DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University held its annual student-athlete commencement ceremony Monday at the Wilson Recreation Center to celebrate its three graduating classes of the academic year: September 2016, December 2016 and May 2017. Duke had 23 student-athletes honored during Monday's ceremony.
Monday's ceremony featured speakers Dr. Chris Kennedy and Stephen Nowicki. Kennedy serves as the Senior Deputy Director of Athletics and has been part of the Duke Athletics staff since 1977. He oversees Compliance, Academic Support, and External Relations, which includes Sports Information, Ticketing, Marketing, Promotions, Digital Media, and the Blue Devil Network. He is also the departmental Title IX coordinator. Kennedy, a native of Hillsborough, Calif., is a 1971 graduate of Georgetown University. He still serves as an adjunct assistant professor of English at Duke and also teaches in the Kenan Institute of Ethics.
Nowicki, a Bass Fellow, is dean and vice provost for undergraduate education. He's also a professor in the departments of biology, psychology and neuroscience in Trinity College, and in the neurobiology department in the School of Medicine. Nowicki holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Tufts University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He joined the Duke faculty in 1989 and served as dean of natural sciences for three years before being appointed dean and vice provost for undergraduate education in 2007.
The Monday celebration was held for student-athletes who were competing on Sunday, or could not attend the Sunday graduation.
Karl Blum - Sociology with a Markets & Management Certificate
Thomas Crispi - Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business
Nick Hendrix - Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business
Kevin Lewallyn - Political Science with a minor in Russian Language and Culture
Cris Perez - Sociology, December 2016
Jalen Phillips - Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business
James Ziemba - Computer Science with a minor in Psychology
Casey Black - Sociology with a Markets & Management Certificate
Stuart Humphrey - Public Policy with a Markets & Management Certificate
Isabelle Montagne - Public Policy with a Markets & Management Certificate
Devon Russell - Visual Media Studies with an Arts of the Moving Image Certificate
Paige Russell - Sociology with a Markets & Management Certificate
Hayley Shaffer - Public Policy with a Markets & Management Certificate
Phoebe Donovan - Public Policy Studies and Global Health
Elizabeth Horne - Neuroscience with minors in Biology and Psychology
Tani O'Neill - Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry
Caroline Willis - Public Policy Studies with a Markets & Management Certificate
Men's Track & Field & Cross Country
Daniel Golubovic - Masters of Management Studies
Connor Hall - Environmental Sciences
Dylan Murphy - Sociology with a Markets & Management Certificate, Summer 2017
Michael Wilson - Evolutionary Anthropology and Spanish with a minor in Psychology
Women's Track & Field & Cross Country
Amarie Bremel - Political Science with a minor in Education and Markets & Management Certificate
Madeline Kopp - GCS in Literature Program with a Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate