May 25, 2015

High Flyer

Air travel guru Marion Blakey ’70 racks up corporate connections faster than frequent fliers collect miles. So when the soon-to-retire president and CEO of jet-engine giant Rolls-Royce North America asked her to lunch last winter, she took it in stride.

Every Vote Counts

Voting is a way of life for most people. Regaining the right to vote poses no easy task for convicted felons who have served time in prison.

Benjamin Hermerding aims to turn that around.

A political science major at the University of Mary Washington, Hermerding interns with the Commonweath’s Restoration of Rights Department  that restores voting rights to convicted felons who have served their prison time. Within the past few years, the Richmond Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office division has granted them more rights than in any other time in Virginia’s history, according to Hermerding.

Career Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater Address UMW Graduates

Career Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater urged University of Mary Washington graduates to embrace new challenges, take risks, value diversity and learn every day from people and situations throughout their life’s journey.

Career Ambassador Pamela Brigewater

Career Ambassador Pamela Brigewater

“On this day your dreams should be your only boundaries,” said Bridgewater during the University’s 2015 commencement address on Saturday, May 9.  “It’s never too late for your dreams to become opportunities.”

Bridgewater, who retired from active duty in the U.S. Diplomatic Service in 2013, said she dreamed of joining the Peace Corps after she graduated from Virginia State College to answer President Kennedy’s call for youth ambassadors. But the political science major was disappointed to find that the Corps needed volunteers with agriculture and other development skills for which she didn’t qualify.

Instead she took a different path, attending graduate school that led to a position as a university professor, until a friend cajoled her into trying a two-year tour of duty in the Foreign Service. That stint stretched to 34 years and led to a rewarding career where she became the first African-American female consul general in South Africa during the historic transition from Apartheid to a non-racial government and cemented a friendship with anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela who served as president of South Africa.

During her Foreign Service career, she helped open communication channels between the African National Congress and the U.S. and, as special coordinator for peace in Liberia at the height of a civil war, led a U.S. delegation to peace talks that set that country on a road to recovery. Bridgewater served as U.S. ambassador in three countries under three different presidents: President Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Benin; President George W. Bush named her U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, and President Obama appointed her as Ambassador to Jamaica.

Despite her distinguished career, Bridgewater told graduates that her most cherished award was being named an honorary Peace Corps Volunteer by the Peace Corps in Jamaica where she swore in Peace Corps volunteers.

“So you see, it’s never too late for your dreams to become a reality,” she said. “One setback can open opportunities more exciting than you thought and erase any disappointment you might encounter along the way.”

She shared what she called “Pam’s Principles” and urged graduates to believe in themselves and to be passionate about their journey ahead.

She challenged them to repeat the pledge: “I can make a difference, I must make a difference, I will make a difference. The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing.”

UMW Awards Top Honors and Honorary Degree at Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.

Claire R. Harrington of Chesapeake, Va., Lisa Blake Johnson of Vienne, Va., and Emma Katherine Leheney of Arlington, Va., received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Awards, which are presented to the students with the highest grade-point averages (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. Each graduate finished with a 4.0 GPA. This is only the third time in the 55-year history of the Darden Award that the award has been given to three graduates.

Liane R. Houghtalin, professor of classics, philosophy and religion in the College of Arts and Sciences, was presented the Grellet C. Simpson Award, the institution’s most prestigious annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The recipient is routinely a senior member of the faculty.

Eric C. Bonds, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award, which is presented annually to an exceptional member of the faculty who has served the institution for at least two years but no more than five years.

Marisa Martinez-Mira, associate professor of Spanish in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award. The winner is selected by the graduating class as the faculty member “whom they will most likely remember as the one who had the greatest impact on their lives.”

Robert Greene, associate professor in the College of Business, was recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years.

Pamela Bridgewater, undergraduate commencement speaker, and the late Claudia Emerson, beloved professor of UMW, each received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Emerson received the degree posthumously. The UMW Board of Visitors may award honorary degrees to recognize and express gratitude to individuals who have provided outstanding service or contributions that are instrumental in helping the University achieve major objectives.

 

Claire R. Harrington

Claire R. Harrington is a biology major who received a Bachelor of Science degree. Her advisor describes her as someone who seemingly had her whole life completely mapped out from their very first meeting. In addition to pursuing her own research and earning undergraduate research grants, Harrington was active in several groups such as Young Life, Medi Home Hospice and the Alpha Phi Sigma and Chi Beta Phi honor societies.  A member of the intercollegiate track and field team, she holds the indoor pole vault record for both UMW and the Capital Athletic Conference. Harrington recently won a scholarship from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to support her studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she will enroll this fall.

 

Lisa Blake Johnson

Lisa Blake Johnson is an English major who received a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with Departmental Honors in English. Her advisor describes her as a fresh and careful thinker, an animated participant in class and a strong writer whose work has only grown more polished through her years at UMW. Johnson has served as a tutor at the Writing Center and is a member of the Lamda Iota Tau honor society and an officer in the UMW Symfonics acapella group. During her second study abroad trip, she composed a musical rendition of Wilfred Owen’s antiwar poem “Dulce et Decorum Est,” which she performed while in England and again on campus as part of her Department’s Thursday Poems event.

 

Emma Katherine Leheney

Emma Katherine Leheney is a psychology major who received a Bachelor of Science degree. She was awarded the UMW Alumni Award for demonstrating an outstanding combination of academic excellence, leadership and service to the university this year. Leheney was a member of an undergraduate research team that designed and completed two unique research projects. She and her colleagues presented their results at the Virginia Psychological Association Conference and at UMW’s own Psi Chi Symposium. Johnson also assisted a faculty member who was writing a book by helping with literature reviews and editing the manuscript.

 

Liane R. Houghtalin

Liane R. Houghtalin is completing her 20th year at UMW. As a professor of classics, she has taught a wide array of courses, organized public lecture series, developed and led a study abroad program and facilitated students’ direct engagement with significant historic artifacts. Her interest in the influence of the classical world on the modern world has led her to organize a semester-long public lecture series on slavery and a symposium on the biographical tradition of Mary Washington.

Houghtalin has given numerous presentations dealing with classical archaeology and numismatics both at national professional conferences and to statewide and community organizations. She also has made contributions to many books, including Underwater Investigations at Roman Minturnae and most recently to Bir Ftouha: A Pilgrimage Church Complex at Carthage.

Houghtalin previously earned the highly competitive award for Excellence in College Teaching from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. She received a Ph.D. and master’s degree from the Bryn Mawr College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

Eric C. Bonds

An assistant professor of sociology, Eric C. Bonds joined UMW four years ago and teaches courses in environmental sociology, social problems, and political sociology. Bonds has been praised by colleagues for his approach to teaching, with stimulated engagement outside of the classroom as a way of helping students connect course content to real world issues.

His research on environmental issues, political power and social change has led to several articles in peer-refereed journals, essays that were reprinted in popular undergraduate anthologies and a forthcoming textbook. Bonds is the author of Social Problems: A Human Rights Perspective. He also has published articles in journals such as The Journal of World-Systems ResearchCritical Sociology, and Peace Review.

Bonds earned a doctorate from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming.

 

Marisa Martinez-Mira

Marisa Martinez-Maria is an associate professor of Spanish at UMW. Receiving the only faculty award that is selected entirely by students, she was nominated multiple times by the graduating class.

