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Seniors, alumni have big plans, expectations for their lives after college ERIC HEINZ

Students leave college hoping it has given them all the necessary tools to succeed in contributing to society. To excel, however, may take some innovation and personal sacrifice. Some graduating seniors and alumni have paved their own roads to finding fulfillment while benefitting communities and basic needs of others. Adam Davidson, a UNC alumnus (class of 2007), has hosted many events to include members of the University of Northern Colorado and Greeley communities. The activities have been centered on local businesses and have helped raise funds for different causes. “My motivations after graduating were to go into graduate school,

and I had these high aspirations of getting a master’s degree,” Davidson said. “My statement of intent was to use local culture and small events to provide a better quality of life and to enliven the local economy.” Although the idea intrigued many professors, Davidson said his prior education didn’t give him the merit to attend graduate school. “(My statement of intent) was too rooted in sociology and economics, which my background is not in, so I didn’t get in initially,” he said. “So, I ended up developing a sub-culture of events in Greeley, which all revolved around supporting local business and getting people off the couch, primarily in cycling and climbing. As a student, I always heard that there was nothing to do in Greeley. People tell themselves there’s nothing to do. Greeley has a wealth of opportunity for get-


Seniors Merida Teot, left, and Kelsey Bigelow take pictures during a test photo shoot in Denver. ting things going; once people see it, it’s very novel, and people really get into it.” Davidson sees this lack of activity as a wealth of opportunity, which he and others used to create

the group The Greeley Revolution, a biker’s organization with different themes each ride. Davidson said the most recent event at Crabtree Brewery attracted about 130 attendees. In 2008, Davidson and his future wife hosted an event for Second Chance Animal Rescue, from which they adopted a dog. He also hosted a climbing event to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society in April. “Any students who have any motivations to want to make something happen need to go and do it; people in school sometimes have great ideas, but they don’t put them into action,” he said. “Great ideas aren’t great unless they’ve been brought to fruition.” For seniors Kelsey Bigelow and Merida Teot, graduation is the opportunity to travel around the country in an RV, but it’s also the chance to help those in need. The two soon-to-be alumnae created The 48 in 48 Project, a nationwide tour that will set up photo workshops to raise money for impoverished areas that do not provide clean, consumable water. Both said they want to try to get professional photographers to help with the workshops in 48 different cities in 48 weeks. Workshops will cost $25 — $20 will go to Thirst Relief , a charitable organization that helps pro-


Chezra Sankey sells back her textbooks at the Bookstop prior to graduation.

vide clean water, and $5 will go to trip expenses. “We’ll be traveling in a C-class RV,” Bigelow, an art major, said. “We want to make it to Las Vegas for the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention and Trade Show in February to really get this going.” Graduation is a time of celebration and reflection on academic accomplishment, but it can also be an intimidating period of uncertainty. With jobs and the future on their minds, both women admitted it is going to be a mental test jumping into the workforce. “It’s scary,” Teot, an English major, said. “It’s like graduating high school. You think it’s such a big deal, but now ... I really am going into the real world. There’s no more school, no teachers I can hide behind.” Still looking for sponsors, the two remain optimistic and determined to make the journey a reality. With the economy in bad shape, taking time to do humanitarian work is taking a serious financial risk. Both women will have to swim against the current to make ends meet. “We are graduating at a time when the unemployment rate is at its highest,” Bigelow said. “It just means we have to create our own opportunities, which is the entire point of the trip.” Communication studies major Jodi Ciarvella said she plans to get married soon and move back to Denver with her fiancé, but she is still looking for a job or internship. “I’ve just started contacting people,” Ciarvella said. “I feel like once I get my foot in the door, I’ll be OK, but there’s so many areas to go into.” Ciarvella also said she wants to find something in public relations or journalism but will live with her parents for about nine months until she can find some job security. “I had a blast at UNC, but I think I am just getting ready for the next chapter of my life,” she said.


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Like graduating students, professors finish tenures

As students walk down the aisle of the commencement ceremonies Saturday, they can expect a future of new adventures and the continual search for knowledge. However, these are not the only members of the UNC community with these same goals — a few University of Northern Colorado professors have also decided their time at the university is at an end. Wayne Melanson, a journalism and mass communications professor, is leaving after nearly 35 years of being involved with the school. Melanson primarily teaches advertising classes. He first came to the university as a graduate student and earned his masters degree in 1973. He became a professor the next year. In the mid 1980s, Melanson left UNC to get his doctorate and later returned. In 1991, he left again to teach at the University of Nebraska and Texas Tech. In 1998, his position at UNC was re-opened, and Melanson accepted the job. With each of these positions combined, he has been at UNC longer than any other professor in the journalism and mass communications department. He said his daughter-in-law is expecting, and the child will be the first of Melanson’s grandchildren. He said he wants to spend time with the family and help raise the child. “I want to continue to write,” Melanson said about his future plans. “I have ideas for a couple books I’ve been kicking around. Of course I want to travel, but that will come as we can get away and afford it.” Melanson also said he is con-

