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O N E - H U N D R E D A N D F I F T Y- F I R S T
COMMENCEMENT
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
It was in 1885 that the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature
Classes began in 1891 with 32 students and six teachers,
founded the University of Arizona with an appropriation
all accommodated in one building. The original building,
of $25,000 — but no land. This appropriation was not
Old Main, was renovated and brought back online in 2014.
welcomed by many residents of Tucson and Pima County,
The first class graduated in 1895 when three students
as they were looking for either the state capitol building,
received their degrees.
a prison, or even an asylum for the insane — but definitely
not a university.
Today the University of Arizona is in the top 15% of world
universities. It has grown to more than 40,000 students
The money would be available on the condition that
and 14,000 faculty and staff members on a campus of
the community provided a suitable site. Just before
378 acres. The University is organized into 18 colleges
the $25,000 was to be returned to the Legislature, two
and 12 schools. It is the fourth largest employer in
gamblers and a saloon-keeper donated 40 acres of land
Arizona with a financial impact on the state of more
“way out east of town,” and thus the University could
than $1.1 billion a year.
become a reality.
O N E - H U N D R E D A N D F I F T Y- F I R S T
COMMENCEMENT
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
ALMA MATER
ALL HAIL, ARIZONA,
YOUR COLORS RED AND BLUE
STAND AS A SYMBOL
OF OUR LOVE FOR YOU.
ALL HAIL, ARIZONA,
TO YOU WE’LL E’ER BE TRUE.
WE’LL WATCH O’ER AND KEEP YOU,
ALL HAIL, ALL HAIL.
All Hail, Arizona
ELBERT C. MONRO, 1917
DOROTHY H. MONRO, 1920
Every effort was made to ensure the
contents of this program were current
upon time of publication. For questions
or concerns, please contact the UA
Commencement Office at:
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All contents copyright © 2015
the University of Arizona and the
Arizona Board of Regents.
Table of Contents
Processional List · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 4
The Tradition of Commencement · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 5
Honorary Degrees & Awards · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 8
Graduation with Honors · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 16
Doctoral Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 20
Winter 2014 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 20
December 2014 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 21
May 2015 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 25
August 2015 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 38
Past Graduates · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 44
Master's Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 46
Winter 2014 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 46
December 2014 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 46
May 2015 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 50
August 2015 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 56
Past Graduates · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 58
Law Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 60
Medicine & Pharmacy Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 62
Bachelor's Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 66
Winter 2014 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 66
December 2014 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 66
May 2015 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 74
August 2015 Degrees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 100
Future Graduates · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 107
Past Graduates · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 108
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 1
Arizona Board of Regents
PRESIDENT
CHAIR
Eileen I. Klein
Mark Killian
VICE CHAIR
Jay Heiler
TREASURER
Rick Myers
SECRETARY
Greg Patterson
REGENT
LuAnn Leonard
Ram Krishna
Bill Ridenour
Ron Shoopman
STUDENT REGENT
Valerie Hanna
Mark Naufel
EX-OFFICIO
Doug Ducey
Diane Douglas
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Message from the Arizona Board of Regents
Dear Graduates,
On behalf of the Arizona Board of Regents, we congratulate you on a
remarkable achievement: your college graduation. Your graduation means
you have fulfilled a great vision through tenacity and dedication. Those
twin assets will serve you well as you embark on your next journey.
With today’s honor, you are laying a foundation for a better life. Many
others will benefit from this—your family, future employers and those
you meet as you pursue your goals. Your graduation is also a victory
for our state. Arizona reaps boundless benefits from a highly educated
workforce—from meeting high-demand job needs to fueling innovation.
You have opened the door to a brighter future for our great state.
The board is proud that you chose to pursue your degree at the University
of Arizona. We hope that your journey was rewarding and that you have
the tools and knowledge you need to achieve your future goals. You
carry with you an awesome gift to offer society and we hope that you will
commit to the pursuit of knowledge and truth beyond today. Please keep
your love for your alma mater alive as you pursue your career. We have a
lifelong bond and you are forever woven into the University of Arizona
legacy. We will always take great pride in your achievements—today’s and
beyond.
Finally, to the families and friends who are participating in this
celebration: Congratulations to you as well! We share in your pride
and we thank you for the support you provided during your graduate’s
educational journey.
Sincerely,
Eileen I. Klein
Mark Killian
PresidentChair
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Processional
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
OPENING REMARKS............................................................. Ann Weaver Hart
President, The University of Arizona
NATIONAL ANTHEM............................................................ Cecilia Iole
BFA, Musical Theatre
GREETINGS........................................................................... LuAnn Leonard
Arizona Board of Regents
Valerie Hanna
Student Regent
STUDENT RESPONSE............................................................ Issac Ortega
President, Associated Students
of the University of Arizona
Zachary Brooks
President, Graduate and Professional Student Council
PRESENTATION OF ALUMNI
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD....................................................... Melinda Burke
President and Executive Director,
The University of Arizona Alumni Association
PRESENTATION OF STUDENT AWARDS.............................. Melissa Vito
Senior Vice President of Student Affairs &
Enrollment Management, Senior Vice Provost of
Academic Initiatives and Student Success,
The University of Arizona
PRESENTATION OF PROVOST AWARD............................... Andrew Comrie
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost,
The University of Arizona
PRESENTATION OF HONORARY DEGREES......................... Ann Weaver Hart
President, The University of Arizona
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS............................................... Jon Huntsman Jr.
Diplomat, Former Governor
CONFERRING OF DEGREES.................................................. Ann Weaver Hart
President, The University of Arizona
ALMA MATER....................................................................... Cecilia Iole
BFA, Musical Theatre
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The Tradition of Commencement
Commencement—from the ancient practice of beginning life’s work at the end
of an apprenticeship—has roots eight centuries in the European past.
The robes and caps worn by the faculty and graduating students at the University
of Arizona follow the style of Oxford University, England.
The bachelor’s gown, of poplin or a similar cloth, has long, pointed sleeves; the
master’s gown, also of poplin, has long, closed sleeves with square ends and a
slit at the elbow for the arm to come through; the doctor’s gown has full, round,
open sleeves, is faced with velvet, and has three velvet stripes on the sleeves.
The sobriety of the blue or black gowns is relieved by the bright spectrum of
colors of hood and tassel indicating the wearer’s field of study. At the University
of Arizona, candidates for the bachelor’s degree do not wear hoods, but the
colors of their tassels indicate the fields in which they are receiving degrees. The
candidates for advanced degrees wear hoods lined with silk in the official red
and blue colors of the University. The velvet edging of the hood bears the color of
the candidate’s major field. The official color for the Doctor of Philosophy degree
is dark blue, regardless of the major field of study. Tassel colors used by advanced
degree candidates are: master’s, black; doctoral, old gold.
The official degree colors established by the Intercollegiate Code in 1895 are used
to represent the following major fields of learning at the University of Arizona:
Agriculture and Life Sciences · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·Maize
Architecture · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Blue-Violet
Business & Public Administration · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Light Tan
Education · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Light Blue
Engineering · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Orange
Family & Consumer Sciences · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Maroon
Fine Arts · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Brown
Health Professions · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Green
Humanities · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · White
Law · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Purple
Medicine · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Green
Music · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Pink
Nursing · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Apricot
Optical Sciences · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Orange
Pharmacy · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Olive Green
Public Health · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·Salmon
Sciences · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Gold
Social & Behavioral Sciences · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · White
At the moment the degree is conferred, the new bachelors move the tassels from
right to left to signify their changed academic status.
The academic procession is composed of the officers of administration,
members of the Arizona Board of Regents, deans of colleges, faculty members,
doctoral candidates, honorary degree recipients, other award recipients and
candidates for master’s and bachelor’s degrees.
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The University of Arizona Ceremonial Mace
The ceremonial—or academic—mace of the
University of Arizona reflects the unique
character, mission and values of this institution.
At Commencement, it is carried by the Chair of
the Faculty and signifies the order and authority
of the academic procession. The placing of the
mace in its stand marks the beginning of the
ceremony. Its removal signifies the end of the
platform ceremony.
In medieval times, maces were used in combat. In
time, bodyguards carried maces to protect royalty.
By the 16th century, maces took on the elegance
of silver, gold and precious stones and were
incorporated into academic and civil ceremonies.
The symbol of authority for the City of London, for
example, is the mace of the Lord Mayor.
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The University of Arizona mace features a crown
of sterling silver surrounding the seal of the
University, which is accented with 22K gold.
Underlying the crown are 24 acrylic strips in
the school colors of red and blue, which add a
jewel-like sparkle. The main shaft is made of local
mesquite with a sterling silver band inscribed
with “The University of Arizona,” accented with
22K gold. The tailpiece repeats the motif of the
crown and surrounds a medallion with an image
of a wildcat, the school mascot.
We thank the University of Arizona Foundation,
the College of Fine Arts and Professor Michael
Croft for adding the gift of this mace to our
Commencement traditions.
Candidates for Degrees will be presented by
Shane C. Burgess
Joan L. Shaver
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
& LIFE SCIENCES, DEAN
COLLEGE OF NURSING, DEAN
Janice Cervelli
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING
& LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, DEAN
Ronald W. Marx
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, DEAN
Jeffrey W. Schatzberg
Thomas L. Koch
COLLEGE OF OPTICAL SCIENCES, DEAN
J. Lyle Bootman
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, DEAN
Marc L. Miller
JAMES E. ROGERS
COLLEGE OF LAW, DEAN
ELLER COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT, DEAN
Jeffrey B. Goldberg
Joaquin Ruiz
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, DEAN
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, DEAN
John Paul Jones III
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, DEAN
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL
& BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, DEAN
Mary E. Wildner-Bassett
Iman A. Hakim
Jory Hancock
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, DEAN
Joaquin Ruiz
MEL & ENID ZUCKERMAN
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, DEAN
COLLEGES OF LETTERS, ARTS
& SCIENCE, EXECUTIVE DEAN
Patricia MacCorquodale
Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia
Andrew Carnie
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE,
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
HONORS COLLEGE, DEAN
GRADUATE COLLEGE, DEAN
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Honorary Degrees and Awards
JON HUNTSMAN JR.
FORMER DIPLOMAT, GOVERNOR
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jon Huntsman Jr., is a statesman who
has worked at the highest levels for both
Republican and Democratic presidents and
currently heads a group working to end
government gridlock in partnership with a
broad spectrum of legislative leaders.
JON HUNTSMAN JR.
GARY HARPER
Huntsman served as the ambassador to
China for President Barack Obama; U.S.
trade ambassador for President George W.
Bush; and ambassador to Singapore under
President George H.W. Bush. Best known
as a popular two-term governor for Utah
from 2005-2009 and as a 2011 Republican
presidential candidate, Huntsman became
a national leader in 2013 for the No Labels
organization, which works across partisan
lines to focus on fixing America’s most
pressing problems.
No Labels bills itself as a problem-solving
organization that helps people look beyond
all-or-nothing political agendas to focus
on solutions to large issues. It works by
enlisting and encouraging legislative
leaders and others to find common ground
to help create 10 million new jobs, make
America deficit-free and energy-secure, and
put Social Security and Medicare on firm
financial footing.
Huntsman, the eldest of nine siblings,
was born on March 26, 1960, in Palo Alto,
California. When he was 10 he started a
successful lawn-mowing business. At age
15, he became an Eagle Scout. He dropped
out of high school to pursue a musical
career but earned his GED and attended
the University of Utah before transferring
to the University of Pennsylvania, where
he completed a degree in international
politics.
In 1983, he married high school friend Mary
Kaye Cooper. They have seven children,
including two adopted from China and
India.
GARY HARPER ’71
ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Alumni Achievement Award is the
highest honor the UA Alumni Association
bestows. It is given only to alumni who
have attained prominence in their field of
endeavor and demonstrated outstanding
service to the University of Arizona. Gary
Harper represents the essence of this most
prestigious award. Hailing from a long
line of Wildcats, Gary earned a mechanical
engineering degree in 1971.
Harper has spent 40 years in the electric
utility business, with 38 of those years
at the Salt River Project (SRP). He rose
to prominence in the industry, being
promoted to various executive positions
and managing customer service,
distribution, transmission, and generation
departments for SRP.
As Harper built his career, he recognized
the importance of giving back to the utility
industry and community organizations.
He volunteered his time as president
of Arizona Blue Stake, chairman of the
Arizona Electric Coordinating Council,
a member of the Western Electric
Coordinating Council, and as chair of the
Desert Southwest Chapter of the Multiple
Sclerosis Society. He is a Life Member of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Harper’s commitment to the University is
ongoing. He has served on the University
of Arizona Foundation Board of Directors,
the Eller College of Management National
Board of Advisors, and is a member of
the College of Engineering’s Da Vinci
Circle. He is past president of UAAA’s
Phoenix chapter, a member of the Phoenix
Engineering Alumni Council, the Old
Main Society, the UA President’s Club,
the Wildcat Club, and the Wildcat for Life
Leadership Council. In 2003 Harper was
awarded the Alumni Association’s Bear
Down Award for meritorious service on
behalf of the University.
Of particular pride to Harper is nine
years of service on the UA Alumni
Association Governing Board of Directors,
which he chaired in 2010-2011. He led
the restructuring of the association’s
governance model, creating the Wildcat
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for Life Leadership Council which has
opened new opportunities for alumni
involvement and support. His work with
the Stella and Swede Johnson Endowment
supports association programs and student
scholarships. His words to new graduates
are, “The UA experience provides you a
wonderful foundation to achieve whatever
you strive to do. Remember, you are
Wildcats for Life. Embrace your connection
to the University of Arizona in the years
ahead.”
Since his days as a student on the UA
campus, Harper has been a champion
for both the Alumni Association and
the University. He is an advocate and
ambassador with the wisdom and insight
to be an invaluable adviser. For this, the
University of Arizona is incredibly grateful.
BETSY BOLDING
HONORARY DEGREEE
Community Volunteer
A native Arizonan, Betsy Bolding is a
notable and well-known leader in Southern
Arizona. She is best known for her advocacy
work and efforts helping to improve the
lives of individuals across the state.
As the consumer affairs manager for
Tucson Electric Power/UNS Energy for
the past 25 years, Bolding leveraged her
professional and liberal arts knowledge
and experience to create engaging and
effective programs and services, often in
support of K-12 education and low-income
communities. Bolding retired from her
position in March 2015.
Having earned a Bachelor of Arts in
journalism and a master’s degree in English
from the University of Arizona, Bolding
taught high school journalism
and English for 15 years. In the evening,
while still teaching, Bolding hosted a
weekly television interview program,
"Women’s Place/Every Place," through an
independent channel.
Bolding’s evening television journalism
stint led her to live news interviews,
allowing her to become familiar with
key elected officials and political figures,
and it allowed her to hone her interest in
politics and public service. In 1978, after
successfully co-chairing Arizona Gov. Bruce
Babbitt’s campaign in Southern Arizona,
Betsy served as director of his Tucson office
during his eight-year tenure.
Having made an important and successful
impact in the educational and political
spheres, Bolding turned her attention to
the corporate arena.
At Tucson Electric Power/UNS Energy,
Bolding continued her service to the public.
During her time with the company, she
was involved with the Tucson Mayor’s
Commission on Poverty and the board
of the Arizona Community Action
Association and its Home Energy
Assistance Fund advisory board, a
statewide effort to provide energy
assistance to low-income families.
Bolding has contributed to numerous
efforts at the UA to create and expand
opportunities and recognition for
UA-affiliated women throughout Arizona.
Serving on the UA College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences board, Bolding has
helped the college meet its goals in the
areas of student engagement, community
partnering and innovation.
Bolding is former president of the UA’s
Department of Gender and Women’s
Studies advisory council, and continues
as secretary.
She is also deeply involved with the
creation of the Women’s Plaza of Honor,
a permanent structure at the University
honoring the significant historic and
contemporary contributions women have
made in Arizona.
Beyond the UA, Bolding was a long-time
trustee at Prescott College, and is past
president of the Arizona Theatre Company,
the Community Food Bank and the Loft
Cinema, of which she is also a founder.
Bolding’s other awards include the
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Outstanding Community Service Award in
2011, the YWCA Iris Dewhirst Community
Service Award in 2008 and Tucson’s
Woman of the Year award in 2003.
P. ANDREW GROSETA
HONORARY DEGREE
Arizona Rancher
P. Andrew “Andy” Groseta is a thirdgeneration Arizona rancher from
Cottonwood who has built a successful
ranching career, held industry leadership
roles and maintained a record of service to
the community and his alma mater.
The Groseta family is one of the pioneer
mining and ranching families that settled
in north-central Arizona with operations
including the Pine Creek Ranch, a stocker
ranch, located north of Williams, and the
W Dart Ranch, a cow and calf operation
based in Cottonwood.
Groseta is a partner in Headquarters
West Ltd., a statewide agribusiness firm
specializing in farm and ranch brokerage,
appraisals, management and consulting.
In 2008, he was selected by then-President
George W. Bush to serve as a member of the
U.S. presidential delegation attending the
inauguration of South Korean President
Lee Myung-bak. Groseta represented U.S.
cattlemen in resolving the U.S.-Korean beef
trade issue, allowing U.S. beef back into
South Korea.
In 2006, Groseta and Mary Beth Groseta
donated land in northern Arizona to the
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences –
invaluable to the University of Arizona’s
presence north of the rim. Groseta also has
spent hours lobbying state representatives
for increased funding, which paid off in
an increase of nearly 33 percent in base
funding for the UA Cooperative Extension.
Groseta earned bachelor’s degrees in
animal science and agriculture education
and a master’s degree in agriculture
education from the UA. In 2014, he was
named the College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences Alumnus of the Year.
While earning his master’s degree at the
UA, and for three years after, Groseta served
as an adviser for Future Farmers of America
and teacher at Amphitheater High School.
Groseta has also made significant
contributions to professional organizations
and UA councils.
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Honorary Degrees and Awards
He has served as president of the Arizona
Cattle Growers Association and the
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Groseta also has served on the Arizona
Department of Water Resources advisory
board and with the Verde Watershed
Association, in addition to several other
agricultural organizations. He is a former
president of the UA Alumni Council and
was recognized as the 2011 Agriculturalist
of the year by the Ag Alumni Council.
In addition to his organizational
commitments and his ranching and
agriculture duties, Groseta has shared
his experiences and knowledge with 4-H
and FFA youth, neighboring ranchers and
interested citizens.
Groseta has said that he is proud that his
son and two daughters also are part of
the Wildcat family. He expects that his
grandchildren also will become Wildcats.
WILL HUMBLE
HONORARY DEGREE
Division Director for Health Policy
and Evaluation for the Center for
Population Science and Discovery at
the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Will Humble has 25 years of experience
working in the public health sector, with
20 of those working in various capacities
within the Arizona Department of Health
Services, where he most recently served as
director.
In April 2015, Humble took the position
of division director for health policy and
evaluation for the Center for Population
Science and Discovery at the Arizona
Health Sciences Center. The center rapidly
is becoming the state’s clearinghouse for
identifying evidence-based solutions and
best practices to improve population health
and promote health equity throughout
Arizona.
In 2010, then-Gov. Jan Brewer appointed
Humble to direct the Arizona Department
of Health Services. Leading one of the
state’s largest agencies, Humble oversaw
about 2,000 employees and a budget of
about $2 billion while leading the provision
of essential services to the state’s citizens.
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The agency focuses on communicable
disease control, public health emergency
preparedness, emergency medical services
and environmental health. The agency also
is responsible for the licensing of health
care and child care facilities, laboratory
management and public health prevention
programs.
Humble successfully led the statewide
public health system’s response to the
2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and also
served as Arizona’s lead public health
officer focused on issues surrounding
Ebola. Humble also led the voter-approved
medical marijuana program for the state.
With Humble leading the Arizona
Department of Health Services efforts
on public health, the agency improved
the state’s hospital and local health
preparedness and special needs population
readiness. The agency also initiated a
public health volunteer coordination
program and increased laboratory capacity.
Humble holds national prominence in
the public health field and has served
on national committees, including the
Homeland Security Senior Advisory
Committee. Within Arizona, he has
been involved with First Things First,
the Arizona Developmental Disabilities
Planning Council and the Arizona
Emergency Response Commission.
Humble is an instrumental leader,
along with the Arizona Health Care Cost
Containment System, for the expansion of
health care services in Arizona under the
Affordable Care Act.
Humble also has been committed to
contributing to student and faculty success
at the University of Arizona, aiding in the
expansion of opportunities for research,
teaching and service, particularly at the
Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
Having served as a UA adjunct faculty
member, Humble is a strong advocate for
the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College
of Public Health. He has appointed the
college’s faculty and staff to statewide
committees, and has sought the college’s
counsel on numerous public health
assessments and evaluations on behalf
of the state.
Humble earned a Bachelor of Science in
business administration from Northern
Arizona University and a Bachelor of
Science from Arizona State University
in microbiology. He went on to earn a
master’s degree in public health from the
University of California, Berkeley.
In 2014, Humble received the U.S.-Mexico
Border Health Commission’s Dan Reyna
Leadership Award and the Arizona Public
Health Association’s Senator Andy
Nichols Award. In 2012, he was named
the public health Leader of the Year by the
Arizona Capitol Times.
BRENDA MILNER
HONORARY DEGREE
(IN ABSENTIA)
Brenda Milner founded the Cognitive
Neuroscience Unit of the Montreal
Neurological Institute (MNI) for the
exploration of the anatomical basis of
cognition. She is the Dorothy J. Killam
Professor of Psychology, Montreal
Neurological Institute, and Professor
in the Department of Neurology and
Neurosurgery, McGill University. Milner
was born in Manchester, England, and
received her B.A. (1939), M.A. (1949),
and Sc.D. (1972) degrees in experimental
psychology from the University of
Cambridge, and her Ph.D. (1952) in
physiological psychology from McGill
University, supervised by D.O. Hebb. She
moved to Canada in 1944 and taught for
seven years at the University of Montreal
before joining Wilder Penfield’s group
at the MNI in 1952. She went on to
publish landmark papers on memory,
with William Scoville in 1957, and with
Wilder Penfield in 1958. She is credited
with introducing the concept of multiple
memory systems in the brain, and
her observations have stimulated an
enormous body of research.
Milner is a fellow of the Royal Society
of London and the Royal Society of
Canada and a foreign associate of the
National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
In 1984, Milner was made an Officer of
the Order of Canada and was promoted
to Companion in 2004. Also in 2004,
she was awarded the prestigious
Neuroscience Award from the United
States national Academy of Sciences.
Milner won the Gairdner Foundation
International Award in 2005 and the
Balzan prize in 2009 “for her pioneering
studies of the role of the hippocampus
in the formation of memory and her
identification of different kinds of
memory system.” In 2014, she received
the international Dan David Prize.
The Foundation annually awards three $1
million prizes for outstanding scientific,
technological, cultural and social
achievements having an impact on our
world. Also in 2014, she received the Kavli
Prize for her seminal contribution to
neuroscience. Milner has received more
than 20 honorary degrees.
PETER W. SALTER
HONORARY DEGREE
Retired President and Chief
Executive Officer of Salter Labs
Believing that quality care begins with
quality products, Peter W. Salter founded
Salter Labs in 1976 and grew it into a
leading manufacturer of disposable
respiratory and sleep diagnostics. The
company’s products are now used in
hospitals and in home care.
In the nearly four decades Salter Labs
has supplied innovative and proprietary
medical consumables and equipment, it
has come to hold more than 30 patents
and a significant number of copyrights.
The company’s operations extend into
states that include California, Texas and
New Hampshire and internationally into
Mexico.
Under Salter’s leadership, the company
has worked to enhance the patient
experience, selling its products to more
than 5,000 home health care providers,
including local branches of companies
that include Apria Healthcare, Lincare
Inc. and Rotech. Salter served as the
president and chief executive officer and
president until his retirement.
Salter has made important contributions
that have helped transform the lives of
hundreds of students, faculty and staff,
including support through the funding of
the Salter Distinguished Professorship in
Management and Technology.
Salter also provided the seed support
that helped the Eller College launch the
Center for Management Innovations
in Healthcare, which capitalizes on
faculty strengths to contribute new
human, strategic and technological
resources to improve the organization
and management of health care
delivery systems. The center focuses
on education, research and community
partnerships in Arizona and beyond.
Salter’s support also has resulted in
student career panels, a speaker series
and other funding for faculty support.
He also conceptualized a course in
health care entrepreneurship to engage
business students in the challenge of
addressing problems within the industry.
Through the course, students have gone
on to careers in a range of health care
organizations, and one graduate has
launched a home health care company.
Before his retirement, Salter regularly
recruited and hired interns and
employees from the UA’s Eller College and
the College of Engineering. He also hosts
an annual group of students during the
Eller College’s Executive of the Year event,
providing undergraduate and graduate
students access to the insights of key
leaders in public service and private
enterprise.
In 2014, the Eller College awarded
Salter, a member of its national board of
advisers, a Lifetime Achievement Award,
recognizing his decades-long dedication
and contribution to the college and the
health care field.
Over the course of his career, Salter has
been a devoted proponent of higher
education and a long-standing advocate
of the University of Arizona’s Eller College
of Management.
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Honorary Degrees and Awards
SARAH SMALLHOUSE
HONORARY DEGREE
Foundation President
Sarah Smallhouse is a Tucson native
and president of the Thomas R. Brown
Foundations, which honor the legacy of her
father, Tom Brown, and have contributed
heavily to the University.
VINCENT REDHOUSE
The Brown Foundations have supported
UA students and faculty broadly across
campus, but principally in the Colleges
of Engineering and Science, and also the
Eller College of Management. The most
recent support the Brown Foundations
have provided has been aimed at
commercialization of UA innovations
through Tech Launch Arizona.
Economic literacy is an area in which
the Brown Foundations have made a
significant investment in Arizona.
CAROLINA RAMIREZ
STEPHANIE ZAWADA
Through academic chairs and
professorships, graduate fellowships
and support for the Office of Economic
Education at the Eller College, the Brown
Foundations have offered professional
development for K-12 teachers as well as
aspiring professors. Also, the foundations
have held public forums and brought
expert analysis to highly charged and
controversial issues for the benefit of civic
leaders and policymakers.
Smallhouse received her bachelor’s
degree in economics from the University
of Washington and earned a Master
of Business Administration at the
Eller College with an emphasis in
entrepreneurship. Most recently, she
earned a Master of Public Administration
from the Kennedy School of Government at
Harvard University.
An active UA alumna, Smallhouse has
served on a number of University boards
and committees. She is the immediate
past chair of the UA Foundation’s board
of trustees and the current co-chair of
the UA’s Arizona NOW capital campaign,
which aims to raise $1.5 billion, the largest
fundraising campaign in the University’s
history.
AMANDA EHREDT
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VINCENT REDHOUSE
PROVOST AWARD
Vincent Redhouse is a member of the
Navajo Nation and a first-generation
college student. He was born in Monterey,
California, and raised in Tucson, Arizona.
He graduated high school in 2006 and
spent the next several years intermittently
taking classes at Pima Community College.
With the help of family and friends, he was
able to complete the requirements for his
Arizona General Education Curriculum in
the summer of 2012. In the fall of 2012 he
transferred to the University of Arizona
to pursue a degree in Philosophy, Politics,
Economics, and Law.
Since being at the UA, Vince has held
multiple leadership positions in a number
of clubs and organizations. He has worked
mostly with Native American Student
Affairs and the American Indian Alumni
Association to help improve the retention
and graduation rates of Native American
students. Outside of school, Vince spent a
year interning with a refugee resettlement
agency, helping to find homes, jobs,
and other opportunities for Tucson’s
refugee population.
In addition to his community endeavors,
Vince has ardently pursued many academic
interests. He has completed independent
research projects in the area of indigenous
economic theory as well as in applied
evolutionary economics. His current
interests are in deliberative democracies,
the evolution of social norms, and
political authority.
For both his commitments to the
community and to academics, Vince has
received multiple awards. This year he
was named a Pillar of Excellence by the
Honors College and is currently a finalist
for a Fulbright Award to Australia. Upon
graduation, Vince plans to pursue a
graduate degree in philosophy.
Vince will be graduating summa cum
laude with a degree in Philosophy, Politics,
Economics, and Law. He would like to
thank his friends and family, as well as
his professors and UA staff members for
the tremendous support he has received
over the years. His accomplishments, he
says, belong to them much more than they
belong to him.
ROBIE GOLD MEDALS
These medals and a cash award were given by the late Wendell T. Robie of the
Class of 1917 and Inez Benzie Robie of the class of 1916 of the University of
Arizona. Robie was president of Heart Federal Savings and Loan Association in
Auburn, CA.
CAROLINA RAMIREZ
ROBIE MEDAL
Carolina Ramirez, a first-generation
American from Yuma, Arizona, decided
to attend the University of Arizona to
become an educated Hispanic woman.
Following her first economics course at a
Stanford summer program, Carolina was
further motivated to pursue her degree in
economics after noting she was the only
minority and one of the few females in
attendance. She will graduate cum laude
with a BSBA in Business Economics and a
minor in Spanish.
Throughout college Carolina has been
distinguished as one of the Eller College
of Management’s Top 20 Undergraduates,
and a Top 50 Eller Hispanics and
Collegiate Woman. She received
numerous scholarships including the
Coca-Cola Scholarship, the Wildcat
Excellence Award and the UA Yuma
Alumni Scholarship. An enthusiastic
learner who loves to travel and reach
across borders, Carolina studied in South
Korea at EWHA Woman’s University,
networking with students from all over
the world and traveling throughout
South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau
and Hong Kong.
Her passion to help others led her to
become a macroeconomics teaching
assistant at Johns Hopkins University
over the summer. This past year, she
has collaborated on multiple research
projects with a doctoral student, acting as
a research assistant.
Carolina has dedicated herself to the
service of others throughout her college
career by working with Credit Wise Cats
to present financial workshops at high
schools across Tucson, as president of
the Economics Society, as a member of
the Eller Hispanic Honorary Board and
on the Eller College Student Council. She
is also a programming board member
for Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs,
understanding the importance of creating
community for Hispanic students and
offering innovative retention programs.
Working with Primavera Works
Foundation and as a SCORE Southern
Arizona Consulting intern, Carolina
Qualifications for this award include personal integrity, initiative, cooperativeness, enthusiasm, humility, well-rounded interests, active participation
in student affairs, service to the University, willingness to give more than
required, and love of God and country.
discovered that non-profit agencies
and small businesses are desperate for
strategic development education and
mentoring on a greater scale. Her goal is
to open her own non-profit consulting
firm to offer proactive and innovative
solutions to small-business owners.
Following graduation, Carolina will begin
working as a technology risk consultant
for Deloitte Consulting LLP and pursue
her PhD in statistics.
STEPHANIE ZAWADA
ROBIE MEDAL
Stephanie Zawada, a native of Tucson,
Arizona, will graduate magna cum laude
from the Honors College with a Bachelor
of Arts in Biochemistry, as an Associate in
the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
Program, and with a minor in
Management Information Systems
and Biosecurity.
During her years at Arizona, Zawada
has served as ASUA Leadership and
Development Director, co-designing the
Tech Launch Fellows program to expose
students to careers in commercialization.
She founded the Open Access Initiative to
promote research publication dialogue,
and organized President Ann Weaver
Hart’s Breakfast Club. Zawada also chaired
the IT Student Advisory Board, soliciting
student feedback from across campus,
and engineered a funding proposal
process for new IT initiatives. In her
“spare” time she’s had the opportunity
to teach hundreds of students as a
chemistry preceptor and lab TA.
As a Brown Foundation Distinguished
Scholar in Entrepreneurship, an
American Medical Student Association
Global Health Scholar, and recipient of
the General Electric/LULAC Scholarship,
Zawada has pursued the integration of
science, policy, and business. Interning
in Sen. Rand Paul’s office, she assisted in
the development of the congressman’s
briefing memo during the landmark
Supreme Court case that ruled in favor of
cDNA patentability. She also promoted
science policy dialogue as editor of the
ABA Biotechnology Law Newsletter, as a
reporter at the Arizona Daily Wildcat, and
as a columnist for Catholic Online.
Receiving a NASA Space Grant internship,
Zawada researched approximate dynamic
programming in the lab of Ricardo
Valerdi, Ph.D. She interned with the
National Institute of Health’s Office
of Technology Transfer, working with
Laurence Hurley at the Arizona Cancer
Center, and currently is evaluating the
effectiveness of novel anticoagulants for
total artificial heart patients in the lab of
Marvin Slepian, M.D. To top it all off, her
McGuire Entrepreneurship team is in the
process of finalizing a software patent
with the Arizona Center for Accelerated
Biomedical Innovation.
After graduation, Zawada will participate
in 2016 campaign efforts to ensure
that the best science policy for the 21st
century becomes a reality.
AMANDA EHREDT
NUGENT AWARD
Amanda Ehredt will graduate summa
cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in
History with honors, a Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology, and a minor in Adolescents,
Community, and Education.
Amanda is a native Tucsonan, and her
years at the University have presented her
with a number of amazing opportunities.
Of these opportunities, Amanda holds
her service to the University and Tucson
community most dear; she has always
been passionate about giving back to the
community that has given her so much.
She has dedicated her time to working
with several organizations including the
100 Club of Arizona, where she helps with
fundraising, and interacts with Arizona
public safety officers and their families,
and the Beads of Courage program, where
she packages therapy beads and interacts
with young patients at events and
fundraisers. In addition, she volunteers
at her church as a Vacation Bible School
teacher.
Amanda’s commitment to service and
scholarship has earned her membership
into Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta
History Honor Society, The National
Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden
Key International Honor Society, and Phi
Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity. Through
these organizations she has been able
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ROBERT LOGAN NUGENT AWARDS
These awards were established by the Alumni Association in 1964 and
are named in memory of Robert Logan Nugent, who was the executive
vice president of the University of Arizona when he died in June of 1963.
Nugent served Tucson and the University for more than thirty years and
was particularly devoted to guiding and helping Arizona’s young men and
women. He earned his Master of Science degree in 1925 at the University
of Arizona, was a professor of chemistry, dean of the Graduate and Liberal
Arts colleges and vice president before being named to the second
highest post at the University.
Candidates should have a record of accomplishments that exemplify
Nugent’s high ideals, such as active and enthusiastic participation
and service in community and University endeavors.
Honorary Degrees and Awards
to plan a masquerade ball, toy drives,
and work at several homeless shelters.
Additionally, Amanda has been a resident
assistant at Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall
where she has had the opportunity to work
with amazing staff and residents and be
one of 10 delegates that represented the
University at RAppin’, an RA conference.
STEPHANIE KHA
Since her sophomore year, Amanda has
worked in a sociology research lab under
Jennifer Earl, Ph.D. She has been a research
assistant for three different projects:
two National Science Foundation grants
exploring collective action and policing
protocols, and one MacArthur grant
exploring online youth engagement.
After graduation, Amanda will attend the
University of Arizona James E. Rogers
College of Law. She plans to earn her Juris
Doctor and work in the field of family and
juvenile law.
STEPHANIE KHA
NUGENT AWARD
ALEX HUHN
JENNIFER SEDLER
At the UA Cancer Center, Stephanie
investigates skin and pancreatic cancer
progression under the guidance of her
research mentor, Dr. David Alberts. She
uses computer imaging and nuclear
selection to analyze cellular morphology
and identify classification patterns
for improving diagnostic accuracy for
cancer patients. With support from the
Honors College, she gained invaluable
international experiences–assisting in
disease management at a rural hospital
in Thailand in 2012, and researching
outpatient housing and supportive care
for cancer patients and caregivers in
London in 2014. She is a Galileo Circles
Scholar, Michael Wells Research Scholar,
and four-time recipient of the Outstanding
Biochemistry Student Award, presented
by the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry, where she also serves as an
ambassador. Additionally, Stephanie is
treasurer for UA Badminton Sports Club,
founder of the Music and Medicine Club,
and scholarship chair for Mortar Board
Senior Honor Society.
Stephanie Kha will graduate summa cum
laude from the Honors College with a
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and
a Minor in Sociology. A National Merit
Scholar from Mesa, Arizona, Stephanie
chose to attend the University of Arizona
in order to study at a top-tier research
institution that also shares her dedication
to serving the community. She has
achieved the highest academic distinction
while avidly engaging in health advocacy,
cancer research, and community outreach.
Stephanie will be starting her first year of
medical school this summer, and looks
forward to integrating health care policy
development into her professional career.
Stephanie has been actively involved
in the ASUA Student Health Advocacy
Committee for four years, serving as
Director for the past two years. She leads
six subcommittees in coordinating health
promotion programs, which include guest
lectures, nutritional cooking classes,
dormitory first-aid access, an annual 5K
run, Tucson Hopefest volunteer services,
and HopeNotes mental health outreach.
She also organized a tobacco-free initiative
that cleaned up 22,000 cigarette butts
across campus, and led the development
and 2014 implementation of the tobaccofree UA Policy.
Alex became involved in the University
of Arizona community as a freshman.
Within the Eller College, he was admitted
to a distinguished freshman program,
Eller Leadership and Integrity Training for
Excellence (ELITE). This program helped
Alex develop social and professional skills,
which he continued to share with other
incoming freshmen. In 2014, Alex was
elected President of the Eller Leadership
Board and oversaw the ELITE program.
During this time, Alex worked with Altria to
create a freshman-oriented career shadow
experience. The shadow experience gave
freshmen the opportunity to build their
networks and resumes.
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ALEX HUHN
FREEMAN MEDAL
Alex Huhn is a Tucson native graduating
from the Eller College of Management
with a Bachelor of Science in Business
Management with an emphasis in Spanish.
MERRILL P. FREEMAN MEDALS
In his will, Merrill Freeman, who died in 1919, provided for two medals to
be awarded annually to students selected by the administration of the University of Arizona. Born in 1844 in Ohio, Freeman moved west, was a Wells
Fargo agent and worked in mining and banking. He served the University of
Arizona as a regent and as a chancellor and received an honorary doctorate
in law from the University.
Alex was an active member of the
professional fraternity Delta Sigma
Pi, where he went on to become Vice
President of Fundraising. As Vice
President of Fundraising, he laid the
framework for their involvement in
Spring Fling and the Eller Open golf
tournament. Growing up in Tucson was an exciting
time for Alex. He spent his weekends
working for his family business, Desert
Divers, and his summers exploring the
oceans in San Carlos, Mexico, with new
scuba divers. Alex’s attachment to the
San Carlos community led him to direct
a philanthropic fishing tournament, San
Carlos’ Cantina Cup.
When his family business fell in financial
trouble, Alex wrote his first business
plan, raised capital by soliciting investors,
and ended up keeping his family business
alive in Tucson. It has meant the world
to him to continue his family’s legacy.
Alex’s future as an entrepreneur and
community leader is focused on growing
the Tucson aquatic market. He intends to
build aquatic centers whose emphasis is
on teaching future generations to swim,
snorkel, and scuba dive.
JENNIFER SEDLER
FREEMAN MEDAL
Jennifer Sedler will graduate summa cum
laude from the Honors College with a
Bachelor of Health Sciences in physiology
and a minor in Creative Writing with an
emphasis in Poetry.
Qualifications include outstanding qualities of manhood or womanhood
and moral force of character. Additional factors, which may be considered,
are popularity, receipt of athletic awards, membership in organizations, and
service on committees and as officers.
working with children in the medical
field. She went on to finish as third
runner-up to Miss America 2012.
Upon returning to the UA, Jennifer began
an internship with Women in Science
and Engineering where she worked as
the lead intern for Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Outreach and Equity. There, she
researched gender and socioeconomic
inequities in STEM fields, and created
and implemented a program “STEM is for
Everyone” for local K-12 students to learn
about STEM fields and how to confront
stereotypes to pursue their goals. She
later became the Assistant Director to the
STEMAZing Project with the Office of the
Pima County School Superintendent.
At the UA, Jennifer spent time as a
member of the Physiology Club, Flying
Samaritans UA, Mortar Board National
Senior Honor Society, served as a
preceptor, became a certified phlebotomy
technician, and was inducted into the
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Jennifer
also spent three years dancing for the
Pride of Arizona Pomline at football and
basketball games, community events, and
even the halftime show with Katy Perry
the 2015 Super Bowl.
After graduation, Jennifer will continue
her education at the University of Arizona
College of Medicine-Tucson. She plans to
pursue a career as a physician.
A fifth-generation native of Arizona,
Jennifer is fueled by her passions to serve
her community, challenge stereotypes,
and constantly learn and discover.
After just one year at the University of
Arizona, Jennifer earned the title of Miss
Arizona 2011 with the platform “Making
a Difference in the Lives of Children
with Life-Threatening Illnesses,” and
spent the year speaking to thousands
of K-12 students in Arizona, traveling
approximately 33,000 miles to over 320
unpaid appearances and community
service events. She worked extensively
with HopeKids and Children’s Miracle
Network Hospitals, which she credits
with adding to her enthusiasm for
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Graduation with Honors
The University of Arizona Honors College offers admission to a highly selective group of
academically distinguished students. Students who graduate with honors are awarded
a gold medallion to wear at the commencement ceremony. Graduation with Honors
signifies that students have satisfied 18 to 30 hours of honors academic work, earned
a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater, and completed a senior honors thesis, design
project or capstone experience. The honors academic experience is more exploratory,
experimental and open-ended than the usual classroom experiences. Honors academic
work enables students to engage the material in more depth, to actively participate in
scholarly and creative processes, and to personalize their learning through imaginative,
critical and applied experiences.
Special opportunities provided to honors students include: unique classes,
independent study projects, small group discussions, topic-centered colloquia,
informal interaction between faculty and students outside the classroom, funding
for undergraduate research, one-on-one preparation for graduate and professional
school, and advising for students interested in nationally competitive scholarships
and fellowships. Graduates of the University of Arizona Honors College are highly
successful. The majority of students graduating with honors go on to professional
or graduate schools; the rest immediately enter the workforce in such fields as
architecture, engineering, and teaching.
Amir Abidov
Mervyn Abraham
Lorena Aceves
Andrea Acuna Briceno
Angelique Adams
Jennifer Adler
Ina Aguirre
Nicolas Alexandre
Gregory Ali
Linda Allee
Nathan Allen
Sarah Alsing
Alexander Alvarez
Angelica Alvarez
Andrea Ang
Isabel Angeles
Brandon Anhalt
Cynthia Araujo
Audrey Arbogast
Rachel Arteaga
Sean Ashley
Matthew Ashton
Taylor Ashton
Aikaterina Assimacopoulos
Brittany Auclair
Mun Aw
Lindsay Bahureksa
Egan Bailey
Molly Baker
Jennifer Ballard
Rennier Ballesteros
Katherine Bare
Sarah Bartley
Lisa Bartolomeo
Laura Bassi
Philip Bauer
Alexa Bautista
Jeffrey Beebe
Brian Beilinson
Alison Belliveau
Margarita Beltran
Corey Benjamin
Krystal Bermudez
Rosanna Bether
Theresa Birch Yeoman
Kelsey Blackman
Cody Blagg
Alexander Bode
Jesse Boone
Jacob Borcover
Stacey Bouffard
Shelby Bowers
Gabriela Brambila
Shelby Brandt
Cherise Brashear
Rachel Braun
Jourdan Broadfoot
Michaela Brumbaugh
Amanda Bruno
Carl Buchholz
Nicole Diane Burca
Jessica Burkhart
Andrea Caicedo
Katelyn Canez
Andrea Casillas
Marc Casillas
Ellen Catapano
Nicole Chan
Alexander Chang
Razanne Chatila
Rhiannon Chavez
Baltazar Chavez-Diaz
Cheryl Cheah
Albert Chiu
Onyedikachi Chi-Ukpai
May Choy
Amanda Chung
Anthony Cicchino
Dixie Clinkenbeard
Lauren Clough
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Si'ana Coggins
Abigail Cohen
Nicole Cohen
Amanda Coldren
Mariana Colin
Hannah Collins-Lewis
Lindsey Conklin
Alexandra Cooper
Kahlia Corral
Jeremy Courtney
Hilaria Courtright
Korey Cowan
Allison Crist
Adam Crompton
Jacob Davidson
Matthew Davis
Brandon Day
Allison DeKatch
Katherine Delahoyde
Ashley D'Elia
Bianca Demara
Grace DeMers
Jade Demoulin
Rebecca Determan
Christopher Devlin
Samantha DiBaise
Taylor Dibble
Jennifer Dilallo
Lea Jenn Diola
Cassandra Doig
Lauren Dominick
Nicole Dorofee
Alexandra Doyle
Nathaniel Drake
Robert Dreier
Debra Droopad
Elisa Duarte
Isaac Duarte
Breanna Duffy
Ellen Dunn
John Durbin
Gabrielle Durrett
David Ebertz
Amanda Ehredt
Lauren Eisenberg
Wynton El
Amit Elazar
Alexis Elmore
Yael-Natalie Escobar
Parisa Eshrati
Pamela Evans
Nicholas Everetts
Rita Ezeugwu
James Fagan
Victoria Farrar
Katrina Farrell
Lena Feng
Erin Ferrigni
Allison Field
Lauren Findlow
Lindsey Fischer
Kristen Fletez
Michael Flowers
Tyler Foo
Brittany Forte
Stephanie Fowler
Paige Frahm
Shannon Frazier
Nancy Freitas
Aaron French
Adam Friedman
Celeste Gallegos
Anthony John Garnello
Matthew Gautreau
Devan Gengler
Laeth George
Heidi Gerrish
Trevor Gervais
Brian Gerwe
Brianna Giles
Kendal Glatthorn
Payton Goett
Elena Gold
Marissa Goldman
Rachel Goldschmid
Christopher Gomez
Richard Gonzales
Roberto Gonzalez
Dylon Gookin
Jenna Goulder
Ryan Graham
Ardine Grandberry-Thompson
Rebecca Greer
John Grisham
Dustin Groff
Layne Gross
Renee Guerin
Luis Guerrero
Tanya Haglund
Colleen Halpin
Megan Harder
Scott Harrison
Kelsey Hartley
Shaina Hasan
Caitlin Hawley
Andrew Hayt
Brandon Hecke
Jade Heffern
Briena Heller
Kyle Hendrie
Eric Hensley
Kari Hernandez
Allison Herrera
Victoria Herrera
Camila Hervey
Michelle Heusser
Rachel High
Sarah Hildreth
Ellen Hill
Kelsey Hill
Morgan Hill
Tricia Hindley
Kaitlyn Hofmann
Valerie Hoke
Ashlyn Hooten
Benjamin Horn
Kerri Horton
Charles Hoyack
Patrick Hughes
Anoop Hunjan
Jacob Hunt
Omar Hussain
Modjeska Hutchings
Joel Hyde
John Jackson
Benjamin Jacob
Tyler Jacobs
Simi Jandu
Michael Jardini
Anna Jennings
Yale Jesser
Andrew Jimenez
Brian Johannesmeyer
Katherine Johnson
Kevin Johnson
Katelyn Jones
Ria Joseph
Krystal Jovel
Mary Kalusa
Michaela Kane
Evelyn Kaovorakarn
Christopher Kaplan
Zachary Kaplan
Nicole Keefe
Kelsey Kennedy
Stephanie Kha
Nageena Khalid
Ali Khan
Juliet Kim
Ryan Kitkowski
Julia Kline
Sarah Koenen
Zoey Kotzambasis
Kaitlin Krauss
Kathryn Kuspis
Gabrielle Lacy
Koriel Lambson
Wanjiru Landers
Kristen Lane
Clayton Lanham
Monica Larcom
Lauren Lawson
Emily Leones
Lindsey LePoidevin
Amanda Lester
Rebecca Levy
Yiran Li
Matthew Lichtenberger
Carrie Lin
Andrew Lincowski
Shelley Littin
Ian Liu
Christina Locke
Donovan Lockwood
Naran Lodhia
Lauren Loftis
Jacob Long
Jordyn Long
Cristina Loughery
Sabrina Lovely
Marissa Lovett
Shawn Ludgate
Marysol Luna
Kaitlyn Macaulay
Jesse Macbeth
Kaelyn Mahar
Nicholas Mahon
Jonathan Manning
Joseph Marshalek
Marisa Marsteller
Michael Martin
Michelle Martin
Lisa Martinez
Laura Mason
Natalie Mason
Travis Mattson
Bianca Maubach
Saleiha Mayer-Marks
Serah Mbugua
Sally McCallum
Megan McDermott
Max McDevitt
Danielle McGarrh
Rylee McGuire
Michael McIntire
John McKearney
Kaitlyn McLeod
Emily McSherry
Cesar Medina
Kaitlyn Mensing
Judith Menzl
Jessica Mergener
Alexis Merger
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Graduation with Honors
Margo Mesch
Hannah Michalski
Anne Mielke
Daniella Miller
Eric Miller
Tyler Miller
Zachary Millman
Yuliya Mitina
Megan Mohler
Katherine Montgomery
Christian Montoya
Zachary Montoya
Natalie Morice
Natasha Moushegian
Juan Munoz
Meisha Mychajlonka
Anastasia Nash
Megan Neeb
Tyler Neenan
Yvonne Ng
Chi Nguyen
Christen Nguyen
Beatrice Nielsen
Amy Nippert
Liam Noronha
Callie Ochsner
Jeeeun Oh
Alican Oksasoglu
Chelsea Olson
Jane Otenyo
Danielle Oxnam
Alexander Pagano
Arpan Patel
Joshua Paul
Kailey Perry
Lucero Pesqueira
Alexandra Peterson
Kimberly Pham
Anh-Thu Phan
Jeffrey Phelan
Jennifer Piatt
Andrew Pieper
Zachary Porter
Ellen Pott
Ryan Potter
Matthew Powell
Zachary Prince
Kristin Prinz
Wonn Pyon
Paulina Ramos
Brandon Raphael
Tatyana Ray
Michael Reaves
Vincent Redhouse
Miles Rehwoldt
Quentin Remley
Michelle Riffer
Gabriela Rincon
Michael Rivera
Hannah Robb
Alexandra Roder
Eleanor Rodriguez
Jordan Roman
Aracely Romero
Christopher Romero
Ryan Romo
Ysabella Rongo
Lauren Rosen
Patricia Rotondi
Michelle Ruch
Jessica Rudd
Kira Rundel
Alyssa Sachs
Ahva Sadeghi
Claira Safi
Aaron Salazar
Jennifer Sale
Kayla Samoy
Alonso Sanchez
Ryan Sangston
Filipa Santos
Rachel Sargent
Jeremy Sarvay
Nicole Sayers
Parastou Sazegar
Victoria Scaven
Jessica Schafer
Lauren Scheller
Elizabeth Schmitt
Jessie Schulman
Carolyn Schulter
Stephen Schwartfeger
Jennifer Sedler
Christopher Seffren
Zachary Seigleman
Mark Sellers
Sonia Sen
Joceline Serino
Jaime Sexton
Sanket Shah
Shruti Shah
Robert Sheber
Allison Sheesley
Ryan Shelby
Michael Sheridan
Zuoming Shi
Wade Shields
Dean Shute
Andrew Sikorsky
Alexi Silverman
Andre Sisk
Taryn Sisserson
Austin Smith
Braden Smith
Megan Snodgrass
Michelle Son
Kaitlyn Spillane
Carlyn Stewart
Lillian Stolar
Mitchel Stover
Miriam Strauss
Benjamin Subeck
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Jordan Swartz
Taylor Szyszka
Chelsea Takamatsu
Katherine Tanaka
Joseph Tang
Laura Tavel
Kimberly Tay
Victoria Tejeda
Wade Ten Haken
Bernardo Teran
Theresa Thai
Saradadevi Thanikachalam
Aaron Thompson
Paul Thomson
Alexandra Tijerina
Alexis Tinucci
Ariana Torrejon
Marissa Torres
Elizabeth Towne
Shelby Triphan
Aaron Truong
Rachel Tsong
Rachel Turner
Alison Underhill
Swetha Uppalapati
Elena Urbina
Kelsey Utter
Arely Valdez
Olivia Valencia
Pablo Valencia
Maggie Van Dop
Michelle Walker
Wesley Walling
David Waltz
Alisa Wang
Ye Wang
Caitlin Warlick
Amanda Watts
Bryan Waxman
Rachel Wellington
Lisa White
Kelsey Whiteside
Daniel Wilcox
Whitney Williams
Tatum Williamson
Ashley Wilson
Shannon Winans
Daniel Witter
David Wolfarth
Jayme Wong
Jenifer Wong
Katherine Wood
Aaron Woodard
Kelsey Wyman
Jill Wynne
Elizabeth Yakoob
Veronica Young
Stephanie Zawada
Asim Zehri
DOCTORATES
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 19
2o
15
DOCTORATES
DEGREES
CONFERRED
WINTER 2014
DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
Kyungsun Choi
MUSIC
Paula Fan, D.M.A., Music
Swedish Nationalism and German Classicism
and Romanticism in the Works for Piano and
Strings of Wilhelm Stenhammar
Luke Lusted
Tamer Mohamed Tawfik
Ahmed Mohamed Elazhary
Owen R. Kinsky
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Serrine S. Lau, Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
James H. Burge, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Generalized Pupil Aberrations of Optical
Imaging Systems
Farah Emad Aldeen Fargo
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Salim A. Hariri, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Resilient Cloud Computing and Services
Yang Gao
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
MUSIC
Heddwen L. Brooks, Ph.D., Physiology
Bruce B. Chamberlain, D.Mus., Music
Lithium-Induced Nephropathy: The Role of
mTOR Signaling, Primary Cilia and Hedgehog
Pathway
J.S. Bach’s BWV 232: Augmented Sixth Chords
in Symbolum Nicenum as Unifying Factors
DOCTOR OF NURSING
PRACTICE
Michael Leonard Arnold
NURSING
Shu-Fen Wung, Ph.D., R.N., ACNP-BC,
FAHA, FAAN, Nursing
Correlation of Lead I with Standard 12-Lead
Electrocardiography: A Potential Tool for
Cardiac Screening
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Patrick B. Allison
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY
Jorge González Estrella
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
James A. Field, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Toxicity of Engineered Nanoparticles to
Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Processes
Zackry S. Guido
NATURAL RESOURCES
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Karen A. Barto
Arsenic Mobility from Engineered Sorbents
and Atmospheric Transport from Mine Tailings
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION &
TEACHING
Chengsi (Michelle) Huang
Leila Hudson, PhD., Middle Eastern &
North African Studies
The Diversification of (In)Security in 21st
Century UAE and Qatar: Cultivating Capital,
Interdependence and Uncertainty
Rose M. Ylimaki, Ph.D.,
Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Anti-Affirmative Action Legislation in
California Universities: Whitening the Ivory
Towers
Nicholas Clinton Laluk
ANTHROPOLOGY
Barbara J. Mills, Ph.D., Anthropology
Historical-Period Apache Occupation of the
Chiricahua Mountains
Feng Liu
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Ali Bilgin, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
Compressive Measurement of
Spread-Spectrum Signals
Huan Meng
Javier G. Miguelena Bada
Robert C. Arnold, Ph.D.,
Chemical Engineering
NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICY
Informing Climate Adaptation: Climate
Impacts on Glacial Systems and the Role of
Information Brokering in Climate Services
Src is Required for TGF_ and Hyaluronan
Driven Epicardial Cell Invasion, Differentiation
and Migration
David J. Callen
Nicole M. Kontak
PLANETARY SCIENCES
Hector Manuel
Guzman Grijalva
Mandarin Speakers’ Intonation in
their L2 English
Dicarbonyl Protein Adduction: Plasminogen
as a Target and Metformin as a Scavenging
Therapeutic in Type 2 Diabetes
Shirley A. Papuga, Ph.D., Natural Resources
Maria Reye Sierra Alvarez, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Todd D. Camenisch, Ph.D., Pharmacology
& Toxicology
Janet Nicol, Ph.D., Psychology / Linguistics
Miguel Simonet, Ph.D., Spanish &
Portuguese
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
Vicki H. Wysocki, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Craig A.Aspinwall, Ph.D, Chemistry &
Biochemistry/Biomedical Engineering
Identification and Validation of Protein
Biomarkers for Invasive Aspergillosis:
Development of Surface-Induced Dissociation
Device and Paper Spray Ionization Source for
Protein Complex Studies
George H. Rieke, Ph.D., Astronomy
Planet Formation in the Terrestrial Zone
ENTOMOLOGY
Paul B. Baker, Ph.D.,
Entomology & Insect Science
Ants in an Arid Urban Landscape: Biodiversity,
Community Composition and Factors Behind
the Success of an Exotic Ant Species
Kelly Mott Lacroix
ARID LANDS RESOURCE SCIENCES
Sharon B. Megdal, Ph.D.,
Water Resources Research Center
Advancing Water Management through
Methods to Assess Environmental Flow Needs
and Improve Stakeholder Engagement
Lisa L. Munro
HISTORY
Kevin Gosner, Ph.D., History
Imagining Indigeneity, Displaying Difference:
Transnational Ethnographies of the Maya of
the 1930s
Julio Cesar Ignacio Espinoza
Matthew C. Pailes
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
ANTHROPOLOGY
Jonathan D. Eckel
Matthew B. Sullivan, Ph.D., Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology
Paul R. Fish, Ph.D., Anthropology
PHYSICS
Functional and Population Based Viral Ecology
Shufang Su, Ph.D., Physics
Searching for Supersymmetry at the LHC:
Studies of Sleptons and Stops
John D. Kanady
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Alexander Simon, Ph.D., Physiology
Morphogenesis of Lymphatic Vascular
Networks: Insights from Connexin and Foxc2
Knockout Mice
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Political Landscapes of Late Prehispanic
Sonora, a view from the Moctezuma Valley
Ilse Marlene Rojas Ortuzar
AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS
ENGINEERING
Donald C. Slack, Ph.D.,
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Components
of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse into Fermentable
Sugars
William S. Rosenthal
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
DEGREES
CONFERRED
DECEMBER 2014
Kelli Gora
DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
Tyah Haro
NURSING
Kate Goggin Sheppard, Ph.D., Nursing
Barriers to HPV Vaccination among Male
Adolescents
NURSING
Jeffrey A. Hewitt
Matthew J. Gallek, Ph.D., Nursing
MUSIC
Norman G. Weinberg, D.M.A., Music
Juan M. Restrepo, Ph.D., Mathematics
Shankar Venkatarmani, Ph.D.,
Applied Mathematics
The Objective Grading of Original
Unaccompanied Four-Mallet Solo
Vibraphone Literature
Data Assimilation in Systems with Strong
Signal Features
Kyohei Nakao
Cihan Tunc
Daniel Asia, M.M., Music
Enhanced Glycemic Recovery after Cardiac
Surgery: A Quality Improvement Project
Kristen Jo Keller
NURSING
Matthew J. Gallek, Ph.D., Nursing
Challenges to Secondary Brain Injury
Prevention in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
MUSIC
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Hoichi for Orchestra
Salim A. Hariri, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ali Akoglu, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Elizabeth Louise King
Kimberly Joy Prins Moeller
NURSING
Autonomic Cloud Resource Management
Qiyam J. Tung
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Alon Efrat, Ph.D., Computer Science
Depth Reconstruction from Implicit Light
Structure
John Jairo Viafara Gonzalez
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Robert Ariew, Ph.D., French & Italian
Self-Perceived (Non)Nativeness and
Colombian Prospective English Teachers in
Telecollaboration
Patrick T. Whalen
MUSIC
Kristin E. T. Dauphinais, Ph.D., Music
New Voices: A Context for and Sampling
of Song Cycles by Vancouver Composers
Since 2005
Leslie S. Ritter, Ph.D., Nursing
A Nurse Practitioner-Led TIA/Stroke Program
to Serve Rural Northwest Montana
Maxine Ann Lucas
NURSING
DOCTOR OF NURSING
PRACTICE
Lois J. Loescher, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing
Masresha Akalu
Jennifer Nicole McDaniel
NURSING
Shu-Fen Wung, Ph.D., R.N., ACNP-BC,
FAHA, FAAN, Nursing
Adherence to Evidence-Based Pharmacological
Guidelines and Outcomes for Heart Failure in
Primary Care Providers
Nicole Bencs
Nurse Practitioners’ Skin Cancer Prevention
Counseling to Adolescents
NURSING
Matthew J. Gallek, Ph.D., Nursing
Introduction of a Best Practice for
Ventriculostomy Management in the
Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
Denise Murray
NURSING
NURSING
Lorri Marie Phipps, DNP, Nursing
Cathleen L. Michaels, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN,
Nursing
Full Field Propagation Models and Methods for
Extreme Nonlinear Optics
Developing Educational Material to Promote
Awareness of Nicotine Use as a Significant
Risk Factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
A Data-Based Practice Model for Pessary
Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Quality
Improvement Project
Jodi Michele Wolff
Janet S. Bennett
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Jerome V. Moloney, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
REHABILITATION
Linda R. Shaw, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
The Intersection of Personal Assistance
Services and Transition Outcomes in
Neuromuscular Disease
Tzu-Yu Wu
OPTICAL SCIENCES
NURSING
Marylyn M. McEwen, Ph.D., APRN, BC,
Nursing
Multidisciplinary Approach to Quality
Improvement Intervention to Increase
Performance of Comprehensive Diabetic
Foot Examinations in American Indians/
Native Alaskans
Arthur F. Gmitro, Ph.D., Radiology
Jennifer Renee Creighton
Design of Confocal Microendscopy for
Fallopian Tube Imaging and Detection of
Esophageal Cancer
NURSING
Martha E. Youman
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Michelle M. Perfect, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Assessment of Reading and Dyslexia in
Spanish Speaking English Language Learners
Kate Goggin Sheppard, Ph.D., Nursing
Yogic Breathing for Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder: Designing an Application to
Supplement Learning and Overcome a
Stress State
Cameron Gene Duncan
Mohammad Jamal
Abdel Rahman
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Marwan M. Krunz, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Robust Cognitive Algorithms for Fast-Varying
Spectrum-Agile Wireless Networks
Iqbal Abdul Qadir Al Balushi
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION &
TEACHING
Linda R. Waugh, Ph.D., French & Italian
Critical Semiotic Order Theory: The
Misconstruction of Arab and Muslim
Identities and Voices in Hollywood Movies
NURSING
Kate Goggin Sheppard, Ph.D., Nursing
The Full Practice Authority Initiative: Lessons
Learned from Nevada
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As one of the first graduating classes at the University of Arizona, Mercedes Shibell entered the University
as a freshman (matriculation No. 5) in 1891 at the age of 15. Married and widowed twice, she became an
early career woman. She studied domestic science in San Francisco and worked for the Y.W.C.A. in food
management for 35 years. Her work took her to France for two years during World War I, and later to South
America. In 1960, she was honored at the University’s 75th anniversary. She died in Tucson on Sept. 14,
1965, at the age of 90.
