Ole Miss-DeSoto Honors 2011-12 Outstanding Students
The University of Mississippi- DeSoto honored over 250 area graduates during its annual Graduation Celebration held April 24 at the DeSoto Center in Southaven. The graduates in bachelor's, master's, and specialist programs will receive their degrees on May 12 during the commencement exercises held at The University of Mississippi’s main campus in Oxford.
Members of the UM-DeSoto faculty and staff also recognized the outstanding students of the 2011-2012 school year during the event. Receiving these subject-area awards are:
Front Row (L to R): Lakesha Griffin of Memphis- Social Work, Laura Lampert of Olive Branch- History, Heather Knight of Southaven- Sociology, Lara Hayes of Senatobia- Master's in Counseling Education, Melissa Purvis of Olive Branch- Elementary Education, Lindsey Jones of Hernando- Master's in Literacy Education, Melissa Diller of Senatobia- Marketing and Kasye Caruthers of Southaven- Mathematics.
Back Row (L to R): Benjamin Beam of Sardis- English, Matt Yardley of Hernando- Criminal Justice, Monique Miller of Helena, Ark.- Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, Chris Welch of Olive Branch- Managerial Finance and Derek Vandunse of Southaven- Accountancy.
Award winners not pictured include: Maimouna Ba- Management, Annie B. Kelly- Master's in Educational Leadership, Thomas Edward- Management Information Systems, and Lanita Reid- Secondary Education.