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Fall Commencement set for Dec. 18

December 4, 2014
By cnp
Posted in Community Events

University of the Ozarks will hold its Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, in Munger-Wilson Memorial Chapel.

The University is expected to confer diplomas to 15 graduates during the ceremony. There will be a President’s Reception in the Rogers Conference Center following Commencement.

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Denton Tumbleson, a 1974 Ozarks graduate and the Clarksville community president for Simmons First National Bank, will serve as the keynote speaker during the 2014 Fall Commencement ceremony scheduled for Dec. 18.

The Commencement Speaker will be Denton Tumbleson, a 1974 graduate of Ozarks and the Clarksville community president for Simmons First National Bank.

A lifelong resident of Clarksville, Tumbleson is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University and the American Bankers Association National Compliance School at University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the University of the Ozarks’ board of trustees; the Workforce Development’s executive board; and the Clarksville Rotary Club.  He is past chairman of the Clarksville Planning & Zoning Commission, the Clarksville Housing Authority and Child Development, Inc. He and his wife, Jane, have three daughters, Jennifer Cain, Ashley Corbin and Lauren Tumbleson.

The Commencement ceremony will also include special music by the University Chamber Singers. Others who will take part in the ceremony include U of O President Richard L. Dunsworth, Provost Dr. Travis Feezell, and University Chaplain Rev. Elizabeth Gabbard.

Among the candidates for Fall 2014 graduation are: Hunter Barnard, a health sciences major from Garfield, Ark.; Janett Cisneros, an environmental sciences major from Plano, Texas; Josh Duncan, a physical education major from Little Rock; Scott Eibes, a physical education major from Burlington, Iowa; Sydney Fava, an early childhood education major from Kildeer, Ill.; Victor Garcia, a marketing major from Clarksville; Lakin Goss, a psychology major from Scranton, Ark.; Brittany Green, an art major from Malvern, Ark.; Sarah Hartlerode, a biology major from Clarksville; Calvin Jones, a biology major from Conway, Ark.; Matthew Piker, a physical education major from Pottsville, Ark.; Tyler Rideout, an art major from Clarksville; Patrick Shoulders, a marketing major from Fayetteville, Ark.; Kalli Simpson, a physical education and health sciences major from Henderson, Nev.; and Laura Smith, an early childhood education major from Carrolton, Texas.