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December
Doctoral and
Master’s
Commencement

Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, North Carolina

3:30 p.m.
Friday Afternoon, December 8
Two Thousand Twenty Three

University Seal

The University of North Carolina
at Greensboro

Doctoral and Master’s
Ceremony Program

Audience: Please remain seated during the processional


Processional

Greetings from the Graduate School
Gregory C. Bell, Dean of The Graduate School

Greetings from the Faculty and Introduction of the Chancellor
Tami Draves, Chair, Faculty Senate, and Professor, School of Music

Chancellor’s Welcome
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Chancellor

Introduction of the Speaker
Gregory C. Bell

Ceremony Address
Dr. Lindsay Draper

Conferring of Degrees
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.

Presentation of Doctoral Degree Candidates
Gregory C. Bell

for the College of Arts and Sciences, John Z. Kiss
for the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, McRae C. Banks
for the School of Education, Randall D. Penfield
for the School of Health and Human Sciences, Scott E. Ross
for the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Sherine O. Obare
for the School of Nursing, Debra J. Barksdale
for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, bruce d. mcclung

Special Remarks and Recognitions
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.

Recessional
Audience: Please remain seated until faculty and graduates have exited the auditorium

Also Assisting in Today’s Ceremony:

Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Readers
Dr. Robert Wells
Music
UNCG Brass Quintet

A Brief History of
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established by legislative enactment on February 18, 1891, and opened its doors on October 5, 1892.

The institution came into being as a direct result of the efforts of Dr. Charles Duncan McIver on behalf of the education of women. To Dr. McIver, more than any other individual, the university owes its foundation. He became its first president and served until his death in 1906.

Since its founding, the institution’s name has been changed several times: 1891–1919—State Normal and Industrial College; 1919–1932—North Carolina College for Women; 1932–1963— the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina. In the 1963 General Assembly the name was changed to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and by the same Act the institution became co-educational. In the fall of 1964 the first class of male students was admitted. In 1972 the General Assembly in special session merged all state-supported institutions of higher education into the University of North Carolina without changing the names of each campus. Thus, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a member of the 17-campus university.

From a student body of 223 and a faculty of 15 in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has grown to a student body of nearly 18,000 students and over 2,800 faculty.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro includes the following academic units:  College of Arts and Sciences, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Health and Human Sciences, Interdisciplinary College, Lloyd International Honors College, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, School of Nursing, and College of Visual and Performing Arts. With a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 175 areas of undergraduate study and more than 250 master’s and doctoral programs.

The University Flag

As the university has evolved from the State Normal and Industrial School in 1891 to UNC Greensboro today, so has the University Flag. The flag bears the traditional colors of gold and white, which were first used in the Commencement ceremony of 1894, as well as navy, which was added as the third color in 1987. In 2018, the university completed a brand refresh with updates to its colors including new shades of navy and gold as well as adopting a fourth color, grey. In 2020, a revision of the University Flag was completed to include official university colors. The December 2020 Commencement marked the debut of this new flag. The University Seal, depicting the likeness of Minerva, appears on both sides of the flag.

The Academic Banners

The Academic Banners represent the constituent parts of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro: the Graduate School, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the six professional schools—the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, the School of Education, the School of Health and Human Sciences, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, the School of Nursing, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The designs are unique to this university; the colors have historical association with the respective academic disciplines. The banners are a memorial to Marguerite Norman Felton, teacher of chemistry at the university from 1956 to 1979.

Over the years, several generations of college and school banners have existed. The current banners made their Commencement debut at the May 2010 ceremony.

University Marshals

The Banner Bearers and escorts for all lines of march during Commencement are provided by the University Marshals, an academic honorary organization composed of full-time undergraduate students with academic averages of 3.65 or greater. These students may be recognized by the gold sashes that they wear during the ceremonies.

Academic Regalia

Academic costumes seem to have originated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge over 650 years ago. The colors of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are gold, white, and blue, with gold and white used in the hood.

Doctoral Degrees

1. Degree awarded August 2023.

Doctor of Philosophy

1Ananta Acharya
B.A., M.A., Mahendra Sanskrit University
M.A., Tribhuvan University
M.Ph., Tribhuvan University
Computational Mathematics
Dissertation: Analysis of Steady States to Classes of Reaction Diffusion Equations and Systems
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Committee Chair


1Shannon Adcock
B.A., J.D., Duke University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Psychology
Dissertation: An Examination of Prosocial Behavior and Potential Moderating Factors in Individuals High in Borderline Personality Disorder Traits
Rosemery Nelson-Gray, Committee Chair


Nana Addai
B.A., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Economics
Dissertation: Estimating Avoidance Behavior from Human Mobility
Martin Andersen, Committee Chair