sidering writing a non-fiction book about nature, and he enjoys learning about birds. Melanson said through his tenure at UNC, he has seen the journ a l i s m department grow exponent i a l l y . Wayne Melanson Today, all is a journalism the tenured professor retiring f a c u l t y after two separate m e m b e r s positions at UNC. h a v e Ph.D.s, and the $2 million Hansen Endowment awarded to the journalism department helped bring in newer and better equipment. “I believe very strongly that UNC is an outstanding university,” Melanson said. “We have professors here that are committed to teaching. I didn’t know that before, but now I’ve been other places … UNC should be proud of its faculty and their commitment to teaching. That’s a good place for me to be … this is a pro-student faculty.” He has also partnered with Cheryl Pawlowski, a communications professor, to do research and studies on gender effects and how men and women react to different stimuli, with an emphasis on masculine portrayal in advertising. “I like UNC students because they come, as a general rule, from working-class families to better themselves and get better jobs,” Melanson said. “They come here with a really fine attitude set, and I find that really refreshing.” Douglas Marshall, the associate dean of the College of

Natural and Health Sciences, is also retiring after a three-anda-half year stint at UNC. Marshall said he had a family history at the university: his grandfather received his doctorate from UNC years ago and other various family members have also received degrees. Marshall received an offer to join a global-life-sciences company as the chief scientific officer. He said the knowledge he has gained in years of studying the microbiology field will help him in his new position. “I’ve been very fortunate to be working in this area,” he said. “A food-borne illness is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. To be able to serve these governments and industries to the average Joe and Jane to ensure that what they consume is safe and w h o l e some…I sleep very Douglas Marshall well at night is the associate k n o w i n g dean of the College everything I of Natural and do has a Health Sciences. profound impact on a global citizenry.” Marshall said since he was young, he wanted to be a biologist. In high school, he took the only microbiology class offered in Nebraska, his home state, and was enthralled with it. “I really loved nature,” Marshall said. “For me, as a child, a good time was sitting in a dandelion patch playing with bees and ants and enjoying the best of what Mother Nature had to offer.” Throughout his career, Marshall has written and pub-

lished more than 230 articles. He is an infections disease microbiologist who detects ways to control pathogens in the environment. He said one of his most memorable projects was writing a collaborative book with about 20 other scientists commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization that talked about microbe hazards in food. Of the students and faculty at UNC, Marshall said they were firstrate and focused on education. “Strive to be independent; do impactful [sic] work,” he said.

Marshall Clough, a history professor, is also retiring after a 35year career at UNC. C l o u g h Marshall Clough received his is a professor of Ph.D at history retiring S t a n f o r d from UNC after a and was 35-year tenure. offered a job at UNC. He said he looked forward to the chance of living in Colorado. See Professors, Page 9

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hope I am not the first, but I want to take the opportunity and applaud your accomplishment of graduating from the University of Northern Colorado. While your graduation ceremony may be today, the process has been just that, a process. So not only do I congratulate you on the culmination of your journey and graduating, but also the allnighters, the papers, the finals,

the midterms, the projects and presentations along the way. I understand that those were the moments where you actually earned your degree, and while they probably were less acknowledged, I want to recognize them now. There are no two college experiences that will be the same; it can be wonderful at times and it can be pretty hard at times, but at the end of the day, whether it turned out to be exactly the journey you expected or not, you are better off for it. I congratulate you on completing the entire journey and conquering the ups and downs of the passage.

I am confident that your education, both in and outside of the classroom here at UNC and prior to your time here, has prepared you for success in many aspects of life. I hope that wherever you want your road to take you, that you go there and then some. I wish you the best of luck in the numerous opportunities you’ll have moving forward and hope that you stay involved with UNC and the UNC community. I wish there was some advice that I could give you that can guarantee everything will go as planned for you, but unfortunately that silver bullet doesn’t exist. My only piece of

advice for you as you move from one stage of your life to the next is to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you. Ships in harbor are safe, but that’s not what ships are for. Enjoy life, but don’t let it come to you. Take advantage of opportunities and when those opportunities don’t present themselves to you, make them. Again, congratulations on graduating from UNC. Good luck in all of your future endeavors, and don’t forget: once a Bear, always a bear. — Matt VanDriel is a triple major and the University of Northern Colorado student body president.


