A Shout Out to 2006 College Grads!

Published May 08, 2006

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Dear Friends of "Fox & Friends",

Hi, it's Steve Doocy. Today's is a special blog, saluting the college graduates of the Class of 2006.

My good friend Bobette's daughter Sharon Harris is graduating this week with a Masters in social work from the University of Oklahoma. She worked hard, got good grades and now, like millions of graduating members of the Class of 2006, she is looking for a job. Good luck Sharon, your mom and I are proud of you.

With less than a minute left on "Fox & Friends" this morning I mentioned Sharon's graduation on Tuesday, and then asked viewers if they'd like to give their graduating college senior a shout out on our blog, just e-mail me. Hundreds did, and I spent the entire morning cutting and pasting.

Note to grads: these are the spellings as your friends and families sent, so please don't blame me if there's a mistake. While almost every note included the phrase "we're so proud of them..." I must tell you a couple were so touching, I had to include them in their entirety at the end of this blog. Here is every note I received as of 11:20am ET.

So without further ado, allow me to salute the Friends of "Fox & Friends" Class of 2006 Blog List!

Bramel Walker, Stetson University (DeLand, FL) in Business Management/Finance

William Daniel (Danny) McCutchan is graduating with honors from Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio with a degree in Nuclear Engineering

Mike Hughes Old Fort, N.C., NC State University, and commissioned into: US Navy

Dawn Renee (Brush) Flewwellin is a totally blind 53 year old retiree graduating from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, with a BS degree in Sociology, and a minor in Gerontology

Lance Michael Pellegrin of Houma, LA will graduate from Nichols State University in Thibodaux, LA with a degree in Finance

Katie Fuchs (Fox), University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Claudia Crowell is graduating next Sunday, May 14th from Boston University. She is an International Relations major

Heather McDonough will be graduating on May 10 th with a degree of Associate of Science, with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology, from Purdue University of Fort Wayne Indiana

Priscilla Harrison, Tarrant County College

Heslin, graduates on Sat., May 13th from North Carolina State University. She majored in Spanish and Communication and specialized in print journalism.

Heather Crider is graduating from Salisbury University in Salisbury Maryland on May 25th 2006 degree in elementary education

Rob Skatrud is graduating May 13th from the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree in Finance

Patricia (Trish) Haire, who is graduating from North Carolina State on May 13

David Segall is graduating from Duke Univeristy on May 14th with his Bachelor's degree

Vicki Kimball, who will be graduating from the University of Pennsylvania on May 14 and 15 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Fine Arts and Communications

Sarah Elizabeth Huerta in your recognition of college graduates. She graduated Saturday, May 7, 2006 with her MBA from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Megan Knight, Texas A&M University, B.S. Agricultural Journalism

LaVonda Shoemaker from Alabama State

Ashley Mason, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, cum laude, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia

Jordan Markham, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio

Danielle Mangoine, graduating from New Jersey State, with Honors

John Hatcher is graduating Saturday May 13th, from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. He will be starting graduate school in the fall at Duke University.

Adam Keener just graduated from Pellissippi State in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Scott Stoppelbein, of Boca Raton, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio

Joel D. Rosenbaum, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Law

Amber Criddle Brown, graduates from Auburn University May 11, 2006 with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Joseph Dominic Pante', Rutgers University, East Brunswick, BA in History

Jennifer Marie Desiderio, graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in psychology

Jon Frank, graduated from High Point University on Sat. May 6th along with 650 others

Tim Thornton, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

Erin Crothers is graduating from University of Baltimore, a good friend is graduating from Towson University - Krissy Wood.

Aaron William Stone, Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts (political Science)

Annette Rae Abbott, UCLA Berkeley, BA Anthropology

Matthew David Hicks , University of Central Fla., Computer Sciences with honors

Amanda M. Smith, for graduating from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in French, with minors in Italian and European Studies

Alexis G. Thomas, Southeast Missouri State-2006

Ashley Marie Persico, UCF (University of Central Florida), BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) RN with a B.S. degree

Chase Hagin (from Abilene, Texas) will graduate with honors May 19th from the University of Texas, Austin, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting with a Minor in Finance

Duncan Campbell graduated Sat 5/06 with his Masters of Arts,in Bible Old Testament from Harding University, Memphis TN.

