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One hundred twenty-first COMMENCEMENT

December 12, 2015

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Table

of

Contents

Commencement Ceremony..........................................................................................4 Board of Regents and University Officers....................................................................5 Guest Speaker...............................................................................................................6 Graduate Degrees.........................................................................................................7 Advanced Professional Degrees College of Law.....................................................................................................13 Baccalaureate Degrees College of Agricultural and Life Sciences............................................................14 College of Art and Architecture..........................................................................15 College of Business and Economics.....................................................................15 College of Education............................................................................................17 College of Engineering.........................................................................................19 College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences........................................................20 College of Natural Resources...............................................................................23 College of Science................................................................................................24 Commissions in the Armed Forces.............................................................................25 Significance of Academic Apparel and Mace.............................................................26

“ H e r e W e H av e I d a h o ” 1 Alma Mater, the hope of a pioneer race; You’re fashioned of dreams and of toil, Your walls and your towers by stout-hearted men Were raised from the rock and the soil. Chorus And here we have Idaho, Winning her way to fame; Silver and Gold in the sunlight blaze, And romance lies in her name; Singing, we’re singing of you, ah, proudly too; All our lives through we’ll go singing, Singing of you, Alma Mater, our Idaho.

2 Now ours is the heritage, rich and so full, The gain of their toil and their tears; And ours is the fruit, and the harvest is ours, Oh, Idaho, gift of the years. Chorus And here we have Idaho, Winning her way to fame; Silver and Gold in the sunlight blaze, And romance lies in her name; Singing, we’re singing of you, ah, proudly too; All our lives through we’ll go singing, Singing of you, Alma Mater, our Idaho.

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P r e s i d e n t C h u c k S ta b e n Chuck Staben took office as the 18th president of the University of Idaho March 1, 2014. During President Staben’s first year at the University of Idaho, the University successfully concluded the “Inspiring Futures: Invest in the University of Idaho” campaign, with donors contributing more than $261 million, far exceeding the original goal of $225 million. The University budget position has improved while tuition increased by the lowest percentage in 10 years. Staben has called for the University to grow enrollment to meet Idaho’s needs while maintaining excellence in graduate and professional education, research and outreach. Staben has called for the University to be better in all that we do.

and at Chiron Research Laboratories from 198586. He also was a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of California, Berkeley from 1978-84. Staben’s research focused on fungal developmental biology, bioinformatics and fungal genomics. He received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. He has served on National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grant review panels and recently served on a National Research Council committee that reviewed the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and the Institutional Development Award programs for the U.S. Senate. Staben taught microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics and introductory biology, and he received numerous awards for teaching. Staben received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1978 and his doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. He is originally from Waukegan, Illinois.

Before joining UI, Staben served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Dakota. During his tenure there, the university increased enrollment, retention and graduation, and research grants. As provost, Staben helped guide the university through state funding declines and helped lead its transition to a new budget model.

Staben and his wife, Dr. Mary Beth Staben, a practicing physician, have three college-aged children: Mac, Cal and Rae. Mac and Cal both began medical school in 2014; Mac is at Boston University and Cal is at the University of Louisville. Rae is studying economics at Stanford University.

Staben also served as associate vice president for research at the University of Kentucky from 2004-08, and acted as vice president in 2006-07. Prior to that appointment, he was a professor of biology from 1989-2008 and chair of the biology department from 2000-04. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University from 1987-89

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U n i v e r s it y

of

Idaho Winter Ceremony

Presiding: Chuck Staben, Ph.D., President Prelude Processional........................................................................................................................................................ University Wind Ensemble Alan J. Gemberling. M.Mus., Conductor and Professor of Music Lionel Hampton School of Music Presentation and Posting of Colors....................................................................................................... Joint Military Services Color Guard The National Anthem........................................................................................................................................ University Wind Ensemble Alan J. Gemberling. M.Mus., Conductor and Professor of Music Lionel Hampton School of Music Jordan Eby, Senior in Vocal Performance Hometown; Moscow Major professor; Pamela Bathurst, M.Mus.

Faculty Welcome...................................................................................................... Randall Fraser Teal, M.I.Arch., Faculty Senate Chair Introductions and Opening Remarks............................................................................................................Chuck Staben, Ph.D., President University of Idaho Regent’s Welcome......................................................................Representative of the Idaho State Board of Education Commencement Address.................................................................................... John Wiencek, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President Recognition of Honor Students........................................................................... John Wiencek, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President Armed Forces Oath of Office..........................................................Capt. Michael J. McClintock, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer NROTC Conferring and Presentation of Graduate, Professional and Baccalaureate Degrees......................................Chuck Staben, Ph.D., President John Wiencek, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President Closing Remarks..........................................................................................................................................Chuck Staben, Ph.D., President The Alma Mater, “Here We Have Idaho”, composed by Sallie Hume-Douglas................................................................... Words on page 2 The entire assembly joins in the singing of the Alma Mater. Recessional..........................................................................................................................................................University Wind Ensemble Alan J. Gemberling. M.Mus., Conductor and Professor of Music Lionel Hampton School of Music

Announcer........................................................................................................... Jeremy Falk, Ph.D., Agricultural and Extension Education Commencement Readers......................................................................................Sarah M. Nelson, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Cultures J. Gary Williams, Ph.D., English Lead Marshal.................................................................................................. Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Ph.D., College of Art and Architecture Assistant Lead Marshal.............................................................................................................. Mickey Gunter, Ph.D., Geological Sciences 2014 University Distinguished Professor

Photography

Video Coverage

GradImages (1-800-261-2576, gradimages.com/ universityofidaho) will provide photography for Commencement. The studio will photograph each student and email and/or mail proofs along with an offer for one free print to all students who supply an address on the card provided at the ceremony.

Video coverage of Commencement is provided by the University Video Production Center. DVD and Blu-ray discs may be ordered at http://www.uidaho.edu/videostore. For more information, contact the VPC at (208) 885-0569 or videoctr@uidaho.edu.

For more images from this ceremony, visit www.uidaho.edu/commencement.

Today’s ceremony is webcast live at http://www.uidaho.edu/live (ENGLISH) Recap’d URL: https://recapd.com/w-e35838 (SPANISH) Recap’d URL: https://recapd.com/w-49b075

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A d m i n i s t r a ti o n The Regents of the University of Idaho Don Soltman, President

David Hill

Post Falls

Boise

Emma Atchley, Vice President

Richard Westerberg

Ashton

Preston

Bill Goesling, Secretary

Sherri Ybarra

Moscow

State Superintendent for Public Instruction, Mountain Home

Linda Clark

Matt Freeman

Executive Director, Idaho State Board of Education, Boise

Meridian

Debbie Critchfield Oakley

University Administration Chuck Staben, Ph.D.

Michael A. Satz, J.D.

Executive Officer, Southwest Idaho

President

Charles Buck, Ph.D.

John Wiencek, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Northern Idaho

Provost and Executive Vice President

Mark Skinner, Ph.D.

Mary Kay McFadden, EMBA

Executive Officer, Southeast Idaho

Vice President for Advancement

Dan Ewart, M.P.A.

Deans

Vice President for Infrastructure

John Foltz, Ph.D.

Brian Foisy, M.Acct.

Interim Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Vice President for Finance

Mark E. Hoversten, Ph.D.

John “Jack” K. McIver, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Art and Architecture

Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Mario G. Reyes, Ph.D.

Robert M. Spear, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business and Economics

Athletics Director

Corinne Mantle-Bromley, Ph.D. Dean, College of Education

Jean Kim, Ed.D. Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Larry A. Stauffer, Ph.D.

Jeanne Stevenson, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Engineering

Blaine Eckles, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Dean of Students

Mark L. Adams, J.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Jerry McMurtry, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Law

Heather A. Chermak, M.S. University Registrar

Andrew Kersten, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Yolanda Bisbee, Ed.D.

Executive Director for Tribal Relations and Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Lynn N. Baird, Ph.D.

Dean, University Libraries

Kurt S. Pregitzer, Ph.D.

Stefany Bales, M.S.

Dean, College of Natural Resources

Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

Paul Joyce, Ph.D.

Joseph H. Stegner, B.A.

Dean, College of Science

Special Assistance to the President for Government Relations

Jeff Seegmiller, Ph.D.

Kent Neslon, J.D.

Director, WWAMI Medical Education Program

General Counsel

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Guest Speaker

John M. Wiencek, Ph.D., joined the University of Idaho as provost and executive vice president on June 1, 2015. He serves as the University’s chief academic officer and is directly responsible for the general direction of all academic programs, endeavors and instructional services on the Moscow campus, as well as the University’s statewide academic, outreach and research initiatives. He leads the University’s strategic planning and accreditation development and implementation, and coordinates the activities of the vice presidents and other members of the senior administration to support UI’s mission. Wiencek came to UI from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he served as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, and senior vice provost and professor in the chemical and life science engineering department. He began his academic career in 1989 as an assistant professor at Rutgers University. Wiencek went on to chair the John M. Wiencek Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at the University of Iowa, where he received awards for excellence in teaching, service and research. Wiencek served as dean of engineering for six years at the University of South Florida, where he substantially increased research, enrollment and faculty numbers, before joining VCU. Wiencek earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He earned a master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. As a researcher, he focused on protein biophysics with applications to drug formulations, among other research pursuits. Wiencek enjoys spending time with his family and is a dedicated marathon runner, committed to completing at least one marathon per year.

