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Class of 2007

Kendall D. Thompson

Masters in Finance - Bernard Baruch College, New York, NY

Kendall graduatd on May 30, 2007. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and is a Ph.D. candidate there. Kendall plans to pursue his career in the Manhattan area.

Parent: Patricia Shurn Thompson

Grandparent: Veretta Barnes Shurn

Giovanni Alexis Dew

BS Business Entreprenuership - Norfolk State University - Norfolk, VA

Giovanni graduated May 5, 2007. She will later pursue a degree at the Culinary Arts Institute in New York.

Parents: Gerald & Renee Billups-Dew

Grandparents: Reginald & Inez Pettiford Billups

Naomi Pettiford

AS Medical Billing - Western Career College - Pleasant Hills, CA

Naomi graduated June 23, 2007. She plans to establish her own Medical Billing business.

Parents: Timothy J. & Edwina Pettiford

Grandparents: Otho & Odell Pettiford

Brian Pigford

Sports Administration & Business Management - Ball State University - Muncie, IN

Brian graduated in 2007. Brian plans to go to graduate school to expand his career possibilities.

Parent: Karen Pettiford Pigford

Great grandsparents: Harold and Rilla Pettiford

Locketta Coleman

Massage Theraphy - Georgia Medical Institute - Atlanta, GA

Locketta graduated June 16, 2007. She was on the Presidents' List of Outstanding Sudents. Her plan is to open her own business "A Touch for the Soul".

Parents: Joyce & Lockert Coleman Jr.

Grandparents: Betty & Quentin Pettiford

Allison Bragg

Hamilton High School - Los Angeles, CA

Allison graduated June 20, 2007, she plans to attend Howard University or Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC.

Parents: Michael and Jill Pettiford Bragg

Grandparents: James and Janet Bobson Pettiford

Phillip Pettiford, Jr.

Silver Creek High School - San Jose, CA

Phillip graduated June 14, 2007. He plans to attend the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA double majoring in Voice and Spanish.

Parents: Phillip Carl & Joyce Pettiford, Sr.

Grandparents: Timothy J. & Edwina Pettiford

ShaRelle LeeAnn Clark

Marion High School, Marion, IN

ShaRelle graduated June 10, 2007. She is on the National Honor Society and the Senate of the class.ShaRelle will attend Tennessee State University.

Parent: Denise Weatherly

Grandparent: Rita Dodson Smith

Christina "Tina" Doss

Crete High School - Crete, IL

Tina graduated on June 1, 2007. She is attending American Certified Massage School in Crown Point, IN with dreams of becoming a massage therapist.

Parent: Pamela Gail Morrison Doss

Grandparent: Linda Scott Williams

Thomas "Earl" Livingston

Oak Park High School - Oak Park, MI

Earl graduated in June 2007. He plans to attend Baker College (Allen Park, MI campus).

Parents: Thomas and Omega Livingston

Grandparents: Marcus and Grace (Pettiford) Burden

Shelby Powell-Hicks

Orange Lutheran School in Orange,


Shelby graduated in 2007. She will attend Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL in the Fall to pursue her interest in Journalism. Her grandparents, mother and aunt are all Oakwood College Alumnus.

Parents: Drs. Calvin and Cynthia Hicks

Grandparents: Col. Joseph & Alice (Pettiford) Powell