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2016 December Commencement

Hannah Booth

On Friday, December 16, graduates from the WVU Reed College of Media celebrated the culmination of their college careers at the University’s December Commencement ceremony held at the WVU Coliseum. The ceremony’s keynote speaker was Sean McWilliams, an assistant professor in the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Each December, The College of Media recognizes its Top Overall Graduate. This year the honor goes to Hannah Booth. Booth is a native of Buffalo, West Virginia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications with an emphasis in public relations. After graduation, Booth will join the College of Media staff as the social media and marketing coordinator for the Media Innovation Center. Her parents are LuAnn Wiseman, stepfather Chris Wiseman and the late J.L. Toney.

During her college career, Booth interned with Fahlgren Mortine of Charleston, West Virginia, and the WVU School of Nursing. She was an active member of the WVU PRSSA chapter and served as chapter president during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The College also wants to recognize its students who achieved Latin Honors. In an academic institution, Latin Honors indicates the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree is earned. There are three levels of Latin Honors:

Summa Cum Laude, which means “with highest honor”—a student must have an overall GPA of 3.80 or higher
Magna Cum Laude, which means “with great honor”—a student must have an overall GPA of 3.60 to 3.79
Cum Laude, which means “with honor”—a student must have an overall GPA of 3.40 to 3.59

Three students received summa cum laude including Hannah Booth, Lindsay Terlikowski and Whitney Norris. Magna cum laude recipients include Darian Seese, Merill Tebay and Megan Saporito. Students who received cum laude include Nathaniel Temple, Jaden Hardesty, Maleea Martin, Morgan Mularski, Elena Paige, Angela Sparachane, Natalie Lorenze and Liam Frawley.

Congratulations to all of our December graduates!

More than 2,800 students participated in WVU’s December Commencement ceremony.