Congrats, Class of 2020!

体育彩票365appthe soka community offers heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to our graduating students. to the class of 2020, you have worked hard and grown tremendously over the past four years. we are so proud of you! although it won’t replace an in-person commencement ceremony, we’ve created a forum to celebrate your accomplishments with messages, photos, and videos as you embark on your next journey.

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Presenting the Class of 2020

Ana Schugurensky, 2020 Founders Award recipient

体育彩票365appthe founders award is the university’s most prestigious award, given to a graduating undergraduate senior who exemplified the university’s ideals in their service and academic excellence. congratulations to ana!

Candidates for Master of Arts, Educational Leadership and Societal Change

  • Paul Carley
  • Anna Savalla Lane
  • Junior Menezes
  • Gloria Mitsuko Steiner
  • Fae A. Carley
  • Laurel Lee

Candidates for Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts

  • Mehak Advani, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Hamza Ahmad, Humanities
  • Sarah Ali, Humanities
  • Cameron Lee Kauanoeoli Alvarez-Cates, International Studies
  • Maryamawit Amde, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Naomi Jocelyn Antinarelli, Environmental Studies
  • Allyson Appelbaum, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Lydia Bateman, Humanities
  • Jeremy Bird-Fremont, Environmental Studies
  • Connor J. Busby, Humanities
  • Arthur (Trey) Carlisle, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • William Carroll, Humanities
  • Clarissa Cheam, Environmental Studies
  • Hon-Yao Mark Chia, International Studies
  • Yauri de Groot, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Arjab Dhakal, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Harumi Endo, International Studies
  • Abigail Felix, International Studies
  • Yu Fujiwara, Environmental Studies
  • Moeko Fukada, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Aidan Gross, Humanities
  • Bikash Gupta, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Leena Sachiko Haas, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Sachiko Grace Hagiya, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Rosabelle Heine, Humanities
  • Laura Heller, Environmental Studies
  • Shara Ann Henderson, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Joanna Hsu, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Takashi Ichihashi, International Studies
  • Hinako Irei, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Lisa Nzeyimana Ishimwe, Humanities
  • Ryohei Iwaki, Environmental Studies
  • Kat Jankowiak, Environmental Studies
  • Swann Jin, International Studies
  • Dahjuanna Kathryn June Jones, Humanities
  • Yumiko Kanenoo, International Studies
  • Kasimov Arslan Alisherovich, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Haruka Kawasaki, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Thomas Kennedy, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Hideki Kitamura, Humanities
  • Viktor Kristensen, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Sophia Grace Laws, International Studies
  • Raymon S Ly, Humanities
  • Cerelia Maskarinec, Environmental Studies
  • Lucero Morales, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Hidemi Morita, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Kiyomi Muro, Humanities
  • Riley Murphy, Humanities
  • Elizabeth Muthoni, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Mako Nakamura, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Sho Bang-Nakata, International Studies
  • Yoshimi Nakazato, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Julian Nazar, International Studies
  • Duong Nguyen, International Studies
  • Hoa Nguyen, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Darby Hidemi Niemczura, International Studies
  • Hideki Ohashi, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Ayano Ohata, Humanities
  • Chiaki Onita, Environmental Studies
  • Leonardo Ruben Jimenez Ortiz, International Studies
  • Akari Amanda Osuna, International Studies
  • Masaki Otsuka, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Meera Serena Paul, International Studies
  • Alessandra Perez, International Studies
  • Isolde Cipriana Pierce, Environmental Studies
  • Jordan Pritzl, Environmental Studies
  • Adrian Alejandro Ramirez, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Manita Rana Magar, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Rina Abe Roosevelt, Humanities
  • Halé Saffarinia, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jordyn Saito, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Kento Sakamoto, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Ana Schugurensky, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Chhusang Sherpa, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Sakura Rosa Shimizu, Humanities
  • Amrita Sood, Environmental Studies
  • Hunter Stewart, Humanities
  • Jessica Shin Stockey, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Nikita Sukmono, International Studies
  • Karen Takahashi, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Kazumi Takaishi, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Miki Tanahashi, International Studies
  • Shinichi Tanaka, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Shivi Thakur, International Studies/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Eiji Toda, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Ayari Torres-Reyes, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Trần Tôn Đài Trang, International Studies
  • Taichi Tsujikawa, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Yumi Ueda, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Andrea Elizabeth Vazquez Ponce, International Studies
  • Theodore Aristides Walker, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Chen-Hsu Ignatius Wang, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Yoshimi Paruta Watanabe, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Edison Tin-Lik Wong, Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Akiko Yamada, International Studies

A Message from Daisaku Ikeda

Looking down at Soka's Peace Lake at dusk

My beloved graduates of the Classes of 2020, you are the hope and jewel of inestimable value
for all humankind. I will always be watching over you, praying for your health and success,
体育彩票365app that your lives resound with songs of triumph.

Founder's Message to the Class of 2020
A Message from SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda

A message from Daniel Y. Habuki

Daniel Habuki
Video: Congratulations to 2020 graduates
Ikeda Library at sunset