Graduating Student Slideshow #1

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Emily (Katie) Alford
Major(s):
 Art Studies - Visual Arts
Minor(s):
 Italian
 Arts Entrepreneurship
Accomplishments:
 Last Spring - studied abroad in Milan,
Italy for 6 months.
 This semester – worked at the North
Carolina Museum of Art in the College
Programs.
Next Steps:
 Work for a year with the YMCA.
 Pursue a Masters degree in Art History.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Luis A. Benavent
Degree(s):
 M.A. in Liberal Studies (NCSU)
 B.A. in Sociology (UNL)
Accomplishments:
 Certified Interpreter & Translator (North
Carolina Court System)
 Student Support Coordinator
(Scholarships & Grants)
Next Steps:
 Pursue my Ph.D. in an area of
Humanities and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Ronnie Z. Bouemboue
Degree(s):
 M.A. in Liberal Studies:
Education, Communication and
Sports
Accomplishments:
 NSCAA Team
 Academic Award 2012
 Men’s Soccer
Next Steps:
 Pursue a career in collegiate coaching
and/or athletics administration.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Lynda L. Buck
Major(s):
 Arts Applications: Visual Arts
 Anthropology: Bioarchaeology
Minors:
 Biological Sciences
 Forensic Science
Accomplishments:
 Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women
 Sunshine Lady Scholar
 National Residence Hall Honorary
Inductee
Next Steps:
 Graduate School for Toxicology or
Forensic Science, with a career goal
focusing on forensic photography
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Myron G. Burney
Degree(s):
 Master of Arts & Liberal Studies:
Effective Practices for Retaining &
Graduating Minority Males in
Postsecondary Institutions
Accomplishments:
 Presented my program design at two
national conferences this year.
Next Steps:
 I am the Director of Student Success &
Outreach at UNC General Administration.
I will continue to work in this role.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Rebecca Byerly
Major(s):
 Art Studies: Visual Arts
Minors:
 English
 Health, Medicine, and Human
Values
Accomplishments:
 Vice President of Membership, Delta
Zeta Sorority
 Bid Committee President, Delta Zeta
Sorority
Next Steps:
 Attending graduate school in the fall for
a Masters of Arts in Teaching.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
José Ramón Chavira
Degree(s):
 Master of Arts in Liberal Studies:
Nonprofit Agricultural
Development
Accomplishments:
 Communications Manager, NCSU
Agroecology Education Farm
Next Steps:
 Obtain a PhD and work in the US
Department of State Foreign Service.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Matthew Clark
Major(s):
 Arts Applications
Minor:
 Business Administration
Accomplishments:
 Technician Cartoonist
 Dean’s List
 CRU
 NSCS
 Golden Key
 Entrepreneurs Marketing the Arts
Next Steps:
 Seek opportunities that are related to
graphic design.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Elizabeth Coble
Major(s):
 Science, Technology, and Society
 Concentration: Economics and
Nutrition Science
Accomplishments:
 Raised over $10,000 for the NCSU
Alumni Association
 Leasing Consultant and played an
integral part in the lease up of The
Retreat at Raleigh
 Member, Campus Crusade
 Member, STAT
Next Steps:
 Move to Charlotte and pursuing a career
in Marketing
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Loomis Cochrane
Major(s):
 Science, Technology, and Society
 History
Accomplishments:
 QUAC Executive Board 2011
 IRC Representative
Next Steps:
 Attending Drexel University Masters
Program in STS in fall 2013
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Kristy Echstenkamper
Major(s):
 Art Studies: Visual Arts
Accomplishments:
 Study Abroad - Manchester, England,
Spring, 2012
Next Steps:
 After graduation I want to possibly teach
art or work in an art museum as an
Exhibition Coordinator
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Carol M. Frey
Degree(s):
 M.A. in Liberal Studies: Latin
American Studies
Accomplishments:
 Taught English at a new school for young
Honduran women, 2011 - 2012
 Raised funds to provide storage for
2,000 gallons of clean water on the
campus
Next Steps:
 Working to find funding for a
research/construction project that
would provide sanitation equipment for
30 families living near this campus
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Sheldron LaMont Fulcher
Major(s):
 Arts Studies: Music
Accomplishments:
 NCSU Large Coed Cheer Captain
 NCSU Cheer Most Dedicated
 NCSU Cheer Larry Peebles Award
 NCSU Cheer Most Improved
 Student Athletic Advisory Council
Next Steps:
 I would like to return to school where I
can further my education in Non-Profit
and Community Development.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Melody Harkness
Major(s):
 Africana Studies: Community
Studies
Accomplishments:
 Accepted into Duke Paralegal program
Next Steps:
 I would like to attend law school to
obtain a J.D. degree in law and urban
planning or social welfare
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Laura Roe Lineberger
Major(s):
 Art Studies: Visual Arts
Accomplishments:
 Intern, Gregg Museum and North
Carolina Museum of Art
 Study Abroad - Florence, Italy
 Member, Delta Gamma Sorority:
Director of House Management and
Director of New Members
 Member, Order of Omega
Next Steps:
 I will be a manager at Monkees of
Raleigh and I hope to one day work at a
museum
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Leah Maxwell
Major(s):
 Science, Technology, and Society
Next Steps:
 I am off to travel!! I will be going to
Ghana this summer to intern for the
Planned Parenthood Association of
Ghana!
