UAMS Graduates 942 New Health Care Professionals

By Lee Hogan

Degrees were presented to 163 in the College of Medicine; 265 in the College of Nursing; 123 in the College of Pharmacy; 44 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health; 62 in the Graduate School; and 285 in the academic programs that make up the College of Health Professions.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., presented a Chancellor’s Teaching Award to Charles M. Quick, M.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Pathology; and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

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There were 163 degrees awarded in the College of Medicine; 265 in the College of Nursing; 123 in the College of Pharmacy; 44 in the College of Public Health; 62 in the Graduate School; and 285 in the College of Health Professions.

Quick, who received the award for Teaching Excellence, started at UAMS in 2011 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2016. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at UAMS. He completed fellowships in surgical pathology and women’s and perinatal pathology at UAMS and Harvard Medical School, respectively.

“I have witnessed his energy, enthusiasm, skill, expertise and inspiration as he has transformed medical education in pathology for our students and residents,” said Jennifer Hunt, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology. “Not only does he inspire his students each and every day with his amazing teaching, but he also inspires our faculty in their own educational initiatives.”

Long, who received the award for Society and Health Education Excellence, joined UAMS in 1987 after earning his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Georgia. He serves as the director of Pediatric Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

“Dr. Long is a remarkable educator who has made a highly significant and unique impact on addressing societal and health issues through interprofessional training,” said Richard F. Jacobs, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, in a nominating letter. “I can think of no one more deserving of this award.”

Graduate waves

In addition to degrees and certificates, faculty awards were given during the event.

All UAMS faculty and staff were presented the Chancellor’s Award for their contributions and commitment to excellence through a period of transformational change at UAMS. Leaders of the UAMS Academic Senate and House of Delegates accepted the award.

This was the final commencement for Rahn, M.D., who will retire in July after serving as UAMS chancellor since November 2009.

During commencement, degrees and certificates conferred include the doctor of philosophy, doctor of medicine, doctor of pharmacy, doctor of nursing practice, master of science, master of nursing science, bachelor of science in nursing, master of public health, doctor of public health, certificate in clinical and translational science, master of health administration, postbaccalaureate certificate in public health and a variety of degrees in allied health disciplines including certificates, associate and bachelor of science degrees, postbaccalaureate certificates, master of imaging sciences, master of physician assistant studies and doctor of audiology.

The following are graduates of the five UAMS colleges and graduate school who authorized the release of their name and hometown. Graduates are divided by college and hometown unless otherwise noted.


UAMS College of Medicine

The following graduates received their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.


Isaac Benjamin Majors


David James Pennington

Bella Vista

Kaitlyn Denae Bryant


Matthew Jacob Mader

Aswini Radha Rajan


Julia Loyd Horton-Bertrand


Blake Allen Haller


Danielle Nichole Atwood


Joseph Brett McCutcheon

William M. Peckat

Kimberly Yoojin Reynolds

Kelsey Ann Sparks


Megan Lashay Minniear-Corrons


Joshua Ryan Blaylock

Robert Thomas Garner

Jordan Wayne Greer

Nicholas Dalton Heathscott

Jared Clay Hogan

Cameron Jacob Jones

Carly Alexis Roark

Jadon Scott Wiese

El Dorado

Mary Candace Depper

Fang Qiang Weng

Gong Hao Weng


Hannah Grace Harrington-Eveld


Daniel Chakhalian

Wesley Barrett Garner

Spencer W. Hansen

Ryan David Mantooth

Colby Ellis Smith

Fort Smith

Daniel Maurice Hubbs

Robert Matthew O’Neal

Derek Bernard Pyland

Hao Thanh Phung

Garrett Russell Waggoner


Hollyn Mashell McCarty


Evan Christopher Gill

Richard-Ross Rieske

Steven Clay Rogers


James Stephen Nix

Trevor Dylan Smith

Hot Springs

Joseph A. Kanopsic Jr.

Arthur Reed Slaton

Lauren Michele Story


Sarah Kristi Grubbs Bell

Charles Garreth Clines

Jeremy Edward Ragsdell

Jonathan William Stubblefield

Robert Matthew Weingold

Meghan White

Cole Thomas Wood


Loren Haley Deputy


Alicia Danielle Asbury

Little Rock

Jeffrey K. Chacko

Emily Meagan Crossfield

Paul Joseph Drake

Sophie Blue Hollenberg

Bradley Cole Houston

Thomas Lynn Kennedy Jr.

