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Wingate’s Graduation season marks the beginning and end for many students

I’Dajha Harris, Staff Writer

To many at this time, May is the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one, for graduation season is upon us.

Wingate University will be having two Commencements. The first one is for the graduate/professional school graduates which will be held at 6 p.m. Friday. The  undergraduate graduation will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Both ceremonies will be held outside on the Academic Quad.

Options for those who are unable to attend include a live feed of the graduation. The link is on the Wingate University commencement page under the hyperlink: livestream. If weather conditions are poor, the graduation will be held in Cuddy Arena. 

The speaker for the graduate class will be Dr. Maria Pharr, president of South Piedmont Community College, who has worked with a vast number of other community colleges such as Pitt Community College in Greenville, both in admissions and as a faculty member and administrator. 

Stein, the state’s 50th Attorney General, sponsored the 2013 School Safety Act as a N.C. state senator.

The Baccalaureate service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the McGee Theater. Speaker will be Rev. Amy Jacks Dean, co-pastor alongside her husband, Russ Dean, at the Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte. It will follow a Farewell Celebration from 9:30 to 10:45 on the Batte Center lawn. 

With the graduation season rapidly approaching, so is the joy of the many graduates reaching their last leg of the semester. They are ending one chapter and opening a brand new one once the commencement comes to an end.

Wanting to get an insight from a graduating student, Amanda Alling offered an interview about her thoughts on graduation! “I am so excited to graduate! I have loved my four years at Wingate, and have made so many great memories, met so many amazing people and have learned so much. I have excelled not only just in the classroom but in my personal and professional life as well. I will always be grateful to Wingate for making me who I am today.” Alling expressed in our email interview.

amanda alling

Her parents, brother and his girlfriend will be coming from New Jersey to celebrate her big day along with her closest friends being in the audience and cheering her on. After graduation, Alling mentioned her upcoming pursuits for the next chapter of her life. “After graduation, I will be pursuing my MBA in either Marketing or Data Analytics. I am excited for this next step in my life, as well as putting to use everything my Communications major and minors have taught me. I can’t wait!”

Her excitement was prevalent and shined through in her all of her responses. Her time at Wingate University was well worth it for her and helped her reach the goals that was needed for her future

So, with that, she left the upcoming graduate classes with some words of encouragement. “Take every single opportunity presented to you. Whether it be a class excursion to Charlotte, or attending those extra study sessions. There are so many transferable skills you will gain from stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing everything that this Wingate life has to offer you.”

Edited by: Brea Childs

Graduation List for May 2018

Bachelor of Arts Sp/Su 2018

Ana Ruth Acosta

Human Services

 

Amanda Marie Alling

Communication Studies Public Relations

magna cum laude

 

Naomi Denise Askew

Music Performance

 

LaDejia Tenille Bittle

Music Performance

 

Katie Powers Deese

Religious Studies

 

Hunter Neal Edwards

History

cum laude

 

Mariona Medina Espinalt

Marketing

 

Alexandra Leigh Ferro

Music

 

Jessica Lynn Grant

Psychology & Criminal Justice

cum laude

 

Amber Nicole Harkey

Psychology

cum laude

 

Shana Nicole Hayes

Biology

summa cum laude

 

Mary-Kate Kinsey Hill

English and Education

cum laude

 

Alycia Marie McDaniel

English

 

Katlyn Thamara Montoya Urrea

Human Services

 

Laurel Hope O’Connor

English

 

Stephanie Dawn Palmer

Human Services

 

Matthew Christian Reese

Music Performance

 

Kamery Lawing Reynolds

English

University Honors

 

Maryann Ruiz

Psychology

 

Lauren Nicole Russell

Music Performance

 

Kathryn Ariel Sain

Church Music

Kelton Lane Stone

Music

 

Macy Brianne Stutts

Criminal Justice

magna cum laude with University Honors

 

Justin Theodore Traxler

Music Performance

 

Rachel Moyer Truslow

Biology

cum laude

 

Andrew Thomas Vann

English

University Honors

 

*Ana Maria Vásconez Carrera-Andrade

Political Science

 

Anne Marie Wall

English

 

Whitney Marie Wood

Criminal Justice

 

*Graduated December 2017 or expected to graduate August 2018.

 

Bachelor of Music Education Sp/Su 2018

Bruce McKinley Boorman

 

Jessica Lyndon Daniel

cum laude

 

Kimberly Margaret Gilbert

magna cum laude

 

Bachelor of Science Sp/Su 2018

*Kanosha Shine Adams

Criminal Justice

 

Kori Blaine Adams

Communication Studies Sports Broadcasting

 

*Jordan Faye Adcock

Human Services

magna cum laude

 

*Jessica Nicole Allen

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

Samantha Angella Allen

Accounting

 

Jonathan Patrick Almond

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

Ty Alan Andrus

Criminal Justice

summa cum laude

 

Isaac Yeboah Aning

Biology

cum laude with University Honors

 

Samantha Jo Apple

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

Amanda Rose Aversa

Elementary Education

cum laude

 

Flavia Lorena Baies

Human Services

 

John Allen Bangle

Environmental Biology

 

*Jason Matthew Barbee

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

*Tiffany Nichole Barbee

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Michaela Lynn Bates

Psychology

 

Cameron Todd Baucom

Sport Management

 

Cecilia Ann Baumgardner

Chemistry

cum laude

 

Blair Lindsey Beaman

Environmental Biology

 

Ghada Ali Bedwan

Biology

cum laude with University Honors Biology

 

Ian Michael Bergmann

Management

 

Adam Landon Berry

Biology

 

Madelon Sydney Berryhill

Psychology

cum laude

 

Katie Marie Bludau

Marketing

 

Jessica Nicole Boursiquot

Sociology

 

Christopher Charles Ervin Boykins

Sport Management

magna cum laude

 

Akela Donyell Branch

Human Services

 

Garrett Lee Bridgewater

Sport Management

 

Susannah Grace Brower

Mathematics & Human Services

cum laude

 

*Bradley Jerred Brown

Management

 

Kiara Bryniah Bullock

Psychology

*Bricesen Dylan Burton

Sport Management

 

Lillian Michaela Burton

Biology

summa cum laude

 

Randel Renee Caldwell

Sport Management

 

Haley Nicole Camp

Marketing

 

Rory Michael Casey

Mathematics

summa cum laude with University Honors

 

Katie Dianne Cates

Communication Studies Public Relations

 

Brandi Nicole Celia

Biology

cum laude

 