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Association services students after graduation TESSA BYRNS

While graduating seniors prepared for their last months attending UNC, the Alumni Association also welcomed hundreds of new alumni set to join the already massive membership. The Alumni Association’s mission is to encourage the pride and traditions of the University of Northern Colorado by creating relationships between alumni from the past, present and future. The association hosts many events to showcase Bear pride to alumni and the community. Allison Markovchick, an adviser for the Alumni Association, said many events are organized throughout the year that give alumni the opportunity to socialize and network, including Rockies games and end-of-thesemester barbecues. In May and December, there are special events to recognize the Honored Alumni of the year. “We want to introduce the new alumni to a lifelong relationship and partnership with the university and encourage them to stay in touch,” Alumni Association events

director Meg Murphy said. This year, the Alumni Association had its 50-year reunion during Homecoming Week. “We brought alumni back to UNC from the year 1960 and sooner,” Murphy said. “It was a campus-wide event that wasn’t only for alumni; parents, kids and folks from the community were also invited to celebrate.” Every student is automatically eligible to become a member of the Alumni Association right after he or she graduates. “The benefits of joining the Alumni Association are the student could be potentially mentored from another UNC graduate,” said Michael Johnson, assistant vice president for Alumni and Donor Relations. “They receive the alumni magazine free, and they also receive discounts, and there is a mentor recruitment process.” Johnson said the newly graduated alumni will also learn resume-writing skills, networking etiquette and how to best present themselves. The Alumni Association also does a lot to benefit the community. Whether it’s as a group or individual-

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Aardema, Scott; Adams, Jason; Aguilar, Kaela; Aguilar, Rebecca; Albrecht, Robert; Alcala, Diana; Al-Dossary, Sarah; Aletai, Khalid; Allen, Leslie; Allsbrook, Drew; AlMurjan, Saleh; Andersen, Eric; Ankarlo, Alice; Arnold, Alex; Arnold, Mary; Ashbaugh, Tiffany; Badger, Crystal; Baillie, Amber; Balstad, Trenton; Barfield, Genieva; Barnes Jr., Ralph; Barnes-Fagg, Bailey; Barnett, Ryan; Barnhart, Abby; Barry, John; Bartholomew, Curtis; Batchelder, Jennifer; Bateman, Erica; Beard, Elisabeth; Beasley, Cari; Beasley, Kristin; Beasley, Madeline; Beaugh, Paskel; Bell, Brittany; Bell, Lindsay; Benko, Laura; Bennett, Andrea; Bera, Suzanne; Berry, Lauren; Bigelow, Kelsey; Black, Alex; Blackburn, Joel; Blakeborough, Corey; Bloom, Christian; Bluntschli, Alisa; Bobian, Nicole; Bode, Shannon; Bollers, Tanner; Bollinger, Sara; Booker, Danielle; Boren, Natalie; Bosworth, Kaylee; Bounds, Jill; Bowen, Christopher; Boyd, Elaine; Boyd, Kyle; Boyes, Malorie; Brailsford, John; Brandon, Shawn;

Branham, Jessica; Brisse, Ryan; Brock, Lindsay; Broom, Ashley; Broussard, Thomas; Browning, Ryan; Bruchs, Austyn; Buchele, Christie; Buck II, Matthew; Burgess, Ashley; Burleson, Lindsay; Burroughs, Brianna; Busby, Ryan; Busch, Rachel; Buss, Jaimie; Butherus, Sarah; Butler, Rachel; Butterfield, Nathan; Bylina, Daniel; Cadloni, Bianca; Caires, Erin; Calabrese, Alexandra; Cameron, Bradly; Campbell, Abigail; Cannaliato, Tammi; Cannedy, Amelia; Carlisle, Jaimie; Carlson, Melinda; Carlton, Allison; Carpenter, Brittany; Carroll, Brent; Cassara, Robert; Cerdena, Alexis; Chacon, Jordan; Chacon, Michael; Chain, Brian; Cheatham, Robert; Cheek, Heidi; Chen, Phyllis; Cheney, Craig; Christensen, Torie; Ciarvella, Jodi; Cisneros, Derek; Clark, Shannon; Clough, Karli; Cobb, Julie; Coker, Carley; Compton, Ashley; Concialdi, Leah; Cook, Raechel; Cook, Sarah; Cooper, Omar; Corash, Melissa; Cordova, Brent; Cornacchia, Dana; Corral-Gonzalez, Celestino; Counts, Katie; Coupens, Keri; Coward, Lindsey;