 After I graduate I would like to pursue
my Masters in Health Policy
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Calvin T. McDonnell
Major(s):
 Science, Technology & Society:
Communications & Policy Writing
Accomplishments:
 Intern, MMI Public Relations (a top
corporate and small business PR firm)
 Apprenticeship, Johnson Automotive,
LLC in Marketing and Public Relations.
Next Steps:
 Hopes to pursue a career in Public
Relations as a social media and market
research analyst.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Branden Keith Mooney
Major(s):
 Arts Studies: Visual Arts
Accomplishments:
 Graduated as Welder in 2007, Coastal
Carolina Community College
 Graduated with Associates from Roxboro
Piedmont Community College, 2010
Next Steps:
 To Become Personal Trainer
 To Help Plant A Church
 To Use Visual Skills and Welding To
Create Art.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Lucia Moser
Major(s):
 Art Studies: Arts Entrepreneurship
Accomplishments:
 Internship, North Carolina Museum of
Art
 Internship, Gregg Museum of Art &
Design
 Internship, Triangle Art Works
 Internship, WKNC 88.1 FM
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Sonja Neiger
Degree(s):
 M.A. in Liberal Studies: Gendered
Learning and Development
Accomplishments:
 Performance Consulting Project,
American Red Cross
 Character Education and Literacy
Volunteer, Wake County Public Schools
Next Steps:
 Increase the gender balance in
leadership by removing barriers for
women
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Ashley Lorynn Orr
Major(s):
 Art Studies: Visual
Accomplishments:
 3 years on the University Track & Field
Team
 Having 2 jobs, being a full-time student,
volunteering and still making it through!
Next Steps:
 Continue my job as a Track & Field coach
 Currently searching for a career in
marketing/advertising!
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Evan Patton
Major(s):
 Arts Applications Studies: Film
Accomplishments:
 Worked with Professor Mark Millhone
on web series.
 Short film Tons of Buns screened during
NCSU COM Week 2013.
Next Steps:
 After graduating I plan to start out as a
production assistant for either a
television or film studio; get a feel for
the industry.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Joseph Michael Pilot
Major(s):
 Arts Studies: Music
Minor(s):
 Cognitive Science
Accomplishments:
 Creative Artist Award for Music
Composition
 Brother, Mu Beta Psi
Next Steps:
 Graduate study in Jazz at NC Central
University
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Kristen Leigh Purvis
Major(s):
 Film Studies
 Communication Media
Accomplishments:
 Study Abroad - Prague, Czech Republic
 Internship, A/V Geeks Film Archive
Next Steps:
 Plans to work as an Educational Media
Specialist in Raleigh
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Dylan Sonny Sellarole
Major(s):
 Arts Studies: Music
Accomplishments:
 Study Abroad - Perugia, Italy
 Reached Graduation
Next Steps:
 Would like to play more music and travel
extensively.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Kelli Kathleen Shaner
Major(s):
 Art Studies: Music
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Accomplishments:
 Carolina Gold, 2 years
 NCSU Marching Band, 2 years
 NCSU Pep Band, 3 years
Next Steps:
 Teach Elementary music while focusing
on Special Education classes.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
DeLissa Brithney Smith
Major(s):
 Africana Studies
Minor(s):
 Political Science
Accomplishments:
 Intern, Bulldog Finance Group
Next Steps:
 After graduation I plan on working for
the North Carolina State Government.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Justin Wayne Solomon
Major(s):
 Arts Applications: Visual Arts
Minor(s):
 Arts Entrepreneurship
Accomplishments:
 Finally graduating!!!
 Building a family of my wife, new son
(Jackson), and two lively dogs.
 Successful custom paint and fabrication
shop.
Next Steps:
 Continuing my business
 Starting a new business venture - Art &
Design by Solo (thanks, Dr. Beckman)
 Enjoying extra time with my family
 Pursuing a Masters of Industrial Design.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Kenkesha Clark Staten
Degree(s):
 M.A. in Liberal Studies
Accomplishments:
 Study Abroad - South Africa
Next Steps:
 Currently working as a Human Resources
& Payroll Coordinator
 Seeking opportunities that will allow me
to continue research or work with
meaningful programs (US and
international)
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
RaTasha Tillery-Smith
Major(s):
 Africana Studies
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Minor(s):
 English
Accomplishments:
 Deans List, Spring 2012
 READ to LEAD Mentor
 Alternative Spring Break Service –
Gullah/Geechee Nation
Next Steps:
 Write! Write! Write!
 Advocacy/Social Media
 Pursue Graduate Studies in Library
Science
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Jennifer Veit
Major(s):
 IDS Self-Design: Science of
Holistic Human Health, Nutrition,
and Wellness
Accomplishments:
 Designed and implemented an
intervention weight loss trial in
collaboration with Livingood Family
Chiropractic
Next Steps:
 Graduate School Next!!
 Pursuing Doctorate of Chiropractic
Medicine
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre
Susan Walsh
Major(s):
 Women and Gender Studies
Accomplishments:
 Judicial Board President, Delta Zeta
Sorority
 Intern, New Leaf Behavioral Health
Next Steps:
 Plans to become a caseworker for an
international adoption agency.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduation Ceremony, May 10, 2013
Witherspoon Theatre

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