The following area students were among 1,193 students graduating from the University of Mary Washington. Shawn Boyer, founder and CEO of SnagAJob.com, delivered the commencement address for master’s candidates on Friday, May 11 and Neil Howe, historian and best-selling author, gave the undergraduate commencement address on Saturday, May 12.
Erik W. Burnham, of Round Hill, graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in Spanish.
Ashley E. Cameron, of Leesburg, graduated with a B.S. degree in economics and Spanish.
Olivia S. Colville, of Hamilton, graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in history.
Jacob S. Gordon, of Purcellville, graduated with highest distinction with a B.A. degree in English.
Tyler N. Henderson, of Purcellville, graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration.
Jaclyn Anne Marie Horn, of Round Hill, graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in geology.
Kalyna L. Jowyk, of Purcellville, graduated with a B.A. degree in English: creative writing.
Rachel H. McGuirk, of Purcellville, graduated with a B.A. degree in geography.
Glenn E. Milich, of Purcellville, graduated with a B.A. degree in English.
Mary E. Snapp, of Bluemont, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in English.
Alyssa L. Zint, of Leesburg, graduated with a B.S. degree in psychology.
The university awarded 73 master of business administration degrees, 102 master of education degrees, 21 master of science in management information systems, 30 master of science in elementary education degrees, 463 bachelor of arts degrees, 41 bachelor of liberal studies degrees, 80 bachelor of professional studies degrees and 379 bachelor of science degrees. Four graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program.
The University of Mary Washington is a premier, selective public liberal arts and sciences university in Virginia, highly respected for its commitment to academic excellence, strong undergraduate liberal arts and sciences program, and dedication to life-long learning. The university, with a total enrollment of more than 5,000, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, Va., a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, Va., which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers. In recent years, the university has seen its academic reputation garner national recognition in numerous selective guidebooks, including Forbes, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review’s edition of 150 “Best Value Colleges” and “The Best 376 Colleges.”