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John Telemachus Johnson

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John Telemachus Johnson
A man with receding black hair, a high-collared white shirt, and a black jacket and bowtie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Preceded byAnthony New
Succeeded byJames Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byWilliam Brown
Succeeded byHenry Clay
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
Personal details
Born(1788-10-05)October 5, 1788
Scott County, Kentucky
DiedDecember 17, 1856(1856-12-17) (aged 68)
Lexington, Missouri
Resting placeLexington Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Democrat
RelativesRichard Mentor Johnson (brother)
James Johnson (brother)
Robert Ward Johnson (nephew)
Alma materTransylvania University
ProfessionLawyer, Minister
Signature
J. T. Johnson
Military service
Battles/warsWar of 1812

John Telemachus Johnson (October 5, 1788 – December 17, 1856) was a minister in the Christian Church, an attorney, and a politician, elected as U.S. Representative from Kentucky. His older brothers, also politicians, included James Johnson and Richard M. Johnson, who served as Vice President under Martin Van Buren; he was the uncle of Robert Ward Johnson, also a politician.

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(The Graduation March on piano) (audience applauds and cheers) - Good afternoon and welcome to the 2016 summer and fall commencement exercises for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. (audience cheers) A special welcome to those joining us via livestreaming. We are happy to offer this opportunity, expanding the celebration to include our internet guests. I am Doctor Christopher Bell. I am today's Commencement Marshal. (audience cheers) Life has many passages, the transitions from one period to another. Cultures the world over mark these transitions with ceremonies steeped in tradition. Commencement is an important ritual for the human spirit, signifying great accomplishment and moving on to a world of possibilities. Today is a momentous day. We honor these graduates' past achievements and celebrate their bright futures. It is my great pleasure to present them to you, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Class of 2016. (audience applauds) Please stand as you are able and join Visual and Performing Arts student Brittany Merritt in the singing of America the Beautiful. The words to this song were composed by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893 during a visit to Pikes Peak and were inspired by the beauty of this state. Lyrics are listed on page 16 of your program. ♫ O beautiful ♫ For spacious skies ♫ For amber waves of grain ♫ For purple mountains majesties ♫ Above the fruited plain ♫ America ♫ America ♫ God shed His grace on thee ♫ And crown thy good ♫ With brotherhood ♫ From sea to shining ♫ Sea (audience applauds) - And now, please join the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts University Choir directed by Instructor Solveig Olsen in the singing of the national anthem. ♫ Oh, say can you see ♫ By the dawn's early light ♫ What so proudly we hailed ♫ At the twilight's last gleaming ♫ Whose broad stripes and bright stars ♫ Through the perilous night ♫ O'er the ramparts we watched ♫ Were so gallantly streaming ♫ And the rocket's red glare ♫ The bombs bursting in air ♫ Gave proof through the night ♫ That our flag was still there ♫ Oh, say does that star-spangled ♫ Banner yet wave ♫ O'er the land of the free ♫ And the home of the brave (audience applauds) - Please be seated. Now, it is my pleasure to present the Chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Doctor Pam Shockley-Zalabak. (audience applauds) - Good afternoon. Before we began the celebration of our commencement activities, please join me in a moment of silence in memory of the faculty, staff, and students we have lost since our last commencement ceremony. Their names are listed on page 15 of your program. Thank you. I would like to acknowledge that we have assembled here today really a microcosm of our world. Graduates represent many states across our great nation as well as other nations. We also thank those whose support and dedication to the university have helped bring all of our graduates here today. I would like to introduce select members of the platform party by asking them to stand and remain standing. Please hold your applause until all have been introduced. You will meet others later in the program. Our Board of Regents members, on my right, Irene Griego, Chair, seventh congressional district, Kyle Hybl, fifth congressional district, John Carson, sixth congressional district. On my left, Glen Gallegos, third congressional district, Steve Bosley, at large, Stephen Ludwig, at large. And also on my left, Bruce Benson, University of Colorado President. Let's give them a round of applause. (audience applauds) I would now like to ask the faculty, staff, deans, and administrators for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to rise on the floor, in the audience, or on the stage and please remain standing. Faculty, please rise. Commencement is a time for us to reflect, to support our values of contributing to education for our students so they will be outstanding citizens. The challenges of our world are ever-present. As individuals, we must embody the values of the University in our personal and professional lives. We ask our graduates to do the same. We will engage in civil discourse, protecting the University and society as a form for the free expression of ideas leading to new knowledge and new ideals. We will use our differences and our agreements to advance our community, nation, and the world. Our principles are the foundation of how we address both challenges and create progress. To our faculty and staff, you embody the highest qualities of scholarship, inquiry, and service. Thank you. Let's give them a round of applause. (audience applauds) You may be seated. Now, graduates, in just a few moments, we're going to confer degrees, but there is one final assignment, and I need you to listen closely as a precursor to getting a degree. Graduates who are the first members of your family to graduate from college, I ask that you stand and remain standing as you are able. (audience cheers and applauds) Remain standing. Graduates, graduates who transferred to UCCS from a community college or another institution, please stand and remain standing. (audience cheers and applauds) Graduates who worked full or part-time while attending UCCS, please stand and remains standing. (audience cheers and applauds) Graduates who volunteered in this great community, in your home community, or somehow assisted others while attending school, please stand and remain standing. (audience applauds) Everyone, stand. Few of us achieve a milestone such as earning a college degree without the support of our family and friends. I am sure that each graduate would agree they could not have come this far without the support of some very special people in their lives. To those graduates who are here today without family members or absent loved ones due to events beyond their control, please know that everyone is celebrating with you and honoring you and your accomplishments. So, yes, let's give them. (audience cheers and applauds) So, now graduates, the final part of this assignment, find your supporters in the audience or think about them and give them a round of applause. (audience applauds) All right, graduates, please be seated. Now, it is my privilege to introduce Bruce Benson, President of the University System. (audience applauds) - Thank you, Chancellor. I'd like to add my welcome to the graduates, their family and friends, and the university's faculty and staff. On behalf of the University of Colorado, I'd like to congratulate all of you and all the people who helped you. Your degree from this great university will change your life forever, and hopefully we have taught you how to think, not what to think, and you draw your own conclusions. Now, that's what education is all about. As you start the next stage of your life, I'd like to share some of my thoughts with you that have helped me throughout my life. Listen to others. Make sure you hear all sides of the issue. Your ideas may not always be the best. You can accomplish a lot more if you don't care who gets the credit. And in every decision, watch out for unintended