Odum Class of 2020 graduates online

Odum School of Ecology Class of 2020 photo montage

May 8, 2020
Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology conferred degrees to the fifty students of the Class of 2020 on May 8. While in-person commencement ceremonies were tentatively postponed until the fall, if deemed safe, the Odum School commemorated the occasion with a convocation website featuring profiles of the graduating students and congratulatory messages.

John L. Gittleman, UGA Foundation Professor and dean of the Odum School, offered his congratulations to the graduates via email and video.

“We are all extremely proud of what you’ve accomplished,” he wrote in his remarks. “You have not only worked hard in achieving your degrees, but you’ve faced the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with grace. Our time together has been a privilege and an honor.”

A complete list of degree recipients is below.

Receiving the Doctorate in Ecology:

Dexter Strother
Dissertation: The Role of Black Carbon in a Longleaf Pine (Pinus Palustris) Ecosystem

John Vinson
Dissertation: Vector-borne parasite transmission potential in ecological communities

Receiving the Master of Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development:

Zachary Butler
Thesis: Assessing the Ecological Roles of Nine-banded Armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) on Georgia’s Barrier Islands

Emily Johnson
Thesis: Testing the Efficacy of Electrical Conductivity as an Indicator of Urban Watershed Disturbance

Receiving the Bachelor of Arts in Ecology:

Bailey M. Andree
Minor in Spanish
Minor in Environmental Law

Evan C. Barnard
Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs
Certificate in Environmental Ethics
Certificate in Global Studies
Certificate in Global Education and Leadership
cum laude

Savannah M. Brock
Minor in Horticulture
Certificate in Sustainability

Marley S. Brown

Thomas J. Brown

Eleanor G. Duffy
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Art and Design
magna cum laude

Elizabeth A. Felt
Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs

Mia A. Fernandez
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Katie L. Gwaltney
Minor in Biology

Mary G. Hall

Mary K. Hunt
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics and Management
Minor in Environmental Law
magna cum laude

Diane J. Klement
Minor in Studio Art
summa cum laude with Highest Honors

James Mack
Certificate in Sustainability

Kelly M. Mayes
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Minor in Spanish
cum laude

April T. McCoy
Minor in Studio Art
Certificate in Organic Agriculture

Wesley J. Peebles
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Minor in Art History
summa cum laude

Candace M. Pinney
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Abigail G. Sawyer
cum laude

Victoria N. Swyers
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
cum laude

Sydney A. Wright
Bachelor of Arts in Ecology
Minor in Anthropology

Receiving the Bachelor of Science in Ecology:

Harrison L. Arnold

Zachary J. Arnold
Bachelor of Science in Biology
summa cum laude

Vincent P. Artigues

Jaime P. Becker
Bachelor of Arts in French
Minor in Anthropology

Andrew M. Bennett
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Flora Chanda
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Benjamin L. Edelman

Rebecca T. Farley

Reilly Farrell
Bachelor of Business Administation in Marketing
Minor in Spanish
magna cum laude

Grant T. Foster
Bachelor of Science in Biology with Marine Biology emphasis
summa cum laude with Highest Honors

Ivy G. Francis
magna cum laude

Brady E. Griggs

Richard M. Hull
Minor in Plant Biology
magna cum laude

Christian M. Hurd

Joseph D. Kinsinger
cum laude

Amy M. Kuhn
Minor in Classical Culture

Reagan B. Mahaley
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Minor in Spanish
magna cum laude

Allison K. Martin

Emily M. Monroe
Certificate in Sustainability

Emily C. Noakes
Bachelor of Science in Biology with Marine Biology emphasis

Rebecca W. Owens
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Minor in Entomology

Nicole J. Reisinger
Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology

Greyson G. Roberts
Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology

Myles L. Rosenberg

Jacob T. Simon
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Marine Science emphasis
magna cum laude with High Honors

Ashley C. Strickland