Graduating Summa Cum Laude and leading the class were top graduates Cara Lynn Brenner of Hendersonville, Tenn., Bachelor of Science; Gary Matthew Cochran of Anniston, Ala., Bachelor of Social Work; Morgan Elizabeth Cox of Wellington, Ala., Bachelor of Science; Victoria Anne Elliott of Cropwell, Ala., Bachelor of Arts; Kristin Nicole Hays of Southside, Ala., Bachelor of Science; Amy Moore Hill of Altoona, Ala., Bachelor of Science; Robert R. Lilly of Hoover, Ala., Bachelor of Science; Megan Leanne Talton of Boaz, Ala., Bachelor of Science; and Chelsey Marisa Wilkie of Centre, Ala., Bachelor of Science.
The faculty led the processional and University President Dr. William A. Meehan presented the degrees.
Dr. Glen Browder, former U.S. Congressman and Emeritus Professor of American Democracy at JSU, was the commencement speaker. The title of his commencement address was “Top 10 Parental Pearls of Wisdom for the Class of 2013.”
At the ceremony, JSU awarded Dr. Browder the honorary doctor of letters for his accomplishments on behalf of the citizens of Alabama.
Earning degrees were:
HEFLIN: Crystal Cavender, Cum Laude Special Honors In Emergency Management; Courtney Gossage; Taylor Nelson, Cum Laude Special Honors In Early Childhood And Elementary Education; Eric Willingham, Cum Laude Special Honors In Art;
RANBURNE: Crystal Holman; Courtney Jordan, Special Honors In Social Work; Emily Shelton, Magna Cum Laude Special Honors In Chemistry ; Richard Smith; Casey Winkles