Class of 2018

Esm Ceremony 2018

ND Energy presented certificates to nineteen students who completed the Energy Studies Minor during the 2017-18 academic year at a ceremony on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the atrium of Stinson-Remick Hall.

The invocation was led by Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., assistant director for life sciences research and outreach in the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing. The graduates were then addressed by Michael Ryan, assistant dean for academic affairs from the College of Engineering.

Graduates Robert Georges Courtadon and John T. Feger were unable to attend. Listed below are the students who received their certificates at the ceremony.

Gustavo Ariza Matos


Gustavo Alberto Ariza Matos
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Majors: Finance, Economics
Future plans: Investment Banking Analyst at JP Morgan Chase

Rodrigo Benavides Martinez


Rodrigo Benavides Martinez
Monterrey, Mexico

Major: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Future plans: Data Scientist at Vector Casa de Bolsa

Andrew Boushka


Andrew James Boushka
Houston, Texas

Major: Accountancy
Future plans: University of Notre Dame Masters in Accountancy

Rory Burke


Rory T. Burke
Andover, MA

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton

Spencer Clark


Spencer Charles Clark
Andover, MN

Major: Physics, Glynn Family Honors Program,concentration in Advanced Physics
Future plans: Pursuing a position in energy consulting

John Higham


John Higham
Poland, OH

Major: Chemical Engineering
Future plans: Process Engineer at ExxonMobil

Joseph Jared


Joseph Charles Jared
The Woodlands, Texas

Major: Environmental Engineering
Future plans: Graduate school at Texas A&M, studying sub sea engineering

Robert Lucian


Robert Leo Lucian
Cincinnati, OH

Major: Finance
Future plans: Risk and Compliance Consultant with Protiviti in Chicago

Austin Matheny


Austin W. Matheny-Kawesch
San Diego, California

Major: Economics (minor in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service)
Future plans: Working with the German Department in Berlin this summer, with hopes of working on sustainability policy in the future

Kevin Mickan


Kevin Michael Mickan
New Orleans, LA

Major: Finance
Future plans: Financial planning and analysis for United Airlines

Abigail Mines


Abigail B. Mines
Little Rock, AR

Major: Finance
Future plans: Discover Financial Services

Julie Pucillo


Julia Christine Pucillo
Summit, NJ

Major: Finance
Future plans: Sales and Trading Associate at Guggenheim Securities (New York, NY)

John Salvadore


John Julian Salvadore
San Antonio, TX

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Master's degree in Engineering Science in Sustainable Energy at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland

Benjamin Schultz


Benjamin William Schultz
Howell, Michigan

Majors: Chemical Engineering, Political Science
Future plans: Energy industry analyst in the Washington, DC area

Michael Sinanian


Michael Robert Sinanian
Flushing, MI

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Protection and Controls Engineer at American Electric Power

Kala Sperbeck


Kala Rene Sperbeck
Coldwater, Michigan

Major: Science-Business
Future plans: Hoping to implement sustainability initiatives in the Midwest

Declan Zidar


Declan Thomas Zidar
Glenview, IL

Major: Accountancy
Future plans: Financial Analyst at Amazon