UAMS Graduates 914 Health Care Professionals

By Spencer Watson

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, delivers a video address at the College of Nursing virtual pinning ceremony, one of several graduation-related virtual celebrations.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, delivers a video address at the College of Nursing virtual pinning ceremony, one of several graduation-related virtual celebrations.

Degrees were awarded to 165 in the College of Medicine, 255 in the College of Nursing, 112 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 257 in the College of Health Professions, and 58 in the Graduate School.

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, 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 communication sciences and disorders, master of genetic counseling, master of physician assistant studies, doctor of audiology and doctor of physical therapy.

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.

Students collect donated robes for a virtual commencement ceremony after pandemic-related factory closures made timely delivery of regalia uncertain.

Medical students collect donated robes for a virtual commencement ceremony after pandemic-related factory closures made timely delivery of regalia uncertain.

UAMS College of Medicine

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

Alicia

John Patterson

Batesville

Katherine Emery

Bauxite

Matthew Steele

Beebe

Logan Bevill

Raymond Daily

Benton

Jordan Fletcher

Brian Rhea

Emily Weldon

Bentonville

Jagdeep Kaur

Brendan Mahoney

Margaret Power

Varun Shah

Bono

Drake Cullum

Bryant

Aaron Moulton

Cabot

Ashley Bruce

Brandon Duke

Kayln Holloway

Cedarville

Hannah McCarthy

Zachary Schwartz

Cherokee Village

Natasha Sra

Conway

Harrison Daniel

Bradford Martins

Dumas

Emily Riley

El Dorado

Hannah Burroff

Chesley Murphy

Enola

Scarlett-Marie Acklin

Eudora

Elizabeth Hutson

Fayetteville

Hannah Blakely

Austin Bramwell

John Cale

James Harter

Jay Im

Alexandrea Kim

Margaret Pickhardt

Adam Ratcliff

Annika Tabassum

Foreman

Joshua Lindsey

Fort Smith

Seana Corbin

Andrew Curley

Ann-Marie Hayre

Elizabeth Moore

Lettie Odom

Mary Rhomberg

Daniel Trinh

Greenwood

Leslie Dunmire

Harrison

Jordan Wells

Henderson

Ryan Oliver

Hensley

Rebekah Thompson

Highland

Bobie Widders

Hot Springs

Adam Burroughs

Kelley Coakley

Scott Cole

Chase Elkin

Heidi Meredith

Erin Yancey

Jessieville

Caitlyn Trostel

Jonesboro

Andrew Bryson

Adam Watkins

Zoe Weeks

Little Rock

Mark Calaway Jr.

Alexis Calderon

Kathleen Cronin

Ashley Elser

Thomas Fiedorek

Jordan Fielding

Grant Fortson

Michael Franzetti

Sarah Gammill

Nancy Ghaleb

Anna Gibson

Sara Goldsholl

Duy Ha

Felicia Headley

Sarah Johnson

Shameela Khimani

Chrystal Lau

Jessica LaVergne

Emily Miller

Corey Post

Raymond Quiloa

Sasha Ray

Mary Rinchuso

Tatsiana Savenka

Conor Smith

Jonathan Spradley

Jonathan Stone

Elizabeth Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan

Cody Timmermann

Madeleine Williams

Lonoke

John Pennington

Malvern

Jessica Bettis

Haley Taylor

Mellwood

Ryan Holt

Mena

Jocelyn Gray

Monticello

Amy James

Mountain Home

Charles Armistead

David Kilgore

Kenneth Kilgore

Trevor Meece

North Little Rock

Abigail DeLoach

Joseph DeLoach

James Gardner

Andrew Wilcox

Medical students were hooded remotely by friends and family as the celebrated graduation at a virtual convocation with faculty.

Medical students were hooded remotely by friends and family as they celebrated graduation at a virtual convocation with faculty.

Oak Grove

Ashton Porter

Palestine

Maggie Jones-Carr

Paragould

Matthew Shelton

Morgan Tripod

Pearcy

Alyssa Bryant

Pocahontas

John Baltz

Matthew Baltz

Prairie Grove

Thomas Soehner

Quitman

Taylor Bennett

Rogers

Tyeler Barker

Andrew Couture

Maria Serrano

Karl Sonntag

Mason Young

Russellville

Taylor Freeman

Searcy

Christopher Casey

Breanna Harris

Ryan Ransom

Springdale

Matthew Bradley

Beatriz Dinh

Grant Gershner

Erin Green

Laura Worthen

Star City

Jeremy Light

Texarkana

Asher Wagnon

Vilonia

Decota Halsted

Johnathan Martindale

Violet Hill

Levi Watson

Waveland

David Catlin

White Hall

Cash Arcement

Jonathan Bauer

OUT OF STATE

Monrovia, California

Felicia Beeman

Oceanside, California

Erika Jasso

Park Ridge, Illinois

Nicholas Kowalczyk

Mount Vernon, Iowa

Rebecca Minner

Olathe, Kansas

Daniel Meeker

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Harrison Winslow

Bossier City, Louisiana

Lara McHan

Edina, Minnesota

John Dehnel

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Kaley Barber

Oxford, Mississippi

Bradley Shields

Bolivar, Missouri

Hannah Lewis

Kansas City, Missouri

Kristen Neisler

Springfield, Missouri

Hunter Bane

Ryan Steele

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Gregory Cox

Memphis, Tennessee

Theodore Klug

Dallas, Texas

Basilia Gonzalez

San Antonio, Texas

Victoria Reséndez

Texarkana, Texas

Jordan Burt

The Woodlands, Texas

Gisele Moran

Alexandria, Virginia

Kylie Klemann

Neenah, Wisconsin

Hunter Cochran

INTERNATIONAL

Asuncion, Paraguay

Santiago Gonzalez

Denizli, Turkey

Neriman Kockara

 

College of Nursing faculty, masked and socially distanced, gather for an online pinning ceremony. The college's unique pins are considered by many students to be their symbolic entry into the nursing profession.

College of Nursing faculty, masked and socially distanced, gather for an online pinning ceremony. The college’s unique pins are considered by many students to be their symbolic entry into the nursing profession.

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.