One student shared, “Professor Martinez-Maria is very caring in every class that she teaches. She is beyond deserving of this award. She is truly what the University of Mary Washington stands for.”

Another student wanted to honor this professor for her love of teaching, saying, “She comes to every class eager to teach and with a great attitude. I have taken every class I can with her. She is beyond deserving of being recognized for her passion to teaching and being an amazing professor who has left an impact on every student she teaches.”

Martinez-Maria received her doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Murcia.

 

Robert Greene

Robert Greene, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, can speak knowledgeably about entrepreneurship, strategic management, leadership, motivation and organizational ethics. Greene came to UMW in 2004 with more than 35 years of prior teaching experience in a variety of positions at both public and private higher education institutions.

He has had articles about such topics as entrepreneurship, management, and capitalism published in professional journals and other publications. An experienced entrepreneur with prior experience as a line manager in the private sector, military and academic organizations, Greene founded and served for 25 years as president of a management and marketing consulting business.

Greene’s research focuses on organizational behavior and human resource management, among other topics. During his time at UMW, he has served with distinction on a number of college and university committees and has been an influence in shaping the development of the MBA program.

Greene earned his doctorate and master’s degrees from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

Pamela Bridgewater

Pamela Bridgewater, UMW’s 104th undergraduate commencement speaker, retired from active duty in the U.S. Diplomatic Service in 2013 with the rank of Career Ambassador after 34 years of distinguished service. Bridgewater has served as U.S. ambassador in three countries under three different presidents: President Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Benin; President George W. Bush named her U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, and President Obama appointed her as Ambassador to Jamaica.

Among her extensive overseas tours, she became the first African-American woman to serve as consul general in Durban, South Africa, during the historic transition from Apartheid to a non-racial government. As the political officer assigned to cover Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress, a former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa said, “Bridgewater established a degree of trust and confidence with Mr. Mandela and the ANC leadership that the U.S. had not previously enjoyed.”

Her contributions to international affairs and public policy have resulted in numerous commendations, including two U.S. Presidential Meritorious Service Awards, the Charles Cobb Award for Trade Promotion, Department of State Superior Honor Awards and the Secretary of State’s Career Achievement Award.

The Fredericksburg native earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia State University and a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati. She completed course work and advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree from the American University School of International Service. She holds honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Virginia State University and an honorary Doctor of Public Service from Morgan State University.

 

Claudia Emerson

Claudia Emerson, a longtime and beloved faculty member at UMW, died in December 2014. The University of Mary Washington counts Claudia among its most distinguished professors. During her tenure here, she received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection Late Wife, and she was named Virginia’s Poet Laureate in 2008 — a position she held for two years.

Hundreds of students’ lives were touched by Emerson, who was instrumental in the establishment of the creative writing concentration as an option for our English majors. When she left UMW, after serving on the faculty here for 15 years, she held the Arrington Distinguished Chair in Poetry.

UMW Students Receive Awards of Excellence

The University of Mary Washington’s graduating students were honored for outstanding achievements at recent awards programs:

Alex Anderson received the award for Male Athlete of the Year;

Brooke Ashley Andrews, American Chemical Society Outstanding Chemistry Major and Departmental Honors in Chemistry;

Kara Anthony-Price, Laura V. Sumner Award for Excellence in Classics and Departmental Honors in Classics;

Sarah Catherine Arnold, Elizabeth M. Baumgarten Leadership Award for outstanding service to the university and community;

Jessica Catherine Bittner, Governor Alexander Spotswood Award in Historic Archaeology;

Rebecca Louise Brown, Anne and Sidney Hamer Music Award and the Mu Phi Epsilon Sterling Achievement Award in Music;

Lindsay Cox Bulls, Outstanding Senior Award in Music;

Tyler Edward Carey, Alex Naden Award;

Connor John Chilton, Outstanding Graduate in Religion and Departmental Honors in Religion;

Virginia Leslie Clark, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Michelle Frances Craft, Departmental Honors in Mathematics;

Evan T. Crump, Departmental Honors in Theatre;

Julia Anne Davis, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Lauren Olivia DiRago-Duncan, Adam Smith Award for Graduate Study in Economics;

Nicole Mariah Dobson, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Kelvy Paul Donovan, Barbara Leigh Gregg Prize for Excellence in Greek;

Jose Antonio Babriera Duque, Outstanding Master of Science in Management Information Systems Student Award;

Kathleen Mary Quinn Eakins, Almont Lindsey Award for Academic Achievement and Exemplary Service;

Marie Emily Anne Higginbotham Enterline, Departmental Honors in French;

Marie Janine Firth, Emil R. Schnellock Award for Excellence in Painting;

Daniel Brian Frank, Outstanding Master of Business Administration Student Award;

Katie Brooke Frazier, Art History Award for Outstanding Research and Departmental Honors in Art History;

Julia Lauren Gattuso, Barbara Bishop Mann ’66 Virginia Educator Award;

Julie Kinsella Gavin, Outstanding Graduate in Classics and Departmental Honors in Classics;

Claire R. Harrington, William A. Castle Award for Outstanding Biology Major;

Joseph Gordon Hart, Departmental Honors in Religion;

Elizabeth Lynn Henry, Phi Alpha Theta Award for Highest GPA in History and Departmental Honors in History;

Benjamin Fredrick Hermerding, Departmental Honors in Political Science;

Kimberly Dawn Hildebrand, Oscar Schultz Award in Mathematics and Departmental Honors in Mathematics;

Emily Hill, Harold Thompson Straw Award in Geography and the Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Award;

Bryan Thomas Holster, Departmental Honors in Computer Science;

Alyssa Marie Hughes, The Melchers Award for Excellence in Art History and Departmental Honors in Art History and German;

Emily Claire Humberson, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Christopher Hunt, Ernest C. Ackermann Excellence in Computer Science Award and Departmental Honors in Mathematics;

Quyen Huynh, Einstein Award in Physics;

Judi Jackson, Departmental Honors in Theatre;

Katherine M. Johnson, Departmental Honors in Political Science;

Lisa Blake Johnson, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Victoria Genevieve Kearney, Ruby York Weinbrecht Award for Outstanding Senior Library Assistant;

Celeste MacDonald Kelly, Outstanding Senior Psychology Major Award;

Aubrey Marann Kennedy, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Matthew Robert Konerth, Departmental Honors in Religion;

Emma Katherine Leheney, UMW Alumni Award for demonstrating an outstanding combination of academic excellence, leadership and service to the university;

Ellynn Hundley Loftus, Departmental Honors in Spanish;

Sarah Catherine Longenderfer, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Andrew Ben Ma, Outstanding Senior in Business Administration Award;

Moira Jo McAvoy, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Paige Heather Reese McKinsey, UMW Alumni Association Service Award, the Ann Elizabeth Fitschen Memorial International Affairs Award and Departmental Honors in International Affairs;

Catrina Mary Meyer, Grace Wadsworth Award for Professional Promise in Historic Preservation;

Myeshia Latrice Minor, Patricia L. Metzger Award;

Melissa Ellen Mittelman, Matthew Fontaine Maury Award;

Madeline Rose Moravitz, Clara Boyd Wheeler Award for a graduating senior who exemplifies grace, a spirit of service and the ability to change lives;

Ashley Catherine Most, Art Department Award for Excellence;