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C a n d i d at e s f o r D e g r e e s a n d D e g r e e s P r e v i o u s ly A wa r d e d G r a d uat e D e g r e e s C ollege

of

G raduate S tudies

Established in 1925. Jerry McMurtry, Ph.D., Interim Dean David LaMond Griffith, Moscow

Doctor of Athletic Training

Environmental Science. Dissertation: “Invasive Annual Grasses at Micro and Macro Scales: Endophytes, Social-ecological Systems, and Community Based Observing Networks.” Major Professor: George Newcombe

Janet Sue McMurray, Abilene, Texas Athletic Training. Dissertation: “The Effects of Indirect Tendinopathy Treatment Using a Manual Therapy Algorithm or Eccentric Exercises: A Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement.” Major Professor: Russell Thomas Baker

Dale Christine Guenther, Post Falls Chemistry. Dissertation: “Exploiting the Energy of Intercalation for SequenceSpecific Recognition of Double-Stranded DNA.” Major Professor: Patrick Hrdlicka

Patti Syvertson, San Mateo, California

Armando Guzman, Pullman, Washington

Athletic Training. Dissertation: “The Effects of Indirect Tendinopathy Treatment Using a Manual Therapy Algorithm or Eccentric Exercises: A Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement.” Major Professor: Russell Thomas Baker

Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: “Efficient and Reliable Wide Area Protection and Control Schemes for Electric Power Systems Based on TimeSynchronized Phasor Measurements.” Major Professor: Brian K. Johnson

Kurt David Hamman, Idaho Falls

Doctor of Education

Nuclear Engineering. Dissertation: “A CFC Design Study of an Air Reactor Cavity Cooling System using Traditional Thermal Analysis Techniques and Entropy Generation Minimization.” Major Professor: Ray Alden Berry

John J. Schaefer, Mountain Home

Andrea Jane Hanson, Bowman, North Dakota

Education. Dissertation: “A Collective Case Study of Rated Air Force Officers’ Decisions to Pursue Doctoral Degrees with Policy Implications.” Major Professor: Jean M. Henscheid

Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Dissertation: “Bioplastic Production from Fermented Dairy Manure in a Mixed Microbial Culture: Exploring the Microbial Community and Proteome Profile.” Major Professor: Erik Robert Coats

Doctor of Philosophy

Jennifer Lee Hasenoehrl, Lewiston Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: “The Development of an Analytical Model of the Transport Phenomena between Two Fluids in a Microchannel with an Application to Amino Acid Detection.” Major Professor: Steven Penoncello

Pavel Viktorovich Bakharev*, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Physics. Dissertation: “ZnO Coated Nanospring-based Gas Sensors.” Major Professor: David N. McIlroy

Roxana Jo Hickey*, Idaho Falls

Amy L. Bancroft*, Rigby

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Dissertation: “Diversity and Dynamics of the Vaginal Microbiome: Exploring the Boundaries between Health and Disease.” Major Professor: Larry J. Forney

Education. Dissertation: “Perceived Organizational Support for Online Education and its Association with Motivation, Commitment and Satisfaction: A Study of Online Teaching Faculty and Organizational Leaders.” Major Professor: Allen Kitchel

Joseph Dale Holbrook, Emmett

Amanda Leigh Bentley Brymer, Houston, Texas

Natural Resources. Dissertation: “Social-Ecological Research in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Evaluating the Landscape Ecology of Burrowing Animals and Implementing a Social-Ecological Impact Assessment.” Major Professor: Kerri T. Vierling

Environmental Science. Dissertation: “A Social-Ecological Systems Approach to Understanding Environmental Changes, Impacts, Learning, and Well-Being in Rangelands.” Major Professor: J.D. Wulfhorst

Paul Michael Hopkins*, Lewiston

Zheting Bi*, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China

Civil Engineering. Dissertation: “Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis of FRP-Precast Concrete Sandwich Panels.” Major Professor: An Chen

Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Dissertation: “In situ Transesterification of Microalgal Oil to Produce Algal Biodiesel.” Major Professor: Bingjun Brian He

Troy Michael Howe*, Tempe, Arizona

Polly C. Buotte*, Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: “Radioisotope Fueled Pulsed Power Generation System for Propulsion and Electrical Power for Deep Space Missions.” Major Professor: John C. Crepeau

Environmental Science. Dissertation: “Understanding and Capturing Geographic Variability in Vulnerablity of Natural Resources to Climate Change through Modeling and Workshops.” Major Professor: Jeffrey Alan Hicke

Masaki Ikeda, Odawara, Japan

Jessica Renae Daniel*, Lynchburg, Virginia

Mathematics. Dissertation: “Enumeration of Permutations Indexing Local Complete Intersection Schubert Varieties.” Major Professor: Alexander Kar-man Woo

Water Resources. Dissertation: “Water Management and Structuration Theory: A Case Study in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho - Spokane, Washington Region.” Major Professor: Patrick R. Wilson

Shuhan Ji*, Liaoning Shenyang, People’s Republic of China Animal Physiology. Dissertation: “Effects of Nutritional Molecules in Regulation of Adipogenesis and Key Adipogenic Gene Expression.” Major Professor: Rod Hill

Stephanie Marie DeMay, Eagle River, Alaska Environmental Science. Dissertation: “Genetic Monitoring of the Endangered Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit Reintroduction.” Major Professor: Lisette P. Waits

Megha Karki*, New Delhi, India Chemistry. Dissertation: “Development of Oxidation Reactions Based on Vanadium Pentoxide, Dimethylsulfoxide, and Synthetic Iron-rich Clays.” Major Professor: Jakob Magolan

Susov Dhakal*, Kathmandu, Nepal Neuroscience. Dissertation: “Beyond Oxygen and Nutrients: Regulatory Roles of Vascular Endothelial Cells for Normal Retinal Neurogenesis in Zebrafish Embryoes.” Major Professor: Deborah L. Stenkamp

Kerry Breanne Kemp, Dolores, Colorado Natural Resources. Dissertation: “Wildfire and Climate Change in MixedConifer Ecosystems of the Northern Rockies: Implications for Forest Recovery and Management.” Major Professor: Philip E. Higuera

Sara Marie Galbraith, Aniwa, Wisconsin Entomology. Dissertation: “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Impact of Land Use on Bee Populations and Ecosystem Services in the Seasonally Dry Tropics.” Major Professor: Nilsa A. Bosque-Perez

Leslie Marie Kerby*, Rexburg Nuclear Engineering. Dissertation: “Precompound Emission of Energetic Light Fragments in Spallation Reactions.” Major Professor: Akira T. Tokuhiro

Marcie Anne Galbreath, Spokane, Washington Education. Dissertation. “Voices of Place: The Affordances and Barriers for Teaching Underrepresented Students who Employ Digital Stories to Articulate Their Interpretations of Place Meaning.” Major Professor: Paul H. Gathercoal

Shuai Li, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China Neuroscience. Dissertation: “Retina Architecture: A Story of Networking Success and Failure.” Major Professor: Peter Fuerst

* Degree awarded August 7, 2015 § Degree to be completed in a future semester

Robert Charles Lonsinger, Coatesville, Pennsylvania Natural Resources. Dissertation: “Conservation Genetics of Kit Foxes (Vulpes macrotis) and Coyotes (Canis latrans): Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling to Investigate Two Sympatric Carnivores.” Major Professor: Lisette P. Waits

The appearance of a name in this program is presumptive evidence of graduation and graduation honors; it must not in any sense be regarded as conclusive. The academic transcript, signed and sealed by the proper university officers, remains the official testimony of the possession of the degree.

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Steven John Lysne, Oswego, Illinois

Susannah Phillips Woodruff, Franconia, New Hampshire

Education. Dissertation: “Development and Evaluation of an Active Framework for Undergraduate Biology Instruction.” Major Professor: Brant G. Miller

Natural Resources. Dissertation: “Monitoring Sonoran Pronghorn Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling and Mark-Recapture Techniques.” Major Professor: Lisette P. Waits

Ken Charles Marsden, Idaho Falls

Huijin Zhang, Zhengzhou, People’s Republic of China

Material Science and Engineering. Dissertation:”Measurement and Analysis of Uranium and Cerium Depositions from LiClKCl Eutectic.” Major Professor: Supathorn Phongikaroon

Environmental Science. Dissertation: “Magnetic Separation Nanotechnology for Wastewater Treatment and Used Nuclear Fuel Recycle.” Major Professor: You Qiang

Hang Zhou, Fuzhou, People’s Republic of China

Ryan Patrick McGrath*, Spring Lake Park, Minnesota

Geography. Dissertation: ”Diagnosis and Estimation of Cryospheric Changes in Central Asia.” Major Professor: Vladimir Aizen

Education. Dissertation: “The Effect of Study Participant Compliance on the Estimates of Physical Activity: Implications for the Predictions of Health Markers.” Major Professor: David Richard Paul

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Francine Harriet Mejia, Cali, Columbia Natural Resources. Dissertation: “Examining the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Stream Primary Production at the Watershed Level and its Implications for Juvenile Fish Rearing.” Major Professor: Alexander Kent Fremier

Michael T. Baker*, Boise

Jeffrey Randall Meyers*, Eaton, Colorado History. Dissertation: “Crime and Culture in Chechnya: From the Russian Empire to the Second Chechen War.” Major Professor: Richard B. Spence

Rosina Jewell Carpenter, Plummer

Angel Dario Monsalve Sepulveda, Concepcion, Chile

Richard Thomas Duke*, Boise

Civil Engineering. Dissertation: “Development of Sediment Patches in High Gradient Channels and their Role on Bed Load Transport.” Major Professor: Elowyn M. Yager

Jacob Lewis Ellsworth, Seattle, Washington

Adetayo Musbau Mustapha, Shaki, Nigeria

Kristin Foss*, Salmon

Chemistry. Dissertation: “Using Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry to Study Metal-Ligand Interactions: Application to Silver and CopperOrganophosphorous Pesticides, and Uranium, Vanadium and IronAmidoxim Ligands Systems.” Major Professor: Sofie P. Pasilis

Nancy Ellen Gersack, McCall Nicole Rae Goucher, Princeton

Guillermo Navarro, Boise

Tara Ann Handy, Star

Computer Science. Dissertation: “Improved Performability of Disk Arrays by the Use of Fuzzy Control.” Major Professor: Gregory Wood Donohoe

Matthew Rehl, Boise

Samuel Ndegeah*, Nairobi, Kenya Geography. Dissertation: “Peri-Urbanization in a Globalizing World: A Retrospective Evaluation of the Complexities of Geospatial Urban Growth and Planning in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region, Kenya.” Major Professor: Raymond J. Dezzani

Trina Christine Stultz, Rexburg Erin Alexandra Stutzman*, Boise

Michael Shane Nelson*, Coeur d’Alene

Jennifer Ann Tyler*, Salem, Oregon

Education. Dissertation: “Professional Development for Curriculum Creators: A Case Study Exploring Perceived Connections.” Major Professor: James A. Gregson

