Home School of Journalism and Mass Communication Five SJMC students graduate mid-year

Five SJMC students graduate mid-year

From left, Mary Bess Bolling, Kelsey Harger, Kristin Kowalski and Kirk Wagner.

Five SJMC students were awarded their Bachelor of Arts degrees at the mid-year commencement Dec. 17. It was Drake’s first mid-year commencement since 1969 and combined the awarding of specialist, doctorate, master and bachelor degrees.

Earning degrees in journalism and mass communication are:

  • Kristin Kowalski, a magazine major who also received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.  Kowalski graduated summa cum laude.
  • Goizane Mullin, a public relations major, who graduated magna cum laude.
  • Mary Bess Bolling, a news-Internet major.
  • Kelsey Harger, a public relations major.
  • Kirk Wagner, a public relations major.

President David Maxwell and Greg Larson, student body president, delivered remarks. Gary Wade, a retired associate professor of journalism, announced the names of all the graduates. SJMC Director Kathleen Richardson served as student marshal.