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2017 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Valedictorian

By Abigail Wyatt on May 03, 2017

in Graduation

Future teacher, Tanisha Barker, always felt like she belonged at SUU and credits much of her success to the influential people she’s interacted with during her college experience. With guidance from her caring mentors, Barker was able to combine her passion for social studies with a secondary education license. Through her hard work and study habits, Barker is representing the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as its 2017 valedictorian.

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50+ Graduation Cap Ideas for 2017

Graduation. The capstone to years of stress, studying, tears and the best of memories. Students are rewarded with a degree or diploma which will set them on the path to success.  With one last chance to stand out and declare independence as a student, some graduates pull out all of the stops when decorating their graduation caps. And honestly, if you're going to go out, go out in style.  Here's the best of the Class of 2017 graduation caps.

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2017 College of Science and Engineering Valedictorian

From Gunnison Valley, Utah, Jonathan Warren is proud to represent the College of Science and Engineering as Valedictorian. As a human nutrition major and business management minor, Warren set himself up to become a pharmacist with the hope to someday run his own pharmacy.

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2017 Graduate and Online School Valedictorian

Originally from Shreveport, LA, Diana Chatterson moved to Cedar City in 1997. The single mother of four, grandma and step-mom, started at SUU at age 36, and has now earned her bachelor of science in General Studies through SUU’s online program. Her fundamental belief in the importance of family has helped her find an emphasis is Psychology and Family Life and Human Development.

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A Look at SUU's 2017 Student Commencement Speaker

By Samantha Burfiend on May 02, 2017

in Traditions, Graduation

Sara Ludlow started her first day of college listening to angsty punk music, overdoing her makeup and trying desperately to fit in. Just two and half years later, Ludlow is graduating from Southern Utah University a strong, confident individual who earned the opportunity to speak at commencement.

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2017 College of Education and Human Development Co-Valedictorian

By Abigail Wyatt on May 01, 2017

in Graduation

Logan Harker has loved playing sports since elementary school and has participated in everything from tumbling to basketball to soccer. This Syracuse, UT native joined a competitive soccer team in high school. She excelled at the sport and scored several game-winning goals, which caught the attention of SUU Athletics.

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2017 College of Education and Human Development Co-Valedictorian

By Abigail Wyatt on May 01, 2017

in Graduation

Outdoor enthusiast Abigail Konerman came to southern Utah for one reason: to major in Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism. Representing the College of Education and Human Development as one of their co-valedictorians, she is a humble exemplar of hard work and dedication.

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2017 College of Performing and Visual Arts Valedictorian

Southern Utah University’s College of Performing & Visual Arts (CPVA) is proud to announce Mallory Petersen as the CPVA valedictorian for their convocation at 1 p.m. on April 28, 2017. Petersen will receive her Bachelor of Science in Art with a Museum Studies and Art History minor.

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2017 School of Business Valedictorian

From being the valedictorian at Delta High School, to representing the School of Business at this year’s commencement, Devron Johnson has always been focused on and dedicated to his academic performance.

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Bob Schieffer, Commencement Speaker

By Southern Utah University on April 26, 2017

in Graduation

Emmy-award winning political commentator and TV journalist Bob Schieffer is Southern Utah University’s 2017 Commencement speaker on April 28, 2017. SUU recently met with Schieffer in his Washington D.C. office at CBS to ask about his life, the current political situation and advice for graduating students. 

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