Mary Therese Orr*, Coeur d’Alene

Master of Accountancy

Education. Dissertation: “Adolescence Readiness: A Study of Self-Regulated Learning and Motivation Traits of Secondary Students Enrolled in an Online Asynchronous Economics Course.” Major Professor: Allen Kitchel

Karla Lucia Desoky, Moscow

Sean Michael Quallen*, Moscow

Loren Andrew Doman, St. Maries

Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: “Development and Verification of a CFD Based Simulation Software for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines.” Major Professor: Tao Xing

Isaac Theodore Dorscher*, Coeur d’Alene

Arturo Quintero Ferrer, Guadalajara, Mexico Plant Science. Dissertation: “Characterization of Recombinant Strains of Potato Virus Y Associated with Tuber Necrosis Circulating in North American Potato Cultivars.” Major Professor: Alexander V. Karasev

Abel Hampton Helaman Goodwin, Apple Valley, California Qing Guo, Guilin, People’s Republic of China

Leah Marie Shaffer*, Riverside, California

Mark Hagen, Boise

Chemistry. Dissertation: “Aggregative Effects of Humic Materials in Aqueous Solution.” Major Professor: Ray von Wandruszka

Ellen Kaasik*, Coeur d’Alene

Richard S. Skifton*, Idaho Falls Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: “Entropy Generation for a Bypass Transitional Boundary Layer and Improved Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements Using the Particle Density Information.” Major Professor: Ralph S. Budwig

Brandon Scott Reese, Battle Ground, Washington Qifeng Wu*, Hfei, People’s Republic of China

Lei Tu, Ezhou, People’s Republic of China Nuclear Engineering. Dissertation: “Reduced Order Modelling Applied to Coupled Neutronics and Thermal-Hydraulics.” Major Professor: Akira T. Tokuhiro

Master of Architecture

Matthew Brian Vaartstra, Nampa Education. Dissertation: “What’s Next? The Impact of a ‘Life after Sport’ Intervention on Collegiate Student-Athletes’ Psychosocial and Behavioral Outcomes.” Major Professor: Damon Burton

Kelton Reed Berrett*, Franklin Sarah Katherine Hepler, Liberty Lake, Washington

Alejandro Villasante Urquiza, Santiago, Chile Animal Physiology. Dissertation: “The Effect of Dietary Intake of Purple Corn Extract in Productive and Redox Balance-related Parameters in Rainbow Trout, and the Effect of Anthocyanidins on Myogenetic Programming in Primary Myogenetic Cells Isolated from Rainbow Trout.” Major Professor: Ronald W. Hardy

Clay Alan Reiland*, Hayden

Master of Arts

Abraham Joseph Wallin, Crosslake, Minnesota Education. Dissertation: “Developing Noticing of Student Thinking at the Secondary Level through the Use of Video Clubs: The Case of One Rural, Idaho School.” Major Professor: Julie M. Amador

Ahmad Sultan Almusa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Teaching English as a Second Language

Kristen Elizabeth Welsh Unwala*, Westford, Massachusetts

Jenifer Christine Chadez*, Nampa

Water Resources. Dissertation: “Hydrologic Processes and Water Resource Management of Tropical Watersheds: An Interdisciplinary Study in Costa Rica.” Major Professor: Jan Boll

Anthropology

Cameron Samuel Cushing, Caldwell

Peter Troy White*, Shelley

English

Education. Dissertation: “Utilizing the Concerns-based Adoption Model to Assess the Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Secondary Introductory Agricultural Mechanics Courses: A Descriptive Study of Idaho Secondary Agricultural Educators.” Major Professor: Kattlyn J. Wolf

Abram William Grisham*, Boise Anthropology

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Linan Jia*, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Mary Jeanette Jensen*, Sandpoint

Political Science

Educational Leadership

Adam Joseph Kessler, Moscow

Ashley Johnson*, Heyburn

Teaching English as a Second Language

Educational Leadership

Mairee Kelline MacInnes, Albany, Oregon

Katie Marie Kauffman, Twin Falls

Anthropology

Physical Education

Tamara A. Mirabzadeh, Pullman, Washington

Thomas Jay Kohler, Idaho Falls

English

Educational Leadership

Lekshmi Satheeshkumar Nair, Vadodara, India

Morgan James LeBlanc*, Troy

Teaching English as a Second Language

Educational Leadership

Taylor Papworth*, Rexburg

Julie G. Leonard*, Hayden

History

Educational Leadership

Jennifer Marie Perez Lopez*, Venice, Florida

Lauren Nicole McCurdy, Boise

English

Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services

Mary Petrich-Guy, Tacoma, Washington

Stefan Michael Norris, Wallace

Anthropology

Physical Education

Sarah Anne Quallen*, Worley

Reagan Reynolds, Heyburn

English

Educational Leadership

Holly Marie Vives, Meridian

Elise K. Rosch*, Gwinn, Michigan

Teaching English as a Second Language

Educational Leadership

Beth Iolean Whitfield, Coeur d’Alene

Christine Maria Scholte*, Mountain Home

Teaching English as a Second Language

Curriculum and Instruction

Jaden N. Skinner*, Nampa

Master of Arts in Teaching

Special Education

Kayla Diane Stiegemeier, Rathdrum

Nicholas Payne Baker, Lake Stevens, Washington

Curriculum and Instruction

Mathematics

Lisa Joy Stitt*, Boise

Derek Alan Kahler*, Moscow

Educational Leadership

Art

Nichole Noel Thiel, Ritzville, Washington

Robert Paul Nathe, Moscow

Curriculum and Instruction

Mathematics

Brianne Rose Weinberger*, Coeur d’Alene

Rebecca Ann Richardson*, Lake Ann, Michigan

Educational Leadership

Mathematics

Rosemarie Amelia Schultz*, Clarkston, Washington

Master of Engineering

English

Amr Abbass Hassan Abbass, Kuwait, Kuwait

Master of Education

Mechanical Engineering

Cole Riska Baird, Caldwell

Paul Philip Alderete, Moscow

Engineering Management

Physical Education

Kevin Kyle Coffman, Bend, Oregon

Kirby James Bright*, Buhl

Engineering Management

Educational Leadership

Daniel Donaldson*, Riverside, California

Jeremy R. Campbell, Coeur d’Alene

Electrical Engineering

Educational Leadership

Jason Edward Dundas, St. Maries

Thomas Victor Clary, Sagle

Engineering Management

Educational Leadership

Timothy Allen Ernster*, Clarkston, Washington

KayZin Cresswell, Twin Falls

Engineering Management

Educational Leadership

Joel James Foley*, Lewiston

Shelly Ann Dempsey, Grangeville

Engineering Management

Special Education

Patrick Mark Goettig, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Sarah L. Dill, Lewiston

Engineering Management

Special Education

Nathan Andrew Greenwood, Madisonville, Tennessee

Cletus Ray Edmunson, New Plymouth

Mechanical Engineering

Educational Leadership

Barry Jakob Grussling, Pullman, Washington

Brett Forrest Fonnesbeck*, Casper, Wyoming

Computer Engineering

Educational Leadership

Matthew E. Hess, Idaho Falls

Dennis Edward Fredrickson*, Riggins

Electrical Engineering

Educational Leadership

Francis Daniel Kelly, Gilbert, Arizona

Jennie Rebecca Fullmer, Burley

Electrical Engineering

Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services

John Joseph Kenney, Highland, New York

Trevilyn Jensen Hardy*, Meridian

Civil Engineering

Curriculum and Instruction

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Teodor Kostadinov, Little Ferry, New Jersey

Master of Public Administration

Electrical Engineering

Joseph Brock Astle, Shoshone

Cody Walker Luper*, Jerome Civil Engineering

Kiersten Marie Oliver, Coeur d’Alene

Dane Allen Martindale*, Victoria, Texas

Tyler Mark Palmer, Moscow

Electrical Engineering

Daniel Scott Miller, Mount Vernon, Washington

Jennifer Pfiffner, Moscow

Computer Engineering

Haley Allysse Newton, Novi, Michigan

Master of Science

Electrical Engineering

Seni O’Neill, Grovetown, Georgia

Johnathon Philip Ahlers*, West Richland, Washington

Engineering Management

Physics

Marcus D. Palmer*, Walla Walla, Washington

Hayam Mohammed S. Alruwaili, Moscow

Engineering Management

Plant Science

David Michael Piper, Fullerton, California

Eric Alan Anderson*, Bonners Ferry

Electrical Engineering

Bioregional Planning and Community Design

Chad Eric Sims, Moore, Oklahoma

Randall Steven Annunziato, Norwalk, Connecticut

Electrical Engineering

Natural Resources

Sharon Marie Strom, Hayden

Alaap Anujan, Kochi, India

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Andrew Patrick Swisher*, Buena Park, California

Steven Edward Anuskiewicz, La Jolla, California

Electrical Engineering

Statistical Science

Denis Chimaobi Uzoanya, Lagos, Nigeria

Felicity Joy Appel*, Sarasota, Florida

Engineering Management

Civil Engineering

Ahmed Khalid Valdez*, Irving, Texas

Noha Mohammadamin A Aziz, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Civil Engineering

Statistical Science

Victor Bamidele Wolemiwa*, Akure, Nigeria

Jason Louis Baer, San Diego, California

Electrical Engineering

Psychology

Thomas Takechi-Shawn Yamamoto*, Meridian

Kelli Marie Belmont*, Henderson, Nevada

Engineering Management

Plant Science

Kelly J. Zidon, Little Canada, Minnesota

Venkata Anirudh Bhandari*, Hyderabad, India

Electrical Engineering

Computer Science

Bhanu Bhattarai, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Master of Fine Arts

Natural Resources

Christopher S. Blaschka-Wilson, Post Falls

Megan Atwood Cherry, Sandpoint

Natural Resources

Art

Elizabeth Eileen Boyden, Spokane, Washington

Stephanie Lynn Gularte, Sacramento, California

Geography

Theatre Arts

Aaron Leonard Boyles, California, Maryland

Jennifer Lee Hawk*, Inchelium, Washington

Natural Resources

Creative Writing

Anna Eunice Brown, Lewiston Applied Economics

Master of Landscape Architecture

Jeffrey Michael Caisman, Highland Park, Illinois Natural Resources

Lindsay Erin Eliason, Redmond, Washington

Cody James Cannon, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Liwei Huang, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China

