Commencement 2008 | Sunday, May 11, 2008 | John A. Carlson Center

Degree candidates


College of Liberal Arts

Degree and honors information
* Summer degree recipient
**December degree recipient


Dr. Anita Hartmann, Associate Dean

Certificate | Associate | Baccalaureate | Master's | Doctoral

Certificates

Katherine Cleveland

Chukchi Campus, CERT, Native Language Education: Inupiaq Eskimo

 


Associate Degrees

Shannon Johnson-Nanalook

A.A.S., Human Services: Addictions Counseling

 


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Baccalaureate Degrees

Mariah R. Acton

magna cum laude, B.A., Political Science. Honors Program. Student Leadership Honors. Golden Key Honor Society

Bonnie Adams

B.A., Justice

Rochelle C. Adams

B.A., Art

Angela Kaye Anderson **

B.A., Justice

Katherine C. Anderson **

B.A., Foreign Languages: Second Language

Urszula A. Anderson **

B.A., Foreign Languages: Single Language: German

April Baker **

B.A., Social Work

Calethia Baker

B.A., Psychology

Morgan Kaipo’ikaikaloa Ku Balai

B.T., Technology: Business Communications: Interdisciplinary Program

Robert P. Barnard **

cum laude, B.A., Psychology

Seth Barnes

B.S., Psychology

Jill Baxter-McIntosh

B.S., Anthropology

Eugenia Bender **

B.T., Health Care and Administration: Interdisciplinary Program

Jennifer Megan Bennett

cum laude, B.A., Foreign Languages: Single Language: Spanish. Golden Key Honor Society

Kelsey Rae Benson

B.A., Biological Sciences; Psychology

Stacy Bidwell

B.A., Communication

Hannah Lynn Bjornstad

magna cum laude, B.M., Music Education: K - 12. Golden Key Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Hannah Lynn Bjornstad

magna cum laude, B.M., Music: Performance. Golden Key Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Brittany Blackwell *

cum laude, B.A., Justice. Golden Key Honor Society

Antoinette U. Blair

B.A., Psychology

Richard Bloomquist

B.A., Social Work

Christopher J. Bodle

B.A., Justice

Valerie Bonnes

B.A., Psychology

Zachary Boyd

B.A., History. Honors Program

Timothy M. Bramble

B.A., Political Science. Golden Key Honor Society

Gwendolyn P. Brazier

B.A., Music. B.M., Music: Education K-12

Diamond Brock **

B.A., Psychology

Christine Elizabeth Burgess **

B.A., Theatre: Performance

Shelbye Brunquist
B.S., Anthropology

John David Butcher

magna cum laude, B.A., History. Golden Key Honor Society

Kyle M. A. Calfina

B.A., History

Cicely Vanessa Canty-Cox

B.M., Music Education: K - 12

Caitlin Carlson

magna cum laude, B.A., Japanese Studies

Kaylynn M. Casper *

B.A., Psychology

Stephanie Cavallo

B.A., Psychology

Melody Cavanaugh-Moen **

cum laude, B.A., Communication

Tristan Cobine

B.A., English

Shayne Joseph Croy

summa cum laude, B.A., Social Work. Golden Key Honor Society

Paula Daabach **

magna cum laude, B.A., Theatre: Design/Technical Theater

Melissa Dasher **

B.A., Psychology

Ana Davis *

B.A., Psychology

Marta Dearmas *

B.S., Sociology

Marta Dearmas *

B.S., Psychology

Charlotte M. DeBruler **

B.S., Psychology

Jessica U. Deleon

magna cum laude, B.M., Music Education: K - 12. Golden Key Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Julie D. DeLong *