consequences. Stay focused on what's important, and finish what you start. And think before you act. If you make a mistake or a bad decision, admit it, apologize, fix it as fast as you can, and just move on. And when you make an agreement, make sure both sides are happy. Don't always try to get the advantage. And seize opportunities as they come along. If you have a life plan, don't miss opportunities that may not fit exactly in your plan, And think outside the box. Don't be afraid to take calculated risks to advance your cause, and don't be afraid to fail. People want leaders, so if you see a void, fill it. And when you become a leader, be inclusive and open. Try to listen more than you talk. Hire great people who are trustworthy and work as a team. And know what you don't know, and be sure (coughs) you have people around you that do know. Treat everyone with respect, and remember, everyone has a place in this world. Always lead by example. You'll do the right thing no matter how tough it is. You will be rewarded. Be generous with your time. and when you can, with your money. And be sure to remember your alma mater. You can do better than that. (audience laughs and applauds) Contribute to your community. Volunteer for projects you care about. You will do good, and it'll make you feel really good. And in the end, your honesty, your word, your reputation, your integrity are all that you have, so don't lose them. And don't forget the harder you work, the luckier you will get. So good luck to all of you as you start the next phase of your life. Again, congratulations. (audience applauds) - There we go. Thank you, President Benson. Whoohoo, you all have made it. (audience cheers) My name is Samuel Elliott. As Student Body President, I am pleased to acknowledge the class gift, a tradition that started with the spring 2015 class. Class gift contributions support several scholarship funds. In this way, the Class of 2016 is paying it forward towards scholarships for future UCCS students. Those graduates who contributed to the gift are wearing blue cords today. I would like to ask those graduates to stand and be recognized. (audience applauds) - You may be seated. Thank you, Mister Elliott. At our December commencement, we have a tradition of selecting a distinguished UCCS alumnus to address the graduates. This afternoon, we are honored to have Charles Greer, Professor of Neuroscience at Yale University School of Medicine, as our eighth annual distinguished alumnus speaker. Doctor Greer has had a prestigious career at Yale, having been there since he began his postdoctoral studies on the development and organization of sensory systems in 1978. Professor Greer began taking classes at UCCS, then known as the University of Colorado, Craigmore Campus, 50 years ago in the fall of 1966. While attending UCCS, he was a member of student government and presented to the Colorado Board of Higher Education when they considered closing our campus in its early years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 1971 before earning both Masters of Arts and Psychology and a doctorate from the biopsychology program, part of the nascent neuroscience graduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder. It is my privilege to introduce UCCS distinguished alumnus, Doctor Charles Greer. (audience applauds) - Wow. (laughs) This is a real trip. (laughs) I've come home again, and I am so honored, aye yi, okay. So listen, sometimes I get a little emotional, and my voice is gonna crack. Bear with me. I'll get through it, I promise, as efficiently as possible. (audience cheers) But I am so flattered and so honored to be here with you today. Look at you guys out there. This is fabulous, just fabulous, and the families and friends that have gathered. What a wonderful day. I'm so honored to share a little bit of it with you. So when I entered Craigmore, and it is Craigmore, in 1966, almost all of the enrolled students numbered a total of about 500. Almost all of us held full-time jobs and attended classes between 5:30 and 10:30 at night. The hallways and some of the classrooms still held the remnants of the former TB sanitarium, hospital beds, respiratory therapy units. And after a late night class, you could from time to time get a glimpse of a patient disappearing around a corner in the darkened hallways. Or so it seemed. The resources were limited, but it was a grand time. It was truly a grand time. We wanted to be there. We chose Craigmore. We chose it for a number of different reasons, but it was our decision to come and pursue our education at this campus. We recognized that we were part of establishing a new educational opportunity for this community. Certainly, none of us at that time could have envisioned what the leadership of the university and you as the current graduates built upon those early foundations. It's just an extraordinary campus now. Today, as you receive your diplomas, you enter into a fellowship that confers upon you a number of rights and privileges that recognize all of your achievements while you've been here. I will, with your permission, use my very brief time with you today to remind you that your diploma also confers upon you, responsibilities. A close friend told me that commencement ceremonies reminded him of the scene at the end of The Wizard of Oz when the it wizard is trying to fulfill the wishes of Dorothy and her friends. The scarecrow wanted a brain in order to think great thoughts. The wizard assured him, "Sir, you have a brain. "You lack only a diploma." So in invoking an obscure authority, the wizard grants him the diploma, Doctor of Thinkology, and the scarecrow immediately recites a string of weighty facts. Like the scarecrow, you too will receive a diploma today. As it turns out, it will be from a group of people that are dressed like wizards. (audience laughs) But tomorrow, tomorrow, there will be no more need to recite strings of weighty facts, no more tests or requirements, and what you have learned will not be of much interest to anyone anymore. It will be in the past. Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel Prizes for her work on radiation, wrote to her brother in 1894 after receiving her second PhD, "One never notices what has been done. "One can only see what remains to be done." What remains to be done by you? What remains to be done by you? Stuart Firestein, author of two recent books entitled Ignorance and Failure, admonishes us that both of those work in a complementary fashion to advance knowledge. Now, his view of ignorance is not negative. Ignorance is on that horizon of knowledge that we have not quite reached, the unknown. It's right out there at the tips of our fingers, but with every advance we make, it moves just a little bit farther away. And so it is, knowledge is not static. Knowledge evolves on a regular basis. Your first responsibility then, your charge, is to continue to move knowledge forward, to push on that horizon as hard as you can, to question the dogma and principles of today's knowledge. Peter Abelard, a 12th century French scholastic philosopher and theologian, was the intellectual rebel of his day. As a scholar, Abelard is celebrated for the following tenet. The key to wisdom is this, constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting, we are led to question, and by questioning, we arrive at the truth. Follow the wisdom of Abelard. Continue to be a scholar. Seek out the unknowns and shine light upon the truth. In Latin, lux et veritas. Now, you've accomplished much to be here today, the long hours juggling schedules and always that pending exam or deadline for a paper. But you've not done it alone as you've already heard. You've benefited throughout from the guidance of mentors, your family, your friends, business acquaintances, and certainly the faculty that have escorted you. Now, Mentor is a name that first appeared in Homer's Odyssey. Athena, the goddess of wisdom, appearing in the guise of Mentor, provided guidance and counsel to Odysseus' son, Telemachus, as he went in search of his father. Thus, mentor is derived from a proto-European root, meaning to remember, to think, and to counsel. This is a hard part. (laughs) So I wish I had time to tell you of the profound impact of the mentors in my life. (laughs) Just a second. (audience cheers and applauds) Sorry. My grandfather, my mother, my wife Sandra, my many colleagues in science. But given the shortness of time, I'll focus on