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Commencement 2017

Congratulations on your accomplishment!  We sincerely hope that you will participate in the 2017 Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) commencement to celebrate your achievements and those of your fellow graduating classmates. Commencement will be held in the Glenn Massay Theater on Friday, May 12, 2017. Due to limited seating each graduate is invited to bring five guests. Tickets can be obtained at the Campus Cache along with reserving a cap and gown.

  • Leadership Application
  • 2017 Invitation
  • Veterans and Active Duty Service Members: If you are a graduating “Veteran or Active Duty Service Member” we would like to recognize your service with a special red, white, and blue military honor cord. This cord can be worn at commencement on May 12th. Please stop by Student Services to pick up your cord. If you have questions please call 745-9746. Congratulations!
  • Photography Package Prices
  • Graduates entrance & exit chart

The following is the time line for graduation activities:

April 3-April 28     Pre-commencement information

  • Pick up your tickets and reserve your cap & gown
    Our caps and gowns were purchased by the Mat-Su College Student Government Council and are available for your use free of charge. Please go to Campus Cache during their normal business hours to guarantee that you reserve a gown in your size: Monday-Thursday 8:30am -6:00pm & Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
    Note: If you wish, you may purchase a cap and gown online through the UAA Bookstore at or by phone by 907-786-4760
  • Honor cords: Graduates who are receiving honor cords will receive an email with instructions on picking up their cords before commencement. Click here for more information.

May 12     Commencement at the Glenn Massay Theater

  • Rehearsal – 1:00–2:00pm
  • Break – please return by 6:00pm to check in for commencement
  • Commencement
    • Graduates must arrive for check-in 6:00pm
    • Individual photographs taken between 6:00pm-6:25pm.
      If you wish to have an (optional) individual photograph taken, a professional photographer will be available on the night of commencement. An order form with a price list is posted on our website.
    • Group photograph, compliments of Mat-Su College, taken at 6:30 pm (SHARP)
    • Graduate processional line-up at 7:15pm.
    • Commencement ceremony begins at 7:30pm.
    • Reception for graduates and guests will immediately follow the ceremony in the theater’s lobby.

2017 Graduates

Occupational Endorsement Certificate

Computer Information & Office Systems
Office Foundations
Jeffrey Dillon Erwin
Guido Kevin Jacobs

Refrigeration & Heating Technology
Commercial HVAC Systems
Commercial Refrigeration Systems
Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration
Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Ventilation
Hugh R. Fleury
Timothy Robin Miller

Sustainable Energy
Cayle David Cleman

Veterinary Assisting
Therese Daunnte Mechell Haynes
Camille N. Kevan


Refrigeration & Heating Technology
Niels Michael Sloth

Associate of Arts

Pamela Lorraine Aki
Edwin James Russell Anderson
Kleigh Christopher Anderton
Jamie Renee Antonson
Corrina Ann Atkins
Patrick Bruce Babin III
Jeremiah John Bang
Clifton N. Benton (UAA)
Ariana Rose Boney-Catone
Seth James Bowen
Sarah V. Brahaney
Paul Owen Broderson
Jeffrey T. Burnette
Mikhayla Anne Chapman
Jennifer Linn Chesbro
Cayle David Cleman
Daniel William Contini
Michelle C. Cooney
Cheyenne Ashley Doto
Savannah L. Egan
Derek J. Evans
Lyssa Rene Farnsworth
Trevor K. Farnsworth (UAA)
Casandra Lee Gallagher
Rachel Lyn Goodall
Scott Maynard Green
Shaun Alan Groshong
Michael Seraphim Haley
Destiny Danielle Hamann
Crystal Ann Hamlin
Brandon Alexander Hanks
Joe-Mikel Harsh
Jeffrey Alan Holley
Ismail Mohamed Ibrahim
Jay I. Jennings
Melissa Lynne Jones
Shayla Vernice Jordan
Mariko Elisabeth Kays
Stacey Renee Kessler
John Hugh King
John Andrew Knight
Travis Beau Knight
Scott James Knighten

Brooks A. Larson
Douglas Joseph Lentz
Cody Wayne Lewis
Rebecca E. Manthey
Melody Hope Mcllroy
Larissa Jean McMahill
Misty Keren Miller
Joseph Andrew Miller
Ashley Renee Morgan
Jonathan Brandon Neisler
Renee Michelle Newman
Teri Lynn Olsen
Rachael Shawna O’Malley
Samantha Elaine O’Mara
Heather Ruth Ramirez-Nunn
Kaitlynn A. Randolph
Jeremy K. Reeder
Robert Topp Logan Reid
George William Rinkevage III
Sierra Rose Sackett
Riana Mishael Renee Sather
Sierra Rose Schnell
Brittany M. Shattuck
Leif Ericson Skow
Eugenia Miranda Smith
Donna Marie Smith
Jacklyn R. Sorenson
Darla Christine Soulak
Gabrielle Lynn St Clair
Stephanie Nicole Steele
Kristin Marie Steward
Amanda Courtney Stoddard
Matthew I. Swanson (UAA)
Molly R. Swanson
Joseph James Trask
Lauren Joyce Waite
Brittny Lee Warnock
Joshua Kouhei Watanabe
Rachel Lindsay Wyatt

Associate of Applied Science

Morgan Rynee Andrews
Danielle Anne Apthorp
Michele Marie Bailey
Katherine Merideth Coffey
Kayla Gene Geisinger
Katy Ann Hewitt
Ilona Ilnitsky
Juliet Natasha Jasper
Leon Yoshito Kitagawa
Christina Erica Kulakevich
Heather McGee
Alexandria Jade Ramsey
Mikhail Mykhalov Tereshchenko
Kong B. Thao

Computer Systems Technology
Lawrence Dwaine Green
Hannah Lee Holder
Guido Kevin Jacobs
Jeremiah Darrel Sonnenberg
James J. Wheeler

General Business
Deanna Denay Earle
Derek Edward Homme
Stuart C. Lamirand
Melissa Sue Marshall
Elise Nicole Mikulecky
Cory Louis Peterson
Milissa Ann Vent
James Benjamin Wright

Human Services
Tyanda Nicole Lavendusky
Megan Anne Orrell
Alex Pineiro
Karl Robert Soderstrom
Steven Leslie Traeger
Jeffery LaForrest Walker

Megan M. Anderson (UAA)

Paramedical Technology
Sarah Lynn Carver
Katrina Anne Knowlton
Christopher Lee Ling
Justin Michael Taylor

Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Heather Dawn Buben
Cayle David Cleman
Luke Steven Faulkner
Ismail Mohamed Ibrahim
Roberto Calitis Vina
Todd Roderick Walker

Small Business Administration
Morgan Rynee Andrews
Melody Ann Harris
Kelly Marie Robbins

Other Graduates Joining our Commencement

UAA College of Arts & Science
Bachelor of Science, Environment and Society
Brandy N. Graham

UAA College of Education
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
Melissa Mallett (2016)

UAA College of Engineering
Master of Science, Project Management
Brian K. Swanson

UAA College of Health
Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences
Brittany S. Carie

Bachelor of Science, Nursing Science
Rhoda Woodworth

UAS University of Alaska Southeast
Bachelor of Business, Business Administration

Gregory L. Bultron
Leona M. Shell

Master of Arts in Teaching, Education
Karina Warner