cum laude, B.A., Social Work. Golden Key Honor Society

Marie M. DeMers

B.A., Foreign Languages: Single Language: Spanish

Kendra Deutsch *

cum laude, B.A., Psychology. Golden Key Honor Society

Andrea Raye Devers

B.A., Russian Studies

Matthew A. Dobbs **

B.A., Philosophy

Morgan Ashley Dufseth **

B.A., Sociology

John E. Duncan

B.A., Psychology; Philosophy. Golden Key Honor Society

E. Suzanne Eckhardt

B.A., History

Lisabeth Grace Akiyo Eddy

B.A., Psychology

Ryan Thomas Edwards *

B.A., Foreign Languages: Language Studies

Amy E. Egan

B.A., Journalism: Photojournalism

Lucas Carlyle Elliott

B.F.A., Art: Painting

Nada G. Erhardt **

cum laude, B.A., Communication

Elizabeth Jeanne Espe

B.A., English. Golden Key Honor Society

Erica N. Fahl *

B.A., Psychology

Regina Finstad

B.A., Political Science

Rose Fisher **

B.A., Social Work

Mary E. Flemister

cum laude, B.A., Psychology. Golden Key Honor Society

Jonathan Flora

B.A., History

Kristin Kay Linden Flora

B.A., Social Work

Steven James Foreman

B.A., English

Ashley J. Fukuoka

summa cum laude, B.A., Biological Sciences; Music. Honors Program. Golden Key Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Anna Gagne-Hawes

B.A., Theatre; History

Jordan William Gambrell

B.A., History

Amy S. Gappa

B.A., Psychology

Christopher L. E. Garben *

B.A., Art

Jason Scott Garcia

B.A., Justice

Suzanne Goldsworthy **

B.A., Anthropology

Anita T. Gorder *

cum laude, B.A., Art

Chris Green

B.A., Japanese Studies

Tiffany Grell *

B.A., Globalization, Sustainability, and Community Development: Interdisciplinary Program

Dustin T. Gridley **

B.A., Japanese Studies

Melissa Danielle Griffin

cum laude, B.A., Psychology

Carrie M. Haddad

B.A., Political Science

Mary K. Hamby

B.A., Anthropology. Golden Key Honor Society

Kelly Jeanette Hansen

B.A., Psychology

William Edward Harper

cum laude, B.A., Art

Colleen M. Hartman

B.A., Justice

Katie Elizabeth Hartman

B.A., Psychology

Kelly M. Hartman *

B.A., Psychology

Jamie L. Hazlett

magna cum laude, B.A., Anthropology. Golden Key Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Jamie L. Hazlett

magna cum laude, B.A., History. Golden Key Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Kathryn Nicole Hendrickson

