Chatfield Holds its 47th Commencement Ceremony

Chatfield College held its 47th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Veronica Church in Cincinnati. Fifty-two graduates were honored at the ceremony, which included students from both the St. Martin and Over-the-Rhine campuses.

Kathy Wade, CEO of Learning Through Art, Inc. and Emmy Award nominated vocalist gave the commencement address.

Receiving Associate Degrees were Annie M. Allen, Ashley Elizabeth Barlow, Sadie Raquel Benfield, Kevin H. Brown, Shannon Cameron-Kanu, Kapri Dawn Campbell, Mary Jane Castle, Bryant James-Weiss Constable, Christina L. Dericks, Aundaya Onawa Dixon, Rachel M. Hammonds, Brian K. Hampton, Courtney S. M. Harris, Heidi Marian Imwalle, Lilian J. Imwalle, Jaushaun T. Jackson, Felecia Renee James, Natasha Mariah Justice, Katherine Sommer Kelly, Bradlee K. King, Ryane Tiera King, Jocelyn M. Kuha, Quinton C. Lewis, Christopher D. Lindsley, Blake A. Macleod, Julian Montana Matthews, Andrew J. McGraw, She’a Monique McKinney, Taylor Shay McLaughlin, Griffin T. McNeal, Alexandria C. Miller, Hailey Blair Miller, Jacqui Rene’ Mooney, Trent C. Moore III, Caitlin Michelle Mullins, Bailey Marie Myers,Amanda P. Neal, Olivia Ann Neff, Kamri-Beth Paige Offutt, Lynda A. Rainey, Hannah N. Slack, Fatimah Betty Jean Southhall, Brittney J. Stevenson, Anika Thomas-Anderson, Margo Jayne Thompson, Sister Marcelina Theophila Watua , Nake’la Kiera Kevon Williams, Stephanie J. Williams, Sydnie S. Wolf, Janie B. Worhsam, Branson S. Young, and Holly Lynn Young

Two graduates were awarded the Julia Chatfield Distinguished Student Award—Trent C. Moore III from the St. Martin Campus and Nake’la Kiera Kevon Williams from the Over-the-Rhine campus. This award is designed to recognize a graduate at each campus based on nominations submitted by the faculty and staff. Besides a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, the student must exhibit the determination of Julia Chatfield by turning obstacles into opportunities, is friendly, inclusive and supportive in dealing with others and displays leadership qualities.

Karen Crumley was presented with Chatfield’s Dean Agatha Fitzgerald, OSU Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is given each year to an instructor who exemplifies the academic spirit and values of Chatfield College. Karen has been teaching as an adjunct instructor since 2012, however, her first experience at Chatfield was as a student, ten years prior to joining the faculty. Her considerable knowledge and experience led her to earning the position as Chair of the Education Department, the College Credit Plus Advisor, and Chair of the Faculty Senate.

A complete video of the ceremony can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW0pahIRFzA.

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