CommencementCeremonyFriday, May 15, 2020
College LeadershipAlan Grant- deanSusan Sumner- associate dean and director, academic programsEd Jones- associate dean and director, extensionTom Thompson- associate dean and director, global programsSaied Mostaghimi- associate dean and director, researchVernon Meacham- assistant dean of advancementJamie Lucero- director, alumni relationsAgricultural and Applied EconomicsMatt Holt, department headAgricultural, Leadership, and Community EducationTracy Rutherford, department headAgricultural TechnologyPavli Mykerezi, directorAnimal and Poultry SciencesDavid Gerrard, department headBiochemistryGlenda Gillaspy, department headBiological Systems EngineeringDwayne Edwards, interim department headDairy ScienceDavid Gerrard, interim department headEntomologyTim Kring, department headFood Science and TechnologyJoe Marcy, department headHuman Nutrition, Foods, and ExerciseRob Grange, interim department headSchool of Plant and Environmental SciencesMike Evans, director
ProgramFriday, May 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM Eastern TimeOnline: vt.eduVirginia Tech’s online commencement for the Class of 2020 will featureinspirational messages from notable Hokies, including Miss America 2020 CamilleSchrier, legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster, and world-renowned poetand University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni.The ceremony will be available on vt.edu and will be viewable on-demandafterward. During the ceremony,you will be able to hear a message the dean, Dr.Alan Grant and listen to the names of Class of 2020 graduates being read.Be sure to visit our website to check out the following videos:College Welcome and CommendationSusan S. Sumner, associate dean and director of academic programsCollege Alumni Organization MessageRachel Kohl, presidentStudents with DistinctionMessages from Faculty and StaffUt ProsimOutstanding Graduating Senior in the College
Spring 2020 GraduatesAssociate DegreeAgricultural TechnologyBachelor DegreeAgricultural and Applied EconomicsAgricultural, Leadership, and Community EducationAnimal and Poultry SciencesBiochemistryDairy ScienceFood Science and TechnologyHuman Nutrition, Foods, and ExerciseSchool of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Agricultural TechnologyDakota Casey Parker *William Blake PotterAustin Thomas Ralls *Luke RatliffTyler Lee RiddleCarter Dickinson RobertsColeman Perry RossonHunter Maxwell RueschBenjamin Somers ScaringGabe ShanerAaron David SmithPatrick Walsh Smith *Jacob Lee SnyderCody Reece Stallard *Alfred Walker Stephens IIIMead Wrightington Stolarz **Joel D. TateSamuel Edward TaylorHoward Carlise TinderZachary Douglas Wall **Brandon Brooks WilliamsEmily YowellUt ProsimChance Wilhelm AndersonMadeline Carine Apel ***Joseph Andrew BerryNicholas Albert BlevinsStephen Cohen CallAustin Levi CarterLakkin Micaela CarterLaura Elizabeth Clingenpeel *Brandon Lee CrowderRobert Cole CundiffTyler Stevens DeitzLogan Francis DeleryJoshua J. DouglasSkylar Alexis Elliott-HonigJeffrey M Estienne **Christopher Lawrence FiliaggiKaylee Ellen FryeJeremy Todd GammonJustin Kyle GammonConner Adam GillespieCooper Jacob GuiffreTrevor Cole Guy *Hunter Andrew HarvieWilliam Thomas HinesBrooks Adam HollandAmy Frances Horton **Sarah Elizabeth HowardRichard HuntAlexander O’keefe KavalLandon Alan KellyKeri Nicole Knott *Abby Racquel Leschinger **Mikala Saigemarie LiptrapWilliam Ellis Looney *Ricardo Slade LuckEthan Olen LutherBrian Mercer Major IIBrandon Carl McDonaldDixon Gregory MillsDavid Samuel MoomawChase Allen MorrisLogan Bartholomew Morrissumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICSMajors: Agribusiness and Applied Economic ManagementSeth Hunter AdamsJeremy Thomas ArmstrongBenjamin David BaldwinMargaret Elizabeth BensonJordan Scott BirnholzLuke Edward ChaneyZachary Seth Cohen ***Sara Kendall EldredgeAnna