1Mashael Aljuaid
B.A., King Abdulaziz University
M.Ed., Arizona State University
Special Education
Dissertation: Examining the Challenges and Strategies for Mothers of Children with ASD in Saudi Arabia through an Autoethnography and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Heather Coleman, Committee Chair


1Jennifer Arcila
B.S., Kent State University
M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University
Educational Studies
Dissertation: Using Reflective Practice with Critical Incidents Pedagogy to Investigate and Enhance Preservice Teachers Understanding of Biliteracy for Classroom Practice
Jamie Schissel, Committee Chair


1Shalmali Bandyopadhyay
B.S., Chennai Mathematical Institute
Computational Mathematics
Dissertation: Solvability of Nonlinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems
Maya Chhetri, Committee Chair


Emily Bechke
B.S., M.S., Kennesaw State University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: The Influence of Menstrual Cycle Phase and Female Sex Hormones on Cardiac Autonomic Activity
Laurie Wideman, Committee Chair


1Reba Beeman
B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
English
Dissertation: A Mothers Movement: Exploring the Effects of Exogamy on Maternal Performance in Medieval Romances
Amy Vines, Committee Chair


1Pravalika Butreddy
B.Tech., Jawaharial Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Nanoscience
Dissertation: Design and Synthesis of Coordination Polymer Frameworks for Solid-State Electrolytes
Hemali Rathnayake, Committee Chair


1Sourav Chakraborty
B.S., University of Calcutta
M.S., Southeast Missouri State University
Environmental Health Sciences
Dissertation: Transgenerational Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Induced by Ancestral Bisphenol-A Exposure
Ramji Bhandari, Committee Chair


1Krista Clark
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
M.S., West Virginia University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Altering Gait Symmetry Using an Asymmetric Visual Cue
Louisa Raisbeck, Committee Chair


1Tyler Clark
B.A., B.S., M.S., North Carolina Central University
Program Evaluation
Dissertation: Beyond Prison Walls: Developing Criteria to Evaluate the Equitable Implementation of the Ban-the-box Policy
Aileen Reid, Committee Chair


Jennifer Daniel
B.A., Queens University of Charlotte
M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
English
Dissertation: Discovery as the Direct and Urgent Action of Ecological Assessment in Writing Centers
Nancy Myers, Committee Chair


1Arianna Di Puorto
B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Con Amore: Exploring How Italian School Leaders and Teachers Accommodate Immigrant Students
Silvia Bettez, Committee Chair


Marise Fernandes
B.S., Manchester Metropolitan University
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Dissertation: “It can’t be a Copy & Paste: East African Speech and Language Therapists Vision of Support for Families of a Child with a Feeding Disorder
Denise Tucker, Committee Co-Chair
Mary Compton, Committee Co-Chair


1Carla Fullwood
B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz
M.A., Ball State University
Educational Studies
Dissertation: DOPE Voices: Understanding the Experiences of Black Womxn Mid-Level Student Affairs Administrators Navigating Power
Silvia Bettez, Committee Chair


1Keya Glover
B.S.W., Bennett College
M.S.W., University of South Carolina at Columbia
Social Work
Dissertation: It Matters: A Mixed Methods Approach to Having Conversations on Mental Health, Discrimination and Mindfulness with Black Undergraduate HBCU College Students
Yarneccia Dyson, Committee Chair


1Samantha Goldenstein
B.S., University of Missouri at Columbia
M.B.A., Grantham University
M.S., Texas State University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Energy Availability and Sex Steroid Hormones in Physically Active Females
Laurie Wideman, Committee Chair


Pauline Grist
B.S., M.Ed., Salem University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.A., East Carolina University
Community Health Education
Dissertation: The relationship between the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Spirit of Sport values and anti-doping beliefs among elite athletes: Direct measures using the Theory of Planned Behavior
Jeffrey Milroy, Committee Chair


Leah Grubb
B.S., East Carolina University
M.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Business Administration
Dissertation: A Review and Exploration of Shared Leadership at Multiple Levels: a Teams Perspective in the New Normal
Arran Caza, Committee Chair


1Lakecia Gunthrop
B.A., M.S., M.A., North Carolina A&T State University
Educational Studies
Dissertation: Speaking Truth to Power from the Margins: The Experiences of Black Women Faculty at PWIs and the Additional Weight of the Pandemic and Social Unrest of 2020
Kathy Hytten, Committee Chair


1Md Arif Iqbal
B.S., M.S., Bangladesh University of Textiles
Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
Dissertation: Sustainable Technology Readiness of Apparel Professionals in Bangladesh
Jin Su, Committee Chair