Seth Peter Aleshire
Structures Formed from the PDGFR-ß Core
Promoter Nuclease Hypersensitivity Element
Fuzia Taher Elkekli
Jeffrey V. Bennett, Ph.D.,
Educational Leadership
Carlos Mauricio Carrillo Cruz
Gary Christopherson, Ph.D.,
Geography & Development
The Spectrum of Discourse and its
Implications for Critical Culturally Relevant
Pedagogy and Practice: A Case Study Utilizing
Critical Race Theory and Critical Discourse
Analysis
Christopher L. Castro, Ph.D.,
Atmospheric Sciences
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICY
Umar Amjad
CIVIL ENGINEERING &
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
Tribikram Kundu, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
& Engineering Mechanics
Multi-Component Structural Health
Assessment Using Guided Accoustic Waves
Laura Kathryn Andrews
SOCIOLOGY
Don S. Grant, II, Ph.D., Sociology
Kraig K Beyerlein
God is Great, God is Green: Evangelical and
Mainline Protestants in the Environmental
Movement
Christopher Wade Atcherley
CHEMISTRY
Michael L. Heien, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Voltammetric Measurements of Tonic and
Phasic Neurotransmission
Jouhayna Elie Bajjani
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Generating a More Unified Perspective of the
North American Monsoon Variability and
Change: From the Paleoclimate to Climate
Change Projection Timescales
Carl Henri Chancy
OPTICAL SCIENCES
James T. Schwiegerling, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
GEOGRAPHY
The Identity of the Medina, Tripoli, Libya:
Conservation and Urban Planning from the
Nineteenth Century to the Present
Omar Ignacio Felix Villar
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Avelino Eduardo Saéz, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Metals and Metalloids in Atmospheric Dust:
Use of Lead Isotopic Analysis for Source
Apportionment
Application of Fluidic Lens Technology to a
Portable Holographic Optical Element Adaptive
See-Through Phoropter
Katherine B. Follette
Binod K. Chaudhary
Filling in the Gaps: Illuminating (a) Clearing
Mechanisms in Transitional Protoplanetary
Disks, and (b) Quantitative Illiteracy among
Undergraduate Science Students
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
James Farrell, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Jonathan D. Chorover Ph.D.,
Soil Water & Environmental Science
Understanding Production and Regeneration
of Hybrid Fiber-Ferric Hydroxide Adsorbents
for Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water
Rebecca A. Cohen
ASTRONOMY
Laird M. Close, Ph.D., Astronomy
Liang Gao
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Russell S. Witte, Ph.D., Radiology
Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging of Human
Posterior Tibial Tendon
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Miranda E. Good
Nancy Mather, Ph.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
Janis M. Burt, Ph.D., Physiological Sciences
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
A Comparison of Schools: Teacher Knowledge
of Explicit Code-Based Reading Instruction
Role of Connexins in Post-ischemic Vascular
Remodeling
Well-Being, Self-Transcendence, and
Resilience in Parental Caregivers of Children
with Cancer
Jessica R. Crosby
Barbara Hackley
Samuel Joseph Birk
Expanding the Performance Envelope of
the Total Artificial Heart: Physiological
Characterization, Development of a Heart
Failure Model, and Evaluation Tool for
Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
NURSING
Terry A. Badger, Ph.D., Nursing
MANAGEMENT
Stephen W. Gilliland, Ph.D.,
Management & Organizations
Toward a General Model of Fairness Perception
Formation: A Critical Review and Revision of
Fairness Theory
Chantel C. Blackburn
MATHEMATICS
Rebecca H. McGraw, Ph.D., Mathematics
Mathematics According to Whom? Two
Elementary Teachers and Their Encounters
with the Mathematical Horizon
Katherine Elizabeth Brooks
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Richard W. Stoffle, Ph.D., Anthropology
Views on Collecting: Multiple Meanings and
Perspectives Surrounding Lower Colorado
River Yuman Women’s Beaded Capes
Robert V. Brown
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Laurence Hurley, Ph.D.,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Regulatory Significance and Molecular
Targeting of Novel Non-B-DNA Secondary
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Marvin J. Slepian. Ph.D., Medicine
Timothy Arthur Dabbert
NURSING
Kathleen C. Insel, Ph.D., Nursing
Prenatal Weight Gain: Relationship between
Food Cravings and Prenatal Weight Gain
Laun W. Hall
ANIMAL SCIENCES
Robert J. Collier, Ph.D., Animal Sciences
Genetic Analysis of Cotton Evaluated under
High Temperature and Water Deficit
The Evaluation of Micronutrients, Directfed Microbials, Transitional Substrates, and
ß-mercaptoacetate in Lactating Holstein Cows
on Changes in Physiological, Metabolism,
Hormonal and Production Responses During
Thermal Stress
Ingrid J. Daubar
Guanzhu Han
PLANT SCIENCES
Kenneth A. Feldmann, Ph.D.,
School of Plant Sciences
PLANETARY SCIENCES
Alfred S. McEwen, Ph.D.,
Planetary Sciences
ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Michael Worobey, Ph.D., Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology
New Dated Craters on Mars and the Moon:
Studies Of The Freshest Craters In The Solar
System
Paleovirology: Using Endogenous Retroviruses
within Animal Genomes to Understand the
Deep History of Retroviruses
J. Ryan Davis
Kyle C. Heideman
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
James C. Baygents, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Electrochemical Water Treatment
Technologies
22 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
OPTICAL SCIENCES
John E. Greivenkamp, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Surface Metrology of Contact Lenses in
Saline Solution
On Thanksgiving Day 1899, UA played its first intercollegiate game with the Tempe
Normal School (later to become ASU), which had a more seasoned team since it had
made an earlier start in football. Tempe won, 11-2, but the loyal local paper thought
the University “showed more skill and science … lacked the physical strength …
the Tempe team outweighed the Tucson team by about one-third.”
Edgardo M. HernandezAlvarado
Mark Jimenez-Canet
Rebecca A. Lybrand
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
Nathan J. Cherrington, Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
SOIL, WATER &
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Dominic V. McGrath, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Synthesis of Porphyrin Containing Molecular
Dyads for Radical-Cation Generation
Coordinated Regulation of Hepatic and Renal
Membrane Transporters in Experimental
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Oscar D. Herrera
Adam Michael Jones
OPTICAL SCIENCES
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Craig Rasmussen, Ph.D.,
Soil, Water & Environmental Science
The Effects of Climate and Landscape Position
on Soil Weathering and Soil Carbon Storage
in the Santa Catalina Mountain Critical Zone
Observatory of Southern Arizona
Robert A. Norwood, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Robert A. Norwood, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Alejandro V. Maldonado
Nonlinear Photonics in Waveguides for
Telecommunications
Design, Fabrication and Characterization of
High Density Silicon Photonic Components
James H. Burge, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Denise Y. Hill
Tiffany Kataria
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION & THE
TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Amy C. Kimme-Hea, Ph.D., English
PLANETARY SCIENCES
High Resolution Optical Surface Metrology
with the Slope Measuring Portable Optical Test
System
Adam P. Showman, Ph.D.,
Planetary Sciences
Martha Yamilett Martinez
Wrong Planet No More: Rhetorical Sensing
for the Neurodiverse College Composition
Classroom
Atmospheric Circulation of Hot Jupiters and
Super Earths
Dustin E. Hinkel
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
MATHEMATICS
Omid Kazemi
Marek R. Rychlik, Ph.D., Mathematics
Parviz E. Nikravesh, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Constructing Simultaneous Diophantine
Approximations of Certain Cubic Numbers
Comprehensive Tire Model for Multibody
Simulations
Galen P. Holt
Andrew Kowler
ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Peter L. Chesson, Ph.D.,
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Diversity Maintenance in Annual Plants and
Stream Communities: The Effects of Life
History and Environmental Structure on
Coexistence in a Variable Environment
Xinda Hu
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Hong Hua, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Nicholas J. Mastrandrea
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY
Serrine S. Lau, Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Lionel Alain Jean-Georges
Mathieu
Jong Chul Lee
Michael Hammond, Ph.D., Linguistics
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Roman L. Lysecky, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ashley Michele Liguori
MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY
Todd W. Vanderah, Ph.D., Pharmacology
Design Techniques for Timing Circuits in
Wireline and Wireless Communication
Systems
Consequences of Opioid Administration in
Cancer-induced Bone Pain: Using the Pitfalls
of Morphine Therapy to Develop Targeted
Adjunct Strategies
Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia
Chan Lin
INSECT SCIENCE
George Gehrels, Ph.D., Geosciences
Joaquin Ruiz Ph.D. Geosciences
Wulfila Gronenberg, Ph.D., Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology / Neurobiology
Timing and Rates of Precambrian Crustal
Genesis and Deformation in Northern South
America
Visual Specializations in the Brain of the Spliteyed Whirligig Beetle Dineutus sublineatus
Joy M. Jerauld
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Alejandra Lopez-Santiago
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Robert A. Norwood, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
David L. Wodrich, Ph.D., Disability &
Psychoeducational Studies
Magneto-Optic Polymers and Devices
Predicting Early Academic Achievement: An
Investigation of the Contribution of Executive
Function
Students in Sonora who have had Previous
Schooling Experiences in the United States:
Their Academic Capital
Late Pleistocene Paleohydrologic
Reconstructions and Radiocarbon Dating in
the Southeastern Basin and Range, USA
Deping Huang
GEOSCIENCES
Marie A. (Toni) Griego Jones, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
Pentoxifylline as an Adjuvant Therapy in Renal
Cancer
System-Level Observation Framework for NonIntrusive Runtime Monitoring of Embedded
Systems
Meiling (Janet) Wang, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION
Vance T. Holliday, Ph.D., Anthropology
GEOSCIENCES
Development of Depth-Fused
Multi-Focal-Plane Display Technology
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
OPTICAL SCIENCES
LINGUISTICS
The Influence of Unfamiliar Orthography on
L2 Phonolexical Acquisition
Marla Kyo Yamato McCall
NURSING
Pamela G. Reed, Ph.D., Nursing
Advanced Practice Nurses Self-Efficacy to
Treat Intimate Partner Violence as Related to
Professional, Workplace and Personal Factors
Gordon J. Meyer
CHEMISTRY
Richard Steven Glass, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Synthesis, Characterization and Mixed-Valence
Studies of Conformationally Constrained
Bisferrocenyl Complexes for the Study of
Through-Space S***π Interactions
Zachary D. Miles
BIOCHEMISTRY
Vahe Bandarian, Ph.D., Biochemistry
Discovery and Biochemical Studies of Enzymes
Involved in the Queuosine Biosynthetic
Pathway
James P. Miller
HIGHER EDUCATION
Jeffrey F. Milem, Ph.D., Higher Education
A Case Study of Antioch College: From Prestige
to Closure
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 23
1900. Usual and accepted transportation for a student picnic at Sabino
Canyon in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Rudy M. Molina Jr.
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Perry Gilmore, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
“I Wouldn’t Change Anything”: The Everyday
Realities of Living with Autism from a Parent’s
Perspective
Robert V. Morgan
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Jennifer Kathleen
Hendryx Parsons
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Russell A. Chipman, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Katherine Carl Payne
Biao Shu
MANAGEMENT
Moshe Dror, Ph.D., Management
Information Systems
Sai Srinivas
Nageshwaraniyergopalakrishnan
Martin Bailey Pepper
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
George Gehrels, Ph.D., Geosciences
Dayan Elshan Nakath
Gamlath Ralalage
CHEMISTRY
GEOSCIENCES
Crustal Genesis and Evolution of South
American Andes: Constraints from Detrital
Zircon U-Pb and Hf Isotope Data in Modern
Rivers
Pavan Kamal Sudheendra
Poluri
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Eugene A. Mash Jr., Ph.D., Chemistry
Ahmed Louri, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Targeting Melanocortin and Cholecystokinin
Receptors via Multivalent Molecules Bearing
Peptide Ligands
Fault Tolerant Network-on-Chip Router
Architectures for Multi-Core Architectures
Tongchao Nan
HYDROLOGY
Shlomo P. Neuman, Ph.D.,
Hydology & Water Resources
Scaling and Extreme Value Statistics of SubGaussian Fields with Application to Neutron
Porosity Data
Pedro N. Oblea
NURSING
Terry A. Badger, Ph.D., Nursing
Effect of Short-Term Separation on Behavioral
Health of Military Wives
Sean P. O’Connell
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Samuel H. Yalkowsky, Ph.D.,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hot-Melt Extrusion Through Syringes
Elizabeth Oladayo Okegbile
Thomas G. Bever, Ph.D., Linguistics
Processing and Acquisition of Scrambled
Sentences by Learners of Japanese as a
Second Language
Automated Route Generation for Bicycle Tours
of the United States
Simulation-Based Robust Revenue
Maximization of Coal Mines Using Response
Surface Methodology
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
ROx3: Retinal Oximetry Utilizing the
Blue-Green Oximetry Method
Experiments on the Rarefaction Wave Driven
Rayleigh-Taylor Instability
Young-Jun Son, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Yasumasa Shigenaga
Peter P. Polyvas
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Eniko T. Enikov, Ph.D., Aerospace &
Mechanical Engineering
Development and Evaluation of a MultiForce Sensor Based Trans-Palpebral Tactile
Tonometer
Gregory Leverette Powell
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Ralph F. Fregosi, Ph.D., Physiology
Developmental Nicotine Exposure and its
Effects on Morphology and Electrophysiology
of Hypoglossal Motoneurons in the Neonatal
Rat
Erick Reinaldo Rivera
Fernandez
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Francina Dominguez, Ph.D.,
Physics/Atmospheric Sciences
MINING, GEOLOGICAL &
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
Pinnnaduwa Kulatilake, Ph.D.,
Mining & Geological Engineering
Rock Slope Stability Investigations in
Three Dimensions For a Part of an Open Pit
Mine in USA
Breland Elise Smith
BIOCHEMISTRY
Christopher Hulme, Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Small Molecule Approaches Toward
Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease and
Colon Cancer
Sonya Christine Spolsky
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Shirin D. Antia, Ph.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
The Effects of the Self-Determined Learning
Model of Instruction (SDLMI) on the SelfDetermination and Goal Attainment of Deaf/
Hard-of-Hearing Middle School and High
School Students
Diana R. Stovern
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Eric Betterton, Ph.D.,
Atmospheric Sciences
Impacts of the Atmospheric Environment on
Tropical Cyclone Size and Structure Changes
Michael Kelly Stovern
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Eric Betterton, Ph.D.,
Atmospheric Sciences
Development of a Dust Deposition Forecast
Model for a Mine Tailings Impoundment
Tianquan Su
OPTICAL SCIENCES
James H. Burge, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Atmospheric Rivers and Cool Season Extreme
Precipitation Events in Arizona
Aspherical Metrology for Non-Specular
Surfaces with the Scanning Long-Wave Optical
Test System
South Sudanese Refugee Women’s Healthcare
Access and Use
Felicia Amelia Robinson
Susan J. Thomas
Luis E. Oquendo Galarza
Carol J. (June) Maker, Ph.D.,
Special Education, Rehabilitation & School
Psychology
NURSING
Melissa M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Nursing
CHEMISTRY
Dominic V. McGrath, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Modification of Indium Tin Oxide Surfaces
with Phosphonic Acid Functionalized
Phthalocyanines
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Literacy Connections: Early Literacy
Interventions for Young Children from At-Risk
Populations
Lynn A. Rowe
NURSING
Matthew J. Gallek, Ph.D., Nursing
Predictive Factors of Intensive Care Length of
Stay in Liver Transplant Recipients
24 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
ENGLISH
Gerald C. Monsman, Ph.D., English
Hideous Progeny: Postcolonial Fiction and the
Gothic Tradition
Brandon Jay Thompson
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Todd W. Vanderah, Ph.D., Pharmacology
Hypoxia/Reoxygenation Stress Modulates
Atorvastatin Transport at the Blood-Brain
Barrier: A Role for Organic Anion Transporting
Polypeptide
1898. Two students from preparatory class pose on the porch of East Cottage in what
Charles P. Richmond termed bicycle costumes.
Henry R. Timmers
Kashica Jataun Webber
Abir Hassan Zihri
PHYSICS
NURSING
FRENCH
Arvinder Singh Sandhu, Ph.D., Physics
Lois J. Loescher, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing
Resolving Molecular Electron Dynamics with
Ultrafast, XUV Spectroscopy
The Relationship of Personal and
Environmental Factors and Physical Activity
in Parents of Young African American Children
Lise H. Leibacher, Ph.D., French & Italian
Carine Bourget Ph.D. French & Italian
Stacy Joy Tollefson
AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS
ENGINEERING
Melissa L. Weinrich
Gene A. Giacomelli, Ph.D.,
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Vicente A. Talanquer, Ph.D., Chemistry
Compost Water Extracts and Suppression
of Root Rot (F. SOLANI F. SP. PISI) in Pea:
Factors of Suppression and a Potential New
Mechanism
Jason R. Torrey
SOIL, WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCE
Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D., Microbiology
& Immunology / Soil, Water &
Environmental Science / Public Health
Antimicrobial Properties of Metal and MetalHalide Nanoparticles and their Potential
Applications
Vladimer Tsiklashvili
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Experiments on the Richtmyer-Meshkov
Instability with an Imposed, Random Initial
Perturbation
Kenichiro Tsukamoto
ANTHROPOLOGY
Takeshi Inomata, Ph.D., Anthropology
Building Ritual Landscapes: The Hieroglyphic
Stairway at the Classic Maya Center of El
Palmar, Campeche, Mexico
Sankaranarayanan Veeramoni
Mythili
CHEMISTRY
Mapping Student Thinking in Chemical
Synthesis
Dong Xu
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Young-Jun Son, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
An Integrated Simulation, Learning and
Game-theoretic Framework for Supply Chain
Competition
Haili Xu
MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY
Marilyn Halonen, Ph.D.,
Microbiology & Immunology /
Pharmacology
Serrine S. Lau Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Discovery and Validation of Early Life Plasma
Protein Biomarkers for Childhood Asthma
Représentations de l'identité Palestinienne
chez Sanbar et Salah
DEGREES
CONFERRED
MAY 2015
DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY
Alora D. Anderson
Stephanie Bourn-MacDonald
Kelly Elizabeth Breese
Harold A. Couch
Andrew Martin Golboro
James Hudson Griffitts
Gina Miller
Nydia M. Quintero
Nicholas E. Ramirez
Johnna Tanji
Curtis Huddleston Vanture
PSYCHOLOGY
EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS
Amanda Paulette Belcher
Lynn Nadel, Ph.D., Psychology
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Debiasing the Courtroom: Using Behavioral
Insights to Avoid and Mitigate Cognitive Biases
Emily Marie Brestel
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Chi Yuan
Judith Sophia Daniel
David V. Yokum
ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Peter L. Chesson, Ph.D.,
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Jordan Elizabeth Lostutter
Perennial Plant Models to Study Species
Coexistence in a Variable Environment
Carl S. Miller III
Stephen G. Kobourov, Ph.D.,
Computer Science
Han Zhang
Karina Noemi Muñoz
How to Color a Map
Leilei Peng, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Ryan Watson
Superresolution Nonlinear Structured
Illumination Microscopy by Stimulated
Emission Depletion
COMPUTER SCIENCE
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.,
Family & Consumer Sciences
Inquiries into Sexual Minority Youth and
Young Adults Over Time and Across Cultures
Constance Watters-Miles
REHABILITATION
Amos P. Sales, Ed.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
Jane N. Erin Ph.D. Disability &
Psychoeducational Studies
Factors Associated with the Successful
Vocational Rehabilitation of Individuals with
Usher Syndrome: A Qualitative Study
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Ye Zhang
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Haitao Liao, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Advanced Data Analysis and Test Planning for
Highly Reliable Products
Lei Zhu
CIVIL ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING
MECHANICS
Yi-Chang Chiu, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
Routing Map Topology Analysis and
Application
Robert L. Ritter
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Donna Lynn Talbot
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION
Kevin James Corner
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
John L. Taylor, Ph.D.,
Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Exploring the Reliability and Validity of
Research Instruments to Examine Secondary
School PrincipalsÍ Authentic Leadership
Behavior and Psychological Capital
N Kathy Spicer
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
L. (Kris) Bosworth, Ph.D.,
Educational Leadership
Information Seeking of Principals
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 25
The first “bunk beds” at the UA. Bottom cot turned upside-down, top cot
placed on bottom cot’s legs. Probably in South Hall.
Two students sharing a dormitory room in South Hall.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Hugh Currie Thompson IV
Keith Kent
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
NURSING
Jeffrey V. Bennett, Ph.D.,
Educational Leadership
Sheila M. Gephart, Ph.D., Nursing
Curtis Acosta
The Development of an Auditing Tool for
Monitoring Adherence to a Sedation Protocol
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Factors Affecting the Outcomes of Charter
School Renewal Decisions in Arizona
DOCTOR OF NURSING
PRACTICE
Angela Armenta
NURSING
Elizabeth D. Knight
NURSING
Carolyn J. Merkle, Ph.D., Nursing
Psychosocial Stress and Delayed Wound
Healing: A Novel Approach to Increase Nursing
Awareness and Knowledge
Marylyn M. McEwen, Ph.D., APRN, BC,
Nursing
Charissa Anyel Lopez
Program Ealuation of a Motivational
Interviewing Program for Rural Healthcare
Providers
Kate Goggin Sheppard, Ph.D., Nursing
NURSING
Luis C. Moll, Ph.D.,
Language Reading & Culture
The Impact of Humanizing Pedagogies
and Curriculum upon the Identities, Civic
Engagement and Political Activism of
[email protected] Youth
Brittany Admire
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Samuel H. Yalkowsky, Ph.D.,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Barriers to Practice: Psychotherapy and the
Pychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The Estimation of Biologically and
Environmentally Relevant Properties of
Organic Compounds
Paula Frances
Christianson-Silva
Samantha Sophia Peckham
Sun Young Ahn
NURSING
NURSING
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Janet DuBois, DNP, Nursing
Sabrina V. Helm, Ph.D.,
Family & Consumer Sciences
Janet DuBois, DNP, Nursing
A Study of the Influence of Doctor of
Nursing Practice Education on Nurse
Practitioner Practice
Evaluating the Readiness of Nevada
Nurse Practitioners for Clinical Practice
Post-Graduation Utilizing the New Nurse
Practitioners’ Prepardness for Practice Survey
David Alan Eisenbise
Colleen Shortall Rodigas
NURSING
Marylyn M. McEwen, Ph.D., APRN, BC,
Nursing
Diabetes Tele-health Program for Hispanic
Veterans: Program Evaluation
Mary Kathleene Estrada
NURSING
Judith A. Berg, Ph.D., R.N.C., WHNP, FAAN,
FAANP, Nursing
Change to Sustainable Choice: The Role of
Preference-Inconsistent Information
Dhfer Mahdi D. Al Shayban Sr.
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
NURSING
J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D., Pharmacy
Leslie S. Ritter, Ph.D., Nursing
Assessing Nutritional Status of the Post-Acute
Liver Transplant Patient
Modeling the Clinical and Economic
Outcomes of Valsartan Centric Regimens for
Hypertensive Patients
Marilyn Rose Schatz
Fahd Alalwi
NURSING
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Shu-Fen Wung, Ph.D., R.N., ACNP-BC,
FAHA, FAAN, Nursing
Peter M. Ecke, Ph.D., German Studies
Paternal Depression Screening Practices of
Healthcare Providers
Alarm Fatigue: A Survey of Nursing Practice
to Study the Decision-Making Process in
Response to Monitor Alarms
The Development of Intercultural Competence:
Saudi Students in the USA
Melissa Leann Ferrell
Brooke Tanner
COMPUTER SCIENCE
NURSING
Kate Goggin Sheppard, Ph.D., Nursing
Sublingual Immunotherapy
Cristianna Garcia
NURSING
Sheila M. Gephart, Ph.D., Nursing
Early Intervention: Preemie Parent
Perspectives and Barriers to Participation
Shanon Renee Harper
NURSING
Matthew J. Gallek, Ph.D., Nursing
Implementation of the ABCDEF Bundle: The
Prevention and Treatment of Delirium
Kaniz F. Islam
NURSING
NURSING
Muhammad Jawaherul Alam
Terry A. Badger, Ph.D., Nursing
Stephen G. Kobourov, Ph.D.,
Computer Science
Implementation of a Depression Screening
Program in Long Term Care
Contact Representations of Graphs in 2D
and 3D
Susan Lynn Thompson
Andrey S. Alenin
NURSING
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Lois J. Loescher, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing
J. Scott Tyo, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Provider Identification of Hepatitis C Virus
(HCV) Risk Factors at Inmate Intake to Prison
Matrix Structure for Information-Driven
Polarimeter Design
Vanessa Velez
Kameswari Ananthakrishnan
NURSING
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Lorri Marie Phipps, DNP, Nursing
Ronald M. Lynch, Ph.D., Physiology
Implementing Child Maltreatment Prevention
into the Clinical Setting: an On-Line Learning
Tutorial for Advanced Practice Nurses
Evaluating Glucagon Like Peptide-1/Yohimbine
Multivalent Ligand as a b-cell Specific
Targeting and Therapeutic Agent
Luz M. Wiley, DNP, Nursing
Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
(COPD) Exacerbation by Improving the
Management of Patients with COPD in an
Outpatient
26 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Donald Nathan Anderson
ANTHROPOLOGY
Ana Alonso, Ph.D., Anthropology
Navigating Dangerous Space: An Ethnography
of Mexico City Taxicabs
In late August 1899, the former
Horticulturalist’s Cottage was remodeled and
refurnished for classes in domestic science,
and from then until 1908, it was known as
the Domestic Science Cottage—a humble
beginning for a later-day School of Home
Economics.
Jennifer G. Andrews
Samantha M. Behunin
Stefan Bringuier
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Anita D. Bhappu, Ph.D.,
Family & Consumer Sciences
John Konhilas, Ph.D., Physiology
Krishna Muralidharan, Ph.D.,
Materials Science & Engineering
A Qualitative Study to Elucidate Consumer
Couponing Rejection
Gustavo Eduardo Angeles Diaz
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Luis C. Moll, Ph.D.,
Language Reading & Culture
The Effects of Social and Psychological
Variables on the Academic Achievement of
Children in a Southwest Community
Julie S. Armin
ANTHROPOLOGY
Regulation by Liver Kinase B1 and AMPActivated Protein Kinase in the Rodent Heart
Sarah Elizabeth Bengston
ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Anna R. Dornhaus, Ph.D.,
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / BIO 5
Maintaining Inter-Colony Variation:
Behavioral Syndromes at the Colony Level
Rafael Ricardo Bernal
Covarrubias
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Mechanical Properties of Symmetric tilt Grain
Boundaries in Silicon and Silicon Carbide: A
Molecular Dynamics Study
Mette Jean Brogden
ANTHROPOLOGY
Mark A. Nichter, Ph.D., Anthropology
Precarious Belonging: An Ethnography of
Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. after 9-11
Johnathan William Brownlee
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Erdogan Madenci, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Raymond K. Kostuk, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Organizing Care: U.S. Health Policy, Social
Inequality and the Work of Cancer Treatment
Biomechanical Assessment of a Human
Joint under Natural and Clinically Modified
Conditions: The Shoulder
Improved Holographic Recording Materials for
Volume Holographic Imaging Systems
Megan N. Aros-O’Malley
Annette Orozco Bhatia
MANAGEMENT
Susan J. Shaw, Ph.D.,
School of Anthropology
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
David L. Wodrich, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
School Psychologists and Assessment of
Attention and Memory: What Influences
Practices when Epilepsy is Present?
Milos Babic
NEUROSCIENCE
Alan J. Nighorn, Ph.D., Neuroscience
Molecular Mechanisms of Mitochondrial
Transport in Neurons
James Darrach Brushwood
HIGHER EDUCATION
Dan S. Dhaliwal, Ph.D., Accounting
Jenny J. Lee, Ph.D., Higher Education
Peer Accounting Information and the Use of
Peer-Based Multiples for IPO Valuation
The Cosmopolitan Guru: Non-Native Indian
Faculty Career Trajectory in Western Countries
Camille L. Birch
Colleen M. Burkett
CHEMISTRY
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
John Konhilas, Ph.D., Physiology
Sex Difference in the Development of Familial
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Energetics
Perspective
Mark L. Blair
Jeanne E. Pemberton, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Understanding Dynamic Properties of PDMS
Interfaces: Correlation of Interfacial Molecular
Structure and Dynamics and Analysis of Fluid
Flow Field Penetration
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Brenda I. Bustillos
Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox, Ph.D.,
American Indian Studies
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Yi-Chang Chiu, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
Understanding the Role of Sonochemical
and Sono-Electrochemical Parameters in
Semiconductor Cleaning
Taking the Next Step: Promoting Native
American Student Success in American
Indian/Native American Studies Graduate
Programs
Investigation and Modeling of Professional
Interpersonal Networks in the Transportation
Planning and Modeling Community
Dylan J. Baun
Vaibhav Joga Singh Bora
GEOGRAPHY
Rajesh Balachandran
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Manish K. Keswani, Ph.D.,
Materials Science & Engineering
MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN
STUDIES
Leila Hudson, PhD.,
Middle Eastern & North African Studies
Winning the People: Popular Organizations,
Street Politics and Practices of Violence in MidTwentieth Century Lebanon
Jonathan Edward Beagles
MANAGEMENT
Keith G. Provan, Ph.D., Public
Administration & Policy
Collaboration Within Networks: Roles,
Information and Equality in an International
Non-Governmental Organization
Alan C. Beaudrie
HIGHER EDUCATION
Gary D. Rhoades, Ph.D., Higher Education
Professionalization of Professional Academic
Advising
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Harrison H. Barrett, Ph.D.,
Radiology / Optical Sciences
Melinda K. Butterworth
Andrew C. Comrie, Ph.D., School of
Geography & Development
Photon and Photoelectron Statistics in
Scintillators
Climate, Ecology, and the Socio-Political
Dimensions of Mosquito-Borne Disease in the
Southern United States
Ian Borukhovich
Daniel Calleros Villarreal
SPANISH
BIOCHEMISTRY
Matthew H.J. Cordes, Ph.D.,
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Uncovering Universal Signals of Evolutionary
Selection on the Relations Between Sequence
Hydrophobicity and Protein Structure
Leonard Kofi Bright Jr.
CHEMISTRY
Craig A. Aspinwall, Ph.D., Chemistry
Construction of Ion Channel Functionalized
Detector for Microchip Separations
Malcolm A. Compitello, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Laura Gutierrez-Escarpita, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Digital Narratives and Linguistic Articulations
of Mexican Identities in Emergent Media:
Race, Lucha Libre Masks and Mock Spanish
Rosanne M. Carlo
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Theresa Enos, Ph.D., English
Unfolding and Enfolding Rhetorical Ethos:
Stylistic, Material and Place-Based Approaches
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 27
The original “Wildcats”—the 1914 football team.
Conor J. Cash
Katherine O’Donnell
Christoffersen
Andrea Katharine Davis
GEOGRAPHY
Sallie A. Marston, Ph.D.,
Geography & Regional Development
SECOND LANGUAGE
ACQUISITION & TEACHING
LouAnn Gerken, Ph.D.,
Psychology / Cognitive Sciences
Global Trauma, Stolen Labor and the PreConditions of the Present: Drug Policy and the
New Enclosures
Ana Maria Carvalho, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Multiple Talkers Only Helps Less Proficient
Learners
Language Choice and Code-Switching among
Sequential and Simultaneous Bilingual
Children: An Analysis of Grammatical,
Functional and Identity-Related Patterns
JerMara C. Davis
Antonella D. M. Cassia
TRANSCULTURAL GERMAN STUDIES
Barbara Kosta, Ph.D., German Studies
Saudi Arabia in the German Speaking
Imagination: An Analysis of the
Representation of Saudi Arabia in Travel and
Pilgrimage Narratives, Visual Culture and
Online Media
Katie Elizabeth Caviness
GENETICS
Felicia D. Goodrum Flood, Ph.D.,
Immunobiology
Complex Gene Expression and Interplay of
the UL136 Protein Isoforms Influence Human
Cytomegalovirus Persistence
Melisa P. Celaya
EPIDEMIOLOGY
Robin B. Harris, Ph.D.,
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Evaluation of the Effect of a Medically
Supervised, Multidisciplinary Obesity
Management Program on the Health, Personal
Wellness and Productivity of Hospital Staff
Members
Hsiang Ling Chen
NATURAL RESOURCES
John L. Koprowski, Ph.D.,
Wildlife & Fisheries Science
Barrier Effects of Roads and Traffic on Animal
Occurrence, Space Use and Movement
Te-Chuan Chen
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Hao Xin, Ph.D.,
Physics / Electrical & Computer
Engineering
Novel Electromagnetic Structure, Circuit and
Material for Microwave Engineering
April Therese Chiriboga
GEOSCIENCES
Steven W. Leavitt, Ph.D., Dendrochronology
Paul R. Sheppard, Ph.D., Dendrochronology
Longitudinal Variation in Wood Accumulation
Along the Stem of Populus Grandidentata:
Implications for Forest Carbon Monitoring
Laee Choi
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Sherry L. Lotz, Ph.D.,
Family & Consumer Sciences
Exploring Antecedents and Consequences
of Customer Organizational Citizenship
Behaviors (COCBs) through Customer CoCreation Valuation
Joon-Beom Chu
ANTHROPOLOGY
Norma Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D.,
Anthropology
Barring the Unsound: Language, Agency,
and Institutional Power in US Mock Trial
Competitions
Amy Elizabeth Clark
ANTHROPOLOGY
Steven L. Kuhn, Ph.D., Anthropology
Spatial Structure and the Temporality of
Assemblage Formation: A Comparative
Study of Seven Open Air Middle Paleolithic
Sites in France
Shannon A. Corkery
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Melissa A. Curran, Ph.D.,
Family & Consumer Sciences
Relational Sacrifices and Commitment in
Close Relationships
Daniel R. Cormode
PHYSICS
Alex Cronin, Ph.D.,
Physics / Optical Sciences
Photovoltaic Powerplants at Small and
Large Scales
Rebecca M. Crocker
ANTHROPOLOGY
Thomas E. Sheridan, Ph.D., Anthropology
El Dolor Se Enferma: An Embodied
Ethnographic Study of the Health Impacts of
Migration from Mexico to Tucson, Arizona
Ewan Colin Crosbie
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Armin Sorooshian, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
LINGUISTICS
TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION
Marie A. (Toni) Griego Jones, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
Race and Class: An Intergenerational Study of
“Privileged” African Americans Educated in
Predominantly White and Integrated Suburban
Schools
Charles H. Davis III
HIGHER EDUCATION
Gary D. Rhoades, Ph.D., Higher Education
Activist Millennials: An Exploration of Culture,
Activism and the Mediated Lives of Millennials
in Postsecondary Contexts
Jessica Lauren De La Ossa
GEOGRAPHY
John Paul Jones III, Ph.D.,
Geography & Development
The Politics of Proximity and Distance: Cynical
Citizenship along the US-Mexico Border
Ernesto Leon De la
Rosa-Carrillo
ART HISTORY & EDUCATION
Elizabeth J. Garber, Ph.D., Art
On the Language of Internet Memes
Celeste Ann Del Russo
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Cristina D. Ramirez, Ph.D., English
Rhetorical (Re)Invention in the Archives: A
Pedagogy of Memory for Communities and
Writing Studies Classrooms
Veysi Demir
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Composite Materials for Photonic Device
Applications
Neha Rajendra Deshpande
Aerosol and Gas-Phase Characteristics in
Relation to Meteorology: Case Studies in
Populated Arid Settings
IMMUNOBIOLOGY
Desiree W. Cueto
Impact of Time on the Size, Shape and Effector
Responses of CD4 T Cells
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Kathleen G. Short, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
What We Don’t Tell; We Write: Messages
for Black Girls in YA Literature
Allison Rosemary Davis
ANTHROPOLOGY
Thomas K. Park, Ph.D., Anthropology
Mamadou Baro, Ph.D., Anthropology
International Migration and Local Equality:
Changing Household Dynamics in
Northeastern Senegal
28 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Ph.D.,
Immunobiology
Tom Hong Do
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION & THE
TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Thomas P. Miller, Ph.D., English
Negotiated Identities of Second Generation
Vietnamese Heritage Speakers: Implications
for the Multilingual Composition Classroom
Linda Kae Don
HIGHER EDUCATION
Gary D. Rhoades, Ph.D., Higher Education
James Fred “Pop’ McKale came to Tucson in 1911 to accept a job at Tucson High School. His state
championship baseball teams were known for their victories embarrassing the college teams at the UA
and Tempe Normal. A student petition was presented to University President A. H. Wilde, asking him to
hire McKale as athletic director and coach of all UA sports. Although he was opposed to the hiring, Wilde
announced McKale’s appointment on June 2, 1914, at a salary of $1,700 per year.
Wilde’s successor, Rufus B. von KleinSmid, was not much more enthused with the benefits of collegiate
athletics, and records for 1915 show that McKale’s total appropriation to run his program amounted to $835!
Sarah Doore
Catherine Margaret Elder
James Christian DeVries Fisher
PLANT PATHOLOGY
PLANETARY SCIENCES
ECONOMICS
Bentley A. Fane, Ph.D., Plant Science
Adam P. Showman, Ph.D.,
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Mark A. Walker, Ph.D., Economics
Barriers to Horizontal Gene Transfer and the
Preservation of Microvirus Clades
Courtney M. Dorroll
The Effects of Melt on Impact Craters on Icy
Satellites and on the Dynamics of Io’s Interior
NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
Elizabeth M. Ellis-Marino
Leila Hudson, Ph.D.,
Middle Eastern & North African Studies
HISTORY
Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Ph.D., History
The Spatial Politics of Turkey’s Justice
and Development Party: On Erdoganian
Neo-Ottomanism
Noble Self-Image and Political Resistance in
Confessional Paderborn
Jessica M. Driscoll
HYDROLOGY
Thomas Meixner, Ph.D.,
Hydrology & Water Resources
Impacts of Climate Change in SnowmeltDominated Alpine Catchments: Development
and Assessment of Comparative Methods to
Quantify the Role of Dynamic Storage and
Subsurface Hydrologic Flowpath Structure
Thad Michael Dugan
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICY
Rose M. Ylimaki, Ph.D.,
Educational Policy Studies & Practice
The Transformative Power of Social Justice and
Leadership: Self, School, and Community
Gabriela G. Dumitrascu
TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION
Erin E. Turner, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
Marta Civil, Ph.D., Mathematics
Ways of Generalization: Ways to Develop
Mathematical Practices in Elementary School
Erin L. Durban-Albrecht
GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES
Eithne Luibheid, Ph.D.,
Gender & Women’s Studies
Laura Briggs, Ph.D., Women’s Studies
Postcolonial Homophobia: United States
Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational
Circulation of Antigay Sexual Politics
Emery R. Eaves
ANTHROPOLOGY
Mark A. Nichter, Ph.D., Anthropology
TMD Reevisted: Appreciating the Work
of Illness, the Balancing of Risks, and the
Construction of Moral Identity Involved in
Dealing with Chronic Pain
Taylor A. Edwards
NATURAL RESOURCES
Melanie Culver, Ph.D., Natural Resources
A Biogeographic Perspective of Speciation
among Desert Tortoises in the Genus Gopherus
Roxanne Michelle Edwinson
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Michelle M. Perfect, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Universal Intervention for School-age
Foster Care Children: How Pre-Removal
Characteristics Predict Behavioral
Health Services
Essays in Game Theory on Investment and
Social Organization
Timothy J. Flannery
ECONOMICS
Andreas Blume, Ph.D., Economics
Jerrie Fairbanks
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Linda S. Powers, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
LED Excitation and Photomultiplier Tube
Biasing and Gating Circuitry for Fluorescence
Instrumentation
Three Essays on the Incentives and
Design of Survey Techniques
Steven E. Foldi
ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Michael L. Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Zoology
Temporal and Spatial Variation in Insect Seed
Predator Communities on Mesquite
(Prosopis spp.)
Sonja K. Fordham
Xiang Fan
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION &
TEACHING
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Linda R. Waugh, Ph.D., French & Italian
Harrison H. Barrett, Ph.D.,
Radiology / Optical Sciences
Teacher Feedback Stance and Student
Response in the ESL Composition Classroom
Prototype CT System Using
Lens-Coupled Camera
Stephen J. Simon Franklin
Jacobo Israel Favela
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Jeanne E. Pemberton, Ph.D., Chemistry
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Paul B. Myrdal, Ph.D.,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Semi-Transparent Metal Nanostructures as
Bottom Contacts in Organic Photo-Voltaics.
Preformulation of Topical Chemopreventive
Agents and the Solubility Estimation of
Hydrated Solutes
Nayalin Pinho Feller
Kathryn N. Gallien
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
HISTORY
Iliana Reyes, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Jadwiga E. Pieper, Ph.D., History
The Role of Peers and Translanguaging in
the Development of Bilingual, Biliterate and
Bicultural Young Indigenous Children at Teko
Marangatu, Brazil
Daniel B. Ferguson
Delivering the Nation, Raising the State:
The Politics of Race and Gender in Bolivia’s
Obstetric Movement, 1980-1982
Paul David Gensheimer
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Richard W. Ziolkowski, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
GEOGRAPHY
Connie A. Woodhouse, Ph.D., Geography
Diana M. Liverman, Ph.D.,
Latin American Studies / Geogrpahy
PIC Modeling of Traveling Wave Tubes
Reconciling Different Views of the Same
Horizon: Transdisciplinary Research in
Support of Climate Change Adaptation
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Amanda Jolene Fields
Multistage Stochastic Programming and its
Applications in Energy Systems Modeling
and Optimization
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION & THE
TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Mehdi Golari
Neng Fan, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Thomas P. Miller, Ph.D., English
Zuleima Gonzalez Morales
Critical Lattice: The Coalitional Practices and
Potentialities of the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam
SPANISH
Andrew Finley
Katia da Costa Bezerra, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Dan S. Dhaliwal, Ph.D., Accounting
Luisa Capetillo y Patrícia Galvão - Voces de la
Transición: Negociación y Reconstrucción de
la Condición Femenina
The Impact of Large Tax Settlements on Firms’
Subsequent Tax and Financial Reporting
Robert Edward Gordon
MANAGEMENT
ART HISTORY & EDUCATION
Paul E. Ivey, Ph.D., Art
The Heart in the Matter: Design, Belief and a
History of Buddhist Architecture in America
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 29
In time the players got “uniforms”: padded canvas pants, old shoes to
which a local shoemaker attached cleats, shoulder pads made of old
shirts and stuffed into their playing shirts. No headgear at all. “Training”
consisted of getting up early and running four or five miles—perhaps as
far as Fort Lowell and back—before showering and going to class.
Sage Green and Silver were the colors of the University of Arizona’s
first football team.
Nadia Regina Granados
Jeffrey Wyatt Hanlon
Amy Christine Hickman
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Luis C. Moll, Ph.D.,
Language Reading & Culture
Edella Schlager, Ph.D.,
Public Administration & Policy
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Mapping Mobilities as Transformative
Practices: Dual Language Graduates’
Bilingualism and Biliteracy across
Spatiotemporal Dimensions
Maintaining Robust Resource Governance:
Mechanisms of Formal Institutional Change in
a Federal Bargain
Re-Centering Medical Expertise within
Communities: Promotoras and the Rhetorical
Economy of Health
Dustin K. Harshman
Alex Hollingsworth
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
ECONOMICS
Jeong-Yeol Yoon, Ph.D.,
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Price V. Fishback, Ph.D., Economics
Michael Wayne Gravitt Jr.
HIGHER EDUCATION
Jeffrey F. Milem, Ph.D., Higher Education
A Bourdieuian Approach to Social Capital:
Interclass and Intraclass Differences in How
Caucasian and Latino/a Students Acquire
Cultural Capital
Jared James Griebel
CHEMISTRY
Dong-Chul (Jeffrey) Pyun, Ph.D., Chemistry
Direct Utilization of Elemental Sulfur for Novel
Copolymeric Materials
George Mark Grimes
MANAGEMENT
Jay F. Nunamaker Jr., Ph.D.,
Management Information Systems
Joseph S. Valacich, Ph.D,
Management Information Systems
Droplet Manipulation and Droplet
Microfluidics for Rapid Amplification and
Real-Time Detection of Nucleic Acids
Megan Hauser
POLITICAL SCIENCE
John P. Willerton Jr., Ph.D.,
Political Science
Electoral Competition in Hybrid Regimes:
Examining the Candidate and Political Party
Behavior in Competitive and Hegemonic
Authoritarian Regimes
Jennifer Marie Heckler
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Adela C. Licona, Ph.D., English
Understanding the Determinants and Impacts
of Healthcare Access
Joshua Ryan Holst
ANTHROPOLOGY
Thomas K. Park, Ph.D., Anthropology
Mamadou A. Baro, Ph.D., Anthropology
Development and Conflict at the Ecological
Margins: Grassroots Approaches to Democracy
and Natural Resources in Ecuador, Indonesia,
and the United States
Cristina Howard
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
Matthew B. Sullivan, Ph.D.,
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Theresa Enos, Ph.D., English
Phage Fate: Infection Dynamics and Outcomes
in a Marine Virus-Host System
Analysis of Human Computer Interaction
Behavior for Assessment of Affect, Cognitive
Load, and Credibility
(Re)Constituting Jim W. Corder’s Post-Process
Pedagogies: Hunting for Multimodality in
Introductory Composition
Jingjing Huang
Yekaterina G. Grover
Sunny K. Hegwood
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Feng-hsi Liu, Ph.D., East Asian Studies
Nancy J. Parezo, Ph.D.,
Anthropology / American Indian Studies
Competition Between V2 of RVC and Verb-Final
LE in L2 Learners Mandarin Interlanguage
Pierre-Yves Philippe Guerder
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Pierre A. Deymier, Ph.D.,
Materials Science & Engineering
Theoretical and Numerical Study of Nonlinear
Phononic Crystals
Amauri Francisco
Gutierrez Coto
SPANISH
Melissa A. Fitch, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Homoafectividad y Nueva Izquierda en
América Latina
Amy Cathleen Hamman
ART HISTORY & EDUCATION
Stacie G. Widdifield, Ph.D., Art
Eyeing Alameda Park: Topographies of Culture,
Class and Cleanliness in Bourbon Mexico City,
1700-1800
Keith S. Hankins
PHILOSOPHY
David J. Schmidtz, Ph.D., Philosophy
Maternal and Child Health Disparities among
Native American Women in Oklahoma: A
Secondary Analysis of Health Behaviors, Prior
Well-being, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes,
2004-2011
Forrest S.E. Helfrich
CHEMISTRY
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Feng-hsi Liu, Ph.D., East Asian Studies
The Learning of Verbal Resultative Component
by Second Language Learners of Mandarin
with Different First Languages
Tianfang Huang
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY
Todd D. Camenisch, Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Mechanism of Arsenical Toxicity on TGFbeta
Signaling and Genetic Regulation During
Cardiac Progenitor Cell Differentiation
Vicki H. Wysocki, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Yiming Huang
Protein, Peptide and Crosslinked Amino Acid
Discovery: The Analysis of Biomolecules for
Health and Nutrition Applications
Dominic V. McGrath, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Kristin I. Helland
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Linda R. Waugh, Ph.D., French & Italian
Multilingualism and Code-Switching
in Popular Culture and Literary Texts: A
Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis
Elizabeth Henson
HISTORY
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis of Perylenediimide Derivatives for
Multi-Chromophoric Surface Bound Molecular
Heterojunctions
Adam M. Hudson
GEOSCIENCES
Jay Quade, Ph.D., Geosciences
Regional Precipitation Response to Enhanced
Monsoon Circulation through the Holocene
using Closed-basin Paleolakes on the Tibetan
Plateau
William H. Beezley, Ph.D., History
James Edward Hughes Hallett
Madera 1965: Obsessive Simplicity, the
Agrarian Dream, and Che
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
Embracing Moral Luck
30 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Andrew P. Capaldi, Ph.D.,
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Systems Level Analysis of TORC1 Pathway
Signaling in S. cerevisiae
1904. Two students sharing a dormitory room in South Hall.
Elliot Imler
Alexandra Pocek Joosse
Wendy Michele Koosmann
NEUROSCIENCE
POLITICAL SCIENCE
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Alan J. Nighorn, Ph.D., Neuroscience
H. Brinton Milward, Ph.D.,
Government & Public Policy
Michelle M. Perfect, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Understanding Power in Collaborative
Networks
Neuropsychological Profiles and Predictors
of Reading Performance of Children with
Developmental Delay with and without
Cognitive Difficulties
The Neuroprotective Role of Cysteine String
Protein in Endocytosis
Saumya Jain
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
Hanna F. Fares, Ph.D.,
Molecular & Cellular Biology
The Analysis of Composition and Regulation
of Stress Granules in S. cerevisiae
Erin T. Jordan
ARID LANDS RESOURCE SCIENCES
Michael A. Crimmins, Ph.D.,
Soil, Water & Environmental Sciences
Arid Land Flood Risk Assessment
Dooseok Jang
Darold H. Joseph
ECONOMICS
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Mark W. Stegeman, Ph.D., Economics
Todd V. Fletcher, Ph.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
Alfredo J. Artiles, Ph.D., Education
The Influence of Other-Regarding Preferences
on Group or Social Decision Making
William Peter Janss
ECONOMICS
Mark A. Walker, Ph.D., Economics
Essays on Intertemporal Resource Allocation
Clemens Herbert Walter
Janssen
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Charles L. Raison, Ph.D., Psychiatry
A Systems Perspective on Mental
Wellbeing and Quality of Life: Testing a
Model of Objective Nutrition, Physical
Status and Inflammation on Quality of
Life and Mental Wellbeing in a Nationally
Representative Dataset
Jianping Jiang
MATHEMATICS
Thomas G. Kennedy, Ph.D.,
Mathematics / Physics
Random Walks and their Scaling Limits
Shan Jiang
MANAGEMENT
Hsinchun Chen, Ph.D.,
Management Information Systems
Statistical Modeling of Multi-Dimensional
Knowledge Diffusion Networks: An ERGMbased Framework
Beatriz Jimenez-Villanueva
SPANISH
Charles M. Tatum, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Examining Stories of Triumph and Challenges
for American Indian Students with Disabilities
in Their Path to Higher Education
Keisha M. Josephs
Sharon Koppman
SOCIOLOGY
Erin E. Leahey, Ph.D., Sociology
Jane R. Zavisca, Ph.D., Sociology
Different Like Me: Social Exclusion and
the Recognition of Creativity in Business
Organizations
Erika Marie Korowin
HISTORY
Jadwiga E. Pieper, Ph.D., History
Crafting a New Nation: Cultural Politics on the
Chilean Road to Socialism, 1970-1973
Mary K. Kovel
LINGUISTICS
Natasha L. Warner, Ph.D., Linguistics
A Descriptive Grammar of the Kalinago
Language
HISTORY
Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Ph.D., History
Soomin Jwa
Fashioning a Nation One Head at a Time:
Headcoverings and Identity in Early Modern
England, c.1560-c.1660
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION &
TEACHING
Vlad K. Kumirov
Linda R. Waugh, Ph.D., French & Italian
CHEMISTRY
Genre Knowledge Development: Tracing
Trajectories of L2 Students’ Transitions to
Different Disciplinary Expectations in College
Writing
Matthew H.J. Cordes, Ph.D.,
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Christine Elizabeth Kaiser
Ya-Hui Kuo
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Laurence Hurley, Ph.D.,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mary Ann Eastlick, Ph.D.,
Family & Consumer Resources
Characterization and Targeting of the
Multiple DNA Secondary Structures in the
KRAS Proximal Promoter to Modulate Gene
Expression
Retailer Personality and Customer
Patronage: The Importance of Situational
Self-Congruence and Retailer Brand
Identification
Leah L. Kelly
Sylvain Lacaze
CHEMISTRY
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Oliver L.A. Monti Masel, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Samy Missoum, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Electronic Structure and Dynamics at Organic
Semiconductor/Inorganic Semiconductor
Interfaces
Active Machine Learning for Computational
Design and Analysis Under Uncertainties
La Decolonizacion de la Sexualidad en la
Literatura Chicana
JiYoung Kim
Daniela P. Johannes Salvo
Edward D. French, Ph.D., Pharmacology
MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY
Structural Variations in the Evolution of Cro
Proteins
Matthew J. Lafferty
MATHEMATICS
Romyar T. Sharifi, Ph.D., Mathematics
SPANISH
Spinal Mechanisms of Hyperalgesic Priming
Eichler-Shimura Cohomology Groups and the
Iwasawa Main Conjecture
Malcolm A. Compitello, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Stephanie Marie Koch
Yi-Ying Lai
EPIDEMIOLOGY
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Robin B. Harris, Ph.D.,
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Ronald J. Jones, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Yushi Kaneda, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Examining the Role of Geographic Location on
Melanoma Incidence, Diagnosis, & Associated
Risk Factors
Injection-Locked Optically Pumped
Semiconductor Laser
Desert and Death: Biopolitical Landscape and
Affect in US-Mexico Border Representations
Stanley Johnson
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Milorad Cvijetic, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Real Time Implementation of Elastic Optical
Networking Based on OFDM Adapted
in Accordance with Networking and
Transmission Constraints
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 31
The University’s original cactus garden (located in front of Old
Main from 1896 to 1929) was begun by Professor James W.
