2012 SJSU SLIS Convocation Ceremony


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>> I'm Dr. Sandy Hirsh and it is my privilege to serve as professor and director of the School
of Library and Information Science and to preside over today's convocation
to celebrate you and your accomplishments.
Today represents the culmination of all your hard work and I would
like to welcome you and your families.
Today we are gathered for a convocation which is a calling together.
We are here today to celebrate your achievements which you accomplished with the love and support
of the people who are closest to you-- your parents, siblings, partners, and children--
some of whom, it looks like a lot of you,
may even be sharing this special event with you here today.
This is the school's 45th convocation since we first achieved accreditation and there is
so much to celebrate as a school.
We are the largest school of library and information science in the world
with almost 2,500 students in 48 states and in 17 countries.
We have a large graduating class this year as you can see, over 650 students.
Our graduates today represent a good cross section of the overall student body
with our graduates today coming from 37 states and four Canadian provinces.
We offer our students a broad range of courses enabling them to design their curriculum
to best meet their needs and interests.
As an example, our courses range from the history of books
to immersive learning environments, to using social media for competitive
and company research to virtual services.
Our MLIS degree is nationally ranked by US News & World Report and also
as the number one E learning service provider.
And our school has received national awards for innovative use of technology.
Our school also launches many new initiatives, innovative initiatives
such as our highly successful Virtual Library 2.011 conference last year
and as a new alumni it is my hope that you will participate
in the upcoming Virtual Library 2.012 conference in October
to help build your professional connections, share your knowledge with others,
and also to continue your lifelong learning.
We are very fortunate to have exceptional award winning faculty and students
who are influencing the future of the profession.
In addition to our MLIS degree we offer several other programs including a Master degree
in Archives and Records Administration, our MARA degree, a Gateway Ph.D. program which we have
in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology in Australia,
and just this spring we launched a new fully online Post-Master's Certificate Program.
Our mission is to educate professionals and develop leaders who organize, manage,
and enable the effective use of information and ideas in order to contribute
to the well being of our global communities.
I'd like now just to take a minute to introduce our faculty and staff and have them stand up
and be recognized, so if you can stand up.
[ Applause ]
Than k you.
We all work to support you in your education and as you enter into the professional world.
To help you on your way, as a graduation gift from SLIS, I'm very pleased to announce
that we are giving each graduate this year a complementary one year membership extension
to the SJSU Career Center.
This membership-- [applause] yeah yay.
This membership includes access to resources such as resume workshops, interview workshops,
a Sparta Jobs Online job search database and more.
It is our hope that with this gift coupled with the skills and knowledge
that you gained during your time in the SLIS program that you will be very well positioned
to launch your successful career.
As San Jose State University graduates, you bear a responsibility today and tomorrow
for demonstrating the impact that that librarians and information professionals have
on the well being of their communities, whether in college and university environments,
governmental environments, school environments, public library environments,
corporate industry environments; there's many different ways that I imagine that you're going
to be applying your skills in the future,
but first and foremost I want to congratulate all of you.
You've done it and you should be so proud of your accomplishments because we definitely are.
Congratulations.
[ Applause ]
We are supported, we are very fortunate to be supported in our work by the larger university
and I am now very pleased to introduce a good friend to our school and our dean of the College
of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dr. Charlie Bullock.
[ Applause ]
>> Thank you Dr. Hirsh.
What a great day.
I bring you greetings from the president of the university and on behalf of the university
and the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, I welcome all of you today
to this convocation ceremony and particularly welcome you
and congratulate all the graduates for today.
It's a great day for convocation.
One of the happiest days of my life are these days that I get to come and welcome folks
to their convocation ceremonies, and what makes this even better, and all of you know
who are graduates, and you who are parents and friends and guests out there, if you don't know,
SLIS, the School of Library and Information Science, not only is it the largest program
in the country, it is the largest and the best program at San Jose State,
so I'd like to make sure we give them a huge applause.
[ Applause ]
As dean of a college that has 8,000 student and 11 different, seven scho- departments
and four schools, I wish that every program we had in the College of Applied Sciences
and Arts was as strong as this one.
You all truly graduate from a great program.
It's going to keep getting better and I hope that you'll remember us as you graduate
and always think about how great your education was here with us.
Congratulations to all of you.
[ Applause ]
>> Okay, so each year the faculty invites a student
who best exhibits the academic leadership and professional characteristics reflective
of our students and program to address the convocation.
This student receive the Ken Haycock Award for exceptional professional promise and is asked
to serve as the graduate speaker.
This year's speaker is Stacey Norlund.
I am very pleased that Stacey was selected as this year's graduation speaker.
Living in Toronto, Canada, she demonstrates the international reach of our program.
She has shown persistence and drive that will serve her in good stead throughout her career.