cum laude, B.M., Music: Performance. Golden Key Honor Society

Christina J. Higgins

B.A., Justice

Kassi Thiele Hoffman **

B.A., Art

Stephenie Hoffman

B.A., Social Work

Amy Catherine Horstman

cum laude, B.A., Music. B.M., Music: Performance

Caitlin Hostina **

B.A., English

Krista Marie Hull

B.A., Psychology

Alex Hundertmark

B.A., Journalism: Photojournalism

Rebecca Hurbi **

B.A., English

Geoffrey A. Jacobs

B.M., Music: Performance

April Elizabeth Jaillet

B.M., Music: Performance

Rhiannon Ariel Jennings **

cum laude, B.A., Art

Jessa S. Joehnk

B.A., Theatre: Design/Technical Theater

Chad Johnson

B.A., Psychology

Christina Ray Johnson

B.A., Philosophy

Joshua Lloyd Johnston

B.A., Justice

Ian Matthew Jones

B.A., Japanese Studies

Perri Lynn Kelly **

magna cum laude, B.A., Journalism: Photojournalism

Jessica Ann King *

B.A., Communication

Landon Allan King **

magna cum laude, B.A., Justice

Keven P. Koch

B.A., Social Work

John Adam Koegle ll

B.A., Justice

Kathryn Koerner

B.A., Psychology

Matthew E. Krell **

B.A., Theatre: Design/Technical Theater

Mitsunaga Kubo

B.A., Foreign Languages: Second Language. Golden Key Honor Society

Rebecca Hayes Kurber **

B.F.A., Art: Printmaking

Brett Lane

B.A., Social Work

Jocelyn Leigh Lazer **

B.A., History

Alan Louis Lipka

B.A., Psychology

Jaimie Logg-Bliss **

B.A., Communication

Daniel N. Long *

B.A., Justice

Alisa C. Lorenz

magna cum laude, B.A., Psychology. Golden Key Honor Society

Sarah Jean Lowell

B.A., Justice

Christopher S. Lozano

B.A., Creative Writing and Film: Interdisciplinary Program

Simon J. Mangold **

B.A., Justice

Simon J. Mangold

B.A., Psychology

Sara Marshall

B.A., Political Science

Margret Elizabeth McClelland

B.A., Political Science

Lora Sutton McSwain

B.A., Music. Golden Key Honor Society

Michael Medary

B.A., Anthropology

Jennyfer Medl *

B.A., Journalism: Photojournalism

Gregory R. Merdes

B.A., Communication

Chelsea B. Merritt *

B.A., Social Work

John Travis Michel

B.A., Philosophy

Alexis Miller **

magna cum laude, B.A., Communication

Angela Rosie Milligan *

B.A., Journalism: Photojournalism

Katherine Sydney Moore

B.A., Art

Colleen Morey **

B.A., Art

Amanda R. Mortensen

cum laude, B.A., Political Science. Golden Key Honor Society

Carolyn Ruth Mousseau

cum laude, B.A., Foreign Languages: Single Language: Spanish

Karaline Naegele

magna cum laude, B.A., History. Golden Key Honor Society

Rachel Nash

magna cum laude, B.A., English. Golden Key Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Matthew Newman

cum laude, B.A., Political Science; Justice. Golden Key Honor Society

Joseph Nichols

B.A., Philosophy

Jeanneine M. Nielsen

B.A., Government and Business: Interdisciplinary Program

Jeremy J. Nielson **

B.A., History

Jeremy Gustave Nowicki

B.A., English

Elizabeth Adriana Oester Nevills

B.S., Anthropology

Kyle Kent Olson *

B.A., Sociology

Zackery B. Olson *

cum laude, B.A., Psychology. Golden Key Honor Society

Megan Otts **

cum laude, B.A., Journalism: New Media

Margo Genevieve Owens

cum laude, B.A., Political Science

Alexandra Killam Packa

magna cum laude, B.A., History

Andrew Paris

B.A., Art

Jeffrey L. Park *

B.S., Psychology

Anne Irene Parks **

B.A., Communication

Jacob Eugene Parrish *

B.A., History

Alejandro Penaloza

B.A., Psychology. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Rebecca A. Peryea *

