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Graduates Honored at SAU’s 2019 Spring Commencement

(MAGNOLIA)  Students were honored with undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Students from this area include:

Shannon Jesse, from Cove, graduated from the Rankin College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Management.

Cameron Ulmer, from Mena, graduated from the Rankin College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Financial Entrepreneurship.

Misty Oglesby, from Mena, graduated from the College of Science and Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Agriculture Business.

Michelle Cox, from Mena, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree majoring in K-6 Elementary Education.

Jamie Grasman, from Mena, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree majoring in K-6 Elementary Education.

Jerusha Tedder, from Mena, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree majoring in K-6 Elementary Education.

Emilee Johnson, from Mena, graduated from the College of Education with a Master of Education degree majoring in K-12 Special Education.

A total of 124 candidates from the School of Graduate Studies and 290 undergraduate candidates were recognized from SAU’s four academic colleges.

The 2018-2019 Honor Professor is Dr. Kenneth Green, LeMay Professor of Management and Technology at the Rankin College of Business.

Dr. Green joined the SAU faculty in 2009 and was instrumental in the development and success of the supply chain emphasis at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has co-authored more than 30 articles, with one on green supply chain management practices cited by other authors 563 times. It is considered a foundational work on environmental sustainability.

The Commencement speakers were Jason L. Bevan, Plant Manager for Albemarle Corporation’s Columbia County operations, In addition, Cory Childs, Senior Attorney and Assistant Corporate Secretary with USAA in San Antonio, Texas, and Chrystal Burkes, Library Media Specialist at Parkway Elementary School in Bryant, Arkansas.

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