Odum School awards degrees to 49

Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Contact: Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Photo 2018 Graduation

The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology awarded degrees to forty-nine students on Friday, May 4, at commencement exercises in Athens.

Receiving doctoral degrees were Ashton Griffin, Linsey Haram, Jeremy Sullivan and Chao Song, who were recognized at the UGA Graduate School’s commencement ceremony on Friday morning. Master’s degrees in conservation ecology and sustainable development were awarded to Darixa Hernandez, Destiny Loyd, and Lance Paden. Kathryn Mascovich received a master’s degree in ecology.

Undergraduates were honored at the spring/summer Odum School convocation ceremony attended by family and friends on Friday afternoon. Thirty-two students received bachelor of science degrees in ecology and nine received bachelor of arts degrees in ecology, making this the largest undergraduate class in the school’s history. In addition, nine graduated with Honors and twenty-one with distinction, and many received dual degrees, minors and/or certificates.

“We are very grateful and thankful to our students,” said Odum School Dean John Gittleman in his convocation address. “They have worked incredibly hard and have already shown that they will put this planet right in important ways.”

Students Hayley Schroeder and Maggie Clark, representing the B.S. and A.B. programs, respectively, also spoke. The ceremony concluded with a welcome to the community of Odum School alumni from Allison Walters, development and alumni relations coordinator.

The complete list of bachelor’s degree recipients is below:


Abigail R. Baudry, Certificate of Entrepreneurship, magna cum laude

Margaret A. Clark, magna cum laude with Highest Honors; B.A. in International Affairs

Madison E. Crosby, Certificate in Sustainability

M. Sumaya El-Khalidi, Minor in Environmental Economics and Management and Certificate in Sustainability

Allison M. Krausman, magna cum laude; B.A. in Entertainment and Media Studies and Certificate in New Media

Rachel M. Neal, cum laude with Honors; B.A. in Entertainment and Media Studies,

S. Katherine O’Shields, cum laude; Minor in Studio Art

Gabrielle E. Saupe, Certificate in Sustainability

Elizabeth F. Wilkes, magna cum laude with High Honors; B.S. in Geography, Minor in Anthropology


Michael A. Bell

Amy N. Bohon

Charles T. Bond

Sydney-Alyce L. Bourget, cum laude with Honors

Harrison K. Brock, B.S., Biology, cum laude

Kathleen M. Clancy, B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Marine Sciences, Certificate in Water Resources

Carly M. Crow

Martinique L. Edwards, cum laude with Honors; M.S. in Environmental Health Science

Noah J. Felsberg, cum laude; B.A. in Classical Languages (Latin)

Luke J. Gamblin, cum laude; B.S. in Biology

Madison A. Hahn

Suzanne K. Henderson, magna cum laude; Minor in Horticulture and Certificate in Water

Cody A. Hufstetler, B.S. in Biology

Christina A. Jones

Clarissa N. Keisling, magna cum laude

Mary E. Kingsley, Minor in Anthropology

Jenna K. Lea, B.S. in Biology

Katie A. Maddox, cum laude

Namita S. Money, magna cum laude with Honors; Minor in Studio Art and Certificate in Sustainability

Lucas N. Montouchet, Minor in Environmental Economics and Management

Hana M. Oberst

E. Rose Parham, magna cum laude with Honors; B.A. in Anthropology

Benjamin B. Popham

Abigail G. Pylant, magna cum laude

Katherine A. Russell, magna cum laude; Minor in German

Claire A. Sammons

G. David Sandlin

Hayley A. Schroeder, summa cum laude with Highest Honors; B.S. in Entomology

Margaret M. Songster, Certificate in Sustainability

Alyson M. Wright, summa cum laude with Honors; B.S. in Statistics

Hannah C. Yarbrough, cum laude; Certificate in Sustainability

Margaret E. Zacharias