Criddle, Nicole; Cross, Ceilidh; Crossley, Amanda; Crotty, Caitlin; Crowley, Charles; Cruickshank, Heather; Cullen, Justin; Cyphers, Kyra; Cyr, Neal; Dabbs, Katherine; Dart, Justin; Daurio, Gabriel; D’Autremont, Jeff; Davis, Pamela; Deadmond, Olivia; Dell, Angela; Delventhal, Daniel; Denler, Rachel; Dennison, Gabriel; Denton, Kyla; Dezelick, Jennifer; Diaz, Victor; Dierking, Scott; Difabio, Krystina; Diop, Papa; Donnelly, Kathryn; Doran, Armas; Dorcey, Timothy; Douglas, Sataira; Duncan, Stacy; Duncan, Tabitha; Dunkley, Andrew; Dunn, Sarah; Duran, Paul; Dyben, Corey; Dyes, Caroline; Dykstra, James; Easton, Beck; Eaves, Carey; Eberle, Amy; Echols, Benjamin; Edick, Jessica; Egan, Alex; Eggleston, Rebecca; Eisenbraun, Tannya; Elm, Austin; Eman, Rachel; Encinias, Erin; Endersbee, Nathan; Engel, Laura; Engelhard, Sterling; Enos, Reilly; Enriques, Justin; Erickson, Brent; Erickson, Matthew; Escalante, Sergio; Espinoza, Joshua; Esquibel, Valyne; Estes, Donald;

Ewing, Nicolette; Farray, Scott; Farrell, Marcus; Figures, William; Filipe, Diane; Fitzpatrick, Derek; Florez, Laura; Foisy, Sandra; Ford, Jamie; Forster, Cassie; Franz, Alexander; Frawley, David; Freemyer, Jordan; Freund, Rebecca; Fritz, John; Frost, Raylene; Frucci, Jessica; Fynboh, Jessica; Gage, Jessica; Gale, Angela; Garrou, Whitney; Gates, Jessica; Gaucher, Whitney; Geerdes, Kelly; Geiger, Ryan; Gentry, Timothy; Gerstner, Mary; Geurin, Joshua; Gill, Aubray; Gillingham, Morgan; Glombecki, Ryan; Goberis, Alyssa; Good, Amanda; Gordon, Kelly; Gordon, Tiara; Gorman, Shauna; Goya, Kellie-Ann; Graham, Jessica; Grasso, Susan; Greene, Avery; Greer, Cheyanne; Griego, Renee; Grooms, Suni; Guar, Samuel; Gully, Amber; Gutt, Victoria; Haas, Meagan; Haberkorn, Hans; Haidle, Kelvin; Halmo, Lucas; Ham, Darci; Hamm, Katheryn; Hammond, Sarah; Hansberry, Arlis; Hanson, Charles; Harbart, Marianne; Harding, Cheysser; Harding, Cindy; Harding, Kaelyn;

Harkness, Sarah; Harman Servin, Lindsey; Harr, Joseph; Harris, Elise; Harris, Gail; Harris, Jacob; Harris, Jeremiah; Hart, Courtney; Hatch, Kathrine; Hays, Michaela; Hebein, Bonnie; Helmers, Susan; Helms, Zachary; Helstein, Katherine; Henderson, Kristine; Hertneky, Erin; Himel, Tyler; Hodgson, Lindsay; Holloway, Ashleigh; Holloway, Carly; Holloway, Elizabeth; Holmes, Jasmine; Holtzman, Sarah; Honda, Motoaki; Hondrogiannis, Athena; Honemond, Aubrey; Howard, Angela; Howell, Amber; Howell, Ashley; Hruska, Aimee; Hughes, Jessamyn; Hullsiek, Kimberly; Humrich, Deborah; Hutt, Jennifer; Hyatt, Jodi; Ibarra, Andrew; Ingrisano, Jaime; Inlow, Mikayla; Jackson, Quincy; Jacobson, Samantha; Jakus, Katrina; James, Brianna; Jankowski, Brandon; Jessee, Spencer; Jett, Todd; Johari, Nur Hafizah; Johnson, Michael; Johnson, Pamela; Johnson, Ryan; Johnston, Joseph; Jones, Amanda; Jones, Christopher; Jones, Zachary; Jorgensen, Christopher; Kaiser, Karli; Kallsen, Nicole; Kanavel, Morgan; Kane-McCaskell, Rachel; Kapple, Kendall;

