Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

IMG_9411During the 2015 USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Commencement Ceremony held May 15 in the Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, 112 unique educational journeys—from Gerontology minors to Doctor of Philosophy degrees—were celebrated as part of a multi-milestone year for the school.

Not only does 2015 mark the 40th anniversary of the Davis School and 50 years of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, it also marks the third year in a row that the Davis School has graduated its largest class ever, said Dean Pinchas Cohen.

In his closing remarks, he told the new alumni that they were not just part of the Trojan Family but also members of a tight-knit community devoted to furthering the school’s mission to improve the lives of older adults.

“You are part of the Davis School family,” Cohen said.

DAVIS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Doctoral Student Award

Marguerite DeLiema

 

Master’s Student Award

Brandon Glousman

 

Undergraduate Student Award

Jung-Gi Min

 

Teaching Award

Associate Professor John Walsh, PhD

 

Teaching Assistant Award

Elizabeth Hagood

 

Heinz Osterburg Prize

Chia Wei Cheng, PhD

 

UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS

Order of Troy

Nathaniel Hsieh

 

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Renaissance Scholar

Jung-Gi Min (Prize Winner)

 

Discovery Scholar

Angelica Fullerton

Daniella Lent (Prize finalist)

Jung-Gi Min (Prize finalist)

 

GERONTOLOGY MINORS

Nathaniel Hsieh *** (SS)

Jennifer Stone (SS)

Melissa Wong (HS)

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

Kenneth Akiyoshi (SS)

Alyssa Dunham (SS)

Angelica Fullerton ** (HS)

Raphi Hambartzhumian * (HS)

Natalie Innocenzi (SS)

Daniella Lent *** (HS)

Myra Mendoza (HS)

Jung-Gi Min *** (HS)

Heather Moy (HS)

Kent Oya (SS)

Rishi Raman (HS)

Ashlynn Yoon (SS)

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LIFESPAN HEALTH

Katherine Duddridge

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY

Cathy Crain

Tamisha Mann

Dorie Mattson

Vanessa Monahan

Raymond Sonnet

Qian Wang

 

MASTER OF AGING SERVICES MANAGEMENT

Sarah Bentley

Kathleen Bertch

Andrea Brito Arias

Brandy Bruggeman

Monica Castro Σ

Amber Fedosh

Anjeli Gagnon

Elizabeth Giles

Brandon Glousman

Susannah Gressman

Monica Guzman

Ronald Hasso

Jennifer Hubbard

Christine Karapetian

Susan Kazandjian

Xiaoxue Li

Anne McFarland

Hualing Miao

Farzaneh Nabavi Σ

Carol Ornelas

Margaret Owen

Nicholas Persinger

Donna Phillips

Zoya Raskina

Stacey Schwartz

Katherine Silver

Victoria Smith

Elizabeth Stevenson

Karlene Walentiny-Colletti

Genevieve Waterman Σ

Cody Welliver

Angelica Yeh

Bei Zhang

Ruiqi Zhu

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN GERONTOLOGY

May Chen

Lauren Cook Σ

Rebecca Dean

Sarah Elliott

Marla Feldman

Neerada Garcia

Daniel Gutkoski

Jennifer Harris-Lee

Victor Hudson

Amy Jones

Amber Kraw

Allison Lamphere

Erin Light

Jill Love Σ

Virginia Mabasa

Tania Marroquin

Yaeko Masuchi

Lana Perry Σ

Leslie Peters Σ

Sharon Pewtress

Yasmyn Pirani

Carrie Redman

Claire Rossi

Britni Stafford

Phillip Sweatman

Asthik Termendjian

Jamila Thomas

Catherine Trifilo

Rogena Walden

Elizabeth Wible

Devon Wright

Stephen Zimmerman Σ

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GERONTOLOGY

Asmaa Albaroudi

Tiffany Chu

Stacy Curiel (MSW)

Charlene Davis (MSW)

Timothy Deal

April Godales

Gabriela Herrera (MSW)

Sonia Hua

Katherine Kennedy Σ

April Kim (MSW)

Nicole Marcione

Javier Armando Melgoza

Kimberlee Michalek

Vanessa Myrie (MSW)

Nicholas Ong-Sun

Tavin Vasuntarapiwat (MSW)

Alexander Woodman

Zuxin Wu

Jae Yoon Yi

Emily Zolfaghari

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN GERONTOLOGY

Marguerite DeLiema

Presented by Kathleen Wilber, PhD

“Using Mixed Methods to Identify the Characteristics of Older Fraud Victims”

 

Seung-Youn Kim

Presented by Bob Knight, PhD

“The Effects of Wisdom-Related Personality Traits on Caregivers’ Health: An Application of the Resilience Model”

 

Morgan Levine

Presented by Eileen Crimmins, PhD

“Statistical Algorithms for Examining Gene and Environmental Influences on Human Aging”

 

RECOGNITION OF AFFILIATED DOCTORATE

Akshat Khanna

Presented by Sean Curran, PhD

“Identifying Novel Roles and Regulators of MAFR-1”

 

LEGEND

(HS) – Health Science Track

(SS) – Social Science Track

Σ – Sigma Phi Omega

* – Cum Laude

** – Magna Cum Laude

*** – Summa Cum Laude

(MSW) – Dual Degree with Master of Social Work