CTC confers degrees at spring graduation

Central Texas College (CTC) held its spring commencement ceremony today at the Bell County Expo Center. More than 350 graduates received associate degrees in science, arts, applied science as well as certificates of completion. Keynote speaker for the event was Texas State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock. Also addressing the graduates was Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general III Corps and Fort Hood.

Graduating with highest honors were Brenna Bishop, Christopher Morris and Whisper Williams.

While most graduates were from the central Texas area, some students traveled from CTC continental campuses in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina. Others came from the CTC Pacific Far East and Europe campuses including Jennifer Collins-Clements who completed an Associate of Applied Science degree via distance learning while with her husband stationed at Illesheim, Germany.

Collins-Clements and her family, husband and four sons, relocated to Houston, TX after losing everything during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Her husband went from the Army Reserves to active duty in order to support the family. “Trying to find employment in a competitive job market without skills needed or the validation of a college degree was a huge challenge,” explained Collins-Clements. “My husband and I impressed upon them (their children) how important it is to finish what you start. I then realized I needed to lead by example and finish the educational journey I began long ago. This degree means an opportunity to carry foundational business skills that will enhance my chances of finding professional employment as I follow and support my soldier throughout his Army career.”

Also graduating were brother and sister, Jonathan and Maryah Barker, who were presented their degrees by their mother Kirsten Brooks, associate dean of the CTC central campus. Maryah is currently a student at Ellison High School and the Temple Bioscience Institute and completed an associate of science degree through the dual credit program. She will graduate high school on June 8. Jonathan also took dual credit classes and is completing an associate of arts degree one year after graduating high school.

Other family connections were the father-daughter tandem of Ronald Morton, Sr. who received an Associate of Arts degree, while his daughter, Bryahna Morton-Carter, received an Associate of Science degree. And Fred Smith received an Associate of Applied Science degree while his wife, Julie Bass-Smith, and daughter, Brianne Bass, received Associate of Arts degrees.

CTC nursing instructor, Susan Ramnarine-Singh presented her daughter, Mary Anne, with her Associate of Science degree.

The average age of the CTC graduates is 33 years with the oldest graduate at 65 years and the youngest at 18 years. Among the graduates were 137 soldiers, seven members of the U.S. Air Force, one sailor in the Navy, one Marine and three National Guardsmen. CTC conferred 194 associate of art degrees, 108 associate of applied science degrees, 37 associate of science degrees and 28 certificates of completion conferred.

The 2014 spring CTC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science Degree are:

Killeen
Yemisi Dorcas Abudu
Dawn Robin Bryant
Kevin David Bryson
Susan Semernezski Cain
Sarahi Cantu
Kim Castillo-Seeley
Robin Oscar Cavenaugh
Brianne Lynn Chavez
Michelle Ann Cusenza
Deborah Louise DeVito
Cheraye Ocena Evans
Ruth Anne Freston
George Michael Garagate
Kevin A. Gideon
Lauren Marie Gonzalez
Bria J. Gray
Steven Gerard Gregory
Jessica Nicole Guillory
Imelda M. Hernandez
Julia Lynn Hyatt
Roberto Jimenez
Jacqueline LeBel
Jessica Marie Lindsey
Elaine Lopez
Theopilus Jermaine Lowe
Amanda Leann Luttrell
Michael T. Mahoney
Jocelyn Ariana McGary
Christopher James Morris
Jackie Lynn Williams Morrison
Pedro Munoz, Jr.
Barbara Ann Page
Anna W. Palacios
Kearesten Kiara Patterson
Gregory Eugene Smith, Sr.
Joseph L. Spradlin
Richard Ysmael Tersero, Jr.
Sharon Leana Thomas
Johnicia Nicole Tyler
Zanda Watson
Paris Lashae Williams

Harker Heights
Brenna Colleen Bishop
Freeman James Cones
LaJuana San Greia Ellison
Kimberly Marie Havens
Nelia B. Higuera
Tresa Dee McCormick
Ranie Sue Nelson
Michael Vincent Rizzo
Victoria Nell Todd

Fort Hood
Carolyn Eguia Bobbs
Nathaly Kelly Brunt
Kayla Jo Carnall
Amanda Ford Ceniceros
Armando Oscar Gonzales
Noris Juana Hale

