Escambia County, Ala. students graduate from UA

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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The University of Alabama awarded some 6,326 degrees this spring.

Among the graduates were those from Escambia County, Ala., including:

  • Betty Carden of Brewton, who received a master’s degree;
  • Kelsi Chandler of Flomaton, who received a bachelor’s degree;
  • Dy’Qwan Lee of Atmore, who received a bachelor’s degree;
  • Amelia Peach of Brewton, who received a bachelor’s degree;
  • Nikolas Shivers of Flomaton, who received a bachelor’s degree; and,
  • Mikayla Spruill of Atmore, who received a bachelor’s degree.

The recent change to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic affected the university’s plans for traditional commencement activities. However, commencement is a milestone, and the University wants graduates to have the opportunity to walk across the stage in celebration of their success.

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Although any plans are contingent on how the summer outlook progresses, all spring graduates are invited to participate in the summer commencement events scheduled for Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1.

“We will also be recognizing the achievements of our spring 2020 graduating class through online and social media outlets to highlight our shared pride in them,” said UA President Stuart Bell. “I look forward to congratulating each student on stage very soon.”

With dozens of challenging academic programs, expert and world-renowned faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is the place where legends are made. UA offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and gives students the opportunity to partner with faculty performing cutting-edge research.

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. UA 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.