Elizabeth Fowler *Hance Christopher GareisJennifer Denise GerhardsCharles Arlington GivenMadison Leigh GoodmanJohn Waller GoodwinRebecca Claire GrayNicholas James GreenspanDaniel Marshall GriffithColburn Hastings Hassman ***Christopher Charles HendersonJoel David HipkinsRose Frances HuenemannTyler Scott HuestonJesse D JohnsonEthan Joshua JonesTimothy Michael JosephKirby Michelle Lingenfelser *George Christopher LowAntonio MarreroChristian Michael McCannCharlotte Compton McMullin *Samuel Elisha Mefford **Virginia Kay Morris *Matthew Tyler MyersBethany Rose Nyberg *John Matthew Owens * TGary Wayne Parrish IIIHarrison Samuel PopeKylie Marie PurcellCaitlin Marie Reamy ***Kristen Diane RobertsonRobert Price SaundersMeleah Renee Shadler **Suhani SharmaJamie Sarah ShawGarrett Lawson Shumate ***Lauren Elizabeth Smith *Ryan Whitley SpiveyShayna Jillian SternRachel Miranda ThorntonSarah Rachelle Vanadia *Benjamin Tucker VandyneChristopher Lucas Volk **Gabriel Reese WebbTaylor Marie WestMorgan Grace WhiteNicholas Jennings WrightIndia Marie Youngsumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*CALS Alumni Org. Board of Director Student Represenetative T
AGRICULTURAL, LEADERSHIP, AND COMMUNITY EDUCATIONMajor: Agricultural SciencesSydney Marie Baxter *Abigail Elizabeth Davis *Taylor Nicole DillonAbigail Marie Hemby **Abigail Gregson HollandCobin Elijah KellamJacob Paul LewisMatthew Curtis RoopAlexis M. SmithLaurel Katelyn Stevens ***Georgia Noel StoverAshley N. Yanego *Ut Prosimsumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
ANIMAL AND POUTLRY SCIENCESDaryan Michelle AbshireBailey Ann Anderson *Kaitlyn Marie Bahrs **Gracie LeAnn BaileyAndrew Joseph BakerImani Sumir BelinJohn Robert Balog BenoitKelsey Leigh Berry **Chelsea Elizabeth Bickley ***Stephanie Elaine BlankenshipKayla Beth Blatman **Deziraye Shantell BookerEric Randall Bosworth Jr.Nina Darlene Roxanne BowmanRachel Nicole BuehrenRachel Virginia BurtonKaitlin Augusta CampbellAurora Violet CartayaSarah Elizabeth Cashwell *Colleen Elizabeth ChaplinKaci Nichole Chlada ***Joon Calvin ChoiRachel Nicole Cropp **Francesca Nicole Czesak **Christina Jean DillardHeather Lynn DodsonStefanie Madison DraperMadison Rebecca Duncan *Michelle Caprio Dwyer *Julia ErringtonDarya Serenity EvansKristianna Elizabeth EvansTaylor Rayne FarleyAnna Christine Foley ***Hannah Marie FosterNathan A. Freeman **Kaitlin Michelle GarretsonMeredith Ann Garrison **Gabrielle Marie GodoyAllison Therese Gonley **Katia GonzalezMeila Leigh GranthamMiranda Leighann GregoryBailey Anne HalterFrances Marie HarrisAlexandra Michelle HawkKathryn Adair Hayes ***Mikayla Ruth HaytonMatthew Luke HeinrichJohn-Robert Cameron HelsleyStephania Melissa HenriquezHaylee Taylor HessSydney Michele Hill ***Meghan Renee HixKellie Lauren HoganAbigail Gregson HollandHannah Sophia HoltzmanCaroline Grace Hudgens ***Rachel A. Kanefsky **Kelsey Corynn KaySarah Louise KeethTaylor Marie KellermanTiffany Nguyen KeoprasertKalynn Sierra KirkHanna Dawn Kiryluk ***Kirsten Anne KohlMackenzie Leigh Krason **Courtney Erin LeeMadeline Rose LeGrosJacob Paul LewisNatalie Leila Lovelace **Ashleigh Paige LoweryBrianna Michelle LynchEmily Rose Mardiks **Cortney Lynn McDonaldRebecca Meagan McLaughlinZoie N. McMillian *Lauren Nicole MeekinsShawnna Raye MelickGabriella MenezesSkylar Ashton Merklesumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