Hydrology

Amrah Jomar Canul, Belize City, Belize

Nicholas Ryan Pentico, Belmond, Iowa

Physics

Min Wang, Hohhot Nei Mongol, People’s Republic of China

James Michael Casey, Bridgeport, Connecticut Natural Resources

Master of Music

James Bernard Worthington Casey, Anacortes, Washington Natural Resources

Timothy Mark Wood*, Rathdrum

Yu-Hui Chao*, Taipei County, Taiwan Food Science

Darrel Joseph Chigbrow, Heyburn

Master of Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Laura Kay Atkins, Portland, Oregon

Jeffrey M. Chilson, Worley Animal Science

Janina Martha Ruth Bradley, Missoula, Montana

Matthew Christopher Colle*, Luxemburg, Wisconsin

Joshua Baird Collette, Boise

Animal Science

Cassidy Louise Comer, Gillette, Wyoming

Lee Frederick Jensen, West Bend, Wisconsin

Natural Resources

Anjolene Jessi Price, Peshastin, Washington

– 10 –


Jacob B. Cooper*, Coeur d’Alene

Philip Herd, Bath, Pennsylvania

Integrated Architecture and Design

Physics

Laura Elizabeth Jeanine Courtox*, Tigard, Oregon

Bailey Michelle Hescock, McCall

Geography

Statistical Science

Anthony Louis Crawford, Moore

Haley Dawn Hildebrandt, Seattle, Washington

Electrical Engineering

Applied Economics

Mitchell M. Davies, Provo, Utah

Cody Dale Hill, Brentwood, California

Statistical Science

Materials Science and Engineering

Jackson Hunter Davis*, Council

Connor Hoover, Seattle, Washington

Chemistry

Psychology

Timothy Ray DeWeese*, Boise

Heyan Huang*, Xiangfan, People’s Republic of China

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Anissa Elizabeth Derrick, Boise

Kyrstan Lizbeth Hubbel, Baldwin City, Kansas

Technology Management

Natural Resources

Huiran Ding, Moscow

Laura Elaine Jackson*, London, United Kingdom

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Neuroscience

Ensheng Dong*, Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

Ryan Andrew Jacobson, Idaho Falls

Geography

Natural Resources

Ryan Taywa Evans*, Wildwood, Missouri

Vignesh Jayaraman Muralidharan, Chennai, India

Psychology

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Pedee James Ewing, Meridian

Stephen Jones, Gilbert, Arizona

Plant Science

Geological Engineering

Oluwaseun Emmanuel Fasanya, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Emma Grace Kelly, Suttons Bay, Michigan Natural Resources

Electrical Engineering

Natalie Marie Kirch*, Kennewick, Washington

Megan Faulkner, Meridian

Chemical Engineering

Natural Resources

Lisa Marie Kluesner*, Westminster, Colorado

Jeffrey Steven Fischer*, Deary

Environmental Science

Chemical Engineering

Trea Ann LaCroix, Las Vegas, Nevada

Matthew Ryan Fisk, Boise

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Danielle Marie Lawson, Eagle

Ashlee Nichole Fliney, Marysville, Kansas

Movement and Leisure Sciences

Natural Resources

Michelle Lyn Leachman*, Troy

Nathaniel Edward Foote, Urbana, Illinois

Movement and Leisure Sciences

Entomology

Chelsey Byrd Lewallen, Fraser, Colorado

Joseph George*, Redlands, California

Family and Consumer Sciences

Mechanical Engineering

Millie Liu, Taipei, Taiwan

Robert Douglas Gibson II, Oakland,Florida

Movement and Leisure Sciences

Environmental Science

Kevin Lawrence Lyon, Idaho Falls

Nicholas William Gilbert, Corning, New York

Chemical Engineering

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Zachary David Lyon, Norwalk, Connecticut

Stephen Malcolm Gillis, Moscow

Natural Resources

Environmental Science

Shannon Marie MacKenzie*, Dayton, Kentucky

John H. Goettsche, Kuna

Physics

Computer Science

Maxine Major*, Idaho Falls

Lindsay Marie Grayson, Florence, Kentucky

Computer Science

Natural Resources

Catherine Elizabeth Manning, Stamford, Connecticut

April Marie Greene, Chaseburg, Wisconsin

Statistical Science

Environmental Science

William James Mathews*, Moscow

Erica Tilton Guralnick, Cheshire, Connecticut

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Wesley J. McClintick, Meridian

Ankan Guria, Kharagpur, India

Statistical Science

Materials Science and Engineering

Sage Marie McClintick-Friddle, Orovada, Nevada

Hannah Beth Hallock, Olympia, Washington

Plant Science

Applied Economics

Carlos L. Melvin, Gig Harbor, Washington

Brandon Taylor Hardie*, Cheney, Washington

Technology Management

Chemical Engineering

Annamonica Miller, Anderson, South Carolina

LaKysha Delshaye Harris, Jackson, Mississippi

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Christopher Ali Mirabzadeh, Thomasville, Georgia

Natalie Claire Heller, Richland, Washington

Physics

Statistical Science

Mark Stephen Moeller, Houston, Texas

Kevin David Henry*, Moscow

Environmental Science

Geography

– 11 –


Kyle Justin Morse*, Moscow

Andrea Surace, Coeur d’Alene

Mechanical Engineering

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Anbuhkani Muniandy, Johore, Malaysia

Zachary Jacob Swearingen, Lewiston

Food Science

Natural Resources

Aparna Nayak, Jabalpur, India

Charles Eliot Swift, Moscow

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Environmental Science

Karen Elizabeth Nelson*, Moscow

James Channing Syms, Boise

Family and Consumer Sciences

Civil Engineering

Amir Nezamdoost, Mashhad, Iran

Trent William Taysom*, Rockland

Integrated Architecture and Design

Plant Science

Gary Tin Wai Ng*, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Huy Hung Tran*, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Lisa Shores Nichols*, Whitefish, Montana

Andrew D. Trogstad-Isaacson, Rochester, Minnesota

Geography

Natural Resources

Bryce Nolan Oldemeyer, Boise

Shane Merrill Valentine, Blackfoot

Natural Resources

Technology Management

Sarah Olsen, Inverness, California

Laice Valera, Snohomish, Washington

Natural Resources

Movement and Leisure Sciences

Joshua Caleb Pack, Idaho Falls

Donovan Scott VanSant, Twin Falls

Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Science

John Kyle Parker-McGlynn*, Pullman, Washington

Wyatt Heath Vargas, Waitsfield, Vermont

Geography

Natural Resources

Sherilyn Marie Peck, Heppner, Oregon

Chelsea Lee Walsh, Olalla, Washington

Plant Science

Soil and Land Resources

Matthew Pendleton*, West St. Paul, Minnesota

Christopher John Walsh*, Moscow

Geology

Movement and Leisure Sciences

Jenna Katherine Putnam*, Georgetown, Texas

Dongyun Wang, Renqiu, People’s Republic of China

Geography

Statistical Science

Brian Patrick Quigley*, Portland, Oregon

Nicole Kristine Ward*, Oronoco, Minnesota

Statistical Science

Water Resources

Jessie L. Ragan, Coeur d’Alene

Audrey Michelle Warren*, Mesa, Arizona

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Geology

Delonna Marie Ramoutar, Orlando, Florida

Michael West, Idaho Falls

Psychology

Electrical Engineering

Kirk Christen Ramsey, New Plymouth

Christopher Daniel Wilson, St. Louis, Missouri

Animal Science

Electrical Engineering

Stephanie Michelle Ranstrom*, Liberty Lake, Washington

Caid Campbell Wride, Idaho Falls

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Technology Management

Joseph Eric Reber*, Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Isaac B. Wright, Filer

Geography

Family and Consumer Sciences

Kathleen Elizabeth Reed*, Burlington, Washington

Matthew Allen Yourek, Bremerton, Washington

Plant Science

Environmental Engineering

Wendell Eugene Robinson II, Oakley

Riannon Lorayne Zender, Ventura, California

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Civil Engineering

Todd Thomas Sawyer, Boise

Adrianne Zuckerman*, Cook, Washington

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Water Resources

Alexandra Ariel Schaar*, Crookston, Minnesota

Professional Science Master

Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership

Allyson Elizabeth Schaeffer, Phoenix, Arizona

Elizabeth Lynn Braker, Opa Locka, Florida

Natural Resources

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Mark Francis Schimpf*, Ashland, Wisconsin

Katherine Marie Garcin, Helena, Montana

Soil and Land Resources

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Brett James Seely, Idaho Falls

Jane Ann McAtty, Lapwai

Civil Engineering

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Sanjeev Shrestha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Brooke Meredith Stallings, Richmond, Virginia

Computer Science

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Tayebeh Soltaninejad*, Tehran, Iran Applied Economics

Justin Paul St. Onge, Boulder, Colorado Natural Resources

William Tinsley Stubblefield, Asheville, North Carolina Natural Resources

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A d va n c e d P r o f e s s i o n a l D e g r e e s C ollege

of

L aw

Established in 1909. Mark L. Adams, J.D., Dean

Juris Doctor

Spencer T. Lay, Boise

Eric Alan Anderson*, Anacortes, Washington

Brandon Thomas Masingill, Weiser

Joshua A. Barnes, Sandpoint

Eben Tollie Masingill, Weiser

Lisa Michelle Carlson*, Boise

Lourdes A. Matsumoto, Middleton

Magna cum laude

Chad Moody, Nampa

Donna M. Case, Atlanta, Georgia

Cum laude

Rachael R. Collins, Boise

Bryan V. Norton, Moscow

James P. Corpstein, Boise

Heather E. Norton, Starke, Florida

Matthew Ellis Draper, Eagle

Eric C. Puype, Boise

Christine A. Evangelides Dodd, Los Angeles, California

Aubrey R. Richardson, Portland, Oregon

Henry Evans, Elko, Nevada

Tyler A. Roberts, Kennewick, Washington

Katherine Leigh Haas, Boise

Kenneth C. Shumard, Meridian Summa cum laude

Summa cum laude

Michael Wade Hart*, Soldotna, Alaska

Joshua M. Southerton, Moscow

Jared J. Hight, Silverdale, Washington

Jacob Ray Thomas, Idaho Falls Cum laude

Joseph F. Hurley*, Moscow Justin Jones, Boise

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B a cc a l a u r e a t e D e g r e e s C ollege

of

A gricultural & L ife S ciences

Established in 1901. John Foltz, Ph.D., Interim Dean

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development and Education

Mark Duane Nebeker, Kuna

Amy Lynn Hansen, Liberty Lake, Washington

Agribusiness

Kelli Jo McKee*, Imbler, Oregon Magna cum laude

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Life Sciences

Candice Lynn Rizzie, Oxnard, California Summa cum laude

Roberta Yde*, Rathdrum

John Roper Anderson, Rockland Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Austin Duane Bull, Troy Agricultural Systems Management

