Odum School hosts fall 2018 convocation

Writer: Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Dec. 7, 2018

The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology recognized eleven graduates on Dec. 7, 2018, at convocation exercises in Athens. Recent graduate Anya Brown, who received her doctorate this summer, delivered the convocation address.

Receiving her doctoral degree was Maura Dudley, who studied under the direction of Distinguished Research Professor Catherine Pringle. Her dissertation was entitled Assessing the Importance of a Dominant Understory Shrub, Rhododendron maximum, to Riparian Forest and Headwater Stream Ecosystems of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Ten undergraduates received bachelor’s degrees.

Bachelor of Arts in Ecology

Lauren V. Black

Kelly Samantha Jones, cum laude; B.A. in Comparative Literature

Lulu E. Lacy

Alec J. Lavender; B.A. in Anthropology

Cyra E. Malec

Samuel P. Williams, Certificate in Sustainability

Bachelor of Science in Ecology

Madeline C. McDonald

Taylor N. McKenzie

Andres H. Santana, cum laude

Galen N. Xiang, Minor in Resource Economics