James, a 2008 honor grad from Salem High School, received a bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She graduated summa cum laude and has been accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy at ASU and will begin working on that degree this fall.
While at Arkansas State, she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Delta Epsilon Iota, a career development academic honor society.
During her collegiate career, James was named to the Chancellor's List each semester and received a 4.0 grade point average award at the Chancellor's honors ceremony as well at during the University College honors ceremony. James, the daughter of Billy and Cecilia Taylor of Salem, is married to Wes James. She is the granddaughter of Cecil and Ethel Morris and Sue Deathrage.