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Release date: December 12

Wayland to award diplomas during Dec. 14 ceremony

Wayland Baptist University will award degrees to approximately 50 students during the winter commencement ceremony planned for 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 in Harral Memorial Auditorium.

Dr. Claude Cone, executive director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, will be the commencement speaker. Chris Tucker, a graduating senior from Olton, will bring the student address.

Other graduates participating in the ceremony will be Carla Douglas Hardy of Breckenridge, Rebecca Matthews of Albany, Ore. and Jennifer Mastroberti of Borger.

Four individuals will be receiving graduate degrees during the ceremony. Linda Eversole of Plainview will receive a Master of Education degree in education administration. Patti Hauk of Gwynneville, Ind. will be awarded a Master of Education degree in science education. Nicole Jackson of Plainview will receive a Master of Education degree in reading. Marilyn Jennings, also of Plainview, will receive a Master of Science degree in multidisciplinary science.

Other graduates, along with their hometowns and their major field of study, include the following:

Bachelor of Arts: Amariz Acosta of Midland, psychology; Rachael Ainsworth of Lamesa, mass communications; Carla Hardy of Breckenridge, music; John Hintergardt of Hale Center, art; Michelle Hinze of Plainview, mass communications; Amy Hyatt of Brownfield, art; Juan Martinez, Jr. of Floydada, criminal justice; Rebecca Matthews of Albany, Ore., religious education/business administration; Traci Phipps of Lamesa, business administration; Zane Powers of Pampa, religion; Shannon Roland of Lubbock, history; April Salazar of San Antonio, mass communications; Vanessa Swick of Dallas, psychology; Christopher Tucker of Olton, religion; Julian Vasquez of Plainview, art; and Daniel Williams of McAllen, religion.

Bachelor of Business Administration: David Aguilera of Plainview, management/marketing/Spanish; Brian Barrett of Hereford, accounting; Monty Biggs of Hobbs, N.M., management/marketing; Fany Smith of Managua, Nicaragua, management/marketing; Michelle Spencer of Plainview, accounting.

Bachelor of Music: Jennifer Mastroberti of Borger, music education.

Bachelor of Science: John Byrd of Liberty, history; Alison Cudnoski of Lubbock, psychology; Jennifer Escamilla of Olton, psychology; Jodi Henderson of Lubbock, composite science; Peter Poff of Lubbock, psychology/religion; Marisa Stahl of Roswell, N.M., psychology; Landon Terry of Des Moines, Iowa, physical education/business administration; and Sherylyn Yowell of Sunray, biology.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Heather Derrick of New Deal, early childhood; Marcia Lee of Hart, mathematics; Valerie Livesay of Olton, early childhood; Cynthia Rogers of Azle, early childhood; Jennifer Worth of Seminole, early childhood.

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education: Tammy Adkins of Sacramento, Calif., occupational education; Fausto Benitez of Wichita Falls, occupational education; Lucia Ceniceros of Farwell, business administration; Barbara Dean of Sierra Vista, Ariz., occupational education; Jana Dunn of Kermit, business administration; Tania Halbleib of Plainview, occupational education; Mary Jeffreys of Clovis, N.M., human services; Lisa Perez of Plainview, business administration; Delma Sanders of Floydada, human services; Mario Sauceda of Plainview, business administration.

Associate of Applied Science: Tammy Adkins of Sacramento, Calif., occupational education; Jana Dunn of Kermit, business administration; and Mario Sauceda of Plainview, business administration.