Copperas Cove
Amanda Nicole Bachmann
Richard Edward Beckman
Paige Nicole Bishop
Jason Wendel Corson
Victor Leo Dery
Candace Ann Douglas
Jorge Luis Espinoza II
Lindsey Jeanne Grady
Bryan Damon Greenlee
Juana Elicia Groat
Howard Hubert Harris
Rachel Rebecca Mastache
Esosa Enabulele Osawaru
Karen Leigh Pate
Kaci Renai Porter
Ciomara Ringer
Alexa Ray Lynn Sargent
Tavia Michelle Smith
Kenneth Marcel Taylor
Regina Lynn Tralle
Dana Lynn Wall-Torres
Mandi Williams

Lampasas
Amy L. Carroll
Gabrielle Micayla Feighner
Ashliegh Rae Rodriguez

Nolanville
Shane Boucher
Jamie Zuidmulder

Other associate of applied science graduates were Elisabeth Combs, Florence; Frederick Smith and Claudia Yancy, Kempner; Krystal Turnbow, Austin; Melissa Ibarra and Michele Lopez, Leander; Samantha Freitag, Marble Falls; Shajjia Ahmed, Temple; Kathleen Ashbeck, Crosby; and Kevin Alexander, Cedar Creek

Associate of Arts degree graduates were:

Killeen
Jessica Inosencia Acevedo Lebron
Jasmine Shanice Alexander
Misha C. Anderson
Noemi Irma Arenas
Estella Sonja Arroyo-Lipham
Keisha Michelle Belfrom
Tanya Latrese Berry
Iesha Tyneen Blunt
Bernie Boggs, Jr.
Jared T. Bowser
Jorgina Laurel Arianna Butler
Ebony Vontice Bynum
Stacy-Ann Alecia Campbell
Antoine Manuel Carter
Shaunteel L. Chalk-Rodgers
Tilda Veronica Chambers
Carlos Ivan Chavez
Oh Young Cho
Grecia Itzel Clark
Barbara Lynne Coleman
Tiffany Tercida Craig
Melissa Cross
Johanna Cruz Santiago
Nathanael Jordan DeVito
Juan Carlos Diaz-Torres II
Stephen Tristian Dorsey
Jamie Dwayne Durant
Kelci Lameisha Ellis
Morgan Cheri Estes
Monique Jenea Farrow
Laura Alicia Felty
Garrick Leon Gates
Kassandra Shedette Gavin
Dorothea Goodson
Kendra Tasheka Graham
Joey Winston Grant
Bryant Lovell Green, Jr.
Sarah K. Guzman
NaTashia E. Harper
Alexis Rochelle Harris
Rebecca Lynn Hays
Sa’de Nicole Henry
Vanity MaʹShell Hodges
Jessica Nicole Jackel
Michael Stephen Jackel
Garey Thomas Jagodzinski
Leslie Renae James
Edyta Anna Jimenez
Latea Monya Keelen-Austin
Shawnda L. King
Samuel Lyndell Knox
Deqwensia Renee Lankford
Luis F. Lara
John Edward Lauck, Jr.
Stefanie Renee Lavergne
Richard Kenard Lewis
Katina Joy Linen
Alla Lopez
Carylon Yi Lorenzo
Shaundrika C. Martinez
LaTasha Marie McKay
Sandra L. McKnight-Dunn
Nicole Lee Ann Medellin
April Jacklyn Montalvo
Erin Michael Moore
Ashlee Elizabeth Morris
Komlan Mawulolo Nousseassi
Kristina Lauren Pham
Rickeda Julia Phillips
Ileanette Sarahy Pla
Tiffany La Dawn Polite
Joshua Micheal Posados
Mouneigh Jeanine Pyatt
Cotina Nacole Quiney
Francisco Arnoldo Ramirez
Staci Jean Reed
Angel J. Rivera
Marvin Delano Robinson
Shelldonia Lumicia Robinson
Noe B. Rodriguez
Alfonso Rodriguez
Andrew James Rutherford
Kristen Marie Schlabach
Christopher John Seeley
Janita Ann Simmons
Kentoria Chenelle Sims
Shentavia Kenshay Sims
Nicole Marie Sivells
Carolyn Branch Smith
Yolanda Reneeʹ Smoot
Marcus Xavier Stribling
Daira Chami Sullivan
Travis G. Swanson
Ethan Matthew Switzer
Senada Tola
Susana Yvette Torres
Maxine Turner
Vanessa Villegas
Brittany Catherine Ward
Annetta Lucille Warren
Nina Joy Webb
Fantasia Schmeka Woods

