10 local students earn degrees at University of Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY –The University of Utah graduated 10 local students April 30, 2020, during the university’s 151st general commencement.

Reek Lewis of Menifee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

From Murrieta, Bri Doehrmann graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health, society and policy, and Jayda Reed graduated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.

Emily Borden of Temecula graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Dr. Kortnie Broschinsky of Temecula graduated with her degree in medicine.

Maddie Mclaughlin of Temecula earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet.

Andrew Sevy, Ph.D., of Temecula earned his doctorate in chemistry.

Sarah Shetler of Temecula graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Megan Shughrou of Temecula graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Taylor Yates of Temecula graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

The graduating class of 2020 included students who graduated summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020. Students in the class of 2020 ranged in age from 18-69 and earned 9,280 degrees. Graduates represented 50 U.S. states and 59 foreign countries. This class is the first to graduate from the University since it was selected as a new member of the Association of American Universities.

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 100 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. In 2019, the university became a member of the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only group of 65 leading research institutions marked by excellence in academic expertise and research impact, student success and securing resources in support of core missions. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders.

Submitted by University of Utah.