Boyd School of Law Honors Graduates at 2017 Commencement

April 27, 2017

The UNLV Boyd School of Law will hold its annual law school Commencement to honor its graduates on May 12 at UNLV's Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. For a list of graduates, please click here.

Senator Harry Reid will deliver the keynote address. The law school will also recognize the accomplishments the students have achieved during their time at Boyd. Below is a list of the awards that will be given during the ceremony and a list of students who will receive academic honors.

Dean's Awards
Recognizes individual contributions or accomplishments of note to the law school community
Heather Armantrout
Heather Marie Caliguire
Emily L. Dyer
Adam Ellis
Chelsea B. Finnegan
Jessie Folkestad
Keith J. D. Hightower
Aarin Elyse Kevorkian
Katherine Colleen Maher
John Tyler Mowbray
Alysa N. Piraino
Timothy Edward Revero
Chelsea Marie Stacey
Michael A. Viets
Barbara Buckley Community Service Award
Recognizes outstanding commitment to community/public service
Andrea Dail Orwoll
James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
Recognizes outstanding overall scholastic achievement
Kyle M. Wyant
William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award
Recognizes scholastic achievement, overall leadership, and contribution to the law school community
Emily Ruth Haws
Clinic Legal Education Association Award
Recognizes excellence and achievement in the clinical program
Emily L. Dyer
American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
Recognizes academic achievement in bankruptcy studies
Connor Harrison Shea
Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers
Recognizes excellence in legal writing while in law school
Heather Armantrout
F. Shane Jackson
Emily Ruth Haws
Kristen Matteoni
Andrea Dail Orwoll

HONORS

Summa Cum Laude Adrienne Rose Brantley
Adam Ellis
Hilary Williams
Kyle M. Wyant
Magna Cum Laude Jessica Georgescu
Chelsee Jensen
Katherine Colleen Maher
Kristen Matteoni
Andrea Dail Orwoll
Audra Jane Powell
Lena R. Rieke
Chelsea Marie Stacey
Brittany L. Walker
Cum Laude Patrick Caddick
Shannon L. Diaz
Tiffany Gayle Doctors
Jessie Folkestad
Paul A. George
Brandonn Maxon Grossman
Daniel Robert Hansen
Emily Ruth Haws
F. Shane Jackson
Kristian Kaskla
Bridget Ann Kelly
Aarin Elyse Kevorkian
Kory J. Koerperich
Caitlin J. Lorelli
Michael Matzke
Maria Veronica Saladino
Connor Harrison Shea
Michael A. Viets
Mackenzie Warren

PLEASE NOTE: The honors listed above are projections based on course work completed through the Fall 2016 semester. These honors are subject to change after the posting of final grades.

PRO BONO HONORS

Pro Bono Highest Honors
Justin Corne
David Ryan Efros
Veronica Fink
Jessie Folkestad
Matthew Frauenfeld
Keith J.D. Hightower
Chelsee Jensen
Kory J. Koerperich
Monica Martinez
Andrea Dail Orwoll
Mayra Salinas-Menjivar
Robert J. Schmidt
Chelsea Marie Stacey
Seth M. Strickland
Ashlee Vazquez Stamps
Michael A. Viets
Pro Bono Honors
Heather Armantrout
Jose Carmona
Jonathan Chung
Michael Coggeshall
Shani J. Coleman
Jessica Georgescu
Fargol Ghadiri
Baylie Anne Hellman
Colton T. Loretz
Yu Meng
Brian Kevin Reardon
Vanessa Marie Rendon
Anthony Joseph Ruggiero
Yasnai Caridad Rodriguez

The Pro Bono Honors Program encourages students to continue their engagement in pro bono service after they complete the required pro bono service in the Community Service Program. Students who completed 60 hours of approved pro bono work have earned "Pro Bono Honors" and students who completed 100 or more hours have earned "Pro Bono High Honors."

GRADUATES
Note: Spring and Summer 2017 graduates are pending completion of graduation requirements.