ANIMAL AND POULTRY SCIENCESDaniel Michael TurnerJulia Louise UttingMorgan Elizabeth Van Davelaar ***Jasmine Carol VaughanSarah Elizabeth Vest ***Jamie Sterling WernerJhett Anthony Wheeler *Mikaela Dawn WhittakerRebecca Anne WilkinsHeather Noelle WilliamsKirstin Ann WilliamsAlia Reagan Wilson ***Dylan Chace WilsonKimberly Cheyenne WinckEmmily Danielle Woods **Marissa Grace YeamanVirginia Marie Yuhas *Courtney Megan L’Amoreaux **Ut ProsimDuncan Venable MerrittCaitlin Marie Miller ***Kristen Elizabeth MinikelJacob Brent MintzRichard Luke Moore **Haley Nicole MorganMcKinley Brooke MullinsKelynn Madeline MurrayVirginia Lane NelsonHolly Marie NewberneAnnie Thanh NguyenAlexis Ann NuzzoKayla Nicole Padilla ***Isabel Lynn PayseurTaylor Marie PedigoRachel Leigh PiepenbrinkJacob Joseph Poudrier **Haley Brookfield RaeRebecca Ann RafalowskiJulissa Y. RiosSarah Elizabeth RoweKristina Renee SatchellRonald Joseph SavinoGabrielle A. SchmittKatherine SettleBrigid Marie SextonVictoria Ashley SharpeChase Lee SinnettDestiny Simmons-HarperJordann Elizabeth SipeDelaney Judith SkinnerLauren Elizabeth Smith *Sarah Michelle SpencerSantana Amber StiltnerShayna Jillian SternCourtney Marie StoneOlivia Leigh StoverCaroline Therese SwarmRobert Zachary SwopeAmber Rene Talbot **Christian Michael TaylorCaitlin Elizabeth Toghersumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
BIOCHEMISTRYOrwa Saeed AhmadMisiker Girma AlayachewAnthony Garrett Allegra *Sydney Lauren AlterKyle James AndersonTayah A. AndrewsCaleb Warren AshleyAllison William BalcezakDavid Barto **Allahna Diamante BatistaAlisa K. Bondar *Elizabeth Annadell Bose ***Galen Michael BoyleBrady Michael BryantThomas ChaRuoyu ChengSarah Kay ClarkJenna Therese Colturi *Alexsandra CorriganTanner Gage DeHart **Gabriel Orion DicksonRyan Wong DinDarren Thomas Dougharty *Kathryn Randolph DouthatDylan Peter EllisVictoria P. FilipponeZachary Blair FisherKevin Patrick FoleyJacqueline Ann Fore **Megan Lynn FouchNicholas Robert Francis **Joseph Daniel FreundLauren Hope FryzlewiczKaitlyn Sierra Gallagher ***Holly Marie Giovinco ***Cydney Elizabeth GriffinAspen Leigh Gustin **Priscilla Kuduah GyamfiLeah Marie HallAaron Joseph Hayes *Byron Elijah HernandezEmma Lee HighRachel Corbin Hindle ***Allison Elizabeth HopkinsParker Wallace JacksonSebastian Antonio JaquesGrant Edwin Kawecki *Andrew Douglas KesslerAmy Lynn KlingerJoshua Adam Kraus ***Danielle Sara Kugler *Julia KuhnFanny A KusiTwyla Tian-le Lee **Trami LyLexi Nicole LynnKiran MantenaAlicia Catherine MastroianniAndrew Thomas McIntosh *Davis Moon McNabbAstrid Islande Ligonde Meenan **Eric Matthew Merten ***Edward Peter Miller IIIMack Joseph MohrAmy Dawn Morris *Brendan Connor MurphyCatherine Irene MurphyNatalie Novotna **Sabrina Ariana OrsiAnu Patel *Alejandro Humberto PezoNghi Gia Phung ***Gretchen Katharine PickerelJhorgely Karen Pinto VillanuevaLinda RenAustin C. ReynoldsKatherine Shannon Rizzolo **Raven Nola Robinson **Sarah Alice Rothstein ***Rahaf RousanBeatriz Consuelo Salvadorsumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
BIOCHEMISTRYYue YangChristine Veronica Zaky *Allison Rebecca ZeherUt ProsimPeter Tasman SchultzElliot Barrett SheltonZeren Sheng *Wenting Shi ***Amrit SinghMichael Santiago SloperBrett Kelso SmedleyDanny Song Jr.Siena SorrentinoKayleigh Ann StevensonGarrett Edmund StollJosephine Grace Summitt **Mandy ManYee TamMohit TammireddiChristopher Wibisono Tan ***Sarah Grace TartabiniBathsheba TeshomeAlly Leigh Thompson **Averi Simone ThompsonThomas Holden TolleyAlexandra Mary Tracy **Claire Elizabeth TronrudKimberly Michelle TrotterShreya Varigala **Morgan Leigh VaughnKatherine A. Vaughn **Desiree Alexis VelezMelanie R. VonahArthur Yuan Chen WangYuanyuan WangAmanda Morgan Ward ***Owen Campbell Ward ***Allison Louise Welham *David James WhiteDaniel Ryan Wilburn **Emma Nicole Wilkinson ***Wendi Elizabeth WilliamsSarah Nicole WilsonEsther Lynne Hagen Wisdom ***Sierra Bailey Witt **Muzhou WuKarlie Michelle Wysong *summa cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
