Congratulations 2016 Grads!

Here's to a bright future for the 278 College of Continuing Education students graduating this year. Here are just some of their stories.

  • Hannah Brandt
    Inter-College Program

    “Growing up, hockey was just something fun to do. I guess it was in high school that I realized I might be able to go somewhere with... more

  • Scott Brownlee
    Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health

    Scott Brownlee was in an enviable position. He grew up in a nice suburb of Minneapolis, had a successful career, a wife, two kids, and a... more

  • Collin Coltman
    Construction Management

    Coltman explains, “By building green, sustainable buildings we are shaping the people who live or work in them to be more... more

  • Tansey Cregan
    Construction Management

    Tansey Cregan doesn’t back down from a challenge. When she decided to enroll in the University of Minnesota’s ... more

  • Jeremiah Cunningham
    Construction Management

    Construction Management student Jeremiah Cunningham combines wild pollinator research with environmental consciousness and construction... more

  • Sebhat Gebrechristos1
    Master of Biological Sciences

    What do beer, yogurt, and bread have in common? Aside from being snacks you can make at home, they all benefit from optimal fermentation... more

  • Sarah Guy-Levar
    Multidisciplinary Studies

    In 2007, when Sarah Guy-Levar became executive director of the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, MN, she realized the job came with a... more

  • Kanut Laoharawee
    Master of Biological Sciences

    Fascinated by bugs, plants, and animals as a child, Kanut Laoharawee would crush leaves in his hands simply to see them crumble and to... more

  • Alex Leeds
    Inter-College Program

    Five years ago, Alex Leeds had no plans to attend college and waged war with his parents over the issue. This spring, he will... more

  • Tanya Line
    Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health

    Tanya Line, 2016 student commencement speaker, turned a personal interest in addiction into a lasting educational... more

  • Cho Zin Thant
    Manufacturing Operations Management

    Cho Zin Thant grew up in Yangon, Myanmar surrounded by stacks of heavy three-ring binders, each one containing volumes of columnar... more

  • Arvin Tolibas
    Information Technology Infrastructure

    When he looks back on his experience in the ITI Program, Tolibas says he was pleasantly surprised by the knowledge and expertise... more

  • Barb Yungers
    Multidisciplinary Studies

    For nine years, Barb Yungers stared hard at a graduation tassel that hung on the bulletin board by her desk at work. Functioning... more