Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) joins the growing list of colleges and universities honoring its graduates through a virtual commencement ceremony.
In making the announcement, PCCUA Chancellor Dr. Keith Pinchback said, especially now, with everything our students have been through due to the Covid-19 pandemic and devastating spring storms, it is important to acknowledge their achievements.
“Our students have just completed an overwhelmingly stressful spring semester with having to unexpectedly convert entirely to online learning and, then, have added stress due to damaging storms in our area,” said Dr. Pinchback. “I believe that each of our graduates has earned a celebration to acknowledge their hard work and success, even if they can’t experience it in person together with their friends and family.”
PCCUA-Stuttgart will host a virtual graduation ceremony on the date originally intended for its face-to-face graduation – Thursday, May 14.
Among those receiving diplomas include Associate of Arts recipients:
Carmen Allen, of DeWitt; Jay Benton, Miranda Benton, Reema Bhakta, and Jacob Bland, all of Stuttgart; JaQuan Bones, of Holly Grove; Brent Bowlan, of Carlisle; Makhi Brasfield, of Stuttgart; Randy Briggs, Jacob Chapman, and Jorge Chavez, all of DeWitt; Anna Clawson, of Tichnor; Trinity Haynes and Jorge Hernandez, both of Stuttgart; Jasmine Hobbs, of Brinkley; Courtney Lee, of Humphrey; Taylor Mannis and Joshua Martin, both of DeWitt; Lesly Mendoza, of England; Naomi Parks, of Stuttgart; Bailey Parrish, of Clarendon; Charlotte Purdy and Sindy Rowland, both of DeWitt; Madison Sickel, of Hazen; Skylar Stanley, of DeWitt; DeAundray Stewart, of Stuttgart; Austin Sullivan, of DeWitt; Reagan Swaim, of Hazen; Kendall Terry and Mica Tibbett, both of Stuttgart; Tyrone Tolbert, Jr., of Hazen; Jorge Vazquez, of Dumas; Ronesha Williams, of Holly Grove; and Quade Wilson, of England.
Associate of Science recipients include: Taylor Dillion, of Almyra; Krista Harrison, of Humphrey; Adam Hill, of DeWitt; and Dakota Martin, of Stuttgart.
Associate of Applied Science recipients include: Marie Baucom, of DeWitt; Xavier Coleman, of Humphrey; Michael Corley, of Hazen; Victoria Culpepper, of Stuttgart; Katlyn Deal, of Casscoe; Amber Doepel, of Ulm; Tyiesha Doss, Joshua Goldman, and Laura Hall, all of Stuttgart; Leshia Harvey, of Clarendon; Hallie Henderson and Cindy Hill, both of DeWitt; Emily Horton, of St. Charles; Shytoyerio Hunt, of Stuttgart; Tracie Jimenez, of DeWitt; Tiffany Jones, of Pine Bluff; Erin Krisell, of England; Haley Martin, of DeWitt; Cameron Orman, of Hazen; LaDashia Palmer, of Clarendon; Mikayla Pruner, of DeWitt; Natasha Rice and Ashlie Stauber, both of Stuttgart; Lauren Thompson, of Humphrey; Jody West, of DeWitt; and Bailey Yarbrough, of Stuttgart.
Students receiving Technical Certificates include: Clinton Aycock, of Stuttgart; Whitney Bledsaw and Chasity Duncan, both of DeWitt; Leshia Harvey, of Clarendon; Shytoyerio Hunt, of Stuttgart; Haley Martin, of DeWitt; LaDashia Palmer and Natalie Singleton, both of Clarendon; Erendira Vazquez, of Dumas; and Tanner Wright, of DeWitt.