University of Memphis awards degrees

December ceremonies include local scholars

News from University of Memphis

MEMPHIS — The University of Memphis awarded 1,607 degrees during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 13. The following area students earned a degree: Veronica Alexander of West Memphis; Megan Boatman of West Memphis; Scarlett Brimingham of Earle; Chadrick Cordell of West Memphis; Bryan Dorsey of Marion; Devin Griggs of West Memphis; Jherica James of Marion; William Jones of Marion; Jessica Max of Marion; Heather Perry of Edmondson; Bobby Porter of West Memphis; Kristy Sykes of West Memphis; About UofM The University of Memphis is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents System. Founded in 1912, it is recognized nationally for its academic, research and athletic programs. Today, the U of M educates more than 21,000 students, and it awards more than 4,000 degrees annually. Home to the largest honors program in the state, it also is ranked in the Top Ten for Student Internships by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit


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