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Graphic says 132nd commencement convocation spring 2024

ֱ to confer more than 7,000 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies

Graduates in the May 2-5 ceremonies include a brain cancer survivor, a 17-year-old student of Ukrainian heritage and a third-generation ֱ student.

April 29, 2024University News

Honors Student Saves a Life as Living Organ Donor

Honors student saves a life as living organ donor

Beyond remarkable acts of selflessness, Jaskolka-Brown is an impressive student in his own right.

March 21, 2024Student Success

Georgia Brown playing soccer. Graphic says, Boundless Bulls.

ֱ student kicking goals on and off the field

Hailing from Highworth, England, Georgia Brown is balancing her passion for the game of soccer with a stellar academic journey in biomedical sciences at ֱ. She's making history both on and off the field, earning top honors and setting new standards of excellence.

March 18, 2024Student Success

latrell pryor

ֱ student gives back what he received from Student Support Services

LaTrell Pryor, an engineering junior from Orlando, has accomplished much at ֱ, thanks to the SSS program, which offers student support to ensure success in college.

March 4, 2024Student Success

ֱ student veteran gives back to the military community

ֱ student veteran gives back to the military community

Julio Figueroa's story encourages others to embrace change, pursue purpose and remember that it's never too late to jump into a new journey.

January 9, 2024Student Success

Graphic says

ֱ conferred more than 4,400 degrees during fall commencement

Graduates include student veterans, a mother-daughter earning their degrees at the same time and a future engineer with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder graduating with a near-perfect GPA.

December 4, 2023Student Success, University News

A graduate of the college, herself, Lanier’s passion for mentorship and fostering curiosity both in and out of the classroom is what brought her back to ֱ in 2008 and continues to motivate her to create engaging programs for students at ֱ and beyond.

August 2, 2023Campus Life, Student Success

Students at commencement give

ֱ awards more than 2,400 degrees during summer commencement ceremonies

Graduates include a Ukrainian student who relocated to the U.S., an 18 year old and a student who is pursuing a career in social work after growing up in the foster care system.

July 31, 2023Student Success, University News

Honeybees save ֱ student from allergies, now he’s returning the favor

Honeybees save ֱ student from allergies, now he’s returning the favor

Kobe Phillips developed a passion for honeybees after finding relief from his severe allergies by eating honey. At ֱ, Phillips is working on creating pollinator habitats using bio receptive sculptures and he plans to attend graduate school to focus on further developing these designs.

June 8, 2023Student Success

For Brooke Hansen, an associate professor of instruction in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the university's resident sustainability expert, establishing a sustainable tourism practice means harnessing tourism as a force for good to support “the triple bottom line” — people, planet and prosperity.

May 15, 2023Community Partnerships

Andrew Devendorf advocates for mental health literacy following personal tragedy

Andrew Devendorf advocates for mental health literacy following personal tragedy

Since an early age, Andrew Devendorf noticed the stigmas and lack of open dialogue about mental health, particularly depression. Now he’s working to find new ways to normalize conversations about mental health, especially with clinical psychologists, who tend to distance their own mental health from their work.

May 11, 2023Student Success

Blair Wood Jones grew up in an area where getting a basic education was a challenge. But Jones persevered, becoming the salutatorian of her high school, an advocate for educational access and excelling at ֱ, where she is now graduating with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

May 2, 2023Student Success

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