William Woods graduates 840 students

Fulton - William Woods University celebrated its 147th commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The university conferred 840 degrees, including 243 undergraduate and 597 graduate students. 

They earned degrees including: associate of applied arts, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of social work, master of business administration, master of education, education specialist in administration, and doctorate in educational leadership.

Award-winning country music star and New York Times best-selling author, Jimmy Wayne, spoke at the undergraduate ceremony in the morning, while Dr. Sherri Thomas, a William Woods alumna and principal of the Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City, spoke to the graduate students in the afternoon.

Local students who graduated include:

William Hartwig, of Ironton, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

John Huitt, of Ironton, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

Tara Lamb, of Ironton, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

Lisa Mast, of Boss, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

Jared Middleton, of Annapolis, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

Amie Newstead, of Pilot Knob, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

Rita Reed, of Vulcan, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

Ricky Turnbough, of Ironton, received a Master of Education in Education Administration

Amie Wooten, of Ironton, received a Master of Education in Education Administration