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Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

Commencement Activities

Friday, May 5

Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony
12:30 pm Candidates assemble, Nelson Field House
1:00 pm Processional from Field House to Spectrum
1:30 pm Ceremony begins, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Huntsman School Graduate Student Commencement Social
Huntsman Hall Courtyard
3:30 pm (approx.)
All graduate students and their families are invited to join us for an Aggie Ice Cream Social following the commencement and hooding ceremony.

Saturday, May 6

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
8:30 am Students and faculty assemble, University Quad
9:00 am Procession from Quad to Spectrum
9:30 am Ceremony begins Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Huntsman School of Business Commencement Convocation
11:15 am Students assemble in Spectrum southwest parking lot
Noon Convocation begins Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Valedictorian: Breanne Yamauchi
Commencement Speaker: Jonathan Bullen, President and CEO Colmena Capital

Commencment Speaker Profiles

Breann YamauchiBreanne Yamauchi – Valedictorian

Breanne Yamauchi was raised in Soda Springs, Idaho and is a third-generation Aggie. 

During her time at Utah State, Breanne has been anything but passive. While two torn ACL injuries kept her from participating in collegiate sports, Breanne’s go-getter personality opened up doors that have been instrumental in becoming who she is today. She has enjoyed being an ambassador for the Huntsman School of Business, a member of the A-Team, and participating in the USU Service Steering Committee. She enjoys mentoring young Aggies and promoting “the greatest university ever.” Amid her years of college, Breanne served a mission in Tokyo, Japan for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and received a minor in Japanese. After her mission, she served as a President for the LDS Institute and was able to participate in several internships that have propelled her future career, her favorite internship being with Fortune 500 company, RR Donnelley.  

Breanne is graduating with a duel major in marketing and business administration. She values her time here in Cache Valley and is grateful to the many professors, administrators, and students who have influenced her life.  

Jonathan BullenJonathan Bullen- Commencement Speaker

Jonathan W. Bullen formed Colmena Group a real estate development company in 2008 and serves as the company’s Chairman. Prior to the formation of Colmena he has been a long-term investor of commercial real estate assets.  In addition to his real estate experience, Jonathan has owned and managed businesses for more than 30 years in the fields of: telecommunications, for profit career education and the health and fitness industry. Jonathan has served as Executive Director of the Capital Arts Alliance, which is a public-private partnership that renovated the Eccles theater and constructed the Bullen arts center in Logan, Utah. He served as chairman of the Arrington Council which is raising funds for the Leonard J. Arrington Chair in Mormon History and Lecture series.  Jonathan received a bachelor’s degree in Business from USU in 1978.