Emma Caitlyn Oestreicher, Departmental Honors in Classics;

Nicole Kimberly Oestreicher, Outstanding Graduate in Philosophy and Departmental Honors in Philosophy;

Alexandria Michelle Parrish, Departmental Honors in Art History;

Jessica Lynn Perez, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Holly Marie Perucci, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Virginia Scholars Award: Initial Licensure Award;

Jonathan Cooper Polson, Ann Elizabeth Fitschen Memorial Political Science Award and Departmental Honors in Political Science;

Sabia C. Prescott, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Ryan Thomas Quint, Joseph Carroll Vance Award for Excellence in Historical Research;

Jesse Benjamin Radolinski, Departmental Honors in Earth and Environmental Sciences;

Antonio M. Ramirez, Henry W. Heweston Economics Award;

Jordan W. Reece, Departmental Honors in Philosophy;

Harry C. Rol, Laura V. Sumner Award for Excellence in Classics and Departmental Honors in Classics;

Isabel V. Saari, Willie Lee Rose Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership;

Emily Taggart Schricker, Alumni Association Bachelor of Liberal Studies Distinguished Graduate Award, the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. Award in Honor of Prince B. Woodard and the Historic Preservation Achievement Award;

Cassandra Grace Sciortino, Philosophy and Law Prize and Departmental Honors in Philosophy;

Maria Assunta Sitzler-Sawicki, Departmental Honors in German;

Taryn Elisabeth Snyder, Robert E. Ingham Award in Theatre and Departmental Honors in Theatre;

Christopher J. Sprouse, Physics Faculty Award;

Orlando Charles Stewart Jr., American Institute of Chemists Award;

Margaret Elizabeth Stough, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Alison Elizabeth Thoet, Carlton R. Lutterbie Jr. Award for the Outstanding English Major;

Hayley Lynne Todd, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Award;

Christine Valvo, Art Department Award for Excellence;

Jose Francisco Vazquez, Outstanding Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Management Information Systems Student Award;

Corinne Nicole Wiederkehr, Glen R. Thomas Award for Highest GPA in American Studies;

Margaret Zola Wilder, Patricia L. Metzger Award and Departmental Honors in Theatre;

Samantha A. Wilhelm, Departmental Honors in Theatre;

Claire Winkler, Departmental Honors in English, Linguistics, and Communication;

Kristine Susan Woeckener, Departmental Honors in Art History.

UMW Graduates Class of 2015 in 104th Commencement

The University of Mary Washington graduated a total of 1,158 students during its 104th commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium of George Washington Hall and in an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m. in Ball Circle on the university’s Fredericksburg campus.

PhotographerThe university awarded 47 Master of Business Administration degrees, 87 Master of Education degrees, 8 Master of Science in Management Information Systems, 27 Master of Science in Elementary Education Degrees, 444 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 50 Bachelor of Liberal Studies degrees, 12 Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees and 483 Bachelor of Science degrees. Five graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program.

Graduates with Master of Business Administration degrees:

Suleiman Abu-Afash, M.D., Michael Acheampong-Boateng, Austin Adair, William Kofi Anane, Larissa Colette Atkinson, Robert John Barlow, Ania Berezyuk, Adrienne Elise Bey, Beth Anne Boyter, Rachel Cary, Todd Alan Dawson, Sarah Elizabeth Degen, Louis Ferrarini, Jennifer D. Ferrell, Whitney P. Foley, Daniel Brian Frank, Katelyn Molly Haggerty, Tameaka L. Hood, Michael Allen Hunnel, Jimmy K Jenkins, Emily Lynn Kavanaugh, James Alexander Kirby, Thomas Layou, Cheryl Lynn Leite, Jarno Manzke, Rasha Massabni, Yvonne M. Matthews, Shannon Lynne McGee, Ryan J. Miller, Edward H. Milton Jr., Mary Catherine Nannery, Pejmon Noor, Fernando Martin Pena, Cara Raila, Adam M. Rollyson, James Michael Romano, Kelly Faye Sims, Mary-Scott Laine Standish, Susan Laura Tubman, Dennis Mark Warne, Anika Nkenge Wilson

Graduates with Master of Science degrees:

Anna D. Francis, Ferdinand Frimpong, Trenezé DeVonne Lacy, Robert Earl Lee, Rima Massabni

Graduates with Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems degrees:

Jose Antonio Babiera Duque, Nicholas A. Roddy, Jose Francisco Vazquez

Graduates with Master of Education degrees:

Asmaa Abdulrahman, Joan Gardiner Baker, Katelyn S. Blashford, Kathryn Bridget O’Gorman Boccaccio, Kathleen Elise Busch, Brianna Nichelle Chaudhry, Rosa Chiarello-Ugarte, Rita Elena Daniel, Arleen Depue Davis, Robyn Carol Dow, Melina Kay Downs, Kaitlin Rebecca Elder, Sarah Alexandra Stark, Kimberly Lynn Evans, Laura Lee Filkoski, Andrea M. Forcum, Mary Brittany Fox, Gabrielle Marie Frohock, Kathryn Elizabeth Frost, Caryn M. Fuqua, Nyssa Mayumi Giangregorio, Christopher Scott Gibson, Amanda Curtis, Kaitlyn Hasson, Kathryn Elise Holland, Linda Kate Ficklin, Tracie Fowlkes Jackson, Jena Raquel Johnson, Aaron Scott Kalman, Thomas Neil Cooper Kelly, Whitney Elise Kiper, Carrie Elizabeth Kistner-Murphy, Jordan Michelle Kroll, Caitlin Frances Lang, Laurie Leaman, Mary Elizabeth Malok, Sidney Marie Mangual Cruz, Heather Marshall, Ashley Ward Martin, Patrick H. McGuire, Hilary Brooke Melville, Jennifer L. Midthun, Amy Marie Barger Miller, Christian Sharrock Miller, Jason Sean Milton, Kasey Moore, Melissa S. Neiman, Katie O’Mara, Stephanie O’Neil, Samantha Wallace Partonen, Kerrie B. Pastell, Holly Marie Perucci, Stephen J. Petros, Julie Christine Phelps, Lauren Elizabeth Puglia, Ivelisse Rivera De Jesús, Dawn Ashley Robey, Esra Berceste Robinson, Jill Robinson, Pamela Sue Rose, Danielle Rose Ruffo, Elizabeth Marie Samuelsen, Elizabeth Ann Schumacher, Katherine Jane Shea, Melissa Nicole Shuler, Julie Brooke Sims, Melissa Smetts, Cassandra Smith, Jennifer Irene Smith, Angela Song, Elisabeth Bursley Spencer, Jennifer Elizabeth Stocks, Margot Juliette Byer Storch, Jordan Ruth Swank, Christi Lynn Tims, Megan F. Vanderherchen, Christopher Steven Webb, Jessica Thorne West, Kelsey Lee Elizabeth Wheaton, Kimberly Wilkens, Ellyn Lenore Willis, Stephanie Cichoski Withers, Wendy Anne Wright, Luke S. Wrye

Graduates with Master of Science in Elementary Education degrees:

Caroline Hope Bender, Amanda P. Bletsh, Amanda M Bowers, Kelsey Walden Carter, Catherine Anne Chase, Allison Carol Cline, Gemma Louise Cohen, Brianna M. D’Agata, Emily Anne Davis, Lina Magdelena Ewell, Gillian Finney, Julia Lauren Gattuso, Kathryn Rose Gigantiello, Kelly Gray Glazebrook, Kelly Ann Griffith, Kathryn Anne Ivey, Kathryn Grace Lohr, Madalene Orvis McAllister, Tara McCrone, Erica Christine McPhee, Jenny Megan Miller, Collin Eugene Overacker, Gaelyn Michaela Quirey, Kristen Elizabeth Schuetz, Kimberly Louise Slater, Kay Marguerite Thomas, Elizabeth Walker

Graduates with Bachelor of Arts degrees:

Jenna Christine Abraham, Taylor Nicole Agee, Sara Maryam Akbari, Madeline Leigh Albrittain, Catherine M. Alexander, Sydney Jane Allen, Bethany N. Alley, Lyndsey Jane Alston, James William Alvey, Keeley Page Anderson, Alexis Nicole Ankersen, Sarah Anna Anouilh, Kara Anthony-Price, Sarah Catherine Arnold, Michael Bladimir Arriaza, Drewry Ann Atkins, Emily Kindle Atkinson, Meredith Evelyn Atkinson, Virginia Margaret Ayres, Covenant Babatunde, Alice Baldys, Kayleigh Ann Barbee, Lauren Kristine Barker, Isabella Forte Batson, Sydney Jill Bauman, John Hopewell Bellows, Andrew James Bentley, Amandelynn Caroline Bethune, Jessica Catherine Bittner, Briana Bohrer, Thomas Jack Bondurant III, Ruth Blair Bordett, Lauren Marie Bortfeld, Virginia Rosalind Bowen, Lauren Frances Boyle, Lauren N. Braney, Robin Elizabeth Brazier, Sacha Luc-Charles Brenac, Lauren Brillon, Alyssa Rose Brown, Brittany J Brown, Rebecca Louise Brown, Lauren Ashley Brumfield, Lindsay Cox Bulls, Emily Johanna Burke, Gwendolynn Jean Buyze, Elizabeth Leigh Camilletti, Bethany Ruth Candalor, Tanner Douglas Carlton, Katherine Grace Carr, Myra Ann Carr, Suzannah Jeanne Carretto, Daniel Owen Carroll, Kopper Nicole Carter, Lauren Marie Castellano, Sarah Jane Chamberlain, Koomal Farasat Chaudhry, Connor John Chilton, Jessica J Chrisman, Robert WJ Clair, Erin Christine Clark, Virginia Leslie Clark, Shannon Makenna Clunie, Lindsay Coffman, Gabrielle Nicole Colonna, Stanton Paul Coman, Kaitlyn Maria Connolly, Ike S. Copperthite, Jake S. Copperthite, Timothy B. Cotton, Virginia Dare Cox, Theresa Elizabeth Cramer, Kaitlin E. Crawford, Evan T. Crump, Reilly H. Cundiff, Erin O. Cushing, Laura P. Cutkosky, Carmelia Edoh Dalmeida, Logan Campbell Dalton, Margaret Mariah D’Amico, Katherine D’Andrea, Ariel Paige Dantona, Joseph Victor D’Antonio, Erin L Davenport, Julia Anne Davis, James A. Dawson, Evan Garrett Dean, Stephen J. DeMetro, Kristen Michel Dennis, Rachel Deutch, Courtney Elizabeth Dickerson, Aurora DiFiore, Autumn Dillion, Marc Philip DiSipio, Ebony Shawnece Dixon, Nicole Mariah Dobson, Courtney A. Dodge, Colleen Elizabeth Worthington Dolloff, John DeVault Donaldson, Philip M. Dorch, Ryan Patrick Dougherty, Jacob Austin Doyle, Orlantae D. Duncan, Stephenie Grace Duncan, Lincoln Miles Dunn, Colleen Jane Durkin, Kathleen Mary Quinn Eakins, Olivia C. Eaton, Hayley Elizabeth Eckhardt, Amber Edmonds, James Adams Eichner II, Jacob Daniel Eisenberg, Hanna Marie Elesky, Zane Riley Embrey, Thomas Alexander Erskine, Kyle William Evans, Molly Elizabeth Everett, Alexandra M Fahey, Cheyenne Drew Falls, J. Christopher Cal Favole, Stephanie Fenwick, David A. Ferriss, Katharine Fields, Marie Janine Firth, Kelly Fisne, Erin Fortman, Jessica Lynn Foster, Katie Brooke Frazier, Hannah Olivia Freedman, Rob Friedman, Michael Evan Friedmann, Amber Fua, Chelsea Marie Fuller, Hiroko Furuie, Erik Benjamin Gajeton, Caleb S. Gallagher, Chris Garcia, Lauren Elizabeth Garcia, Olivia Lea Garner, Jacqueline K. Geddis, Dimitri Georgiadis, Ashley Ann Gervais, Karista L. Giordano, Athena M. Golden, Marjahn-Neri Allegra Goodman, Amanda Lee Grace, Melanie Marie Graves, Jennifer Elizabeth Greenlief, Megan Rebecca Gulliford, Breanna Caitlyn Hadley, Anthony E. Hagen, Matthew Carrington Hall, Shireen Hamdan, Justin Hamilton, Madison Hanley, Brianna Rose Hansen, Jordan Elizabeth Harmer, Kathleen Rose Harris, Joseph Gordon Hart, Alexander Hartwig, Alaina Rae Haws, Morgan A. Hayes, Sarah Jewell Hazel, Lauren Hearne, Christopher J. Heizer, Alyssa Scott Hellman, Katherine Mary Henion, Elizabeth Lynn Henry, Benjamin Fredrick Hermerding, Alexandra Farrar Hersch, Marie Emily Anne Higginbotham Enterline, Emily Hill, Jeannette Monica Sherene Hodge, Rebecca D. Hoehn, Suzanne Holland, Mary A. Honard, Jessica Rachel Hopkins, Rebekah Mary Helen Horsting, Erin Elizabeth House, Alyssa Marie Hughes, Emily Claire Humberson, Ray McKenzie Humiston, Emily Elizabeth Hummel, Sarah French Hundley, Adam B. Hunter, Jack Binion Hylan, Emma Rose Hyman, Valerie Morgan Igal, Aysha Tahreem Iqbal, Judi Jackson, Katherine M Johnson, Kavon LeChaé Johnson, Lisa Blake Johnson, Tionge Rosalie Johnson, Maria Helen Joranko, Joanna Lee Jourdan, Kristy Ju, Nicholas Stephen Judy, Victoria Genevieve Kearney, Theodore Vincent Kelley, Aubrey Marann Kennedy, Heather Dyan Kennedy, Victoria Lynn Kilgore, Nolan Ramsey Kime, Robert J. Kingsley, Catherine Rose Kinzel, Matthew Robert Konerth, Avery Lauren Kopp, Patricia J. Kramer, Kailey Caroline Krystyniak, Ellen