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Student Speakers at Graduation

Josh Greenberg

Jeff Steele

The College held its annual Graduation Celebration on Friday, June 9th, 2000, honoring 154 graduates of the class of 1999-2000. Ninety-two students received undergraduate degrees, with six receiving double degrees, ten receiving Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude honors and two, Stephanie Lingwood and Morgan Reichman, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary society. One student, Karl Sjoberg, earned a triple degree-in Paper Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and History, which required 270 credits. Forty-eight graduate students earned M.S. degrees, two earned M.F.R. degrees, and 12 earned Ph.D.s. A crowd of 400 students, family, friends, staff, and faculty attended the event.

Dean David Thorud presided over the formal presentation in Kane Hall, during which he was presented with an honorary lifetime alumni membership by Gene Chase, CFR Alumni Association president. Jeffrey Koenings, Director of the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, gave the keynote address and Jeff Steele, forest management undergraduate, gave the undergraduate address. Ben Carlsen was presented with an award for hard work on behalf of the Forest Club during his time at the College. Undergraduates were presented by their major's faculty adviser, with many expressions of good wishes. Josh Greenberg, ecosystem sciences Ph.D. recipient, gave the graduate address, after which graduate students were presented by Division Chairs Tom Hinckley and Rick Gustafson.

A cake and punch reception followed at various locations in Anderson and Bloedel Halls. The Lockwood Forest Club Room was popular, with a large crowd almost overwhelming the diligent Student Services Staff, Russ Posten and Jeff Aken, who were manning the cake table! A festive atmosphere also prevailed in the Bloedel Commons and Anderson 22.

Congratulations to the Class of 1999-2000!

New CFR Commons

The "new" Commons is located in the spacious and attractive glass-lined hallway on the ground floor of Bloedel, adjacent to the courtyard. An espresso cart is in the works!



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