University of Alabama and Jacksonville State University announce graduation list for Summer 2019 semester


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The University of Alabama awarded some 1,450 degrees during its summer commencement Aug. 3.
With a beautiful campus, dozens of challenging academic programs, expert faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is a place where legends are made. The school offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The campus gives students the opportunity to interact with faculty performing cutting-edge research.
Local graduates include:
• Rachel Betty Adams of Auburn – bachelor of science in commerce and business administration
• Kelsi L. Cleveland of Auburn – bachelor of science
• Britt-Nae LaShaun Dowdell of Auburn – master of social work
• LaBethany Octavia Feagins-Marshall of Smiths Station – bachelor of arts
• Romei Jerell Gilmore of Smiths Station – bachelor of science in education
• Kelsay N. Lockhart of Phenix City – bachelor of arts
•Rachel Anne Morrell of Auburn – master of social work
• Maya J. Pitts of Smiths Station -bachelor of arts
• Jordan Lee Scroggins of Opelika – master of social work
• Anna Kate Tankersley of Auburn – bachelor of science in human environmental sciences
• Vincent L. Wiggins of Phenix City – bachelor of science in human environmental sciences.
About the University of Alabama
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. The university is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.
Jacksonville State University
Nearly 400 students received degrees at Jacksonville State University in summer 2019, including:
Josh Reddish – Opelika
Erin Smith – Opelika
Anna Tait – Auburn
Daphne Thomas – Phenix City
About Jacksonville State University
Founded in 1883 as a state teachers college, Jacksonville State University has grown from humble beginnings into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs. Located between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU offers more than 150 courses of study, including over 40 online programs, at the undergraduate and graduate level. To learn more, visit, call 1-800-231-JAX1 or e-mail


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