Amity

Brandi Jones

Arkadelphia

Brittany Rogers

Ashdown

Jack Hunley

Bald Knob

Jennifer Horn-Tindall

Batesville

Heather Jeffrey

Bauxite

Bryan Flores

Beebe

Ashley Harvey

Benton

Laura Barganier

Victoria Carey

Lindsay Carlisle

Megan Cole

Christin Pierce

Natalie Quinn

Kelli Smith

Melissa Tillman

Lila Zeno

Bentonville

Laura Droke

Christi Turnage

Bismarck

Annabeth Ingram

Blytheville

Lakeisha Falls

Booneville

Meghan Gadbury

Brinkley

Steffany Benton

Bryant

Kayla Boardman

Katherine Dunigan

Leslie Henry

Jessaca Hope

Anne Orewa

Rachel Raney

Aspen Reynolds

Lexi Summers

Cabot

Jessica Braswell

Chad Conder

Faith Garvin

Amanda Gibbs

Haven Maxwell

Brittany Schroeder-Hicks

Keelie Sullivan

Jenelle Wallis

Carlisle

Brittany Swears

Cave City

Keeli Gay

Center Ridge

ChaseDanee Paladino

Cherokee Village

Emily King

Clarksville

Sean Kremers

Rebekah Mize

Clinton

Abigail Bonds

Conway

Kayla Bond

Jessica Daniel

Courtney Eberhard

Allie Harvey

Brooke Lea

Elvis Opris

Robyn Pearson

Samantha Puckett

Amy Lee Schichtl

Casey Slayton

Keely Sparks

Tanya Taylor

DeWitt

Marcie Tuggle

Dierks

Ashton Nealy

East End

Jesse Hartwick

El Dorado

Rachel Anzalone

Vanessa Barnes

Meredith Bolin

LaShay Johnson

Keyanna Smith

El Paso

Melinda Daily

Fayetteville

Justina Arriaza

Lauren Bosch

Elizabeth Burns

Katherine Grotowski

Page Newberry

Samar Qedan

Rachel Wetherington

Erin Roussell

Fordyce

Jyrissa Sargent-Robinson

Fort Smith

Jennifer Becker

Greenbrier

Meredith Hammontree

Gurdon

Krista Harper

Haskell

Jacob Nash

Hope

Adrienne Golden

Angelica Jones

Eric Zimmer

Hot Springs

Alison Garner

Amy Horner

Natalie Manatt

Ashley Rima

Aaronlee Smith

Lisa Tinney

Hot Springs Village

Natalie Fusilier

Huntsville

Kenita Davis

Imboden

Rachel Weekley

Jacksonville

Tamika Burnett

Stacey Moon

Jonesboro

Taylor Cope

Judsonia

Anna Passmore

Little Rock

Larreasha Adams

Tacara Anderson

Taylor Barton

Elena Brizzolara

Mary Carnes

Tiffany Cook

Rachel Curtis

Courtney Ervin

Madison Fields

Tiffany Garner

Nicole Gourley

Delaney Grier

Allyssa Hardwick

Stanley Hardwick

Sydney Harris

Andrea Jackson

Cynthia Johnson

Ben Jordan

Thelma Juarez

Erica Kelly

Elisha Knight

Naaz Lakhani

Mary Lewis

Rory McCoy

Lauren McDaniel

Michael McElroy

Cara Meckfessel

Samantha Pascoe

Katelyn Pennington

Jeffrey Pinto

Osama Qattum

Kevionna Riley

Stephanie Robbins

Krista Santiago

Caroline Shellabarger

Morgan Shelton

Chanell Smith

Johnna Summons

Kelli Thacker

Megan Tulgetske

Carson Ward

Robin Watson

Sarah Wood

Katrin Wooley

Lowell

Laura Williams

Magnet Cove

Lainie Wilson

Magnolia

Jennifer Biddle

Sherry Stiles

Malvern

Schantz Flores

Maumelle

Afton Lopez

Mena

Paula Brown

Suzanne White

Monticello

Wendy Ray

Morrilton

Sonny Elliott

Montana Flowers

Nashville

Kelsey Hockaday

Jeff Rosenbaum

McKayla Vines

Zackary Williams

North Little Rock

Kaylie Bentley

Dalith Bessemepseayuk

Elizabeth Choate

Molleigh Gray

Tiffany Maxwell

Karen McDowell

Ebony Montgomery

Callie Stigall

Vallon Williams

Oden

Ocean Brewer

Amy Sliger

Oil Trough

Lucenthia Warden

Perryville

Tiffany Willenberg

Pine Bluff

Alishia Word

Pocahontas

Hannah Cagle

Julia Statler

Prescott

Jacklyn Wingfield

Redfield

Melanie Bolen

Rogers

Samantha Barbee

Heather Cantrell

Caroline Carey

Jordan Cates

Sabrina Hughes

Sandra Moore

Russellville

Taylor Hathcote

Saline County

Alexis Ryan

Scott

Kainna Rambo

Searcy

Kiley Branch

Mallory Mathis

Samuel Middleton

Mariah Vest

Sheridan

Anna Barbaree

Shelby Gatlin

Stacie Leavins

Sherwood

Brittney Hubbird

Patricia Kinder

Jennifer White

Siloam Springs

Taylor Gay

Springdale

Nicholas Hopkins

Jemini Patel

Amanda Potter

Julie Rappe’

Jonathan Van Houten

Stephens

Shakeyah Jackson

Stuttgart

Julia Clift

Laura Hannum

Texarkana

Elizabeth Hardy

Vilonia

Rachel Pascoe

Hannah Estes

Jeffrey Kemper

Savannah Summers

Ward

Erik Friedly

White Hall

Amanda Graves

Winchester

Nicole Garth

Wynne

Whitney Taylor

OUT OF STATE

Simi Valley, California

Bethany Reinbolt

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Kathleen DeCoster

Del Norte, Colorado

Emily Boyd

Naples, Florida

Corinne Schaus

Wauchula, Florida

Shain Masterson

Bethany, Illinois

Shelby Bushert

Salem, Illinois

Alissa Scherer

Davenport, Iowa

Katie Simpson

New Orleans, Louisiana

Millie Milton

Rayne, Louisiana

Tara Howerton

Carthage Mississippi

Lacey Wallace

Kennett, Missouri

Lauren Coffer

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Alaina Hall

Arlington, Texas

Merritt Prince

Austin, Texas

Erin Salter

College Station, Texas

Shelby Stires

Farmersville, Texas

Katelyn Self

Frisco, Texas

Ashley Linnear

Katy, Texas

Lauren McDaniel

Princeton, Texas

Brandon Purcella

Texarkana, Texas

John McInnis

 

Students who graduated the master's of laboratory science program in December, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who graduated the laboratory sciences program in December, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UAMS College of Health Professions

The following graduates are listed by degree program.