Karen Kesler
B.S., North Carolina State University
B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Geography
Dissertation: GIS Applications to Model and Interpret Monarch Butterfly Migratory Behavior and Population Decline
Rick Bunch, Committee Chair


1Yuji Kim
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Psychology
Dissertation: The Proof is in the Profile: Patterns of Temperament Predicting Adolescent Depression
Susan Keane, Committee Chair


1Jessica Lee
B.A., University of California at Riverside
M.P.S., University of Maryland at College Park
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Psychology
Dissertation: Growing Up Too Fast? An Examination of Pubertal Timing and Childhood Social Wariness in the Development of Adolescent Depression
Susan Keane, Committee Chair

1Stuart Marshall
B.A., St. Andrews University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
History
Dissertation: The Age of Junaluska: Eastern Cherokee Sovereignty in the Long Civil War Era
Greg O’Brien, Committee Chair


1Hollie Mason
B.A., Appalachian State University
M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Special Education
Dissertation: A Special Education Teacher’s Use of Culturally Informed Practices to Enhance a Direct Instruction Reading Program: A Case Study
Marcia Rock, Committee Chair


1Beth Miller Ball
B.A., University of South Carolina at Columbia
M.A., East Tennessee State University
English
Dissertation: Ecologies of Reading: Scalarity and the Literary Imagination
Christian Moraru, Committee Chair

Fatima Mohammed
B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
M.S., Illinois State University
Information Systems
Dissertation: Rethinking and Reconceptualizing Work Due to Digitalization: Towards Sustainable and Equitable Gig Economy
Al Salam, Committee Chair


1John Palazzolo
B.S., M.S., Oakland University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Neuromotor and Electro Cortical Characteristics of Dynamic Postural Control
Derek Monroe, Committee Chair


1Hitanshu Pandit
B.S., University of Delhi
M.A., Central University of Kerala
Economics
Dissertation: Mobile-device Location Data and Labor Markets
Martin Andersen, Committee Chair


Harriet Phillips
B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Educational Studies
Dissertation: Towards Collaborative Approaches to Heritage and Education: A Postcritical Ethnography of a Participatory Action Research Project in Belize
Silvia Bettez, Committee Co-Chair
Leila Villaverde, Committee Co-Chair


Paul Piatkowski
B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
English
Dissertation: Anthropoforming: Cognitive Assemblages and Interpenetrating Ecologies in U. S. Speculative Fiction
Christian Moraru, Committee Chair


1Christopher Pritchard
B.S., M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Computational Mathematics
Dissertation: Injective and coarse embeddings of persistence diagrams and Wasserstein space
Thomas Weighill, Committee Chair


Nabil Rahma
B.A. Al-Rifaq University for Humanitarian & Applied Sciences
B.M., University of Tripoli
M.M. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Music Education
Dissertation: Extending Musical Horizons and Diversifying the Educational Visions: A Case Study Examining the Integration of Music Ensembles from Various Cultures in a School of Music in the United States
Constance McKoy, Committee Chair


Saras Reddy
B.Ed., University of Durban-Westville
B.A., University of South Africa
B.Ed., University of Natal
M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana
Educational Studies
Dissertation: Ladson-Billings’ Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is not Measuring up – and that’s exactly as it should be! A Philosophical Reading of the Problem of Static ways of Thinking about Culture in our Epoch of Calculative, Scientific Thinking
Glenn Hudak, Committee Chair


1Tyla Ricks
B.S., M.S., East Carolina University
Human Development & Family Studies
Dissertation: Exploring the Protective Factors of Early Care and Education Professionals Through an Innovative Professional Development Approach: Associations with Head Start Educators’ Wellbeing
Karen La Paro, Committee Co-Chair
Linda Hestenes, Committee Co-Chair


Detric Robinson
B.S., M.Ed., North Carolina State University
Educational Studies
Dissertation: Black Student Perceptions of Institutional Responses to Racialized Experiences on Sense of Belonging
Laura Gonzalez, Committee Chair


1Pujita Sapra
B.S., University of Delhi
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Computational Mathematics
Dissertation: Accounting for Lack of Trust in Randomized Response Models
Sat Gupta, Committee Chair


1William Sasiela
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Psychology
Dissertation: The Benefits of Giving Up: Clarifying How Inabilities to Disengage Relate to Depression
Kari Eddington, Committee Chair


1Kalani Thalagoda
B.S., University of Peradeniya
M.S., University of Minnesota
Computational Mathematics
Dissertation: Computational Aspects of Bianchi Modular Forms
Dan Yasaki, Committee Chair


1Colleen Thomas
B.A., Albion College
M.A., The City College of New York
Cultural Studies
Dissertation: The Theory and Practice of Critical Experiential Pedagogy: Enacting a Critical Experiential Education
Glenn Hudak, Committee Chair