A good example of this drive is that her daughter Hannah was born the same week
that she started SLIS coursework in August 2009.
Clearly, nothing can slow her down.
She's an exemplary student in every way and she clearly made the most of her time in our school.
I think she took advantage of every opportunity available to her.
Here are just some examples: she just completed a virtual internship as an embedded librarian
with the SJSU King Library where she created digital learning objects
and provided reference services for occupational therapy students.
She served as a peer mentor for LIBR 203 students, she held several leadership positions
on the Student Research Journal as managing editor and just recently as editor in chief.
She's held leadership roles in several of the school's student associations serving as editor
of SLIS Descriptor and the secretary of LISSTEN, and she also has been a member
of several professional associations including ALA, ALA-NMRT, SLA, Ontario Library Association.
She just received a competitive travel grant to attend the SLA annual conference in Chicago.
And she accomplished all of these activities, including being a mom
and continuing her 13 year stint as a library assistant
for the Toronto Public Library with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Her MLIS focus was on information intermediation and instruction and information organization
and I look forward to the great things that Stacey will accomplish with her MLIS degree
from our program and I'm very pleased that Stacey will continue her connection with SLIS
through SLISConnect since she was just elected
as alumni vice president president elect for SLISConnect.
But today she's representing all of our graduates here
and so it is my pleasure to welcome Stacey Norlund.
[ Applause ]
>> Thank you very much Dr. Hirsh for that kind introduction.
Thank you and welcome everyone to today's celebration.
We have graduates and faculty and staff, families and friends, all of us today here
with us in person and also virtually celebrating the accomplishments
of today's graduating class all over the world.
I am pleased to be celebrating with you whether you're here in person
or whether you're joining us online.
It is wonderful to be part of such a large, diverse group of accomplished people,
each of us with different experiences and different perspectives.
Today I'd like to briefly share my experiences as a member of the SLIS community
and what it means to me to be graduating today from this program at this moment in time.
I will preface my talk by offering my sincerest gratitude to the faculty
and to the awards committee for this opportunity to address all
of you here today representing the class of 2012.
This is a tremendous honor.
And I would be remiss if I did not thank my family,
without whom I would not be standing here today.
My partner, my daughter, and both of my parents who have provided countless hours
of babysitting service and pots of soup to keep us all healthy, and I know that all
of my fellow graduates today have similar stories and have been supported by family
and friends throughout this journey that in some ways has felt interminable-- ePortfolio.
[laughter] And in other ways has gone by in a blink of an eye.
Today, as we celebrate our accomplishments, let us focus on the sense of community that is
such an integral part of our school.
The support we receive from faculty and from staff and from all
of our peers and our future colleagues.
Let me tell a quick story.
As Sandy mentioned, when I started my MLIS program in 2009 I was nine months pregnant
and trying to finish up my LIBR 203 requirements as efficiently as possible and I ended up having
to cancel my Eliminate training session because I had to go to the hospital.
And after filling out the online cancellation form and yes, I did take the time to fill
out the form, I received a personal email, almost immediately might I add,
from Debbie Faires wishing me luck as I headed off to start my other new journey as a parent.
Now, anyone who has had contact with Debbie, and that's many of us here today,
know that if you send Debbie a message you will get an instantaneous reply no matter what time
of day it seems.
And what I realized that day, and there are many, many more stories like this
but I will not go on, is that what has been proven true time and time again is
that despite the large number of us in the SLIS program and despite the fact that we are
such a geographically diverse group of people in an online program that this generosity
of spirit is not limited to this specific instance but is evident at every level
of the school from instructors, from staff, students,
and what a wonderful journey it has been for every one of us graduating today
to develop our professional skills in this supportive learning environment
in this community and it's with pleasure that I think of the so many ways I've been able
to avail myself of this community alongside many of you as a team member in classes,
as a peer mentor to new students, as a member of the Student Research Journal editorial team,
as an officer with our American Library Association student chapter,
and how as an officer with SLISConnect, our joint student alumni association.
And this sense of community has been rendered even stronger
through informal social media channels as anyone who is a member
of the ePortfolio Facebook group can attest.
What a wonderful support system that was as we helped each other keep writing
and then cheered each other as each of us crossed the finish line.
And now that we've completed this chapter of our lives,
as we prepare to leave our academic community to move into the profession,
we will maintain these relationships and these networks that we've built,
and we should remember to focus not only on building our careers through our work but also
by establishing ourselves as members of the larger information community.
I cannot stress enough the value both personal and professional
of being actively involved in professional associations.
And this sense of community is what we will take with us as each of us graduate today
and as we move onwards to our next steps in our journeys where we bring with us our values
and the vast tool kit of skills and unique expertise that each of us has developed at SLIS.
