Trojans Walk To New Future

Trojans Walk To New Future

The University of Mount Olive held its 63rd Graduation Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 17 in Kornegay Arena. Approximately 325 students earned their degrees, including 19 student-athletes. Included in the graduates was the University of Mount Olive's first-ever Master's degree student-athlete Julian Santos. Santos was a one year member of the baseball team in the 2015-16 season and earned his Master of Business Administration.

"Graduation is always a bittersweet day, sad to see these student-athletes leave us, but proud of their achievements. I'm sure that this group of graduates will go on to great things and continue to make us proud," said Vice President for Athletics Jeff Eisen. 

Below is each graduate listed with their earned degree.


Master of Business Administration

Julian Santos, Baseball


Associate in Science Degree

Brooke Kamphuis, Softball


Bachelor of Arts Degree

Nathan Dunne, Basketball


Bachelor of Science Degree

Ellie Barnes, Soccer

Zach Bernard, Baseball

Nick Bernsdorf, Soccer

Malick Chune, Soccer

Jess Hickey, Soccer

Madison Johnston, Softball

Derek Justice, Baseball

Joe Koehler, Baseball

Kristen McGovern, Lacrosse

Jim Nordt, Lacrosse/Track

Karina Ordonez, Cross Country/Track

Madeline Russell, Soccer

Nico Shewey, Lacrosse

Felisha Jean, Cheerleading

Matheus Ribiero, Tennis

Lautaro Vazquez, Tennis