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

Kaitlyn Carson – Austin

Portia Cunningham – North Little Rock

Shelbi Holden – Strafford, Missouri

LaQuista Kinney – Little Rock

Stephanie Parins – Bryant

Sarah Richey – Bauxite

Stephanie Vicente – Mabelvale

Bachelor of Science in Cardio Respiratory Care

Cameron Alarcon – Benton

Misty Burch – Pine Bluff

Ashley Gill – DeWitt

Abigail Martinez – Little Rock

Maddie Taylor – Glenwood

Caitlin Turner – Perryville

Afton Wrinkle – Rison

Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology

Erin Beacham – Conway

Amy Chambers – Beebe

Kaci Chapman – Georgetown, Texas

Katelyn Cheramie – Youngsville, Louisiana

Chelsea Grasser – Conway

Hanna Hathorn – Little Rock

Taylor Jackson – Cedar Hill, Texas

Mamie Jennings – Pine Bluff

Sarah Nolen – Conway

Alicen Pearce – DeQuincy, Louisiana

Makenzie Pierce – Hamburg

Sydney Reed – Pine Bluff

Jason Van – Cabot

Lindsey Whittaker – Fort Smith

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Bailey Balisterri – Benton

Hadley Balisterri – Bryant

Kristine Bates – Ash Flat

Hannah Branch – Benton

Britney Bunch – Conway

Cheyenne Butler – England

Sarah Childs – Hot Springs

Ashley Clark – White Hall

Kara DeSalvo – Conway

Jenna Dumas – Crossett

Ashley Dunn – Bradford

Kavaughnjlav Eason – Hope

Cody Hale – Texarkana

Kellye Hansberry – Wrightsville

Sarah Harrington – Sheridan

Jennia McJunkins – Texarkana

Erin McKinney – Jonesboro

Jennifer McNutt – Conway

Luschena Miller – Chesterfield, New Jersey

Madisen Morrison – Batesville

Cadie Pinkston – Batesville

Avery Pruitt – Hector

Stephen Pruitt – Conway

Taylor Ray – Beebe

Morgan Raymick – Pine Bluff

Caroline Rector – Columbia, South Carolina

Joidan Romes – North Little Rock

Catherine Vanlandingham – Conway

Haleigh Vickers – Conway

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Amy Arthur – Bauxite

Dortha Collier – Pine Bluff

Payton Harvill – Atkins

Hannah Johnston – Greenbrier

Whitney Lambert – Camden

Higus Mekonen – Little Rock

Dana Moore – Cabot

Andrea Richardson – Maumelle

Laura Schwartz – Sherwood

Mariah Skaggs – Sherwood

Megan Wickliffe – Cabot

Makenna Wilson – Little Rock

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Michelle Holloway – Alexander

Kristin Slagle – Little Rock

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Tommy Copley – Sherwood

Luis Cortes – Greenfield, California

Jeffery Crane – Lonoke

Jade DeArmond – Warren

Jenna Fillingame – Maud, Texas

Jaclyn Gordon – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Erin Hester – Jeffersonville, Indiana

Anna Irizarry – Little Rock

Kelsey Love – Scotland

Katelyn Lyons – Cabot

Jenna Miller – Hot Springs Village

Cori Moore – Camden

Kyle Morgan – Springdale

D’Ayra Parks – Pine Bluff

Marzady Phrakousonh – Van Buren

Holly Ray – Conway

Chelsea Reynolds – Greensburg, Kentucky

Marc Runion – Texarkana

Sarah Sanderson – Beebe

Bethany Spellins – Little Rock

Michael Spencer – Cabot

Ngoc Tran – Little Rock

Amber Treat – Bryant

Jamie Turnbull – Lacey, Washington

Tiffany Wallace – Little Rock

Justin Washington – Birmingham, Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Science

Rakhi Amin – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Madalynn Bailey – Bono, Arkansas

Jada Branch – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ashley Brown – Bryant

