SILS 2020 Graduates

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is proud to recognize its 2020 graduates. We look forward to celebrating them at our traditional commencement ceremony later this year.

Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)

Khalaf Nesreen Bassam Abu

Matthew Hyatt Allison

Hasan Asadi

Ashley Marie Baich

Jeremy Thomas Beeker

Elizabeth Anne Bueche

Rishi Nilesh Champaneria

Chia-Ling Chen

Emily Lynn Clinton

Rosiyah Cordaro

Carson Cy Cutright

Stephen Lawrence Deluca

Haley Anna Dezwaan

Justin Lee Do

AlexanderR. Donovan

Michael Joseph Doucette Jr.

Kayla Rose Dowdy

Solomon Edward Duncan

Torin Edwards

Allegra Ramazani Fiets

Carter Holden Frye

Kyle Nathaniel Gabbard

Jeet Galani

Janavie Gandhi

Kayla Gardner

Alexis Ryan Gaviola

Ian Cooper Goodson

Gauri Nitin Goswamy

Jade Kiana Hampton

William Berkeley Hayes

Rachael Lauren Head

RileyThomas Head

Lydia Jeanette Heater

Shane Prashad Heeralall

Marwa Jaafar

Michael Jabar

Radhika Kamleshkumar Jagani

Rahul Jain

Suvrat Jhamb

Joshua Eric Krause

SunJin Lee

Lucas Maynard

Andrew O'Neil McClenney

Neil Nainesh Mehta

David Nguyen

Isa Shamir Paschall

Chase Andrew Pasciuto

Saumil Patel

Alfredo Miguel Quiros

Mirabel Thea Salmon

Esha Shah

Mahnoor Siddiqui

Preston Smith

Elizabeth A. Soucaze

Sarah Jane Stonehouse

Zoe Sandra Strafford-Price

Bryant Alexander Thai

Bryan Edward Truong

Azeem Ahmad Uraizee

Aylish Wastchak

Karley Wheeler

Hugh White

Christopher Graves Williams

Mackenzie Locklear Williams

Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS)

Eden Joelle Andes

Lynnee Marie Argabright

Erin Allison Black

Claire Eleanor Cahoon

Yuru Cao

Julia Elizabeth Cavalier

Cai Chen

Emily Claire Crockett

Rucha Hareshkumar Dalwadi

Luzita Francis

Kayla Nikkole Angelique Michelle Gibson

Caroline Goray

Samantha Helen Haughton

Jiesong He

CharlesMichael Higgins

Rui Hou

Hyun Seo Albert Kang

Paul Michael Khawaja

Whitney-Jocelyn Badou Aude Ursule Kouaho

Meng Li

Zihao Li

Ziyue Liang

Zhangsinong Liu

Kathleen Diane Lowry

Samantha Rae Gaufo Mandani

Mariesha Rosalita McAdoo

Megan McMahon

Hely Rajendra Mehta

Chenlu Meng

Nkechinyere Nwoko

Suchi Kamal Parekh

James Wyatt Patterson

Guanru Peng

Teresa T. Phan

Diane Judith Rodden

Todd Smith Jr.

Karina L. Soni

Anusha Suresh

MarlerSlate Tuttle III

Manhua Wang

Peilin Wang

Qishun Wang

Yuan Wen

Venkatapraveen Wunnava

Yuxuan Xu

Ruiting Yang

Yukun Yang

Yuxiao Yao

Wei Zhang

Bo Zhou

Jingyi Zhou

Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS)

Anicka Austin

Taylor Barrett

Yuqiao Cao

Clare Therese Carlson

Alexander J. Chisum

Peter Owen Conlon

Isabel Erin Crevasse

Stephanie L. Crowell

Brooke Csuka

Nicole Cvjetnicanin

Shannon Marie Delaney

Alexandra Deyneka

Rachel Elizabeth Duffus

Leon Sebring Dure V

Macy S. Ferguson

Catherine Gallagher

Courtney George

Cary Gentry

Christina Elizabeth Getaz

Graceon Brooke Gordon

Gerald Henry Groon III

Sarah Catherine Guy

Gabrielle Elyse Hale

Alexandra G. Helms

Christopher Edward Hill

Olin Johnson

Kathryn Julia Kehoe

Meredith Lindsey Kite

Hannah Sophia Link

McKenzie Louise Long

Phillip Thomas MacDonald

Abigail Mann

Brittany N. McCarver

Joseph Allen McGraw

Margaret Christine McGuire

Veronica Dolan McGurrin

Evan Jared Miles

Lydia Jean Neuroth

Holly Nicole Roper

Michelle Suzanne Runyon

Sabine Hua-Wei Schmalbeck

Marissa Rachel Straw

Tierra Marie Thomas

Allison Thompson

Katherine Elizabeth Trathen

Caroline Lynn Waller

Julia Marie Wiker

Jordan Wrigley

Wuyan Yao

Caitlin Marie Zimmerman

Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Library Sciences (PhD)

