A Look at Some of ASU’s Top Spring 2022 Graduates

April 20, 2022

From t-shirt designers to chemistry students, this year’s class includes students from all walks of life, who have excelled during a global pandemic to shine alongside their peers.

Meet some of these outstanding Spring 2022 graduates.

(Come back to this page as we add more throughout the month.)

Designer behind iconic student shirts to graduate

Each year during University of Arizona Beat Week, the ASU Sun Devils can redeem a red apparel for a gold “No Pity for the Kitty” t-shirt. For the past four years, the designer behind these iconic shirts is Arizona native and spring grad William Simmons.

Medallion Scholar finds a network of passionate people

As a member of the Medallion Scholars program and the Alumni Association, Alyssa Duran could often be found planning, volunteering, and attending events in ASU’s former main building.

Dean’s Medalist is an inspiration to all

Chemistry major Aaron Jafar Hernandez Flores is the Spring 2022 School of Molecular Sciences Dean’s Medalist. big things,” Flores said.

Aaron Jafar Hernandez Flores

National Security Professional, Air Force Veteran Completes Third Online Masters Degree

This spring, Jennifer Counter will graduate with her third master’s degree. She holds a degree in political psychology from the School of Politics and Global Studies at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

ASU Online Anthropology Student Finds Her Passion While Traveling

Kelly Erickson has always loved travel and history, but was unaware of her anthropology options until she enrolled in ASU’s online program. She will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

Global Studies Major Recognized as 2022 Spring Dean’s Medalist

Theresa DeConcini was named the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Medalist in the spring of 2022 for the School of Politics and Global Studies and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and a minor in Spanish.

Theresa (Tessa) DeConcini, ASU Dean of Global Studies Medalist

Therese De Concini

Creative Writing Graduate on Building Connections Through Catharsis

Whether reading the work of some of his favorite authors or writing his own poems, Austin Davis has always used words as a way to process her feelings, connect with others, and understand the world around her. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing this spring.

Technology Leadership Graduate Customizes Their Degree to Fit Their Goals

Miles English will walk to graduation in May as he prepares to receive his BS in technology leadership in August with an eye on a career in project management.

Dig below the surface

Growing up in Granada Hills, Los Angeles with a much older brother and sister, Constance Sophie-Almendares has always been the mediator in family disputes. Now an ASU graduate with a master’s degree in mass communication, she realized the perfect industry for her skills was public relations.

Constance Sophie-Almendares

Interplanetary Initiative lab student lands job at Blue Origin

When Matthew Adkins, a student studying at the Interplanetary Initiative lab, graduates with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering this semester, he transitions into an engineer’s dream job – as a thermal analysis and management engineer for the program. of advanced development from the aerospace company Blue Origin.

Dean’s Medalist and Global Health Graduate Passionate About Health Equity

Ellianna Lederman was selected as this semester’s Dean’s Medal by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, and is graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health from the School of human evolution and social change. .

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