Matthew Griffin was hooded from Florida A&M School of Law in Orlando, Florida this past Friday May 5th.

Stephanie Noelle Baumwell will be graduating with a degree of Bachelor of Business in Marketing from Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus. She has achieved the Magna Cum Laude distinction

Margo Hale, will graduate May 21st from the University of Virginia. Her fiancé, Scott Lee, will graduate on May 26th from the United States Naval Academy

Leigh Ann Norman, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. Sat May 6th. She has a double major in Public Relations and Advertising

Katie O'Byrne (pronounced O'Burn), from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, her degree is in Business Finance with a minor in Business Engineering and she is graduating cum laude

Amy Lundell, from Maryville College, Maryville, TN. She has earned a B.A. in History with an additional minor in Music.

Adam R. Tiro - B.A. in Professional Music-Berklee College of Music, Boston,
Mass

Kristina Cangemi - B.A. in Liberal Arts -University of Lowell, Lowell, Mass

Noah Winston Webber from Galesburg, IL graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering

Susan Collins, will graduate from the University of California at Irvine.

Emily Toelcke is graduating from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Harp Performance. She is graduating with a 4.0 GPA summa cum laude.

Cody Elliot is graduating from Texas Tech University Agriculture Business School in Lubbock,TX.

Zack Skinner is graduating from the University of Oklahoma. He will recieve a BS in Business

Gina Davis Masters in Letters, School of Journalism, University of Southern California USC

Michael Edwards—-Barry University-School Of Graduate Medical Science -Podiatric Medicine & Surgery.

Rebecca Eells, of Myrtle Beach, SC, graduates this Sunday, Mother's Day, from Duke University, Durham, NC. She plans to attend graduate school at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, to study genetic counseling

Sarah Meng from Agnes Scott College

Rebecca Faith McQueen graduated on Saturday, May 6, 2006 from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a Masters Degree in College Student Development.

Our son, Timothy Kevin McQueen, Jr. graduated on Saturday, May 6, 2006 from Mount Olive College in Mount Olive, NC with a Bachelors Degree in History

Joy Woellhart, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana, cum laude, BA in Political Science, Mandarin Chinese, and Humanities (triple major)

Stephanie Galusha will be graduating with a master degree in Social work from Wichita State University

Benjamin Kann, is graduating from The University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie School of Management May 12th with a master's degree in Business.

Noah Jon Kores, Honors Graduate in Political Science & Journalism (double major) University of Connecticut, Class of 2006 — graduated May 7, 2006

Larry Suellen Deel, Tristen Nelson, and Faith Allison McCoy. The first two are going to be sworn
into the U.S. Army as 2nd Lt, and Faith will be returning to Morehead State University to work on her Masters degree.

Lara Crews, will be graduating from Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC on May 20, 2006. She is a history major.

Elisabeth Sharrai Gebhart will recieve her masters degree in liberal arts from St. John's College at Santa Fe, NM

Nick Wheet, and his fiancé, Jennifer Gibson both will graduate this Saturday from Western Kentucky University and will attend the University of Cincinnati.

Katherine Rawls Baxter, B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Abby Bollenbacher. She graduated from Bowling Green State University this past Saturday

Stephanie Threet , University of South Carolina, BACHELOR OF ARTS, Communications

Richard Allen Wood, The University Of Toledo Ohio 2006

T. Forrest Bradford will be graduating this Saturday from the University of North Texas

Laura Calder, Atlanta GA

She was just graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology, cum laude

Ashley Nicole Ryan Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio

Paul Cottrell Ohio Northern University; Ada, Ohio

Justin Rohde graduating from Purdue in aeronautics and astronautics engineering

Andrew Lloyd Cromey, Graduate, Northwestern School of Law, May 14, 2006, Kellogg School of Management, June 17, 2006

Nicole Hamilton, who will graduate from Texas A&M on May 12

Amber Criddle Brown, graduates from Auburn University May 11, 2006 with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Sarah Gabua, will be graduating from Rock Valley College with her degree in Nursing and will be a RN!

Paul Spencer Jr. graduated Saturday with honors, bachelor in technology from Norfolk State University

Dana DiRisio will graduate Saturday from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and political science

Jason J. McFarland will graduate magna cum laude from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Marie Rose Bobel cum laude Loyola University New Orleans April 29, 2006

Frank Nappi is graduating with a BFA from Emerson College

Jessica Christie Staubach graduates from Michigan State University this month.

William H. Melemai III, who is earning a Master of Public Administration from the University of Hawaii on 14 May, 2006

Kristin Leight Ezell of Kerrville, Texas formally of Harlingen, Texas. Masters from Manhattan School of Music in Vocal Performance

Donna Gearity, graduates from Montclair State. She juggled the tasks of being a wife to her husband, Vinny, a mother to her two children, a homemaker, a job, and college to finally graduate at age 42. She is a summa cum laude student and has a 4.0 average

Ashley Regan Wilson, will graduate from Smith College May 22, 2006. She will have a bachelor's degree in Economics

From the University of Texas in Austin, Brett Hemes: Electrical Engineering and Ameara Mansour: Chemical Engineering

Jeff Jones is graduating 5-14 from WVU with a BSW. He will begin the MSW program at Rutgers University 5-30-06.

Aaron Neitzke who will graduate with a B.A. in Landscape Architecture from SUNY-Syracuse

Allison Herndon, is graduating this Thursday, May 11, from the University of Tennessee with a master's degree in Special Education.

Jackie Anderson is graduating from Angelo State University with a BA on 13 May 06

Joshua Hayden Ratliff, Bachelor of Arts — Music, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Katie M Elliott - Bachelors of Science in education. May 13: Wright State University, Dayton Ohio

Erin Ansfield, graduating with perfect grades and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Caroline Christie Weiss, will be graduating from the University of Southern California this Friday, May 12th, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a minor in Cinema/Television from the USC Film School

Haralambos Theologis, who just graduated from the enlisted ranks of the US Air Force with a direct appointment to the Air Force Academy

Carly Robertson — Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas in Arlington.

Kevin Nealis — BS in Engineering from Rutgers University.

Cheyenne Robertson — Law Degree form Texas Wesleyan University.

Patrick Charles Wright — Bachelor's degree in management from TarletonState
University.

Christine Louise Guggenheimer, on graduating from the "University of Florida" (cum laude) College of Education.

Zachary Hunt graduates from Texas A&M on Friday, May 12, 2006 (majoring in Political Science).

John McGowan Beattie, Springfield College, Springfield, MA.

Diane Claire Bernardi, graduated from James Madison University last Saturday (May 6th) with honors. She earned a degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Communication Studies

Devlin Higgins Dwyer, is graduating from Vanderbilt University this Friday, May 12. He is a double major in Economics and History and will attend the University of Texas Law School this fall

Gary Graebner II - MBA, cum laude - University of Notre Dame

Jeffrey Graebner - Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering and MBA - University of Notre Dame

Jamie Pilloni - Masters of English - Loyola University, Chicago

David Wayne Ayo, will be graduating from Texas Tech University on May 13 with a Bachelor of Business Degree in Finance

Jennifer Faulk, Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, BSW - Bachelor's Social Work

Elizabeth Johnson Crouse, Masters of Education/ Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois

Maria Christine Calderon, Bachelors Degree in Art, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois

Lisa Marie Pirrone, who is graduating from C.W. Post with a Masters in Education on May 14.

I would like my wife to be congratulated for graduating with a Masters of Arts in Counseling this past Saturday, May 6th 2006 from Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas. She achieved this while taking care of our three children and working full time at the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Facility with no help, since I have been deployed overseas since last November. Thank you. Respectfully, MAJ. Jose D. Rivera

Tanner Young, is graduating from George Mason University with a BA in Integrative Studies.

Robert Qualls, of Belleville, Michigan. Graduated April 29 with a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

David Cesar Jordan,Juris Doctor, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

Laura McAuliffe Jordan, Masters Degree in Accounting, Georgia College and State University, Macon, Georgia

Please put Jessica Paige Calvert in your blog. She graduated Saturday. May 6 from The University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing

Lindsay Michelle Belcher will be graduating from Augusta State University on May 13, 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.

University of South Carolina, Robyn Grieger, Sociology.

Beth Grieger, USC, journalism

Joey McDonald, graduating this weekend from the Maritime College, Bronx, NY!!

Aaron Brissette in your blog. He's graduating Cum Laude from Johnson and Wales University with a BS in Management

Hunter White from Longview, Texas, Graduating from Texas A&M

Randall Warren graduating from the University of Oklahoma (which by the way is in NORMAN, Oklahoma!!!) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering

Kevin A. Morgan, Brescia Univeristy Class of 2006, Masters of Science in Management

Danielle Nesgoda, just graduate this past May 6, 2006 from the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH with a BS degree in Communications

Savannah Rae Flor graduating in August from the College of Health at UNF

Paula Lapins, is graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Communications Studies

Matt Reynolds and his new wife Mindy Reynolds will both be graduating this coming Friday from Texas A&M. Mindy is graduating with a teaching degree, Matt is actually getting his commission into the United States Airforce as a 2nd lieutenant. He graduated from Texas A&M this past December

Cynthia Beatty Vavasseur, PhD, Educational Leadership, Research and Counseling, LSU

Jason Fraser graduates from the Virginia Military Institute on May 16

Caleb Hill, graduating from University of Southern Mississippi, Friday, May 11, 2006, Sports Management

Tina Mullins is graduating University of Ga. (UGA) this month with a major in Fashion Merchandising and a concentration in Marketing

Michelle Godwin graduating May 2006 from Marywood College in Scranton, PA

Kristen Armstrong Wright who is graduating from Vanderbilt with honors. She was married in December to Eddie Wright who is training to be a Navy jet pilot

Dawn M. Snyder, from Whitewater, Wisconsin, is graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on May 20, 2006. Dawn is majoring in English and minoring in Political Science. She will attend Penn State in the fall for graduate studies in student affairs

Jennifer Ainsworth is graduating from Newman University in Wichita, KS, Masters in Nursing Anesthesia, Honors.

Kimberly Winkler, grad Florida Atlantic Univ./Boca Raton

Monica Hickey is graduating from Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio with her bachelors degree in Accounting

Lindsay Grier will be graduating from Clemson University, magna cum laude on May 12th with a degree in Psychology, minor in Philosophy with Pre-Med courses

Joseph Kevin Stropes, graduated Saturday from Cameron Univ. in Lawton, OK with a Master of Science: Educational Leadership

Kevin Morgan graduating from Brescia University in Owensboro, KY on May 13, 2006 with a Masters of Science in Management

Becca Tolley, Belmont Abbey...Belmont, NC. Biology....future PA

Rhonda Burr, Gardner Webb....Boiling Springs, NC. History....future teacher

Phillip Durkin is graduating from the University of Richmond on May 14th and then being commissioned into the US Army on May 13th

Steven Richitt, graduated Saturday with a BA in Communications from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA.

David Bradley Hooks, graduating from Mississippi State University on May 13th, 2006 with a BS in Business Administration in Finance

Andrew Potts, will graduate from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, on Saturday.

Charity Renee' Jones who graduated from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI with a B.A. in Political Science May 6, 2006

Nicole Stadelman in your salute to college grads. She is a Government major graduating at the end of May from Colby College

Andrew Lutz, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (with honors), Western New England College, Springfield, MA

Megan Lutz, M.S. in Applied Statistics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Jessie M. Pfaff — graduated from Pennsylvania State University w/degree in communications.

Samuel Wade Hull, from North Carolina State University

Lewis Lowe graduating with honors from Tulane University and Jeffrey Gaulding with honors from Emory University

John O'Connor, Jr. graduating from Univ. of Central Florida (UCF).

Deidre Brock, Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY

Kristen Andrews is now a graduate of Evangel University with a Bachelors in Social Work

John Glenn III is graduating from Youngstown State University

Dylan John Shamakian (from Mayfield Hts., OH) is graduating on June 10, 2006 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio

Ashleigh Fickey, graduating 5/13, North Georgia College & State University and the Military College of Georgia, Dahlonega, GA, BA in Business with additional studies in Education. Plans to teach middle school math.

