Student Commencement Speakers

At each commencement ceremony, one undergraduate student is invited to represent his or her graduating class and talk about his or her Akron Experience.  Here we profile some of the students who have recently presented the student commencement address.

Shelby Torre: Personal experience defines career choice

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Shelby received a B.S. in Nursing (magna cum laude) on December 13, 2013.

Patricia Abboud: Set on a career path to help others

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Patricia received a B.S. in Nursing (summa cum laude) on August 17, 2013.

Prang Pantusart: UA has been a welcoming second home

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Prang received a B.S. in Finance (cum laude) on May 10, 2013.

Christian Turner: Military service opens doors; provides a mission

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Christian received a B.S. in Organizational Communication (cum laude) on December 14, 2012.

Carmen Roscoe: From field hospital to classroom and career she loves

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Carmen received a B.S. in Nursing on December 15, 2012.

Michelle Hetson: Engineering combines her love of math and science

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Michelle received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (summa cum laude) on August 11, 2012.

Kristina Kehoe: Sets ‘stage’ at UA for next phase of her career prep

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Kristina received a B.S. in Exercise Science (magna cum laude) on May 6, 2012.

Jordan Pana: Creates lasting gift for future students

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Jordan received a B.B.A. in Marketing Management and Integrated Marketing Communications (summa cum laude) on December 14, 2013.

Edward Machek: Working to become ‘Professor Machek’

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Edward received a B.S. in Civil Engineering (magna cum laude) on August 17, 2013.

Michael Martin: Achieving his dreams, one at a time

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Michael received a B.S. in Political Science/Criminal Justice (summa cum laude) on May 11, 2013.

Eric Downing: Career path set for this nontraditional student

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Eric received a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology (magna cum laude) on December 15, 2012.

Nicolle LaNasa: This citizen of the world plans to help others

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Nicolle received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Anthropology (summa cum laude) on August 11, 2012.

Mark Hedegore: His second career begins now

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Mark received a B.S. in Dietetics (summa cum laude) on May 6, 2012.

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