LL.M. Graduates

Fall 2016
Becky K Harris
Dr. Foeng "Bill" Toan Tham
Spring 2017
Steven J Brody, Esq.
Patrick Nelson Lambert
Linda A Madril
Richard S Madril
Theodoros Perilis
Timothy Edward Revero
Lynn Ann Rutledge
Michaela Soleova
Brittnie Watkins
Donna Marie Wittig

J.D. Graduates

Fall 2016
Charles Edward Barnabi Jr ("C.J.")
Shani J Coleman
Tiffany Gayle Doctors
Bridget Ann Kelly
Henry Hyun II Kim
Mariya Malkova
Jason William Onello
Brian Kevin Reardon
Vanessa Marie Rendon
Timothy Edward Revero
Anthony Joseph Ruggiero
Maria Veronica Saladino
Ashlee N Vazquez Stamps
Patricia Helen Warnock
Zachary W Wetterling
Spring 2017
Pamela Anda
Hector A Arevalo Jr
Heather Armantrout
Christopher L Blandford
Edward Randal Bond
Ronni Nicole Boskovich
Adrienne R Brantley
Patrick Steven Caddick
Heather Marie Caliguire
Elizabeth Carmona
Jose Carmona
Garrett R Chase
Jordan A Christensen
Jonathan Chung
Michael Coggeshall
Nathaniel Timothy Collins
Jada Cook
Justin A Corne
Emily K Cunningham
Shannon L Diaz
Brad L Duda
Ann M Dunn
Emily L Dyer
David Ryan Efros
Adam Ellis
Veronica Fink
Chelsea B Finnegan
Betty Jayne Foley
Jessie Folkestad
Matthew J Frauenfeld
Paul A. George
Jessica Lynn Georgescu
Angel Getsov
Fargol Ghadiri
William Joseph Grigsby
Brandonn Maxon Grossman
Daniel Rrobert Hansen
Sean Christian Hartlieb
Emily Ruth Haws
Marckia L Hayes
Baylie Anne Hellman
Jacob E Hernandez
Keith Jason Douglas Hightower
Michael Hua
F Shane Jackson
Jacob Peter Jackson
Chelsee Jensen
Kevin M Johnson
Kristian T Kaskla
Aarin Elyse Kevorkian
Kory J Koerperich
Marta Dimitrova Kurshumova
Ashley Anne Lacher
Brad Lipman
Caitlin J Lorelli
Colton T Loretz
James V Lovett
Katherine Colleen Maher
Monica Martinez
Tye Diaz Masters
Kristen D Matteoni
Michael Nicholas Matthis
Michael Steven Matzke
Jason L May
Zavier Mcfall-Maycock
Yu Meng
Grayson James Moulton
John Tyler Mowbray
Mohammad Rashad Nasereddin
Benjamin Nemec
Shawna Nguyen
Daniel Reed Ormsby
Andrea Dail Orwoll
Javier Jonathan Pacheco
Brianda Tessa Padilla
Jessie M Papperman
Brianne Perkins
Kevin J Peterson
Alyssa N Piraino
Nicholas D Pitaro I
Audra Jane Powell
Cassandra M Ramey
Lynnel Marie Reyes
Lena R Rieke
Yasnai Caridad Rodriguez
Mayra I Salinas-Menjivar
Robert J Schmidt
Andrew John Semprazik
Connor Harrison Shea
Douglas Heiner Smith
Nancy Ruonan Snow
Chelsea Marie Stacey
Michael Z Stannard
Mark Robert Starr
Seth M Strickland
Stace Taylor
Kenneth Hunt Tedford III
Patrick Thantacheva
Agiimaa Tsogt
Piers Tueller
Frank Urrutia
Chase A Van Oostendorp
Adrian S Viesca
Michael A Viets
Taylor David Vold
Brittany L Walker
Mackenzie Warren
Thomas M Wells
Sarah Elizabeth White
Bre'ahn L Williams
Hilary Williams
Evan Thomas Wozniak
Kyle M Wyant
Susan E Yates