DAIRY SCIENCEDavid Elliott AmesBrittany Maria BoitnottAmber Nicole Burch *Kavita Marie BushongSkylar Kay Cochrane **Kennedy Morgan CrothersGarrett Clark FlemingElizabeth Leann FunkhouserHailey Roselea Galyon **Sarah Katherine GarbadeKaitlin Michelle GarretsonAustin Ryan HallHelena Jean TrevorLeah Parker JenkinsRachel A. Kanefsky **Christene Temitope OduyeluChristina Temitayo Oduyelu *Jordann Elizabeth SipeAllie Jordan SmithCaleb Stacy Van Buren ***Rebecca Anne Wilkins *summa cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYBrittany Leigh Carter ***Joanna ChanErin Spencer DeShazo ***Maguerite Jacqueline DjossouColleen Renee Dommel **Grace Ellen EarnhartBenjamin James EifertMirah Laya KhalidKatharine Ann MathewsMichaela Chang Xue Morrow Foster **Laura Elizabeth PowellEmily Lyn RihaAmanda Marie SinghKayleigh Ann StevensonSydney Alexis StudiosoJewel Mary ThomasKirsten E. TrimmerWenying ZhangUt Prosimsumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
HUMAN NUTRITION, FOODS, AND EXERCISECaroline Elizabeth AlcortaClaudia Noelle Altman *Kylea Joelle Andreano **Hailey Jane Arnold *Jessica Lou ArnoldMcKenzie Elizabeth Atkinson ***Katelyn Ann Barker **Annie Harris Beatty *Sara Anne BenjaminHannah Elizabeth Berkon ***Addison Leigh BlackwellBryce Owen Bossinger **Pamela Lynn BowenTaylor Lee Boyce **Ryan Phillip BoylesZackary Paul BoylesHannah Christina Brein *Erica Nichole BrizendineRebecca Lynn BrownAshley Amanda Burris ***Raven Christina Byrd *Inez Mae Cabral **Emma L. CarrawayChristine Joyce Suarez CastroJaspreet ChahalElise Rose ChamberlinEmily Magdeline ChartierAlexandra Nicole Kua ChavezShinhyung ChoiChristina ComptonShelby Ashley Conway **Ashley Lynne Cooper **Alexander James Crichton **Elizabeth Anne CusackKacie Elizabeth Dalton **Jayme Lee Davenport **Jaq Vitorre de LeonJordann Elizabeth Deacon ***Michael Christopher Degrassi *Landon William Diehl *Shene DisbergenMeaghan Lynn Donnelly ***Maeve Bryane Dumais ***Kelly Elizabeth DunlapMargaret Elizabeth DunleavyMiranda EberleAlayna Kateland Foutz ***Rachel Ann Frazier **Annie Yang GaoVictoria Rae Garrison *Jennifer Ann Giese ***Darious Reginald GilesLeina Kathryn GreenwaltMichael Austin GrosecloseElizabeth Marie Grove **Kristin Marie HardyLaurel Madeline HarrisChristin Nicole HensleyJohn Kevin Hill *Maggie Jeanne Hill *Emily Rose Marie HobbsKelsey Bryn Hoehn-Saric ***Joy Anastasia HogartyGianna Marie HorsleyMeghan Carter Hueston **Blair Crist Hurley **Emily Anna Jacobs **Kylie Lynne Jacobs ***Jordyn Marie Jarvis *Maya Anne JohnsonCarly Rae KaralusLauren Olivia KeenerAshlyn Brooke KefauverKiley Grace Kettle **Emelyn Sujin Kim **Tristan Lawrence KiserElizabeth Renee Kramer ***Paige Nicole Krebs **Nicolas Fernando Otto KressEunice Baah KwartengMelanie Elizabeth Lancaster ***Allison Grace LavrinovichOlivia Grey Lawson *summa cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
HUMAN NUTRITION, FOODS, AND EXERCISETabitha Kai ParksMichaela Johnai Patterson *Kaleigh R. Patton *Ashley Marie Pennington ***Nina Nicole PetittLisa Kim PodruchneyKaley Elizabeth Prieto **Ana Michele PrincipiCaitlin Joanne Kettelle Pyne **Adrian Diego Quimbayo-CipricSalome Elizabeth RaiszadehHannah Alexander Rector * tAlexis Nicole RhodesMichael Romeo RobertsHaley Anne Robinson ***Marcelo Antonio RodriguezAndrew Perry Rolaf ***Kristina Louise Rossi ***Latane Ann Rowland *Bridget Deegan RyanDiego Gabriel Bolusa SabugoDonya Saffar *Jae Ziara Pirote SaraumDeena Samir SbitanyIsabelle Payton SeligmanAbby Renae Setash ***Morgan Lee Shoulders **William Moses Shubert IVJordan Elizabeth SibleyAlexis Elizabeth SmithKatherine Grace Smith *Alexandra Lynn Southard *Rachel Ann SparksGavin Bryce Spears **Emma Legier StantonBrittany Ann Steffens **Audrey Erin StevensonHayley Wynter Stewart **Laura L. Stewart *summa cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*CALS Alumni Org. Board of Director Student Represenetative TUt ProsimGelsey LedezmaOlivia Carolyn Ledwith **Albert Jihoon LeeClaire Elise Lee ***Aislinn Leedy ***Natalie Kay LeGree **Andrew Harrison LeonJana Marie Leotta ***Rosa Monique LePelchSarah Mock LillyKristen Nicole Lopez *Mariah Christine Lowman ***Gillian Isabella LutzSandy MaiCamie Leigh MartinCaroline Elizabeth MarucaJordan Elizabeth MasonMary Elizabeth Massey **Megan Lynn MatteodoCallie Ann McBride *Elizabeth Paige McCartyLindsey Elizabeth McClainPhilip Edward McKeanFredrick Stewart Merdian III *Joseph Charles MiffletonLauren Therese Miller ***Elizabeth Stewart Moomaw **Jessica Erin Murphy *Laura Maeve MurphyMarybeth Christina Myers ***Logan Elisabeth Nguyen *Alexander Thomas NickleDanielle Christine NolanEthan Mark O’ConnellMadison Riley Oliver *Paige Halie Overbay **Chandler Brooke OxendineRebeccah Clarice Pace *Carter Ann PackettAllison Rae Palmer ***Eugene Koh ParkJoseph Park **Sarah Catherine Park ***
