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UAS Ketchikan graduation ceremony coming up

The annual graduation ceremony for the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus is coming up May 4.

According to UAS, 27 students earned their degrees this spring. University of Alaska students living in Ketchikan, but receiving degrees from other UA campuses also can participate in the local ceremony.

The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Nelson, artistic director for First City Players and one of Ketchikan’s 2012 Distinguished Women of the Year honorees. Handing out degrees will be UAS Chancellor John Pugh, Interim Campus Director Priscilla Schulte, and UA Board of Regents members Dale Anderson of Juneau, Fuller Cowell of Big Lake, and Mari Freitag, who is originally from Ketchikan.

Also during the ceremony, Jim Baichtal, a geologist with the U.S. Forest Service, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Science.

The UAS commencement ceremony starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

Below is a list of UAS students receiving degrees and certificates.

Certificate – Fish Culture: Jeanne Boyle

Certificate – Fisheries Management: Jeanne Boyle

Associate of Arts: Cynthia Bashaw, Robert Bidwell, Min Hu, Jody Nelson, Arika Paquette, James Pawlowski, Kristen Zwicker

Associate of Applied Science – Business Administration: Kristen Gilliard, LeAnn Pickard

Associate of Applied Science – Computer Information & Office Systems: LeAnn Pickard

Associate of Applied Science – Fisheries Technology: Peter Austin, Jeanne Boyle ,Rosalie Grant, LeAn Wortman

Bachelor of Business Administration: Kimberley Dean, Terilyn Hamilton, Christopher Mitchell

Bachelor of Elementary Education: Javan Cook, Larissa Otness, Kalah Stevens, Teresa Varnell

Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies: Ghert Abbott, Carena Wood

Master of Education – Mathematics Education: Laura Murph

Master of Education – Reading Specialist & Graduate Certificate: Tiffany Pickrell

Master of Social Work (UAA): Deneise Weyhmiller

Master of Teaching – Elementary Education & Graduate Certificate: Amber Machado

Master of Teaching – Secondary Education: Rebecca Longshore

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