2022 Spring Commencement

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
May 14, 2022 — 5:30 p.m.
Barnhill Arena

Graduates will be recognized in a ceremony led by the deans and department heads that will also be live-streamed on the university’s official YouTube channel. For more details, visit the Commencement website. 

Commencement Speaker

Roy Decker, FAIA

Decker, FAIA, is a principal of Duvall Decker Architects, located in Jackson, Mississippi. He with his partner, Anne Marie Duvall Decker, FAIA, founded Duvall Decker in a place defined by both palpable need and engaging culture. The firm is a diverse and expanded practice, employing planning, development, design, and building care to promote the quality of the built environment and the health and well-being of its inhabitants. Duvall Decker delivers design excellence and promotes social, economic, and environmental quality, no matter the scope, type, budget, or scale of the project.

Decker sees architecture as didactic and as an opportunity to make critical and meaningful propositions for the health and growth of our culture. Roy is recognized as a design and critical thought leader, whether in the studio or participating in inner-city neighborhood meetings, serving on student reviews across the country, or sharing his perspective in lectures, juries, and publications. He is regarded as a multi-disciplinary contributor to advancing equity in public form.

Decker received a Master of Architecture degree from Kent State University. Prior to founding Duvall Decker, he spent over a decade splitting his time between practice and teaching, and he has received recognition and honors for both endeavors. He has held architectural teaching positions at Temple University, Mississippi State University, and Jackson State University.  He is a member of the American National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the American Planning Association (APA),  the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.


Free parking is available in any unrestricted parking lot on campus. Download a map of all parking areas.


A professional photographer will be taking pictures during the awarding of diplomas and will contact you later to arrange for prints.


2022 Candidates for Graduation


Spring 2022

Bachelor of Architecture

Joshua Aranibar Magna Cum Laude
Mariana Arce Vargas
Shiloh Bemis Magna Cum Laude
Angela Brown Magna Cum Laude
Isai Castaneda Magna Cum Laude
Taylor Conover Distinction
Hope Convirs
Mckenzie Cusey
Gabriel De Souza Silva Summa Cum Laude
Taylor Deason
Cody Denton High Distinction
Benjamin Ebbesmeyer Summa Cum Laude
Natalia Goncalves Rodrigues
Hannah Gray Summa Cum Laude 
Joseph Green
John Harris Magna Cum Laude
Kayla Ho Summa Cum Laude
Riley Jackson
Trevor Jackson Distinction
Brett Johnson Distinction
Julia Kang Distinction
Jensen King
Crystallyne Landram Magna Cum Laude
Lauren Miller Distinction
Harriet Morrison High Distinction
Cecellia Musgrove Cum Laude
Conner Pearson
Maranda Penrice High Distinction
Kamila Pompa
Madison Rard
Sabrina Rodriguez
Sara Sims Distinction
Nathan Streeter
William Tack Magna Cum Laude
Stone Taylor Distinction
Harrison Wade 
Emily Wilcox Cum Laude
Peter Williams
Matthew Wilson Summa Cum Laude
Sarah Wood
Ramsey Yarbrough
Leopoldo Zepeda

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Catherine McMahon Distinction
Zihang Liu

Bachelor of Interior Design

Mackenzie Acklen
Parker Beazley
Mary Birchler
Madison Boddington High Distinction
Holly Boren
Madelyn Crowl
Lauren Duran High Distinction
Anna Foster
Jessica Fraley High Distinction
Reese Gaut
Georgia Gillman
Kathryn Gonzalez
Olivia Gorham
Hope Gorney Distinction
Brian Gutierrez Distinction
Chloe Harris
Darby Jenkins
Olivia Jones
Adelaide Kelly
Faith Lee
Mackenzie Lemon
Susan Linihan
Rachel McFarland-Goodhew
Carlee McGuire Magna Cum Laude
Miley Moore
Kacey Morgan
Madelyn Oakley High Distinction
Emma Parker Distinction
Megan Paul Summa Cum Laude
Madison Powell
Lily Shore
Noel Slawter
Sibley Turrentine
Abigail Vaught High Distinction
Melissa Waicberg
Brooke Warden Cum Laude 
Houston Whillock
Jenna Whitmire
Audrey Wolz Distinction
Jamie Zakovec Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Rodrigo Carrillo
Zane Colvin Magna Cum Laude
Joiner Dotson
Johnathan Ivy
Lillyan Priest
Aaron Schlosser Cum Laude
Winifred VanLandingham
Kobee Wade Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architectural Studies

Jordan Cook

Master of Design Studies

Erin Wiggins Reinker

Summer 2022

Bachelor of Interior Design

Abby Ausec Distinction
Michaela Brooks
Natalie Clancy
Caroline Coomber
Lauren Hannon High Distinction
Madeline Maguire
Paige Penberthy
Rebekah Reynolds
Aricelia Salgado
Amanda Stites
Avery Townsell High Distinction
Mackenzie Waters
Ashton Wilson High Distinction
Luke Young

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Zoe Bridgewater
Phillip Etheridge

Master of Design Studies

Phillip Kling
Sydney Kutey
Trinity Quillin
Saba Rostami-Shirazi
Sahar Parsafar