Rives Kuhar, Jordan Elizabeth Kyler, Ryan Joseph Lacey, Rhiannon Megan Lalumandier, Deanna Leigh Lambert, Virginia Jenny Lang, Jessica Anne Langley, Megan Christine LaSalle, Eileen Renae Lawson, Alison Christine Lee, Kearsten E. Lehman, Jasmin I. Leki, Mary Katharine Lestsantear, Katelyn Elizabeth Lewis, Kevin Likins, Gabrielle Marie Lindemann, Dylan Lockwood, Ellynn Hundley Loftus, Sarah Catherine Longenderfer, Margaret Lurinda Lovitt, Matthew R. Lunsford, Mary Catherine Lupinacci, Anne Elizabeth Lynch, Travis Jason MacEwen, Allison de Oliveira Mackey, Christopher Macko, Allison Kelsey MacKrell, Kathryn Leigh Maksanty, Lauren Illene Malecki, Isun Malekghassemi, Caitlyn Christine Maloney, Jack Robert Manning, Anthony J. Markish, Andrew Tyler Masters, Michael Robert May, Matthew P. McAloon, Moira Jo McAvoy, Caroline Susan McCarry, Elyssa Ann McClain, Sara T. McDermott, Josiah Denves McDonald, Paige Heather Reese McKinsey, Owen Ashley McMillan, Scott G. McPeek, Bruce Porter McRoberts, Wesleigh Jayne Mellott, Bridget Kathleen Mentzer, Emily Jane Mercer, Catrina Mary Meyer, Ellie Hollister Meyer, Michelle Michniak, Melissa Ellen Mittelman, Jordan Ashley Mock, Reid Ellen Moffatt, Michelle Reneé Alexis Moody, Andrew Sebastian Moore, James Peyton Moore III, Vanessa G. Moore, Zachary S. Moore, Kirsten L. Morgan, Kelly Erin Morrison, Ashley Catherine Most, Amanda Joann Motley, Crystal R Moyer, Conor Blythe Murphy, Kelli Lynn Musick, Bryan Patrick Mytelka, Demi Michelle Naylor, Sarah Katheryn Naylor, Margaret Carol Neubig, Jamie Lee Newman, Brianna Nicole Nieland, Alexandra J. Noel, Dana Kennedy Nordling, Marjorie O’Neal Nunn, Emma Caitlyn Oestreicher, Nicole Kimberly Oestreicher, Michael Alexander O’Neal, Chikaodili Naomi Onyedike, Amanda Dering Orchowsky, Hannah Paige Osorio, Jeffrey Alton Paddock, Min-Young Pak, Sarah Palmer, Kevin Aaron Parker, Shelby Louise Parkins, Alexandria Michelle Parrish, Natalie Cemile Pasquier, Katelyn Lee Pauls, Ciara Aulden Peacock, Ellen R. Peiser, Cristina Sara Pellegrino, Trevor Michael Pennington, Jessica Lynn Perez, Christian Lloyd Perkins, Andrew Gray Perrow, Anastasia D. Pestova, Donald Rice Phelps, John Scott Phillips, Jamie Lolena Phipps, Joseph G. Pipan Jr., Faith Elizabeth Pollard, Brittany Nicolé Polson, Jonathan Cooper Polson, Kristen Elizabeth Powell, Andrew James Powers, Courtney Renee Prentice, Sabia C. Prescott, Mason Storm Prince, Calli Renee Pugh, Catherine Randall Purtell, Meghan Rynae Puryear, Martha Anne Putney, Andrew Martin Quarles, Ryan Thomas Quint, Hope Anna Virginia Racine, Robin Renee Ramey, Courtney Gayle Rampey, Stephen Rechter, Katherine Redmiles, Jordan W. Reece, Amber Michele Reeves, Jessica Claire Reingold, Maxwell D. Reinhardt, Cassandra Monique Reinhart, Samuel Joseph Relken, Madeleine Elise Rhondeau, Lauren Elizabeth Ricci, Shenika Roshaundra Rich, Hannah Webb Riddle, Naz H. Ritu, Kelsey Lauren Roach, Angela Maria Roberts, Samantha Marie Robinson, Erica C. Rodriguez Di Fiore, Kaylah Barrack-Delamy Rodriguez, Kimberly Ann Roehl, William Thomas Rogers, Harry C. Rol, Steven Lee Roper, Zachary Randolph Jacob Rosen, Megan Elizabeth Rosengrant, Stefany Jasmin Ruiz, Christine Rumpf, Isabel V. Saari, Brian Traynor Sagedy, André Keng Sanixay, Ashley Marie Satko, Erika Nicole Scaggs, Jessica Anne Scatchard, Leann Catherine Schenke, Cassandra Grace Sciortino, Matthew Aston Seaver, Andrew William Seymour, Chelsey Nicole Shindler, Benjamin M. Sisk, Ian Matthew Skupski, Nadine V. Slocum, Evan Murray Smallwood, Molly Elizabeth Smith, Olivia G. Smith, Jacob B. Snyder, Taryn Elisabeth Snyder, Robert H. Solka, Katharine Leigh Spencer, Shannon E. Spivey, Astrid Stein, Ashley K. Stephens, Amanda P. Stocker, Meredith Stone, Katherine Elise Stosch, Margaret Elizabeth Stough, Georgeanne Marie Stuebner, Kaci Beverley Sutton, Alexandra Joan Swords, Jillian Nicole Talley, Alison Leigh Tantillo, Carolyn Patterson Tarne, Hannah Alison Tatreau, Sarah Elizabeth Taubner, Katherine Taylor, Albert Michael Tejera, Alexandra Caroline Tenney, Valerie Branson Thatcher, Alison Elizabeth Thoet, Jalisa Monique Thomas, Kay Marguerite Thomas, Meredith Clare Thompson, Stephanie Elizabeth Tipple, Kristina Marie Tkac, Hayley Lynne Todd, Jordan Timothy Torrance, Kayla Toussant, Megan R. Traylor, Miguel A. Trejo, Krysta Renell Trout, Brooke LaShae Turner, Juliana Paola Vallejo Medina, Christine Valvo, James Roeland van Emmerik, Melina Vanchieri, Dylan Allen Vanzant, Ronald Phillip Vest, Kimberlee P. Vizzi, Morgan A. Wade, Julia Margaret Wahlstrom, Amy Lynn Wallace, Eily Patricia Walsh, JoAnn Wang, Katie Way, Alicia Janelle Webb, Stephen Allen Weidman, Hannah Barbara Weiner, Megan Elaine Wester, Corinne Nicole Wiederkehr, Cheniera Joerell Wiggins, Samantha A. Wilhelm, Carla Francesca Williams, D. Claire Winkler, Margaret Jayne Winterkorn, Kristine Susan Woeckener, Brian Stewart Wood, Jackson Clark Wright, Lillian C. Wright, Eric C. Young II, Mariah Alexzandra Young, Timothy K. Younger, Kara Lynn Yurina, Frank V. Zare, Doruntina Zekiri, Katherine Zeringue, Dakota Connor Kline Ziegler, Asenai T. Zigita

Graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from the College of Arts and Science:

Kathleen Santina Adragna, Sahar Abdullah Alkhelaifi, Samar Abdullah Alkhelaifi, Alicia Almberg, Tawany Chrisostomo de Almeida, Carolina Elizabeth Alvarez, Hugh A. Anderson, Sarah Ann Anderson, M. Logan Andrew, Brooke Ashley Andrews, Matthew Christian Arnold, Simret W. Asgedom, Elisabeth Nichole Ashley, Sierra Schaney Ashton, Matthew Alexander Babineau, Emily Ruth Badis, Katlyn Elizabeth Baines, Thomas Montgomery Baird, Alesha Danielle Ballman, Meghan Colleen Bash, Brian Nicholas Bates, Jordan Michelle Baughan, Margaret Elizabeth Baxter, Sarah Beasley, Emily C. Bedwell, Anthony Ryan Bell, Kalynn Charles Blakely, Alexander Blakhin, Jonathan R. Blauvelt, Ted Fjeldal Blyskal, Mia James Boleis, Joshua A. Bollinger, Alexander Christian Bond, Veronica Monique Boyd, Nathan Van Orden Bradley, Cameron Scott Branning, Christopher J. Brier, Patrick Michael Brig, Rosalyn Annamarie Bristow, Courtney Paige Brittingham, Christopher Randall Brodnik, Rosemary E. Bruno, Kelly Anne Bryant, Thomas Childs Bryson, Heather Elizabeth Burgess, Patrick Burnett, Elyse Nicole Bush, Marlene Cáceres, Sarah M Cantarella, Jonathan Carballo, Elizabeth Ann Carroll, Jennifer Lynne Carroll, Daniel Cassidy, Megan Colette Champion, Seong Kyu Cho, Mark Thomas Christiansen, ChanMee Chung, Timothy Joseph Clay, Jessica Blair Conley, Sydney Paige Cook, Dylan Cooper, Frank Corona Jr, Frederick Ian Coupar, Randi Crabbe, Michelle Frances Craft, Brianna Lee Crane, Aaron Haverly Crowe, Timothy F. Daniels, Liza Adrienne Davis, Virgil Houston Davis III, Kelly Ashley Dean, Emily A. Deane, Rachael Rose Dearborn, Nicholas William Del Buono, Caitlyn Mae Denkler, Lauren Olivia DiRago-Duncan, Erin Nichole Doherty, Kelvy Paul Donovan, Melissa Margarita Dorna, Elizabeth Houston Doswell, Michaela Dowd, Matei Alexandru Dragusin, Austin Dunham, Isabelle Funston Green Eastham, Paul Edemobi, Jocelyn Edwards, Sara Anne Edwards, Kimberly Blake Ellis, Angelica Medenilla Estero, William A Etcho, Amy E. Everett, Cierra Breanna Everette, Dominique Fair, Lauren Elizabeth Falkenstein, Teresa Elizabeth Fenn, Angela Cristina Fernandez Piñeros, Brittni Ann Fisher, Evan Fisher, Jessica Leigh Fisher, Kimberly Zamara Flores, Kelly Ann Flynn, Leah R. Franzel, Mariya Alexie Frolove, Bryce Alexander Fulton, Danielle Yvette Galbraith, Patrick Dale Galyen, Neomelani Lorie Gangi, Jeffrey Patrick Gasparini, Stephanie Michelle George, Emily Taylor Gibbs, Alice Marie Girton, Rachel Ann Goldsmith, Zachary Cole Goodwyn, Kristeen Averill Gorsline, Rebecca Gottfried, Cooper Michael Graham, Lindsey Michelle Green, Christina Leigh Griesemer, Glenn Garrett Grigsby Jr., Samantha Gross, Elizabeth Anne Gunggoll, Jihaan B. Hachim, Claire Haeuptle, Megan Riley Hagberg, Claire R. Harrington, Ien A Harris, Isaac Hayes, Katelyn Nicole Hedrick, Philip A. Helig, Abigail Kirsten Heller, Stephanie Lynn Henderson, Calvin Hensley, Kelsey Harth Herrick, Sara Michelle Hickey, Kayleen Marie Higgins, Kimberly Dawn Hildebrand, Ian Alexander Hill, Caitlin Elizabeth Hoch, Kara Grace Hogan, Tyler Chase Holmes, Bryan Thomas Holster, Amanda Selena Houghton, Sean Albert House, Aubrey Elizabeth Howland, Michael J Hudgins, Katharine Lee Huffman, Samantha Kim Hummer, Christopher Hunt, Sarah Ann Hunter, William Daniel Hurley, Helen Aileen Hutcheson, James Graham Hutcheson, Quyen Huynh, Emma V. Jarman, Margot Jean Jelinek, Lauren Kiley Jennison, Lauren Nicole Johnson, Katelyn Michael Jones Petett, Tara Anne Veronica Judge, Anna K. Kania, Anisa Kaur, Erin Nicole Keener, Morgan Lee Keerans, Celeste MacDonald Kelly, Kyle C. Khalifa, Ononna Khan, Mi Sung Nicole Kim, Rebecca Ashby Kindler, Grace Marie King, James Joseph King, James Theodore Saúl Kiper, Brianna Marie Koch, Kara Nicole Kovach, Joseph Arthur McGuire Krzywicki, Julianne E. Kuhn, Katryn Marie Lawson, Kevin Le, Katie Leigh Lebling, Kathleen Marie Lee, Evan Nathaniel LeFevre, Sertima QuaNisha LeGendre, Emma Katherine Leheney, Marco Stewart Levine, Danielle Verena Levy, Alexander Edward Lindeman, William Thomas Livelsberger III, Paul Longerbeam, Gabriela Vanessa Lopez, Mario W. Lopez III, David C. Luce, Sandrine Hien Ly, Sarah Powers Lynch, Colin Ellis Mackey, Thy Ngoc Mai, Isabelle Jean Malouf, Andrew E. Mansfield, George Antoine Marche II, Matsutaka Masuda, Caitlin Rose McCabe, Claire Genevieve McCartney, Miriam Chang pan McCloud, Shannon Marie McCloud, Justin T. McClure, Regina Ann McNeill, Shane Mendoza-Repuyan, Harrison H. Miles, Katherine Elise Miller, Madeline Dolores Miller, Chelsea Alyse Mills, Hannah JoMarie Mills, David D. Minnick, Madeline Rose Moravitz, Willie Alexander Morton II, Rebecca Lynne Moses, Moohyun Nam, Natalie Kathleen Nash, Jason M. Nemeth, Josiah Allen Neuberger, Gabrielle M. Nguyen, Kaleb Aaron Nguyen, Victoria Katherine Nguyen, Christina Nicholas, Emily P. Nykorchuk, Sonia Obeng, Taylor Marie Oehm, Hannah Leake Otterman, Charlotte L. Owens, Laura Catherine Pape, Taryn Zoby Payne, Julia Marie Peery, James Michael Perdue, Ileana M. Perez, Lilian Magdalena Perez, Sophie Maree Perkins, Dominic R. Perotti, Eric Phung, Emily Carol Pineiro, Laura Anne Pinkerton, Sarah Katherine Pollard, Gabriel J Powell, Jillian Michele Powers, Callie Lynn Price, Megan Lynna Pyles, Kiersten Nicole Pyrtle, Jesse Benjamin Radolinski, Douglas Radoye, Jr., Shehan Rajapakse, Antonio M. Ramirez, Sinai R. Ramirez, Nicholas Randall, Cody Allen Reibsome, Thomas Rinaldi, Alexandra Marie Ritter, Olivia Jayne Rivero, James Augustus Roepe, Siara Kate Rouzer, Kristal Annette Rusk, Russell William Ruud, Desiree Magan Samples, Thomas Vesay Sangbouasy, Riley E. Scalzo, Berkley Rose Schmidt, Sarah Schrock, Andrea Rose Seigworth, Junaid Shahid, Amanda Grace Shea, Turner S. Sheehan, Alexandre Julien Shivnen, Stuart Vernon Shotwell, Margaret Siddle, Brittany L. Simmons, Lauren Teresa Sims, Lavinia Brabble Royeras Skinner, Joshua Schuyler Slakman, Alyssa Carin Smallridge, Gregory P. Smith, Julia Kristine Smith, Lauren Elizabeth Smith, Trinity Blair Smyth, Parnian Soleymani, Hannah Marie Somers, Sadie Anne Sadler Spauls, Catherine Peyton Spivey, Stacy Brooke Stanley, Thomas Riley Starrs, Adam Stergis, Orlando Charles Stewart, Jr., Matthew Joseph Stierhoff, Bronwyn Faw Stokes, Shannon Sullivan, Maureen Elizabeth Sunderland, Hannah Sweeney, Christopher Ryan Taitt, Gabriella Taweel, Filagot Taye, Emma Sheridan Tennant, William Howard Thomas III, Sirena Thompson, Katheryn M. Turner, Lauren Michelle Turner, Emily Elizabeth Tutwiler, Stephanie Lee Updegraff, Holden David VanderVeer, Shane Michael Parkinson Vetti, Patrick William Vukmirovich, Holly Danielle Wagner, Megan Alexandra Wagner, Austin James Wegner, Kimberly Ann Weilnau, Jon-Mikel Whalen, Jake Wheeler, Anna Courtney White, Courtney Michelle White, Logan Wholey, Christian Patrick-Reilly Wiedow, William Arnold Wilkinson III, Cara Anne Whitlock Wimberley, Amanda Zea Witmer, Adam K. Wood, Stephanie Cara Woods, Samantha Kathryn Teal Worman, Thikiri Yee, Michael A Yelmgren, Eileen DongYoung Yoon, Josephine P. Yorgason, Rachel Youmans, Sherry Lynn Young, Marshall Zingg