Kari Elizabeth Clausen, Kuna

Jessica Marie Berks, Kimberly

Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Kimberly Melissa Hofferber Jones Hall, Fossil, Oregon

Cum laude

Tineke Marie Bierma, Canby, Oregon

Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership

Food and Nutrition

Krysta-Rhiannon Amado Huston, Idaho Falls

Tammy Marie Bonney, Moscow

Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Brody Luke Isham, Howe

Christy LeAnne Carrender, Deary

Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Ashlee Cassandra Dee Knopp, Priest River

Anna Melissa Carson, Coeur d’Alene

Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Ryan Lee Merrifield, Bonners Ferry

Jocelyn Taylor Crisp*, Boise

Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Michael Anthony Powell, Springfield

Ashley Reann Frazier, Moscow

Agricultural Systems Management

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Ethan Anders Sorenson*, Boise

Jessica Jasmin Garcia, Caldwell

Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems

Food and Nutrition; Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Zhonghao Wang, Wuxi, People’s Republic of China

Hilary Lynne Hanson, Cheney, Washington

Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems

Food and Nutrition

Russell Patrick Ward, Boise

Jennifer Dannelle Johnson, Moscow

Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership

Food and Nutrition

Tanner J. White, Prosser, Washington

Hannah Klikna, Rathdrum

Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership

Food and Nutrition

Elise Nicole McDonough, Boise

Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Stephanie Ann McGowan*, La Crescenta, California Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Megan E. Blauert, Kahlotus, Washington

Autumn Danielle McMinn, Deer Park, Washington

Nathanael John Caires, San Jose, California

Food and Nutrition

Sabrina Isabella Dotto, San Rafael, California

Hailey Ogden, Idaho Falls Food and Nutrition

Dakota L. Goodsel, Burbank, Washington

Jacqlyn Ann Raivo*, Idaho Falls

Haylee Anne Gundersen*, Meridian

Food and Nutrition

Jenna Rae Hall, Mabton, Washington

Candice Lynn Rizzie, Oxnard, California

Kassandra Marie Kennedy, Umatilla, Oregon

Megan Katherine Romans, Homedale

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Summa cum laude

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Kacie Christine Salove, Marsing

Forrest Smith Walker, Hayden

Breann Nancy Sandberg, Coeur d’Alene

Food and Nutrition

Brianna Margurite Williams, Middleton

Stacy Lynn Welch, Evant, Texas Food and Nutrition

Amy LaFay Westberg, Moscow Child, Family and Consumer Studies

– 14 –


Hannah A. Whitaker*, Laclede

Bachelor of Science in Food Science

Child, Family and Consumer Studies

Maira Manwaring, Moscow

Chenchen Zhao, Guizhou, People’s Republic of China Food and Nutrition

C ollege

of

A rt & A rchitecture

Established in 1983. Mark Hoversten, Ph.D., Dean

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Deborah Nicole DuBois, Moscow

Michael Leonard Schlager*, Fruitland

Art

Myrissa Rose Wolfe, Orofino Ya Yuan*, Moscow

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Mengna Zhong, Nanchang, People’s Republic of China

Alyse E. Neal, Post Falls

Cum laude

Studio Art and Design

Jason Scott Oliveira, Moscow

Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Studio Art

Mary Schulte, Coeur d’Alene

Sarah Marie Newbold, Coeur d’Alene

Studio Art and Design

Amanda Josephine Scott, Mountain Home

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

Studio Art and Design

Kara Marie Siers, Post Falls Studio Art

Qiuyang Fu*, Jiaxing, People’s Republic of China

Summa cum laude

Garrett Gorgen*, Laguna Niguel, California

Bachelor of Science

Jie Jiao*, Luoyang, People’s Republic of China

Layne Robert Campos, Mountain Home

Kevin Ryan O’Hair, Las Vegas, Nevada

Virtual Technology and Design

Dennis A. Sullivan, Powell, Wyoming

Geoffrey Phillip Endicott*, Nampa Virtual Technology and Design

Geoffrey Roy Marr*, Potlatch Virtual Technology and Design

C ollege

of

B usiness & E conomics

Established in 1925. Mario G. Reyes, Ph.D., Dean Alexander Richard Bates, Ketchum

Bachelor of Science in Business

Finance

Mustafa Al Mater, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia

Nicholas L. Berasi§, Salmon

Operations Management

Marketing

Bassim Nasser AlShedokhy*, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Herman Berlin, Garden City

Information Systems

Accounting

Salmaan Alarbash, Al-Mansouriya, Kuwait

Jonathon Michael Brown, Sherwood, Oregon

Finance; Operations Management

Finance; Accounting

Ibrahim Abdullah H. Almosallam, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Krystal Bruce*, Boise

Management and Human Resources; Operations Management

Accounting

Adrianna Nicole Baird, Colfax, California

Cassandra C. Bruner, Post Falls

Management and Human Resources; Operations Management

Marketing

Yiqi Bao*, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

James Brandon Cadwell*, Richland, Washington

Management and Human Resources

Management and Human Resources

Andrew Bare, Coeur d’Alene

Scott William Campbell, Coeur d’Alene

Operations Management; Business Economics

Operations Management; Finance

– 15 –


Rylann Adair Carney*, Athol

Bailee Joyce Hogan, Coeur d’Alene

Marketing

Finance

Nicholas James Caron*, Wallace

Qing Huang, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Management and Human Resources

Accounting

Benjamin Michael Carroll, Coeur d’Alene

Christopher Cody Hudson, Lewiston

Finance

Operations Management; Finance

Tyler Vincent Clavin, Kent, Washington

Heon Sang Im, Jeonju-si, South Korea

Marketing

Finance; Operations Management

Tanner Robert Cockerill*, Marysville, Washington

Kelly Anne Jacka*, Federal Way, Washington

Business Economics

Marketing

Nathan R. Deahn, Tualatin, Oregon

Andrew Cole Jensen*, Emmett

Accounting

Accounting

Christopher Scott Deane, Dalton Gardens

Taylor Renee’ Jorde, Idaho Falls

Operations Management

Marketing

Chase Benjamin Dirkes, Kirkland, Washington

Kathryn Anne Joseph*, Portland, Oregon

Marketing; Management and Human Resources

Marketing

Brandon Scott Drake, Spokane, Washington

Kameron E. Khang, Pocatello

Marketing

Finance

Xuejiao Du, Qitaihe, People’s Republic of China

Tingting Kong*, Moscow

Accounting

Operations Management

Kyle Blakeslee Eichelberger, Hayden

Michael Anne Kopp*, Boise

Accounting

Accounting

Andrew M. Elaimy, Spokane, Washington

Alyssa R. Krenz, Bellevue

Marketing

Accounting

Charles James Evans, Ketchum

Colton Harley Latting*, Post Falls

Operations Management; Marketing

Accounting

Matthew D. Finney*, Post Falls

Ruqing Li, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Operations Management

Finance

Leonard Daniel Fister*, Sandpoint

Cassandra Anne Lynn, Troy

Operations Management

Operations Management

Kendall A. Forge, Lewiston

Catie Ann Maas*, Fullerton, California

Marketing; Management and Human Resources

Accounting

Briana Mary Gabiola*, Boise

Maryjane Elizabeth Martin, Pocatello

Marketing

Operations Management; Management and Human Resources

Ashley Renee Garber, Spokane, Washington

Matthew Andrew Mayer, Boise

Management and Human Resources

Business Economics; Finance

Tallie Patricia Kay Gentry, Weippe

Ryan McKinney, Spokane, Washington

Operations Management

Marketing

Anthony Jacob George, Moscow

Cody Webb Meacham, Genesee

Information Systems

Marketing

Mary L. George, Elk City

Marde Jo Mensinger, Boise

Finance

Management and Human Resources

Lindsay Braxten Gorrill*, Post Falls

Ashley Marie Merritt, St. Maries

Operations Management

Accounting

Taylor Edwin Greenhood, Redding, California

Darren Marshall Miller*, Colfax, Washington

Marketing

Management and Human Resources

Adam Patrick-Arellano Guerra*, Emmett

Luke T. Miller, Coeur d’Alene

Accounting

Marketing

Linnan Han, Changsha, People’s Republic of China

Andrew John Mitchell*, Coeur d’Alene

Operations Management

Marketing

Candace Louise Hanford, Moscow

Andrew Lewis Morgan, Dalton Gardens

Accounting

Finance

Alena Katreece Hattaway, Boise

Summa cum laude

Logan Keith Morris, Potlatch

Operations Management

Accounting

Brandon Hawkins, Sandpoint Marketing; Operations Management

Ian Michael Murphy, Ketchum Cum laude

Marketing; Operations Management

Joshua David Hawks, Riggins

Bailee Marie Olmstead, Moscow

Marketing

Accounting

Taylor Jean Hayes, Hailey

Sami Saad H Othman§, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Accounting; Finance

Operations Management

Brandon Christian Hite, Buhl

Jacob Michael Parish, Hagerman

Management and Human Resources

Information Systems

– 16 –


Eric Pruneda, Warden, Washington

Ethan Andrew Sumpter, Post Falls

Operations Management

Marketing

Lindsey Nicole Rasmussen*, Post Falls Marketing

Kara Lynn Jennifer Swenson, Enumclaw, Washington

Cum laude

Marketing; Operations Management

Rachel Arlene Redding, Reno, Nevada

Beau Duane Tegen, Spirit Lake

Information Systems

Accounting

Melissa Miranda Rivera, Nampa

Justice Danielle Tilley, Boise

Management and Human Resources

Operations Management

Jessica Nely Rodriguez, Elk Grove, California

Yizhong Wang, Hefei, People’s Republic of China

Management and Human Resources

Business Economics

David Henson Royall, Mill Valley, California Marketing

Daniel Bowen Ward, Athol

Cum laude

Operations Management

Caiqi Ruan, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Matt John Weber, Fernwood

