More than 200 Meridian Community College students concluded their fall 2018 semester by walking across the Temple Theater stage Friday and receiving their diplomas and or certificates during the College’s commencement ceremonies.
As a highlight of the ceremony, eight MCC students were selected to be included in the Circle of Excellence, a recognition that salutes the students on the basis of scholarship, leadership, spirit and service.
Named were Ana Primeaux, Christopher Joel Thomas, Da'Leshia Lenea Leflore, Brelan Mikal Gardner, Hannah Caitlyn Roberts, Jerome Miller, Khadija Akala Easley and Carra Danielle Harwell.
Primeaux is a native of Brasov, Romania, and is a graduate of the Associate Degree Nursing program. She plans to continue her education at either Louisiana State University or the University of Southern Mississippi. Her career goal is to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society, Organization of Student Nurses and NSCS.
Thomas is from Flowood and is also a graduate of the Associate Degree Nursing program. He plans to attend Mississippi University for Women and pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing. His career goal is to work as a registered nurse in cardiac care, surgery or dialysis specialty. Thomas’ long-range goal is to possibly work in hospice care. He is a member of PTK, Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society and OSN. Thomas is a registered respiratory therapist working part time at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and St. Dominick Memorial Hospital.
Leflore, a resident of Carthage, is a graduate of the Practical Nursing Program. She plans to attend Alcorn University where her goal is to earn a master’s in nursing and become a nurse educator. Leflore is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Health Occupation Students of America, Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurses Association and the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses Association.
Gardner, a resident of Philadelphia, is a graduate of the Associate Degree Nursing Program who plans to further his education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a member of PTK, Alpha Delta Nu and was named to the Dean’s and President’s list as well as being selected as the 2017 Veteran Freshman of the Year. He is active in the Air National Guard.
Roberts is from Daleville and is a graduate of the University Transfer Program with emphasis on criminal justice/forensics. She plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi with the goal of obtaining a master’s degree in criminal justice. Roberts is a member of PTK.
Miller is from Brownsville, Tenn. He graduated from the Emergency Management and Communications Technology Program. Miller is currently active duty Navy, with six years of service, and hopes to retire from the Navy after 20 years of service. His long-range career goal is to become either a Federal Emergency Management Agency director, meteorologist or history teacher.
Easley is from Meridian and is a graduate of the University Transfer Program. She plans to continue her education at the University of West Alabama where she will pursue a degree in elementary education. Easley is a member of PTK and MCC’s Concert Choir.
Harwell is from Long Beach and is graduating from the University Transfer Program. She plans to attend Mississippi University for Women in the nursing program. Her goal is to work in the intensive care unit field. She is a member of PTK and was named to the President’s List.
Candidates for graduates included: Tonya Burrell Austin, Savannah Lee Cottrill, Anna Evelyn Sisson, Courtney Taylor, Veronica Nicole Walters and Tina Marie Wright, all of Bailey; Brittney Marie Payton-Parkman of Bassfield; Stephanie Nicole Dade of Bay Springs; Anna Hicks Phillips, Carmen S. Ward, Kimbala Ware and Leann Garrett, all of Brandon; Lester James Copeland and Joshua Austin Walker, both of Butler, Ala.; Tierra L. Walker of Byram; Kiana Chantrel Bush of Canton; Daleshia Lenea Leflore, Mariana B. Sanders, Chelsea Alexis Smith and Kursten Nicole Watkins, all of Carthage; Tiffany Mercedes Clark, Tierra Ladisha Henry, Jamia K. Jelks, LaKreisha Patrice Jelks, Marquita Donyell Marshall and Kristen Wright Williams, all of Clinton; Meagan Knight Harvey of Collins; Andrea Letitia Banks, William Gene Brantley, Tytiana A’Brie Grace, Tomas William Jones, Raven Emery McDaniel and Debbie Lynn Pollock-Simmons, all of Collinsville; Lorien Keamber Gowdy and Hannah Caitlyn Roberts, both of Daleville; Jalissia S. Brazzle of DeKalb; Brandon Gregory Griffin of Decatur; Terra L. Bryant, Anita Jones Lowery, Michael Carl McIntosh and Frank G. Sanford of Enterprise; Elizabeth Theresa Robinson of Florence; Christopher Joel Thomas of Flowood;
