Congratulations to our summer graduates

New graduatesThe college boasts several new recipients of advanced degrees, which were conferred Aug. 9-10 during UF commencement exercises. This year, we had four Ph.D. recipients, two traditional master’s degree recipients and 15 distance-education master’s degree graduates for summer term.

Our new graduates in their respective categories include:


  • Edwin Arauz, mentored by Dr. Steve Roberts
  • Minghao Gong, mentored by Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh
  • Johanny Perez Baez, mentored by Dr. Klibs Galvao
  • Maria Von Chamier, mentored by Dr. Mary Brown

Master of Science, thesis-based:

  • Eduardo Oliveira, mentored by Dr. Klibs Galvao
  • Odinei Marques, mentored by Rafael Bisinotto

Master of Science, distance-education/three categories:

l) Shelter Medicine

  • Michaela Oglesby
  • Kimberly Carter
  • Alexa Bravo

2) Veterinary Forensic Sciences

  • Ashley Alger
  • Jennifer Betz
  • Victoria Lear
  • Heather LeBlanc
  • Gabrielle Perez
  • Meghan Porter
  • Bryanna Smith
  • Claire Towle
  • Shannon Wells
  • Patricia Zinna

3) Forensic Toxicology 

  • Roberta Bergamaschi
  • Brianna Vonnahme

College faculty who acted as Marshalls at the graduate student commencement on Aug. 9 and Aug. 10, respectively, included Drs. Ali Morton, Carlos Souza, Federico Grosso, Amandine Lejeune, Natalie Isaza, Amy Stone, Erin Porter and Dunbar Gram.

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July-August 2019

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