Commencement roster: UGA athletes who will graduate Friday

Thirty-nine University of Georgia athletes will be among the approximately 1,700 undergraduate students receiving their degrees at fall-semester commencement ceremonies Friday morning in Stegeman Coliseum.

Sixteen current football players will graduate, including tight end Aron White and offensive lineman Tanner Strickland, both of whom are redshirt juniors with one season of eligibility remaining.

White, who is graduating with a degree in management and a minor in African-American studies, will be the student speaker at the commencement ceremony, according to UGA.

In addition to the current athletes graduating, Fred Gibson, who played football and basketball for the Bulldogs from 2001-04, and Corey Butler, who played basketball from 2007-09, will receive their degrees in housing and microbiology, respectively.

Here is the roster of current athletes graduating Friday (with their hometowns and majors):

Baseball: Alex McRee, Gainesville, Ga., Biology; Nathan Moreau, Lilburn, Ga., Risk Management/Insurance.

Equestrian: Kate Stewart, Dawson, Ga., Health Promotion.

Football: Quintin Banks, Warner Robins, Ga., Art; Brian Brewer, Lilburn, Ga., Psychology; Chris Davis, Jefferson, Ga., Child and Family Development; Josh Davis, Jayess, Miss., Speech Communication; Akeem Dent, Atlanta, Ga., Housing; DeMarcus Dobbs, Savannah, Ga., Consumer Economics; Darryl Gamble, Bainbridge, Ga., Housing; Akeem Hebron, Gaithersburg, Md., Consumer Economics; Andrew Johnson, Athens, Ga., Biological Engineering; Fred Munzenmaier, Norcross, Ga., Finance; Derek Rich, Gainesville, Ga., Finance; Tanner Strickland, Nashville, Ga., Speech Communication; Kiante Tripp, Atlanta, Ga., Risk Management/Insurance; Aron White, Columbia, Mo., Management; Charles White, Columbia, S.C., Management and Brandon Wood, Buchanan, Ga., Housing.

Gymnastics: Lauren Sessler, Snellville, Ga., Advertising.

Soccer: Michelle Betos, Flushing, N.Y., Psychology; Natalie Farley, Carlton, Texas, Sport Studies and Carrie Patterson, Atlanta, Ga., Marketing.

Swimming and diving: Ann-Marie Botek, Elicott City, Md., Marketing; Annie Broome, Knoxville, Tenn., Marketing; Lisa Caprioglio, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Marketing; Kelsey Scott, Duluth, Ga., Early Childhood Education; Chris Thompson, Kennesaw, Ga., Consumer Economics and Neil Versfeld, Umhlanga, S. Africa, Housing.

Men’s tennis: Luis Flores, Xalapa, Mexico, Psychology; Jamie Hunt, San Antonio, Texas, Management.

Women’s tennis: Yvette Hyndman, Bradenton, Fla., Consumer Journalism.

Track and field: Brano Danis, Bratislava, Slovakia, Family Financial Planning; Katie Weiss, Cedar Park, Texas, Magazines; Whitney Williams, College Park, Ga., International Affairs; and Shaquita Young of Bishop, Ga., Consumer Economics.


149 comments Add your comment

Daniel's Dawgs

December 14th, 2010
1:36 pm

Great Job Fred, way to go back and get your degree!!!

still@the bar

December 14th, 2010
1:37 pm

still@the bar

December 14th, 2010
1:38 pm

2nd
where is the geek Sanford drive?
Are you getting slow to post your S.A.T scores?

87RxDawg

December 14th, 2010
1:39 pm

congratulaions graduating dogs. Sports is great but education is better.
wow! first

dawggirl

December 14th, 2010
1:41 pm

Congrats to all the UGA grads! And yes, very admirable of Fred.

87RxDawg

December 14th, 2010
1:42 pm

BG

December 14th, 2010
1:43 pm

I am happy to see that Fred came back and got his degree. Good luck Fred!

DCJohn

December 14th, 2010
1:43 pm

I will always remembers Fred’s first catch for the Bulldogs in one of the greatest days ever in Neyland stadium!

droopydawg

December 14th, 2010
1:45 pm

congratulations to all the graduating players.