Accounting

Marketing

Gabriel David Shaw, Boise Accounting; Finance

Nathan James Whalen, Post Falls

Cum laude

Marketing

Michael Leonard Shelton, Genesee

Jia Yang Wu, Boise

Management and Human Resources; Production/Operations Management

Business Economics; Operations Management

Christopher Peter Slette, Twin Falls

Andrew Mark Yenney*, Troy

Marketing

Management and Human Resources

Breann Marie Smith, Boise

Jing Yu, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Management and Human Resources

Operations Management

Tanasha Lynne Smith*, Troy

Ning Zhang, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Marketing

Operations Management

Jacob J. Stevens, Malad City

Shanshan Zhang, Moscow

Marketing; Operations Management

C ollege

of

Finance

Summa cum laude

E ducation

Established in 1920. Corinne Mantle-Bromley, Ph.D., Dean

Bachelor of Science in Dance

Kelli Sue Gardner, Post Falls Elementary Education

Syafiq A. Fuller, Coeur d’Alene

Lauren Brooke Goetz, Kennewick, Washington Physical Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

Jennifer Terese Good, Nampa Elementary Education

Nicholas Payne Baker, Lake Stevens, Washington

Summa cum laude

Jacob Allen Graham, Coeur d’Alene

Secondary Education

Secondary Education

Sarah Marie Barnish§, Idaho Falls

Jordan Gram Hardy, Coeur d’Alene

Elementary Education

Elementary Education

Colton John Beadz, Gooding

Dalton Jacob Hawkins, Sandpoint

Physical Education

Secondary Education

Makala Danielle Bridges, Preston

Lacey Hirst, Harrington, Washington

Secondary Education

Elementary Education

Taylor Katherine Canifax-Broesch, Hayden

Eric Michael Hopkins, Bayview

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Brittanie Ann Brown, Hayden

Daly Lynn Hull, Boise

Secondary Education

Elementary Education

Shaun J. Clark, Rexburg

Joni Marie Johnson, Sandpoint

Career and Technical Education

Elementary Education

Kathryn Ann Dodds, Salmon

Teresa S. Lay, Post Falls

Physical Education

Elementary Education

Jennifer R. Drysdale, Twin Falls

Alexandrea Ann Mahoney, Meridian

Secondary Education

Elementary Education

Bryan Cosio, Eden

Cum laude

Kelsy Rian Merritt, Boise

Secondary Education

Elementary Education

– 17 –


Chloe Dawn Miller, Eagle

Shantel Sharise Goodall*, Rathdrum

Secondary Education

Jayde Tamzen Jones, Boise

Ramiro Mora§, Caldwell

Damon Edward Leitch, Nezperce

Secondary Education

Timothy James Nelson§, Lewiston

Keaton James Orr§, Boise

Secondary Education

Kaitlyn Rae Oster*, Hillsboro, Oregon

Ariel F. Newman§, Boise Secondary Education

Katelyn Rose Peterson§, Fairfield

Amanda Charlene Petersen, Idaho Falls

Daniel Taylor§, Joshua Tree, California

Secondary Education

Erin Lee Ranney, Fruitland Elementary Education

Christopher Visbal*, Auburn, Washington

Summa cum laude

Kristen Elizabeth Ratcliff, Hayden

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Elementary Education

Rana M. Reason, Hayden Elementary Education

Heidi Lynne Anders*, Moscow

Summa cum laude

Exercise Science and Health

Andrew Yale Rogers, Puyallup, Washington

Jessica Marie Brown, Boise

Secondary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Matthew Bryant Rogers*, St. Maries

Kathryn Ann Dodds, Salmon

Elementary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Grant Severts, Boise

Taylor Marie Curtis Hewett*, Culdesac

Secondary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Ryan J. Shumate, Idaho Falls

Kaley Lauren Intravia, Eagle

Secondary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Victoria Lillian Slichter, Boise

Juan D. Martinez*, Napa, California

Secondary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Cody Marc Slonim, Evergreen, Colorado

Kellee Jean Meheen*, Pasco, Washington

Secondary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Michelle Kathryn Snow, Coeur d’Alene

Brandon Edward Metzel*, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Elementary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Hannah Mary Struble, Moscow

Dorothy Sarah Grace Morris, Lewiston

Secondary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Jay Dee Talley*, Post Falls

Anthony Allen Outman, Elk Grove, California

Elementary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Jordan Ray Theurer, Weiser

Kevin Douglas Racine*, Boise

Physical Education

Exercise Science and Health

Melissa Ann Toler, Paso Robles, California

Kyler K. Wells*, Nampa

Elementary Education

Exercise Science and Health

Alexandria Grace Weston, Eagle Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Recreation

Justin Paul Wieters, Lewiston Elementary Education

Kristen N. Blackner*, Riggins

Chloe Ann Wilson§, Council

Dalton Matthew Crane*, Challis

Secondary Education

Christine Ashley Woeller, Coeur d’Alene

Jade Cheyanne Cretser-Evans*, Boise

Secondary Education

Sadieanne Susan Grossbaum*, Ketchum Magna cum laude

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health

Jerrica Danielle Hauck, Stockton, California Hayden James Kraack*, St. Maries

Nikki Mae Bevans, Coeur d’Alene

Hilary Ann McDaniel*, Council

Justin Hill Brandsma, Wendell

Clay Grant Ordway*, Princeton

Samantha Elaine Delmer, Eagle

Anthony Allen Outman, Elk Grove, California

Kelsey Karon Doggett, Midvale

Dylan Ross Schols, Coeur d’Alene

Tyler Alan Douglas*, Priest River

Robert Augustus Suchy*, Boise

Amanda Claire Einig*, Snohomish, Washington

Melissa Ann Wnorowski*, Boise

Parker John Elliott*, Twin Falls Katie Carol Estey*, Wenatchee, Washington

– 18 –


C ollege

of

E ngineering

Established in 1907. Larry A. Stauffer, Ph.D., Dean

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering Donald James Bellevue, Snohomish, Washington

Alec Bradley Briggs, Boise

Brian Gordon Hanson, Orofino

Stephen Michael Kaminski, Coeur d’Alene

Clinton Dale Hartz, Coeur d’Alene

Logan Rhyne Kunde, Rathdrum

Jun Li, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China

Darion David Marlin, Spokane, Washington

Brenden Staab*, Worland, Wyoming

Brooks Prather, Moscow

Gene Franklin Staggs*, Menan

John W. Thompson, Post Falls

Kelley Marie Verner*, Idaho Falls

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Brandon Wade, Ketchum

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

RD Blair, Moscow

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Rachel Anne Peterson, Hayden Cesar Eduardo Torres Luna, Lima, Peru

Ali Mohammad A. Al Fayez, Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Dhari Aldehani*, Moscow

Saud Ayesh M. Alrashdi, Moscow

Abdulhady Alhajeri, Mubarek Alkabeer, Kuwait

Marshall Hendrick Bode, Moore

Samuel I. Childress, Dalton Gardens

Benjamin Lee Cook*, Minnetonka, Minnesota

Tyler Josiah Comstock*, Nampa

Jamie Ray Ann Cupps, Boise

Timothy Hammer*, Arlington, Washington

Greg Eugene Elmore, Coeur d’Alene

Coye L. Johnson, Emmett

Kevin L. McGarry, Moscow

Richard Lee Leathers, Rigby Jacob Leopold Lemmelin, Star

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Michael Bevin Marsh, Lewiston Daniel Allen Schneider*, Moscow

Jake Stewart Coddington, Fort Collins, Colorado

Colin Sowards, Wasilla, Alaska

Thomas Jaymes Haney, Boise

Kaleb Abery Trotter*, Milton, Florida

Christopher A. Leblanc, San Diego, California

James Daniel White, Lewiston Charles Bruno Wilson*, Boise

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Matthew Howard Wilson, Lake Tapps, Washington

Craig Sherman Allen, Kuna Keith James Drew, Moscow

Bachelor of Science in Technology

Joseph William Higley, Wenatchee, Washington

Kenneth Lee Clark, Rigby

David R. Klingenberg, Idaho Falls

Industrial Technology

Charles Albert Miller, Idaho Falls

Shane Todd Grover, Idaho Falls Industrial Technology

Tao Zhang, Wuxi, People’s Republic of China

Carwin L. Hendricks*, Idaho Falls Industrial Technology

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C ollege

of

L etters , A rts & S ocial S ciences

Established in 2002. Andrew Kersten, Ph.D., Dean Erika June Newman*, Palouse, Washington

Bachelor of Arts

English

Fallon Elise Abolafia*, Hayden

Ericka Nicole Obaitek, Sagle

English

Spanish

Christopher John Angell*, Garden City

Christopher Ray Otto*, Moscow

Interdisciplinary Studies

International Studies

Jay Durant Brewer*, Post Falls

Kale C. Pfeifer*, Coeur d’Alene

English

English

Brittanie Ann Brown, Hayden

Alyssa Jean Pietz, Camas, Washington

English

Political Science

Geoffrey Dale Brown*, Moscow

Erin A. Poole, Lewiston

French

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Jocelyn Conroy, Las Vegas, Nevada

Wesley Joseph Rathwick, Paso Robles, California

English

International Studies

Michaela Delavan, Coeur d’Alene

Joanne Jocelyn Roman*, Rathdrum

International Studies; English

International Studies; French

Courtney Marie Drake, Spokane, Washington

Chelsea Erica Rounds, Darrington, Washington

English

English

Casey Lynn Dunn, Chico, California

Emma Marie Satterfield, Aberdeen

History

International Studies

Jillian Frances Greene, Estacada, Oregon

Moriah Carmel Schiewe, Boise

International Studies

Political Science

Evan Anne Gustavsen, Boise

Nichole Shaw, Sandpoint

Spanish

English

Samuel Keelan Hahn*, Idaho Falls

Victoria Lillian Slichter, Boise

International Studies

English

Natalie Christina Hall*, Boise

Hannah Mary Struble, Moscow

International Studies

English; Theatre Arts

Monica Elizabeth Harrington, Boise

Jaimee C. Thomas, Boise

Spanish; Political Science

International Studies

Samuel James Hermann, Genesee

Marty Valentine Walker, Granite Falls, Washington

International Studies

Spanish

Celina Marie Hernandez*, Moses Lake, Washington

Christopher Allen Wilkins*, Moscow

International Studies

International Studies

Clint Thomas Hickman, Colfax, Washington

Darcie Elizabeth Wonacott*, Meridian

English

International Studies

Stephen D. Holsinger*, Meridian

Spencer E. Zielinski*, Idaho Falls

English

English

Dillon Seth Irminger*, Meridian History

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Tawny Ariel Leger§, Coeur d’Alene

