Students chosen to carry schools' banners

KU students who have excelled academically will carry banners for KUís 12 schools and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the 139th Commencement.

As banner carriers, the 13 students will lead their fellow graduates in the traditional march down Mount Oread into Memorial Stadium at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22.

Banner carriers will join university officials on a platform in the stadium for the ceremonial conferring of degrees.

Banner carriers first became a part of Commencement activities in spring 1908, according to the late Robert Taft, a KU chemistry professor from 1922 to 1955 and author of ďAcross the Years on Mount Oread,Ē published in 1941.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

Chantz Palmer Thomas, bachelorís degree candidate in history and microbiology

SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH

Melissa L. Knight, bachelorís degree candidate for health information management

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING

Michael Grant Selby, bachelor of fine arts degree candidate in design

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

David Jeremy Cohen, bachelorís degree candidate in accounting

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Mason E. Heilman, bachelorís degree candidate in secondary-level education and political science

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Joseph Benjamin Deneault, bachelorís degree candidate in chemical engineering

SCHOOL OF LAW

Melissa M. Plunkett, law degree candidate

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Katherine Anne Seymour, doctor of medicine candidate

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Sara Jeanette Blakesley, bachelorís degree candidate in music

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Kevin James Conard, bachelorís degree candidate in nursing

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Cody Drake Freeze, doctor of pharmacy candidate

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE

Jillian Rose Fitzmorris, masterís degree candidate in social work

WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS

Helen Louise Mubarak, candidate for bachelorís degrees in journalism and Spanish

Campus closeup
Matthew Gillispie, clinical assistant professor in the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders
Read more

Poll


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).