Katelin Byrd – Little Rock

Kaylin Carmony – Texarkana, Texas

Jessica Cook – Kilgore, Texas

Alecia Cornelison – Subiaco

Thomas Cunningham III – Enid, Oklahoma

Erin Daggett – Sheridan

Trenn Fountain Jr. – Little Rock

John Gring – Little Rock

Yasaman Karimi – Sherwood

Julia LaBaron – Bono

Joshua Meelkop – Tyler, Texas

Mark Rima – Hot Springs

Aubrey Smith – Texarkana

Kattelyn Smith – Benton

Sylvia Smith – El Dorado

Alex Teran – Stillwater, Oklahoma

Tiffany Vernor – Springdale

Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology

Shawanda McCoy – Marianna

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Imaging Sciences

Josh Barger – Quitman

Anna Besley – Conway

Austin Best – Conway

Hayley Bohannan – Greenland

Miranda Campbell – Huntsville

Giselle Carrera-Cerda – Fort Smith

Roni Chumley – Benton

Karen Delgado – Little Rock

Tanisha Duke – Heber Springs

Baley Elkins – Redfield

Aubrey Fowler – Rogers

Elizabeth Germaine – Dubuque, Iowa

Landon Hardin – Pine Bluff

Emily Henbest – Rogers

Michelle Hogue – Ward

Christen Ingram – North Little Rock

Trevor Jacks – Villonia

Emily Jester – Ashdown

Brooklyn Kelly – Ozark

Alyssa King – Benton

Destiny Mathis – Elkins

Bradley Persons – White Hall

Hector Quintana – Rogers

Mauricio Roman – Rogers

Anthony Sherrod – Conway

Sydney Smith – Sherwood

Parker Steadman – Cabot

Savannah Stearman – Prairie

LeAnna Talley – Little Rock

Andrea Taylor – Pine Bluff

Nicole Taylor – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Shelby Thomas – Little Rock

Kateland Trammell – White Hall

Hailey Wallace – Searcy

Heather Watson – Prairie Grove

Hope Weathers – Lonoke

Jacob Webber – Bella Vista

Jennifer Wheatley – West Fork

Paula Whitaker – Boulder, Colorado

Samantha Yates – Benton

Postbaccalaureate Certificate of Auditory Based Intervention

Dayton Hendricks – Ada, Oklahoma

Anna Norwood – Lexington, Tennessee

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Dietetics and Nutrition

Molly Boone – Maumelle

Caitlin Cothern – Jonesboro

Rachel Dampier – White Hall

Taylor Hensley – Harrison

Grayson Hull – Olive Branch, Mississippi

Daniel Julian – Mendham, New Jersey

Kristen Litchford – Springfield, Tennessee

Hannah Montgomery – Cabot

Hannah Neago – Little Rock

Monica Senel – Paragould

Emily Swortzel – Bolivar, Tennessee

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Syed Ahmed – Pine Bluff

Katherine Arteaga – Rogersville, Missouri

Emma Axtell – Edmond, Oklahoma

Emily Beyer – Springdale

Lauren Brown – Little Rock

Robin Brown – Little Rock

Jordan Burch – Parkville, Missouri

Valerie Burseth – Batavia, Illinois

Natalie Cannon – Minden, Louisiana

Kierstin Carr – Lone Oak, Texas

Savanna Cathey – Little Rock

Susan Contois – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Houston Cotton – Vilonia

