Class of 2021

Congrats Grads

 

Congratulations to the graduating Social Science class of 2021! Over the last four years, you have proven that you can do virtually anything. The College of Social Science is so proud of each and every one of you, and we are so excited to help you celebrate this monumental achievement that is a testament to your hard work, dedication and Spartan will.

Our mission in the College of Social Science is that we transform the human experience and inspire leaders. You have each personified this message, persevering through one of the most challenging periods of modern history and coming out on the other side with a degree in one of the social sciences. And with that degree, you will change the world. You already have.

Below are messages from College leadership, faculty, alumni and fellow students who are excited to congratulate and celebrate you and all of your accomplishments.

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Photos of Commencement Ceremonies May 1 & 2

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You can do virtually anything

As a parting gift to our graduating seniors, the College of Social Science has assembled a small scrapbook sharing memories, photos, and advice for the Class of 2021. Download the document here to save it on your computer, share it with family and friends, and/or print for safekeeping!

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Student Commencement Speaker

 

Selva Haidar

Political Science and Human Capital and Society Graduate

 


Board of Trustees 4.0 Winners

Erin Elizabeth Debono
Psychology

Olivia N. Dinkins
Psychology

William David Eckerle
Psychology

Sophia Saige Epstein
Social Work

Alison Paige Ferer
Economics

Katlyn L. Hemp
Psychology

Isabel P. Hershey
Anthropology

Nathan Garrett Jackson
Psychology

Jasmine N. Jordan
Political Science

Annika Lee Linzmeier
Psychology

Ethan Jacob Loch
History

Olivia R. Mobley
Interdisciplinary Studies

Adeline Grace Nelson
Psychology

Danielle Nicole Petras
Psychology

Renee Elizabeth Rogowski
Social Work

Max David Sandler
Psychology

Maysa Chen Sitar
Political Science

Elisha Marie Smith
Human Development and Family Studies

Madeline Therese Smith
Psychology & Human Resources and Labor Relations

Amanda Jane Torno
Social Work

Amanda Jane Torno
Urban and Regional Planning

Chloe Joan Vansickle
Interdisciplinary Studies



Outstanding Seniors

Outstanding Senior Awards are presented to graduating seniors who have demonstrated exemplary academic and extracurricular successes, and a strong sense of leadership, commitment and dedication to MSU.

Lulu Nestor
Anthropology

Alexandra Gormely
Criminal Justice

Jack Mueller
Economics

Ryan Snider
Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Eric M. Baylis
History

Elisha Smith
Human Development and Family Studies

Lauren Moffitt
Human Resources and Labor Relations

Chloe VanSickle
Interdisciplinary Studies and Global and International Studies

Jasmine Jordan
Political Science

Erynne Dixon
Psychology

Erin Kramer
Social Work

Daisy Genson
Sociology

Kelsie Stuber
Urban and Regional Planning


Eric Baylis
MSU History Graduate

Lulu Nestor
MSU Anthropology Graduate

Alexandra Gormely
MSU School of Criminal Justice Graduate

Elisha Smith
MSU Human Development & Family Studies Graduate

Lauren Moffitt
MSU School of Human Resources & Labor Relations Graduate

Chloe VanSickle
MSU Interdisciplinary Studies & Global & International Studies

Erin Kramer
MSU School of Social Work Graduate


Social Science Leadership & Faculty

As your leaders, professors, mentors and teachers for the last four years, the faculty here at the College of Social Science have been continually impressed with the adaptability, passion and intelligence of the Class of 2021. Hear their congratulatory words of wisdom below!

Mary A. Finn
Dean, College of Social Science

Nwando Achebe
Assoc. Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
College of Social Science

John Waller
MSU Assoc. Professor of History
Director, Social Science Scholars Program

Angela Hall
Assistant Professor
MSU School of HRLR

Caitlin Cavanagh
Assistant Professor
MSU School of Criminal Justice


Social Science Alumni

Now that you've graduated, you will forever be a part of the College of Social Science alumni family - and our alumni couldn't be happier about it! Hear their advice for navigating the world as a recent Social Science graduate.

David Kelly
MSU Economics Alumnus
Chief Global Strategist
JP Morgan Asset Management

Stacy Sollenberger
MSU School of Human & Labor Relations Alumna
ISHR Group
Executive Coach

Vada Lindsey
MSU Political Science Alumna
Professor of Law and Assoc. Dean for Enrollment and Inclusion
Marquette University Law School

 


 

Class of 2021
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