Kastner, Kyle; Kaufmann, Jordan; Keefe, Matthew; Kehoe, Denah; Keller, Emily; Kemper, Jerry; Kerr, Abby; Kiaha, John; Kihlthau, Nichole; Kinsella, Ryan; Kintzley, Denise; Kirmaier, Tashi; Klane, Ana; Klassen, Holli; Klingler, Matthew; Klyber, Dana; Knapp, Daniel; Knez, Jessica; Koehn, Luci; Koenecke, Dean; Koenig, Cassidy; Koepsell, Jared; Kohlbecker, Sarah; Konzek, Bethany; Krantz, Elizabeth; Krehmeyer, Brittnee; Kwon, Sarah; LaBonde, Joseph; LaCroix, Kimberly; Lamach, Nicholas; Lambert, Collin; Larsen, Francis; Larson, Jedidiah; Laubach, Ingrid; Leach, Darcie; Leahy, Austin; Legge, Ronya; Leggett, Sarah; Leiker, Jeremy; Lenart, Loriann; Leonhard, Ashley; Lewan, Shea; Lewis, Justin; Lial, Jamie; Libsack, Brett; Lind, Robert; Lindstrom, Bryan; Linville, Taylor; Lippitt, Heather; Locke, Amy; Lofing, Lauren; Long, Sheridan; Lovato, Christopher; Lozen, Jon; Luallin, Krista; Lucas, Coleen; Lucca, Christopher; Lucero, Renee; Lupo, Katy;

Macias, Ariana; Maddox, Aaron; Magdaleno, Jessica; Maiers, Marisa; Major, Molly; Malone, Megan; Mandel, Eric; Mardick, Nina; Marshall, Jared; Martinez, Aaron; Martinez, Nicholas; Martinmaas, Jessica; Masters, Hannah; Matoba, Joel; Matthies, Cameron; Matthies, Tristan; Mattoon, John; Mattson, Ryan; Mavroudis, Lisa; Mawhir, Kara; Mawlawi, Dena; Maxfield, Tamara; Mayne, Abby; McAfoos, Mary; McAleb, Shannon; McCormick, Katherine; McCormick, Katherine; McDonald, Jessica; McFarlane, Erydin; McGinnis, Celia; McGraw, Timothy; McKee, Brennan; McLeish, Amanda; McRoberts, Brian; Melick, Richard; Menard, Nathaniel; Mendelsberg, Shayna; Menert, Natalia; Mercadal, Ceta; Meredith, Erin; Mersman, Sean; Mezarina, Fernando; Middleton, Kelley; Mihulka, David; Miles, Kristin; Millage, Adam; Miller, Amy; Miller, Kylie; Miller, Sean; Miller, Stacia; Miller, Stephanie; Miyaki, Ben; Mondragon, Steven; Montes, Luis; Moore, Naketa; Morlang, Jean; Morrell, Samuel;

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Undergraduates List continued from page 6, 7 Grad List from Page 6,7 Morris, Luke; Morrison, Julie; Morton, Benjamin; Moss, Kristen; Mueller, Anthony; Mueller, Brandon; Muniz, Mitch; Muns, Andrew; Murphy, Shawn; Neeley, Brianna; Neill, Amber; Neily, James; Nelson, Jennifer; Neuerburg, Amanda; Newvine, Colleen; Nichols, Ashley; Nichols, John; Nichols, Kevin; Nicoletti, Samantha; Nixon, Stephanie; Norden, Kristine; Norton, Chase; Nugent, Thomas; O’Brien, Sean; O’Farrell, Sarah;

Olson, Kirsten; Olson, Rebekah; Oppegard, Lydia; Ortiz, Corey; Osburn, Patrick; Owen, Christopher; Oxford, Meriah; Pace, Ryan; Palmieri, Sean; Pannes, Andrew; Papp, Joseph; Parisie, Amber; Parrish, Patricia; Peake, Emily; Pennington, Elizabeth; Perryman, Amanda; Peter, Bethany; Pilger, Valerie; Pitts, Audrey; Plankis, Peter; Polly, Joshua; Ponciano, Arturo; Poppe, Kenneth; Potts, Brad; Pualani, Barbara;

Queiroz, Mariana; Quezada, Marcos; Quick, Kelli; Quinlan, Deb; Quinn, Justin; Quinones, Leticia; Ramsay, Erin; Ratschkowsky, Katelyn; Ray, Amanda; Reece, Danielle; Refaat, Hanan; Rehme, Leanne; Rempel, Diana; Reynolds, Kathryn; Rezac, Erin; Reznik, Christy; Richards, Audrey; Richards, Daniel; Richards, Diane; Richards, Mark; Richards, Michael; Ricotta, Laura; Rivers, Rachel; Roark, Elizabeth; Roberts, Shalah;

Robinson, Rachelle; Roche, Andrew; Rodriguez, Kurt; R o d r i g u e z , Stephanie; Roe, Joshua; Rogers, Aaron; Rollaine, Chelsea; Rolling, Justine; Ronan, Sean; Rosen, Elizabeth; Rosenbaugh, Brianna; Rosling, Casandra; Rossi, Jameson; Rottler, Melanie; Sage, Mandy; Sanchez, Mitchell; Sanchez-Graebner, Gabriela; Sanderlin, Colleen; Sanders, Dillon; Sandoval, Paul; Sanger, Cade; Santi, Andrea; Sayer, Michael;