Katie Crawford – Danville

Nicholas Crump – Camden

Olivia Dalton – Little Rock

David Davidson – Dover

Olivia Fritsche – Greenwood

Ashley Gershner – Rogers

Reagan Graham – Little Rock

Taylor Gregory – Hot Springs

Dianna Hale – Russellville

Dustin Hale – Dumas

Emily Hemphill – Austin, Texas

Mimi Henderson – Cabot

Alyssa Hissong – Overland Park, Kansas

Laura Hofbauer – Fort Smith

David Holt – Maumelle

Casey Jenkins – Little Rock

Tristan Jenkins – Conway

Rachel Johnson – Miami, Oklahoma

Tommye Jones – Fayetteville

Alexis Jones – Springdale

Justin Jones – Pine Bluff

Jarret Keller – Owensville, Missouri

Lindsay Lawrence – Valley Springs

Rickey Lawson – Henryetta, Oklahoma

Madison Lewis – Little Rock

Hunter Lynn – Claxton, Georgia

Kerry Mackey – Nassau, Bahamas

Anthony Maddox II – Clinton, South Carolina

Julia Martin – Kingsland

Marissa Miller – Carrollton, Texas

Aaron Mullen – Bentonville

Bhavini Patel – Houston, Texas

Lakyn Phillips – Magazine

Jonathan Price – Rogersville, Missouri

Payton Ransom – Wills Point, Texas

Brian Rayburn – Hot Springs

Katherine Ross – Benton

Madison Schlenger – Fayetteville

Johnathon Schmidt – Wynne

Jen Shaver – Bella Vista

Amity Sparkman – Nixa, Missouri

Sha’Roda Springfield – Greenville, Mississippi

David Street – Cherokee Village

Candace Stringer – El Dorado

Kallie Sullivan – Prairie Grove

Lauren Tilley – Hot Springs

Cryselda Trevino – Wylie, Texas

Kaylen Welter – Conway

Aaron Woodall – Maumelle

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Shayne Brown – Elko, Nevada

Hannah Colford – Little Rock

Morgan Davis – East End

Taylor Denham – Norman, Oklahoma

Cassidy Eley – North Little Rock

Linleigh Estes – Maumelle

Raweya Filat – Sherwood

Destiny Harrington – Sheridan

Jared Holt – Searcy

Morgan Jenkins – Benton

Justin Johnson – Little Rock

Neeraja Joshi – Pune, India

Kiana Manning – Waldo

Kimberly Norton – Little Rock

Megan Stuckey – Russellville

Jessica Utley – Wynne

Chesney Weatherford – Hot Springs

Alexis Weber – Sherwood

Eryn Wilson – Yellville

Li Xin-Smith – Bryant

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

Dominika Bajguz – Naugatuck, Connecticut

Keith Hahto – Spokane, Washington

Kate Liebmann – Gloucester, Massachusetts

Sarah Madore – Plano, Texas

Hebbah Sayed-Ahmad – Burlington, North Carolina

Catelyn Slayback – Tucson, Arizona

Doctor of Audiology

Dayton Hendricks – Ada, Oklahoma

Kelsey Kitchens – Alma

Stephanie Najarian – Waseca, Minnesota

Anna Norwood – Lexington, Tennessee

Kristyn Wethington – Bryant

Elise Williams – Conway

John Jefferson Ph.D., PT, chair of the physical therapy program at UAMS Northwest Campus, and his faculty got creative in celebrating graduates.

John Jefferson, Ph.D., PT, chair of the physical therapy program at UAMS Northwest Campus, and his faculty got creative in celebrating graduates.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jeanne Aguirre – Greenfield, California

Ann Armstrong – Springfield, Missouri

Holly Bennett – Fort Worth, Texas

Sharina Cassity – Centerton

Katherine Coggins – Arkadelphia

Concietta Daniels – Memphis, Tennessee

Lauren Flanary – Bixby, Oklahoma

Tabor Gamblin – Slidell, Louisiana

Nikolai Goodyear – Munich, Germany

Matthew Harper – Chicago, Illinois

Allison Heimer – Plano, Texas

Brandon Hissong – Medina, Ohio

Sarah Luttrell – Fayetteville

Matthew Matlock – Springdale

Olivia Meadors – Benton

Kennia Merlos – Bentonville

Savannah Neri – Memphis, Tennessee

Harmony Penny – Fouke

Logan Shelton – Wister, Oklahoma

Kelsie Stanford – McKinney, Texas

Shaniqua Stone – Malden, Missouri

Katie Watkins – Bixby, Oklahoma

Tenley Williams – Norman, Oklahoma

Faculty found ways to congratulate and celebrate graduating students, even without a commencement ceremony.

Faculty found ways to congratulate and celebrate graduating students, even without a commencement ceremony.

