100-Plus Student-Athletes, Coaches & Staff Celebrate University Commencement

May 28, 2016 From a family's first-time college graduates to bachelor's degree and advanced degrees recipients, more than 100 San Jose State University current and former student-athletes, coaches and staff are celebrating their academic achievements at commencement and graduation ceremonies through May 29.

World-renowned sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards (Class of '64) received an honorary doctorate of humane letters and delivered the address on Saturday, May 28, in the Spartan Stadium ceremony. Dr. Edwards was a two-sport San Jose State student-athlete as a starting center and team captain on the men's basketball team and a school record holder in the discus throw while competing in track and field.

• At least five former Spartan student-athletes will be hooded as a recipient of a Doctor of Nursing Practice or a master's degree.

• At least 65 Spartans are participating in ceremonies for a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

• Fifteen of these bachelor's degree recipients are graduating with cum laude, summa cum laude or magna cum laude honors.

"We congratulate our student-athletes, coaches and staff who are graduating this weekend. We are proud of their successful work and accomplishments in the classroom," says deputy director of athletics Marie Tuite.

"Several of our student-athlete graduates will look to pursue a master's degree. Others will begin a professional career in their chosen field. We wish each of our graduates the best and look forward to hearing of their terrific accomplishments. Once a Spartan, always a Spartan!"

Student-Athletes Doctorate Degrees
Anna Lutz Women's Cross Country Doctor of Nursing Practice
Student-Athletes Master's Degrees
Jennifer Beckingham Women's Cross Country/
Track & Field
Keenan Brown Football  Education - Counseling & Student Personnel
Jeff Grattan Football  M.B.A.
Scott Sobczak Baseball Kinesiology - Sport Management
Student-Athletes Bacehlor's Degrees
* - cum laude ** - magna cum laude *** summa cum laude
Raven Adams Women's Track & Field Psychology
Brittanie Akey 
Softball  Psychology
Alex Anastasi Soccer/Football Communication Studies
** Julianna Bacelar Tennis Business Administration
Paris Baird
Women's Basketball Psychology
Anaya Baker 
Women's Basketball               
Organizational Studies
Ivo Basor
Men's Basketball
Communication Studies
Frankie Beauchamp Men's Soccer
Communication Studies
Brynne Beneke    
Swimming & Diving Psychology
Kevin Blunt 
Men's Basketball   Sociology
**Ben Branagh   
Men's Cross Country Sociology
Riana Byrd Women's Basketball 
Communication Studies
Doug Blacksill Offensive Lineman Communication Studies
Amanda Buxbaum Swimming & Diving Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Simon Connette Football Kinesiology
Ashlea Coski Women's Water Polo Kinesiology
** Tim Crawley Football Business Administration -
Management Information Systems
Regan De Guzman Women's Golf
Communication Studies
** Justine Deleval Tennis Business Administration - Finance
Nick Diaz
Communication Studies
Ryan DiSalvo
Communication Studies
Rachel Docherty Women's Soccer Business Administration
** Jannik Ernst Men's Cross Country Business Administration - Management
Emmanuel Espinoza
Men's Soccer                                
Communication Studies
Nate Falo Football Art - Studio Practice
* Kiley Field Gymnastics Nutritional Science
* Hannah Gilbert Gymnastics Kinesiology
Ryan Goforth Football Communication Studies
Kacey Gricius
Women's Soccer                        
Communication Studies
Nyre Harris
Women's Basketball  Psychology
Jonathan Hernandez Baseball Communication Studies
Christian Hill Football Communication Studies
* Jasmine Holmes Gymnastics Health Science
Alyssa Kaschak Gymnastics Kinesiology
Andrew Kelly
Men's Soccer                                
Communication Studies
Brad Kuh
Communication Studies
Sydney LaFollette Volleyball Communication Studies
Allison Lang Softball Communication Studies
Jarrod Lawson
Communication Studies
Kelli Leabo Women's Water Polo Child & Adolescent Development
Katie Lind Women's Water Polo English
Austin Lopez Football Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
Matt Lopez
Communication Studies
Cedric Lousi Football Child & Adolescent Development
Zoe Makrigiannis Women's Soccer Child & Adolescent Development
*** Adrianne Manseau
Communication Studies
Kyler McLaughlin
Men's Soccer
Communication Studies
Allison Meehan Volleyball/Beach Volleyball Business Administration - Marketing
* Mikaella Meibock Women's Soccer Business Administration
Eric Mendez Men's Soccer Business Administration - Marketing
Ryan Mendez Men's Soccer Kinesiology
Felix Moesmang
Men's Golf
* Kayla Nakamoto Swimming & Diving Recreation
Tyler Olivet Baseball Communication Studies
Princeton Onwas
Men's Basketball
Communication Studies
Nick Oreglia
Communication Studies
Diana Orozco Women's Cross Country Forensic Science
Megan Osland Women's Golf Recreation
** Felix Petermann Men's Soccer Public Relations
Taylor Purdy
Softball    Sociology
Megan Rauschnot
Women's Soccer              
Communication Studies
Mitch Ravizza  
Communication Studies
Darlene Rodriguez
Women's Soccer   Sociology
Frank Rogers
Men's Basketball                       
Communication Studies
Kathleen Rojas Women's Golf Business Administration -
Human Resource Management
Tyanna Roy Volleyball/Beach Volleyball Business Administration - Marketing
Emily Schill Women's Basketball Child & Adolescent Development
Jeff Schweiger Football Philosophy
Wes Schweitzer Foorball Chemistry
* Mike Simonini Baeball Communication Studies
Dillan Smith
Communication Studies
Riley Spitser
Swimming & Diving
Communication Studies
Ellie Stevens
Women's Basketball Communication Studies
Lenae Stevens Women's Track & Field Health Science
Briana Swinney Swimming & Diving Nurtritional Science
Christian Tago Football Justice Studies
Mike Van Kirk Men's Basketball Business Administration - Management
** Emily Vann Women's Basketball Public Relations
Mireya Wathen-Mayorga
Women's Soccer
Communication Studies
Malik Watson
Communication Studies
* Casey Watt Softball Kinesiology
Hansell Wilson Football Business Administration -
Human Resource Management
Mikhail Wingate-Pearse Men's Soccer Philosophy
Kyle Wright   
Football  History
Student-Athletes Teaching Credential
Stephanie Cano
Women's Cross Country    Counselor Education
Krista Miller  
Volleyball   Elementary Education
Current & Former Coaches & Staff Department/Sport Master's Degrees
Carly Allinson
Sports Medicine  M.A. - Athletic Training
Marc Baker  Football M.A. - Kinesiology, Sport Management
Sean Bernstein
Track & Field  M.S. - Mass Communications
Jessica Bracamontes   Facilities & Events
M.A. - Kinesiology, Sport Management
Randy Caldwell  Compliance  M.S. Education - Counseling & Student Personnel
Everett Goldberg Athletic Performance