B.A., Alaska Native Studies: General

Ginessa Jade Peter *

B.A., Psychology

Randy Peterson **

B.A., History. Honors Program

Surojit Pierce

B.A., Psychology

Matthew C. Poggemiller

cum laude, B.S., Anthropology. Golden Key Honor Society

Daniel Robert Pratt

B.A., Justice

Nathan Recta

B.A., Justice

Clarissa Marie Ribbens

B.A., History

Jerrett L. Richards

B.A., English

Amber Jean Ross

cum laude, B.A., Psychology. Golden Key Honor Society

Alix Andria Royal **

magna cum laude, B.A., Art

Alix Andria Royal **

magna cum laude, B.A., Psychology

Keith P. Rueben **

B.A., Justice

Amanda Colleen Runyan

magna cum laude, B.A., Justice. Golden Key Honor Society

Jason Russell **

B.A., English

Abel Ryan

B.F.A., Art: Native Studio Art. Golden Key Honor Society

Michelle Sabala

B.A., English

Susan Samulowitz

B.A., Social Work

Courtney Lynn Sanborn

B.A., Sociology

Shawn Savageau

cum laude, B.M., Music: Performance

Susie Schmidt

B.T., Technology: Small Business and Art: Interdisciplinary Program

Matthew D. Schroder

B.A., Journalism: Broadcast Journalism. Golden Key Honor Society

Amy Lee Scott

B.A., Justice

Melinda Latrell Scott **

B.A., Social Work

Mia J. Seagraves **

B.A., Justice

Dean Anthony Shannon

cum laude, B.M., Music: Performance. Golden Key Honor Society

Tia Marie Shoemaker *

cum laude, B.A., Therapeutic Recreation: Interdisciplinary Program

Mathew L. Simpson

B.A., Journalism: Broadcast Journalism

Brendan Smyth *

B.A., History

Luisa Sondie **

B.A., English; Journalism: Photojournalism

Allison Joy Stadig

magna cum laude, B.M., Music Education: K - 12. Golden Key Honor Society

Allison Joy Stadig

magna cum laude, B.A., Music. Golden Key Honor Society

Jenna M. Standifer

cum laude, B.A., History

Michael A. States

B.A., Political Science

Laura Stripp *

B.A., History

Zoe Elizabeth Sutton

B.S., Psychology

Christina Swafford **

B.A., Psychology

Lynda K. Swanson *

B.A., Social Work. Golden Key Honor Society

Brian J. Sweeney

B.A., Foreign Languages: Language Studies

Dejuan Tanner **

B.T., Technology: Computer Information Systems

Melodie Finè Thomas *

B.A., Psychology

Nicholas A. Thompson **

B.A., Yup’ik Eskimo

Yvette Curtis Towery

cum laude, B.A., Psychology. Golden Key Honor Society

Steven Trochim

B.A., Psychology

Aimée Gabrielle Tunks

B.S., Anthropology

Tiffany Verbick *

B.A., Communication

Karin Marjorie Wagner

B.S., Psychology

Jaime Morgan Walker *

B.A., Sociology. Golden Key Honor Society

Liam Rourke Ward

B.F.A., Art: Painting

Kortnie K. Westfall

cum laude, B.A., English. Student Leadership Honors. Golden Key Honor Society

Kortnie K. Westfall

cum laude, B.A., Journalism: New Media. Student Leadership Honors. Golden Key Honor Society

Stacey Whiteman **

B.A., Psychology

Virginia C. Williams

B.M., Music: Performance

Sandra Kay Wilson

B.A., Legal Studies: Interdisciplinary Program

Holly Lena Winkelman **

B.F.A., Art: Printmaking

Brett Wood **

B.A., Justice

Anna Zaiceva

cum laude, B.A., Psychology. Golden Key Honor Society

Sedra Zlock

B.A., Sociology; Psychology

Daniel Austin Zollman

magna cum laude, B.A., English. Golden Key Honor Society


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Master's Degrees

David Joseph Anderson

M.A., Music. B.M., University of Kentucky, 2007

Alexandra Sellassie Antohin *

M.A., Anthropology. B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2004

Abby Baskin-Piper *

M.A., Administration of Justice. B.A., Northern Arizona University, 1987

Steven R. Becker

M.A., Cross-Cultural Studies. B.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995

Flora Bergman-Johnson

M.A., Cross-Cultural Studies. B.Ed., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1998

Lisa Jean Busch **

M.A., Northern Studies: Journalism and the Environment. B.S., Tufts University (Massachusetts), 1988

Stacey Marie Carkhuff

M.A., Northern Studies: Northern History. B.A., University of Akron (Ohio), 2007

Ashley Cowger

M.F.A., Creative Writing. B.A., Northern Arizona University, 2006

Natalie C. Forshaw **

M.F.A., Creative Writing. B.A., Auburn University Montgomery (Alabama), 1991

Amy E. Gill-Horton *

M.A., Anthropology. B.A., Northwestern State University (Louisiana), 1991

Samantha M Grissom

M.A., English. B.A., Grove City College (Pennsylvania), 2004

James Harris

M.F.A., Creative Writing. B.A., Western State College of Colorado, 2005

Jonathan L. Herrick *

M.A., Administration of Justice. B.S., University of Maine, 1980

William Caleb Herron

M.A., Music: Performance. B.M., Georgia State University, 2007

Daniel P. Hoffman *

M.A., Administration of Justice. B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1983

Bryr Buchanan Ludington

M.F.A., Creative Writing. B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006

Sarah J. Meitl *

M.A., Anthropology. B.S., Kansas State University, 2006

Gretchen Mjolsnes **

M.A., English. B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004

Andrea Kim Neighbors **

M.A., Anthropology. B.A., Washington College (Maryland), 2005

Rebecca Nobs

M.A., Professional Communication. B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2002

Connie Oba

M.A., Music: Performance. B.A., University of Montana, 1989

Mark E. Oppe

M.A., Northern Studies: Comparative Constitutionalism. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2005

James Raines

M.F.A., Creative Writing. B.A., University of Houston (Texas), 2003

Anh Tuyet Smallwood *

M.A., Administration of Justice. B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1990