just one, the founding chairman of the Department of Psychology at Craigmore, David Nichols, a scholar with wide-ranging interests, a deeply held belief, a deeply held belief in the unlimited potential of his students, and the dexterous ability to roll a cigarette with just one hand. It was amazing. (audience laughs) And he'd do it in class of course, so he could smoke while lecturing. Professor Nichols found me floundering as a student, not knowing what I wanted to do, and he introduced me to science. Together, we build a bird blind in the Black Forest for students to study the ways in which birds and small animals communicated. We built the bookshelves for the departmental library and the Skinner boxes that were used in our first experimental psychology courses. Throughout, he counseled me in word and by example as he did with all of his students. He was fond of a quote attributed to Albert Einstein, who when questioned about his exceptional intellect said, "90% of brilliance is simply hard work." Quick story. Professor Nichols wanted to understand how we could spontaneously monitor our own thoughts. Now, this is a challenge since if I tried to randomly assess my thoughts, naturally, I only will do so when I'm thinking of Mozart and Shakespeare and reanalyzing Einstein's relativity. Professor Nichols came up with a brilliant strategy. Because finding a coin on the ground, a penny, a nickel, or a dime, is a random event, he decided to document what he had been thinking about at that particular moment when he found the coin. He shared this logic with his students in one of his courses, an example of how to overcome a challenging, how to overcome a challenge with a novel experimental design. Now, the path that Nichols took from his office to the classroom was well-known since the campus at the time was small, three buildings. The next day as he left his office, Nichols was delighted to find a coin, and he recorded that he was thinking about the opening lines in his lecture. Then he found another coin and another coin and another. The students, with the best of intentions, had scattered coins along all of his known paths. (audience laughs) Yes. So he failed but he failed well, and he learned from the failure. And in that too, he mentored me and his other students. In failing, we move forward. We push on that horizon of ignorance that Firestein talked about. And each time we fail, each time the experiment does not work, we fail better and we're able to move forward. Your second responsibility, your second charge is to emulate David Nichols, to pursue and practice mentorship. You've been mentored. Now, it's your turn to mentor. As you continue forward, you'll find new mentors that enter your life. Welcome them. But seek out as well those that will benefit from your experience and mentoring. Encourage them to explore, be creative, independent, bold, imaginative, strong, and unafraid of failure. Encourage them as well to follow the tenets of Abelard, to question. And finally to realize as David Nichols helped me realize that anything is possible. Even why my voice faded a bit there, that anything is possible. (laughs) Finally, your third responsibility is to leave a legacy. Now, you've been the beneficiaries of those that preceded you here at UCCS, Craigmore. The campus has clearly thrived through the success of its students and the extraordinary generosity of prior students as seen in the Gallogly family. If you'll let me digress for a moment, Tom and Marge Gallogly were dear friends of my parents and of my wife's parents for many many years. Our parents treasured that friendship, Marge, and would be so proud to be here and see everything that you and your family have contributed to the development of this campus and provided opportunities for all of these students. Now, back to the students. (audience applauds) So back to the students. Now, it's your turn. You too must maintain a legacy to enable those that will follow you to benefit from the resources at this campus. Contributing to the legacy can come in many forms. It may be financial but not necessarily. It may include acting as an advocate or volunteering on behalf of UCCS. Whichever path of legacy you choose, stay involved. Be part of the community. Continue to contribute. I won't keep you any longer or delay the moment in which your degree is conferred. The paths in front of you are exciting, challenging, and filled with those unknowns that Firestein talked about. You have much to do and it's time to get started. So get out there and show them what a University of Colorado Colorado Springs, aah. Get out there and show them what you can do. (laughs) My heartfelt congratulations. (audience cheers and applauds) Thank you. - Thank you, Doctor Greer. Throughout the University of Colorado's history, we have recognized many outstanding individuals for their contributions to the University of Colorado, the state, and the nation. We honor members of the broader community who through their philanthropy and civic-minded activities have improved the University of Colorado. Continuing in this tradition, the Regents now present the University Medal to Mike Fryt. Regent Kyle Hybl will read the citation and present the award. - The University Medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding achievement and contribution to the University of Colorado. In 1977, Mike Fryt sat not exactly where you're sitting today but in a room where his commencement took place. After his graduation, he went on to earn a law degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and to a successful corporate career that took him to Australia, Belgium, Houston, and Memphis. But he never forgot his native Colorado, his hometown of Manitou Springs, the mountains, or his university. He's climbed all of Colorado's 54 fourteeners and serves as an Executive in Residence and Chief Cheerleader for the UCCS College of Business. In this role, he offers students and faculty a current connection to the demands and expectations of industry. He serves on the Dean's advisory board and is a frequent visitor to classrooms, where an anecdote from his experiences can solidify the instructor's point. Additionally he serves on the Board for the University of Colorado Foundation, where among other things, he has advocated for endowed professorships to ensure that the very best continue to teach at UCCS. The University of Colorado Board of Regents is proud to present Mike Fryt the 2016 University Medal in recognition of his many and varied contributions and support to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. (audience applauds) - Thank you, Regent Hybl. We are honored today to have alumni with us who graduated 25 years ago. They are identified as our silver graduates. I would like to recognize the members of the Class of 1991 who are joining us today by asking them to stand and remain standing. Elizabeth Ann Boss. Cynthia Hahn. Kelly Pak. I take great pleasure in recognizing these distinguished alumni. As the silver graduates exit the arena floor, let's give them a round of applause for their efforts to build the foundation of our university. (audience applauds) I am pleased to announce in this golden anniversary year the induction of a special group of individuals to a recently formed 1965 Main Hall Society. This recognition pays tribute to those whose lifetime giving supported the campus in significant ways to help us become the university we are today. Their generosity has endowed professorships, created scholarships, funded research, and named buildings. At this time, I'm going to ask new members of the 1965 Main Hall Society to stand and be recognized for their many contributions. Jane C. Dillon. Jeff Flaggar. Keith Ketelsen. Kevin and Jamie Crat. Stephen Mulligan and Priscilla Barsotti, representing the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. And the past inductee who could not be here last year, Barbara Yalich, representing the Inasmuch Foundation. Please give these individuals a round of applause for their commitment. (audience applauds) - Today, we also recognize graduating army ROTC students who commence service to the country upon commissioning this morning. We also recognize graduating active duty students as well as veterans who have already served. Will the graduating ROTC students and graduating active duty and veterans please stand and be recognized? (audience applauds and cheers) You may be seated. All right. At this time, we will begin to confer the degrees. (audience cheers) We will do this in three groups, first, the doctoral, then masters degrees, and finally baccalaureate degrees. As the doctoral candidates are named, they will be hooded by their faculty advisors. Will the candidates for the degrees, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Nursing Practice, please come forward? Kelli Klebe, Dean of the Graduate School. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy. - Dean Klebe, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy and welcome them into the community of scholars. Congratulations. (audience applauds) - Daniel Bowan. Dissertation, Impact of an Environment-Based Education Program on Academic Achievement. Advisor, Doctor Dick Carpenter. Hooded by Doctor Sylvia Mendez, Associate Professor. (audience applauds) David Callahan. Dissertation, Impact of Junior Officer Training Corps JROTC on Educational and Socioeconomic Outcomes. Advisor, Doctor Al Ramirez, Professor. (audience applauds) John Donovan. Dissertation, My Exercise in Life is to Produce a Report that Nobody Reads, Perceptions of Clery Act Use, Compliance, and Effectiveness. Advisor, Doctor Al Ramirez, Professor. (audience applauds) Greg Ex. Dissertation, And Still We Tinker, A Study of Incremental Policy Change through State Compulsory Attendance Law. Advisor, Doctor Al Ramirez, Professor. (audience applauds) Sandy Ho. Dissertation, (audience cheers) Effective 2012 Federal Student Financial Aid Policy Changes on Colorado Public Higher Education Student Enrollment. Advisor, Doctor Sylvia Mendez, Associate Professor. (audience applauds) Leona Lopez. Dissertation, The Veteran Perception, Exploring the Role of Veterans' Benefits on the Transition from Service Member to Civilian. Advisor, Doctor Sylvia Mendez, Associate Professor. (audience applauds) Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering. - Dean Klebe, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, and welcome them into the community of scholars. Congratulations. (audience cheers and applauds) - Christine Isacor, emphasis in security. Dissertation, Critical Infrastructure Asset Identification, A Multi-Criteria Decision System in an Aviation Case Study. Advisor, Doctor Richard White. Hooded by Doctor Edward Chow, Professor. (audience cheers and applauds) Marcelo Araujo Xavier, emphasis in electrical engineering. Dissertation, Efficient Strategies for Predictive Cell-Level Control of Lithium Ion Batteries. Advisor, Doctor Scott Trimboli, Assistant Professor. (audience applauds) Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice. (audience cheers) - Dean Klebe, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and welcome them into the community of scholars. Congratulations. (audience applauds) - Aubrey Elizabeth Woodjer Brooks. Capstone Project, The Relationship between Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Resiliency in Relation to Coping Skills, Job Satisfaction, and Intent to Turnover among a Hospice Interdisciplinary Team. Advisor, Doctor Deborah Pollard. Hooded by Doctor Vicki Brownrigg, Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track. (audience applauds) Sarah Gibson. Capstone Project, Integrated Healthcare, The Effect on Homeless Type Two Diabetics. Advisor, Doctor Jefferson Spicher, Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track. (audience applauds) Lorraine F. Mattingly. Capstone Project, Assessing Risks for Medication Nonadherence in Older Adults, A Primary Care Intervention Utilizing the MMAS-8 and Mark Screening Tools. Advisor, Doctor Amy Silva-Smith. Hooded by Doctor Jefferson Spicher, Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track. (audience applauds) Rebecca Jean Montgomery. Capstone Project, Implementation of a Global Health Education Module to Improve Cultural Competency for Medical Mission Volunteers. Advisor, Doctor Vicki Brownrigg, Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track. (audience applauds) - Congratulations to each of our PhD and DNP graduates. One more round for the new doctors. (audience applauds) Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, we now confer the graduate degrees of the university. Kelli Klebe, Dean of the Graduate School. - All six colleges and schools contribute to the programs of the graduate school. Candidates will be introduced by their respective deans. Will the candidates for the degrees, Master of Science and Master of Sciences in the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, please come forward? Jefferson Spicher, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Master of Science and Master of Sciences. - Associate Dean Spicher, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Master of Science and Master of Sciences. Congratulations. (audience applauds) - [Female Announcer] Sophie Abraham. Jennifer Tierney. Courtney Vestley. Allison Pfieffer. Lisa Monteho. - Will the candidates for the degree, Master of Business Administration in the College of Business, please come forward? Venkat Reddy, Dean of the College of Business. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Business and Administration and the Graduate School of Business Administration, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degree, Master of Business Administration. - Dean Reddy, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degree, Master of Business Administration. Congratulations. - Sandeep Sharma. (audience applauds) - [Male Announcer] Jacob Rose. - [Female Announcer] Amber Stoops. (audience cheers) - [Male Announcer] Chad Johnson. - [Female Announcer] Benjamin Westfeld. - [Male Announcer] Kyle Morris. - [Female Announcer] Mark Davies. (audience cheers) - [Male Announcer] Sean Keebler. - [Female Announcer] Sean Roberts. - [Male Announcer] Joshua Jones. - [Female Announcer] Carol Lynn Fisher. - Kevin Doich. - [Female Announcer] Kayla Ross. - [Male Announcer] Lindsey Taylor. - [Female Announcer] Alberto Texeira. - Rebecca Loosely. - [Female Announcer] Beth Case. - [Male Announcer] John Gonzales. - [Female Announcer] Daniel Sleighmaker. - Svetlana Kaynig. - [Female Announcer] Fitzhugh Duggin. - Ayesha Rogers - [Female Announcer] Sarah Parks. - [Male Announcer] Jessie Martinez. Annie Kaiser. - Will the candidates for the degrees, Master of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs, please come forward? George Reed, Dean of the School of Public Affairs. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the School of Public Affairs, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Master of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration. - Dean Reed, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Master of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration. Congratulations. - [Female Announcer] Shelby Kindle. - [Male Announcer] Lavino Johnson. - [Female Announcer] Morgan Devendorf. - [Male Announcer] Michael Badly. - [Female Announcer] Kimberly Saniz. - [Male Announcer] Carol Stotts. - [Female Announcer] Tiffany Phillips. - [Male Announcer] Paul Ecke. Emily Sussich. Nicholas Burgess. - Will the candidates for the degrees, Master of Arts and Master of Sciences in the College of Education, please come forward? Valerie Martin Conley, Dean of the College of Education. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Education, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Master of Arts and Master of Sciences. - Dean Martin Conley, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Master of Arts and Master of Sciences. Congratulations. (audience applauds) - Jason Atias. - [Male Announcer] Asma Agandhi. - [Female Announcer] Carolyn Brewer. - [Male Announcer] Amad Adeep. - [Female Announcer] Shayna Brewer. - [Male Announcer] Evelyn Reader. - [Female Announcer] Tommy Burkes. - [Male Announcer] Jessie Walker. - [Female Announcer] Patricia Denard. - [Male Announcer] Kathryn Rude. - [Female Announcer] Lauren Hamelich. - [Male Announcer] Taylor Porter. - [Female Announcer] Emily Lechisin. Sarah Lechisin. Lisa Paulin. - Will the candidates for the degrees, Master of Engineering and Master of Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, please come forward? Ramaswami Dandapani, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Master of Engineering and Master of Science. - Dean Dandapani, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Master of Engineering and Master of Science. Congratulations. - Kevin Shaffer with special honors. Christian Kramer. - [Male Announcer] Hythem Anaja. - [Female Announcer] David Geralds. - Paul Lundquist. - [Female Announcer] George Turner Junior. - Kasna Magdel Ashelmari. - [Female Announcer] Jacob Petrovic. - Ananya Ela. - Skylar Mark Evan Torres Lazelle. - Uma Mareshwari Chinta. - [Female Announcer] Michael Lee. - Will the candidates for the degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Sciences in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, please come forward. Peter Braza, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Sciences. - Dean Braza, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the graduate school and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Sciences. Congratulations. - Christopher Butler - [Male Announcer] Tora Giles. - Jennifer Wahardo. - Julie Dolengin. - [Female Announcer] Sarah Green. - [Male Announcer] Kevin Ross. - [Female Announcer] Karen Becknell. - [Male Announcer] Laura Hammond. - [Audience Member] Go Laura! - This concludes the conferring of graduate degrees. (audience applauds) Will all undergraduates who have been nominated for honors or distinctions please rise and remain standing? (audience cheers and applauds) These candidates, these candidates will be presented by Interim Executive Vice Chancellor Terry Schwartz. (audience cheers) - This year, 253 graduates campus-wide received honors distinctions. These are the students whose achievements in academics are truly outstanding, who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of academic excellence and who have contributed immensely to the intellectual vitality of the campus. I am proud to present these distinguished graduates who have been nominated to receive their degrees with one or more of the following designations, honors, special honors, distinction, high distinction, highest distinction, cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. It is my pleasure to bestow upon these distinguished graduates the honors designations for which they have worked so diligently and with such excellence. Congratulations to you all. (audience applauds and cheers) - Please be seated. All right, all right, all right. (audience laughs) Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, we now confer the undergraduate degrees. (audience cheers) Will the candidates of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences please come forward. Associate Dean Jefferson Spicher. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degree, Bachelor of Science. - Associate Dean Spicher, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degree, Bachelor of Science. Congratulations. (audience applauds) - Jessica Vanderpool, cum laude. - [Male Announcer] John Duncan, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Luke Loftin. - [Male Announcer] Aaron Wright. - Julie MacIntyre, summa cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Shayla Biers, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Amanda Slattery. - [Male Announcer] Hussam Salih, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Felicia Barker, magna cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Kyle Evans. - Jamie Lee Three, magna cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Andrea Brown. - [Female Announcer] Kayla Thompson. - Andrea Geitner, summa cum laude. - Emily Monthaven, summa cum laude. - Heather Cho, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Mary Eisley. - [Male Announcer] Kelsey Culver. - [Female Announcer] Alyssa Went, magna cum laude. - Ramon Simpson. - [Female Announcer] Lenara Ferguson. - Ethan Riker. - Megan Avery, cum laude. - Mandy Angeli. - [Female Announcer] Suzanne Lavalle. - Nathan Bass. - Suzanne Tootin, summa cum laude. - Malin Craze, summa cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Acouvey Robin. - [Male Announcer] Caitlyn Thompson. - [Female Announcer] Heather Knowle. Rochelle Woodridge, cum laude. Sarah Baxter, magna cum laude. - Will the candidates of the College of Business and Administration please come forward? Dean Venkat Reddy. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Business and Administration, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Bachelor of Innovation and Bachelor of Science. - Dean Reddy, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Business and Administration and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Bachelor of Innovation and Bachelor of Science. Congratulations. (audience cheers) - TJ Wilson. - Steven Battacur. - Kevin Yazik. - Ashley Sikon. - Terren Lievens. - Ian Cluckman Winner. - Gabrielle Noums. - Eric Robinson, magna cum laude. - Thomas Little. - Nicole Renfro, summa cum laude. - Nicole Psych. - Amy Ho, magna cum laude. - Nelevy Horbach. - Greta Beltresh, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Sarah Bethkeen. - [Male Announcer] Ian Young. - [Female Announcer] Christina Beltron. - [Male Announcer] Terrence Packard. - [Female Announcer] Pauline Nels, cum laude. - Nathan Westerfield, cum laude. - Lauren Bagtell Willers. - [Male Announcer] Sarah Kellog. - Andrew Traheel, magna cum laude. - Rhianna Anderson. - Colton Vance, magna cum laude. - Siobhan Click, magna cum laude. - Zachary Bertrand. - Megan Mays, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Evan Straight. - [Male Announcer] Christine McMorris. - Tucker Bennett, cum laude. - Taylor Rodriguez. - Abigail Tolson. - Ebony Bailey. - Courtney Herman, cum laude. - Joshua Bartelson. - Eduardo Telo Junior. - [Male Announcer] Cassandra Houston. - [Female Announcer] Jacob Pottman, cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Kyle Southard. - Christopher Durndetti, cum laude. - Thomas Mullenberg. - Ryan Main, cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Justin DiAngelo. - Kimberly Maxin, summa cum laude, Distinguished Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award. - Austin Griffith. - [Female Announcer] Laurie Matthews. - Sarah Glavitz. - [Female Announcer] Jennifer Curry. - Alicia Straybla. - Aaron Brownell, cum laude. - Paul Smith. - [Female Announcer] Jackson Keller, cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Joseph Chung. - [Female Announcer] David Woo. - [Male Announcer] Sheridan Porter. - [Female Announcer] Katie Crumb. - Kimberly Sick, summa cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Eric Mason, cum laude. - Alexander Krauss, magna cum laude. - Rochelle Brambaher. - Andrew Gibbs, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Drew Webb. - Leah Marlin, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Dylan Brown. - Shelby Walkendor. - [Female Announcer] Matthew Bradley. - Francesca Haglioko. - Andrew Skinner, magna cum laude. - Larissa Brunck, summa cum laude. - Taylor Verity. - [Male Announcer] Allison Florie Brown. - [Female Announcer] Kyle Bratlof. - Alexandra Shayler, cum laude. - McKayla Mansfield, cum laude. - Kristin Franklin, magna cum laude. - Rebecca Braussler, cum laude. - Michelle Felon, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Carlos Garcia. - Roshonna Williams, cum laude. - Kylie Ericson. - Ryan Gunther. - [Female Announcer] Austin Nante. - [Male Announcer] Eric Gomez. - [Female Announcer] Yvonne Williams, cum laude. Barbara Root. - Stephanie Pineda, cum laude. Kaylie Fillmore, magna cum laude. Marchelle Jones. Owen Zieger, magna cum laude. - Will the candidates of the School of Public Affairs please come forward? Dean George Reed. (audience cheers) - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the School of Public Affairs, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degree, Bachelor of Arts. - Dean Reed, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the School of Public Affairs and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degree, Bachelor of Arts. Congratulations. - Jordan Duran. Josiah Maynor, magna cum laude. Joshua Palmer. - [Male Announcer] Navjot Kauer. - [Female Announcer] Patrick Bearden. - [Male Announcer] Maya Brosco. - [Female Announcer] Tracy Luark. - [Male Announcer] Erica Willever. - Marlo Zahn, magna cum laude. - Jared Harry. - Ashley Demastinis, summa cum laude, Distinguished Graduate Academic Achievement Award. - Taylin Hartley. - Diane Borgiss, cum laude. - Amanda Ross, magna cum laude. - Brook Archuleda, magna cum laude. - Mallory Dyer. - Malaysia Logan, magna cum laude. - Paige Atkinson, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Miranda McGowan. Elizabeth Ruffin, magna cum laude. - Will the candidates of the College of Education please come