Malan H. Kern

Adrian Michael Klein

Joseph Michael Laakman

Brian Timothy Langford

Jenny Elizabeth Liles

Daniel Shyh-Dan Liu

Jeffery R. Mack

Will McSpadden

Safia Fahim Nawaz

Grant Michael Pahls

Quinton DeShaun Palmer

Blake Williams Plyler

Daniel Anderson Smith


Evan Andrew Branscum


Colton Kordsmeier

Mountain Home

Kendall Gregory Fancher

Derek Scott Karr

Amanda M. McAlister

Rondell Banks Peterson

North Little Rock

Kristin Michelle Mitchell


Andrew R. Weaver


Nathaniel Boyd Alexander


Ashley Lane Aughenbaugh

Pine Bluff

Colton Michael Bitely

Ashleah Page Courtney


Kevin Michael Barnett

Possum Grape

Scott Thomas Treece


Kaitlin Aubrey McGrail


Meghan Nicole Kerin

Lauren Nicole Reams

Mariah Elizabeth Small


John Thomas Fisher II

Charles Preston Pugh

Samantha Scanlon


Daniel Matthew Bingham

Justin Michael McLawhorn

Cody Stark Rogers

Siloam Springs

David Stewart Zimmerman


Natashia Piazza Bottoms

Joshua Aaron Hall

Mary Kathleen Marquette

Nancy Oropeza

Star City

James Franklin Cooper III

Anna Elizabeth Keahey

Joel Andrew Whipple


Elizabeth A. Blankenship


Dillon C. Burks


Jonathan Samuel McDougal

White Hall

Trang Thi Van


Birmingham, Alabama

Lauren Elizabeth Eads

Roseville, California

Deena Elwan

Douala, Cameroon

Danielle A. Wete Tchoungang

Tema, Ghana

Wilson Mawutor Alobuia

Edwardsville, Illinois

Darby Kenyon BeDell

West Chicago, Illinois

Anna Kathryn Lane

Overland Park, Kansas

Grant Edward Parker

Kapsowar, Kenya

Zechariah James Rhodes

Monroe, Louisiana

Erin Elizabeth Hall-Minnie

New Orleans, Louisiana

Larry Tyran Robins

Potomac, Maryland

Theodore Anthony Toth

Mexico City, Mexico

Erika Lozano Franz-O’Neal

Belgrade, Minnesota

Anthony William Rooney

Springfield, Missouri

John Windsor Esther

Atoka, Oklahoma

Daniel M. Webber

Ramona, Oklahoma

Kelsey Raye Besett

Providence, Rhode Island

Jarod Michael Santoro

Memphis, Tennessee

Michael Scott Cross Jr.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Ginger Ann Holton

Dallas, Texas

Linda Dawn Murphy

Texarkana, Texas

Brian David Kennedy

Vancouver, Washington

Rachel M. Faber

UAMS College of Nursing

The following graduates received either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), a Master of Science in Nursing (M.N.Sc.) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree. 


