CMCI is proud to celebrate our 2022 William W. White Outstanding Graduate and Outstanding Seniors!

Each year, the student with the highest GPA in the college is honored as the college’s outstanding graduate, and students in each department are chosen as outstanding seniors based on a combination of academic merit, professional achievement and service to the college. 

These students have persevered through challenges and experienced both personal and academic triumphs. Now, they’re ready to toss their caps at graduation and embark on their next chapters.

Read the stories below to learn more about these future leaders in the fields of media, communication and information.

Rylee Vogel

Class of 2022: Rylee Vogel

Dec. 6, 2022

Rylee Vogel is an actor and a communicator. This year, she’s also the recipient of the December William W. White Outstanding Graduate Award.

Kendall Winer

Class of 2022: Kendall Winer

With years of travel experience under her belt, Kendall Winer is ready to pursue a career in international luxury travel after graduation. She’ll launch into those plans with the distinction of being CMCI’s William W. White Outstanding Graduate.

Grace Channell

Class of 2022: Grace Channell

Fourth-year student Grace Channell considers herself a lifelong learner. As a student, she dove into a major in communication, double minors and multiple leadership roles in student groups. This month, Channell will graduate with her degree, lessons learned from her undergraduate experience and the honor of being named the Department of Communication’s William W. White Outstanding Senior.

Evie Duffy

Class of 2022: Genevieve Duffy

For fourth-year student Genevieve Duffy, pursuing a degree in media studies shaped the way she views art, gave her insight into the world of social media and encouraged her to think more deeply about the world. This month, Duffy will graduate with her degree and the honor of being the 2022 Department of Media Studies William W. White Outstanding Senior.

Max Gannett

Class of 2022: Max Gannett

During his time in CMCI, fourth-year student Max Gannett has been a student ambassador, a peer career advisor and student government president. Now, he is graduating as the Department of Information Science's William W. White Outstanding Senior, and he will continue his studies this fall in the Information Science Bachelor's-Accelerated Master's Degree program.

Shawn Mitchell

Class of 2022: Shawn Mitchell

Fourth-year student Shawn Mitchell was planning to study physics until a gap year changed the course of his collegiate experience. This month, Mitchell is ready to graduate and pursue his passion for immersive media with the distinction of being the Department of Critical Media Practice’s William W. White Outstanding Senior.

Hannah Prince

Class of 2022: Hannah Prince

Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Bold, Hannah Prince will graduate this month as the 2022 Department of Journalism’s William W. White Outstanding Senior. She’ll apply her journalism training in her next adventure as an intern for ABC News.

Ashley Schoenbauer

Class of 2022: Ashley Schoenbauer

Ashley Schoenbauer, an award-winning media design student, will graduate this month with a degree in strategic communication and the distinction of being the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design’s William W. White Outstanding Senior. She hopes her future in advertising allows her to put people over profit.

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Class of 2022: Honors and Distinction Graduates



Class of 2022: Department of Communication Graduation Awards

Congratulations to CMCI's Department of Communication spring 2022 award recipients, who earned honors for outstanding achievement, leadership, engagement, teaching and more!