Undergraduate Commencement and Awards 2017

Congratulations to the Geography class of 2017. Commencement was held on Saturday, June 17th, and the Geography department graduated a combined 62 students, achieving their Geography BA, Geography BA with GIS emphasis, or Physical Geography BS. After the ceremony, our department held a reception in the Ellison Courtyard to recognize our outstanding undergraduate students. Below are the awardees listed with their awards.


2017 Commencement 

Outstanding Achievement as a Geography Major

Lane Zorich

Bingzheng Xu

Andres Vasquez

William Turner

Qi Si

Riley Peterson

Daniel Park

Randdi Misrahi

Alex Milward

Quincy Lee

Harrison Hanssen

Erik Guntner

Sam Fall

Patrick Cruz

Chris Chien

Hanzhou Chen

Chris Castile

Watson Berreman


Outstanding Service Award

Kristi Liu

Avani Rathod

Chris Chien

Valery Arellano


Chair’s Award for Excellence in Geography

Hanzhou Chen

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