1Abraham Ustoyev
B.S., Adelphi University
Medicinal Biochemistry
Dissertation: Towards the Total Synthesis of Ambuic Acid to Produce Analogues as Therapeutic Agents for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Mitch Croatt, Committee Chair


Erica Wallace
B.A., Davidson College
M.Ed., Clemson University
Educational Studies
Dissertation: Superwomen of Color and the Multiverse of Graduate School: Amplifying the Voices of Graduate Women of Color Negotiating their Multiple Identities and Roles
Silvia Bettez, Committee Chair


Keisha Williams
B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.B.A., Elon University
Educational Studies
Dissertation: Readiness for Racialized Encounters in the Career Preparedness of Black HBCU Graduates in White Corporate Environments: A Narrative Inquiry and Critical Race Theory Study
Delma Ramos, Committee Co-Chair
Brad Johnson, Committee Co-Chair


1Leeanna Williams
B.A., M.A.T., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
Dissertation: Encouraging Socially Responsible Fashion Consumption: An Investigation of the Effects of a Sustainability Index Garment Label on Consumers’ Brand Attitudes and Evaluations
Nancy Hodges, Committee Co-Chair
Tu Watchravesringkan, Committee Co-Chair


Scott Wojciechowski
B.S., M.Ed., Lehigh University
M.A., University of Iowa
Educational Studies
Dissertation: “I’m Really Sorry You Joined Us, But Welcome to the Club”: The Impact of Parental Death on College Students
Brad Johnson, Committee Chair


1Andrea Yuly-Youngblood
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Psychology
Dissertation: Childrens Emergent Beliefs about Social Rank and Gender
Janet Boseovski, Committee Chair


1Mitchell Zaplatosch
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: The Influence of Habitual Fluid Intake on Energy Balance
Laurie Wideman, Committee Chair

Doctor of Musical Arts

Kaisi Deng
B.A., Chongqing Normal University
M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Music
Dissertation: Butterfly Lover’s Violine Concerto: Re-imagining a Classic Chinese Concerto for Saxophone and Piano
Steven Stusek, Committee Chair


Maria Menendez
B.M., M.M., University of Miami
Music
Dissertation: A Performance Analysis of the Song Cycle El Alba del Alheli by Composer Juan Orrego-Salas
James Douglass, Committee Chair

Erin Palmer
B.M., M.M., Valdosta State University
Music
Dissertation: To One Beyond Seas: A Performance Analysis of Two Song Cycles by the Composers Ingrid Stölzel and Katerina Gimon Based on the Poetry of Emily Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake
James Douglass, Committee Chair

Doctor of Education

1Jessica Baldwin
B.S., Kansas State University
M.A., University of Nebraska – Omaha
Kinesiology
Dissertation: What You Say and How You Say It: Instructional Strategies for Demonstrating Enthusiasm and Feedback in Remote Synchronous Physical Activity Courses
Michael Hemphill, Committee Chair


1Brittany Belcher
B.A., University of Virginia – Wise
M.A., University of South Florida
Kinesiology
Dissertation: The Investigation of the Impact of Physical Education on Social and Emotional Learning and Executive Function in High School Students
Ben Dyson, Committee Chair


1Darnell Clark
B.S., Northwestern University of Illinois
M.P.E., Arizona State University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Coach Readiness: Strength & Conditioning Competencies Developed Through Field Experiences
Michale Hemphill, Committee Chair


Yakisha Clemons
B.M., M.S.A., Appalachian State University
Ed.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Portraits of Black Girl Magic: Understanding the Lived Experiences of African American Women Superintendents
Craig Peck, Committee Chair


1John Davern
B.S., Edinboro University
M.Ed., University of Phoenix
Ed.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Parents Speak: What Are Their Perceptions of Their Children’s Experiences in a 90/10 One-way Language Immersion Program?
Craig Peck, Committee Chair


1Paul Haas
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Identifying Facilitators and Barriers Limiting Youth Sport Participation Among Adolescents
Michael Hemphill, Committee Chair


1Lindsey Hamilton
B.A., Chapman University
M.S., University of Utah
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Train Your Brain the Way You Play: A Constraints-led Approach to Developing Mental Skills in Sport
Erin Reifsteck, Committee Co-Chair
Louisa Raisbeck, Committee Co-Chair


Charlotte Holmes
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S.A., Ed.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Breaking Barriers: Examining the Experiences and Perceptions of Black Female High School Principals
Craig Peck, Committee Chair


1Timothy Howley
B.S., M.A.T., James Madison University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Mentorship through Exercise: A Timely Intervention for Well-Being in College Students
Pam Kocher Brown, Committee Chair