Toumey, the botanist for the Agricultural Experiment Station,
in the fall of 1891. The garden was moved in 1896 to the area
shown here. A heart-shaped plot of ground, with a transported
soil cover of about 12 inches over a base of solid caliche, it soon
developed into a garden of over 600 species, an interesting
contrast to the surrounding lawns, shrubs, and trees.
Suncana Laketa
Yulia Lipovka
James Marquardson
GEOGRAPHY
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR &
CELLULAR BIOLOGY
MANAGEMENT
John Paul Jones III, Ph.D.,
Geography & Development
John Konhilas, Ph.D., Physiology
Jay F. Nunamaker Jr., Ph.D.,
Management Information Systems
The Geopolitics of Daily Life in Mostar, BosniaHerzegovina
Estrogen Dependent Regulation of the AMPActivated Protein Kinase Pathway
Wai Sze Tiffany Lam
Eric A. Lopez
OPTICAL SCIENCES
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Russell A. Chipman, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Chad L. Westerland, Ph.D., Political Science
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Anisotropic Ray Trace
The Relevance of Salience in the U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals
Luis C. Moll, Ph.D.,
Language Reading & Culture
Nicholas David Laude
Shelly Colleen Lowe
CHEMISTRY
HIGHER EDUCATION
Michael L. Heien, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Gary D. Rhoades, Ph.D., Higher Education
Traversing the Molecular Neuroscience
Hierarchy of Scale: Sensitive and Selective
Analytical Separations of Neurotransmitter
Mark Anthony Lauer
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
David R. Poirier, Ph.D.,
Materials Science & Engineering
Modeling Macrosegregation in Directionally
Solidified Aluminum Alloys
Ryan J. Leary
GEOSCIENCES
Peter G. DeCelles, Ph.D., Geosciences
Post-Collisional Evolution of the India
Asia Suture Zone: Basin Developement,
Paleogeography, Paleoaltimetry and
Paleoclimate
Jamie Ann Lee
INFORMATION RESOURCES
& LIBRARY SCIENCE
Catherine F. Brooks, Ph.D.,
Information Resources & Library Science
Substrate Selectivity on hMATE1
Drug Interaction
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Natalia Martínez-Tagüeña
Geometry and Sensitization Effects on
Photorefractive Polymer Devices
Thomas E. Sheridan, Ph.D., Anthropology
Suzanne K. Fish, Ph.D., Anthropology /
Arid Lands Resource Sciences
Alison Kelly Macalady
GEOGRAPHY
Thomas W. Swetnam, Ph.D.,
Dendrochronology
Connie A. Woodhouse
Julio Luis Betancourt
Drought-Associated Tree Mortality: Global
Patterns and Insights From Tree-Ring Studies
in the Southwestern U.S.A.
Gordon A. MacDonald
CHEMISTRY
Neal R. Armstrong, Ph.D., Chemistry
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
ANTHROPOLOGY
Jian Liu, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Susan J. Shaw, Ph.D., Anthropology
Physically-Consistant Broadband
Characterization for Rigid and Flexible
Dielectric Materials Based on High-Speed
Coplanar Waveguide Interconnect
Yu-Kai Lin
MANAGEMENT
Hsinchun Chen, Ph.D.,
Management Information Systems
Health Analytics and Predictive Modeling:
Four Essays on Health Informatics
Stephen H. Wright, Ph.D.,
Physiological Sciences
Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Priscilla Anne Magrath
Russell S. Witte, Ph.D., Radiology
Lucy Jazmin Martinez
Guerrero
Brittany Elizabeth Lynn
Mingyang Li
OPTICAL SCIENCES
African American Student-Athletes
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
A Queer/ed Archival Methodology:
Theorizing Practice through Interrogations
of the Archival Body
Qian Li
Brandon C. Marshall
Getting Used: Differences Among American
Indian Student Use and Non Use of Student
Services at a Large Mainstream University
Nanoscale Characterization of the Electrical
Properties of Oxide Electrodes at the Organic
Semiconductor-Oxide Electrode Interface in
Organic Solar Cells
Multi-level Information Aggregation for
Reliability Assurance of Hierarchical Systems
Achieving Alignment: System Design and
Attitudinal Considerations to Increase the
Persuasive Power of Technology
Decentralization of Health Services in
West Java, Indonesia
Ke Mai
MANAGEMENT
Aleksander P.J. Ellis, Ph.D.,
Management & Organizations
Differentiating Between Premeditated and
Impulsive Unethical Behavior: A Criminal
Justice Perspective
Mario Malfavon Ochoa
CHEMISTRY
Neal R. Armstrong, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Functional Semiconductor Nanocrystal
Microstructures for Optoelectronic
Applications
32 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
ANTHROPOLOGY
And the Giants Keep Singing: Comcaac
Anthropology of Meaningful Places
Mala Mateen
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Michael Hart, Ph.D., Astronomy
Oliver Guyon, Ph.D., Astronomy
Development and Validation of a Highly
Sensitive Wavefront Sensor, the Non-Linear
Curvature Wavefront Sensor (nlCWFS)
Michael Roy Matheis
ECONOMICS
Price V. Fishback, Ph.D., Economics
Mining Booms and Busts: New Evidence on the
Consequences of Mining in the U.S.
Tracie Mayfield
ANTHROPOLOGY
Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, Ph.D.,
Anthropology
Historical-Archaeological Analysis of the
British Plantation Settlement at Lamanai,
Belize (1837 to 1868)
Reece Eric Mazade
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Erika D. Eggers, Ph.D., Physiology
Light Modulation of Inhibition to the Retinal
OFF Pathway
Austin J. McDaniel
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Jan Wehr, Ph.D., Mathematics
The Effects of Time Delay on Noisy Systems
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that interior photographs of Old Main were taken when
school began in 1891. It is known that besides classrooms, laboratories, and offices,
there were some temporary sleeping quarters for faculty and male students, a
kitchen and mess hall, space for a territorial weather bureau, and a photographic
darkroom. The University was proud of its equipment, both for teaching and
research, and took pains to buy from the best suppliers.
Roberta R. Delehanty McGuire
SOIL, WATER &
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Edward P. Glenn, III, Ph.D.,
Soil, Water & Environmental Science
Transpiration, Growth and Survival of
Native Riparian and Introduced Saltcedar
Trees in Mixed Stands on the San Pedro River,
Arizona U.S.
Kelley K. Merriam-Castro
HISTORY
William H. Beezley, Ph.D., History
De la Música Cósmica Hacía un Cosmos
Musical: Music, Nationalism and Identity in
early Twentieth Century Mexican Migrant
Communities
Diana S. Meske
MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY
Edward D. French, Ph.D., Pharmacology
Maria Del Carmen
Morua Leyva
Brandon Northcutt
ANTHROPOLOGY
Charles M. Higgins Jr., Ph.D., Neuroscience
Jane H. Hill, Ph.D., Anthropology
Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Visual
Navigation and Object Perception in Mobile
Robotics
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Structure, Use and Language Ideologies
in “Dialect Contact” Situations: A Case in
Northwest Mexico
Dominic Kyalo Muli
Olatokumbo Olajimi
Luca Ogunleye
CHEMISTRY
CHEMISTRY
Dominic V. McGrath, Ph.D., Chemistry
Indraneel Ghosh, Ph.D., Chemistry
New Photosensitizers for
Photodynamic Therapy
Developing a Three Hybrid Split Luciferase
Methodology for the Profiling of Kinase
Inhibitors
Frances M. Munoz
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY
Terrence J. Monks, Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Calcium Modulation of PARP-Mediated
DNA Repair
Seungchan Oh
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Salim A. Hariri, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Survivability Modeling and Analysis
Neurochemical Studies of Reward from
Pain Relief
Lateef Abimbola Mustapha
Joshua Olitzky
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Christina N. Meyers
Srini Raghavan, Ph.D., Materials Science &
Engineering
Galina Khitrova, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
SPEECH & HEARING SCIENCES
Elena M. Plante, Ph.D.,
Speech & Hearing Sciences
Ashwin Naidu
Investigation of Treatment Dose Schedule for
Children with Specific Language Impairment
Melanie Culver, Ph.D., Natural Resources
Julia Jacquelyn Michael
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
NATURAL RESOURCES
Where Mountain Lions Roam: Insights from
Landscape Genetics in Southwestern United
States and Northwestern Mexico
Michael L. Sulkowski, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Kirstin L. Neff
Peer Victimization in College Sorority and
Fraternity Students: The Impact of Group
Identity and Campus Connectedness
Thomas Meixner, Ph.D.,
Hydrology & Water Resources
Kristen Elizabeth Michelson
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Beatrice C, Dupuy, Ph.D., French & Italian
Global Simulation as an Approach to
Meaning-focused Language Instruction in an
Intermediate French Course
Joan Elizabeth Molera
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICY
HYDROLOGY
Seasonality of Groundwater Recharge in the
Basin and Range Province, Western North
America
Time and Frequency Resolved Pump Probe
Spectroscopy and Growth of Near Surface
Quantum Confined Semiconductors Coupled
to Metallic Nanostructures
Jill Annette Onken
GEOSCIENCES
Vance T. Holliday, Ph.D., Anthropology
Holocene Alluvial Stratigraphy,
Paleoenvironmental Change and
Geoarchaeology of Carrizo Wash Watershed,
West-Central New Mexico
Devon Anne Orme
GEOSCIENCES
Barbara Carrapa, Ph.D., Geosciences
Basin Evolution and Exhumation of the Xigaze
Forearc, Southern Tibet
Christine A. Nelson
HIGHER EDUCATION
Regina J. Deil-Amen, Ph.D.,
Higher Education
Kerri J. Ormerod
American Indian College Students as Native
Nation Builders: Tribal Financial Aid as a Lens
for Understanding College-Going Paradoxes
Jeffrey Banister, Ph.D.,
Southwest Studies Center
GEOGRAPHY
Governing Risk, Reuse and Reclamation:
The Politics of Potable Water Recycling in the
Southwestern United States
Rose M. Ylimaki, Ph.D.,
Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Hoa Thi Quynh Nguyen
Intended and Received Language
Arts Curricula in a Standardized Era:
Misalignments and Negotiations in Border
Community Schools
Price V. Fishback, Ph.D., Economics
Dana M. Osborne
Automobile Adoption and the Relationship
with Highway Development in the U.S Early
20th Century
ANTHROPOLOGY
Seokyoung Moon
Uyen Thi Ngoc Nguyen
Negotiating the Hierarchy of Languages
in Ilocandia: The Social and Cognitive
Implications of Massive Multilingualism in
the Philippines
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Todd V. Fletcher, Ph.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
Teachers’ Perspectives of Students with ADHD
in Korea and the U.S.
Jennifer Ann Mortensen
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Melissa A. Barnett, Ph.D.,
Family Studies & Human Development
ECONOMICS
SOIL, WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCE
Edward P. Glenn, III, Ph.D.,
Soil, Water & Environmental Science
Multiscale Remote Sensing Analysis to
Monitor Riparian & Arid/ Semiarid Vegetation
Norma Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D.,
Anthropology
Selda Oterkus
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Erdogan Madenci, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Peridynamics for the Solution of
Multiphysics Problems
The Protective Role of the Caregiving
Relationship in Child Care for Infants and
Toddlers from High Risk Families
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 33
C. 1898. Unidentified conversationalists on the steps of East Cottage.
Kai-Lin Ou
Mara K. Pierce
Vikas Rathee
CHEMISTRY
ART HISTORY & EDUCATION
HISTORY
Neal R. Armstrong, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Elizabeth J. Garber, Ph.D., Art
Seung Ruyul Shin, Ph.D., Art
Richard M. Eaton, Ph.D., History
Development and Interface/Surface
Characterization of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc
Oxide Electron-Collection Interlayer Materials
for Organic Solar Cells
An Investigation of the Significance of Place:
Working Toward a Means of Cultural Relevance
in Dine-Serving Art Classrooms
The War of Succession Amongst the Sons of
Shah Jahan: A Cultural Study of its Causes and
Consequences Through Contemporary Hindi
and Persian Literatures
Katherine Ashley Pittner
Vida Ravanmehr
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
INFORMATION RESOURCES & LIBRARY
SCIENCE
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Lisa M. Nagy, Ph.D.,
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Patrick B. Heidorn, Ph.D.,
Information Resources & Library Science
Bane Vasic, Ph.D.,
Mathematics / Electrical & Computer
Engineering
Molecular Genetic Mechanisms Underlying
Arthropod Segmentation and the Evolution of
Morphological Diversity
Flouting the Gatekeepers: A Consideration of
Selected Self-Published Histories in the United
States, 2010-2013
Codes on Graphs and Analysis of Iterative
Algorithms for Reconstructing Sparse Signals
and Decoding of Check-Hybrid GLDPC Codes
Rodrigo Parral Duran
Robert Edward Poole
Rebecca G. Reed
ECONOMICS
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION &
TEACHING
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Ryan M. Pace
Price V. Fishback, Ph.D., Economics
Jonathon S. Reinhardt, Ph.D., English
Emily A. Butler, Ph.D.,
Family Studies & Human Development
A Corpus Approach to Ecological Discourse
Analysis and L2 Writing Pedagogy
Interpersonal Immune and Emotion Dynamics
in Couples
ANTHROPOLOGY
Kevin J. Powell
MATHEMATICS
Kimberly Suzanne Reinhardt
Mark A. Nichter, Ph.D., Anthropology
Mimi Nichter, Ph.D., Anthropology
Romyar T. Sharifi, Ph.D., Mathematics
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Contemporary
India: An Ethnographic Study of Globalization,
Disorder, and the Body
Modular Symbols Mod Eisenstein Ideals for
Bianchi Spaces
Justin R. Paul
ECONOMICS
When Connections Matter: Entrepreneurs and
the Different Mexican Governments, 1740-1925
Gauri Sanjeev Pathak
Anila Prakash
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Ronald L. Oaxaca, Ph.D., Economics
Ronald J. Jones, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Three essays on Labor Market Outcomes
Construction and Characterization of a Neutral
Hg Magneto-Optical Trap and Precision
Spectroscopy of the 61S0 - 63P0 Hg199
Clock Transition
Susanna L. Pearlstein
SOIL, WATER &
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Marcel G. Schaap, Ph.D.,
Soil, Water, & Environmental Science
Invasion Ecology of Tamarisk spp. and the
Effects of the Introduced Biological Control
Beetle on Tamarisk Water Use
Sonja Z. Perez
COMPARATIVE CULTURAL &
LITERARY STUDIES
Sandra Soto, Ph.D.,
Gender & Women’s Studies
Mis(s) Education: Narrative Construction and
Closure in American Girl
April Dama Jackson Petillo
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Manley A. Begay Jr., Ed.D.,
American Indian Studies
By Force or By Choice: Contemporary Sex
Trafficking of Native Peoples
Megan Katherine Prins
TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION
Bruce P. Johnson, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
Mentor Teachers: Internalization of Role,
Externalization of Practices and the Relational
Agency of Preparation
Megan Ruth Reiter
ASTRONOMY
Nathan Smith, Ph.D., Astronomy
Katherine G. Morrissey, Ph.D., History
Measuring the Physical Properties of
Protostellar Outflows from Intermediate-Mass
Stars in Feedback-Dominated Regsions
Winters in America: Cities and Environment,
1870-1930
Bethany Remeniuk
Alejandro Adrian Proano
Lozada
Frank Porreca, Ph.D., Pharmacology
HISTORY
CANCER BIOLOGY
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Capturing Affective Dimensions of CancerInduced Bone Pain Preclinically
Loukas Lazos, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Xin Ren
Contextual Information Privacy in Wireless
Sensor Networks
David Andrew Racke
CHEMISTRY
CIVIL ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING
MECHANICS
Lianyang Zhang, Ph.D.,
Civil Engineering & Engineering
Mechanics
Oliver L.A. Monti Masel, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Complete Recycling and Utilization of
Waste Concrete
Measuring and Controlling Energy Level
Alignment at Hybrid Organic/Inorganic
Semiconductor Interfaces
Paul Gordon Renigar Jr.
Md Ashiqur Rahman
Linda R. Waugh, Ph.D., French & Italian
ANTHROPOLOGY
Timothy J. Finan, Ph.D., Anthropology
Governance Matter: Power, Resilience,
Development, and Climate Change in Coastal
Bangladesh
Sarah E. Raskin
ANTHROPOLOGY
Susan J. Shaw, Ph.D., Anthropology
Decayed, Missing, and Filled: Subjectivity and
the Dental Safety Net in Central Appalachia
34 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Metaphors from Quantum Physics: Enhancing
Ecological L2 Social Networking in an
Intermediate Italian Course
Elizabeth Restituyo
BIOCHEMISTRY
Indraneel Ghosh, Ph.D., Chemistry
Chemical Tools for the Selective Control
of Proteins: Protein Kinases and Acetyl
Transferases
The Wildcats got their name from a 1914 football game against Occidental College where the
Los Angeles Times said that Arizona “showed the fight of wildcats.”
Pablo Alejandro Reyes Castro
Lingzi Sang
Diana Beth Sesate
EPIDEMIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
HIGHER EDUCATION
Robin B. Harris, Ph.D.,
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jeanne E. Pemberton, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jeffrey F. Milem, Ph.D., Higher Education
Dynamics of Dengue Transmission in the Arid
Region of Sonora, Mexico
PM-IRRAS Study of Orientation of Phosphonic
Acid on Indium Zinc Oxide Substrate
Brenna A. Rheinheimer
Rachel Lynn Schafer
CANCER BIOLOGY
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Ronald Heimark, Ph.D.,
Cancer Biology & Surgery
Arthur F. Gmitro, Ph.D., Radiology
A Matthew Effect?: Undergraduate
Institutional Prestige, Admission to
Medical School, and Medically Underserved
Communities
Aalok K. Shah
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
The SLIT2/miR-218-1 Network as a Mediator in
Pancreatic Cancer Progression
Mammary Window Chamber Model : A
Platform for Multi-Modality Cancer Imaging
and Dynamic Oxgenation Assessment
Michael Tabor, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics
Andrew C. Hausrath, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Migdalia Elizabeth Rodriguez
Deborah A. Schneider
Continuous Models of Alpha and Beta
Protein Structures
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Suzanne K. Panferov, Ph.D., English
Nancy Mather, Ph.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
Sarah Alison Shaikh
MANAGEMENT
The Effects of the Use of an ICT-Based Reading
Intervention on Students’ Achievement in
Grade Two
Dan S. Dhaliwal, Ph.D., Accounting
TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION
Eric W. Schoon
Keeper Layne Sharkey
Alberto Arenas, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
SOCIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
Ronald L. Breiger, Ph.D., Sociology
The Institutionalization of Environmental
Education in Pre-Service Teacher Preparation
Programs
From Freedom to Constraint: How Illegitimacy
Shapes Civil Conflict
Ludwik Adamowicz, Ph.D.,
Physics / Chemistry
Effective Pedagogical Practices in Online
Language Teacher Education (OLTE)
Dennis S. Rosemartin
Managerial Career Concerns and
Earnings Forecasts
MANAGEMENT
Very Accurate Atomic and Molecular
Nonrelativistic NonBorn Oppenheimer Spectra
Calculations Using Explicitly Correlated
Gaussian Functions
Jay F. Nunamaker Jr., Ph.D.,
Management Information Systems
Jenna Pack Sheffield
“Baby Veronica” & The Indian Child Welfare
Act (ICWA): A Public’s Perception
Dynamic Interviewing Agents: Effects on
Deception, Nonverbal Behavior, and Social
Desirability
Amy C. Kimme-Hea, Ph.D., English
Ivan Rudik
Alissa C. Scire
ECONOMICS
GEOSCIENCES
Writing Program Administration and
Technology: Toward a Critical Digital Literacy
in Programmatic Contexts
Derek M. Lemoine, Ph.D., Economics
Susan L. Beck, Ph.D., Geosciences
George Zandt, Ph.D., Geosciences
Taghi Sherizadeh
Mikhelle L. Ross-Mulkey
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Eileen M. Luna-Firebaugh, M.A., J.D.,
American Indian Studies
Essays in Climate and Energy Policy
Ryan M. Schuetzler
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Imaging Variations in the Central Andean
Mantle and the Subducting Nazca Slab with
Teleseismic Tomography
Kathleen G. Short, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Jeffrey M. Seligman
Junko Sakoi
Responses of Fifth Graders to Japanese
Pictorial Texts (Manga, Anime, and
Kamishibai) and Picture Books in the
Classroom
Esen Salcin
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Lars R. Furenlid, Ph.D.,
Radiology / Optical Sciences
Applications of Fisher Information in
Instrumentation Design
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Christopher K. Walker, Ph.D., Optical
Sciences / Electrical & Computer
Engineering
Olgierd A. Palusinski, Ph.D., Electrical &
Computer Engineering
Characterization of Dispersive Properties of
Materials
Otar Sepper
PHYSICS
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
MINING, GEOLOGICAL &
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
Pinnnaduwa Kulatilake, Ph.D.,
Mining & Geological Engineering
Assessment of Roof Stability in a Room and
Pillar Coal Mine in the U.S. Using Threedimensional Distinct Element Method
Breanna L. Sherrow
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Nancy Mather, Ph.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
The Effects of MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach
(MVRC) on the Spelling Growth of Students in
Second Grade
Andrei G. Lebed, Ph.D., Physics
Rebecca Shipe
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Upper Critical Magnetic Fields in Quasi-OneDimensional Layered Superconductors
Elizabeth J. Garber, Ph.D., Art
Michelle M. Perfect, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Matthew Serfling
Relations Between Structure, Autonomy
Support, Engagement and Symptoms of
Inattention and Hyperactivity/Impulsivity
Sandy J. Klasa, Ph.D., Finance
Jennifer E. Sanders
MANAGEMENT
Firing Costs and Capital Structure Decisions
ART HISTORY & EDUCATION
Creating Productive Ambiguity: A Visual
Research Narrative
Adia Shy
MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY
Todd W. Vanderah, Ph.D., Pharmacology
Bioinformatic Analysis of Angiotensin II
Receptor Type 2 Expression and Its Potential
Role in Neuropathic Pain
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 35
The year was 1885 and the mood was mean.
The cities and counties needed money and the
territorial Legislature controlled the purse strings.
To make matters worse the members of the
13th Territorial Legislature were known to
make decisions, for often less than ethical
reasons. They had earned the nickname
“The Thieving Thirteenth.”
There were two major prizes to be won from the
Legislature that year. Phoenix and Prescott came
out on top. Phoenix was given the asylum for the
insane and Prescott kept the state capital. Tucson
received an unwelcome consolation prize of the
University of Arizona, and with it, a measly $25,000
appropriation, just one quarter of the amount
Phoenix received to build the insane asylum.
Katherine L. Silvester
Sherrie L. Stewart
Claus-Hinrich H. Telge
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
TRANSCULTURAL GERMAN STUDIES
Franci A. Washburn, Ph.D.,
English / American Indian Studies
Thomas A. Kovach, Ph.D., German Studies
Anne-Marie Hall, Ph.D., English
Literacies in Motion: Transnational Lives
and Lifelong Learning in the US and Nepal
Jeremy M. Slack
GEOGRAPHY
Elizabeth Oglesby, Ph.D., Geography
Deportation is Violence: Immigration
Enforcement’s Fallout on the Border
In Search of Johona
Philip James Stokes
“Bruederliche Egoisten”: Die Uebersetzungen
aus dem Spanischen von Erich Arendt und
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
GEOSCIENCES
Jeanine S. Thomas
Karl W. Flessa, Ph.D., Geosciences
Kristin L. Gunckel, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
Pamela G. Reed, Ph.D., Nursing
NURSING
Creating a Critical Incident Taxonomy
to Explore Minority and Non-minority
Undergraduate Geoscience Students’ Identities
Relationships Between Spiritually-Related
Perspectives and Behaviors, Illness Distress,
and Health-Promoting Behaviors in African
American Women with Breast Cancer
Lynn Nadel, Ph.D., Psychology
Jamie K. Stoops
Reena M. Thomas
Disambiguating the Roles of Select Subregions
of Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Conscious and
Unconscious Emotion
HISTORY
ENGLISH
Laura E. Tabili, Ph.D., History
Suresh Raval, Ph.D., English
The British Pornography Trade as a Culture
of Resistance, 1900-1939
Killing the ‘Angel in the House’: The
Representation of Women and Nation Building
in Twentieth Century English and Postcolonial
Political Fiction
Ryan Scott Smith
PSYCHOLOGY
Stephanie Ann Smith
COMMUNICATION
Stacey R. Sueoka
Margaret J. Pitts, Ph.D., Communication
OPTICAL SCIENCES
The Job Searching and Career Expectations
of Recent College Graduates: An Application
of Expectancy Violations Theory of
Communication
Russell A. Chipman, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Polarization Optical Components for the
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
Klaus M. Lux, Ph.D., Mathematics
Michael Sohn
Hee Seung Suh
Stephanie Helene Tolbert
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
CHEMISTRY
Feng-hsi Liu, Ph.D., East Asian Studies
Douglas A. Loy, Ph.D.,
Materials Science & Engineering
STATISTICS
Lingling An, Ph.D.,
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Novel Computational and Statistical
Approaches in Metagenomic Studies
Osman Solmaz
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Jonathon S. Reinhardt, Ph.D., English
The Formation and Management of
Transnational Identities in Online Social
Networks as Sites of Participatory Culture
Shweta Srinivasan
MANAGEMENT
Sandy J. Klasa, Ph.D., Finance
Acquisitions and Foreign Competition
Mary Statzer
HISTORY & THEORY OF ART
Sarah J. Moore, Ph.D., Art
Photography into Sculpture: Peter Bunnell,
Robert Heinecken and Experimental Forms of
Photography circa 1970
Philip J. Stevens
Learning Two Different Positions of ‘Zai’
Locative Phrase Among Learners of Chinese
Youngkyoon Suh
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Richard Thomas Snodgrass, Ph.D.,
Computer Science
George E. Todd
MATHEMATICS
Linear Relations between Multizeta Values
Development of New Polysilsesquioxane
Spherical Particles as Stabilized Active
Ingredients For Sunscreens
Jordan Elizabeth Tracy
ENGLISH
Exploring Causal Factors of DBMS Thrashing
Tenney Nathanson, Ph.D., English
John Joseph Sullivan
Framing the Sacred in Twentieth- and TwentyFirst-Century American Ekphrasis
OPTICAL SCIENCES
John E. Greivenkamp, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Nicholas Daniel Trail
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Non-Null Interferometry for Testing of
Aspheric Surfaces
Eustace L. Dereniak, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Diana D. Sun
Imaging Profilometry for In Situ Measurement
of Plasma Spray Coating Thickness
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D., Pharmacy
Ivo L. Abraham, Ph.D., Pharmacy
Characterizing Response Patterns to
Ranibizumab Therapy in Patients with Wet
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Latent
Class Analysis
Sarah Anne Truebe
GEOSCIENCES
Julia E. Cole, Ph.D., Geosciences
Jonathan T. Overpeck, Ph.D., Geosciences
Past Climate, Modern Caves, and Future
Resource Management in Speleothem
Paleoclimatology
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Kara Tableman
Sheilah E. Nicholas, Ph.D., Teaching,
Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Mary Carol Combs, Ph.D, Teaching,
Learning & Sociocultural Studies
FRENCH
Alexandra K. Trueman
Marie-Pierre F. Le Hir, Ph.D.,
French & Italian
LINGUISTICS
Heidi B. Harley, Ph.D., Linguistics
Epistolary Hate: Letters of Denunciation
against Jews Under Vichy France (1940-1944)
Complex Motion Constructions in Hiaki
Amanda R. Tachine
MATHEMATICS
Connections Between Standardized and
Apache Mathematics for the Benefit of Apache
Students
HIGHER EDUCATION
Belin M. Tsinnajinnie
Jenny J. Lee, Ph.D., Higher Education
Marta Civil, Ph.D., Mathematics
Mathew D. Felton, Ph.D., Mathematics
Monsters and Weapons: Navajo Students’
Stories on Their Journeys to College
Indigenous and Latino Students Developing
Mathematical Identities
36 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
One condition the Legislature slapped on Tucson was that the
people of Pima County had to donate 40 acres to the University.
The response was less than overwhelming. No one offered an
inch. One man decided the time had come to take matters into his
own hands. Jacob S. Mansfeld was a member of the new Board of
Regents. He took a walk into the desert about a mile east of town
and picked out a site for the new university. The land was owned
by two professional gamblers, E.B. Gifford and Ben C. Parker, and
saloon keeper W.S. “Billy” Read. They weren’t all that sure their land
was the perfect spot for the new University of Arizona.
Finally, on Nov. 27, 1886, the owners agreed and the deed was filed.
A year later, on Oct. 27, 1887, ground was broken for the building that
was to be known as Old Main.
Gabriela R. Valdez
Kenneth C. Walker
David W. Wilson
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
MANAGEMENT
Norma E. Gonzalez, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Classroom Exclusion: Perceptions of
Undergraduate Chinese International Students
Studying in the U.S.
Kenneth S. McAllister, Ph.D., English
Amy C. Kimme-Hea, Ph.D., English
Rhetorical Translations of Scientific
Uncertainties in Environmental Controversies
Jay F. Nunamaker Jr., Ph.D.,
Management Information Systems
Joseph S. Valacich, Ph.D.,
Management Information Systems
Overcoming Information Privacy Concerns:
Learning from Three Disclosure Contexts
Chad Michael Van Schoelandt
Liming Wang
PHILOSOPHY
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Kali Elena Wilson
Gerald F. Gaus, Ph.D., Philosophy
Hai Ren, Ph.D., East Asian Studies
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Authority Amidst Diversity
The Making of New Farmers in Chinese Risk
Society
Brian P. Anderson, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Andrew Dale VanSchoiack
CHEMISTRY
Ping Wang McLemore
Vicki H. Wysocki, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Vahe Bandarian, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Eric K. Kelley, Ph.D., Finance
Richard W. Sias, Ph.D., Finance
Mass Spectrometry: Toward Elucidating the
Biosignature of Coccidioidomycosis and
Insights into Surface Induced Dissociation of
Biologically Relevant Carbohydrates
MANAGEMENT
Developing a Tool Kit for Studies of
Two-Dimensional Quantum Turbulence in
Bose-Einstein Condensates
Gabriella H. Wolff
NEUROSCIENCE
Do Mutual Funds have Decreasing Returns to
Scale? Evidence from Fund Mergers
Wulfila Gronenberg, Ph.D., Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology / Neurobiology
John-Michael Howell Warner
Genealogical Correspondence of Learning and
Memory Centers Across Phyla
ART HISTORY & EDUCATION
Sarah J. Moore, Ph.D., Art
Seth L. Wright
Linda L. Price, Ph.D., Marketing
Wilderness, Incorporation and Earthquakes:
Christo, Jeanne-Claude, and St. Phalle and the
Embodied California Landscape
Louise M. Roth, Ph.D., Sociology
Henry A. Walker, Ph.D., Sociology
Embedded Relations and Marketing
Capabilities
Patrick Thomas Waters
Elia M. Villasenor
Nicholas M. Ercolani, Ph.D., Mathematics
Sangeetha Venkataramani
MANAGEMENT
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICY
Rose M. Ylimaki, Ph.D.,
Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Culturally Responsive Leadership: A
Postcolonial Approach within an Excelling
Mexican Indigenous School
Jennifer R. Vranish
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Elizabeth F. Bailey, Ph.D., Physiology
Modulation of Hypoglossal Motoneuron
Excitability in Humans
Richard Farrington Vreeland
CHEMISTRY
Michael L. Heien, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Expanding the Neuroanalytical Toolkit with
PEDOT Conducting Polymer Electrodes
Theresa Marie Wadas
NURSING
Leslie S. Ritter, Ph.D., Nursing
Relationships among APOE Genotypes,
Inflammatory Markers, and Risk Factors
Among African Americans with Ischemic
Stroke
Hilary E. Wakefield
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Andrew J. Fuglevand, Ph.D., Physiology
The Effects of Nicotine on Hypoglossal
Motoneurons
MATHEMATICS
Combinatorics of the Hermitian 1-Matrix
Model
Jameson K. Watts
MANAGEMENT
Robert F. Lusch, Ph.D., Marketing
Language, Legitimacy and Exchange: Market
Reactions to Change in the Distribution of
Field-Level Information
Zaiyan Wei
ECONOMICS
Keisuke Hirano, Ph.D., Economics
Mo Xiao, Ph.D., Economics
Essays on the Economics of Electronic
Commerce
Rachael L. Wendler
SOCIOLOGY
Competence, Warmth, and Expectations:
An Integration of Status Characteristics Theory
and the Stereotype Content Model
Changhong Wu
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Ara Philipossian, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Control of Slurry Flow, Temperature, and
Aggressive Diamonds in Chemical Mechanical
Planarization
Ben Xu
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Peiwen Li, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Cholik Chan, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Heat Transfer and Flow in Solar Energy and
Bioenergy Systems
Masatsugu Yamazaki
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Adela C. Licona, Ph.D., English
Community Perspectives on UniversityCommunity Partnerships: Implications for
Program Assessment, Teacher Training and
Composition Pedagogy
Timothy J. Vance, Ph.D., East Asian Studies
Roles to Play, Roles to Play in: If You Look
at Desu/Masu (Addressee-”Honorifics” in
Japanese) the Other Way Around
Fan Yan
CHEMISTRY
Vicente A. Talanquer, Ph.D., Chemistry
Arnold J. West Jr.
Mapping Students’ Ideas about Chemical
Reactions at Different Educational Levels
SOCIOLOGY
Ronald L. Breiger, Ph.D., Sociology
Field Theoretic Analysis of Insurgency
Mobilization: The Case of the Afghan
Mujahideen
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In 1912, the University celebrated Arizona becoming a
state 27 years after the UA’s designation as a University.
Xavier Zapata-Rios
HYDROLOGY
Peter A. Troch, Ph.D.,
Hydrology & Water Resources
Jennifer C. Mcintosh, Ph.D.,
Hydrology & Water Resources
Investigation of the Influence of Climate
and Landscape on Hydrological processes,
Vegetation Dynamics, Biogeochemistry and
the Transfer of Effective Energy and Mass to
the Critical Zone
DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ana Celia
Hernández-Martínez
PUBLIC HEALTH
Joe. K. Gerald, Ph.D.,
Community Environment & Policy
Shinji Inagi
MUSIC
Pamela A. Decker, D.M.A., Music
The Use of “Computer-Assisted Contrapuntal
and Intervallic Analysis” as a Tool to Help
Determine The Authorship of Organ Works in
The Neumeister Collection
Do You Speak “Doctor”? A Communication
Skills Training Tool for Hispanic Patients
Kendra Rachelle McLean
Norman G. Weinberg, DMA., Music
Katherine G. Morrissey, Ph.D., History
DEGREES
CONFERRED
AUGUST 2015
From West Indians to Afro-Panamanians the
Path to Citizenship in 1950s Panama
EDUCATION SPECIALISTS
MUSIC
Yequn Zhang
Stephanie Rachel Ayoub
Robin Elizabeth Zenger
HISTORY
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Ivan B. Djordjevic, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advanced Coding Techniques for FiberOptic Communications and Quantum Key
Distribution
Zhonghao Zhang
CHEMISTRY
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Carrie Ann Baird
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Sarah Jeanne Rice
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
An Ecological Analysis of Digital GameMediated Second Language Learning
DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
Tao Zhu
Abram Cornelius Edewards III
Kenneth S. McAllister, Ph.D., English
Ban Hammer: Computer Game Fan
Communities and the Rhetorical Practices
of Community Management
Adriana Alejandra
Zuniga Teran
ARID LANDS RESOURCE SCIENCES
Howard R. (Randy) Gimblett, Ph.D.,
Renewable Natural Resources
Barron J. Orr, Ph.D.,
Arid Lands Resource Sciences
From Neighborhoods to Wellbeing and
Conservation: Enhancing the Use of
Greenspace through Walkability
MUSIC
Daniel Asia, M.M., Music
MUSIC
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Alfonso Molina
Kassandra Elizabeth Miller
Jinjing Zhao
Joshua J. Zimmerman
Lera Auerbach’s 24 Preludes for Piano, op. 41
Jose Leonardi Moore
Kayla Tiffany Miller
Smart Platform Development with
Biomolecules for Biotechnological and
Biomedical Applications
John P. Milbauer, Ph.D., Music
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Lanthanide Functional Materials
Roberto Z. Guzman, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Meily J. Mendez
“Luvina”, a Short Ballet for Chamber Orchestra
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Improving Mallet Placement Accuracy on
Marimba through the Practice of Four-Mallet
Chorales
Vanessa Nicole Edwards
Zhiping Zheng, Ph.D., Chemistry
Jonathon S. Reinhardt, Ph.D., English
MUSIC
MUSIC
Thomas R. Cockrell, D.M.A., Music
Verdi’s Righteous Diplomat: A Study of the
Characterization of the Marquis de Posa
Through Music, Text and Historical Context
Edward John Foust
MUSIC
Daniel Asia, M.M., Music
Interlude: Songs out of Sorrow
Alice Generalow
MUSIC
Bruce B. Chamberlain, D.Mus., Music
The Orthodox Concert Stage: Performing
Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil Op. 37 in a
Liturgical Style
Eric Christopher Hines
Theodore Oscar Buchholz, DMA, Music
An Analysis and Performance Editions of Five
Puerto Rican Danzas for String Quartet
Brent William Rogers
MUSIC
Bruce B. Chamberlain, D.Mus., Music
The Messe de Requiem Op. 54 of Camille
Saint-Sa‘ns: An Amalgamation of Contrasting
Stylistic Trends in Requiem Composition in
Nineteenth-Century Paris
Dori Marie Smith
MUSIC
Kristin E. T. Dauphinais, Ph.D., Music
‘Lyric Possession’: A Dramatization of Italian
Tarantism in Song
DOCTOR OF NURSING
PRACTICE
Dana M. Britton
NURSING
Laura Dawn McRee, DNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA,
Nursing
Intensive Care Unit Nurses’ Knowledge of and
Compliance with Evidence-Based Guidelines
for the Prevention of Ventilator-Associated
Pneumonia
MUSIC
Stephanie Ann Carlsen
Norman G. Weinberg, DMA., Music
NURSING
Recipe for a Guaguanc—Sabroso:
Understanding Quinto Drum Improvisation
in Cuban Rumba
Brian R. Buchner, DPN, APRN, Nursing
38 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Identifying Practice Barriers to Use of Adult
Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in
the Northern Nevada Region
Among notable alums of the UA are Sens. Barry Goldwater, Jon Kyl and Dennis Deconcini,
U.S. Reps. Morris K. Udall, Raul Grijalva, and John Shadegg.
Lisa Lorene Ernest
Rashid S.A. Aljalahema
Yelena Blank
NURSING
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
PSYCHOLOGY
Lorri Marie Phipps, DNP, Nursing
Jeffrey Goldberg, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Richard Bootzin, Ph.D., Psychology
A Pertussis Cocooning Program for Alaska:
Surveying Improved Preventative Measures
for Infants
Models in the Design of Emergency Medical
Systems
Cassandra Anelise Jenks
Avinash Ayyalasomayajula
NURSING
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Lorraine M. Martin Plank, Ph.D., Nursing
Jonathan P. Vande Geest, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Management of Obesity in Primary Care: A
Cross-Sectional Needs Assessment Survey of
Behavioral Weight Management Interventions
from the Patient Perspective
Amy Lyn Johnson
NURSING
A Computational Framework to Determine
the Mechanical Properties of Ocular Tissues,
and a Parametric Study on their Effects on the
Biomechanical Response of Lamina Cribrosa
SOCIOLOGY
Can a Fast Track Area Decrease Patient Wait
Times and Length of Stay in a Rural Emergency
Department while Increasing Patient
Satisfaction?
Jane R. Zavisca, Ph.D., Sociology
NURSING
Brian R. Buchner, DPN, APRN, Nursing
Transitional Care: The time is Now
Julie Ann McPherson
NURSING
Lorraine M. Martin Plank, Ph.D., Nursing
Evaluating the Need for Early Stage
Alzheimer’s Patient-Caregiver Support Groups
in Rural Washington
Judith Muhonja Ochieng
NURSING
Janice D. Crist, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing
Risk Perception for Developing Diabetes
Complications among African American
Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Michelle Sato
NURSING
Laura Dawn McRee, DNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA,
Nursing
Nurse Experiences of Grief and Coping in the
Intensive Care Unit
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Maria Acevedo
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Kathleen G. Short, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Inviting Young Children to Explore
Intercultural Understanding through Inquiry
and Play
Paul J. Bourgeois
REHABILITATION
Linda R. Shaw, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
A Qualitative Exploration of Rehabilitation
Counseling Students Experiences with Online
Clinical Supervision
Cylphine Bresdin
SOIL, WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCE
Tracy A. Bacon
Janet DuBois, DNP, Nursing
Jill Anne Krmpotic
The Effects of Change in Sleep Schedule
Regularity on First Semester College Students
Family Meals in Concept and Practice
Vanessa Perry Bailey
ASTRONOMY
Philip M. Hinz, Ph.D., Astronomy
Edward P. Glenn, III, Ph.D.,
Soil, Water & Environmental Science
Constructive Application of Halophytes and
Miohalophytes in Saline Landscape Systems
Keri Anne Bressette
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Planets Sculpting Debris Disks and the
Technology We Need to Image Them
Michelle M. Perfect, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Corbie Lynn Ball
Teacher Competency in Autism
Mainstreaming
CANCER BIOLOGY
Thomas C. Doetschman, Ph.D.,
Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Smad 3 Dependency on Response to
Inflammatory Stress
Dong Jun Bang
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Erdogan Madenci, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Peridynamic Modelling of Hyperelastic
Materials
Luis Silva Barros
Michael A. Brunke
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Xubin Zeng, Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences
Assessing and Improving the Representation
of Hydrologic Processes in Atmospheric,
Ocean, and Land Modeling
Steven R. Brunner
COMMUNICATION
Stephen A. Rains, Ph.D., Communication
Attachment and Self-Disclosure: Exploring the
Impact in New Technologies
Matthew P. Bucchino
ANTHROPOLOGY
Timothy J. Finan, Ph.D., Anthropology
A Case-Study of Tohono O’odham Governance
in the Context of the U.S. Reservation System
Kelly Jean Bergstrand
SOCIOLOGY
Linda D. Molm, Ph.D., Sociology
Kraig K. Beyerlein, Ph.D., Sociology
Mobilizing for the Cause: Grievance
Evaluations and Social Movement
Participation
Benjamin P. Berman
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
CHEMISTRY
Lucy M. Ziurys, Ph.D., Chemistry
Microwave to Terahertz Wave Spectroscopy
of Transient Metal-Containing Molecules:
Investigating the Metal-Ligand Chemical Bond
Melody J. Buckner
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Richard Ruiz, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Digital Storytelling as an Assessment Practice
in Study Abroad Programs
Karla Camacho-Soto
Ali Bilgin, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
CHEMISTRY
Highly Accelerated Dynamic Magnetic
Resonance Imaging Using Compressed
Sensing Methods
Indraneel Ghosh, Ph.D., Chemistry
Selective Control of Protein Kinases and
Phosphatases
CIVIL ENGINEERING &
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
Candace Jasmine Black
Sean Thomas Campbell
Achintya Haldar, Ph.D.,
Civil Engineering & Engineering
Mechanics
PSYCHOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
Aurelio J. Figueredo, Ph.D., Psychology
Indraneel Ghosh, Ph.D., Chemistry
An Evaluation of Methods of Measuring Life
History
Protein Engineering for Biochemical
Interrogation and System Design
Abdullah Abdulamir
Al-Hussein
A Novel Technique for Structural Health
Assessment in the Presence of Nonlinearity
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 39
UA Professor Emeritus Peter Smith’s camera proposal for the Mars Pathfinder mission
was approved in 1993, and in 1997 was sending back stunning images of the surface of Mars.
Jordan Leslie Carbary
Youngmin Chung
Zachary Steven Dean
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
PLANETARY SCIENCES
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Urs Utzinger, Ph.D.,
Biomedical Engineering
Renu Malhotra, Ph.D., Planetary Sciences
Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
NIR Quantum Dots as Contrast Agents for
Colorectal Cancer Detection
Kathy M. Carbonell
SPEECH, LANGUAGE & HEARING
SCIENCES
Andrew B. Wedel, Ph.D., Linguistics
Huanping Dai, Ph.D., Speech,
Language & Hearing
Individual Differences in Cognitive/Perceptual
Flexibility in Audition
Jose A. Cardoza
PSYCHOLOGY
T. Lee Ryan, Ph.D., Psychology
An FMRI Study of Visual Discrimination:
The Contributions of Perirhinal Cortex,
Hippocampus, and Temporal Pole
Distribution and Dynamics of Minor Planets in
Inner Solar System
Dmitriy Churin
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Khanh Q Kieu, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Spatiotemporal Measurement of Mechanicallyand Chemically-Induced Cancer Invasion and
Metastasis in Tissue Culture
William J. Duncan
Development of Ultrafast Fiber Laser Sources
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Heather L. Coats
Katherine Ann Dungan
NURSING
Anne G. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Nursing
ANTHROPOLOGY
Barbara J. Mills, Ph.D., Anthropology
African American Elders’ Psych-SocialSpiritual Healing across Serious Illness
Social Boundaries and Religious Architecture
in the Prehispanic Mogollon Highlands
Celine M.J. Cohn
Melissa Joy Dykhuis
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Xiaoyi Wu, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
PLANETARY SCIENCES
Richard J. Greenberg, Ph.D.,
Planetary Sciences
Utilization of Cholesterol-Based NanoStructures for Antibody Immobilization and
Cell Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells
Asteroid Family Dynamics in the Inner
Main Belt
Ronald W. Marx, Ph.D., Education
Aura L. Collazo-Ramos
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Descriptors of Unaccompanied,
Homeless Youth Pursing a Stipend
for Educational Outcomes
CHEMISTRY
Bodil Natalia Cass
Synthesis of Symmetric and Asymmetric
Phthalocyanines To Study Charge Transfer on
Surfaces
Ashley Carroll
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
INSECT SCIENCE
Martha S. (Molly) Hunter, Ph.D.,
Entomology
Dominic V. McGrath, Ph.D.,
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Bethany Anne Conway
Population Dynamics and Genomics of
Rickettsia Infecting the Whitefly Bemisia
tabaci in the USA
COMMUNICATION
Cecile Chaix
John T. Danielson
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Lars R. Furenlid, Ph.D.,
Radiology / Optical Sciences
Kate M. Kenski, Ph.D., Communication
The Networks of News Production
SOCIOLOGY
Robin S. Stryker, Ph.D., Sociology
AdaptiSPECT: An Adaptive Preclinical
Imaging System
“You Aren’t One of Us!”: Migration,
Nationalism, and the Restructuring of the
Welfare State
Samuel Chambers
Angela Lee Davis
ARID LANDS RESOURCE SCIENCES
Howard R. (Randy) Gimblett, Ph.D.,
Renewable Natural Resources
Corridors and Migration: A Comparative
Analysis of Connectivity Models and GPS Data
Victoria Christine Chan
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Eustace L. Dereniak, Ph.D.,
Optical Sciences
Design and Application of the Snapshot
Hyperspectral Imaging Fourier Transform
(SHIFT) Spectrometer for Biomedical Imaging
and Imaging Spectropolarimetry
Yuda Chongpison
EPIDEMIOLOGY
Robin B. Harris, Ph.D.,
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Depression, Perceived Financial Burden and
Psychological Well-Being Among Long-Term
Rectal Cancer Survivors
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Georg T. Wondrak, Ph.D.,
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Identification of Novel Heat Shock Response
Modulators for Experimental Anti-Melanoma
Intervention
Fernando Daniel De Oliveira
Mayorga
ARID LANDS RESOURCE SCIENCES
Timothy J. Finan, Ph.D., Anthropology
Guaraciaba do Norte, Forty Years after the
Tomato Revolution
Robert S. de Roock
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Norma E. Gonzalez, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Collaborating On Line IRL (In Real Life):
Situating Learning at the Juncture of Faceto-Face Communication, Multimodality and
Media Ecologies
40 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Emily Earl
Debora Levine-Donnerstein, Ph.D.,
Educational Psychology
Play in Early Adulthood
Yiheng Feng
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Kenneth L. Head, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Intelligent Traffic Control in A Connected
Vehicle Environment
Scott Lowell Feyereisen
HIGHER EDUCATION
Ozan Jaquette, Ph.D.,
Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Why Some Change and Others Do Not:
Understanding the Effects of Competition
in Overlapping Professional Jurisdictions
on States, Healthcare Markets and Training
Programs
Jessie K. Finch
SOCIOLOGY
Celestino Fernandez, Ph.D., Sociology
Robin S. Stryker, Ph,D., Sociology
Legal Borders, Racial/Ethnic Boundaries:
Operation Streamline and Identity Processes
on the US-Mexico Border
Maria Cecilia Galup
GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES
Eithne Luibheid, Ph.D.,
Gender & Women’s Studies
Seeds: Sembrando futuros
Octavio Delgadillo Garcia
HISTORY
Kevin Gosner, Ph.D., History
African Slavery and the Impact of the Haitian
Revolution in Bourbon New Spain: EmpireBuilding in the Atlantic Age of Revolution,
1750-1808
The CatCard debuted in 1998—a card that
does everything from open doors to purchase
textbooks and serves as the University’s official ID.
Rafael A. Garcia
Sara Michelle Hall
Valentina Kachanovskaya
PSYCHOLOGY
BIOCHEMISTRY
ECONOMICS
Aurelio J. Figueredo, Ph.D., Psychology
Victor J. Hruby, Ph.D., Chemistry
Price V. Fishback, Ph.D., Economics
I’d Give My Right Kidney to be Altruistic:
The Social Biogeography of Altruism in the
United States
Bradykinin Ligands and Receptors Involved in
Neuropathic Pain
Investment and Social Welfare: From Fiscal
Policy to Solar Energy
Darren G. Haskett
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Muhammet Mustafa
Kahraman
Jonathan P. Vande Geest, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
MINING, GEOLOGICAL &
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
MMP Activity and Subsequent Alterations
in Vessel Mechanical Properties Leading to
Aneurysm Formation Along with the Creation
of a More Robust Animal Model of Aneurysmal
Disease
Mary M. Poulton, Ph.D.,
Mining & Geological Engineering
Sean D Dessureault, Ph.D.,
Mining & Geological Engineering
Dawn Marie Goldstein
NURSING
Kate Goggin Sheppard, Ph.D., Nursing
Exploring the Meaning of the Lived Experience
of Compassion Fatigue as Experienced by U.S.