HUMAN NUTRITION, FOODS, AND EXERCISE (continued)Alison Rose SullivanRyleigh Natalie SullivanNatalie Renee Tabor **Anah K. TaylorNathalie Claudine Thomas ***Sarah Elizabeth ThomasAmelia Faith TilleyMegan Paige TincherLenzi Marie Toler *Christopher Harrison Unger Jr.Sarah Fernanda Vasquez *Abigail Marie Vayette ***Emily Michelle Warren *Kelsey Marie Watson ***Sophia Wei **Miranda Paige WestbrookMadeline Taylor WhiteMegan Elizabeth WiggsCaitlyn N. WillIan Patrick Winter *Mallory Danielle WohlfordEmily Clara Woods *Alexandria Summer Wright *JiHee Sarah YoonAmanda Paige Young ***Rachael Samantha Young **Munira Hassan Yusuf *summa cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
SCHOOL OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCESMajor: Crop and Soil SciencesWilliam Michael Brown Jr.Jamie Carol Conner ***Hamilton Trey Crockett *Everett Jameson FoxLiam Thomas Hogue ***Hailey Michelle HumphreysJoshua Tyler JacobsonStephanie Lynn JohansenKirby Michelle Lingenfelser *Colin David ManningSarah Lillian MartinBrian James McNeilAndrew MorrisDana Joyce Mulligan ***Aaron Michael ShullDouglas Lee Terry IIMax Oliver Thoreson *Bradley James VandygriffCourtney May WallsJessica Ann Wilbur *SCHOOL OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCESMajor: Environmental SciencesUt ProsimLaura Lynn RayMeagan Kela BraggJessica Renee SmithMitchell Weber Braun ***Hunter Ford TettelbachFrancisco Alexander CasillasBenjamin Tucker VandyneAaron Paul ClevelandKathryn Anne Weisbrodt *Nick John DenglerDaniel Lenwood Wines IIIAnona Madeline Anastasiya Fowler ** Jinman Yang **Brett Daniel GolderQifan YangChase Thompson GuntherKylee C. HooperKeith Lorence JandzinskiLindsey Carson KyteJarred Patrick Lacov *Garret Rogers McBee **Amanda Kaylie Michel ***Taylor Erin NoonanHyejin ParkSejin Parksumma cum laude***Celeste Viola Perrotti *magna cum laude**Autumn Darnella Petersoncum laude*
SCHOOL OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCESMajors: Landscape Horticulture and Design and Environmental HorticultureJonathan Luke BallHunter Dare BengtsonGarrett Edward BrockwellGrace Kathryn Carey **Jared Mitchell CarlisleGoldie Tolar Daniels **Claire Julia Duncan *Tyler James DymondCaitlyn Elaine HandAdam Connor Hockaday *Rachael Marie LaFlammeChaney Christina Merritt **Elizabeth Addison Oswalt **Alexis Gail Page **Brett Gordon ProngCheyenne Shay Salmon ***Arlyn Brie Smith **Shelby Lynn Spittler **Megan Alexandra Wilkins **Sarah Elizabeth Wrightsumma cum laude***magna cum laude**cum laude*
Students with DistinctionSumma Cum Laude - 3.8 GPA or aboveMadeline Carine ApelMcKenzie Elizabeth AtkinsonHannah Elizabeth BerkonChelsea Elizabeth BickleyElizabeth Annadell BoseMitchell Weber BraunAshley Amanda BurrisBrittany Leigh CarterKaci Nichole ChladaZachary Seth CohenJamie Carol ConnerJordann Elizabeth DeaconErin Spencer DeShazoMeaghan Lynn DonnellyMaeve Bryane DumaisAnna Christine FoleyAlayna Kateland FoutzKaitlyn Sierra GallagherJennifer Ann GieseHolly Marie GiovincoColburn Hastings HassmanKathryn Adair HayesSydney Michele HillRachel Corbin HindleKelsey Bryn Hoehn-SaricLiam Thomas HogueCaroline Grace HudgensKylie Lynne JacobsHanna Dawn KirylukElizabeth Renee KramerJoshua Adam KrausMelanie Elizabeth LancasterClaire Elise LeeAislinn LeedyJana Marie LeottaMariah Christine LowmanEric Matthew MertenAmanda Kaylie MichelCaitlin Marie MillerLauren Therese