Thomas S. Sangillo of Goodyear and Jasmine M. Steward of Buckeye are among the 7,000 Oregon State University students celebrating the end of their undergrad college careers this month.
Sangillo, who graduated summa cum laude, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and Steward earned a bachelor of science in environmental sciences.
The class of 2021 represented all 36 of Oregon’s counties, all 50 states and 73 countries, according to a release.
The graduates were celebrated with an in-person, informal processional of graduates through the Corvallis campus to Reser Stadium on June 11, followed by brief remarks from OSU leaders.
President Emeritus Edward J. Ray gave the commencement address during a virtual ceremony June 12.
This year’s class included a record 7,391 graduating students receiving 7,690 degrees, with 271 students receiving two degrees and four who receiving three degrees.
They will add to the ranks of Oregon State alumni, which have earned 272,504 degrees over the university’s history, the release stated.
The graduating class includes 1,390 students who were the first in their family to earn a college degree; 4,226 Oregon residents; 3,164 non-resident students and 983 students from other countries. With this graduating class, Oregon State will now have more than 205,000 alumni living and working in all 50 states and more than 125 countries.
Other Arizonans in OSU’s class of 2021 hail from Chandler, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Maricopa, Mesa, Oro Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Pine, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson.