Augusta University is celebrating its spring, summer and fall graduates this week.
The university is proud to present the commencement ceremony as a live webcast. View all three ceremonies Friday, Dec. 11.
Megan Parkman has earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in photography from the Department of Art and Design in Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
“My name is Megan Parkman and I am graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in photography.”
“My favorite spot on campus is the student lounge on the third floor in University Hall. It has an awesome view and can be very peaceful, especially if you are looking for a nap.”
“As a student, I have learned it’s OK to come to class looking like a bum sometimes, utilize every resource the university offers and don’t be afraid to try things outside of your major.”
“After graduating, I look forward to continuing my dream of becoming a great photographer and making people feel the intensity and emotions of my photographs.”
“My favorite thing about JagNation is the amount of diversity on campus. Not everyone is a traditional student and there are so many diverse majors that make up the JagNation.”
“I made my mark on campus by using my camera. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked around campus taking photos in the last few years. I’m sure some of you have seen me.”
“I’m a recovering drug addict. I’ve been sober for five years and I am so grateful for second chances.”
“Outside of campus, I like to spend my time with friends and family. A cozy night around a fire with good music and laughs is my kind of good time.”
“I don’t think I could pick just one person. I had an entire tribe with the Art Department, continuous support from my family and tons of fans that I didn’t even know were in my corner. If I had to name a few, my advisor Chadwick Tolley and my mentor Randy Pace. Without the advice and wisdom from these two, I would have been completely lost. They have pushed me to do better each day and helped me find my place.”
“Take this time to find yourself, try new things and, most importantly, begin networking with others now.”
Check out more stories of our graduating students.