Congratulations on your accomplishment!

We sincerely hope you will participate in the 2018 MSC Commencement to celebrate your achievements and those of your fellow graduating classmates.

Please know that seating at the Glenn Massay Theater will be limited. Reservations are not needed and seats are taken on a first arrival basis. Overflow seating will be provided in the theater lobby to watch the ceremony on monitors.

Commmencement Timeline

Commencement will be held in The Glenn Massay Theater on Friday, May 11, 2018. The following is the time line for commencement activities:

April 2 - April 27: Pre-Commencement Information

  • Reserve your cap & gown -Caps and gowns are available for your use for free, courtesy of the MSC Student Government Council. Please go to Campus Cache during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday 8:30am -7:30pm & Friday 8:30am-4pm) to reserve a gown in your size:  Note: If you wish, you may purchase a cap and gown online through the UAA Bookstore, or call 907-786-4760.

Friday May 11: Commencement at The Glenn Massay Theater

  • Rehearsal - 1:00pm–2:00pm
  • Break – please return by 6:00pm to check in for commencement
  • Commencement 
  • Graduates must arrive for check-in 6pm
    • Individual photograph 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 will soon be posted on our website.
    • Group photograph, compliments of MSC, 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.

2018 Photo Price List

Your diploma and photo(s) will be mailed to you by mid-summer. Refer to this page for more information including a list of graduates and an electronic invitation.

Honor cords

Graduates who are receiving honor cords will receive an email with instructions on picking up their cords before commencement.Honor cords represent a graduate's entire academic history. This means there may be more to your GPA than what you see on your transcript.

Honors Students

Student Leadership Honors are publicly awarded to students in recognition and honor of the voluntary leadership contributions they have made to Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) while maintaining their academic excellence. Through leadership activities, honor students must have enhanced the educational mission of Mat-Su College, and more importantly, offered other students the opportunity to grow and excel. Their involvement must have promoted individual and collective growth, thereby enhancing student life at Mat-Su College. Recipients of MSC Student Leadership Honors will have a permanent notation of the award made on their transcripts and will be commemorated at the Spring Commencement ceremony.

Students receiving the distinction of graduating with honors from Mat-Su College in 2018:

  • Claire Kudyba
  • Gabriel Hurt

To be eligible to graduate with honors:Leadership Honors Application Packet Deadline: April 27, 2018.

  1. Must have graduated or be graduating from an MSC program in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative MSC/UAA GPA of 3.0
  3. Must demonstrate ongoing leadership involvement during two or more semesters while a student at MSC
  4. Must make a significant contribution to the college in one or more of the following ways:
    • Elected/appointed to office
    • Chaired a committee
    • Participated in college club activities, MSC student government, or other MSC student groups promoting the educational mission of the college and enhancing student life on campus
  5. Must present two letters of recommendation that speak specifically about college leadership participation
Graduates receiving academic honors wear a gold honor cord during commencement and is noted on their transcript. Eligible graduates will receive an email with instructions on picking up their honor cords before commencement. For a more detailed description refer to the UAA Catalog under “Graduation with Honors”. (H)= students graduating with honors (Undergraduate Certs & Degrees) (PTK) = Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students (S) = Student Speaker (L) = Student Leadership Honor (M) = Military Veterans and Active Duty


For graduating veteran or active duty military we would like to recognize your service with a special honor cord. Please visit Campus Cache during business hours to reserve yours.


2018 Graduates

Honors Notations
Magna Cum Laude *
Suma Cum Laude #
Cum Laude ~
Honor Cords ^

Associate of Applied Science

Robert Thomas Laursen Alexander Michele Marie Bailey Ian David Binford Thomas E. Brass
Daniel Ray Brodigan Kathrina Amber Marie Buckman Robert Patrick Campbell Kitlisa Jolene Carson
Kali Clifton Ryan B Coffman David Joaquin Diaz III Delta Lee Jackleen Fettes
Erin Lynn George Matthew Jacob Gildersleeve Katrina Joan Grant Aaron Michael Greene
Tyler Allen Hall Lisa Lynn Hampton* Judith Faith Horcsik Gabriel C. Hurt ^
Shana Lynn Jensen Anna Elaine Johansson James Roy Kosakowski Anita Petrovna Kudryn ~
Donald Gabriel Lardner Ashley Marie Linsey Kelly Francine Malidore* Brandy Marcela Santacruz Malidore
Daryan Paige Marshall ~ Melissa Sue Marshall Aaron Ira Mason Erika May Mason
Shiloh Gay Morrison Aaron Phillip Ocampo Samuel K Ouellette Daniel Elijah Arenas Pankratz
Michelle Lee Pocock ~ Skyla Marie Schlosser Aksana Alyona Shagov Bonnie D Snyder *
Alexander Craig Strait ~ Marcia Vonehr Ashley Melody Beth Williams James Benjamin Wright
Marcia Lynn Wyatt ~ Daniel Wayne Young    

Associate of Arts

Alexandra Nicole Apling Michael P Balos Gary Richard Bowles Megan Renee Bruckner *
Aaliyah Noelle Caruso Caitlin Marie Robin Cerimele Chrystal Marie Clark Rosalee Serina Cowan
Chasity Marie Dahlberg Elizabeth Lee Davis Ronald Steven Dennison Graham Luke Dinkel ~
Jason Ray Dunham Kiara Jean Fleckenstein * Megan Christine Green Therese Daunnte Mechall Haynes~
Karrie Sue Healy ~ Tressa Marie Hodros Scott Alexander Jacobo~ John Andrew Knight
John Chase Wells Knutson Claire Virginia Kudyba * ^ Laurie Michelle Lashlee Daniel Scott Luther
Aaron Ira Mason Erika May Mason Todd Allen McCaw Hayden Matthew Kiekamp *
Sabrina Louise Olson Sierra Rose Schnell Adam Schuler Amanda Nicole Sedor
Erin Nicole Shepard Kassondra Mercedes Smith-Graham Andrew Nathan Spencer* Charles Malcolm Stokes
Jacquelyn Marie Summers* Meghan Elizabeth Thompson Kimberly Jo Toler Mariah Deanna Winters


John Wayne Burak Jacobus Hendrikus Post Shane Emmitt Laboucane

Occupational Endorsement Certificates

Alyssa C Briggs Melody Calhoun Robert Patrick Campbell
Theresa Brooke Chappel Shelby Lynn Cleman Margaret E. Hobbs
Helena Colleen Joe Marilyn A Kosbruk Kelly Francine Malidore
Zoraida Teresa Minard Kaylene Ruby Rihtarschich Jaime Leeann Rodgers
Ramanda J Stowers Ashley Melody Beth Williams  

Graduates from other campuses 

Alisha B Dodge Associate of Arts UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Jaleen Joy Ellis Bachelor of Arts UAA College of Education
Haley Ford Bachelor of Arts UAA College of Education
WynnD Morn Renzi Bachelor of Arts UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Faith Esther Bridget Kolean Bachelor of Business UAS School of Arts & Sciences
Matthew Swanson Bachelor of Business UAA College of Business & Public Policy
Chiemi Karino Bachelor of Science UAA College of Health