Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 30, 2004

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Williford earns master’s degree

Troy State University has announced that Christina D. Williford received a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Dec. 16.

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She is a 1996 graduate of Demopolis High School and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001.

She is employed as an assessor with Alabama Industrial Development Training at Mercedes-Benz U.S.I. in Vance.

Christina is the daughter of Verta O’Neal of Tuscaloosa and Robert L. Carter of Selma. She his the granddaughter of Dessie Williford and the late Douglas Williford of Demopolis.

Stafford graduates from East Tennesee State University

Jolundra Marquetta Stafford graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. Dec. 18. She received a

master’s degree in public health, with a concentration in community health education.

While attending East Tennessee State University, Stafford worked as a graduate assistant instructor in the Washington County School System for the Fit Kids Program.

She is a member of several organizations includeing the Graduate Professional Student Association, Black Graduate National Student Association, Eta Sigma Gamma Honor Society, NAACP, and the Master’s of Public Health Student Association.

Stafford is a 2000 graduate of Demopolis High School and a 2003 graduate of Alabama State University.

She is the daughter of Freddie and Johnnie Stafford of Demopolis. She is the granddaughter of Iola Stafford and the late Roosevelt Stafford of Tuskegee, and the late Will and Ora Isaac of Coatopa.

She is currently employed as a health teacher with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System in Charlotte, N.C.

Area residents graduate from University of Alabama

The University of Alabama awarded some 1,100 degrees at winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 18, in Coleman Coliseum on the Tuscaloosa campus.

The following students were listed as candidates to receive degrees; James Brady Dearman of Demopolis; Abram Arnoldrous Hinson of Linden; and Kindra LaShaye Washington of Sweet Water.