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Tag: Class of 2017

A sprinter’s marathon

A sprinter’s marathon

May 11, 2017

Yellowjacket athlete Laura Lockard ’17 returned this spring for her final season as a key member of the track and field team. A fateful discovery during a voluntary study nearly knocked her off her stride, but Lockard, a microbiology major from Sayre, Pennsylvania, was determined to “make the best of everything” in her life.

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Counting up commencement

Counting up commencement

May 10, 2017

How many gallons of coffee does it take to product a commencement ceremony? Here are some of the ways that campus prepares for the Class of 2017.

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Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2017

Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2017

May 6, 2017

Meet five members of the graduating class who are ready to make their communities—and our world—ever better.

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Senior scrapbook: Class of 2017

Senior scrapbook: Class of 2017

May 5, 2017

They arrived in the fall of 2013 and soon will take their leave as members of the University of Rochester graduating class of 2017. Here is a collection of photos of the Class of 2017 throughout the years, including a video from their very first day on campus.     Class of 2017: A look […]

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Stephanie Venturino: Becoming a 21st-century musician

Stephanie Venturino: Becoming a 21st-century musician

May 5, 2017

“The thing that really stands out most to me about my time at Eastman has been the amazing community that the school offers,” says the double major in classical saxophone performance and music theory.

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Anis Kallel: ‘I want to make a difference’

Anis Kallel: ‘I want to make a difference’

May 3, 2017

“I was given something most people wouldn’t dream of receiving,” the computer science and business dual major says. “That comes with some responsibility. Whatever potential Rochester saw in me, I wanted to live up to it.” Meet the Class of 2017.

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Charlisa Goodlet: An advocate for diversity, community

Charlisa Goodlet: An advocate for diversity, community

May 3, 2017

Goodlet graduates with a degree in political science and African-American studies. “We know that the number of minority students going into faculty work is low, so how can we get students of color to actually pursue the pipeline of becoming a faculty member?”

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Crystal Colon: Finding a passion for education

Crystal Colon: Finding a passion for education

May 3, 2017

Colon will pursue her master’s degree in teaching and curriculum as she works to become a high school English teacher. “Younger students need to see that there are people who went through the city school district who are minorities and are now in college and accomplishing things,” she says. “They can do it as well.”

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Sam Borst-Smith: Excelling on the court

Sam Borst-Smith: Excelling on the court

May 3, 2017

After graduating with a degree in English—and earning social media fame for his viral buzzer-beating shot—Borst-Smith will be playing basketball professionally in Europe, something he says is both “exciting and nerve-wracking.”

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Summer at sea puts mechanical engineering student in pilot’s seat

Summer at sea puts mechanical engineering student in pilot’s seat

September 14, 2015

Wendy Snyder’s typical day this past summer might seem mundane at first glance. Rise at 7 a.m. Work eight hours. Pilot remote operating vehicle 4,000 meters below the Pacific Ocean.

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