Commencement

Congratulations to all graduates!

This year’s MSC Commencement ceremony will be delivered virtually on May 7th, 2021 at 5 p.m. and will launch on our website matsu.alaska.edu. Invite family and friends, near and far, to join you in your achievement.

In recognition, we will be displaying your graduation yard sign on our college lawns at the entrance to the college. We encourage you and your families to drive through our campus the week of May 3rd to view your displayed graduation sign. If you take a selfie with your yard sign or family photo, please submit to Ted Kincaid at tekincaid@alaska.edu so we can share on our social media platforms. Thank you for sharing with us!

Beginning May 7th, you can pick up your graduation gift that Student Government has for you, along with your diploma cover (if you have not already picked it up) and your graduation yard sign.

 

Commencement Speaker

Graduation picture of Arin Tampke

My name is Arin Tampke and I’ve been selected to be student speaker this year. My academic accomplishments include making the Dean’s List for Summer 2019 and Fall 2020. I also made Chancellor’s List for Spring and Summer 2020 and am projected to make it again for Spring 2021. 

During my time at Mat-Su, I’ve served both as president and a senator in student government, been president of lgbtqia+ club, and I was selected to be a new student orientation leader. 

I am also a  recipient of the student leadership honors award. My career goals would be to someday work for the FBI or in any cyber security position. Being in the Computer Systems Technology degree program has helped steer me in the right direction and figure out what I enjoy about working with computers. 

Fun fact! I like to play video games with my cat Kiki. She’s very vocal and always meows at the TV when she sees something. I also like learning and enjoying all things involving Japanese culture. 

 

2020-2021 Mat-Su College Graduates

Associate of Applied Science 

Graduate
Major
Honors
Jennifer Carlson Accounting Cum Laude
Kali Conrad Accounting  
Timothy Gonyea Accounting Magna Cum Laude
Amber Hansen Accounting  
Janelle Liermann Accounting  
Tatyana Radu Accounting Cum Laude
Anastasia Vdovichenko Accounting Magna Cum Laude
Stephan St Clair Computer Systems & Network Technology  
Miles Laughlin Computer Systems Technology Cum Laude
Todd McCaw Computer Systems Technology Cum Laude
Caleb Monson Computer Systems Technology  
Arin Tampke Computer Systems Technology Magna Cum Laude
Ellis Tomaganuk Computer Systems Technology  
Allen Wake Computer Systems Technology Magna Cum Laude
Gregory Barron General Business Cum Laude
Krisgerlene Heckel General Business  
Tyler Moss General Business  
Zachary Pfeiffer General Business  
Gregory Swanson General Business  
Richelle Wagle General Business  
Kiela Cott Human Services Cum Laude
Angel Libby Human Services Cum Laude
Gracie Minnick-Whaley Human Services  
Rio Morgan Patrimonio Raval Human Services Magna Cum Laude
Bryce Fishburn Paramedical Technology Magna Cum Laude
John Hubbard Paramedical Technology Cum Laude
Josey Shaw Paramedical Technology  
Jessica St Laurent Paramedical Technology Cum Laude
James Paul III Refrigeration and Heating  
Derrick Myree Small Business Administration  

Associate of Arts

Graduate Major Honors
Kasiana Anderson General Program  
Andrea Ayers General Program Magna Cum Laude
Kara Boothby General Program Magna Cum Laude
Michael Bragg General Program  
Marilouanne Corpus General Program Magna Cum Laude
Linsey Cullen General Program  
Carter Debach General Program Summa Cum Laude
Jessica Foisy General Program  
Charlotte Forrest General Program Magna Cum Laude
Rebecca Giedosh-Ruge General Program Cum Laude
Dawn Gonzalez General Program Cum Laude
Casandra Gulsvig General Program  
Tyrel Henkel General Program  
Brenda Holbrook General Program

Magna Cum Laude

Tracia Howell-West General Program Magna Cum Laude
Stephen Hunter General Program  
Brandi Kinney General Program  
Devon Lillard General Program  
Leona McSpaden General Program Cum Laude
Camille Miller General Program  
Axyle Nardini General Program  
Roland Olayvar General Program  
Taylon Ottinger General Program  
Alexandrea Otto General Program  
Alexander Page General Program  
Miranda Rinkevage General Program  
Cameron Rosen General Program  
Jonathon Royce General Program  
Kailee Rubright General Program  
Mykhailo Sazhniev General Program Summa Cum Laude
Barbara Sikvayugak General Program  
Charity Sisco General Program Summa Cum Laude
Lori Syverson General Program  
Caleb Weber General Program  
Destiny Wells General Program  
Chayna Welsh General Program  
Johnathan Wilson General Program  
Victoria Winn General Program Cum Laude
Yumeko Ziegler General Program  
Alexandra Zivotic General Program  

Occupational Endorsement Certificate

Graduate
Major
 
Joseph Stull Cisco Certified Network Associate  
Arin Tampke Cisco Certified Network Associate  
Andrealaine Bowen Veterinary Assisting  
Debra Brown Veterinary Assisting  
Selena Gonzalez Veterinary Assisting  
Hannah Hammonds Veterinary Assisting  
Celeste Kent Veterinary Assisting  
Holland Lampley Veterinary Assisting  
Samantha Pascar Veterinary Assisting  
Lindsey Pelzer Veterinary Assisting  
Alexandera Raynal Veterinary Assisting  
Steven Schuler Veterinary Assisting  
Hannah Weber Veterinary Assisting  
Kimberly Werschey Veterinary Assisting  
Josh Angerstein Commercial Refrigeration Systems  
Gunner Armstrong Commercial Refrigeration Systems  

Undergraduate Certificate

Graduate
Major
 
Bernard Corpus Refrigeration and Heating  
Patrick Obar Refrigeration and Heating  
Levi Ward Refrigeration and Heating  

Graduate with Honors

Standing GPA Requirement  
Cum Laude 3.5 to 3.79  
Magna Cum Laude 3.80 to 3.99  
Summa Cum Laude 4.00