Welcome to the 2020 Senior Recognition!

If this were a typical year, we would be making plans to gather and commemorate your incredible achievement.  If this were a typical year, you’d walk down the hill with your friends and peers, feeling its slope in your every step.  If this were a typical year, you’d have a heavy medallion swinging from your neck, reminding you of all of the hard work you’ve put in during your time at KU.  We all know this year is anything but typical, but perhaps no one knows that better than 2020’s graduating senior class.

We moved to a digital format for our Honors Recognition Ceremony because though this year has proved challenging in ways we couldn’t have even conceived of just a few short months ago, your accomplishments—and your spirt—remain unchanged.  We want to honor those accomplishments, and to honor you.  We also want this to be a website you can share with anyone who might take pride in the work you’ve done, what you’ve learned, and where you’re headed.  The format for the website was intentionally designed as a conversation.  Your responses are specific to you, but they are also connected to your peers. These connections across your work and the work of others are what make KU Honors a very special place to be.

Right now—your graduation—is a moment of transition.  It is the tiny space of pause between an inhalation and an exhalation; it is the dawn just before sunrise. If you don’t take a moment to notice, transitions can slip by you.  I hope you will seek out as many moments as you can to celebrate this momentous transition.  Your life already looks different than it did in March, but it will soon look more different than it ever has.  You’ve spent a lifetime getting educated to prepare yourself to enter the world as an engaged citizen, a lifelong learner, an advocate for yourself and others. Your Honors education has been an incredible preview of this kind of work, and you’ve already shown us your incredible capacity to do great things. Now you get to extend your reach by focusing your education on where your talents lead you.  Before you do, savor this transition, celebrate the moment, and find joy in your present surroundings.

I hope you’ll take a look through the names listed here and feel inspired by what you see. On behalf of the University Honors Program, we celebrate all that you have accomplished and will be eagerly waiting to hear about your future successes.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Dr. Sarah Crawford-Parker, Director

Are you a 2020 Honors Graduate who missed the deadline but would like in on the fun? Click here to submit your information and be included. Through May 29, we'll keep adding anyone who would like to be!

Graduates:

Nicholas David Aaronson
Austin Adams
Ritu Agarwal
Chloe Ann Akin-Otiko
Farouk Alabed
Abhay Alaukik
Kasra Alizadeh
Edosasere O Amayo
Emma Anderson
Sasha Linn Arteaga
Abraham Oluwaseun Atte
Ellie Alexandra Augustine
Adam Christopher Babb
Azeez A Baig
Olivia M Baird
Saif Muhammad Bajwa
Alessandra I Ballester
Mariam Yetunde Balogun
Derek J Barnes
Kaylee Elizabeth Barr
Aranza Paola Barreda Abarca
Megan Lynn Bartlett
Isabelle R Bauguess
Christopher Bazell
Emma J Beaty
Elsa Marie Bernauer
Claire Nicole Bexten
Anushka M Bhattacharya
Faith Elizabeth Biermann
Jeffrey Simon Birch
Mary Elizabeth Bishop
William Garrett Bledsoe
Maya Nicole Bluitt
Molly Katherine Bollman
William Patrick Brabston IV
Nolan W Brey
Emily Taylor Bridges
Jocelyn Sara Brooks
Evan Alexander Brown
Kyley Kay Burkey
Derek Burrows
Michaela J Cantrell
Michelle Christine Carrillo
Alexandra Meegan Carroll
Matthew Cavender
Ciara Taylor Cavitt
Zachary Chase
Cameron Michael Christian
Grace A Claman
Shelby Marie Clark
Macie L Clawson
Sean P Coffey
Sydney Yucheng Combs
Vaughn Davis Craddock
Kylie Madison Crawford
Mara S Cunningham
Clarice Ann Dalziel
Alaina Rose DeLeo
Mekayla Estella Rasel DePaolis
David D Depew
Ryan R Dickey
Lauren A Diercks
Matti Lynn Dimmick
Taylor Ann Dinkel
Allison Marie Dobie
Annabel Rose Dolan
Sophia Julieta Dominguez-Heithoff
Nicholas James Drosos
Marissa Alayna Duckett
Tyler J Duncan
Hannah Michelle Ehmcke
Nathan Eikmeier
Emily Jean Elder
Afnan Khaled Abdelhakim Elhamshari
Grant Casson Elias
Renee J Ellegood
Mary Elizabeth Emile-Wagler
Rachel AnnMarie England
Michael J Estrada
Madisen Elizabeth Evans
Johnathan Michael Fancher
Alix Renee Fisk-Guerrero
Kaitlin Lizabeth Flannagan
Kara Samantha Fort
Madison J Foster
Wyatt Lewis Gaddy
Sydney Nicole Gard
Clarence Thomas Gartman IV
Sadra Seyed Gerami
Maija Oline Gierhart
Pierce Walter Giffin
Drake B Gilmore
Anna Goddard

Corey J Goodburn
Keegun C Gose
Aubree J Grantz
Abigail Peyton Greenberg
Jessica C Grinage
Ellen Griswold
Bhavna Gupta
Ryan Allen Hammar
Jack A Hane
Alyssa D Hannon
Anna Qingqing Horn Harder
Alex Hardwick
Zachary Lee Harris
Molly Frances Hatesohl
Jamie Lynn Hawley
Odalis Hernandez
Taylor J Heslop
Harriet M Hobart
Nabil Mushfiq Hossain
Jonathon C Howland
Katherine L Hughes
Wyatt Hursh
Madisen C Huscher
Christian Michelle Isch
Abigail Elizabeth Jackson
Sabrina Kaye Jacobs
Anna R Jenney
Monica Jeong Beak
Grant H Johnson
Katherine E Johnson
Madelon Hong Jones
Gabriela E Juarez
Katherine Kemper
Mariella Raquel Kennedy
Adam Lee Khan
Natalie Lindsay Kidwell
Kirsten Alexandria Haworth King
Charles Frederick Kircher
Henry Lee Kircher
Alice Anne Kirsch
Lauren Renee Klapper
Andrew Craig Klenke
Rylie Jo Koester
Annika K Kuhnke
Alex M. Kunz
Andre Kurait
Madelynn Grace Kurtz
Grace Anne Lamar
Tyler Nelson Lamport
Kyra Alyse Larson
Christopher R Lawrence
Alyssa R Leibengood
Torri Leighty
Payton E Leiker
Janice Levina
Simone Michelle Levy
Natalia Leyba Gamboa
Mason Christopher Lieb
Catherine M Liggett
Daphne Lin
Elizabeth Fangxi Liu
Ally Masae Lowden
Harrison Luo
Thor H Lyche
Lily S Machalek
Liam Magathan
Tanner Magid
Hoang Trong Mai
Jacob Marshall
Kelcie M Matousek
Kevin Bassam Mattar
Colin Michael McCue
Matthew Brian McDonell
Alexis Gabrielle McGhee-Dinvaut
Duncan C McGraw
Brianna M Mears
Matie K Meeks
Sofia Mildrum Chana
Jerika N Miller
Hollie A Mullin
Logan Eugene Murphy
Alexander Robert Murray
Megan J Myers
Mariaelena Araceli Nabors
Alexander Warren Nasseri
Caroline H Newman
Joshua W Ng
Jennifer G Nguyen
Kristina T Nguyen
Tyler M Nguyen
Robert Rice Nickel
Kaya Mackenzie Nies
Mallory Laine Niezing
Lenna L Nikrava
Nidhin Ninan

Christa E Osarczuk
Elizabeth Hazel Overton
Michelle Pallais Leclair
Shysta Pandey
Samiyah O Para-Cremer
Chaehee Park
Anita Patel
Jay R Patel
Connor Halloran Pawar
Emilia Paz Ojeda
Jacqueline Marie Peck
Kylie A Personette
Matthew D Perumal
Elizabeth Ruth Phillips
Collin W Pilkington
Trenton Riley Potter
Pearson R Prael
Grace Nancy Price
Abagael N Pruitt
Ashleigh Cheray Pulaski
Mitchell R Quaney
Sophia Morning Quattrocchi
Ricardo Brian Quiroz Jara
Priyanka S Radadiya
Arvind Raghuraman
Sowmya Yamini Ragothaman
Paola Soyumi Ramírez Peña
Vinamratha Rao
Caitlin Anne Reazin
Christie Roxana Ricaldi Saavedra
Paige M Richardson
Caitlin C Riffer
Meredith Ann Rivas
Valentina Rivera-Rodriguez
Miranda Rae Roberts
Justin C Roderman
Raul Alberto Saenz Escarcega
Tanya M Sanchez
Jaden Anand Sangoi
Emily E Sattem
Katherine Grace Schartz
Lauren Anne Schleicher
Mika R Schrader
Katherine Leigh Schroeder
Michael J Selbert
Payeton Marie Sellon
Catherine Anne Serwatka
Mariah Nicole Severud
Alexander T Shadley
Michael Shao
Haseop Shin
Gwendolyn R Sibley
Sydney Williams Simpson
Ria Singh
Cameron T Smith
Emily M Smith
Mikayla M Smith
Hailey Solomon
Emily M Sonsthagen
M. Bryson Spahn
Trevor A Spraetz
Christa K Stenzel
Samuel Jeffrey Steuart
Eleanor Stewart-Jones
Jennifer Straub
Kyle Robert Stutzman
Asher M Supernaw
Madison Riley Tannahill
Preston Joseph Thomas
Ethan Charles Toman
Julia Elise Tomtschik
Richard Armond Totleben III
Courtland Rockwell Tillman Triplett
Karen Vazquez
Alden J Vogel
Nikki Thuy Vuong
Haley L Wagner
Claire C Wakefield
Lauren A Wambold
Jiaying Wang
Yinxian Wang
Catalina Mikela Wedman
Sydney Lane Weese
Margaret J Williams
Seth T Wingerter
David B Wolf
Sricharan Yadali
Suxuen Yew
Fengxue Zhang
Katie L Zimmerman