Graduates with Bachelor of Liberal Studies degrees:

Vitus Ayombil Avovabey, Christopher Dawson Brann, Darren M. Brown, Lauren Fay Brown, Joyce Anita Butler-Washington, Jessica Nicole Clark, Steven Douglas Clarke, Adrienne Elizabeth Claybaugh, Jill DeLeo, Crystal Lea Diaz, Suleman N Faiz, Dudley Arthur Franzen III, Kristen Anne Garrison, John David Gaskill, Julie Kinsella Gavin, Virginia Bell Gerrish, David Joshua Griffin, Ronald L. Hanner, Jr., Jeremy Wayne Hillberry, Frederick Douglas Howell, Jr, Wanda Huggins Gross, Yasmine Cifuentes Johnson, Kevin B. Jones II, Andrea Joyce, Heidi Elizabeth Laraway, La Kisha D. Mahone, Alex R. Marshall, William M. Milo, Jr., Kristi L. Moore, Mary Suzanne Obetz, Moneka Vanessa Quince-Coleman, Katie Mary Regan, Shana Marie Rigelhaupt, Sarida Asamah Saadeh, Daniel Ilie Sarpe, Mark Schadlich, Prudence M. S. Sheffield, Maria Assunta Sitzler-Sawicki, Ashley N. Smith, Christopher H. Snider, Christopher J. Sprouse, Desa Collette Stone, Kaitlyn Ann Sullivan, Emily Taggart Schricker, Stephanie Eileen Towns Thull, Shelly Turner, Janet L. West, Travis Nathan Whitehead, John G. Ziriax

Graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from the College of Business:

Muhammed Rafay Ahmed, Omar Idris Aminzay, Lauren Elizabeth Armstrong, Danielle Marie Arthaud, Anthony Jobany Ayala, Steven L. Barlow, Tess V. Bartholomew, Andrew V Boehling, John Connor Bohlinger, Mariè Nicole Boltersdorf, Mark Granville Boush Jr., Alexa Bowe, Elizabeth Buhl, Bryan Kenneth Bumstead, Meghan Maloney Burke, Stacey Lynn Burke, Rebekah Dawn Burton, Tyler Edward Carey, Madeline Jane Carinci, Zamanda L. Chavez, Caitlin Lanier Ciniero, James Travers Clark, Autumn Bailey Coakley, Brooke Comfort, Jasmine Cook, Timothy Michael Cook, Kristopher R. Corpus, Joseph Robert Covino, Joshua Robert Craig, Kayla Rose Crawford, Dajon Daniel, Megan Renae Defibaugh, Michelle Catherine Demas, Diana Pereira Dias, Andrew Wai-Keung Wong Dickson, Cameron Dodson, Christine Marie Downie, Erin Elizabeth Drumheller, Kevin Frederick Duong, Jack Farquharson Eaton, Timothy Eldridge, Landon Gray Epperly, Haley Kathryn Fitzgerald, Matthew Rudolph Ganskopp, James Dimitrios Glitzos, Jared Matthew Golden, Samantha Lauren Goswellen, Candice Ann Green, Christine Marie Hachem, Sarah E. Healy, Justin David Hempe, Joseph Daniel Henderson, Jr., Colin Herlinger, Amanda Rae Hoffman, Steven R. Hook, Llewelyn T Howell, Ross Reagan Huntley, Jonathan Frank Ingargiola, Taylor Reed Johnson, Brendan William Jones, Rachel Karkane, Elizabeth Naomi Karpe, Joel Simpson Kellogg, Nicholas Mannix Kent, Elizabeth King, Jared Kline, Jeffrey Francis Kondracki, Chelsea Kopf, Steven Rudolf Kuss, Tara Landy, Sara Briana Law, Shuang Li, Rachel Elise Lomax, Andrew Ben Ma, Michelle Megan Marrone, Ryan Clarke McGhee, Cheyanne Nicole McKinney, Walter Glenn McMichael, Stephen Benjamin Meadows, Ramone Nicole A. Memita, Julian George Menk, Margaret Jean Milette, Alexandra C. Miller, Ryan Miller, Myeshia Latrice Minor, Morgan Ann Minter, Thomas M. Miserendino, Cynthia Sakura Morrison, John Gerald Mulcahy, Kevin Thomas Murphy, Christopher Ramon Nelson, Matthew Allen North, Pamela D. Okyere, Michelle Lupita Pacheco, Taylor Alexandra Paige, Christina I. Panagopulos, Alayna Christine Juan Payne, Travis Jordan Peed, Brett Pennetti, Gladys Jose Peralta, Eric Perez, Cara Leigh Peters, M. Sarah Phillips, Landon Charles Pierce, Anna Louise Pierpoint, Diego Poole, James D Potter, Matthew William Powell, Stefanie Michele Reutter, Jasmine R. Rice, Teagan Victoria Elizabeth Robinson, Kyle Brian Rodgers, Taylor Marie Rotsted, Tajmarie Aziea Rowe, Matthew A. Rudderow, Marlene Salmeron, Grace Sarpong, Allyson Carroll Schettino, Brittany Nicole Scites, Jason Sekyere, Cara Sexton, Kevin M. Shavalay, Nicholas Taylor Shepherd, Marsharee Alorna Marie Smalling, Brandon Scott Smith, Jennifer Anna Smith, Tyler Keller Smith, Kristina Sollowin, Ethan Weisberg Stackpole, Hillary Elizabeth Stansfield, Kevin Francis Stein, Lauren Elizabeth Strayhorn, Ryan Patrick Sweetman, Lee Robert Swenson, Nadya Syed, Melissa M. Thompson, Natalie Christine Tomlinson, Enisa Turko, Melissa Mary Vinall, Anna Lee Ware, Jordan Hanis Warnecke, A. Regan Washer, Connor P. Wells, Margaret Zola Wilder, Katie Ann Williams, Kelli Ann Wisbauer, Alejandra Witherspoon, Timothy James Wittig, Daquan Rondell Wright-Minor, Maryam Yousufzai, Kriezl Ypil

