family of steven carletonSteven Carleton

I would like to thank my family for making this journey possible, I will never be able to repay you or thank you enough for your sacrifice and support.  If it were not for their support, help with Spanish classes and their understanding, me completing this degree would not have ended successfully has it has.  I especially would like to thank my wife Heidi for accepting the fact that she was seemingly abandoned for the last few years while I sat at the table every night and weekend completing this work while you sat alone in the other room and I can’t wait to enjoy what adventures will come the next few years. 

I would like to thank all the OILS staff here at UNM especially Dr. Kang.  His insight and knowledge of the industry was a valuable tool in my education which I will carry into my career.

Best of luck to my fellow graduates in whatever life will bring you.

jamaal davisJamaal Davis

I would like to thank my family for all the support.







ian drackertIan Drackert

I'd like to thank the entire OILS department for giving me the opportunity to grow as a person. The program taught me a lot about the importance of mentorship, diversity of thought, adult learning, and inclusivity. I'd like to give an extra shout out to Vanessa Svihla and the FACETS team for greatly impacting the way I view the science of learning and teaching. With my newfound knowledge and experience I feel confident that I can share this experience with others to make a positive impact on others. Thank you for letting me be part of the OILS community! 





Janice Leach

I want to thank my family and friends for the continuous support they've provided me. I will forever be grateful.  Olivia, the future belongs to those that believe in their dreams and work to make them come true.  You can do and be anything you want. 


phouganh mcdevittPhuongAnh McDevitt

I would like to thank my husband and my kids for believing and supporting me these past few years.  I would also like to thank all the OILS faculties for your hard work, dedication, and commitment in making my learning experience an inspiring and memorable journey.  To all my colleagues, my sincere gratitude for all of your collaborative effort in finishing our projects and papers.  I couldn't have accomplished any of this without all of your help and support.

And kids, I'm available to make dinner again!!



Krista rundiksKrista Rundiks

I'm happy to be graduating as it's been a long journey. I would like to thank my mom Margaret and my son Kailer for their positivity and support. I would like to encourage all the adult learners to continue their path to graduation.

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
"The school should be in the garden, not the garden at the school." - Ron Finley 




kellie tinninKellie Tinnin

Thanks to my husband who believes I am capable of anything I put my mind to.