Stefanie K. Smith *

M.F.A., Art: Ceramics. Golden Key Honor Society. B.F.A., University of Montana - Missoula, 2000

Jacob Robert Stephens

M.F.A., Creative Writing. B.A., University of Montana, 2005

Hanna A. Stevenson *

M.F.A., Art: Sculpture. B.A., University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, 2003

Cody Strathe *

M.A., Anthropology. B.S., University of
Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 2001

Jeffery L. Summers *

M.A., Administration of Justice. B.A., Columbia College (Missouri), 2005

James Warren Whitney

M.A., Anthropology. B.S., Cornell University (New York), 1997. M.A., University of Washington, 2000

Artem Zhdanov **

M.A., Northern Studies: New Media Journalism. B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006


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Doctoral Degrees

Carrin Marie Halffman

Ph.D. Anthropology

B.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1985. M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1990

Thesis: Bone as a Biomarker of Mercury Exposure in Prehistoric Arctic Human Populations: Initial Method Validation Using Animal Models

Marine mammals are dietary staples in arctic populations, but these foods sometimes contain the toxic metal mercury. Because mercury can enter the environment naturally, preindustrial marine mammal consumers may have been exposed to mercury. This dissertation examined the potential for using archaeological bone to reconstruct mercury exposure in ancient populations.

Major Professor: Dr. Joel D. Irish

Michelle Kaye *

Ph.D. Anthropology

B.A., San Francisco State University (California), 1993. M.A., San Francisco State University (California), 2003

Thesis: Molecular Identification and Analysis of Treponematosis (Syphilis, Bejel, Yaws, or Pinta) in Ancient Mummified Remains from Northern Chile and Southern Peru

This research assessed the presence of treponematosis, a bacterial spirochete, in DNA of skeletal and mummified human remains from northern Chile dating from 5000 BC to AD 1100. Potential treponemal DNA was recovered from bone in one individual dated to the first to second century BC from the Azapa Valley.

Major Professor: Dr. Joel D. Irish

Alison Maria Meadow

Ph.D. Anthropology

B.A., Trent University (Canada), 1996. M.A., University of Arizona, 1999

Thesis: Evaluating and Designing Urban Food Systems: The Role of Local Initiatives

This study examines methods to improve an urban food system’s social equity and environmental sustainability. Three studies of conventional and nascent local food system initiatives were undertaken in order to improve methods of food system assessment and to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of local food system development.

Major Professor: Dr. S. Craig Gerlach

Kenneth Lane Pratt

Ph.D. Anthropology

B.A., Western Washington University, 1979. M.A., Western Washington University, 1984

Thesis: Nuniwarmiut Land Use, Settlement History and Socio-Territorial Organization, 1880 – 1960

This study focuses on socio-territorial organization among the Nuniwarmiut, the most isolated of all Central Yup’ik Eskimo populations. It argues that local groups organized around winter villages were the only socio-territorial units, and that such groups ranged in number from seven to 30 during the period 1880 – 1960.

Major Professor: Dr. Peter P. Schweitzer

Stacy Michelle Rasmus *

Ph.D. Anthropology

B.A., Western Washington University, 1999. M.A., Western Washington University, 2001

Thesis: Indigenous Emotional Economies in Alaska: Surviving Youth in the Village

This dissertation is a contemporary ethnography of an Athabascan village that explores life in “the vill” from a youth perspective. Youth in the villages today must adapt strategies for surviving their feelings. Outcomes from the study include a model for an indigenous emotional economy and patterns of decision making among Athabascan youth.

Major Professor: Dr. Phyllis Morrow

Paula Williams

Ph.D. Resilience and Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Program

B.A., University of Utah, 1980. J.D., University of Utah, 1983

Thesis: The Role of Social Paradigm in Human Perception and Response to Environmental Change

The dominant western industrial social paradigm (WISP) acts to reduce environmental concern and, consequently, environmental behaviors. Values in other paradigms result in human behaviors which are congruent with the physical environment. The WISP may reduce resilience by impairing our perception of change and our willingness to adapt.

Major Professors: Dr. Lilian Alessa and Dr. James R. Allen

 

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