Harker Heights
Varncille Traconia Benjamin
Tiffany Renea Davidson
Jennifer K. Hogberg
Marion S. Hudson
Marlene Shaw
Dane Lamont Thomas
Whisper Love Williams
Robert W. Yi

Fort Hood
Cherokee Augustine Irene Burrell
Benny Earl Campbell
Latoya Amoy Daley-Whyte
Rosanna Gonzalez
Toni R. Hollins
Edgar Mateo Jimenez
Sheena Ann Louise Johnson
Darius Jerel Moore, Sr.
Megan A. Pleasants
Eugenio Rivera
Nordaine Shakar Whyte

Copperas Cove
Julie Arellano
Brianne Alana Bass
Tiffany Tonesha Braziel
Felicia Michelle Brown
Lavay Deanna Byrd
Diana Isabella Davila
Leona Frances Freeman
La’Toya N. Gaston-Hudson
Gregory Lamonteʹ Gray
Porsche Yolund Hardaway-Grimes
Michele Ann Pruitt
Nancy Christina Roy-Small
Vanessa F. Stahley
Jeryme Adam Stahley
Brendan Joel Stanco
Jennifer Dawn Stevenson

Belton
Olivia Ann Goodman
Rebecca Alene Ross
Yara E. Villegas

Temple
Natalie J. Hetzel
Meryl Elise Palmer
Rodney Rowe
Doris Marie Timmons

Gatesville
Fernando Alvarado, Jr.
Samantha Elaine Vance
Angela Rose Vance

Other associate of arts degree graduates were C.G. Alaniz and Brandy Clark, Austin; Jermaine Gilliam, Brownsville; Raymond Evetts, Flat; Celia Sellers, Jonesboro; Julie Bass-Smith and April Carraher, Kempner; Bianca Roscoe, Lampasas; Diana Ambrose, Marble Falls; Melissa Luna, McKinney; Jacob Beckstead, Nolanville; Dawna Sybert-Taylor, Rhome; Samantha Cooper, Roanoke; and Joseph Andre and Alvin Wallace, San Antonio.

Associate of Science degree graduates were:

Killeen
Alejandra Gabriela Ables
Justin Richard Agan
David Wallace Avery
Sharmaine Mershelle Blanche
Kristy Marie Brown
Kristine Shawnté Chapple
Tre´Manielle K. Cofield
Robert Wayne Jackson II
Torance Darnell Jones
Victoria Queen Elizabeth Lott
Paulino Moralez, Jr.
Kira Lee Oesau
William Patrick Peacock, Jr.
Rebecca Lynn Shade
Cassandra Lynn Shively
Phyllis Victoria Thompson
David Michael Tinajero
Gregory DeAnthony Walker

Harker Heights
Birgit Ashley Bingham
William Lawrence Carter
Mary Anne Ramnarine-Singh
Leslie Anne Vega

Copperas Cove
Devon Nicole Bellows
Rachael Ann Keiko Mililani Brown
Rodan Anthony De Vega
Donna Marie Fredericks
Dorothy Elizabeth Kragie
Cynthia Lyn Riessen

Other graduates with an associate of science degree were Kimberlee Kúuleimomilani Akuna, Fort Hood; Jessie West, Bertram; DeAndra Robinson, Huntsville; Lindsey Davis and Yiju Kim, Kempner; and Debby Buford, San Antonio.

Graduating with certificates of completion were:

Killeen
Charity Nwakaego Ayantade
Janette Joy Baez
Emily Marie Berger
Gwendolyn Denise Clyburn
Lauren Nicole Collins
Anna Marie Dean
Darren Allen Dibble
Henry Charles Gates
Glenda Maureen Harris-Coleman
Daniel Aric Herold II
Amber Cothery Jackson
Willie B. King, Jr.
Folashade A. Kolawole
Russell William Lowery
Terrence Adrian Moon
Katrina Michelle Parker
Bobby Le’Roy Phea, Sr.
Siris Washington, Jr.

Copperas Cove
David Chavez
Jessica Duran
Gladys Denise Greene
Ashley Nicole Martin
Angie Lee Smith

Other students earning certificates of completion were Sariah Ainslie, Belton; William Graff II, Burnet; Timothy Hamilton, Fort Hood; Amanda French, Horseshoe Bay; Donald Browning, Nolanville; and A’Shonta Whitehead, San Antonio.

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