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College Briefs 5/11/23

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Posted 5/11/23

20 from Clay graduate from Flagler College

ST. AUGUSTINE – Flagler College celebrated the academic and personal accomplishments of more than 450 graduates at the Class of 2023 Commencement …

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College Briefs 5/11/23


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20 from Clay graduate from Flagler College

ST. AUGUSTINE – Flagler College celebrated the academic and personal accomplishments of more than 450 graduates at the Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6.
Each year, Flagler’s graduating class boldly exemplifies intelligence, creativity, skill, and entrepreneurship – the Class of 2023 is no exception.
Among the graduates, 59 are student-athletes. Twenty students completed Flagler’s distinguished Honors Program and have an Honors designation placed on their official academic transcripts. These students were among the 5% of their class invited to join the program their freshman year.
This year’s graduating class brought ideas and perspectives from across the country and world, with students from 32 states, two territories of the U.S., and more than a dozen international exchange students.
The most represented majors among the graduating seniors include Psychology (63 majors), Business Administration (45), Criminology (38), Coastal Environmental Science (33), Graphic Design (27), Digital Media Production and Journalism (23), Marketing (22), Elementary Education (19), History (19), and Hospitality and Tourism Management (19).
Twenty of the graduates were from Clay County, including:
• Matthew Dutton, a graduate from Middleburg, was be honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Digital Media Prodon and Journalism, and Strategic Communication and Public Relations.
• Victoria Bannon, a graduate from Keystone Heights, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Sport Management.
• Christopher Bishop, a graduate from Green Cove Springs, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for History.
• Samantha Boyd, a graduate from Keystone Heights, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Graphic Design.
• Alexa Brantley, a graduate from Fleming Island, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Art History.
• Jensen Cash, a graduate from Middleburg, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Psychology.
• Tarra Crutcher, a graduate from Green Cove Springs, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Elementary Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
• Makynzie Curtis, a graduate from Green Cove Springs, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Strategic Communication and Public Relations.
• Evan Deremiah, a graduate from Orange Park, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Criminology.
• Sundas Fatima, a graduate from Oakleaf, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Psychology, and Social Entreprenuership.
• Grace Hicks, a graduate from Middleburg, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Fine Art.
• Jared Marsano, a graduate from Fleming Island, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Political Science.
• Katherine Middleton, a graduate from Middleburg, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Psychology.
• Jenny Pack, a graduate from Orange Park, was honored with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for Fine Art.
• Cat Riel-Dodson, a graduate from Middleburg, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Media Studies.
• Elisabeth Shirley, a graduate from Fleming Island, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Digital Media Production and Journalism.
• Nicole Shoff, a graduate from Fleming Island, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Graphic Design.
• Joshua Simmons, a graduate from Fleming Island, was honored with a Bachelor of Science degree for Coastal Environmental Science.
• Jarrod Stephens, a graduate from Middleburg, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Psychology.
• Benjamin Tran, a graduate from Keystone Heights, was honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Graphic Design.
The Class of 2023 was conferred 414 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 12 Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, and 67 Bachelor of Science degrees. Additionally, five students will have the honor of receiving Master of Arts degrees. These degrees represent rigorous academic journeys successfully completed and a group of students with diverse passions.

15 Clay students initiated into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE – The following people recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
• Ashley Beatty of Orange Park at the University of North Florida
• Yetzali Claudio Medina of Middleburg at the University of North Florida
• Holly Coleman of Fleming Island at the University of North Florida
• Tim Deck of Middleburg at Florida Institute of Technology
• Phil Douglas of Middleburg at the University of North Florida
• Sabrina Exum of Fleming Island at Florida State The University
• Haley Julius of Keystone Heights at the University of North Florida
• Marisa Kortright of Middleburg at Florida Southern College
• Judy Rehman of Fleming Island at the University of North Florida
• Jessica Roberts of Orange Park at Florida State The University
• Michael Sandrik of Orange Park at the University of North Florida
• Naomi Sein of Orange Park at the University of North Florida
• Tasha Wallace of Fleming Island at the University of Florida
• Sara Warren of Orange Park at the University of North Florida
• Morgan White of Green Cove Springs at Florida State The University
They are among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.