Jamie Lloyd
B.S., University of Central Florida
M.A., Appalachian State University
Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Teacher Retention: Who Stays, Who Goes, and What Can We Do About It?
Kathy Hytten, Committee Chair


Mary Mills-Thomason
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A.T., Duke University
Educational Leadership
Dissertation: “For whom is this divisive?”: The persistence of whiteness in the adoption of NC American history standards
Tiffanie Lewis-Durham, Committee Chair


1Lindsey Nanney
B.A., North Carolina State University
M.S., East Carolina University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Physical Activity Engagement and Wellbeing in an Instructional Physical Activity Program
Erin Reifsteck, Committee Co-Chair
Omari Dyson, Committee Co-Chair


1Sarah Sanchez
B.A., Shepherd University
M.S.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Charter Schools and Equal Access of Students with Disabilities Subgroup: An Analysis of Webpage Marketing and Recruitment of Students with Disabilities
Kathy Hytten, Committee Chair


1Scot Sawyer
B.S., D.P.T., University of New England
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Physical Therapists’ Knowledge and Promotion of Physical Activity in Patients with Lung Cancer
Erin Reifsteck, Committee Co-Chair
Traci Parry, Committee Co-Chair


1Marcus Thompson
B.A., Rowan University of New Jersey
M.A., East Tennessee State University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Disparities amongst Black and White Undergraduate Students’ Perceived Benefits, Perceived Barriers, and Cues to Action for Physical Activity
Ben Dyson, Committee Chair


1Laura Turek
B.S., Shenandoah University
M.Ed., University of Miami
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Parental Perspectives Regarding Sports Participation of Children Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Ben Dyson, Committee Chair


1Leah Wise
B.S., Waynesburg College
M.S., James Madison University
Kinesiology
Dissertation: Preparing Preceptors to Be Clinical Educators
Dianne Gill, Committee Chair

Doctor of Nursing Practice

1Jessica Badalamenti
B.S., University of West Florida
M.S.N., Rush University
Project Title: Pediatric Emergency Agitation Toolkit
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Morgan Barnes
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project Title: Development and Evaluation of an Educational Module and Visual Guide for the Facilitation of Uninterrupted Postoperative Breastfeeding
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Chase Bauer
B.S.N., Washburn University
Project Title: Implementation of the A-OK Protocol for Treatment of Amniotic Fluid Emboli
Christine Kress, Project Team Leader


1Travis Bridges
B.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington
Project Title: Effects of Education and Increased Availability of Standardized Frailty Screen on Implementation of Frailty Screening and Risk Reduction Interventions in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Laura Bueter
B.S.N., University of Louisville
Project Title: Emergent Tracheostomy Tube Dislodgement Educational Program for Intensive Care Unit Nurse to Improve Self-Competence and Clinical Performance
Christine Kress, Project Team Leader


1Alexis Chandik
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Project Title: Implementation of Frailty Screenings in the Perioperative Setting
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Tyler Church
B.S.., B.S.N., Salisbury University
Project Title: Clinical Preceptor Education and its Impact on Preceptor Confidence
Laurie Kennedy-Malone, Project Team Leader


1Kelsey Crumley
B.S.N., Piedmont College
Project Title: Analysis and Simulation Intervention in Airway Management by PACU Nurses
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Katie Deen
B.S.N., Georgia Southern University
Project Title: Analysis and Simulation Intervention in Airway Management by PACU Nurses
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Grant Everding
B.S., Appalachian State University
Project Title: Alpha Gal in the Perioperative Environment
Christine Kress, Project Team Leader


1Nicholas Garrett
B.S.N., Barton College
Project Title: Knowledge and Confidence in Implementing Lung Protective Ventilation Guidelines among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Erica Gums
B.S.N., Western Carolina University
Project Title: Airway Management Education for Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurses
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Alexander Hamad
B.S., Miami University at Oxford
B.S.N., University of Akron
Project Title: An Educational Toolkit for CRNAs to Reduce Barriers to Opioid-Sparing Anesthesia
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Samantha Hardy
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Project Title: Evaluation of a Simulation Enhanced Educational Intervention with Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurses on Pediatric Airway Management
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader

1Laura Haulsee
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project Title: Encouraging Practice Change: Use of CPAP in General Anesthesia with Native Airway Cases
Christine Kress, Project Team Leader


1Connor Holcomb
B.S.N., East Carolina University
Project Title: Implementation of the A-OK Protocol for Treatment of Amniotic Fluid Emboli
Christine Kress, Project Team Leader


