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Commencement 2015

Fall 2015 Department Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 3:30 p.m. Fisher Student Center, Lumina Theater

Parking TBD

Every year the Sociology and Criminology Department holds our own departmental graduation ceremony in order to give the students an opportunity to celebrate with family, friends, and their classmates and professors in a more intimate setting.  This year, like every year we took the time to bid our students goodbye and good luck as they leave UNCW.  The following students were recognized for their excellence in achievement for the Spring 2015 Commencement.

Spring 2015 Commencement

William Edd Jr. is UNCW's Hoggard Medal for Achievement recipient-Wilmington Star News 5.23.15

Award Winners

Student Awards

  • John H. Scalf, Jr. Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award
    **Brittany Nicole Gragg
    Sociology Academic Excellence Award
    ***Carrianne Janine Leschad
    Criminology Academic Excellence Award
    ***Daniel David Briggs
    Criminology Student of the Year Award
    *Wendy Renee Austin
    Troy Douglas Carr Memorial Scholarship
    **Brian Louis Wilson
    Student Speaker
    **Victoria Catherine Burke
    Name Reader
    **LaQuana Nicole Askew

Double Majors


1. Criminology

† Honors Graduate

2. Film Studies

*** Summa Cum Laude

3. Political Science

** Magna Cum Laude

4. Psychology

* Cum Laude

5. Sociology


Our Spring 2015 Graduates

Masters in Criminology and Public Sociology

***Casey Dickerson Errante **Jamie Hart Slominski
***Kristin Anne Godwin ***Sarah Hupp Williamson
**Brian Andrew Pittman ***Blair Victoria Yates

Sociology General

Austin Wyatt Andrews Mary Elizabeth Dills Tara M Krudwig
***Daniel David Briggs 1 William Edd Caroline Rachel Medlin
John Mcaden Broadway *Sarah Lindsey Gordon Luci Jane Shipman 1
Logan Alexander Crocker Jane Elizabeth Jones Stephanie Margaret Thompson

Public Sociology

***Carrianne Janine Leschak 4 Mandie Nicole Ross
Priscila Elizabeth Montoya *Jennifer Christine Stiffer1
*Sloane Elizabeth Philipp  



*Wendy Renee Austin Andre Salloum Habib *Laura Elizabeth Perry 4
Kody Thomas Boggs Brittany Marie Hayes 4 Lillian Maria Pruette
Hope Ashley Britt *Kristin Marie Henderson Summer Shane Rice 5
Megan Elizabeth Burnham Anna Frances Herring Haley Kaitlin Roddie
**Victoria Catherine Burke 3 William Roy Jacobs 3 **Michel Campbell Shackelford
Taylor Elizabeth Calegar William Oscar Jolly Charlene Layla Shayesteh-Moghaddam
Mary Abigail Casteen Shannon Mary King

***Haylie Allison Stone 3

Tara Michelle Cohen 4 Katherine Alexandra Kintzing Sarah Lyn Summerlin
Korey Austin Cross 5 **Lee Hamilton Lovett *Kimberlyn J Szany 2
Salvatore Richard D'Angelo Lindsay Marciano Russell Jameson Thomas
Kamaria Lynae Delaney **William Garrett McQueen *Jena Kathryn Valentine
***Corrin Mroz Diestel 4 Patrick Nathaniel Merritt Hollis Vilagos
Jessica Ann Favatella 5 Alicia Shanice Mills 3 Austin William Wall
Charles Edward Flaherty Crystal Miske Hillary Dawn White
**Brittany Nicole Gragg 5 *Leana Renee Morano **Rachel Alexandria Wilber
Sara E Green Dylan Charles Morrison 4 Kathryn Marie York
Monica Kay Greene Danielle Mowrey Meiraf S Zekaryas
Matthew Alan Griffin Kyle Brandon New  
*Kerry Guy **Marie Madeleine Penicaud  

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