Schneider, Carissa; Schoepflin, Jessica; Schrader, Eric; Schwans, Brittany; Scott, Joseph; Scott, Shane; Scotti, Anthony; Scribbick, Sean; Sears, Diane; Sebben, Annamaria; Sepeda, Andrea; Shafer, Haleigh; Sharp, Hannah; Shaw, Angela; Shedd, Jacqueline; Sheehy, Mary; Shober, Ashley; Shubert, Amber; Sieg, Jennifer; Silvestain, Steven; Simonton, Jenna; Sims, Victoria; Skees, Ryan; Smeeton, Tyler; Smith, Abigail; Smith, Alicia; Smith, Jennifer; Smith, Joseph; Smith, Kristina; Smith, Richard; Snyder, Chelsea; Sommers, Lauren; Sorensen, Christa; Spaeth, Bryan; Specht, Sydney; Spencer, Natasha; Springer, Lindsey;

Spurrier, Hayley; Spychalski, Eun; Stangel, Leah; Stark, Amy; Steed, Leandra; Steverson, Jill; Suarez, Theresa; Swaim, Travis; Swarts, Tiffany; Swearingen, Chase; Swiontek, Matthew; Taylor, Nolan; Tedford, Terri; Tegtman, Arin; Teot, Merida; Terry, Paige; Theige, Lindsey; Theobald, David; Thomas, Jennifer; Thompson, Jacob; Thompson, Philip; Thull, Joseph; Tivnan, Amanda; Tolbert, Aaron; Treseder, Benjamin; Tritsch, Megan; Troxel, William; Trusty, Andrea; Turnbull, Brittany; Turner, Thomas; Udell, Janet; Vander Velde, Sydney; Vaughan, Corrin; Vergatos, Anthony; Voegtle, Kalee; Vohland, Wayne; Wadsworth, Shannon;

Wagner, Laura; Wakefield, Peter; Walker, Alexis; Walker, Chris; Wallace, Jessie; Wankmuller, Amy; Warner, Jacob; Warren, Lindsey; Watkins, Jessica; Watts, Devin; Weast, Zach; Wermerskirchen, Amber; West, Tamara; White, Alexander; White, Dustin; Whitney, Sarah; Williams, Rebecca; Wilson, Abbey; Witt, Jamie; Wittmer, Martin; Wolfe, Charles; Wolfe, Kateland; Wones, Brian; Wood, Kimberly; Wood, Tiffany; Woolsey, Gerad; Worthington, Carly; Wright, David; Wyckoff, Ryan; Yashiro, Katherine; Young, Abby; Young, Rachel; Zaggle, Kathryn; Zander, Nicole; Zeff, Daniel

Graduates List Abrams, Alison; Aitken, James; AlAmer, Hussain; Alazmi, Mohammed; Alebrahim, Fatimah; Alhossein, Abdulkarim; Alhowikan, Omar; Aljubaily, Hesham; Almagbool, Mohammed; Almutairi, Hind; AlQafari, Shehana; Alsalman, Amani; Alyahya, Dalia; Askar, Aadil;

Atcherley, Elsa; Barrett, Carin; Bertrand, Jessica; Boerner, Jodene; Bredberg Herrera, Anna-Maria; Bredell, Colleen; Brungard, Tami; Burchett, Stephanie; Cahill, Angela; Carpenter, Shiloh; Carter, Matthew; Cervantes, Juvenal; See Graduates, Page 9


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Family graduates third from UNC KRISTEN MARTIN

Today is UNC’s undergraduate graduation ceremony, which for the Miller family, represents another passing of the torch to the next generation. Michelle Miller has seen three of her children attend and complete college at the University of Northern Colorado. Today, her youngest son, Sean Miller, will graduate with an education degree with an emphasis in secondary math. “My eldest daughter, Carrie Riantong, graduated with a nursing degree and now works at the Longmont United Hospital,” Miller said. “She was born there and is now expecting a child, so she will also be expected to deliver there.” Miller said her other daughter,

Nicole Vails, graduated with an accounting degree and works at a firm in Pueblo. Miller said her children have been close throughout the years of growing up. They attended Frederick High School, about 30 miles south of Greeley. Riantong and Vails were valedictorians in their respective graduating years, and Sean is returning to his high school to student teach. Sean’s brother also graduated from Frederick. Michelle Miller said she likes UNC and has not had a bad experience. “I love the idea of the smalltown feel that UNC has,” she said. “All of my children have had great experiences here. My daughter Nicole even met her husband here at UNC, who graduated with a criminal justice degree.” Sean Miller said he shares the same viewpoint as his mother.

