6 locals earn degrees from UA

Published 12:19 am Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The University of Alabama awarded some 2,270 degrees during winter commencement Sat., Dec. 10, 2016.

With this graduating class, UA will have awarded more than 257,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university.

Candidates for degrees from UA include:

  • Megan Pugh of Andalusia, master’s degree
  • John Thompson of Andalusia, bachelor’s degree
  • Kimberly Norris of Andalusia, bachelor’s degree
  • Christopher Huggins of Opp, bachelor’s degree
  • Andrea Shepard of Opp, bachelor’s degree
  • Jacob Holtum of Samson, bachelor’s degree

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education.

UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.