UGA-Tifton recognizes largest graduating class during spring ceremony

By for CAES News

The University of Georgia Tifton campus recognized 32 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences spring and summer graduates at a special ceremony held on Sunday, April 29, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center.  

UGA-Tifton students who will receive bachelor’s degrees this spring include:

  • Joshua Aaron of Ellijay, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Mary Allen of Adel, Georgia, agribusiness
  • Bailey Atkinson of Donalsonville, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Lissi Carr of Hawkinsville, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Clifton Collins of Appling, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Jackson Fleet of Colquitt, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • Jerrod Hardin of Rockmart, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Thomas Hester of Adel, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Evan Hill of Lyons, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • William Hinson of Jesup, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • Megan Hise of Rising Fawn, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Nicholas Hodges of Moultrie, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Kenneth Massey of Donalsonville, Georgia, agribusiness
  • Levi Moore of Chula, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • Douglas Mutert of Valdosta, Georgia, agribusiness
  • Joshua Odom of Chula, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Kelly Paulk of Sycamore, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • Pete Perrin of Chula, Georgia, agribusiness
  • Bryan Tucker of Fitzgerald, Georgia, agribusiness
  • Ashton Wheeless of Thomaston, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Jayda Williams of Rockmart, Georgia, agricultural education

UGA-Tifton students who will receive bachelor’s degrees this summer include:

  • Ethan Cody of Newton, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • Macey Connell of Enigma, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • Jacob Kalina of Williamson, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems
  • Shelby Key of Thomson, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Sydney Pinder of McDonough, Georgia, agricultural education
  • Cole Thomas of Bainbridge, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systems

UGA-Tifton students who will receive master’s degrees this spring include:

  • Joseph Crabtree of Tifton, Georgia, plant protection and pest management
  • Katrina Laurel of Tifton, Georgia, plant pathology
  • Kristen Pegues of Fairhope, Alabama, crop and soil sciences
  • Catherine Summers of Tifton, Georgia, plant protection and pest management

One UGA-Tifton student, Jeremy Taylor of Valdosta, Georgia, will receive a master’s degree in plant protection and pest management this summer.

The spring graduating class is the largest to graduate from UGA-Tifton in one semester.

“The UGA Tifton campus continues to produce students who are well-positioned to make a difference in the agricultural community,” said George Vellidis, director of academic programs at UGA-Tifton. “The quantity of graduates we have this semester is matched only by the quality of people our faculty and staff have had the chance to work with.”

Julie Jernigan is an intern on the UGA Tifton campus.

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