75 Wolf Pack student-athletes set to graduate at University Commencement ceremonies this week

'Earning a college degree is the ultimate goal for our student-athletes'

Wolf Pack football standout Malik Reed receives his diploma from University President Marc Johnson during the 2018 Commencement ceremonies on campus.


5/15/2019 | By: Staff Report |

A total of 75 Nevada Wolf Pack student-athletes have applied for graduation at the University of Nevada, Reno this spring and summer.

Ceremonies for the 129th University Commencement are set for this weekend in Lawlor Events Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 16-18. A reception for graduating student-athletes and their families will be held Thursday at the Basin Street Club at Mackay Stadium on campus.

This year's crop of graduates represent all but one of Nevada's sports programs and is made up of 62 student-athletes and 13 members of the Nevada spirit program. The total of 75 is just four off from last year's record number of 79 graduates representing Wolf Pack athletics and spirit squads.

"Congratulations to all of our student-athletes who are graduating this spring and summer," said Doug Knuth, Nevada's athletics director. "Earning a college degree is the ultimate goal for our student-athletes. We are appreciative of all of their contributions to the program and legacy of Wolf Pack athletics."

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Graduating Nevada student-athletes are given a special silver and blue sash to wear at Commencement in recognition of their efforts as student-athletes.

Including this spring and summer's graduates, Nevada has seen more than 1,000 of its student-athletes graduate in the past dozen years, a figure that includes 27 student-athletes who walked in commencement ceremonies this past December.

Overall, the University's 129th Commencement will confer 2,587 bachelor degrees, 551 advanced degrees (master's and doctoral degrees) and 63 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine degrees will be awarded. The University awarded 3,137 total degrees last spring and has seen a 50-percent increase in degrees conferred since 2010 due to increased enrollment and improved graduation rates.

For additional information, including parking maps and directions, please visit unr.edu/commencement.

This year's graduates:

Name Sport Major
Caroline, Jordan MBB History
Cunningham, David MBB Management
Henson, Corey MBB General Studies
Thurman, Tre'Shawn MBB General Studies
Briggs, Katherine Terae WBB Human Development and Family Studies 
Dearth, Kristin WBB Criminal Justice
Gosse, Delaney WBB/WTR Management
King, Camariah WBB Community Health Sciences
Collom, Kaitlin WGO Community Health Sciences
Katamaneni, Chaithra WGO Neuroscience
Stephen Osborne MGo Management
Hansen, Erika WSB Communications
Purcell, Jennifer WSB Integrated Elementary
Vasquez, Syrina WSB Community Health Sciences
Warner, Kwynn WSB Community Health Sciences
Miller, Hannah WSO Psychology
Robinson, Mackenzie WSO Political Science
Maria Sanchez WSO HDFS
Eleanor Small WSO Community Health Sciences
Talavera, Analyse WSO Community Health Sciences
Wiehe, Bryanna WSO Community Health Sciences
Woodyard, Lauren WSO Community Health Sciences
Aremon, Jonathan MTE International Business
Nesterenko, Kostiantyn MTE Accounting
O'Donovan, Peter MTE Accounting
Delic, Blaga WTE Environmental Science
Korzeniecki, Sara WTE Community Health Sciences
Ahmed, Ramiz MFB Management
Bonsall, Alec MFB Criminal Justice
Christian, Dominic MFB General Studies
Collons, Kori MFB Community Health Sciences
Crandall, Tyler MFB Community Health Sciences
Farnsworth, Wesley MFB Community Health Sciences
Hankins, Anthony MFB HDFS
Nelson, Jake MFB Criminal Justice
O'Leary-Orange, Brendan MFB General Studies
Palomares, Anthony MFB HDFS
Sewell, Gabriel MFB Community Health Sciences
Solano, Cristian MFB Journalism
Dobbs, Hiley WTR Community Health Sciences
Etter, Emily WTR Biochem and Molecular Biology
Forte, Taylor WTR Criminal Justice
Gallop, Cora WTR Community Health Sciences
Graves, Brittany WTR Community Health Sciences
Jones, Zaneo WTR Community Health Sciences
McCall, Eliza WTR Anthropology
Sickler, Lindsey WTR Chemical Engineering
White, Makeya WTR Marketing
Melendez, Kiana XRI Psychology
Oberacker, Alex XRI Criminal Justice
Tashima, Sara XRI Computer Science and Engineering
Van Patten, Mitchell XRI Mechanical Engineering
Bonnenfant, Bradley MBA HDFS
Gomez, Dalton MBA HDFS
Hatten, Weston MBA Management
Goodbar, Emily WSW Political Science
Murray, Rebecca WSW Accounting
Reynolds, Jamie WSW Accounting
Richardson, Caitlyn WSW Nutrition
Minor, Jamila WVB Community Health Sciences
Barron, Sara Cheer HDFS
Curtis, Julia Cheer HDFS
Derose, Taylor Cheer CHS
Downey, Alexis Cheer HDFS
Estell, Brittany Cheer Veterinary Science
Freeman, Kelsey Cheer Information Systems
Gonzalez, Xavier Cheer HDFS
Kleidosty, Cory Cheer Economics
Kuykendall, Justin Cheer Accounting
Shimkovsky, Brandon Cheer Criminal Justice
Smith, Jabob Cheer MBA
Stevens, Tyler Cheer Economics
Strait, Savannah Cheer Marketing


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