Commencement Ceremony


Ceremonial Music for Brass and Organ


“Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1,” Edward Elgar


The Rev. Janet F. Fuller, University Chaplain

National Anthem

“The Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key
Led by Edwina Osaremwindamen Oluwasikemi Avbuere L’20


Kia LaShon Barrett L’20

Student Address

Hannah Quinn Lundquist L’20

David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism

Presented by Andrew J. Haile, Associate Professor of Law

Introduction of the Speaker

Luke Bierman, Dean and Professor of Law


Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Presentation of the Candidates for Degrees

Aswani Volety, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Conferring of Degrees

Connie Ledoux Book, President

Recognition of the Graduates

Dean Bierman
Enrique Armijo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

Charge to the Graduating Class

President Book


Prelude to the Te Deum, Charpentier


  • W. Thomas Jones, University Organist
  • Paul Randall, trumpet
  • Anita Cirba, trumpet
  • Alex Fioto, trumpet
  • Kim Van Pelt, horn
  • Mike Kris, trombone
  • Steve Truckenbrod, tuba

In Memoriam

Elon University School of Law remembers the contributions and legacy of Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law George R. Johnson, Jr., who died November 15, 2020, following a lengthy illness. Dean Johnson was a graduate of Columbia Law and was a founding faculty member of Elon Law. He guided Elon Law through its first accreditation process with the American Bar Association and served as a mentor to countless students, notably in his role as an advisor to the Black Law Students Association. The Class of 2020 honors the memory of Dean Johnson with his posthumous election to serve as a Commencement faculty marshal.