Lauren Rachelle Miles, Spokane, Washington

English

Theatre Arts

Mary Kay Malone, Priest River Journalism

Danielle Maxine Santisteven, Livermore, California

Summa cum laude

Theatre Arts

Fattima Maher Mansour, Moscow International Studies

Bachelor of General Studies

Zoe-Anna Simone Marko*, Coeur d’Alene International Studies

Moyd Fahd Alamri*, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Abigail Mercedes McCleery, Nampa English

Christina Marie Aldazabal*, Boise

Hannah Michaela Moats, Boise Psychology; Spanish

Shelby Lyn Anderson*, Twin Falls

Magna cum laude

Ramiro Mora§, Caldwell

Victoria Nicole Banfield*, Nezperce

Spanish

Stacey Gail Berger, Coeur d’Alene

Courtney J. Mustello, Clarkston, Washington

Perry Timothy Black, Lewiston

English

Stefanie Anna Neumeier*, Niederbergkirchen, Germany International Studies

Teresa Casey Black, Eagle

Summa cum laude

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Kristine Amanda Boyd, Pullman, Washington

Gary Christopher Pawelko, Idaho Falls Music Education: Instrumental; Music: Instrumental Performance

Richard Dustin Brede*, St. Maries

Magna cum laude

Benjamin Thomas Swanson, Seattle, Washington

William Robert Clifford*, Athol

Music: Composition

John Charles Tomes, Spangle, Washington

Alex Vincent Damiana, Mackay

Music Education: Instrumental

Kevin James Daniel, Coeur d’Alene

Bachelor of Science

Loren James Fitting*, Moses Lake, Washington Aric Rogers Frostenson*, Fairfield

Emily Leeann Beck, Post Falls Psychology

Joseph Gilbert Gallegos*, Lewiston

Dulce Rubi Beltran, Deary

Clifford L. Gray*, Kannapolis, North Carolina

Sociology

Kendall Lee Benson*, Vancouver, Washington

Kory Brent Hamilton, Olympia, Washington

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Ricky CJ Jackson, Heyburn

Kelsey Doney Blasdell, Great Falls, Montana

Tori Chimera Jacobs, Caldwell

Music: Applied Music

Cum laude

Rosemarie Lee Kringel*, Nampa

Quinton Bradley, San Antonio, Texas

Levi Derral Lancaster, Twin Falls

Tyler David Brittain, Libby, Montana

Psychology

Anthropology

Katy M. Latham, Genesee

Jory Ashton Buechner, Coeur d’Alene

Jorge A. Lozano*, Tacna, Peru

Psychology

Bryce Bull, Spokane, Washington

Blake Thomas Manley*, Cove, Oregon

Public Relations

Elizabeth Milliron, Garland, Texas

Chelsea Rene Butler, Boise

Mariana Morales, Nampa

Psychology

Ralph A.E. Mumm, Kimberly

Garrett Miguel Cabeza, Coeur d’Alene

Amanda Marie Pehan, Mullan

Glenn Eugene Caldwell, Stites

Journalism

Anthropology

Kyle William Salm*, San Dimas, California

Christopher David Campbell*, Hayden

Adam Santos, Eugene, Oregon

Political Science

Hope Carpenter, Coeur d’Alene

Alexandra Marie Sciocchetti, Fort Bragg, California

Psychology

TianYi Shen*, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Michelle Marie Castleton, Rathdrum

Sarah Elizabeth Stanton, Blanchard

Advertising

Ryan S. Clark, Coeur d’Alene

Bethney Ann Tanner, Moscow

Psychology

Kathryn Anne Vincent, Eagle

Dawn Marie Cliff, Meridian Psychology

Carly Jayne Westacott, Potlatch

Teresa L. Colston, Coeur d’Alene

Joshua Jay Wilhelm*, Coeur d’Alene

Psychology

Makenzie Lynn Companion, Snohomish, Washington

Allen Lafayette Wysocki*, Caldwell

Public Relations

Tara Lee Cutler, Payette

Bachelor of Music

Sociology

Kelvin Daniels*, Twin Falls

Victoria Lynn Casteel*, Marysville, Washington Music: Instrumental Performance

Cum laude

Organizational Sciences

Magna cum laude

Tacey Elizabeth Day, Kingston

Kimberly B. Cunningham, La Grande, Oregon

Psychology

Music Education: Instrumental

Jessica Kay DeWitt, Kamiah

Domingo Gonzalez, Cashmere, Washington

Sociology

Music Education: Instrumental

Gavin Gerard Ebinger, Boise

Erica Lynnea Griffiths, Nampa

Sociology

Music Education: Vocal

Madison Lynn Ehrlich§, Coeur d’Alene

Cheyenne Kathleen Kilian, Meridian Music Education: Instrumental; Music: Instrumental Performance

Sociology

Summa cum laude

Jerrica Dawn Fasy, Nampa

Chelsae Marie Linehan, Richland, Washington

Psychology

Music Education: Instrumental

Kato Anthony R. Fawkes, Freeport, Bahamas

Skyler Upton Mendell, Richland, Washington

Organizational Sciences

Music Education: Instrumental; Music: Instrumental Performance

David M. Fenton, Fruitland

Ryan Matthew Messling, Spokane Valley, Washington

Psychology

Music Education: Instrumental

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Kelli E. Fox, Fairfield

Cajetan Matheson*, Desmet

Psychology

Organizational Sciences

Reanna Lee Franklin, Kent, Washington

Autumn Danielle McMinn, Deer Park, Washington

Anthropology

Psychology

Sheila V. Frasier, Coeur d’Alene

Caitlinn Frederique Meagher, St. Maries

Psychology

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Erica Lindsay Frost, Alamo, California

Ariella M. Meldrum, Moscow

Theatre Arts

Psychology

Evelyn Ronda Gaherty*, Coeur d’Alene Organizational Sciences

Organizational Sciences

Steven Douglas Gavin*, Sandpoint

Brandon Wade Miller, Danville, California

Sociology

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Emily Calton Goodwin, Post Falls

Lisa K. Moline, Sandpoint

Psychology

Psychology

Megan Patricia Gospe, Brush Prairie, Washington

Andrew Lewis Morgan, Dalton Gardens

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Psychology

Ashton Langson Goucher, Hayden Lake Organizational Sciences

Organizational Sciences

Ethan Max Mortensen*, Rexburg

Journalism

Psychology

Patrick Michael Hanlon, Coeur d’Alene

Trevor Moss, Burley

Journalism

Psychology

Whitney Marie Hilliard, Boise

Marley Corine Munroe, Post Falls

Anthropology; Journalism

Psychology

Jordyn Rae Nicole Holloway, Nampa

Cum laude

Daniela Murillo Pantoja, Boise

Psychology

Psychology

Rosanna Joo Hoskins*, Juneau, Alaska

Jeff Harrison Myers*, Middleton

Psychology

Journalism

Hailey Ayn Huffield, Boise

Ericka Nicole Obaitek, Sagle

Psychology

Psychology

Kenneth Austin Hughes, Boise

Delency Shaun Parham*, Oakland, California

Organizational Sciences

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Lisa M. Irwin, Pullman, Washington

Robert James Pfeifer*, Meridian

Cum laude

Political Science

Sarah Ann Jacobsen*, Hayden Lake

Taryn Nicole Phillips, Campbell, California

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Psychology

Sidney Marie Jacobsen, Moscow

Whitney Lee Preussner, Idaho Falls

Advertising

Psychology

Samantha Neha Jagasia, Lewiston

Aaron Frederic Puckett, Ashton

Psychology

Sociology

Allen Jay Jennings, Lewiston

Tracey Ann Randolph, Sandpoint

Advertising

Psychology

Jermaine Markete Johnson, Houma, Louisiana

Andrea Kaye Rice, Post Falls

Organizational Sciences

Psychology

Kellen Craig Kinder, Star

Melissa Anne Richards, Moscow

Political Science

Anthropology

Mason Paul Kingsley, Craigmont Psychology

Magna cum laude

Justine Josette Morgan*, Coeur d’Alene

Kimberly Melissa Hofferber Jones Hall, Fossil, Oregon

Sociology

Cum laude

Marc A. Millan, Mission Viejo, California

Rhiannon M. Rickard, Rathdrum

Cum laude

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Elliann Kiselica*, Sagle

Michael Riddick*, Coeur d’Alene

Organizational Sciences

Organizational Sciences

Kelly R. Lattin*, Coeur d’Alene

Joshua E. Roeper, Cottonwood

Organizational Sciences

Sociology

Michelle Denise Letelier, Boise

Cum laude

Jenneal Michele Rogers, Coeur d’Alene

Sociology

Psychology

Amanda D. Maneck, Boise

William Brian Roper, Hayden

Psychology

Psychology

Jacob Brett Manley, Riggins

Max Robert Salesky*, Laclede

Organizational Sciences

Broadcasting and Digital Media

Ryan Bo Maszk*, Pollock

Madison Sartain*, Grandview, Washington

Psychology

Psychology

Paul M. Matejcek, Antioch, California

Shelby Elizabeth Saylors, Valdez, Alaska

Sociology

Organizational Sciences

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Vera Ellen Severtson, Post Falls Organizational Sciences

