GIST Graduates Honored at Commencement

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Twelve students who earned the M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology during the 2012-13 academic school year were honored at USC’s commencement on May 17.  University-wide proceedings started the day, followed by a satellite ceremony for the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and then a reception on the lawn outside the Institute.

Students earning the MS in fall 2012 included: Russell Abbott, Stephanie Chen, Justin Eddings, Stephen Gervais, Michael Kellison, Alison Oulton, Eric Pena, Alexander Schultz, and Andrew Stickney. Spring 2013 graduates were Caroline Jablonicky, Devon Munsell, and Lucian Schrader III, while Samuel Krueger, Nancy Milholland, and Matthew Bissell will file their theses by August 2013.

Celebrating graduate Nancy Milholland (second from right)

Celebrating graduate Nancy Milholland (second from right)

Graduates and their families mingled with alumni, current students, faculty, and staff and enjoyed a delicious lunch and liquid refreshments.  Outstanding students were introduced and honored, including Samuel Krueger for his award-winning thesis showing that Los Angeles does indeed have a core, and Nancy Milholland’s award-winning mashup of public art in San Francisco.  Caroline Jablonicky’s thesis on the distribution of crocodiles in Madagascar was also honored.

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