Our career paths will be just as diverse as the SLIS curriculum with some of us opting
for public, academic, or school library work, others finding a place in special libraries
and even more of us working in environments that have nothing to do with libraries at all.
We are not merely librarians, we are information professionals at a very exciting time
and there are myriad ways in which to apply our knowledge in ways that advance the profession.
I'm thrilled to be a member of such an inspirational community and I cannot wait
to see what amazing things are accomplished by all of us, my peers,
my fellow members of the San Jose State University School of Library
and Information Science graduating class of 2012, congratulations
and my best wishes to each and every one of you.
Thank you so much.
[ Applause ]
>> Thank you Stacey, that was very inspirational.
Thank you.
I'd like to now introduce our next speaker, our convocation speaker.
The Special Libraries Association's tagline is Connecting People and Information
and I think this tagline is a good representation
of what you all have been focusing on in your time here at SLIS.
As the CEO of the Special Libraries Association, an international association
that represents thousands of information professionals in more than 80 countries,
I am very pleased that Janice Lachance agreed to speak with you today.
I believe that her background, career, and leadership at SLA will help inspire you
as you more forward into the workforce and launch your own careers.
It is especially fortuitous timing that we have Janice here this year
as our school has just been approved by SLA
to create our own Special Libraries Association student chapter, so we'll be doing that soon.
[applause] Yeah.
Yeah that's good.
Before joining SLA, Janice held a range of high level executive positions including
as a management consultant in the areas of strategic planning,
organization transformation and culture change.
As the director of the US Office of Personnel Management which she was nominated
by President Clinton for and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate for that position,
and as the director of communications and political fares for the American Federation
of Government Employees and on the staff was several members
of the US House of Representatives.
Janice earned a bachelor's of arts degree from Manhattanville College in New York
and a JD degree from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As the CEO of the Special Libraries Association, Janice has revised the strategic direction
of the association and she also reengineered the association's professional development program
to meet the needs of information professionals across corporate, academic,
and government settings by creating Special Libraries Associations online Click University.
She also expanded SLA's public policy program which has increased the association's influence
in legislative, judicial, and international proceedings and she has worked in support
of an open, robust, and independent internet.
She led a multiyear comprehensive research effort to create a shared evidence based vision
of the future role of the information professional.
Janice's work at SLA over the past eight plus years gives her a broad perspective
of what it means to be an information professional and I'm very pleased
that she agreed to join us today to share her thoughts and perspectives with you.
it is my great honor to introduce Janice Lachance.
[ Applause ]
>> Well thank you Dr. Hirsh for that warm welcome introduction, and I'm going to start
where Stacey mentioned for all of you.
I want to start by thanking the parents and families of today's graduates.
[ Applause ]
There is no doubt that San Jose State is one of the top library programs in the nation
and the world and you have every right to be proud
of helping your loved ones earn their degree from this school,
so give yourselves another round of applause for supporting them
and making sacrifices on their behalf.
[ Applause ]
Before I start my official address there are two people I want to recognize.
One of them is Bill Fisher who many of you know as a member of the faculty here.
But I know him as much more.
He is a recognized and respected thought leader, a tireless advocate for this profession,
and a past president of the Special Libraries Association.
Bill served SLA extremely well as its president and continues to stay involved to this day,
never turning down a request for his time and talent.
Bill, thank you for all you've given and all you continue to give.
[ Applause ]
The other person I'd like to recognize is your director, Sandy Hirsh.
Sandy's resume should be required reading for all students here bec- [laughter] I'm serious.
Because it shines a light on the many diverse career opportunities that are open
to librarians and information professionals.
She's worked in public and academic libraries, in leading technologies
such as Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.
She has conducted research on the information needs and behaviors of consumers.
She has written articles for respected industry publications and she has volunteered her time
and expertise to associations and councils.
Sandy, thank you for all you have given and continue to give
to this school and the information profession.
[ Applause ]
Now for all of you in the front here who have worked so hard
to earn the degree you're receiving today, let me just say one thing: congratulations!
[ Applause ]
Well actually, I have a little more to say but convocation ceremonies like this one are
by nature inspiring and I'm going to do everything I can to strike that tone
in my remarks but I have to confess.
It is each one of you who inspire me.
I've spent the last eight and a half years leading an association of librarians
and information professionals and in that time my appreciation of you has grown exponentially.
In addition to expertly cataloging reference materials and answering user requests
and helping people find information, many of you literally help save lives, fight diseases,
ensure justice, and improve society.
Show me a pharmaceutical company developing a life saving drug,
a government agency protecting their environment, a law firm standing up for victims
of injustice, or a non-profit organization improving the lives of inner city children
and I'll show you a librarian working as part of the team to make sure that good information,
the right information, reaches those who need it.
Now if you think I'm exaggerating the impact librarians can have on society,
let me introduce you to someone who is not here with us today, but hopefully you'll all get
to meet him in the course of your career.
His name is Jeff Obeshaw [assumed spelling].
He's the knowledge manager for a non-profit organization that works to improve the health
of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Jeff usually works out of his office in Massachusetts making sure his co-workers
around the world have access to evidence based knowledge about AIDS,
infant mortality and other public health issues.
Occasionally, he travels and gives presentations as he did not long ago
to a group of young mothers in Ethiopia.
In addition, Jeff is a part time history professor at a local community college
and he readily admits his heart is in academia.
He even got his start as a college librarian.
But a stint in the Peace Corps got him interested in international development
and now he's helping change the lives of thousands
of people on the other side of the world.
Opportunities like this are in greater supply thank you may think.
Yes, it's true that the market for jobs is sluggish,
but the market for expertise is thriving and there will always be positions for people
who know how to identify, use and share the right information.
Skills such as content curation and data mining are in demand at organizations that are trying
to make sense of the avalanche of information that's bearing down upon them,
and what organization isn't in that situation today?
My advice for you is to tailor your portfolio to accentuate your areas
of expertise in addition to your degree.
You want to highlight the skills you possess and identify the many roles,
some of which may even be outside the library field, that you can fill with them.
My own career offers a lesson in this area.
I am an attorney by education, but I've never practiced law.
What I have done is use the expertise I developed in law school to open doors
to very exciting jobs related to, but outside, the legal arena.
As you heard from Sandy, I've been a strategic management consultant,
the director of a federal agency, a media spokesperson,
a member of President Clinton's cabinet, and for almost nine years now I've had the best job
in the world as CEO of the Special Libraries Association.
In an article in the Harvard Business Review last year Anne-Marie Slaughter,
a professor at Princeton discussed this concept and its potential impact on all of us.
She pointed out that news reporters used to fill the roles of finding information
and writing stories, but we all know now that those roles are being appropriated by bloggers,
crowdsources, and pretty much anyone else with enough time and a little bit of technology.
But that doesn't meant that reporters are no longer needed,
it just means they must use their skills to fill other roles that are needed
such as protecting human rights in war torn countries like Syria and Sudan,
and evaluating the credibility of information flowing from different parts of the world.
She wrote, forget the titles on the org charts and the advertised positions.
Design your own profession and convince employers that you are exactly what they need.
Define the functions you think they need and you can supply and then apply for a position,
whether or not they've created it yet.
Not long ago I met a librarian who did just that.
Her title is user experience librarian, and her job didn't exist until she started to think
about how users interact with her library and conducting research to discover how
to create a more successful experience for them.
Now she administers usability studies, ethnographic studies, focus groups,
and other types of assessments to develop qualitative data
to complement the quantitative data the library already collects.
Having both types of data available improves the library's ability to make decisions
about collections, services, and staffing.
So think for a moment about your areas
of expertise then consider whether they lend themselves to fulfilling any of these roles--
editorial research, knowledge management, market research, competitive intelligence,
strategic planning, content curation, and digital rights management.
These are just some of the many roles being performed by librarians right here in California
and a significant percentage of them are being performed by people who do not work
in traditional brick and mortar libraries or who hold non-traditional titles
such as content choreographer, conflict supervisor,
and vice president of market intelligence.
I know Blane Dessy and Nancy Faget spoke here last fall
about library careers in the federal government.
Nancy mentioned the technology fellows program which offers two year paid fellowships to those
with skills in information technology and information science.
Imagine the many diverse career paths you could follow if you received one of those fellowships.
IT and information science are a powerful combination
and many organizations would pay dearly to hire someone with experience in those areas.
So over the past couple years your professors here at San Jose have equipped you
with knowledge and expertise in many areas that will serve you well throughout your career.
But as Sandy mentioned, that's not the end.
For us, lifelong learning is a reality so I encourage you to build on that solid foundation
by going a step further and joining a professional association.
Of course I have my favorite but [laughter] you go ahead and join whatever one you want.
I'll know though.
[laughter] Anyway, but when you do, don't just pay the member dues, get involved.
Attend local and national meetings, network with other members, find a mentor,
serve on committees and task forces and enroll in courses and certificate programs.
Doing these things will take time and effort and, yes money, but you will develop new skills,
gain valuable experience and develop a professional network all
of which will greatly increase your potential for career success.
You'll have plenty of opportunity to use these tools in the years ahead because the flow
of information will only grow stronger.
Organizations will have to find ways to manage that information, parse it, package it,
and present it and who better to take on that challenge than you?
They'll also have to move this information efficiently
and effectively among their employees and manage the knowledge that is generated from it,
and once again, you're ideally suited to the task.
These and other opportunities though aren't going to come to you,
you're going to have to take the initiative.