Jerica Alexis Marie Wilhelm, Lewiston

Cum laude

Sociology

Shelby Dale Smith, Salmon

Garan Gustav Wilson, Bristol, Vermont

Political Science

Political Science

Nicholas S. Spooner, St. Maries

Alyssa Marie Yarbrough, Coeur d’Alene

Psychology

Psychology

Alix Noelle Spurgeon, Graham, Washington

Brittany Camille Yates, Payette

Advertising

Psychology

Ashley Rose Taylor, Boise

Timothy David Young, Coeur d’Alene

Organizational Sciences

Psychology; Organizational Sciences

Carissa Laryn Thomas*, Yelm, Washington

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Journalism

Loka Eliki Tuipulotu, Sunnyvale, California Sociology

Jillian Frances Greene, Estacada, Oregon

Evan Joseph Ward, Boise Advertising

Brendan McCord McConnor, New Meadows

William Edward Weems, Plummer

Matthew Brian Piekarski, Coeur d’Alene

Organizational Sciences

Joseph Michael Whitehurst, Baltimore, Maryland History

C ollege

of

N atural R esources

Established in 1917. Kurt S. Pregitzer, Ph.D., Dean

Bachelor of Science in Fire Ecology and Management

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation

Lance Blaine Johnson, Idaho Falls

James Edmund Bouffard, Shepherd, Montana Natalie Gage, Palouse, Washington

Bachelor of Science in Fishery Resources

Lindsey K. King, Spokane, Washington

Wesley Daniel Baker, Coeur d’Alene

Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management

Michael Paul Eastman, Star Luke W. Ferguson, McCall Cum laude

Cade A. Carlson, Inkom

Kayla Marie Griffin, Troy

Amanda Marie Holmes, Post Falls

Riley Edward Jones, Weiser

Cum laude

Justin John Trujillo, San Diego, California

Kathryn Elizabeth McBaine, Meridian Summa cum laude

Riker Paul Weires, Eagle

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Resources

Tyler Ryan Zumwalt, Grangeville

Tela Carree Barkley, Moscow Cum laude

Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources

Zachary James Cuddy, Lewiston

Adam Joel Canfield, Ramona, California

Kathryn Elizabeth McBaine, Meridian

Tyler Drzewucki, Newport, New Jersey

Matthew Charles Modlin*, Sidney, Nebraska

Summa cum laude

Cum laude

Lance Blaine Johnson, Idaho Falls

Hannah Joy Nelson, Boise

Frank James Tubbs, Athena, Oregon

Cum laude

Dakotah Paul Smith, Pingree

Renee L. Womack, Priest River

Kiah Sierra Stewart, Sandpoint John Raymond Surmeyer, Prosser, Washington Tyler Ryan Zumwalt, Grangeville

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C ollege

of

S cience

Established in 2002. Paul Joyce, Ph.D., Dean Rachel Anne Peterson, Hayden

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

Gabrielle Nicole Anderson, Walla Walla, Washington

Tyler James Pierson*, Coeur d’Alene

Biology

Geological Sciences

Alexander David Awbrey, Bonners Ferry Biology

Melissa Anne Richards, Moscow

Summa cum laude

Biology

Elizabeth Baltierrez, Homedale

Jade A. Rodgers, Boise

Biology

Biology

Kelsey Doney Blasdell, Great Falls, Montana

Cum laude

Michelle A. Romero*, Antioch, California

Biology

Biology

Eric Scott Cardwell*, Post Falls

Teal Marie Schutzius*, Lenore

Geological Sciences

Geography

Cassandra Mae Clark, Coeur d’Alene

Cameron Smith*, Weiser

Physics; Mathematics

Geological Sciences

Isaac D. Cunnington, Coeur d’Alene

Ethan Thompson*, Idaho Falls

Biology

Geological Sciences

Lindsey Danielle Getchell, University Place, Washington

Andrew Collin Timmons*, Nampa

Geological Sciences

Biology

Evan Anne Gustavsen, Boise

Cesar Eduardo Torres Luna, Lima, Peru

Biology

Chemistry

Robert Adair Iler*, Los Alamitos, California

Sara Mae Winzer, Coeur d’Alene

Physics

Chemistry

Nicholas Russell Joudrey*, Kennewick, Washington

Christine Ashley Woeller, Coeur d’Alene

Geological Sciences

Mathematics

Haley Nicole Kausen*, Coeur d’Alene

Zixuan Ye, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Biology

Mathematics

Eric K. Larson, Spokane Valley, Washington

Cory R. Yergenson*, Eagle

Geography

Geological Sciences

Kalyn S. Lewis, Viola

Shanshan Zhang, Moscow

Biology

Mathematics

Magna cum laude

Weipeng Liang, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China Physics

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Robert Keith Loesch*, Spirit Lake Geography

Zachary Douglas Harder, Shelley

Chrysann Mary Lusich, Kamiah Biology

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Kristine Tarum Tebas Madsen, Vancouver, Washington Microbiology

Braunwyn Anne Haverfield, Lewiston

Lanny Dean McAden, Jayton, Texas Geography

Jinrong Niu, Xi’an, People’s Republic of China

Summa cum laude

Jedediah James McProud*, Moscow Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Derek John Neuharth, Denver, Colorado Geological Sciences

Raveena Kaur Padda*, Coeur d’Alene

Emmerentia Marx, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Biology

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Commissions

i n th e

Armed Forces

A r m y O f f i c e r E d u cat i o n P r o g r a m Established in 1893. Lieutenant Colonel Brad K. Martin, Chair, Department of Military Science, M.A. Business and Organizational Security Management

Second Lieutenant, United States Army Scott W. Campbell, Coeur d’Alene Garan G. Wilson, Bristol, Vermont

N ava l O f f i c e r E d u cat i o n P r o g r a m Established in 1945. Captain Michael J. McClintock, U.S.N., M.S. Global Leadership

Ensign, United States Navy Jacob L. Lemmelin, Star Matthew H. Wilson, Lake Tapps, Washington

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S ig n i f ic a n c e o f A c a d e m ic A pp a r e l a n d S y m b o l s o f I n v e s tit u r e University of Idaho Academic Mace

University of Idaho President’s Medallions

Maces date to the Middle Ages and symbolize strength and authority. Each is unique and reflects the values and characteristics of the institution. The University’s chief marshal, who leads all academic processions, carries the mace.

The first medallion was created by Idaho artists George and Macky Roberts. the President’s Medallion was first used in 1965 at the inauguration of Ernest Hartung, the University of Idaho’s 12th president. The medallion’s base is a three-and-a-half-inch disc of pure Idaho silver. Mounted on the base is a disc of native jasper; a sterling silver sunburst is inlaid in the disc. Inside the sunburst is a modification of the Chinese character meaning “mountain,” which features three upward-pointing prongs. Over the center prong is a gold inlay, thus symbolizing “Light on the Mountain.”

The University of Idaho’s mace, used for the first time at the centennial commencement, is 32 inches long, made of walnut and encircled with bands of Idaho gold and silver in which Idaho garnets and opals have been inlaid. The head is embellished with silver and gold representations of camas plants and syringa flowers. The chair of the University’s Faculty Senate, the marshal of the academic procession, carries the mace in the American tradition, at a 45-degree angle across the chest, while in England, the bearer carries it over the shoulder.

The heavy medallion is worn suspended from a collar woven of Idaho wool, some of which is dyed with dahlia flowers to match the jasper and some of which is from a black sheep. The second President’s Medallion, worn during commencement by then-President Timothy P. White, was commissioned in 2004. This medallion’s base is a goldleafed University seal and is worn suspended by a chain with gold leaf charms, each representing the Presidents who have served the University.

The first President’s Medallion created in 1965. The University’s second, and current, President’s Medallion. University of Idaho mace

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S ig n i f ic a n c e o f A c a d e m ic A pp a r e l a n d S y m b o l s o f I n v e s tit u r e University of Idaho Academic Apparel

Hoods

By observing certain features of the academic apparel, it is possible to learn several things about the academic status of the scholar: the level of the degree attained, the branch of learning in which it was earned, and the college or university conferring the degree.

The length of the hood also varies according to the level of degree. The bachelor’s gown is worn without a hood. A master’s hood is three and one-half feet long, and a doctor’s hood is four feet in length and has panels at the sides. It is from the colors adorning the hood that one can learn two other facts. Lining: the hood is lined with the official color or colors of the college or university conferring the degree (silver and gold, signifying the University of Idaho). Trimming: the hood is trimmed with velvet of a color appropriate to the wearer’s branch of learning. For example, the trimming for the degree of Master of Science in Agriculture is maize, representing agriculture, rather than golden yellow, representing science. (In the case of the Doctor of Philosophy degree, the dark blue color is used, representing the mastery of the discipline of learning and scholarship, regardless of the branch of learning.) Colors associated with the different disciplines are listed below:

Gowns The gowns differ according to the level of the degree. The sleeves are the principal indicator—gowns of bachelor’s have pointed sleeves; those of master’s have oblong sleeves with an arc cut away at the front; and doctors have round, bell-shaped sleeves. Bachelor’s and master’s gowns are untrimmed. Doctoral gowns have distinctive velvet facing down the front and three velvet bars on each sleeve. The University of Idaho adopted a doctoral gown of its own in 1989. The silver gown has a panel and sleeve bars of black velvet outlined in antique gold. The beret-styled soft cap is patterned after the Cambridge version instead of the traditional Oxford-style mortarboard. The cap and gown were designed by Emeritus Professor Edmund Chavez in the University’s centennial year and are worn today by officials and university administration.

Agriculture.........................................................Maize Arts, Letters, Humanities.................................. White Commerce, Accountancy, Business...................... Drab Economics....................................................... Copper Education....................................................Light Blue Engineering......................................................Orange Fine Arts, including Architecture.......................Brown Forestry.............................................................Russet Journalism......................................................Crimson Law...................................................................Purple Music................................................................... Pink Philosophy.................................................. Dark Blue Physical Education.................................... Sage Green Public Administration.............................Peacock Blue Science................................................. Golden Yellow

Honor Cords Honor Cords, worn around the neck and hanging loosely down the front, identify students who are graduating with honors: gold, summa cum laude (with highest distinction); silver, magna cum laude (with great distinction); and bronze, cum laude (with distinction). The cords are provided by the University of Idaho and are worn on this one occasion only.

Caps The color of the tassel worn on the cap varies with the level of degree. The bachelor’s tassel represents the color appropriate to the major field of study (see colors at right); the master’s and specialist’s tassels are black; and the doctoral tassels are old gold.

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Commencement | Fall 2015  
Commencement | Fall 2015  

University of Idaho's 121st Commencement was held on December 12, 2015.