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SILS Congratulates December 2022 Graduates

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) extends its congratulations to the SILS students that graduated in December 2022.

During the University’s winter commencement ceremony, which was held in the Dean E. Smith Center on December 11, 20 SILS graduates students and 15 SILS undergraduate students were recognized.

“On behalf of the faculty and staff at SILS, I would like to congratulate our December graduates who were recognized during this winter’s commencement ceremony. The caliber of your work and your dedication to the field of information and library science during your time at SILS has deeply impressed me,” Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, said. “I look forward to following along with your accomplishments through your continued professional or academic journeys. As SILS alumni, please continue to stay involved with our community through our alumni association. I hope to see you return to Manning Hall for a visit soon.”

December 2022 BSIS Graduates

Maha Al-Ameen Ballard
Khalil Barnett
Gilleyn Bunting
Colin Exum
Brandon Hall
Elizabeth Prieto
Joshua Rhoades
Andrew Sadler
Christina Marie Samodal
Darshana Saravanan
Nghi Thai
Xuehan Wang
Aaliyah Wynn
Haolin Xiong
Shuying Xu

December 2022 MSIS Graduates

Ali Alrabeah
Chris Eastin
Yidan Gao
Daniel Wilson Hockstein
Erik Arthur Koenig
Kimberly Michele Kresica
Madeline Clair Miller
Nathanael D. Nihart
Jonathan Edward Page
Andrew Blake Price
Chenchen Yang
Jennifer Ying

December 2022 MSLS Graduates

Emily Leeann Arnsberg
Kayla Aileen Glynn
Lyric Danee Grimes
Ariel Brooke Matthews
Wesley R. Skidmore
Rebecca Wade

December 2022 PSM Graduates

Sarah Sowa
Marla Sullivan

To view the 2022 Winter Commencement Ceremony livestream recording, visit the

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