Class of 2020

Name Previous Institution(s)
* Laura E. Yanka B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jacob Willoughby Wood B.S., The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Robin Still Wintringham A.B., Duke University
** Hunter B. Winstead B.S., Liberty University
MBA, Liberty University
Megan D. Wilson-Bost B.S., B.S., Emory & Henry College
Hannah Nnenna Whaley B.S., Lander University
Benjamin Scott Warren B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Kirbi K. Walters B.A., The College of Charleston
* Daniel H. Walsh B.S., Florida State University
Almeric Leander Thomas B.S., Gardner-Webb University
MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University
Grant Saxon Tekker B.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Evan Austin Tarver B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
** Spenser Marie Sullivan B.A., Arkansas State University
Victoria Lynn Stout B.A.A., Central Michigan University
Ashley Elizabeth Stewart B.A., University of Mississippi
Rachel Mae Starnes B.A., The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Kristen M. Speight B.S., Wingate University
* Evan Smith B.S., Western Carolina University
Christopher Grant Smith B.S., East Tennessee State University
Brandon P. Smith B.S., University of Florida
Alexandria Danielle Smith B.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Simerjit Singh B.S., Michigan State University
Krystal Leanne Shreiner B.S., Arizona State University West Campus, Glendale
Olivia Jocelyne Setser B.A., B.A., B.A., The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
M.E.L.P., Vermont Law School
Christopher Ryan Schroeder B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Connor John Schramm B.S.B.A., University of Central Florida
Jaz Autumn Sarriera B.S., Fort Hays State University
Aaliyah Janai Russell B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
** Kathryn Joyce Romo B.A., Creighton University
Casey Taylor Robinson B.S., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
* Shane Bryce Roberts B.S., Furman University
Paige Taylor Richardson B.S., University of Georgia
George Duncan Regan Jr. B.B.A., Campbell University
Dillon Michael Quinn B.S., Lees-McRae College
Cher Marana Lilles Quibang B.S., Florida State University
Anna Marie Powell B.S., Clemson University
*** Travis James Poulos B.A., Guilford College
Salvatore Popolillo III B.A., Monmouth University
Rachel Marie Pomeroy B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.E.L.P., Vermont Law School
Kairah Pippenger B.A., B.A., Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Clancy Helen Theresa Phillips B.A., University of New England
*** Benjamin Sanders Parsons B.A., New York University
McCathern Marie Painter B.A., The College of Charleston
Jessica Lynn Norum B.S., Furman University
Ty Eric Morley B.A., University of Nevada, Reno
Alden Rebecca Minick B.S.W., University of Georgia
John Walker McNab B.S., Brigham Young University – Idaho
Vincent McKinney B.A., Georgia Southern University
Sarah Elizabeth McIntyre B.S., Appalachian State University
Anthony T. Masters B.S., Appalachian State University
Christopher Lambert Martineau B.A., East Carolina University
Hannah Quinn Lundquist B.S., University of Wisconsin – Stout
* Michael T. Logsdon II B.S., West Virginia Wesleyan College
Courtney Beckworth Lockerman B.S., B.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Brooke Taylor LaMachio B.S., Appalachian State University
* Julianna Rose Kober B.A., University of Rochester
Heather M. Kindley B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Zachary James Kiffmeyer B.A., The University of Tennessee
Peter Galbraith Kelly III B.S., Sacred Heart University
Victoria Jimenez B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Kirsten Jantavia Jamison B.S., University of South Carolina
Rachel Eleanor James B.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mary Melissa Hoover B.S., Appalachian State University
Jack Everett Holbrook B.A., The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Kelby K. Hicks B.A., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Cynthia Elizabeth Hernandez B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
Timisha Dominque Henley B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Alisha Brianna Harris B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* Madison Nicole Guttry B.S., California State University Monterey Bay
Emily Lynn Guarascio B.A., Adelphi University
Alexis Janell Grossman B.A., Georgia Southern University
Chris Wallace Graham B.A., Rutgers University
* Victoria Ashley Ford B.A., Elon University
** Michael John Fiori B.A., Clemson University
Julia James Eurey B.S., Asbury University
M.A., East Carolina University
Ed.S., Liberty University
Sarah Lowman Ensley B.S., University of North Georgia
* Kjirsten Corinna Durand-Johnson B.A., Florida Atlantic University
M.E.L.P., Vermont Law School
Samantha D. Dudley B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andrew Phillip Dietrich B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
Taylor Di Stefano B.S., West Virginia University
Andrew Ryan Denoff B.A., Guilford College
Tyler Demery B.A, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Timothy Devin Daugherty B.S., Hampden-Sydney College
Tyler Jeremey Crima B.S., Saint Joseph’s College
Anissa Cottrell B.S., Longwood University
** Hunter David Cornelius B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Victoria Charlene Corey B.A., San Jose State University
** Christine Elizabeth Cline B.A., North Carolina State University
Brian Matthew Cindrich B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz
Sarah Alexandra Church B.A., University of South Carolina
Tai Cierra Simone Chisholm Hensley B.A., Wake Forest University
Julie-Anne Castro B.A., University of South Carolina
Brandon Lee Casey B.A., East Tennessee State University
Hayleigh Roberson Carroll B.A., Wake Forest University
Mackenzie Adair Carpenter B.S., Clemson University
Hollyanne Marissa Callahan B.A., Christopher Newport University
Makayla Caliri B.A., Westfield State University
Amber L. Cain B.A., Florida State University
M.L.I.S., University of South Florida
Sarah Victoria Byrd B.S., Appalachian State University
Melissa Rae Buck B.A., Elmira College
Kelley Elizabeth Brosky B.S., Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Lynn Brock B.A., North Carolina State University
Molly Lyle Brazil B.A., Appalachian State University
Tanner Nathaniel Brantley B.A., Morehouse College
M.E.L.P., Vermont Law School
Haillie Ra’Shelle Bowles B.A., Samford University
Jerrad Evan Bodenschatz B.A., The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Samuel Bennett B.A., Anderson University
Megan Bennett B.A., University of Florida
Madeline O. Baruch B.A., University of Central Florida
Kia LaShon Barrett B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.Ed., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dhruvi Barot B.A., North Carolina State University
Melenni Balbach B.A., North Carolina State University
Rand Maxwell Baker B.S., Ferrum College
Kaila Baccas B.S., Fayetteville State University
Edwina Osaremwindamen Oluwasikemi Avbuere B.A., The George Washington University
Shaun Michael Arnold B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Megan Gabrielle Anderson B.A., Florida State University
Ava Rose Almaraz B.A., Queens University of Charlotte
Ryan Martin Allshouse B.S., East Carolina University
Jazmine Austin Allen B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
* William Shawver Adams B.A., University of South Carolina
Kevin Leonel Acuña B.A., B.A., Appalachian State University
  • * cum laude
  • ** magna cum laude
  • *** summa cum laude