*Maria Paula Cepeda

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Karina Elizabeth Chavez

Accounting

 

Filipe Massoni Checco

Sport Management

magna cum laude

 

Brea Marie Marcellus Childs

Communication Studies Journalism Mass Media

cum laude

 

Devarious Natwan Christian

Sport Management

 

Rachael Anne Claxton

Management

 

Cheyanne Amanda Clouse

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

McKenzie Jacumin Conner

Psychology

 

Cameron Paul Conover

Psychology

 

Mateo Correa

Human Services

cum laude

 

Levi Lucas Cummings

Sport Management

cum laude

 

Joshua Michael Cutlip

Sport Management

 

LaShana JeNai Davis

Human Services

 

Patrick Logan Deese

Athletic Training

 

Jerome Desrosiers

Finance

 

*Manichau Rebecca Devi

Management

 

Nikolas Ramos Dos Santos

Chemistry

University Honors Chemistry

 

Andrew Simon Dowds

Marketing

 

*Daniel James Dunning

Finance

 

Katie McCall Edwards

Human Services & Criminal Justice

 

*Nkenge Octancia Ruth Edwards

Biology

 

Jessica Anallely Escutia Miranda

Human Services

 

David Richard Fairgrieve

Marketing

summa cum laude

 

Mary Fakhori

Accounting

 

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Fletcher

Sociology

magna cum laude

 

Tyrone Austin Fleurizard

Psychology

cum laude with University Honors

 

*Preston Lee Flowers

Political Science

 

Daniel Atlas Free

Chemistry

*Crystal Nicole Fuller

Communication Studies Sports Broadcasting

 

Shannon Irene Futrell

Educational Studies in Elementary Education

 

Sarah Elizabeth Gainey

Psychology

summa cum laude with University Honors

 

*Abbey Jeannette Gantt

Biology

 

Pablo Damian Gaona

Biology

 

*Maria Fernanda García Herrera

Sport Management

 

*Crystal Arlene Gatling

Exercise Science Pre-Professional

 

Christopher Albert Gazzio, Jr.

Finance

 

Nataly Yasmin Gomez Geng

Educational Studies in Elementary Education

 

*Micah William Wenzel Goodwin

Criminal Justice

 

Devyn Breanne Gowan

Management

 

Grace Elizabeth Gregory

Accounting

summa cum laude

 

Valerie Griesche

Biology

summa cum laude with University Honors Biology

 

Veronica Rachel Griffin

Chemistry

cum laude with University Honors

 

*Seth Grimwood

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Kaitlyn Marie Halbrook

Elementary Education

 

*Mikayla Amelia Hannah

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

*Lindsey Nicole Hapeman

Educational Studies in Elementary Education

 

Samuel Joseph Heda

Marketing

 

Haley Brooke Hedrick

Psychology

 

William Graham Heisner

Human Services

 

Chandler Mark Helms

Criminal Justice

 

Tony Cale Helms

Communication Studies Public Relations

 

Zachary Helms

Marketing

 

Shekinah Glory Henderson

Psychology

 

*Morgan Brooke Hendrix

Human Services

 

Asherel Bernice Herman

Communication Studies Public Relations

 

Cody Steven Hicks

Biology

cum laude with University Honors Biology

 

Beau Hunter Hildebrand

Accounting

magna cum laude

 

Brandon Chase Hill

Sport Management

 

Nathaniel Robert Hinderer

Athletic Training

magna cum laude

 

Nicole Taylor Hinkle

Sport Management

 

Allison Taylor Hinson

Human Services

 

Sebastian Bengt Holmberg

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

cum laude

 

Maury Olando Holt

Sport Management

 

Gabrielle Faythe Hooker

Finance

 

Courtney Taylor Hopkins

Criminal Justice

 

Taylor Brook Hoskins

Human Services

 

Zeb Cline Hull

Environmental Biology

 

Brandon R. Hunt

Sport Management

 

Vincent Xuan Huynh

Biology

 

Amy Mary Jackson

Exercise Science Pre-Professional

summa cum laude

 

Marc Draven James

Sport Management

 

Danta Cameron Jarrell

Management

 

*Kimran Jean Jacques

Finance

 

John Victor Jensen

Psychology

 

Jobie Andrea Johnson

Human Services

 

Alexis Rochelle Jones

Biology

 

Kayla Delores Jones

Psychology

 

Christoffer Alan Joyce

Mathematics

 

Leah Cohen Joyner

Communication Studies Public Relations

cum laude

 

Jordan Caleb Kendrick

Sport Management

 

*Dustin Taylor Kiggins

Communication Studies Journalism Mass Media

 

Tammy Jo Kimrey

Environmental Biology

cum laude

 

Sierra Belle Kincaid

Environmental Biology

summa cum laude

 

Lauren Elise Kiser

Elementary Education

 

Preston Collin Klesat

Marketing

 

Madison Ann LaBarbera

Sport Management

 

Kasara Marie Lear

Accounting

 

*Bryson Rhett Lee

Management

 

Gregory Jordan Lee

Athletic Training

 

*Isaiah Monquel Lee

Human Services

 

Olivia Anne Lee

Communication Studies Journalism Mass Media

 

Amanda Brooke Lemacks

Psychology

 

Taylor May Leyble

Psychology

 

Katelyn Michelle Lliso

Athletic Training

 

Rachel Christine Lods

Communication Studies Public Relations

Zeriq Andrés Lolar

Communication Studies Sports Broadcasting

 

Timothy Deon Longmire

Sport Management

 

Zachary Thomas Griffin Lord

Marketing

 

Auntrell Joseph Mack

Management

 

Ryan Joseph Francis Mackintosh

Sport Management

 

Tevita Finau Mafi

Mathematics Business

 

Brittany Elizabeth Mangum

Elementary Education

 

Kelly Marie Manning

Biology

 

Hailey Leigh Manns

Biology

 

Ilyen Macedonia Marban Figueroa

Elementary Education

 

Jalen Anthony Marlowe

Psychology

 

Lindsay Kirschner Martin

Psychology

 

*Paula Martinez Ponce

Environmental Biology

 

Meagan Alexandra Martucci

Psychology & Sociology

summa cum laude with University Honors

 

Kaylan Hannah McCain

Biology

 

*Leander McCall IV

Mathematics

 

*Jacob Myles McEwen

Biology

 

Samuel James McGee III

Human Services

 

Kara Elizabeth McHouell

Athletic Training

 

*Ashley Joann Meer

Human Services

 