forward? Dean Valerie Martin Conley. - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Education, I have the honor to present this candidate for the degree Bachelor of Innovation. - Dean Martin Conley, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Education and by virtue of the authority invested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon this graduate the degree Bachelor of Innovation. Congratulations. - Jennifer Callahan. (audience cheers) (audience applauds) - Will the candidates of the College of Engineering and Applied Science please come forward? Dean Ramaswami Dandapani. (audience cheers) - Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Bachelor of Innovation and Bachelor of Science. - Dean Dandapani, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Bachelor of Innovation and Bachelor of Science. Congratulations. - [Female Announcer] Brett Gage. - [Male Announcer] Ryan Lang. - [Female Announcer] Thomas Booker. - [Male Announcer] Pierce Berg. - [Female Announcer] Andrew Bishop. - [Male Announcer] Austin Pretzprestel. - [Female Announcer] Austin Cobbs. - [Male Announcer] David Arnot, with special honors. - William Pace, with honors. - Meghan Smith. - Colton Shieb. - Amanda Brown. - Aaron Wilson, with special honors. - Mark Cooper. - [Female Announcer] Sean Tucker. - [Male Announcer] Shane Johns. - [Female Announcer] Christian Sprayed. - [Male Announcer] Ian Sweat. - [Female Announcer] Josh Vidals. - [Male Announcer] Austin Vassenger. - [Female Announcer] Emily Meganson. - [Male Announcer] Timothy Horton. - [Female Announcer] John Sieben. - [Male Announcer] Anthony Duran. James Green. - [Female Announcer] Travis Nobel. - James Daniel Cruz, awarded posthumously. (audience cheers and applauds) - [Female Announcer] John Thompkins. - Scott Baldwin. - [Female Announcer] Sean Keen. - [Male Announcer] Ian McCreary. - [Female Announcer] Brian Lee. - [Male Announcer] Scott Carl. - [Female Announcer] Derek Cook. - [Male Announcer] Kennedy Canootson. - Zachary Stewart, with honors. - Rebecca Thompsick. - Matthew Peterson. - Emily Bohannon. - Yasser Al-Khatifeh. - [Male Announcer] Gary Bohannon. - [Female Announcer] Muhammad Kalath. - [Male Announcer] Garrett Gibson. - Euniz Al-Raiby. - [Male Announcer] Nathaniel Chin. - Will the candidates of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences please come forward? (audience cheers) Dean Peter Braza. - It's a big group. Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, I have the honor to present these candidates for the degrees, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. - Dean Braza, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Regents, I hereby confer upon these graduates the degrees, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Congratulations. - Paul Cronios, cum laude. - Shannon Lewis. - Paula Hein, summa cum laude, with highest distinction. - Molly Spalding, cum laude. - Marissa East, cum laude. - Matthew Walker. - [Female Announcer] Jennifer Nichol. - Claire Thomas, magna cum laude. - Radha Cervente, magna cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Caitlyn McPherson. - [Female Announcer] Ashley Prewitt. - Rebecca Roots. - [Female Announcer] Ashley Osbourne. - [Male Announcer] Sidney Sweeney. - [Female Announcer] Robert Monger. - Janey Stall, magna cum laude. - [Jordan's Mother] With love and pride, my son, Jordan Townsend. (audience cheers) - [Male Announcer] Tyler Howell. - [Female Announcer] Troy Hensley. - [Male Announcer] Danielle Viapondo. - Felicia Cork, summa cum laude, with highest distinction. - [Male Announcer] Kelly Arroyo. - Madison Hutchins, magna cum laude. - Hannah Deroser, magna cum laude. - Alexandra Lucier. - Naomi Lopez, cum laude. - Callie Cook, magna cum laude. - Siobhan Barnes, cum laude. - Caitlyn Forsyth, magna cum laude, with Mountain Lion Honors. - Ceela Beshara. - Ari Bach, magna cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Eric Wagner, summa cum laude. - Denise Diaz, magna cum laude. - John Kastalecki, summa cum laude. - Jesse Miller, magna cum laude, with distinction. - Meghan Robinder. - [Female Announcer] Alexandra Sinchack, magna cum laude, highest distinction, Mountain Lion Honors. - Zach Paul Miller. - Whitney Lentz, cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Jake Carpenter. - Kelly Matthews, magna cum laude. - Nathan Carr. - Lafoyena Went. - Dylan Gutierrez. - [Female Announcer] James Harrod, cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Lance Medina. - [Female Announcer] Blake Mesias. - Hayley Pekansky. - Jessica Mancinis, summa cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Kaitlyn Pekansky. - Taylor Shebokin. - [Male Announcer] Hannah Quainey. - [Female Announcer] Caitlyn Chadbourne. - [Male Announcer] Brian Route. - Sarah Do, cum laude. - Guadeloupe Rodriguez. - [Female Announcer] David Besing. - Amber Pranye, cum laude. - Susan Winston. - Bethany Cattrell, cum laude. - Ashley Weaver. - Kirstin Reynolds, cum laude, Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. - Nicole Echolls. - Heather McDonald, cum laude. - China Lychee, cum laude. - Alexandria Tally. - Melissa Row, cum laude. - Timothy Redding, cum laude. - Josieanne Kosky, with high distinction, summa cum laude. - George Pennington. - [Female Announcer] Payton Hamlin. - Jeffrey Nesby Junior, with highest distinction. - Scott Weaver, magna cum laude. - Kirsty Rooter, magna cum laude, with high distinction. - [Female Announcer] Patrick White. - Skylar Grant, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Hayley Mills. - [Male Announcer] Kathen Cusmack, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Amber Ferrera. - [Male Announcer] Kyle Gracia. - [Female Announcer] Cody Zedlak. - [Male Announcer] Michael Bunko. - [Female Announcer] Jose Lopez. - Alexandra Equal. - [Female Announcer] Jamel Polick. - Michael Moody, summa cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Anna Manning. - [Male Announcer] Jeanie Wickham, summa cum laude. - Alexandria Lightfoot. - Courtney Pellegrino, magna cum laude. - Adrian Vialrial. - [Male Announcer] Rebecca Shauvenech. - [Female Announcer] Thomas Heatherington, magna cum laude. - Caitlyn Wickuire, cum laude. - Remy Valencourt, magna cum laude with high distinction. - [Male Announcer] Katie Mayer. - Jeffrey Snowden, magna cum laude, with highest distinction. - Kathleen Largent, magna cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Sean Durr. - Nathaniel, I mean Rachel Nathaniel. - [Female Announcer] Jayden Thompson. - Miranda Jazznik. - [Female Announcer] Emily Day. - Samuel Zimmerer. - Charles Simmons, summa cum laude, highest distinction. - John Seniorelli, cum laude. - Gabriella Sapenfield, magna cum laude. - Marissa Lammond, magna cum laude. - Sarah Roth, magna cum laude. - Kayla Cassin, cum laude. - Marian Lore, magna cum laude, with distinction. - [Male Announcer] John Griffin. - [Female Announcer] Patrick Burkhardt. - Hal Nelson, summa cum laude. - Dominica Camianca. - [Male Announcer] Adrianna Estrada. - [Female Announcer] Trinity Parker, with high distinction. - Christine Jurest. - Logan Miller, cum laude, with highest distinction. - Brianna Zimbleman. - [Female Announcer] Spencer Milo. - Ashlin Pike Goodridge. - [Female Announcer] Sabhaa Al-Shamari. - [Male Announcer] Ryan Johnson. - [Female Announcer] Emily Sampson, summa cum laude. - Kyra Doddy, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Matthew Morrow. - [Male Announcer] Reina Lam. - [Female Announcer] Leslie Garland, with distinction. - Brittany Celeste Torres Tanksley, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Jonathon Roberts. - Kelsey Greg. - Ian Gregory, magna cum laude. - Kyle Leslie Cook. - [Female Announcer] Melissa Loughlin. - Delaney Ruth Steel, summa cum laude. - Christopher Welch, magna cum laude. - Julianne Baumgartner. - [Female Announcer] Brian Houston. - Laneeda Stokes, with high distinction. - James Aaron. - Deanna Lee. - Jeanette Hudson, cum laude. - McKay Easterling. - Bo Ryland Mcgretty. - [Male Announcer] Paige Mondragon. - Christopher Hendry, cum laude, with high distinction. - [Male Announcer] Tia Vimes. - [Female Announcer] Sarah Headley. - Anna Marie Jones. - [Female Announcer] Samantha O. Ed. - [Male Announcer] Tyler Bayerd. - [Female Announcer] James Oser, magna cum laude. - Mary Anne Wang, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Emily Danes, magna cum laude. - Sierra Tallie. - William Martins, summa cum laude. - [Male Announcer] Jasmine