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Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

Submitted by Michael Rich on June 22, 2018 - 10:36am
French & Italian Studies Graduation 2018
UW French & Italian Studies Geoff Turnovsky
French & Italian Studies chair Geoff Turnovsky gives a speech recognizing all of the graduates
FIS Graduation 2018
French & Italian Studies graduates and their guests
French & Italian Studies graduation
French & Italian Studies graduates and guests

French and Italian Studies graduates and their families gathered with staff and faculty in the Simpson Center on June 8th to celebrate the culmination of their time at the UW. Around 70 people mingled, chatted and enjoyed refreshments for an hour before Chair Geoff Turnovsky took a few minutes to speak about the graduates and recognize some of their outstanding achievements. He commended the students' hard work and wished everyone the best in their post-graduation endeavors.

Congratulations to all the graduates:

BA in Italian Studies:

  • Kelsey Irene Bright
  • Calina Laura Daian

BA in French Studies: 

  • Colton Joshua Bakken
  • Deelyn Cheng
  • Laura Lee Johannesen, Magna Cum Laude
  • Ti-Hsien Kuo, Cum Laude
  • April Si Men Lo
  • Tatum Marie Lohman
  • Lauren Christine McAtee
  • Tiana Qiumin Neuerburg, Magna Cum Laude
  • Reid Frances O’Donnell
  • Lilia Marsella Quinones
  • Lizzy Rose Staal
  • Kyra Nicole Stiggelbout
  • Hailey Elise Vandeventer
  • Jenny Thuy An Vuong
  • Aubree Alysa Wiezorek
  • Matthew Robert Yslas
  • Chenyibo Zhu, Magna Cum Laude
  • Yichen Zhu

Masters of Arts in French Studies:

  • Gabrielle Benabdallah, Magna Cum Laude
  • Luke Whittingham, Magna Cum Laude

Doctors of Philosophy in French Studies:

  • Dr. Hailey Anne Burgess
  • Dr. Lise Lalonde
  • Dr. Nina Legout