1Andrew Jimenez
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project Title: Knowledge and Confidence in Implementing Lung Protective Ventilation Guidelines Among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Joel Jo
B.S.N., Northern Illinois University
Project Title: Developing a Corneal Abrasion Protocol in Robotic Assisted Procedures
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Angel Jones
B.S.N., East Carolina University
Project Title: Use of Checklists for Trauma Anesthesia Standardization: Protocol for Trauma Preparedness
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Rachel Jones
B.S.N., Clemson University
Project Title: Effects of a Simulation-Enhanced Education on Pediatric Airway Management in Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurses
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Daniel Lorden
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Project Title: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists Perceptions of Uncivil Behavior in the Clinical Education Environment
Laurie Kennedy-Malone, Project Team Leader


1Shannon Majors
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S.N., Queens University of Charlotte
Project Title: Pediatric Airway Management to Improve Competence and Self-Efficacy in PACU Nurses
Christine Kress, Project Team Leader


1Jason Mitchell
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Project Title: Analgesia for SUD Patients Using Opioid Sparing Anesthesia Techniques
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Charles Moseley
B.M., B.S.N., East Carolina University
Project Title: Opioid-Sparing Anesthesia: An Educational Toolkit to Improve Confidence Among Anesthesia Providers
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader


1Shauna Rickerts
B.S.N., Appalachian State University
Project Title: Comparing Anesthesia Providers’ Use of Sugammadex versus Neostigmine, with Cost Benefit Analysis
Christine Kress, Project Team Leader


1Juliette Rousseau
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S.N., Duke University
Project Title: Airway Management Education to Improve Knowledge and Self-Efficacy in ICU Nurses
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Meghann Runyon
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University
Project Title: Standardized Trauma Anesthesia Set Up and Its Relationship to Preparedness and Confidence of the Provider
Linda Stone, Project Team Leader


1Cameron Toney
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Project Title: Developing a Corneal Abrasion Prevention Protocol in Robotic Assisted Procedures
Joshua Borders, Project Team Leader

Master’s Degrees

Master of Arts

1Samantha Alvarado
Whitney R. Bennett
Avery Benjamin Bradley
Deana Brim
Rebekah Anne Chandler
Gregory Edward Chase
1Joyce Jones Christian
1Eamon James Clarke
Erin Hunter Collins
1Yvette C. Gadson
Chelsea D. Gary
Maria Angela Goss
1Garrison B. Hilton
1Sheila Jebiwot

1Shana Lynn Johnson
Julian Nicholas Loflin
1Matthew Adam McGilvary
Michael Wesley McHale
Cameron Ruth McNeill
Meghan Annemarie Needham
1Megan J. Oslund
Kristin Oxendine
Jarrett Franklin Payne
Ashley Rebecca Peters
Shivani Wali Raina
Joel Thomas Rodely

1Alec Andrew Schachner
Andrew William Schmidt
1Maia Elizabeth Shampo
1John Hamilton Shields
1Mary Roberta Slaughter
Tricia Arlene Smith
Melina Kaur Sneesby
Lauren Elizabeth Sprout
Joshua M. White
Karen Denise Wilson
Jim Wuwert

Master of Arts in Teaching

1Sara Y. Basti
1Alexander Cole Briones
Ashley Ann Hamlett
1Terence Dewight Lloyd
1LeKeith Lamont Mack
1Adam Taylor Martin

1David Lee Massey
1Hifsa Rashid
1Staci Lyn Regan
Queaonia N. Reid
1Felicia P. Rhodes
1Diana Selena Robles Perales

Adrian Slade
1Natasha Simone Sturdivant
1Adaobi Rosemary Ukadike-Ellis
1William E. Williams
1Hanxuan Zhang

Master of Business Administration 

Amanda Elizabeth Aileru
1Talha Awan
Kerry Renee Blake
John Andrew Carrico
Casey Wellons Carson
Ashley Nicole Chidester
Landis Penry
1Rachel Prevette Creasy
Doris Christianson Cummings
Quentin Treymaine Daniel
Ashley Rose Davis
Fredrick Clifford Gainey
1Dustin Edward Givens
Taneya Lanae Graham-Farrior
Melanie Jayne Green
1Aaliyah Mystic Griffin
1Laurence Kyle Hairston
Islam Mohamed Hassan
Michael Lane Hiatt

1JaQuan S. Houser
Rosaana Hudson
Robert Christopher Hyatt
Eric David Jackson
Brianna Diane Johnson
Leya Joseph
Sara Ibraham Joudeh
Brooke Taylor Kearney
Jordyn A. Key
Selina Kim
Nicholas Ari Kimbrough
Ryan Daniel King
Helena Marie Knox
Elnaz Lashgari
Johnna Nicole Leavy
David Price Lewitt
Delton George Locklear
Tatiana Antoinette Martin
Kinsey Alexa Matson
Ziva Monique McCullough