Crisad. - [Female Announcer] Justin Carillo. - Nelson Marcus Fuentes. - [Female Announcer] Kayla MacDonald. - [Male Announcer] Rebecca Moore. - [Female Announcer] Christopher Gaites. - Cassie Boshane, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Christiana Mingus. - [Male Announcer] Jenna Register. - Anna Vanramortel. - Dominic Young, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Molly Bennett. - Justin Jackson. - [Female Announcer] Jordan Beltran. - [Male Announcer] Lois Eisenhower, cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Preston Ford. - Douglas Jones, summa cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Daniel Nobel. - Kendra Leznik, summa cum laude. - [Female Announcer] Drew Ortiz. - Kimya Amarion, summa cum laude, with university honors. - Kimberly Wilson. - [Male Announcer] Jacob Jackson. - Mariana Arminderez. - [Male Announcer] Stephanie Barnett. - [Female Announcer] Elise Navin, with high distinction. - Rachel Spencer, summa cum laude, with highest distinction. - [Female Announcer] Taylor Hanks. - [Male Announcer] Jeremiah Ziegler. - [Female Announcer] Tyler Kaminsky. - [Male Announcer] Vanessa Lavity. - [Female Announcer] Adam Warren. - Yvonne Diaz. - [Female Announcer] Samantha Row. - [Male Announcer] Katie Green. - Holly Dory Perez. - [Male Announcer] Meghan Cochran. - Christian Carde Guzman. - Alexandria Bingray. - Cory Salzbury. - Ketcherrie Cois. - [Female Announcer] Sharise Vedina. - [Male Announcer] Laura Homestrum. - On behalf of her husband, Paul Mapandy, Ayasha Mapandy. - [Male Announcer] Charlene Lucero. - Travis Tafoya, cum laude. - Nathan Rubio, cum laude. Devin Cruise, cum laude. Zoe Anderson. (audience cheers) - Well, this concludes the conferring of the undergraduate degrees. (audience applauds and cheers) Graduates, welcome to the great extended family of the university with more than 43,000 alumni. Travis Tafoya, member of Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, will now make a few comments and initiate all of our graduates into the Alumni Association. (audience cheers) - Those graduates who are members of the families, of families with multiple generations of alumni having attended UCCS are wearing black, gold, and silver-colored cords today. I ask those graduates and their family members in the audience to stand. (audience applauds) We are also honored to recognize all other alumni joining us today. I ask any additional alumni in the audience to rise. (audience applauds) Please be seated. Graduates who have completed the UCCS Mountain Lions traditions challenges are wearing black and gold traditions keeper medals. These graduates have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to upholding traditions that will inspire future generations to show their mountain lion pride. I ask those graduates to stand and be recognized. (audience applauds) All graduates, please rise. (audience cheers and applauds) It is my pleasure to officially recognize you as new alumni of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. (audience applauds) As mentioned, you join the ranks of more than 43,000 graduates who have earned a degree at the campus of the University of Colorado. As you have seen, many are with us today. Alumni continue to be an important link to our university. Many of you will remain here, providing a connection between our university and the community. Others will leave, but as graduates, you will all share one commonality, a lifelong bond with your alma mater. We will continue to keep you connected to the university in the years to come. In return, we seek your involvement and support, not only to keep your alma mater strong but to make her stronger. The Alumni and Friends Association is proud to congratulate the Class of 2016 on your great achievement and wish you success in the years to come. I did it, Mom and Dad. (audience applauds) - It is an honored tradition at the University of Colorado commencement ceremonies to read the charge to the graduates, given first by the late CU President, George Norlin, to the class of 1935. Doctor Norlin was a professor of Greek at CU from 1899 to 1942. For 23 of those years, he served as president of the university, and the library he helped plan during that time now bears his name. His legacy at CU includes having dared to speak out as an eloquent champion of democracy and human equality during a time of serious threats to those principles across the nation. In 1924, the government of Colorado reportedly took daily orders from the Ku Klux Klan, which controlled the legislature. One of those orders went to President Norlin, who was told to rid the faculty of all Catholics and Jews. Norlin refused, and the university received limited funds that year. CU barely survived. Later in the 1930s, President Norlin publicly denounced Hitler's Nazi regime in Germany. He devoted his career to two great causes, the life of the mind and love of this university, which he articulated in this charge to CU graduates. Graduates, please remain standing as you are able, and hear the words of the charge to the graduates as delivered by Regent Stephen Ludwig. - "You are now certified "to the world at large "as alumni of the university. "She is your kindly mother, "and you are her cherished sons and daughters. "This exercise denotes not your severance from her, "but your union with her. "Commencement does not mean, as many wrongly think, "the breaking of ties and the beginning of life apart. "Rather, it marks your initiation in the fullest sense "into the fellowship of the university, "as bearers of her torch, "as centers of her influence, "as promoters of her spirit. "The university is not the campus, "not the buildings on the campus, not the faculties, "not the students of any one time, "not one of these or all of them. "The university consists of all "who come into and go forth from her halls, "who are touched by her influence "and who carry on her spirit. "Wherever you go, "the university goes with you. "Wherever you are at work, "there is the university at work. "What the university proposes to be, "what it must always strive to be, "is represented on its seal, "which is stamped on your diplomas, "a lamp in the hands of youth. "If its light shines not in you and from you, "how great is its darkness. "But if it shines in you today "and in the thousands before you, "who can measure its power? "With hope and faith, "I welcome you into the fellowship. "I bid you farewell only in the sense that I pray "you may fare well. "You go forth but not from us. "We remain but not severed from you. "Go with God. "God go with you and be with you and us.” (audience applauds) - Thank you, Regent Ludwig. Our sincere thanks to all who made this commencement a success. We especially appreciate the talented efforts of pianist Kelly Zuercher and the Visual and Performing Arts Honor Ensemble under the direction of Music Program Director, Glen Whitehead, and the Visual and Performing Arts University Choir for providing the music today. And now, if you haven't already done so, here's what I want you to do. Grab that tassel and move it from the right to the left. (audience cheers) This simple and satisfying tradition signifies the end of your studies. (audience cheers) Please join me one more time in applauding all of our graduates today. (audience applauds and cheers) Now, please join Visual and Performing Arts Music Instructor, Solveig Olsen, in singing the Alma Mater. The words are listed on page 16 of your program. (stately piano music) ♫ Hail, all hail our alma mater ♫ Ever will our hearts be true ♫ You will live in us forever ♫ Loyal we will be to you ♫ We sing forever your praises ♫ Ever will our love renew ♫ Pledge our whole devotion to you ♫ Dear old CU (audience applauds) - All right, now, before we end, before we end, I've one final assignment for you, one last assignment. Get your cell phones, all right. What I want you to do is grab some people around you, take a selfie. (audience cheers) I want you to share it on social media with the hashtag UCCS 2016 or email it to alumni@UCCS.edu. The photos that are received will be posted on the Alumni and Friends Association Facebook page, where you can tag yourself to share with your friends and family. Audience, once the stage party and faculty exit the arena floor, please feel free to enter the arena floor to meet your graduate. Thank you for attending UCCS' 2016 Commencement Ceremony. That's it. (audience cheers) (joyful light piano music)