Military Nurses, who Have Served Overseas
on an (OCONUS) Outside the Continental
U.S. Deployment Informed by a Hermeneutic
Phenomenological Study
Juan Roberto Gonzalez Cena
AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS
ENGINEERING
Donald C. Slack, Ph.D.,
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Markus Tuller, Ph.D.,
Environmental Physics
Computer Modeling and Optimized Soil
Sampling to Improve Water Use Efficiency on
Managing Agricultural Salt Affected Soils
Matthew John Goode
Pengfei He
MINING, GEOLOGICAL & GEOPHYSICAL
ENGINEERING
Mehrak Kamalisarvestani
Pinnaduwa Kulatilake, Ph.D,
Mining & Geological Engineering
Kamran Talattof, Ph.D.,
Middle Eastern & North African Studies
Development of a New Coal Mass
Strength Criterion
Saeideh Heshmati
Dongwoo Kang
GEOGRAPHY
Ecology and Conservation Genetics of an
Urban Rattlesnake
Run Huang
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
Richard Ruiz, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Through Their Eyes: Narratives of Students’
Lived School Experiences of Segregation and
Desegregation
Barbara R. Greene
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
James Philip Gabriel, Ph.D.,
East Asian Studies
Brian J. McVeigh, Ph.D., East Asian Studies
An Exploration of the Thematic Elements of
Shonen Manga and their Permutations within
Fan Created Art
Anael A. Guilmo
OPTICAL SCIENCES
John A. Reagan, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ocean Surface Reflection of Calypso
Spaceborne Lidar
Zhilin Guo
SOIL, WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCE
Mark L. Brusseau, Ph.D.,
Hydrology & Water Resources
Understanding the Factors Influencing
Contaminant Attenuation and Plume
Persistence
Fictional Uncertainty in Modern Persian
Literature: How Iran Is Narrated in Shahriar
Mandanipour’s Work
Mary M. McCaslin, Ph.D.,
Educational Psychology
Melanie Culver, Ph.D., Natural Resources
Kelli Lynn Gray
NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Can Attributional Feedback in Natural
Classroom Contexts Predict Student
Achievement?
WILDLIFE & FISHERIES SCIENCE
Holistic Mine Management by Identification
of Production Bottlenecks
Sandy Dall Erba, Ph.D.,
School of Geography & Development
Essays on Spatial Externality and Spatial
Heterogeneity in Applied Spatial Econometrics
Vasiliki Karanikola
OPTICAL SCIENCES
James H. Burge, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
High Precision Optical Surface Metrology
Using Deflectometry
Parris Taylor Humphrey
ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Noah K. Whiteman, Ph.D.,
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Microbial Mediation of Plant-Insect
Interactions in the Wild
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Robert G. Arnold, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Wendell P. Ela, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Enviromental Engineering
Membrane Distillation: Parametric Study and
Numerical Simulations for Hollow Fiber and
Flat Sheet Membranes
Kevin H. Kawa
PSYCHOLOGY
T. Lee Ryan, Ph.D., Psychology
Onur Inal
HISTORY
Linda T. Darling, Ph.D., History
A Port and its Hinterland: An Environmental
History of Izmir in the late-Ottoman Period
Fei Jia
AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS
ENGINEERING
Genetic and Neuroanatomic Factors that
Influence Executive Functions in Older Adults
Seyed Mehrdad Khatami
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Bane Vasic, Ph.D.,
Mathematics / Electrical & Computer
Engineering
Murat Kacira, Ph.D.,
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Read Channel Modeling, Detection, Capacity
Estimation and Two-Dimensional Modulation
Codes for TDMR
Multi-Parameter Based Autonomous Algae
Production System Monitoring and Control for
Optimal Resource Use Efficiency
Hyeonju Kim
Joshua S. Judd
Rabindra N. Bhattacharya, Ph.D.,
Mathematics
MANAGEMENT
Dan S. Dhaliwal, Ph.D., Accounting
Auditor Industry Specialization and Revenue
Manipulation
STATISTICS
Probability of Ruin in the General Renewal
Model of Insurance Under Light- and HeavyTailed Claim Sizes
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 41
NASA was only two years old and little was known about the moon when astronomer Gerard Kuiper
boldly established a Lunar and Planetary Lab at the UA in 1960. But it paid off when the UA was the
one who assured NASA that it would be safe to land on the moon.
Sojung Kim
Andre Figueiredo Maciel
Enrique Montano
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
MANAGEMENT
PHYSICS
Young-Jun Son, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Melanie Wallendorf, Ph.D., Marketing
Poul S. Jessen, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Consumer and Institutional Practices in
Aestheticized Markets
Quantum Control and Squeezing of
Collective Spin
David P. Mandel
Timothy Gary Murphy
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICY
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Dynamic Learning and Human Interactions
under the Extended Belief-Desire-Intention
Framework for Transportation Systems
Aresta La Russo
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Ronald Trosper, Ph.D.,
American Indian Studies
Second Generation Navajo Relocatees: Coping
With Displacement and Dispossesion
Florencia Lebensohn-Chialvo
PSYCHOLOGY
David A. Sbarra, Ph.D., Psychology
Adaptive Significance of Personal Pronoun Use
in Families of Adolescent Substance Abusers
Linda Rafaela Lemus
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Ana Maria Carvalho, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
Ana C. Iddings, Ph.D.,
Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Social Network Sites: Identity Negotiation and
Language Use of Heritage Language Learners
Hui Min Leung
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Arthur F. Gmitro, Ph.D., Radiology
Multimodal Imaging of Tumor
Microenvironment in Murine Window
Chamber Models Using Optical, Magnetic
Resonance and Nuclear Imaging
Methodologies
Tingting Liu
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Electrokinetic Real-time Polymerase Chain
Reaction for Point-of-Care Diagnosis
Xing Liu
ECONOMICS
Ronald L. Oaxaca, Ph.D., Economics
Rose M. Ylimaki, Ph.D.,
Educational Policy Studies & Practice
The Use of Film in a First Year College Writing
Class for ESL Students
Laura Avery Marshall
HISTORY
NATURAL RESOURCES
Donald A. Falk, Ph.D., Natural Resources
Amirreza Massahi Khaleghi
Kevin E. Newman
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Young-Jun Son, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
Olivier Guyon, Ph.D., Astronomy
A Hardware-In-The-Loop Dynamic Data
Driven Adaptive Multi-Scale Simulation
(DDDAMS) System for Crowd Surveillance
via Unmanned Vehicles
Kayla Louise Polzin Matz
BIOCHEMISTRY
Megan M. McEvoy, Ph.D., Biochemistry
The Intricate Balance of Metal Trafficking
in Bacteria: Import of Iron in Bacillus
anthracis and Export of Excess Copper in
Escherichia coli
Debra L. McClanahan
TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION
Walter Doyle, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
Teacher Discourse in a Professional
Learning Community
Rebecca M. McQuade
MICROBIOLOGY
Virinchipuram Viswanathan, Ph.D.,
Animal & Comparative Biomedical
Sciences
Rene Allen Love
Chao Meng
NURSING
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Terry A. Badger, Ph.D., Nursing
Young-Jun Son, Ph.D.,
Systems & Industrial Engineering
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
A Hybrid Electrokinetic Bioprocessor
for Single-Cell Antimicrobial
Susceptibility Testing
Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Ph.D., History
Contagious Disease and Marginalization:
Belonging and Not Belonging in Early
Modern Nuremberg
Clostridium difficile and Antimicrobial
Host Defense Peptides
Yi Lu
Amy M. Newhouse
Tree Growth Response to Biophysical
Gradients and Disturbance
Three Essays on Labor Economics
Resilience within Street Prostitutes:
A Quantitative Descriptive Study
H. Douglas Adamson, Ph.D., English
Uncovering the Institutions of Educators:
A Novel Application of the IAD to Capture the
Institutions of Principals
Simulation-based Decision Support for
Grafted Seedling Supply Chain Performance
Improvement
Kurt Andrew Michels
STATISTICS
Phase Shifting Mask for High Performance
PIAA Coronagraphy
Judith Muhonja Ochieng
NURSING
Janice D. Crist, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing
Risk Perception of Developing Diabetes
Complications among African American
Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Kevin Mark Okarski
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Linda S. Powers, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Purification of Adipose Derived Stem Cells and
the Development of a Lateral Flow Assay for
Bloodborne Pathogen Detection
Denise M. Osborne
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Miguel Simonet, Ph.D.,
Spanish & Portuguese
The Acquisition of Fine Phonetic Detail in
a Foreign Language
Jacquelynn M. Parent
SOCIOLOGY
Jeffrey J. Sallaz, Ph.D., Sociology
Tapasya Patki
COMPUTER SCIENCE
David K. Lowenthal, Ph.D.,
Computer Science
The Case for Hardware Overprovisioned
Supercomputers
Tucker S. Peck
PSYCHOLOGY
Hao Helen Zhang, Ph.D., Mathematics
Richard R. Bootzin, Ph.D., Psychology
New Statistical Methods and Computational
Tools for Mining Big Data, with Applications in
Plant Sciences
Factor Structure among Possible Correlates of
Skill at Mindfulness Meditation
42 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
In October 1926, “Button” Salmon, one of the
most popular players on the football team and
president of the student body, was critically
injured in an automobile accident on the Phoenix
highway. Shortly before his death on Oct. 18,
1926, Athletic Director J. F. McKale visited him,
and asked if he had any message for the team.
Whether truth or legend, “Button” is reported to
have said, “Tell them … tell them to bear down.”
A year later, in December 1927, the men’s junior
honorary organization, Chain Gang, sponsored a
fundraising dance to paint “Bear Down” on the
roof of the gymnasium. A professional sign painter
was hired to outline the letters, and the Chain
Gang members completed the job in early 1928.
Andrew Brian Perkins
Leonardo Costa Salemi
George Stovall
PSYCHOLOGY
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Judith V. Becker, Ph.D., Psychology
Hermann F. Fasel, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Michael E. Staten, Ph.D.,
Family & Consumer Sciences
Iris E. Patten, Ph.D, GIS
Effects of Professional Mitigation in Cases
Involving Illegal Sexual Behavior
Numerical Investigation of Hypersonic ThreeDimensional Conical Boundary-Layer Stability
including High-Enthalpy Effects
Laura Tabili, Ph.D., History
Malena Samaniego Salinas
A Tale of Two Cities (San Francisco and
Tucson): The Effects of Retail Assortment on
Place Identity, Perceived Value of the City, and
Willingness to Pay
Coffee and Coffee Houses in 17th Century
England: An Oriental Import and its
Heated Controversy
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
& TEACHING
Jae-Hyun Sung
Sonia Colina, Ph.D., Spanish & Portuguese
LINGUISTICS
Undergraduate Translator Education in Chile:
An Inquiry into Teacher and Student Thinking,
Learning Experiences and Teaching Practices
Diana B. Archangeli, Ph.D., Linguistics
Mary Lynn Pierce
HISTORY
Nathan A. Pierce
NATURAL RESOURCES
Steven R. Archer, Ph.D., Natural Resources
The influence of Plant Neighborhood
Configuration on Intra- and Interspecific
Grass-Shrub Interactions
Lauren Emilie Price
NURSING
Kimberly Denise Shea, Ph.D., Nursing
Mental Health Readmissions Among
Vulnerable Veterans: An Exploratory Endeavor
Using Data Mining
Pavan Kumar Reddy
ENGLISH
Brunella Santarelli
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Caleb Daniel Sutherland
Nancy N. Odegaard, Ph.D.,
Materials Science & Engineerig
David J. Killick, Ph.D., Anthropology
CANCER BIOLOGY
Laurence Hurley, Ph.D.,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Technological Analysis of Pueblo I Lead Glazed
Ceramics from the Upper San Juan Basin,
Colorado (ca.700-850 CE)
DNA G-Quadruplex and I-Motif Regulation of
MYC Transcription
Megan A. Schildmier Stone
LINGUISTICS
Heidi B. Harley, Ph.D., Linguistics
Charles E. Sherry, Ph.D., English
Idioms in the Lexicon: Theoretical and
Experimental Perspectives
Return to the Eternal Recurrence: Coleridge
and the Echo or Mirror Seeking of Itself
Danielle Van Dobben Schoon
Daniel James Ritter
Brian E. Silverstein, Ph.D., Anthropology
Salih Can Aciksoz, Ph.D.,
Middle Eastern & North African Studies
HYDROLOGY
Jennifer C. McIntosh, Ph.D.,
Hydrology & Water Resources
Relationship Between Recharge, Redox
Conditions and Microbial Methane Generation
in Coalbeds
Maria Christina Rivera
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Shirin D. Antia, Ph.D., Special Education,
Rehabilitation & School Psychology
ANTHROPOLOGY
Becoming Roma: Gypsy Identity, Civic
Engagement, and Urban Renewal in Turkey
Danielle Van Dobben Schoon
MIDDLE EASTERN AND
NORTH AFRICAN STUDIES
Brian E. Silverstein, Ph.D., Anthropology
Salih Can Aciksoz, Ph.D.,
Middle Eastern & North African Studies
Becoming Roma: Gypsy Identity, Civic
Engagement, and Urban Renewal in Turkey
Sheri Robbins
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Renee T. Clift, Ph.D., Education
Christina M. Sciabarra
Faten Yasser Halawi-Ghosn, Ph.D.,
School of Government & Public Policy
Translating CREATE to Curriculum—First Year
Teachers Establishing a Space for Student,
Family, and Community Connections
What Kind of Peace? Termination,
Peacebuilding Strategies and the Post-Civil
Conflict Environment
Lisa N. Roberts
Simona Renee Seastrand
TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION
Bruce P. Johnson, Ph.D.,
Teaching & Teacher Education
Melissa A. Tehee
PSYCHOLOGY
Connie J. A. Beck, Ph.D., Psychology
Intimate Partner Abuse within Divorcing
Hispanic Parents
Andrew Tesoro
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
David L. Wodrich, Ph.D.,
Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Examining the Comprehensiveness of
Psychological Services Provided to Students
with Cancer upon School Reentry
Ye Tian
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Yi-Chang Chiu, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
The Effects of Treatment Integrity on
Vocabulary Learning for Students who are Deaf
and Hard of Hearing
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
A Cross-Linguistic Articulatory Analysis
of Palatalization in Korean, English and
Scottish Gaelic
ARID LANDS RESOURCE SCIENCES
Michael A. Crimmins, Ph.D.,
Soil, Water & Environmental Sciences
On the Design and Numerical Analysis of
Tradable Mobility Credit Strategies
John David van der Laan
OPTICAL SCIENCES
Eustace L. Dereniak, Ph.D., Optical
Sciences
Increasing Detection Range with Circularly
Polarized Light Through Scattering
Environments
Saumya Sivaram Vanderwyst
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Jennifer K. Barton, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Patrick L. Tsai, M.D., Ophthalmology
Laminins in Schlemm’s Canal Extracellular
Matrix and Their Relationship to Optic Nerve
Head Diseases
Elementary-Age Children’s Understandings of
Ecosystems
The Seasonal Predictability of Extreme Wind
Events in the Southwest United States
Danielle Marie Vassallo
Basel Salahieh
Ryan M. Seebruck
Scott B. Going, Ph.D.,
Nutritional Sciences / Public Health
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Jeffrey J. Rodgriguez, Ph.D.,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rongguang Liang, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
Computational Imaging for Miniature Cameras
SOCIOLOGY
Joseph J. Galaskiewicz, Ph.D., Sociology
The Organizational Structure of Education
Labor Markets in Japan: The Effects of Teacher
Rotation on Educational Equality,
Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Mobility
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES
The Associations between Diet Quality, Total
and Regional Adiposity, and Metabolic Risk in
Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Adolescent Girls
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 43
Dhruv Kumar Vig
Nicholle Michelle Zarkower
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
COMMUNICATION
Charles William Wolgemuth, Ph.D.,
Physics / Molecular & Cellular Biology
Kate M. Kenski, Ph.D., Communication
Spanning the Continuum: From Single Cell to
Collective Migration
Media, Race, and Presidential Legitimacy:
The Role (and Non-Role) of Mass Media in the
Assessment of Presidential Legitimacy
Alison Kathleen Waibel
Robert Thomas Zellem
LANGUAGE, READING & CULTURE
PLANETARY SCIENCES
Patricia L. Anders, Ph.D.,
Language, Reading & Culture
Caitlin A. Griffith, Ph.D.,
Planetary Sciences
Compassion Cultivation Training:
The Learner’s Perspective
Observing Transiting Exoplanets: Removing
Systematic Errors to Constrain Atmospheric
Chemistry and Dynamics
Shue Wang
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Probing Single Cell Gene Expression Dynamics
for Tissue Morphogenesis and Angiogenesis
Daniel R. Wibben
SYSTEMS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Roberto Furfaro, Ph.D.,
Aerospace & Industrial Engineering
Development, Analysis, and Testing of Robust
Nonlinear Guidance Algorithms for Space
Applications
Christine Bracamonte Wiggs
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Lynne M. Borden, Ph.D.,
Family/Consumer Sciences
The Role of Context and Supportive
Relationships in Influencing Outcomes
Among Youth in Substance Abuse Treatment
Autumn R. Wiley-Hill
PSYCHOLOGY
Alfred W. Kaszniak, Ph.D., Psychology
Shuo Zeng
MANAGEMENT
Moshe Dror, Ph.D., Management
Information Systems
Topics of Principal-Agent Service Contracts:
Contract Analysis and Pooling Principals
DEGREES
PREVIOUSLY
CONFERRED
Ruth M. Reiniche
ENGLISH
Charles W. Scruggs, Ph.D., English
Sign Language: Flannery O'Connor's
Pictorial Text
Ming-Sen Wang
ECONOMICS
Ronald L. Oaxaca, Ph.D., Economics
Tiemen M. Woutersen, Ph.D., Economics
Three Essays in Economics of Public Policy
Attention Bias Modification: Impact on Mood
in College Students with Anxiety Symptoms
Kristin Kay Winet
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION &
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Anne-Marie Hall, Ph.D., English
Toward a Feminist Travel Gaze: Re-thinking
Tourism, Digital Media and the “Gaze”
Gwendolyn J. Woods
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Robert G. Arnold, Ph.D.,
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
A Decision Tool for Integrated Water
Management: Optimizing Distributed Capacity
in Water Reuse Systems
Jeremy J. Worley
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY
Andrew P. Capaldi, Ph.D.,
Molecular/Cellular Biology
IP7 Regulates Cell Growth by Activating Rpd3L
44 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
MASTERS
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 45
2o
15
MASTERS
DEGREES
CONFERRED
WINTER 2014
Accounting
Mengxuan Li
Classics
Alexandria Elizabeth Elliott
Development Practice
Roli Adama Teko-Folly
Library & Information
Science
Brian Joseph Doose
Karina C. Reyna
Alexa Nicole Tulk
Krystal Valenzuela
Natural Resources
Ami Lynne Kidder
Nursing
Tiffany Anne Crawford Zook
Planning
Matthieu Laurent Mayer
Plant Pathology
Kayla R. Arendt
Public Administration
Michael Dyckman
DEGREES
CONFERRED
DECEMBER 2014
Accounting
Mohammed Khaled AlJaser
Eisa W. E. A. S. Alloughani
Kurt Lewis Anderson
Chelsea Leone Bellmore
Xiongfeng Cao
Michael Beach Cardella
James K. Carpenter
Xin Chen
Yi Chen
Menglian Cheng
Yinghui Deng
Yinke Fu
Lijie Han
Xuwen Hu
Hyoeun Kim
Wei Chun Kuan
Marie Fujiwara Langlais
Tzu-Yu Lee
Kaitlin Rose Morris
Isaac Ji Soo Park
Sarai Portillo
Xingchen Ren
Gabriel Sethi
Jing Shen
Om N. Subedi
Julio Cesar Velasco III
Zhejun Xie
Chenyang Xu
Agricultural &
Biosystems Engineering
Wenyue Li
Xiang Liu
Agricultural & Resource
Economics
Jake Jefferson Grobe
Gabriel Dev Singh Sethi
American Indian Studies
Matthew K. Tafoya
Anthropology
Chance Hamilton Copperstone
Evelyn R. Pickering
Rebecca Lynn Wey
Applied Biosciences
John Fial
Architecture
Tobenna Tagbo Ekwueme
Mohamed Alaa Yehia Said Elzomor
Amber Elizabeth Galko
Arvin Maleki
Kareem H. Mohamed Selim
Boyang Shi
Elmira Shojaei
Art Education
Paula Kim
Amy Elizabeth Orr
Art History
Amy Elizabeth Hermanns
Astronomy
Christopher Bilinski
Melissa Ruth Jacobs Halford
Biochemistry
Nieves M. Montano
Biomedical Engineering
Jacob Anthony Cena
Business Administration
Crystal Eleanor Adams
Nicole Marie Alden
Jean-Baptiste Marie Allouis
Jeffrey Angle
Justin Price Archer
Wendy Armendariz
Neel Arora
Gun Ho Bae
Jason W. Barlow
Manish Bharara
Chandler Birch
Jason Robert Bryans
Jason Anthony Cates
Jason Allen Chapman
46 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Rodrigo Chastain
Pragadeshwara Raja Chinnappan
William Gary Clark
Beth Ann Cleveland
Sheree Creviston
Emile Jake Dath III
Scott C. De Herrera
Crystal Johnson Deschinny
Ofek Devinney
Jean Marie Dill
Natalie Nhat Doan
Chad Eaton
Paula Leone Egan
Jason David Enderle
Elissa Moore Evans
Marisol Kayab Flores-Aguirre
Jason Richard Fort
David A. Gage
Theodore B. Gatchell
Eugene R. Germain Jr.
Archana Gondi
Jose David Gonzales Borja
Tracy Guerra
Julio Cesar Gutierrez
Brittany Lynn Harasim
Roger Wayne Hockley
Aaron James Hodges
David Howell
Rachelle Lynn Jensen
Kondwani Adisa Johnson
Braden Jones
Vivek Kumar
Nicole Kristine La Conte
Jason Lee
Daniel Ligocki
Eric Jon Luecht
Ygor P. Machado
Muhammad Ayaz Malik
Paul Mannheim
Edward Paul Maxwell
Scott Daniel McKeon
James Joseph Meglio
Alexandra Merriman
Giovani Ivan Michieli
David C. Miller
Jennifer Leigh Miller
Arunesh Mohan
Nathan Frazier Moore
Alok Nayak
Danial Alex Neal
Steven Nielsen
Vicente Ortega
Tyrel A. Paradis
Shailesh Patel
Travis Matthew Pensky
Lauren Bloch Peress
Kelley Marlana Peters
Vinay Raghavendra Phanindra
Eduardo Kawamorita Pinto
Anil K. Potharaju
Aida Ramdani
Muhammad Raza
Melvin Favian Rios
Kristopher Jacob Ritzmann
John Robinson
Daniel Allen Roe
Lillian A. Romero
Drew W. Rosenthal
Eugene Roytman
Ramsey George Saab
Brittney Lynn Schmidt
Sepideh Sefidvash-Hockley
Amit P. Shah
Mark A. Shearer
Matt Simonian
Scott Lowell Sind
Kathleen M. Smirnov
Luis Ricardo Soto Carrillo
Caleb J. Stephens
Paul Robert Thompson
Megan Sturgis Troughton
Tejo K. Vemulapalli
Victoria Rae Villegas
Tung Vo
Anthony Wingate
Rachel Elise Wipf
Jake Tanner Wright
Walter Robert Yosin
Chemical Engineering
Bing Wu
Chemistry
Diana Bolser
Clark William Moehlenbrock
Civil Engineering
Yidan Chen
Fei Du
Civil Engineering &
Engineering Mechanics
Seyedreza Anvar
Austin David Houk
Computer Science
Karan Chadha
Mathias Arthur Gibbens
Yi Huang
Paul S. Shen
Counseling and Mental
Health
Lorraine Varela Case
Hannah S Causey
Jennifer Constantineau
Glen Lacroix
Creative Writing
Thomas Mira y Lopez
Katherine Elizabeth Standefer
Lucas Eduard Tobias Wildner
East Asian Studies
Angel Luis Robles Jr.
Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology
Christopher Ignatius Gurguis
Erik Richard Hanschen
Brianna Angier McTeague
Erin Seidler Morrison
Sergei Solonenko
Economics
Abdul Raheem Shariq Mohammed
Educational Psychology
Jorge Alberto Gallegos Castro
Zachary Steven Hojnacki
Ayizuola Nazhaer
Cory Zirbel
Educational Technology
Mercedes Dotson-Jackson
Sainte Lucke
Electrical &
Computer Engineering
Peter Tanimomo Adeyemi Jr.
Bilal Al Baalbaki
Nilangshu Bidyanta
Zachary Scott Eyde
David Thomas Price
Matthew George Salem
Yu Shao
Qingtian Sun
Garrett M. Vanhoy
Marcos Antonio Vargas
Xu Zhang
Engineering
Ruby L. Barickman
Brittany Nicole Bockstanz
Jad Tamim Chahal
Ana S. Ingstrom
Engineering Management
Joe L. Divijak
Sudhee Dwivedi
Brent Albert McFarland
Finance
Zachary Alexander Chernow
Edward F Guarino II
Huiqing Li
Yun Shen Esther Lo
Yanling Qiao
Siyuan Song
Xiao Yao Wu
Man Yuan
Yubin Zhang
Geographic Information
Systems Technology
Jessica Styron Abrahams
Leanndra M. Arechederra-Romero
William Jeffrey Beaver
Shane T. Clark
Robert Edward Davis
David Dean
Rachel Claire Feuerbach
Jessica B. Fraver
Daniel Guaderrama
Madeline Gwynn Harlowe
Benjamin James Hickson
Dennice Huffman
Pankaj Jamwal
Michael Levengood
Manuel Lizarraga
Janice L Mock
David G Perry
Brett Aaron Stauffer
Jamie Lynn Velkovehr
Nathan R. Wasserman
Natalie Rae Wilson
Cliantha Victoria Yasenchack
Geography
Richard Lee Johnson
Higher Education
Fatemma D. Rashwan-Soto
History
Kristen Rachel Coan
Cory Dale Davis
Rex G. De Roulhac
English
Jennifer Chaskavich
Jayda Marie Coons
Benjamin Ignatious Gomez
Elizabeth Tye Labiner
English as a Second
Language
Jasmine O. Carbajal
Sun Young Gu
Brett F. Larson
Casey Anne Richardson
Environmental Engineering
Peirong Cao
Erin Lansey
Patrick August Mette
Xuhao Nie
Vishnu Arvind Ravisankar
Human Language
Technology
Gustave Von Hahn-Powell
Michael Charles Tremel
Hydrology
Nicholas Loring Randle
Diana Zamora-Reyes
Hydrometeorology
Maria Cecilia Rodrigues Do Prado
Industrial Engineering
Sara Khosravi
Brian Edward Young
Mehdi Zamanipour
Pengfei Zhang Sr.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 47
The original wildcat mascot arrived on campus
Oct. 17, 1915, and was introduced to the student
body the following day at assembly in Herring
Hall. He was the gift of the freshman football team
which had raised the funds ($9.91) to purchase him.
He was officially named “Rufus Arizona,” after
UA President Rufus B. von KleinSmid.
On April 17, 1916, Rufus died. The Arizona
Wildcat reported that:
Information Resources
& Library Science
Rae Gordon Whitley Jr.
International Security
John Christopher Burrell
Ryan R. Butzke
Bryan Jeffrey Hutzler
Robert D. McCormick
Evan Anthony Quaco
Hector A. Rodriguez
Michal Jorden Tyra
Journalism
Shekhah Muhammad Al Dosary
Landscape Architecture
Brianna Clarke Lehman
Language, Reading &
Culture
Guillermo Acosta
Brie Anna Barber
Lindsay Gayle Dauenhauer
Kelsey Mahnken
Amanda Mee
Lauren Hunter Pangle
Loren Reyes
Library and
Information Science
Sydni L. Abrahamsen
Megan Austin
Megan Elizabeth Bailey
Samael A. Castillo
Stephen R. Curley
Anne Downey
Alena Jeannine Engstrom
Veronica Estrada
Veronica Regalario Furlong
Stephanie Anne Goodwin
Mona K. Granroth
Julia Briedis Guiterman
Christopher Thomas Hall
Tina Marie Harris
John Michael Hernandez
Kathleen Hubbard
Margaret Kiel Morse
Amy S. Lustro
Mirra Beth Neiman
Robert J. Oliverio
Sara Elizabeth Rickard
Milo Sparky Rook
Elizabeth Sandoval Marchand
Jeffrey Stoffer
Katherine M. Sullivan
Jaime S. Valenzuela
Caroline Woodiel
Christina Lee Wyles
Katherine C. Young
Linguistics
Cosette L. Terry-Itewaste
Mary-Caitlyn Elizabeth Valentinsson
Management Information
Systems
Sidharth Agarwal
Aditya Agrawal
Akash Sushil Agrawal
Ali Hassan Alenizi
Shiram Chandra Anbalagan
Geethu Babu
Gun Ho Bae
Rohit Vijay Bhalerao
Krishna Pavan Bhat
Sumeet Satish Bhatia
Prathamesh Shridhar Bhurke
Prashant Bhushan
Sitarama Pavan Bulusu
Tirtha Indrasen Chavan
Samanth Reddy Chundi
Subaya Appana Codanda
Karan Dhingra
Elton DSouza
Parama Dutta
Alla Abdulbaset Frefer
Avinash Sankar Gandhi Rajan
Rohit Garg
Rajesh Singh Gill
Ashwin Govindaraj
Sayed Aadil Hussaini Nasab
Farah Jamal Jafar
Anshul Jain
Shajay Jayaprakasan
Akhil Ashok Kanakkassery
Sharan Babu Katragadda
Anirudh Khandelwal
Richa Kharbanda
Damini Khurana
FNU Kiran Viswanathan
Prasad Uttam Kodre
Kowsik Krishnan
Sukhada Vidyadhar Kulkarni
Vivek Kumar
Allan Babu Kurian
Yinchen Li
Ching-Tang Lin
Hang Liu
Sivaram Mallampati
Yufeng Mao
Madhulika Channarayapatna Nagaraja
FNU Jagdeesh Narayanan
Snehal Dilip Navalakha
Elias Paramo
Kushagra Nitin Parikh
Gayatri Ramesh Patankar
Jaiteerth Patil
Krittika Dinesh Patil
Rhea Pereira
Abhishek Pidwa
Elma Pinto
Prakash Ponnuswamy
Nickil Somanna Porangada
Janakiram Pulipati
Lakshmi Bhaswanth Ramireddy
Rufus Deepan Ravichandran
48 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
“While endeavoring to perform gymnastic stunts
in the limbs of a tree to which he was tied, Rufus
Arizona ... fell and was hung.”
Note: Never tie a feline to a tree. Rufus was
memorialized in verse and a Wildcat editorial,
which noted that his “growls urged our team to
victory” and spoke of his “strength, alertness,
tenacity—the true Arizona spirit.” Rufus had
several successors in later years.
Amogh Ravish
Katie Ewing Ray
Sagnik Sudip Roy Chowdhury
Haskel Noe Sabillon
Sagar Samtani
Nikhar Shah
Vishal Vimal Shah
Shuhan Yang Shen
Prachi Pradeepkumar Shirke
Prajwal Manjunath Shirurkar
Maninderjit Singh
Anushree Sinha
Ankur Solanki
Kyle Jordan Somers
Pradeep Srinivasa Nagendra
Tyler Matthew Strickland
Yashwanth Tekena
Shreyas Vikas Tendulkar
Tom Thomas
Vanitha Venkatanarayanan
Karthikeyan Vijayakumar
Anoop Vintha
Christopher D. Wilhelmsen
Ting-Ju Yang
Su Zhao
Yu Zhao
Yirong Zhu
Materials Science
& Engineering
Kyle R. Smith
Mechanical Engineering
Ghazal Dehghani
Anurag Kumar
Fanlong Meng
Edgar Emir Molina Urias
Kyle J. Sheets
Kai Wang
Andrew R. Whiteside
Microbiology
Shivanna Shireen Johnson
Mining, Geological &
Geophysical Engineering
John Lyons-Baral
Music
Jesus Misael Barraza Diaz
Gabrielle Marie Halko
Rachel Kay Knight
Jonathan Daniel Rice
Tiezheng Shen
Denielle Swartz
Yu Wu
Natural Resources
Samantha J. Hammer
Dustin Phillip Hanna
Angela Marie Knerl
Yoganand Sudhakar Korgaonkar
Lauren Ainsley Maghran
Valerie Janene Rountree
Julia Brooke Sittig
Old Main, 1909
Natural Science for Teachers
Coleen Teresa OShea
Near Eastern Studies
Ana Ghoreishian
Nursing
Michelle Alcoba
Claudia Ann Arvizo
AnneJeanette Valiente Baker
Bruce J. Barnhart
Denise Kligean Barnhart
Elena Marie Baskas
Louella Denee Bauman
Megan Irene Befort
Dana M Britton
Stephanie Ann Carlsen
Jennifer Renee Creighton
Kasey D. Cross
Diane Nybo Curry
Chyllia Dixon
Cameron Gene Duncan
David Alan Eisenbise
Lisa Lorene Ernest
Mirandine A. Fitchette
Lindsay Lee Ann Galles
Cristianna Garcia
Kimberly Suzann Gourieux
Megan Lea Graham
Amory Godwin Caringal Grijaldo
Tyah Haro
Shanon Renee Harper
Elizabeth Aileen High
Julie Diane Hinman
Lindsey Hoye
Carolyn Muller Hull
Andrea Ryan Hunter
Cassandra Jenks
Amy Johnson
Ashley May Jones
Nicole Jones
Keith Kent
Shahida Khan
Ashley Rose Klaas
Jill Anne Krmpotic
Kim Elizabeth Krmpotic
Julie Anne Leach
Laura Elizabeth Lee
Kevin Thomas Long
Sandra Marie Marques
Denise Esther Murphy
Reni Myers
Jose Daniel Navarro
Tracy Thuy Nguyen
Millicent Raydette Ogoo
Monica Olson
Danelle Marie Onate
Mary Ann A. Opoku
Ashley Pothier
Roseanne Prieto
Sarah Elizabeth Raleigh
Monique Ramirez
Kelli Riggs
Kimberly Ann Rogers
Barbara Kay Salway-Jensen
Cyndra Marie Scheu
Nicholas P Schumacher
Gamila Sharifi
Kathleen Shemberger
Adrianne Jo Shields
Stacy Lee Slater
Jessica Celeste Stevens
Patricia M Veleta
Heather Dawn Wiggins
Sarah Wong
Debra Ann Zlomek
Optical Sciences
Kevin Richard Bock
Jason Leigh Dimkoff
Jessica Ann Doehrmann
Krista Marie Drummond
Eric Frater
Tao Ge
Dulce Maria Gonzalez Utrera
Elizabeth M. Jesse
Poonam Pratap Kadam
Nitigya Kathuria
Gilbert Kiprono Kogo
Scott Jeffrey Lilley
Joshua D Olitzky
Yi-Hsin Ou
Stacey R. Sueoka
Tyler Houston Tate
Dustin Urone
Xiaoyin Zhu
Physics
Maxwell David Gregoire
Ty Newhouse-illige
Planning
Christina Manng
Neill Lamon Minish
Amanda Elizabeth Prewitt
Public Health
Meredith L. Abrams
Jennifer M. Aucoin
Andrew D. Campos
Sarah E. David
Silviano Emmanuel Garcia
Rashna F. Ginwalla
Amita L. Graham
Natalie Amy LaHood
Fileberto Reynaldo Lopez
Andrea Helen Mannell
Pharah Dawn Morgan
Obiyo Onyewuchi Osuchukwu
Juliet Crystal Pena
Cameron Alexander Price
Amir Rombod Rahimian
Hannah Rettler
Suzanne Bianca Salas
Carson Keith Snowder
Calvin Truong
Abbas M. Tuli
Corwin Michael Woodward
Real Estate Development
Donald Lee Baker
Tobias James Horvath
Rehabilitation
Sandra M. Perry
Rhetoric, Composition
& the Teaching of English
Brad Jacobson
Madelyn Celeste Tucker
School Psychology
Aaron Michael Stubbs
Natalie Loomis
Jessica Simmons
Plant Sciences
Second Language
Acquisition & Teaching
Courtney A. Magness
Michael B. Whalen
Psychology
Kyle Joseph Robert Bourassa
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Kimberly Ann Braun
Kimberly Loretta Ceasar
Robin Barrick Eddington
Erika Eswine
Brittany Lena Franks
Olivia Ireland Hammons
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Anthony Veiger
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Lawrence Andres Schneider
Alexander Silva
Melissa Suzan Wendell
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Mia Anne Montoya Hammersley
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Ryan P. Appel
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Zhijun Fan
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Cody Gene Franz
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Yan Jin
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Rui Liu
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Polly Pao-Li Wang
Matthew Wiseley
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Jared Jeffrey Young
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Michael A. Balthazar
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Andrew M. Law
James W. Powell
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Cody L. Brown
Joni Lee Giovanna Hesley
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Xuan Thanh Barletta
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Animal Sciences
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Evan Charles Giomi
Brian Christopher Harmon
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Charles Norton
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Andrew J. Richard
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Crystal P. Cardoza
Elizabeth Cole
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Muyang Li
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Colin Clark
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Soon Hoe Lim
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Golnaz Sedaghat Shirazi
Hourieh Seyed Ahmadnia
Jesus Osvaldo Solorio Ruiz
Arid Lands
Resource Sciences
Lorenia Velazquez-Contreras
Situated at the west entrance of Old Main, the Memorial Fountain,
honoring those UA students who lost their lives in World War I, was the
gift of Alexander Berger, an uncle of Alexander Tindolph Berger, one of
those to whose memory it is dedicated.
Art
Wilson S. Butterworth
Jesse Taylor Chehak
Abigail Elizabeth Felber
Sarah C. Gill
Serge J-F. Levy
Kejun Li
Yubitza McCombs
Leanne Carol Miller
Christopher Edward Newberg
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Thomas Alexander Saffle
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Sahar Aghasafari
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Brian Edward Svoboda
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Denise Lynn Balukas
Matthew A. King
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Jordan Bontrager
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Dustin Curtis Cox
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Sarah Fowler
Marci Kathleen Hill
William Holmes
Anthony Dale Jett
Whitney Lan Johnson
Amandeep Singh Kalra
Abhirup Vinod Kheterpal
Amelia Harrison Klawon
Gangamma Medappa Kodandera
Natasha
Jessica Noel Ledesma
On Jan. 31, 1920, the Memorial Fountain in front of Old Main was dedicated
amid a huge turnout of students, faculty, townspeople, and military who
had come to honor the University’s World War I dead and to greet the guest
of honor, Gen. John J. Pershing. General Pershing’s speech was brief and
impressive, following which the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was
conferred upon him by President von KleinSmid.
Guanghao Lin
Williamson Penn Little
Lubaina Akhtar Parvez Maimoon
Brendan McDermott
Matthew John McLeish
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Molecular Medicine
Alexandria Laurel Chaput
Audriana Nicole Hurbon
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Shuaizhi Li
Ye Min Oo
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Xuehui Li
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Niharika Murthy Changavalli
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Jason Freitas
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Scott Kuhlman
Sonia Sarmiento
James Kauanoe Tokishi
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Chantel Nicole Osborne
David Gerald Pickel
Emily Marie Prosch
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Kazumasa Suzuki
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Sungsu Kim
Drew Miller
Jun Xiang
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Jackson Toeniskoetter
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Xudong Weng
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Eric Estrada-Grijalva
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Christopher Carlyle Baker
Asia Lee Del Bonis-O'Donnell
Elizabeth Ann Del Curto
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Matthew Kyle Schmidt
Brianna Lisbeth Sheaffer
Jacob Ryan Syersak
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Christopher Bryan Compton
Lindsay Trisler Hawkins
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1923
Brianna Christine Jahn
Zandria Nicole Lucas
Mirela Roza
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Development Practice
Matthew Albrecht
Mursal Ali
Benjamin Dierksmeier
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Yue Shi
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Economic Geology
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Melissa B. Briones
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Michelle Jean Airola
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Kenneth James Silvestri
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Computer Engineering
Hamed Asadi
Jin Bai
Samantha A. Bernau
Ryan Biggie
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Kai Chen
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Chenggang Wang
Bruce Webb
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Dong Xing
Yuan Zhang
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Charles Iyobo Ayewa
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Danny Kapend Muteb
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Keith L. Allen
Lucia Cardenas Duarte
Anthony Coleman
Michael Kenneth Dickerson
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Ernesto Alejandro Perez
Cesar Ivan Ramirez
Ramiro Rodriguez
Ali K. Shnati
Omar Chavez Silva
Ryan Michael Tidwell
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Holly Anne Griffith
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Essa Batel
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Maredil Josefina Leon
Karyn Teresa Light
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Ellen Clare Sudak
Stefan Markus Vogel
Environmental Engineering
Joshua R Campbell
Juxin Chen
Han Gong
Xu Li
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Epidemiology
David Margraf
Family & Consumer
Sciences
Chandni Parikh
Finance
Binbin Liu
French
Sara Melissa Alcazar Silva
Lukka Kitaka
Charles Norton
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Benjamin Michael Sago
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Systems Technology
Judy Begay-Taylor
Emilie Brill-Deusberg
Adam Jovan Denogean
John Joseph Ehlen
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Cassandra Carrera Fausel
Bree A Gomez
In 1985, UA surgeon Jack Copeland made history when he implanted an artificial heart and went on to
develop the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart—the first one to win FDA approval.
Geography
Emma Lawlor
Casey Ryan Lynch
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Thomas Wilding
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Rebecca Abigail Caroli
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Melibea P. Ahumada
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Devon Grace Bracher
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Mohammed Mousa S Alqahtani
Tamara G. Corrales
Hossein Dashti
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& Library Science
Erika E. Lankton
Jill A. Sturgeon
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Erin Maureen Boundy
Tamara Beatriz Castillon
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Jacquelyn Christine Abad
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Mashal Hamed A. Alammar
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Yang Yang
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& Culture
Susanna Lynne Cañizo Schippers
Paola Gabriela Delgado
Allison Paige Dickey
Samantha S. Easter
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Sibele Volpi Schafer
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Carla Andrea Budesinsky
Leah Iverson
Christa Elise Reynolds
Jenna Smith
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Information Science
Margaret Elizabeth Bly
Jana Bonfield
Abigail Collins
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Michelle Rose Gilliam
Christina Joy Grabowska
Raven Heather Jenelle Griffin
Samuel James Hennig
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Anne Spire
Lauren Marie Startzman
Matthew Chase Stroud
Alexis Rose VanPool
Bree Woolley
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Systems
Joshua Abbott
Thomas Battaglia
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Whitney Dunn
Xiaoyang Fang
Samantha Forbis
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Nathan Paul Harter
Rui He
Amandeep Singh Kalra
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Frederick Lam
Mengya Li
Yvette-Marie Margaillan
Ninaad Vilas Mhaske
Vinay Ramdas Nenwani
Steven A. Nez
Lauren Olmstead
Veronica Munoz Ozuna
Chaye Parker
Alan Scott Petersen
Joshua C. Severn
Vishak Shankar
Kandarp Kashyap Thakar
Tony Truong
Aaron L. Walker
Leon Judd Walker
Johnny Walston
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& Engineering
Erik Thomas Dale
Steven A. Hernandez
Xiaoyang Ji
Ethan Kral
Alec Olson
Stephen C. Purdy
Robert G. Shultz
Denise E. Tomeh
Shanna A. Tune
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Mathematics
Angelica Gonzalez
Mechanical Engineering
Ethan Rain Boroson
Aditya Peri
Evan Robert Segal
Medical Pharmacology
Jennifer Arriola
Kayla Rachjaibun Gardner
Jessica Ortiz
Medical Physics
Brian Norman Allen
Darren Michael Zuro
Mexican American Studies
Nathania Guadalupe Garcia
Microbiology
Shelby Daniel Wendel
Middle Eastern and
North African Studies
Hicham Assaoui
Rachel Nelle Cook
Britain Virginia Eakin
Samuel Lee Falconer
Jason Edward Watson
Joanna Christine Wulfsberg
Mining, Geological &
Geophysical Engineering
Jeffrey Roger Sundberg
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Cellular Biology
Neha Bandekar
Sebastian Anthony Hernandez
Julie My Quan Huynh
Michael Lien
Rachel Lauren Murillo
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Nicholas Sang Won Epple
Frederick Evans
Natalie Groom
Jordan Alexander Key
Paul J. Kohler
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Elsa Kate Nichols
Daniel Rosales
Kristen Schwerin
Lior David Shragg
Oscar Wiley Thorp
Kathryn Anneliese Vaitkevicius
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Alexis H. Arizpe
Andrew S. Brischke
Martha Mary Gebhardt
Timothy G. Jessen
Timothy John Lyons
Shannon Elizabeth McNeil
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Kirsten Marie Fulgham
Near Eastern Studies
Tyler H. Jeffries
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Nicola A. Anderson
Barbara Asher
Julia Bero
Jodi Michelle Cetwinski
Sabrina Kathleen Cloteaux
Megan Rose Copson
Jamie Lynn Cosper
Mary Christine Cousineau
Angela Coxe
Diana Wagner Crawford
Melissa Renee Daniels
Kena Eifert
Rebecca Feeley
Annette Fox-Speikes
Jillian Elizabeth Glover
Kinga Christina Hadzik
Marian Therese Horikawa-Barth
Carin E. Hotelling
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Emily Hutchins
Therese Ann Jagow
Ellen Rebecca Jones
Leigh Kimmell
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Shunna McFarland
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Melissa Ritchey
Carli Scoville
Erin Nicole Shaw
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Dani Lynn Vanderwall
Stephanie Ann Wheeler
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Yael V Greenblatt
Adam Michael Lyon
Melissa A. Wyatt
Optical Sciences
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Erik Arend
Jesse Grant Ball
Michael Christopher Butterfield
Weibo Cheng
Andrew Dobbins
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Christopher Lee Hopkins
Gregory Benjamin Jacob
Clarissa Kenney
Sheng-Huei Lu
Sean Joseph McCafferty
SeyedSoroush Mehravar
Kathy Nguyen
Won Hyun Park
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Michael Warwick Scruggs Jr.
Jasmine S. Sears
Ross David Uthoff
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Jerrod Lavelle Young
Renyuan Zhang
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mira Patel
Neil Matthew Schultz
Wayne Tyler Ward
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Benjamin Cartwright Abbey
Eric Bevans
Vincent Colaianni
Scott Plummer
Ryan Scott Smith
Nelson J Smith V
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Sophia Chen
Physiological Sciences
Jennifer Barbee
Courtney Burger
Jonathan Junren Ferng
Joshua Gaddy
Daniel Hill
Manuel J. Ramirez
Austen Lowell Thompson
Planetary Sciences
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Planning
Jewell Anderson
Daniel Anthony Aros Jr.
Robert Zachary Busick
Adam Robert Call
Mohammed Fouad Hafiz
Jim Henry
Ashley Rene Hullinger
Joseph Edward Iuliano
Theresa Lynne Knoblock
Sarah Ann Meggison
Kunyu Wu
Plant Pathology
Lauren Jackson
Chantelle Khambholja
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Rebecca Birch
Amanda Fosmire
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Molly Blair Memel
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Megan Nogami
Christopher Stare
Cindy Bevie Woolverton
Public Administration
Keri Elizabeth Bishop
Carla Andrea Budesinsky
It was a sensational 7-6 Arizona football victory
over Pomona College on Nov. 6, 1914, that led to
the building of the “A” on Sentinel Peak, west of
Tucson.
In what was doubtless a burst of enthusiastic pride
for his alma mater, Albert H. Condron, a member
of the 1914 team and a civil engineering student,
suggested to one of his professors that a class
assignment be made to survey Sentinel Peak for
the location of an “A”.
Ruilin Cai
Stephanie Celaya Serventi
Lauren Nicole Fosler
Anthony Robert Hunter
Fred Matthew Kass
Katherine Elizabeth Lankford
Karen Y. Lara
JeBok Lee
Angela Faith Liston
Jill Krenecki Lloyd
James Baker MacAdam
Linette Majuta-Perez
Kophie Van Mathis
Rudy Teyechea Padilla
Katharine Leff Parissenti
Ramses Sepulveda
Christopher Aaron Tremel
Natalie Irene Woodrum
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Sara Andrus
Daljeet Kaur Bansal Singh
Jared Joshua Anucha Barnett
Ashley Bauman
Rachelle Begay
Ashley Bird
Robyn Blust
Jennifer Bowles
Sarah Elaine Buss
Diksha Chhetri
Jimmy Chhun
Jennifer E Collins
Kiera Midori Coulter
Beth (Elizabeth) L. Dietzel
Alexandra Dulude
Carin Eldridge
Alyssa M. Farr
Conor Fitzgerald
Jaycie C Gibney
Karen M Gonzalez
Deidre Greyeyes
Christine E. M. Gruessner
Michele Henson
Jennifer Hill
William Holmes
Leah Iverson
Rebecca Anne Jastrzab
Abel A. Kebede
Sarah Leffler
Erin Lockley
John Lopez
Jeffrey Bardochat MacEwen
Stephanie Machado
Carly Meagan Magee
Thao P. Mai
Sarah Malanga
Sean McKenzie
Alanna Meltzer
Elena K Montano-Rock
Rachel Ann Murray
Tanya J. Nemec
Meera Norris
The site was cleared of shrubbery and cactus,
trenches dug to outline the letter’s foundations,
rock at hand was mixed with mortar and water
hauled up the mountain by six-horse teams.
The total cost of materials, equipment, and
transportation was $397. The back-breaking
work was done by the students themselves,
Saturday after Saturday, with many difficulties
and discouragements, but the “A” was finally
whitewashed on March 4, 1916. No one called it
Louisa O'Meara
Michele Sachiko Oshea
Onyinye Nkechi Otaluka
Meghna Patel
Zachariah Peterson
Kathleen M. Pettit
Enid Quintana Torres
Cindy Yajaira Quintero
Kaitlyn Richards
Amber Roney
Mae Rouhani
Annie Schiffmacher
Rebecca Scranton
James Smitt
Bari Danielle Sprecher
Caleb James Taylor
Jill TenHaken
Aurora Trujillo
Chinagozi Ugwu
Anne Mijntje Bertine Maria van
Duijnhoven
Steven Andrew Vanhoy
Rietta Wagoner
Ashlee Weekley
Daniel Williamson
Kristen Woodruff
Nicole M. Zaleski
Rehabilitation
Katie Lynn Gomez
Russian
Evgenii Aleksandrovich Bogorevich
Maria D. Ellinwood
Aleksey Novikov
Adam Starbuck
Anna Vozna
Second Language
Acquisition & Teaching
Mustafa Polat
Adnan Yilmaz
Secondary Education
Amy Alessi
Randi Buros
Noell Castro
Scott Bryan Chism
Sally Costich
Blais Cross
Travis James Green
Tiffany Nicole Jones
Nicole Miller
Rachel Leah Myer
Dawn Michelle Myers
Shawn LaRae Paumen
Christine Tolley
Sentinel Peak anymore. It was known thereafter as
“A” Mountain. The “A” is 70 feet wide and 160 feet
long (or tall).
The basalt rock quarried from the construction site
was used to build the rock wall surrounding most
of the university’s historic district.
Michael A. Pohlmann
Darcy Rae VanDervort
Kayla Madeline Virgone
Spanish
Eric Miguel Avila Ponce de Leon
Abel Cruz Flores
Miguel Llompart Garcia
Xochilt Maria Montano
Carolina Orona
Miriam de la Milagrosa Rodriguez
Guerra
Special Education
Danielle Nicole Abel
Kalaya Chaysn Cook
Amanda Hellman
Richard Allan Keegan
Nicholas Edward Korn
Stacy Lee Maturo
Sarah Silverman
Ian M. Zickler
Speech, Language
& Hearing Sciences
Rebecca E. Burton
Grace Irene Solomon Cheifetz
Catherine Chong
Angela Emily Cummins
Samantha Jo Deitering
Danielle Ashley Encinas
Jane Lind Eustance
Lisa Smith Gordon
Kaitlyn M. Kelhetter
Amy Marie Lougher
Olivia P. Maiefski
Sara McDonald
Audrey Rose Hamilton Minot
Karen Peralta
Samantha Lynn Ricks
Manal W. Sabri
Jacalyn Yvette Savage
Karen Leah Shein
Troyo Talia
Megan E. Traichal
Stephanie Alise Yagata
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Ahmad Hakeem Abdul Wahab
Derick Joshua Bishop
Kyle Matthew Carter
Julia Fisher
Rhoda Nandai Muse
Warren Smith
Sara Ziebell
Systems Engineering
Sociology
Jaqueline Joslyn
Soil, Water &
Environmental Science
Christopher Carl Berglund
Victoria Obergh
Soraya Fatehi
Paul David Holtfrerich
John N. Kidd Jr.
Sufyan Jassim Mohamed
Michelle Leigh Moholt
Thomas Robert Ryan Jr.
Gregory Scott Wolf
Matthew James Yalung
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In 2008, the UA became the first public university to
lead a NASA mission—the Phoenix mission to Mars.
Teaching &
Teacher Education
Joy Austin
Paige M. Bangart
Gloria Bonnell
Jean Campbell
Mary Ann Capehart
Danielle Olivia Carlos
Betzi Coral Castillo
Loren M. Champlin
Hannah Joy Cramer
Christopher B. Cruz
Francesca DeFranco
Sean Doran
Alicia Drapkin
Michael Peter Eckert
Jonathan Jordan Edwards
Rachel Day Frost
Raul Cipriano Gonzalez
Arthur Ho
Jesse Johnson
Tanner Ray Kent
Benjamin Anthony Kowalski
Kelly Ann Larkin
Anna Marie Lawrie
Melissa Lee
Lauren Ashley Marks
Alysha Martella
Peter Mash
Christopher May
Brittany Rose Morrisroe
David Nguyen
Corey Gene Noble
Alex Nunez
Laura Catherine Joan Owen
Michaela Owen
Andre Perrault
Jennifer Bonnie Renaker
Ashton Jade Richmond
Luis Raul Rivera
Morgan Rodgers
Rhonda Lee Rodriguez
Brett Alexandra Santiago
Asa Sherry
Deborah Clare Signorile
Harrison T. Smith
Zachary David Smith
Erika Somoza
Ranjani Lalitha Sridhar
Albert Susman
Charles Fredrick Swanson
Larissa Irene Szwez
John Arden Thomas
Diana D. Tolton
Eva Marie Toussaint
Meghan Elizabeth Tubaugh
Eduardo Alberto Valenzuela
Carmen L. Velarde
Tyler Bryant Wince
Caren A. Zimmerman
Water, Society & Policy
Ling-Yee Huang
Watershed Management
Jennifer L. Psillas
English
David Michael Jorgenson
Finance
Seth Tylor Robert Jensen
Brady A. Nittmann
Gabriel Elias Sayegh
DEGREES
CONFERRED
AUGUST 2015
General Biology
Accounting
Geographic Information
Systems Technology
Sonia Hosseinzadeh
Agricultural &
Biosystems Engineering
Ying Zhang
Agricultural & Resource
Economics
Ting Bai
Colin Andrew Moore
Obed Mutanya
Agricultural Education
Allison T. Gilliland
American Indian Studies
Michelle Nicole Boyer
Anthropology
Ismael Sanchez Morales
Applied Biosciences
Mengquing Chen
Architecture
Mehsen Ali El Husseine
Ashlynd Anne Tahy
Biomedical Engineering
Tigran Gevorgi Nahapetian
Business Administration
Seth Tylor Robert Jensen
Brennan McCoy
Classics
Cara Marie Ramsey
Victor Philip Republicano III
Communication
Sara Kim
Computer Science
Laiyong Mu
Economic Geology
Matthew Karl Wetzel
Educational Leadership
Alexis Joy Gonzalez
Educational Technology
Azeddine Chaouchi
Laura Hapeman
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Tara Lynne Lausman
Gerald Blankson
Brian E. Cunningham
Jarrett Cziesch
Michael Dehn
Matthew Deveney
Tisha Gonzales
Robert Keaton
Ausrine Kelbauskie
Jason Bryan Kennedy
Gregory Kimmel
Ethan Lagarde
Julie Mikolajczyk
Deyanira Nevarez Martinez
Lori Radcliffe-Meyers
Aninna Marie Thornburg
Kyle Valkenburg
Geography
Michelle A Coe
Roy Petrakis
Geosciences
Jhon Sebastian Jimenez Rodriguez
Higher Education
Kristen Cummings
Amanda L. Parkman
History
James Collin Barefoot
Hydrology
Saeahm Jihyun Kim
Information Resources
& Library Science
Tiffany A. Hornbeek
Lisa Chedester Keene
International Security
Corey Brown
Richard Joseph Fisher
Journalism
Ann Posegate
Landscape Architecture
Ashlynd Anne Tahy
Latin American Studies
Jonathan Daniel Denton-Schneider
Erin Fiorini
Eric Franqui
Lucas Lynch
One of the most photographed and remembered
events of President Babcock’s tenure was the
famous St. Patrick’s Day Strike. A petition
addressed to him requesting a full holiday was
turned down by the president, who wrote across
it in green ink: “I may be ‘green’ but not so ‘green’
as this.”