Amber Earls

Nancy Jewell Jarrett

Samantha Nicholls

Nicole Vaden


Amber Dawn Montgomery


Kayla M. Chancellor


Kinsey Melton


Kristy Ann Day


Jaime Lyn Whitehead


Laken Kayla Koonce

Bald Knob

Heather Anne Martin


Rhonda M. Bagwell

Donna Dutton

Judy Osborn

Melissa Sue Smart


Allison Paschal

Bella Vista

Christi M. Turnage


April M. Brown

Jennifer Renee Chilton

Catherine Sue Connell

Mallori Victoria Hartsfield

Clint Austin Howe

April Marie Jordan

Alyssa Phillips


Tana Lea Allen


Addie Fleming

Dina Marie Wells


Michael Wade Ball


Nicole Garth

Lauren Henson

Michelina Eichenberg Jones

Jenny Swaty

Monica Suzanne Williams


Lara Beth Gore

Micale Elizabeth Kocke

Lorin Elizabeth Munford

Courtney D. Owen

Kayla Travis

Destiny Rose Wooley


Caroline Daniel

Jan Scantling


Brandi Jay Duncan

Debbie Diane Laws


Cheyenne White


Caitlin Abiseid


Angela Beene

Hannah Layne Cooper

William A. DenHartog

Mary Christine Dumboski

Elizabeth Early

Paige Michelle Fenner

Lindsey Ann Hess

Holly Kay McCauley

Amanda Schafer Quick

Kathryn Reinhard

Alexis Morgan Robertson

Lillian Emily Sanders

Amanda Scott

Emile Shaw

Dustin Luke Van Pelt

Judith C. Ware


Kylie Rachael Arnold


Olivia Riddle

El Dorado

Anndi Elizabeth Cranford

Tanya Marie Golden

Logan Maynor

Kasey Leigh McClain

Colby B. Murphy

Emile Turbeville Snyder


Casey Acosta


Amy Mechelle Niemann


Paul Thomas Partridge

Alyson Nicole Sweitzer


Cody Layne Horn

Fort Smith

Shawna Denise Donaghue

Allison Elizabeth Owen

Frenchman’s Bayou

Jeannette Denham-Turner

Green Forest

Colton Bruce McCance


Christina Ann Chamness


Bethany Suzanne Cox


Myra Brooke Evans

Jenny Murphy


Tamara Ashcraft

Dawn Marie Hopper


Corey Anne Johnson


Morgan M. Hardy

Heber Springs

Carrie Michelle Price


Crystallyne Rayne Hartwick


Sarah Cunningham

Megan Honeyman

Tramaine Lucrisa Shepard

Hot Springs

Pamela A. Bates

Kayla Leann Bullard

Misty Foshee

Jennifer L. Livingston

Jennifer Marye Mace

Julia Beth Norris

Rachel Marie Tillery

David Matthew York


Sarah Chesser

Minnie L. Farr


Joshua Ryan Curtis


Jaclyn Rae Burnett

Samantha Blake Mackey

Little Rock

Megan O. Archer

Katrina A. Banks

Claudia Protzman Barone

Todd Edward Benz

Stanley Chima

Ebony Denice Cooney

Sydney Alyssa Copeland

Nicole Maple Cross

Hannah Michelle Davenport

Robert L. Dillon

Abigail Marie Emanuel

Ashley Fleming

Kelsey Michele Gilmore

Ashley Elizabeth Green

Kaitlyn Anne Griffin

Tessie Guillory

Hanna Marie Hearnsberger

Channon LaRae Horne

Danielle Rose Jenkins

Michelle Corinne Jupin

MollieKate Maginn

Allison Martin

Madeline Alexa Nolen

Janese L. Nunley

Shatericka BryAnn Peten

Sarah K. Russell

Brenda Schartz

Kaylee C. Sisoukrath

Rebecca Kay Smith

Hannah Warren Sokora

Adam Thomas Thannisch

Meghan Keating Urquhart

Brandy Nicole Vardaman

Samantha Lynn Watt

Kristen Wheeler


Alana Kaye Day


Alicia Renee Bradbury

Gabrielle Branstetter


Heath Taylor Joslin


Monzelle Obrian Davis


Justin Goucher


Emily Martin


Allison Nicole Burks

Gregory Alan Davis

Abigail DeAngelis

Summer Krain

Holly Rachel Main

Megan McCullough

Rusty A. Siler

Mary Katherine Van Patten


Morgan Brittany Branscum


Doris Hastey


Shelby Jordyn Earnest-Hastings


Charissa Marie Bazarow

Mountain Home

Patricia Lynn Hurst


Lauren Annette Rucker

Nysha D. Whorton

North Little Rock

Jennifer Andrade-Alvarez

Donna L. Davis

Katherine Lynne Haley

Laura K. Koon

Kristen G. Lindeman

Eimear Mary Melton

Marisa Natalie Molinaro

Lydia Osburn

Michael Wayne Phillips

Hannah Liese Pillert

Amanda Elizabeth Terrebonne


Johnna Suzanne Boggs

Hannah Rae Carter

