College of Arts and Sciences


  • Commencement 2010

    June 28, 2010

    More than 600 students in the College of Arts and Sciences —representing one of the most diverse graduating classes in the Pacific Northwest—received their degrees during commencement at Key Arena on Sunday, June 13. The College was well-represented among the honored students: 

    • Peter Finley Ruger, B.A. Fine Arts, sang the National Anthem.
    • Amanda Nicole Rinkel, B.A. English, was the undergraduate student speaker.
    • Chiew Hoon Ong, Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership, was the graduate student speaker.
    • Teresa C.E. Abrahamson-Richard, Art History major with departmental honors, received the President’s Award and the Richard P. Hickey Award.
    • Leah Treuhaft Julius, Political Science major, received the Provost’s Award.
    • Nathan James Wheeler, both a Liberal Studies major and English major with departmental honors, received the Le Roux Award.
    • Monica Janelle Lederhos, M.A. Criminal Justice, received the Wallace Loh Academic Excellence Award.
    • Khaled Attalah Jaraysa, Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership, received the Leadership and Social Justice Award.
    • Music was performed by members of the University orchestra, Quinton Morris director, George Shangrow  conductor.

    At the undergraduate ceremony, Bob Craves, CEO and co-founder of College Success Foundation, received an honorary degree, and Cheryl Crazy Bull, president of Northwest Indian College, received an honorary degree at the graduate ceremony.


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