Library and
Information Science
Maria Virginia Bernardi
Michelle Ashley Gohr
Taunya Jean Pappenfus
Nicolas Fassett Resteiner
Amy E. Rodriguez
Caitlin Kelly Ryan
Linguistics
Joseph James Dupris
Management
Evelyn Wing-Yee Chau
Management Information
Systems
Jonathan Alvarez
Eden T. Jaeger
Howard Jiang
Bobbie Nicole Jones
John Clinton Tuttle
Materials Science
& Engineering
Garrett J. Coleman
Mechanical Engineering
Cameron Kingsley
Medical Pharmacology
Marlon D. Taylor
Microbiology
John McMullen
Arlette G. Schneider
Natural Resources
Jane Elizabeth Barlow
Emily Leanne Dynes
Mark Anderson Kautz
Shari Lynn Ketcham
Allyssa L. Kilanowski
Ian Michael Shiach
Colleen M. Svancara
Daphne J. Szutu
Kyle William Thompson
Natural Science for Teachers
Cynthia Hart
Nursing
Farhana Abdulla
Jason Edward Andolino
Allyce Barnett
McKenzie Rae Bethke
Mark Bleicher
Jodi Lynn Bleth
Lucianna Marie Bruni
Kelly Margaret Bulger
Karina Camacho
Krista Marie Castillo
Cynthia Mitsuko Chamberlain
Autumn Elizabeth Champion
Sandra Marie Coble
Georgina Crookes
Megan M. Donohoe
Morgan James Duffin
Angelica Jovahn Earls
Brea Erickson
Siobhan Marie Foley
Amy Suzanne Fowler
Nicholas James Frost
Brittany Biddix Fryar
Korena E. Garcia
Natalie Garcia
Jennifer Garlington
Danielle Laura Gimblett
Sofia Grigera
Kaela M Hatchel
Matthew Hembrook
Emily Allison Himstreet
Christine Hubert
Kelsey Christine Jephcote
Julie Leah Kenney
Laura Joanna Kennicutt
Amy Ruth Koepke
Claire Catherine Laurence
Cynthia Tiffany Lee
Ryan James Little
Crystal S Loftin
Christine Marie Lopez
Melissa Lowry
Stephanie Laev Marks
Amber M. Meesenburg
Sonia Satsuki Mendoza
Ryan Paul Mette
Stephanie Nicole Morgan
Atousa Mira Nainavaii
Liudmyla Nelson
Sarah Anne Netherton
Annissa Michelle Ochoa
Fallon Star Orndorf
Sara E Ottman
Sarah Nicole Padilla
Sylvia Ester Paton
Karlyn Megan Patton
Holly Pecsek
Alexander Ewald Pedersen
Ramon Jose Perez Jr.
Scott Petersen
Nicasia M Piermarini
Kelly Jean Prows
Melaney Jane Rayburn
Emily Erika Rebro
Samantha Ann Redmon
Patricia A Robles-Medina
Carol Patricia Rouff
Melissa M. Saucedo
Kelly Carter Schaaf
Amelia Beth Schutte
Regina Seibert
Sompasong Sengsourya
Julie Rae Shumate
Ashley Lynn Smith
Bethany McCarten Smith
Jocelyn Renee Smith
Sarah Elizabeth Stafford
In impulsive defiance the male students, most
of them wearing their cadet uniforms, marched
downtown and simply took the holiday that
had been denied. The story was carried in the
newspapers throughout the territory, enraging
many, including Governor Brodie. The ringleaders
were promptly disciplined with extra drills, and
some even put to work laying bricks.
Julie Elizabeth Sukraw
Sarah Jane Swenson
Michelle Chehwa Tan
Somkhit Thoummany
Philippe Pierre Dagdagan Trajano
Deborah Ann Travis
Joshua Paul Van Dyke
Kristin Vorholzer
Amanda White
Natalie White
Rori A. White
Scott Christopher Whitlow
Optical Sciences
Nicolo Antonietti
David Andrew-Stephen Hill
Adam Joseph Persia
Physiological Sciences
Hanan George Alsakka
Anthony L. McCoy
Plant Pathology
Ana Sofia Avelar
Psychology
Yating Liu
Public Administration
Rebecca Terese Fealk
Miriam Saleh
Public Health
Carmenlita Chief
Nina J. Lara
Madiha Makhdumi
Rini Rajul Parekh
Secondary Education
Zachary Davidson
Karina Lizarraga Calderon
Daniel Robert Matchette
Miranda Jean Wilson
Soil, Water &
Environmental Science
Valerisa Joe
Elissa Lea Malott
Special Education
Meaghan Kemp
Statistics
Deborah Hur
Systems Engineering
Sergio Gomez Jr.
Teaching &
Teacher Education
Angela C. Gonzalez
Victor Kojo Vigbedorh
Water, Society & Policy
Carrie Anne Albro
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DEGREES
PREVIOUSLY
CONFERRED
Anthropology
Victoria Carley Moses
Alexandra Youngyee Spielhagen
Art History
Rachel Elizabeth Sadvary
Astronomy
Brandon J. Swift
Business Administration
Shireen Zena Asous
Maria Coronado
Angelica M. Hemme
John Joshua Jackson Sr.
John Roshan Peter
John M. Wurth
Creative Writing
Parke Travis Cooper
Colin Hodgkins
Educational Technology
Sean Michael Scott
Electrical &
Computer Engineering
Mariya Bhopalwala
Shuai Chang
Delbert Anthony Gallego
John Edmund Schilling II
Rachel Trojahn
English as a
Second Language
Tucker Thomas Dunn
Patrick V. Murphy
Charles Winchell Phipps II
History
Alexandra Elizabeth Ritter
Language, Reading
& Culture
Michelle Aguilera
Linguistics
Shiloh Nicole Drake
Bryan J. Gordon
Medical Pharmacology
Lynn Bui
Molecular &
Cellular Biology
Gustavo M. Untiveros
Music
Christopher Harrison Billings
Nursing
Rita Mae Greene
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Optical Sciences
Kevin E. Newman
Public Health
Hannah Maling Renno
School Counseling
John Paul Kozlowski
Sociology
Meltem Odabas
Adam George Winn
Statistics
Brian Kendall Mannakee
Teaching &
Teacher Education
Krista Kaylene Boss
Sergio Dominique Gutierrez
LAW
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2o
15
LAW
DEGREES
CONFERRED
DECEMBER 2014
Juris Doctor
Mohamed Djenabou
Tao Tao
Robert Hadley Towle
Samridhi Vasudeva
Master of Laws
Yahya Hussain A. Alsharif
Mahsa Mohkamkar
Maguette Mody Ndiaye
Marie Anne-Bénédicte Picard
Master of Legal Studies
Naomi Lanoi Leleto
Scientiae Juridicae Doctor
James David Diamond
Matias Guiloff
Vassil Dimitrov Zhivkov
DEGREES
CONFERRED
MAY 2015
Juris Doctor
Harry Aaron
Moshe Yiftah Admon
Ajay Ahluwalia
Christopher Ambrosio
Reshma Amin
Seth Michael Apfel
Joshua David Barton
Devin Bateman
Danielle Alexandra Bello
Jessica Berger
Luis A. Bergolla
Scott Boncoskey
Ana Gabriela Bonilla
Tyrus Bowman
Tyler Phillip Broker
Hillary Elyse Brown
Sean Angele Burleigh
Rogelio Calderon
Anthony Scott Caldwell
J. Corinne Carson
Aleksandr Chalimbekov
Yanrui Chen
Qiang Chu
Kristy Ann Clairmont
Levi T. Claridge
Lisa Cohen
Keith Collett
James Coons
Craig Cordes
Joshua Crandell
Paola Cravioto
Donald Davie
Kara Davis
Dane Dehler
David Denuyl
Patrick Doyle
Stephanie Theresa Dugdale
Abdelaziz M. ElAbaseery
Rebekah Lee Wallace Elliott
Eli T. Enger
Joel Fornara
Byron H Forrester
Vanessa Kathryn Fulton
Kaysey Lauren Fung
Colleen Miriam Ganin
Aaron Godson Gbewonyo
Shawn Gerrits
Heather L.H. Goodwin
Leo Grossman
Shruti Gurudanti
Paul Glen Gute
Brendan R. Haberle
Andrew Thomas Hall
Alexander Harvey
Peter L. Haynes
Trevor Hill
Meredith B. Hochhalter
Hoyt Hoyt
Chih-Kuei Hu
Maria Fernanda Hubbard
Tara Lynn Iles
Jide James-Eluyode
Rio Kamei
Kevin Karges
Patrick Kelly
Anne Kemp
Eric Kessler
Dong Wan Ko
Kanika Kumar
Matthew Ryan LaPrade
Tristany A. Leikem
Ashley Leone
Fred Lin
Wei-Ting Liu
Zhifang Liu
Wei-Hua Lu
Sarah Elizabeth Malanga
Jennifer Mancuso
Rebecca Mascot
Sarah Mason
Amanda Rae Mateer
Cody McAloney
Alyssa Nichole McCutcheon
Courtney McGurk
Mrigank Mishra
Carla Michelle Moore
Kerry Mottola
Bruce Patrick Murchison
Heidi J. Nielson
Colin O'Sullivan
Mark W. Pearcy
Vaughn G. Pedersen
Eric D. Perlman
Rachael Peters
Shaun Phillips
Manmeet Singh Rai
Wanglin Rao
Matthew Patrick Redman
Erin Redmon
Mackenzie Richardson
Ahren Richter
Gabriela May Rios
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Jay Logan Rogers
Allison Lane Rothgeb
Matthew Sean Ruskin
Adrian Sáenz
Kara Sagi
Gabriela Salcido Monreal
Jessica Salyers
Stephen Sandberg
Molly Schiffer
Daniel Thomas Segovia
April Shaw
Justin R. Snell
Ekaterina Sokolova
Christian Solowski
Rodney Freeman Warren States
Stephen Steele
Ettore Stella
Sean E. Story
Alexander Taber
Lauren Talkington
Shama Thathi
Livia Helena Thevenard
Emily Creager Tyson
Chase Andrew Velasquez
Cara Wallace
Jayme Louise Weber
Jeffrey Brian Weston
Christopher White
Nicholas C. Whitley
Kylie Anne Winkleblack
Shawn Zaman
Bolin Zhang
Qiying Zhu
Neil Stefan Zientek
Scientiae Juridicae Doctor
Kehinde Kikelomo Femi-Adeleye
Wilfred Waki Golman
Sampson C. Ojukwu
Lili Sehayek Niv
Master of Laws
Moshe Yiftah Admon
Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Baadi
Chikezie Damian Anachu
Rogelio Calderon
George D. Carroll
Mandalmaa Erdenebileg
Milena Gimmler
Raul Iturralde Gonzalez
Noemie Nathalie Job
Marlene Lamb
Swati Malik
Miriam Zacharia Matinda
Erald Topi
Master of Legal Studies
Noemy Contreras
Virginia Mayela Machuca
Tendayi M. Sithole
Jessica Rhea Willis
Timothy Joseph Workman
DEGREES
CONFERRED
AUGUST 2015
Juris Doctor
Araceli Rodriguez
MEDICINE &
PHARMACY
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Manuel Pacheco became the first Hispanic president of the UA in 1991. When his 11 brothers and sisters
had all gotten their college degrees, his mother enrolled and got a degree also, earning a higher GPA
than any of her children.
DEGREES
CONFERRED
DECEMBER 2014
Doctor of Medicine
Claudia M. Adler
Alana M. Connell
Matthew L. Harwood
Bryan Kent Hendrickson
Maria M. Khan
Victoria Lynnae Yarbrough
DEGREES
CONFERRED
MAY 2015
Doctor of Medicine
Shaan Jamil Akhtar
Eduardo C. Alcantar Jr.
AEA Cowan Alex
Ashkan Alkhamisi
Christopher Steele Amundsen
Kristin Tera Anchors
Al-Wala Abdulrahman Awad
Erik C. Bakken
Shruti Bala
Jared William Bartell
Lauren Beliveau
Amber L. Bellafiore
Andrew M. Bergersen
Varun Bhalla
Ronik S. Bhangoo
Himali Harshad Bhatt
Fernando Blumenkron
Alina Margaret Boelman
Cori Ann Breslauer
Gabrielle Elena Brown
Ryan Buckley
Ashley Elizabeth Carter
Elizabeth Carter
Katherine H. Cavallo
Emily Chang
Michael Christopher
Andy Chuu
Daniel E. Comerci
Zacherie Conover
Julia K. Cremer
Aaron J. Dahl
Callie Davies
Melissa Elizabeth Denn
Derek M. Donovan
Alexander B. Dru
Alexandra Dulude
Aaron W. Dunham
Marco Antonio Duran
Justin Eales
Clifton R. Ewbank
Kayven Max Farshad
Kathryn Rebecca Fega
Jamie Marie Fleming
Shannon P. Fortin Ensign
Jimena Franco
Brenner L. Freeman
Claudia L. Gaefke
Hersh V. Goel
Lisa C. Goldberg
Christine E. M. Gruessner
Jason Hanley
Franck M. Hannallah
Caitlyn Marie Harrison
Kareem A. Hassan
James Heap
Cheralyn J. Hendrix
Andrew W. Hennigan
Squire D. Hepworth
Nicholas Clayton Hernandez
Kelli Renee Hickle
Kimberly Ann Hill
Calliandra Hintzen
Hang T. Ho
Tiffany Alexis Hosten
Travis Michael Hughes
Jacqueline N. Huynh
Dang H. Huynh
Nicholas David Jacobson
Chelsey Johnson
Joshua James Johnson
Trevor Jones
Michael David Jones
Tanner Jugler
Michele Karpinsky
Jennifer Anne Katzenberg
Nathan Kim
Anna lise Koenig
Jeffrey Michael Krase
Benjamin Kwittken
Cristian E. Laguillo
Nicole Anne LaHood
Jonathan Scott LaMee
Nina J. Lara
Sarah Anna Lau-Braunhut
Emily Law
Christopher J. Lebeau Jr.
Mateja Lekic
Colin Edward Little
Christopher A. Luckow
Ashley Leigh Lukefahr
Grace Lynn
Lea MacKinnon
Rinu T. Manacheril
Rachel Baumann Manzo
Jorden Bryan Marble
John Matthews
Andrew Adam Maynard
Jonathan McGarvey
Cheryl M. Mcintosh
Anchit Pratap Mehrotra
Kerry Mendes
Elyssa Marie Metas
Omar Ziad Meziab
Adam Meziani
Katherine C. Miller
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Heather L. Miller
Meenal A. Misal
Torri Leigh Montgomery
Trisha Morshed
Catherine L. Mueller
Ryan Murphy
Theresa Nagan
Gatha Geetha Nair
Kathryn Ann Nealey
Joseph T. Nelson
Saman Nematollahi
Brandon T. Nokes
Aleksandra Obradov
Scott Carson Ogley
Michele O’Shea
Ashley C. Ottman
Aditya Paliwal
Nicholas Demos Panayi
Eric Alexander Parmon
Ashley Elizabeth Parrish
Christine Parsons
Michael W. Patton
Sarah Serena Sims Pearlstein
Georgia Oana Perrian
Kathleen A. Powers
Shari Renee Pressley
Priya Raman
Syed Ali Raza
David J. Reeder
Candace Reveles
Jordan Russell Roberts
Jillian L. Rosenblum
Stephen C. Ruffenach
Paul Saladino
Pablo A. Sanchez
Mara G. SantaMaria
Arthi Satyanarayan
Allison Hope Scotch
Bradley John Serack
Miguel A. Serrano
Leslie A. Shaw
Grishma R. Sheth
Meytal Shtayer
Christopher L. Shultz
Natasha Sinha
Juan Arturo Siordia
Amit Kumar Srivastava
Caleb James Taylor
Hung Van Tran
Atlas Trieu
Huong K. Truong
Steven Andrew Vanhoy
Kristina Voss
Erica Danielle Wadas
Alex L. Wallace
Timothy Ward
Julianna Joy Weiel
Jason Wexler
Kellie Deane Wheeler
Ryan C. Wong
UA Professor Charles M. Falco collaborated with artist David Hockney on the “Hockney-Falco Thesis”
which demonstrated that artists as early as Jan van Eyck used optics to project images as aids for their
most iconic paintings. The New York Times called this one of the 10 most important ideas of 2001.
Pharmacy
Elena Almada-Quijada
Kathryn Alver
Shahene L. Badie
Justin S. Baroy
Rod Ishmael Bastani
Jacqueline Benson
Dharti Bhulabhai Bhakta
Marc Gabrial Bingaman
Monica Leigh Boomer
Allison Kendall Buhl
Danny Chung
Vivian Hway Chyan
Amanda Jean Condon
Sarah Deitering
Brian Cuong Do
Claudia Dominguez
Michelle Dórame
Steven W. Dudley Jr.
Courtney Edel
Christopher D. Edmonds
Mahdieh Fazel
Carissa Christine Fernandez
Ryan James Frisch
Vanessa Christine Gaerig
Alexander Price German
Jared Guevara Gonzales
Kellie Joy Goodlet
Matthew Robert Grimes
Sean Michael Guimond
Ajla Hadzic
Megan Rose Handley
Junyan He
Lillian Marie Howden
Jinjie Huang
Eric Gregory Valera Hudson
Katrina M. Iantaffi
Sameer Muhammad Islam
Manfei Jiang
Herman Joseph Johannesmeyer
Laura M. Johnson
Vanessa L. Jordan
Emily Nicole Kilber
Hanna Kim
Andrew Bryan Korte
Alina Kurita
Roxana Louise Lang
Katy Lee
Stephanie Lee
Peter J. Li
Fiona W. Lim
Cynthia Carrie Ling
Sebastian Sia Hoe Mak
Danielle Nicole Manley
Charles R. McFarland
George Brendan Mee
Jacqueline Christine Moench
Parissa M. N. Moghimi
Amber B. Montoya
Stasha Lenae Morris
Marie Ann Ngan
Amy Le Nguyen
Annie L. Nguyen
Stephanie Mai Nguyen
Matthew R. Noble
Meira Nocella
Elijah Okegbile
Daniella Faith Okerblom
Karen I. Parades
Hershil D. Parekh
Nathan Stephen Parker
Pritesh H. Patel
Aaron M. Pavlik
Johanna Nicole Peragine
Lourdes Astrid Peralta Lizárraga
Kristin Theresa Peterson
Jennifer L. Poist
Michelle Lee Sandberg
Kalyn S. Schmidt
Bryan L. Sears
Megan Emily Shell
Aubrey Lee Silvester
Anne Lucille Simacek
Jeffrey Goyette Stevens
Roy William Tan Jr.
Maria Alyse Tedesco
Elaine Yen Truong
Brittany On-Ling Tse
Sophia Lapman Un
Janka Vanová
Kellie Ann Vasquez
Angela Nicole Walsh
Kayla Ward
Brittney Danielle Witmer
Leah Worede
Regina Wu
Breanna Charie Yano
Kevin D. Yee
Sikeat Yip
Amanda Colby Zale
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BACHELORS
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2o
15
BACHELORS
DEGREES
CONFERRED
WINTER 2014
Agribusiness Economics
& Management
Bianka Melissa Bedoya
James Howe IV
Mijin Lee
Animal Sciences
Christian P. Murillo
Classics
Angel Joseph Bustamante
Communication
Ava Louise Guanzon
Alexandra Dodge Heagy
Criminal Justice Studies
Gabrielle Ambrosia Brunt
East Asian Studies
Hongyu Cai
Narihiro Kiyota
Economics
Hongyu Cai
Zhaoyi Gu
Collin Tyler Hosto
Charles Ryan Johnson
Dong Liao
Liya Liu
Zhuolan Liu
Zheshi Lu
Yiting Yuan
Yushan Zhang
Entrepreneurship
Megan E. McDermott (Honors)
Environmental Studies
William David Reich
Family Studies &
Human Development
Britney E. Aguirre
Kathryn Michelle Amerson
Finance
Megan E. McDermott
Shirish Sharma
General Studies
Tyler Martin Brooks
Whitney Leigh Gillespie
Sean Stewart Hanafee
Haylie Gabrielle Levin
Candice Osei-Agyemang
Geoffrey T. Sahs
Lisa Marie Stipe
Raul Alejandro Velazquez
History
Julian Anthony Benitez II
Information Science and
Technology
Te Dasinger
Latin American Studies
Julian Anthony Benitez II
Arturo Noel Carrera
Management
Information Systems
Siqian Zhou
Philosophy
Timothy John Bridges
Physiology
Timothy David Cookson
Political Science
Ann Curtis-Sanchez
Patrick Michael Moran
Psychology
Shane Arcuri
Caitlin Carney
Kayla Ann Flannery
Sarah Harwood
Rose Aimeé Moore
Christopher Henry Rheinberger
Abigail Monroe Sullivan
Justin Daniel Woodrow
Elohyna Danae Zeligman
Sociology
Margaret Guignon
Eleanor Eletha Zimmerman Stilson
Stephanie Renee Van Fleet
Spanish
Atzimba Palomares
Theatre Arts
Molly Allen
DEGREES
CONFERRED
DECEMBER 2014
Accounting
Eric Van Bickler
Menghao Chen
Sophie Elizabeth Clark
Tianci Fu
Lisa Granados
Heather D. Grant
Graham Hemmingson
Jennifer Lynn Hiler
Carly Diane Levy
Bruno A. Loya
Jessie Nham
Samantha Kay Overton
Austin F. Paeper
Ivana Ritz
William H. Rogers
Ryan Marc Rosenberg
Ana L. Saavedra
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Nitisha Srivastava
Evans A. Stepanov
David Magnus Studer
Tyler Steven Thalmann
Daniel R. Thatcher
Elizabeth M. Towne (Honors)
Meghan Grace Walkovich
Sara Emily Wright
Dan You
Aerospace Engineering
David Robert Dones
Varun Harshad Patel
Africana Studies
Patricia Olayinka Ogunmola
Agribusiness Economics
& Management
Scott Louis Acker
Kelsey Lauren Didier
Kyle Nichols
Travis Joseph O’Brien
Adam Joseph Southerly
Agricultural Technology
Management & Education
Karl Fredrik Agren
Sonora Ann Cubillas
Chas Michael Dillard
Dale Sean Etsitty
Animal Sciences
Danae J. Baker
Sophia Jung-Sook Gong
Richard McLane Hendriks
Gabriela Marie Hernandez
Mariana June Hudson
Jamie Lynn Nevarez
Rachel Lynn Williams
Anthropology
Samantha Olivia Montijo Madrid
Armijo Boynton
Ashley Marie D’Elia (Honors)
Kristen D’ann Fletez (Honors)
Myles Colton Gallagher
Leah Guillaume
Kyra Lynn Hall
Rebecca Joy Hynes
Shelley Littin (Honors)
Morgan Lundy
Galen Lee McCloskey
Megan E. McDermott
Jack Galen Morris
Elizabeth Marie Schmitt (Honors)
Tesla Nikola Therrien
Applied Science
Andrea Bridett Castro
Austin Alan Ellis
Juan Andres Espinoza Jr.
Luciano Gonzalez IV
Dryden T. Henry
Dawn E. Kane
Cassandra Jo Levitt
Fabiola Ibeth Palazuelos
Jonea Marie Shields
Joseph Vincent Virgil
Art Education
Connor Ray Cleland
Erin Rebecca Weber
Art History
Timothy Joseph Doyle
Leah Guillaume
Timothy Hugh Mullin
Christopher William Snively
Astronomy
Catherine Elizabeth Bina
Casey Irene Honniball
Biochemistry
Dixie Vonne Bungard
Swagatika Dash
Lauren Dominick (Honors)
Kelcy Noelle McBride
John K. Milligan
Suzette Marie Rodriquez
Dylan Lai Wei
Saul Esteban Wences
Biology
Sereena Elsa Cherian
Lauren Janelle Chittick
Fernando A. Dominguez
Yasmin Ghassan El Murib
Nubia Fimbres
Lisa Maria Flores
Stephanie R. Grier
Thomas Heinen
Stephen Marsh Hutchison
Alina Marie Jacobs
Jacoub Mousa
Holly Maria Offenberger
Natalie A. Oughourlian
Samantha Michele Pierce
Steven R. Prater
Kelsey Ann Reynolds
Daniel Stephen Thews
James Hugo Wiederstein
Taylor Phillip Wright
Biomedical Engineering
Matthew Daniel Cartwright
Kokou Serge Dogbevi
Ana Lourdes Enriquez Munguia
Ryan Daniel Gapp
Shari Alexis Garcia
Scott Richard Lafleur
Jordan McCaleb
Lindsay Christine Peabody
Brianna Marie Rao
Sarah C. Rogan
Biosystems Engineering
Nicholas Daniel Junk
Andrew Stephen Keller
Monica R. Rodriguez
Business Administration
Arturo Munoz
Business Economics
Kyle C. Downey
Diana Elizabeth Escudero
Justin David Gardner
Derek Blake Graybill
Biran Li
Chung Hyeuk Lim
Grecia Sanchez
Evans A. Stepanov
Business Management
Krista Ann Anderson
Joshua Fuad Ayoub
Michael Gerrit Bozick
Stephanie Alice Caro
John Michael Casadei
Michael David Crook Jr.
Erich Max Eller
Justine D. Evans
Yiwen Feng
Juan Francisco Garza
Jon Q. Hagen
Nicholas Henry Hemminghaus
Stacey J. Jaw
Karl G. Krejci
Hyejin Lee
Meghan Renee Majeske
Christina M. McCann
Kevin Scott Menkal
Matthew Jordan Meyers
Michael Paul Minetta
Andrew Nagy
Marlene Rodriguez
Oscar Alberto Rodriguez
Steven Ray Rubin
Michelle Ruch (Honors)
Nicholas Jordan Shotts
Jacob Christopher Smith
Myungwoo Son
Anthony Sotelo
Qing Wu
Care, Health & Society
Jenna Haggerty
Miles Joseph Marymor
Barbara Sue Vander Stel
Mara Zavala
Chemistry
Matthew C. Bigler
Andrew Tyler Glauvitz
Amy Renee Glynn
Brennen Guy
Erzsebet A. Hickey
Teryn Allene Holeman
Adam Otto Klever
Sean M. Lambert
Aubrey A. Packer
Linda C. Turturro
Yang Wei
Chang Xu
Civil Engineering
Ryan S. Brown
Vanessa Castaneda
Sergio Alejandro Pelayo
Orion Hector Velasco
Classics
Ashlea Morgan Allred
Sarah Elizabeth Hildreth (Honors)
Dean F. Saxton IV
Michael-Padraic Price Shannahan
Commerce
Andrea Carrillo-Valenzuela
Daniel Cota
Meghan Sarah Olender
Jack Simon III
Andrew James Smith
Camilla M. Sutton
Communication
Monica Nicole Alexander
Jacob David Allen
Keren Atzlan
Joseph Boomer
Patrick Chapin Clark
Allison Marie Cutts
Avery Lyn Dellheim
Ashley Marie Garcia
Shannon Jean Garvey
Erin M. Gillis
Aaron Michael Gorius
Jourdon Schakelle Grandon
Alyssa Guzman
Taylor Grannis Haralambos
Caitlin Nicole Hayes
Thomas Jon Impullitti
Julia Anne King
Karine Kofdarali
Yiwen Li
Willis Sears Nelson III
Mackenzie Marie Neumayr
Meghan Rose O’Connell
Mayumi Otakara
Lauren Parra
Martin T. Peña Jr.
Zoe Sara Peretz
Kimberly Ann Ramser
Samantha Ryan Robins
Michael Anthony Roper
Mindy Marie Royer
Ryan Lee Smith
Stephanie Lynn Stern
Grace Tanner
Joseph M. Upson
Andres I. Urreiztieta
Mecca TaTiana Wilkinson
Jarett A. Zackman
Randi L. Zakrzewski
Computer Science
Mervyn J. Abraham
Gopal Adhikari
Craig Douglas Barber
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 67
During the 1920s and ’30s the sport that first brought
the University of Arizona national recognition was
polo. The sport was established in 1922 with horses
and a coach provided by the military, and with athletes
from the school’s ROTC unit. The first teams were the
target of snide remarks from football and basketball
Andrew T. Bares
Illarion Borisevich
Carla L. Bustos
John G. Coats
Michael Edward Collins
Benjamin Michael Deininger
Lamec Angel Gabriel Fletez Reyes
Joshua R. Fry
Richard Steven Gorowsky
Jeffrey A. Kemp
Michael Kubiak
Connor James Lewis
Henry J. Lopez
Homero Angulo Pawlowski
Sonia Sen (Honors)
Staci Anne Smith
Keren Snyder
Christopher Harrison Toepfer
Andrew J. Venne
Joshua Vinal
Jordan Jeremy Wallet
Haziel Zuniga
Creative Writing
Alexandria Amanda Albers
Dustin Eric Bomeisl
Gianna Nicole Cacolici
Nola Jane Christopher-Meziab
James Zhao Collins
Anastasia S. Gorshkova
Buck Orville Kamin
Jane Elizabeth Kraus
Monica Kay Larcom
Jasmine Lopez
Richard Edward Marquez
Courtney L. Pederson
Daniel William Phelps
Jonathan Edward Smith
Gerardo Suarez
Corey Tyler Watson
Criminal Justice Studies
Christina Elizabeth Anderson
Michael Llewellyn Bartelt
Jesus Antonio Cota
Nicole A. Downey
Edgar Garcia
Evelyn Inzunza Guerrero
Joseph David Sullivan
David Alfonso Torres
Crop Production
Jonathan Michael Walther
Dance
Taylor E. Owens
Anthony David Uzzanti
Melanie Margaret Weber
East Asian Studies
Wynton J. El (Honors)
David O’Neil Lyons
Helen Dao Nguyen
Chelsea Rita Quinn
William H. Rogers
Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology
Kitra M. Henker
Timothy Joseph Mettler
Nicolas A. Rizzo-Bueno
Dawei Tang
Rachel Emiko Tsong (Honors)
Zachariah James Welchert
Economics
Abdulla Mubarak Alameri
Taylor L. Blythe
Matthew F. Bosch
Matthew Hatch Chau
Jia Chen
Timothy E. Gammage
Angela Christina Goodman
Ye Guo
Mohd Faiz Bin Hassim
Stewart William Haynes
Samantha A. Jevas
Siqi Li
Xinyu Li
Yang Liu
Meng Shi
Luke William Shores
Brian M. Singer
Jingjing Su
Mingze Sun
Wei Sun
Tian Tang
Tong Tong
Weide Wang
Xiangxiang Wei
Buze Xu
Tian Zhang
Qingyu Zhao
Electrical & Computer
Engineering
Ernesto Barraza-Valdez
Taylor Keith Christenson
Janiece Marie Cooper
William C. DeCook
Kandon D. Eakins
Kyle Stephen Konen
Albert Martinez
Justin Michael Mortara
Junyuan Xiang
Electrical Engineering
Tyler Lincoln Gage
Mitch A. Luna
Elementary Education
Katherine O. Ampong
Cherie Anne Baudendistel
Kelli Lauren Bernert
Meagan Marie Brooks
Matt A. Butterbrodt
Angel Carrillo
Meghan Ann Chute
Karly Ann Druzianich
Lina Ali Fermawi
Maritza Abigail Figueroa
68 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
team members, but the detractors soon had to eat their
words. The 1924 squad captured the Western Collegiate
Championship and traveled to the East Coast where it
presented President Calvin Coolidge a cowboy hat. The
team met Princeton for the intercollegiate title, losing 6-2
and 8-0.
Katherine Clarke Fouts
Mitzi F. Galvez
Gina Yvette Gonzales
Kelsea Renea Jondall
Sarah Elizabeth Lang
Iliana Magallanes
Amanda Rachel Montgomery
Arric Sheppard Rankin
Marisa Angela Rodriguez
Theodore Steven Ruetz
Lourdes Paloma Ruiz
Bonnie Claire Segal
Mallery Rain Voltura
Robin Lynn Wiltshire
Engineering Management
Kyle Andrew Gunter
Ryan M. Gyure
Anna K. Ochoa-Lions
Robert Ross Palmer
English
Alexandria Amanda Albers
Dustin Eric Bomeisl
Jacob Dee Brainerd
Jacinda Chen
Nola Jane Christopher-Meziab
Stephanie M. Dando
Samuel Lucas Doane
Gabrielle Joy Durrett (Honors)
Katie Lee Gamboa
Rachel Moriah Goldschmid (Honors)
Buck Orville Kamin
Richard Edward Marquez
James Gerald McElwee III
Joshua Michael Morrison
Megan Ann Neumayr
August Anthony Pecoraro
Miranda Renae Sheeley
Nicole Michele Siegel
Gerardo Suarez
Stephanie May Tebo
Anissa G. Tellez
Jonathan Paul Wardlaw
Corey Tyler Watson
Amaya M. Willrich
Entrepreneurship
William H. Rogers
Ryan Joseph Troutman
William Spencer Walker
Environmental Hydrology
and Water Resources
Marlyn Ripalda
Ryan David Toomey
Environmental Sciences
Justin Ryan Chow
Katherine Caire Heydorn
Justine Pearl Mayo
Rachel Emiko Tsong
Environmental Studies
Ettore Barbatelli III
Madeline Jane Ryder
The coming of World War II and the conversion
of cavalry from horses to mechanized equipment
was to spell doom for the sport at the university.
Without the financial and personnel support of
the U.S. Army and the campus ROTC detachment,
the University was unable to continue sponsoring
a team.
Family Studies &
Human Development
Brittany A. Abeln
Brandi Lynne Barnes
Christopher Edward Beckette
Amanda Christine Birdwell
Emily Boyd
Alicia Ricarda Canchola
Roxanne J. Cleary
Angela Contreras
Kelsie Doan
Erin Dunbar
Melissa Rose Evans
Zhuoqun Gao
Ana Gabriela Garces
Kylee Noel Gardiner
Emily Danielle Ghusson
Leticia Gonzalez
Megan Katherine Goodwillie
Katherine Elizabeth Greer
Mari Fionnuala Grogan
Megan Brittany Herman
Casey M. Hinkle
Mandea Hood
Rozalynn Ryland Jedinak
Caitlin Marie Jones
Dawn E. Kane
Keegan Scott Krell
Vanessa Rene Larter
Alexandra Schonwit Lindner
Brittany Y. Maldonado
Laura Marie Marzullo
Rebecca L. Quinn
Raquel Ramirez
Kristine Diane Robles
Carla Abigail Robles Perea
Sonya Grace Roder
Brittany Rodriguez
Erin Christina Scanlon
Lauren J. Scott
Cassandra L. Shaw
Kailey Shill
Catherine Anne Simmons
Katelyn Nicole Solverson
Shanae L. Stock
Helen Elizabeth Valder
Resha D. Watts
Shontia T. Wilson
Jolina L. Wong
Film and Television
Keaton Christopher Brown
Seigi Rafael Butler
Jing Chen
Finance
Zulema Adame
Mubarak Awad Al Ameri
Abdulla Omar Alkathiri
Naser Saeed Alabd Saeed Alshamsi
Ashar Naeem Babar
Joshua D. Bernstein
Tyler Jeffrey Buntrock
Nicholas J. Cerami
Rae Cooper
Bear Down Gym
Katherine Ann Creed
Sami M. Farhat
Amber Marie Gearhart
Marwan Adel Ahmad Gheyath
Amro A. Hamed
Daniel Young Hwang
Chae-Woo Kim
Samuel Abraham Lawson
Zeng Li
Yaqiao Liao
Charles Michael Meyers
Yuhao Pan
Colleen M. Reed
Timothy Christopher Rodriguez
Brooke Alexandra Rosenthal
Nicholas Armand Serventi
Eric Bradley Stein
William Spencer Walker
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Williams
Zhan Zhou
French
Krystal Sarabia Bermudez (Honors)
Natalie Ann Hollingsworth
Gender & Women’s Studies
Erin K. Hodge
Sarah E. Ready
Felix Valencia
General Studies
Gabriela Alvarez
Jeremy Miles Barbary
Zachary David Barnes
Carley Adelaide Bosch
Bryan Cady
Jeanee Elizabeth Campoy
Leila Najet Camus-Lamnaouar
Jacob Van David Cannon
Kaitlyn Joyce Cox
Antoinette Marie Dockery
Clint N. Dryden
Nathan William Durant
John Bryson Fricke
Stephanie Anne Greiner
Sarah May Griffin
Timothy John Hay Jr.
Jordan Sterling Henry
Michael Robert Heslinga
Richia Maria Hipolito
Austin J. Hutcherson
Thomas David Jernigan
Terris Rozell Jones II
Michael Russell Kairouz
Gabrielle Elizabeth Kaufman
Ashley Heather Kukoff
Kristi Lee Kulas
Gwenn C. Lavine
Jaehyuck Lee
Xiaohua Lin
Andrew Thomas Lopez
Jessica Lynne Ludlow
Madison Mac Neil
Erin Christine MacKenzie
Joseph E. Matz
LaTera M. McDonald
Brendan Todd McKay
Jarrod C. Mingus
Amir John Monshizadeh
Samuel Dylan Parris
Nima C. Poitzsch
BreAnne Rhett
Daniel C. Rivera
Janelle Elizabeth Robertson
William Andrew Russo
Chelsea Marie Sanchez
Jesse Andrew Scroggins III
Dominic Joseph Steil
Shaquillah L. Torres
Olivia Jane Tucker
Anne Uriell
Abraham Varelas
Phillip Jarrett Vasquez
David Villarreal
Daniel Martin Williams
Krystal Rose Winfield
Quincey Claire Wong
Ting Zhang
Geography
Alex Nicholas Cappellini
Aybrontai Jhamyia Fears
Michael Anthony Jardini (Honors)
Kali Jean Kennedy
Brian Anthony Kirk
Roland B. McIntosh
Kenneth C. Mecum IV
Andrew George Pillari
Amanda Nicole Pralle
Landon D. Prendergast
Amy Lynn Read
Geosciences
Lujain Ali Alghannam
Wadyan Osama Ayyad
Bernadette A. Boyle
Eric Brown
Creed Walter Goff
Mohd Faiz Bin Hassim
Laurel Ann Karten
Dehao Li
Joseph D. Lopez
Michael Zackery McIntire (Honors)
Jessica Faith Rudd (Honors)
John Daniel Schultz
Garrett Morgan Tabor
David R. Waltz (Honors)
Amanda L. Welch
German Studies
Michael Robert Lyons
Alina Leah Mouritsen
Global Studies
Sean Patrick Connolly
Wynton J. El
Nicole M. Ingalls
Samantha Jo Lue
Alexandra Caitlin Lee McCallum
Shannon Alisa McCarthy-Contreras
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 69
Since 1938, when it was declared unsafe, Old Main
had stood unused and locked up. One could only
walk around the lower area under the verandas.
There were various proposals and arguments for
its demolition but Superintendent of Buildings
and Grounds Billy Bray—after making a survey—
said it would cost more to tear it down than to
let it stand.
Government and
Public Service
Cassandra Leann McConnell
Alexis Rivera
Rebeca Wilbanks
History
David Anthony Archuleta Jr.
Isacc Alvarez Avila
Zachary Thomas Barrett
Katherine Elizabeth Delahoyde
(Honors)
Benjamin Michael Diehl
Juan C. Enriquez
Jason Philip Gannon
Lauren Michelle Gariepy
Sebastian Douglas Glen
Ashley Eva Gurevitz
John Edwards Hannon
Keith Lindsay Huffman Jr.
Michael Francis Kickham
Michael Francis Kickham
Stevie Nicole Klusman
Julien Alexander Love
Karlo Ivan Martinez
Amanda Patricia McGlothlen
Kenneth C. Mecum IV
Rachielle Ann O’Boyle
James Michael Fisher O’Malley
David Axel Oestreicher
Brian Cormac Peel
Max Stosberg Rubin
Cynthia Priscilla Topete
Grant Phillip Turnage
Renee Wallin
Mark A. Willett
Hayley Woods
Industrial Engineering
Jafar Saeed Al Mousa
Bader Mansour Alsuhaim
Skyler Joseph Brown
Amber Renee Pfau
Sarah Anne Thompson
Hanqing Wen
Information Science & Arts
Jeffrey Evan Greer
Rafael A. Olivas
Information Science
& Technology
Rachel B. Gladysz
Bryan Matthew LaFrese
Michael Austin Madril
Jeffrey Allen Matto
Matthew John Mitchell
Tyler Thomas Peterson
Interdisciplinary Studies
Kathleen Mae Larsen
Italian
Sarah E. Ready
Journalism
Courtney Rose Avon
Zachary J. Baker
Connie Elizabeth Coles
Lucas Michael Della
Gabriela C. Diaz
Alison Rae Dorf
Akram Kateregga
Harrison Benson Leff
Cole Michael Malham
Kyle M. Mittan
Nicholas Reese Nollenberger
Mark Andrew Rodriguez
Madeline Lye Ruth
Caitlin Collette Schmidt
Jessica Kristen Schrecker
Mary Stuart Simpson
Maddison M. Sinclair
Brian C. Valencia
Linguistics
Michelle Anne Gernon
Rebecca Joy Hynes
Eliza Marisol Lacayo
Monica Kay Larcom (Honors)
Matthew Scott Mutterperl
Patricia Olayinka Ogunmola
Samir Ramesh Patel
Jason Eugene Posey
Chanthaphone A. Xayvongsack
Literacy, Learning
& Leadership
Karla I. Bernal
Alexander William Henline
Jesse Ortiz
Amanda Clair Pursel
Vanessa Angel Romero
Allison Elizabeth Scherer
Trysta Nicolette Tatum
Management Information
Systems
Jake Thomas Barman
Adam Ryan Borok
Alexis J. Copeland
Wojciech Daniel
Kyle C. Downey
Linkui Duan
Adrian Ulises Gonzalez
Kehua Guo
Amro A. Hamed
Jeffery Michael Innes
Xinyu Lu
Alexandria Marie McClellan
Steven Joseph Meyers
Alex David Montminy
Eric Steven Nelson
Victoria Tracy Oglesby
Erin Seithel
Nicholas Armand Serventi
Inga Christine Swift
Connor J. Weber
Shiying Xiang
Xinglong Yao
Reham Abdulaziz Alawadhi
70 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
It was, in the end, the U.S. Navy that kept Old
Main from sinking. In September 1942, the
Navy awarded a contract for the repair and
rehabilitation of the UA’s most treasured building
for use of the wartime Naval Indoctrination School.
The entire structure was refurbished at a cost of
$89,000.
Marketing
Ansel S. Andrews
Adam Henry Berry
Ryan D. Bredeson
Gabriel Rene Chavez
Shuang Chen
Kung-Hcun Chiang
Samantha Connolly
Sarah Eastin Ellwood
Jessica Mary Ferlmann
Jordan B. Griffith
Megan Elizabeth Hari
Seanise C. Haskins
Maricia N. Mier
Michelle Rene Orci
Kristin E. Petersen
Matthew Lee Reineberg
Marlene Rodriguez
Alexander Lewis Rosenbaum
Ryan Joseph Troutman
Ashley Melissa Urdang
Phillipa Wright
Xinglong Yao
Jamie Michelle Zetz
Materials Science
& Engineering
Arianne Nicole Allred
Mathematics
David Arthur Aaron
Sean M. Ashley
Adán Bracamontes
Camelia Gabriella Burleson
Gianna Nicole Cacolici
Benjamin Tucker Gardner
Yu Gong
Michael Anthony Jardini
Ahmed Abdulla Jasim
Liang Lin
Fabian Antonio Lopez
Michael Zackery McIntire
Vinh D. Ngo
Yuhao Pan
Weide Peng
Staci Anne Smith
Xiaoyi Sun
Dawei Tang
Weide Wang
Cameron James Warren
Mechanical Engineering
Mervyn J. Abraham (Honors)
Elliot Akira Akamine
Jeffrey Ryan Asman
Sean Robert Baker
Juan Carlos Chavez II
Jeffrey Aaron Coelet
Benjamin M. Cohodas
Lucio Ismael Cota
Thomas Driscoll
Tyler Van Harmon
Dean Riley McLaughlin
Farnaz Nasr
Rolando Navarrete
During World War II more than 11,000 men
trained at the University for service on
land, at sea and in the air. The largest
group (10,000) were the men in the Naval
Training School.
The basketball hardwood floor was covered
with Masonite. Navy flags hung from the
rafters, and the indoctrinees’ personal
luggage was stored on the balcony seats.
Five hundred bunk beds took over Bear
Down Gym.
Jennifer Christine Potter
Victor Hugo Ruiz
Robert Thomas Sheber (Honors)
Pengxing Song
Benjamin Wesley Timbrook
James Anthony Vilchis
Eric John Watters
Hanyu Zhang
Media Arts
Tera Megan Babb
Santiago Bahti
Alec Paul Demet
Colin Gabriel Gamez
Yasmeen H. Hassan
Lindsey K. Hopkins
Cole Michael Malham
John Cameron Mooney
Mexican American Studies
Juan C. Enriquez
Alexandria Christine Partida
Microbiology
Noor Jasim Al Aboodi
Brittany Michelle Brown
Angela J. Cornella
Christopher Robert Fisette
Ronald Humberdo Flores
Angelina Jeanette Green
Chester Ho
Akouvi Kouedjin
Asad Mansoor
Robert Michael Tickes
Middle Eastern &
North African Studies
Scott L. Bowen
Mining Engineering
Jarek Matthew Carroll
Sarah Beal Cox
Jamie Lynn Mills
Matthew Norman Sullivan
Michael Justin Thille
Molecular and
Cellular Biology
Hari Om Adhikari
Nathan O. Allen
Jared Michael Bailey
Brennan Michael Boyd
Sara Brooke Carey
Lauren Dominick
Craig G. Dye
Steven James Gibson
Natalie Ann Hollingsworth
Adam James
David O. Lyons
Ivan Marquez
Stephanie M. Martinez
Angela G. Mercado
John K. Milligan
Kate K. Morris
Sean C. O’Holleran
Mariah Richelle Philips
Romy Chanelle Phillips
Lakshana Sreenivasan
Joshua Bruce Taylor
Chuong Hoang Tran
Music
Jordan Mundy Dansdill
Luis A. Gomez
Jolie Alessandra Kelley Miller
Music Education
Joshua Tyler Barnes
Daniel Alexander Bitter
Benjamin Andrew Eary
Samantha Elise Flanzbaum
Alexander E. Jones
Clifton Kang Weston
Musical Theatre
Carli Hannah Naff
Natural Resources
Jeff Emmons Anglin
Rachel Anne Blake
Nerissa Velene Hall
Levi James Heffelfinger
William Allan Lawton
Eric Francis Linzmeyer
Samantha Kay Lydick
Michael David McIntire
Jennifer Lea Merems
Morgan Eugene Nelson
Cameron Michael Randles
Madeline Jane Ryder
Neuroscience &
Cognitive Science
Sarah L. Ashford
Gina J. Awanis
Bianca Demara
Brittany Elizabeth Forbeck
Kaitlyn Ann Hofmann (Honors)
Melisa Anne Simo
Sean Fanshawe Thacker
Nursing
Brittany A. Abeln
Krystal Sarabia Bermudez
Danielle Cerise Braby
Nicole Diane
Limhanyong Burca (Honors)
Taylor B. Chimoni
Hannah Marie Collins-Lewis (Honors)
Chiaki Sakurai Dedrick
Lea Jenn Diola (Honors)
Sirigul Gosuwin
Alexis Jaimie Green
Brooke Elizabeth Harper
Kelsey A. Hartley (Honors)
Kayla J. Hicks
Alisha Y. Howe
Kimberly Ann Hunt
Jacqueline Rivera Iturralde
Courtney Marie Jaramillo
Sarah Rebecca Jensen
Katherine Elizabeth Johnson (Honors)
Holly Alysia Kalinin
Juliet Kim (Honors)
Stephen Michael Langlois
Katelyn Michelle Laughland
Olga G. Li
Cristina Maria Loughery (Honors)
Paige E. Mazurek
Jordan Mary Plichta
Genevieve Demi Pohoretsky
Sarah B. Ramirez
Ashley Coral Robbins
Vanessa Nicette Robles
Nila Safaeian
Rosalind Dupree Seese
Anne Rebecca Sleger
Jacqueline Claire Spera
Margaret Elizabeth Thieroff
Arely E. Valdez (Honors)
Jessica Raye Van Arden
Karina Bethany Vidal
Lauren Ashley Vigil
Amanda Lee Voltura
William Stephen Weber
Meagan Katherine Wood
Chelsea J. Woods
Stephanie Woodworth
Amanda Rae Wright
Preston Audie Wright
Zanielle Ann Zaba
Nutritional Sciences
Austin Otto Adams
Jennie Roe Altman
Autumn Lynn Bates
Daisyreé Berg
Esau Calderon
Shaun C. Camcam
Shannon Kelly Cavanaugh
Taylor Lacey Cole
Raquel Galvez
Christine N. Hamlett
Robert L. Heller Jr.
Megan Ashley Hodges
Cameron Thomas James
Breanna M. Jones
Amy Sarah Lake
Calvin Karl Martin
Rachel Marie Reid
Meredith Lynn Ridinger
Italia Spallieri
John Wyatt St. Thomas
Amanda Nicole Steinberg
Mayzia D. Thompson
Jessica Lyn Williams
Zhouxiang Xu
Operations Management
Adam Ryan Borok
Xinyu Lu
Shiying Xiang
Optical Sciences &
Engineering
Derek S. Keyes
Mengtao Tang
Performance
Jared Richard Engstrom
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 71
The ending of World War II and the availability of
government financial aid to returning veterans
resulted in a flood of young men and women to
universities and colleges throughout the country.
The UA was no exception.
Performance (Clarinet)
Benjamin Andrew Eary
Clifton Kang Weston
Performance (Piano)
Shiho Takeda
Performance (Trumpet)
Daniel Alexander Bitter
Philosophy
Zachary Thomas Barrett
Sara Anne Bryant
Timothy Joseph Clark
James Charles Eyler
Patrick James Larson
Philosophy, Politics,
Economics & Law
Kyle William Seamans
Katherine Elizabeth Whinery
Briana Paige Wilford
Physics
Catherine Elizabeth Bina
Yu Gong
Trista Sharon Tookey
Physiology
Bonnie Elizabeth Abelson
Stephen D. Alvarado
Jameson R. Ash
Annmarie Margaret Barwig
Mary Elizabeth Baumann
Joshua R. Bodzioch
Rebecca Chapman Boyce
Brennan Michael Boyd
Luis David Camacho
Cassie A. Casanova
Sherwin Torres DeLa Cruz
Kelsey Lauren Didier
Jenna L. Dumovich
Marissa A. Ferrin
Steven James Gibson
Micah Matthew Harrison
Shelby A. Henningsen
Megan A. Hodges
Calie Esther Hollander
Joaquin Jauregui
Catherine Foley Jerman
Alan Karim
Kyung A. Ko
Joshua Clemente Lopez
Micah Kent Mangum
Megan Elizabeth May
Allen Neil Rasmussen
Cody Walter Schaefer
Kevin J. Shindelus
Alexander Wayne Sluyter
Alexandra E. Smith
Killian Jerome Smith
Kaitlyn A. Spillane (Honors)
Brittany N. Wilt
Plant Sciences
Brian Clifford Beall
Amelia P. Blake
Jordan Richard Brock
Nathaniel Donaldson Ponvert
Political Science
Mariné Armenta
Robert Michael Baxter
Jeremy Trent Beach
Devin Bembnister
Rashed Abdulla Saif Saeed Bin Thaleth
Scott Michael Bransfield
Joseph Ryan Campani
Raymundo Castillo
Lupita Chavez
Abdirahman Abdalla Chirango
Amy Elizabeth Doyle
Jessica Grace Ecung
Cynthia Karina Esquer
Alejandro R. Gonzalez
Jenna Marie Goulder (Honors)
Carl Bartlett Gracely
Ashley Eva Gurevitz
Perry A. Kantor
Michael Francis Kickham
Ginae Klasek
Abe W. Lai
Ashley Nichole Lopeztello
Michael Robert Lyons
Aaron Joseph Marquez
Stephanie Rae Musser
Alexander Said Panning
Janki Patel
Daniel Clemmons Payton
Connor Adam Poettmann
Todd Christopher Prefling
Debra Ann Ray
Melissa Rosciano-Gomez
Matthew Thomas Scanlan
Alina Joy Schmidt
Alexander Jon Showalter
Raquel Marie Skondin
Daniel James Treadaway
Nicole Marie Vales
Chase Johannes Van Der Voort
Anastasia Van Scoyoc
Psychology
Sarah Ali
Danielle Allen
Charles Alexander Aragon
Cynthia B. Araujo (Honors)
Meline Arzumanyan
Sarah L. Ashford
Cynthia Leigh Aspengren
Janine Marielle Benas
Jordan Anthony Benes
Kelsey Boissonneault
Roland Boyd Bosma
RiAnn Bradshaw
Rachel Layne Brandt
John Brewer
Eden N. Buchanan Anderson
Craig Nelson Burke
Lilia Geovana Busani Hurtado
Jessica René Caballero
Brianna Riley Clark
72 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Thousands of servicemen had trained at nearby
airfields and, remembering the sunlight and clear
skies, came “home” to Tucson—many accompanied
by wives and small children. There was no time to
construct additional dormitories to house the new
arrivals but the 114 two-family Quonset huts and the
five TDUs (four families each) offered by the Federal
Sarah Clark
Matthew Alan Cook
Emma Curran
Elysa R. de la Torre
Bianca Demara (Honors)
Amethyst Dimaculangan
Savanna Durazo
Meghan Dyer
Clea Formaz
Armando D’Aldo Fragoso
Zhuoqun Gao
Ashley Marie Garcia
Nicholas K. Gianas
Gabriella Marie Gibboni
Eilishe Goebel
Jordan Rae Goldstein
Jessica Gomez
Yvonne Jessie Gonzalez
Beatriz S. Greeno
Mari Fionnuala Grogan
Anthony Levi Hedgepeth
Jade K. Heffern (Honors)
Elise N. Hernke
Austin Hill
Kaitlyn Ann Hofmann
Kendra Nicole Kaczmarski
Calvin Yunwoo Kim
Cameo La Motte
Xinyu Li
Matthew Lewis Lundstrom
Samantha Kay Lydick
Andrew C. Maas
Meagan Justine Magnuson
Carly Elizabeth Mardis
Sarah Markowski
Gina Mabel Martinez Franco
Alex Shozo Masukawa
Alicia Ann Mata
Shannon Mayo
Yuridiana Mazon
Alexandria Meyer
Alana Model
Sara Mowery
Matthew Scott Mutterperl
Lauren N. Naughton
David Axel Oestreicher
Chelsea Ortiz
Kenneth Paull
Sultana Pecherskaya
Linda L. Perez
Jennifer Ngoc Phan
Alyssa L. Pianto
Asa Pitt
Victoria A. Prugo
Chelsea Rita Quinn
Rachel Ana Reding
Raquel Joyce Joco Reyes
Elizabeth Rivera
Angelica Rivera Sanchez
Chelsea Robins
Kamrin Kaci Rosales
Megan M. Sage
Jose Magana Salgado
Ashley Schaefer
Katie Lynne Siwick
Public Housing Authority appeared to be a good
“temporary” solution. They rose on the east and
west sides of the Polo Field (now University Medical
Center).
