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Montevallo names spring graduates

Published 3:16pm Thursday, May 29, 2014

More than 340 University of Montevallo students received their diplomas at spring commencement May 3.

Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, a career Marine and the Director of Operations with Plans, Policies and Operations at U.S. Marine Headquarters in Arlington, Va., delivered the commencement address.

University president John W. Stewart III conferred degrees upon some 248 candidates for bachelor’s degrees, 83 candidates for master’s degrees and 11 candidates for the educational specialist degree.

After students received their diplomas, Mike Malone, president of the National Alumni Association, inducted graduates into the 21,000-member organization.

Local residents who received degrees during commencement included Amy Nikki Hawkins (EDS), Lyndsay C. Lowery and Margetta N. Thomas (BA), all of Decatur, Deborah F. Nichols (BFA) and Julie Hartsell Rhodes (EDS), both of Hartselle, and Anna E. Shelton (BFA) of Danville.


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