UAMS College of Pharmacy

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

Augusta

Brent Flowers

Barling

Anh Tran

Batesville

Marie Turner

Beebe

Zakary Kendrick

Benton

Emily Morgan

Bentonville

Pornchai Sinwitayarak

Mariya Yemets

Bismarck

Jessica Thornton

Bryant

Hannah Page

Katlin Wood

Cabot

Krystal Gunter

Sarah Talley

Calico Rock

Brayden Fountain

Camden

Jessica Hargis

Charleston

Kailey Young

Clarksville

Laney Mason

Dayton Vire

Conway

Rachel Briggler

Blaze Calderon

Chassidy Seward

Ashley Temples

Dardanelle

Robert Spradlin

Dover

Allen Snider

Drasco

Matthew Bird

El Dorado

Montana Knight

Morgan Rich

David Roark

Allison Williams

Farmington

Chandler Craft

Fayetteville

Tyler Sweat

Abigail Williams

Fordyce

Rachel Reeves

Fort Smith

William Medford

Brandon Scott

Gentry

Yue Pheng Vang

Greenwood

Mariko Labrada

Hot Springs

Marlee Buchanan

Mary Tucker

Jonesboro

Kellylinh Ho

Little Rock

Pranav Amin

Philip Deer IV

Peter Egbe

Michael Lukacs

Garrett Sheumaker

Zachary Smith

Emily Spatz

Emily Sprick

Autumn Stice

Mary Thannisch

Grant Womack

Casey Wroten

London

Brent Curry

Malvern

Samantha Pennington

Manila

Nicholas Byrd

Maumelle

Madison Gladden

Mayflower

Christopher Croson

McGehee

Case Henderson

Melbourne

Cheyenne Beene

Morrilton

Allen Smith

Nashville

Sydney Reed

Hayden Williams

Newark

Clayton Butler

North Little Rock

Kristen Burrell

Geoffrey Loux

Jared Owen

Neha Sharma

Ozark

Kayla Eveld

Paris

Abraham Vierthaler

Pine Bluff

Ashton Cheatham

Ruston Koonce

Shelby Wall

Pocahontas

Hannah Lakey

Rogers

Tanner Harpole

Emily Osborne

Russellville

Eric Tuner

Sarah Zulfer

Sherwood

Jessica Grunwald

Jayme Holland

Springdale

Jacob Coffman

Kevin Hampton

Javier Moreno

Cody Turner

Texarkana

Jeffery Butler

Tillar

Michael Baker

Ward

Kaitlin McCann

Warren

Seth St.John

West Helena

Lindy Barnes

Yellville

Danielle Price

OUT OF STATE

Aliso Viejo, California

Brandon Bui

Chatham, Illinois

Erica Ridley

Jonesboro, Illinois

Cortni Hicks

Abbeville, Louisiana

Brittany Herpin

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Emma Matherne

Spencer Sanson

Jennings, Louisiana

Charles Cassidy

LaPlace, Louisiana

Brooke Wilkins

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Ann Fitzhugh

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Dylan Ledet

Fayette, Mississippi

Danviona King

Nixa, Missouri

Trenton Terry

St. Louis, Missouri

Jack Nguyen

Columbia Falls, Montana

Jamie Randall

Grapevine, Texas

Zena Nguyen

Houston, Texas

Bichhong Do

Barbara Patterson

Rowlett, Texas

Andrew Wall

INTERNATIONAL

Lagos, Nigeria

Nkeseobong Essien

 

Jocelyn Elders, M.D., an alumna of UAMS, addressed students remotely in a virtual celebration organized by the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, M.D., an alumna of UAMS, addressed students remotely in a virtual celebration organized by the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

The following graduates are listed by degree program.

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Public Health

Alfred Buba – Clarksville, Tennessee

Jeremy Courtney – Sheridan

Louise Montgomery – Little Rock

Joy Stegall – Little Rock

Job Toussaint – Miami, Florida

Master of Health Administration

Clayton Booth – Little Rock

Brandon Cathey – North Little Rock

Ned Garrett Jr. – Little Rock

Antonije Lazic – Hot Springs

Aaryn Murdock – Bryant

Elizabeth Pack – Lonoke

Dia Partlow – Ashburn, Virginia

Caleb Ray – Cabot

Madison Taylor – Russellville

Virtual celebrations allowed faculty and staff to congratulate students personally.

Virtual celebrations allowed faculty and staff to congratulate students personally.