MillerDana Joyce MulliganMarybeth Christina MyersKayla Nicole PadillaAllison Rae PalmerSarah Catherine ParkAshley Marie PenningtonNghi Gia PhungCaitlin Marie ReamyHaley Anne RobinsonAndrew Perry RolafKristina Louise RossiSarah Alice RothsteinCheyenne SalmonAbby Renae SetashWenting ShiGarrett Lawson ShumateLaurel Katelyn StevensChristopher Wibisono TanNathalie Claudine ThomasCaleb Stacy Van BurenMorgan Elizabeth Van DavelaarAbigail Marie VayetteSarah Elizabeth VestAmanda Morgan WardOwen Campbell WardKelsey Marie WatsonEmma Nicole WilkinsonAlia Reagan WilsonEsther Lynne Hagen WisdomAmanda Paige Young
Students with DistinctionMagna Cum Laude - 3.6 - 3.7999 GPAKylea Joelle AndreanoKaitlyn Marie BahrsKatelyn Ann BarkerDavid BartoKelsey Leigh BerryKayla Beth BlatmanBryce Owen BossingerTaylor Lee BoyceInez Mae CabralGrace Kathryn CareySkylar Kay CochraneShelby Ashley ConwayAshley Lynne CooperAlexander James CrichtonRachel Nicole CroppFrancesca Nicole CzesakKacie Elizabeth DaltonGoldie Tolar DanielsJayme Lee DavenportTanner Gage DeHartColleen Renee DommelJeffrey M EstienneJacqueline Ann ForeAnona Madeline Anastasiya FowlerNicholas Robert FrancisRachel Ann FrazierNathan A. FreemanHailey Roselea GalyonMeredith Ann GarrisonAllison Therese GonleyElizabeth Marie GroveAspen Leigh GustinAbigail Marie HembyAmy Frances HortonMeghan Carter HuestonBlair Crist HurleyEmily Anna JacobsRachel A. KanefskyRachel A. KanefskyKiley Grace KettleEmelyn Sujin KimMackenzie Leigh KrasonPaige Nicole KrebsCourtney Megan L’AmoreauxOlivia Carolyn LedwithTwyla Tian-le LeeNatalie Kay LeGreeAbby Racquel LeschingerNatalie Leila LovelaceEmily Rose MardiksMary Elizabeth MasseyGarret Rogers McBeeAstrid Islande Ligonde MeenanSamuel Elisha MeffordChaney Christina MerrittElizabeth Stewart MoomawRichard Luke MooreMichaela Chang Xue Morrow FosterNatalie NovotnaElizabeth Addison OswaltPaige Halie OverbayAlexis Gail PageJoseph ParkJacob Joseph PoudrierKaley Elizabeth PrietoCaitlin Joanne Kettelle PyneKatherine Shannon RizzoloRaven Nola RobinsonMeleah Renee ShadlerMorgan Lee ShouldersArlyn Brie SmithGavin Bryce SpearsShelby Lynn SpittlerBrittany Ann SteffensHayley Wynter StewartMead Wrightington StolarzJosephine Grace SummittNatalie Renee TaborAmber Rene TalbotAlly Leigh ThompsonAlexandra Mary TracyKatherine VaughnShreya VarigalaChristopher Lucas Volk
Students with DistinctionMagna Cum Laude - 3.6 - 3.7999 GPAZachary Douglas WallSophia WeiDaniel Ryan WilburnMegan Alexandra WilkinsSierra Bailey WittEmmily Danielle WoodsJinman YangRachael Samantha YoungUt Prosim
Students with DistinctionCum Laude - 3.4 - 3.5999 GPAAnthony Garrett AllegraClaudia Noelle AltmanBailey Ann AndersonHailey Jane ArnoldSydney Marie BaxterAnnie Harris BeattyAlisa K. BondarHannah Christina BreinAmber Nicole BurchRaven Christina ByrdSarah Elizabeth CashwellLaura Elizabeth ClingenpeelJenna Therese ColturiHamilton Trey CrockettAbigail Elizabeth DavisMichael Christopher DegrassiLandon William DiehlDarren Thomas DoughartyMadison Rebecca DuncanClaire Julia DuncanMichelle Caprio DwyerAnna Elizabeth FowlerVictoria Rae GarrisonTrevor Cole GuyAaron Joseph HayesJohn Kevin HillMaggie Jeanne HillAdam Connor HockadayJordyn Marie JarvisGrant Edwin KaweckiKeri Nicole KnottDanielle Sara KuglerJarred Patrick LacovOlivia Grey LawsonKirby Michelle LingenfelserKirby Michelle LingenfelserWilliam Ellis Looney Kristen NicoleLopezCallie Ann McBrideAndrew Thomas McIntoshZoie N. McMillianCharlotte Compton McMullinFredrick Stewart Merdian IIIVirginia Kay MorrisAmy Dawn MorrisJessica Erin MurphyLogan Elisabeth NguyenBethany Rose NybergChristina Temitayo OduyeluMadison Riley OliverJohn Matthew OwensRebeccah Clarice PaceDakota Casey ParkerAnu PatelMichaela Johnai PattersonKaleigh R. PattonCeleste Viola PerrottiAustin Thomas RallsHannah Alexander RectorLatane Ann RowlandDonya SaffarZeren ShengLauren Elizabeth SmithLauren Elizabeth SmithPatrick Walsh SmithKatherine Grace SmithAlexandra Lynn SouthardCody Reece StallardLaura L. StewartMax Oliver ThoresonLenzi Marie TolerSarah Rachelle VanadiaSarah Fernanda VasquezEmily Michelle WarrenKathryn Anne WeisbrodtAllison Louise WelhamJhett Anthony WheelerJessica Ann WilburRebecca Anne WilkinsIan Patrick WinterEmily Clara WoodsAlexandria Summer WrightKarlie Michelle WysongAshley N. YanegoVirginia Marie YuhasMunira Hassan YusufChristine Veronica Zaky