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Meyers

Athletic Training

magna cum laude

 

Akera Janea’ Miller

Biology

 

Brock Alexander Miller

Chemistry

summa cum laude

 

Rosemary Paige Miller

Middle Grades Education Science

magna cum laude

 

Ryan Daniel Miller

Psychology

 

Jennifer Reyne Mills

Elementary Education

magna cum laude

 

Philip R. Mink

Management

 

*Marta Krista Miscenko

Exercise Science Pre-Professional

 

Bryan Austin Mitchell

Sport Management

 

*Taziya Tynajwa Moody

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

*Shalon Makiba Moore

Criminal Justice

 

Shannon Rose Moore

Middle Grades Education Mathematics

 

Erika Paige Morelock

Psychology

Melissa Marie Morgal

Educational Studies in Elementary Education

 

Hunter Michael Morgan

Sport Management

cum laude

 

Kamel Amjad Muhyeddin

Mathematics

 

Erika Morales Mullis

Management

cum laude

 

Vicente José Muñoz Reyes

Mathematics Business

 

Timothy Ralpheal Myers II

Sport Management

 

Tyler Gregory Napierala

Sport Management

 

Haley Marie Newton

Psychology

Charles Tai Nguyen

Sociology

 

Tab Rollins Oakley

Marketing

 

*Nahashon Nathaniel Ogutu

Human Services

 

Nícholas Santos De Oliveira

Finance

 

Shannon Duprey O’Neal

Psychology

 

Hannah Paige Overcash

Elementary Education

Jordan Ann Elizabeth Owens

Psychology

 

Jordan Caroline Owens

Human Services

 

Raj Narendrakumar Patel

Biology

 

Shivani Jayesh Kumar Patel

Biology

 

Nathanael Romario Patterson

Accounting

 

Carsyn Beth Patton

Biology

cum laude with University Honors Biology

 

James Kemper Patton

Political Science

magna cum laude

 

Miranda Morgan Paul

Human Services

Hannah Brooke Payne

Human Services

 

*Emily Katlyn Littrell Penny

Exercise Science Pre-Professional

 

Elizabeth Philachanh

Chemistry Business

 

Brittney Leigh Pierce

Human Services

 

*Jacob Lee Plyler

Criminal Justice

 

Mackenzie Carson Ponds

Human Services

 

Meghan Brittani Pope

Sociology

cum laude

 

Stephen James Potter

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Brittney Jewelle Powell

Mathematics

 

*Olivia Anne Price

Management

 

Marinela Procopii

Psychology

 

Derrick Allen Proctor

Management

 

Emily LouAnne Pruitt

Chemistry

magna cum laude with University Honors Chemistry

 

Lennart Queiss

Management

Arianna Jo Reichardt

Biology

 

Allie Katelyn Reitzell

Elementary Education

cum laude

 

Bryan Kenneth Rial

Sport Management

 

Lauren Marie Robinson

Environmental Biology

 

Moneico Voshawn Robinson, Jr.

Communication Studies Public Relations

 

Rocio Aracely Robles Rodríguez

Human Services

magna cum laude

 

Shannon Anne Roche

Health and Physical Education

 

Justin Tyler Rodgers

Political Science

cum laude with University Honors

 

Makayla Jo Rudisill

Human Services

cum laude

 

Caitlin Hope Russell

Athletic Training

 

José S. Moris

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

Juliet Marie Salgueiro

Management

magna cum laude

 

Emily Rose Scully

Marketing

Miranda Dare Seegars

Human Services

cum laude

 

Joshua Weston Shelton

Psychology

 

William Ike Sheridan

Criminal Justice

 

Somer Nicole Sherrin

Marketing

 

Kelly Jessica Shiverdecker

Elementary Education

cum laude

 

Robin Christian Siegel

Finance

magna cum laude

 

Mary Elizabeth Simpson

Psychology

 

*Zachariah Cole Singleton

Community and Commercial Recreation

summa cum laude

 

*Matthew Slover

Criminal Justice

 

Emily Lauren Smedek

Biology

 

Briyah Cierra Smith

Communication Studies Journalism Mass Media

magna cum laude

 

*Maria Frances Sofia

Biology

 

Kristen Marie Speight

History

Gordon S. Sprague IV

Human Services

summa cum laude

 

Kacey Elisabeth Stephenson

Biology

 

Takoreyia Shauné Stevenson

Management

 

*Courtney Erin Stewart

Human Services

 

*Sierra Lynne Stubblefield

Marketing

 

Joshua Dakoda Suddeth

Sport Management

 

Carolyn Julie Sullivan

Environmental Biology

 

Jeremy Strauss Sullivan

Biology

 

Joshua Robert Tarlton

Finance

summa cum laude

 

Taylor Sinclair Tarte

Biology

 

Mason Rusty Teague

Communication Studies Journalism Mass Media

cum laude

 

Halie Michelle Terry

Human Services

 

Melody Elizabeth Terry

Biology 3+1

 

*James Colin Thatcher

Exercise Science Pre-Professional

 

Taylor Nicole Thompson

Psychology

 

William Alexander Tidwell

Biology

 

Isaac Orlando Tilghman

Management

 

Katrice Alisa Tolbert

Environmental Biology

 

Jesus Torres

Management

 

Stephen Christopher Tresslar

Finance

 

Binita Tripathi

Biology

 

Abigail Lois Valenta

Psychology

magna cum laude with University Honors

 

*Kelly Mai See Vang

Communication Studies Public Relations

 

Nicholas Woodson Vaughn

Communication Studies Public Relations

 

Caitlin Marie Villela

Criminal Justice & Psychology

 

*Marissa Nicole Vittorio

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

Steven Dylan Williams

Finance

 

Anna Lee Wilson

Psychology

 

Joseph Banks Wise

History

Danielle Marie Wolfe

Athletic Training

cum laude

 

Taylor Elaine Wolfe

Biology

 

Robin Oroma Womeodu

Political Science

 

Cody Garrett Wood

Mathematics

 

Kenneth Wayne Wright III

Communication Studies Rhetoric Performance

magna cum laude

 

*Trent Langdon Wynn

Exercise Science Fitness Professional

 

Anna Moseley Youssef

Educational Studies in Elementary Education

 

Mounika Atef Zakaria

Biology

 

*Graduated December 2017 or expected to graduate August 2018.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Sp 2018

Jalleah Jamilia Chapman

 

Maranda Michelle Duncan

cum laude

 

Morgan Dair English

 

Jamie Lynne Forester

 

Trenton James Gregg

 

Josué Guevara

 

Alyssa M. Handley

cum laude with University Honors Nursing

 

Hannah Irene Helms

 

Jonathon Charles Helms

 

Meagan Brooke Littlefield

 

Marina Maystruk

 

Anna Brooke McCollum

 

Morgan Blair Peninger

 

Daisha Danae Phillips-Wynn

 

Ashley Nicole Riley

 

Morgan Lynn Rorie

 

Vitaliy Svarishchuk

 

Andrea Huneycutt Wilber

 

Caroline Elizabeth Zwick

 

Bachelor of Liberal Studies Sp/Su 2018

Lynne C. Bowler

Human Services

magna cum laude

 

Rajni Manvendra Chanshetty

Organizational Communication and Management

magna cum laude

 

Marcus Taekwuan Clyburn

Human Services

 

*Jennifer Arlette Corbett

Organizational Communication and Management

cum laude

 

Irish Nichole Danner

Human Services & Organizational Communication and Management

 

*Debbie O. Farrell

Human Services

magna cum laude

 

Laurel Alexandra Fortwengler

Human Services

 

*Odessia Lindsey Houston

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Koneish Lotharp

Human Services

 

William Roger Maye

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Kimberly Anne Moreno

Organizational Communication and Management & Human Services

 

*Korey Garnet Randall

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Luisa Tejeda

Organizational Communication and Management

 

*Agatha Shanel Threatt

Human Services

 

*Luming Wang

Organizational Communication and Management

Edited by: Brea Childs

Wingate makes changes to the safety protocol in reaction to the campus lockdown

Mariah Anderson, Staff Writer

“Wingate University has issued immediate lock-down procedures for the main campus. Please lock all doors and windows and await further instruction.” With this 11:35 a.m. text, Wingate University instituted a lockdown on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Rumors of an active shooter on campus caused students in the dining hall to race to their dorms since they had no place to hide in the open hall.

Students and faculty in classrooms immediately moved to lock the doors, but some rooms had no locks. The people in these rooms used chairs and tables to barricade the entryway as they awaited further instructions and details from the university staff.

During the lockdown, students and faculty were notified that the shooting had happened across the street from campus on Jerome Street earlier that morning. However, Wingate took precaution and placed the campus on lockdown to ensure student safety.

After the lockdown, the question at hand became: Was Wingate University prepared for a lockdown, and how could they better prepare for similar events in the future?

One possible way to prepare for the future would be to ensure that proper communication occurs with everyone: faculty, staff, students, and parents. Professor Karen Dunn stated that she was unaware that there was a lockdown until a student told her because she was busy teaching when the message was sent out, and the alarm was not audible from the classroom.

Another professor, Dr Jim Coon, stated that he did not receive the text alerts because he had mistakenly subscribed to the weather alerts.

Both professors were uncertain about what procedures to follow, with Professor Dunn stating, “As a professor, I felt that I should have known what to do, but I didn’t know what to do.” In fact, she found herself asking her students, “What should we do?”

The students and professor jumped into action, but overall the classroom felt unprepared for such an emergency, suggesting that one area of improvement Wingate might pursue would be to have mandatory training for faculty and staff on how to handle emergency protocols.

Some parents expressed reservations at the lack of communication in place, with one parent stating, “I think they could have been a little more forthcoming with the fact that the students were following safety protocol. It was not until I was contacted by my daughter that I found out that a safety protocol was not in place or worse had not been previously practiced by Staff and Students.”

One student, Cameron Smetak, criticized the amount of time it took to alert the students, “We should have been informed that there were shots fired across the highway right when it happened, not an hour later like we did.” An immediate alert system in the future might save lives.

Wingate University has already started instituting changes. A recent email to the campus community stated that the university was working on the doors without locks, posting lockdown guidelines in each room, improving communication with Union County, planning to conduct drills for each emergency, and adding additional sirens on campus.

However, this email was not sent to parents of students, so some parents are unaware of these upcoming changes, with one parent stating that he was “not aware of any improvements since the incident.”

However, students have noted that Wingate University is already implementing the promised changes, with new deadbolts being installed on doors that previously lacked them.

The faculty have noted positive changes as well. Dr. Coon stated, “We have gotten a couple of emails as faculty and staff, they are going through all of the procedures and looking at what worked and what didn’t. They’ve gotten feedback from lots of people, too.”

Although the recent lockdown was frightening for the campus community, it helped Wingate identify strengths and weaknesses in its emergency system. One parent, commenting on the success of this lockdown, suggested, “Simply have a plan. Practice it as well. The campus is a simple one that makes security in such an event more possible.”

With the improvements in place, Wingate will become a safer community, one that is fully prepared for emergencies and able to respond in a timely fashion in order to prevent tragedy.

Wingate University is advising all students to update their contact information on WUSync so that future alert systems can reach the entire campus community.

Edited by: Brea Childs

Homicide across from campus causes schoolwide lockdown

Keyana Daye, Staff Writer

Wingate students started their Monday afternoon just like any other until the sound of a siren was played from the bell tower. A lockdown had begun. Earlier that morning the Union County law enforcement had responded to a report of a shooting on Jerome Street, which is across from Wingate University.

Once Campus Safety was notified, the University Crisis Management Team mobilized and the University initiated lockdown procedure. All students were notified to seek shelter to the closest building. The lockdown lasted an hour long until the University was advised by law enforcement to resume normal operations while law enforcement remained on campus. On Tuesday morning the suspect, Douglas Cleveland Colson, turned himself into custody of the Wingate police department.

The homicide that prompted a lockdown on Wingate campus happened shortly after 10am, Monday morning. The victim, Prentis Robinson, was live streaming on Facebook Live after leaving the Wingate Police Department from reporting cellular theft.

On his way back to his home, Douglas Colson appeared who he then exchanged a few words with. There are reports that Robinson had suspected Colson of drug dealing. Shortly afterwards shots were fired and a few minutes later he was pronounced dead on the scene. This all took place less than a mile away from Wingate University.

While the homicide took place approximately at 10 a.m., the lockdown on Wingate campus didn’t take place until a little after 11 a.m. Some students reported that they thought it was odd since they had been seeing helicopters in the sky over campus.

And there were some students, like Jessica Daniels, that had heard Wingate Elementary School was on lockdown around 11 a.m. When Daniels heard about this and saw helicopters outside, she decided to call Wingate Campus Safety to check on things.