H. Wakefield Fickey, graduating from North Hall High School 5/22, will be attending Western Carolina University (playing football for them) this fall majoring in construction management.

Sarah Lane Costello, graduating May 20, 2006 from Louisiana Tech, Ruston, LA.

Stephanie Mertz and she is graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in architecture

Michelle Ottensman from Escanaba, MI, Nursing

Justin Hall who is graduating from Auburn Universty Nursing

Olivia Spangler, is graduating from Kent State with a BS Degree in Psychology

Cate Jackson will be graduating from Virginia Tech on Saturday with a bachelor's degree in Communication

Stephanie Sellers, graduating from the University of Texas in Aerospace Engineering. Thanks

Lauren Melissa Reid is graduating with an MBA from University of Houston on this Friday

Amanda Tingey graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in Accounting

Abigail Louise Tucker is graduating from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN

Mallory Bell, is graduating from Baylor University in Waco, TX this Saturday

Joshua R. Van Laan, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science, May 6, 2006

Bonnie Jones is graduating from Marymount University this Sunday

Colin Donovan, graduate from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Sports Management!

Joel Honeycutt will graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Religion from Tennessee Wesleyan College on May 13

Theresa Rindone, graduating from University of Georgia on May 13, 2006 with a degree in Middle School Education

Robin Bartlett graduating from Oklahoma State University.

Patrick McGuire of Rockledge, Florida, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Mathilde D. Casserleigh, is graduating from the University of Delaware on May 27th.

Rachel Haley is graduating from the University of Memphis with a Batchelor of Arts in Home Furnishings and an English Minor.

Ryan Sellers, Nicholls State University, BS in Manufacturing Technology, Houma, LA.

Jennifer Burdine, Cedarville University, B.A. Education

Lance Riley of Spring, Texas, on your list of college graduates. Lance has completed the course that combines bachelor and masters degrees at the same time from this "tough to get into — harder to stay in" university

Lindsay Collins and her brother Derek Collins, East Central University in Ada, OK.

Kendyl Nicole Weaver - Bachelor of Science - Engineering — University of Arizona - May 13, 2006

Greg Pigott is receiving his Masters from Louisiana State University on Thursday, May 18th. His major was in kinesiology and he received a graduate assistantship in intramural sports. His degrees are in sports management

Kelly Morton, will graduate May 11th, 2006 from the University of Arizona South

Brian Ginn, Auburn, Wireless Engineering

Leigh Ann Norman graduated from Lee University on Sat. May 6th. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Public Relations and Advertising

Regina Brasher, graduating with honors from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with 2 Associates degrees, one in Computer Networking Technology and the other in Network Security Technology

Christopher Huff, B.A. (Physical Education) of Blanchard, Oklahoma , who graduated from Southwestern Adventist University (Keene, Texas) on Sunday May 7 (his proud grandfather's birthday AND the day he became engaged to Miss Laurie Guinn of Cleburne, Texas

Hi Steve at "FOX & Friends."
I just want to let people know how proud I am of my son, Bailey Mitchel, of Hemet, Calif. He graduates this week from the University of San Diego with a Master's degree in social work. I am a single mom who raised two children alone and struggled. I have a daughter I am very proud of also. This week is my son's time to shine and be proud of all the hard work he has done. He also works with homeless children, counseling and guiding them. He is one of the finest young men I have ever known. I am so proud of him. His mom, Connie Mitchell

Dear "Friends:"

This morning, Mr. Doocy mentioned that he would be listing recent graduates in today's Fox Blog.

We'll, I'll like to recommend my best friend, my wife, the mother of our children and my inspiration! Not to worry, they're all wrapped up into one incredible woman.

Nina Gail Hendricks will attain a Rank I in Library Media this Spring. She will be certified as a Library Media Specialist for Preschool through 12th grades. This is above and well beyond a Master's in Education.

Thank you for this opportunity to express my sincere admiration for the most
important person in my life.

Sincerely,

William D. Hendricks
Western Kentucky

Congrats to all the grads, listed and unlisted!
Steve Doocy

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