Local students graduate from Adams State


ALAMOSA – At the Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony, Adams State University awarded undergraduate degrees to the following San Luis Valley students, who completed the necessary credit hours.   

Adams State automatically awards associate degrees to students who complete the required credit hours on their way to a bachelor’s degree. Adams State holds a graduate commencement ceremony every year in May, for student receiving their master’s degrees.

Associate of Arts: Nohemi Baca Aragon, Del Norte; Gabrielle Barela, Alamosa; Leanna Brazel, Alamosa; Cristopher Cisneros, Alamosa; David Denhardt, Center; Kalin Doyle, Alamosa; Sophia Dudrow, Jaroso; Mayra Garcia, Conejos; Klayton Gosar, Monte Vista; Brooke Jarvies, Manassa; Sheila Lavadour, La Jara; Connie Medina, La Jara; Jenni Miller, Sanford; Tayler Rocha, Monte Vista; Jerome Rodriguez, Alamosa; Isaiah Romero, Monte Vista; Desiree Salazar, Monte Vista; Emily Sowards, Alamosa; Randy Velarde, Monte Vista.

Associate of Science: Christine Anderson, Alamosa; Snowy Coleman, Alamosa; Benjamin Eghan, Monte Vista; Neida Guerrero, Alamosa; Courtney Logan, Monte Vista; Jayme Malouff, La Jara; Miranda Sandoval, Antonito; Sarah Schaller, Monte Vista; Kharenza Villagomez, Monte Vista.

Bachelor of Arts in Art: Brenden Parsons, Alamosa.

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Earth Science: Daniela Duran, Del Norte (minor in Art); Megan Martinez, Alamosa; Edgar Morales, Antonito; Ashlee Romero, Alamosa (minor in psychology).

Bachelor of Science in Business: Desiree Amador, Alamosa; Denise Atencio, Alamosa; Devyn Benavides, Monte Vista; Kalee Buhr, La Jara; Jessica Crowther, Monte Vista; Jacob Gibbs, Alamosa; Katrina Hartzell, Del Norte (Cum Laude and minor in taxation); Jordan Hicks, Alamosa (Cum Laude and minor in taxation and management); Eric Martinez, Fort Garland (minor in accounting); Vennessa Martinez, Alamosa; Emma Roybal, Fort Garland; Gugjin Shin, Alamosa (Summa Cum Laude).

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: Bailey Keller, Alamosa (Cum Laude and minor in Biology).

Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing: Maira Rodriguez, Antonito (Magna Cum Laude and minor in Spanish).

Bachelor of Arts in English/Liberal Arts: Kate Simpson, Monte Vista (Summa Cum Laude).

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: Lauren Trujillo (Summa Cum Laude), Taylor Trujillo (Summa Cum Laude).

Bachelor of Arts in History: Ryan Ferguson, Alamosa; Jacob Mortensen, Center.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: Gabriela Gonzalez, Alamosa (minor in Spanish).

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Angelica Raya Trejo, Alamosa (minor in Health Care Administration and Art).

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Melissa Acosta, Alamosa; Cindy Millis, Alamosa (Cum Laude); Irma Palacios, Monte Vista.

Bachelor of Arts in Music: Jonathan Moffat, Alamosa.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology: Rebecca Bay, Monte Vista; Nicole Gallegos, San Luis (minor in Health Care Administration).

Bachelor of Arts in Teacher Education: Miriam Baca, Del Norte; Alicia Head, Alamosa; DeAnna Rivera, Alamosa.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Physical Education: Samuel Bilderbeck, Alamosa (minor in Business Administration).

Caption: From left, San Luis Valley students Kate Simpson and Maira Rodriguez enter Plachy Hall with fellow graduate Joshua Gilbertson during the Adams State Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony./Photo courtesy of ASU

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