Casey Rae Duncan

Priscilla Gail Fortner

Brittany S. Seifert


Sandra Renee Dietz

Pine Bluff

Bradley Hunter Heird

Kimberlee Anne Sartain


Darice Ann Barber


Kelsey Jean Hopkins

LaTishua S. Jones


Terri Diane Richardson


Melissa Simmons Koonce


Tabitha Jo Loos

Melissa S. Romero


Randi Lauren Ferguson


Rachel Alese Enderlin

Jamie Leigh Ferguson


Anita Sanders


Victoria Kay Hicks


Shamika L. Alexander

Joniquia Shilene Barbee

Mary Jo Heye

Sarah Jessica Jones

Tiffany M. Pighee

Jenna Rae Valovich

Kayla Diane Willis


Lauri A. Shebesh


Lauren Paige Dunklin


Deanna Robin Padgett

Antoinette R. Riley

Amanda J. Rogers

John W. Solley


Elizabeth Marie Moseley


McKenzie Cotton

Sonja R. Jones

Macie Loggins

Walnut Ridge

Kristie Stringer


April Everhart

Brooke Mitchell


Sandpoint, Idaho

Carrie Bricker Cobb

Waterloo, Iowa

Emily Averill

Bastrop, Louisiana

Amanda Kate Belin

Monroe, Louisiana

Emily Allen

Walker, Louisiana

Christina Elizabeth Porter

West Monroe, Louisiana

Reagan Kay Taylor

Senatobia, Mississippi

Lauren Kellie Oglesby

Jacksboro, Tennessee

Kelli Lauron Johnson

Memphis, Tennessee

Joseph William Labonte

Carrollton, Texas

Margaret Miller

Madison Ann Moyer

Longview, Texas

Laine Veach

Midland, Texas

Holly Beshears Trotta

San Antonio, Texas

Michael Kenneth Clardy

Texarkana, Texas

Stepheny Kimmel Austin

Barry Corey Beam

Ashley N. Bostick

Heather Huggins

Morgan R. Norfleet

Torrington, Wyoming

Alyssa Jo Webster

UAMS College of Health Professions

The following graduates are listed by degree program. 

Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene

Faith Apodaca — Hot Springs

John David Coston — Arkadelphia

Stephen Fitzgerald Pruitt — Morrilton

Makenzi Renee Stuckwisch — Dripping Springs, Texas

Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Sciences

Jonathon Morrison — Conway

Jason D. Sutton — Tampa, Florida

Associate of Science in Health Information Technology

Susan Ashley Adams — Benton

Amanda P. Casper — Centerton

Elizabeth K. Dial — Redfield

Heather J. Duke — Arkadelphia

Karen D. Goode — Hugoton, Kansas

Christopher Grant Heard — Little Rock

Christine Diane Henagen — Little Rock

Shanda Leigh Henry — Sherwood

Brittany Nicole Holt — Dardanelle

Elise Marie Askew Richard — Tooele, Utah

Shelly L. Showalter — Jacksonville

Kathryn Heather Slover — Benton

Aundria D. Webber Little Rock

Associate of Science in Radiologic Imaging Sciences

Sierra Dawn Bronkey — Fayetteville

Tomi Lee Brown — Batesville

Mary Anne Bustinza — Brownsville, Texas

Brandi Chism — Little Rock

Molly Crutchfield — Bella Vista

Arti Desai — Benton

Katharine Anne Durham — Conway

Carrie Morgan Eagan — Salem

Kayla Marie Edgin — Little Rock

Kimberly Ann Eichelmann — Sherwood

Dionna Marie Gaines — Ashdown

Delia D. Gomez — Little Rock

Yadira Gonzalez — Salinas, California

Angela Hilton — Sherwood

Hannah Jones — Springdale

Carmen N. Joslin — Benton

Ashley Kelly — Russellville

Angela Lewis — Little Rock

Daniel Ryan Loftis — Little Rock

Courtnie Jean Miller — Springdale

Karina Mota — Rogers

Abigail Diane Parkerson — Bentonville

Taylor Nicole Payne — Russellville

Celeste Nicole Rinner — North Little Rock

Katelyn Spicer — Austin

Amanda Mae Vincent — Rogers

Kelsey Elizabeth Watts — Monticello

Amy Danielle Whitt — Alexander

Koreanna Janese Williams — Crossett

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

Whitney Lynnette Austin — Little Rock

Scarlett Amanda Batts — Little Rock

Rachel Michelle Combs — Benton

Antonella DiMatteo — Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Ashlyn R. Escalante — Little Rock

