Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Justice grad selected as commencement speaker for December 2015 ceremony

Ruddy Abam, BA Justice '15.
Ruddy Abam, Justice BA '15, has been selected as the commencement speaker for the December 2015 commencement ceremony. Ruddy will be graduating from the Honors College.

A native of Cameroon, Ruddy has done impressive work at UAA including participating on the Judicial Board and the Diversity Action Council, interning for a semester with the Alaska Legislature in Juneau, and presenting her honors thesis at the Law and Society Conference in Seattle. Ruddy will be returning to Cameroon after her graduation for the first time in 9 years.

Dr. Cory R. Lepage, Justice faculty, was her honors thesis advisor. Under the guidance of  Dr. Lepage, Ruddy explored community-based prevention strategies that inhibit youth susceptibility to crime and juvenile delinquency.

Ruddy is featured in the December 9 special edition of the Seawolf Weekly.

Read her full story:
"December grad: Commencement speaker Ruddy Abam" by J. Besl.

Ruddy was also featured on the front page of the Alaska Dispatch News.
Read the story here:
"UAA graduation speaker celebrates the resilience of her fellow students -- and herself " by Tegan Hanlon. Alaska Dispatch News. 12 Dec 2015.