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Tomorrow’s leaders: Class of 2020

May 7, 2020

Read words of wisdom from just a few of the many talented, motivated and innovative students who are graduating and starting on their next adventure. Congratulations, Buffs! You are an inspiration.

Sophia Zervas

Class of 2020: Sophia Zervas

May 6, 2020

The term “accomplished” takes on a whole new meaning when referring to Sophia Zervas. Graduating with degrees in piano and voice, Zervas is off to Harvard University to continue her studies in a unique field.

Josie Hoien

Class of 2020: Josie Hoien

May 6, 2020

Josie is graduating with a bachelor's degree in geography and certificates in Native American and indigenous studies, as well as Western American studies. Learn about her experience.

RJ Mooney

Class of 2020: RJ Mooney

May 6, 2020

RJ Mooney is graduating with a bachelor's degree in geography and a certificate in Western American studies. Read about RJ's experience from his perspective.

Shelby Litton

Class of 2020: Shelby Litton

May 6, 2020

Shelby Litton is graduating with a degree in geological science and a certificate in Western American studies. Read first-hand about her experience.

Nate Bennett

Class of 2020: Nate Bennett

May 5, 2020

Graduating summa cum laude from Engineering with a bachelor's in technology, arts and media, Nate Bennett has distinguished himself as a mentor, teacher and leader, earning one of the ATLAS Institute’s Outstanding Undergraduate Awards.

Jolie Klefeker

Class of 2020: Jolie Klefeker

May 5, 2020

Jolie Klefeker is graduating with a bachelor's degree, but as a researcher at the ATLAS Institute, her work rises to the level of a successful doctoral student. She is receiving ATLAS's Outstanding Undergraduate Award and Engineering's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.

Sofia Noelle Peña y Lillo

Class of 2020: Sofia Noelle Peña y Lillo

May 5, 2020

This spring, Sofia Peña y Lillo will graduate with majors in media studies, media production and film studies. As if that weren’t already remarkable, she’ll do so having earned the CMCI’s William W. White Outstanding Graduate Award.

Emily Etzi

Class of 2020: Emily Etzi

May 5, 2020

One of the greatest lessons that Emily Etzi will take from her time in the Evening MBA program at the Leeds School is the importance of community and having a personal support system.

Sarah Olson

Class of 2020: Sarah Olson

May 5, 2020

As a member of Leeds' highly selective scholars program, Sarah maintained a 4.0 GPA while pursuing a dual emphasis in finance and marketing; a certificate in technology arts and media; and a minor in leadership.