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Jones, Tanner receive degrees at UM

Two local students were among the more than 350 University of Montevallo students receiving their diplomas at spring commencement May 5.

Shanterrica Y. Jones of Hartselle received a Bachelor of Arts degree while Logan Tanner of Danville received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Kristina Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible, a campaign associated with the Alabama Poverty Project, was the keynote speaker. University president John W. Stewart III conferred degrees upon some 254 candidates for bachelor’s degrees, 71 candidates for master’s degrees and 28 candidates for the educational specialist degree.

After students received their diplomas, Jim Methvin, president of the National Alumni Association, inducted graduates into the 21,000-member organization.