And on that note, I'll leave you with three pieces of advice: look for opportunities
in places you might not normally think of, take risks that stretch your abilities,
and believe that you can make a difference, not just a living.
I've had a great time being here with you these last few days
and I thank you again for inviting me.
I know that in the years ahead when people ask who spoke
at your convocation you probably won't recall [laughter]
but I promise I will remember being here with you.
When I think back from my own graduation from law school and I look at what I've done
since then, I know that it really is true that there's no limit
to how far you can go if you set your mind to it.
So in the years to come, when I read or hear about a new cure for a disease,
or a new technology changing people's lives, or an important innovative way to get clean water
to the poor of a developing nation, I'm going to imagine there's a librarian
from San Jose State who helped make it happen.
Thank you and congratulations.
[ Applause ]
>> The names will be called by Dr. Pat Franks who is our MARA Coordinator
and by Dr. Linda Main the SLIS Associate Director
and by Mary Ann Harlan the Teacher Librarian Coordinator.
[applause] Yeah well, yeah sure let's give them all a round of applause.
They'll be up here for a while.
And you will have the honor of being hooded today by Janice Lachance.
>> It's my pleasure to recognize those who have earned their degree in Archives
and Records Administration first.
Amy Abadilla
[ Applause ]
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>> Thank you.
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Melissa Hunt Glickman
[ Applause ]
>> Congratulations.
>> Thank you.
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Ember Krumwied
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Angela Noble
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>> Congratulations.
>> Before we move on I'd like to recognize Linda Ann Bigsby who is not here with us today,
and that concludes the graduates from the MARA program.
[ Applause ]
And now we will begin the MLIS recipients.
Lucinda Abbott
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Laura Abbott
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, Mary Abler
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Kristen Abraham [applause] Chezire Aclimandos
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Paul Addis
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Cynthia Aguado
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Marina Aiello
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Karri Alderson, Amanda Allpress, Joshua Alperin, Maricela Alvarez, Maribel Alvarez,
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Loryn Aman
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Larissa Andersen,
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Jessica Anderson, Michelle Andis, Laura Anthony, Roman Antonio,
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Veronica Arispe, Martin Arnold
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Rachel Arteaga, Judy Atterholt, Marleah Augustine, Tamara Austin and Celia Avila.
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Jessica Bagwell
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Christa Bailey
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Elizabeth Baldwin, Erica Ball, Janelle Barnette and Ruth Barney.
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Jennifer Barnych, Alan Barr, Stephen Bartenhagen, Grace Bater,
Marie Beckermann, Sandra Beltran-Mata
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Patricia Benefiel, Erin Berman
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Elizabeth Bermani
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William Bermeo Deanna Berry
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Maria Beteran, Bryan Beyer, April Bible, Jennifer Bidwell,
Jennifer Biegen, Sally Blanchard, Karla Bluestone
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Geralyn Bodeker
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Christine Bolivar, Deborah Bonet
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Danielle Bordeleau
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Elizabeth Borges-Herzog
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Corrie Bott, Katherine Bottomley, Maire Bourke
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Callie Bowdish
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Dominique Bradford, Amy Bradley, Loreli Brandt, Jesse Braun, Jolie Braun, Erica Bretall,
Sherry Brew, Melissa Brewer, Ryann Brooks, David Brown, Gabriela Buenrostro, Naomi Buffington,
Ana Bui, Karrie Bullock, and Katrina Burch.
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Heather Burke, Emily Burkot and Christopher Burns
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Kareen Burns, David Burt, Margo Butera Sarah Butts, Channa Cajero, Azalea Camacho,
Jessica Cameron, Jennifer Campbell, Joseph Campi, Kathryn Cannarozzi, Alexander Cardillo,
Evan Carlson, Levi Carter, Georgia Cartner, Matthew Caselli, Isabel Castro,
Kimberly Caxide andJennifer Chang.
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[applause] Gloria Chavira, Catherine Chenoweth, Marcy Chernowski, Amanda Choi, Steven Chong,
Dana Christy, Cecillia Chu, Peter Chu, Ruth Chung, Roxanne Clement.
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Karen Clemons, Rachel Cloues, Evan Coates, and Cynthia Cohen.
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Tiffany Comito, Kent Conrad, Mark Cooper, Seth Cotterell, Nadeen Coursen,
Meredith Crawford, Courtney Crum and Sarah Cruz.
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Sarah Csekey, Jamie Cutter, Amy Dabrowski, Jennifer Dance,
Alison Danyer, Shiva Darbandi and Luana Darby.
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Ananya Dattagupta, Mairead Daugharty, Danielle Davis, Lindsay Davis.
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David Davis
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, Tamara Davis, Caroline Davis, Kimberly Day and Alison Day.
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Maria de Alaiza, Natalie De Anda.