She reported that a woman answered the phone but reacted as if it were the first time she had heard of there being an shooting. After a few minutes of being on hold, the woman said, “So, someone was shot in the area, but it’s not like there is a killer on the loose.”, and according to Jessica Daniels it was less than 10 minutes later that the lockdown was called for.

As soon as the siren was played, it would be expected that everyone who heard the siren would move into the nearest building and turn off all the lights. However, according to most students, nobody knew what to do or even knew what the siren meant.

Some students reported that people kept walking around as the siren played and that even 10 minutes into the lockdown some professors were still lecturing. And according to most students, the general census was that nobody knew that the lockdown had started until they received text alerts from Wingate Campus Safety. Also during the campus-wide lockdown, many students reported that they were in rooms that did not have locks.

Many students expressed concern and were confused as to why it took so long from the initial incident to initiate the lockdown. In response to these questions, Chief of Wingate Campus Safety, Michael Easley, stated that Wingate Campus Safety was currently in the process of testing new locks and that by the end of next week they should have more locks to test.

And in response to the confusion of the wait in between the incident and the lockdown he stated, “I was not made aware until approximately 11 a.m. by the Wingate police department. I, then assembled the Crisis Management team and we analyzed the situation and sent out the first request for a lockdown at 11:30.”

He also reported that the public was able to know about the incident before Campus Safety and the police because the victim was live streaming on Facebook. Once the incident was analyzed, the Crisis Management team and Wingate police department was able to initiate action.

In response to the incident, an email was sent out to students on Tuesday afternoon detailing that the suspect was in custody and summarized the lockdown procedure that took place that Monday afternoon.

The Crisis Management team and Campus Safety are assessing their response and are currently accepting feedback from students, faculty, and parents. A listening session for students was held with the SGA forum and individual training will be held for Wingate employees in response to the incident.

Edited by: Brea Childs

Photo credit: Flickr

SGA looks foward to a better future for the Wingate campus

Shane Rich, Staff Writer

While the new semester is kicking into gear, Wingate’s Student Government Association shifts focus on bettering student experiences on campus. Even though in past years SGA has done much for the student body, they look to build on that momentum to make campus life even better for the future.

According to the President of SGA Amanda Alling, “some of the things SGA has planned for this upcoming semester includes our weekly Coffee in the Quad events from 9-10 am every single Tuesday, located in the Academic Quad. We do this to provide a quick bite to eat and engage with some students on campus. We [also] hold a portion of a meeting called, ‘#WUVOICE’ which is a time for students to give their own announcements and ask questions.” Alling also spoke about how she is excited to see what the future holds for SGA, especially when it comes to the development of underclassmen.

When asked about how SGA will be run differently this semester as compared to past semesters , Alling responded, “Things are not going to be done super differently, but we are placing more of an emphasis on engagement this year. We want everyone’s experiences with SGA to be meaningful and impactful. One of our most important missions is to ensure that this happens and that every single student feels valued and important at Wingate University,” which is something SGA has done and continues to do for many years.

“As far as becoming an actual member, elections are held at the end of the school year for Executive Board positions and senator committee positions.” Alling said. 

SGA also has a summer planning retreat, in which they take the time to outline their goals for Wingate and the student body. These goals as well as the SGA mission statement are outlined below.

Goals:

Create and utilize a marketing and communication plan to efficiently and effectively promote and connect students with SGA.

Enhance the student experience through increasing involvement in SGA and campus activities, while creating avenues to promote and cultivate Bulldog Spirit.

Using effective and efficient planning to better define and delegate SGA roles, expectations, and engagement within committees and events.

Mission Statement:

We are devoted to developing a student-powered organization that effectively directs the student’s vision into reality as well as reflecting the standards and values of Wingate University. SGA also strives to serve as an organization that aims to create unity and pride in the community.

Edited by: Brea Childs

WU Looking for New Orientation Coordinators

By Stephen Fisenne, Staff Writer

A meeting was held at Wingate University to find new orientation coordinators and leaders last Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Student Director of Orientation Taylor Rodier said, “It’s a great opportunity because it’s a good summer job and gets you connected to the incoming students.”

In order to get the right staff to welcome the students coming to Wingate next school year, Rodier held a meeting to meet new orientation leaders and coordinators. It was very important to Rodier that they exemplify Wingate in a positive way. The goal of the orientation staff is to welcome the students and make them feel at home.

Apart from making these students feel at home, these positions of leader and coordinator are satisfying for those who fill them. Zac Ezzell, an orientation coordinator from the previous year, said that “the orientation experience, while busy, was one of the most fulfilling parts of my summer.”

Ezzell said that they look for candidates that are energetic and knowledgeable about Wingate so that they can answer questions that the new students may have.

Bryon Ecker, a former orientation leader, talked about the Speak About it program. “I had to help a student through a crisis after the presentation, and it was very rewarding to me that I was able to help them through this difficult time,” said Ecker.

The primary role of a coordinator is to facilitate the new student experience through the orientation leader. Each coordinator has several leaders under them that they manage and guide.

The orientation leaders are the face of the operation that each group of students meet. These leaders are usually the first upperclassmen that the incoming students get to know. It is very important that they are organized and able to take charge in a situation.

The meeting happened in Hayes 209. Look for future opportunities to join the orientation coordinators and leaders.

Edited By Harrison Taylor, Dustin Kiggins, and Cierra Smith 

Senior Graduation List for May 2017

Bachelor of Arts

Vincent Aiello Centereach, NY

Criminal Justice

 

Kristie L. Begley Indian Trail, NC

Psychology

 

Kaitlyn Brunworth Littleton, CO

Biology

 

Joseph S. Carter Durham, NC

Management

 

Devontae Alonza Cash* Chesterfield, SC

Music

 

Jennifer Michelle Earp Traphill, NC

English

 

Arte Michael Elliott Monroe, NC

Music

 

Jennifer Andrea Escalante Charlotte, NC

Psychology and Criminal Justice

 

Anthony Johan Thomas Gaudin* Orleans, France

Political Science

 

Austin Bailey Greeson Burlington, NC

Religious Studies

 

Emma Meaghan Hatfield* Hickory, NC

Communication Studies

 

Ronald Carl James, Jr. Rockingham, NC

Religious Studies

 

Alexandra Grayson King Cary, NC

Communication Studies

 

Zachary Ross Lewis Hickory, NC

History

 

 

Keyua Nicole McElveen Lexington, NC

Communication Studies

 

Russell Wesley Moore China Grove, NC

Music Performance

 

Jose Giuseppe Ramirez Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Steven Blake Ramsey Monroe, NC