Wells

December 14th, 2010
1:45 pm

Congrats Fred!!!

Dawglasville

December 14th, 2010
1:48 pm

Thanks to all of the students who sacrificed a ton for our University. I hope this is the beginning of great things for all of you.

Sanford Drive

December 14th, 2010
1:53 pm

still@the bar,

when you have a second, and the diharrea stops coming out of your mouth, could you tell us which Engineering Firms are recruiting Josh Nesbitt and Anthony Allen?

My wife happens to have one of those “pathetic” Child and Family Development degrees from UGA and is the most dedicated and insiprational Teacher I have ever seen.

Congrats to all the graduates. You make the University, and State of Georgia very, very proud.

(((((42-34)))))

Dawglasville

December 14th, 2010
1:54 pm

still@the bar – You can’t suspend your racism for a couple of weeks? It is Christmas you know?

What the heck?

December 14th, 2010
2:01 pm

What exactly does a degree in “housing” entail? Something doesn’t seem right about this one.

Omar Oliver

December 14th, 2010
2:02 pm

Way to Go FRED, Waycross is so proud of you. It Is a great
message to young people that education is so important.

I forgot coach

December 14th, 2010
2:03 pm

Wow…. you mean some football players that forgot their court date or pay fines for speeding have graduated ?

11Dawg

December 14th, 2010
2:04 pm

Anyone know if Aron is going to be back next year? Maybe grad school or something?

Sanford Drive

December 14th, 2010
2:04 pm

And I believe still@the bar has been BANNED.

Thank you Tim Tucker!!!!!!

Sanford Drive

December 14th, 2010
2:08 pm

11Dawg,

I think he without a doubt comes back. He is not “leave early” NFL material by any means. The only reasons he would not come back would be A) He just quits football and goes out into the world to use his degree (not happening) or B) He transfers to another school for grad studies, which he would only only be beeligible to play if that school offers a course or degree that UGA does not. (i.e. Jeromiah Masoli at Ole’ Miss).

Trust me, he will still be in Red and Black with a big ole’ beautiful G on his helmet in one of the absolute greatest settings in the world next Fall.

Congrats Aron!!!

takedowndawg

December 14th, 2010
2:09 pm

Congrats. to all the seniors! Thank you, for serving at UGA. Many of you made us proud of your personal contributions to our programs. Wishing you the very best in whatever endeavor you choose to pursue.

collegeballfan

December 14th, 2010
2:09 pm

Congrads to all. In particular a pat on the back to Fred Gibson.

Delbert D.

December 14th, 2010
2:24 pm

“What does the degree in Housing entail?”

Take the time to look it up on the UGA web site.

gdawginkalamazoo

December 14th, 2010
2:32 pm

Congrats to all the kids getting their degrees. Especially Fred Gibson. Thanks for representing UGA!

dawg girl

December 14th, 2010
2:34 pm

Congrats to all the graduating Dawgs! It is nice to see you all getting degrees that is awesome! Way to go and congrats to the exdawgs who came back to finish their degrees that is awesome!

Paul in RDU

December 14th, 2010
2:38 pm

Always good to see someone show the fortitude to finish their degree – congrats to all especially Fred Gibson

TopDawg

December 14th, 2010
2:38 pm

Congrats to all, great accomplishment!

MsBulldawg84

December 14th, 2010
2:39 pm

Damn good DAWGS! Beast wishes to all of you as you begin your careers.

MsBulldawg84

December 14th, 2010
2:40 pm

Make that Best Wishes…..

Lynda

December 14th, 2010
2:53 pm

A lot of these degrees are in “Housing.” That means they spent four years learning to write the rent check for their mobile home.

Most of the degrees listed are worth crap in the marketplace. But that’s what you get at the nation’s #1 party school.

Lynda

December 14th, 2010
3:06 pm

BTW, I work at Waffle House!

Tough Nolla Guy

December 14th, 2010
3:07 pm

When did housing and consumer economics become a major? :) jeebus christ that must be the new name for basket weaving.

“The consoomer” is dead. no more money.

