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May 2023 Graduates

May 22, 2023

Rockingham Community College President Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw conferred 217 credentials upon 207 students during the Spring 2022 commencement exercises on May 12.

Sixty-three of the students who earned college degrees or certificates did so before they even graduated from high school.

Fifty-three students from Rockingham County Early College High School, located on the RCC campus, earned 30 Associate in Science Degrees, 22 Associate in Arts Degrees, and one Welding Certificate.

Ten more students from other local high schools who were dually enrolled at RCC earned six Welding Certificates, one Associate in Science Degree, one Criminal Justice Technology Certificate, one Manual Machining Certificate, and one Information Technology Certificate.

In addition, more than 80 graduates from December 2022 and July 2023 were invited to march in this ceremony, but are not included in this listing; see note at bottom.

May 2023 RCC graduates smile from their seats.

The following students earned certificates, diplomas and degrees in May 2023:


  • Logan James Allen – Associate in Arts Degree


  • Namira Michelle Rone – Associate Degree Nursing

Browns Summit

  • Edsel J. Bonilla Guevara – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree
  • Lindsey N. Sewell – Electrical Systems Technology Certificate


  • Jasmine Celeste Scott – Associate Degree Nursing


  • Cole Thomas Fuller – Associate in Arts Degree


  • Kristin Michele Adkinson – Associate Degree Nursing


  • Hillary Bett Young – Associate Degree Nursing


  • Christian J. Thomas – Associate in Arts Degree


  • Joshua Seth Archer – Computer-Integrated Machining Associate Degree
  • Levi Patrick Bailey – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Whitney Danielle Blackstock – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Jayda Michelle Burns – Associate in Science Degree
  • Trinyti Najiyah Adorn Clark – Associate in Science Degree
  • Michaella Nicole Collin – Associate Degree Nursing
May 2023 RCC graduate accepts his credential.
  • Mallory Claire Combs – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Ashley Dickerson Craddock – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Landon Mason Curry – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Michelle Lee Davis – Information Technology Associate Degree
  • Mackenzie Paige DeLapp – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree
  • Mikiai Cholé Dillard – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Mary E. Draper – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • John Kaleb Edwards – Associate in Science Degree
May 2023 RCC graduate smiles from stage
  • Katerina Alexandra Ferrell – Associate in Science Degree
  • Brandy Scherer Fisher – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Mason Robert Harris – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Blake Christian Hopkins – Electrical Systems Technology Certificate
  • Hollie Nicole Jachimiak – Associate in Science Degree
  • Brenten James Joyce – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Jackson Creed Lemons – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Brandon L. Martin – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Jade Blu’ Mebane – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Owen Bryce Nance – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Jacob SD Peden – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Tiffany Shanea Pinnix – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • Bryan Parker Rothrock – Electrical Systems Technology Certificate
  • Jonathan Rubio – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Michel’le Nichole Saunders – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • Abby Leigh Sharpe – Surgical Technology Associate Degree
  • Makenze Lynn Shelton – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Austyn Ryan Snody – Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree
  • Kristy L. Varner – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree
  • Gisselle Garcia-Vasquez – Associate in Science Degree
  • Neptali Hernandez Vega – Associate in Arts Degree
May 2023 RCC graduate smiles from stage.
  • Denzel Rush Waddell – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Franklin D. White – Electrical Systems Technology Robotics Certificate, Mechatronics Certificates
  • Kamryn Andrew Stefon Wilson – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Carson James Wray – General Occupational Technology Associate Degree


  • April Laquitta Henderson – Associate Degree Nursing


  • Julie Ann Andrews – Medical Office Administration Patient Services Representative Associate Degree


  • Ranesia Jean Ragland – Associate Degree Nursing


May 2023 RCC graduates proceed into the gymnasium.
  • Katrice Michelle Brown – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Regina Rena Cameron – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Bonnie Claire Cox – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Gabrielle Chanel Crosby – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree
  • Capriee Anquintte Farley – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Ingrid D. Hagood – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Skylar Rae Hitchins – Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation Degree
  • Jacqueline Marlecia Lewis – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Haley Elizabeth Martin – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Autumn L. Melton – Medical Office Administration Certificate
  • Esayas W. Nida – Surgical Technology Associate Degree
  • Kylee Melissa Arruda Rieger – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Lakeisha Chantay Waller – Associate Degree Nursing
May 2023 RCC graduate smiles after the ceremony.