Graduates with Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees:

William J. Both Jr., Matthew Dale Brock, Julia Pierce Brown, Latonia Nicole McIntyre-Davis, Tanya A. Cluff, Christopher David Guinn, James M. Higgins, James Skyler Jenkins, Sharon Lee Mankin, Antonino E. Scimemi, Jason E. Spencer, Elizabeth L. Stamm

State Superintendent Steven R. Staples Addresses Master’s Candidates

State Superintendent Steven R. Staples challenged graduates to step up as leaders during his address at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement Friday, May 8.

State Superintendent Steven Staples

State Superintendent Steven Staples

“We need high quality leadership,” said Staples, who pondered the question of whether leaders are made or born.   He recounted the impact of three diverse trailblazers–Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa—who shared common traits.

“All three refused to simply accept circumstances ‘as they were’ and worked to make progress to improve life, despite obstacles and challenges,” Staples said. “And all three led from the heart.  Their leadership was an extension of their core beliefs and principles.”

Staples addressed nearly 1,000 graduates, family members, friends and faculty, gathered in Dodd Auditorium. A total of 169 graduate degrees were awarded, including 87 Master of Education degrees, 47 Master of Business Administration degrees, 27 Master of Science in Elementary Education degrees and 8 Master of Science in Management Information Systems degrees. Five graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program.

Staples implored graduates to model qualities from such leaders of the past. “Refuse to accept ‘what is’ if ‘what could be’ is better,” he said. “Lead by your core principles.”

As Virginia’s 24th superintendent, Staples is a leader in his own right. He serves as the executive officer of the Virginia Department of Education, the administrative agency for the commonwealth’s public schools. He also serves as secretary of the Board of Education.

Pondering the ‘born’ or ‘made’ leadership dilemma, Staples said the answer may be a combination of the two.

“Perhaps it doesn’t matter, as long as leaders are willing to accept the expectations, responsibilities, and challenges inherent in leadership . . . . as long as we are all ready to become one of those willing to dare greatly.”

Pamela Bridgewater, a Foreign Service officer who served as U.S. Ambassador in three countries, will deliver the undergraduate commencement address on Saturday, May 9, beginning at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle.

State Superintendent Steven R. Staples Addresses Master’s Candidates

State Superintendent Steven R. Staples challenged graduates to step up as leaders during his address at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement Friday, May 8.

State Superintendent Steven Staples

State Superintendent Steven Staples

“We need high quality leadership,” said Staples, who pondered the question of whether leaders are made or born.   He recounted the impact of three diverse trailblazers–Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa—who shared common traits.

“All three refused to simply accept circumstances ‘as they were’ and worked to make progress to improve life, despite obstacles and challenges,” Staples said. “And all three led from the heart.  Their leadership was an extension of their core beliefs and principles.”

Staples addressed nearly 1,000 graduates, family members, friends and faculty, gathered in Dodd Auditorium. A total of 169 graduate degrees were awarded, including 87 Master of Education degrees, 47 Master of Business Administration degrees, 27 Master of Science in Elementary Education degrees and 8 Master of Science in Management Information Systems degrees. Five graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program.

Staples implored graduates to model qualities from such leaders of the past. “Refuse to accept ‘what is’ if ‘what could be’ is better,” he said. “Lead by your core principles.”

As Virginia’s 24th superintendent, Staples is a leader in his own right. He serves as the executive officer of the Virginia Department of Education, the administrative agency for the commonwealth’s public schools. He also serves as secretary of the Board of Education.

Pondering the ‘born’ or ‘made’ leadership dilemma, Staples said the answer may be a combination of the two.

“Perhaps it doesn’t matter, as long as leaders are willing to accept the expectations, responsibilities, and challenges inherent in leadership . . . . as long as we are all ready to become one of those willing to dare greatly.”

Pamela Bridgewater, a Foreign Service officer who served as U.S. Ambassador in three countries, will deliver the undergraduate commencement address on Saturday, May 9, beginning at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle.

UMW Board of Visitors Announces Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Holly Cuellar, Rector for the University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors, announced at the May 8 meeting the formation of the presidential search advisory committee for selection of the 10th president of the University of Mary Washington.

“Appointment of a president is the most important duty of the Board of Visitors.” Cuellar said. “And we take our role very seriously.”

President Richard V. Hurley announced his plan to retire, effective June 30, 2016. Hurley has served as UMW’s ninth president since July 1, 2010.

The selection committee will do initial screening, vetting, and interviewing of candidates, then recommending to the full Board a select group of finalists. The committee includes:

Chair:

Holly T. Cuellar ’89, Rector, Board of Visitors

Members:

Tara C. Corrigall ’82, Board of Visitors

Theresa Y. Crawley ’77, Board of Visitors & UMW Foundation Board

Rita F. Dunston, University Registrar

Christopher J. Garcia, Assistant Professor of Quantitative Business Methods

Joseph W. Grzeika ‘83, Board of Visitors

Mark S. Ingrao ’81, Board of Visitors

Sabrina C. Johnson,  Associate Vice President for Human Resources & AAEEO Officer

Kenneth J. Lopez ’92, Board of Visitors

Venitta C. McCall, Professor of Education & Dorsey Scholars Program Mentor

Kathleen S. Mehfoud ’70, Chairman, UMW Foundation Board

Timothy M. O’Donnel, Professor of Communication & Associate Provost for Student Success and Engagement

Anand Rao, Associate Professor of Communication & Speaking Center and Speaking Intensive Program Director

Fred Rankin, Board of Visitors

Kelli M. Slunt ‘91, Professor of Chemistry & Director of the Honors Program

Jay Sinha ’07, UMW Alumnus

Hannah P. Tibbett, ’16, 2015-2016 Student Government Association President

Kenneth D. Tyler, Director of Athletics

Martin A. Wilder, Jr., Chief of Staff

UMW Board of Visitors Announces Tuition Fees for 2015-16

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $20,764, including tuition, fees, room and board. This amount represents an increase of $1,082 over 2014-15 rates. Similarly, full-time out-of-state students living on campus will pay $34,928, an increase of $1,960 over last year’s rate.

Photographer“The UMW Board of Visitors is committed to advancing Mary Washington’s position as a premiere liberal arts university,” said Holly Cuellar, Rector for the Board of Visitors. “In order to do so, the Board strives to keep Mary Washington affordable, to attract a diverse student body, and to employ superb professors. It must accomplish these things in face of significant decline over the past decade in appropriation support from the Commonwealth.”

“As the Board considers tuition and fee increases for the next academic year, key factors are the need to address faculty salary deficiencies and state-mandated retirement and health care increases,” said Cuellar. “The Board felt an obligation to move forward in establishing costs for next year.”

The university, with a total enrollment of nearly 5,000 students, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers.