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College Celebrates 71 Graduate Degree Recipients

May 29, 2015 | The 71 College of Health Professions students earning master’s and doctorals degrees were honored at a May 14 academic hooding ceremony.

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Physician assistant graduate Courtney Mosely speaks on behalf of the graduates.

During the ceremony, each student received the academic hood they would wear around the shoulders of their commencement gown at UAMS graduation on May 16. Each hood’s colors denoted the program or level of degree.

The group included the first 26 graduates of the UAMS physician assistant program, who received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

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Students pause for a photo while waiting for the hooding ceremony to begin.

Hoods also were invested for students receiving the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Doctor of Audiology, the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, and the Master of Imaging Sciences – Radiologist Assistant degrees.

College of Health Professions Dean Douglas Murphy, Ph.D.

College of Health Professions Dean Douglas Murphy, Ph.D.

Ann Bain, dean for the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) delivered keynote remarks. The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is jointly hosted by UAMS and UALR.

The graduates recognized during the ceremony included:

Master of Science — Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Natalie Atkins
  • Amber Jordan Barnes
  • Brandi Lace Burton
  • Brittany Nicole Cain
  • Lauren Tankersley Drennen
  • Mallory Erin French
  • Jennifer Leigh Hardin
  • Emily Claire Harris
  • Haley Danielle Hatcher
  • Paige Caroline Hawkins
  • Leslie Shannel Hunt
  • Sarah Elizabeth Nation
  • Siobhan Janelle Osborne
  • Tara Jordan Rushing
  • Katherine Nicole Russell
  • Kourtney Latrice Scott
  • Amber Nicole Silva
  • Stevi Taryn Vernon
  • Haylee Ann Weisgram

Doctor of Audiology

  • Loni Hefner Briley
  • Lyndsey Marie Davis
  • Caitlin Diane Garrett
  • Jason Wayne Johnson
  • Zachary Alexander Ward

Master of Science — Clinical Nutrition

  • Natalie A. Cannon
  • Elizabeth Leigh Delavan
  • Mawaddah Abdulaziz T. Ezmirly
  • Tiffany Patricia Hubrel
  • Kobe Austin Johnson
  • Fariba Jousheghany
  • Srdan Markovic
  • Susan R. Melhorn
  • Sarah Katie Rhodes
  • Jessica Lauren Turker

Master of Science — Genetic Counseling

  • Christine Marie Bruha
  • Naho Harada
  • Tamara Lynn Haygarth
  • Jordan Ainsley Hills
  • Jacquelyn L. Johnson
  • Emma Elizabeth Sabel
  • Lauren Elizabeth Tuttle

Master of Imaging Sciences — Radiologist Assistant

  • Lyndsey Dawn Cranor
  • Heidi Jenee Matthews
  • Sarah Patterson Mitchell
  • Joshua Shannon McAlister

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Kara Jade Baker
  • Eva Melisa Barlogie
  • Brittany Michelle Barnes
  • Christa Rachelle Bartlett
  • Michelle Sullivan Bruzatori
  • Taylor Elizabeth Caston
  • Ashley Nicole Fairchild
  • Jessica Leigh Fite
  • Stefani Rhiannon Ford
  • Bradley Joshua Griffin
  • Annaleigh Virginia Harper
  • Alissa Gail Huberty
  • Antonia Hudson
  • Joshua Beaty Johnson
  • Ashley Laniece Loftis
  • Jonathan Michael McCrary
  • Courtney Layne Mosley
  • Mai Kim Thi Nguyen
  • Kumar M. Patel
  • Kayla Michelle Pipkins
  • Matthew Taylor Reynolds
  • Kathryn Danielle Schaiff
  • Latifeh Lynn Shafii
  • Drew Hendrix Siebenmorgen
  • Samantha Mary Strong
  • Veronica Lynette Sumner
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