Master of Public Health

Iad Alhallak – Paragould

Jade Anuszek – Ola

Aaliysha Brown – Eudora

Sandilyn Bullock – Stamps

Kylie Chisum – Bauxite

Taylor Connor – Grand Prairie, Texas

Megan DeLong – San Antonio, Texas

Chioma Enyi – Ebonyi, Nigeria

Lydia Famuyide – Akure, Nigeria

Kiah Ferrell – Earle

Jordan Fletcher – Benton

Santiago Gonzalez – Asuncion, Paraguay

Joshua Hall – Sheridan

Scott Hinton – Stamps

George Hudson IV – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Myca Hunthrop – Beebe

John Jackson – Jacksonville

Amy James – Monticello

Christina Joshua – North Little Rock

Kylie Klemann – Alexandria, Virginia

Hannah Lakey – Pocahontas

Sydney Lewis – Batesville

Rebecca Minner – Mount Vernon, Iowa

Benjamin Mukera – Helena

Paige Newman – Longville, Louisiana

Hannah Painter – Lexington, Kentucky

Stella Phillips – Clover Bend

Ahmed Salem – Fort Smith

Gregory Sheridan – Little Rock

Rebecca Stallmann – Bryant

Ryan Steele – Springfield, Missouri

Michael Stout – Maumelle

Elise Stuart – Little Rock

Sarah Talley – Cabot

Lauren Thornton – Paragould

Kandyce Tondjo-Williams – Maumelle

Octavia Toombs – Holly Grove

David Vrudny – Akron, Ohio

Andrew Wall – Rowlett, Texas

Amanda Winston – Pine Bluff

Doctor of Public Health

Kristy Caldwell – El Dorado

Bryan Mader – Russellville

Jennifer Medley – North Little Rock

Charnise Moore – Columbia

Dawn Stehle – Little Rock

Doctor of Philosophy Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Margaret Gorvine – Wellesley, Massachusetts

Doctor of Philosophy Health Systems and Services Research

Ali Alzahrani – Little Rock

 

A virtual celebration hosted by the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invited all UAMS graduates.

A virtual celebration hosted by the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invited all UAMS graduates.

UAMS Graduate School

The following graduates are listed by degree program.

Graduate Certificate Biomedical Informatics

Michael Rutherford – Van Buren

Certificate in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

Laura Carr – Round Rock, Texas

Ashley Lynch – Lonoke

Certificate Regulatory Sciences

Keisha Cawley – Pine Bluff

Laura Ewing – Maynard

Brittney Garner – Lake Jackson, Texas

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

Gail Lange-Smith – Harare, Zimbabwe

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

Parth Desai – Fort Smith

Nicholas Horan – Greenwood

Grace Purvis – Dublin, Georgia

Cameron Ryan – Mountain Home

Pilar Simmons – Little Rock

Nicole Turnage – Greenbrier

Christopher Walker – Kansas City, Missouri

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cord Carter – Haworth, Oklahoma

Denise Hung – Chiayi County, Taiwan

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Trisor Mukiza – Kigali, Rwanda

Eugene Nyamugenda – Little Rock

Dean Robert McGehee, Ph.D., leads a virtual celebration for the UAMS Graduate School.

Dean Robert McGehee, Ph.D., leads a virtual celebration for the UAMS Graduate School.

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

Chris Bolden – Natchez, Mississippi

Keisha Cawley – Pine Bluff

Jakeira Davis – Beaumont, Texas

Amanda Dragan – Canton, Ohio

Andrea Edwards – White Hall

Laura Ewing – Maynard

Walter Harrington – Springfield, Tennessee

Bradford Martins – Conway

Daniel Meeker – Olathe, Kansas

Tiffany Miles – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jacqueline Nolan – Little Rock

Ryan Ransom – Searcy

John Sherrill – Jonesboro

Bradley Shields – Oxford, Mississippi

Julia Watts – Conway

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Toxicology

Brittney Garner – Lake Jackson, Texas

Charles Hay – Waterloo, Iowa

Samantha McClenahan – Bismarck

Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology

Katelynn Brann – Plainville, Massachusetts

Shana Owens – Red Oak, Texas

Leah Latham – St. Louis, Missouri

William MacCain III – Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

Joseph Rom – Leesburg, Virginia

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science

Natalie Capps – Little Rock

Christine Felts – Tillar

Joseph Jimmerson – Cabot

Jamie Jones – Lake Village

Margie Qualls – Maumelle

Crystal Rose – Mountain View

Kelly Urban – Maumelle

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Naleen Raj Bhandari – Gadh Siwana, India

Naga Rajiv Lakkaniga – Little Rock

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology

Lauren Russell – El Dorado


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