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10 Innovation Studies Students Graduate

A new class of Innovation Studies minors celebrate at the Tacoma Dome

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Image: Innovation Studies minor Ian Yates discusses design thinking with a student team at the University’s first PLUreka event, one of the many accomplishments of this year’s graduating class. (PLU Photo / Emma Stafki)

June 10, 2023

By Michael Halvorson, Director of Innovation Studies

The Innovation Studies program is pleased to announce the graduation of ten more Innovation Studies minors. On May 27, 2023, our students joined the Class of 2023 at the Tacoma Dome for the University’s annual commencement activities. This year, many INOV minors wore brightly colored “Innovate” buttons on their graduation gowns.

Please join the Innovation Studies faculty and steering committee in celebrating the graduation of another talented cohort of minors, including:

Christian Cambridge

Charlie Cutter

Nick Etzell

Sean Kauffman

Ava Nelson

Drake Nguyen

Adrienne Slawik

Isabella Solorzano

Matthew Tolar

Ian Yates

For more about the curriculum in the INOV minor and the group’s activities, see