Kaylyn Nicole Harrison Dumas

Alison Grace Hill — Bryant

Eri Ishikawa — Little Rock

Sarah Michelle Johnston — Benton

Azmina Merchant — Little Rock

Skye McKenzie Morgan — Star City

Dylan Tanner Stokes — Clarendon

Bachelor of Science in Cardio Respiratory Care

Kylee Ann Coble — St. Joseph, Missouri

Rachel Nicole Cockrum — Cabot

Kimberly Lynn Dabner — Stuttgart

Katelyn JoAnna James — Russellville

Edward John Karlonis — Little Rock

Dyka Layne Lusinger — Malvern

Emily Mechelle Murphy — Cabot

Andrea D. Omar — Little Rock

Mallory Leann Singleton — Carlisle

Frajean Kenneth Vasquez — Little Rock

Heather Lee Washington — Brockwell

Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology

Jessica L. Bailey — Lake Village

Amanda McKibben — Batesville

Kassie Shepard — Cabot

Crystal A. Whitmore — Pine Bluff

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Jessica Lauren Breedlove — Benton

Maricruz Cisneros — De Queen

Brittany Clift — Texarkana

Holly Hinton Davis — El Dorado

Tabitha Michelle Day — Ashdown

Brittany Ann Donham — Pine Bluff

Skylar Dyke — Elkins

Ashton Alayne Eakin — Bryant

Samantha Eubanks — Little Rock

Bridget Colleen Fitzhugh — Bryant

Roshaun Guines Sr. — Little Rock

Yesenia R. Gutierrez Merida — Batesville

Leah Celeste Harrison — Cabot

Jahaira Juarez — Benton

Logan Lene’ Kelley — Jasper

Savannah Lee — Lewisville

Kerstie McGhee —Oppelo

Dianira Medina — Batesville

Karli Elaine Mizer — Lebanon, Missouri

Paula Murchison — Conway

Tiffany Diane Myers — Carlisle

Anna Claire Nicholson — Searcy

Payton E. Power — Springdale

Molly Anne Reed — Sherwood

Alexandra Brooke Rutland — Atlanta, Texas

Dionna Na’Shea Schmidle — Searcy

Karen Nicole Schulz — Bradford

Lauren Paige Smith — Rogers

Paige Nicole Turbeville — El Dorado

Hannah Leigh Washburn — Maumelle

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Cobie Logan Box — Calhoun City, Mississippi

Vicki Renae Franklin — West Fork

Debra Lynn Howell — Sherwood

Amanda Huff — Warrensburg, Missouri

Amber Elliott Ison — North Little Rock

Darby Eileene Lifer — Clinton, Mississippi

Katelyn Michelle Price — Little Rock

Paige Sanders — Southaven, Mississippi

Claire Mackenzie Simpson — Little Rock

Isis Sapphira Starkey — Powhatan, Virginia

Mary Elizabeth Thomas — Willis, Texas

Allison Williams — Cabot

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services

Joshua Boyett — Amity

Eric Wayne Fatherree — Prescott

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

David E. Crist — Fayetteville

Darlene Rene Glass — Black Rock

Bryce Daniel Miller — Conway

Racheal La’Kale Scott — West Helena

Barbara B. Temple — Little Rock

Lynsey Michelle Wilkins — Cabot

Nakisha M. Williams — Hughes

Bonita Williams — Little Rock

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Rachel Dawn Ashcraft — Little Rock

Renee Denise Burney — Conway

Abbey Danielle Jarrard — Subiaco

Stephanie McElyea — Judsonia

Dusti LeAnn Newton — Alma

Jeannie Ann Sanders — Texarkana

Jamal Talal Stie — Plano, Texas

Tyler Marie Weatherly — Searcy

Carmen M. Wells — Radcliff, Kentucky

Kristi Nikole West — Denver, Colorado

Rasheena Marie Western — North Little Rock

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences

Paige Morgan Allen — Maumelle

Debbie Samantha Alvarez — Van Buren

Jayme Lauren Byrd — Bryant

Angela F. Dowdy — Fort Smith

Hilliary K. Harris — Forney, Texas

Solana Maria Hibbard — Pocahontas

William Brent Johnson — Kingston

Eva Rocio Samayoa — Van Buren

Savannah Whatley — Atlanta, Texas

Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology

Kenneth Croon Jr. — Little Rock

Brayden A. Crump — Kirby

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Imaging Sciences

Joshua James Cooper — Benton

Courtney Leigh DeClue — Patterson, Missouri

Haley Elizabeth Douglas — Jacksonville

Michele L. Jackson — Wrightsville

Cacita Jamerson — El Dorado

Lakin Marie Ramirez — Huntsville

Kalie Riegel — Lamar, Missouri

Emily Louise Tate — Little Rock

Adrienne Annette White — Little Rock

Certificate in Emergency Medical Sciences

Carrie Leigh Lody — Little Rock

Brock McGrath — Little Rock

Doctor of Audiology

Ahmad A. Alanazi — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sarah Holland Benton — Camden

