On May 7, 119 graduates will walk the stage at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

More Than 115 to Graduate from Bacone College in May


On May 7, 119 graduates will walk the stage at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Musician, speaker, and actor Gary “Litefoot” Davis will be this year’s guest speaker. His theatrical roles include “Mortal Kombat,” and “The Indian in the Cupboard,” and his television roles have included “House of Cards,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Any Day Now.”

Davis is the president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, and was recently selected as a recipient of the “Sevenstar Award” from the Cherokee Nation Historical Society. The award is presented to a Cherokee who is accomplished in a chosen field, brought honor to the Cherokee people and serves as an inspiration to others.

At the graduation ceremony, Lou C. Kerr, president and chair of the Kerr Foundation, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. A former trustee for Bacone, Kerr helped found Red Earth, Inc., For Youth Initiatives, and the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation. Kerr is on the board of directors for a number of organizations including NPR, National Academy of Public Administration, National Symphony Orchestra, Women’s Presidents Organization, and International Women’s Forum. Kerr is also co-author of “A Cup of Cappuccino-The Women’s Entrepreneurs Edition.”

The following are all students graduating in May 2016:

Bachelor of Arts American Indian Studies - Ashton Rachelle DiNardo

Associate of Arts American Indian Studies - Nancy Sue Moore, Martha Ann Only A Chief

Associate of Arts Art - Jannell Pinto

Associate of Arts Business Administration - Junitress JoAnn Smith, Summa Cum Laude

Associate of Science Business Administration - Amy Louise Dobbins, Magna Cum Laude; Catherine Puckett Givens, Cum Laude; Andrea M. Kemble; Christa Ann McCoy; Trevor Wyatt Piearcy, Cum Laude

Associate of Science Child Development - Jennifer Rose Gray

Bachelor of Science Business Administration - James Barker; Caleb Matthew Crump; Tyler R. Delzell; LaToya Karen Grey; Veronica Elaine Harrison; Jose F. Hernandez; James Robert Johnson; Brandon Allen Lansford; Chaney Najia Porter; Caitlin Thomas, Summa Cum Laude; Victor S. Williams, Sr.

Bachelor of Arts Christian Ministry - Makenzie LeeClair Flaska, Magna Cum Laude; Pah Lar, Cum Laude; Eric Michael Lembke; Jade Faleono Tigilau

Bachelor of Arts Contract Major - Educational Theory - Zachary Bean, Edward Lee, Matthew L. Qualls, Andre' Jamal Barnett, D'Andre L. Hood

Associate of Science Criminal Justice - Felicia Janelle Connor, Cum Laude; Antonio V. Horn; Jalen Tyler Nakai; Quonese Perkins; Vaughn O. Romero

Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice - Akachi Oluchi Anago, Cum Laude; Britton Kyle Anderson; Seanna Arredondo, Magna Cum Laude; Elsie F. Ceasar, Magna Cum Laude; Everett H. Davis III; Jacael Lafayette Davis; Jameson Dent; Latoya Lisa Dythe, Cum Laude; Reginald Leon Evans, Jr.; Ronnie James Galindo; Marisa Danielle Levine; Sebastian D.Z. Pittman; Adonis Arteemus Porter; Tyler Wayne Reid, Cum Laude; Bethany Nichole Salsman; Andrew R. Sanchez; Sammy Joe Stoll; Marina D. Villarreal; Charles Melvin Whitley, Jr.; Frederick B. Wilson; Matthew Ryan Zepeda

Associate of Applied Science Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Kristin A. Fields, Holly Kathleen Lawrence, Sarah Dawn Moschak, Tonya R. Stretch

Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development & Education - Amanda Rayette McKinley, Marcie Reynolds, Juanita Gail Leach Sanchez

Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education - April Renee' Shoemake

Bachelor of Science Exercise Science - Rhiannon Lynn Bean; Kristi Lynn Chase, Summa Cum Laude; Andre “Ankhal” Clark; Nathan K. Evans-Bonaparte; Megan Filanda; Orsbon Hawkins; Eric Steven Jones; Zachary Knox; Kyna Lewis; Roderick Jamal Mackey; Sierra Sade' Mendoza; Tobi Noah Oganla, Summa Cum Laude; Amanda Lee Paul, Megan Paige Pinson, Ashley Lynn Snow, Jamaal Surrell

Bachelor of Arts Health & Physical Education - Creed Flowers, Robert Simms

Associate of Arts Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies - Jon Arthur Givens; Kairhee Hamilton; Wesley Pablo; Tori Charrelle Peterson; Ashley Marie Smith, Magna Cum Laude; Ashtin Weatherspoon

Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies - Julianne Tiva Tuiolosega

Bachelor of Science Medical Imaging - Kristina Froelich

Bachelor of Science Nursing - Cherelle Lynn Baker; Hollie Elizabeth Burns; Lacy Garrison; Stacy Lynn Royse; Lauren Ashley Sawyer, Cum Laude; Winifred Aghoghovbia Simon; Jennifer Lynn Wilson, Cum Laude; Samantha Jo Young

Bachelor of Science Recreation Management - Demi Jane Barai, Cum Laude; Malcom Chinn; Howard Anthony Dabney, Jr.; Ty'Kejah Hall; Ashley Camille Jenkins; Damian D. Johnson; Keshaun Dwight Malone; Lauren Michelle Peraza; Chase Rettig; Jeremy J. Sims; Shavine Webster-Clay; Kody Yandell

Bachelor of Science Sport Management - Karina Diaz; Jeremy McClain; Tarah Moutray; Reno Dean Smith, Cum Laude; Landon Smoote; Preston C. Steen

Associate of Applied Science Ultrasound Science - Ashley Renee Stout, Magna Cum Laude

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