  • Andrew Evan Brown – Associate in Science Degree


  • Gizelle Cortez Gonzales – Associate Degree Nursing


  • Gavin M. Birkland – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Samantha Butts – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • Holly E. Flynt – Medical Office Administration Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and Medical Auditing Certificate
  • Tyler Jordan Hanes – Business Administration Associate Degree
  • Tristin Star Hendren – Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree
  • Kayla Grace Martin – Associate in Science Degree
  • Mattie E. Purgason – Business Administration Associate Degree
  • Skye Marie Reid – Associate Degree Nursing
  • William Anthony Shelton – Electrical Systems Technology Associate Degree
  • Trinity Nicole Spragling – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Alexander Torres – Associate in Science Degree
  • Romana Torres-Alvarez – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Lisa Danielle Wray – Associate Degree Nursing
May 2023 RCC graduate accepts her Welding Certificate.


  • Anna McKenzie Casto – Associate in Science Degree
  • Hannah Grace Chilton – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Macy Leigh Rachel Hurd – Associate in Science Degree
  • Christian T. Joyce – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Christopher Douglas Moore – Computer-Integrated Machining Associate Degree
  • Casey Lee Richardson – Associate in Science Degree
  • Kayla B. Wyatt – Early Childhood Education Certificate


  • Mattie Caroline Fields – Associate in Science Degree
  • Shelby Rebecca Moran – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Cassidy A. Spencer – Associate in Arts Degree


  • Harris Clair Dowdy – Associate in Arts Degree


  • Shannon Renee Crews – Associate Degree Nursing


  • Chanel Lanay Graves – Business Administration Associate Degree


May 2023 RCC graduate looks for relatives after the ceremony.
  • Alexander J. Belcher – Business Administration Associate Degree
  • Whitley Galloway Beveridge – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • Carson Bowers – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Tammy Benton Bray – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Tate Andrews Campbell – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Sasha Nicole Carson – Surgical Technology Associate Degree
  • Dakota Grace Cornett – Associate in Science Degree
  • Sarah Marie Corum – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Thea Elizabeth Dowdle – Associate in Science Degree
  • Mariana Arielle Faint – Associate in Science Degree
  • Terri Jo Fitzgerald – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Lindsey Nicole Garcia – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • Alea Nicole Gauldin – Business Administration Associate Degree
  • Maude W. Hammack – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • Alexander James Hampshire – Computer-Integrated Machining Associate Degree, Computer-Integrated Machining Diploma, Machining Fundamentals Certificate, Welding Technology Certificate
  • Aubrey J. Harvey – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Marissa Melton Hayes – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Drew J. Hinshaw – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Emaleigh Cross Hudson – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Destiny Lee Johnson – Information Technology Cybersecurity Certificate
  • Kaelise Alonda Lane – Associate in Science Degree
  • Houston Owens Bracken Lemons – Associate in Science Degree
  • Emily Ann Lewis – Associate in Science Degree
  • Zachary Phillip Lewis – Associate in Science Degree
  • Riley Renae Long – Associate in Science Degree
  • Dyango Mariano Madrigal – Computer-Integrated Machining Manaual Machining Fundamentals Certificate, Machining Fundamentals Certificate
  • Mercedes S. Martin – Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree
  • Gage Daniel Massey – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Camille Mullins McCollum – Business Administration Associate Degree
  • Savannah Marie McMillon – Associate in Science Degree
  • Katelyn Sierra Moore – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Judith Catherine Morrell – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Brenna Elizabeth Morrison – Criminal Justice Technology Certificate
May 2023 RCC graduate shows relief after the ceremony as he talks on his phone.
  • Larry Swanson Nance Jr. – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Kaylin Marie Newman – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Keyla Juliana Olalde-Tapia – Associate in Science Degree
  • Christopher Orphanos – Computer-Integrated Machining Manual Machining Fundamentals Certificate, Machining Fundamentals Certificate
  • Allison Anna Petty – Associate Degree Nursing
  • John Edmund Piotrowski – Associate in Science Degree
  • Amber Nicole Pruitt – Associate in Science Degree
  • Zane Lee Prusia – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Caleb Garrett Pryor – Computer-Integrated Machining Associate Degree
  • Eryn Rylee Quinn – Associate in Science Degree
  • Brandall L. Redd – Accounting and Finance Associate Degree
  • Zackary Wade Redd – Computer-Integrated Machining Manual Machining Fundamentals Certificate
  • Brittany Cole Reynolds – Business Administration Associate Degree
  • Katherine Elizabeth Roach – Associate in Science Degree
  • Alexander Clay Robinson – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Joseph Dale Ryan – General Occupational Technology Associate Degree, Welding Technology Diploma
  • Riley Owen Ryan – Associate in Science Degree
  • Brittany Fincanon Smith – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Jordan Alyssa Smith – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
  • Hailey Shae Spangler – Business Administration Associate Degree
  • Hayden L. Stanley – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Gloria Danelle Stillwell – Information Technology
  • Parker Scott A. Strader – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Christian Megan Sutton – Early Childhood Education Associate Degree
  • Madison M. Thaxton – Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree
  • Megan Lee Ann Tippett – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree
  • Madalyn Jane Toney – Associate in Science Degree
  • Zenett Jantae Totten – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Kelsey Anne Truitt – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Victoria Abigail Vega – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Brianna Hope Waller – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree
  • Hui Wang – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Noah Jackson Bibee Windsor – Associate in Science Degree
  • Grayson Gabriel Wyatt – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Mikoto Yamaguchi – Associate in Science Degree