Mary Elizabeth Crigler — St. Joseph, Louisiana

Rose M. Dockery — Little Rock

Carrie Foley Eaton — Albany, Mississippi

Elissa Honea — Bryant

Andrea Nicole Knapp — Plano, Texas

Stacey Caitlin Kolb — Memphis, Tennessee

Tessa Alexandra Menchaca — Wichita Falls, Texas

Abby Hill Smith — Castor, Louisiana

Rohan Ashwin Upponi —Allen, Texas

Master of Imaging Sciences Radiologist Assistant

Misty Lynn Carnahan — Roe

Rolando Martinez Dupree’ — England

Angela K. Shah — Zionsville, Indiana

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Layne Kathryn Britton — Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alli Kristen Brooks — Bentonville

Anne Meredith Brown — Havertown, Pennsylvania

Kyla Megan Byers — Springfield, Missouri

Philip Allen Childers — Smackover

Catherine Bess Chumbley — Athens, Alabama

Nirja Dipak Desai — Clarksville

Courteney Alice Evans — Ridgeland, Mississippi

Raven Shelby Falls — Genoa

Byron Garth Fulk — Bridgewater, Virginia

Jennifer Kay Goodwin — Rogers

Samantha Gray — North Little Rock

Brittany Lauren Healey — Hideaway, Texas

Haley Beth Hobson — Peaster, Texas

Cassidy Jacobs — Fort Smith

Tabitha Jaggers — Sheridan

Jesse Kay Klein — Kirby

Ashley Nicole Lunsford — Denison

Tyler D. McAnally — Melbourne

John Tucker McCormick — Fayetteville

Mallory Melby — Hot Springs

Rachel Katherine Neal — The Woodlands, Texas

Aaron Jan Parsley — Rector

Mira Patel — Amory, Mississippi

Amy Melissa Pintado  — Greenwood

Emily Ann Rideout — Fort Smith

Daniel Ring — Cabot

Kenneth Lloyd Spencer Jr. — Texarkana

Rachele Alyse Struthers — Magnolia, Texas

Sommer Shurae Walker — Hope

Ryland Elizabeth Walt — Altheimer

Wesley S. Wenzel — Portland, Oregon

Master of Science in Communication Science and Disorders

Kayla Adams — Banks

Aaron Wade Bean — Benton

Jacob Cazort Cockcroft — Little Rock

Lauren Alyssa Crouch — Arlington, Texas

Claire Elise Davies — Little Rock

Stephanie Elaine Friemel — Bryant

Karishma Gujral — Bentonville

Tiffany Lynn Harris — Bryant

Kaina Mickell Hollingsworth — Kingsland

Lindsay Nicole Leding — Ozark

Kaitlyn Diane Miller — Ponca City, Oklahoma

Lauren Mincy — White Hall

Julianna Lee Nix — Little Rock

Chelsey Danielle Partain — De Queen

Emily Anne Pierce — Little Rock

Suzanne Lynnette Rogers — Conway

Taylor Russell — Little Rock

Madison White — Little Rock

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

Andrew H. Bell — Heber Springs

Samantha Lynn Cassisi — Shelby Township, Michigan

Jamie Lynn Fisher — North Royalton, Ohio

Shawn Ashley Gessay — New York, New York

Claire C. Hacking — Taylorsville, Utah

Brittany Leigh Henson — Bolivar, Missouri

Caroline Jade Koch — Butte LaRose, Louisiana

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Dietetics and Nutrition

Hannah Louise Burch — Sugar Land, Texas

Carly N. Davis — Russellville

Hannah E. Dresser — Conway

Kathryn Marie Horsman — Fairfield Bay

Alissa Rochelle McLarty — Republic, Missouri

Danielle R. Netherlain — Vilonia

Josie Nigro — Overland Park, Kansas

Millicent Kathleen Nowak — Pensacola, Florida

Hannah Elisabeth Perry — North Little Rock

Ellen Joy Pottgen —St. Louis, Missouri

Brittney Lynn Scott — St. Louis, Missouri

Megan Kathryn Shaughnessy — Frederick, Maryland

Dalton Marie Smith — Fayetteville

Haley R. Webb — Fayetteville

UAMS College of Pharmacy

The following graduates received their Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. 