University AwardAspire! Award for COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIPAddison Blackwell, Undergraduate StudentThe Aspire! Awards were established in 2011 as a way to recognize students who embody theAspirations for student Learning which are Curiosity, Self-understanding and Integrity, Civility,Courageous Leadership, and Ut Prosim. Addison Blackwell, a senior from the College of Agricultureand Life Sciences, majoring in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, was the recipient of the 2020Aspire! Award for Courageous Leadership. Check out her story below.“As a first-year student, Addison Blackwell watched as some of her peers struggled with alcohol andsubstance abuse—and, ultimately, their overall well-being. She knew then she wanted to help leadchange on campus.Addison joined the IMPACT Peer Education and Prevention Team through Hokie Wellness afterlearning about the team’s mission. IMPACT stands for Initiating and Motivating a Positive AlcoholCulture Together. Team members facilitate workshops, promote a Party Positive message, educatestudents about the negative side effects of high-risk drinking, and collect data.Her nominator wrote, “While Addison could turn a blind eye or try to minimize these issues as justpart of college, she instead chooses to step up to the challenge to enact positive change again andagain. In my understanding, this is what it means to be a courageous leader.”Addison is, in her nominator’s words, “nonjudgmental, caring, curious, and hilarious.” This is all partof what makes her an effective leader. She is also mindful that leaders must be continual learners.When she is not working with IMPACT, she volunteers with College Mentors for Kids and serves as ahouse manager for her sorority, Sigma Kappa.Her nominator wrote, “From the moment she steps in front of a room or meets with a student, sheis able to put them at ease. She is not there to shake her finger and shame them. She is there to shareher expertise and support to help them grow, learn, and make informed decisions. It is truly amazingto watch a student’s entire demeanor change because Addison makes them laugh and meets themwhere they are.”To walk across campus with Addison is to see her leadership style and get a glimpse of how she hasspent her four years.“It isn’t unusual for someone to walk up to her to thank her and share a changethey have made in their life,” her nominator shared. “By the time she graduates in May, she will havespent three of her four years in college educating thousands of Hokies and will have truly left anexample of what it means to be a peer educator, and, ultimately, a peer leader.”She continued, “It is forming a group that includes others instead of rejecting them, and beingconfident in yourself and your abilities to better the community around you—wherever you are.”Addison, well said. We are so glad you chose THIS community. Thank you for your contributions tomaking Virginia Tech a better place to live and learn and grow.”Tripp, T. (2020, February 20). Addison Blackwell. VT Student Affairs - ExperienceVT.Retrieved from https://experience.vt.edu/2017/Addison Blackwell.htmlUt ProsimAddison defines courageous leadership this way: “Speaking up when it is tough. Talking about issuesthat make people uncomfortable and making them less uncomfortable. Being willing to be theunderdog and fight for something you truly believe in, even if people don’t accept it right away.”
