Dear Class of 2020

Celebrating the milestone of commencement—and our new Banana Slug alumni!

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James ADAMS,

You made my dream for you a reality. I’m one proud Mom. Congratulations! You pushed through all the road blocks and crossed that finish line. Well don, my Son.

I love you!

Mom ❤️


Jacquie Adams

Parent

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Congratulations Destiny! We could not be prouder of the person you've become and that is why we are confident that the best is yet to come Keep learning, keep trying, keep accomplishing and never give up! May you never waste a moment "wishing"life was unfair. Rather use the gifts God gave to you, to change the world out there. Your graduation signals us that you are on your way, so spread your wings and fly our sweet daughter! Love, Your parents

Sheila Collins

Parent

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To our very dear Daniel W 2020 UCSC graduate,

Congratulation! Congratulation! Congratulation on your graduation.

We are so proud of you! Wow a 3 -pointer game winning basket.

And this is only the beginning of many many many more to come!

It is our prayers that the Almighty God, Our Dear Heavenly Father, the God of Love, Joy and Hope continue to protect, guide and direct your path in the many years to come . May He continue to fill you with His divine love, heavenly wisdom, strength, joy, faith, peace, and laughter as you grow to be the wise and powerful leader in your generation.

You will always be in our hearts and prayers. We love you dearly.


Auntie -M Y

Family

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Max, Congratulations! Go forth and make a better world. Much love and respect, Dad. (and from Gigi, too)

Jerry Grieser

Parent

Congratulations Cheyenne Ison on graduating. Continue to strive forward and keep shining!! Love you!!

Josie Minoz

Grad

Congratulations Sofia Ramos Rangel! You have reached and accomplished one of the most important milestones in your life. We are excited to see where life takes you. What lies ahead are endless opportunities and adventures. Keep pursuing your dreams. We know that you will accomplish great things in life, especially since you have the support of your beautiful family. Te deseamos lo mejor! Felicidades!!
  • La Familia Barajas :)

Lizbeth Barajas

Family

KENNNNAAAAAAAA!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS QUEEN!!! Girl u really did it and I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait until we can properly celebrate I love you so much. U like really did it. Like ur really out in this world now. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Claire Pupping

Family

Congratulations Kristopher! We are very proud of you. All the best in your life endeavors. Love, mom and dad.

Sonja and Jack Li

Parent

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Cassandra! I’m so proud of you! You did it! It was so tough and such a long journey and it finally payed off I can’t express how proud I am of you. You inspire me so much to better my self and I’m so happy for you. I wish you only the best! You’re such an inspiring person!

Jose Gonzalez

Family

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Max, Congratulations and much love! Super job on the academics, engineering - computer science honors and a soc minor, wow. All of our best for the future! Dad

Jerry Grieser

Parent

Lindsey, I am so incredibly proud of all of your accomplishments! This is the beginning of a new chapter in your life and you are going to be so successful. I wish you all the best in everything you do. Congratulations! Love, Katie & Family

Katie Alcalde-Brown

Family

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So proud of all your hard work you’ve put into these for years UC Santa Cruz Sean Bradley can’t wait to see what you accomplish in your future. Love you ❤️

Elaine Bradley

Parent

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Congratulation Tiffany! We are so proud of how much you have accomplished through out the years. Everything that you have done has not gone in vain. It has payed off and your family is so excited to see many more great accomplishments from you! We are all so proud of all the hard work you’ve been doing in school. But even before college, you have always been such a great leader for your baby sister to follow. We love you and hope to see you prosper even more💕 — mom

Jenny Luong

Parent

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Congratulations Grayson and the class of 2020!! It was a tough year but you made it!

We are so proud of you Grayson for sticking with it and finishing with a Bachelors degree in Linguistics. We hope you take away some great friends and unforgettable memories of your 2 years at UCSC. We are proud of the man you have become and wish you all the best in your next adventure. We love you so much!

Mom and Dad


Gina Sillers

Parent

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Congratulations Sam Guyette on your BS in Computer Science. We are so proud of your hard work and accomplishments over the last four years. We can't wait to see what the future holds for you! Love, Mom and Dad

Janet and David Guyette

Parent

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Dear Sam,

You did it! And we are so proud of you and your accomplishment! You demonstrated such perseverance and tenacity throughout this journey. Because it was hard, you should be proud of yourself and the man that you have become. Great job! We love you! - Mom, Dad, and Max


Michele Aiken

Parent

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Each one of these people have been with me since Fall2016 when we started off as strangers trying to make friends in Angela Davis! Without these people, I would never have been where I am today <3 through the rough times and happy moments, all the parties, going out to eat and countless other things we did together. I will never forget the last time I saw them, March 14, 2020, a mere two days before my flight back to India. That was the night I realized that they are not just people I know, they are family. Family I was able to choose, family that stuck with each other no matter what obstacle we had in life. We got through everything together, and we WILL get through these weird times together, even if physically separated. I love each and everyone of you and I can not wait to take one last round of drinks at Rosie's with you guys!! Thank you UCSC for providing me with such great people that I know will be by my side always <3

Adi Sehgal

Grad

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Cassandra! I’m so proud of you! You did it! It was so tough and such a long journey and it finally payed off I can’t express how proud I am of you. You inspire me so much to better my self and I’m so happy for you. I wish you only the best! You’re such an inspiring person!

Jose Gonzalez

Family

Congratulations Maya!! You did it!! I am so proud of you cousin! I can’t wait to see you and celebrate when this pandemic is over! 😃

Jessica Van Gemert

Family

Tim, We are so proud of the person that you have become. Congratulations. You never cease to amaze us. We love you.

Mom and Dad


Leanne Santos

Parent

Congratulations, Chey. Wishing you the very best going forward.

Theresa Cole

Family

Dear Mellisa Danner, We are so proud of you. This is a great accomplishment! Congratulations! Love, Debby and Dale 😃❤️👍

Debby Harris

Family

Lexie, Proud doesn’t even begin to cover it! You are truly an inspiration in countless ways and have accomplished so much in your life already. Your hard work, perseverance and dedication to school along with so many other aspects of life is admirable and I can’t wait to watch you achieve more of your dreams! Congratulations COLLEGE GRAD!!!! You’re beyond amazing and we love you so much!!

Jillian Williams

Family

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Congratulations on your BA in Business Management and BA in Computer Science, Jake Guyette. Your exceptional GPA reflects the amount of time and effort you put into your studies. We are very proud of you and are excited to see what's next for you. Love, Mom and Dad

Janet and David Guyette

Parent

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Congrats sam you did it

Daniel Sheng

Class of 2019

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WOW WEASEL! From kitty-cat to banana slug! Appreciative of lives great and small... Watching you grow up has been so amazing! Sharing a love of art and baking from baby days until now... From sweet tiny voice to a voice that speaks with purpose and passion. Not only smart, but your drive to learn and seek knowledge inspires me! All of your hard work has paid off. I love that I get to be witness to the awesome life of Maya! So proud of you!

Anna Gawarecki

Family

Min Min!

Congratulations on graduating from college! We are so proud of you! It feels like it was yesterday you just announced that you were going to UCSC. We are excited for you we can't wait to see what the future holds for you!

Hopefully, we all get to celebrate your accomplishments as a family soon! We love you so much! Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Love, Tito Mitos, Tita Cherry, Jennifer, and Jessica


Jennifer Madamba

Family

Graduates,

Congratulations on earning your degree from UC Santa Cruz. While Santa Cruz will always stay in your hearts, many of you will now continue your life as you tackle goals and challenges that will take you in so many directions.

Remember, "Be thankful for the difficult times, because during those times you grow."

Whenever you hit a bump on the road, be grateful for each experience, even the bad ones, for they all make up who we are.

Best of luck to you all in your professions.

God willing, a hike in Santa Cruz will always be a flight or drive away for when we need to remember what we are grateful for.

Cheers, Jose


Jose Cervantes

Class of 2007

Lexie, Proud doesn’t even begin to cover it! You are truly an inspiration in countless ways and have accomplished so much in your life already. Your hard work, perseverance and dedication to school along with so many other aspects of life is admirable and I can’t wait to watch you achieve more of your dreams! Congratulations COLLEGE GRAD!!!! You’re beyond amazing and we love you so much!!

Jillian Williams

Family

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Congratulations Leo. So proud of all that you have accomplished during your four years at UCSC. We have enjoyed watching you compete in X-Country and Track & Field, studying abroad, meeting and staying connected to life long friends, achieving your dreams, and growing into the adult you are today. We are looking forward to your next journey of Dental School at the University of Michigan.

Love Mom and Dad


Leo Merle

Parent

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Dearest Alex, proud is not a strong enough word to describe our feelings about you and your accomplishments. From sand papers letters at 3 years old to 10 schools in 5 countries you have found a way to do well and be yourself. We love you so much and only look forward to knowing and loving the young woman you are growing into

Rosemary Petersen

Parent

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Congratulations Maya! We’re all super proud of you. What an accomplishment! Your future is so bright. Continue being true to yourself in all you do and you will continue to succeed and enjoy your adventures ahead! Love you college grad!!! ❤️🎓

Tara Kaufman

Family

Congratulations Dorian Grunst!!! I am so proud of you. I regret that I was not able to see you in all your plays, but I already know how talented you are. I wish all the best for you in everything you do. Even though the world seems incredibly scary, I know you are brave, smart, & resourceful to be able to accomplish all your dreams & goals. Never stop believing in yourself. I love you with all my heart.

Barbara Nash

Parent

Congrats everyone! I’m glad that no one gave up :D

Mahal Ison

Family

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We are beyond proud of all that you've accomplished, Justin! I still recall that conversation we had many years ago about going to college to major in video games. I thought to myself, is there even such a thing, and were we going to allow that to happen? That field is something we know you are passionate about, and as your family, we will always love and support you so long as you are happy in what you do. Here you are now several years later with a Game Design degree in hand - proving that if you set your mind to it and follow your dreams, you can achieve anything! Congratulations - we can't wait to see how your next adventure unfolds!

Love, Mom, Dad, Tristan, Maddy, & Cassie


Wendy Dere

Parent

Hey Andrea! Congrats! All your hard work and sacrifice have paid off! May God guide your path and continue to bless you on this next journey of your life! We are very proud of the strong independent woman you have become! Keep doing you boo boo :D We Love you!

Andrea & Luis

Family

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Andrea, Hoy tu esfuerzo y dedicación son premiados con la culminación exitosa de tu carrera. Dios te bendiga.

¡¡El éxito te espera!!


Alejandra Vargas

Family

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Congratulations Andrea Garcia on your graduation. We are so proud of what you have accomplished. Que el tiempo que has pasando en UCSC sea el trampolín para que logres muchos exitos más. We love you !!!

Tus Papás.


Elisa y Dionisio Garcia

Parent

Congratulations Maya!! You did it!! I am so proud of you cousin! I can’t wait to see you and celebrate when this pandemic is over! 😃

Jessica Van Gemert

Family

Congratulations Noah!! We are all so proud of you! We've loved watching you take on new challenges, and we are so excited to see you move to your next step. We all love you!!

Collin, Garret, Ava, Nathan, Uncle Hen & Aunt Aimee

Family

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Dear son Daniel,

Laugh heartily, Live healthily, Love joyfully!

Embrace a myriad of opportunities and go beyond the skies to maximize the potential of your wonderful life.

Be couragous, Be perservere, Be responsible and Be Well!

Warm Congradulations on your high achievements!

Green Eggs and Ham, Proud Parents -We-Are! Love, Dad and Mom


Vincent Wang

Parent

Congratulations Kristopher! We are very proud of you. All the best in your life endeavors. Love, mom and dad.

Sonja and Jack Li

Parent

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Josh, congratulations on your graduation day! You have worked hard in getting your degree and I am truly happy you persevered in realizing this goal. There is so much more in life that awaits you. But whatever you do keep in mind and in your heart what matters most. And that is for you to be a good man and be a man for others. I only pray for you all life’s best- good health, a flourishing career, and all the joys of love. Mom is so proud of you, bebey!

Lyra Tanhueco

Parent

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We love and are proud of you and all your successes. Congratulations! Pursue your passions and always be yourself!

You and the global graduating Class of 2020 are the first to experience our historic moments in our changing world. With your resilience and tenacity, embrace and transform your world by following your hearts. Go for the change, because you can do it, and do it well!

Love and hugs, Mims and Dibs


Sabrina Browne

Parent

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Josh, congratulations on your graduation day! You have worked hard in getting your degree and I am truly happy you persevered in realizing this goal. There is so much more in life that awaits you. But whatever you do keep in mind and in your heart what matters most. And that is for you to be a good man and be a man for others. I only pray for you all life’s best- good health, a flourishing career, and all the joys of love. Mom is so proud of you, bebey!

Lyra Tanhueco

Parent

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Congratulations dear Ayesha on graduating with a double major! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished in the last 4 years. We can’t wait to see what you do next! Wish you all the best in your next chapter in life. Lots of love Papa, Mama & Sid

Kiran Minocha

Parent

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Congratulations Kevin Olivera You did it! We are very proud of your hard work and dedication!

Maricela Olivera

Parent

Huge congratulations, Ethan and Emma Santos! We are proud of both of you and look forward to your future endeavors and success! Love, Uncle Dave, Tita Michi, John, and Cate

Carmen Kraska

Family

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Congratulations David! We are extremely proud of you and wish you all the best!

David Murray

Grad

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Kavya you made the most of time in school with grit and creativity. You grew mentally, intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally, to add to an already endearing and cheerful personality. We are so unbelievably proud of you!

Kavya’s Family

Family

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Congratulations Diego! I am so proud of your hard work, determination and perseverance. It wasn't easy but... You did it 👊

I know you have a very bright future ahead of you.
Love, Sally


Sally Barbery

Family

Congrats everyone! I’m glad that no one gave up :D

Mahal Ison

Family

Congratulations, Noah!

We know you have experienced some challenging times, but made it through with flying colors. We are very proud of you, as are the rest of the family. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

We love you!

Cousins David, Linda, Lisa, and Arielle.


Lisa Cadena

Family

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Felicidades hijo por haber culminado tus estudios universitarios se que el camino no a sido fácil y por ello estoy muy orgullosa de ti eres perseverante y esa es la actitud para afrontar la vida ,te amo y le pido a mi Dios que guíe e ilumine tu camino siempre .

Victor Medina

Parent

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Felicidades hijo ,por culminar tus estudios universitarios sé que el camino no a sido fácil pero hoy logra su meta ,te amo y me siento muy orgullosa de ti sigue adelante poniendo todo tu empeño en lo que desees que Dios guíe e ilumine tu camino siempre.

Alba Umanzor

Parent

Pablo I have enjoyed the last 18 years getting to know you. I’m very proud of the man you became. I miss having you so close to us. I am especially proud of how you are with Elissa and how much she loves you!!! I can’t wait to see what the future hold for you!! We will always be here for you should you need us. We love you Pablo!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Mary Ann Moore

Grad

Congratulations David we’re all so proud of you you’ve came such a long way!

Mariah Murray

Grad

Congratulations Devon and Shelby! Through thick and thin, you made it to the end and finished off that degree, I'm so proud of you two! I can't wait to see whats in store for you next. From one Banana Slug to another, congrats to the both of you and congrats to class of 2020!

Cross Carrasco

Class of 2019

Dear Stephen, I hope you never get tired of hearing this, but I have to say it again. I am very proud of you and always have been. You are The Best! Love, Grandpa Fred

Grandpa Fred

Family

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Dear Tim, CONGRATULATIONS! You've studied hard and we loved watching you grow into a handsome young man. You are the best son, brother, boyfriend, student, and man! Continue working hard in your job and we look forward to raising many more glasses. You deserve your pride. Congratulations! You will be missed!

Love, Mom, Dad, Joyce, and Sabi


Lo Family

Family

Congratulations David we’re all so proud of you you’ve came such a long way!

Mariah Murray

Grad

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Congratulations Elliot! We're so proud of you! The challenges of today just show how much the world will need the hearts and minds of you and your fellow graduates. Mom and Dad

Eugene Tu

Parent

Woo Hoo! Dante!!

Lynda Witte

Family

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amber you are so special to me you have accomplished so much in your life wow wow so proud of you the only thing you can say is I love you 😍 I will be there for you in your next phase congrats my daughter love you

Amber sargeant

Class of 2020

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Congratulations Jake! We are so proud of you and all you have achieved. Graduating cum laude and off to grad school doing what you are passionate about, we couldn't ask for more. Love, Mom and Dad (and Katie and Oliver and Eliza and Maeby and Lucy and Little Bit)

Laurie O'Neill

Parent

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Jeannette, I'm very proud of you! You are the best twin sister and it is so exciting to see you moving forward in your life. I can't wait to continue to see you grow and do what you love.

Bryan Peters

Family

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Congratulations to my son, Will Resner. Even though graduation looks different, your achievement is still the same. Your hard work and diligent effort accomplished this huge milestones. I am so proud and love you very much. Love mom.

Ann McLoughlin

Parent

Maria Alejandra, Mi sobrina ahijada. Te felicito de todo corazón el haber acabado los estudios que tu te trataste. Ahora a darle con todo. Un besito, Tu padrino Miguel

Miguel Chavez

Family

Congratulations David we’re all so proud of you you’ve came such a long way!

Mariah Murray

Grad

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Congratulations Diego! I am so proud of your hard work, determination and perseverance. It wasn't easy but... You did it 👊

I know you have a very bright future ahead of you.
Love, Sally


Sally Barbery

Family

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Congratulations Nelson, you have and continue making us proud!!!

Anabel Perez

Parent

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Congrats, Tiger. We love you!

Tony and Kathleen Bloom

Parent

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deinem Bachelor und viel Erfolg für deinen weiteren Weg - Ryan DeBiase - wünschen dir dein Onkel Johnny ,Tante Gabi , Kevin und Svenja aus Frankfurt/Germany.

Johnny and Gabriele Beil

Family

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Leah Belle the best and greatest Banana Slug in the Land! We are so very proud of you! Congratulations on your first big evolution!! Remember your roots when you become a famous zookeeper like Bindi Irwin ❤ We love you so so much! *LOUDEST APPLAUSE WITH BULL HORNS AND EMBARRASSING SCREAMING* -Love your Family

Lauren Stokes

Family

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These last four years we have prayed that you would experience the hope and joy that comes from discovering what God has put you on this planet to do. We have placed our trust in that our Lord Jesus Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit will remind you that life is about living for God and not for yourself. You were placed in this universe for a very special assignment and with God as your reference point, we have no doubt that you will discover your true meaning and purpose in life! UCSC has prepared you to welcome new opportunities, face new challenges, set future goals, and fulfill your God given purpose. Your hard work and determination have earned you a university degree! You were created to add life in this planet so go go, future escargot!

We love you Lion! -Mom, Dad, Zeeann, Kaeden, and Choco


Alma McCarty

Family

Kelly- Congratulations! So proud of you and all you’ve accomplished — can’t wait to see what’s next!

Kevin Bitter

Family

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MORGAN ASHLEY OVIEDO - We are SO proud of our Baby Girl! To think you originally thought you were going to school for theatre and acting! Haha! Instead - a Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology! WooHoo!!! You Rock, Baby Girl! We Love You!

Patrick & Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Parent

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Dearest Aruna, You are the first niece to graduate from college. This in itself is a major accomplishment. Congratulation on your well-deserved success. Follow the path of righteousness, always be confident and dream big. Your future is ahead of you and we both hope that a master’s degree is next. You were always so sweet and loving to everyone. With love and pride today and always.

Uncle Jayesh and Aunt Carrie


Jayesh Patel

Family

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Athena...... We can remember your first day at school. Even it seems like just a few days ago. And today you have completed your graduation. You are beautiful as always. But today you are more knowledgeable and a beautiful woman. May God be always with you! Best wishes for your future! Congratulations from your parents! It was our lifelong dream to see you dressed as a graduate. Today you fulfilled our dream. We are so proud of you! “We hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.” – Anonymous

Arnulfo & Callie De La Cruz

Parent

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Dear son Daniel,

Laugh heartily, Live healthily, Love joyfully!

Embrace a myriad of opportunities and go beyond the skies to maximize the potential of your wonderful life.

Be couragous, Be perservere, Be responsible and Be Well!

Warm Congradulations on your high achievements!

