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SWU Celebrates Fall 2022 Graduates

SWU Celebrates Fall 2022 Graduates

    12.20.22 | Graduation by SWU Marketing

    Southern Wesleyan University awarded degrees to fall 2022 graduates

    CENTRAL, S.C. – On December 9, Southern Wesleyan University celebrated both on campus and online graduates at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the main campus in Central, South Carolina. The ceremony honored all our fall 2022 graduates.

    In addition to the graduates receiving their degrees, Rev. Heath Mullikin, director of alumni relations, presented each graduate with a SWU coin and Rev. Ken Dill, associate vice president for spiritual life and university chaplain, presented them with a towel embroidered with the university seal – a symbol of servant leadership.

    The following active duty service members or military veterans were honored with red, white, and blue tassels and were specially recognized during the ceremonies:

    Malecha Cousar
    Kelsey Henderson
    Michael Mavis
    Anthony Reno
    Daffney Steverson
    Corey Shirley

    Southern Wesleyan also celebrated the first class of graduates from the D. Clifton Wood Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Steven Hayduk, Chair of Benson School of Business and Social Sciences , says, “We are excited to offer the D. Clifton Wood Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program, as part of our efforts to contribute to and strengthen our community, especially in the much-needed area of mental health services.”

    The graduation speaker was Dr. Elizabeth Childs Drury, Southern Wesleyan University alumnus. Dr. Drury graduated from SWU in 1993 with a BA in English, completed an MA in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina, and earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education from Biola University. Called to help the church do intercultural ministry better, she has lived in four countries, has served as a missionary and as a missions executive, and founded Vibrancy Intercultural to help others succeed, both in diverse local contexts and abroad. An ordained Wesleyan minister, she has also served since 1996 through church ministry, speaking, preaching, writing, and more. She currently serves Wesley Seminary and SWU through course creation, teaching, and intercultural subject matter expertise, and she chairs a board overseeing ministerial credentialing and development. She and her husband, Scott, have been married for 30 years this month, have four sons, and have loved serving the SWU community since 2018.

    The ceremony included the university brass ensemble performing the prelude for the ceremony, Mr. Devon Broome led the graduates in the processional playing the bagpipes, and Lori Shelton, professor of music, performed the prelude and processional. Dr. Mildred Williams gave the invocation; while Dr. Don Campbell led the guests in the hymn Joy to the World. The University Singers He Leadeth Me, arranged by The Martins and Amen, arranged by David Wise. Cameron Spear read scripture, Rev. Ken Dill, led the litany of servanthood. Dr. William Barker conferred degrees and then Dr. Michael Tapper prayed over the students and gave the benediction.

    Associate of Arts
    General Studies
    Tia Brinson
    Steven Edgemon
    Jessica Lowe
    Nicolata McKenzie
    Lesley Rollins
    Henry Turner

    Bachelor of Arts
    Benjamin Arnold

    Joshua Amerson

    Music Education
    Vivian Ewart
    Emily Redding

    Cameron Spear

    Bachelor of Science
    Michele Beugre

    Business Administration
    Melissa Aderhold
    Jennifer Arenas
    Lauren Avant
    Ainsley Avant Stanley
    Matthew Barnes
    Malecha Cousar
    Emily DeShields
    Hunter Diamond
    Clairessa Dinkins
    Brittney Gilliam
    Matthew Harper
    Madison Hartgrove
    Kelsey Henderson
    Sarvesh Maria
    Michael Mavis
    Stephen McLean
    Amanda Murphy
    Jamille Reid
    Anthony Reno
    Lisa Rouby
    Shawn Simms
    Daffney Steverson
    Brianna Thompson
    Letitia Williams
    Tammie Wilson
    Alexa Yoder

    Criminal Justice
    Zachary Hurst
    Brooklyn Scott
    Daniel Standifer

    Early Childhood and Family Studies
    Hadley Adkins
    Nakeisha Brown
    Sherri Bush
    Chelsey Dial
    Christina Dixon
    Tonia Ford
    Katrina Gray
    Latrece Greene
    Sarah Hood
    Alicia Howard
    Amanda Hull
    Demerital McNeil
    Kerri Middleton
    Melissa Pendergrass
    Lydia Scroggs
    Kayla Stone

    Early Childhood Education
    Mary Gibson
    Maria Ramos
    Claire Sherman

    Elementary Education
    Keisha Chesney Holcombe

    Environmental Studies
    Noah Dilday

    Exercise Science
    Jordan Base
    Darion Elmore

    Forensic Science
    Destiny Gurley

    Human Services
    Tabitha Dies
    Savanna Dyer
    Coyica Hearn
    Denise Henderson Vazquez
    Horaceon Robinson
    Jessica Surrett
    Casandra Williams

    Michele Gainey

    Eddie Moss

    Michaela Addessi

    Recreation and Sport Management
    Nicholas Howell
    Caroline Lamb
    Aubrey Lewis
    Santavia Macomson
    Faith Ray
    Hayleigh Von Ins

    Social Science
    Glorianna Howe

    Master of Business Administration
    Business Administration
    Alexa Bombich
    Holly Brown
    Nicole Brown
    John Gallagher
    Jeanette Ginsberg
    Jose Rangel
    Tyndell Wimphrie

    Master of Education
    Administration and Supervision
    Sean Cameron
    Lauren Corn
    Jennifer Dixon
    Michael Gianni
    Taylor Hallberg
    Robert Hendricks
    Ashley Hinch
    Marion Pond
    Brandy Smith
    Sarah Spivey
    Whitney Umbarger
    Adriana Walker

    Classroom Leadership
    Garrett Morgan

    e-Learning and Instructional Design
    Charity Brooks
    Timothy Enoch
    Ashley Holbird
    Richard Smith

    Master of Science
    Counseling Psychology
    Kayla Achenbach
    Josie Edwards

    Master of Science
    Management and Leadership
    Cortney Gooch
    Robert Marsh
    Stacie Mazell
    Lindsey-Denee Schneider
    Corey Shirley

    Doctor of Education
    Curriculum and Assessment

    Jessica Brammer-Owens
    Amy Flagler
    Amanda Foster
    Maury Good
    Mary Locke
    Shasta Looper
    Robert Lyles
    Ullanda McCoy
    Tresa Milligan Hart
    Melissa Powers
    Ashley Weaver
    Stephanie Williams
    Robert Wilson

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to swu.edu.

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