On January 9, 2008 Seton Hill University conferred nine Master of Arts degrees in Writing Popular Fiction at a ceremony that took place in Seton Hill’s Cecilian Hall.

Dr. Lee McClain, director of the Writing Popular Fiction program, presented the graduates for degrees and Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek, provost and dean of the faculty,conferred the degrees. Graduating student Teffanie Thompson White delivered the commencement address, "Zero Hour."

To graduate from the Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill, students must complete a market-ready full-length fiction manuscript. A list of the recent graduates, and their novels, is below.

Traci Nicole Castleberry, "Stray"
Timothy Marcus Christian, "The Originals"
Lisa Grace Cooper, "Papier-mache Avocado"
Michele A. Korri, "Suspended Life"
Michael W. Mehalek, "Dragon"
Melanie Ann Schaeffer, "Signals"
Bobby Jean Shoemaker, "Carolina Shadows"
Ellen V. Spain, "Secrets in the Fog"
Teffanie Thompson White, "Dirt"