Green Eggs and Ham, Proud Parents -We-Are! Love, Dad and Mom


Vincent Wang

Parent

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Alycia Filoteo, Congratulations!!! I'm so proud your accomplishments. I know that you will succeed in anything you do. May life be as beautiful as you.

Angelica Birdsong

Family

We are so very proud of you Ally and we love you.

Christine Lugo

Parent

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Samantha, congratulations on earning your B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and completing your senior thesis! We are so proud of you and your achievements. Thank you for making the world a better place for all living creatures. You will always have our support for anything and everything that you do! Love, Mom and Nico (Abbi, Percy, and Annabeth, too!)

Lillian Chang

Parent

Congratulations! We’re so proud of you!! You have so much potential ahead of you! Wishing you all the best! God bless you. Love you!!

Christian & Shelby Barajas

Family

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Dear Matthew, I'm so proud of your accomplishment and more importantly in seeing the person who you have become (I could do without the losing to you in chess, however!).

It seems like only yesterday we were taking this photo for Mother's Day and now you and your brother are in or completing your undergraduate educations. Thank you for being you and being such a joy to have in my life.


Tim Holmes

Parent

Way to go Stephen! Great job!! ❤👍🎉

Julie Ratzlaff

Family

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Congratulations Bret Cariaga! You’ve done really well. Know that whatever you decide to pursue, we are here to support you. Soar higher. Glad to be sharing again the “everyday” with you. For the moment. We love you !

Pop and Mom


Raul & Rachel Cariaga

Parent

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Thank you for my incredibly supporting family and the friends I made along the way. Without you this wouldn't be possible. I hope that I can match and exceed your expectations with what I can do in the future

Arthur Hiroshi Morishigue Cavalcanti

Grad

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Dear Garima, Congratulations on your milestone and well-deserved success. Wishing that brighter opportunities would come your way and you achieve success in all of them! Princess, you are smart, hardworking, caring, and courageous girl. Keep believing in yourself. We can’t wait to see you accomplish everything your heart desire. We love you and we are so proud of you! God bless you. Happy graduation!! Mom, Dad & Vaibhav

Parent

Hi Noah and Class of 2020!

Congratulations on reaching the goal post in spite of all the challenges you may have faced in the past 4 years, and are facing as a result of Covid-19! You are the future of our country and as dire as it sounds today, your future is bright. Our country eagerly awaits your service, contribution and success - Godspeed!

Wishing you all the very best and some. Su Pri Ya Chitgopekar


Su Pri Ya Chitgopekar

Family

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Stephen your dad and I are so proud of you. Your perseverance in the obstacles you faced with all that college life brings and the added ones this year have made me proud, but also secure in knowing that you are fully capable of achieving anything you set your mind to. I love you with my whole heart. Mom

Heidi Preston

Parent

Lexie, Proud doesn’t even begin to cover it! You are truly an inspiration in countless ways and have accomplished so much in your life already. Your hard work, perseverance and dedication to school along with so many other aspects of life is admirable and I can’t wait to watch you achieve more of your dreams! Congratulations COLLEGE GRAD!!!! You’re beyond amazing and we love you so much!!

Jillian Williams

Family

Kaelin - Congratulations to you on this special day! What an accomplishment! Woo hoo - way to go! ♥️ Love, Leila (AKA Mrs. B)

Leila Barber

Family

Jenica - I am so proud of you! You are smart and passionate. I know you are going to do important things in the world to make it a better place. Congratulations to you on this special day! ♥️ Love, Leila (AKA Mrs. B)

Leila Barber

Family

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To our son Estevan Calistro Topete: We couldn't be more proud of you. When you were a little boy you said you would go to college and well look at you now, a UC Santa Cruz graduate! We never doubted it for one second. 😊. You have given us so many reasons to be proud of the man you have become; the proudest moment for us is telling others that you are our son. SI SE PUDO!

Maydole Topete

Parent

Congratulations Kenna Osborn. You have made your family proud and grown into a wonderful young woman.

Sharon Higman

Family

Josh- Mom, Dad and Ben along with the entire Gersh/Larson family are so proud of you and for all of your achievements and especially on this Graduation Day. We cannot believe that four years have gone by this fast. Remembering most of all the day we dropped you off at College Nine walking down the hill with happy tears leaving you for the first time ever. You have so many new and great experiences ahead especially with continuing with Grad school this fall. We love you so much!

Susan & Jon Gersh

Parent

Maya! You did it! I'm so excited and happy for you. The future is more uncertain than it's ever been, but it is lucky to have people like you in it prepared to make a difference. I love you so much and I'm so proud of you. I'll talk to you soon!

Zach Stout

Family

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Querido nieto Manuel A Pifano:

No sabes que alegria nos embarga a Lourdes y a mi el ver que culminas exitosamente tus estudios Universitarios (primer nivel), porque estoy seguro, -conociendote- que continuaras formandote en areas academicas de postgrado. Pero esto fue posible, debido a tu actitud, aptitud, madurez e inteligencia para los estudios, que vencio a todas las dificultades que se te pudieron presentar a lo largo de tu carrera; igualmente, al apoyo incondicional en todas las areas, de tu familia mas cercana; en tu corazon, tienes a esas personas que fueron y son tu guia y sosten. Yo en particular, me enorgullezco de tener una hija que le dedica a su hijo todo el amor de madre que le cabe en el pecho, para que su hijo haya culminado no una carrera sino dos, ustedes son un binomio expectacular; pero pecaria de injusto si no nombrara a Jorge, porque sin ese pilar de apoyo a su familia y ese batallar diario sin descanso, estoy seguro que Irene no hubiera podido sola con esa gran tarea que estas culminando. Nieto querido, para mi ya estas asimilado en todas las areas a la cultura de US, aparte, que eres ciudadano con todas las de la ley, de esa nacion, significa que tienes por delante las infinitas oportunidades que el sistema Estadounidense ofrece, y seguramente lo aprovecharas en todo los sentidos. Muchos exitos en tu desempeño laboral y en la vida en general, dios te bendiga y te cuide Manny.

Tu abuelo Angel.


Angel García

Parent

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Mi querido Manuel Alejandro : Con gran orgullo te escribo estas palabras, ya llegó el momento de recibir tus títulos universitarios cuyos estudios has coronado exitosamente y con esto alcanzado una meta muy importante en tu vida. Recibe mi muy afectuosa felicitación y pido al Todopoderoso que te ayude en este camino que se te abre, ya hoy serás un profesional, mi querido Manuel gracias por este regalo que quedará grabado para siempre en mi corazón.

Recibe la bendición de tu abuela Marina que te adora.


Marina Rad

Parent

Congratulations, Marissa Salamat! You have made your family very proud of you! I am very proud of you as well! You can achieve any of your dreams! I look forward to your future accomplishments. Congrats again, to you and the entire graduating Class of 2020!

Jeff Romero

Family

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Congratulations to my beautiful daughter, Ellie Takekawa, for achieving this goal with flying colors! I am so very proud of you, so impressed by your hard work and focus over the last four years, and especially awed by the perseverance you’ve shown through the difficulties of recent events.

As a graduate of the extraordinary Class of 2020 you and your classmates have shown impressive resolve in completing your studies during a senior year filled with unprecedented challenges - graduate student strikes, a virus pandemic, and acts of racial violence that fueled sorrow and rage across this country. The resilience, compassion, responsibility, and social awareness you’ve gained from this historic experience will serve you well throughout life and ensure that you and your fellow 2020 grads will lead this world to a better future.

Despite the unexpected ending to your time at UC Santa Cruz, this great accomplishment and the memories of four years in a beautiful place by the sea will be yours forever. I love you so much Ellie and I wish you courage, joy, and fulfillment as you follow your dreams and find your path forward. On to the next adventure!

Love, Mom


Jennifer Greenier

Parent

Kenna,

Congratulations. What an amazing accomplishment (especially in these strange times). The world awaits you and we can’t wait to see your next adventure. Enjoy this moment! Mazel tov!

Love, Cathy, James, Morganne and Jacob


Kenna Osborne

Grad

A hearty congratulation to you, Aruna. From the small steps long ago, now you a free to take your big steps in to a life of your own. Wish you all the success, happiness and a life of great experiences. Be your own self and follow your dreams.

Nayana Patel

Family

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Congratulations Nelson, you have made us so PROUD! Never stop learning, exploring, growing and challenging yourself to be your best. We're proud of what you've accomplishment. With love and pride today and always, your loving family.

Anabel Perez

Family

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Congratulations on this monumental achievement Ryan!! I'm so impressed with how you've navigated the challenges of higher education these past four years, and I'm inspired by your ability to stick to it. I'm so incredibly proud of you, and I absolutely can't wait to see what's next in your journey. As always you have my best wishes and all the love and support I can spare!!

AJ Hungridge

Family

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Congratulations Emily! We are so proud of you! You know we will always be your biggest supporter in everything you do. We look forward to seeing what lies ahead for you. The future looks bright! We love you!

David & Karen White

Parent

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Migui,

You did it mijo!! All your hard work has paid off. We are so proud of you and you should be proud of yourself for this big accomplishment. Can’t wait to see all the exciting things that await you! But no matter where life takes you, know that we’ll always be here for you and that we love you very much!! 💕

Mom, Dad, and Andrea


Martha Martinez

Parent

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Querida hija muchísimas felicidades por todo tus logros. Muchos éxitos.

David Faitelson

Parent

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Happy birthday baby brother, Brian!...err, I mean congratulations on graduating undergrad!!!! You did it!! Woohooo!! Now onto the real world and moving back home! You’ve earned a little bit of time to relax after finals, but you should quickly develop a new structured routine, so your days can be productive!

There’s a lot of uncertainty in this next chapter (even more so now with the pandemic). In the start of your career, you will try out different roles and sometimes fail (like I did), but every failure only leads us to where we should ultimately be, bc we should all do a job that you excel and are talented in. Though natural talent should also be coupled with hard work and discipline to improve our skill sets and become even better at what we do. That’s how we become valuable and indispensable in the workforce!

Now, let me cut your hair, so we can take grad photos! ^_^

Congrats again!! <3, Caroline


Caroline Sou

Family

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Congratulations Jake! Graduating cum laude is an amazing academic achiement. But the caring, compassionate and thoughtful young man you have become along the way is what makes us so proud of you. We love you! Mom and Dad.

Mom and Dad O'Neill

Parent

Congratulations Jhean Kalel Tingco Domingo! I thank our Almighty God for blessing us with a wonderful Son like you. I want you to know that We are so proud of you. Thank you for being such a great son and kuya to your brothers. Thank you for being a good example not just to your brothers but to others as well. I know that your journey all throughout your college life was not easy. But still, You finished very strong! I wish you all the best as you are about to start the new chapter of your life and begin your new journey. always remember that we are always here for you, And never forget that God is always on your side anywhere you go and in everything you do. Fly high my son and achieve all your dreams! But always have your foot on the ground. Always be humble, kind and continue doing good not just to yourself but to others as well. Again, Congratulations and We Love You So Much!

Jose Fernan Domingo

Parent

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As the sun sets on this chapter of your life, may your next one bring you as much love, kindness, support of family and friends and most of all, Good Health!!!

Janee Friedman

Grad

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Congratulations, Valeria! All of your hard work and determination paid off. Regardless of how challenging and unpredictable this year has been, you did it! We are so proud of you. We love you!

¡Felicidades, Valeria! Todos tus esfuerzos valieron la pena. A pesar de todos los obstáculos que este año trajo lograstes triunfar y graduarte. Estamos muy orgullosos de ti. ¡Te queremos mucho!

De parte de todo la familia.


Beatriz Ortiz

Parent

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Congratulations David! We are extremely proud of you and wish you all the best!

David Murray

Grad

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Dear Aruna,

Congratulations! On your graduation, we honor your journey and your destination. We are looking forward to seeing you embark on a new leg of your adventure and all the other amazing things you will do! We have known you ever since you were just a cute little baby and have taken pride in watching you blossom into the wonderful young woman you are today. We are all so proud of you!


Satishmama, Ilamami, Jayantibhai and Akshaybhai Patel

Family

💝💐Latojanae💐💝

you did it!! We did it!! Chasing a dream requires efforts, passion and hard work. You are now half way. Keep up your good work and continue to strive. Congratulations to you all!!🎉🍾🎊 #classof2020


Latosha Hul

Parent

Congratulations To All Of You Graduates Class Of 2020!!! Wish All You The Best As You All End This Chapter Of You Life And Start The A New.....

Jose Fernan Domingo

Parent

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Andrew...you’ve endured quite a bit on your journey at UCSC! Your perseverance has paid off and you’ve accomplished so much! Your determination to do your best has not gone unnoticed.....we are so very proud of who you are and what you’ve done! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! We love you!

Janis & Greg King

Parent

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Dear Enzo, You did it! Your resilience and resolve will continue to serve you well as you navigate the turbulent global landscape that await the next chapter of your life. Always “do you”...the path is different for everyone and the hardest thing to do is maintaining discipline on “your” meaningful journey that is not corrupted by the noise around you. Apply your critical thinking with kindness and determination; you will thrive!

My Enzo, Words cannot express how incredibly proud we are in all that you have accomplished. Your Beautiful heart shines through in everything you do. You will succeed I have now doubt as your Kindness, Wisdom, Compassion, Determination and Love for Life will always be part of you. I love you so my Beautiful Boy and you will always be my Cheach. Congratulations!

We love you bunches, Dad and Mom


Sean and Lisa Wright

Parent

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Dearest Michaela, I'm so proud of you for the beautiful, brave woman you are! You inspire me with your hard work and dedication to succeed. I'm excited to see what else life has in store for you! Always keep your head up and know you are loved. Love Mom

Karen Rice

Parent

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Craig Lawrence, "Congratulations!" on your milestone achievement, from a wonderful higher institution for education. Film production is a beautiful profession. It's great you have your passion. In future years, you will touch the lives of many by using your skills. Best wishes for great success! Robert Bandhauer, Denver, Colorado.

Robert Bandhauer

Family

Hey Ali - cannot wait for the all the great things you are going to do! Love Baba, Mama, Yasmeen, Connor and Bags.

Aini Haider

Parent

Dante Nelson,

I am so proud of all you have accomplished! You have overcome many hurdles to get to this place in your life. Well done sir! I love you infinity!

Aunt Cindy

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss


Cindy Taylor

Family

So very proud of you. I feel so blessed to have you in my life. You can do anything you want!

Linda Bischof

Family

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Happy graduation Emmy :) I love you very much! - Jakey

Jake Lam

Family

Congratulations Christopher Buckley. Now start earning some $$$ and support your old gramps...

Gramps Dunham

Family

Congratulations Bret Cariaga on your graduation from UC Santa Cruz! We're proud of your huge accomplishment as a Class of 2020 Graduate! Keep up the good work, I know you're going to do great things moving forward! We love you! – Mom, Pops, and Trian

Trian Cariaga

Family

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David, to say I’m proud of you is an understatement. Through the years, watching you grow from a little boy to the amazing young man you are today is everything that makes a mother’s heart smile. With your passion, focus, and drive to succeed, I know that you have a bright future ahead of you and will make a difference in the lives you touch and places you go.