“I love it here, and I would recommend this school to everyone,” Sean said. “UNC is a big enough school to establish your own identity and own group of friends, but it still gives off that small-school vibe.” After his time at Frederick High School as a student teacher, Sean said he plans to return to school as a master’s student and continue his education. Sean said he started out just like his sister Carrie as a nursing major. “It is a great program, one of the best, but I found that I am way better at math than science, so I chose education.” Miller’s niece and nephew are also attending UNC, so the family still has a few more years of a presence here. “I find it nice that my family can keep close to each other and to home,” she said.

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Faculty seek other challenges Professors from Page 3

have other plans in mind.” These retiring professors He has published two books on Kenya, which is his main said they would like to impart subject of research interest. He some of their wisdom to new was a founder of the Life of the faculty members. Mind interdisciMelanson plinary general advised new teacheducation proers to “not sweat gram at UNC the small stuff” and and was also to have confidence involved with that over time, they the American will make the valuAssociation of — Marshall Clough, a able contributions University to the fields that UNC history professor Professors they have dreamed. chapter on campus. Clough agreed that small Like Melanson, Clough said he things were important to overwould like to continue writing and come and that professors should also travel to parts of the world he enjoy their colleagues and learn has not yet visited. from their students. “I have taken great satisfaction “Every day is a new challenge, in working with a remarkable and that’s the beauty of a work-life group of colleagues in the history balance,” Clough said. “That’s the department and great pleasure in one certainty you’re going to have teaching inquisitive and interested is everyday there’s going to be a students,” Clough said. “I believe new challenge. But that’s part of that 35 years is a full career, and I the game, solving those puzzles.”

Every day is a new challenge, and that’s the beauty of a worklife balance.

Fall 2010 Graduates List, continued from Page 8

Graduates from Page 8 Christensen, Felicia; Christensen, Sherry; Clark, Josephine; Cohen, Joshua; Costello, Erica; Crawn, Amanda; Crouse, Madeline; D’Andrea, Sherry; Danielson, Jennifer; Dinolfo, Joseph; Dinsmore, Lauren; Ditch, Kelson; Dodd, Jeffrey; Doner, Elizabeth; Farrell, Michelle; Fiorini, Joseph; Flores, Selani; Forbes, Jennifer; Ford, John; Fox, Sherrice; Garcia, Breanne; George, Amy; Goldyn, William;

Gormish, Elizabeth; Gorton, Karen; Greenlee, Christopher; Griebel, Jerrod; Griess, Sarah; Guy, Cassandra; Harper, Maureen; Hay, Whitney; Hendren, Jordan; Henrichs, Robert; Herll, Susan; Hermance, Tammy; Hettler, Tara; Hirshman, Rachel; Hoeft, Kimberly; Hoke, Maryann; Honeycutt, Angela; Hopkins, Julia; Horob, Katie; Huckaby Raphaelson, Rebecca; Hudiburgh, Lynette; Hunter, Thomas; Huseby, Aubreena; Ishida, Telissa; Jackson, Alma;

Jobes, Rebecca; Johnson, Ben; Jones, Sherri; Jorden, Ryan; Kaiser, James; Karch, Eric; Katers, Paul; Kelley, Tracy; Knop, Tabatha; Knop, Tiffany; Knowlton, Jennifer; Kolokoff, Mark; Korona, Stephanie; LaCome, Tanya; Lawrence, Sarah; LeBlond, Michael; Lee, Yen-I; Leopold, Joshua; Li, Yu; Long, Amy; Loose, Abigail; Lueck, Nicholas; Lutz, Ryan; Lyman, Bret; Madden, Matthew;

Maline, Colleen; Mallander, Sean; Manning, Michael; Markel, Sarah; Matthes, Anthony; McMahan, Melissa; Miller, Kovina; Mitchell, Katharine; Miwa, Ryan; Moberg, Angela; Molencamp, Amanda; Monreal , Eugenia; Montoya, Ashley; Moore, Shawn; Moore, Steven; Mora, Fabiola; Morales, Esperanza; Nash, Erika; Nelson, Jerri; Nye, Claire; O’Connell-Black, Christy; O’Dell, Susan; Paquette, Laurie; Parker, Catherine; Peterson, Alicia;

Poling, Deborah; Pomeroy, Brenda; Porter, Amber; Rahn, Marty; Ratterree, Robert; Reinsvold, Robert; Rennoldson, Moira; Richard, Veronica; Rodgers, Nancy; Romero de la Torre, Aldo; Rommel, Dustin; Ronspies, Scott; Rosenfeld, Rachel; Sandstrom, Robert; Sawaya, Mary; Schneeberger, Susan; Schumacher, Julie; Sheffield II, John; Sibell, Krista; Smith, Brandy; Smutka, Katherine; Spellman, Thomas; Sperry, Donna; Stein, James; Strickert, Drew;

