UAMS Graduates 914 Health Care Professionals

LITTLE ROCK – A number of Southeast Arkansas residents were among the 914 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school Saturday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held.

Degrees were awarded to 165 in the College of Medicine, 255 in the College of Nursing, 112 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 257 in the College of Health Professions, and 58 in the Graduate School.


Degrees and certificates conferred include the doctor of philosophy, doctor of medicine, doctor of pharmacy, doctor of nursing practice, master of science, master of nursing science, bachelor of science in nursing, master of public health, doctor of public health, master of health administration, postbaccalaureate certificate in public health and a variety of degrees in allied health disciplines including certificates, associate and bachelor of science degrees, postbaccalaureate certificates, master of communication sciences and disorders, master of genetic counseling, master of physician assistant studies, doctor of audiology and doctor of physical therapy.

The following are area graduates of the five UAMS colleges and graduate school who authorized the release of their name and hometown. Graduates are divided by college and hometown unless otherwise noted.

UAMS College of Medicine

The following graduates received their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.

Dumas Emily Riley, Star City:Jeremy Light, White Hall: Cash Arcement, Jonathan Bauer

UAMS College of Nursing

The following graduates received either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), a Master of Science in Nursing (M.N.Sc.) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree.

Monticello Wendy Ray, Pine Bluff Alishia Word, Redfield: Melanie Bolen, Sheridan: Anna Barbaree, Shelby Gatlin, Stacie Leavins, Stuttgart: Julia Clift, Laura Hannum, White Hall: Amanda Graves

UAMS College of Health Professions

The following graduates are listed by degree program.

Bachelor of Science in Cardio Respiratory Care

Misty Burch – Pine Bluff, Ashley Gill – DeWitt, Afton Wrinkle – Rison

Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology

Mamie Jennings – Pine Bluff, Sydney Reed – Pine Bluff

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Cheyenne Butler – England, Ashley Clark – White Hall, Jenna Dumas – Crossett, Sarah Morgan Raymick – Pine Bluff

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Dortha Collier – Pine Bluff

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Jade DeArmond – Warren, D’Ayra Parks – Pine Bluff

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Science

Erin Daggett – Sheridan

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Imaging Sciences

Baley Elkins – Redfield, Landon Hardin – Pine Bluff, Bradley Persons – White Hall, Andrea Taylor – Pine Bluff, Kateland Trammell – White Hall

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Dietetics and Nutrition

Rachel Dampier – White Hall

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Syed Ahmed – Pine Bluff, Dustin Hale – Dumas, Justin Jones – Pine Bluff, Julia Martin – Kingsland

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Destiny Harrington – Sheridan

UAMS College of Pharmacy

Fordyce: Rachel Reeves, McGehee: Case Henderson, Pine Bluff: Ashton Cheatham, Ruston Koonce, Shelby Wall, Warren: Seth St.John

Master of Public Health

Aaliysha Brown – Eudora, Joshua Hall – Sheridan, Amy James – Monticello, Amanda Winston – Pine Bluff

UAMS Graduate School

The following graduates are listed by degree program.

Certificate Regulatory Sciences

Keisha Cawley – Pine Bluff

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science

Keisha Cawley – Pine Bluff, Andrea Edwards – White Hall

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science

Jamie Jones – Lake Village