Shawnee State University announces fall graduatesPublished 9:09am Tuesday, December 20, 2011
PORTSMOUTH — The third annual Fall Commencement at Shawnee State University with 184 students graduating was held on Friday, in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
President Rita Rice Morris gave the opening remarks speaking to the parents, faculty and students.
“By getting here today, you have now accomplished something that only one in four high school graduates in Ohio accomplishes,” Morris said to the students. “You are a college graduate. With this degree, you will make a difference in your communities, you will impact the lives of people with whom you work, and you will help change the quality of life for Ohio and our region. The differences you make will be shaped by the fact that you are a college graduate.”
• James Bell of South Webster graduated with an associate degree in electomechanical engineering.
• Charli Boothe of Ironton graduated with an associate degree in nursing.
• Andrea Caulley of Oak Hill graduated with an associate degree in business management.
• Lindsey Charles of South Webster graduated with an associate degree in nursing.
• Karen Pemberton of Proctorville graduated with an associate degree in nursing.
• Shannon Pemberton of Chesapeake graduated with an associate degree in nursing.
• Cassandra Addis of Pedro graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy
• Robert Logan of Ironton graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy
• Amber Blanton of Franklin Furnace graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
• Emily Deems of Franklin Furnace graduated with a bachelor’s degree in individualized studies.
• Diana Erwin of South Point graduated with a bachelor’s degree in individualized studies.
Shawnee State University is a student-focused university offering a highly personalized, affordable and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas.
Nearly 4,700 students are enrolled at SSU this year, including 35 international students.