Heather Lynn Barnes

Elliott Ayers Hauser

Colin Christopher Post

Emily Elizabeth Roscoe

Megan Vaness Threats

Yinglong Zhang

Awards and Achievements

Dean’s Achievement Award
Meg McMahon - “A Makerspace of One’s Own? An Exploratory Study of Women and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals’ Experiences of an Academic Makerspace.” Advised by Maggie Melo

Jon Clancy - “Breakdowns in Human-AI Partnership: Revelatory Cases of Automation Bias in Autonomous Vehicle Accidents.” Advised by Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi

Elfreda Chatman Student Research Award
Lynnee Argabright
Lauren Wise
Jordan Wrigley

Outstanding Service to the School Award
Katie Kehoe

SILS Undergraduate Honors Thesis - Highest Honors
Preston Smith - “Human AI Partnership In Underwriting: A Task-Centered Analysis of the Division of Work.” Advised by Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi

SILS Diversity Advocate Certificate
Stephanie Crowell
Catherine Gallagher
Meg McMahon

Archives and Records Management (ARM) Concentration
Yuquiao Cao
Clare Carlson
Stephanie Crowell
Leon Dure
Gabrielle Hale
Meredith Kite
Tierra Thomas
Katherine Trathen
Caroline Waller

Adams Apprenticeship Program (2018-2019)
Nkechinyere Nwoko

ALISE Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition First-Place Award
Megan Threats

American Library Association Spectrum Scholar
Karina Soni 

Association of Research Libraries Kaleidoscope Program Diversity Scholar
Phillip Thomas MacDonald

Mittie Barnwell Scholarship
Kayla Dowdy

Beta Phi Mu Epsilon Chapter Scholarship
Alexander Chisum
Paul Khawaja
Nkechinyere Nwoko

Beta Phi Mu Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Megan Threats

Lottie & Marvin Boykin Scholarship
Kayla Dowdy

Lisa Burmeister Computer & Information Science Fellowship
Lynnee Argabright
Mariesha McAdoo​

Chancellor’s Doctoral Candidacy Award, UNC Graduate School Initiative for Minority Excellence
Megan Threats

Community Workshop Series Coordinator
Katie Kehoe

Environmental Protection Agency Library Internship
Brooke Csuka
Macy Ferguson
Sarah Guy
Margaret McGuire

Carolina Academic Library Associate
Anicka Austin
Claire Cahoon
Alex Chisum
Samantha Rae Gaufo Mandani
Lydia Jean Neuroth
Todd Smith

Carolina Technology Associate
Kathleen Diane Lowry 
Mariesha Rosalita McAdoo

Ardis Kipp Cohoon Scholarship
Rachael Head

Grail-Valkyries Scholarship
Kayla Dowdy

Michael Hooker Fellowship
Anusha Suresh

Horizon Award, UNC Graduate School
Megan Threats

Humanities Professional Pathway Award
Emily Claire Crockett

International P.E.O. Scholar Award
Megan Threats

Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) / University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Trainee/Fellowship
Nkechinyere Nwoko

Margaret Ellen Kalp Fellowship
Evan Jared Miles
Michelle Suzanne Runyon
Jordan Wrigley

Medical Library Association Scholarship
Jordan Wrigley

Kathleen Moore Fellowship
Katie Kehoe

Amy Elizabeth Morgan Assistantship
Isabel Crevasse

Litwin Books Dissertation Research Award
Elliott Ayers Hauser

J. Stanley Tucker London Honors Scholarship
Kayla Dowdy

Phi Beta Kappa
Chase Andrew Pasciuto

The Hayden B. Renwick Academic Achievement Award 
Kayla Dowdy

Shuford Study Abroad Scholarship
Kayla Dowdy

Student Vision Scholar, Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association
Jordan Wrigley

Society for Scholarly Publishing Student Fellow 
Lynnee Argabright

Lurraine Tansey Travel Award
Emily Claire Crockett

Garneta Taormina Memorial Student Travel Award
Emily Claire Crockett

UNC-Chapel Hill Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Megan Threats

University Dean’s List Honoree
Kayla Dowdy
Neil Nainesh Mehta

UNC School of Information and Library Science Undergraduate Scholarship
Elizabeth Anne Bueche
Solomon Duncan
Rachael Head
Lydia Heater
Karley Amanda Wheeler

 

 

 

Winter 2019 graduates are also celebrated and invited to participate in the 2020 SILS Commencement. The ceremony also traditionally includes the presentation of the Teaching Excellence, Distinguished Alumni, and Good of the Order awards. Those recipients have been announced and will be profiled on the website soon.


Read some short reflections from more than 20 of our doctoral, master's, and undergraduate program 2020 graduates.


Read advice for graduates from SILS alumnus Jason Griffey (MSLS'04), who had been invited to deliver the SILS spring commencement address.


Watch a special message from SILS faculty and staff to 2020 graduates.