M.A. - Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology

Dora Gyulal  Marketing & Promotions

M.A. - Kinesiology, Sport Management

Matt Layten Cross Country/
Women's Track & Field
M.A. - Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology
Edgar Martinez
Ticketing   M.A. - Education
Alle Moreno  
Women's Basketball     M.B.A.
Adam Noel
Athletic Performance M.A. - Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology
Eric Thomason Football  M.A. - Kinesiology, Sport Management
Therron Wilburn Compliance M.S. - Student Personnel
Current & Former Coaches & Staff Department/Sport Bachelor's Degrees
Olivia Abdin Cheer Radio/TV/Film
Trevor Addison
Sports Medicine     Athletic Training
Enkh Amar Tovuuch    
Media Relations   Art - Digital Media
Briana Barnes    
Sports Medicine    Athletic Training
Sam Brannan  
Marketing Journalism
Steve Carranza     
Sports Medicine   Athletic Training
*Jasyn Chidester   Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Kevin Chua Facilities & Events Kinesiology
Nathan Edwards  Media Relations Business Administration - Management
Kyungil Fleischman  Sports Medicine  Athletic Training
Robert Headley 
Equipment Room Social Science
Sergio Lamas   Sports Medicine  Athletic Training
Arturo Langarica Equipment Room Kinesiology
Jammar Lee   Facilities & Events  Business Administration
* Laura Leen   Cheer  Kinesiology
Heather Limosnero Cheer Communication Studies
Tayl'r Livingston Cheer Psychology
Adam Marshall   Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Adrianna McManus Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Huong Nguyen  Sports Medicine   Athletic Training
Samantha Nguyen  Cheer   Health Science
Kevin Patterson  Facilities & Events  Business Administration
Syria Rhodes  Facilities & Events  Forensic Science
Brian Stanley Media Relations Journalism
Kristen Szogas  Sports Medicine  Athletic Training
Marisssa Tartaglione  Sports Medicine  Athletic Training
* Jonathan Wold   
Marketing/Video Journalism