Karen Anne Goodner

Ash Flat

Hannah Elizabeth Rabon


Megan Blair Holifield


Amanda Kay Quick


Dimpi Desai


Kiefer David Williams


Corey Jacob Lance


Gene Peter Dalton Herzig


Daniel Alan Cate

Kristi Shannon Fiser


Morgan Raeann Brian

Nicholas Adam Green


Annice Jean Craig


Lexis Atkinson

Joshua Craig Cummins

Kristina Nicole Erbach

Jeffrey Allen Givens

Aaron G. Grimes

Andrew Seth Jones

Jarrod Dalton King

Wanda Elena Lessard

Jonathan Edward Young

De Queen

John Robert Bradley

El Dorado

Tanner Heath Hammond

Katelyn Allison Dixon Vaughn


Andrea Drake Daniel


Elizabeth Leigh Akins

Hannah Christine Culp

John Matthew Forrest

Ethan Cole Frye

Alyse Amelia Allison Garner

Fort Smith

Jimmy Chokbengboun

Leah Kristyn Coltrain

Julia Michelle Cullen

Michelle Lynn Curran

Ross Harmon

Benjamin Joseph Hobbs

Julie Ngoc Tran

Derek An Nhu Vo


Landon Douglas Daniel


Hayden Scott McAfee

Green Forest

Baltazar Lemus-Pedraza


Olivia Long


Leslie Gail Merritt


Bethany Annalyne Boyle

Hot Springs

Jelena Stojakovic


Elisabeth Esther Mathews


Courtnie Jayde Brooks

Devyn Coco

Justin Ryan Drum

Natalie Paige Hinton

Tyler Alan Soo


Kailey Deane Donahou

Little Rock

Ambre T. Camp

Tiffany Shyh Chiu

Laura Aileen Finlay

Geoffrey Fitzsimmons

Hannah Kathryn Gilbert

Nicholas Marks Grunewald

Gashen Lynette Humphrey

Alexandra Katherine Lomax

Kaitlin Marie Long

Sarah Elizabeth Lukacs

Jett Ricks

Rebecca Rae Smith

Sarah Thornton

Waltin Zomaya


Candace Michelle Taylor


Summer Lynn Joslin


Anna Marie McGuire


Chase Cain

Dustin Neal Thompson


Brittany Gasaway

Alexandra White


Tracy Megan Finton

Bailey Nicole Hayes

Mountain Home

Sarah Kathryn Laird

Mountain View

Angie Mae Johnson

North Little Rock

Amanda Gail Camp

Heather Johnson-Clarke Flowers


Chelsea Paige Rawls

Pea Ridge

Haley Ramsey

Pine Bluff

Allison Lyle McCoskey


Brittany Paige Johnson


Trisha Leigh Smith


Robert Joseph Hook

Jack Dwayne McMillan

Rose Bud

Kristen Nichole Johnson


Kaley Scott Achor

Siloam Springs

Holden Taylor Graves

St. Paul

Bailee Brandt


Kara Michelle High

Van Buren

Timothy Phillip Talon Burnside

Savannah Rae Cousins

Andrew Renfro Criswell

Ronaldo Prudente Garrett

Josue Gonzalez


Elisabeth Loreann Brooks

Walnut Ridge

Natalea Rae Morris

White Hall

Taylor Brooke James

Morgan McDearmon


Courtney Ann Bookout Selby


Clarice Montgomery


Carson, California

Viola Marie Surratt

Asmara, Eritrea

Amanuel Tesfamichael

Annapolis, Missouri

Jeremy Donald Hanner

Springfield, Missouri

William Arthur Hawes

Avery, Texas

Sara Elizabeth Camp

Carrollton, Texas

Sarah Christine Moeller

Dallas, Texas

Matthew J. Maguire

Denton, Texas

Kelsey Danielle McCain

Flower Mound, Texas

Henry Thomas Knudson

Houston, Texas

Towobola Whitney Jokodola

Paint Rock, Texas

Chayse C. Dillard

Pflugerville, Texas

Lacey Nicole Condron

Queen City, Texas

Andrew Paul Stevens

Texarkana, Texas

Keith Thomas Chase

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

The following graduates are listed by degree program. 