Protest in
downtown
Tucson,
sometime in
the ’70s
No one ever imagined that some of these
“temporary” dwellings would last for 38 years.
Ryan Colin Smith
Cynthia Caldwell Solem
Cassandra Rebecca Sonenberg
Bryn Eriksen Stotler
Molly Supple
Guadalupe G. Tapia
Taylor Turnour
Kelley Tyburski
Juan F. Valencia
Francisco Justino Valenzuela
Jacqueline Velasco
Eduardo Villegas Jr.
Prabjit S. Virdee
Alexis Wacker
Joshua E. Watson
Mecca TaTiana Wilkinson
Chance Brice Colton Wolfe
Carly Blair Zankman
Public Health
Mary Celine Aguilar
Hannah Claire Ahlers
Ashley Dawn Alexander
Kayla Angulo
Jaycee Brianne Boll
Heidi Bramblett
Garrett J. Brown
Ashley Coulter
Melissa Cuen
Omnia Hatim Elias
Andres Arturo Enriquez
Laura Cristina Gallardo Cano
Chris Koor Garang
Nicole Elaine Hammond
Hanna Haran
Marlee Aleida Hernandez
Kelsey Danielle Herron
Molly Hilber
Sara Phung Ho
Katlyn Maria Jones
Mary Kathleen Kilby
Andrew Vincent Lopez
Crystal Fernandez Lopez
Zachary Daniel Lowing
Vivian Anna Malek
Said Martinez
Philip Maykowski
Hannah L. Nagin
Natalie Lynn Napier
Holly Maria Offenberger
Jordan Pelayo
Sarah Danielle Peters
Lauren R. Ramsey
Juanita D. L. Rogers
Andrea Rueda
Martha Rocio Ruiz
Lauren E. Scruggs
Ricky Chad Silver
Bethany Rose Skelly
Alexandrea Soto
Shawn Dylan Staack
Yangchen Tunden
Cara Vereschagin
Bowon Kim Wendt
Elise Franch Zimmerman
Public Management
& Policy
Kevin J. Conley
Alexander Conly
Rochelle A. Cox
Anastasia Rose Djordjevic
Hannah E. Galbraith
Mariela Jaramillo
Jenna Alexandra Jones
Miles Linwood Joye
Kevin Ly
Steffanie F. Malepeai
Sean Kelsey Moran
Marisela Nunez
Ryan A. Osborne
Daniel Clemmons Payton
Xiyuan Qiu
Kiley Quinn
David Irving Richter
Amy Marie Torres
Olivia Whitney Traylor
Francine Rae Wetzel
Regional Development
Scott Michael Abramo
Blake Stewart Brady
Matthew Flynn Chaffee
Jonathan R. Dugan
Brenden Michael Felix
Spencer Cole Freidenrich
Sami Hani Khalil
Nile S. Kramer
Andrew Joseph Lundahl
Domenico Martinelli
Sara S. Mattio
Religious Studies
Kirsten L. Hubbell
Dean F. Saxton IV
Retailing &
Consumer Science
Taylor Austin
Jessica Cherise Berg
Nicole Lauren D’Anna
Stephen Mason Dalton
Yvette Nicole Espinoza
Kelly Lynn Fellows
Ryan Gallagher
Meng Gao
Brianna Katherine Gerwin
Barak Jacob Greenblatt
Alexa E. Hill
Shaudi Shakiban Jolson
Stephanie Renae McIlroy
Emily M. Michalak
Jazmine D. Platt
Sarah Renae Smith
Jesse Edward South
Tian Tang
Natalie Marie Thornquist
Lindsey Rae Walsh
Austin Jeffrey Yao
Science Education
Patricia A. Vogel
Sociology
Yuxin Bao
Adrian Armando Barbachan
Kellie Nicole Borland
Matthew T. Brittain
Katie Jean Brooks
Michelle Nicole DiStefano
Eliza D. Galligan
Louise April Gibbs
Andrea Del Pilar Hale
Kaitlyn Rae Kevershan
Alexa Marilyn Krantz
Min ji Oh
Morissa Deanne O’Mara
Austin Nikole Puca
Ryan Grant Redding
Jorge A. Ruiz
Laura Gabriela Sabori
David A. Spencer
Esmeralda Anai Valenzuela
Chase Johannes Van Der Voort
Sophia Bianca Wauters
Spanish
Deanna Denise Almendarez
Ruby M. Angulo
Cesar Edmundo Araiza
Thomas Eli Clements
Jessica Gomez
Carolina Heredia
Asad Mansoor
Juan Carlos Mateo-Meza
Alexandra Caitlin Lee McCallum
Mario Moreno
Ariannet Z. Quiroz
Geovanna Rangel
Arianna Christina Santacruz
Alina Joy Schmidt
Elizabeth Marie Schmitt
Ivana Victoria Somoza
Crystal Reneé Soto
Gamaliel Vance
Special Education and
Rehabilitation
Eden Chantell Bartron
Julie Angeline Binker
Chelsea Elizabeth Carr
Rachel Elizabeth Cushman
Beth Annette Degand
Kayla Lindsey Ek
Catherine Elizabeth Galyon
Amanda Diane Howell
Erika Brooke Kingsbury
Michelle Kristine Morse
Maxim Nemirovsky
Courtney Anne Ryan
Lauren Geneve Shelley
Lauren Marie Stahle
Desiree Dawn Vines
Eric Kalman Wiederlight
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 73
The year was 1885 and the mood was mean.
The cities and counties needed money and
the territorial Legislature controlled the purse
strings. To make matters worse the members
of the 13th Territorial Legislature were known
to make decisions, often for less than ethical
reasons. They had earned the nickname, “The
Thieving Thirteenth.”
Speech, Language &
Hearing Sciences
Claire Elise Goodwin
Allison Hackett
Wesley Storrs Morehouse
Michelle Astrid Palafox
Brittan Marie Plunkett
Jason Eugene Posey
Marla Aimee Rodriguez
Jaclyn Tom
Sarah Lynn Whitehurst
Jacob Scott Yakoubek
Studio Art
William Alexander Aguayo
Seandean Katherine Anderson
Elizabeth Sankary Bodzy
Aubrie Michelle Brewster
Marianne Bui
Mara Linn Christiason
Connor Ray Cleland
Jonathan Patrick Dobbs
Paul B. Gordon
Melanie Hall
Chelsey V. Iglecias
Michael Scott LaScala
Juan Carlos Mateo-Meza
Thomas Kafka McCarthy
John Wiley Nofs
Olivia Michelle Peake
Haley Frances Peckham
Laura Elizabeth Perry
Ellen Pott (Honors)
Edwin H. Rivera
Lauren Kimberly Scheller (Honors)
Robert Isaac Silverman
David Nicholas Stefek
Yuen Ping Sze
Brandi Kole Watkins
Austin Gray Welch
Erin R. Wilson
Sustainable Built
Environments
Evan Anderson
Caitlin Christine Brown
Nora Elizabeth Campbell
Connor Haas
Rachel LaMantia
Steven G. Santillan
Holly Day Wenzel
Sustainable Plant Systems
Mark Douglas Mayo
Maxwell Steele
Theatre Arts
Maria Alburtus Gawne
Roseann C. Hewitt
Celina M. Marquez
Gabriela Urias
Theatre Production
Kevin Charles Reagan
Urban & Regional
Development
Lauren Katherine Armstrong
Michael Joseph Henry
Richard Ernest Swanson
Veterinary Science
Skyler A. Bentley
Schuyler Nathaniel Burns
Brianne Lynn Hardy
Randi Leigh Thomas
Sophia Valdez
Tao Zhang
DEGREES
CONFERRED
MAY 2015
Accounting
Adrian Baret Alejandro
Sarah Muhammad Algurashi
Jacob Russell Altman
Brittany Dawn Auclair
Scott Benjamin Baca
Keith A. Barth
Sydney A. Beke
Christopher James Bennett
Alexandra Elizabeth Bergman
Kristin L. Best
Elisabeth A. Bollum
Daniel Cardella
Julian A. Carlos
Andrea V. Casavilca
Alexander Cerpa Jr.
Kevin Chai
Yuena Chen
Te-Yi Chiang
Onyedikachi Chi-Ukpai
Malia Ellen Coffman
Henri Sebastien Crockett
Benjamin Matthew Dailey
Alexander James Darragh
Ivelisse Defreitas
Alec S. Demetre
Christopher James Devlin (Honors)
Joshua Scott DeYoung
Shane Killian Doyle
Madison A. Durham
Lyvier Michelle Elizalde
Vincent John Ercolani
Barry Daniel Gabbard
Sharon Rose Geist
Sydney Gale George
Anna C. Gonzalez
Ryan E. Graham
Tyler Andrew Grieco
Matthew J. Hammelev
Giselle Harris
Michael Jay Heasley
Travis R. Hicks
Iliana Hinojosa
Carter Michael Holmquist
Douglas E. Hood
Kathryn Elizabeth Hoskin
74 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
There were two major prizes to be won from the
legislature that year. Phoenix and Prescott came
out on top. Phoenix was given the asylum for
the insane and Prescott kept the state capital.
Tucson received an unwelcome consolation
prize of The University of Arizona, and with it, a
measly $25,000 appropriation, just one quarter
of the amount Phoenix received to build the
insane asylum.
Zhaoyu Huang
Bo L. Ingram
Gaurav Jain
Brandon D. Johnson
Sean Roy Konchan
Michael P. Krichever
Morgan Larson
Ryan Patrick Lee
Xiu Zhu Li
Vivian Liang
Heesoung Lim
Qiandong Lin
Shameema Seedat Loonat
Gina Marie Losole
Guangrong Lu
Taoran Ma
David C. McKibben
Jamie Lee McLaughlin
Cayley G. McLean
Susan McRann
Michael Wesley Merritt
Barbara I. Michalik
Brooke M. Millay
Valerie C. Miner
Matthew Warren Mittelstaedt
Samantha R. Motowski
Ana Maria Nunez
Stephen Marcus Pedone
Nicholas C. Pereira
Guillermo Pérez
Erick Rene Pesqueira-Angulo
Dylan B. Peterson
Katherine Peterson
Alexander Javad Peygambarian
Ashley Lynn Pfeiffer
Thuan Duc Pham
Vu A. Pham
Paola Ponce
Bennett Michael Price
Robert Joseph Raskin
Michelle Redding
Nicole Reese
Rachel Riter
Allison Koleen Robbins
Ariel Noel Rodriguez
Ethan Dov Rohm
Kyle J. Rush
Kanda K. Ryan
Cesar J. Salazar
Jordan Durie Schumann
Sneha Ashok Sekhadia
Elizabeth M. Simmons
Ujjesha Singh
Kate Erti Somerville
Xinsen Song
McKenzie Marie Storey
Benjamin H. Sullivan
Jordan Swartz (Honors)
Joseph David Taborelli
Joseph Paul Tocco
Mia Marie Van Bergh
Michael Nicholas Vicidomini
Taylor Iris Vincent
Thea C. Vincent Denton
Kyle Matthew Virdin
C.C. Stevens was the man sent to Prescott to
win the state capital for Tucson. He came home
with what he hoped would be welcomed as good
news about the University. Instead of celebrating,
Tucson responded angrily. Some reports say the
people of Tucson greeted him with a shower of
ripe eggs, rotten vegetables, and a dead cat. Thus,
the very beginning for the University of Arizona
wasn’t all that proud.
Rachel Whitney Wagner
David M. Walters
Han Wen
Valerie Willems
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Yishi Xie
Jane Jardine Zahniser
Wen Zhang
Aerospace Engineering
Matthew T. Ashton (Honors)
Rosanna Renee Bether (Honors)
Katherine P. Borg
Will Hubbard Carlisle
Rita Ezeugwu (Honors)
Nestor Armando Franco Vanegas
Hem Raj Gajmer
Phillip Warren Greenberg
Brianna Grembowski
Bélgica Nicolle Hervey Bernal
Daniel Joseph Lusher
Josef Gary Merki
Sean Matthew Parker
Anjuly Vianeth Pino Barragan
Harry L. Powell Jr.
Jake R. Reckinger
Brent G. Reichert
Steven Sinclair Rishor
Ben William Silvertooth
Joshua K. Smith
Austin Ringo Smith (Honors)
David Michael Springer
Phillip Daniel Tindall
Aaron J. Woodard (Honors)
Elizabeth Mariam Yakoob (Honors)
Africana Studies
Mohamed Bah
Mariah Deshae Hill
Paul Michael Thomson (Honors)
Xavion A. Walls
Agribusiness Economics
and Management
Renee Arriola
Christopher James Bell
Joseph Elijah Blumberg
Nathaniel Hok Kin Cabrera
Junrong Cai
Salvador Camarena
Lizbeth Cheang
Karalyn L. Eaves
Akbar Faqeeri
Connor C. Gates
Kelly Anne Gideon
Ellen Louise Hill (Honors)
Michael J. Martinez
Eoin Philip McCarthy
Maggie Meek
Cole Mobberley
Abigail Nicastro-Story
Jon Cody Nickerson
Leslie L. Ramirez
Garrett Buck Retzer
Rodrigo Ruelas Balderrama
Jeffrey Scott Saltzman
One condition the legislature slapped on Tucson
was that the people of Pima County had to donate
40 acres to the University. The response was less
than overwhelming. No one offered an inch.
One man decided the time had come to take
matters into his own hands. Jacob S. Mansfeld
was a member of the new Board of Regents. He
took a walk into the desert about a mile east of
town and picked out a site for the new university.
Nathael Sotelo
Gavin Lawrence Steed
Edgar Stewart
John Steven Stuart
Max Wilson
Cheng Zeng
Aimee Melissa Ziegler
Agricultural Technology
Management and Education
Alejandro Padilla Barcelo
Jaron Michael Boggs
Nicholas W. Camacho
Ross Charles Coelho
Tyler D. Jensen
Randy T. Landwerlen
McKinley Nicole Reed
Diego Salvador Rivera
Kelli Christine Rovey
Scott David Stover
Tyler Paul Unger
Dylan Robert Urton
Kreston Derrick Van De Graaff
Samuel R. Whitmer
Angelica Ann Williams
Kyra Elizabeth Williams
Animal Sciences
Kylie M. Ancil
Kate Louise Appleton
Andrea Castillo
Sandra Lynn Childress
Gina Gabriela Dance
Caline Grace Gottwald
Samantha L. Hall
Alexandra Maureen Hayes
Alexa Sakura Hollingsworth
Benjamin Noble Johnson
Taylor Kirby
Faye Virginia Leerssen
Stephanie Michelle Norton
Randy Allen Olson II
Alejandro Ortega
Michael Brooks Poindexter
Benjamin Saylor
Nicholas Winston Shen
Stephanie Marie Williamson
Anthropology
Mark Alexander
Morgan Elise Alford
Kayla A. Bernays
Rachel Billeci
Tessa Lynn Branyan
Ellen Summer Brownridge
Rosalinda Campos
Katelyn A. Canez
Linda Cifuentes
Dixie D. Clinkenbeard
Branden S. Crismon
Fabiola Delgado
Alana Dull
Krisjana I. Dunn
Pamela Mae Evans (Honors)
Marla Caitlin France
Zachary R. Gann
The land was owned by two professional
gamblers, E.B. Gifford and Ben C. Parker, and
saloon keeper W.S. “Billy” Read. They weren’t all
that sure their land was the perfect spot for the
new University of Arizona.
Finally, on Nov. 27, 1886, the owners agreed and
the deed was filed. A year later, on Oct. 27, 1887,
ground was broken for the building that was to be
known as Old Main.
Bezakulu Gebru
Jennifer Ann Geiger
Brooke Meredith Gentile
Teresa R. Gonzales
Fernanda Gonzalez
Roberto Carlos Gonzalez (Honors)
Greta Marie Hanson
Claudia Hapenciuc
Kyla Mariko Hart
Matthew Raymond Haslag
Caitlin Rose Hawley (Honors)
Vanessa Christina Hernandez
Xail Hernández
Raena Luz Holt
Rebecca Richelle Howard Rodrigues
Xiaohan Hu
Nejlah Noel Hummer
Amy Marie Johnson
Mary Kalusa
Alisha E. Kram
Kathryn Anne Kuspis (Honors)
Sierra Raine Lohr
Samuel D. Lopez
Brianna Jeanette Mansfield
Samantha Corrine Marquez
Beverly Brittney Mitchell
Shelly Renée Nichols
Andrew Mark Perew
Robert E. Posey
Rebecca Renee Renteria
Alyssa L. Robinson
Brian Daniel Robles
Eric Rodriguez
Davis Ryan
Kaitlin E. Slattery
Elizabeth Anne Sparks
Courtney Ann Stang
Carlyn Stewart (Honors)
Lillian Stolar (Honors)
Leslie C. Sullivan
Aaron M. Thompson
Kathryn Turney
Elizabeth Valdivia
Gabriela A. Valencia
Kaylin C. Warren
Haley Sue Whited
Jesseca Evelyn Williams
Zoe Celeste Williams
Applied Science
Andrew William Alvarez
Chad Elliot Blum
Melinda Castillo
Kassie Marie Diaz
James Michael Driesbaugh
Louis Joseph Edwards II
Michael Fazio
Steven Lee Johnson
Alan Manquero
Jonathan Jake Ott
Hen Kim Pham
James Wyatt Schroeder
Michael Henry Soto
Heather Renee Taber
Michael Patric Wilhelmsen
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 75
The UA’s first school colors were sage green
and silver—sage in reference to the indigenous
sagebush and silver symbolizing the state’s mining
industries. In 1898, an editorial in the school
newspaper declared, “We think those colors well
chosen, as they show originality and individuality.”
The November 1900 issue ran an editorial
suggesting that the combination of sage green
and silver had “outgrown its usefulness.” The
Architecture
Abdulla Nasser Alnuaimi
Dulce Arambula
Taylor Arnold
Dengjie Chen
Andrew Cusick
Joseph John DeBenny
Joseph Felice Di Matteo
Jonell Diekmeier
Adam Ferguson
Carlos Flores
Peng Gao
Ryan Haines
Claudia Hapenciuc
Darrell Ibañez
Casey Kell
Bradie Kissinger
Michelle Leonard
Nikota Litzin
Enrique Lopez
Dailong Ma
Joseph Madaghiele
Lisa Martinez (Honors)
Bradley David Meyerson
Joseph Redwing Miranda
Stephanie Oleksa
Billy Park
Edgardo Parra
Jordan Pascua
Bridget Proulx
Cesar Antonio Rodriguez III
Crosbie Roper
Andrea Rose
Crystal Somers
Roshelle Stahl
Eric Sterner
Miriam Strauss (Honors)
Bernardo Teran (Honors)
Kara Tully
Michael Vo
Christopher Waters
Mekael Wesley-Rosa
Art Education
Joanna Cardenas
Denise Y. Fuentes
Allison Kay Herrera (Honors)
Jessica Nicole Kranz
Hailey Marie Raymond
Ariana M. Speranza
Allison Nicole Wendt
Katelyn Williams
Kelsey A. Wyman (Honors)
Art History
Cherise Lukacs Brashear (Honors)
Briana Marie Brewster
Alana Dull
Andrew Hayt (Honors)
Samantha Jasmine Mulder
Allison Quinones
Olivia Marie Valencia (Honors)
Tricia June Wilt
Torrey Athena Zismann
Amanda Brooke Zucker
Astronomy
Charles Patrick Griffin
Jake R. Hanson
Curtis Jorgensen
Rebecca C. Levy (Honors)
Matthew J. Lichtenberger (Honors)
Andrew Peter Lincowski (Honors)
Chi Hanh Nguyen (Honors)
James Michael Romine
Biochemistry
Abdullah Ali Asaad
Jourdan Broadfoot (Honors)
Louis J. Chavez
Cheryl Cheah (Honors)
Albert Bor-ru Chiu (Honors)
Si’Ana A. Coggins (Honors)
Guadalupe Ibañez Davila
Nicole A. Eichhorst
Nicholas John Everetts (Honors)
Parker L. Falkenberg
Katrina Farrell (Honors)
Brittany Leigh Forte (Honors)
Brandon M. Freidhof
Summer Gardner
Christopher Gomez (Honors)
Tigran Grigoryan
Alexander S. Harris
Shaina Habib Hasan (Honors)
Sara E. Herman
Rachel Aileen High (Honors)
Kerri Horton (Honors)
Haley C. Kent
Stephanie Tieu Kha (Honors)
Clayton Lanham (Honors)
Tam Minh Le
Yu-Chin Lee
Yiran Li (Honors)
Burke Lieppman
Estefania Lopez
Sabrina Justine Segui Lovely (Honors)
Kaitlyn Renee McLeod (Honors)
Celestina Mesa
Kristie Nneoma Mgbara
Casey H. Miller
Megan Ann Neeb (Honors)
Christen P. Nguyen (Honors)
Monica Monique Nuvayestewa
Anthony L. Raviele
Danny G. Robles
Brendan Sharkey
Ryan S. Shelby (Honors)
Tyler Steven Smith
Aaron David Spoelman
Lindsey Nichole Stager
Kevin Thomas Steel
Brenna Sullivan
Taylor Nicole Szyszka (Honors)
Daria A. Timonina
Martin Vazquez
Olga Karina Vega
Rachel E. Winkeller
76 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
writer asserts that school colors should produce a
decorative college pin, flag or varsity sweater and
the sage and silver failed to do so.
The December issue that year reported that a
committee had been selected to review school
colors and ultimately the students almost
unanimously adopted cardinal red and navy blue as
the new school colors.
Biology
Amir Abidov (Honors)
Keith Amaral
Lindsay Nicole Bernert
James Patrick Berry
Katherine A. Berry
Nicole M. Bundy
Andrea L. Casillas (Honors)
Collin James Catalfamo
Eugene R. Cochran III
Niko Anton Del Mar
Benjamin P. Don
Ana Maresly Espinoza
Elias J. Farr
Alonso Favela
Elizabeth D. Frino
Alexander C. Gerber
Jason Britt Giles
Stephanie Gordon
Christopher Alvarez Hartford
Jessica Lynn Hoffstein
Benjamin Joseph Michael Horn
(Honors)
Joel S. Jimenez
Dylan C. Kent
Karen Elizabeth Kierstead
Kelly Renee Klees
Michael Peter Kolanowski
Adam James Kratz
Jasmine Leigh
Erica Robbie Levine
Christina Locke (Honors)
Naran Spencer Lodhia (Honors)
Emily Jean Loy
Devon Cyrus Makki
Taniya Mathew
Cody Christopher Olivares
Rebecca Popken
Levi J. Roberts
Timothy M. Rogan
Aracely Alicia Romero (Honors)
Deborah Ann Roth
Kevin J. Shindelus
Shawn R. Sidwell
Anjin Singh
Stephanie Elisabeth Sinn
Shannon Michaela Stawiarski
Jennifer M. Waranauskas
Colby James Weaver
Shane Garrett Wolfe
Sylvia Yakoo
Biomedical Engineering
Andrea Acuña Briceño (Honors)
Alexander M. Alvarez (Honors)
Lindsay Ang Bahureksa (Honors)
Tianna D. Benson
Garrick Warren Bruening
Mackenzie E. Carter
Mary Coffelt
Amanda Jane Coldren (Honors)
Lindsey Leigh Conklin (Honors)
Matthew Ryan Davis (Honors)
Breanna Duffy (Honors)
Samuel T. Dunn
The UA hired J.F. “Pop” McKale in 1914
as Athletic Director and coach of all UA
sports and his first football team made
history. At a game against Occidental, an
LA Times reporter wrote, “The Arizona
men showed the fight of wildcats….” The
name stuck.
John Raffles Durbin (Honors)
Daniella M. Espiritu
Matthew R. Fritzie
Michelle Renae Heusser (Honors)
Alexandra Hoeger
Vincent James Ippolito
Jerri-Lynn Kincade
Marissa Anne Lopez-Pier
Marysol Luna (Honors)
Daniel A. Martin III
Jessica Mergener (Honors)
Brianna Fae Moon
Jamison Michael Phelps
Justin Paul Pretzlaff
Andrew J. Sikorsky (Honors)
Taryn Marissa Sisserson (Honors)
Saradadevi Thanikachalam (Honors)
Jose Miguel Valdez
Christopher J. Weinmann
Biosystems Engineering
Kayla M. Bertsch
Kirstie Beth Birmingham
Ellen C. Dunn (Honors)
Caitlyn Anne Hall
Gina Renee Harris
Qi Li
Charlotte Alexandra Danielle Meador
Reynaldo Mendoza
Devon Leigh Schmieder
Bryan S. Torres
Chathurangi Nilukshi Wijeratne
Business Economics
Jordan Backerman
Karsyn Breiman
Kenton James Buckley
Bradley Texeira Buenz
Salvatore A. Cabibo Jr.
Robin Y. Chang
Kyle Charles
Kelly Marie Chavez
Natalie R. Davenport
Joseph Stanley Delamere
Connor Alexander Devereux
Stephanie Dusso
Steven Michael Falgout
Greyson Joseph Gardlik
Rana Nagesh Gidwani
Hayley Linnea Gilbert
John C. Grisham
Paige Nicole Gunn
Neel Ryan Hasan
Tayler Rae Heath
Stephen V. Hinton
Paige Marie Hubler
Kyle A. Hutson
Hannah C. Johnson
Shawn Ludgate
Saleiha Mayer-Marks
Alexander Michael McMahon
Blake Morrison
Issac A. Ortega
Gavin Peake
David Lorne Pratt Jr.
Cody Lee Pullen
Carolina Ramirez
William Robert Rusk
Zachary M. Solomon
Michael Tralli
Kelsey Richelle Utter (Honors)
Daniel F. Villate
Hunter J. Warner
Brittany Elyse Warshawsky
Katrin M. Wiederhold
Mallory Logan Wollenberg
Business Management
Chase Fielder Alfred
Saoud Saif AlNeyadi
Matthew C. Andreacola
Dean Eliyahu Avrahami
Kristen N. Ayers
Joseph Andrew Banks
Matthew David Barber
Mary Begakis
Kayla Ann Benedetti
Lauren Grace Berdan
Taylor Brooke Billington
Eric Stephen Birchak
Eric S. Bohorquez
Ashley L. Boiseau
Aaron Anders Bondy
Ryan Mark Boselo
Karsyn Breiman
Renata L. Brunetto
Colin R. Butler
Hannah Danielle Carrizosa
Victoria E. Chapdelaine
Kai Cheng
Jeremy Dean Courtney
Sam D. Cruz III
David Bruce Danson
Alexander H. Dardick
Taylor Lyn Darula
Andrew Del Rio
Morgan Anne Dietrich
Scott Thomas Downey
Debra Ann Droopad (Honors)
Jason Michael Ducoffe
Allison Dutson
Emmi L. Edwards
Matthew David Erlick
Wen Chi Fan
Kelsey Nicole Farrell
Caleb Aaron Ferganchick
Catherine E. Fischer
Isabel Flores
Thomas Francis Foley
Andrew Michael Fonce
Benjamin Franklin Fox
Mathew Friedman
Adam B. Friedman (Honors)
Margo Marie Geer
Benjamin R. Gimbel
Kendal Brook Glatthorn
Marc Gleason
Benjamin R. Grabowski
Richard D. Greentree
Layne Aaron Gross
In 1915 UA students met the University’s
first mascot—a real desert bobcat, named
Rufus Arizona after the UA president
Rufus von KleinSmid. The practice of
using a live animal as a mascot was
discontinued in the mid-1960s. The first
costumed-student mascot, “Wilbur”
appeared during the 1959 football season
and was an instant hit.
Natalie M. Hannah
Annika F. Hernandez
Quynh-nhu Thi Ho
Bruce Roy Holmes Jr.
Rebecca Marie Hout
Emma Hubbard
Alex Coleman Huhn
Dylan Jordan Hunt
Ian M. Hutchins
Elena Christina Ioli
David Jimenez
Daniel B. Jolivet
R.T. Selwyn Justice
Evan R. Kaufman
Dalton Patrick Kiley
Lesley R. King
Christian S. Kirleis
Benjamin Richard Klarer
Scott M. Koren
Allison P. Lee
Rolando Leon Borquez
Lu Li
Carlos Adrian Lizarraga
Courtney P. Ludwick
Chen Ma
Gina Lucina Mancebo
Emily McSherry
Desiree M. McSkimming
Michael Wesley Merritt
Laura Ann Mighdoll
Tyler J. Miller (Honors)
Shayna L. Morgan
Thomas Mucenski
Jacob H. Nicholson
Philip William North
Juan M. Nuñez
Isaias F. Orduno
Peter Joseph Owens
Luis E. Palomares
Gavin Peake
Sabina Nilla Christina Pehrson
Matthew Pepper
Erik Bonillas Perez
Shea Phelan
Garrett Meade Place
Jason B. Polinsky
Hannah Michelle Polm
Hanna Sarah Port
Matthew Alexander Powell
Kelsey Grace Racanelli
Daniel Joseph Rapcsak
Javier Alberto Reyes
Nicole Helena Rose
Jessica Marlee Rosenzweig
Kirstin Nicole Salazar
Nicholas T. Samouris
Rey Sanchez
Rose C. Sanson
Sivan Shahmoon
Joseph Simpson
Austin Jonathon Smith
Erica Smith
Brian Jeffrey Stevens
Marissa N. Torres
Sarah Whitney Travis
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015 77
Wilma Wildcat was created when costume designers were attempting to make another costume for Wilbur
and instead created Wilma. She made her first appearance on March 1, 1986 on a blind date with Wilbur.
Wilbur and Wilma were married on Nov. 21, 1986 before the UA/ASU football game. Her primary
responsibilities are women’s volleyball and women’s basketball.
Elena Luisa Urbina
Stuart T. Van Pelt
Brandi Nicole VanDenburgh
Fernanda Maria Varela
Matthew R. Vega
Johnny P. Velasquez Jr.
Macy M. Walker
Amanda Elizabeth Watts
Dannie Westlake II
Michael Henry Wied
Logan Elizabeth Wreschner
Wesley Ying
Care, Health & Society
Nicole E. Barnette
Jordyn M. Bommarito
Kevin Sean Chaney
Misty Nicole Chase
Amanda Lynn Crook
Walter L. Evans III
Kimberly Gloria Fragoso
Ali Alexander Ghaffari
Andreea Laura Hanea
Vanessa D. Holland
Clasahem Lara
Arielle Denene Roberts
Shannon Spence
Alexandra Uribe
Madison Marie Vomacka
Brooke N. Whaley-Houghton
Chemical Engineering
Mohammad Alkhamis
Amzan Alsabri
Jessica Kaye Amposta
Abdullah Ali Asaad
Rachel Anne Braun (Honors)
Julie Bui
Allison Lyn DeKatch (Honors)
Jerad Eugene Dunevant
Sara J. Gallagher
Brian S. Gerwe (Honors)
Dustin M. Groff (Honors)
Samantha C. Henry
Kari Hernandez (Honors)
Joel Daniel Hyde (Honors)
Andrew M. Jimenez (Honors)
Nathan Daniel Lawrence
Yiran Li (Honors)
Juan Cristobal Mariscal
Nicholas Andrew Mata
Kaitlyn Mensing (Honors)
Christian C. Montoya (Honors)
Paul Edgerly Nakazato
Huirong Ning
Carolyn E. Redford
Kyle Rodriguez
Thomas Patrick Rosales
Caleb Joel Rugel
Jeffrey J. Tsay
Rohit Raj Uprety
Manuel Vasquez
Lily Frances Walsh
Yadi Wang
Daniel Wilcox (Honors)
Daniel Joseph Witter (Honors)
Yuyan Zhu
Chemistry
Christopher Robert Apostol
Madison R. Dawn
Ronald Alberto Gonzalez
Catherine Higley
Chi Hun Kim
Saba Maghari
Joseph Marshalek (Honors)
Marissa Matz
Kasey Lynn McEvoy
Stephen Zepeda Merchant
Peter K. Miller
Yvonne Wing-Yee Ng (Honors)
Shawn Alexander Pedron
Matthew A. Posnansky
Jack-Makdiehl Suazo Siqueiros
John Scott Snarrenberg
Christopher Scott Tweten
Bryan A. Waldvogel
Maxwell Sheppard Warneke
Civil Engineering
Mohammed Alshaboot
Joel Gerardo Amarillas
Daniel Edson Bacon
Gabriela Z. Brambila (Honors)
Blake Stephen Brennan
Tanmay Chandwani
Jianfei Chen
Kiet Tuan Dao
Mahmoud Dehaybi
Zachary R. Fischer
Jessica Flannery
Alexis V. Grainger
Patrick J. Hughes (Honors)
David R. Inman
William Thommes Janiga
Michael Joseph Koehler
Haley M. Koesters
Megan M. Le
Travis Lloyd Mattson (Honors)
Mireya Moleres
Kari Nelson
Callie A. Ochsner (Honors)
Zachary Seigleman (Honors)
Carson Cade Skaarer
Aaron Daniel Stone
Andrew Walcker
Wesley Charles Walling (Honors)
Alexander Walsh
Katherine Shih-wen Wood (Honors)
Classics
Rachel Lee Brown
Victoria Cattaneo
Madison Christian
Erin M. Dye
Eric Charles Hensley (Honors)
Samuel D. Lopez
Danielle Marrissa Michelle Noumeh
Anthony Rovero II
Bryan A. Waldvogel
Brenna M. Ward
78 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Commerce
Justin Duane Boyd
Anthony Micheal Brown
Rene Celaya
Isabel Ceja Christiansen
Bryan Allen Fisch
Ruth Ann Frederick
Roxane Hampton
Stacy Ashley Hernandez
Meridith Whitney Holz
Gregory Alan Stanley
James Patrick Sullins
Justina Wiggins
Communication
Conor Phelan Ahlering
Sarah Marie Anderson
Audrey Kathryn Arbogast (Honors)
Alexander Kamahele Aune
Tara Marie Barry
Alexandra France Bates
Alexandria Michelle Bertik
Katie A. Bickell
Carley Kim Bissett
Jesse R. Boone (Honors)
Madison Ann Booth
Derek A. Breaux
Christopher Mcintosh Buchanan
Katherine Marie Burch
Lindsay Butler
Ariana Calderón
Cameron N. Caldwell
Sydney Capter
Ashley Marie Card
Casey Ann Carrillo
Caitlyn Chasse
Kelsey Christianssen
Michael Brandon Cole
Brandon P. Coleman
Sean Michael Collins
Vivian I. Colter
Ahnalee Kristine Cristello
Chelsea R. Cross
Shandey Race Cuzzetto
Dacia Di Gerolamo
Amy Elizabeth Dicken
Nathaniel S. Drake
Ardythe B. Eakin
Lyndsey Kae Edmonds
Dustee Layne Faxon
Emily Helen Feld
Tara Finissi
Grace Flynn
Dario Foroutan
Amanda Ashley Fowler
Casey Alexander Garland
Danna-Gift Galicinao Gilhang
Bianca Arianna Gonzales
Carly Grandolph
Hayley Elizabeth Gray
Laura E. Gummere
Aubrey Hahn
Jack Theodore Hale
Kelli M. Hall
Sean Marston Harding
The U.S.S. Arizona bell is enshrined in the Student Union
Memorial Center tower in memory of the 1,177 men who
lost their lives when the battleship was destroyed in the
raid on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. The bell is to be
rung seven times on the third Wednesday of every month
at 12:07 p.m. to honor the achievements of The University
of Arizona and its community.
One of the Arizona’s two bells salvaged, our bell was in the
Puget Sound Navy Yard to be processed as salvage when
Allison Marie Hatch
Elizabeth Rose Heinze
Dylan Edward Hopper
Jennifer S. Huebner
Ashley Ingel
Jordan Cedric Ingram
Nicole Ison
Brittany Nicole Ives
Kyle Matthew James
Justin Tyler Flores Jenkins
Eric F. Jetson
Timothy Ryan Johnston
Brooke T. Judd
Elizabeth Amber Jurman
Glenn M. Kaplan
Madalyn Rose Kaseeska
Danielle Paige Kaye
Scott Victor Kellenberger
Kortni Jane Kinzle
Kelli Anne Kostizak
Jacqueline Antonia Ku
Nathan Langdon
Jordan Edward Lasher
Torri Paige Levy
Casey Lewandrowski
Margaret A. Lievers
Alexandra D. Lopez
Marissa Joy Lyons
Kaitlyn R. Macaulay (Honors)
Maria Louise Marra
Sarah Nicole Marrujo
Angelica Maria Martinez
Rachel Matos
Michael R. Mazzella III
Patricia Eileen McDonnell
Jessica Medeiros
Francisco Gallego Meza
Kaylee Anne Mikuteit
Yanni A. Morales
Sydney Diana More
Olivia Elizabeth Mountz
Amanda Lydia Nachmanson
Victor Nasser
Katherine Papasotiriou
Kiely Jordan Patent
Allison Yarov Peilen
Adam Glenn Peliska
Beau W. Peterlin
Christina Marie Petrelli
Alexandra E. Pettit
Christy Lee Poropat
Katherine L. Powers
Aubrielle Noel Ramirez
Ashley Ranieri
Taylor Danielle Razzano
Jaycee Alysa Richey
Sean Rieger
Ryan A. Robles
Abriana Ilyssa Romero
Jason Louis Ross
Madeline Sarver
Amy Elizabeth Schmiedeler
Elizabeth Sue Schryver
Kyle Read Seeger
Saramarie Shine
Ryan Michael Siegelman
Jessica Lynn Smith
Jill Katherine Smith
Allison Major Spurrell
Kelly L. Stack
Alexia N. Stamos
Andrew C. Stanton
Hailey Stephens
Kristi Renee Stewart
Dominic C. Taguinod
Kathrina Taumafa Toko
Elise Walls Townsend
Angel A. Varela Jr.
Reanna Nicole Vicari
Caitlin Nicole Walsh-Betteker
Grace Yin Jir Wan
Morgan E. Weaver
Kyle Wilson
Julia Vivian Wisnicki
Amanda L. Wisniewski
Devon Nicole Wortmann
Haihui Xu
Grace I. Yost
Jamal Young
Computer Science
Ashley Lynn Adame
Daniel Andrew Belcher
Tyler Bernth
Karin Rose Blanford
Steven Anthony Brener
Tianyi Cai
Patrick Michael Callahan
Angela Harbin Carpenter
Brett Michael Carr
Kyle James Criddle
Forest L. Danford
Shloka Mitesh Desai
Robert Dreier (Honors)
Katherine Anne Fackrell
James Fagan
Kelly Amber Fitzpatrick
Savanna L. Fletcher
Grant A. Garcia
Timothy John Garrabrant
Matthew A. Gautreau
Nikolas J. Gelo
Ian Durand Gordy
Norbert A. Grabinger
Kent Vincent Guerriero
Jason E. Harris
Yijun He
Blaise Anthony Hofmann-Ellis
Adam Tyler Hunter
Terron Tetsuo Ishihara
Dillon Curtis Jeffers
Brian Johannesmeyer
Eric Arthur Kearns
Caleb Elijah Kemper
Devin R. Kempton
Henry T. Kerschen
Sungjoong Kim
Michael Conrad Knatz
Kunhee Koh
Kyle M. Kwiedacz
then-U.S. Army Captain Wilber L. Bowers, Class of 1927,
discovered it.
He took immediate measures to prevent its destruction
and it was presented to the University in 1946. The
privilege of being the first to ring the bell in its present
location was properly reserved for “the man who saved
the bell” and on Sept. 11, 2002, Bill Bowers, at age 99, did
his job.
Anthony William Lang II
Giyoung Lee
Michael Dennis Lemons
Emily Fern Leones
Jixian Li
Michelle Z. Liang
Kevin Matthew Lohmeier
Jiankun Lu
Michael P. Martin
Virgil Mayberry
Jason Wayne McHugh
Jeremy Mirchandani
Christian C. Montoya
Zachary Montoya
Charles E. Morfoot
Benjamin Nelson Mullins
Steve M. Murphy II
James Franklin O’Neil
Clinton R. Parker
Jeffrey A. Phelan (Honors)
Nicholas Owen Pierson
Tanner Prynn
Cody Mack Pulsipher
Joseph Dean Sauber
Joseph A. Scarim III
Zuoming Shi (Honors)
Taylor Steven Siebenberg
Noah K. Sleiman
Adam Lee Stevens
Robert Lee Stockton
Ryan Daniel Storck
Travis Elbert Stratton
Nicholas R. Topping
Dakota J. Trotter
Daniel Lam Truong
Jon Steven Upton
Michael Ernest Valdez
Zachary Van Uum
Darian Vela
Youhao Wei
Tristan Wesley Whitaker
Sean Curtis Matthys White
Travis Alexander Woodrow
Justin Yang
Nathan Michael Yee
Michelle Lynn Yung
Phillip L. Zeper
Zijun Zhou
Zixiang Zhou
Creative Writing
Alexandra Martha Aguilera
Corissa A. Alley
Angelica Beltran
Kelsey N. Blackman (Honors)
Alexci Rae Bodin
Nicole E. Bradford
Claire Bruno
Logan Simon Burtch-Buus
Katelyn A. Canez (Honors)
Anthony J. Cicchino (Honors)
Sarah E. Colyer
Allison C. Genovese
Ivana L. Goldtooth
Robert McDonald Gourley
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Composed of 12,000 enthusiastic student sports fans, ZonaZoo is the biggest student section in the
Pac-12 and was named the 2015 Student Section of the Year. It offers special access to UA sporting
events, special events and is open to all UA students.
Anna Luisa Fernanda Griffith
Esteban Rudolph Guglielmo
Kiley J. Halsted
Brooke N. Hartnett
Jordan Li Fan Hu
Sara M. Hyland
Akilah James
Moria Nicole James
Leigh Anna Jensen
Kyle Jones
Cynthia Marie Kilbourne
Amanda N. Lindley
Jacob Alder Long (Honors)
Sally Whittier McCallum (Honors)
Melissa Dawn Mills
Mia Sarah Lucille Moran
Sara Darlene Moss
Dillon Olmanson
Kai Wesley Parmenter
David Michael Peak
Kristin Taylor Prinz
Denisse Rebeil
Andrew J. Rhoades
Corrine Alyssa Rock
Rachel M. Sargent (Honors)
Eric Small
Russell Seabrook Smith
Galina G. Swords
Bryce Villalpando
Zachary Workman
Criminal Justice Studies
Eivar D. Alvarez
Sasha Azze
Yuxin Bao
Michael J. Barker
Michael J. Betcher
Ricardo Bojorquez
Roxana Bustamante
Eliab Garcia Chavez
Brandon W. Conrad
Marnicia N. Conway
Ryshawn D. Davis
Joseph E. Domby
Gracie Renee Felix
Daniette Michelle Flores
Anthony M. Garcia Jr.
Alejandra Gonzalez
Andres J. Gonzalez
Jacob Brock Gouge
Bryce Louis Gustafson
Xavier Ali Hernandez
Davis Charles Hollingsworth
Raul R. Lechuga
Isela Mata
Alexis Molina
Rachel Lorna Montalvo
Jocelyn Adriana Mora
Daniel Nido
Christopher O’Neill
Danelia Pena
Kevin Ivan Perez
Dat Quoc Pham
Lencolla Michelle Roan
Lauren Christine Rosen (Honors)
Rebecca Sallard
Kyle Schmitt
Joshua Kyle Sene
Jacob Keffer Stiffler
Adamma Olachi Uzoma
Nicole Marilyn Vazquez
Joseph Leland Wilkerson
Crop Production
Russell Robert Noon
Dance
Laura Drew Adams
Madeline E. Arendt
Zachary Edward Birdwell
Rebecca Rose Boddy
Wesley Taylor Bradley
Brandon P. Coleman
Allison Crist (Honors)
Diane C. Diamond
Andrew James DiGerolamo
William P. Dingeldein
Alexandra Susan Doyle (Honors)
John Raffles Durbin
Maxwell McClure Foster
Renato R. Gamez Jr.
Hutcheson Hagendorf
Tanya Noelle Haglund (Honors)
Emily E. Hollowell
Alexa Noelle Carlia Cacha Huey
Nicole Nehama Johnson
Hannah Grace Larson
Matthew John Lynady
Anastasia Danielle Nash
Mariesha Ann Nash
Andrew Ryan Ranshaw
Bethany L. Schimonsky
Morgan Gray Stoner
Alexandra Nichole Yonkovich
Christie M. Yozipovic
Early Childhood Education
Lauren E. Cordier
Sara Katherine Graves
Monique Malia Trejo Kartchner
Madison Rene Monaghan
Jami H. O’Rourke
Kelsey Osterman
Rebecca Elizabeth Owen
Jessica Mayela Quezada
Vanessa Elena Rodriguez
Joanna Marie Rubinstein
Laura Eusevia Soto
Elizabeth Blakely Stevens
Brandi R. Teran
Victoria M. Vega
Sarah E. Weintraub
Tiffany Marie Wojtak
Kristyn Marie Zonsius
East Asian Studies
Devina Alvarado-Rodela
Carolyn Elizabeth Cavalier
Joshua Flores
Teresa R. Gonzales
Rebecca J. Greer (Honors)
80 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Alexander S. Harris
Ashley Katelyn Levy
Florence Luna
Jordan Carter Mayberry
Chelsea D. Olson (Honors)
Christianne Masami Ono
Michael A. Sherman
Timothy Garrett Supplitt
Kevin Z. Wills
Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology
Nichole A. Arbona
Austin Brown
Kathryn Alexandra Bryant
Mary Cornelia Bryant
Kimberly Lynn Byers
Neal Samuel Carpenter
Rebekah Allison Easter
Victoria S. Farrar (Honors)
Eric Fleischman
Ashley Christine Gander
Anthony John Junqueira Garnello
(Honors)
Lucas Laborin Gomez
Lauren Marjorie Harris
Jeffrey Nowell Henkel
Josh Kuczora
Ashly Rose Lona
Michael Henry Madsen
Gabriel Mathews
Michael Rivera (Honors)
Anna Kegan Scott
Melissa Kay Thompson
Cynthia M. Trefois
Ashley Anne Wilson (Honors)
Jayme Nicole Wong (Honors)
Samantha Lynn Yanez
Economics
Justin Anderson
David Michael Argentati
Andrew Jacob Bass
Austin Joseph Beer
Jeffrey William Berger
Michael Henry Carmona
Taylor Patrick Carpenter
Moonsub Cho
Hong Cui
Grant Jay DeMand
Jessica Marie Drust
Cristen Michelle Enge
Katherine Anne Fackrell
Yu Feng
Michael Albert Ferreira
Michael Vincent Festa
Jillian Renee Fleissig
Ryan Foley
Armand Charles Ganajian
Anthony S. Garvey
Justin Robert Gaudino
Kevin Scott Gerlach
Kenneth Joseph Ghio
Yujing Guo
Jacob Daniel Haakenson
Homecoming celebrations are a UA tradition
dating back to 1920 and possibly earlier.
Only war caused the University to suspend
Homecoming festivities in 1918 and from
1943-45.
Between 60,000 and 70,000 alumni attend
Homecoming which now includes more than
100 tents on the mall, with food, drink, fun and
of course, the Homecoming football game.
Beginning in 1949, the Homecoming parade
was held through the streets of downtown
Tucson. Now the parade circles the UA Mall and
includes 50 student-built floats.
Xuan Hao
Cutter John Harrigan
Brian Edward Hendricks
Arturo Ibarra
Osemenkhian Okaka Ikharebha
Alan Jacob Jaske
Haoran Jiang
Zhiyang Jiang
Ma Jin
Conner Evans Kelly
Karen Komine
Feng Lan
Kraig Logan Larrimore
Adan Adam Hector Larriva
Xiao Li
Jennifer C. Lim
Cong Liu
Yanbei Liu
Ryan Alexander Locke
Bailun Lu
Joshua Aaron Lustbader
Joo Young Ma
Ke Ma
Austin Martin
Max J. McDevitt (Honors)
Rui Meng
Yuliya Mitina (Honors)
David T. Morales
William R. Nelson
Dejana Nikolic
Christianne Masami Ono
Yuan Pan
Emily M. Pimentel
Kailey Pukini
Sheng Qiang
Anna Nichole Rabold
Jacob Clinghan Ray
Aaruk Regmi
Benjamin Daniel Rosenfield
Eric Scarlett
Walter Randall Schoch Jr.
Rajiv Seethamraju
Sanket Divyesh Shah (Honors)
Ryan G. Stevens
Austin B. Stone
Joshua Paul Summerhays
Xiaowan Sun
Irving Humberto Talavera
Wade Tyler Ten Haken (Honors)
Charles Benjamin Thomas
Charles T. Trammell III
April R. Tyson
Carlos Armando Valencia
Mariana Velazquez
Dongjun Wang
Shaojun Wang
Xueting Wang
Yuning Wang
Hongwei Wei
Benjamin Thomas Wheeler
Derek D. Wong
Yixiao Xu
Xi Yang
Jingyao Zhang
Linlin Zhang
Renchao Zhang
Sheng Zhang
Yongting Zhang
Wan Zhou
Longxiang Zhu
Electrical and
Computer Engineering
Tani Abraham
Chirag Agarwal
Ariel Nicole Austin
Gabriel Barragan
Mark Anthony Bedoya
Jordan R. Brock
Vincent Joseph Carknard
Nicole Chan (Honors)
Matthew Aaron Cichon
Christopher Thomas Curti
Fabian De La Peña Montero
Leroy Duarte
Temesgen Ghebregziabher Fesahazion
Joshua Edward Fijal
Wesley Folz
Anthony Huynh Giang
Jeremy Gin
Richard M. Gonzales (Honors)
Jeremy Allen Hibbs
Timothy Paul Hill
Steven D. Ho
David Ryan Hoefferle
Christopher John Houseman
Rafael Jimenez Jr.
Brian Johannesmeyer (Honors)
Benjamin Jackson Lacy
Jaime J. Lara Martinez
Huy Le
Wellington K. Lee
Yang Liu
Timothy James Luensman
Ji Ma
Daniel McLeod
William Nephi Minch
Zachary Montoya (Honors)
Aigerim Mukusheva
Chang Niu
Simon Noudelman
Mark Anthony Mayo Palomer
Daniel James Papajohn
Cody Jacob Pederson
Rachel Anne Powers
Lejla Prijic
Christopher Rene Quevedo
James Michael Ringle
Mark A. Roche
Anthony Rodriguez
Christopher Stephen Rumsey
Claira Lyrae Safi (Honors)
Ryan Philip Schoo
Thomas Douglas Schucker
David Michael Schwartz
Mark Sellers (Honors)
Shabeeb Syed Shah
Asif Shahidullah
Zane A. Sheets
Haibo Shen
Jonathan P. Snavely
Frank Javier Sodari
Michaelina K. Sorrell-Strong
Ruben Alfonso Teran
Ross Daniel Tharp
Taylor S. Turnidge
Jovan Vance
Hanwen Wang
Matthew Ware
Alex M. Warren
Kevin Kewei Yiin
Jason Anthony Yob
Han Zhao
Yushen Zhu
Elementary Education
Rhiannon Faye Adkins
Kate E. Aguirre
Jennifer N. Alaniz
Nicole Elizabeth Alcalay
Amanda Mae Beekman
Olivia Nicole Bennett
Martie Rose Binkow
Kamren Patrick Bowker
Ashley Noel Breen
Amber Nichole Bright
Eric David Bright
Lisa Renée Cabirac
Amanda Kaye Calkins
Lydia Sophia Carlson
Sandra A. Casillas
Jessica Craven Chavez
Lauren Nicole Christopher
Shannon Clowes
Nicole Erin Cohen (Honors)
Katrina M. Conley
Katelyn Ann Connors
Angelica Mia Cordero
Meagen M. Corella
Hilaria T. Courtright (Honors)
Katarina Elise Covington
Rebecca Lynn Davis
Christina Padilla Donithan
Breanne L. Dutton
Meagan Dae Ellwood
Lauren Riesel Erlick
Jennifer L. Ferdman
Kylie Autumn Fink
Shannon Danielle Frazier (Honors)
Samantha Giroux
Payton Grace Goett (Honors)
Britney Linn Goglio
Fatima Farrukh Gondal
Tamara Lynne Gonnam
Tere Gonzalez-Castillo
Rachel Patrice Greb
Jayla Danielle Grieb
Ruby Nicole Guevara
Aubrey J. Haggarton
Kyrie Marie Hall
Tylee Rae Hall
Nicole Marie Handorf
Sara Heine
Erika Shea Heredia
Jocelyn Judith Hernandez
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Fight! Wildcats! Fight!
Arizona’s first fight song was “Fight! Wildcats! Fight!” written in 1929 by Dugald Stanley Holsclaw,
Class of ’25. Holsclaw went on to serve in the state Legislature for many years.
“Fight! Wildcats! Fight!” was officially introduced by the UA band at the 1930 Homecoming game and was
also performed by Rudy Vallee and his orchestra over the NBC radio network that same year.