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Early life and education

Born at Great Crossings, in present-day Scott County, Kentucky, Johnson pursued preparatory studies after being home schooled. He attended Transylvania University, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Like his older brother Richard, he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Kentucky. Johnson served in the Kentucky Militia during the War of 1812 as an aide-de-camp to General William H. Harrison.

Political career

Johnson was elected as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving for five terms.

He was elected in 1820 as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as a Jackson Democrat to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1825). While in Congress, Johnson served as chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Eighteenth Congress). He declined to run in 1824.

He was appointed judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals April 20, 1826, and served until December 30, 1826.

Johnson was ordained as a minister of the Christian Church, where he served for a number of years. He became active in publishing Christian journalism. He became editor of the Christian Messenger in 1832, the Gospel Advocate in 1835, and the Christian in 1837.

In 1836, Johnson was instrumental in establishing Bacon College at Georgetown, Kentucky.

He died in Lexington, Missouri, December 17, 1856. He was interred at Lexington Cemetery.

See also

References

  • United States Congress. "John Telemachus Johnson (id: J000154)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Allen, William B. (1872). A History of Kentucky: Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits. Bradley & Gilbert. p. 269. Retrieved 2008-11-10.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

1821–1823
Succeeded by
Henry Clay
Preceded by
Anthony New
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

1823–1825
Succeeded by
James Johnson

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