History

 

Sophia Christine Rinkert Mooresville, NC

English Education

 

Hope Courtney Rogers Asheville, NC

Communication Studies

 

Callum Joseph Ross Newcastle, England

Communication Studies

 

Yansi Gabriela Salinas Almendarez Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Tyler Charles Schofer Graham, NC

Communication Studies

 

Andrea C. Ternera Cardona Bogotá, Colombia

Management

 

Sarah Luise Towner Gastonia, NC

Music Performance

 

Athanette Mari Tucker Greensboro, NC

Psychology

 

Ryan Vogrig Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Marketing

 

Dayshawn Andre Welch Bronx, NY

Psychology

 

Precina Noelle Williams Monroe, NC

Biology

 

Bachelor of Music Education

Bethany Dycus Bonner Apex, NC

Keegan Laine Brittain Hickory, NC

Mica Elise Cline Apex, NC

Isaiah Stephon Cornelius Salisbury, NC

Erin Lindsey Davis Winston Salem, NC

Grant Andrews Logan Hickory, NC

Taylor Marie McNure Shelby, NC

 

Bachelor of Science

Justice Luke Aheron Stoneville, NC

Accounting

 

Kira Nicole Aiken Concord, NC

History

 

Katelynne Lorine Anderson Marietta, OH

Criminal Justice

 

Olivia Anderson Raleigh, NC

Biology 3+1

 

Emily Caroline Andrew Albemarle, NC

Communication Studies

 

Brittany Ann Andrews* Bel Air, MD

Exercise Science

 

Nicholas Paul Anta Hope Mills, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Tyler Antram Brooklin, Ontario, Canada

Marketing

 

Viktoria Arkhipova Severskm, Tomsk Region, Russia

Marketing

 

Brennan William Asplen, IV St. Augustine, FL

Sport Management

 

Christopher Allen Austin Granite Falls, NC

Chemistry

 

 

Courtney Jean Bailey Waxhaw, NC

Communication Studies

 

Caleb Madison Baird Kinston, NC

Psychology

 

Sarah Elizabeth Lee Ballard Lincolnton, NC

Chemistry-Business

 

Anderson Bannister Wingate, NC

Middle Grades Education

 

Hailee Reanne Barbarits Wheelersburg, OH

Management

 

Taylor Ann Bates Peachland, NC

Accounting

 

Mackenzie Frasier Battle* Greenville, SC

Sport Management

 

Kellie Lynne Belk Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Timothy J. Bell China Grove, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Jazmyne Nicole Blanding Charlotte, NC

Chemistry

 

Lauren Kaylee Bostick Gastonia, NC

Elementary Education

 

Brandon Ray Bowles Indian Trail, NC

Sport Management

 

Samantha Kaye Boyd Gales Ferry, CT

Health & Physical Education

 

Mary Catherine Boylin Wadesboro, NC

Management

 

Andrew James Brattain Red Cross, NC

Exercise Science

 

Elizabeth Kaitlyn Brizendine Indian Trail, NC

Mathematics

 

Zachary Lee Broadaway Oakboro, NC

Accounting

 

Alisha Jean Brooks Frankfurt, Germany

History

 

Erin Taylor Brooks Hilliard, OH

Finance

 

Sterling Brooks Greensboro, NC

Health & Physical Education

 

Kevin Burnett Morganton, NC

Finance

 

George Stuart Cabell Cantrell Walhalla, SC

Middle Grades Education

 

Ashly Tabytha Cassaro Wernersville, PA

Business Mathematics

 

Diego Ygor Alonso Castillo-Navarro Callao, Peru

Finance

 

Lori Leigh Caudle Lexington, NC

Human Services

 

Taylor Brooke Chandler Clemmons, NC

Athletic Training

 

Anna Elizabeth Clapsaddle Raleigh, NC

Mathematics

 

Desmond Clark Raeford, NC

Political Science

 

Max Olivier Cleophat

Criminal Justice

 

Katie Cofer Salisbury, NC

Psychology

 

 

Michael John Connor Stockport Cheshire, England

Criminal Justice

 

Caitlin Marie Coughlin Cochranville, PA

Marketing

 

Anthony Matthew Crisera Silver Springs, FL

Accounting

 

Dylan JWA Cronauer Swansboro, NC

Biology

 

Lucas Cuadros Buga, Colombia

Marketing

 

Isiah De’san Cureton Waxhaw, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Deondre J. Davis Charlotte, NC

Psychology

 

Paulena Marie Dempsey Jarrettsville, MD

Psychology

 

Patrick J. Derenda Manassas, VA

Management

 

Dallas Cameron DeSalvo Winston Salem, NC

Biology

 

Katelyn Joy DeVane Lillington, NC

Mathematics and Community & Commercial Recreation

 

Alexander James Dewalt* Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Ryan Martez Dilworth Indian Trail, NC

Sport Management

 

Alexis Ann Divelbiss* Pueblo, CO

Marketing

 

Joshua Alexander Dominguez Matthews, NC

Communication Studies

Brandon Vincent Donahue Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

James Frank Doolittle III Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Misty Suzanne Doran* Century, FL

Exercise Science

 

Brandon Xavier Dorsey Myrtle Beach, SC

Criminal Justice

 

Chelsey Kierra Dorsey Rock Hill, SC

Elementary Education

 

Jenna Katherine Dotson Forest City, NC

Biology

 

Anthanee Patrick Doyle Holly Springs, NC

Communication Studies

 

Elliott Tyler Draughn* Dobson, NC

Biology

 

Timothy Lee Drye Salisbury, NC

Sport Management

 

Quinn Olivia Duty Cartersville, VA

Political Science

 

Verricchia Casino Eatmon II Jacksonville, NC

Criminal Justice and Music

 

Maeghan Brooke Edwards Southern Pines, NC

Elementary Education

 

Taylor Nichole Edwards Harrisburg, NC

Sociology

 

Samuel Efird Albemarle, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Martha Alexandria Elder Albemarle, NC

Biology

 

Ian Scott Fabian* Fountain Inn, SC

Math Education

 

Kerigan Ashton Farley* Hickory, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Lan Felice Huntersville, NC

Biology

 

Øystein Fjeldberg Stavanger, Norway

Chemistry

 

Austin Flowe* Monroe, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Andre Foulks York, SC

History Education

 

Alison L. Frampton Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

 

Nikisha Francis Wingate, NC

Psychology

 

Macy Franklin Conover, NC

Athletic Training

 

Luis Armando Fuentes Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Preston Marc Furr Monroe, NC