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Jeffrey de Vries, Norah DeBellis, Stephen Defrank.
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Mohini Dela Pena
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Katrina Deliramich
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Judy Deliramich
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Siobhan DeVore, Mary Devries, Lisa Dibbern
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Erica Dietz, Deborah Diliberto, Heather Dillehunt, Katy DiVittorio
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Frank Djeng
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Deborah Doyle, Gabrielle Doyle, Alexandra Doyle Bauer, Julia Drake, Margaret Driscoll,
Sarah Dunne, Kathleen Duperry, Jessie Durant, Martha Dyer, Ashley Eaton, Paul Ehat,
Kathryn Elliott, Jade Ellis, Roseann Erwin.
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Ramses Escobedo, Loretta Esparza
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Juliana Espinosa, Stephanie Espinoza
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Stephanie Espinoza, John Fabke, Stephanie Farrar
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Erin Farrell
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Kirsten Feldman, Christine Feutz, John Fiedor
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Elizabeth Figueroa, Michael FitzGerald, Chris Fitzpatrick, Mary Flamino, Concepcion Flores
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Sean Flores, Frank Florian.
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Maryanne Flynn
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Charles Folk, Sophia Fong-Cohen, Haley Forrest, Rebecca Forth Kelch.
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Chad Francisco, Maggie Frankel, Renee Freidus.
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Judy Fremer, William Frenz, Andrea Freyler, Alexis Friedman, Lana Fukushima,
Jamillah Gabriel, Lawrence Gallegos, Kimberly Galloway.
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Alphie Garcia, Patricia Garcia
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Courtney Garcia, Kenny Garcia, Heather Garrett, Gabriel Garza, Amy Genesis, Rye Gentleman,
Janine Gericke, Justine Gerroir, Mark Giannuzzi, Rachael Gibson, Renee Gimelli,
Jennifer Giovanetti, Mindy Gipson, Brenda Glennie, Samantha Godbey, and Dignorah Gomez.
[ Applause ]
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Angelina Gomez
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Mariana Gonzalez, Israel Gonzalez, Travis Goode, Sheena Goss.
[ Applause ]
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Mark Gottschalk, Elizabeth Graham, Chelsea Graves,
Stephanie Green, Jamie Greene, Jenny Gregg.
[ Applause ]
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Diane Grevalsky, Allacyn Griffin-May, Lyndsey Grundman.
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Thomas Gruneisen, Rogelio Guerrero, Tashina Gunning, Elizabeth Gurba.
[ Applause ]
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Martina Gutierrez, Sandra Hajas, Katherine Halpern, Charles Hammer,
Genevieve Hammonds, Shaunt Hamstra, Clare Hanman.
[ Applause ]
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Richard Hannon, Rocio Haro
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Chelsey Hart, Suzanne Harter, Peter Hauge, Mary Haupt.
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Kimberly Hayden, Justin Head, Deadre Henderson, Hilary Henkin.
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Alison Hennessey, Jenniffer Hentzen, Melanie Hernandez.
[ Applause ]
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Gina Hernandez, Sheryl Herrigstad, Amelia Herring,
Rebecca Highland, Kelli Hines, Stacey Hinton.
[ Applause ]
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Michelle Hirsch, Jennifer Ho, Wendy Hoag, Lisa Hobbs
[ Applause ]
Melissa Holloman, Tahni Holmes, Jennifer Holowich, Dana Holzman, Tiffany Hrabusa,
Pei-Jung Hsu, Pamela Hubbard, Elizabeth Huber, Jeremy Hufton, Caroline Huggins, Kaitlin Hughes.
[ Applause ]
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Nicole Hughes, Bernadette Humphrey
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Shannon Hunter, Ayelet Ifrah, Iancindy Ip, Nicholas Jackson, John Jackson.
[ Applause ]
James Jamison, Ava Jancar, Felishia Jenkins, Angela Jensen.
[ Applause ]
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Jill Jensen
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Ariadna Jimenez-Barrios, Cristina Johnson, Erin Johnson, Heather Johnson, Alana Johnson,
Christina Johnson, and we're done with the Johnsons.
[laughter] Eirik Jonassen, Nancy Jones.
[ Applause ]
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David Jones, Paula Joyal, Sheila Joyner, Marcus Jun, Christina Jupp, Christina Kane.
[ Applause ]
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Denise Kane
[ Applause ]
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Kelly Kane, Stephanie Kapadia, Frances Kaplan, Eric Karkhoff, Elizabeth Karr, Lucille Kawate,
Marieka Kaye, Emma Keefe, Kurtis Kekkonen.
[ Applause ]
Lauren Kelley
[ Applause ]
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Michelle Kelley, Amy Kelly, Kelli Kempf, Mojgan Khosravi, Keisha Kidwell.
