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College Celebrates Graduates at Hooding Ceremony

Patricia Kelly, Ph.D., PA-C, associate professor and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Edward Williams, M.P.A.S., PA-C, assistant professor, place an academic hood around the shoulders of graduate Ebony Montgomery during the College of Health Professions’ Hooding Ceremony.

Patricia Kelly, Ph.D., PA-C, associate professor and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Edward Williams, M.P.A.S., PA-C, assistant professor, place an academic hood around the shoulders of graduate Ebony Montgomery during the College of Health Professions’ Hooding Ceremony.

The College of Health Professions honored its 72 graduates earning master’s and doctoral degrees at a May 19 academic hooding ceremony, held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Douglas Murphy, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health Professions, addresses the 2016 graduates during the May 19 academic hooding ceremony.

Douglas Murphy, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health Professions, addresses the 2016 graduates during the May 19 academic hooding ceremony.

Faculty members from the various programs invested the graduates with the academic hoods they would wear around their shoulders at UAMS graduation on May 21. The program or level of degree was denoted by the color of the hood.

Andrea Bell, a Clinical Nutrition graduate, delivers remarks on behalf of the graduates.

Andrea Bell, a Clinical Nutrition graduate, delivers remarks on behalf of the graduates.

Invested with hoods were students graduating with Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Doctor of Audiology, Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, Master of Imaging Sciences — Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate, Master of Imaging Sciences — Radiologist Assistant and Master of Physician of Assistant Studies degrees.

Heather Martin, Au.D., smiles at Nannette Nicholson, Ph.D., professor, interim chair of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, as Nicholson and Samuel R. Atcherson, Ph.D., associate professor, interim director of the Audiology program, invest her with her academic hood.

Heather Martin, Au.D., smiles at Nannette Nicholson, Ph.D., professor, interim chair of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, as Nicholson and Samuel R. Atcherson, Ph.D., associate professor, interim director of the Audiology program, invest her with her academic hood.

The student receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders was invested during commencement exercises.

The 2016 graduates from the College of Health Professions.

The 2016 graduates from the College of Health Professions.

Addressing the crowd were Provost Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., College of Health Professions Dean Douglas Murphy, Ph.D., Graduate School Dean Robert McGehee, Ph.D., and Ann Bain, Ed.D, M.S.N, dean for the College of Education and Health Professions at UALR.

Andrea Bell, a Clinical Nutrition graduate, delivered remarks on behalf of the graduates.

The graduates recognized were:

Master of Science — Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Ghaida Alabdulgader
  • Wesley James Baltimore
  • Loni Michelle Berbaum
  • BriAnna Jenise Branson
  • Julie Anderson Charles
  • Katie DeCavitch
  • Kelci Elizabeth Driggers
  • Mary Kate Fortson
  • Sara Howard
  • Quinton DeLeon Jones
  • Virginia Haviland Lee
  • Caitlin Renee McAfee
  • Jamie Marie Murrell
  • Catherine Hope Myers
  • Kayla Marie Newton
  • Precious Lacrisa Danielle Palmer
  • Erica D. Reddell
  • Crystal Rodgers
  • Johanna Ruth Upson
  • Natalie Welchman

Doctor of Audiology

  • Danielle Henry
  • Shannon Lieblong
  • Heather Martin
  • Sommer Richesin Ballard
  • Lauren Schlagenhauf
  • Justin Tesh
  • Brittany Tuscany
  • Jessica Zerbe

Doctor of Philosophy — Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Julie Kirkland Beard

Master of Science — Clinical Nutrition

  • Danielle Bauerlein
  • Andrea C. Bell
  • Natalie Anne Cannon
  • Sarah Elizabeth McClafferty
  • Amanda L. Tennyson

Master of Science — Genetic Counseling

  • Shelby L. Brown
  • Courtney Michelle Cook
  • Jacqueline Marie Isaac
  • Hyelim Lee Kim
  • Shogher Nalbandian
  • Sherrell Reaves
  • Taylor Carolyn Warner

Master of Imaging Sciences — Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate

  • Doug Garner

Master of Imaging Sciences — Radiologist Assistant

  • Cody Pledger
  • Marisa Shaloski

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Brittany Ayers
  • Blake Davis
  • Neysa Ellis
  • Kyndle Faulkner
  • Kellie Flaherty
  • Bailey Gomer
  • Daniel Green
  • Grayson Halladay
  • Chelsea Hancock
  • Lance Harris
  • Alexandra Huett
  • Teryn Laseter
  • Lachan Layton
  • Rachael Maina
  • Ashley Martindale
  • Ebony Montgomery
  • Lacey Nobles
  • Shelby Schaff
  • Sharonda Smarjesse
  • Aaron Smith
  • Kelleigh Sprott
  • Keli Thomason
  • Kristen Wagner
  • Taylor Wesley
  • Farryl Wilburn
  • Brittany Wilkerson
  • Brock Wrinkles
  • Hannah Yrastorza
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