Doctor of Philosophy

Danielle Nichole Atwood — Bryant

Leah Cantrell Dawson — Rison

Rebecca Anne Raciborski — Bryan, Texas

Doctor of Public Health

Appathurai Balamurugan — Little Rock

Amanda Gail Philyaw-Perez — Texarkana

Master of Health Administration

Chase A. Cooper — Lonoke

Adam Crouch — Greenbrier

Rachel Elizabeth Lee — Fort Smith

Brielle Zackia Merchant — Annapolis, Maryland

Cole David Pace — Jonesboro

Rebecca Jordan Reif — Little Rock

Adnan Siddique — Little Rock

Master of Public Health

Kristen L. Alexander — Conway

Michelle Leigh Astor — Rose Bud

ReeShema Titilayo Britt — Pine Bluff

Crystal Aycock Browne — Conway

Di Chang — Beijing, China

Melissa Clemens — North Little Rock

Heather Cathleen Collier — Benton

Rachael Gleason — Little Rock

Afsheen Hasan — Dhaka, Bangladesh

Julia Loyd Horton-Bertrand — Berryville

DeIvory Nikole Howard — Little Rock

Brian David Kennedy — Texarkana, Texas

Stephen D. Lein — Little Rock

Meera Marji — Irbid, Jordan

Colbert Charles Nelson — Little Rock

Kavya Pidaparthi — Little Rock

Denise Lucy Rose Little Rock

Candace Jenia Ruffin — Little Rock

Abeer Saadeh — Irbid, Jordan

Courtney Sallings — Little Rock

Sumit K. Shah — Mumbai, Maharashtra

Donovan L. Shavers-Cobb — Pine Bluff

John Thomas Sherrill — Jonesboro

Jamila RaShaun Shields — Kansas City, Missouri

Mary Savannah Skaggs — Greenwood

Shelbie Dawn Stahr — Huntingtown, Maryland

Raven Nicole Turner — Crossett 

UAMS Graduate School

 The following graduates are listed by degree program. 

Doctor of Philosphy (Ph.D.)

Marcia A. Byers — Cabot

Carol Ellen Compas — Hot Springs

Kimberly Cooney — Little Rock

Elizabeth Sloan Davidson — Beebe

Haleigh Bernice Eubanks — Cleveland, Mississippi

Beth Ann Evans — Beebe

Benjamin Maxwell Ford — Arkadelphia

Lirit N. Franks — Little Rock

Debopam Ghosh — Kolkata, India

Brandy Michelle Haley — Star City

Rachel Diane Hendrix — Kingman, Arizona

Kerry Jean Jordan — Conway

Sarah Emily Warren Kennett — West Memphis

Anand Ramdas Shewale — Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Clark Sims — North Little Rock

Bonnie Katherine Slavych — Nashville

Ashlen Thomason — Little Rock

Pamela Sue Tulke Trevino — Little Rock

Zachary Jackson Waldrip — Batesville

Daniel M. Webber — Atoka, Oklahoma

Maroof Khan Zafar — Sheikhupura, Pakistan

Master of Science

Saly Abouelenein — Little Rock

Harvey Anu — Columbus, Ohio

Christi Ann Arthur — Kansas City, Missouri

Kai Alexander Daniel Carey — Moss Town, Exuma, Bahamas

James Channing Douglas — Little Rock

Donna J. Elrod — Little Rock

Laura Elisabeth Gressler — Heidelberg, Germany

Hannah Elizabeth Huff — Evening Shade

Tetyana Kudlyk — Little Rock

Jacob Ian Latham — Salina, Kansas

Francesca V. LoBianco — Maumelle

Morgan Michelle McKinney — Dallas, Texas

William Daniel Meeks — Hamburg

Juanita G. Montelongo Soto — Conway

Ariel Noble — North Little Rock

Kaila Leigh Parker — Morrilton

Lindsay Nicole Queen — Mountain Home

Tyler Kristopher Rose — Rogers

Taren M. Swindle — Paragould

Kaitlyn Constance Walker — Benton

Certificate in Clinical and Translational Sciences

Ahmed Asfari — Little Rock

Lauren Randalle Edwards Springfield, Missouri

Certificate in Regulatory Science

Kostiantyn Dreval — Donetsk, Ukraine

Kelly L. Harris — Memphis, Tennessee