Meghan Molly McIver
1Kimberly K. McMillian
Connor James Mensing
Pablo Cesar Morales
Isabelle Rose Morgan
Christopher Thomas Morris
Zariah Simone Ocean
1Vahini Pandiarajan
Marissa Kaylee Proctor
Atcharaporn Boonruang Puccini
Rachel Jane Richardson
Joseph Tyler Rieke
Jernelle Denece Rogers
Angelina Sakalouskaya
Robert James Staley
Steven Michael Tews
Guillermo Torres-Martinez
Alexis Sierra Williams

Master of Education 

Grishma Alakkat
Micayla Renay Boggs
Michele Renee Cantwell
1Cindy C. Carlisle
1Kimberley Gail Corvi

1Jonathan Tyler Gladson
Tammy Hubbard
Natasha Charmaine Kimber
Rowena Pasion Porter

Kristin Moore Snellings
1Daniel Mark Tolodziecki
1Heather Ashley Weinerman

Master of Fine Arts 

Guadalupe Elizabeth Diaz Serrano

1Lu Fan
1Kiandokht Maghsoud

Caylin Alyse Prillaman
Shima Talebian

Master of Library and Information Science 

Sarah Rose Baldwin
1Kathryn Elizabeth Benson
Sabrina L. Berndt
Leah Marie Bolzman
Audrey Bryk-Lee
Gabrielle Jordan Burnette
Chandler Bridges Carpenter
Heather Elizabeth Chandler
1Sarah Carithers Conner
Deborah Weissert Cotterman
1Trina F. Coyle
1Cassidy Jane Culbertson
1Lashandra Dover-Harris
Micajah James Augustus Durham
Heidi Golba Duty
1Constance Renee Feldman
Viranya Chanvichai Filipiak
Caroline Eve Hinson Flory
1Brenton Charles Fortner

Anna E. Gearhart
Jance Thomas Gibson
Jay Giuffrida
Kashaunna Lynn Goode
1Jaimee Alysia Hellwege
Lauren Flack Hout
Angela Ocuto Howell
Madison Caroline Howell
1Chloe Haven Hoyle
1Maia Kalena Schuster James
Brandy S. Johnson
Calvin Dean Johnson
Shalini Kapil
Amy Elizabeth LaMonde Kett
Brianna Nicole King
Sylas Colley King
Angela Lynn Knoblock
Lisa Ann LaChance
Aaron David Lombard
1Brittany Michelle Mann
Rylan Patrick McClelland
1Laurie L. McKay
1Ken Krzesowski McLellan
Amelia Caroline Medrano
1David Rene Mendoza
1Barbara Elaine Morris

1Hunter Kaleb Morris
Miranda Desireé Murphy
Crystal Hopkins O’Mara
Maria Alexandra Oropeza
1Raushannah Rasheeda Perkins-Ali
1Mandy Morgan Peters
Katrina Nylund Portwood
1Tammy E. Powers
Rebecca Mae Quigley
Trent Holbrook Radford
Abigail Kathryn Raig
Alina Alondra Ramirez
1Frances Atkins Reyes
Alaina Marie Rose
1Aria Rose
Shayla LeNay Sander
Raven Yasmine Sanders
Lori Lynn Sandoval
Tami Marie Santeramo
1Karen Sosa
Jennifer Renee St. Clair
1Joseph Daniel Stickney
Verdair Sanders Terry
Sierra Marie Welch
1Abigail E. Westphalen
Zaria Danielle White
Ashlee Marie Wilson
1Amanda Winfrey

Master of Library and Information Studies

Jacob C. Bastian
1Amanda Rebecca Datesman

Hollie A. Hallinen
Coleman Thomas Holth
1Madelyn Joelle Hughes

Anne-Monique Ransdell
1Kathryn Long Troyer

Master of Music 

1Laura Elizabeth Black
1Caroline Grace Bremner
Cutter Albert Garrett Burnett
1Stephen Edward Cherry Jr.
1Merilyn Jeannine DuMond

1Kiona Cherie Ervin
1Emily Paige Gordon
1Denis DuWayne Greenfield
1Jackson Henry Harsch
1Rudy Jay Hawley II
1Chelsea Rose Huber
1Elizabeth Claire Cox
Yizhe Li

Christina Frances Lindsay
Nicholas Anthony Lorenzo
1Jessica Marie McCoskey
1Cesar J. Recinos
Yazi Wang

