University Celebrates Fall 2022 Graduates

December 17, 2022
By Larry Isch
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Class of Fall 2022 on Chapel steps

University of the Ozarks conferred degrees upon 30 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 17, during its Fall 2022 Commencement ceremony in Munger-Wilson Chapel.

University alumnus Rick Armstrong ’00 of Seattle, Wash., provided the keynote address. Armstrong is the director of product marketing at Tangle, a tech start-up founded by games experts who are building a virtual collaboration platform that brings joy to remote work culture. From Fortune 100 companies to startups, Armstrong’s nearly 20 year marketing career spans across games, mobile, SaaS platforms, and immersive technologies. An Arkansas native, Armstrong holds an MBA from the University of Central Arkansas.

Andrea Macario Berben, an elementary education major from Guatemala City, provided the students’ welcome address.

“I firmly believe that everyone in this room and the ones who are watching from home deserve to be celebrated,” Macario said. “You were the ones who helped us get this far. Thank you for all the effort, all the support, and especially, all the love you gave each one of us as we went through college. I would like to thank everyone who loved us at our worst, everyone who loved us at our best, and everyone who loved us anywhere else in between. It is because of you that we are here today.”

The Class of Fall 2022:

Kaleb Anthony Ballard

Beebe, AR

BS, Physical Education

Minor: Athletic Coaching and Health Science

Marshall Alexander Billiter 

Hopkinsville, KY

Bachelor of General Studies

Minors: Physical Education,

Health Science and American


Samantha Lynn Burke 

Berryville, AR

BS, Elementary Education

Matthew John Coleman 

Gardner, KS

BA, Communication Studies

Minors: Theatre and Health Science

Joel Thomas Coppernoll 

Bryan, TX

BS, Business Administration

Minors: Health Science, History and Religion

Magna Cum Laude

Chandler Alexander Croutch 

Rock Hill, SC

BS, Sociology

Minors: Psychology and History

Nicholas Patrick Freehling 

Bentonville, AR

BS, Elementary Education

Minor: Business Administration

Zuleni Garcia 

Clarksville, AR

BS, Elementary Education

Truman Joseph Hensley 

Edmond, OK

BS, Physical Education and Health Science

Minor: Philosophy

Cum Laude

Jared Steven Hollowell 

Clarksville, AR

BA, Communication Studies

Minors: Health Science and Music

John Stephen Ivester 

Little Rock, AR

BA, History

Minor: Film Studies

William Bronnie Tinker Kinser 

Powell, MO

BS, Physical Education

Minors: Athletic Coaching and Health Science

Benjamin Joseph Lillagore 

Granbury, TX

BS, Environmental Studies

Minors: Sociology and American Studies

Kiplyn Iva Phillips Lindenmuth 

Fayetteville, AR

BS, Psychology

Minor: Sociology

Andrea Sarai Macario Berben 

Guatemala City, Guatemala

BS, Elementary Education

Minor: Psychology

Summa Cum Laude

Jaela Leigh Martin

Star City, AR

BS, Health Science

Minors: American Studies and Sociology

Mirlie Mazile

Cayes, Haïti

BS, Health Science

Minors: Business Administration

Cum Laude

Lyndi Drew Alexandra Melton 

Oologah, OK

BS, Psychology

Minors: Music and Business Administration

Cum Laude

Ty Benjamin Neal Neugebauer

Witchita Falls, TX

BS, Business Administration

Minors: Psychology and American Studies

Faith Victoria Marilyn Hope  

San Diego, CA

BS, Chemistry

Minors: Business Administration, History and Biology

Maddison Nicole Powers 

Eunice, NM

BS, Biology

Minor: American Studies

Magna Cum Laude

Charles Scott Priddy 

Louisville, KY

BS, Business Administration

Minors: American Studies and Environmental Studies

Kayla Michelle Renfroe 

Clarksville, AR

BS, Psychology

Regan Nicole Richmond 

Dover, AR

BA, Music

Minor: Education

Summa Cum Laude

Cassidy Raven Stephanie Rolle 

South Andros, The Bahamas

BS, Business Administration

Minors: Sustainable Agriculture, Spanish and Economics

Summa Cum Laude

Jamal Herman Rolle 

Nassau, The Bahamas

BS, Biology

Minors: Media Production, Philosophy and Chemistry

Cum Laude

Cody Marie Sparks

Lamar, AR

BS, Health Science

Minors: Education, American Studies and Psychology

Magna Cum Laude

Kaylee Lynn Willis 

Oark, AR

BS, Elementary Education

Tori Lynn Woods 

Chicago, IL

BS, Health Science

Minors: Music and Physical Education

Alexis Renae Young 

Moore, OK

BS, Biology

Minors: History and Political Science

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