SHAWNEE, Okla.- Twenty-six Shawnee area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Oklahoma Baptist University’s 2008 Spring commencement May 17 in the university’s Raley Chapel.


SHAWNEE, Okla.- Twenty-six Shawnee area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Oklahoma Baptist University’s 2008 Spring commencement May 17 in the university’s Raley Chapel.
Austin Andrew Brister, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in Marketing. Kyle Garrett Craig, Tecumseh resident, graduated with a degree in business management.  Pablo Santiago Conchos, Tecumseh resident, graduated with a Bible degree.
Mark Edward Deering, III, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in church music. Kristen Rita Dearing, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in nursing. Tracy Rene Dotson, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in special education.
Emily Dawn Harris, Shawnee resident, graduated with degrees in early childhood education and elementary education. Hannah Ruth Heavener, Shawnee resident, graduated with a nursing degree.  Trace Elvin Heavener, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in Bible and sociology.
Deanna L. Hutchens, McLoud resident, graduated with degrees in elementary education and early childhood education. Haley Anne Howard, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in marketing/management.
Nicole Christine Kuhns, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in nursing. 
Andrew Konnor Martin, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in public relations. Benjamin Curtis Mitchell, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in music. Ronald E. Lewis, Shawnee resident, graduated with a nursing degree.
Christopher Lee Palmer, Maud resident, graduated with a degree in exercise and sports science. Lauren Brooke Payne, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in nursing.  Matthew Shawn Pickle, Bethany resident, graduated with a degree in graphic design.
Taylor Adams Prince, Shawnee resident, graduated with a professional accountancy degree. David Neil Proffer, Shawnee resident, graduated with a exercise and sports science degree. Tyler Austin Rolette, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in exercise and sports science.
Heather Joy Smith, Shawnee resident, graduated with a degree in music composition. Jessica Diane Waack, Shawnee resident, graduated with a health and physical education degree. Ashley May Walker, Shawnee resident, graduated with honors with an English degree.
Derek Gene Wellmann, Shawnee resident, graduated with a social sciences, secondary education degree. Angelica Rose Wells, Shawnee resident, graduated with a family and community service degree.
The twenty-six Shawnee area residents were a part of 247 graduates recognized at OBU’s graduation ceremony.