Rachel Higginbotham
Sarah Marcia Hoffman
Bradley S. Hughes
Margret L. Hutcherson
Skylar R. Inclán
Emily K. James
Brittany T. Janicki Vogl
Jessica L. Jankowski-Gallo
Sherile Alexandra John
Sarah M. Johns
Jessica Juarez
Emma Rose Kath
Samantha E. Krug
Warren Halie Lapsansky
Ashley N. Link
Gennesis Lopez
Ashley Marie Lovich
Alyssa Mackin
Phelan Maire Eileen Mahony
Ella McParlane
Lauren Meadows
Megan M. Merda
Zueyzan Rosalba Montano
Ana Angelina Montoya
Mayra Saritza Murrieta
Mikaela Rae Muscheid
Jennifer Erin Myers
Colleen B. Nakanishi
Antonietta Navarro
Hannah Rose O’Hearn
Catherine Elizabeth Odens
Oyuki Berenice Ornelas
Lauren Amber Osorio
Tatiana Giselle Pandis
Tiffany Leann Pease
Taylor M. Pembrook
Brittney Rose Pfafflin
Caitlin Nicole Rathbun
Ashley Marie Rodrigues
Hector R. Rodriguez
Karen Guadalupe Sanchez
Karina Jenal Sanchez
Joree Schneider
Carolyn Rose Schulter (Honors)
Rochelle Crystal Simental
Caitlin J. Snead
Nicole Caroll-Ann Sroka
Taylor Jean Stender
Anna Stringer
Kailey Sweet
Victoria A. Tejeda (Honors)
Megan Kathleen Branigan Thomas
Taylor D. Urquhart
Rylie Grace Uselman
Emily R. Wacker
Ariana Sophia White
Mariel A. Wilk
Emma Louise Wilkinson
Tracy Lynn Wilson
Thalia Fernanda Zarate
Engineering Management
Dalia M. Abdulkareem
Adrian Jordan Basurto
Dominic Neal Cozzetti
Jerry J. Drake
Edward Arthur Enhelder
James Fagan (Honors)
Jose A. Gonzalez III
Meghan Hess
Xue Meng
Marisa R. Montoya
Annette Mariel Patterson
Lukas Sultan
Michael J. Vogel
Anthony Joseph Wurtz
Charles Mitchell Young
Connor Matthew Young
Fan Zhang
English
Mohammad Adnan Al-Abdulmuhsen
Weston Price Baker
Caroline Joy Bickley
Hannah K. Bohne
Claire Bruno
Daylee Sue Burr
Riley M. Caspersen
Aidan R. Clevinger
Kendall Cropper
Erin M. DeSoto
Amy Elizabeth Dicken
Ted Louis Dwyer
Nubia Yamileth Elias
Michael Charles Flowers (Honors)
Cheryl Kaoru Gamachi
Esteban Rudolph Guglielmo
Gabriella J. Gutierrez
Kiley J. Halsted
Deseret Foley Harris
Sabrina Havlis
Valerie Rose Hoke (Honors)
Sara M. Hyland
Anna Marie Jennings
Lani Kirina Johnson
Kyle Jones
Whitney Anne Kerutis
Cynthia Marie Kilbourne
Kelli Anne Kostizak
Gina Teresa Krueger
Amanda Jeanne Lester (Honors)
Amanda N. Lindley
Jacob Alder Long
Jordyn Long (Honors)
Ian Daniel Martella
Sally Whittier McCallum
Tasheena Barbara McDougall
Matthew Joseph Mike
Melissa Dawn Mills
Valchrista C. Mitchell
Natalie Mlachak
Mia Sarah Lucille Moran
William Livingston Mumford-Toler
Kacey L. Nelson
Danielle M. Oxnam
Nicole de Leon Prieto
Kristin Taylor Prinz (Honors)
Nicole E. Rivera
Abelardo S. Rodriguez III
Rachel M. Sargent
82 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Anthony Scelia
Margaret Anne Smith
Stephanie Chambers Smith
Stuart Krane Solot
Andrew Jacob Sorensen
Elizabeth A. Studstill
Shazar Thatcher
Kelsey Kristin Whiteside
Zachary Workman
Entrepreneurship
Andrea Ang (Honors)
Brittany Dawn Auclair (Honors)
Kristen N. Ayers
Brian J. Beilinson (Honors)
Onyedikachi Chi-Ukpai (Honors)
Jeremy Dean Courtney (Honors)
Adam DeLuca
Scott Thomas Downey
Jason Michael Ducoffe
Stephanie Dusso
Robert Charles Ewald Jr.
Mathew Friedman
Greyson Joseph Gardlik
Rana Nagesh Gidwani
Kendal Brook Glatthorn (Honors)
Layne Aaron Gross (Honors)
Brandon Hecke (Honors)
John M. Jackson (Honors)
Tyler Jacobs (Honors)
Kevin M. Johnson (Honors)
R. T. Selwyn Justice
Mallory Jayne Kelley
Scott M. Koren
Cooper Kowalski
Shawn Ludgate (Honors)
Saleiha Mayer-Marks (Honors)
Emily McSherry (Honors)
Margo Kay Mesch (Honors)
Anne Louise Mielke (Honors)
Matthew M. Nowicki
Luis E. Palomares
Ryan Jeffrey Potter (Honors)
Matthew Alexander Powell (Honors)
David Lorne Pratt Jr.
Jennifer W. Sale (Honors)
Rey Sanchez
Xinsen Song
Marissa N. Torres (Honors)
Stuart T. Van Pelt
Brandi Nicole VanDenburgh
André Vidaller
Bryan S. Waxman (Honors)
Blake A. Wilson
Environmental and Water
Resource Economics
Cassandra Marie Ayala
Rachel L. Cook
Tyler James Fallon
Mariel S. Garcia
Peter Allen Husted
Nicolas T. Martino
Clay Matthew Parsons
Hubert Paul Schroer II
One day in 1952 Jack K. Lee, an applicant for
the UA’s band directorship, was leaving Tucson
by air following an interview with University
administration. From his airplane window, Lee
observed the huge letters on the roof of the UA
gymnasium.
band director, and in September of that year,
the UA band performed “Bear Down, Arizona!”
in public for the first time. Soon thereafter,
“Bear Down, Arizona!” became accepted as the
UA’s fight song.
Inspired, he began to scribble down the music
and lyrics to an up-tempo song. By the time his
plane landed, he had virtually finished it. A few
weeks later Lee was named the university’s
Joseph Robert Spring
Bo Christopher Webber
Jonathan A. Weisiger
Environmental Hydrology
and Water Resources
Janelle A. Gaun
Max Driskell Gersh
Tymon B. Khamsi
Grant S. Kornrumph
Rachel S. Tucci
Environmental Science
Daniel Kenneth Bauer
Jingjing Chen
Alexandra Christine Cooper (Honors)
Stephanie Diaz
Kaitlyn Alexandra Elkind
Nancy Louise Freitas (Honors)
James A. Garlant
Catherine F. Gullo
Tiffany M. Hua
Matthew John Kiviko
Kimberly Ann Kopplin
Erika Rene LaPlante
Michael J. Montoya
Irma Isela Perez
Alison McGown Radei
Merced Emilio Ramirez
Victoria L. Scaven (Honors)
Juli L. Simons
Gianna Marie Trujillo
Jacklyne Rachael Volpe
James Elliott Wadsworth
Anne Kelly Wilson
Environmental Studies
Madison G. Allan
Daniel Carstensen
Liam J. Galloway
Karina Belen Gonsalez
Nejlah Noel Hummer
Connor Stephen Vartanian
Family Studies and
Human Development
Lorena Aceves (Honors)
Janet Marie Acree
Emily E. Adams
Donielle Raelyn Aicardi
Alexandra Amaya
Lidia M. Azurdia
Veronica Barragan
Shannon Mairead Beckett
Amanda M. Bierce
Amos Roosevelt Briggs
Ivy Bui
Denise Judith Burruel
Kyle Steven Cady
Lorynn C. Cancio
Khali Teardrop Carlos
Taylor Carley Carson
Megan Marie Cease
Erica E. Christopher
Jonathan Goodman Cohen
Lisa Marie Coletta
Hailey Penny Cunningham
Briza Lupita Demara
Stephanie Karina Dominguez
Alexa Kay Frazier
Jamie Alissa Friedlander
Alyssa Nicole Friedman
Tiffany Marie Gervais
Baillie Jean Gibson
Victoria Marie Gonzalez
Chloe Jane Grabinger
Briana Keikilani Harris
Catlin M. Henderson
Taylor Ann Hoffman
Hillary A. Hovey
Alexandra Michel Ivar
Anna Rebecca Jacob
Bailey N. Kurta
Holly Lark
Rochelle Marie Lewis
Juliana Joy Lincoln
Kori Nisene Root Livingston
Luz Esthela Lopez
Brenda Elaine Love
Joselin Lua-Castaneda
Ashlee Kaila Maez
Cassandra Beth Malloy
Ashley Rene Martinez
Samuel Henry Matz
Olivia Maria Moncibaez
Alissa Nicole Montminy
Jimena Morales
Melody May Motes
Evelyn Munoz
Amanda M. Muszynski
Alana Nicole Newman
Julie Anne Nguyen
Caitlyn Mary O’Neal
Brittany Olander
Marya Dejesus Olmos
Alexandra Lee Pennington
Arlene Christina Pierce
Rachael D. Plyler
Chelsea L. Prazma
Nataly Quiroz
Julianne Reese
Melanie Reyes
Cassandra R. Rincon
Alexis Rodriguez
Lizbett Gonzalez Rodriguez
Lorena Romero
Paloma Ana Romo
Elizabeth Lauren Sachs
Savanna Candace Saldate
Sydney P. Scott
Shelby Anne Shields
LeAnne Shoemaker
Brittany Slugh
Carmen Smith
Anna C. Solorzano
Rachel Sara Stern
Chelsea K. Suitos
Lesli Swafford
Andrea Akiko Tanaka
Courtney Christene Thomas
Julie Elizabeth Thomson
Chinda Tran
Nadine Lauren Tschida
Adrianna Yvette Valencia
Gerardo Valencia Martinez
Maggie Bryn Van Dop (Honors)
Paige Marie Vender
Jackee Sage Walters
Deshanaye Katherine Williams
Chad Spencer Yu
Sarah C. Zaccagnio
Nancy Zatarain
Jamie L. Zessin
Film and Television
Logan Rose Adler
Hannah M. Arvizu
Raul Bravo-Arizmendi
Ian L. Brewer
Clarissa Castro
Mariana Colín (Honors)
Josiah James Craig
Leah Dajches
Brittney M. Davis
Yingqiao Fan
Allison Brunet Field (Honors)
Richard Goldstein
Andrew James Hauan
Cameron Carl Jensen
Brian Hung Nguyen
Ryan O’Sullivan
Gabriel Manuel Oropeza
Torsten Nathaniel Ward
Nicole Elizabeth Werdal
Finance
Adrian Baret Alejandro
Saleh Abd A Alkhadhra
Fahad Faisal Almansour
Steven John Amano
Dylan Jeffrey Kapilimanu Andrews
Andrea Ang
Lora C. Batterton
Brian J. Beilinson
Parker Jordan Bellinger
Kayla Ann Benedetti
Alexandra Elizabeth Bergman
Nathaniel Adam Berman
Kevin Bierig
Malik Blades
Timothy A. Brousse
Christian Paul Burns
Daniel Cardella
Celine Tara Carranza
Kevin Chai
Chelsea Anne Channell
Kelly Marie Chavez
Moriah F. Cline
Justin Phillip Conrow
Victoria Michelle Cook
Jonathan Michael Corcoran
Alejandra Curiel Molina
Benjamin Matthew Dailey
Justin J. Davis
Evan G. Deitch
Marlene Diaz
Christopher William Evans
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“All Hail Arizona,” composed by alumni Ted and Dorothy Monro, was adopted as our
alma mater on May 7, 1926.
Robert Charles Ewald Jr.
Alec Scott Faber
James George Fadok
Griffin Luis Fellows
Christian Luke Ford
Sean A. Garrido
Nicholas Daniel Gelso
Robert Gerhauser
Cody L. Gibson
Jordan Elliot Goldstein
Isai Orozco Gomez
Matthew Scott Gordon
Ryan E. Graham (Honors)
Derek James Haboush
Neel Ryan Hasan
José Holguin
Nicole Page Huston
Connor James Jackson
Trevor J. Jensen
Kevin M. Johnson
Katelyn Jones (Honors)
Yevgeniy Katkovsky
Gregory Konstantine Kavoklis
Steven F. Kuckowicz
Joseph Richard LaBarbera
Aubrey LaFountain
Robert Scott Large
Changyeol Lee
Ricardo K. Lee
Laurie Anne Leetz
Daniel Mayer Leibsohn
Kyle Scott Lindsey
Stephen Kyle Lucas
Erica Nicole Magrath
Alisha Maline
Kevin Michael Martin
Vanessa Serina Martinez
William Maxwell
Saleiha Mayer-Marks (Honors)
Alexander Michael McMahon
Susan McRann
Desiree M. McSkimming
Ryan James Mendoza
Alexander M. Meyer
Amanda Marie Miller
Andrew A. Mitro
Daniel R. Mooney
Samuel L. Moore
Trevor D. Morgan
Mallory Morrison
Nathnael Muluneh
Brandon Hani Nahab
Dustin Ness
Hannah M. Olson
Edna Mayelly Osuna
Michelle V. Pas
Jackson Kent Pauley
Katherine Peterson
Kevin Phiengsai
Carolyn M. Plungis
Ryan Jeffrey Potter (Honors)
Cody Lee Pullen
Diana L. Rios
Jacob Rose
Melissa B. Rose
Lauran Nicole Ruboyianes
Nicholas Rupp
Paula M. Salas
Savana Schwarzkopf
Jason Andrew Segal
Nathanael Shindel
Jordan Forbes Simon
Nicholas Emeka Simonelli-Green
Kevin R. Spangenberg
Laura H. Tavel (Honors)
Noel P. Thomas
Marissa N. Torres
Nicholas Rotella Tortarolo
Nickolas Ralph Trevino
Jason Jack Turesky
Ugochukwu Ume
Alison T. Underhill (Honors)
Nathan Meyer Vance
André Vidaller
Hartley Yale Wasko
Joshua A. Wechsler
Chaz Hayden Weiner
Dustin Michael Wertenberger
Austin Michael Whitefield
Conor Joseph Whitney
Catrina Estelle Wiese
Ryan Spencer Williams
Blake A. Wilson
Kelsey David Wilson
Phillip Tyler Wiltfong
Alexander C. Wojack
Morgan Patrick Woker
David A. Wolfarth (Honors)
Rachel Ann Wolfe
Mallory Logan Wollenberg
Qiuru Wu
Jing Yang
Jacob S. Zeffren
Yuzhou Zheng
French
Achmat Abrahams
Madison G. Allan
Dixie D. Clinkenbeard (Honors)
Brandon Keith Day
Jade Lin DeMoulin (Honors)
Taylor Raymond Dibble
Melissa R. Espindola
Sonam Gorajia
Sean K. Harley
Jaggar D. Henzerling
Sally Whittier McCallum
Xinxiang Ni
Alexandra Deann Peterson
Christina M. Rincon
Kim Stubbe
Melanie Christine Trecha
Cynthia M. Trefois
Gender & Women’s Studies
Morgan Elise Alford
Marisa Calegari
Kristin Ann Dougherty
Morgan Hill
Gabrielle Procci
Alexandra P. Rickert
84 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
General Studies
Jordyn Abrego
Peter O. Ageh
John Keith Aicher
Ana Karen Alvarez
Anthony J. Amedeo
Chelsea Marie Anderson
Keenan Sahba Anderson
Kristin Danielle Andrews
Heather Arlen
Madison Taylor Armston
Jack L. Arnold
Fredrik Ask
Shelby J. Babcock
Nicole Kanoa Baggerly
Jennifer Marie Benjamin
Amanda Rachel Bercovitch
Sabria Berisha
Dominic Bermudez
John A. Bethune
Korie J. Blankenship
Allyson Marie Bluechel
Belen Caballero
Lacey Leah Call
Emilio D. Camacho
Lujayne Yasmine Camus-Lamnaouar
Megan Carcioppolo
Erik Castillo
Josue A. Cervantes
David Joseph Chaluh
Cade Quoc Chau
Talisha N. Coleman
Aryka Michele Collier
Thomas J. Colvin
Nicci Corbin
Jacob Tate Creedon
William Dillon Cutter Jr.
Eric Dahl
Chelsea Davis
Peter Garret Delima
Brandon Dean Denker
Travis William Deyoe
Kelsey A. Dicksen
Michelle M. Doran
Holly N. Doxsey
Lauren Renee Drennan
Connor A. Dubin
Thomas-John Badger Ewer
Alexander James Flatley
Kyndra O. Flowers
Sydney Cherrane Ford
Conner J. Framer
Amy Jo Franek
Taylor A. Frankel
Christopher Daniel Frey
Bradley John Friesen
Kelsey E. Galloway
Diana Raquel Garcia
Derrickson George
Madison Patricia Geraghty
Hendrik C. Gillebaard III
Casey Daniel Golden
Aaron Jordan Goldhoff
Jacob Goldstein
Peter A. Gonzales
In 1914, Coach “Pop” McKale’s football team was
so successful that discussions began to honor
the team and the University by building a huge
“A” on Sentinel Peak, west of downtown Tucson.
Working Saturdays from November to March in
1916, students completed the 70’ by 160’ “A” of
Charles H. Gorham
Jacob P. Grado
Brett Miles Greenstein
Amber Lynn Groseclose
Emily C. Grossman
Christina L. Gutierrez
Jacob Alexander Guttman
Shoshana Leah Furth Haag
Vincent M. Hagman
Jared S. Halpern
Cody Stanley Hamlin
Alexandra Justine Harmon
Chase Jeffrey Heavirland
Jordan Taylor Hendrickson
Devin-Tanner Jones Hidalgo
Dianna Alisha Holgate
Jourdan Ann Hyatt
Darra J. Isaacs
Matthew Chase Istrin
Skyler Kristian Jensen
Kalen Richard Johnson
Matthew Scott Johnson
Candice Rene Kading
Adam Raphael Kanizo
Adam J. Karpe
Kevin James Kaskel
Jordan Kerrin
Lauren M. Kershner
Madison Lynn Kingdon
Emily M. Kiser
Harin Thimeera Korala
Matthew Christopher Korcheck
Piri Lee Lanes
Alexandra M. Lavine
Benjamin Thomas Lee
Andrea Elissa Lewin
Xiang Li
Andy Liu
Christopher Raymond Maki
Harley J. Mallow
Alyssa Danielle Martinez
Jorge O. Martinez
Nathan Ryan McCarthy
Michael Hugh McCauley
Timothy John McConnell Jr.
Jake Paul Inman McFadden
Brittney McGeough
Jack James McLain
Cole McPherson
Katherine Rose Meyers
Joshua B. Miller
Sean R. Miller
Kayleigh Millet
Earl J. Mitchell
Taylor Moldo
Robert P. Monteleone
Riley Joseph Moore
Eduardo Adolfo Moraga
Matthew Arthur Moreno
Antonia Montgomery Munroe
Haley Nicole-Lynn Norton
Samantha Rae Nutt
Charles Loyd Owens
Apoorva Pande
Stephen Elliott Pergande
Allyson Lauren Pettibone
Cheyenne Pierce
T. Barrett Pierce
Joshua Andrew Plotkin
Tatiana Montserrat Prado
Brenden Paul Redfern
Aloysius Rodriguez
Alvin Rodriguez
Gideon Rosen
Gabriela Sanchez
Benjamin M. Sander
Sydney D. Sarner
Samuel Sarshar
Derick J. Sayer
Andrew Worner Schwab
Tyler Robert Shaw
Cade Andrew Shemanski
Charles Eli Shulman
Jake Morris Silbereich
Adonis Ali Smith
Nyona L. Smith
Parker A. Snell
Dahlay Solis
Dale Stewlow
Jeffrey Tenenbaum
Ashlee Nichole Thorpe
Winifred E. Tsosie
Robert Brandon Valenzuela
Damian Shaquilla Vaughn
Daniel Ivan Velarde
Timothy Patrick Venne
Amy Christine Versteeg
Jean P. Villena-Celis
Robin Andrew Vogel
George Edward Watkins
Stephanie B. Webber
Lauren Jill Wexler
Justin K. Whitten
Amanda Katelyn Wiacek
Yi Xie
Evan Tyng Yen
Melanie J. Yun
Emily Elizabeth Zinsmeister
Geography
Daniel Carstensen
Hanna A. Finley
Bezakulu Gebru
Jennifer Gray
Madeline Mackenzie Guendel
Tabitha L. Hill
Sin Kuan Ieong
Nathan Langdon
Kaelyn Rae Mahar
Jessica Ann Montanaro
Sheri Marissa Munoz
Beatrice Nielsen (Honors)
Riley W. Oliver
Geosciences
Naba Fawzi A. Al Hamad
Sawsan Hassan J. Almalki
Ghada Hossam Alshaikhmubarak
Hala Ahmed A. Alwagdani
Edward Quentin Anlian
rock, cemented with mortar mixed on-site and
whitewashed it that day.
This began an annual tradition. Each fall, the
freshman class re-paints the “A” on what is now
known as “A” Mountain.
Patrick Driscoll Boyd
Faisal Abdullah S. Busfar
Michael C. Fritz
Caelan Montana Hartnett
Cyanna L. Hicks
Kevin E. Kennedy
Patrick Angelo Mazzone
Carolyn Ann Mullen
Juan Jose Munoz (Honors)
Alyssa Peterson
Mark John Potucek
Westin Philip Skillings
Mathilde Mary Westermann
Patrick James Wood
Christopher Samuel Young
German Studies
Timothy Joseph Binkley
Anneliese G. Chittock
Ivana L. Goldtooth
Kyle M. Heitmann
Benjamin Joseph Michael Horn
Anne Louise Mielke
Reid F. Sisson
Global Studies
Sarah Jasmine Awad
Katherine R. Burns-Davis
Hallie Rebecca Chesnut
Kaitlin Elizabeth Corell
Kahlia Rose Corral (Honors)
Lon W. Enos II
Joshua Flores
Crystalblue H. Gaytan
Camille Louise Glanzmann
Austin M. Hale
Nora C. Larson
Ashley Katelyn Levy
Carla L. Loury
Justine Marie O’Connell
Ysabella Mar Rongo (Honors)
Michael A. Sherman
Olivia Sperka
Jocelyn Valencia
Dylan Robert Vandenberg
Government and Public
Service
Wesley Samuel Ellis
Jennifer Margie Guzmán Alvarez
Patricia Leyva
Joanna Lizette Luquin
Abella Divina Fatima Padilla
Sheila Marie Templeton
Shani Zepeda
History
Emily Dyan Althof
Emmanuel Matthew Aspiotis
Jason Eric Beasley
Christopher Douglas Berschauer
Mary Louise Bowen
Jacob Camacho
Mayra Candelaria Camacho
Ryan James Capretz
Brian George Carroll
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The first band at the University of Arizona was
formed as a military unit in 1902 with 12 musicians.
Since 1913 (a year after Arizona became a state) the
UA has never been without a band. In 1951, women
were allowed to join the marching band.
In 1967, the UA band provided halftime
entertainment for the inaugural Super Bowl.
In 1977, the band performed in President Carter’s
inaugural parade.
Andrew Scott Cassano
Hao R. Chen
Emily J. Clark
Cody Nathaniel Cushing
Seth H. Davis
Alyssa M. DeMarzo
Ryan Patrick Dolan
Samantha Ann Donaldson
Amanda R. Ehredt (Honors)
Mitchell Clayton Friedemann
Leah Adrianna Guerrero
Derek R. Gunnels
Tyler Hawkins
Melissa Randa Herndon
Ian M. Hilland
Charles R. Hoyack
Stephen Matthew Huff
Andrew Charles Iseli
James Daniel Kelley
Christopher Joseph Kurent
Rebecca C. Lange
Eric Hayes Large
Ryan Kenneth Lawrence
Brian Corey Little
Bennett Liwski
Ivan Lizarraga
Maria Alecia Longo
Natalie Michelle Mason (Honors)
Gwen Lea McCulloch
Annilee McDaid
Yuliya Mitina
Jesus Morales
Dale Owen Nicholls
Michael O’Malley
Krystal N. Owens
Danielle M. Oxnam (Honors)
Kai Wesley Parmenter
Chelsea Mae Marie Párraga
Alana Mariko Pazevic
Elizabeth Hill Pepper
Brandon Phillips
Zachary Andrew Price
Stephen B. Real
William Arden Reidell
Maria Magdalena Rodriguez
Jonathan Tyler Rose
Avery Spenser Jaren Rucker
Jonathan C. Rudolph
Steven George Scarvelis
Rhiannon Rhea Shelnutt
Michael Brennan Sheppard
Laurel Danielle Shough
Jared Smith
LeeAndra D. Smith
Andrew C. Stanton
Tyler Thomas Struck
Shelby L. Triphan (Honors)
Angelina Dolores Ulibarri
Michael Vitullo
Christopher Scott Webster
Jalyn J. Wheatley
Clay Martin Willett
Industrial Engineering
Hassan Abdulsalam Alhashimi
Ziad Tareq Alrayes
Michelle A. Cihy
Elisa C. Duarte (Honors)
Kerbie Brian Henry
Victor L. Lopez-Hilburn
Michael L. McCormick
Anastasia Danielle Nash (Honors)
Ryan Patrick Saunders
Allison J. Sheesley (Honors)
Matthew M. Sherwood
Rodrigo Alejandro Toler
Andrea Vilarasau
William Thomas Westholm
Forrest Brandon Wicke
Xinyi Xu
Information Science
and Arts
Brandon Daniel Colton
Moyu Deng
Katherine Anne Fackrell
Christopher Manuel Gastellum
Jeremy Kulick Jalnos
Christian Johnson
Hannah Grace Larson
Justin Vincent Mannin
Joseph Manuel
Javier Miramon
Felicia Rae Valladares
Hongda Xu
Information Science
and Technology
Chi Wei Chang
Hui Chen
George P. Cosarba
Hien Quang Dang
Steven Michael Falgout
Xiang Gao
Kevin Nicholas Gladhart
Jay Isamu Hanaoka
Geoffrey Neal Hillman
Stephen Kyle Kovalsky
Anna Loukianova
Alexander X. Magsarili
Daniel A. Maguire
Cassidee Anne Menser
York Michael Myers
Tanner Prynn
Adam Lee Stevens
Travis Elbert Stratton
Victor Enrique Uribe
Interdisciplinary Studies
Julia Glanz
Julia Rowe Tinsley
Kimberly Ann Valdez
Italian
Garrett Clark Barnella
Vincent James Caputo II
Victoria Cattaneo
Anthony J. Cicchino
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In 2009, the Pride of Arizona Marching Band was
named one of the top five in the country by the
College Band Directors National Association.
It now numbers more than 250 members, including
a battery-unit drum line, award-winning baton
twirlers, pompom dancers and color guard.
Beatriz Jasmine Garcia
Crystalblue H. Gaytan
Tylee Rae Hall
Mary Kalusa
Eric Bryce Maben
Ian Daniel Martella
Trevor D. Mock
Danielle Elizabeth Mollie
Alonso A. Sanchez
Elizabeth A. Studstill
Myriam L. Velarde-Soto
Jasmine Ashley Miranda Wallace
Brenna M. Ward
Tiffany Marie Wojtak
Journalism
Alexandra Martha Aguilera
Alexandra Paige Aldrete
Jordan Rose Allison
Cecilia Lisset Alvarez
Mark Justin Armao
Yara B. Askar
Molly E. Baker (Honors)
Michael Lee Beckwith
Crystal Bedoya
Kathryn Gayle Berge
Katie A. Bickell
Sterling Amanda Blum
Whitney M. Burgoyne
Megan L. Canterbury
Danielle Audrey Carpenter
Jacob Donovan Cavanah
Razanne Chatila
Rachel E. Cohen
Nicole Marie Cousins
Leah Elizabeth Cresswell
Joseph A. D’Andre
Rose de Queljoe
Daniel R. Desrochers
Claudia Mathilda Eastwood
Gareth Luke Farrell
Gabrielle Rose Ferreira
Joey N. Fisher
Ryan Connor Foley
Sarah J. France
Malcolm Fuller
Katelyn Galante
Fernando Antonio Galvan III
Kianna Camille Gardner
Natalie Arianna Grum
Noelle Rosario Haro-Gomez
Spencer Katherine Higgins
Amy Marie Johnson
Michaela Kane (Honors)
James Daniel Kelley
Margaret Marie Kessler
Eric Wiley Klump
Kimberly Castro Kolliner
Rachel Danielle Leinson
Alexyz Joi Lynne Liggins
Shannon Michelle Lilly
Tania Sadiq Mashkoory
Tyler McDowell-Blanken
Thomas P. Mcginnis
Megan Ashley Mohler (Honors)
Spring Fling has been a UA tradition since
1974. It is recognized as the largest studentrun carnival in the nation, and has grown
to be the seventh largest event in Tucson
with over 32,000 guests in 2015. Students
flock to this special event for the typical
carnival attractions: food, games, rides and
entertainment.
Alexis Brianna Montano
Jacquelyn Cassandra
Monique Montaño
Micah B. Montiel
Jade Nunes
Jaime Leigh Odom
Linda B. Padilla
Daniel Passovoy
Nicolina Patin
Roberto Miguel Payne
Joseph E. Putrelo
Christopher D. Real
Holly Michelle Regan
Ryan Jessie Reyes
Mary Martha Rinker
Juliana Romeo
Stephanie Marie Romero
Liza Estelle Rubin
Kayla Sabino Samoy (Honors)
Briana Anyssa Sanchez
Natalie Jean Sanchez
Rebecca Sasnett
Erin E. Shanahan
Kaleigh R. Shufeldt
Brittney Nicole Smith
Rebekah René Syler
Amer Azzam Taleb
Larissa Terán
Brittany Dawn Theodora
Nicole Thill
Kelsi Ann Thorud
Desiree Yvette Valenzuela
Daniela Vizcarra
Torsten Nathaniel Ward
Kalli Ricka Wolf
Casey A. Woollard
Megan Anne Zamiska
Judaic Studies
Brianna Paige Finkelstein
Jamie Nora Oko
Valerie Kay Schlegel
Daniela M. Tascarella
Latin American Studies
Ryan James Capretz
Itzel G. Chavez-Ramos
Zoraida Aurora Francis-Reyes
Beatriz Jasmine Garcia
Trevor J. Gervais
Belinda Gonzalez
Valeria Martinez
Andrea McKay
Arturo Rodrigo Montoya
Audrey Nichole Romero
Michelle M. Son
Gabriela A. Valencia
Karla Yanine Williams Reyes
Law
Korey Nicholas Cowan
Nicholas Rana
Jesus Manuel Rosas
Linguistics
Katherine Pearl Bare (Honors)
Rachel Billeci
Francois Chu
Raymond Albert Daniels
Diana Elizabeth Díaz
Shannon Christine Dudley
Sean K. Harley
Eric Charles Hensley (Honors)
Kevan F. Joe
Mary Kalusa (Honors)
Andrew L. Larios
Heather Christine Lent
Anna Loukianova
Lindsey K. MacTaggart
Michael P. Martin
Jordan Carter Mayberry
Eric R. McNulty
Judith Menzl (Honors)
Benjamin Nelson Mullins
Chelsea D. Olson
Christianne Masami Ono
Octavio Abraham Partida
Malinda Mae Pickens
Eva Gabrielle Rachal
Lindsay Erin Saavedra
Chelsea Rayne Thompson
Pablo Valencia
Kimberly Mariah Vickers
Nicholas Thomas Walker
Literacy, Learning
and Leadership
Alexis Rae Baldwin
Megan Margerie Bidal
Remi P. Braca
Michael Patrick Burt
Evangelina Castro
Marisa Ann Claudio
Rebecca R. Cleeves
Marco A. Cubillas Jr.
Ellen M. Faley
Kellie Lynn Fox
Ricardo Martin Gonzales Jr.
Riley Hankins
Molly J. Hartley
Kirsten D. Herman
Camila Joy Hervey (Honors)
Samantha Rae Jones
Nicole Konstantin
Ana Lourdes Lopez
Hallette Fletcher Luedtke
Alecy P. Molina
Estela Annaie Pinon
Janelle Brea Prchal
Kaley M. Qualters
Lacey Marie Smyth
Monica Soffin
Valeria Valdez
Brittany Orreall White
Teresa Renee White
Wenbo Zang
All of this fun raises precious funds for more
than 40 diverse clubs and organizations
on campus. Spring Fling showcases the
student commitment in a way that very few
universities can!
Management
Information Systems
Rebaz S. Ahmad
Sarah Muhammad Algurashi
Abubakar Ali
Calvin Barreras
Sydney A. Beke
Nicholas Alexander Bischof
Elisabeth A. Bollum
Jake P. Canizales
Andrea V. Casavilca
Desiree M. Casillas
Onyedikachi Chi-Ukpai
Lauren Michelle Cohrs
Adam Eugene Crompton (Honors)
Patrick Ryan Cutright
Connor Alexander Devereux
Ahmed Elhag
Vincent John Ercolani
Guillermo Andrew Flores
Eric Scott Fung
Melissa V. Gil
Benjamin R. Gimbel
John C. Grisham (Honors)
Allen Craig Hancock
Nicole Michel Hatcher
Yang He
Tayler Rae Heath
Adam Helfenbein
Luke Scott Hemming
Tanya Hetlinger
Brandon Kyle Holley
Jiayi Hou
Dylan T. Hughes
Carter James Inman
Alexander D. Inskeep
Bader Mohammed Ja’afar
Sarah L. Jaeger
Marissa S. Jarvis
Nathan Jewett
Hannah C. Johnson
Rohan Kapur
Joshua James LeFevre
Fernando Leon
Zhuopei Li
Yiyi Liang
Qiandong Lin
Wei Liu
Yalei Liu
Taoran Ma
Samuel Macaluso
Francesca Karina Magana
Benjamin Malisewski
Blaine E. Manjarre
Eric Adam Mann
Justin Edward McGrath
David C. McKibben
Jesse Abraham McLean
Andrew J. Mellon
Taylor William Mertz
Barbara I. Michalik
Daniella B. Miller (Honors)
Miguel Mora
Enrique P. Moreno
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When football teams from the University of Arizona and Arizona Territorial Normal School (now Arizona
State University) took the field on Thanksgiving Day in 1899, they never imagined that it would put
them in the NCAA record book more than 100 years later.
The trophy that was awarded to the winner that day (ASU) and still is given to the winner of this annual
football game, makes the Territorial Cup the oldest trophy for a rivalry game in America.
Tyler Kevin Mullan
Joseph J. Nearhouse
Matthew M. Nowicki
Harold Woodrow Noyes
Juan M. Nuñez
Raashi Singh Parihar
Raj Singh Parihar
Minwoo Park
Dylan B. Peterson
Chaunteal R. Rasmussen
Trevor Thomas Raynak
Kyle P. Rede
Nicole Reese
Peter J. Reynolds II
Jeffrey Michael Rightnowar II
Diana L. Rios
Melissa T. Rodermund
Leah B. Rothschild
Sarra Hassan Said
Paula M. Salas
Cesar J. Salazar
Kirstin Nicole Salazar
Nicole Dawn Sanders
Erik Marcus Schmidt
Jason M. Sharkey
Robert Wood Shely Jr.
Elizabeth M. Simmons
Jennifer Marie Sinclair
Ujjesha Singh
John Roger Stambaugh III
Nathan Arthur Trauscht
Mark A. Turner
Cody Patrick Vasey
Daniel Walsh
Yitong Wang
Anthony Vaschel Weddle
Jacob Perry Williams
Kimberly Wilson
Jenifer J. Wong
Peter Alcott Wrenn
Gechen Wu
Alexander Raymond Zehner
Jacob Lowell Zollinger
Marketing
Victoria Marie Arcuri
Brooke Lacey Atkins
Lindsay Catherine Ayers
Egan Conrad Bailey (Honors)
Jessica Noel Baker
Jessica S. Basak
John Murphy Beeler
Ryan Gregory Boorse
Jacob Aaron Borcover (Honors)
Alexa Christina Borg
Shelby Diane Bowers (Honors)
Cabernet E. Burns
Morgan Paige Christel
Jeanette R. Christy
Dustin Dalee
Justin J. Davis
Sampson S. De Nike
Diliana Delatorre
Adam DeLuca
Morgan L. Dial
Morgan Anne Dietrich
Lindsay C. Distler
Kevin B. Dompke
Kevin Robert Dooley
Alexandria Morgan Duvaras
Susana Fierros
Lauren Nicole Findlow (Honors)
Catherine E. Fischer
Megan Blair Fogarty
Macquorn Rankine Forrester III
Brooke Marie Furlong
Hannah Lee Furrier
Blanca Irene Gallego Rodriguez
Heather Geittmann
Marisa Gelsomino
Alana Michelle Gitt
Caitlin M. Goebel
Gabriella Marie Graziano
David Gudino
Wesley J. Hagman
Trevor Scott Harley
Brandon Hecke
Eva Rebecca Herman
Stephanie Lynne Ho
Kathryn Hunnicutt
Nicole Hutak
Holly Michie Inglish
John M. Jackson
Leah Rae Jacobs
Tyler Jacobs
Chelsea Lynn Jacoby
Jillian Davis Johnson
Marina M. Johnson
Rachael E. Jones
Alison Kilgallen Kane
Kristen M. Kearney
McKenzie Ann Keefe
Mallory Jayne Kelley
Catherine J. Khorey
Cole Kievit
Brittney Jeanne Klewer
Dana Kline
Dylan Joseph Kornberg
Cooper Kowalski
Nathanael Robert Lacaze
Emily Jane Laciak
Kristen Elizabeth Lane (Honors)
Justie S. Lim
Kevin Scott Lundeberg
Christine M. Ly
Kiley Scott MacKay
Jeffrey Mallon
Thomas William Martin
Jourdan T. McAfee
Margo Kay Mesch
Kaitlin Reynolds Meyers
Anne Louise Mielke
Laura Ann Mighdoll
Alexa Keaton Miller
Kyle Moeller
Quinton Richard Moore
Brandon D. Munson
Taylor Annette Muzatko
Justin Masahide Nagata
Uchenna Offomah
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Andrea Marie Olinski
Moriah Jordan Olschansky
Matthew J. Owen
Samuel W. Owen
Luke K. Post
Lauren N. Preble
Anna Kathryne Rajnisz
Kelsey Brianne Rembecky
Andrew J. Rogers
Alexandra T. Rooney
Jordan L. Ruditys
Hailey Marie Ruland
Zac Scott Russell
Jennifer W. Sale
Sisa Talasi Salinas
Daniel R. Schuster
Alexi Rae Silverman (Honors)
Kayla Snyder
Diana Czarina Soto
Tiana R. Soto
Jordan L. Stancil
Kayla Thill
Taylor Robert Thomison
Brian V. Thompson
Cassidy Breanne Troutman
Ruonan Tu
Elena Luisa Urbina (Honors)
Thomas R. Verley
Tucker Lanston Wadkins
Macy M. Walker
Leslie M. Wankowicz
Amy Nicole Waterhouse
Amanda Elizabeth Watts (Honors)
Bryan S. Waxman
Christian M. Webb
David Taylor Williams
Sean Ryan Wolff
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Wolin
Jenifer J. Wong (Honors)
Alexandra L. Wrigley
Materials Science
& Engineering
Crispyn G. W. Aldridge
Mohammad Yaseen Alhasan
Jennie Rebecca Allred
Melisa Cento
Diane Michelle Haiber
Ivy Lynn M. Hasman
Samuel T. Hudson
Wilson Kong
Colin A. Madrid
Satoshi Matsuo
Alexander M. Pagano (Honors)
Joshua T. Paul (Honors)
Ariel Rieffer
Kira Rundel (Honors)
Franc B. Smith
Christopher R. Tursi
Daniel Markus Tuttle
Yusuke Vincent Watanabe
Thomas Lee Wisbey
Erik James Wise
Just as the bell from the USS Arizona was about to
be melted down and used for bullets, UA alum Bill
Bowers retrieved it from a salvage yard and had it
hung from the clock tower in the Student Union
Memorial Center where it remains today.
Mathematics
Paul Nathan Addison
Jonathan Arellano
Abdullah Ali Asaad
Matthew T. Ashton
Corrie Elizabeth Bain
Adrian Jordan Basurto
Daniel Andrew Belcher
Katherine Berg
Tyler Bernth
Lauren Clarke Biddle
Dionysus A. Birnbaum
Katherine P. Borg
Rachel Anne Braun
Tianyi Cai
Patrick Michael Callahan
Angela Harbin Carpenter
Baltazar C. Chavez-Diaz
Shloka Mitesh Desai
Tetyana V. Dewland
Anthony Lee Enriquez Sr.
Kelly Amber Fitzpatrick
Catherine A. Gallardo
Matthew A. Gautreau (Honors)
Lucas Laborin Gomez
Norbert A. Grabinger
Charles Patrick Griffin
Sana Habib
Jake R. Hanson
Yijun He
Jaggar D. Henzerling
Terron Tetsuo Ishihara
Alan Jacob Jaske
Eric Arthur Kearns
Kyle Douglas LaFollette
Tam Minh Le
Oren Robert Lee
Emily Fern Leones
Jixian Li
Bowen Liu
Carlos Jonathan Llosa Vite
Ji Ma
Jane Katherine Martin
Michael P. Martin (Honors)
Alberto Martin-Adan
Max J. McDevitt
Steven A. McManus
Rui Meng
Jeremy Mirchandani
Joseph Nicholas Morman
Lucia Morvay
Matthew Todd Musick
Dejana Nikolic
Liam Noronha (Honors)
Carlos A. Parades
Tanner Prynn
Xiaoqian Qin
Jaime Fernando Ramirez
Brian Lewis Ransom
Cristina Olivia Retamoza
Ariel Rieffer
Ian H. Robinson
James Michael Romine
Kelin Rumsey
Luis M. Sanchez
Ryan Michael Schlueter
David Michael Schwartz
Sanket Divyesh Shah
Zuoming Shi
Taylor Steven Siebenberg
Luke E. Skiba
Nicole Loehr Smith
Charles Galen Stanford-Jones
Jesse J. Starkey
Jakub Henryk Stechly
Alex John Stratton
Taylor Braxton Stringe
Joseph Shu Tang
Jessica Leigh Trojan
Nicholas S. Valverde
Alaric Arthur Weber
Travis Alexander Woodrow
James Wymer
Qisong Xiao
Xiqiao Xiong
Nathan Michael Yee
Phillip L. Zeper
Fan Zhang
Renchao Zhang
Zixiang Zhou
Mechanical Engineering
Turki A. Alturki
Luis Enrique Ballesteros
Michael Alan Bramer
Jacob Gerardus Calis
Matthew Archibald Campbell
Jacob Dillon Chess
Aaron Scott Clark
Vincent James Caldarella Cordasco
Luis M. Del Valle Rolon
Tyler Jason Foo (Honors)
Carlos Brandon Gonzalez Jr.
Steven Goodyke
Raul V. Graciano
Jake E. Greivenkamp
Nathanael R. Gross
Kjel Thomas Gudvangen
Brandon Daniel Haag
Rafael J. Haro
Scott B. Harrison (Honors)
Matthew R. Hart
Chase Howard Henry
Jessica C. Honea
Alexander Scott Hoobler
Cody Scott Kalmick
Cassandra Ryan Kammerman
Bradley Alvin Kasberg
Noah Kane Krietsch
Koriel W. Lambson (Honors)
Dustin A. Landis
Jason Anthony Leuer
Chengxi Li
Thomas Jon Lundstrom
Christian Z. Malena
Gregory Michael May
Michael Joseph McCabe
Quinn Colin McIntosh
John P. McKearney III (Honors)
When the University of Arizona opened its doors
in 1891, there were only two colleges (Agriculture
and Mines), six faculty and 32 students. Students
could get demerits for running on the verandas of
Old Main.
Jan P. Melendez
Caleb J. Myers
Clark Curtis Pederson
Teague Michael Peters
Zachary Prince (Honors)
Luis M. Sanchez
Nathaniel Lee Santana
Peter W. Seid
Bryant Oliver Stephen Shontz
Dean Anthony Shute (Honors)
Morgan Lucas Sierra
Daniel Joel Simmons
Kyle A. Smith
Richard Z. Spaulding
Corey Alexander Speros
Benjamin Michael Subeck (Honors)
Xizhi Tan
Toshifumi Tanabe
William Edmund Titus
Zachary M. Tucker
Nicholas S. Valverde
Christopher Austin Van Cleave
Vincent David Van Ness
Michelle Walker (Honors)
Luke William Zurmehly
Media Arts
Joe F. Chavez
Ricardo Contreras
Jeremy R. DeRois
Dana L. Digiacinto
Yuteng Guo
Magin Marie Hall
William Crowley Hookstratten
Robert James Hyne
Dylan Kearney
Omar Lopez Jr.
Gabrielle C. McCormick
Anastasia L. Moore
Maylan G. Murray
Brittany Tuyetnhi Nguyen
Eric O’Brien
Abriana Lisa Ortiz
Megan Lynn Petersen
Kaia B. Placa
Symeon Sky-Alexander Platts
Serena Marie Sahajian
Wade T. Shields (Honors)
Eliza Zoey Weiss
Mexican American Studies
Kimberly Ann Dominguez
Kenneth Francisco Johnson
Ana Aracely Ureña
Microbiology
Joshua Kyle Albertson
Laura Elizabeth Anderson
Cody A. Blagg (Honors)
Gabriella M. Bracamonte
Molly Elizabeth Brady
Andrew J. Delgado
Cassandra Ann Doig (Honors)
Megan Noelle Doney
Autumn Jean Dopko
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“Sustainable architecture” wasn’t in anybody’s vocabulary when Old Main was completed in 1891.
Yet the deep roof overhangs, wraparound verandas, and a ground floor that was partially recessed
into the earth kept the building cool long before air conditioning was invented.
Ariel Dawn Friel
Jason Adam Frink
Sterling Scott Frisina
Thomas James Gleason
Lindsey M. Griesser
Hannah Sarah Griffin
Max J. Holland
Shanan Ray Immel
Magdalena Kedzior
Joshua A. Kochanowsky
Keith John Lammers
Danielle Lynne LaPointe
Quinea Renee Lassiter
Cindy M. Lee
Beatriz Iveth Lona
Keren Loya
Briana Jeanette Ortega Mawson
Hyeonu Oh
Aaron Nicholas Pearse
Alexandra Deann Peterson (Honors)
Lee Ryan Peyton
Kimberly Pham
Brian Piotrowski
Nida Fatima Raja
Jorge Juan Ramos
Eric J. Rebello
Danielle Nicole Riba
Peter Demetrio Rice
Alexandra Catherine Roder (Honors)
Stephanie A. Sandoval
Emily T. St. Antoine
Breanna E. Tai
Neil Tobias
Rodney W. Tollerson II
Crystel Joan Vaflor
Elizabeth Valdivia
Janine Lee Vanlandingham
Gisele Louise Vidal
Anthony Villalobos
Tiffany G. Wong
Brennan M. Zehr
Middle Eastern &
North African Studies
Yara B. Askar
Jordan D. Fernandez
Zoraida Aurora Francis-Reyes
Azba Khan
Joshua Michael Larson
Emily Elizabeth Leggett
Bryce Cameron Levitt
Valeria Martinez
Gwen Lea McCulloch
Mark Charles McKenna II
Carlos F. Ochoa
Kyle Lawrence Snavely
Mining Engineering
Hussam Ramzi Al Ibrahim
Timothy Michael Busby
Ashley Nicole Cheesman
Alexander Phillip Gutman
Jason Hallowell
Ashlyn Renee Hooten (Honors)
Sean Ian Hovorka
Justin Alan Kridel
David Michael Lawrence
Jacob Hiram Maisch
Rogelio Enrique Martinez-Parra
Tyler McKinney
Samantha M. Montecinos
Megan V. Naff
Brian Lee Osgood
Ashlee Rose Pounds
Jessica D. Reynoso
Siavosh Mathieu Salami
Jeremy David Sarvay (Honors)
Danielle Elicia Taran
Peter Kiely Thrift
Cameron Randy Williams
Molecular and
Cellular Biology
Hadel Ahmed Alghurab
Rin Amagase
Isabel Nicole Angeles (Honors)
Joseph Michael Arreguin
Aikaterina Lynn Assimacopoulos
(Honors)
Allymyr F. Atrero
Peter Andrew Azorsa
Alexander Diaz Bode (Honors)
Taylor N. Boyd
Rebbecca Elayne Brena
Carl J. Buchholz (Honors)
Kim T. Bui
Stephanie Bulder
Joseph Alan Cada
Alexander J. Chang (Honors)
Baltazar C. Chavez-Diaz (Honors)
Albert Bor-ru Chiu
Cassie L. Clark
Si’Ana A. Coggins
Lindsey Marie Crandell
Philip Christopher Davia
Brandon L. Davis
Maria Sarah C. de Guzman
Fatimata Y. Diallo
Samantha Ona DiBaise
Taylor Raymond Dibble (Honors)
Muhanad Michael Diri
Ryan David Dougherty
Zachary Alexander Duke
David Patrick Ebertz (Honors)
Nicole A. Eichhorst
Gardenia Enriquez
Magdalena Falat
Jessica A. Felix
Brittany Leigh Forte
Aracely T. Galarza
Christopher Gomez
Fernanda Gonzalez
Tigran Grigoryan
Adam M. Groyer
Matthew Joseph Groysman
Justin G. Hacnik
Christopher Jovan Hadjialiakbari
David Hager
Shaina Habib Hasan
Sarah D. Hemzawi
90 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COMMENCEMENT 2015
Olivia Marie Hernandez
Rachel Aileen High
Ryan C. Ho
Brooke Alina Howard
Thanh Huynh
Jason Edidiong Ikpatt
Kieran Davies Ingram
Mary Atiyeh Innabi
Simi Jandu (Honors)
Kyung ho Jeong
Jeffrey Johannesmeyer
Adam Lee Kane
Brooke Sophia Kasprzyk
Azba Khan
Chad Jay Kirkorsky
Kurt Anthony Koziol
Madison Ashley Kurz
Gabrielle Davis Lacy
Clayton Lanham
Lindsay Ann LeBaron
Eric James Lemister
Carrie Lin (Honors)
Ian Liu (Honors)
Donovan B. Lockwood
Sabrina Justine Segui Lovely
Daisy G. Martin
Serah W. Mbugua (Honors)
Kaitlyn Renee McLeod
Shanice L. Meddleton
Anna Menzl
Celestina Mesa
Kristie Nneoma Mgbara
Eric Miller (Honors)
Elisa J. Namdarian
Megan Ann Neeb
Tyler J. Neenan (Honors)
William P. Nick
Adora L. Ogoke
Victoria Drayer Orr
Abriana Lisa Ortiz
Anureet Kaur Pabla
Arpan Ajit Patel (Honors)
Jesús Abraham Pérez Leyva
Ty Robert Pfau
Linh T. Pham
Anh-Thu Le Phan (Honors)
Alyssa Kay Poland
Nicole de Leon Prieto
Paulina Joanna Ramos (Honors)
Jeffrey Thomas Reeves
Adam L. Reinhart
Matthew I. Reyes
Michelle K. Riffer (Honors)
Danny G. Robles
Paul A. Rodriguez
Daniel Patrick Ryan
Zachary John Saxman
Charles Schaefer IV
Jessica Rae Schafer (Honors)
Christopher Michael Seffren (Honors)
Ryan S. Shelby
Shirzad Shir
Michelle M. Son (Honors)
Angel Soto
Kimberly Celene Soto
While astronomer Roger Angel was walking across campus to his office in 1985, he looked up and
realized that he had finally discovered a space that was big enough to house his new lab for spinning
and polishing gigantic telescope mirrors: the space under the bleachers on the east side of the Arizona
football stadium.
Sydney E. St. Clair
Travis Jared Struck
Brenna Sullivan
Chongwoo Sun
Daria A. Timonina
Jose Manuel Torres
Christopher Jackson Wagner
Kevin Wang
Jack Allen Welchert
Rachel Courtney Wellington (Honors)
Lisa Michelle White (Honors)
Zachary T. Wilson
Kimberly Faye Young
Music
Oliver Percival Blaylock
Tianna Fields
Brianna Paige Finkelstein
Anthony Dean Martin
Edgar Ricaud
Christine Marie Rigby
Victoria Angelina Sanchez
Erin M. Walker
Music Education
Rebecca M. Diamond
Lindsey Ann McHugh
Kaitlyn Marie Miller
Seth Andrew Murzyn
Gabriela Isabel Rincón (Honors)
Jonathan Emmanuel Vargas
Musical Theatre
Sarah Eck Bartley (Honors)
Micah Noel Bond
Carolyn Ann Fluehr
Hunter V. Hnat
Cecilia Grace Iole
Christopher Robin Okawa
Sydnee Marie Ortiz
Silvia Vannoy
Natural Resources
Riley Eva Bogart
Kylie M. Cicala
Anna Collins
James G. Conway
Benjamin Shihabaldin Gaballa
Pilar Renee Gamboa
Michelle L. Gradall
Emma Marie Greavu
Tayler Nichole LaSharr
Katelyn L. Martin
Mark Josef McCabe
Hannah Marie Moore
Emily Elizabeth Pecilunas
Benjamin B. Schippers
Cassidy E. Solper
Bethany Marie Thompson
Rachel J. Turner (Honors)
Andrew James Warnick
Neuroscience and
Cognitive Science
Lisa A. Bartolomeo (Honors)
Gabriel Bejarano
Erin Michelle Bossert
Rebbecca Elayne Brena
Austin Brown
Jessica Cheri Burkhart (Honors)
Kelly A. Carmody
Aaron J. Casillas
Marc Casillas (Honors)
Aisha Michelle Chavez
Amanda R. Cheetham
Alexia R. Demitsas
Rebecca Ann Determan (Honors)
Ryan Doner
David Isaiah Duron
Matthew Richard Foster
Stephanie Ruth Fowler
Brianna Elena Giles (Honors)
Hector Andres Gonzalez
Dylon K. Gookin (Honors)
Briena Heller (Honors)
Tricia Renee Hindley (Honors)
Kathy Y. Hoang
Omar Mohammad Hussain (Honors)
Katrina Elisse Jefferies
Kaylyn Jones
Nageena R. Khalid (Honors)
Gabrielle Davis Lacy (Honors)
Lindsay Ann LeBaron
Donovan B. Lockwood (Honors)
Nishita Vani Maganty
Joslyn L. Mangal
Alexandra Yvonne Mayes
John Willis McCracken III
Gabriela McCrossan
Cesar Augusto Medina (Honors)
Julia Millet
Lorelyne Miravite
Lucia Morvay
Amy Ruth Nippert (Honors)
Doris J. Pesqueira
Joseph Prisco-Deglman
Wonn Pyon (Honors)
Matthew I. Reyes
Jordan M. Roman (Honors)
Raymond Eric Anthony Sanchez
Ryan M. Sangston (Honors)
Edgardo Rojas Soto
Kaylee Nicole Stepanski
Travis Jared Struck
Monica J. Tang
Abhishek Umashankar
Swetha Uppalapati (Honors)
Kelsey C. Wallace
Caitlin Warlick (Honors)
Joshua Wexler
Justin Michael Williams
Katie Wixted
Maryam Zaltash
Nursing
Laura J. Bassi (Honors)
Valeria RuthAnn Berg
Ammon Kartchner Brimhall
Jamie Ann Buster
April Marie Dull
Brooke A. Finley
Haley Kaye Finley
Cindi Summer Joy Freeborn
Jessica Joanna Galvan
Devin A. Girdner
Brandy Michelle Haller
Erika Harmon
Allyson J. Hellmich
Rebekah Sarai Hernandez
Cory Michael Hibbert
Kelsey Hill (Honors)
Luke Huffaker
Kathryn Hyatt
Stephanie Anne Janke
Victoria L. Johnstone
Tia Jorde
Emily Ann Kassman
Victoria G. Kinion
Mallory Lynn Lancaster
Polly Elizabeth Leighton
Elise Marie Lukso
Danika Mellenberndt
Rachel N. Moench
Alexandra More
Lacey J. Morris
Leslie Marie Muir
Amanda R. Ochoa
Jose Saul Partida
Ngoc Phuong Thi Pham
Irma Alejandra Pulido
Marisa Diane Radick
Morgan Kathleen Rimmer
David Steven Ross
Hannah Seo Ju Rountree
Debra Jean Schlesselman
Carly Elizabeth Stine
Aimee Diehl Stone
Kaila Eileen Taylor
Jennifer Tomlinson
Rebecca J. Traichal
Hinako Uchida
Amber N. Underdown
Miriam Urbieta
Danielle L. Van Wormer
Mozelle R. Weine
Savannah Earline Wells
Melissa A. Westfall
Jessica N. Woodley
Xing Zhan
Nutritional Sciences
Sarah Alsing (Honors)
Rocio Guadalupe Alvarez
Azra Ariff
Alison Kayce Armstrong
Jessica R. Ashurst
Christina Anne Auclair
Carrie Christine Augat
Viridiana Beltran
Breanna Taylor Bregman
Erin Joy Buchner
Benjamin Warin Butler
Johnathan Taylor Candelaria
Eric R. Carrillo
Raymond Chao
Gavin Chiles
Hallie Anne Chugg
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Photographer Ansel Adams’ hat, camera, notes, letters, negatives and fine prints are all part of the
archive that Adams gave the UA in 1975 when he and UA President John Schaefer co-founded the
Center for Creative Photography as a new kind of museum where the public would have access to all
of those items.
