CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Forty-six Hurricane student-athletes graduated from eight schools and colleges at the University of Miami this week. Commencement exercises took place Thursday and Friday at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.
Eleven Miami athletics teams were represented with at least one spring graduate. Football led the way with 11 graduates, followed by baseball with 10 and track with nine.
Earlier this month, three University of Miami teams - men's cross country team, women's golf team and women's tennis team - were publicly honored after posting perfect scores on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR). Hurricanes men's cross country received its fourth consecutive and eighth overall Public Recognition Award, while women's golf collected its third consecutive and seventh total honor. Women's tennis was recognized for the first time.The Canes have won at least three Public Recognition Awards in each of the last seven years.
This spring, greater than 3,500 University of Miami undergraduate and graduate students begin a new chapter in their lives by graduating to new careers or graduate school, among other adventures. During Commencement ceremonies, which mark the launch of a new era in the lives of students, graduates from all of UM's schools and colleges were recognized by name and walked across the stage to be congratulated by President Julio Frenk and their academic dean. With research papers, labs and final exams completed, these students will go on to embark on new journeys.
According to a survey conducted by the UM Toppel Career Center on graduating students, 52 percent had full-time job offers within six months of graduation, with an average base annual starting salary of $51,379. Roughly 20 percent of that same graduating class enrolled in graduate school.
Checkout photos from graduation HERE.
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|The College of Arts & Sciences|
|Golf||Delfina Acosta||Studio Art|
|Tennis||Max Andrews||International Studies|
|Football||Jamal Carter||Liberal Arts|
|Football||Gus Edwards||Liberal Arts|
|Football||Corn Elder||Liberal Arts|
|Football||James Jackson||Liberal Arts|
|Football||Ufomba Kamalu||Liberal Arts|
|Football||Austin Pfenninger||Political Science|
|The School of Business|
|Soccer||Gianna Dal Pozzo||Accounting|
|Track||Gian Piero Ragonesi||Management/Entreprenurship|
|Baseball||Johnny Ruiz||Business Law|
|Swim||Julia Schippert||International Finance & Marketing|
|Baseball||James (Dylan) White||Business Law|
|The School of Communication|
|Basketball||Nigia Greene||Communication Electronic Media|
|Basketball||Adrienne Motley||Communication Electronic Media|
|Football||Javarris James||General Studies|
|School of Education|
|Baseball||Randy Batista||Sports Administration|
|Rowing||Bridget Boland||Sports Administration|
|Football||Kevin Carroll||Sports Administration|
|Baseball||Ryan Guerra||Sports Administration|
|Baseball||Cooper Hammond||Human & Social Development|
|Baseball||Andrew Honiotes||Sports Administration|
|Track||Carlos Mangum||Sports Administration|
|Football||Kenny Phillips||Sports Administration|
|Football||Randy Phillips||Sports Administration|
|Basketball||Davon Reed||Sports Administration|
|Basketball||Jessica Thomas||Sports Administration|
|Track||Shakima Wimbley||Human & Social Development|
|College of Engineering|
|Track||Nick Kaleel||Biomedical Engineering|
|Track||Jon Keller||Audio Engineering|
|Track||Meridith Louisville||Biomedical Engineering - Premed|
|Track||Daniel Polinski||Computer Engineering|
|Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science|
|Rowing||Alexandra Gunner||Marine Science/Biology|
|Track||Gabrielle Hesslau||Marine Affairs/Political Science|
|School of Nursing & Health Studies|