Master of Education program awards degrees

Thirty students received master’s degrees in education from Elon University during Commencement exercises Saturday, Aug. 19 in Whitley Auditorium on campus.

The graduating class included teachers from eight school districts in North Carolina—Alamance-Burlington, Durham, Guilford, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes and Wake. The class included two international teachers who have taught in the United States through the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) program. Based in Chapel Hill, N.C., VIF recruits international teachers for schools throughout the U.S.

June Atkinson, North Carolina state superintendent of public instruction, delivered the commencement address. She is the first woman elected to the position, after serving the department from 1976 to 2004 as a consultant and director of business education, career and technical education and instructional services. A former business education teacher, Atkinson is past president of the National Business Education Association and the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium.

Elon’s summer cohort M.Ed. program allows students to complete a master’s degree by attending three summer sessions and taking two or three online courses during the normal academic year.

The complete list of graduates, including their undergraduate alma mater, appears below:

Jamie Hughes Armfield–
B.S.W., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Heather Oakley Boysel–
B.S., Appalachian State University

Traci Lynn Browning–
B.S., Appalachian State University

Laura Jean Caiazza–
B.S., State University of New York College
at Brockport

Tara Marie Chandler–
B.A., Westminster College

Portia Lyshon Cozart–
B.A., Bennett College

Elizabeth Anne Zimmerman DeVoid–
B.A., High Point University

April Lynn Wilson Fjeld–
B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Nickie Deann Freeman-Winters–
B.S., Appalachian State University

Matthew Tanner Gamble–
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville

Nancy Jacquelyn Beaver Gibbs–
B.A., Montreat College

Wanda Hall–
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Melissa Sue Harrison–
B.A., Elon College

Christine Carol Ross Hinson–
B.A., Immaculata University

Signe Fraser Holley–
B.A., Marietta College

Jamie McBroom House–
B.S., Meredith College

Shanda Marie Ingle–
B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Erica Marie Jackson–
B.S., Penn State University

Susan Marie Kazimir–
B.S., State University of New York College
at Buffalo

Elicia Ellis Knight–
B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Debbie Lawrence–
B.Sc., City University-London

Stephanie Dawn Lee–
B.A., Elon College

Betty Jean Liverman–
B.S., East Carolina University

Jeffrey Earl Maynard–
B.S., West Virginia University

Lisa Kay Nolf–
B.S., Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Juliana Saad–
B.A., Lenguas Vivas University

Emily Renee Schwab–
B.S., Michigan State University

Tammy Denise Smallwood–
B.S., Western Carolina University

Nancy Elizabeth Spencer–
B.S., Appalachian State University

Lisa Marie Stella–
B.S., Appalachian State University