Summer Commencement Launches Careers of New COS Grads


Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of UCF’s newest College of Sciences graduates on Saturday.

Jeremy Ivy, 23, is a psychology graduate, and plans on applying to a master’s program at Florida Institute of Technology for registered behavioral therapy. These therapists are registered to treat children with autism and work with others that may have disabilities.

“I’ve always been interested in how the mind works and I feel that this is the perfect way to apply what I’ve learned,” Ivy said.

Nearby sat Donald Hasenbank who graduated Saturday at age 34 with a degree in political science. Because he has been out working in the real world for a while, he realized that what he was doing was not his calling.

“You make all these plans for life,” said Hasenbank, “but you really just have to go with the flow. Plans don’t work. Strive for your goals and let life do the rest.”

He decided to come to UCF because of his growing interest in law. He has been accepted to UCF’s master’s program in public administration.

Some graduates were walking the stage after completing UCF’s online program. Madison Bowman, 22, received a diploma in sociology. She has studied remotely the entire time she took her classes andplans on getting her master’s in criminology, and potentially applying to law school.

Despite the classic Floridian weather, these knights charged on and became UCF alumni in the blink of an eye. Congratulations to College of Science’s summer graduates!

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