Wolf Pack set to graduate 54 student-athletes

12 Wolf Pack sports represented in this year's graduating class

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5/17/2017 | By: Staff Report  |

More than 50 University of Nevada student-athletes will graduate in commencement ceremonies this spring and summer, the athletics department announced today.

With 54 student-athletes and 11 members of the Wolf Pack spirit squads having applied for graduation, a total of 65 students representing Nevada athletics will be earning degrees as part of commencement ceremonies, which begin Thursday and continue through Saturday on the University's campus.

Twelve Wolf Pack sports are represented in this year's graduating class. Graduating Nevada student-athletes are given a special silver and blue sash to wear at Commencement in recognition of their efforts as student-athletes. The graduates will also be honored at a special reception on Thursday at the Basin Street Club at Mackay Stadium.

"From the time our student-athletes step on campus as freshmen, the ultimate goal is to walk across that stage with a degree in hand," said athletics director Doug Knuth. "We will forever be thankful of all that these student-athletes have contributed to our University, and we will forever be proud of their accomplishments."

The University's 2017 Spring Commencement will confer 2,808 degrees. The commencement exercises will take place over four ceremonies in three days - Thursday, May 18; Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 - and will be on the University's historic Quad, located on the southern part of campus. Each ceremony focuses on particular colleges. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees from each of those colleges are granted at each ceremony.
5 p.m. Thursday, May 18: College of Engineering, Orvis School of Nursing and College of Science
8 a.m. Friday, May 19: College of Business and the Division of Health Sciences
5 p.m. Friday, May 19: College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources and the College of Education
8 a.m. Saturday, May 20: College of Liberal Arts and the Reynolds School of Journalism
Students receiving dual degrees may participate in more than one ceremony.

During the University's Commencement ceremonies this year, 2,278 bachelor degrees, 469 advanced-degree certificates (master's and doctoral degrees) and 61 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine degrees will be awarded. The University awarded 2,649 total degrees last spring and has seen a 50-percent increase in degrees conferred since 2010 due to increased enrollment and improved graduation rates.

Free public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex and the Blue and Green surface lots. Shuttles will be available two hours before each ceremony. The Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex will be available for handicap parking. Due to construction on North Virginia Street and the increased traffic seen around Commencement ceremonies, the public is strongly encouraged to allow extra time and arrive early.

A mobile-friendly live-stream of all four ceremonies will be available at unr.edu/live. Closed captioning on mobile devices and unr.edu/live for the hearing impaired will also be available and can be accessed through a QR code provided at the event.

Including this spring and summer's graduates, Nevada has seen 841 of its student-athletes graduate in the past 11 years, a figure that includes 24 student-athletes who walked in commencement ceremonies this past December.

The 2017 spring and summer graduates:

Joseph Anglemire

Football

Secondary Education: Math BA

Patrick Clifford

Football

Public Health

Austin Corbett

Football

Public Health

Ziad Damanhoury

Football

Finance

Nolan Dambacher

Football

Management

John Durney

Football

Criminal Justice

Daren Echeveria

Football

Management

Nathan Goltry

Football

Public Health

Adam Khouri

Football

Political Science

Dante Mayes

Football

Public Health

James Butler

Football

Communication Studies

Sean Krepsz

Football

Human Development Family Studies

Travis Wilson

Football

General Studies

Brianna Bosson

Women’s Soccer

Nutrition - Dietetics

Gabriella Caporicci

Women’s Soccer

Communication

Katherine Davison

Women’s Soccer

Community Health Science

Amelia Jacobs

Women’s Soccer

Business Marketing

Kara Kopolow

Women’s Soccer

Community Health Science

Stephanie Martini

Women’s Soccer

Community Health Science

Melissa Arriaga

Softball

Human Development Family Studies

Mckenna Isenberg

Softball

Human Development Family Studies

Shannon Kelly

Softball

Journalism

Raquel Martinez

Softball

Wildlife Ecology Conservation

Savanna Haverfield

Track & Field

Communication

EmKay Myers

Track & Field

Master's

Mofiyinfoluwa Olusola

Track & Field

CHS- Public Health

Tara Park

Track & Field

Journalism

Erika Root

Track & Field

History

Sidney Root

Track & Field

Master's

Nicole Wadden

Track & Field

Human Development & Family Studies

Monika Magusiak

Women’s Tennis

Psychology

Jared Crews

Rifle

Civil Engineering

Jessica Katsuyama

Rifle

Speech Pathology

Ryan Andrada

Men’s Tennis

Community Health Science

Ashlee Jones

Women’s Basketball

Journalism

Stephanie Schmid

Women’s Basketball

Community Health Science

DJ Fenner

Men’s Basketball

Communication Studies

Leland King

Men’s Basketball

General Business

Teresa Baerens

Swimming and Diving

Mechanical Engineering

Riley Hilbrandt

Swimming and Diving

Community Health Science

Sita Kusserow

Swimming and Diving

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Arantxa Medina

Swimming and Diving

Nutrition

Ya Wen Li

Swimming and Diving

Art - Photography

Trevor Charpie

Baseball

General Studies

Austin Dick

Baseball

Economics

James Lunardelli

Baseball

General Studies

Evan McMahan

Baseball

Criminal Justice

Tyler Pennington

Baseball

General Studies

Lyndsey Anderson

Volleyball

Environmental Science

Nicole Burdo

Volleyball

Accounting

Katheryn Groenweghe

Volleyball

Psychology

Madison Morell

Volleyball

Community Health Science

Madison Thorpe

Volleyball

Communication Studies

Shayne Pike

Cheer

Psychology

Hayley Canfield

Cheer

Human Development Family Studies

Jayne Geist

Cheer

Secondary Education: English

Tara Raucher

Cheer

Management

Astrid Espinoza

Cheer

Philosophy

Rachel Wolf-Schneider

Cheer

Psychology

Ricardo Aker

Cheer

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dennis Green

Cheer

Criminal Justice

Itohan Osayaren

Cheer

Nursing

Kira Scott

Cheer

Community Health Science

Billy McGarvey

Cheer

Communication Studies

Brian Green

Former Men’s Basketball

Community Health Science

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