VALDOSTA, GA — Valdosta State University is proud to recognize its graduating class of Fall 2020, which includes the following area residents.

Tanishia Barnhart of Thomasville earned the Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Lacy Broome of Pavo earned the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Taylor Broome of Pavo earned the Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Angela Cipriani of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Kiara Clark of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Bethany Davis of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

Dorothy Fowler of Pelham earned the Master of Education in Adult and Career Education

Paige Huston of Tallahassee earned the Master of Science in Nursing

Abbie Jones of Pelham earned the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Laura Kelly of Thomasville earned the Master of Education in Adult and Career Education

Candice Kemp of Thomasville earned the Master of Science in Nursing

Kimberly Mendez Gomez of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Christopher Merritt of Thomasville earned the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Stacey Morgan of Thomasville earned the Education Specialist in Special Education

Preston Nix of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Jessica Norman of Pelham earned the Master of Education in Instructional Technology

Charles Ogletree of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Jenil Patel of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology

Nil Patel of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Kristina Pinkins of Camilla earned the Master of Education in Health and Physical Education

Tiffanie Root of Thomasville earned the Master of Education in Adult and Career Education

Bailyn Rowe of Pelham earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology

Taylor Searcy of Pavo earned the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Callie Smith of Pelham earned the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Joshua Snipes of Pelham earned the Master of Accountancy

Leigh Taylor of Thomasville earned the Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Patricia Taylor of Thomasville earned the Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Jenny West of Thomasville earned the Education Specialist in School Counseling

Gavin Wilson of Thomasville earned the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching

"I am incredibly proud of our graduates for having the dedication to overcome countless obstacles, including this ongoing global health crisis, and to finish strong and reach this significant milestone," said Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of VSU. "I am similarly so proud of the world-class faculty and staff who supported these students through life-changing teaching, mentoring, advising, research, community engagement opportunities, and much more on their journey to this special day."

Established in 1906, Valdosta State University is a premier comprehensive university that offers both the extensive academic, cultural, and social opportunities of a major university and the small classes and close, personal attention of smaller institutions. VSU boasts more than 100 degree, certificate, and endorsement programs on campus and online for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a full menu of extracurricular activities, from national championship athletic and academic teams to honors organizations, sororities and fraternities, intramural sports, educational and service clubs, a symphony orchestra, art and theatre, research opportunities, and more. VSU is committed to creating a campus culture focused on individual student success, providing students with expanded transformational and experiential learning opportunities, and increasing regional impact by serving as a resource and innovative leader for South Georgia. On the Web: www.valdosta.edu

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