Convocation 2015: Cascades celebrate success in the classroom

Courtney Bartel, Sarah Wierks and Aieisha Luyken, formerly of the Cascades women's basketball team, pose for photos outside Abbotsford Centre following Thursday afternoon's convocation ceremony. All three received Bachelor of Kinesiology degrees. (Darren McDonald photo)

Courtney Bartel, Sarah Wierks and Aieisha Luyken, formerly of the Cascades women’s basketball team, pose for photos outside Abbotsford Centre following Thursday afternoon’s convocation ceremony. All three received Bachelor of Kinesiology degrees. (Darren McDonald photo)

Our Cascades student-athletes have long elicited cheers for their exploits on the court … or the pitch, the golf course or the river, depending on the sport they play.

This week, we salute them for their success in the classroom.

Many current and former Cascades received new academic credentials during UFV convocation ceremonies on Thursday and Friday at Abbotsford Centre.

The following is a list of the Cascades athletes and student trainers whose names appear in the UFV convocation program, interspersed with selected photos from the ceremonies. A larger album of Cascades grad photos can be found at flickr.com/ufvcascades.

Men’s basketball

Luke Edward Clemons Braund (Associate of Arts Degree; Bachelor of Arts)

Kevin Xavier Ford (Diploma in General Studies)

Kadeem Anthony Willis (Professional Communications Essentials Certificate)

Jasper Thomas Moedt (Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice)

Women’s basketball

Courtney Bartel (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Aieisha Kelby Luyken (Bachelor of Kinesiology; Modern Languages Advanced Proficiency Certificate)

Alexa McCarthy (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Sarah Wierks (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Dalibor Plavsic (MSOC) goes for a hug with UFV president Dr. Mark Evered.

Dalibor Plavsic (MSOC) goes for a hug with UFV president Dr. Mark Evered.

Men’s soccer

Derek Anthony Epp (Bachelor of Social Work)

Tyler James Epp (Bachelor or Social Work)

Trevor O’Neill (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Kurtis Stromdahl (MVB) donned the shades to pose for post-convocation photos.

Kurtis Stromdahl (MVB) donned the shades to pose for post-convocation photos.

Dalibor Plavsic (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Women’s soccer

Danika M. Snook (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Marie Verbenkov (Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice; Modern Languages Intermediate Proficiency Certificate)

Men’s volleyball

Kurtis Stromdahl (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Isaiah D. Dahl (Architectural Drafting Technician Certificate)

Joshua Pieter Togeretz (Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice)

Women’s volleyball

Kayla Renee Unger (Certificate in Teacher Education, secondary school stream)

Mallory Donen (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Sarah Louise Russell (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Simone Marie Hanson (Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice)

Kayla Unger (nee Bruce) led the Cascades women's volleyball team to a CCAA national title in 2013. She received her Certificate in Teacher Education (secondary school stream) on Thursday.

Kayla Unger (nee Bruce) led the Cascades women’s volleyball team to a CCAA national title in 2013. She received her Certificate in Teacher Education (secondary school stream) on Thursday.

Men’s golf

Aaron Leonard Pauls (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Taylor Callens (Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice)

Scott Douglas Benstead (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Women’s golf

Hannah Dirksen (Architectural Drafting Technician Certificate)

Suzanne Kubat of the Cascades rowing team received congratulations from Dr. Mark Evered on her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.

Suzanne Kubat of the Cascades rowing team received congratulations from Dr. Mark Evered on her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.

Rowing

Scott Roger Micona (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Stefanie Schoenberger (Bachelor of Science)

Emmett John Campbell (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Suzanne Ashley Elaine Kubat (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Former Cascades student trainer Tahira Larson earned her kinesiology degree.

Former Cascades student trainer Tahira Larson earned her kinesiology degree.

Jocelyn Woelke (Diploma in General Studies)

Katelyn Offereins (Graphic & Digital Design Diploma)

Kaitlyn Mackenzie Block (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Athletic therapists

Tahira M. Larson (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Nikolas Roberts (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Timothy Chek Yin Woo (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

One Response to Convocation 2015: Cascades celebrate success in the classroom

  1. Carolyn Bartel June 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Great coverage of all the athletes! What a journey! “Do not be sad it is over, be happy it happened. Dr. Seuss”.

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