Boyd Honors 2012 Graduates at Law School Convocation

Fri, 05/11/2012

The Boyd School of Law held its annual Law School Convocation to honor the 2012 graduates, a total of 161 students, on May 11 at UNLV's Ham Hall. For a list of graduates, click here.

The law school also recognized accomplishments the students achieved during their time at Boyd. Below is a list of the awards that were given during the ceremony and a list of students who received academic honors.

Dean's Awards
Recognizes individual contributions or accomplishments of note to the law school community.
   Debra M. Amens
Patrick Owen Benito
Brian L. Blaylock
Jason Andrew Castro
Charles Edward Gianelloni
Michael Joseph Gianelloni
Chandeni Kaur Gill
Cheryl Ann Grames
Trevor Daniel Hartzell
Hyungseon Jeong
Sarah Jaynelle Killer
Jill Ann Koloske
Jenny Lee
Nakul D. Patel
Kammi L. Rencher
Justin Aaron Shiroff
Katty Heiple Sievers
Hillary Gaston Walsh
Randolph L. Westbrook III
     
Barbara Buckley Community Service Award
Recognizes outstanding commitment to community/public service.
  Cayla Witty
     
James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
Recognizes outstanding overall scholastic accomplishments.
  Nechole Michelle Garcia
Cristen Cara Thayer
     
William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award
Recognizes scholastic achievement, overall leadership, and contribution to the law school community.
  Timothy Andrew Mott
     
Clinic Legal Education Association Award
Recognizes excellence and achievement in the clinical program.
  Ashley Christine Nikkel
     
American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
Recognizes academic achievement in bankruptcy studies.
  Matthew Ian Knepper
     
Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers
Recognizes excellence in legal writing while in law school.
  Brian L. Blaylock
Charles Edward Giannelloni
Dustun Howard Holmes
Tim Andrew Mott
Ashley Christine Nikkel

HONORS

Summa Cum Laude   Brian L. Blaylock
Charles Edward Gianelloni
Bracken H. Longhurst
Ashley Christine Nikkel
Rachel Lynn O’Halloran
Robert Edward Opdyke
Kammi L. Rencher
Justin Aaron Shiroff
Cristen Cara Thayer
Ashley Renee Wedding
     
Magna Cum Laude   Christian T. Balducci
Jennifer Anne DelCarmen
Erin Elizabeth Elliott
Nechole Michelle Garcia
Michael Joseph Gianelloni
Cheryl Ann Grames
Matthew S. Granda
Jamie Scott Hendrickson
Ryan Alan Henry
Eric Hieber
Christopher Michael Humes
Pratik Jhanb
Sarah Jaynelle Killer
Timothy Andrew Mott
Joseph Lee Sanford
Vincent James Vitatoe
Randolph L. Westbrook III
Cayla Witty
Danielle Woodrum
     
Cum Laude   Jason Michael Bacigalupi
Roman Borisov
David Michael Bray
Anna C. Clark
Melissa Leigh Flatley
Justin T. Grim
Daniel Jeffrey Hill
Leighton R. Koehler
Renee Marie Maxfield
Sean William McDonald
Nathan Ross Palmer
Travis J. Rich
Whitney Faith Richburg
Brad J. Shipley
Katty Heiple Sievers
Meredith Milne Still
Iva K. Todorova
Hillary Gaston Walsh
Jonathan James Winn
Stephanie Katherine Wollnick
Donna A. Zanetti

Honors listed are based on academic standing after five semesters and are subject to change.


 

GRADUATES
Note, May 2012 and August 2012 graduates are pending completion of graduation requirements.
December 2011
Thomas Neal Beckom
James Sean Beecher
Judith Baruch Berkley
Chelsey Andrea Bosworth
William Hunter Campbell
Brett Matthew Coombs
Courtney McIver Devine
Palmer Arrowsmith Dzurella
Melissa Leigh Flatley
Dara Fowler
Rodolfo Gonzalez
Justin T. Grim
Adam Hughes
Yan Xiong Li
Derek Robert Marr
   Shaun Ryan Meng
John Park*
Sarah Isabel Perez
Dustin Jan Hayward Plumadore
Whitney Faith Richburg
Erica Boutté Scott
Brad J. Shipley
Katty Heiple Sievers
Heather Lynne Trujillo
Ashley Renee Wedding
Amanda Marie Weishar
Michael Winn
Nicole Marie Young
     
May 2012
Amber Priscilla Adams
Sean J. Akari
Bryan Lewis Albiston
Debra M. Amens
Bradley David Bace
Keith Bachmeier
Jason Michael Bacigalupi
Christian T. Balducci
Patrick Owen Benito
Kristy Lynn Black*
Brian L. Blaylock
Rebekkah Beth Bodoff
Alexander B. Boris
Roman Borisov
David Michael Bray
Nicolas Minh Anh Bui
Floresto L. Cabias, Jr.*
Matthew Ross John Carlyon
Brandi K. Cassady
Jason Andrew Castro
Ebru Cetin-Celebioglu
Trisha Chapman
Anna C. Clark
Christopher Scott Connell*
Ronald James Cox
Jennifer Anne DelCarmen
Ryan Howard Devine
Steven C. Devney
Erin Elizabeth Elliott
Carl K. Evans
Johnathon Fayeghi
Edgar Ronald Flores
Nechole Michelle Garcia
Charles Edward Gianelloni
Michael Joseph Gianelloni
Kristin Leon Gifford
Chandeni Kaur Gill
David Andrew Goodheart
Cheryl Ann Grames
Matthew S. Granda
Niklas P. Granstrom
LaShawn Renee Green
Andrew Vernon Hall
Antonina S. Hamid
Trevor  Daniel Hartzell
Jamie Scott Hendrickson
Ryan Alan Henry
Eric Hieber
Daniel Jeffrey Hill
Dustun Howard Holmes
Christopher Michael Humes
Mark Henry Hutchings
Daniel Louis Isler
Hyungseon Jeong
Pratik Jhanb
Ryan David Johnson
Kenneth Christian Jordan
Renee Marie Kadlubek**
Levi Katzoff
Jared Kennard
Sarah Jaynelle Killer
Matthew Ian Knepper
Leighton R. Koehler
Jill Ann Koloske
Frederick William Krauss
Michael Lafia
Leah Marie Land
Tiffany Adella Lawrence
Jenny Lee*
Peggy Liou
Bracken H. Longhurst
Thomas Luria
Nicole Reneé Malich*
Andre Marques*
Renee Marie Maxfield
Sean William McDonald
Ian Patrick McGinn
Michael Ray McNerny
Jakub Piotr Medrala*
Melissa L. Melocotón
Samantha Jo Mentzel
Mitchell Felix Mildon
Jaclyn Foley Millsap
Timothy Andrew Mott
Etai Movshovitz
Shaun Muaina
Zarinah Jabirah Muhammad
Chelsea Nelson
Jennifer Van Nguyen
Ashley Christine Nikkel
Rachel Lynn O’Halloran
Robert Edward Opdyke
Nathan Ross Palmer
Jessica Parra-Cruz
Nakul D. Patel*
Marissa Ann Pensabene
Cal J. Potter, IV
Blake Fulton Quackenbush
Kammi L. Rencher
Francesca Marian Resch
Sarah Jane Reynolds
Travis J. Rich
Michael Ammon Roche
Darren Thomas Rodriguez
Caitlin Moira Salas
Esteban Sandoval
Joseph Lee Sanford
Jaime Eduardo Serrano, Jr.
Karl A. Shelton
Justin Aaron Shiroff
Thomas L. Skinner III
Linasha M. Smith
Joshua Adam Sommers
Meredith Milne Still
Amanda Anne Ebert Sturgiss
Cristen Cara Thayer
Iva K. Todorova
Taylor Ann Trujillo
Mert Fahri Turunc
Vincent James Vitatoe
Talia Jadid Walkenshaw
Shawn L. Walkenshaw
Hillary Gaston Walsh
Randolph L. Westbrook III
Jonathan James Winn
Cayla Witty
Stephanie Katherine Wollnick
Christopher Michael Wood
Danielle Woodrum
Richard Paili Yien
Donna A. Zanetti
     
August 2012
Nicholas Hickly   Jennifer Ann Pace
     
*Dual J.D./M.B.A. degree recipient
**Dual J.D./Educational Psychology Ph.D. degree recipient