Southeastern News

Honor graduates recognized at Commencement

Rodney Bivens, the founder and executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, was the speaker at Southeastern’s commencement on Saturday. Bivens is a 1971 graduate of Southeastern.

DURANT, Okla. – Thirty-three students graduated with honors Saturday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Fall Commencement, held in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The honor graduates are listed by permanent hometown (Oklahoma, unless otherwise noted):

Summer 2011

SUMMA CUM LAUDE: Brianna Christine Rustin, Durant.

MAGNA CUM LAUDE: Jozey Begley, Atoka; Lila Ann Pierce-Voss, Haworth; Kathy A. Randall, Colbert.

CUM LAUDE: John Roger Baker, Tishomingo; Ty Alan Labeth, Wilson; Matthew Christopher Malone, Pottsboro, Texas; Cody Wayne Tilley, Denison, Texas.

Fall 2011

SUMMA CUM LAUDE: Kyle G. Jolliff, Lone Grove; Irma Kyle, Denison, Texas; Renee Kuchasha Mayfield, Sulphur Springs, Texas; Christy Diann Parsons, Soper; Arthur A. Starrett, Midwest City; Timothy Paul Storey, Norman; Kristal Cherelle Wharry, Idabel.

MAGNA CUM LAUDE: Amanda Jean Jones, McAlester; Phillip James Leonard, Tishomingo; Jeremy T. Lyons, Pottsboro, Texas; Bonnie Mae Petersen, Marietta; Tiffany Dawn Pierce, Durant; Tonja D. Van Sickle, Dallas, Texas; Bryan Emory Woodard, Durant.

CUM LAUDE: Bernard Lee Burris, Dover, Delaware; Johnna Ruth Dodson, Eagletown; Mark Wesley Greenway, Ardmore; Charli Haggard, Dickson; Leslie Jan Hobson, Broken Bow; Keri Elizabeth Zane Martindale, Smithville; Matthew Dean Morris, Caddo; Patricia L. Pace, Howe, Texas; Kelli Lynn Taylor, Durant; David Allen Tumbleson, Idabel; Kathleen Ethel Wilson, Bokchito.