The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff held its 2019 spring commencement May 11 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. There were 307 graduates, according to a news release.
During the ceremony, graduates were also commissioned as officers in U.S. Army. They included Aaron Jones, Joseph Paul and Aaron Hodge.
The following students received the Chancellor’s Medallion, an honor for the students with the highest grade point averages, according to the news release.
Ashlee Daniel, Industrial Technology, Summa Cum Laude — from Paynes Bay St. James, Barbados, plans to pursue construction management.
Jenna Wuzinski, Biology, Summa Cum Laude — from Coronation, Alberta, Canada, has been accepted to dental school at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto to pursue a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Britney Sahlmann, Elementary Education (K-6), Summa Cum Laude — from Alexander, plans to pursue teaching at the elementary level and a master’s degree in Special Education/Autism focus at Mercyhurst University.
Bajah Boykins, Human Sciences/Nutrition and Food Science, Summa Cum Laude — from Pine Bluff, will pursue a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics.
Noah Morris, Business Administration/Finance, Summa Cum Laude — from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., aspires to become a a chief financial officer of a major Fortune 500 company.
Wynter Ruth, General Studies/Liberal Arts Emphasis, Cum Laude — from Little Rock will pursue a stage acting career and own a theatre company.
Jada Turner, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude — from Little Rock will pursue a Master of Science degree in Addiction Studies at UAPB. She received the Medallion as senior class president.
Kimberly Boyd, Business Administration/Marketing — from Somerville, Tenn., plans to pursue degrees to lead to a career in higher education and as chancellor of UAPB. She received a Medallion as Student Government Association president.
The entire list of graduates wasn’t submitted for this article, but can be printed when available.