Four graduating students from the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education were honored for exceptional accomplishments and contributions as part of the department’s commencement video for the graduating class of 2020.
The video featured a virtual procession of the graduates, presentation of department awards, a speech by one of the students, and introductions of each graduate. The video was book-ended by photo montages of students and their campus experiences. A “watch party” via Zoom on Friday evening, May 8, allowed more than 130 viewers (including students, friends, families, and colleagues) to watch the 45-minute video together as a community.
Award recipients announced on the video included Kaitlin Peltz and Kristen Shimko as Outstanding Scholars for their academic achievement and ability to enhance the learning environment for their colleagues. Also awarded was Emily Ostrowski as the S. Trevor Hadley Outstanding Student for her academic accomplishments and significant service to her campus and professional communities.
Tyler Montgomery was chosen to deliver the student address on the video. SAHE students and faculty selected Tyler on the basis of his excellent speaking skills and his ability to speak on behalf of the 2020 graduating class.
The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education students, faculty, and alumni are proud of and congratulate all of our graduates and award honorees!