark James Moore, Maria Anglea NaJera, Betty Ann Neal, Jamie M. Nelson-Tanner, Trevor Van Buren Norris, Jessica L. Northcutt, Cruz Myra Ontiveros, Gayla Annetta Owen, Jessica Erin Page, Krista B. Payne, Melita L. Pelham, Sarah Elizabeth Pitts, Martha Virginia Prater, Tina Louise Ramsey, Shayla M. Redmon, Tina M. Redmon, Leeann Gracey Richardson, Jim Alan Slatton, Veronica Crystal Stewart, Brittney Nicole Stotts, Catherine Grace Stubblefield, Amanda Gayle Talbert, Kathleen S. Taylor, Marcus Scott Tittsworth, Howard Daniel Trotter, Jared M. Vanatta, Jamie N. Vernon, Ana Isabel Villanueva, Tiffany Larnell Wallace, Donald Patrick Walter, Shelley LaNae Wanamaker, Janessa Jasmine Ware, Toby Ski Watts, Sandra Faye Whiles, Kayla D. Whitefield, Lorie Ann Whitman, Lydia J. Wilcher, Vicki Wilenski, Kenneth Elvis Wolfe, Rachel Hope Woodlee, Rachael Leeann Wright, Kayla R. Young, Kimberly Young, Mitchell A. Young and Terry Austin Young.
Van Buren County – Crystal M. Cantrell, Larry Keith Clendenon, Larry Keith Clendenon, Thomas Allen Colvard, Jaleta Jenn Grissom, Melba Jean Hennessee, Danny Edward Madewell, Amanda Michelle Simmons, Sharon Gail Solomon, Crystal Nicole Steakley-Crain and Melinda Sue Walling.