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News Education SCC graduates 143 at end of fall semester

Anna Pierce (right) of Dillsboro adjusts the graduation cap on Kajol Patel of Cullowhee prior to Southwestern Community College’s commencement ceremony in December at the Jackson Campus.Graduates from Macon County number more than 50.

At the conclusion of the fall semester, 143 Southwestern Community College students – including 51 from Macon County - earned their associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Four Macon County graduates earned academic honors, including one magna cum laude (3.90-3.94 GPA) and three Summa Cum Laude (3.95-4.00 GPA).

Seven others are New Century Scholars, who were identified as “highpotential” students when they were in the seventh grade and were guaranteed the opportunity of an education at Southwestern without the worry of tuition and fees, thanks to the generosity of our community.

The following list includes Macon County graduates, field of study, type of academic credential earned and academic honors:

Franklin
Christopher James Allen, Emergency Medical Science, Associate in Applied Science; Whitley Danielle Barrett, College Transfer, Associate in Arts, New Century Scholar; Shawna Belanger, Phlebotomy, Certificate; Courtney Danielle Blackburn, Cosmetology, Certificate, New Century Scholar; Lauren Elizabeth Bowen, Advertising & Graphic Design, Associate in Applied Science; Amelia Lauren Capaforte, College Transfer, Associate in Arts; Jessica Jean Carey, Paralegal Technology, Associate in Applied Science; Melissa June Carpenter, Accounting, Certificate; Marta Castanet, Health Information Technology, Associate in Applied Science; Amanda Bowman Cochran, Early Childhood Education, Certificate; Deborah Jean Davidson, Cosmetology, Certificate; Courtney N. Dills, College Transfer, Associate in Arts, New Century Scholar; Cory J. Dills, Networking Technology, Associate in Applied Science; Debra M. Dills, Accounting, Associate in Applied Science; Hollie A. Dulicai, Cosmetology, Diploma; David Richard Geiger, Cosmetology, Certificate; Devon Miles Hickle, AA Transfer Core, Diploma, New Century Scholar; Wayne Edward Jenkins, Cyber Crime Technology, Associate in Applied Science; Edith Jennings, College Transfer, Associate in Arts; Kayla Marie Kennedy, Phlebotomy, Certificate; Jacquelyn Brent Kerns, Phlebotomy, Certificate; Jacquelyn Brent Kerns, Medical Assisting, Certificate; Candace Justine Langley, Phlebotomy, Certificate; Emily Moore Lathrop, Medical Office Administration, Associate in Applied Science; Jessica Ann LiBasci, Infant/Toddler Care, Certificate; Brittany LeAnne McMahan, Business Administration, Certificate; Jacqueline Grace Newsome, College Transfer, Associate in Arts; Tara Jannette Oakes, Cosmetology, Associate in Applied Science; Danielle D. Palmer, Accounting, Associate in Applied Science; Antonieta Pasquariello, Paralegal Technology, Associate in Applied Science; Candice Joann Peters, Phlebotomy, Certificate; Ivette Danielle Potts, Cosmetology, Associate in Applied Science, New Century Scholar; Alisha Brooke Randall, Cosmetology, Associate in Applied Science; Benjamin J. Rodriguez, College Transfer, Associate in Arts, New Century Scholar; Randall Francis Ruffner, Human Services Technology, Associate in Applied Science, Summa Cum Laude; Kandis Taylor Shumaker, College Transfer, Associate in Arts, Summa Cum Laude; Tammy Jean Snyder, Cosmetology, Certificate; Jason Lee Stratton, College Transfer, Associate in Arts; Savannah Dayne Taylor, Cosmetology, Certificate; Jana Louise Thompson, Advertising & Graphic Design, Associate in Applied Science; Melissa Unger, AA Transfer Core, Diploma; Kelly McInerney Weed, Culinary Arts, Associate in Applied Science; Trista M. Williams, AA Transfer Core, Diploma; and Lena Malinda Williamson, Phlebotomy, Certificate.

Highlands
Matthew Chrestman, Outdoor Leadership, Associate in Applied Science, Summa Cum Laude; and Brittany Lynn Stewart, College Transfer, Associate in Arts.

Otto
Allison Nicole Custer, Phlebotomy, Certificate; Wayne Kemp, Culinary Arts, Certificate; Kayla C. McClain, Early Childhood Education, Associate in Applied Science; and Cori Jean Sellers, College Transfer, Associate in Arts, Magna Cum Laude.

Scaly Mountain
Brigette Katherine Nix, College Transfer, Associate in Arts, New Century Scholar.





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