[ Applause ]
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Jeannie Killianey, James Kim, Christine Kim, Raquel Kirby, Chelsea Kirkland, Julie Kitaychik,
Jennifer Knell, Marina Kolodyazhnaya, Kimberly Koshiyama, Emily Koster,
Christopher Krause, Eva Krebs, Angela Kreklewetz.
[ Applause ]
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Antonia Krupicka-Smith, Cindy Kus, Young Soon Kwon, Christopher Kyauk,
Renee Lacy, Bonnie LaForge, Kimberly Lam.
[ Applause ]
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Jeanine Lancaster, Joseph Lane, Wynne Langer, Sarah Lanyi, Anna Lapid, Christina Larios.
[ Applause ]
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Samuel Larson, Sarah Latoza, Kristin Laughtin, Kathy Layer, Donna Leaf.
[ Applause ]
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Marianne Ledda, Jung Ah Lee, Norman Lee, Samantha Leif, Nichole Lemcke, Nicole Lemieux,
Sierra Lepine, Megan Leslie, Sandy Li, Tanya Lindquist.
[ Applause ]
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Cathryn Lintvedt, Lindsey Lipski, Melissa Little, Lisa Liu, Meeier Lo, Hylary Locsin,
Michael Logan, Kristin Lomicka, Natalie Lopez.
[ Applause ]
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Rachelle Lopez, David Lopez.
[ Applause ]
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[ Laughter ]
Margaret Lopez, Bryce Lovell, Vanessa Lucero.
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And actually we have a second Vanessa Lucero who is not here believe it
or not so, we'll congratulate her too.
Zoe Luderitz, Zoe Luhtala, Jacqueline Luna, Barbara Lundi, Amy Luu, Wilson Ly,
Katharine MacBride, Elizabeth Machie.
[ Applause ]
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[ Laughter ]
John Macomber, Daniel Macri, Zoe Maduros, Phoebe Magallanes, Eric Mahollitz, Anissa Malady,
Andrew Malcovsky, Patricia Mannix, Laura Marek, Carly Marino, Melissa Maristuen, Anica Masand.
[ Applause ]
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Michael Mason, Michele Mazeris, Michael McArthur, Ann McCann,
Earle McCartney, Kathryn McCluskey
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Laurie McConnell
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Scott McCord, Mark Mccormack, Colleen McDonald
[ Applause ]
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Diane McDonnell
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Ann McGinley, Matthew Mcguire, Katie McIlwee, Anna Mckay
[ Applause ]
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Kerry McKee, Colleen McKnight, Danielle McWilliams
[ Applause ]
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Shannon Meaney
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Jennifer Medina
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Helen Medina
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Christian Mellor , Candelaria Mendoza, Pilar Mendoza
[ Applause ]
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Sheelah Mercado, Lan Miao
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William Michael, Sally Miller, Erin Mischak, Dolly Moehrle, Simone Molitor,
Margaret Monahan, Patricia Moran, Salvador Moran
[ Applause ]
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Christopher Moreno, Barbara Morgan, Erika Morris
[ Applause ]
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Linda Morris, Jennifer Morrissey-Myatt
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Garrett Mortin, Natasha Moullen, Shayna Muckerheide, Christina Mune, Jamie Murray,
Karen Neal, Lydia Neeley, Daniel Ng
[ Applause ]
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>> It's my turn now.
Hai Nguyen, Holly Nguyen, Phuong Nguyen, Keiko Nishimoto,
Ryan Noble, Kenneth Nolasco, Stacey Nordlund
[ Applause ]
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Katrina Nye, Margaret Ocampo, Regina Ochoa, Nicole Ogden,
Sherry Ohara, Leah Ohlson, Jessica Olson.
[ Applause ]
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Mallory Olson, Judith Opdahl, Robin Openshaw
[ Applause ]
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Cynthia Orozco
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Christopher Ota
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Emily Otis, Terezita Overduin
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Veneza Pablico, Margo Padilla
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Dawn Paine, Emily Park, Amonty Parsons, Chloe Pascual,
Yasmin Paulson, Linda Pechin, Mary Pedraza
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Eileen Peifer, Laura Perani, Alexander Perez, Leticia Perez, Denyse Phelps, Alan Phelps,
Stacie Plummer, Sarah Porter, Ivan Portillo, Diana Poteete, David Power, Beatriz Preciado
[ Applause ]
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Kimberly Price, Aleah Purcell
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Theresa Putkey
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Jennifer Quinly, Bonnie Rainey, Karina Ramos
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Laura Ramos, Patrice Rand, Nicole Reich Bush, Jamie Renton
[ Applause ]
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Devyn Reynolds
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Addie Ricketts
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Robert Riley.
