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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science


Department Graduates 10

May 25, 2011

The Department congratulates its Spring 2011 graduates:

Amber Lovelady of Brentwood, TN will work this summer for Catholic Charities before spending a year long internship with The Fellowship Foundation which runs the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Amber is one of a few students chosen each year to engage in a year long discipleship program to prepare Christians for working in politics. The program provides each student with a mentor in Washington from the political world while also providing service opportunities for participants. Participants also spend three weeks overseas serving the underprivileged as part of the program.

Ashley Pirtle of Trezevant, TN is working as the Public Relations and Marketing VISTA for Gateway Homeless Coalition in Morehead, KY.

Ericka King of Ramer, TN is working as a product/account manager for Belle Maison Decor, Inc. In this capacity, she finds and orders merchandise for the store.

Kayla Hudson of Gleason, TN is working on her M.A. in Education at Union University while serving as a graduate assistant for Union's Lady Bulldog basketball team. Kayla was a four year starter at Union and leads Union in assists over her career.

JJ Lafitte of Franklin, TN graduated from the ROTC program at Union and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. For the past year, JJ served as the commander of the Union brigade. He is now waiting to begin his training as a helicopter pilot for the Army.

Ian Joyner of Jackson, TN completed ROTC training and ws commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army reserves. He works and manages a local computer store.

Lauren Laster of Olive Branch, MS is working for Senator Roger Wicker's (R-MS) Washington, D.C.

David Haney of Collierville, TN is working in Campus Safety and Security at Union and hopes to join the police in the near future.

 Kyle Huguely of Memphis is working in security positions as he prepares to work for the police.

Laura Grossberndt of Waterbury, CT is looking at several graduate progams.

The Department is proud of everything that these students accomplished and wish them the best as they begin their careers.