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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations College of Science graduates!

Your graduation is an important milestone. The college faculty, staff and I are excited to celebrate your achievement with you.

A College of Science degree is tough to attain under regular circumstances, and your class is among a unique group of graduates completing degrees in a very difficult time in our nation’s history. Your hard work and resilience have paid off, and you will be prepared for anything as you move forward in your careers.

While I wish we could celebrate with an in-person commencement, we are keeping everyone’s health and safety at the forefront of our planning. I hope you will enjoy the virtual commencement activities as well as the “Celebration in a Box” you will receive to commemorate your achievements and time at the U of I.

We hope to be able to come together in spring 2021 for an in-person event, and I look forward to celebrating with you then.

Congratulations on joining the more than 125,000 Vandal alumni. I hope you will continue to find ways to show your Vandal spirit and support the university.

Go Vandals!


Ginger E. Carney

Ginger E. Carney, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science

College of Science Class of 2020

From Our Faculty and Staff We wish you the best on the next step of your journey.

(in order of appearance)

  • Dean Ginger Carney
  • Barrie Robison, Biological Sciences
  • Tom Williams, Geography and Geological Sciences
  • Mary Oswald, Biological Sciences
  • Diana Mitchell, Biological Sciences
  • Leslie Baker, Geography and Geological Sciences
  • Marty Ytreberg, Physics
  • Paul Rowley, Biological Sciences
  • Karen Humes, Geography and Geological Sciences
  • Deb Stenkamp, Biological Sciences
  • Gina Tingley, Biological Sciences
  • Onesmo Balemba, Biological Sciences
  • Dan Stelck, Chemistry
  • Jim Nagler, Biological Sciences
  • Manuel Welhan, Mathematics and Statistical Science
  • Kris Waynant, Chemistry

Academic Certificates:

  • Orion Sylvester Eloy Cardenas-Ritzert (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Agapito Ramirez Curiel (Climate Change)
  • Brandon Lee Draper (Climate Change)
  • Cassandra Alene Goodmansen (Climate Change)
  • Ashley Jo Reeves (Statistics)
  • Meng Su (Statistics)
  • Jake Hutchinson Turner (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Samuel Thomas Turner (Climate change)

Bachelor’s Degrees:

  • Rachel Diane Arnzen (Biology, Secondary Education)
  • Dylan Cole Beeler (Medical Sciences)
  • Brooke Marie Butters-Blakeley (Microbiology)
  • Diana Laura Cervantes (Biology, Medical Sciences)
  • Madison Naomi Chapman (Medical Sciences)
  • Yoonho Cho (Biochemistry)
  • Tyler Adam Clemens (Mathematics – Applied Computation Option)
  • Garrison Robert Cox (Microbiology)
  • Daniel Jones Daily (Physics – General Emphasis)
  • Erin Mackenzie Dow (Mathematics – Applied Quantitative Modeling Option)
  • Tyler Lawrence Esquivel (Biochemistry)
  • Monika Lucia Halmo (Geography)
  • Amanda Kay Johnson (Mathematics – General Option)
  • Christopher Steven Lentz (Geography)
  • Karen Guadarrama Martinez Physics – General Emphasis)
  • Coleman Louis Meredith (Geology – Environmental Geology Option)
  • Kayla McKenna Miyashiro (Chemistry – Professional Option)
  • Kellie Laine Rich (Mathematics – General Option)
  • Catherine Moore Rockwell (Biochemistry)
  • Torrin Daryl Smith (Geology – Resource Exploration Option)
  • Kirsten Kristina Streater (Mathematics – Applied Actuarial Science Option)
  • Madeline Ann Varrelman (Biology)
  • Delaney Elizabeth Wagers (Medical Sciences)
  • Savannah Jane Wagers (Medical Sciences)
  • Justin Charles Walker (Medical Sciences)

Master’s Degrees:

  • Jonathan Edward Barnes (Physics)
  • Kevin Alexander Cerna (Geology)
  • Leo P. Epstein (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)
  • Ross Leonel Miller (Physics)
  • Johnny Ledell Pippins (Statistical Science)
  • Adrianne Reeder (Geology)
  • Marie Louise Tree (Statistical Science)

Doctor of Philosophy:

  • Md Mamunul Islam (Chemistry)
  • Evan Allen Martin (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)
  • Randy Jake Millerson (Physics)
  • Abdulakeem Osumah (Chemistry)
  • Beverly Rice (Geology)
  • Marie Janneke Schwaner (Biology)
  • Anup Tuladhar (Chemistry)
  • Peter Myles Wojcik (Physics)

NOTE: The appearance of a name in this video is presumptive evidence of graduation and graduation honors; it must not in any sense be regarded as conclusive. The academic transcript, signed and sealed by the proper university officers, remains the official testimony of the possession of the degree. 


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


Web: College of Science