Chrissi Betty Farrell, Ashley Paulnetta McEntee and JaBazz Cherelle White, all of Forest; Vallie LeNeidra Porter, Jamesia Lynne Theodore of Hattiesburg; Sarah Ann Williams of Hickory; Lashonda Patrice Donaldson, Lakisha Latoya Lyons, Jasmine Dashay McGruder, Shayla Markesha Robinson, Krishna Tre’Nette Shaw, Helen W. Smith, Tamaron LaShay Smith, Tisha Denise Smith and Teresa Veasley, all of Jackson; Nellie M. Burch of Lauderdale; Danielle Cara Adams, Kandace Marie Davis, LaToya A. Holder, Enloe Mays Kee IV and Takila K. Stewart, all of Laurel; Anika JaVonne Tanks of Lisman, Ala.; DeJanaye Simmons of Livingston, Ala.; Brittany D. Mitchell, Lesli Jayne Quinn and Nydia Dechell Thames, all of Louisville; JeNecia Lashay Lockett of Macon; Amy J. Wadford of Magee; Shannon Nicole Stokes of Marion;
Rachel Alexander, Madeline G. Anderson, Joquereon C. Ball, Ke’Aunna Lagail Baylor, Cristina N. Beckman, Emily Katherine Booker, Jayda Aranna Bounds, Gloria Anne Boyd, Shaquanta R. Boyd, Takeria Georlet Bryant, Lesa Jackson Buckley, Melissa R. Burns, A’Kevia Ta’Sha Carpenter, Charles William Carruth, Michael Dewayne Chaney, Parker G. Chaney, Cindy Mashae Chapman, Jared Jerald Cline, Asante Eduane Cole, Brittany Michelle Cole, Gabrielle Cole, Haley Harper Copeland, Yolanda Jeanette Creer, Alesha Nicole Cross, Alexias Raevon Daniels, Ashley Ann David, Jessica Lynn Davis, Taderia Shardai Davis, Reginald Leshon Denman, Jessie Dennis, Zakia I. Drane, Khadija Akala Easley, Frederick D. Felder, Jamarcus Levell Fox, Haley Michele Francis, Hannah Patricia Frazier, Claudine Sims Fuller, Hayden C. Gant, Jennifer Lynn Gould, Kathryn Frances Grant, , Matthew Brett Griffin, Crystal Shonta Hampton, Joshua Adam Hearn, Allison Nicole Heflin, Aja M. Hersey, Jesus E. Hidalgo, Madison Elise Hike, Bailey Alyssa Houser, Quinton Marvell Hudson, William Scott Hudson, Brittany Sade Hurst, Tyheeja K. Jackson, Donald Hale Jemison, Jada Marita Jennings, Michaela Jo Johnson, Murrietta Latrice Jones, Harpreet Kaur, Chrystine Brooke Koenigs, Antoinette Marie Krstulovich, Logan A. Larkin, Chrystal Nicole Lewis, Eric Mackenzie Lewis, Apryl N. Lindley, Tracy Jurun Malone, Michelle Marie Martin, Zikiyyah Ke’Undra Martin, James Ronald McGee, Christopher Deondre McGrone, China W. McNeil, Yosimi Mendoza, Jara Robilyn Miller, Jerome Miller, Quintera Jena’ Miller, T’Shiba L. Molphus, Chase McCrae Moore, James Edward Moore, Kevin J. Moore, Tonya Michelle Morris, Anthony L. Mosley, Terry Devonte Mosley, Victoria M. Myers, Logan Estella Nave, Alex Donte Nicholson, Natina Gerri Norman, Jerri Rene’e Odom, Jennifer Lynn Parker, Brianna Lee Partridge, Michele Renee Pearson, Clarence Grayson Pierce, Kembresha O’Dasha Portis, A’Zarhia Dalyn Powell, Ana Primeaux, Clara A. Radcliffe, Christopher Glenn Rhine, Loren Taylor Richardson, Logan Marie Robinson, Andria G. Scarbrough, Tabitha C. Scisson, Tonesia Teshay Scott, Shakira M. Shoemaker, , Taneish M. Smith, Mecklin Denise Soules, Angel Z. Spencer, LaCamiyah Rakajah Taylor, Monique Temple, Melvin Thomas, William R. Thompson, Teresa Louise Tidwell, Jordan Xavier Tucker, David Allan Wyrick and Nydia Young all of Meridian;
Pamela S. Smith of Morton; Kian-Ta R. Aigbokhan and Shantel Le’Sha Moore, all of Newton; Ashton Ma’leigh Dixon and Shanita Louena Strickland, both of Pachuta; Melissa Ann Barrett, Chenice Lorraine Ben, Chris D. Bounds, Aaron Blake Bradley, Abby Conn Bradley, Christopher Shane Cotton, Brelan Mikal Gardner, Brandy Renee Gentry, Malaina Grasshopper, Elizabeth Dominique Hewitt, Chaiydreanna T. LeFlore, Neelam Mumtaz Mian, Angela D’nette Najera Perez and Michael Austin Thomas, all of Philadelphia; Valencia Katrice Bradley of Pinola; Christina Michele Dale, Santerio Lyntrez Darden, Escherica B. Gray, Ronnie Tavarus Hopson and Shauntae Alecia Mobley, all of Porterville; Travera Nicole Banks of Pulaski;
Nicole Bethany Butler, Chasity Hamrick, Carra Danielle Harwell and Asia Jarde’ Ruffin, all of Quitman; Brandi Leigh Williams of Raymond; Kraterria Shaquel Blakley of Shubuta; Sandra Tutton Edmonds of Starkville; Lonkerria Zykia McCoy and Yolanda Adams Plummer of Stonewall; Katie Jo Satcher of Stringer; Holly T. Hampton, Jessica Mone’ Killingsworth and LaToya Sheree Williams, all of Terry; Tymeisha Deshanna Brewster, Taylor Elaine Thomas and Kylie Lynn Williams, all of Toomsuba; Candace Lucas Jenkins of Toxey, Ala.; LaShay McPherson Sims of Utica; Princess Spears of Vicksburg; Adrianna Michelle Campbell-Page and Skiesha Javanea Trotter, both of Vossburg; Brigitte Tara Mills of Walnut Grove; Tekeyla Tranette Hartzog, Megan Shea Ingram and Charris Dewuan Smith, all of Waynesboro; and Kristi L. Cummings of West Point.