God has great plans for you and created you for a purpose. So may God always be the center of your decisions and the guide that directs you in your journey of life. May you always know how much you’re loved by me, your sister and your family. We are all here for you, cheering you on, celebrating you, and praying for you as you embark on your next chapter. We are so proud of you! I love you always, Son!

Love, Mom


Mae Murray

Parent

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Tai, Congratulations today and I hope all your wishes and dreams come true! You are reaching all your goals step by step like you did when you hiked the John Muir Trail in Yosemite. You are very warmhearted and you always take care of family, friends and even animals- like our birds, fishes, and turtles. We love you so much and we’re very proud of you! Love, your mom

yumi toda

Parent

Maya Boeye, Congratulations on your graduation. You have a bright future ahead of you. Sending you love. Gigi, Mike, Emily, Gwen

Gigi Alonzo

Family

Congratulations Seb! You made it! I'm proud of you ♡

Family Arreguin

Family

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Congratulations Casey! You did it! I am very proud of all your hard work and accomplishments. I can't wait to see what you do in the future! Love, Mom PS Now that you have graduated you can shave that beard!

Debbie Selzer

Parent

Congratulations Sam! Lots of tough days and long (or all) nights, but you persevered and did it. As Poor Richard said, "No gains without pains." That's the way you do it. You are an engineering graduate from a very good U.C. I hope you are as proud of yourself as we are of you. Great job!

Tim Aiken

Parent

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Alycia Filoteo, Congratulations!!! I'm so proud your accomplishments. I know that you will succeed in anything you do. May life be as beautiful as you.

Angelica Birdsong

Family

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You did it Arsh! You deserve double congratulations for not just graduating but finishing your Engineering in just three years. Great achievement. You have made us feel proud. These are tumultuous times. There are some uncertainties out there. But this is what makes you stronger and helps you evolve as a human. I am sure you will emerge as a more confident and stronger person with your ideas to make the world a better place. Follow your dreams. You have a bright and exciting future ahead of you. Looking forward to the next chapter of your life.

Love Dad and Mom


Sanjay Malhotra

Parent

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Parent

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Aruna, we are so very proud of you on this accomplishment. You deserve all the goodness that this world has to offer. Now onto your next challenge (which you'll obviously bring us pride for as well)!

We can't wait to celebrate with you 🎉!!


Bhavik Patel

Family

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Some day you will look back and remember this as one of many accomplishments in your life, I hope your first thoughts are of the joy of learning and beauty of the surroundings.

Love from, Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Jeff


Deborah Gawarecki

Family

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🎓Congratulations Yvonne...You did it.👩🏻‍🎓Class of 2020📚🥰🇵🇭💐🎓

We love you ❤️Family from San Diego


Mariel Tojino

Grad

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Hi Monty!!!

Congratulations on finally being done with college––Mom and I know it hasn't always been easy. We are happy for you, proud of you, and grateful to be invited to virtual graduation.

Looking forward to hanging out with you this summer!

Caroline and Leslie :)


Caroline Tsui

Family

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🎓Congratulations Yvonne...You did it.👩🏻‍🎓Class of 2020📚🥰🇵🇭💐🎓

We love you ❤️Family from San Diego


Mariel Tojino

Grad

Happy graduation Maya! Congratulations on your amazing achievement! The whole family is proud of you, even the weirdos (ok, especially us 😁)!

Paul de Cordova

Family

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Be proud of yourself Maya👩‍🎓👸!! You did it!!! A hearty congratulations to you and wishing you the best for the new chapter you are stepping into. All my love. Go girl go!!!

Hanna Kiely

Family

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There is a light in everyone of you! You are a superstar and make the world shine brighter! Remember your light and most importantly remember your contribution to the world. Live your life in compassion and appreciation and the universe will thank you. I send love to you all!

Cynthia Villalobos

Grad

Congratulations, Jeremy Bernhardt!!! It's great to have seen you grow from cradle to grad. Your smarts, interests, and resilience are gifts that will keep giving to you and the world as you travel on! Best wishes for joy and success to you and the whole Class of 2020!! Cheers! Elizabeth Bremer, Family friend and Alum '76

Elizabeth Bremer

Class of 1976

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Devyn, so proud of you and this awesome achievement. Congratulations on your BA in Environmental Studies and minor in History of Art and Visual Culture.

Lots of love, Mom, Dad and Trent


Julie, Ron and Trent Rainwater

Family

Congratulations Alex!!

Good Luck in this next chapter of your life.

Uncle Stan and Aunt Elaine And Grammy!!!


Elaine Park

Family

Congratulations, Noah! Fantastic job on your accomplishment and continued success in your life! These milestones are a source of great pride to all who know and love you. With love and all good wishes, Kathy Bombard and family

Kathy Bombard

Family

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Congratulations to Michael on completing your Bachelors degree in Literature! I could not be more proud of all the work that you have done for yourself in California to become the graduate you are today <3

Each new year, I am more and more impressed with your writing work and commitment to understanding the world around you, and intellectual history. I am very proud of your multi-talented skills brothahh! I know that after graduating you will find the next path that is perfect for you to walk down, and it will be the next great adventure! Keep it secret, keep it safe.

I wish I could be in California with you in person, but at least there's Zoom aye boiiii!

Sending all the love from your sister,

Alexa x


Alexa Dobre

Family