Master of Public Affairs  

1Tradell Antonio Adkins
1Jerae Enrique Davis

Megan Elizabeth Garner
Constance Hope Stuart

Evan Nathaniel Workman

Master of Science

Frederick Akwesi Adrah
1Jayati Agrawal
Praneeth Aluru
1Brigitte Grace Ampolini
1Pamela S. Andrae
1Riley Marie Parker Axe
1Beth Rose Bacon
Harsha Bagam
1William John Baker
Janelle M. Barbour
Marcus Barkey
Tara Bettle
Pratik Ashish Bhatt
1Penny Woolard Blackburn
Sierra Elise Blackwell
Radhika Latha Bolla
Satya Sai Srimannarayana Sarma Bolloju
Linsey Spence Brown
Derek Cody Buchanan
1Benjamin Dominic Roger Butcher
Monica Kailey Calhoun
Karen Ninoska Chilcott
Ashlyn Brooke Campbell
1Cameron Michael Cash
Christian C. Cason
1Steven Joseph Cepulo
Nithesh Kumar Chavan
Linwood A. Cheshire
Sai Manideep Chittiprolu
Tiaja Deshae Cotton
1William Lawson Curry
Smitha Dharanendra
1Rosabella Vy Pham Doan
Varun Easwarchandran
1Jeffrey James Elliott
1Passion Angelica Ervin
1Raycia Charmagne Evans-Crawford
1Mildred Zakeia Nashay Fisher
Amina Fraz
Samantha Kailand Gaillard
1Mallikarjun Gandham
Srilekha Geda
Vikas Gehlot
Balaji Mohan Goddu
1Robert Alexander Grubbs
1Venkatesh Gummadi I

Deeksha Gunde
Rahul Sathya Gunti
Bharath Sai Hari
Meagan Nicole Harvell
1Summer Byrum Henson
1Jennifer Nicol Holderby-Cadigan
Anna Jenette Hollin
Zakiya Briele Houser
Sravya Reddy Jagamoni
Roberta Arlette Jarrett
Ethan Robert Jordan
Karthik Reddy Kanduri
Bala Rama Krishna Kantipudi
Stephanie Kelly
Lynn M. Kern
Besan Khader
Jadis Kinikandi Kidimbu
1Karen Stephens Kirkman
Venkata Sai Phani Raj Kondapalli
Lakshmi Gayathri Kurri
Timothy William Lambertson
Changfei Luan
Cassandra Lee MacCheyne
1Sylvester Luyanda Maduna
1Heather L. Magill
1Kathleen Pauline Mahoney
Mateen Sajid Majgaonkar
Sri Lakshmi Jahnavi Mandalapu
1Yasmin Imani Martin
Joshua Victor McCown
Martha Louise Merritt
Tatiana Adriana Mihaita
1Carrie Elizabeth Miller
1Lauren Briana Miller-Holman
Ashley Carolyn Mills
1Aaron Ahmed Mirdha
Mary Elizabeth Montgomery
1Olivia AnnBria Morgan
1Jeanette Lee Mullies
Rachana Nomula
Hans S. Ostmann
Padmaraj Pabbathi Anantha

Kelly Pacheco
Gunakar Reddy Panyala
Mayumi Ebina Parrish
1Shreya Rajesh Patel
Guru Karthik Reddy Pathakota
Akhilesh Pathi
Vaishnavi Peddireddy
1Ti’bran D. Pickens-Flynn
Scott Roemer Price
Gnananjali Ramineni
1Melanie R. Reed
Ann Carolyn Baskerville Reeder
1Tessa Jane Reynolds
Lance Chad Riggs
Anastasia Vladimir Romanov
Abby Brooke Sneed Sando
Elizabeth Grace Sandoval
1Hollis Greer Sherman
1Alexandra May Singh
Justin David Sledge
1Hanna Gale Smith
Maryam Sohail
1Omodolapo Somo-Aina
1Marany Sorn
Mary Katherine Stewart
Frank Christopher Swinyer
Rishikesh Takkalla
Archana Tata
Victoria Ann Tepe
Anusha Thanneeru
BJ Tipton
1Andrew Whitman Toland
1Nikki O’Neal Tyson
Nithin Unnikrishnan
Ramyasree Vadapally
Mahesh Krishna Reddy Vanga
1Laura Jane Ward
Jeffrey Alan Williams
Maili Alannah Williamson
1Elizabeth Gray Williard
1Felicia Hope Burleson Wood
1Venkata Sai Harsha Yanamaddi I
Maritza Zuñiga

Master of Science in Nursing

Sarah Elizabeth Duggins
Anne Elizabeth Fogleman

Kirsten Annette Herkert
Katherine Reeves Jones
Margaret Nicolaides Mahoney

Rebecca Marie Sarine
Farrah Lenae Thompson

Master of Social Work 

1TyZhane’ S. Young

Recognitions and Honors

Alumni, Excellence, and Hayes Awards 

Joey Lavarias
Stuart Marshall
Neil Pritchard
Jordan Sasiela
Erica Wallace

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