Local Students Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT (05/30/2014)(readMedia)– Some 2,904 students were awarded a variety of bachelor’s degrees during the University of Vermont’s 213th Commencement ceremonies on May 18. There were some 575 advanced degrees and certificates awarded by the UVM Graduate College and approximately 106 women and men took the oath of Hippocrates following the awarding of their M.D. degrees at ceremonies of the UVM College of Medicine. A list of local students and the degree earned by each follows:

Cody Aylward of East Lyme,  Bachelor of Science, Zoology, College of Arts & Sciences

Muriel Bell of Essex, Bachelor of Science, Social Work, College of Education & Social Services

Sage Bierman of Ledyard, Bachelor of Arts, English, College of Arts & Sciences

Janice Brewer of Mystic, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Music Education, College of Education & Social Services

Courtney Burd of Old Lyme, Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Science

Arianna Dayharsh of Essex, Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Preschool, College of Education & Social Services

Aaron Dean of Groton, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Jacob Dryden-Jaffe of New London, Bachelor of Arts, Film and Television Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Wanda Gortner of Uncasville, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences

Samuel Hellman of Norwich, Bachelor of Science, Geology, College of Arts & Sciences

Sean Kratzert of Old Lyme, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Administration, School of Business Administration

Karley Reising of Ledyard, Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education Social Sciences, College of Education & Social Services

Chartered in 1791, UVM was the first college or university in the United States that did not give preference to a religious sect in its charter. UVM now has 9,970 undergraduates in seven schools and colleges, 1,317 graduate students and 454 medical students. The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution.

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