| 03.18.2018

Graduating seniors speakout


Finally, a four-year (or more) journey of University of Idaho seniors has led them to the finish line. With graduation commencement is in two weeks, some of UI seniors shared their thoughts and thank you’s to their meritorious professors and advisors. 

Lauren Naughton (Finance and Marketing)

“Professor Grieb (Finance) and Professor Mishra (Marketing) have been really great instructors that have helped me throughout my college career. I’m very thankful that I have a job when I graduate working for Nestle USA.”

Michael Egland (Pre-veterinary)

“I would like to say thank you to my animal science professors and my advisor Dr. Hunt for being great professors, making the information interesting, having fair classes and for providing me with the tools to succeed in veterinary school. My plans for graduating consist of moving to Boise, looking for a job at a veterinary clinic and reapply to vet school in October.”

Alex Booth (Advertising)

“The entire Journalism and Mass Media (JAMM) department, professors, faculty and students, come together to make a great educational experience for anyone. I have truly enjoyed being exposed to the media world by real professionals. Special shout out to Mark Secrist for enhancing my interest in advertising. After graduating, I plan to relocate to Seattle, Washington, and pursue a profession in an advertising agency.”

Jamil Sepulveda (Business Management ± Human Resources, International Studies and Spanish)

“In general, I believe most of my professors provided me with a wonderful collection of rich learning experiences that have changed my world view and made me more aware and critical of the world around me. I really enjoyed professors who were truly dedicated to teach and reached out to their students in other ways such as mentoring them, helping them with their resumes or offering them advice outside the classroom.”

Sammi Gunning (English ± Creative Writing)

“I would like to thank Colleen Quinn, the Director of Student Involvement and Katie Dahlinger, the Associate Director of Student Involvement for pushing me to pursue what would become my passion. After graduation, I will be pursuing a career in event planning and getting married to the love of my life, Theo White, who is also a graduating senior.”

Clay Cravea (Architecture)

“I would have to say thanks to Rob Church for inspiring me to push my limits and open my eyes to new ideas. I plan on coming back to UI for my Masters in Architecture.”

Kellie Koester (History and International Studies, Spanish minor)

“There are a thousand thank you’s that I could give out but specifically I’d like to say thank you to Dr. Quinlan in the history department for sharing his interest in the history of science and medicine, and to Dr. Campbell in the Honors Program for caring less about my grades and more about who I am as a person.”

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