Brian M. Ciurlino
Brittany Lee Coman
Christine Marie Corrao
Kindra T. Dao
Juliana Victoria Davies
Lindsay Ellen Davis
Danielle Pauline DePorter
Greta K. Derstine
Brian J. Devonshire
Micah Gerard Donovan
Megan Lynn Doty
Alexandra Clarice Elias
Kassandra Figueroa
Bryce Theo Graustein
Preston Royal Harris
Mengya He
Elaina Grace Henning
Miroslava Alexandra Hernandez
Niamatullah Ismail
Lauren M. Kemmer
Christopher James Kim
Kristal Kim
Ghaidaa A. Kobeissi
Lindsay Michelle Koenig
Wanjiru D. Landers (Honors)
Raymond A. Larez
Beatriz Christina Latorre
Amy Le
Katherine LeCompte
Yvonne Lee
Librada Estrella Martinez
Susana Renee Melendez
Raquel Josefina Mendoza
Lorraine Rose Mericle
Kimberly Molina
Alexis K. Moore
Kimberly Michelle Niccolai
Niam Nourani
Keli Marie Perino
David Pisarcik
Krystal Price
Ashley Michelle Robinkoff
Hunter Alyxander Rojas
Gabriela Sandoval
Halli Danielle Schmittenberg
Robert Thomas Screen
Alanna A. Suh
Emilee Anne Ten Eyck
Nichole Uribe
Allie Vanden Berge
Katherine Isabelle Vicari
Sofia Villagomez
Olivia Linnore Whitten
Sarah Kathryn Williams
Operations Management
Rebaz S. Ahmad
Sarah Muhammad Algurashi
Connor Alexander Devereux
Yang He
John Dexter Hiland
Rohan Kapur
Joshua James LeFevre
Wei Liu
Samuel Macaluso
Benjamin Malisewski
Miguel Mora
Matthew M. Nowicki
Leah B. Rothschild
Jennifer Marie Sinclair
Johnny Tran
Nathan Arthur Trauscht
Jacob Lowell Zollinger
Optical Sciences &
Engineering
Linda Chardee Allee (Honors)
Sean M. Ashley (Honors)
Brian Jeffrey Bellah
Adam T. Blumer
Benjamin Matthew Cromey
Christopher J. Downs
Tyler Katsuki Hashimoto
Brandon Michael Hellman
Ali Muzaffar Khan (Honors)
Jacob Mark Landsiedel
Lisa Li
Leidy Viviana Llano Quintero
Connor Lee Magness
Sergio Ruben Morones
Jesse Q. Odle
Nathanael Scott Rezer
Gunnar R. Scott
Jacob Segal
Nicholas Brian Smith
Braden J. Smith (Honors)
Courtney Lynn Solleveld
Joseph Shu Tang (Honors)
Grant Steve West
Performance
Stephen John Chavez
Samuel Thomas Fernandez
Ariana Danielle Iniguez
Alexander Merideth
Michelle Marie Perrier
Paul William Thoenes
Brenna M. Ward
Performance Flute
Patricia Portis Bradley
Performance Percussion
Eric E. Clark
Michael McAtamney
Performance Piano
Nathanael R. Gross
Performance Saxophone
Kyle Jordan Edwards
Performance Trombone
Dylan J. Carpenter
Performance Viola
Denise Jones
Performance Violin
Hannah M. Milner
Performance Voice
Laura Jacqueline Broscow
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Philosophy
Paul Nathan Addison
Steven P. Andrade
Patrick Michael Callahan
David Manuel Castro
Brandon Keith Day
George Timothy Dinniman
Isaac Benjamin Duarte
Tyler Wayne Federowski
Michael Charles Flowers
Madison Elise Guidry
Nathan S. Hallett
Victoria Anne Herrera (Honors)
Anthony Zivan Holbrook
Christopher Francis Kaplan (Honors)
Uchechi M. Megwa
William Moran
Dale Owen Nicholls
Levi Brennan Pellegrin
Michael Price
Hannah Jackson Robb (Honors)
Oliver Leigh Schindler
Heather Michelle Smith
Eric Matthew Solis
Irving Humberto Talavera
Josef A. Von Isser
Philosophy, Politics,
Economics and Law
Rachel Rose Arteaga (Honors)
Isaac Benjamin Duarte (Honors)
Emily Farmer
Elena Hutchison Gold (Honors)
Charles R. Hoyack (Honors)
Jade Louise Husain
Ashley Lauren Jarosz
Nicole Alison Keefe (Honors)
Taylor Kelly
Jonathan Ryan Manning (Honors)
Thomas Edward Mitchell Jr.
Katherine M. Montgomery (Honors)
Jesus Morales
Zachary Ralph Porter (Honors)
Michael L. Reaves (Honors)
Vincent Peter Redhouse (Honors)
Christopher Romero (Honors)
Ahva Sadeghi (Honors)
Alexis Nicole Tinucci (Honors)
Physics
Jeremy Burton Brach
David Sehestedt Fastje
Matthew D. Gamble
Charles Patrick Griffin
Jake R. Hanson
Jaggar D. Henzerling
Curtis Jorgensen
Jackson Alexander Klein
Rebecca C. Levy
Matthew J. Lichtenberger
Andrew Peter Lincowski
Hans Meyer
Miles C. Rehwoldt (Honors)
James Michael Romine
Charles Galen Stanford-Jones
A solar-powered steam boiler built in 1957 was the
first solar project on campus. In 2012 panels were
installed on the roof of Second Street Garage to
generate electricity and reduce the UA’s carbon
footprint.
Alaric Arthur Weber
James Wymer
Physiology
Amir Abidov
Angelique Fiona Adams (Honors)
Jamuna Adhikari
Jessica D. Aguirre
Ivan Aispuro
Danielle Marie Allenspach
Clayton Harrison Andrews
Brandon Paul Anhalt (Honors)
Erika Dominique Aranda
Andrea Cervantes Arellano
Morgan Colton Ascher
Evan Thomas Austin
Mun Aw (Honors)
Blessy S. Baiju
Shinae Marie Bailey
Alexa Andrea Ballar
Damon Joseph Begley
Alison P. Belliveau (Honors)
Corey Antonio Benjamin (Honors)
Timothy Joseph Binkley
Theresa Claire Birch Yeoman (Honors)
Briauna Blezinski
Bethany Renee Boczar
McKenzie Kay Brist
Rachel Lee Brown
Carl J. Buchholz
Taylor M. Burrows
Stephanie Burruel
Racquel Crystal Bustamante
William Byrne-Quinn
Eryn Lee Cameron
Alexandra Mercedes Caplan
Daniel Justin Carlson
Shane Laver Carter
Carly Casteel
Collin James Catalfamo
Andrea Lynn Chacon
Taylor Elizabeth Chambers
Thomas Patrick Chandler
Alexander J. Chang
Cindy Hana Cho
Michael Kevin Choi
May Choy (Honors)
Amanda Grace Chung (Honors)
Courtney Elizabeth Cox
Nicholas James Creager
James Kharbouch Dang
Philip Christopher Davia
Jacob A. Davidson (Honors)
Brianna Marie DeFelice
Nicole Meagan DeMaio
Tanvi Mahendra Desai
Catherine Rene Devoucoux
Samantha Ona DiBaise (Honors)
Allen Huy Doan
Cassandra Ann Doig (Honors)
Amanda Maryam Dorri
Esteban Duarte
Noor Dwaik
David Patrick Ebertz
Lauren H. Eisenberg (Honors)
Amit Elazar (Honors)
Chrestin Thair Elisha
Samantha Marie Enderle-Boston
Gregory S. Erb
Yael-Natalie Herrera Escobar (Honors)
Jennifer Lynn Evans
Mercedes Maria Felix
Lena Yan Feng (Honors)
Erin Nicole Ferrigni (Honors)
Anaiz Alejandra Fiore
Danielle Marie Fisk
Stephanie R. Fletcher
Kaila Marie Forster
Marco Antonio Gallegos
Azel Jayhe Lim Garcia
Laeth George (Honors)
Peter J. Geroulis
Jonathan William Ghusson
Belinda Gonzalez
Melissa Rachel Gordon
Emily Anne Graham
Luis Eduardo Grajeda
Hrant Grigoryan
Adrian Grijalva
Valeria Grijalva Navarro
Ha Neul Han
Megan Michelle Harder (Honors)
Lauren Grace Hasstedt
Kyle A. Hendrie (Honors)
Agustin P. Herber II
David Ho
Kathleen Ho
Ryan C. Ho
Sydney Francine Honnlee
Anne Cordelia Hubbard
Benjamin I. Jacob (Honors)
Simi Jandu
Ashley Taylor Jeffs
Carlee Diane Jensen
Laura Marta Johnson
Zachary James Johnson
Bridget M. Jorgensen
Ria M. Joseph (Honors)
Vickram Singh Kahlon
Evelyn Amber Kaovorakarn (Honors)
Alexandra Kaufman
Ashwini Kaveti
Nakia Keita
Justin W. Kim
Alexis King
Sierra M. Kneller
Courtney L. Kramer
Kaitlin Steele Krauss (Honors)
Dana E. Kristofitz
Madison Ashley Kurz
Eric James Lemister
Lindsey M. LePoidevin (Honors)
Lauren N. Loftis (Honors)
Thelma G. Lopez
Merryl Joyce H. Lopido
John Loui
Marissa Lovett (Honors)
Melissa E. Loya
Dominick Orion Malene
In 1986, the campus switched outdoor lighting to
mercury vapor lights to preserve Arizona’s dark skies
for astronomers.
Meghan Haley Marriott
Rachel Martin
Michelle K. Martin (Honors)
Patrick William Matetich
Shakayla McEaddy
Benjamin Luke McIntosh
Ashwin Mehra
Alexis Nicole Merger (Honors)
Julian Moncada
Joseph Michael Monfeli
Alexis M. Montoya
Kailey N. Moonen
Jacob L. Moore
Vanessa Kaitlyn Moore
Abraham F. Moreno
Gregory A. Moyse
Corey Alexander Mullins
Amy Talei Naber
Cooper Allen Nagaki
Pooja Gopal Nair
Cody Franklin Newell
Sarah Louise Obukowicz
Carli Shea Ogle
Jeeeun Oh (Honors)
Chanel Ostrem
Natalie M. Paul
Jesús Abraham Pérez Leyva
Kailey Perry (Honors)
Amy Meredith Peters
Kimberly T. Pham (Honors)
Kaloni Peleketi Philipp
Dorothy Alexandra Randall
Jeffrey Robert Rangell
Ashkan Rastegar
Quentin W. Remley (Honors)
Ana Maria Richardson
Karla Guadalupe Gorety
Rodriguez Aceves
Jordan M. Roman (Honors)
Ryan E. Romo (Honors)
Joel R. Rose-Kamprath
Daniel Patrick Ryan
Aaron J. Salazar (Honors)
Ruvini M. Samarasinha
Karenina Floy Spencer Sanders
Nicole Marie Sayers (Honors)
Stephen James Schwartfeger (Honors)
Jennifer Leanne Sedler (Honors)
Joceline Serino (Honors)
William Austin Shank
Ali S. Shihab
Sarah Nicole Shoemaker
Brian M. Singer
Renae Sniegowski
Zachary Michael Soderberg
Adam Michael Spanier
William A. Spencer Jr.
Aaron David Spoelman
Haley L. Stenquist
Laveena R. Sullhan
Chelsea L. Takamatsu (Honors)
David Taska
Kimberly S. Tay (Honors)
Alexandra Paulina Teran
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When A.E. Douglass founded the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research (and the branch of science known
as Dendrochronology) in 1937, it was “temporarily” located in cave-like windowless rooms under the
bleachers on the west side of the UA football stadium—where it remained until 2010.
Theresa N. Thai (Honors)
Ceierra Nicole Thompson
Matthew Jason Tobias
Emily Storm Tomlinson
Jose Manuel Torres
Aaron H. Truong (Honors)
Erin C. Tucker
Abhishek Umashankar
Diana M. Villar
Samantha Villarreal
Christopher J. Wagner
Luke Thomas Wass
Zachary T. Wilson
Derek D. Wong
Parker N. Woodruff
Nicholas Lee Abbott Wright
Veronica E. Young (Honors)
Asim Hyder Zehri (Honors)
Sabrina Ashley Zuniga
Plant Sciences
Courtney L. Ayon
Yvonne Rose Bourgeois
Michaela A. Brumbaugh (Honors)
Daniel Hassani
Brandon L. Jewell
Claire Leath Levenberg
Seth Nathaniel Stahl
Political Science
Esinu A. Abadjivor
Aleena Ahmad
Brandon James Alessini
Mohammed Awad
Mohammed Alhamiri
Nathan Daniel Allen (Honors)
Muath Hashem Yousef Alziadat
Kelly Catherine Ancharski
Kennedy Shea Arnold
Stephen Yount Ascher III
Taylor Ashton (Honors)
Rennier Ballesteros (Honors)
Alexis Octavio Barceló
Carlos J. Barron
Christine Allison Barry
Louisa Jane Beck
Samuel Bellomy
Meghan Nicole Bergersen
Zachary S. Berman
Sarah Bigler
Joseph Anthony Bonasera
Lloyd D. Burman
Andrea Caicedo (Honors)
Yamne Victoria Callejas
Celine Tara Carranza
Kelley Victoria Carson
Michael David Caulfield
Austin Chapman
Razanne Chatila (Honors)
Luke Elion Christie
Matthew Cohen
Andrew Coleman
Stephanie A. Combs
Jose Guadalupe Conchas Jr.
Amberlee Brooke Conley
Alyssa Nicole Cortez
Korey Nicholas Cowan (Honors)
Aryn Brienne Cunningham
Anh Viet Dao
Kyle Thomas DeGraw
Erika Alyssa Dominguez
Nathaniel S. Drake (Honors)
Sarah Anne Early
Emily Edlund
Grey Anthony Edwards
Brisaymar Egurrola
Brian Dean Ely
Paxton Daryl Alfred Endres
Conor R. Evans
Paige L. Farrell
Amanda Fitzpatrick
Kristian Brittany Garibay
Trevor J. Gervais (Honors)
Sarah M. Glitman
Louis A. Goodman
Joshua Michael Gooley
Sonam Gorajia
Harry Warren Goralnik
Kelly Marie Gordell
Steven Eric Gould
Corey M. Green
Brandi Rayel Greyeyes
Luis A. Guerrero (Honors)
Deyoe Royal Harris
Anthony J. Hasenstein
Anthony Hecht
Rand Douglas Highley
David Bennett Horwitch
Sebastian John Janik
Justin Tyler Flores Jenkins
Katherine Elizabeth Jones
Jessica Juarez
Connor Thomas Kaplan
Zachary A. Kaplan (Honors)
Ryan N. Katz
Alexandra Kaufman
Conner Evans Kelly
Cameron Michael Kollwitz
Zoey L. Kotzambasis (Honors)
Christopher Joseph Kurent
Colton James Lauer
Claire Lawrence
Zachary David Laychak
Mahamet Saleh Lazingar
Terra Lyn LeMoine
Daniel David Levin
Veronica Lee Lewis
Kandace L. Littlefoot
Adrianna Lynn Lobato
Ciara C. Lowe
Steven G. Lucido
Kelly S. Maloney
Daniel Marquez
Zachary Aaron Marshall
Mitchell David McKelvey
Ryan C. Molton
David T. Morales
Dylan Rachelle Moran
Jillian Rose Morris
Bryan T. Namba
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Taylor Morgan Nash
Larry Dennis Nester
Osagie Jackson Obaseki
Carlos F. Ochoa
Andrea-Gale Okoro
Gregor Joseph Orbino
Liliana Palacios
Engels Pauwells
Jennifer Lauren Piatt
Austin Pile
Christopher William Polston
John J. Pope Jr.
Michael Price
Shane Nelson Price
Anastasia Maria Ramella-Lopez
Shankar Anand Ramesh
Nicholas Rana
Christina Amiko Reed
Ashley Dawn Reid
Kimberly Ren
Hannah Rae Robertson
Elizabeth Neely Roessler
Mariesha D. Rooks
Sean-Michael Vincent Rosenberg
Zachary I. Rosenfeld
Patricia Marie Rotondi
Anthony Marcel Salas
Surani Vihara Samarasinha
Julian Neil Samuels
William T. Schoffelman
James Mika Selusi
Alissa Shaw
Molly Katz Simon
Stephanie Chambers Smith
Kaitlyn Leeann Snyder
Justin Perry St. John
Jennifer Lynn Stone
Kaitlyn Anne Stone
Andrew Hartnett Swisher
Daniela M. Tascarella
Devin J. Teer
Kelly L. Teetsel
Braden Philip Timpe
Olympia Catalina Torres
William F. Van Nuys III
Jamie Welch
Gabrielle White
Jonathan Michael Wilson
Alexandra Kelsey Wogan
Kaitlin Elizabeth Wymer
Eduardo Yslas
Jose Efrain Zazueta
Psychology
Daniel José Acosta
Alexandra Kent Adams
Emelina Gioseppina Adams
Jennifer Suzanne Adler (Honors)
Lauren Nicole Adnoff
Riley Marie Agnew
Ina Angelia Aguirre (Honors)
Amira Ahmed
Maxwell Reece Alberhasky
Katherine Marie Alexander
Drenan Dean Allen
On Jan. 31, 1920, U.S. General John J. Pershing dedicated the Berger Memorial Fountain just west of
Old Main. The fountain is inscribed to the 12 “sons of the university” who answered their country’s
call for service and gave their lives in World War I.
Harrison Michael Alvarez
Paloma J. Alvarez
Jorge Eduardo Alvizar
Elizabeth Pauline Adwoa Amoa-Awuah
Gongwon An
Valeria Isabella Armendariz
Nakisha S. Attar
Zachary Atwell
Ashley Ayala
Sasha Azze
Olivia Genoveva Baca
Mohamed Bah
Allison Taylor Bain
Haley A. Barragan
Lexus Rae Barrios
Marilin Yesenia Beard
Elizabeth M. Beatty
Margarita Beltran
Shannon Andrea Bencomo
Meghan Nicole Bergersen
Zachary S. Berman
Amayely A. Bermudez
Andre Reynaldo Bernal
Shivani R. Bhatt
Amanda M. Bierce
Kelly Grace Bohlinger
Samantha Leonie Bong
Xavier A. Borde
Corinne Botsford
Stacey Bouffard (Honors)
Amy Elizabeth Bowles
Casey Lynn Brandon
Shelby S. Brandt (Honors)
Angela M. Braunreiter
Molly Brill
Christine Masenga Brown
Meredith Paige Burk
Chloe Elizabeth Burton
Melanie Lyn Burton
Marisa Calegari
Yamne Victoria Callejas
Troy Cammack Campbell
Uriel Caraballo
Jessica Carbajal
Molly J. Carlson
Raul A. Caro Quintana
Marc Casillas
Brittany Lea Castelluccio
Hilary Anita Castillo
Alexander Pickett Catala
Ellen Christine Catapano (Honors)
Brandon Keith Chan
Cindy Elizabeth Chavarria Minera
Julianna Stasie Cheney
Brittany Joy Collier
Fernando Oswaldo Colosio
Elizabeth Elaine Colquitte
Scott Joseph Condit
Jennifer Lynn Conto
Roberto C. Contreras
Michael Christopher Corrente
Alexandria Couturier
Kerry Lynn Cowen
Kerrah Danielle Cutter
Emily Rose Dachman
Som Nath Dahal
Samantha Ann Dail
Diane Darling
Claire E. Davis
Krystena Camille Davis
Melinda Joann Davis
Brandon Keith Day (Honors)
Karen Paola De Leon
Tiffany Lin DeBartolo
Itzel A. Delgado
Roxana I. Delgado
Taylor Briane Denatale
Sarah E. DeRita
Sabrina Marie DeSchalit
Denisse Diaz
George Timothy Dinniman
Celeste N. DiPietro
Laker J. Dohan
Leigh Anne Donnelly
Nicole Danielle Dorofee (Honors)
Caitlin S. Drake
Nicole Brianne Dugie
Mollie N. Duran
Kelsey Ann Easterbrook
Michael S. Edwards
Ashley Katlin Eggerman
Amanda R. Ehredt
Erika Elizalde
Parisa Eshrati (Honors)
Natalie Esparza
André J. Esquer-Ruiz
Erin Virginia Nicole Etheredge
Rebecca Anne Ethington
Rachel E. EtsHokin
Sheena O. Farhang
Natalie Ann Figueroa
Lindsey Ann Fischer (Honors)
Genesis Flores Madueno
Elizabeth Marie Fowler
McKinley Francis-Anderson
Julia Frank
Jacqueline M. Frazier
Samantha Taylor Gail
Michelle Galambos
Crystal Marie Gallagher
Ashley Christine Gander
Armando Miguel Garcia
Deborah A. Garcia
Jesus Emilio Garcia
Kristian Brittany Garibay
Joseph David Garrett
Devan N. Gengler (Honors)
Nicole C. Gerlach
Kathleen Frances Gies
Brittani D. Gilbert
Adam Gilman
Tiffany J. Gin
Jade Gingras
Dante Michael Dominic Goglia
Elysia A.M. Gomez
Ananza Gianni Gonzalez
Emily R. Goodman
Matthew Troy Gordon
Melissa Rachel Gordon
Bryce Theo Graustein
McKenna Alizabeth Griffith
Caroline R. Griswold
Jordyn Lena Grollo
Leah Adrianna Guerrero
Madison Elise Guidry
Colleen Lynel Halpin (Honors)
Caitlin Rose Handy
Natalia R. Hankins
Eric Alexander Hanson
Andrew H. Harvey
Semiramies Soheila Hastain
Caitlin Rose Hawley
Leah M. Hayes
Emma Nicole Heeger
Karen F. Helley
Brittany Taylor Hempel
Estefana Hernandez
Miriam Guadalupe Herrera
Morgan Hill (Honors)
Kathleen Ho
Luke Frederick Holland
Jonah Ehrin Horn
Pamela Marie Hubble
Jacob W. Hunt (Honors)
Ashley Ingel
Roya Sonia Jafarzadeh-Hosseini
Vanessa Jaime
Robin Sue Jeffers
Cynthia Jiménez
Antonia Mariama Akosua Johnson
Kaylyn Jones
Robin Miller Jones
Krystal S. Jovel (Honors)
Danielle Nicole Kaplan
Kelsey Kennedy (Honors)
Grace N. Kennemer
Charnjeet Khaira
Erin Y. Kim
Cami Elizabeth Kleese
Julia Laurin Kline (Honors)
Kristin Krause
Lindsay J. Krikawa
Laura A. Kristol
Maria Kurilo
Jessica Kuykendall
Monique Marie La Forge
Mahamet Saleh Lazingar
Christina P. Le
Jamie Le
Sarah C. Leitz
Amanda Jeanne Lester
Christopher Paul-Anthony Leung II
Kyle A. Lewis
Xiao Li
Gabriel Abad Lim
Tiara Lindsley
Karisa Marie Lippert
Kayla M. Loomis
Maria Lopez
Oscar Lopez
Perla Janett Lopez
Dorian Loreto
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In 1978, the UA left the Western Athletic Conference and
joined the PAC 10, which included universities such as
Stanford and Berkeley, schools the UA considered its
academic peers. Then in the summer of 2010, the PAC
10 became the PAC 12, and in spite of the additional
competition, the UA shines.
Melinda Yvonne Loya
Jessica J. Lujan
Rachel Ly
Jesse Rainey Macbeth (Honors)
Marc Thomas Madden
Brandon Louis William Madore
Nishita Vani Maganty
Jordan P. Magri
Steven T. Mai
Roxanna M. Martinez
Stephanie Jeanette Martinez
Laura Lynn Mason (Honors)
Isela Mata
Jasmine Sharie Matthews
Baeleigh McBride
Patricia Eileen McDonnell
Danielle Amber McGarrh (Honors)
Miyla Briana McIntosh
Matthew S. Meisner
Kevin Ellis Miller
Julia Millet
Kate Mintz
Lorelyne Miravite
Liana Montaño
Jocelyn Adriana Mora
Dylan Rachelle Moran
Gina Moreschini
Tyler Michael Morgan
Katelyn Ruth Moses
Natasha Nicole Moushegian (Honors)
Katherine Marie Mueller
Kenneth David Murdock
Molly Joy Mychaels
Danielle Kimberly Nay
Alexander Timmis Neff
Dylan W. Nelson
Mary Nielsen
Jennifer Paula Noon
Kristen Ann Northup
Melissa Raquel Núñez
Jamie Nora Oko
Anna Maria Orth
Tawni Renee Otterman
Marissa R. Owens
Kendra Nicole Palmer
Peter Colby Parillo
Andrea Parra
Allon Paz
Nicholas Anthony Pepe
Karla M. Peralta
Corinne Amber Perez
Arianna Perez-Gamez
Lucero I. Pesqueira (Honors)
Amy Meredith Peters
Todd J. Phillips
Preston Vance Pierce
Tonatiuh Pilli
Lindsey Rachel Potter
Alexander G. Poulos
Waraporn Promlee
Jennifer Guadalupe Quintana
Hamza Rafique
Beau E. Railsback
Gianna Ramirez
Samantha Marie Ramirez
Sadie N. Rangel
Geoffrey A. Rappoport
Zara Elizabeth Raskin
Katerina Mina Rawan
Gregory Douglas Reiser
Ramon A. Reyes
Rachel Erin Rhoades
Olivia Caroline Riley
Ashley L. Rivkin
Clarisa Marie Robles
Corrine Alyssa Rock
Cristina Roide
Bria Moné Rolison
Christopher Joseph Rosales
Jonathan Tyler Rose
Nassrin Saedi-Marghmaleki
Ingrique Salt
Kaylie Rae Sanchez
Pedro Alberto Sánchez
Sarah Sandlaufer
David V. Sarich
Jessie B. Schulman (Honors)
Clarke E. Scott
Christopher Michael Seffren
Rachel N. Sellers
Mariyah Laschel Senter
Nicholas Thomas Serro
Shruti Mukesh Shah (Honors)
Hayley Sherer
Lindsey Simmons
Andre Dominic Sisk (Honors)
Kaitlin E. Slattery
Shelby Joan Slocum
Gloria J. Smith
Megan Snodgrass (Honors)
Kyle A. Snyder
Daniel Sonido
Cassidy Spelrem
Maxwell Benjamin Spiegel
Kelly L. Stack
Cristi Lynne Stoops
Cameron Alexander Strawn
Kim Stubbe
Veronica Alejandra Suarez
Cherrise Swait
Bianca Ann Taylor
Alexa K. Testa
Pascal Tjahjo
Margaret Rose Tobias
Ariana Christine Torrejon (Honors)
Shelby Nizhone Tracey
Malissa W. Tsang
Melissa Tvedt
Charis J. Ubl
Katrina Nicole Valdez
Pablo Valencia (Honors)
Frida Velazquez
Matthew Frank Viggiano
Eric Sean Vornholt
Sharon Nicole Wagner
Tyler D. Walling
Ye Wang (Honors)
Leslie M. Wankowicz
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Nicole Courtlyn Ward
Nicholas Washburn
Tyler Wen
Erika Danielle Westmoreland
Kelsey Kristin Whiteside (Honors)
Veronica T. Whitlock
Natalie Marie Williams
Ceaja A. Willson
James Aaron Wilson
Kourtney Kelee Wilson
Siena Wilson
Shannon M. Winans (Honors)
Joanna J. Wong
Hailey K. Woods
Breanna Jasmine Wright
Jingxing Wu
Brenda Denisse Yocupicio
Nicolette Marie Young
Mark Andrew Yousef
Zayd Ahmad Yunus
Sarah C. Zaccagnio
Public Health
Mijdah Adilyar
Alan Adjei
Sybil Alyss Anderson
Briana Urbano Andrade
Ivette Anahi Arias
Gilbert Anthony Arvizu
Ileana Barcelo
Adilene Barrios
Taylor D. Barter
Sarah E. Battaglia
Kelly Erin Bayley
Emily Nicole Began
Melissa Beyarslan
Daniel Ngoga Birume
Schuyler C. Blee
Devyn Joanne Bonatus
Alicia Claire Born
Jocelin M. Calcagno
Shelby Calvillo
Jonathan W. Campbell
Jasmine Daaii Canaletti
Daniela Canjura
Belen E. Canto
James Chavarria
Briana Ashley Chavez
Isaac Cisneros
Roselynda A. Conn
Lane R. Conrad
Reynaldo D. Contreras
Chelsea Sue Cook
Leah K. Corry
Krystal Dalilah Damiano
Natalie Linn Daranyi
Nicole Maria Lyn DesChamps
Emily Diane DeWalt
Sarina Kaur Dhaliwal
Minh Chau Doan
Victor G. Dominguez Jr.
Matthew Robert Dwyer
Erin M. Dye
Breanna Nicole Eder
Miranda Katherine Fair
The University Technology Park opened on the former
site of the IBM plant on Rita Road in 1996. It is now
called the UA Science and Technology Park.
Megan Eileen Foley
Katherine L. Fournier
Lauren E. Garcia
Heidi Marie Gerrish (Honors)
Jenn C. Greer
Amy Faith Gregg
Siena S. Hall
Dominique Virginia Jean Halwood
Megan Hannon
Nicole Marie Harris
Lauren M. Hedlof
Madelyn Judith Hein
Luz Avonna Hernandez
April S. Hill
Traeana Hopkins
Natalie Jo Horwitz
Daniel Jay Iddings
Zaina Miranda Innabi
Courtney Ami Joe
Hilliary Johnson
CCW Chau Johnston
Alexander P. Jordan
Zoraida Khamsehzadeh
Elvin Jelimo Kibet
Daniel Alfred Kin
Margaret Ellen King
Nicolette S. King
Sarah Ann Koenen (Honors)
Maggie R. Kraft
Rachel Grace Elaine Kreisberg
Lauren Elaine Lawson (Honors)
Gary Vaughn Leslie
McGregor G. Lippincott
Amanda Lusk
Natalie Marciales
Sarah Nicole Marrujo
Paloma Martinez
Reynalda Martinez
Alexandra Michelle Mastbaum
Maggie Rae McWithey
Adjoa A. Mensah
Alex Benjamin Moore
Armando Jesse Moreno Jr.
Natalie Renee Morice (Honors)
Emily Alaine Mormino
Holly Mucciolo
Matthew Patrick Nash
Hon W. Ng
Karolyn Suzanne Noonan
Maria Esther Ojeda
Jocelyn E. Olsen
Jane Kate Otenyo (Honors)
Sandra E. Otero
Homero Pandula
Christine Kieu Van Phung
Alexa Reigan Pickett
Myra Christine Pixler
Heather R. Plummer
Kelsey Bryana Porto
Mary Alice Pratt
Ryann E. Quick
Benjamin Michael Richmond
Christina Arlene Romaine
Micayla Mari Santa Cruz
Erin Schrey
Blake Patrick Shannon
Chelsea Short
Harrison K. Smith
Madison Brooke Smith
Taylor Sobczyk
Megan K. Sutton
Jake Anthony Tant
Eric James Tompkins
Long Hoan Tran
Amanda N. Truong
Haidee Melissa Valera
S. Janae Van Buren
Jordan Dea Villa
Sasha Jaqueline Virgen
Paige Christine Walters
Jared Tyler Wellman
Colette Wiles
Heidi Ann Williamson
Lindsey M. Wilson
Holli Leigh Wormwood
Jasmine J. Yi
Nika Ashley Zahedi
Public Management
and Policy
Cassandra Marie Ayala
Tamara Sue Bills
Macie Nicole Burkhart
Alaina Burruel
Roxana Bustamante
Jacqueline Ruth Butler
Claudia J. Candido
William Paige Carter
Julie Marie Chapman
Raul Cobos Medina
Lekeaka P. Defang
Christopher M. Eglesia
Larissa Lynne Espinoza
Jacqueline Fajardo
Ramon R. Fimbres Jr.
Iliana Gallegos
Anthony S. Garvey
Reyna Z. Gomez
Allen A. Hernandez
John L. Houghton
William M. Huynh
Kyle Lauren Incrocci
Zurrizadah A. Jaramillo
Lauren Joiner
Jared Judy
Kristin A. Knight
Eureka Alexis Lim
Ramon A. Lopez
Tiffany Luu
Jordan Muhammad Mandregan
James Marcoly
Yesenia Mendivil
Amber Alexis Mendoza
Caleb James Mendoza
Maritza Mendoza
Alexis Molina
Tiana R. Moore
Anastried Morales
David T. Morales
Rebecca Noya
Austin O’Connor
Kevin Orozco
German Jesus Pena
Brian A. Peterson
Robert M. Reyes
Chanse J. Richter
Angelica Rivas
Lencolla Michelle Roan
Kyle Albert Roughton
Joshua Kyle Sene
Alexis Sherman
Brandon James Spalten
Taylor Elizabeth Stewart
Alec Strauss
Nathan Allen Tack
Kevin Tapia
Aaron Mascardo Tatad
Luz Urrutia
William F. Van Nuys III
Carlos Adalberto Velasquez
Bernadette I. Villaverde
Alexander D. Wilburn
Joseph Leland Wilkerson
Hayley Katherine Zech
Regional Development
Erik M. Anderson
Scott Craig Angell
Desiree J. Bramlette
Benjamin Wade Bridges
Julie A. Carmody
Christopher Chiappe
Carson R. Cleverly
Brett M. Cohen
James K. Crawley
Christopher T Denham
Gino Francis Ferrario
Daniel Scott Foster
Maxwell Heston
Jillian A. Klouda
Jonathan D. Markovitz
Madisen McCartin
Matthew Colin McGarry
Kyle Patrick McGowan
Edward Marshall McKinney
Matthew Cory Moramarco
Craig Murrow
Patrick John Rielly III
Brandon Jacob Sadigh
Lee Coby Sokolowski
Kyle Sean Thompson
Kevin Tyrrell
Carter D. Wilson
Trace James Woods
Religious Studies
Benjamin R. Berger
Hannah K. Bohne
Daylee Sue Burr
Trever Alford Cook
Heather Noelle Diehl
Karalyn L. Eaves
Pamela Mae Evans
Tyler Wayne Federowski
Aaron J. French (Honors)
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The sculpture in the Student Union roundabout has replicas of 1,511
dog tags hanging on it, each one bearing the name of an individual
assigned to the American Navy battleship USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941,
the day it was bombed at Pearl Harbor.
Julia Frisina
Leigh Anna Jensen
Cassandra Beth Malloy
Thomas Edward Mitchell Jr.
Krystal N. Owens
Danielle M. Oxnam (Honors)
Alexander E. Paffenbarger
Kirifi Tyrone Taula
Grace Yin Jir Wan
Tricia June Wilt
Retailing and
Consumer Science
Ashley Nicole Albright
Claryssa Christina Almada
Kara E. Atkinson
Mackensie Joyce Baer
Danielle S. Basak
Esther Elizabeth Bee
Erica A. Bender
Lauren Bond
Marelyn Bueno
Amanda M. Burnett
Audrey Caldwell
Nicole H. Cantor
Taylor Cohler Cappel
Kelly Taylor Carton
Jared M. Castle
Tesher Shlomo Cohen
Mary Caroline Coldsnow
Brittany L. Crum
Zane Alexander Culver
Grace C. DeMers (Honors)
Nayan M. Doshi Sr.
Sarah Rose Edwards
Nicole Laine Fox
Janet Izamar Fragoso Samaniego
Elisabeth Lorraine Gambale
Emma Michele Harkey
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Information Science
and Technology
Zachary D. Arellano
Codrut Firuta
Munir Tarif Jaber
Sandra Kathleen Williams
Interdisciplinary Studies
Lorene Cheryl Dameff
Italian
Kayla Danielle Avery
Francesca Porreca
Journalism
Angeline Andrea Carbajal
Amanda Michelle Crandall-Correll
Alan Scott Davis
Brianna Marie Holm
Emily Ann Kirschenheuter
Chelsee A. Moe
Latin American Studies
Hannah Frances Diamond
Jordan Derek Fox
Renee Michelle Stewart
Kristian Michael Stoberlein
Law
Ruben Canastillo Jr.
Linguistics
Lauren Taylor Clough (Honors)
Dakota J. Nixon
Jacqueline April Olson
Literacy, Learning and
Leadership
Amanda Zira Agate
Keyla Araduby Barrera
Michael Cienki Carter
Fernanda Escalante
Andrea Cruz Figueroa
Amy Darlene Ford
Carrie Melissa Lindholm
Allison M. Marques
Jessica Morgan Parker
Allison Pisano
Eleanor Marie Rodriguez (Honors)
Amy Elizabeth Rolander
Management
Information Systems
Junhao Huang
Chantel Toria Talley
David Paul Vaterlaus
Siqi Yao
Marketing
Andrea L. Arnoldi
Molly Blevin
Tanner Lee Bryant
Kellee Gray Bucher
Reilly Cleal
Ashley Milana Costantino
Carter Craft
Jason Matthew Effertz
Lauren Monaghan Furrier
Dalton James Gilgor
Shane C. Gleason
Kellie Michel Green
Jacob E. Harman
Rowland Jeffrey Hill
Devyn Marie Jensen
Yale Benjamin Jesser
Abigail Janice Rushing Johnson
Madison Sydney Kubik
Chad Alexander Lawhon
Jacob Brodey Levine
Ana Gabriela Mendez
Frederick M. Mitchell
Thomas W. Moronta
Daniel Jonathan Paul
Stephanie E. Posert
Ryan Justin Rosenberg
Materials Science
& Engineering
Emily Fern Leones (Honors)
Mathematics
Omar L. Beltran
Adrianne J. Brown
Ruolin Fan
Mathew Jay Laing
Kevin Wayne Lendo Jr.
Haojiang Liu
Gunnar R. Scott
Carlos Ramiro Soto
Mengyang Tu
Shenghao Xia
Wei Xu
Mechanical Engineering
Micah Aaron Lee
Oren Robert Lee
Robert Jeffrey McLean
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Eric A. Westerband
Media Arts
Tatum Armitage
Matthew Edward Bates
Brittney Jeanne Klewer
Antora Majumdar
Chelsea Rayburn
Microbiology
Kenneth Lee Fulton
Carrie Gisse
Hannah C. Hertzig
Frank Villalobos Hurtado
Khoianh Nguyen
Seph M. Palomino
Samantha Marie Ruth
Joshua Stark
David Antonio Torres
Middle Eastern and
North African Studies
Martyn Leland Olszewski
Molecular and
Cellular Biology
Nancy S. Anaya
Connor Patrick Bailey
Leslie Dominguez
Alexsis Duarte
Navrose Kaur Gill
Tara Elizabeth Hall
Anoop Singh Hunjan
Kacey M. Isley
Munir Tarif Jaber
Marina M. Kinninger
Shaye T. Lander
Benjamin X. Liang
Rosa Eileen Lizarraga
Gaurav Paul
Guadalupe E. Ramos Barrera
Alexa Danielle Rosenblum
Abel Villalobos Jr.
Tatum Reed Williamson (Honors)
Kirsten E. Winsatt
Natural Resources
Trevor Anthony Chilcote
Juliana James
Cheyenne McChesney
Kristin Nicole Ulvestad
Near Eastern Studies
Anna Pearl Roder
Neuroscience and
Cognitive Science
Angélica Álvarez (Honors)
Nancy S. Anaya
Alexander N. DeCarlo
Alyssa Ann Fargnoli
Jayaram D. Kumaraswamy
Mikayla Mace
Amber Lynn Massey
Lauren Marie Metoyer
Nutritional Sciences
Isabel Diamond
Taylor Allison Dunagan
Leah Marie Goedecke
Lam Phuong T. Le
Erin M. McHenry
Myriam Lizbeth Ross
Tobyn Ivy Schulhauser
Amy Tran
Operations Management
Junhao Huang
Performance Trombone
David A. Adams
Philosophy
Brandon Robert Alkire
Michael Joseph DeAlto Jr.
Marissa Anne Goldman
Scott Mark Steiner
Alexandra Deanne Tijerina
Zoe Ilona Wruble
Philosophy, Politics,
Economics and Law
Nicholas Ryan Mahon (Honors)
Physics
Keith Meyers
Physiology
Erin Michelle Bossert
Sam Wesley Bradley
Christina Chadwick
Casey Leonard Charlton
Candace M. Edwards
Sarah Marie Foxcroft
Derek G. Gee
Navrose Kaur Gill
Richard Jean Grenier Jr.
Christopher Jovan Hadjialiakbari
Aleksander Dmitri Herber
Anoop Singh Hunjan (Honors)
Niki Iranmanesh
Hursh Jetly
Antonia Mariama Akosua Johnson
Andrew Joseph Jubala
Gavin Luke Kinne
Jacquelyn R. Lewison
Luis Daniel Luna
Jovana L. Manjarrez
Olawumi Oluwafunmilola Okunade
Christopher Joseph Olson I
Gaurav Paul
Manuel Rodriguez
Alexander J. Sahyouni
Steven Lawrence Sisler
Joel Ross Slayton
Brennan Smith
Levi Hayden Valenzuela
Tara Lynn Velez
Monica Vogel
Political Science
Ahmad Mohammed H. A. Al-Arfaj
Abdirahman Ali
Johnathan R. Babbs
Brillana Indra Barraza
Arielle Galit Ben-Mayer
Isaac Gregory Bryan
Robin Chou
Cory David Christopherson
Kyle Aron Combs
Matthew Lee Coyle
Aaron Curry
Reid Evan Dagul
Sara Anne Delashmit
Maria Lourdes Escalante
Michael Brian Foley
Laura E. Holloway
Nathan William Houseman
Azhar Jamal
Emily Pilar Jernee
Michelle Diana Kong
Amber N. Larson
Todd Lawrence
Roberto L. Lopez
Jeffrey Anthony Martin
Arantza Mata
Shannon Marie McDonough
Cody Grayson McIntyre
Zachariah Sean Mills
Nicolas Alan Misuraca
Sayanna Dinelle Molina
Georgina Fernanda Monsalvo
Alessondra Morales
Robert D. Nelsen
Jacob A. Niznik
Joseph David Quilici
Trevor Douglas Raine
Robert L. Rigolfi Jr.
Adam Taylor Schnoll
Michael Dale Sheridan (Honors)
Dylan Nicklaus Shugrue
Andrelle Desiree Stanley
Sean Stone
Julio Ceasar Tanabe Jr.
Katherine Tanaka (Honors)
Marcos Jose Urrea
Maritza M. Valenzuela
Karim E. Yafi
Beatrice Anne Zuniga
Psychology
Shannon Marie Alonso
Devan Breanne Arkley
Connor Patrick Bailey
Jennifer Michelle Ballard (Honors)
Alana Susanne Billias
David Michael Bolender
Jason Riley Buchanan
Michele Dawn Bush
Ryan Lee Campbell
Charles E. Cannon
Brenna Jane Carreon
Carlos Eduardo Castro-Gonzalez Jr.
Haleigh D. Chapman
Yi Chen
Marnicia N. Conway
Alexander N. DeCarlo
Danielle Marie Dorris-Hampton
Mary E. Dower
Alexis M. Elmore (Honors)
Eliza Paul Escobedo
Shayne Lee Fox
Karlee M. Frye
Leigha M. Galbraith
Marissa Anne Goldman (Honors)
Laura Samantha Gompers
Joseph Gregory Gonzales
Daniel Isaac Greenwald
Glen Anthony Harris
Karina Patricia Hernandez
Makenna N. Huber
Jelensky Tatiana Irons
Athena Camille Jaskiewicz
Ricky Joseph Jensen
Connor Scott Johnson
Anthony Quinton Jones
Young J. Kim
Courtney Paige Lauver
Antora Majumdar
Erica Stone Mallett
Dawn Lorraine Martin
Amber Lynn Massey
Andrea M. Medina
Lauren Marie Metoyer
Nolan Matthew Meyer
Melissa Millan
Jenae E. Mros
Anna Sophia Mulcahy
Lauren Elizabeth Neidigh
Alaina Marie Nelson
Bradley Allen Neppl
Leslie Ornelas
Miranda Lynne Palmarozza
Amelia Mary Paul
Matthew Pepper
Mary Elizabeth Bosset Perry
Alexander Gandhi Puca
Jessica Adriana Ramirez
Hannah Sophia Banks Ritchie
Rachel Marissa Robins
Elisa J. Rodriguez
Ashley Michelle Romero
Jonathan A. Rosales
Kathryn Kellogg Rosette
Cierra Kate-Elaine Sanderson
Peter A. Santa Cruz
Maria Faith Schiavoni
Athena Lily Simmons
Chanler Skeffington
Shantidra Lashe Smith
Frances A. Smith-Sellers
Audrey N. Stelzer
Benjamin Taylor Strobeck
Ashley Jayne Svendsen
John Bradley Teale
Jessica Ann Usleber
Khanh Chau Ngoc Van
Katherine Ann Watt
Ebony Williams
Shira Andrea Williams
Shuyang Wu
Brandon Z. Zuniga
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Public Health
Regine-ann Marie Yutuc Arenas
Taylor M. Baumgarten
Brandon C. Blauser
Anthony Tyler Chlopek
Sonora Natalia Crittenden
Greg T. Daniels
Guadalupe Estrella
Sheila Marlene Flores Rodriguez
Jessica Lorena Galindo
Ana Guadalupe Garcia
Alexandra Geter
Alexandria Nicole Guillén
Hilary Kaye Hagadorn
Jessica Hartman
Sharon A. Howard
Rachel M. Hunter
Natalie Nicole Jacobs
Jessika S Keyser
Caroline Rose Korth
Jilliane Midori Lewis
Alyssandra Lombard
Briana Rose Lozano
Katheryne L. Marchbanks
Matthew Charles Martel
Meredith Leanne McCracken
Vada Morris II
Kendyll Nicole Mortis
Kylee Elizabeth Palmer
Abigail Pena
Jose Luis Quintero
Alonna Ray
Makenzie M. J. Reed
Mckenzie K. Ricca
Steffi Nicole Siebert
Shalonde Sylvestre
Rachel H. Thompson
Kelley Tompkins
Lauren H. Valder
Analivier Valencia Martinez
Yaritza Vargas
VanTesha Mosha Willingham
Brandon Witten
Public Management
and Policy
Carlos G. Bermudez
Annalisa Bettinger
Samantha Richelle Capaldi
Nathaniel M. Hamilton
Joseph M. Jaramillo
Justin Luther
Rachel Elizabeth Mayer
Clarissa Meda
Amber Maria Pace
Chad Gregory Parker
Reyna K. Parra
Vincent Wayne Personne
Kendra Amalie Pitts
Scott Thomas Pretzel
Briseidalia Rios
Alexis N. Salazar
Diana A. Sigala
Rosa Spallieri
Thomas Lawton Strock
Caitlin Beth Sweeney
Matthew Cody Tomasetti
Cayenne Constantine Towne
Reed Ruiz Turner
William Grant Wetmore
Hao Zhang
Regional Development
Marie Carmen Alvarez
Austin M. Carr
Benjamin P. Gomez
Grant Kyne Gunderson
William F. Jacob
Logan Christian Johnson
Frank Joseph Kalil
Paul Christian Lewis
Daniel Marine
Michael Jennings McWilliams Jr.
Anthony J. Natoli
Aaron Mitchell Rochkind
Aaron Michael Sachs
Rusty Shae Sary
Nelson R. Simons
Lei Tang
Justin Scott Tucker
Bryan E. Yabut
Religious Studies
Amanda K. Bruno
Samantha A. Sandoval
Retailing and
Consumer Science
Fernanda Batiz
Annelise Blair Danielson
Kathryn Nicole Davison
R. Jacob Lowery
Nicole Catherine Shano
Russian
David Michael Bolender
Cory David Christopherson
Science Education
Ciara M. Balland
Kristy Adeline Roberts
Sociology
Ran Chen
Meagan Jessica Clark
Jessica J. Davies
Nathan Tokuji Honda
Paul David Langenfeld
Ryan Robert Lau
Aimee Lala Mujambere
James M. Owsiany
Cherisse Michelle Patnode
Julio Cesar Silva
Barbara Jeaná Stafford-Matthews
Andrelle Desiree Stanley
Sergio Christopher Walker
Yanping Wu
Spanish
Eliane I. Acuna
Angelica Alvarez
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Itzel Adriana Blancarte
Yuleth Camacho
Victoria A. Casas
Alejandra Leigh Castañeda
Sicilia Cazares Montano
Alicia Renee Córdova
Aaron S. Cortez
Krysta Arianna Díaz
Arielle Yvette Dominguez
Emily Pilar Jernee
Nicholas Ryan Mahon
Jovana L. Manjarrez
Alma Nicasia Obregon
Valeria Olivia Peña-Quijada
Edward Pinuelas
Cynthia Quinones
Elia Itzel Ruiz
Alexandra Paulina Teran
Anahi Valenzuela
Cuauhtémoc Velázquez Jr.
Cindy Isabel Zambrano
Special Education
and Rehabilitation
Paige Blaszak
Leticia Ivette Moran
Thierry Alexander James Pace
Kayla Jordan Urbanski
Speech, Language
and Hearing Sciences
Danielle De Alba
Jennifer Nicole DiLallo (Honors)
Stephanie I. Dufresne
Antonia Joseph
Alexa Raptis
Leah Georgia Spencer
Studio Art
Walter F. Allen-Henderson
Sierra Alexandra Caley
Ernesto Esquer
Joseph Samuel Fertitta III
Connor Furr
Marina A. Grado
Miki S. Hageman
Justie S. Lim
David J. Meyer
Audrey Molloy
Alicia Nicole Montano
Joseph Michael Oland
Tori Lynne Oswald
Francisco Jose Manuel Reynoso
Marie Anne Rodriguez
Kailey Denise Vitt
Lydia Lynn Wier
Sustainable Built
Environments
Constante Joseph Agbannawag
Susana Berenice Vega
Systems Engineering
Megan Rebecca Cornman
Daniel S. Martin
Daniel M. Weiss
Theatre Arts
Peyton ReNea Gurule
Simon L. Ridley
Jorge Manuel Taborda Jr.
Theatre Production
Beau Jacob Hamilton
Jessica Lee Ploog
Emma Christine Smith Siegert
Urban and Regional
Development
Thomas Martin Bannon
Christopher James Oglesbee
Veterinary Science
Lindsay Marie Adelmeyer
Cassandra L. Bierworth
Kelsy S. Cesarone
Brittany Lauren Cotter
Markie Elizabeth Dipple
Kersey Maitlin Fadduol
Shelby Fields
Heather Lee Fry
Leah Marie Goedecke
Ana Elizabeth Gonzalez
Jennifer Michelle Hightower
Anahi Ivan
Samantha Ann Koch
Dejanee Tyra-Nicole Lambert
Jessica Kathryn Lee
Alison Jayne Luzier
Cheyenne McChesney
Brittany I. Murphy
William Tucker Neff
Shelby C. Newton
Olivia K. Reeves
Kiersten Ann Rheinschmidt
Danielle Marie Rincón
Aryiel Roberts
The graduates of the Spring Class of 2015 are pleased to have as their guests at these Commencement
ceremonies the students listed below. These students have indicated their intention to complete the
academic requirements for their degrees during the coming terms.
Accounting
Amy Lynn Pitman (Honors)
Saruuldari Tuvshintugs
Agribusiness Economics
and Management
Cheyenne Christine Swasey
Animal Sciences
Robert Anthony Marsteller
Anthropology
Priscilla Madril Rivera
Applied Science
Darla Kay Parker
Business Administration
Judith Maldonado
Business Economics
Dustin Lance Benadretti
Business Management
Lizbeth Rubiano Holguin
Care, Health and Society
Savanna Valeen Caballero
Chemistry
Eleanore P. Leichtenberg
Kayla M. Senden
Steven William Shader
Classics
Amanda Mae Brandon
Communication
Fleet Paul Phillip
Alexandra Westerband
Computer Science
Parker F. Mathewson
Austin M. Paine
East Asian Studies
Michael William Bryant
James H. Hosobe
Economics
Elementary Education
Jason Michael Lett
Xi Liao
History
Brandon Xavier Shaw
Italian
Karla E. Boror-Juarez
Journalism
Callie R. Kittredge
Literacy, Learning
and Leadership
Jaclynn A. Clark
Mary Guadalupe Coronel
English
Charmayne Raquel Ortega
Environmental Science
Bailey A. Gibson
Kirk Arvin Kuiken
Family Studies and
Human Development
Maya Dillard
Nicole Marietta Leonard
Alexandra Westerband (Honors)
Finance
Dustin Lance Benadretti
Nicole Sari Iglehart
French
Alexandra Westerband
Phoebe Burnham
Belen Caballero
Linzy Pierson III
Tiffany Suarez
Michael Anthony Kolbash-Isaacs
Global Studies
Robert Carroll Nelson
Cyrus Alexander Afkhami
Matthew Allen
Michael William Bryant
Peijia Cheng
Manon Gidali
Mengdan Hao
Yu Pan
Michael Silas White
General Studies
German Studies
Marketing
Romina Cecena
Christella Jasmine Saldana
Edith Sosa
Shane S. Sprague
Robert Carroll Nelson
Mathematics
Matthew Martin Morse
Mechanical Engineering
Ariel Jason Schwartz
Microbiology
James E. Thornton Jr.
Molecular and
Cellular Biology
Ashley Michele Maitland
Music Education
Levi Tarrant Pratt
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Political Science
Madison Marie Bardsley
Carly Elizabeth Bove
Marlee Beth Feinholz
Rayna Alicia McParlane
Shengen Angela Katherine Yeh
Nutritional Sciences
Kelli Ann Forbes
Tiffany R. Lee
Opertations Management
Jessica Kendrick Puleston
Performance (Voice)
Levi Tarrant Pratt
Physiology
Brianna Elizabeth Beyer
Warren Christopher Black
Mario Rene Kin Portillo
Psychology
Krystina Eileen Delgado
Akarsha Devi Doniparthi
Lourdes G. Ibarra
Betsy Lara
Marilyn Lopez
Laura M. Morales
Eitan Jonathan Weisner
Public Management and
Policy
Kristen Danielle Altamirano
Roxana Gomez
Matthew M. Klass
Michael Anthony Kolbash-Isaacs
Jamie Heather Littlefield
Alana Caroleen Martinez
Reema Aziz Rashied
Carol Marie Seanez
Regional Development
Kyle Janas
Bryn Cullen Johnson
Allison Nicole Koski
Andrew Lombard Jr.
Retailing and
Consumer Science
Chelsea Chantal Adamson
Lauren Marie Berkheimer
Alana Caroline Dederick
Spanish
Genoveva S. Gomez
Danira E. Maldonado
Esthela Mendoza
Frances María Montaño
Estefani Lucia Munguia
Robert Carroll Nelson
Brenda Ochoa
Avonna Formalejo
Speech, Language and
Hearing Sciences
Shannon Michelle Delaney
Studio Art
Randy Allen Martin
Graduates whose names did not appear in previous Commencement programs.
Anthropology
Laura Elizabeth Perry
Business Economics
Hayley Alexandra Jones
Ryan J. Kay
Communication
Cara Nicole Boone
Julia Erica Model
Joanna Boyle
Brandon Alexander Greenwood
Finance
Annalise Marie DeLano
History
Ross J. Prosowski
Natural Sciences
Tonya Marie Zadrozny
Nutritional Sciences
Jennifer Solana Garnett
Connor Forbes Johnson
Philosophy
Ross J. Prosowski
Physiology
Christine F. Foshee
Maile Ann Stephens
Political Science
Steven Lloyd Armour
Spencer Allan Bargas
Eric Spiegel
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Psychology
Roland Bosma
Courtney J. Broome
Caitlin Guest
Jakab Holladay
Anthony Sandoval
Regional Development
Nicholas Vincent Portera
Ryan Lee Brady
Richard Carsen Kipley
Sociology
Christine Ellen Ronald
Studio Art
Carlos Valdes