College AwardsRandolph L. Grayson Outstanding CALS Diversity Scholar Award WinnersThe Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding CALS Diversity Scholar Award was established in 2016 torecognize outstanding diversity accomplishments of students in the College of Agriculture andLife Sciences. The four individuals who are receiving this award exemplify excellence in advancingthe college’s mission of promoting diversity in the college. The student award is named for Dr.Randolph Grayson, who students continuously cite for the encouragement and support he hasgiven them over the years.Cristina Marcillo, Graduate StudentCristina Marcillo is a Ph.D. student in Biological Systems Engineering. She successfully defendedher thesis in March 2020. Cristina has displayed devotion to issues of justice and inclusion in herresearch, service, and professional activities. Her research investigated disparities in water systemmanagement in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She discovered that rural areas and areas withhigher minority populations were more likely to fail the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.With a partnership here at Virginia Tech, she has developed drinking water test kits that have beenused in a rural community in Guatemala near a silver mine. She was a member of Biological SystemsEngineering’s Diversity Committee and during her time there developed and co-led a seminar forcurrent graduate students designed to discuss issues in diversity and campus climate.Lester Schonberger, Graduate StudentLester Schonberger has a M.S. in Life Science and is a Ph.D. candidate in Food Science and Technology.Lester’s efforts across the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) to promote diversityand Inclusion are exemplary. Lester’s involvement in the FST Diversity Council led to a new vision andgoals for the department. Lester has improved and expanded the VT Engage Campus Kitchen Programby working closely with community partners and extended its support to outside of Virginia Tech. Hehas also facilitated listening sessions with the graduate students in the department and advocated tomake change so the department is more inclusive.Alexis Villacis-Aveiga, Graduate StudentAlexis Villacis-Aveiga is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.Alexis has brought a fresh perspective and vigor for inclusivity in the Department of Agricultural andApplied Economics (AAEC). He has launched a monthly departmental breakfast for graduate students,faculty, and staff to promote an inclusive community. He has advocated for more diversity in thedepartment and brought attention to the faculty of potential students from outside of the US whowould be interested in pursing a graduate degree in the dept. Alexis was actively involved in recruitinga Ph.D. student
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Congratulations, Class of 2018! This Commencement Guide contains information about Montgomery College’s collegewide commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018, including details about robing, attire, ceremony protocol, and parking, as well as helpfu
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Post-Commencement family Waiting areas 9 a.m. Ceremony Winter Commencement saturday, december 10, 2011 Liberal Arts Graduate School Liberal Arts Student Seating and Post-Commencement Family Waiting Areas 9 a.m. Ceremony W ÌiÀÊ i Vi i ÌÊUÊ- ÌÕÀ y, December 10, 2011 Liberal Arts Oregon St. Graduate School Reserved for Graduation .
The Roosevelt University Pharmacy Program holds one hooding and one commencement ceremony per year each Spring. Summer and Fall graduates will participate in the Spring commencement ceremonies . 8 Students who plan to graduate and/or participate in the annual commencement ceremony must file the appropriate graduation forms with the Registrar .
A Guide for Graduation is a part of your Commencement Packet and has been prepared for all candidates wishing to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. The Commencement Packet includes the following: One (1) Guide for Graduation Four (4) Generic Graduation Announcements One (1) Reader's Card All addresses are provided by the Registrar's .
A Guide for Graduation is a part of your Commencement Packet and has been prepared for all candidates wishing to participate in the Commencement Ceremony and those who have a valid mailing (postal) address. The Commencement Packet includes the following: One (1) Guide for Graduation Four (4) Generic Graduation Announcements One (1) Reader's Card