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MISSOULA – The University of Montana has 799 students degree candidates for fall semester 2018. Many participated in UM’s first-ever Fall Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Dennison Theatre.

The students listed below are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for fall semester 2018.

Graduates with “cum laude” after their name indicate a GPA of 3.40 to 3.69. “Magna laude” indicates a 3.70 to 3.89 GPA, and “summa laude” is 3.90 and above.

Official awarding of a degree and any official graduation with honors or graduation with high honors designation is not made until degree candidates have completed their final term of enrollment and have met all specific requirements.


Angela Austin, BA in Education: Elementary Education, cum laude

Damon Cordier, Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, cum laude

Adriana Fehrs, Master of Arts: Communication Studies

Logan Lefler, BS in Business Administration: Management & Entrepreneurship 


Malissa Broughton, BS in Health/Human Performance: Health & Human Performance 


Whitney DuMont, Master of Education: Curriculum & Instruction 

Thomas Wartick, BS in Business Administration: Management Information Systems 

Thomas Wartick, Certificate: Entrepreneurship 


Daniel Stoken, BS in Wildlife Biology: Wildlife Biology, cum laude 


Darlene Beeks, BS in Business Administration: Accounting 

(Jacob Beeks, BS in Business Administration: Management, cum laude, spring 2018)

Christopher Cote, BS in Forestry: Forestry

Cameron Decker, Master of Arts: Fine Arts

 Lynette Hinshaw-Duford, Certificate: Public Health 

Melina Jore, Bachelor of Music Education: Music, cum laude 

Taylor Rost, Bachelor of Arts: Spanish, summa cum laude 


Charles Brower, Associate of Applied Science: Management, summa cum laude 

Andria Donovan, BA in Education: Elementary Education, summa cum laude 

Merideth Tobol, BA in Education: Elementary Education 

St. Ignatius: 

Ashley Shoemaker, Associate of Arts: General AA, cum laude 

Brandon Wilber, Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, cum laude 

Dorothy Young, Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, magna cum laude 


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