School of Information Sciences

The iSchool congratulates summer 2015 graduates!


The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences (iSchool) celebrates our 2015 summer graduates! At the iSchool’s summer recognition ceremony on Friday, July 24, more than 150 family, friends, and supporters joined graduates at the O’Hara Student Center for the ceremony led by Dean Ronald L. Larsen.

Larsen charged graduates to remember the challenging lessons learned during their time at the iSchool and asked them to apply their own sense of creativity to the knowledge they developed in order to “envision a better future and to work toward its realization.” He also reminded students and faculty of their many personal, professional, and departmental accomplishments to be proud of over the past year. He concluded with an invitation to graduating students to stay in contact with the iSchool through the Alumni Association in order to share future achievements and growth.

Following the introduction, Larsen, along with department chairs and faculty colleagues presented students from each program with their degrees. Wesley Lipschultz, Director of Student Services, welcomed and invited recent graduates to engage with the iSchool alumni community, which boasts nearly 14,000 members and is active in a number of events throughout the year.

The recently graduated students joined faculty, staff, and loved ones in the second floor ballroom for light refreshments after the ceremony. Congratulations and best wishes iSchool graduates!

View more photos of the event at our Facebook page.


Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science

Carlos Sanchez Moreira
Chirayu Wongchokprasitti

Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science

Sung-Min Kim

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunications

Liu Cui
Velin Kounev

Master of Science in Information Science

Vivekchander Chandhira Sekaran
Weichuan Hong
Raja Jasper
Michael Kozenko
Qingqiu Mao
Harmonie Nkama
Luke Osterritter
Dan Wang
Andrew Wojnar
Jiawei Xu

Master of Science in Telecommunications

Mohammad Karvan

Bachelor of Science in Information Science

Jacob Hathaway
Nicholas Landolfi
David Lauterbach
Christine Mullins
Aaron Pace
Brigid Schramm
Alyssa Silver




Master of Library & Information Science

Meaghan Alston
Catherine Baldwin
Amy Berish
Rachel Blier
Shayla Boyce
Andrea Briggs
Bryan Brown
Samantha Cabo
Katie Charles-McGrath
Rose Chiango
Nicholas Clements
Kira Condee-Padunova
Mychele Criley
Amy Dinkins
Kathleen Donahoe
Leah Geibel
Eleanor Godbey
Matthew Gray
Hailey Greiner
Sylvia Hernandez
Christina Kliewer
Jon Klosinski
Lauren Lancaster
Charisma Lee
Karolina Lewandowska
Dominique Luster
Elizabeth Martin
Megan Massanelli
Aaron Murphy
Gesina Phillips
MaryJean Phillips
Katelyn Quirin
Craig Ranallo
Emily Schoenlein
Erin Scrimger
Reba Sell
Kara Starceski
Nathan Thomas
Isabelle Toomey
Francesca Yates
Bonny Yeager

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*Students who published electronic theses and dissertations as part of the culmination of their studies

The full program from the event is available here:

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