College Graduates

June 9, 2014 

Chowan University

Joshua Catalano of Clayton has graduated with honors from Chowan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in allied health biology. He was an Alpha Chi Scholar.

Methodist University

Four Johnston County have residents have graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville. They are Kathryn Byrd of Smithfield, Syntina Nesbitt of Micro, Mary Pilkington of Smithfield and Megan Tingler of the Cleveland community.

Master’s degree in journalism

Will Huntsberry has earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism. He graduated with honors.

Huntsberry is the son of Cindy Huntsberry of Smithfield and the late Alan Huntsberry. In August, he will begin a Kroc Fellowship with National Public Radio in Washington, D.C.

Huntsberry is a 2005 graduate of N.C. State University. Before attending Columbia, he was a reporter for The Independent in Raleigh.


Miranda Elizabeth Creech of Clayton has graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

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