Ceremony I - May 4, 9 a.m.


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (sciences)

Degrees offered by the following departments and programs:

Applied Mathematics; Astronomy; Audiology; Biological Sciences; Biological Sciences and Urban Sustainability; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology; Biomedical Physics; Chemistry; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Criminal Justice; Dietetics; Economics; Environmental Science; Geology; Mathematical Economics; Mathematics; Mathematical Statistics; Molecular Biotechnology; Neuroscience; Nutrition and Food Science; Physics; Political Science; Public Health; Speech Language Pathology; Statistics


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Kennedy Hunter Watson

Kennedy Hunter Watson is graduating with a bachelor of science in neuroscience from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

She is an accomplished scholar who has dedicated herself to the study of neuroscience and chemistry, excelled in her academic pursuits, and contributed immensely to the scientific community.

During her undergraduate years, Watson worked in various research labs focused on neurodegeneration and pain. Her contributions have been instrumental in advancing the understanding of these conditions and finding possible treatments. Additionally, she has been an excellent teacher, imparting her knowledge and skills to others as she taught Organic Chemistry I and II.

Watson’s dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed, and she was accepted into the prestigious Maximizing Access to Research Careers program, which supports students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields. This opportunity further solidified her passion for neuroscience and her desire to make a difference in the world through her research.

After graduating, Watson will move to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University as she pursues her Ph.D. in neuroscience. With her impressive academic and research background, she is poised to make significant contributions to the field of neuroscience and beyond for students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields.