UT Tyler Charter School Graduation Recognizes 48 Seniors

Office of Marketing and Communications

June 3, 2022

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler University Academy will recognize 48 seniors during its 2022 graduation ceremony.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the University Academy, Michael Odell, PhD, UT Tyler professor of STEM education and primary founder of the University Academy, will give the commencement address.

Valedictorians from the three University Academy campuses will give remarks. Those students are Breanna Bolle and Julia Smith, Longview; Kirsten Garcia, Palestine; and John Kinsner, Tyler.

Other seniors by campus are:

LONGVIEW – Jacob Young (salutatorian), Ally Baker, Adrianna Biddle, Nicholas Carrell, Colton Griffith, Ryan Jonse, Garrett Lowe, Koby Mitchell, Allison Mobley, Nicole Pepper, Kennedy Traywick and Landry Williams.

PALESTINE – Rashad Mims (salutatorian), Temiloluwa Bodede, McKenna Bowman, Noah Boyd, Taron Gleason, Abby Rodriquez, Emily Vintila and Peter Ware.

TYLER – Alejandro Mejias (salutatorian), Miranda Baker, Stephen Barfield, Mitchell Campbell, Aidan Case, Alexander Chambers, Laurel Ditta, Lane Gill, Oliver Hahn, Parker Heldman, Caden Hoover, Braden Jones, Nyssa Kypuros, Haden Lafayette, Alice Landaverde, Gabriel Liu, John Moore, Aidan Morris, Carolina Ortiz-Oliveras, Robert Pierson, Isabella Romero, Aida Samyono, Cambry Sirianni and Theoren Stroud.

The UT Tyler University Academy is an open-enrollment charter laboratory school that serves 835 students in grades K-12 at campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. Students are engaged in blended learning using project- and problem-based learning models.

With a mission to improve educational and healthcare outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.