Fred gibson took 10 years to receive a housing degree? :)

Clearly no one is challenging these kids, being coddled like the weaklings that they are.

nerds! nerds! nerds!

December 14th, 2010
3:18 pm

Housing is a very broad major that has endless possibilities. ie: Mortgage Origiantors, anything in real estate, Management, Banking. Get your head out of your ass if you are mocking these fine young people.

Also, everyone knows that a degree mostly means you can set goals and finish them. It is what you learned outside of the classroom that is most important. Good luck to all of these Damn Good Dawgs!

atltiger15

December 14th, 2010
3:20 pm

as a former collegiate athlete who left early to play mionr league baseball, going back to get your degree is a very challenging thing.. Most folks going back to obtain a degree have a family and job. I personally dont care what the major is, the degree just shows an employer you have what it takes to accomplish something tough. Good job Fred Gibson

bgdawg

December 14th, 2010
3:22 pm

Lynda and coach how does it feel to demean and antagonize kids in college? are you adults or adolescent children? those kids might just want to get degree in anything they want to get a degree in. act like adults and not little children.

Tough Nolla Guy

December 14th, 2010
3:22 pm

59bulldawg

December 14th, 2010
3:24 pm

Congrats to all Georgia athletes who are graduating! Kudos to you Fred Gibson for coming back and finishing.

Butterflygal

December 14th, 2010
3:24 pm

Why the sarcasm and dumb comments? Congrats and good luck to all the graduates!!!

atltiger15

December 14th, 2010
3:25 pm

if Tech didnt have a baseball program, NCAA would shut down that place

nerds! nerds! nerds!

December 14th, 2010
3:26 pm

How many of these fine, young people are the first to graduate from college in their family? This is a huge accomplishment and should not be ridiculed!

Virginia DAWG

December 14th, 2010
3:27 pm

I was impressed to see all the business degrees. I am a Terry School student mentor and my mentee just got accepted which required an entrance exam, where you have to make 570 out of a possible 600 and a minimm GPA requirement in all the prereqequisite business courses. Just being a UGA student does not guarantee entrance into the business school.
Congratulations to all the graduates in all majors and especially to those that had to come back to make it happen.

dawg girl

December 14th, 2010
3:45 pm

Goodness if you don’t know a consumer economics degree is anything but easy then you sure as heck DID NOT GO TO COLLEGE! Get off our board as we congratulate our graduates and stop making fun of a degree you obviously do not have one if you feel the need to make fun of ANY degree. Any degree is hard to get in college so BUG off our boards.

DawginOH

December 14th, 2010
3:52 pm

Congratulations to these graduating Dawgs! And to those trashing these fine young men and women for graduating from college, stay classy…

timthebrave

December 14th, 2010
3:54 pm

It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog! Even greater to be a college educated one. Congrats

olddawg

December 14th, 2010
3:55 pm

Lynda, you may not really work at waffle house but your intelligence level would not be high enough to get a job there.

Joe T III

December 14th, 2010
3:55 pm

Here you go morons…

The program features an in-depth study of housing finance and the range of housing alternatives. The program may also be used as preparation for graduate study or as a pre-professional degree. Students may choose an emphasis in Residential Property Management which prepares students to work with diverse groups in property management. Coursework includes sales (leasing), accounting, development, human resources, technology services, legal issues, training, and management.

Jan Kemp

December 14th, 2010
3:56 pm

Way to go boys. You see, you can do it.

UGA class of 2000

December 14th, 2010
3:56 pm

Congrats fellas. Proud of you.

Dawg H8R

December 14th, 2010
3:56 pm

What the hell is housing? Sounds like a vocational course that could’ve been taken at your high school or Tech school. What’s the verdict(sorry dawgs) on the number of true starters that haven’t been incarcerated AND are graduating. Jawja graduates the guys who are there to watch the games. When it comes to starters and contributors, those positions are primed for dummies.
Good job jawja. Housing must your equivalent of stair stacking that Tennessee had under Fat Phil Fulmer.

UGA class of 2000

December 14th, 2010
3:57 pm

Jan Kemp

December 14th, 2010
3:57 pm

Go TECH baby!