  • Celisa Dee Terrell – Business Administration Associate Degree


  • Krystal Marie Jordan – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Abby Michelle Lucas – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Victoria Elizabeth McCollum – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Preston Allen Parsons – Computer-Integrated Machining Associate Degree
  • Kebin L. Robinson – Medical Office Administration Medical Billing and Coding Certificate, Medical Auditing Certificate


  • Teresa Blaine Aldridge – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Sophia Diane Dye – Associate in Science Degree
  • Pattie Kendall Everette – Associate in Science Degree
  • Morgan Dawn Gaines – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Vennesa L. Lawson – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree
  • Jheny Y. Martinez Cruz – Associate in Science Degree
  • Kaitlyn Clair DeWeese McCollum – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Kimberly Thai Nguyen – Associate in Science Degree
  • William Tyler Sorrell – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Jodi A. Southard – Medical Office Administration Associate Degree
May 2023 RCC graduates take a selfie.


  • Eve Nikkole Agee – Business Administration Certificate
  • Kendall Rilee Boggs – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Aaron Blake Bruins – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Savannah Desiree’ Gentry – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Isaac J. Jones – Welding Technology Certificate
  • JoDee Elizabeth Knight – Associate in Science Degree
  • Kristopher Michael Martin – Computer-Integrated Machining
  • Jacob Michael Michalski – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Jessica M. Nelson – Accounting and Finance Associate Degree
  • Sydney Elizabeth Sexton – Associate in Science Degree
  • Matthew W. Shelton – Electrical Systems Technology Commercial Wiring Certificate
  • Amanda Dawn Tomas – Medical Office Administration
  • Graciella Marie Vigil – Business Administration Certificate
  • Jacob Alexander Watkins – Associate in Science Degree
  • James W. Watkins – Associate in Science Degree
  • James William Watkins – Welding Technology Certificate
  • Lydia Ruth Wells – Accounting and Finance Associate Degree
  • Ashlyn Kate Wray – Associate in Science Degree


  • Olivia Danielle Frazier – Associate in Arts Degree
  • India Elle Hubbard – Associate in Arts Degree
  • Matthew Smith – Medical Office Administration Certificate
  • Corey Ray Strader – Associate in Arts Degree

Walnut Cove

  • Aaron C. Justice – Information Technology Cybersecurity Certificate, Network and Security Essentials Certificate, Web Technologies Certificate


  • Aziya Keyari Avery – Associate Degree Nursing

Winston Salem

  • Tabitha Kay Stout – Associate Degree Nursing
  • Michael Mokhtar Wahba – Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree

Ocala, Florida

  • James C. Kopf III – Associate in Arts Degree

Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Nolan Lemuel Faulkenberry – Associate in Arts Degree

Martinsville, Virginia

  • Anthonette Leah Dillard – Associate Degree Nursing

Stuart, Virginia

  • Benjamin Lloyd Thompson – Information Technology Certificate

Please note, the only graduates listed here are those who completed their credentials in May 2023. RCC invited its December 2022 and July 2023 graduates to march in the ceremony, so their names were all included in the program. The announcement of the December 2022 graduates can be found here: https://www.rockinghamcc.edu/december-2022-graduates/. The announcement of the July 2023 graduates will be made this summer, once they officially complete their credentials.

~By Gerri Hunt, RCC Director of Public Information


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