2021 Commencement Celebration

Graduating undergraduate and graduate students from Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 were honored at the Rausser College of Natural Resources Virtual Commencement on Friday, May 21st, at 2pm.  The recording is below.

Graduate Slides

If you would like to see slides for our graduating students, please click here. These slides include photos, degrees, and a message from the graduating students. The names and majors will be read at the virtual ceremony live on May 21st. 

2021 Commencement Speaker: Rue Mapp

Student Commencement Speaker: Sabina Mahavni

Awards and Citations

Kenneth L. Babcock Prize in the field of Environmental Science

Phoebe Goulden
Jerry Zhu
Kannon Pearson

Departmental Citations

Alejandra Sofia Marquez - Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Jerry Zhu - Agricultural Resource Economics
Jett Liu - Plant and Microbial Biology
Tomas Herrero - Nutritional Science & Toxicology

Major Citations

Ariel Hoage - Conservation & Resource Studies
Sabrina Chui - Ecosystems Management & Forestry
Phoebe Goulden - Environmental Sciences
Olivia Hemond - Molecular Environmental Biology
Alejandra Sofia Marquez - Society & Environment
Mari Wilson - Genetics and Plant Biology
Jett Liu - Microbial Biology
Hila Etkin - Environmental Economics & Policy
Ava Nouri-Mahdavi - Nutritional Science & Toxicology - Dietetics
Felix Pan - Nutritional Science & Toxicology - Dietetics
Anvita Kulshrestha - Nutritional Science & Toxicology - Toxicology
Jack Lampert - Nutritional Science & Toxicology - Toxicology

Students Graduating with Honors in their Major

Sneha Agrawal
Matt Arena
Niklas Blanadet
Alexis Brown
Sarah Bui
Nica Campbell
Jason Chang
Julia Chen
Nicole Chew
Nikita Chigullapally
Chloe Cho
Andreana Chou
Chris McCarron
Katrina Cone
Jackie Copfer
Natalie Coy
Matthew French
Genna Fudin
Shreeya Garg
Cassandra Gendron
Phoebe Goulden
Gloria-Alexandra Gueorguieva
Olivia Hemond
Tomas Herrero
Sarah Hettema
Ariel Hoage
Chunyao Huang
Ariana Jessa
Cam Kees
Lily Klinek
Anvita Kulshrestha
Lauren Simonian
Jun Lee
Natlie Lee
Annika Levaggi
Lily Leveque-Eichhorn
Stella Li
Jett Liu
Yanling Liu
Jessica Ma
Eva Manjarrez
Alejandra Marquez
Selena Melgoza
Yeeun Moon
Metta Nicholson
Elizabeth Ordeman
Haylee Oyler
Felix Pan
Kannon Pearson
Sonnet Phelps
Shannon Prendergast
Brian Price
Michael Quiroz
Anna Ramji
Sam Rosenbaum
Rachel Rovinsky
Renee Serota
Silverdew Shi
Jake Sinkowitz
Catherine Stanton
Anna Stephenson
Blake Stoner-Osborne
Savannah Sturla
Jennifer Symonds
Wesley Tam
Alexandra Tien-Smith
Yuxuan Wang
Selena Weng
Cole Westwood
Marielle Wilson
Katie Wimsatt
Amanda Xu
Sarah Xu
Defne Yigci 
Jerry Zhu

Phi Beta Kappa Graduates

Sarah Bui
Hans Kristian  Castro
Ryan  Cohen
Cassandra Marie Gendron
Sarah Rochelle Gluzman
Olivia Ann Hemond
Jessica Margaret Ma
Anna Okada
Elizabeth Leigh Ordeman