Communication Studies

 

Leyli Garryyeva Mary, Turkmenistan

Mathematics

 

Robert David Gay* Thomson, GA

Communication Studies

 

Brett Douglas Gibson Waxhaw, NC

Accounting

 

Rebecca Kate Gibson Rockingham, NC

Psychology

 

Rodney C. Gillis, Jr.  Brooklyn, NY

Mathematics

 

Matthew George Good Matthews, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Kayla Nicole Gregory Wadesboro, NC

Accounting

 

John Snyder Griffin III Concord, NC

Communication Studies

 

Terry Keith Griffin, Jr. Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Delana N.  Grogan Mooresville, NC

Biology

 

Sara Elizabeth Gunter* Huntersville, NC

Communication Studies

 

Mikaela Katherine Hadaway Kettering OH

Psychology

 

Charles Eugene Hall IV Fletcher, NC

Biology 3+1

 

Sydney Leavens Hall* High Point, NC

Elementary Education

 

Hunter Andrew Hamilton Troy, NC

Sport Management

 

Katherine Leigh Hammer Midland, NC

Political Science

 

Bhumi Vimal Hardev Concord, NC

Communication Studies

 

Trae Alexander Harrell Wingate, NC

Sport Management

 

Morgan H. Harris Wingate, NC

Elementary Education

 

Zarron Jav’von Harvey Atlanta, GA

Management

 

Kasey Pamela Hayes* Monroe, NC

Elementary Education

 

Kevin Richard Hayes Knightdale, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Morgan Rachel Haynes Harrisburg, NC

Marketing

 

Janine Hazel Statesville, NC

Psychology

 

Jordan Russell Hennessee Easley, SC

Marketing

 

Sabrina Aliese Hepton Iron Station, NC

Athletic Training

 

Jennifer Vanessa Hernandez Charlotte, NC

Chemistry

 

Alexus Jordan Paige Hess Emmitsburg, MD

Management

 

Dustin Joseph Hickernell* Fleetwood, NC

Exercise Science

 

Ariel Elexis Hickerson Sanford, NC

Human Services

 

Ashley Marie Hinderer* Uniontown, OH

Exercise Science

 

Hannah Louise Holbrook Matthews, NC

Athletic Training

 

Jordan Taylor Yarbro Hollifield Kings Mountain, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Suzanne Frances Holman Orlando, FL

Psychology

 

Donald Verner Horn III* Mount Pleasant, NC

Mathematics

 

Heather Iris Horne Marshville, NC

Human Services

 

Kimberly N. Hubbard Monroe, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Hollie Nicole Hudson Hamlet, NC

Communication Studies

 

Jacob Allen Humerickhouse West Frankfort, IL

Criminal Justice

 

Nathan Eugene Huntley Indian Trail, NC

Management

 

Morgan Elizabeth Insel Plantation, FL

Criminal Justice

 

Francesca Necole James Bolton, NC

Psychology

 

Melissa Faith Jarrell King, NC

Psychology

 

Jonathan C. Jenkins Waxhaw, NC

Communication Studies

 

Alyssa Nicole Johnson San Jose, CA

Elementary Education

 

Brandon Antonio Johnson Salisbury, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Janna Claire Johnson Wake Forest, NC

Finance

 

Katie Margaret Danielle Johnson Pikeville, NC

Political Science

 

Whitney Nicole Johnson* Greensboro, NC

Political Science

 

JaShawn Tyrice Joyner Winston Salem, NC

Psychology

 

Leah Cohen Joyner Locust, NC

Communication Studies

 

Richard Aksel Juul Newcastle, England

Exercise Science

 

Erika Kaspersson Eslöv, Sweden

Marketing

 

Megan Ariel Katz Fort Mill, SC

Communication Studies

 

Laura Elizabeth Kearns Monroe, NC

Management and Human Services

 

Danyelle Marie Keenan Charlotte, NC

Environmental Biology

 

Sarah Anne Kelly Waxhaw, NC

Human Services

 

Ryan Andrew Kennedy Monroe, NC

Mathematics

 

Alexander Charles King* Cherryville, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Casey E. King Washington, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Bailey Marie Kiser Wingate, NC

Reading Education

 

Leif-Henning Kluever Risum-Lindholm Schleswig-Holstein Germany

Finance

 

Jory J. Knight Marshville, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Olga Kosheleva Yekaterinburg, Russia

Psychology

 

Tanner Benjamin Kotch Butler, PA

Marketing

 

Joseph Kroeger Indian Trail, NC

Mathematics and Chemistry

 

Gabriel Sekou Kromah Brooklyn Center, MN

Communication Studies

 

Jonathan Laughton Beaufort, NC

Exercise Science

 

Sydney Lautzenheiser Cornelius, NC

Exercise Science

 

Jennifer Ann LeBlanc Geneseo, IL

Mathematics Education

 

Ashley Lauren Ledbetter Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Elizabeth D. Letteer Monroe, NC

Accounting

 

Martha Lopez Monroe, NC

Biology

 

Richard Lawrence Lower III* Apex, NC

Communication Studies

 

Alexander Nathaniel Manzewitsch Stanfield, NC

Chemistry

 

Aysha Esfandiara Marshall* Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Hannah Leigh Martin Virginia Beach, VA

Psychology

 

Naomi Cynthia Matley Powell, OH

Exercise Science

 

Veronica Ann Matyjaszczyk Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Hunter Scott McCorkle Charlotte, NC

Management

 

Trevor Lee McKenzie Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Mathematics

 

Adrian James McMiller, Jr.* Harrisonburg, VA

Biology

 

Charlie Alfonso McVay, Jr. Charlotte, NC

Sociology

 

Georgia Blair Melby Sanford, NC

Political Science

 

Rae Lynn Moore Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Juan Morales Gastonia, NC

Biology

 

Austin Murphy Orillia, Ontario Canada

Sport Management

 

Shelby Nassar Waxhaw, NC

Biology

 

Morgan Brooke Neher Sedalia, CO

Biology

 

Kristen Leigh Neitz Franklin, NC

Athletic Training

 

Alex Nelson Newcastle, England

Marketing

 

Alexander Elliott Norton Charlotte, NC

Management

 

Jacob Michael Ormerod Lake Mary, FL

Biology

 

Victoria Summer Parks Belmont, NC

Criminal Justice and Sociology

 

Sierra Parsons Toronto Ontario, Canada

Sociology

 

Anthony Lee-Ma Pate Wingate, NC

Elementary Education

 

Jamie Lynn Paul East Hartford, CT

Athletic Training

 

Taylor Nicole Paxton Troutman, NC

Athletic Training

 

Filippo Pezzoli Milan Lombardy, Italy

Finance

 

Chandler Alan Phillips Lutz, FL

Finance

 

Macy Lynn Phillips Cliffside, NC

Biology

 

Sloane Michelle Poindexter Tobaccoville, NC

Communication Studies

 

Adam James Preslar Albemarle, NC

Mathematics

 

Déjà Monét Prince Winston Salem, NC

Sociology

 

Matthew Ryan Quick Laurinburg, NC

Biology 3+1

 

Patrick Ryan Quinn Marietta, GA

Accounting

 

Karla Liliana Rangel Silva Charlotte, NC

Biology

 

Lauren Katie Register China Grove, NC

Accounting

 

Cassandra Jade Rhodes Rockingham, NC

Athletic Training

 

Andrew Wallace Rhyne Monroe, NC

Exercise Science

 

Suzanna Christine Ricard Greensboro, NC

Finance

 

Keith Manning Rivenbark Kannapolis, NC

Criminal Justice and Sociology

 

MarChavis Shaquille Rivers* Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Susan Elaine Roets Laurinburg, NC

Human Services

 

Petter Mawad William Rophael Fort Mill, SC

Biology

 

Briona Rhenee Rushing Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Matthew Jeffrey Russell Monroe, NC

Business Mathematics

 

Abigail Ruth Saehler Iowa City, IA

Human Services

 

Anas Amadu Salifu Accra, Ghana

Chemistry Business

 

Michaela Sanchez de la Cruz Statesville, NC

Psychology

 

Robert Paul Serrano Matthews, NC

Management

 

Rebecca Leigh Shaw* Indian Trail, NC

Communication Studies

 

Amber Noel Shields Weddington, NC

Human Services

 

Kendall Shaw Sienon Woodstock, GA

Communication Studies

 

Aria Skye Smith Fremont, CA

Communication Studies

 

Courtney Allison Smith* Raeford, NC

Biology

 

Devin Ryan Smith* Wadesboro, NC

Management

 

Kaylah Ashley Smith Wingate, NC

Human Services

 

Maggie Victoria Smith Monroe, NC

Communication Studies

 

Olivia Kathryn Smith Chesapeake, VA

Athletic Training

 

Tyler Marie Smith Aiken, SC

Communication Studies

 

Eumika Quenyana Spaulding-Tillman Mint Hill, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Courtney Gayle Springer Albemarle, NC

Elementary Education

 

Lauren Mackenzie Starnes Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Daniel Francies Stueber Matthews, NC

Communication Studies

 

Laura Ann Swanson Plantation, FL

Finance

 

Alex Xavier Taylor Chesapeake, VA

Communication Studies

 

Bryson G. Taylor Charlotte, NC

Political Science

 

Megan Louise Taylor Cambridge, England

Psychology

 

Sophie A. Terry Willow Spring, NC

Marketing

 

Gabriel J. Thamm* Matthews, NC

Mathematics

 

Dwalla Lynise Thomas* Charlotte, NC

Psychology

 

Zuri Jendell Thomas Aberdeen, NC

Human Services

 

Richard Thomason Waynesville, NC

Marketng

 

Andrew Lee Thompson Charlotte, NC

Marketing

 

Austin Shane Thompson Monroe, NC

Environmental Biology

 

Destiny Marie Todd Fort Mill, SC

Biology

 

Alexandra Paige Tomlinson Raleigh, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Brenda Liz Torré Santiago Carolina, Puerto Rico

Human Services

 

Catherine Maureen Toste Raynham, MA

Biology

 

Shelby Lyn Tricoli Waynesville, NC

Finance

 

Kathryn Mary Noelle Trimble Shelby, NC

Accounting

 

Jacob Preston Troutman Aberdeen, NC

Chemistry and Mathematics

 

Jenna Christine Turner Waxhaw, NC

Communication Studies

 

Dessence Waddell* Pinehurst, NC

Exercise Science

 

Douglas Kassan Waddell, Jr. Tallahassee, FL

Management

 

Ashley Nicole Wadford Garner, NC

Human Services

 

Taylor Ann Walker Trinity, NC

Finance

 

Jacob McCoy Ward Marion, NC

Criminal Justice and Human Services

 

Tucker Stanton Warren Murfreesboro, NC

Accounting

 

Jared Todd Waters Mooresville, NC

Management

 

Jessika Stefani Weiss Macon, GA

Accounting

 

Megan Elizabeth Widener Monroe, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Jordan Shea Wilson Belmont, NC

Middle Grades Education

 

Joshua Patrick Wilson Middletown, DE

Criminal Justice

 

Tasha Karie Wilson Zionville, NC

Athletic Training

 

Linsey Leigh Winchester* Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Victoria Blake Winstead Roxboro, NC

Accounting

 

Trista Megan Yow Davidson, NC

Biology

 

Mehdi Zeraidi Brussels, Belgium

Finance

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Anna Jean Barbee Stanfield, NC

Logan Aleksandra Bounds Salisbury, NC

Heather Michelle Bowman Madison, NC

John Robert DeLuca Bahama, NC

Susannah LaPrairie Glaeser New Bern, NC

Chelsea Maria Grant Charlotte, NC

Jose Refugio Jauregui Monroe, NC

Claudia Alejandra Ochoa Tello Indian Trail, NC

Maureen Namuki Simiyu Kapenguria, Kenya

Elsy Luz Solis Rivera Wingate, NC

Kathryn Stewart Autryville, NC

Amber Lynnette Williams Sachse, TX

 

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

 

Thomas James Biggs Indian Trail, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Angela McCoy Bost Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Sylvia Denice Bostick* Fayetteville, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Lawanda McMiller Brown Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Barbara McCall Dement* Matthews, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Alyssa E. Edwards Flemington, NJ

Human Services & Organizational Communication and Management

 

Mary Nelson Edwards Monroe, NC

Organizational Communication and Management & Human Services

 

Zachary Thomas Evans* Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management & Human Services

 

 

Christopher Kinney Gray Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Tony L. James Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Janae Laury Seattle, WA

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Jennifer Louise Millmann Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Noemi Perkins Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Monica Rivera-McCorkle* Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Aneiko R. Smith* Monroe, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Joseph Damien Wallace, II Fayetteville, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Lanetta McBride White* Pageland, SC

Human Services & Organizational Communication and Management

 

David James Wilkins Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

Edited by: Brea Childs