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Carlos Rios, Jonathan Ritter
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Armando Rivera
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Kym Robertson, Shannon Robles, Antoinette Rodriguez
[ Applause ]
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Stephanie Roelling
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Jason Rogers, Ernest Romero, David Rose, Josh Roselle, Brandy Royce, Antonia Ruiz, Jeff Sabol,
Katrina Sadler, Shannon Salcido, Alejandra Saldana, Cecilia Salgado,
Amanda Sambrano, Kascia Samel, Sarah Sammis
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Meredith Sarmento
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Patrice Sartor, Karen Sasamoto, Nathan Savage, Sherri Savage, Elinor Sawyer, Jeff Schiller,
Desiree Schumann, Sarah Schwager, Sarah Scott
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Suzanne Scott, Taylor Seeger, Susan Seifried
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Jennifer Seper, Richard Seward, Steven Shackelford,
Teresa Shao, Samuel Shields, Brooke--
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Brooke Shoostine, Cedate Shultz
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Erika Sisneros Wood
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Amanda Sist, Johanna Sistek, Jasmine Slaughter, John Smalley, Kristine Smith
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Marie Smith
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Sara Smith, Melissa Sobel, Elizabeth Soskin, Hai-Thom Sota, Mia Souza
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Ashley Sparks
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Lessa Spitzer, Loretta Staal
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Shannon Stalter, Nicolette Stanley, Rebecca Stavick, Lorraine Stein
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Liana Stepanyan, Shaula Stephenson
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Stephanie Stewart, Jennifer Stewart, Rene Stilwell, Megan Stith, Gina Storelli
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Krista Stracka, Vanessa Strange, Emily Stratford,
Elise Strickler, Richy Strobel, Elizabeth Stucki
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Patrick Sullivan, Autumn Sullivan, Cynthia Sumida-Scott
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Michelle Swadish, Sandra Switzer, Janine Taft, Sukena Taibjee, Deborah Takahashi,
Ryan Tamares, Margo Tanenbaum, Kate Tasker
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Murat Tatlilioglu, Nick Taylor, Peter Thai, John Thill, Jennifer Thomas, Brian Thomas,
Khaleedah Thomas, Holly Thomason, Leigh-Ann Thornhill
[ Applause ]
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Allyssa Tidwell
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John Tilney, Amber Toland Perry, Kevin Tolley, Amiee Tomasello, Salvador Topete, Irina Trapido,
Jennifer Traska, Melissa Treichel, Ashley Trigg, Amber Trindle
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Jonathan Trolinger, Susan Trujillo
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Amy Trulock
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Jennifer Truong, Christina Tsou, Carolyn Tucey, Adam Tuckerman, Amy Unger, Rosemary Van Lare
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Ashley Van Trease, Cynthia Varady, Miguel Vazquez, Sofia Vazquez-Duran
[ Applause ]
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Mardi Veiluva
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Virginia Velati, Nicholas Velkavrh, Rohana Vercoutere, Lorena Villegas
[ Applause ]
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Colleen Vincent
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Minh Vo, Stephanie Volkmar, Sarah Vrieling
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Viet Vu, Ryan Wade, James Wagner, Christa Wahl, Kim Wallis, Alice Ward
[ Applause ]
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Jami Wardlow, Laura Warren, Myrna Wathen
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Mary Weagle
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Joel Webb, Lisa Webster, Kara Weiland, Alison Weitman, Andrea Welch, Alicia Wellnitz,
Stacy Wells, Kelly Wescott, Deanna Westphal
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Mary Weyant, Tiffanie Wick, Stacy Wierenga, Elena Wilensky
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Julie Williams
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Lorry Williams, Colleen Williams, Jessica Wilson-- there we go.
Amie Wilson, Benjamin Wingard, Kathleen Witkowski, Julie Wong
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Thomas Wood, Mary Woods
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Michele Wyngard, Meipu Yang, Andrea Yeager, Laura Yee
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Judy Yi, Jungwon Yoon, Margarita Zamora
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We're not done yet.
[laughter] Cinden Zuspan.
That was the last of our Masters in Information Science graduates.
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>> [Inaudible]
>> I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the students
who have completed their Teacher Librarianship credential with us this year: Patrick Grattan,
Tamra Marshall, Lois Van Buren and Manlia Xiong.
Thank you.
>> I opened today's ceremony by reminding us
that the word convocation means a calling together.
Another word for today's, another word
for today's ceremony is commencement which means beginning.
Today represents your new beginning as a graduate of our SLIS program and the beginning
of what we hope will be a very fulfilling and meaningful career in the field
of library and information science.
I look forward to hearing of all of your accomplishments and contributions in the future
and I hope you'll stay in touch with our school, participate in SLISConnect and come
to school receptions and online events.
Congratulations again to the class of 2012.
[ Applause ]
You guys are getting a standing ovation back there.
[ Applause ]