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Hooding ceremony honors those completing the highest of academic degrees

Dr. Ivory Nelson, interim provost for Academic Affairs, presents the welcome. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

Dr. Ivory V. Nelson, interim provost for Academic Affairs, delivers the welcome. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

Dr. Darcie Bishop, associate dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, guides the ceremony.

Dr. Darcie Bishop, associate dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, guides the ceremony.

Guests train their lenses onto the stage to capture the significant milestone. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

Guests train their lenses onto the stage to capture the significant milestone. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

JSU conducted its hooding ceremony for exemplary doctoral scholars on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium.

Special1 ScreenFor the first time, a separate celebration was observed for JSU doctoral candidates.

The honorees also participated in a combined ceremony with undergraduates and other higher-level graduates on Friday, Dec. 8, in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.

Dr. Darcie Bishop, associate dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, presided over the ceremony.

Recipients represented five colleges and a school:

  • College of Business: Dr. Sheila R. Porterfield, interim dean
  • College of Liberal Arts: Dr. Mario J. Azevedo, dean
  • College of Education and Human Development: Dr. Daniel Watkins, dean
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology: Dr. Richard A. Al√≥, dean
  • College of Public Service: Dr. Ricardo A. Brown, dean
  • School of Public Health: Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi, interim dean

 

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The College of Business presents one of several graduates earning a doctoral degree. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

Now a doctor, a graduate in the School of Public Health earns her ultimate academic achievement. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

Now a doctor, a graduate in the School of Public Health earns her ultimate academic achievement. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)