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Utica College Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian
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Written By Colleen Bierstine '15, PR Intern
Brandy Miller named class of 2013 valedictorian; Yulia Vabishchevich named class of 2013 salutatorian
Utica, NY (05/13/2013)- Dr. Judith Kirkpatrick, Utica College provost and vice president for academic affairs, has named Brandy Miller as the class of 2013 valedictorian and Yulia Vabishchevich as the class of 2013 salutatorian.
Miller will address her fellow graduating classmates during the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
Miller completed her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in education while maintaining a GPA of 3.99. After graduation, she plans to earn a master’s in creative writing while substitute teaching at local schools. Miller is a native of Rome, N.Y. and the daughter of Mark and Vanessa Miller.
Vabishchevich is completing her major in biology with a minor in chemistry. She is maintaining a GPA of 3.97 and is the daughter of Gregory and Elena Vabishchevich. She is a native of Frankfort, N.Y and plans to attend medical school.
For more information, visit www.utica.edu.
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