UAS Ketchikan 2016 graduates. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus is celebrating this spring’s graduates with a commencement ceremony set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

Thirty students will receive degrees or certificates from the local campus, and the commencement speaker will be recently retired Dr. David Johnson.

Other UAS officials who will help celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments include UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield, Provost Karen Carey, Regent Dale Anderson and Ketchikan Campus Director Priscilla Schulte.

UAS campuses across Southeast are celebrating a total of 651 graduates over the weekend, starting with a commencement ceremony in Sitka on Friday. Ketchikan’s event on Saturday is the second stop for traveling UAS officials; and the Juneau ceremony is set for Sunday afternoon.

According to UAS, the Juneau student commencement speaker will be JoMarie Alba of Ketchikan, who earned her bachelor’s degree in marine biology.

Below is a list of the 30 UAS Ketchikan students who will receive their degrees this spring .


  • Certificate, Accounting Technician
    • Jennie McGarrigan
  • Certificate, Health Information Management / Coding Specialist
    • Cynthia Crowl
  • Certificate, Medical Assisting
    • Lori Haldy
    • Tasha Perry
    • Ivy Riste
    • Dawn Smith
    • Sabrena Vitcovich
  • Associate of Applied Science, Business Administration
    • Sally Balch
    • Eric Brendible
    • Misty Fitzpatrick
    • Heather Kestel
    • Jennie McGarrigan
  • Associate of Applied Science, Health Information Management
    • Cynthia Crowl
  • Associate of Arts
    • Teresa DeWitt
    • Rebekah Gregory
    • Melanie Griffin
    • Rebecca Heim
    • Kassandra Klose
    • Michelle Lekanof
    • Lucinda Williams
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
    • Lucy Mitchell
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Science
    • Chelsea Goucher
    • Andrew Hoyt
    • Clayton Jones
    • Jamie King
    • Christina Martinez
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
    • Jennifer Nichols
  • Master of Business Administration (UAF)
    • Amanda Dixon
  • Master of Education, Educational Leadership
    • Kayla Livingston
  • Master of Education, Special Education
    • Tory Shultz
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education
    • Alessandra Alsip
  • Master of Public Administration
    • Cristina Steward
  • Graduate Certificate, Education, Special Education
    • Tory Shultz