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Furman graduates recognized at reception

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Communication studies major Quandarius Weems, and four other newly minted graduates were honored at a reception in Hartness Pavilion Dec. 18.

Furman University graduated nearly 30 students in December as the newest members of the class of 2019.

While most of the newly minted graduates will likely walk at formal commencement in spring 2020, a small cohort availed themselves to a quiet, more intimate setting at a reception that took place in Hartness Pavilion Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Five students participated in a graduation reception held in Hartness Pavilion Dec. 18. From left: Samuel Reed Horton, Kirkland McKenzie Manning, Piper Nicole Powell, Quandarius Weems and Sean Wesley Simmons.

President Elizabeth Davis opened the event with remarks, followed by a welcome from Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Ken Peterson. Graduates were recognized individually by Associate Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Spanish Jeremy Cass.

Degrees were conferred to five members of the Class of 2019: Samuel Reed Horton (sociology); Kirkland McKenzie Manning (English); Piper Nicole Powell (German studies, psychology); Quandarius Weems (communication studies); and Sean Wesley Simmons (music performance). Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates after the start of the new year.

The full list of December 2019 graduates follows:

Name Degree Major Hometown
Rachael M. Cline Bachelor of Arts Religion and Educational Studies Marvin, North Carolina
Wailin Mae Danieley Bachelor of Arts Sociology & Politics & International Affairs Easley, South Carolina
Madison M. Fowler Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies Jefferson City, Tennessee
Jillian Rose Hoffman Bachelor of Arts English Spartanburg, South Carolina
Samuel Reed Horton Bachelor of Arts Sociology Simpsonville, South Carolina
Connor W. Hubbard Bachelor of Arts Politics & International Affairs Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Alyvia Matison Kluska Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies Greenville, South Carolina
Kirkland McKenzie Manning Bachelor of Arts English Piedmont, South Carolina
Kacey Steven Markarian Bachelor of Arts Politics & International Affairs Little River, South Carolina
Emery Byme May Bachelor of Arts Business Administration Wichita, Kansas
Piper Nicole Powell Bachelor of Arts German Studies and Psychology Anderson, South Carolina
Alison Ley Quill Bachelor of Arts Religion and Communication Studies Westminster, Massachusetts
Gabriel Santos Guerra Bachelor of Arts Religion Bethlehem, Georgia
Jack John Shiels Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies Sale, United Kingdom
Conor Jackson Sloan Bachelor of Arts Economics Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Quandarius Weems Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies Chamblee, Georgia
Katlyn Ann Clark Bachelor of Liberal Arts Business Administration Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Randy C. Crews Bachelor of Liberal Arts Business Administration Greer, South Carolina
Sean Wesley Simmons Bachelor of Music Music Performance Mechanicsvlle, Virginia
Christopher Allen Durham Bachelor of Science Computer Science Spartanburg, South Carolina
Garrett A. Elmore Bachelor of Science Biology: Biomedical Sciences Cairo, Georgia
Maxwell Hunter Fisher Bachelor of Science Physics, Applied Math, and IT Salisbury, North Carolina
Everett Andrew Godwin Bachelor of Science Health Sciences Neptune Beach, Florida
Catherine T. Jones Bachelor of Science Health Sciences Brentwood, Tennessee
Louis Jacob Kull Bachelor of Science Health Sciences Greer, South Carolina
Madeline Janice Nichols Bachelor of Science Psychology and German Studies Rock Hill, South Carolina
Yuxin Wang Bachelor of Science Psychology and Asian Studies Handan, China


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