IRSC to host drive-thru graduation

Posted 12/8/20

List of Okeechobee County residents who earned degrees at IRSC during Summer and Fall 2020.

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IRSC to host drive-thru graduation


FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) will hold its fall Commencement ceremonies “drive-in”-style on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the College’s Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex in Fort Pierce, and virtually via YouTube on Thursday, Dec. 17. The ceremonies will recognize the accomplishments of the College’s 2020 graduates, including some 1,700 students who have earned their Bachelor’s and Associate degrees during the 2020 summer and fall semesters. IRSC President, Dr. Timothy Moore, will deliver the keynote address.

“This past year has imposed some incredible challenges for our students,” said Dr. Timothy Moore, IRSC President. “In the face of adversity, they have pressed forward, worked hard and earned their college degrees. It is our absolute honor to celebrate their collective accomplishment with safe, unique ceremonies, and I offer every graduate of 2020 my highest congratulations.”

These newest IRSC graduates will soon write their next chapter — entering the workforce for the first time, utilizing their new degrees to take on increased responsibilities at their present workplace, or continuing their studies at IRSC or at university.

“I began Dual Enrollment in the summer before 10th grade, and am now able to say that I have my Associate Degree at 17 with a 4.0 GPA,” said Shelby Sumner, Okeechobee, Associate in Arts

Dual Enrollment student Shelby Sumner credits supportive staff and faculty at IRSC’s Dixon Hendry Campus with fostering her academic and personal growth. While completing her high school diploma requirements and her coursework for her Associate in Arts Degree, Shelby also served as an IRSC peer tutor for Intermediate and College Algebra. Shelby graduates this December with a 4.0 GPA and looks forward to continuing her studies as a transfer student to university. After graduation, Shelby will finish other transfer prerequisites at IRSC, and then embark on Bachelor’s Degree studies in Animal Science at either the University of Arkansas or University of Florida. She intends to use her degree to work in International Agriculture and Food Policy.

Okeechobee County residents who earned Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science Degrees at Indian River State College (IRSC) during Summer and Fall 2020 are:
Armanda Arias,
Martha Castilleja,
Griselda Castillo,
Joy Elizabeth Jarriel,
Tabitha Lynn Lewis,
Abigail Elizabeth Lozano,
Aeyanna Christine Lucero,
Elizabeth Ann Partridge,
Daniel Ruiz,
Johnson Ngo Tran,
Cheyanne Nicole Wilsey,
Alyssa Lanae Wright and
Dannielle Wyatt.

Okeechobee County residents who earned Associate in Arts Degrees at Indian River State College (IRSC) during Summer and Fall 2020 are:
Sol Albright,
Paola Arias,
Omar Ayala,
Alexandria Frances Boon,
Yolani Michelle Borroto,
Heather Denise Broadrick,
Jenna Ray Brown,
Alondra Yesenia Calzada,
Karla Cristina Cano,
Carla Nichole Carran,
Mireya Catalan,
Kelli Marie Chapman,
Siyu Chen,
Jade William Conner II,

Kelly Marie Demedicis,
Sarah Collette Diaz-Helble,
Brandon Lake Elkins,
Lidia Liseth Espinoza,
Heaven Marie Feltenberger,
Nicolas Trevino Garcia,
Marlina Godinez,
Madison K. Hancock,
Carson Jacob Harris,
Sydney Jamison Hendrix,
Maritza Hernandez,
Meghann Joyce Hotmire,
Kaitlyn Speir Hoyle,
Denise Haley Ihinger,
Jillian Allyse Kennedy,
Aeyanna Christine Lucero,
Dallas Danielle McLaughlin,
Rebecka Jo Mims,
Breanna Joyce Moore,
Shawnzaria Latasia Neal,
Airianna Dakota Nunez Nunez,
Yiselt Pineda,
Alexis Beatriz Pinon,
Li-Ani Star Puente,
Crystal Lenae Rawls,
Eunice Robledo,
Rosa C. Ruiz,
Teresa Ruiz,
Haley Samantha Sadler,
Markita Justine Smith,
Shelby Ane Sumner,
Amber Rashae Thomas,
Cristian Alejandro Trejo,
Amy Noel Trent,
Monica Velazquez,
Sarah Welborn,
Kassie Alexis Weldon,
Tonya Marie Whitehead,
Devion Alex Wigfall and
Jordan Taylor Wilkerson.

Okeechobee County residents who have earned Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees at Indian River State College during Summer and Fall 2020 are:
Alma Elena Aguirre,
Jennifer Ronelle Amenold,
Cassidy Morgan Bond,
Jocelyn Cardenas,
Amanda Susan Davis,
Nashay Dixon,
Kasey Lynn Durand,
Heather Ashley Hunt-Gonzalez,
Sarah Rose Jansen,
Regina Lynn Jones,
Jasmine Isabella Moyett,
Alexis Ann Muller,
Daniella Navarro,
Kayla Lynn Parks,
Sarah V. Payne,
Stacie Rebecca Perera,
Tyler W. Rhodes,
Shiann Marie Sampson,
Hayley Caroline Stokes,
Josie Elizabeth Stratton,
Caitlyn Nicole Stripling,
Lisa Marie Thiboult,
Tyjuanna Thompson,
Katie Lynn Waldron,
Codi Cheri Woods and
Tyffani Leighann Zeller.

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