Tagawa, Jeri; Taylor, Christina; Taylor Jr., Hollis; Thoke, Elizabeth; Thompson, Ty’ray; Thornton, Matthew; Thurston, Darci; Tolar, Troy; Valencich, Sara; Vallejos, Juan; Versoi, Kenneth; Vogel, Taryn; Waagmeester, Danielle; Walsh, Julie; Watterud, Jessica; Wei, Pei Ting; Wells, Ian; White, Nicole; White, Peter; Whitecotton, Kyle; Wiedemeyer, Roberta; Willey, Justin; Willey, Matthew; Yin, Hsiao-Min; Zajac, Lynne


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Statistics show popular areas of study DEVON NAPLES


April Hervey, a sophomore psychology major, studies for finals in Michener Library. Though most new graduates do not stay in Greeley, the majority find work elsewhere in Colorado.

UNC has a student population of about 13,000, according to the Enrollment Management and Student Access Office. The university is a vibrant part of the Greeley community, so the geographical choices students make when they finish their degrees affect Greeley. According to the University of Northern Colorado’s Media Relations facts and figures page, 1,200 students graduated from UNC with a bachelor’s degree in spring 2009. Of those undergraduates, 15

percent earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, which includes international studies, childhood education and elementary education concentrations. Interdisciplinary studies is the most popular area of study at UNC. Thirteen percent of 2009 graduates obtained a degree in business administration. Psychology, communication studies and sport and exercise science are also among the most popular majors. In 2009, 215 students graduated from UNC with a master’s degree or higher. Special education, sport and exercise science and nursing are the

three most popular graduate degrees pursued. The graduate school, a relatively new facet of the university, is growing quickly. According to UNC’s Chief Financial Officer Michelle Quinn, the graduate school is one of the university’s primary focuses for growth and development for the next several years. Every state and 28 countries are represented within UNC’s student body. UNC alumni can be found in just as many areas. Unlike some universities in bigger cities, not many UNC graduates stay in the area. Career Services estimates only about 12 percent of UNC students stay in Greeley for two years after they graduate. Thirty percent of those do so to pursue a graduate degree. Students tend to leave Greeley after graduation likely because it is not large enough to sustain as many careers as would be necessary to retain them. For example, Greeley does have a demand for teachers, but certainly not one great enough to employ as many teachers as UNC produces. However, UNC’s Alumni Association verifies that an overwhelming majority of alumni stay in Colorado. Of the alumni whose addresses are registered in the Alumni Association address book, 58,453 still live in Colorado. California has attracted the second most UNC alumni with 4,478. Senior business administration major Shelley Hanson will graduate in May and said she will be out of Greeley by June. “A business degree provides opportunities everywhere, and Greeley doesn’t have the size or economy to where a lot of business majors end up,” Hanson said. “It isn’t anything against Greeley, but UNC made me feel equipped to go anywhere and try anything, so that is what I am going to do.”

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Athletes take next step STAFF REPORT

When the graduation ceremonies begin Saturday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion, five UNC athletes will be among the 787 graduates to walk across the stage to complete their college experiences. Olivia Deadmond, a midfielder for the University of Northern Colorado soccer team, Andrew Dunkley and Tim McGraw, tight end and center, respectively, for the football team, Denise Kintzley, a distance runner for the track & field team and Victoria Gutt of the swimming & diving team will all graduate. Deadmond, a Fort Collins native, was tabbed as an honorable mention all-conference player this past season. She scored one

goal, had five assists and helped the UNC defense limit opponents to just one goal per game in conference play. She was named to the Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team each year from 2007 to 2009. Dunkley, a communication studies major, began his UNC football career as an offensive lineman but made the switch to tight end before the 2009 season. The Johnsburg, N.Y., native played in 21 total games his first two seasons, starting twice. His 2009 season ended after suffering an injury in the team’s fifth game, and his only action of the 2010 season came in the season-opener. McGraw, a business management and accounting double major from Castle Rock, earned an all-conference honorable mention this past season after starting 10 of 11 games for the Bears. He was named to the Big Sky All-

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Academic team from 2007 to 2009 and was also named to ESPN The Magazine’s District VII Academic All-Region Team in 2008 and 2009. Kintzley, a sport and exercise science major from LaPorte, redshirted all of last season but posted an outdoor career-best time of 18:34.62 for the 5000m in the 2008 season. Gutt, a Tucson, Ariz., native, holds the top four times in school history for the 200-meter breaststroke, as well as the top two times for the 400-meter individual medley. She also holds the No. 3 and 6 spots for the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter breaststroke, respectively. The effect these student-athletes have had on the UNC Athletic Department will not be soon forgotten, just as they will not forget their time representing Bears athletics.

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