Colleges announce graduates

Published 3:19 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009

By Staff
Blackburn graduates at Southern Miss
Angela Chisum Blackburn of Brewton was among 1,700 students from the University of Southern Mississippi who participated in spring commencement exercises May 8-9.
Blackburn received a doctor of philosophy.
Southern Miss President Martha Saunders conferred undergraduate, graduate and specialist’s degrees during two ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg and one at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Brewton students earn UA degrees
The University of Alabama awarded some 2,959 degrees during spring commencement Saturday, May 9, on the school campus in Tuscaloosa.
With this graduating class, UA will have awarded more than 209,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university.
Marshall A. McDowell of Brewton graduated after earning a master’s degree.
Brewton residents graduating with bachelor’s degrees include Tyler Morgan Chapman, Jullian K. Crutchfield, B. Lannom Jr., Kurt D. Prater and Karie J. Richburg.
Troy University
presents degrees
Two Brewton area residents were among more than 600 Troy University graduates who were awarded degrees at Troy University recently.
U.S. Air Force general Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck, keynote speaker for the ceremony, said those who received diplomas were a rare breed of achievers.
The latest commencement was the largest in Troy University history, as Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., awarded diplomas to approximately 660 students from 21 states and 13 nations outside the United States.
Tommy Ray Shehan was presented his earned bachelor’s degree in the field of business administration/ management.
Elizabeth Ashley Rush was presented with her earned bachelor’s degree in the field of social work. Rush also was among students graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Email newsletter signup